OnePlus 8T Review: One of the Best Phones You Shouldn’t Buy

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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The unassuming OnePlus 8 has been replaced by the OnePlus 8T.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.

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OnePlus 8T camera takes on Edinburgh’s fall colors


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The OnePlus 8T comes with a slew of great features including 5G, superfast charging and a lovely display. But it’s the cameras on the back that I’m most interested in, so I was excited to get the phone in my hand and take it on a walk through the orange leaves of Edinburgh in the fall. 

The 8T has four cameras: a 48-megapixel main camera, a 16-megapixel super wide angle, a 5-megapixel macro camera for close up shots, and an additional monochrome sensor for black and white photos. TL;DR: It can take great shots with the main and wide camera modes, but the black and white sensor is pointless and macro images don’t look good. Read on for more information and to see my test images. 


OnePlus 8T outdoor camera test

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OnePlus 8T outdoor camera test

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OnePlus 8T outdoor camera test

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Games, goodies, and a VR auditorium await at OnePlus World, the VR venue that plays host to the launch of OnePlus’ latest smartphone

OnePlus 8T 5G launch: Games, goodies, and a VR auditorium await at OnePlus World, the VR venue that plays host to the launch of OnePlus’ latest smartphone

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OnePlus 8T 5G launch: Games, goodies, and a VR auditorium await at OnePlus World, the VR venue that plays host to the launch of OnePlus’ latest smartphone

OnePlus 8T 5G

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OnePlus 8T 5G

As someone who’s attended so many launch events that he’s lost track of how many, I can tell you that they’re usually messy, raucous occasions where you spend half your time travelling, and the other half jostling with other excited journalists, vloggers, and fans for a chance to get your hands on the shiny new product in question for a precious few minutes.

Sure, the excitement is sometimes infectious and palpable, and there’s something to be said about experiencing a device first hand in a crowded experience zone, and you do get freebies. But, the whole experience can also, at times, be a lot less fun than you would be led to

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OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei reportedly exits company one day ahead of flagship smartphone launch

  • OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei is reportedly leaving the company to start his own venture.
  • The news comes in one day ahead of the launch of OnePlus’ flagship smartphone series — the OnePlus 8T.
  • Neither Pei nor OnePlus have issued an official statement yet.

Co-founders Carl Pei and Pete Lau were the brains behind the operation at OnePlus. 31-year old Pei, might be leaving to start his own company — just one day ahead of the launch of the company’s flagship series OnePlus 8T as well as the Nord N10 series.

Sources told TechCrunch that Pei is not joining Samsung, despite his one-time proposal to do so back in 2015. However, he does have ‘clarity’ on what he wants to do next.

Pei and OnePlus were unavailable to comment on the matter.

Pei’s India connect When the China-based OnePlus was still in its nascent stages, Pei travelled across India — living

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OnePlus co-founder reportedly leaving phone maker for own venture


OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei

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The co-founder of Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has seemingly left the company, according to a report Monday. Carl Pei was absent from an internal memo listing OnePlus’ leadership, Android Police reported citing a screenshot by a Reddit user who suggested that Pei had either stepped down or was removed from the position.

The reported departure comes just ahead of the OnePlus 8T event, which is scheduled for Wednesday. Pei’s is departing OnePlus to start his own venture, according to TechCrunch, although no details about that venture were immediately available.

OnePlus didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

In 2019, OnePlus ranked eighth in the US market with just 0.6% market share, according to Counterpoint Research, but its phone sales more than tripled last year

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OnePlus 8T Camera Specifications Leaked, Continues To Sport 16MP Selfie Camera

OnePlus will officially unveil the OnePlus 8T smartphone on October 14th. With the virtual launch event just around the corner, the OnePlus 8T camera specifications are now leaked online. According to leakster Mukul Sharma, OnePlus 8T will sport a quad-camera setup on the rear.

It will be the first non-Pro smartphone from OnePlus to come stacked with four camera sensors on the rear. The company will continue using the 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor as its primary camera. Introduced with the OnePlus 7 in May 2019, the Sony IMX586 is part of every flagship OnePus smartphone from then on.

OnePlus 8T camera specifications reveal surprising decision

The OnePlus 8T also features a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP black and white camera. From the leaked images, the LED flash on the rear is accompanied by one more circular element. As of now, its purpose is not

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iPhone 11 under Rs 50,000, OnePlus 8 5G under Rs 40,000 and more

shape: iPhone 11 has crazy good cameras and crazy good performance.

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iPhone 11 has crazy good cameras and crazy good performance.

Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale 2020 is almost here. The promotional sales event that kicks off October 17 — October 16 for Amazon Prime members — will see Amazon India offering hefty discounts and attractive deals across product categories, including smartphones. Basically, if you have been holding on to buy a new smartphone, the time is just right to get one.

Not just Amazon India, rival Flipkart is also hosting its Big Billion Days sale starting October 16, so make sure you check that out too to get all the bang for your buck ahead of the festive season.

Amazon India is offering deals across different smartphone brands ranging from Apple to Samsung, from OnePlus to Xiaomi and more. An interesting thing to note this year is that Amazon India has started teasing a

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OnePlus Will Launch a Special Edition Nord Smartphone Alongside OnePlus 8T on October 14

OnePlus Will Launch a Special Edition Nord Smartphone Alongside OnePlus 8T on October 14

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OnePlus Will Launch a Special Edition Nord Smartphone Alongside OnePlus 8T on October 14

OnePlus is bringing its OnePlus 8T this week, and the teasers just don’t seem to stop. Almost every day now, OnePlus is feeding the excitement ahead of the OnePlus 8T with teasers about either the OnePlus 8T smartphone itself, or other products that the company might launch alongside the smartphone. The latest comes from OnePlus’ Nord Instagram handle. The company has hinted that a new Sandstone variant for its more affordable OnePlus Nord smartphone might also be launched during the October 14 launch event.

The OnePlus Nord Instagram handle shared an image, which seems like the OnePlus Nord’s back panel’s impression on black sand. The company is calling the Sanstone variant of the OnePlus Nord a special edition. The company has not said if this will be any different from the OnePlus

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Official OnePlus 8T video shows camera, new color

  • Today, OnePlus posted an official video that gives us a full look at the upcoming OnePlus 8T.
  • The video shows off the new rear camera module design as well as a new colorway, Aquamarine Green.
  • OnePlus will officially launch the phone next week on October 14.

Today, at the official OnePlus forums, the company’s CEO Pete Lau published a new post that gives a ton of details on the next phone from the company. In a brief YouTube video, the company showed off the full design of the OnePlus 8T, a phone that OnePlus hasn’t launched yet.

The video gives us a clear look at the new camera module design of the 8T. It also shows a new colorway, which OnePlus calls Aquamarine Green.

We’ve mirrored the video above. Once again, this is not a leak: this is an official video posted by the CEO of OnePlus.

OnePlus 8T: Welp,

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OnePlus Gives a Glimpse to the OnePlus 8T’s Design and Camera

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OnePlus is giving consumers an early look at the OnePlus 8T phone ahead of next week’s launch event. 

On Thursday, the company released a 17-second video that shows the rear side of the phone, including the camera system, which appears to have four different lenses. The company has also positioned the camera away from the center of the phone, to the top left corner, similar to the OnePlus Nord. 

We’re hoping the new camera improves what we found on the OnePlus 8; it has a three lens system, but it comes up short against other leading smartphones.

Along with the video, company CEO Pete Lau also published a forum post explaining the glossy glass covering on the 8T device, which has been redesigned to reduce fingerprints. 

“This version takes advantage of diffuse reflection, a form of light refraction that scatters light in an expansive array of angles and

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