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OnePlus 8 Pro VS OnePlus 8T

OnePlus 8 Pro VS OnePlus 8T

what's changed with the new OnePlus phone?

OnePlus 8T vs OnePlus 8 Pro 
The OnePlus 8T could almost be considered the OnePlus 9, because there are a huge number of upgrades and changes from the OnePlus 8.

They include a higher refresh rate, more cameras, a bigger battery, and faster charging, among other things. However, some details have also remained the same, so the 8T isn’t an upgrade in every way.

Below we’ve looked closely at all the key aspects of the new phone and compared them to its predecessor, so you can see exactly how its design and specs differ, and where they’re the same.


From the front the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8T look similar - both have an all-screen look with a punch-hole camera in the top left corner, but the OnePlus 8T is a bit more all-screen than the 8, as it has a 91.9% screen-to-body ratio, while the OnePlus 8 is at 88.7%.

From the back though the differences are more apparent, as while the OnePlus 8 has its camera block near the center, for the OnePlus 8T it’s in the top left corner, and more of a square shape.

Both phones then have a glass back with a OnePlus logo in the middle, but the colors differ.

OnePlus 8T

The 8T in Aquamarine Green (Image credit: TechRadar)

With the OnePlus 8T you get a choice of Aquamarine Green or Lunar Silver shades, while the OnePlus 8 comes in Onyx Black, Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, or Polar Silver - although not all colors are available everywhere.

Dimensions and weight differ too, if only slightly. The OnePlus 8T is 160.7 x 74.1 x 8.4mm and 188g, while the OnePlus 8 is 160.2 x 72.9 x 8mm and 180g. So the 8T is marginally larger, thicker and heavier, but the difference is negligible.


At first glance these two phones have very similar screens, as they both have a 6.55-inch 1080 x 2400 AMOLED display with 402 pixels per inch. However, while the OnePlus 8 has a 90Hz refresh rate, the OnePlus 8T ups that to 120Hz. This should make visuals feel smoother, particularly when they’re in motion.

This isn’t a totally new feature for the company as the OnePlus 8 Pro also has a 120Hz refresh rate, but the standard OnePlus 8 doesn’t.

The OnePlus 8

The OnePlus 8 (Image credit: Aakash Jhaveri)


You’ll probably have noticed that the OnePlus 8T has a bigger camera block than the OnePlus 8, and that’s because it’s got to fit an extra lens in.

The 8T has a 48MP f/1.7 main snapper with optical image stabilization (OIS), plus a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro one, and a 2MP monochrome one.

The OnePlus 8 meanwhile has a 48MP f/1.75 main camera with OIS, a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide one, and a 2MP macro one.

So the main changes on the OnePlus 8T are the addition of a monochrome camera, upping the megapixel count of the macro one, and tweaking the aperture of the 48MP camera. There’s also a wider field of view on the OnePlus 8T’s ultra-wide lens, at 123 degrees, up from 116 degrees on the OnePlus 8, so you can fit more in your shots.

OnePlus also promises improved low-light photos and video stabilization, but we’ll have to put the OnePlus 8T through a full review to see whether it lives up to the claims.

This all joins new camera features such as a Video Portrait mode, which allows you to shoot videos with a natural bokeh effect, similar to portrait mode photos.

Both phones top out at 4K 60fps video recording though, and both have a single-lens 16MP snapper on the front.

Battery life

The OnePlus 8T has a 4,500mAh battery, making it slightly bigger than the OnePlus 8’s, which comes in at 4,300mAh. It remains to be seen whether it will also last longer, but in our review we found that the OnePlus 8 lasts over a day, which is pretty good.

The major battery change though is the charging speed, as the OnePlus 8T supports super-fast 65W charging, while the OnePlus 8 tops out at a still-respectable 30W. The company claims that the 8T can charge to full in just 39 minutes, while in our tests we found the OnePlus 8 could fully charge in around an hour.

Note that neither of these phones supports wireless charging - for that you’ll need the OnePlus 8 Pro.

OnePlus 8T

Specs and features

Both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8T are powered by a Snapdragon 865 chipset, and both come with a choice of either 8GB or 12GB of RAM, so performance should be very similar. Both phones also support 5G and come with 128GB or 256GB of storage, though the 8T uses UFS 3.1 storage, which is slightly faster than the UFS 3.0 in the OnePlus 8.

As for the operating system, the OnePlus 8T runs Android 11 out of the box, whereas the OnePlus 8 currently runs Android 10, though we’d expect an update before too long.

In both cases you’re getting the company’s OxygenOS take on Android, which adds additional features. With the 8T it’s OxygenOS 11, which OnePlus claims is faster and smoother than the OxygenOS 10 found on the OnePlus 8, but as with Android we’d expect an update to the latest OxygenOS version for that device.

The OnePlus 8

Price and availability

The OnePlus 8 is of course already available, and it launched for a starting price of $699 / £599 (around AU$1,100, but you can’t buy it in Australia) with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The company has however started selling it for less, with a starting price now of $599 / £549 (roughly AU$830). For 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage it cost $799 / £699.

The OnePlus 8T meanwhile starts at £549 in the UK for a model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This version isn’t available in the US, but you can get it with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for $749 / £649. As with the OnePlus 8, the 8T isn’t available in Australia.

So at each level the OnePlus 8T is actually $50 / £50 less than the launch price of the OnePlus 8. If you want to buy the new phone it's out in the UK on October 20, and in the US on October 23.

OnePlus 8T


Let's be clear, there's zero reasons to buy the OnePlus 8T if you have any of the OnePlus 8 phones. Okay, maybe one, if you really, really have to have a flat display and you thought they were never coming back so you bought an OnePlus 8/8 Pro. That being said, we like the direction OnePlus is going with this new T model and we're hoping it will stick to this strategy in the future. A flashier, more expensive OnePlus flagship at the start of the year, and a more essentials-only model towards the end of the year sounds like a good plan. We're sure plenty of hardcore OnePlus fans are happy to see the OnePlus 8T and will finally pull the trigger on a new phone. And the rest, well, surely they can wait 6 more months before upgrading.

We'll update this review as soon as we have our full impressions of the OnePlus 8T, alongside its benchmarks and camera samples, so we can have the full data needed for the proper comparison between the OnePlus 8T and the OnePlus 8 Pro.

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