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 cost point of EUR599 ($ 704) while doing everything in order to be worthy of the letter T inscribed within the case, following the footsteps of its illustrious predecessors. Is the OnePlus 8T faithful to the heritage of the manufacturers mid-range flagship series?

Excellent

✓ 120 Hz AMOLED screen

✓ Snapdragon 865 chipset

✓ OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11

✓ Always-on display screen that stresses on digital wellness

Bad.

✕ No devoted telephoto lens.

✕ No expandable memory.

✕ Classic 48 MP lens.

✕ No IP certification.

Lowest price: OnePlus 8T.

✓ Warp Charge (65W).

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Who is OnePlus 8T for?

OxygensOS 11 based on Android 11.

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

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

Previously centered and direct, the image module of OnePlus 8T ends up being rectangular and is placed in the upper left corner./ © NextPit.

On paper, all of the active ingredients are there for a fluid and immersive visual experience. It stays to be seen what effect the 120 Hz will have across a range of on-screen activities. As with most other makers, this refresh rate is dynamic and its frequency differs depending upon the usage (gaming, video, navigation, etc).
OnePlus has actually truly ruined their fans since the beginning when it concerns an entire range of customisation options for extra visual convenience with a mono- or chromatic-playback mode, a colour accentuation mode, or an always-on display (that unfortunately, is not as customisable as under ColorOS 11) – and they continue in this abundant tradition with the OnePlus 8T.

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

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

A quadruple 48 MP photo module.

It is deemed to be trendy now to move far from curved screens, so OnePlus is not forging a new path but following a market pattern here, despite the fact that I was guaranteed that the screen still retained a small curve, with 2.5 D corners. There are also specific quarters that like to mock the size of OnePlus mobile phones.
Personally, I didnt find the OnePlus 8T to be especially massive, and I appreciate a larger than typical type element anyway. The total grip of the smartphone is likewise very great, where the slider button is well-positioned to handle the vibration/ringtone modes – something that I will never ever get tired of.

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

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

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

Fresh style like a nordic breeze.

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

In terms of raw power, the OnePlus 8T has what it takes to complete with the very best gaming smartphones on the market like the Asus ROG Phone 3 or the Nubia RedMagic 5G. OnePlus explained to me that by shifting its electronic camera module that was previously located in the upper left corner, this enabled the addition of new elements for better temperature control.

The OnePlus 8T features 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. Underneath the hood lies a Snapdragon 865 chipset, a 4,500 mAh battery that will work with the new Warp Charge 65W fast charge ability, a quadruple lens system anchored by a 48 MP shooter. It is also among the first smart devices to use an Android 11-based overlay with OxygensOS 11.
The point of releasing the OnePlus 8T is this: to use the 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 two flagship designs. In short, it continues to remain well within the OnePlus Ts spirit where price-to-performance ratio is concerned.
The OnePlus 7T, which also sold for EUR599 ($ 704), was my favourite smart device of 2019 in regards to value-for-money in the premium section. Just Like OnePlus Nord in the mid-range segment, the OnePlus 8T offers, on paper, a good compromise in the face of the makers relocate to the upmarket segment and in regards to rates..

The OnePlus 8T is powered by Qualcomms Snapdragon 865 chipset that is mated to an Adreno 650 GPU.
There will be no overclocked version with the Snapdragon 865+, much like the OnePlus 7T in its day and the Snapdragon 855+. Without a Pro model for its 8T range, OnePlus does not want to introduce other designs that may cannibalise its other devices – which is a smart move..
Im not going to provide you graphic standards in this hands-on, however will certainly include them in my full review. But were starting to get a concept worrying the performance of this processor, which is just the most powerful for Android mobile phones right now, not that we actually require all that power anyhow.

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

The OnePlus 8T advised me a lot of OnePlus Nord, which was, obviously, a premium-looking gadget that does not spend a lot. During the pre-briefing, OnePlus guaranteed 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 hue that does tend to lean a little more towards green tones rather than the OnePlus Nord.

In a post that revealed the beta stage of its overlay, OnePlus described that stock Android has simply not been optimised for modern day mobile phones that are geared up with larger screens. The maker went on to information the use of anthropometric information in order to produce a thermal map of screen interactions, resulting in the supreme ratio for optimising material and interface elements.
The user interface is far more structured than in the past. What I liked about OxygenOS was that it was a bit like the Arial Black where the Android UI is worried.
With OxygenOS 11, we carry on to a much more simplified and minimalist visual layout. All info must show up at a look and in a clear manner. OnePlus does not absolutely desert customisation, but plainly reveals its desire to offer a more mainstream and more available UI.
If we speak about customisation, we can mention the Always-on display which sports a feature understood as “AOD insight”. Essentially, its a visual sign that takes the form of a coloured vertical bar that informs you of just how much screen time you are utilising. You have an unlock counter and the bar modifications colour according to the length of your screen time.

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

The OnePlus 8T is the brands first smart device and among the very first non-Pixel Android mobile phones to strike the marketplace with Android 11 pre-installed.
OnePluss OxygenOS 11 new overlay has actually gotten a great deal of attention, especially in the US tech press for its cleverness (which is odd considering that OnePluss implementation is far from being dominant in the United States, however journalism has actually spoken).
The main change made by OnePlus that revealed the makers intent would be moving away from the stock Android interface, at least in terms of its visuals. The close similarity to Googles UI in the past occurred to be the hallmark of OxygenOS, and showed to be a struck with its user base.
With OxygenOS 11, OnePlus seemed to have wished to retain the spirit of stock Android in terms of fluidity but also injected a more personal touch, in addition to exclusive features that have actually long been proudly promoted by the fanbase, such as the Always-On display screen.

The OnePlus 8T display is a 6.55-inch AMOLED panel in 20:9 format, delivering Full HD+ resolution, 402 dpi, and a 120 Hz refresh rate. The whole display is HDR10+ certified, so you are guaranteed of having a wonderful viewing experience.

When it pertains to the video camera module, the OnePlus 8T includes a quadruple lens system with the following configuration:.

When it comes to the camera module that has actually ended up in a rectangle-shaped manner, I am eliminated that there is a far less protrusion than expected. Unfortunately, there is no IP certification for waterproofing, which might be a deal-breaker for some. As on the models preceding the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, this is, in reality, water resistant, however the maker preferred to conserve some costs to get official certification.

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

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

We also have a reading mode for much 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 photos, like a sketch. I did not have this feature on my updated variation of OxygenOS 11.

Snapdragon 865 and Fnatic Mode modified.

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

On paper, I question the usefulness of both macro and monochrome sensing units. In my viewpoint, and I may be wrong since I have not tested them, its merely a marketing push to include more sensors. In any case, I would have significantly chosen a devoted telephoto lens for additional versatility.
The cam module is now rectangle-shaped in shape and situated in the upper left corner on the back of the mobile phone. OnePlus described to me that the Nightscape mode also works in video and will activate instantly, rather akin to iOS, depending upon the lighting conditions.
Its an electronic camera module that toes the market line after all, and theres absolutely nothing elegant about it at this cost. OnePlus has actually deployed many software updates to its photo application given that the launch of OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, so I will see in my complete evaluation whether it will come with the newest picture app variation or not.
A fast note for the front-facing electronic camera: it is a Sony IMX471 16 MP sensing unit, with no IOS with an aperture of f/2.4. The OnePlus 8T can also tape-record video at up to 4K 60 fps.

The maker revealed a maximum brightness of 1,100 nits, compared to 800 nits on the OnePlus 8 and 1,300 nits for the OnePlus 8 Pro. The screens touch sampling rate can add to 240 Hz (the variety of times a touch is recorded with your fingers), which is perfectly good for responsive video gaming controls.

OnePlus has likewise made a small upgrade to the Zen Mode for digital health, enabling you to produce group sessions to synchronise your stages of digital detox with a number of individuals. Responsibility certainly assists one achieve ones goals, does not it?

App names are shown in a large typeface, which is good. The majority of the details and commands have actually been moved down to the lower section of the screen. Simply put, the idea is to produce a hierarchy between details and tactile alternatives that can be accessed through your fingers.

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

Yeah, its all well and great to have actually a completely packed SoC, however if all of it of those turn the smartphone into a toaster after a brief while, its very little use. So you get a bigger area for the steam chamber, 12 temperature level sensing units, along with 5 graphite plates and silicone grease all over the location in order to restrict overheating.
Ill have to abuse the OnePlus 8T with long gaming sessions and numerous benchmarks in order to see if the smart device will present thermal throttling halfway through, which automatically decreases its efficiency when the temperature level rises excessive to prevent getting too hot.

A brilliant 120 Hz flat display screen.

The Warp Charge 65T, a killer function?

The majority of the innovation of the Warp Charge 65 depends on the adapter, and not in the smartphone. Theres an extra file encryption chip in the battery charger along with in the USB-C cable in order to manage the temperature (in addition to the 12 thermal sensors in the mobile phone).
Again, this is not a substantial innovation if you take a look at the “competition” over at Oppo or Realme. Thats the OnePlus approach: you only implement a function if its completely optimised, while reducing costs as much as possible (no, not like Apple, since Cupertino waits far too long and increases expenses instead of minimizing them). It will therefore be needed to wait for a Warp Charge 125.
I will tell you in my total review if the battery and Warp Charge 65 carry out well in everyday use.

The huge news, supposed to be.
THE killer function of the.
OnePlus 8T, is not a surprise cam under the screen as I had actually hoped, however the Warp Charge 65 feature. This 65W quick charge (just with the dedicated 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 manufacturer claims), in 15 minutes.
OnePlus discussed to me that Warp Charge 65 is based upon 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 concurrently charged in 5 V/6.5 A each.

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

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

I had a lot of problems about OnePlus in 2020, primarily about the relocation to the upmarket segment, however specifically about the price of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. With the OnePlus Nord, the producer already revealed its willingness not to desert the price/quality ratio in favour of a race for the premium section with a humble personality.

I cant wait to use you a long and extensive evaluation of this OnePlus 8T to see if the producer lives up to its credibility with a OnePlus fanboy or otherwise.

Conclusion: My first impressions.

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

Its only competitors in this section are the Realme X50 Pro, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro (which I will review truly quickly), and the Poco F2 Pro (which Xiaomi decided not to send to us for an evaluation). In any case, EUR600 ($ 705) is the cost that a flagship ought to cost in my viewpoint. Anything that surpasses this price point will require a revolutionary form aspect or truly innovative hardware in order to charge above-market rates, rather like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

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

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The OnePlus 8T features 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 video camera. During 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 2 smartphones side by side, the OnePlus 8T has a turquoise color that does tend to lean a little more towards green tones as opposed to the OnePlus Nord.

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

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