OnePlus 8T Review: One of the best phones you shouldn’t buy
“The OnePlus 8T is a great smartphone — great software, speedy, and a decent camera. Except at $749, the competition around it is too strong for it to be a hearty recommendation.”
- Superfast charging
- One day’s use after 15 minutes charge
- Clean, fast, and up-to-date software
- Attractive photos from the camera
- No wireless charging
- No IP water-resistance rating
The unassuming OnePlus 8 has been replaced by the OnePlus 8T. Wait, you don’t remember the OnePlus 8? That’s not surprising, as the phone was a safe, sensible choice that had absolutely no standout features, making it entirely forgettable. The OnePlus 8T also makes you forget, but this time it makes you forget about charging, because its big new feature completely removes any worry about making sure you have a fully charged phone each morning.
Think that’s the whole story? It’s not, because the smartphone world around the OnePlus 8 has changed a lot since April, and has made the 8T’s life considerably harder than ever before.
It’s all about change for the OnePlus 8T. Instead of the unusual central camera module on the back of the OnePlus 8, this time it’s an offset module that makes the phone look more like the Galaxy S20. I really like the look of the OnePlus 8T, and am impressed with the total lack of fingerprints left on the body, which keeps it looking clean and new.
Like the OnePlus 8, the 8T has a flat screen on the front, with a slight curve around the edges. The aluminum chassis is very well designed, with a pronounced curve that leads from the flat screen into the cool, matte-finish Gorilla Glass rear panel. This neatly helps prevent any fatigue from holding