OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 7T: A quick look at what has changed

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |

Published: April 15, 2020 6:17:05 pm

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The OnePlus 8 series is now official, though the exact sale date for the new phones remains unknown. The OnePlus 8 succeeds the OnePlus 7T smartphone that made its debut in the second half of last year. Aside from some upgrades over its predecessor, the OnePlus 8 comes with other changes as well. We are comparing the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 7T based on their pricing and specifications.

OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 7T: Pricing and storage models

The India pricing of the OnePlus 8 series has yet to be released. The OnePlus 8 starts at $699 for the base model of 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage whereas the top-end model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at $799. These prices translate to around Rs 53,000 and Rs 61,000 on conversion but we can expect aggressive India pricing for OnePlus phones as the brand hinted in a tweet.

Comparatively, the OnePlus 7T was launched for a starting price of Rs 37,999 for the 8GB/128GB model, but it is now available at Rs 34,999. The 8GB/256GB model, which was launched for Rs 39,999 is now available for Rs 37,999.


OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 7T: Design and display

Both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 7T feature 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED panels with 1080×2400 pixels resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+ support, and 90Hz refresh rate. However, while the OnePlus 7T features an outdated dew-drop notch on top, the OnePlus 8 sports a punch-hole design.

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The new OnePlus 8 is more compact compared to its predecessor. While the screen size of both the phones is the same, the OnePlus 7T measures 160.9 x 74.4 x 8.1 mm and the OnePlus 8 measures 160.2 x 72.9 x 8.0 mm. The weight of the OnePlus 7T is 190 gms, whereas the new OnePlus device is lighter at 180 gms.

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The most noticeable difference between the two is the position of the rear-camera module. The OnePlus 7T carries a circular module with camera lenses set in a horizontal line. The triple rear camera setup on the OnePlus 8 is in a vertical array aligned to the centre— similar to the camera setup seen in the earlier OnePlus 7 Pro.

OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 7T: Processor and connectivity

The OnePlus 8 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor Snapdragon 865, whereas the OnePlus 7T runs last year’s Snapdragon 855+ chipset. The more powerful SD 865 is paired with Adreno 650 GPU and the SD 855+ is paired with Adreno 640. The OnePlus 8 carries the X55 modem for 5G connectivity, the new phone supports 5G NSA and 5G SA bands while the OnePlus 7T supports LTE band (4G).

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OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 7T: Camera

Both the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 7T feature a triple rear camera setup carrying a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor as the primary camera that also supports OIS (optical image stabilisation) and a 16MP ultrawide-angle lens.

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However, the OnePlus 8 features a 2MP macro lens as the third sensor whereas the OnePlus 7T features a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. Both the phones feature a 16MP Sony IMX471 as the selfie shooter.

OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 7T: Battery and more

The OnePlus 8 comes with a bigger battery compared to the OnePlus 7T. The new phone features a 4300mAh battery, while the earlier variant had a 3800mAh battery. OnePlus claims that the OnePlus 8 will provide 13 per cent more battery capacity compared to the OnePlus 7T. Both the phones support 30W Warp Charge 30T fast charge technology.

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