OnePlus recently introduced its new flagship smartphone – the OnePlus 8T – in India. The latest smartphone from OnePlus comes loaded with a host of interesting features like the 120Hz AMOLED panel, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, 65W fast charging, and more. However, this time, the phone will face some fierce competition from the likes of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro smartphones. Both the phones are packed with top-of-the-line hardware and features. So, in this article, we will put OnePlus 8T against Galaxy S20 FE and OnePlus 8T to see which one emerges as a clear winner.
OnePlus 8T vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Mi 10T Pro: Price in India
The OnePlus 8T price in India starts at Rs 42,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option, while the 12GB of RAM + 256GB model is priced at Rs 45,999. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is available at a price tag of Rs 49,999. Coming to the Mi 10T Pro, the phone is priced at Rs 39,999. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro emerges as a clear winner as it is most of the affordable smartphone out of the two phones.
OnePlus 8T vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Mi 10T Pro: Design
All three smartphones are design marvel in their own right. The OnePlus 8T slightly tweaked rear panel as compared to the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. The phone now comes with an squircle camera module, which is becoming a new norm in this price range. However, apart from this, it looks more or less similar to the OnePlus phones.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE looks eerily similar to the Galaxy S20 (hence, the name), however, this one comes with a plastic build, which is kind of odd in this price range. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro offers a different design when it comes to the camera modules. There is one big sensor at the, while the rest of them are perfectly aligned right beneath it. That said, all three of them looks good, but it is Mi 10T Pro that stands out a little in terms of design.
OnePlus 8T vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Mi 10T Pro: Display
Coming to the display, the OnePlus 8T flaunts a 6.55-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. The display comes with 120Hz refresh rate, 402ppi pixel density, 20:9 aspect ratio, and HDR 10+ support. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE features a .5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The screen comes with 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Lastly, the Mi 10T Pro comes with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.
The display supports 144Hz variable refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The variable refresh rate means that the phone will automatically select the refresh rate based on the content played on the screen. This brings us to the age-old AMOLED vs LCD debate. The AMOLED panels on the OnePlus 8T and Galaxy S20 FE produces rich colours with inkier blacks, while LCD panel on the Mi 10T Pro offers a much higher refresh rate. So, the choice is yours completely.
OnePlus 8T vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Mi 10T Pro: Hardware
Moving on to the hardware department, the OnePlus 8T is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor along with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gets its power from the Exynos 990 chipset along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB option. Although the OnePlus 8T offers higher RAM, it is Mi 10T Pro that looks like a better option. This is primarily because the Mi 10T Pro is cheaper than the base variant of OnePlus 8T. So, our vote goes to the Mi 10T Pro.
OnePlus 8T vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Mi 10T Pro: Cameras
The OnePlus 8T features a quad-camera setup with a combination of 48MP primary lens with OIS, EIS, f/1.7 aperture, 16MP wide-angle lens with 116-degree FoV, 5MP macro sensor, and 2MP depth sensor. The phone comes with a 16MP selfie shooter.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE features a triple-camera setup with a combination of 12MP wide-angle lens with 123-degree FoV, 12MP ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, and 8MP telephoto shooter. On the front, you get a 32MP selfie shooter.
Lastly, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro comes loaded with a triple-camera setup with 108MP primary sensor with OIS, 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 5MP macro lens. On the front, you get a 20MP selfie shooter.
That said, the Mi 10T Pro flaunts the largest sensor in a smartphone yet. However, more number of megapixels does not translate to better picture quality. There are other parameters like processing, algorithm and more. So, based on the sheer specs sheet, we will declare the Mi 10T Pro a winner. However, do wait for our review. Coming to the selfies, the Galaxy S20 FE appears to have a better selfie camera as compared to the Mi 10T Pro and OnePlus 8T.
OnePlus 8T vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Mi 10T Pro: Battery
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro packs a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE comes with 4,5000mAh battery with 25W fast charging support along with wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging options. The OnePlus 8T comes with a 4,500mAh dual-cell battery with 65W Warp Charge 65 charging support. The answer is clear here, the OnePlus 8T wins this round as it sports the best charging solution available in the market right now.
OnePlus 8T vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Mi 10T Pro: Final Verdict
To conclude, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro and OnePlus 8T are neck-to-neck. Both the phones offer a premium design language along with similar hardware specs. The Mi 10T Pro has an LCD panel, but still offers better refresh rate than the OnePlus 8T’s 120Hz AMOLED panel. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, in fact, is at par with the OnePlus 8T’s display, though it lacks in other departments. The OnePlus 8T offers you the best charging speeds, which is available in India right now. However, apart from this, the Mi 10T Pro emerges as a smartphone that offers better price-to-specs ratio.