OnePlus 8T Review

Oneplus launched an T-Series smartphone named Oneplus 8T successor to Oneplus 8. Oneplus 8T was released in India on 14 October 2020.
Oneplus 8 is priced at $749 In US, ₹45,999 In India, €699 In Europe for 12GB RAM + 256GB

Oneplus 8T features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 865 which is available on OnePlus 8 Pro, Find X2 Pro, Galaxy S20 FE too. This chip is made of 7nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 3 x A77 High power cores which are clocked at 2.42GHz, The second part features 4 x A55 high powered cores that are clocked at 1.8GHz and Third Part consists of an A77 Single core which is clocked at 2.84GHZ. It has Adreno 650 GPU which increases its work by 20% compared to SD 855 the last Flagship processor from Qualcomm. It has a 5G Modem which 5G Ready for Future Use. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Oneplus 8T and Jump into the review.

Oneplus 8T Specs

  • 6.55” Full HD AMOLED Display with HDR 10+ Support & 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • Adreno 650
  • 8 / 12GB LPDDR4X Ram
  • 128 / 256GB Internal Storage.
  • Quad Camera: 48MP F/1.8, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS (main) + 16MP F/2.2, 13mm (Ultra Wide) + 5MP F/2.4 (Macro) + 2MP F/2.4 (Depth)
  • 16MP f/2.0 MP front camera
  • 4500mAH battery with 65W fast charging support
  • Oxygen Os 11 based on Android One 11
  • In-Display fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual GPS
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB – C / NFC

6.55” Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED screen :

Here in the Display Department, Oneplus 8  Features an Excellent Full HD+ Fluid Amoled panel Notchless Edge screen. the colors are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also Excellent. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. there is also Support to View HDR 10+ Content.

It has 120 Hz Refresh rate Display Which is good For an Oneplus Smartphone. We Can Adjust The Display Refresh Rate From 120 Hz to 60 Hz. By Changing Refresh rate You Can Save the battery life also. You can change the Refresh Rate in Settings, Settings —> Display —> Screen Refresh Rate.

Stereo Speaker and Headphone Jack:

In Oneplus 8T, Oneplus Used the traditional Stereo Speaker System and it is equal when Compared to Stereo Speaker System used in 2020 flagship Smartphones. we can see this traditional Stereo Speaker System in Oneplus 8 Smartphone also. These speakers are supported by Dolby Atmos Sound technology tuned which helps to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker.

The Sad thing Is There is No 3.5MM headphone jack OnePlus 8T, They Had Also Removed The USB-C to 3.5mm jack Dongle. Coming to USB-C and earphones, the USB-C port was equipped which provides a punchy and clear sound. there are no headphones in the Box. We have to Buy Those Separately For 24.95 USD In the US and 1499 Indian rupees In India.

Build Quality : 

Oneplus 8T is Build with a 6000 Series Aluminium Frame on the side on Back & Front of the Device Is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with 6000 Series Aluminium and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. Oneplus 8T well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.55″ Fluid Amoled screen.

For the Protection Oneplus Provides a Superb Quality Clear Case Out of the Box.

In-Display Fingerprint scanner: 

Oneplus 8T Features an In-Display mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the Bottom Front of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.

Face unlocking:

Oneplus 8T has a face unlock feature. It works Nice in Normal Conditions Very Quickly and And Securely but in Night Conditions it will work 40% Screen brightness to recognize the user.

Weight balance: 

Oneplus 8T feels A bit Heavy with 6.55″ Screen and 4500 mAh battery equipped. This Oneplus 8T cannot be used by one hand because of very Large Display and the device is A Bit heavy. The weight balance is done well on the device though it is Made Up of 6000 Series Aluminum and Glass On Front and Back of the Device.

Battery life:

My Oneplus 8T lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage 120Hz Refresh Rate and at the end of the day, I had 22% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4500 mAH Battery. We got a 5.5 to 5.8 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6hr Battery life if you use Continuously on WiFi. The ideal drain of Oneplus 8T is very low. the 65W Super Fast charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 39 min which is a bit good.

Oxygen Os 11 Based On Android 11 :

Oxygen Os present on the Oneplus 8 is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. It does Not have bloatware majorly games and other apps only Amazon apps included. It is a clean UI That gives Stock Android Like Experience. There are some extra features like Dual Apps, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display in this Oxygen Os making Oneplus 8T to Give Pixel Like Experience.

We can get Several Updates On System Optimization, Security patches and New Android Version upgrades. there are Several modes likes Zen mode, In-Built Screen Recorder, Finatic mode.

Performance: 

My Oneplus 8T managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Oneplus 8 Pro Which was Released Early This Year. there are no issues and problems with the UI. there are no heating issues with Oneplus 8T. It Feels a bit warm In Outdoor Conditions While Recording 4K Videos and Gaming, But From Inside it will be cool Due to Unique Graphite layer Heat Dissipation Pipe Based Cooling System. You can see CPU Unthrottling While Gaming.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Oneplus 8T device. it features 12 GB ram variants and I did not notice any lags with the device and there is no reloading of apps on this Oneplus 8. The multitasking experience is good.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. this Snapdragon 865 Processor is very suitable for heavy gaming. Oneplus 8T has UFS 3.1 Storage System, with the Alcarto Game Capture card we can stream & Record the Games.

Storage:

in Oneplus 8T, Out of 256GB Storage, we get 242GB With Google Account Included. Oneplus 8T Comes With UFS 3.1 a faster Storage option To transfer data, Load Apps And Games fastly.

Call Quality :

The Call quality on Oneplus 8T is outstanding and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day, and the other party doesn’t complain about call quality. The earpiece is present in Top Bezel Which Acts as a Stereo Speaker Too. In Oneplus 8T the Calls are very clear through the Loudspeaker.

Rear Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, Oneplus 8T features a Quad Camera setup on the back of the device and a Single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Oneplus 8T. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1. Primary Camera: 

the 48MP main Camera With OIS & PDAF is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.7. The daylight pictures are excellent and contain exquisite details Which are near to natural photo. Exposure is in control with a Decent Dynamic range to take good pictures in good lighting conditions. When the Light is More it cannot Control the Exposure and We will Get More Brighter images With a little bit washed out Colours. In low light conditions, the images are clear and Sharp without noise but Exposure is Not in Control and Colours In image Will be a Bit washed which is not good to see. There is a perfect Pro mode To take the Images As You Like By Adjusting ISO and Brightness.

2. Ultra Wide Angle Camera:

 the 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens on Oneplus 8T does a good job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in a 108˚ field of view with good details. exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 16MP camera captures good photos with decent sharpness and Control On Exposure. Some Times The Autofocus Misses In the Ultrawide Mode. Oneplus Has to Fix This.

3. 5MP Macro camera:

Oneplus 8T has A 2MP macro Camera of F/2.4 Which Allows You to Capture Macro Shots From a Distance of 4 Cm. The Quality Of the Image is Pretty Good.

Depth ( Mono Chrome ) Camera:

OnePlus 8T has A 2MP Depth Camera of F/2.4 Which Allows You to Capture Good Portrait Shots.

Video recording can be done up to [email protected] .the video footage has excellent Colours with Average sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is good in [email protected] And 1080p FHD recording Due to Optical Image Stabilization. The video quality in the low night conditions is very good with good Sharpness and Decent Dynamic range.

Slow Motion video Recording is Good in 1080P @ 240 FPS . [email protected] FPS is Not Way Good

Selfie camera :

Oneplus 8T has a 16MP selfie camera with a large 1.22 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.45 the Picture quality is good and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures Equal low-light images compared to the rear camera. AI beautification mode is available. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range.

This single-camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artificial Intelligence.

Pros

  • Good, Bright 120 Hz Amoled Panel
  • Well Built With Aluminum and Glass
  • Best Stereo Speakers In the Class same as OnePlus 8
  • Fast and Fluid Oxygen Os With Always on Display
  • Power-packed hardware for Intensive Gaming Tasks
  • Good Cameras In Day And Night Conditions
  • Long Battery Life With 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • UFS 3.0 Storage Makes Difference
  • 65W Fast Charging, Full Charge In Just 39 Min

Cons

  • No Headphone Jack
  • 120 Hz Display Content Is Not Available
  • No Wireless Charging & IP68 Water and Dust Resistance
  • Image Processing Needs To be Improved

VERDICT

Who can Get Oneplus 8T SmartPhone view: 
if you want a True Flagship Phone with Bright Fluid 120Hz AMOLED Full HD+ screen, with Snapdragon 865 processor and 65W Wired fast charging 16MP Front Camera, Triple Rear Camera Setup at a lower cost then you can go with Oneplus 8T SmartPhone. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone With Extra Features like IP68 Water & Dust Resistance & Wireless Charging then

  • Samsung S20+
  • Oneplus 8 Pro
  • Mi 10T Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
  • iPhone 11
  • Huawei Mate 40 and if you want better hardware with awesome cameras Within a Higher Price Range then
  • iPhone 12
  • Pixel 5
  • LG Wing 5G can be your Alternatives to Oneplus 8T.

If you are using Oneplus 8T then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this

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