OnePlus 8T is the new premium smartphone, substantially identical to OnePlus 8 but with Warp Charge 65W fast charge, 120 Hz Fluid AMOLED display and OxygenOS 11. On sale at 599 € (8 / 128GB) and 699 € (12 / 256GB).
OnePlus 8T is already in pre-order in Italy, with availability starting from October 20 (also on Amazon) in two configurations: the 8 / 128GB version in Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver for € 599 and the 12 / 256GB version in Aquamarine Green to 699 €.
We started (strangely) with the price of the smartphone to explain how this element makes the OnePlus 8T more affordable than many other top-of-the-range models out there, while having some really premium specs like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G processor, lots of base memory. (by the way UFS 3.1), a 120Hz display with 1100 nit brightness and 65 watt fast charging.
Warp Charge 65 in fact offers the charge of a whole day in just 15 minutes. Featuring dual battery technology to quickly recharge the total 4500mAh, the OnePlus 8T takes just 39 minutes to complete a charge under normal use, making overnight charging a distant memory. This smartphone is equipped with 12 temperature sensors which together with an additional security chip in the adapter and cable maintains the optimum temperature even when charging at the peak of 65W of power.
However, the company had to make some compromises: the 6.55-inch FHD + (2400 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D Fluid AMOLED display has fewer pixels per inch than those of other flagships, it lacks support for wireless charging and certification for waterproofing. But the most important question about the OnePlus 8T is another: why would a user buy a OnePlus 8 if the OnePlus 8T is cheaper and has roughly the same technical specifications? In short, is it really worth it? Here are the summary features:
OnePlus 8T technical specifications
Display: 6.55 inches 2400 x 1080 (402PPI) in 20: 9, 120Hz
Processor: Snapdragon 865
Memory: 8GB / 128GB UFS 3.1, 12GB / 256GB UFS 3.1
main Sony IMX586 48MP
16MP ultra wide angle (123 °)
Front: Sony IMX471 from 16MP
Battery: 4500mAh, with 65W fast charging
Networking: 5G and 4G LTE, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC
Security: In-display fingerprint sensor, facial recognition
Interfaces: USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
Audio: Stereo speakers
Dimensions 160.7 x 74.1 x 8.4 mm
Weight: 188 grams
OnePlus 8 has a starting price of 649 euros (even 599 euros on Amazon), so for the same price or a little less, OnePlus 8T also offers a display with a higher refresh rate, faster charging, a slightly larger battery and some additional features for the camera (has an extra B&W sensor). For the rest, the two terminals are essentially identical, so who will buy more OnePlus 8 after the entry of the OnePlus 8T on the market? The OnePlus 8 Pro may still be the best option for those who don’t need 65W fast charging because it has a superior display, a more complete photo module and above all it is the only one to support wireless charging. Let me be clear: We like OnePlus 8T and on paper it is a valid smartphone, but why offer two similar models with almost identical features at around the same price?
The OnePlus 8T is also the first OnePlus device to be equipped with the latest version of the OnePlus operating system, OxygenOS 11 but it is also among the first non-Google smartphones to be launched with Android 11 globally. OxygenOS 11 reinvents the OnePlus software experience with an improved layout, bold design and helpful features that make one-handed operation even easier and more intuitive.
OxygenOS 11 also enjoys a number of optimized animations and gestures, as well as numerous customizations to suit every personal preference: there are 11 new watch options on the Always On Display, it has been optimized for one-handed use and the Zen 2.0 mode. The clean appearance of the interface also allows users to simplify daily activities, improve efficiency and enjoy a more refined and personalized user experience.
As indicated at the beginning, OnePlus 8T is available in two new colors: Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver. The Aquamarine Green version uses a particular play of light, a form of refraction that diffuses light in a wide range of angles and directions, making the surface of the device clean and bright, able to reduce the accumulation of fingerprints on the glossy back . The new Lunar Silver variant combines the latest generation of OnePlus opaque satin glass with a particular gray tone and represents the perfect balance between aesthetic elegance and unparalleled comfort