OnePlus are known for their high-spec, affordable phones. It is not such a surprise then, that OnePlus 8T continues this tradition and is another gem in the current smartphone market.
DESIGN – OnePlus 8T looks very different to its predecessors. It does not have a camera module in the middle but it is placed at the left and looks more like a phone from 2020 than any of its predecessors. It comes in two colours, Aquamarine Blue and Lunar Silver. In my opinion, this is a bold design choice and it certainly pays off. The phone stands out among the crowd.
The phone comes with the latest version of Android, Android 11, out of the box with the signature OnePlus OxygenOS skin. It comes with an in-display optical fingerprint scanner and face unlock. A new feature to OnePlus phones, always-on display, also makes its debut.
The phone comes with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset which is the fastest processor on the market, and with an Adreno 650 GPU. The standard version of the phone comes with 128GB ROM 8GB RAM, while the high-end version of the phone comes with 256GB ROM 12GB RAM. I’d recommend going with the higher-end model as 256GB ROM is almost a necessity for this day and age and 12GB RAM makes this phone future proof.
It has a quad-camera setup at the back with a 48 MP main camera, 16 MP ultrawide camera, a 5 MP macro lens, and finally a 2 MP depth camera. On the front, it comes with a 16 MP selfie camera. All in all, this is an excellent camera for a phone in this range, and avid photography enthusiasts can click amazing pictures that is almost top of the line for phone cameras.
The phone comes with a massive 4500 mAh battery, or should I say batteries, because this phone does not have a single massive battery but 2 smaller ones. It comes with a stupendous 65W charging brick, that charges the phone from 0-100 in 40 minutes, as claimed by OnePlus. In my opinion, this phone can easily last 2 days with moderate usage, and the charger is one of the fastest in the market.
The phone comes with dual stereo speakers which is decent at playing sharp and loud music. It does not have a headphone jack which may be a hindrance to some people, but the future is wireless, and there are many cheap alternatives to wired headsets.
We come finally to the most important detail of all, how much does the phone cost? Well, it costs Rs. 42,999 for the standard edition and Rs. 45,999 for the higher end variant. In my opinion, OnePlus have once again smashed the pricing and I think it is a phone that is a bang for the buck.
My final verdict of OnePlus 8T is that it is an amazing phone for the price. OnePlus have once again returned to their original position as “The King of Flagship Killers”.
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