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OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 7T: How the two differ in specs and features

The OnePlus 8 features some meaningful upgrades over its predecessor. Here is how it differs from the OnePlus 7T.

Sushant Talwar | April 16, 2020 | Updated 11:46 IST


  • OnePlus 8 was launched alongside the OnePlus 8 Pro earlier this week
  • The OnePlus 8 is the successor of the OnePlus 7T
  • The phone brings a number of upgrades over the OnePlus 7T

The OnePlus 8 series of phones are here, and they come with price tags that are more extreme than what we've seen accompanying OnePlus phone before. Starting at $699 for the entry-level OnePlus 8 and going up to $999 for the top-end variant of the OnePlus 8 Pro, the two are definitely the most expensive OnePlus phones to date.

To justify the price, the two phones get some impressive upgrades over their predecessors and feature an overall spec sheet that's fancier than what we've seen on a OnePlus phone before. Let's see how the regular OnePlus 8 compares to the OnePlus 7T that was launched by OnePlus late last year.

OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 7T: Design

Design is one of the biggest points of differentiation between the two phones, with the OnePlus 8 offering a more modern look and feel with its punch-hole clad display on the front of the phone.

In contrast, the OnePlus 7T gets a waterdrop notch panel and a design language that makes the phone bulkier than the OnePlus 8. The latter also gets a vertically-aligned camera set-up as compared to the OnePlus 7T which houses its cameras in a circular module.

OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 7T: Display

In terms of the display, both offer the same size and resolution. In fact, the similarities don't just end there as the two also bring the same 90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio and HDR10+ support

The only real difference between the panels on the two phones is that the OnePlus 8 offers better colour accuracy and is also said to have a new material to filter out more blue light and help the display perform better outdoors. There is also the punch-hole on the new phone as opposed to a waterdrop notch on the OnePlus 7T.

OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 7T: Camera

This is where the OenPlus 8 starts to gain some meaningful advantage over its predecessor.

Both the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 7T have a triple rear camera but they are made up of different sensors. While both the phones sport a triple camera set-up, it is the OnePlus 8 which packs the better sensors.

This is because the OnePlus 8 brings to the table a newer 48-megapixel primary camera, 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. On the other hand, the OnePlus 7T gets an older generation Sony IMX sensor of the same size -- 48-megapixel, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens.

The OnePlus 8 also gets better resource management owing to better software features and a new image processing unit found within the chipset of the phone.

OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 7T: Specifications

The other big area of an upgrade in the OnePlus 8 -- and arguably the most obvious one too -- is in the core hardware the phone packs. While the OnePlus 7T was a very powerful device in its own right, the OnePlus 8 takes things a notch higher by packing within its sleek frame the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset.

The chipset not only makes the phone more powerful but also power-efficient. The phone has also been paired with up to 12GB of RAM for improved performance. Another interesting upgrade the OnePlus 8 gets is its support for 5G.

OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 7T: Battery

The battery department also sees the OnePlus 8 gain a solid win over the OnePlus 7T, with the former coming with a much beefier 4300mAh pack -- as opposed to the 3800mAh one fitted inside the OnePlus 7T.

In theory, this bigger battery pack paired with a much more efficient chipset should afford the OnePlus 8 a more impressive battery life than the OnePlus 7T. Interestingly, both don't offer wireless charging, with the OnePlus 8 only getting support for wired Warp Charge 30T that can charge the phone up to 50 per cent in just 30 minutes.

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