Our Opinion

The OnePlus 8T (8GB RAM, 128GB) is a significantly better phone, but the Samsung Galaxy M51 (8GB RAM) is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But if budget is not a constraint then we recommend the OnePlus 8T (8GB RAM, 128GB)

OnePlus 8T (8GB RAM, 128GB)  Samsung Galaxy M51 (8GB RAM) 
OnePlus 8T Samsung Galaxy M51
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Excellence Score
80.3
64.9
Value for Money Score
69.0
85.7
Price ₹ 42,250 onwards ₹ 21,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2020 Sep, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 11Expected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.55 inches 6.7 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2400 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 385 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 120 HzSuper High 60 HzStandard
Display Features HDR10+ Support, Reading Mode, Night Mode N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.84 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Ranked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 730GRanked #20 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 650 Adreno 618
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 16MP + 5MP + 2MP 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: f/1.7 aperture; 25mm Focal Length; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF; OIS, 16MP: f/2.2 aperture; 13mm Focal Length; 123-degree ultra-wide; PDAF, 5MP: f/2.4 aperture; macro camera, 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; depth sensor, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/60/240fps, Auto HDR, EIS, CINE Aspect Ratio Video Recording, Video Portrait, UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Macro, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, Smart Pet Capture, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image, Filter, Video Focus Tracking, Super Stable, Video Nightscape 64MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/1.72"; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 12MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 123-degree ultra-wide lens, 5MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Macro Camera, 5MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor
Secondary Camera 16MP 32MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 aperture, 1/3" Sensor Size, 1.0um Pixel Size, Auto-HDR, EIS, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching f/2.0 aperture, 26mm Focal Length, 1/2.8" Sensor Size, 0.8um Pixel Size, HDR
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.4 mmMedium 9.5 mmThick
Weight 188 gmMedium 213 gmHeavy
Width 74.1 mmOk for one-handed use N/A
Audio Output USB-C 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh 7000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 65W Warp Charge 65 (100% in 39 min) Yes, 25W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 65.0W Fast Charger Yes, 25.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features 5G Compatible (Limited Band Support); UFS 3.1 Storage, Alert Slider; In-display Fingerprint Sensor; NFC; MIMO; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos UFS 2.1 Storage; NFC; FM Recording; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Gorgeous, more practical design - the new glossy Aquamarine Green finish shifts from a warm green to turquoise based on the ambient lighting - there’s the Lunar Silver variant which uses the matte finish
  • OnePlus 8T does away with its curved display and adds a flat screen at the front this time - there's also a hole-punch selfie camera
  • OnePlus’s handy alert slider is still here, which enables you to quickly switch between silent, vibrate and sound-on modes
  • The in-display fingerprint reader is quite accurate and works quickly
  • A gorgeous 6.55-inch, FHD+ screen, motion is smooth, colours are vibrant, and the resolution is sufficiently high
  • 120 Hz refresh rate means smooth scrolling in apps, and better fluidity, which provides an overall premium experience
  • OxygenOS continues to be one of the most thoughtfully-designed, clean UIs for Android with a host of additional customisation
  • Blistering performance from the Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865 chipset - with its 120Hz display, highly-optimised OxygenOS software, and plenty of under-the-hood tweaks, the OnePlus 8T feels crazy fast
  • Good quad rear camera setup - a 48MP primary sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor
  • During the day, main camera captures good detail, colours are really punchy and vibrant, the dynamic range is impressive and white balance appears to be accurate
  • The ultra-wide unit also performs well and adds a fun new perspective - it produces softer images compared to the main cam but it retains the excellent dynamic range
  • Low-light photos are decent and the Night mode further helps in improving the image quality - it reduces the noise, brings even more detail out of the shadows and highlights - it's also probably the fastest night mode in any phone
  • The macro pictures are decent - the resolved detail is great, and the images are vibrant (though there's no autofocus, it is difficult to take an accurate photo)
  • The portrait mode is good - the faux bokeh effect seems pretty well-executed, it delivers a good amount of detail, the images look generally sharp, colours pop while retaining pretty natural and accurate skin tone
  • The selfie camera is excellent, producing sharp, colourful pictures - the selfie portrait mode looks just as good as with the main camera, the edge detection is surprisingly accurate
  • Good video recording - video looks nice colour-wise, and offers wide dynamic range, good contrast and no noise - the Super Stable video mode gives you gimbal-like stabilisation
  • Excellent stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, providing richer, deeper sound
  • Good battery life with the 4500 mAh battery - it will comfortably last a full day on a single charge with moderate use
  • Crazy fast charging - the Warp Charge 65 can fully top up the phone in just under 40 mins
  • OnePlus 8T adds a bunch of smaller improvements across the board - its strong points are once again the display, software experience and performance (though, if it had a more reliable camera, it would have been a near-perfect smartphone)
  • Sleek, classy design - the Galaxy M51 seems identical to the Galaxy A51, with a glossy polycarbonate back design - giving it a premium look
  • The front gets a new trendy look with a hole-punch display, similar to the Galaxy M31s
  • The phone feels solid in the hand - the 'glasstic back' offers better grip, and it is not as slippery as other phones with a glass back
  • The side-mounted fingerprint scanner is quick to unlock the device
  • Punchy, vivid and massive 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display - the display is one of the best in class panels with great colour reproduction and viewing angles
  • It also comes with "Widevine L1" certification, which helps stream content in crisp HD resolution
  • Blacks are deep on the AMOLED display, which looks good with Dark mode enabled
  • Samsung's OneUI is today one of the more clean, refined Android UIs that's especially well optimized for large displays like this one
  • One UI also brings in other useful stuff, like a System-wide Dark mode (which turns the background completely black and looks great on the M51's AMOLED display), and Always On Display option
  • Very good performance from the Snapdragon 730G - the chipset and Samsung’s OneUI optimization could take anything that you throw at it, switching across apps, moving across the UI, multitasking, and opening multiple Chrome tabs, social media is a breeze - heavy games like Call of Duty run smoothly without any lag
  • Samsung has fixed the only major drawback it had in other M-series phones with average performance, and this time the Galaxy M51 has no issue taking on the competition in performance
  • Good quad rear camera setup - 64MP main sensor + 12MP wide-angle lens + 5MP depth sensor + a 5MP macro camera - the Galaxy M51 carries the same camera setup as seen on the Galaxy M31s
  • Shots taken with the primary camera during daylight are quite satisfactory, images are detailed, especially the 64MP shots, and they showcase the good dynamic range
  • The ultra-wide sensor, like on any mid-range phone, is a good addition - it takes social media-worthy images in great lighting conditions (in low-light, the quality dips and pictures look grainy and noisy, wide-angle shots also have barrel distortion at the edges)
  • Photos taken in low-light looks good - switching to Night mode helps reduce grain in the output and further improves image quality
  • Live Focus shots are quite impeccable and the camera app does give you the option to set the level of blur before taking a shot - edge detection is very good and the Galaxy M31 does a good job of separating the subject from the background
  • The macro camera takes decent shots outdoors (though, the quality dips when indoors and the output is restricted to 5MP in resolution)
  • The single take is a nice addition from the more expensive S20 series, it lets you capture multiple formats at once
  • The 32MP selfie camera is quite good and takes detailed selfies (though in low light, the quality goes down a notch and results are grainy)
  • Overall, the cameras on the M51s are good for the price bracket, even though they are not the best
  • Mammoth, out of this world 7000mAh battery delivers an incredible 2-3 days of heavy usage easily, making the Galaxy M51 the largest battery life smartphones currently available
  • Supports 25W fast charging - the phone takes around 2 hours to charge the battery completely, which is decent
  • The Galaxy M51 brings very good value as its big battery, powerful cameras, and expansive display all help make a solid argument in the device's favour - the phone's Snapdragon 730G SoC also ensures that M51 offers enough in terms of raw power to help it tackle most things you throw at it
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The lack of a telephoto camera is disappointing - the crop zoom isn't nearly as good as the proper 2x telephoto, the images lack detail, are soft, fuzzy and noisy
  • Overall, the cameras on the OnePlus 8T are very similar to the 8, there are some software improvements but nothing game changing and they aren't the best
  • However, if you’re looking for a phone in this segment that offers a great camera, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is worth checking out - if you'd like to save some money, the slightly cheaper OnePlus 8 offers much the same experience with a sleeker design that is more recognizable
  • The Galaxy M51 feels hefty at 9.5mm thickness and 213g weight - it is difficult to use for a longer duration for calls, streaming, or even gaming
  • The back of the Galaxy M51 is a fingerprint magnet - it can also get scratched easily since it is plastic
  • The display lags with a 60 Hz display, where competing phones like OnePlus Nord offer higher 90 Hz refresh rate
  • There's still great competition at this price and the OnePlus Nord has a lot up its sleeve with a newer processor, higher refresh rate display, and a best in class software
Expert Reviews
  1. It is a premium mid-ranger at an attractive price that offers a superb pick of flagship features - the screen, the SoC, the charging
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A revolution in charging
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. OnePlus 8T is a high-powered Android phone with some great features, but can't resist the OnePlus 8's cheaper price
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. It's like a smaller OnePlus 8 Pro
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. This Android phone is great in many ways, but it's not the best choice for value
    wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The OnePlus 8T feels like a small update to the OnePlus 8
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Its strong points are once again the display, software experience and performance... if it had a more reliable camera, it would have been a near-perfect smartphone
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The OnePlus 8T is a solid offering and does everything you would expect from a mid-tier flagship
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. The OnePlus 8T is predictable and reliable
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Totally awesome
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. OnePlus 8T is a quick, solidly-made flagship smartphone... the cameras could have been better
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. The T-series rules
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. Making good on 'never settle' promise
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  14. All The Little Improvements Make For A Definite Experience Upgrade
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. With 65W fast charging and a 120Hz display, the OnePlus 8T has the upgrades you're looking for
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. A lot of Plus to the OnePlus 8!
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. Tiny upgrades, Tremendous impact
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. Fine upgrade, but not yet there as a premium smartphone
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. Good phone, great price
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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  1. The Samsung Galaxy M51 packs in a massive battery, Super AMOLED panel and Snapdragon chipset, although the stand out feature here is the battery, it won't disappoint you in any aspect
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Galaxy M51 has grabbed a lot of attention because of its big 7,000mAh battery, and it really does deliver very good battery life
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Monstrous battery life, great display
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. A satisfying phone
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. The massive battery on the Galaxy M51 is a sure-shot advantage and other great features include a beautiful display, modern design, reliable cameras and decent performance
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Its got all the battery you need
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. An all-round mid-range phone that M-series needed
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
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