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

“Ultra stops at nothing.” After a pre-briefing and a keynote event, I still do not understand that slogan and the significance that it tries to communicate. One thing is clear: the OnePlus 8T will be announced this Wednesday, October 14, at the price point of EUR599 ($ 704) while doing everything in order to be worthy of the letter T engraved within the case, following the footsteps of its renowned predecessors. Is the OnePlus 8T faithful to the heritage of the manufacturers mid-range flagship series? While waiting for my complete evaluation, here is a preview in my hands-on of the OnePlus 8T for NextPit.

Good

✓ 120 Hz AMOLED screen

✓ Snapdragon 865 chipset

✓ OxygenOS 11 based upon Android 11

✓ Always-on display that worries on digital wellness

✕ No dedicated telephoto lens.

✕ Classic 48 MP lens.

Best price.

✕ No IP certification.

✓ Warp Charge (65W).

✕ No expandable memory.

Least expensive rate: OnePlus 8T.

Bad.

Who is OnePlus 8T for?

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 series of on-screen activities. Similar to most other manufacturers, this refresh rate is dynamic and its frequency differs depending on the usage (gaming, video, navigation, etc).
OnePlus has really spoiled their fans given that the beginning when it comes to a whole variety of customisation options for extra visual comfort with a mono- or chromatic-playback mode, a colour accentuation mode, or an always-on display screen (that sadly, is not as customisable as under ColorOS 11) – and they continue in this abundant tradition with the OnePlus 8T.

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

OxygensOS 11 based upon Android 11.

On paper, I question the effectiveness of both macro and monochrome sensing units. In my opinion, and I may be wrong considering that I havent tested them, its just a marketing push to include more sensing units. In any case, I would have greatly chosen a devoted telephoto lens for additional adaptability.
The cam module is now rectangle-shaped in shape and situated 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 instantly, rather akin to iOS, depending upon the lighting conditions.
Its a camera module that toes the market line after all, and theres nothing elegant about it at this cost. OnePlus has deployed many software updates to its image application given that the launch of OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, so I will see in my full review whether or not it will feature the most current image app version or not.
A fast note for the front-facing electronic camera: it is a Sony IMX471 16 MP sensor, with no IOS with an aperture of f/2.4. The OnePlus 8T can also record video at as much as 4K 60 fps.

Yeah, its all well and great to have actually a completely loaded SoC, but if everything of those turn the smartphone into a toaster after an instant, its very little usage. So you get a bigger surface 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 limit overheating.
Ill have to abuse the OnePlus 8T with long video gaming sessions and a number of benchmarks in order to see if the mobile phone will present thermal throttling halfway through, which immediately slows down its efficiency when the temperature level rises too much to prevent overheating.

The OnePlus 8T reminded me a great deal of OnePlus Nord, which was, naturally, a premium-looking device that does not break the bank. During the pre-briefing, OnePlus assured me that the Aquamarine Blue colour is not the like the OnePlus Nords Blue Marble. After putting the 2 mobile phones side by side, the OnePlus 8T has a turquoise shade that does tend to lean slightly more towards green tones instead of the OnePlus Nord.

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+, similar to the OnePlus 7T in its day and the Snapdragon 855+. Without a Pro design for its 8T range, OnePlus does not want to introduce other models that might cannibalise its other gadgets – which is a wise relocation..
Im not going to use you graphic criteria in this hands-on, but will obviously include them in my complete review. However were starting to get an idea concerning the efficiency of this processor, which is just the most effective for Android smartphones right now, not that we really require all that power anyhow.

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

Fresh style like a nordic breeze.

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

We likewise have a reading mode for better eye comfort, equipped with a monochrome mode and a chromatic mode. A “canvas” mode in the customisation settings permits you to draw an abstract illustration that takes the contours of among your images, like a sketch. Unfortunately, I did not have this function on my updated variation of OxygenOS 11.

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

As for the electronic camera module that has actually wound up in a rectangular way, I am relieved that there is a far less protrusion than expected. There is no IP accreditation for waterproofing, which could be a deal-breaker for some. As on the models preceding the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, this is, in reality, waterproof, however the manufacturer preferred to save some costs to get main certification.

Snapdragon 865 and Fnatic Mode modified.

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

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

The OnePlus 8T includes a 6.55-inch AMOLED Flat Panel Display completely 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 brand-new Warp Charge 65W quick charge ability, a quadruple lens system anchored by a 48 MP shooter. It is likewise among the very first smartphones to provide an Android 11-based overlay with OxygensOS 11.
The point of releasing the OnePlus 8T is this: to provide 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 cheaper than these 2 flagship designs. In brief, it continues to stay well within the OnePlus Ts spirit where price-to-performance ratio is worried.
The OnePlus 7T, which likewise offered 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 sector, the OnePlus 8T provides, on paper, a great compromise in the face of the manufacturers relocate to the upmarket section and in terms of pricing..

In regards to raw power, the OnePlus 8T has what it requires to complete with the best gaming smart devices on the marketplace like the Asus ROG Phone 3 or the Nubia RedMagic 5G. OnePlus explained to me that by moving its camera module that was previously located in the upper left corner, this permitted the addition of brand-new elements for better temperature level control.

The manufacturer 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 display screens touch tasting rate can add to 240 Hz (the number of times a touch is taped with your fingers), which is completely helpful for responsive gaming controls.

Previously centered and direct, the photo module of OnePlus 8T becomes rectangle-shaped and is placed in the upper left corner./ © NextPit.

An intense 120 Hz flat display screen.

It is deemed to be fashionable now to move far from curved screens, so OnePlus is not forging a new course but following a market pattern here, even though I was guaranteed that the screen still maintained a slight 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 particularly massive, and I appreciate a bigger than typical kind factor anyway. The total grip of the smart device is also great, where the slider button is well-positioned to handle the vibration/ringtone modes – something that I will never ever get tired of.

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

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

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

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

App names are shown in an oversized font style, which is excellent. The majority of the information and commands have actually been moved down to the lower segment of the screen. In other words, the concept is to develop a hierarchy between information and tactile choices that can be accessed via your fingers.

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 entire display is HDR10+ certified, so you are ensured of having a great viewing experience.

A quadruple 48 MP image module.

OnePlus has actually also made a little upgrade to the Zen Mode for digital wellness, allowing you to develop group sessions to synchronise your phases of digital detox with several individuals. Responsibility certainly helps one attain ones objectives, doesnt it?

The OnePlus 8T is the brand names first smart device and one of the very first non-Pixel Android smartphones to strike the marketplace with Android 11 pre-installed.
OnePluss OxygenOS 11 new overlay has received a great deal of attention, especially in the United States tech press for its cleverness (which is odd given that OnePluss application is far from being dominant in the United States, but journalism has actually spoken).
The primary change made by OnePlus that revealed the producers intent would be moving far from the stock Android interface, at least in regards to its visuals. The close resemblance to Googles UI in the past happened to be the trademark of OxygenOS, and proved to be a struck with its user base.
With OxygenOS 11, OnePlus appeared to have actually wished to maintain the spirit of stock Android in terms of fluidity however also injected a more personal touch, in addition to special functions that have long been happily touted by the fanbase, such as the Always-On display screen.

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

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

With this necessary observation positioned aside, the design of the OnePlus 8T ticks all of the right boxes when it comes to a high-grade model. A glass back, a metallised aluminum frame and punch-hole electronic 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 OxygenOS 11 user interface is now more simplistic, more “legible”/ © NextPit.

In a blog post that revealed the beta phase of its overlay, OnePlus described that stock Android has simply not been optimised for modern mobile phones that are equipped with bigger screens. The manufacturer went on to information making 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.
The user interface is far more streamlined than previously. 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 proceed to a lot more minimalist and simplistic graphical layout. All information must be visible at a glance and in a clear manner. OnePlus does not absolutely desert customisation, but plainly shows its willingness to offer a more traditional and more accessible UI.
If we speak about customisation, we can point out the Always-on display screen which sports a function referred to as “AOD insight”. Essentially, its a visual indication that takes the kind of a coloured vertical bar that informs you of just how much screen time you are making use of. You have an unlock counter and the bar modifications colour according to the length of your screen time.

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

The Warp Charge 65T, a killer function?

And with the OnePlus 8T, which will be offered at the same rate as the OnePlus 7T at EUR599 ($ 704), the brand name plainly uses one of the most competitive high-end smart devices on the market. On paper, it is a product that appreciates the spirit of its variety, and this makes it deserving of wearing stated letter on its name..

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

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

Its only rivals in this segment are the Realme X50 Pro, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro (which I will evaluate actually 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 must cost in my opinion. Anything that surpasses this cost point will need a revolutionary kind aspect or really ingenious hardware in order to charge above-market rates, somewhat like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

I had a lot of problems about OnePlus in 2020, mainly about the transfer to the upmarket section, but specifically about the cost of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. With the OnePlus Nord, the manufacturer already showed its willingness not to desert the price/quality ratio in favour of a race for the premium segment with a simple personality.

The huge news, supposed to be.
THE killer feature of the.
OnePlus 8T, is not a covert electronic camera under the screen as I had actually hoped, however the Warp Charge 65 function. This 65W fast charge (only 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 use (as the producer 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 very same time without increasing the voltage or temperature excessive. The 10 Volts are divided by 2 and provided at 6.5 amps, so each battery is at the same time recharged in 5 V/6.5 A each.

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

Conclusion: My first impressions.

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

Most of the technology of the Warp Charge 65 lies in the adapter, and not in the mobile phone. Theres an extra encryption chip in the battery charger in addition to in the USB-C cable in order to manage the temperature level (in addition to the 12 thermal sensors in the smart device).
Again, this is not a big development if you take a look at the “competition” over at Oppo or Realme. However thats the OnePlus approach: you only execute a function if its fully optimised, while minimizing costs as much as possible (no, not like Apple, considering that Cupertino waits far too long and increases expenses instead of lowering them). It will hence be necessary 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 day-to-day usage.

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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 located in the leading left corner for the selfie camera. During the pre-briefing, OnePlus guaranteed me that the Aquamarine Blue colour is not the same as the OnePlus Nords Blue Marble. After putting the two smartphones side by side, the OnePlus 8T has a turquoise hue that does tend to lean slightly more towards green tones as opposed to the OnePlus Nord.

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.

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