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 whatever in order to be worthy of the letter T engraved within the case, following the steps of its renowned predecessors. Is the OnePlus 8T faithful to the heritage of the manufacturers mid-range flagship series?


✓ 120 Hz AMOLED screen

✓ Snapdragon 865 chipset

✓ OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11

✓ Always-on screen that stresses on digital wellness


✕ No dedicated telephoto lens.

Lowest rate: OnePlus 8T.

✓ Warp Charge (65W).

Finest rate.

✕ Classic 48 MP lens.

✕ No expandable memory.

✕ No IP certification.

Who is OnePlus 8T for?

With this critical observation positioned aside, the style of the OnePlus 8T ticks all of the right boxes when it concerns a state-of-the-art model. A glass back, a metallised aluminum frame and punch-hole cam 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.

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

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

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

A brilliant 120 Hz flat screen.

App names are shown in a large typeface, which is excellent. Many of the info and commands have actually been shifted down to the lower section of the screen. In other words, the idea is to develop a hierarchy between information and tactile alternatives that can be accessed via your fingers.

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

Yeah, its all well and excellent to have actually a completely packed SoC, however if everything of those turn the smart device into a toaster after an instant, its very little usage. So you get a bigger surface area for the steam chamber, 12 temperature sensing units, in addition to 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 several standards in order to see if the mobile phone will present thermal throttling halfway through, which immediately slows down its efficiency when the temperature increases excessive to prevent overheating.

As for the video camera module that has actually wound up in a rectangle-shaped manner, I am eliminated that there is a far less protrusion than anticipated. 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 fact, water resistant, but the maker preferred to conserve some expenses to acquire official certification.

A quadruple 48 MP photo module.

In terms of raw power, the OnePlus 8T has what it takes to compete with the very best video gaming smart devices on the market like the Asus ROG Phone 3 or the Nubia RedMagic 5G. OnePlus discussed to me that by shifting its cam module that was previously located in the upper left corner, this allowed the addition of new elements for much better temperature control.

When it comes to the electronic camera module, the OnePlus 8T includes a quadruple lens system with the following setup:.

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

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

Snapdragon 865 and Fnatic Mode modified.

The OnePlus 8T display screen 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 screen is HDR10+ certified, so you are ensured of having a great watching experience.

The OnePlus 8T will be readily available from 20 October at a cost 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 websites. It will be readily available in two colours: Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver, the latter being unique to the standard memory setup (8GB/ 128GB).

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

In a post that announced the beta stage of its overlay, OnePlus explained that stock Android has actually simply not been optimised for modern smartphones that are equipped with larger screens. The manufacturer went on to information making use of anthropometric data in order to produce a thermal map of screen interactions, leading to the supreme ratio for optimising content and user interface aspects.
Aesthetically, youre bound to be in for a small shock. The user interface is much 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 worried. Whatever was clear, however also extremely in-depth, where each option showed off its purpose, in other words, the various customisation possibilities.
With OxygenOS 11, we proceed to a much more simple and minimalist visual layout. All info needs to show up at a glance and in a clear way. OnePlus does not completely desert customisation, however plainly reveals its desire to offer a more traditional and more accessible UI.
If we talk about customisation, we can discuss the Always-on screen which sports a function understood as “AOD insight”. Generally, its a visual indication that takes the type 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 changes colour according to the length of your screen time.

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

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

The OnePlus 8T is the brands first mobile phone and among the first non-Pixel Android smart devices to strike the marketplace with Android 11 pre-installed.
OnePluss OxygenOS 11 new overlay has gotten a lot of attention, specifically in the US tech press for its cleverness (which is odd since OnePluss implementation is far from being dominant in the United States, however journalism has spoken).
The main modification made by OnePlus that revealed the makers intent would be moving away from the stock Android user interface, at least in terms of its visuals. The close similarity to Googles UI in the past occurred to be the trademark of OxygenOS, and proved to be a struck with its user base.
With OxygenOS 11, OnePlus appeared to have wished to keep the spirit of stock Android in terms of fluidity however likewise injected a more individual touch, in addition to exclusive features that have actually long been proudly promoted by the fanbase, such as the Always-On screen.

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

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

It is deemed to be fashionable now to move away from curved screens, so OnePlus is not forging a brand-new course but following a market pattern here, despite the fact that I was assured that the screen still kept a minor curve, with 2.5 D corners. There are likewise certain quarters that like to mock the size of OnePlus mobile phones.
Personally, I didnt discover the OnePlus 8T to be particularly massive, and I appreciate a bigger than average form aspect anyhow. The overall grip of the smart device is likewise really great, where the slider button is well-positioned to manage the vibration/ringtone modes – something that I will never ever get tired of.

The maker 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 screens touch sampling rate can run up to 240 Hz (the number of times a touch is recorded with your fingers), which is perfectly great for responsive gaming controls.

The OnePlus 8T reminded 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 very same as the OnePlus Nords Blue Marble. After putting the two mobile phones side by side, the OnePlus 8T has a blue-green hue that does tend to lean somewhat more towards green tones rather than the OnePlus Nord.

On paper, all of the active ingredients are there for a fluid and immersive visual experience. It remains to be seen what impact the 120 Hz will have across a variety of on-screen activities. Just like the majority of other manufacturers, this refresh rate is dynamic and its frequency differs depending upon the usage (video gaming, video, navigation, etc).
OnePlus has really spoiled their fans considering that 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 regrettably, is not as customisable as under ColorOS 11) – and they continue in this abundant tradition with the OnePlus 8T.

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

On paper, I question the effectiveness of both macro and monochrome sensing units. In my opinion, and I may be incorrect considering that I havent checked them, its simply a marketing push to include more sensors. In any case, I would have greatly chosen a devoted telephoto lens for extra versatility.
The video camera module is now rectangle-shaped in shape and located in the upper left corner on the back of the mobile phone. OnePlus discussed to me that the Nightscape mode likewise operates in video and will trigger immediately, somewhat similar to iOS, depending upon the lighting conditions.
Its a camera module that toes the industry line after all, and theres absolutely nothing extravagant about it at this price. OnePlus has actually released numerous software updates to its picture application given that the launch of OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, so I will see in my full evaluation whether or not it will come with the current picture app variation 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 likewise tape video at approximately 4K 60 fps.

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+, simply like the OnePlus 7T in its day and the Snapdragon 855+. Without a Pro design for its 8T range, OnePlus doesnt wish to present other models that may cannibalise its other gadgets – which is a clever relocation..
Im not going to provide you graphic criteria in this hands-on, but will obviously include them in my complete evaluation. Were starting to get an idea worrying the efficiency of this processor, which is merely the most powerful for Android mobile phones right now, not that we actually need all that power anyway.

Fresh design like a nordic breeze.

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

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

The famous switch or “slider” of OnePlus, the detail that eliminates./ © 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. 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 first smartphones to provide an Android 11-based overlay with OxygensOS 11.
The point of releasing the OnePlus 8T is this: to provide 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 models. In other words, 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 smartphone of 2019 in terms of value-for-money in the premium segment. As with OnePlus Nord in the mid-range sector, the OnePlus 8T uses, on paper, a good compromise in the face of the manufacturers transfer to the upmarket segment and in terms of prices..

OxygensOS 11 based upon Android 11.

The Warp Charge 65T, a killer feature?

I cant wait to provide you a substantial and long review of this OnePlus 8T to see if the producer lives up to its reputation with a OnePlus fanboy or otherwise.

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

The big news, supposed to be.
THE killer function of the.
OnePlus 8T, is not a hidden cam under the screen as I had actually hoped, however the Warp Charge 65 function. This 65W fast charge (only with the dedicated charger, otherwise it plods along at 27W) is expected 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 described to me that Warp Charge 65 is based on a double battery system where each battery charges at the very same time without increasing the voltage or temperature level too much. The 10 Volts are divided by 2 and delivered at 6.5 amps, so each battery is at the same time charged in 5 V/6.5 A each.

Its only rivals in this segment are the Realme X50 Pro, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro (which I will evaluate really soon), and the Poco F2 Pro (which Xiaomi chose not to send out to us for a review). In any case, EUR600 ($ 705) is the rate that a flagship need to cost in my opinion. Anything that goes beyond this price point will require an advanced kind aspect or actually ingenious hardware in order to charge above-market rates, somewhat like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

I had a great deal of problems about OnePlus in 2020, generally about the move to the upmarket section, however specifically about the cost of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. With the OnePlus Nord, the maker currently showed its willingness not to desert the price/quality ratio in favour of a race for the premium sector with a simple personality.

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

And with the OnePlus 8T, which will be offered at the exact same price as the OnePlus 7T at EUR599 ($ 704), the brand name clearly uses one of the most competitive high-end smartphones on the marketplace. On paper, it is an item that appreciates the spirit of its range, and this makes it deserving of wearing said letter on its name..

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.

Many of the innovation of the Warp Charge 65 lies in the adapter, and not in the mobile phone. Theres an extra file encryption chip in the charger along with in the USB-C cable television in order to manage the temperature level (in addition to the 12 thermal sensing units in the smartphone).
Once again, this is not a big development if you look at the “competition” over at Oppo or Realme. However thats the OnePlus viewpoint: you just implement a function if its totally optimised, while lowering expenses as much as possible (no, not like Apple, since Cupertino waits far too long and maximises costs rather of minimizing them). It will hence be needed to await a Warp Charge 125.
I will inform you in my complete evaluation if the battery and Warp Charge 65 perform well in daily use.

Conclusion: My very first impressions.

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

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 camera. Throughout 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 mobile phones side by side, the OnePlus 8T has a turquoise color that does tend to lean somewhat more towards green tones as opposed to the OnePlus Nord.

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