OnePlus has been following the norm of a six-month upgrade cycle. Since the OnePlus 3 and 3T. Since the OnePlus 7, we got four smartphones in a year - OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro and then the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro. This time, in 2020 we have the OnePlus 8 and Oneplus 8Pro with the Oneplus 8 getting a successor in the form of the OnePlus 8T and no successor to the OnePlus 8 Pro.
If you are wondering what's the difference between the OnePlus 8 and Oneplus 8T, fear not. We are here to answer that very question. Here is a quick look at the specs comparison between the two devices.
OnePlus tends to play with the hardware design language with every successive refresh. Similarly, with the OnePlus 8T, the back of the phone seems to have design changes, the camera module has been shifted to the top left of the device from the centrally mounted linear configuration of the OnePlus 8.
The front of the phone has been chamfered to a flat-screen display this time around from the curved edge screen of the OnePlus 8. The front camera has been mounted on the top left of the screen on both the devices.
As the company states both the devices are splash proof, but do not provide any official IP rating for both the devices.
OnePlus 8T is available in 2 colour options - Lunar Silver and Aquamarine Green. OnePlus 8 is available in 3 options - Glacial Green, Onyx Black, and Interstellar Glow.
Both the devices have the same Full HD+ resolution, but the OnePlus 8 has a curved display as mentioned above while the 8T sports a flat display. Another major difference in the display of the two devices is that 8T has a 120Hz refresh rate while its predecessor only has a 90Hz refresh rate.
No matter which phone you choose the performance is the same on both the devices, as both the devices come with the Snapdragon 865 SoC. Depending on the RAM and Storage options there may be some minor differences in multitasking but CPU and GPU fronts are the same for both the devices.
As far as charging is concerned the 8T has two 2250 batteries connected together, leading to a total of 4500mAh, but with this kind of configuration they are able to achieve charging speeds up to 65W. OnePlus 8 has a standard Warp charge of up to 30W wired charging.
The primary shooter for both the phones is a Sony IMX 586 48MP sensor, The lens has an aperture of F/1.7. The lens also supports OIS and EIS. Both the phones have a 16MP ultra-wide lens with the 8T sporting 123 degrees and the OnePlus 8 116 degrees.
The macro lens on the 8T sports a 5MP lens and the 8 has a 2MP lens.
Choosing from the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8T is going to be a hard choice since both the devices are similarly priced and similarly specced, so this buy is going to be the choice between the form factors of both the devices, as one is a flat display and the other is curved display. Keep in mind that the OnePlus 8T brings with it faster charging speeds and a higher refresh rate display over the OnePlus 8,. If you have a OnePlus 8, upgrading to the 8T makes no sense. However, if you are rocking an OP7 or older device, then you can consider upgrading.