OnePlus 8T hands-on: Crossing all the T’s?

One thing is clear: the OnePlus 8T will be revealed this Wednesday, October 14, at the rate point of EUR599 ($ 704) while doing everything in order to should have the letter T engraved within the case, following the steps of its illustrious predecessors. Is the OnePlus 8T faithful to the heritage of the producers mid-range flagship series?


✓ 120 Hz AMOLED screen

✓ Snapdragon 865 chipset

✓ OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11

✓ Always-on display screen that stresses on digital health

✕ Classic 48 MP lens.


Most affordable rate: OnePlus 8T.

✕ No dedicated telephoto lens.

✕ No expandable memory.

Finest cost.

✓ Warp Charge (65W).

✕ No IP accreditation.

Who is OnePlus 8T for?

The OnePlus 8T advised me a great deal of OnePlus Nord, which was, of course, a premium-looking gadget that does not break the bank. Throughout the pre-briefing, OnePlus ensured me that the Aquamarine Blue colour is not the like the OnePlus Nords Blue Marble. After putting the two smart devices side by side, the OnePlus 8T has a blue-green color that does tend to lean a little more towards green tones instead of the OnePlus Nord.

The OnePlus 8T in Aquamarine Green./ © NextPit.

The OnePlus 8T will be available from 20 October at a rate point of EUR599 ($ 704) for the 8GB/ 128GB variation and EUR699 ($ 821) for the 12GB/ 256GB variation on the main OnePlus, Amazon, and Fnac/Darty online sites. It will be available in 2 colours: Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver, the latter being special to the fundamental memory setup (8GB/ 128GB).

OnePlus 8Ts 120 Hz Fluid Amoled screen and its punch hole./ © NextPit.

In OxygenOS 11, Zen Mode is a digital detox tool that can be embarked on with numerous individuals/ © NextPit.

Fresh design like a nordic breeze.

OnePlus has actually also made a small upgrade to the Zen Mode for digital health, enabling you to develop group sessions to synchronise your stages of digital detox with numerous people. Accountability certainly assists one achieve ones objectives, doesnt it?

On paper, all of the active ingredients are there for a fluid and immersive visual experience. It remains to be seen what effect the 120 Hz will have throughout a variety of on-screen activities. As with a lot of other producers, this refresh rate is vibrant and its frequency varies depending upon the usage (video gaming, video, navigation, etc).
OnePlus has actually ruined their fans because the start when it comes to an entire series of customisation options for extra visual comfort with a mono- or chromatic-playback mode, a colour accentuation mode, or an always-on display (that sadly, is not as customisable as under ColorOS 11) – and they continue in this rich custom with the OnePlus 8T.

The default OnePlus 8T ODA is not the most personalized on the marketplace./ © NextPit.

The OxygenOS 11 interface is now more simplistic, more “legible”/ © NextPit.

A bright 120 Hz flat display screen.

The OnePlus 8Ts quadruple picture module stresses night mode and a revamped algorithm./ © NextPit.

The producer revealed an optimum brightness of 1,100 nits, compared to 800 nits on the OnePlus 8 and 1,300 nits for the OnePlus 8 Pro. The displays touch tasting rate can add to 240 Hz (the number of times a touch is recorded with your fingers), which is perfectly excellent for responsive gaming controls.

The devoted Fnatic gaming mode is less sophisticated than on pure video gaming smartphones, but the interface far more user-friendly. Having actually Instagram docked in a window while playing on the OnePlus 8T: whats the point?!/ © NextPit.

On paper, I question the effectiveness of both macro and black and white sensors. In my opinion, and I might be wrong considering that I have not evaluated them, its just a marketing push to include more sensors. In any case, I would have considerably preferred a devoted telephoto lens for additional versatility.
The electronic camera module is now rectangular fit and located in the upper left corner on the back of the smart device. OnePlus explained to me that the Nightscape mode also operates in video and will trigger automatically, somewhat comparable to iOS, depending upon the lighting conditions.
Its a video camera module that toes the industry line after all, and theres absolutely nothing lavish about it at this cost. OnePlus has deployed many software updates to its photo application given that the launch of OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, so I will see in my full evaluation whether it will include the latest picture app variation or not.
A fast note for the front-facing cam: it is a Sony IMX471 16 MP sensor, without any IOS with an aperture of f/2.4. The OnePlus 8T can also tape video at as much as 4K 60 fps.

OxygensOS 11 based upon Android 11.

The famous switch or “slider” of OnePlus, the detail that eliminates./ © NextPit.

With this all-important observation positioned aside, the style of the OnePlus 8T ticks all of the right boxes when it comes to a high-grade design. A glass back, a metallised aluminum frame and punch-hole video camera in the front screen. The 6.55-inch screen is flat, which is various from the curved edges of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.

The OnePlus 8T is powered by Qualcomms Snapdragon 865 chipset that is mated to an Adreno 650 GPU.
There will be no overclocked variation with the Snapdragon 865+, similar to the OnePlus 7T in its day and the Snapdragon 855+. Without a Pro model for its 8T range, OnePlus doesnt wish to introduce other models that may cannibalise its other devices – which is a smart move..
Im not going to offer you graphic benchmarks in this hands-on, but will clearly include them in my full evaluation. Were starting to get a concept concerning the efficiency of this processor, which is simply the most effective for Android mobile phones right now, not that we really need all that power anyhow.

In regards to raw power, the OnePlus 8T has what it requires to take on the very best gaming smart devices on the market like the Asus ROG Phone 3 or the Nubia RedMagic 5G. OnePlus described to me that by shifting its video camera module that was formerly located in the upper left corner, this allowed the addition of brand-new parts for much better temperature level control.

Le mode insight de lAOD sur le OnePlus 8T et child indicateur visuel de temps décran./ © NextPit.

When it comes to the camera module that has actually wound up in a rectangular way, I am eliminated that there is a far less protrusion than expected. There is no IP certification for waterproofing, which could be a deal-breaker for some. As on the designs preceding the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, this is, in truth, water resistant, however the producer preferred to conserve some expenses to obtain official accreditation.

Yeah, its all well and excellent to have a completely packed SoC, however if everything of those turn the smart device into a toaster after a brief while, its not much use. So you get a larger surface area for the steam chamber, 12 temperature sensing units, as well as 5 graphite plates and silicone grease all over the place in order to restrict overheating.
Ill need to abuse the OnePlus 8T with long gaming sessions and numerous benchmarks in order to see if the smart device will present thermal throttling midway through, which instantly decreases its efficiency when the temperature level increases excessive to avoid getting too hot.

The OnePlus 8T includes a 6.55-inch AMOLED Flat Panel Display in Full HD+ resolution with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a punch-hole located in the top left corner for the selfie electronic camera. Underneath the hood lies a Snapdragon 865 chipset, a 4,500 mAh battery that will work with the brand-new Warp Charge 65W fast charge capability, a quadruple lens system anchored by a 48 MP shooter. It is likewise one of the first smart devices to provide an Android 11-based overlay with OxygensOS 11.
The point of launching the OnePlus 8T is this: to offer the very best of the OnePlus 8 Pro, which costs EUR899 ($ 1,056) while the other would be the staple OnePlus 8 handset, while being somewhat less expensive than these 2 flagship designs. In other words, it continues to stay well within the OnePlus Ts spirit where price-to-performance ratio is worried.
The OnePlus 7T, which also cost EUR599 ($ 704), was my favourite smart device of 2019 in terms of value-for-money in the premium section. As with OnePlus Nord in the mid-range sector, the OnePlus 8T provides, on paper, a good compromise in the face of the producers relocate to the upmarket sector and in terms of pricing..

Main sensor: Sony IMX586, 48 EIS, ois and mp, f/1.7.
Ultra-wide angle: Sony IMX481, 16 MP, f/2.2, 123 ° FOV.
Macro: 5 MP.
Black and white: 2 MP.

A quadruple 48 MP photo module.

App names are displayed in an extra-large typeface, which is good. The majority of the details and commands have actually been moved down to the lower section of the screen. In short, the idea is to create a hierarchy in between details and tactile alternatives that can be accessed through your fingers.

In a post that revealed the beta stage of its overlay, OnePlus explained that stock Android has simply not been optimised for contemporary smart devices that are equipped with larger screens. The manufacturer went on to detail the use of anthropometric data in order to create a thermal map of screen interactions, leading to the ultimate ratio for optimising content and user interface components.
Visually, youre bound to be in for a small shock. The interface is even more streamlined than in the past. What I liked about OxygenOS was that it was a bit like the Arial Black where the Android UI is concerned. Everything was clear, but also very comprehensive, where each alternative flaunted its purpose, in short, the various customisation possibilities.
With OxygenOS 11, we proceed to a lot more simplified and minimalist graphical design. All information should be noticeable at a look and in a clear way. OnePlus does not absolutely abandon customisation, but plainly shows its willingness to provide a more traditional and more accessible UI.
If we speak about customisation, we can mention the Always-on display screen which sports a feature called “AOD insight”. Basically, its a visual sign that takes the kind of a coloured vertical bar that notifies you of simply how much screen time you are utilising. You have an unlock counter and the bar changes colour according to the length of your screen time.

The “insight” function of the Always-on screen on OxygenOS 11 provides you visual information about your usage of the OnePlus 8T/ © NextPit.

We also have a reading mode for better eye convenience, armed with a monochrome mode and a chromatic mode. A “canvas” mode in the customisation settings enables you to draw an abstract drawing that takes the shapes of among your images, like a sketch. Regrettably, I did not have this function on my updated variation of OxygenOS 11.

Linear and previously focused, the picture module of OnePlus 8T becomes rectangle-shaped and is put in the upper left corner./ © NextPit.

The OnePlus 8T screen is a 6.55-inch AMOLED panel in 20:9 format, providing Full HD+ resolution, 402 dpi, and a 120 Hz refresh rate. The entire screen is HDR10+ accredited, so you are ensured of having a fantastic viewing experience.

The screen of the OnePlus 8T is very bright and, above all, fluid./ © NextPit.

When it pertains to the cam module, the OnePlus 8T consists of a quadruple lens system with the following configuration:.

Snapdragon 865 and Fnatic Mode modified.

It is considered to be trendy now to move away from curved screens, so OnePlus is not creating a new course but following a market pattern here, although I was assured that the screen still retained a slight curve, with 2.5 D corners. There are likewise particular quarters that like to mock the size of OnePlus smart devices.
Personally, I didnt find the OnePlus 8T to be especially enormous, and I appreciate a larger than typical form factor anyway. The total grip of the mobile phone is also extremely excellent, where the slider button is well-positioned to deal with the vibration/ringtone modes – something that I will never ever get tired of.

The OnePlus 8T is the brand names very first mobile phone and among the very first non-Pixel Android mobile phones to hit the market with Android 11 pre-installed.
OnePluss OxygenOS 11 new overlay has gotten a great deal of attention, particularly in the US tech press for its cleverness (which is odd because OnePluss execution is far from being dominant in the US, but the press has actually spoken).
The primary modification made by OnePlus that showed the manufacturers intent would be moving away from the stock Android user interface, a minimum of in terms of its visuals. The close similarity to Googles UI in the past took place to be the trademark of OxygenOS, and proved to be a struck with its user base.
With OxygenOS 11, OnePlus seemed to have wished to keep the spirit of stock Android in regards to fluidity however likewise injected a more individual touch, in addition to exclusive functions that have long been happily promoted by the fanbase, such as the Always-On screen.

The Warp Charge 65T, a killer feature?

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I even titled my OnePlus Nord evaluation “All is Forgiven”. Its as though the brand name got tired of hearing from me, or rather reading my evaluation, raving on and on like the fanboy I am.

The majority of the technology of the Warp Charge 65 depends on the adapter, and not in the mobile phone. Theres an extra file encryption chip in the battery charger as well as in the USB-C cable in order to manage the temperature (in addition to the 12 thermal sensing units in the smartphone).
Once again, this is not a substantial development if you take a look at the “competitors” over at Oppo or Realme. Thats the OnePlus philosophy: you just carry out a feature if its totally optimised, while reducing expenses as much as possible (no, not like Apple, considering that Cupertino waits far too long and maximises expenses rather of minimizing them). It will hence be essential to wait for a Warp Charge 125.
I will tell you in my total evaluation if the battery and Warp Charge 65 perform well in everyday use.

I had a lot of grievances about OnePlus in 2020, mainly about the relocate to the upmarket segment, however specifically about the cost of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. With the OnePlus Nord, the manufacturer currently revealed its desire not to desert the price/quality ratio in favour of a race for the premium section with a modest personality.

The huge news, supposed to be.
THE killer feature of the.
OnePlus 8T, is not a concealed video camera under the screen as I had actually hoped, but the Warp Charge 65 feature. This 65W quick charge (only with the devoted battery charger, otherwise it plods along at 27W) is supposed to be able to charge the OnePlus 8Ts 4,500 mAh battery from 0 to 100% in 39 minutes or from 0 to 58%, or enough for one days usage (as the maker claims), in 15 minutes.
OnePlus explained to me that Warp Charge 65 is based on a double battery system where each battery charges at the same time without increasing the voltage or temperature too much. The 10 Volts are divided by 2 and delivered at 6.5 amps, so each battery is all at once charged in 5 V/6.5 A each.

Left wing, the old Warp Charge 30T charger and on the right, the brand-new Warp Charge 65T./ © NextPit.

Its only rivals in this sector are the Realme X50 Pro, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro (which I will review really quickly), and the Poco F2 Pro (which Xiaomi chose not to send to us for an evaluation). In any case, EUR600 ($ 705) is the rate that a flagship should cost in my opinion. Anything that goes beyond this rate point will require an innovative type element or truly innovative hardware in order to charge above-market rates, somewhat like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

OnePlus sees the Warp Charge 65T as the killer-feature of its OnePlus 8T./ © NextPit.

And with the OnePlus 8T, which will be cost the very same price as the OnePlus 7T at EUR599 ($ 704), the brand name clearly provides one of the most competitive high-end mobile phones on the marketplace. On paper, it is an item that respects the spirit of its variety, and this makes it deserving of using said letter on its name..

So I cant wait to use you a long and substantial review of this OnePlus 8T to see if the manufacturer measures up to its track record with a OnePlus fanboy or otherwise.

Conclusion: My first impressions.

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With this all-important observation positioned aside, the design of the OnePlus 8T ticks all of the right boxes when it comes to a high-grade design. Having actually Instagram docked in a window while playing on the OnePlus 8T: whats the point?!/ © NextPit.

The OnePlus 8T includes a 6.55-inch AMOLED Flat Panel Display in Full HD+ resolution with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a punch-hole situated in the top left corner for the selfie electronic camera. Throughout the pre-briefing, OnePlus ensured me that the Aquamarine Blue colour is not the very same as the OnePlus Nords Blue Marble. After putting the two smart devices side by side, the OnePlus 8T has a blue-green shade that does tend to lean somewhat more towards green tones as opposed to the OnePlus Nord.

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