Oneplus 8T -
company's latest effort to produce a premium 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. the oneplus 8t is a premium mid range device with flagship level specs and it has a gorgeous looking design. ours is in the glossy and mesmerizing aquamarine green.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 from the oneplus 8 and other models is that the screen is flat not curved here. 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 a t-mobile exclusive model which is ip68 rated.the oneplus 8t's display is a 6.55 inch amoled with a 1080p resolution and like the 8 pro you get a super fast 120hz refresh rate and 240hz touch sampling rate.as a result moving elements on screen like when you're swiping or scrolling appear even smoother than what you'd get on a 60 or 90hz panel.and 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 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 amoled 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.
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. audio quality from the speakers is pretty nice, scored a very good mark in our loudness test and music as well. waking up and unlocking the phone is done with an under display optical fingerprint reader.it's super fast and responsive to your touch and like other onepluses the 128 or 256 gigs of onboard storage aren't expandable 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 oxygenos 11 based on android 11 which we haven't even seen 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.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.oneplus 8t is equipped with a snapdragon 865 chipset.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,
battery life is pretty great as well the oneplus 8t has a 4500 milliamp hour battery and with it was able to score an
excellent 104 hour endurance rating.its warp charge technology brings it into next level. 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's camera setup consists of a 48 megapixel main camera with ois, a 16 megapixel ultra wide angle cam with an extra wide field of view, a 5 megapixel macro cam and a monochrome sensor.you don't get a telephoto like 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. there is enough detail though complex details could be better.16 megapixel ultrawide photos are softer than the ones coming from the main camera and the noise levels are a bit higher we do like them though detail is okay and these photos fit a lot in the frame.they have great contrast and dynamic range and the distortion correction does a really nice job.close-up shots from the macro camera come out in 5 megapixels
and you get a good enough detail but a lot of times the colors are off or even washed out plus this camera has fixed focus, it's tricky to take a sharp photo. low light shots from the main camera are very likable. now on to 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 shadows, the colors don't look particularly realistic either, but contrast is good. the ultrawide camera's 4k footage also has average detail as well as lower dynamic range than the video from the main camera.colors are again unrealistic. 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 about 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, excellent battery life and lightning, fast charging all in all it's pretty great. there are just a couple of nitpicks here and there like the lack of support for high refresh rate gaming and some shortcomings when it comes to camera processing
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