OnePlus 8T 5G: It just gets better and better
OnePlus seems to have a love affair with the Indian consumer. At a time when Chinese-origin handset makers find themselves unwittingly caught in the geopolitical tensions between the two Asian giants, OnePlus is defying the trend. With a slew of blockbuster launches this year— the high-end OnePlus 8 Pro or the compact OnePlus 8, the mid-range wonder OnePlus Nord that became the highest selling phone during Amazon Prime Day in August or the OnePlus true wireless earphones—the company has firmly entrenched itself in the hearts of Indians.
OnePlus 8T 5G is the brand’s latest offering, its fourth phone this year that this writer has taken up for review. Based on a two-week trial period, I can say this is another great handset from the brand with a stunning display, good all-round performance, long battery life and an impressive camera. If you’re looking for a handset that’s much lighter on the pocket than most top-end phones but still offers plenty of high-end features, you’ve found it.
OnePlus 8T comes in two configurations—8GB RAM/128GB storage (Rs 42,999) and 12GB RAM/ 256GB storage (Rs 45,999). There are two colour options here—Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver. The colour, material and finish on Aquamarine Green (our trial unit) takes advantage of diffused reflection, a form of light refraction that scatters light in an expansive array of angles and directions, and provides a clean, gleaming surface that solves one of the biggest problems in mobile phone design, leaving significantly fewer fingerprints on the glossy glass back that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, and a metal frame.