OnePlus 8T: Quick Review in 2020.

OnePlus 8T: Quick Review in 2020.

 

OnePlus 8T: Quick Review in 2020.

OnePlus 8T: Quick Review in 2020.

Recently, OnePlus has released the OnePlus 8T smartphone. It is equipped with a 120Hz refresh rate display and supports 65W Warp flash charging. In fact, the purpose of the OnePlus 8T is to replace the existing OnePlus 8.

Speaking of the OnePlus 8, I believe that many users are not impressed, because this phone is very modest overall, without particularly prominent features, and it is not impressive. In comparison, the OnePlus 8T has a very good fast charging function, which can be used for a whole day after charging for 15 minutes.  In this article, we will provide you with a quick review regarding OnePlus 8T.

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OnePlus 8T: Quick Review in 2020.

Design and Display.

Compared with the previous OnePlus 8, the appearance design of the OnePlus 8T has changed. The camera module of the OnePlus 8 is placed in the center of the back, while the camera position of the OnePlus 8T is offset, not in the middle position, and the design looks more like Galaxy S20. As far as the old editor is concerned, I really like the design of the OnePlus 8T. During my use, its body did not have any fingerprints. After using it, it is still clean and fresh, which is impressive.

Like OnePlus 8, the front of the OnePlus 8T is a flat screen with a slight curve on its edges. OnePlus 8T's aluminum body backshell design is very good, it has a clear curve so that the flat screen and the back matte Gorilla Glass back panel seamlessly integrated.

OnePlus 8T has a bodyweight of 188 grams and a body thickness of 8.4 mm, which helps prevent the fatigue caused by holding the phone for a long time. At the same time, the OnePlus 8T has rounded edges, which can give people a comfortable grip.

OnePlus did not put too much effort into the design of the OnePlus 8T. Its appearance is clean, simple, mature, and charming. Although the old editors appreciate visually unusual designs, such as Oppo Reno4 Pro and Vivo X50 Pro, their improvements seem to be a bit excessive. The cool, unpretentious appearance of the OnePlus 8T will attract more people and be more durable.

As far as display is concerned, the OnePlus 8T comes with a 6.55-inch 2,400 x 1,080 liquid AMOLED panel, but it now has a 120Hz refresh rate, which is comparable to the 8 Pro's larger and clearer screen. This makes 8T, together with Galaxy S20 FE, one of the most affordable flagship products with such a fast display effect. As a bonus, the OnePlus 8T has 8,192 levels of brightness (twice the brightness provided by level 8) and a peak brightness of 1100 nits, which makes it easier for me to read outdoors-more than my other phones. There are environmental sensors on both sides of the phone to help maintain more accurate automatic brightness.

OnePlus also took a page from Samsung's book and switched back to a flat-screen after a few devices with slanted edges. It may not look elegant, but it is more practical. On the one hand, you will no longer be troubled by curved glare when watching videos or playing games. Curved edges usually increase the chance of accidental knocks and even increase the possibility of fall damage. Reverting to a flat-screen also means increasing internal space, which allows OnePlus to increase the battery capacity to 4,500mAh-basically matching the 8 Pro battery. For all these reasons, I certainly will not miss the curved screen.

It is difficult for me to find the fault in the carefully calibrated screen of the 8T. The HDR videos on Netflix and YouTube both look great (with the benefit of the particularly loud Dolby Atmos stereo speakers), and I feel that the 120Hz refresh rate makes the application and OxygenOS run more smoothly than on the 8’s 90Hz panel, although Not everyone may notice this difference. Out of curiosity, I launched PUBG Mobile with HDR graphics and enabled the "extreme" frame rate. I think this can increase my response time, and in some cases can find enemies more easily, which undoubtedly makes the game more interesting.

OnePlus 8T is equipped with dual stereo speakers. It has a lot of volume but does not have too much bass or skill, so its volume should be kept within a reasonable level to avoid being too sharp. In actual use, the sound quality of OnePlus 8T's headphone volume at 1/2 level is much better than at 3/4. It is worth mentioning that the OnePlus 8T mobile phone also supports Dolby Atmos audio.

 

OnePlus 8T: Quick Review in 2020.

Operating System and Processor.

OnePlus 8T is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 just like OnePlus 8 Pro. This powerful processor is built using a 7nm process for extreme power efficiency and it also has a neural engine on board for AI-related tasks. In terms of performance, we are absolutely in line with expectations : speed is very good, whether it is the most common operation is to perform more complex tasks can be done without slowing down the system, most importantly, Will not overheat the device.

As for the GPU, the phone has Adreno 330.

In the Geekbench test, the OnePlus 8T scored 954 points for the single-core and 3623 for the multicores.

According to the operating system, the OnePlus 8T is based on Android 11. There are some great features in Android 11. You can activate a quick screen with a smart home control just by pressing the power button. Button, in addition to Google Pay and screenshot keys, as well as Google’s new screen recording function. OnePlus has improved its dark mode and built OxygenOS 11 with one-handed use in mind.

In this way, we can directly experience the comprehensive optimization brought by Android 11 for privacy protection, notification center, 5G and other projects on OnePlus 8T. Of course, Oxygen OS 11 also adds many useful new features, such as AOD functions. In addition to displaying time, date, notification, and other information on the screen, OnePlus has also designed a series of unique annual ring AOD themes. The "Time" theme AOD is a timeline similar to annual rings, which can record the time the user uses the mobile phone, and the user can use this timeline to understand the track of their mobile phone use that day.

OxygenOS 11 adopts a new UI design, which is good-looking and durable at the same time as practical. It uses the touch area when the user operates the mobile phone as a model, adjusts the interface layout, and sinks the operation area in the lower half of the screen. In high-frequency key interfaces such as settings and weather, all core operations can be completed on the big screen with one hand. At the same time, OnePlus also adopted a new grid system layout, with the new OnePlus Sans font, whether it is reading text or browsing pictures in the system album, the visual will be more natural, clear, and burden-free.

Combined with the OnePlus 8T itself, Oxygen OS 11 also brings a lot of new upgrades based on "fast, stable and saving" to ensure that the user experience is smooth and comfortable. The brand-new ORM memory management technology greatly improves the efficiency of memory utilization. The ROM with UFS3.1 is a good software and hardware partner.

If combined with the new intelligent background freezing technology, more apps can be hosted without increasing power consumption and improve the efficiency of machine use. At the same time, Oxygen OS 11 is also equipped with Turbo Boost 2.0 frame rate optimization technology, so that the phone can better maintain the full-frame running state, and maximize the smooth experience of the 120Hz high-frame screen.

 

OnePlus 8T: Quick Review in 2020.

Storage, Price, and Available Colors.

OnePlus 8T price depends on the selected variant. The basic variant of OnePlus 8T with 8GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost you around 749.00USD on Amazon. The same variant will cost you around 570.00USD on AliExpress, and 679.00USD on Bang good.  The variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB variant, it will cost 570.99USD on AliExpress. The same variant will cost you around 669.00USD on geecbuying, and 629.00USD on Bang good. It does not have an SD card. While it goes with 2 SIM cards, one is physical and the other is eSIM. It is available in Aquamarine Green, and Lunar Silver colors.

 

OnePlus 8T: Quick Review in 2020.

Security and Ports

On the security side, Note that the OnePlus 8T still offers two biometric recognition systems: a fingerprint sensor under the screen, fast and efficient, and 2D facial recognition. The latter can only be used to unlock the screen and not to secure payments for example. It must be said that she managed to recognize me even with my mask. It's practical these days, but not really reassuring. The OnePlus 8T also supports classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

As of ports, the OnePlus 8T supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It also supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. It comes with USB-C. It has now become the rule in high-end Samsung phones; There is no 3.5mm headphone jack. You have to handle it with the USB-C connector AKG headphones out of the box or with the 3.5mm to USB-C adapters that you can buy from the market. Or, you may want to consider purchasing a wireless headset. The USB-C port is used for charging and computer connection as well as audio output. It has a speaker to the left and a microphone to the right.

 

OnePlus 8T: Quick Review in 2020.

Battery and Charging.

OnePlus 8T comprises a powerful Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 45O0mAh. It has the same capacity as the S20 Plus.

OnePlus8T introduces Warp Charge 65T, which is a proprietary ultra-fast charging technology that allows you to not worry about charging your mobile phone. Facts have proved that it only takes 15 minutes to charge the battery of the OnePlus 8T to about 60%. OnePlus claims that this power is enough for a day's use. Of course, this still depends on the specific usage of your phone.

First of all, the fast charging time is accurate. In actual use, the old OnePlus 8T battery can be charged from 3% to 60% in just 15 minutes. This means that if you often forget to charge your phone, or you want to minimize the time it takes to plug in and charge your phone, the OnePlus 8T will fit your lifestyle well. It takes about 40 minutes to fully charge from a low battery.

However, although the charging speed of the OnePlus 8T is fast, its power consumption speed also seems to be fast. After charging 60%, it can be used normally from noon to 11:30 in the evening. During this period, the editor watched about 20 minutes of video, played about 15 minutes of "Asphalt 9" and about 45 minutes of WhatsApp video call, and the rest Time is some normal use.

Based on this speculation, the OnePlus 8T is enough to last a whole day after a single charge. Generally speaking, power-hungry tasks will consume power quickly, especially video and games. One hour of video usually reduces battery power by 12% to 15%, which will quickly affect the battery life of the phone.

WarpCharge 65T uses a special charging module and a USB Type C cable to charge the 4500 mAh dual battery in the OnePlus 8T phone, so you must take it with you. Fortunately, it will charge each battery in the OnePlus 8T phone with 30W charging technology, which helps reduce wear and tear and keep the heat at a reasonable level. The body temperature of the OnePlus 8T will only warm up slightly during the fast charging process, and it will not overheat. It is worth mentioning that OnePlus 8T phones do not support wireless charging technology.

 

OnePlus 8T: Quick Review in 2020.

Camera.

OnePlus 8T has a Quad-camera on the rear as clarified: 16Mp ( ultrawide with f\2.2),48MP( wide with f\1.7 it has OIS and Laser AF), 5MP( macro with f\2.4) and 2MP( depth with f\2.2). OnePlus8T has a 16MP wide front-facing camera with f\2.5 and Auto-HDR.

Strangely, the 12-megapixel mode (the default one) is more flattering than the 48-megapixel mode. A kind of blur filter that smooths the image appears in the highest definition. In this mode, the shot also looks slightly overexposed.

By day, the photo quality is equivalent to that of the OnePlus 8. We still note a lack of detail and a fairly pronounced smoothing, especially compared to Google's Pixel 5. However, the red tone that emanated from the shots of the OnePlus 8 has been corrected here. The 48-megapixel module of the OnePlus 8T offers a much more correct exposure.

At night, the software processing smoothes out the details of our photo scene a lot, but it still remains correctly exposed.

In ultra-wide-angle, the image appears very detailed, even too detailed so much the software processing of OnePlus forces the lines. The rendering is rather messy and some parts of the photo lose their color. An effect particularly visible on the left side of the photo of our test.

At night, even if the exposure is very correct, the image lets appear a lot of digital noise and therefore loses detail. However, it remains usable.

Upfront, the OnePlus 8T offers a 32-megapixel module. The quality of the selfies is very good, a habit with the Chinese firm. Managing the brightness is not a problem, even when it comes from behind and is too bright. For taking a self-portrait, nothing to report, the OnePlus 8T manages to cut out a person without too many problems.

Portrait mode is good either front or back with a nice bokeh effect, very natural. OnePlus had already pleasantly surprised us on this point with the OnePlus 8 Pro. This 8T is always so pleasant to shoot portraits.

OnePlus' smartphone is capable of shooting videos up to 4K at 60 fps. The images are stable since the main module embeds optical stabilization.

 

OnePlus 8T: Quick Review in 2020.

Conclusion.

OnePlus’ latest phones are basically the top-notch screen refresh rate of the OnePlus 8 Pro, with the battery in a smaller body. Then there is the great 39-minute fast charging technology, which can make the transaction sweeter. The OnePlus 8T is only compromised by substandard cameras and not-so-unique design.

This is where the OnePlus 8T comes in. Essentially, OnePlus 8 has another feature-in fact, some of them even match or exceed those offered by the 8 Pro. In the US, you will get a device with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of newer UFS 3.1 storage for a price of 750USD. In this way, the same OnePlus 8 (starting at 699USD) and 8 Pro (starting at 899USD) will do. In other words, by paying an extra 50USD, you will get a device that is more like a flagship phone, but still much cheaper than the competition. What do you think? Share your knowledge with us.

 

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