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Visually, the OnePlus 8T is an eye-catcher. I especially like the blue-green. The highlight of the new device is definitely the 6.55" AMOLED display. With 120 Hertz, a bright 1,100 nits and FullHD. The front and back are made of glass.
OnePlus 8T specs
- 6.55" AMOLED display, 120 Hz
- Resolution: 2400 × 1080 pixels, 402 ppi
- Snapdragon 865, 5G X55
- 8/12 GB RAM, 128/256 GB memory
- 4,500 mAh battery
- Main camera: Sony IMX586, 48 MP, f/1.7
- Ultra wide angle 16 MP f/2.2, macro lens 5 MP, monochrome lens 2MP
- Front-facing camera: Sony IMX471, 16 MP, f/2.4
Is the OnePlus 8T the new all-rounder for you?
The built-in Snapdragon 865 is currently one of the fastest chips for smartphones. Only the 865+ has a leg up. Thanks to the processor, the OnePlus performs fluidly all around. It’s stutter-free and ideal for gaming or video editing. The battery seems a bit thin with its 4,500 mAh, but should easily last the day and then some. And thanks to Warpcharge 65, as OnePlus calls it, you can charge the battery by 60% within a quarter of an hour. That’s very fast. A full charge is possible within 40 minutes, according to recent reviews. The quick-charging plug is included in the delivery. Wireless charging isn’t available, though.
The quadruple camera of the latest model features a wide-angle lens as the main camera, an ultra wide-angle lens, a telephoto lens with double zoom and a monochrome camera. You know I’m a sucker for native black and white photography. So, in my eyes, that's a plus. The monochrome camera doesn’t just get used for black and white photography – it also provides light data for shooting in colour, for especially rich blacks. In tests, the OnePlus 8T shoots detailed and sharp photos that look natural and not «software-overlaid». Even with night shots, the 8T finds a successful balance between nice lighting and «turning night into day».
The bottom line: the OnePlus 8T offers you the latest technology with 5G, WiFi 6 and USB-C 3.1. As always, OnePlus is very close to pure Android in terms of software. This makes it easier and faster to implement in the updates; You won't have to wait long for your Google updates. The AMOLED display is smooth and responsive, the camera is absolutely average and good for this price segment. The reviews and image comparisons to date show this. One shortcoming is the lack of IP protection. It hasn’t been officially confirmed whether the OnePlus 8T is dust-proof or waterproof.
A small bonus point, from my point of view: OnePlus has again included a small mute switch in the 8T. You can use it to turn off all sounds and the vibration. Basically, it’s what iPhone users know and appreciate.
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