This is the OnePlus 8T and it’s the company’s latest effort to produce a premium yet flagship killing device. It isn’t that cheap but it does pack a bunch of features you wouldn’t find in a typical mid-ranger. Find out the Key features and OnePlus 8T price in Nepal here.
Built & Design
The OnePlus 8T is a premium mid-range device with flagship-level specs and it has a gorgeous looking design. The phone’s curved back is made from gorilla glass 5 and the matte aluminum frame offers a comfortable grip. Gorilla glass 5 also covers the front display.
One difference you’ll notice between the OnePlus 8 and other models is that the screen is flat, not curved here. Which some people might prefer but besides that, it mostly looks and feels the same.
Including OnePlus signature hardware slider for controlling notification alerts. Unlike the OnePlus 8 pro, the 8t doesn’t have official waterproofing unless you buy an at-mobile exclusive model which is ip68 rated. Otherwise, you’ll make do with some built-in splash proofing.
Display of OnePlus 8T
The OnePlus 8t’s display is a 6.55-inch AMOLED with a 1080p resolution. And like the 8 pros you get a super-fast 120hz refresh rate and 240hz touch sampling rate. As a result, moving elements on the screen like when you’re swiping or scrolling appear even smoother than what you’d get on a 60 or 90hz panel. This screen is more responsive too.
This display does have its quirks though to save power the display will normally dial back to 60hz after you stop touching it. But if brightness is below 50 or you have a dark mode on it will maintain a steady 120 hertz. And just note that some apps like youtube, google maps, or full-screen video playback will always run at 60 hertz. Despite the high refresh rate display, the OnePlus 8t enables high refresh rate gaming in only two titles PUBG and Fortnite. Other games even ones that can support higher frame rates are capped at 60fps. Otherwise, this OLED display is good.
Colors can be very accurate if you tweak them in settings. Max brightness is good too up to 500 nits with a manual slider and over 800 nits in auto mode when in bright conditions. Overall a decent showing.
Audio & Sensor
For audio, you get a set of stereo speakers with a bottom-firing unit and the earpiece acting as the second one. There’s no 3.5-millimeter jack here. The audio quality from the speakers is pretty nice. The at scored a very good mark in our loudness test and music has well-presented mids and highs as well as a bit of bass.
Waking up and unlocking the phone is done with an under-display optical fingerprint reader. It’s super fast and responsive to your touch.
Performance of OnePlus 8T
Like other OnePlus, the 128 or 256 gigs of onboard storage aren’t expandable and 8GB or 12GB of RAM. But at least it’s of the new faster UFS 3.1 variety. Now onto the interface which is quite a bit different from what we’ve seen before.
It’s OnePlus new oxygen 11 based on Android 11 which we haven’t even seen yet outside of the pixel phones. Android 11 brings plenty of new features but even with those aside you can see that OnePlus is going for something different from stock android here. It’s weird because that’s something that’s always been celebrated about their phones.
The interface looks and feels more like Samsung’s one UI than stock android actually. A lot of the UI elements have been shifted toward the bottom half of the display To be easier to reach. Meanwhile, the space at the top of the screen is used for large headings or titles. This same design language is used across several of OnePlus first-party apps. But there are still plenty of google apps here too like phone and messages. OnePlus has also slightly altered how dark mode works here.
Another new feature is that you get an actual always on display here. Previous OnePlus phones had one that was sometimes on. You can put this on a schedule as well and there are a bunch of customizations including some artistic ones.
The OnePlus 8t is equipped with a snapdragon 865 Chipset. Just like you’d find on the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. It’s not the latest and greatest hardware anymore but still flagship worthy. Performance is excellent across the board. Thanks to not only the powerful chipset but the fast storage and memory too. Not only do the interface and everyday tasks run buttery smooth but the heaviest game titles do too.
Battery & Charging
Battery life is pretty great as well. The OnePlus 8T has a 4500 milliamp-hour battery and it was able to score an excellent 104-hour endurance rating in our proprietary tests. One way in which the OnePlus 8T pushes things to the next level is with its warp charge technology. It comes with a huge 65-watt adapter. With it, we were able to charge the OnePlus 8T from zero to an incredible 94% in half an hour.
The OnePlus 8t camera setup consists of a 48-megapixel main camera with OIS, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with an extra-wide field of view, a 5-megapixel macro cam, and a monochrome sensor.
You don’t get a telephoto as you do on the OnePlus 8 pro. The main camera saves 12-megapixel photos by default and these are pretty good with excellent contrast punchy saturated colors and wide dynamic range.
Selfies are taken with the 16-megapixel front-facing camera and these are very good the detail level isn’t excellent. But it’s good enough and you get great contrast, Good dynamic range, and mostly true to life colors.
Video recording 4k video from the main cam isn’t great. The detail level is average and so is the dynamic range. You don’t get much detail in the shadows. The colors don’t look particularly realistic either but the contrast is good. The ultrawide camera’s 4k footage also has average detail as well as a lower dynamic range than the video from the main camera.
Specifications of OnePlus 8T
|Display||6.55 inches, AMOLED|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Always-on display|
|Camera||Quad – 16 MP(wide), 16 MP(ultrawide), 5 MP(macro),2 MP (depth)|
|Selfie Camera||16 MP(wide)|
|video||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS|
|Processor||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)|
|OS||Android 11, OxygenOS 11|
|Battery||Li-Po 4,500 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 65W, 100% in 39 min (advertised)|
|Sensor||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer (market dependant)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)|
OnePlus 8T Price in Nepal
The OnePlus 8T will be going to sell in the US and Europe on October 23 and October 20 separately. The cost for the 8/128GB variation is £549 and the cost of the 12/256GB variation is £649. Additionally, just the 12/256GB variation will be accessible in the US for $749.
Similarly, it will ideally launch in Nepal in mid-November. The expected OnePlus 8T price in Nepal for the base variant is Rs. 80,000.
|Models||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|OnePlus 8T 8GB/128GB||Rs. 80,000|
|OnePlus 8T 12GB/256GB||Rs. 95,000|
Finally, the OnePlus 8t adds a new video portrait feature in 1080p resolution. It uses the main camera and creates a decent looking blurred background behind your subject. So that’s the OnePlus 8t you get a gorgeous looking glass design, a super high refresh rate AMOLED display, nice stereo speakers, flagship-grade performance, a versatile camera setup, and a sleek user interface. Not to mention the excellent battery life, and lightning-fast charging all in all it’s pretty great.
There is just a couple of downside here and there as the lack of support for high refresh rate gaming and some shortcomings when it comes to camera processing.
We would have loved to have seen the camera from the one plus 8 Pro here. But when comparing to just a regular OnePlus 8 the at is very similar but the upgrades here are definitely noticeable. onePlus 8T price in Nepal is less than the OnePlus 8 did when it launched. For offering so many great features at this price the OnePlus 8t deserves a recommendation.