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

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 steps of its renowned predecessors. Is the OnePlus 8T faithful to the heritage of the producers mid-range flagship series?

Excellent

✓ 120 Hz AMOLED screen

✓ Snapdragon 865 chipset

✓ OxygenOS 11 based upon Android 11

✓ Always-on display screen that stresses on digital wellness

Bad.

✕ No IP certification.

✕ No devoted telephoto lens.

✕ Classic 48 MP lens.

Lowest price: OnePlus 8T.

✓ Warp Charge (65W).

Best price.

✕ No expandable memory.

Who is OnePlus 8T for?

Yeah, its all well and great to have actually a fully filled SoC, however if everything of those turn the mobile phone into a toaster after a brief while, its very little use. You get a bigger 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 several benchmarks in order to see if the smartphone will introduce thermal throttling midway through, which automatically slows down its performance when the temperature level rises excessive to avoid getting too hot.

We also have a reading mode for better eye comfort, 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 contours of one of your photos, like a sketch. I did not have this feature on my updated version of OxygenOS 11.

In a post that revealed the beta stage of its overlay, OnePlus described that stock Android has actually just not been optimised for modern day smart devices that are geared up with larger screens. The manufacturer went on to information the usage of anthropometric data in order to create a thermal map of screen interactions, leading to the supreme ratio for optimising material and interface components.
The user interface is far more structured than before. 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 move on to a much more simple and minimalist graphical design. All details needs to be noticeable at a glance and in a clear manner. OnePlus does not completely abandon customisation, however clearly reveals its desire to use a more mainstream and more accessible UI.
If we discuss customisation, we can mention the Always-on display screen which sports a function known as “AOD insight”. Basically, its a visual indication that takes the form of a coloured vertical bar that informs you of simply how much screen time you are using. You have an unlock counter and the bar changes colour according to the length of your screen time.

The OnePlus 8T advised me a great deal of OnePlus Nord, which was, naturally, a premium-looking gadget that does not spend a lot. During the pre-briefing, OnePlus assured me that the Aquamarine Blue colour is not the exact same as the OnePlus Nords Blue Marble. After putting the 2 mobile phones side by side, the OnePlus 8T has a blue-green shade that does tend to lean slightly more towards green tones as opposed to the OnePlus Nord.

App names are displayed in an extra-large font, which is great. Most of the info and commands have been moved down to the lower segment of the screen. Simply put, the concept is to create a hierarchy in between information and tactile options that can be accessed by means of your fingers.

The OnePlus 8T is the brand names very first smartphone and one of the first non-Pixel Android smartphones to hit the marketplace with Android 11 pre-installed.
OnePluss OxygenOS 11 brand-new overlay has received a lot of attention, especially in the United States tech press for its cleverness (which is odd considering that OnePluss implementation is far from being dominant in the United States, however the press has spoken).
The primary modification made by OnePlus that showed the makers intent would be moving away from the stock Android interface, a minimum of in terms of its visuals. The close resemblance to Googles UI in the previous took place to be the hallmark of OxygenOS, and proved to be a struck with its user base.
With OxygenOS 11, OnePlus seemed to have wanted to retain the spirit of stock Android in regards to fluidity however likewise injected a more individual touch, in addition to unique features that have long been happily promoted by the fanbase, such as the Always-On display.

It is deemed to be stylish now to move far from curved screens, so OnePlus is not forging a new course however following a market pattern here, although I was assured that the screen still maintained a slight curve, with 2.5 D corners. There are also certain quarters that like to mock the size of OnePlus mobile phones.
Personally, I didnt discover the OnePlus 8T to be especially huge, and I value a larger than average form aspect anyway. The total grip of the mobile phone is also great, where the slider button is well-positioned to manage the vibration/ringtone modes – something that I will never get tired of.

When it comes to the electronic camera module that has ended up in a rectangular way, I am alleviated that there is a far less protrusion than expected. There is no IP accreditation for waterproofing, which might be a deal-breaker for some. As on the designs preceding the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, this is, in truth, waterproof, but the manufacturer preferred to conserve some expenses to obtain main accreditation.

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.

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

A quadruple 48 MP image module.

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

On paper, I question the effectiveness of both macro and grayscale sensors. In my opinion, and I might be incorrect given that I have not evaluated them, its just a marketing push to toss in more sensing units. In any case, I would have greatly chosen a devoted telephoto lens for additional flexibility.
The camera module is now rectangular fit 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 trigger automatically, rather similar to iOS, depending on the lighting conditions.
Its a camera module that toes the industry line after all, and theres absolutely nothing lavish about it at this price. OnePlus has actually released various software application updates to its picture application given that the launch of OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, so I will see in my complete review whether it will feature the newest photo app version or not.
A fast note for the front-facing video camera: it is a Sony IMX471 16 MP sensor, without any IOS with an aperture of f/2.4. The OnePlus 8T can likewise tape video at as much as 4K 60 fps.

OxygensOS 11 based on Android 11.

Previously focused and direct, the image module of OnePlus 8T becomes rectangle-shaped and is put in the upper left corner./ © NextPit.

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

The default OnePlus 8T ODA is not the most adjustable on the marketplace./ © 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 display is HDR10+ accredited, so you are guaranteed of having a great watching experience.

The OnePlus 8T features a 6.55-inch AMOLED Flat Panel Display completely HD+ resolution with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a punch-hole located in the top left corner for the selfie cam. Underneath the hood lies a Snapdragon 865 chipset, a 4,500 mAh battery that will work with the new Warp Charge 65W quick charge capability, a quadruple lens system anchored by a 48 MP shooter. It is likewise among the very first smart devices 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 sells for EUR899 ($ 1,056) while the other would be the staple OnePlus 8 handset, while being somewhat less expensive than these two flagship models. In brief, 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 regards to value-for-money in the premium segment. Just Like OnePlus Nord in the mid-range sector, the OnePlus 8T uses, on paper, a great compromise in the face of the manufacturers transfer to the upmarket section and in terms of pricing..

The maker announced 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 sampling rate can run up to 240 Hz (the variety of times a touch is tape-recorded with your fingers), which is completely good for responsive video gaming controls.

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

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

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

When it concerns the video camera module, the OnePlus 8T includes a quadruple lens system with the following setup:.

Snapdragon 865 and Fnatic Mode revised.

. Having actually Instagram docked in a window while using the OnePlus 8T: whats the point?!/ © NextPit.

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

A bright 120 Hz flat screen.

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

The dedicated Fnatic video gaming mode is less innovative than on pure video gaming mobile phones, but the user interface much more user-friendly. You can make the video game menu appear contextually, like a pop-up when youre in the video game. You have a temperature indicator, battery, have Instagram or Whatsapp in windowed mode (whats the point?!), the option to block alerts, updates, etc

Fresh style like a nordic breeze.

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

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 throughout a series of on-screen activities. As with many other manufacturers, this refresh rate is dynamic and its frequency varies depending on the usage (video gaming, video, navigation, etc).
OnePlus has really ruined their fans because the beginning when it concerns 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 screen (that sadly, is not as customisable as under ColorOS 11) – and they continue in this abundant tradition with the OnePlus 8T.

With this all-important observation placed aside, the design of the OnePlus 8T ticks all of the right boxes when it comes to a top-of-the-line design. A glass back, a metallised aluminum frame and punch-hole 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.

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

OnePlus has likewise made a small update to the Zen Mode for digital health, allowing you to create group sessions to synchronise your phases of digital detox with a number of individuals. Accountability definitely assists one attain ones objectives, does not it?

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 variety, OnePlus doesnt wish to introduce other models that might cannibalise its other devices – which is a wise move..
Im not going to provide you graphic benchmarks in this hands-on, but will certainly include them in my full evaluation. Were starting to get an idea worrying the efficiency of this processor, which is merely the most powerful for Android smartphones right now, not that we actually require all that power anyway.

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

The Warp Charge 65T, a killer feature?

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

And with the OnePlus 8T, which will be cost the very same cost as the OnePlus 7T at EUR599 ($ 704), the brand clearly offers one of the most competitive high-end smart devices on the market. On paper, it is a product that respects the spirit of its variety, and this makes it deserving of using said letter on its name..

The big news, expected to be.
THE killer function of the.
OnePlus 8T, is not a surprise electronic camera under the screen as I had actually hoped, however the Warp Charge 65 function. 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 producer claims), in 15 minutes.
OnePlus explained to me that Warp Charge 65 is based upon a double battery system where each battery charges at the exact 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 concurrently charged in 5 V/6.5 A each.

So I cant wait to use you a long and extensive review of this OnePlus 8T to see if the manufacturer lives up to its reputation with a OnePlus fanboy or otherwise.

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I had a lot of problems about OnePlus in 2020, mainly about the relocation to the upmarket section, but especially about the price of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. With the OnePlus Nord, the manufacturer currently revealed its willingness not to desert the price/quality ratio in favour of a race for the premium sector with a modest disposition.

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

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

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

Conclusion: My very first impressions.

Most of the innovation of the Warp Charge 65 depends on the adapter, and not in the smartphone. Theres an extra encryption chip in the battery charger along with in the USB-C cable in order to control the temperature level (in addition to the 12 thermal sensors in the mobile phone).
Once again, this is not a huge development if you look at the “competition” over at Oppo or Realme. Thats the OnePlus philosophy: you only carry out a feature if its totally optimised, while lowering expenses as much as possible (no, not like Apple, given that Cupertino waits far too long and maximises expenses rather of reducing them). It will therefore be required to wait for a Warp Charge 125.
I will tell you in my complete evaluation if the battery and Warp Charge 65 perform well in daily use.

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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 video camera. Throughout the pre-briefing, OnePlus ensured me that the Aquamarine Blue colour is not the exact same as 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 as opposed to the OnePlus Nord.

With this critical observation put aside, the style 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.

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