OnePlus 8T (12GB RAM, 256GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 45,499 onwards

launchOct, 2020

86.2

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72.2

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Rs. 45,499

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Design

  • 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

Display

  • 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

Software

  • OxygenOS continues to be one of the most thoughtfully-designed, clean UIs for Android with a host of additional customisation

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • 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

Audio

  • Excellent stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, providing richer, deeper sound

Battery

  • 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

Verdict

  • 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)
  • 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

Expert Reviews

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  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
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  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. The OnePlus 8T feels like a small update to the OnePlus 8
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. 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 »
  7. 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 »
  8. The OnePlus 8T is predictable and reliable
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Totally awesome
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. OnePlus 8T is a quick, solidly-made flagship smartphone... the cameras could have been better
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. The T-series rules
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. Making good on 'never settle' promise
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  13. All The Little Improvements Make For A Definite Experience Upgrade
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. With 65W fast charging and a 120Hz display, the OnePlus 8T has the upgrades you're looking for
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. Good phone, great price
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  16. Fine upgrade, but not yet there as a premium smartphone
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
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OnePlus 8T (12GB RAM, 256GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 11Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.55 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2400 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignPunch Hole
Screen Refresh Rate120 HzSuper High
Display Features
  • HDR10+ Support
  • Reading Mode
  • Night Mode
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Flicker-detect Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.84 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Ranked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 650
RAM12 GB
Memory
Internal Memory256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4500 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 65W Warp Charge 65 (100% in 39 min), Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight188 gmMedium
Thickness8.4 mmMedium
Width74.1 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 16MP + 5MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (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
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • f/2.0 aperture
  • 1/3" Sensor Size
  • 1.0um Pixel Size
  • Auto-HDR
  • EIS
  • HDR
  • Screen Flash
  • Face Retouching
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
5GYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO + SBAS
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, Splash Resistant
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
More
  • 5G Compatible (Limited Band Support)
  • UFS 3.1 Storage, Alert Slider
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • Dolby Atmos
  • MIMO

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