OnePlus 8T 5G first impressions and Initial review

OnePlus 8T

OnePlus 8T front

OnePlus 8T 5G is here with us and we would like to give you all first impressions and initial review so that you can make your mind. Amazon Great Indian Festival is live and you can get some good offers so let’s get the basics clear for you. We have a 12GB+256GB variant with us and there isn’t any difference between the variants. I mean it’s just a different RAM/Storage combination.

The first thing which I always look into is what’s on the paper. OnePlus 8T is a phone which has been circulating all over and Specs is something which is already known.

OnePlus 8T Specifications:

Display – 6.55 inch ( 16.63 centimeters) 120 Hz Fluid AMOLED with 2400 X 1080 Pixels resolution, 402 PPI density.
Chipset – 2.86 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865TM Quad Core Processor + Adreno 650 GPU.
Camera – Rear Quad Camera with 48 MP Sony IMX586 Sensor, 16 MP Ultra Wide Angle, 5 MP macro lens and 2 MP monochrome lens
Front Camera with 16 MP Sony IMX471 Sensor
Variants – 12 GB RAM | 256 GB ROM & 8 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM
Battery – 4500 mAH Lithium-ion with 65 W “Warp charge”
OS – Oxygen OS based on Android 11 Operating system

Buy – OnePlus 8T 5G (Aquamarine Green, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
Buy – OnePlus 8T 5G (Aquamarine Green, 12GB RAM, 256GB Storage)

Specifications looks good and hits most of the spots right.

Design

The design is a little different compared to the OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8T has gone with a flat design rather than curved that is a good choice. OnePlus 8T and Oneplus have same PPI. There is no headphone jack. The back of the phone looks good and makes sure there is no fingerprint residual and has a sleek look. There is a Quad camera setup placed perfectly and is completely different from how it was initially placed on OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.

Camera 

The camera as mentioned is a Quad setup, Rear with 48 MP Sony IMX586 Sensor, 16 MP Ultra Wide Angle, 5 MP macro lens, and 2 MP monochrome lens. Look Quad doesn’t mean it will complete with the likes of Google, Samsung, or Apple. OnePlus Camera does the job pretty well and you can’t make out as a user that you need a better camera.

The front camera is a 16 MP Sony IMX471 Sensor and also here it will do the job. OnePlus software will surely optimize with updates and it will just get better and better.

Performance and what’s inside

Performance is something which OnePlus doesn’t miss out on and OnePlus 8T isn’t any different here. Frankly, the OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8 series will give the almost same and negligible difference. The good part OnePlus 8T comes with Oxygen OS 11 based on the Android 11 Operating system so an advantage if software is baked in right out of the box. OnePlus 8 series started receiving Oxygen 11 a week ago.

OnePlus 8T Android 11
OnePlus 8T Android 11

You can read about what’s new with Oxygen 11 here and all the OnePlus phones getting the update:
Android 11 is now rolling out for OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8

Oxygen OS 11 is also a little criticized to take few design element of Samsung One UI, come on its Android and everyone will pick here and there.

Display

The display is a sweet 120Hz fluid. As per OnePlus the display has also gotten an A+ rating which makes it a good value in the market. A known issue with a high refresh rate is the Tint issue – Black crush, Green Tint, Ret tint. Many manufacturers are facing this and OnePlus is no exception. OnePlus 8T so far there hasn’t been any Tint issue but only time will tell the story.

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Battery and Charging

The Battery is a decent 4500 mAH and I can’t give you any no’s of the battery as the phone is just a day old. Still, to power this batter there is a whooping 65W charger which can charge the phone 70% in 30 mins as per our testing. OnePlus also claimed that the fast charging will make sure that the battery will still keep 80% of capacity even after 1000 charge cycles.

Comparison

Currently, the newly launched Xiaomi Mi 10T and ROG Phone 3 are some prime contender. Other brands like iQOO, Samsung, Apple doesn’t compare with these specs and ecosystem. I will create a comparison shortly with all these phones. You can read about the ROG Phone 3 review in the meantime.

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