The OnePlus 8 series has welcomed the new member of the family: OnePlus 8T 5G. This phone model will be for those who want to experience the power of the Snapdragon 865 chip with a 120Hz screen, next to a flat-screen design, the latest OxygenOS 11 OS based on Android 11.
Before Coming to the detailed experience, we quickly unbox the OnePlus 8 T to show you what will be there when you buy the device.
The eye-catching red box with the large print 8T, the brand on the side, and the OnePlus 8T is the product’s words.
Apart from the OnePlus8T, the other accessories are the data cable, charger, SIM eject tool, sticklers, silicone case, and user guides.
OnePlus still has a tradition of making long boxes, but still looks great as the length is still large.
The built-in charger of the OnePlus 8T 5G has a voltage of 10V-6.5A in the Warp Charge Profile with a maximum capacity of 65W, which is very familiar with SuperVOC 2.0 technology. But the point we’re more interested in is that with USB-C input, this charger also supports power delivery to the full 5/9/12/15 / 20V profile, which is what all USB-C rechargeable laptops, enough to balance the phone. Not to mention using the PD, not to mention that USB-C PD with PPS technology has a PPS profile range of 3.3-16V ~ 3A, 0.2A compared to Samsung’s 45 W charger. So this charger can also charge the Galaxy Note10+, S20 Ultra at the highest level.
Compared to the OnePlus 8 Pro, the OnePlus 8T has a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED flat-panel design for those who don’t like the full-edge curved screen. The screen supports a 120 Hz refresh rate, multiple levels of brightness adjustment with a maximum brightness of 1,100 nits for HDR video playback.
The version we have is Aquamarine green, shiny glass, not as translucent as the product photos.
The OnePlus 8T 5G features an aluminum frame with a glass back, but the design is very different compared to the OnePlus 8. The sides of the display aren’t curved anymore. There’s no vignetting effect which is typically seen in curved-edge displays. The second thing we noticed is that the OnePlus 8T is heavier (188g vs 180g) and thicker (8.4mm vs 8mm) compared to the 8.
The new Aquamarine Green color looks great, and despite it having a glossy finish, fingerprints aren’t a big problem. The OnePlus 8T 5G also comes in a Lunar Silver color, which is said to have a matte-frosted finish. The camera module is shifted to the left instead of being in the middle, and its rounded corners match the soft contours of the rest of the device.
OnePlus 8T 5G has a slimmer chin since the display connector now bends behind the panel. Finally, there’s a cutout in the upper-left corner for the single selfie camera. The power and volume buttons sit on opposite sides of the frame, there’s an alert slider for switching between ringer profiles, a USB 3.1 Type-C port on the bottom, and no headphone jack. The OnePlus 8T has a dual-SIM tray, but no option to increase storage.
OnePlus 8T specs
OnePlus 8T 5G is powered by the standard Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. It will be available in two configurations at the time of launch — 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. We have the 128Gb storage variant with us. The OnePlus 8T uses UFS 3.1 flash storage, compared to UFS 3.0 in the OnePlus 8.
Other features include an in-display fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, face recognition, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC. The device also supports multiple satellite navigation systems and the expected suite of sensors, plus a flicker detection sensor in the camera module.
The OnePlus 8T has the Sony IMX586 48MP optically stabilized sensor for its primary camera, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 123-degree field of view (FOV), a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP monochrome camera. The front camera is the 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor.
OnePlus 8T price and availability
The OnePlus 8T price starts at $699 for the base variant, and the higher-end 12GB RAM is priced at $738, now available to buy on Newegg.com and Bhphotovideo.com websites. Compared to the OnePlus 8 equivalent variants, the 8T offers better value as you get more features and better specifications for less.