OnePlus unveiled its latest smartphone, OnePlus 8T at an online event last week. This year, OnePlus is not releasing a mid-year refresh for the Pro variant, and so there is no OnePlus 8T Pro this time around. With the OnePlus 8T, OnePlus seems to have gone back to the design board, as the curved display panel from OnePlus 8 series devices is no more found on the OnePlus 8T. Let us compare OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 8, and OnePlus 8 Pro and figure out the differences.
OnePlus 8T vs OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 8 Pro: Price in India
The OnePlus 8T is priced at Rs 42,999 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, while the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage version costs Rs. 45,999. OnePlus 8 costs Rs 41,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, Rs 44,999 for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, while the top-end 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant costs Rs 49,999. OnePlus 8 Pro, the costliest device among the trio, is priced at Rs. 54,999 for the 8GB and 128GB storage variant. The 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant of the OnePlus 8 Pro costs Rs 59,999.
OnePlus 8T vs OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 8 Pro: Design
The OnePlus 8T ditches the curved display from OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in favour of a more conventional flat display. OnePlus has also managed to reduced the chin size on the OnePlus 8T compared to the OnePlus 8. From the back, the 8T looks more like a Samsung device than a OnePlus device. This is because the OnePlus 8T gets a new squircle camera module on the top left corner. The 8T retails in Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver color variant. The OnePlus 8 comes in Glacial Green, Onyx Black, and Interstellar Grey, while the OnePlus 8 Pro comes in Glacial Green, Onyx Black, and Ultramarine Blue color variants.
OnePlus 8T vs OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 8 Pro: Display
OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8T feature a 6.55-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels, 402ppi pixel density, 20:9 aspect ratio, and HDR 10+ support. The OnePlus 8 Pro, on the other hand, packs a larger 6.78-inch QHD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a resolution of 3168×1440 pixels, 19.8:9 aspect ratio, and up to 1,300 nits brightness.
The OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8 Pro have a 120Hz refresh rate display, while the vanilla OnePlus 8 packs a 90Hz refresh rate panel. All three devices feature an optical in-display fingerprint sensor, have a punch-hole notch on the top left corner, and come with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
OnePlus 8T vs OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 8 Pro: Performance
All the three devices feature Qualcomm’s top-tier silicon, Snapdragon 865 under the hood. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is built on a 7nm fabrication process. The graphics duties on these devices are handled by the Adreno 650GPU. OnePlus 8T packs slightly faster UFS3.1 storage compared to the UFS3.0 solution on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. In comparison, the OnePlus 8 Pro features faster LPDDR5 RAM compared to the LPDDR4X on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8T.
OnePlus 8T boots Android 11 based Oxygen OS 11 out of the box. The company has also rolled out Oxygen OS 11 update for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, which is based on Android 11.
OnePlus 8T vs OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 8 Pro: Cameras
The OnePlus 8T packs a 48MP quad-rear camera setup including an LED flash. The primary sensor on the smartphone is a Sony IMX586 sensor with OIS, EIS, f/1.7 aperture, and 0.8μm pixel size. The primary sensor on the 8T gets accompanied by a 16MP Sony IMX481 ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 116° field-of-view. There is also a 5MP macro camera with 3cm fixed focal length, along with a 2MP depth sensor.
OnePlus 8 features a 48MP triple-rear camera setup with a Sony IMX586 sensor, and an LED flash. The primary sensor on the smartphone comes with OIS, EIS, f/1.75 aperture, and 0.8μm pixel size. OnePlus 8 also packs a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 116° field of view. There is also a 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture on the smartphone.
OnePlus 8 Pro features a 48MP quad-rear camera with a Sony IMX689 sensor and an LED flash. The primary sensor on the device comes with OIS, EIS, Dual Native ISO, f/1.78 aperture, and 0.8μm pixel size. The smartphone also gets a 48MP Sony IMX586 ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, and 119.7° field of view. It has an 8MP telephoto sensor with OIS, 3x hybrid zoom, 30x digital zoom, and f/2.44 aperture. There is also a 5MP color filter sensor with f/2.4 aperture on the OnePlus 8 Pro.
For the selfies, all three OnePlus 8 series devices feature a 16MP IMX471 sensor with EIS, and f/2.45 aperture.
OnePlus 8T vs OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 8 Pro: Battery and Charging
The 8T packs a 4,500mAh dual-cell battery with 65W Warp Charge 65 charging support. And, the company is bundling a Type-C to Type-C cable with the OnePlus 8T as the Warp Charge 65 charger comes with a Type-C output port. The new 65W Warp Charger can also be used to charge other devices up to 45W, thanks to the power-delivery technology.
OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro pack a 4,300mAh and 4,510mAh battery respectively with Warp Charge 30T charging support. The OnePlus 8 Pro also supports 30W wireless fast charging and can also be used to charge other devices wirelessly using its wireless reverse charging feature.
OnePlus 8T vs OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 8 Pro: Verdict
The OnePlus 8T has a more conventional and practical display compared to the OnePlus 8, and is priced lower than the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. OnePlus 8T also comes with an all-new 65W Warp Charger 65 fast charging, while the other two devices have a comparatively slower 30W charging. If you want a premium-looking device with a curved display but don’t have the budget for the OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8 is a good option out there. OnePlus 8 Pro is a phone for the people looking to buy a top of the line OnePlus device.