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OnePlus launched its 8T in October 2020, while OnePlus's 8 arrived at stores in April 2020.
With this article, you'll be able to compare every feature of the 8 and the 8T. Then, you can decide what model better suits your needs. Let's start.
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to check who their rivals are.
|Release Date||2020, April||2020, October||0y.|
|OS Updates||2 years||2 years||0y.|
|Security Updates||3 years||3 years||0y.|
*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Geekbench 5 scores the 8 4% ahead of its sibling in the multi-core ranking. All in all, there's not much of a difference between the two.
We can label both of them as high-end.
|SoC||Snapdragon 865||Snapdragon 865|
|Graphics||Adreno 650||Adreno 650|
|Geekbench 5 Score||3165
|OS||Android 10 and OxygenOS 10||Android 11 and OxygenOS 11|
*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 13.
There isn't a winner here, so don't worry about it.
Considering the 8, just know that 86% of its rivals can play HDR content and have an Always-On display, and all have an AMOLED screen.
Compared to the 8T, as a reference, 85% of its rivals can play HDR content and have an Always-On display, and all have an AMOLED screen.
|Display Density (DPIs)*||vs.|
|Dots per Inch||404.89
|Peak Brightness||802 nits
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.
Overall, You shouldn't be seeing any difference between these cameras.
About the 8: I'm expecting a review from DXOMARK anytime now, and when they do, I'm sure they'll give it about 111* points. Then, if you consider its wide-angle lens, it can go up to 122** points.
Before moving on, you'd probably like to know that all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more and have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and 93% feature Optical Image Stabilization. However, only 14% of them feature a macro lens.
About the 8T: The guys over at the DXOMARK labs scored this camera with 115 points. Plus, combining with its wide-angle lens, we'll get to the final score of 124 points. Just click here to read about it.
Lastly, just to let you know, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K and have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and 96% feature Optical Image Stabilization. Additionally, only 12% of them feature a macro lens.
Considering this score, we can classify these two as lower high-end.
If you take optical zoom seriously, you should consider other options like the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max.
*DXOMARK is a well-known market reference when it comes to camera benchmarking. Unfortunately, there are lots of good cameras left out of their labs. So when I get my hands on one of them, I take every hardware specs (like lenses, sensor size, OIS, aperture, and so on) and give a comparable score. You should give it a deviation of up to 2 points.
**Consider this as an estimative, particularly on mid-end cameras with less than 40MP and no zoom lens. They just revised their formula, and there aren't enough reviewed phones to extrapolate a backward-compatible score.
*Reference: 100: Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.
|Lens Type||-||Depth Sensor|
The 8 does have an advantage here, thanks to its number of color options. But that doesn't make the 8T that much worse.
The 8T is a little bit heavier: About 8 g. (0.32 oz). But because this is a bit relative, I've developed a formula for a kind of "display size to phone weight" ratio. The 8 got a score of 6.2, which means a pretty nice weight for a 6.5 inches screen. In the meantime, the 8T has 5.3, so nothing to state here.
For an all-weather smartphone, check out the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max.
|Size||160 x 72 x 8 mm
(5.64 x 2.54 x 0.28 in)
|160 x 74 x 8 mm
(5.64 x 2.61 x 0.28 in)
|Weight||180 g. (6.35 oz)
||188 g. (6.63 oz)
|Build||Front and back glass||Front and back glass|
|Colors||Onyx Black, Interstellar Glow, Glacial Green, and Polar Silver||Aquamarine Green, Cyberpunk 2077 Edition, and Lunar Silver|
|Screen To Body Ratio||88.55%
|Disp.Size To Weight Score||6.2||5.3||-0.9|
|Biometrics||Under Display Fingerprint||Under Display Fingerprint|
*100% = 4+ colors + front and back glass + S2BR: 86+%.
The 8 features a 4300 mAh battery, while the 8T has 4500 mAh. But as claimed by GSMArena, you should get the same battery life with either device.
What's even better, the 8 can also easily defeat most devices. Do check our best-of listing.
If you fancy quick charges, you can count on the 8T. Other devices from this price range usually sit at nearly 32w.
|1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video||85% left
|1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video||71% left
|1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video||74% left
|Bat. To Phone Size Score||5.0||3.7||-1.2|
*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A42.
They share the same amount of storage.
*Internal Storage + 256GB Memory Card (Max: 512GB).
These two do look alike sometimes.
You can find these two in the (LTE and) 5G variant.
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How much of a "phone" can your money buy?
That's how much "score" you can get with $100 based on the global score that you'll see in the next section (higher is better).
Have you found better prices elsewhere? The formula is simple: score/price*100.
|Value for money||8||8T||VS|
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Want to know about that global score? But first, let's see where its rivals are. They usually sit close to 6.9 (for the 8) and 7.0 (for the 8T).
I didn't quite understand why OnePlus came up with two almost identical devices. The 8T does have a display with higher refresh rates, and it does charge faster. About twice as fast. At least until the battery reaches 80% of its total capacity. It also has an additional camera, you might think. But I wouldn't call a depth sensor an actual camera. Still, it's nice to have it.
Anyways, since it still should also have 6 months of additional software updates, I guess it's obvious what device you should pick.
|#5||Battery Life||Battery Life|
|#6||Fast Charging||Fast Charging|
|#1||Wireless Charging||Wireless Charging|
|#2||MicroSD Slot||MicroSD Slot|
*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
Scroll the sliders down below to get your own personalized score. Let's suppose you value performance and battery life, and you don't really care about anything else. Then, just set the "Performance" and the "Battery" sliders up to 5 (5+5=10), and then the other sliders down to 0. You'll know what's the best phone for you.
|Total||Should be 10 or as close as possible:||9.6|
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