Wednesday, April 24

Oneplus 8T 5G – Specifications And Price

Are you planning to invest in the latest OnePlus Mobile? Then you have come to the right place! Learn all the specs and features before you arrive on your decision. Be an informed buyer, and get the most out of your product.

OnePlus 8T

The OnePlus 8T has recently hit the market. A tweaked version of the OnePlus 8 that appeared earlier this year, the phone is an upgrade based on customer feedback. The R&D team too seems to have put in a lot of hard work. So you can expect quite some changes after the disappointing feedback that came for the OnePlus 8 phone.

OnePlus 8T Review Design, Features, Performance

With the Pro models largely absent from this season of OnePlus launches, the company seems to be bidding its chip on the OnePlus 8T. So, let us see what new features this phone has in store for you.

Design Of The Oneplus 8T 5G

Much like the other members of the OnePlus8 family, the OnePlus 8T too is built on an aluminium frame. But in terms of design, it is nothing like what the company has produced before. The edges are no longer curved like before. While some may feel that this makes the looks less appealing, practically the phone is more convenient for use. 

With curved edges, the contents in the extreme corner often become very difficult to access. Vignetting effect is another common problem encountered in curved displays. Both these problems have been smartly dealt with in the latest OnePlus 5G version, by simply straightening the sides.

Both the aquamarine and lunar silver colourways look extremely stylish and sophisticated. If you are worried about finger impressions owing to the glossy finish, even that has been tackled by the designers. 

There is a shift even in terms of camera placement compared to the older models. If you are used to OnePlus phones with the camera at the centre, here you will find it towards the left end. This shift too, has worked well, as it complements the other design aspects of the phone.

The only drawback in the matter of design is the weight of the phone. Although the reason is not apparent, the OnePlus 8T 5G is slightly heavier than the OnePlus 8 phone. So if you are planning to binge-watch o0r use your phone for a prolonged period, you need to keep shuffling your hands to avoid fatigue. 

Display Of The Oneplus 8T

One of the key highlights of the OnePlus 8T right from the time the company began its promotion campaigns have been the display. True enough, there has been quite an improvement compared to the 8 phones. The size of the display is 6.55 inches which is quite impressive even when you compare it to the other latest 5G phone, apart from the OnePlus family.  

The display is full HD plus and also has a refresh rate of 120Hz. While the touch sampling rate was 180Hz for the OnePlus 8 phone, in 8T, it is a whopping 240Hz. So you can have no complaints in terms of the touch sensitivity or response time taken by the phone.

The JNDC colour accuracy of the phone is under 0.55, and it also boasts of an HDR10+ certification. Are you planning to use the OnePlus 8T on a sunny day? With a maximum brightness of 1,100 nits, the display is visible even on a bright sunny day. The company claims that the latest 8T has a slimmer chin than the 8 version owing to better fusion of the display connector. But the difference is barely visible to the eyes, even when you place the models side by side.

Buttons And Charging

OnePlus has kept the button layout similar even for its latest 5G phone, perhaps to convince users loyal to the brand. Even for others, the button placement is quite easy to figure out. The power and volume buttons are placed opposite to each other. So within a week of use, you can navigate the volume buttons without really looking at your phone.

There is also an alert slider to switch between the ringer profiles. A USB 3.1 Type-c port is provided at the bottom, although there is no jack for headphones. The phone has a dual SIM tray, but you cannot use it to increase the internal storage of the phone.

One point that seems to disappoint the users and reviewers of the OnePlus 8T phone is the absence of a wireless charging option and IP rating. Otherwise, the physical upgrades of the phone are impressive and do not leave room for many complaints.

Accessories With The Phone

After the iPhone left out chargers from its latest phone accessories list, there is a lot of fuss about accessories that accompany a phone. However, you do not have to worry regarding accessories for your latest OnePlus8T. There is a charger, a data cable, sticklers, silicon case, SIM ejection tool and a detailed user’s guide. The 65W charger which has been named Wrap Charge 65 by the company is also remarkable for its performance.

Software Specifications

The OnePlus team has completely revolutionised the 8T phone by providing it with whole new software. Named as the Oxygen OS 11, it is a custom skin that has been developed by the OnePlus team itself, based on Android 11. The performance of the software is reliable, and most of the apps and features are strikingly similar to the OnePlus 8 Pro. 

 With a single swipe, you can access the stock apps and the recently launched apps as well as information about the apps. The notification bar too is quickly accessible with a single gesture. The Dark mode comes with advanced settings that allow you to set a time in advance for your OnePlus 8T 5G.

The AOD or Always on Display is another interesting addition that has been much appreciated by the users. It allows you to quickly view statistics such as the number of times you opened a certain app during the day and so on. The OnePlus team has promised some more interesting apps to be added soon to their phone through their consecutive updates.

The Zen Mode is also very well defined in this new Phone. With several soothing themes and other such features, it helps the heavy users to undergo the much needed digital detox.

Gaming Experience In Oneplus 8T 5G

If you are gaming, you’d definitely want to know how the phone fares in this area. All games be it Battle Prime or Call of Duty run very smoothly without any lag. The speed can be expected to be even higher once 5G technology becomes available here. Even after hours of gaming, the phone does not heat up. 

Performance

There are two configurations of the mobile that are available presently- 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage and 12GB Ram with 256v GB storage. From the initial experience of using the phone, the performance seems to be amazing. What remains to be seen is the performance after a year of usage.

Other Features

Both the configurations boast of an in-display fingerprint sensor, face recognition and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos. With WIFI 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, connectivity is super fast and easy. The HRD capability seems to go unrecognised by Netflix. But this will hopefully be taken care of by the company during the future updates of the phone. The benefit of the HRD display can be appreciated while playing videos on Youtube from local folders.

Battery Life

The battery life of the latest 5G phone is also praiseworthy. Compared to the OnePlus 8 model that featured a 4,300 mAh battery, the new 8T comes with a 4500 mAh battery. It is the first model that supports the latest Wrap Charge 65, and the difference can be gauged from the amount of time that it takes for charging. You can reach from 0 to full battery in less than an hour.

While some have criticised the new charger for its similarity to RealME and Oppo, the criticism is sort of an overreach. The battery life is dependable, running for slightly less than 16 hours in the loop test. Even during gaming, the battery gives a steady performance.

The 8T Camera

Coming to the camera, there is not much change from the usual OnePlus formula. The steady performer- Sony IMX586 48 megapixel with an optically stabilised sensor is being used as the primary camera. There is also a 16-megapixel Ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera along with a 5-megapixel macro camera.

The front camera, which is 16 Megapixel is again by Sony. To support shoots under artificial lighting, a flicker sensor has also been provided in the phone.

Price of the 8T

The starting price of the OnePlus 8T is Rs. 42,999, and the higher-end model comes at the price of Rs. 45,999. Depending on how high performance you require, you can choose among these models.

OnePlus 8T 5G Battery Life, Camera Features, and Price

Final Verdict

OnePlus did make up for many of the shortcomings that were there in the 8 models with the new 8T launch. While some are still frustrated with the lack of IP rating and the like, it is value for your money and a great choice among the existing 5G models. 

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