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OnePlus 8T Smartphone Review – Faster charging for less money

An only child. The OnePlus 8T offers a lot of small improvements and a large drop in price compared to its predecessor. Find out whether the top-range smartphone really is the flagship killer we expect it to be in our review.
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OnePlus 8T

The OnePlus 8 Pro won't be getting a successor for the moment. Instead, OnePlus has provided a somewhat slimmed down version - the OnePlus 8T. This still offers a wide range of improvements, including faster charging with two separate batteries, Android 11 with a new software design from OnePlus and a flat display.

In addition, the OnePlus 8T actually costs around $100 less than its predecessor did initially. It's quite an exciting upgrade, so let's take a closer look.  

OnePlus 8T (8 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 8 x 2.4 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.55 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 402 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 236 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G,3G,4G(B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B25/​B26/​B28/​B32/​B34/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B42/​B66),5G(n1/​n3/​n7/​n28/​n41/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 160.7 x 74.1 ( = 0.33 x 6.33 x 2.92 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer, OnePlus Warp Charge 65
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.7, phase comparison-AF, contrast-AF, OIS, dual LED-flash, Videos @2160p/​60fps (Camera 1); 16.0MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 5.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 3); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, monochrome, depth of field (Camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/​2.4, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers (hybrid), Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, silicone bumper, 24 Months Warranty, A-GPS (L1/​L5), GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo (E1/​E5a); LTE 4x4 MIMO DL Cat 20/UL Cat 18 (2.0Gbps /200Mbps); aptX HD; SAR values: 0,94 W/kg (head), 1,24 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
188 g ( = 6.63 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 169 g ( = 5.96 oz / 0.37 pounds)
Price
599 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88 %
10/2020
OnePlus 8T
SD 865, Adreno 650
188 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.55"2400x1080
88 %
06/2020
OnePlus 8
SD 865, Adreno 650
180 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.55"2400x1080
87 %
09/2019
Apple iPhone 11
A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU
194 g64 GB SSD6.10"1792x828
88 %
10/2020
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11
192 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2400x1080
87 %
04/2020
Huawei P40
Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16
175 g128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.10"2340x1080
88 %
05/2020
Xiaomi Mi 10
SD 865, Adreno 650
208 g128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.67"2340x1080

Case – Still no IP certification

A curved 2.5D glass screen is bound to polarize opinions. Some users love it, others hate it. The OnePlus 8T should calm things down - the manufacturer has equipped it with a flat display that is supposed to be even thinner than on previous smartphones thanks to special chip-on-panel technology. Overall, the OnePlus 8T still is about a couple of tenths of millimeters thicker than its predecessor, which can probably be put down to to the two batteries. 

The OnePlus 8T is not a small smartphone, so users with small hands might be better off with a Huawei P40. The OnePlus 8T matches its high-end competitors when it comes to feel and used materials. The workmanship is very precise, although stability could be a bit better: the case gives way minimally in some areas and creaks noticeably during our attempts to warp it. 

The available colors are green (similar to that of the predecessor) and gray. The latter, however, is only available with a smaller storage capacity.

The OnePlus 8T does not have an IP certification against water and dust, but the manufacturer has told us that all smartphones pass the same tests, so users shouldn't have to worry if the phone has contact with a bit of water by mistake. However, the warranty doesn't cover such issues.

OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T

Size Comparison

162.6 mm / 6.4 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.96 mm / 0.3528 inch 208 g0.4586 lbs161.6 mm / 6.36 inch 75.2 mm / 2.96 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs160.7 mm / 6.33 inch 74.1 mm / 2.92 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs160.2 mm / 6.31 inch 72.9 mm / 2.87 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs150.9 mm / 5.94 inch 75.7 mm / 2.98 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 194 g0.4277 lbs148.9 mm / 5.86 inch 71.1 mm / 2.8 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs

Connectivity – Two storage sizes for the OnePlus 8T

The following configurations in terms of storage and color are available:

  • 8 GB of RAM / 128-GB storage device (lunar silver or aquamarine green) $700
  • 12 GB of RAM / 256-GB storage device (aquamarine green only) $750

The two versions are around $100 cheaper than the predecessor was at its launch. This is good news, of course, particularly if you consider that the OnePlus 8T has quite a lot to offer outside of its storage device: Modern Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX HD support, fast Wi-Fi and the new 5G as well as NFC for mobile payment and other applications.

Storage cannot be expanded via microSD, but you can use two SIM cards simultaneously (no eSIM).

Streaming content can be watched in HD thanks to the phone's Widevine L1 certification.

Bottom: SIM slot, microphone, USB-C port, speaker
Bottom: SIM slot, microphone, USB-C port, speaker
Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Left: volume rocker
Left: volume rocker
Right: Standby button, alert slider
Right: Standby button, alert slider

Software – Android 11 and new design

The OnePlus 8T is one of the first smartphones that is delivered with Android 11 ex-works. OnePlus has also reworked its own user interface OxygenOS 11, which is now supposed to facilitate using the device with one hand. This means that the controls are mainly positioned on the bottom half of the screen. This isn't a revolutionary idea - it is actually strongly reminiscent of Samsung's OneUI. But that doesn't really matter - the feature works.

OnePlus has only recently announced that they would act on users' criticism and remove Facebook bloatware from their devices. We can confirm that the Facebook app is not preinstalled on the OnePlus 8T. Netflix is still there, however, and cannot be uninstalled. Apart from that the system is fairly minimal and doesn't include a lot of unnecessary software. 

The security patches are up to date and several updates with system improvements were made available during testing.

OnePlus 8T Software
OnePlus 8T Software
OnePlus 8T Software

Communication and GPS – 5G, obviously

OnePlus has been integrating 5G into all its smartphones for about a year. So naturally, the OnePlus 8T also features a 5G modem - the Snapdragon X55 from Qualcomm. This supports both mmWave and sub-6, the faster and more far-reaching 5G modes.

The LTE reception works well and we had at least 3/4 reception indoors in urban surroundings. There are smartphones that provide even better reception while others only reach half the strength. The OnePlus 8T's performance is average in terms of reception. Its maximum download rate of 2 GBit/s is very fast. Uploads could be faster but are sufficient for most requirements at 200 MBit/s. The 4G frequency coverage is very good once again, which means that you should be able to use the OnePlus 8T even when travelling in other countries.

Wi-Fi 6 is also integrated, of course. The speeds we measured in our standardized test with the reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12 were fine, although they can't keep up with the speeds of the Huawei P40 and many other comparison devices are a little faster as well. Reception is very good. The smartphone still displayed full reception at a distance of 10 meters to the router and passing through 3 walls. We did not notice the browser slow down while loading pages either.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1368 (1104min - 1442max) MBit/s ∼100% +78%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Adreno 650, SD 865, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
903 (881min - 916max) MBit/s ∼66% +18%
OnePlus 8
Adreno 650, SD 865, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
894 (864min - 925max) MBit/s ∼65% +17%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
864 (802min - 879max) MBit/s ∼63% +13%
OnePlus 8T
Adreno 650, SD 865, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
767 (611min - 837max) MBit/s ∼56%
Apple iPhone 11
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
563 (490min - 597max) MBit/s ∼41% -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=621)
287 MBit/s ∼21% -63%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1296 (1095min - 1376max) MBit/s ∼100% +81%
OnePlus 8
Adreno 650, SD 865, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
937 (466min - 960max) MBit/s ∼72% +31%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Adreno 650, SD 865, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
867 (440min - 907max) MBit/s ∼67% +21%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
833 (418min - 883max) MBit/s ∼64% +16%
OnePlus 8T
Adreno 650, SD 865, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
716 (679min - 724max) MBit/s ∼55%
Apple iPhone 11
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
529 (204min - 603max) MBit/s ∼41% -26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=621)
274 MBit/s ∼21% -62%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø767 (611-837)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø716 (679-724)
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

Enough satellites are recognized almost immediately outdoors to provide positioning within 3 meters. The smartphone can work with GPS, Galileo, GLONASS or BeiDou.

Our practical test - a bike ride with the Garmin Edge 520 as our comparison device - showed very good results for the OnePlus 8T. While it did loose connection shortly once or twice, the device even recognized which side of the street we were on. We can really recommend the smartphone for navigating.

Positioning Garmin Edge 520 – overview
Positioning Garmin Edge 520 – overview
Positioning Garmin Edge 520 – turn
Positioning Garmin Edge 520 – turn
Positioning Garmin Edge 520 – bridge
Positioning Garmin Edge 520 – bridge
Positioning OnePlus 8T – overview
Positioning OnePlus 8T – overview
Positioning OnePlus 8T – turn
Positioning OnePlus 8T – turn
Positioning OnePlus 8T – bridge
Positioning OnePlus 8T – bridge

Telephony & Voice Quality – Sensitive microphone

The OnePlus 8T uses Android's standard phone app. This now offers a larger search bar that is always visible at the top of the screen. VoLTE and VoWiFi both work well.

The voice quality is decent. The inner earpiece can be turned up quite loud, but tends to drone a little at high volume. It is easy to understand the person on the other end when the volume is turned down, although voice quality still isn't perfect. The microphone is very sensitive which is why people with a loud voice will have to speak quietly in order to avoid droning on the other end. This also means that the microphone picks up quiet voices well. The quality is similar on speakerphone.

Cameras – One more lens for the OnePlus 8T

Photo taken with front camera
Photo taken with front camera

The cameras have been given an addition: There are now a total of 4 camera lenses on the back of the device. A standard and a wide-angle lens with the same specifications as on the OnePlus 8OnePlus 8 in Review: Great smartphone even in the non-pro version, a macro lens with a higher resolution plus a monochrome 2-MP lens that collects additional image data. This lens cannot be used to shoot photos on its own. While you can set the camera app to monochrome, the photos are still taken with the main lens.

You can zoom in several times between the wide-angle and the main lens; any further zooming is done with the main camera's digital zoom.

The image quality of the camera is good, although it lacks sharpness of detail if you compare it to the caliber the OnePlus 8T would like to be compared to. The camera also does a good job in bad lighting and with high contrasts. But again, the iPhone 11 Pro Max offers a lot more sharpness of detail. Images taken with the wide-angle lens turn out well, although details appear somewhat washed out when you look closely.

Overall, the main camera does a good job and is actually really decent for its price range. Compared to even more expensive smartphones, you will have to make do with a little less sharpness.

Videos can be recorded in 4K resolution and at 60 fps. However, this is only possible when using the main camera as the wide-angle camera only supports 4K, not 60 fps. You can zoom between the two lenses, even while recording. The image quality is good and the phone even balances out brightness differences in fine steps. Other functions such as a special night mode or portrait mode with blurry background can be activated at 1080p.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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Our lab tests confirm that the sensor is of good quality, although sharpness still isn't perfect, for example with text on red background. The image quality is a lot lower at 1 Lux brightness, but the motive remains recognizable.

ColorChecker
20.4 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
27.4 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
25.4 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
24.8 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
ColorChecker OnePlus 8T: 20.23 ∆E min: 12.81 - max: 27.38 ∆E
ColorChecker
23 ∆E
10 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
11 ∆E
10 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
12 ∆E
4 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
ColorChecker OnePlus 8T: 11.13 ∆E min: 1.21 - max: 24.09 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – A good selection of accessories

The OnePlus 8T comes with a large AC adapter, a USB-C cable, a SIM tool and a silicone bumper. OnePlus traditionally offers a wide range of accessories for its smartphones and the same goes for the OnePlus 8T. You can find cases, screen protectors and headsets available for purchase from their online shop.

OnePlus offers 24 months warranty for its smartphones.

Input Devices & Handling – smooth thanks to 120 Hz

The 120-Hz display is very smooth and easy to handle. Even small icons can be pressed precisely on the touchscreen. there are many ways in which you can personalize control - from gestures on the screen to double-tapping the physical buttons. For example, pressing the standby button twice activates the camera while holding it will launch the Google voice assistant. Some gestures, such as drawing letters on the screen, can be configured freely and be used to open a certain app, for example.   

The physical alert slider lets you turn the phone to silent and back quickly and easily. All buttons are made of metal and appear to be of good quality.

The fingerprint sensor has been placed below the display. It's in a good position and responds quickly and precisely. However, it is only active when the lock screen is active, which usually turns on when you pick up the phone. You can also set the screen to be active all the time, so you can always see the time and unlock the smartphone immediately. Face recognition works well, too.

Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard landscape mode
Keyboard landscape mode

Display – Extremely precise

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The AMOLED display in the OnePlus 8T offers an expanded FullHD resolution which is fully sufficient to guarantee a sharp display. The maximum brightness is very good and we measured even higher luminosity in our APL50 test with only half of the screen lit up. It's not surprising that the display is HDR certified. Although the panel is a little darker than that of the OnePlus 8 according to our measurements, it still is very good.

The best aspect of the new display is that it now includes a 120-Hz refresh rate - a feature that was previously limited to the Pro model. While the difference between 90 Hz and 120 Hz will hardly be noticeable, scrolling still is very smooth and the phone in general is extremely reactive due to the screen checking for inputs 240 times per second.

697
cd/m²
762
cd/m²
732
cd/m²
702
cd/m²
743
cd/m²
756
cd/m²
716
cd/m²
733
cd/m²
762
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 762 cd/m² Average: 733.7 cd/m² Minimum: 2.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 743 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 0.89 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 1.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
97.2% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.199
OnePlus 8T
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
OnePlus 8
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Apple iPhone 11
IPS, 1792x828, 6.10
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Super AMOLED Plus, 2400x1080, 6.70
Huawei P40
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.10
Xiaomi Mi 10
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.67
Screen
-6%
-5%
-76%
-89%
-11%
Brightness middle
743
778
5%
679
-9%
610
-18%
583
-22%
786
6%
Brightness
734
783
7%
671
-9%
621
-15%
593
-19%
791
8%
Brightness Distribution
91
95
4%
93
2%
95
4%
94
3%
96
5%
Black Level *
0.68
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
0.89
0.9
-1%
0.8
10%
2.4
-170%
3.03
-240%
1.1
-24%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
1.69
2.2
-30%
2.4
-42%
4.3
-154%
5.33
-215%
2.2
-30%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.4
1.7
-21%
1.1
21%
2.8
-100%
2
-43%
1.8
-29%
Gamma
2.199 100%
2.25 98%
2.24 98%
2.09 105%
2.301 96%
2.26 97%
CCT
6423 101%
6481 100%
6610 98%
6368 102%
6621 98%
6315 103%
Contrast
999

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 458.7 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 458.7 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 458.7 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9661 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The black value is basically perfect thanks to the OLED display, which makes the contrast ratio infinitely high. This ensures for bright colors and deep blacks on the screen. Color accuracy in "natural" mode is very good.

The display does display the PWM flickering that typical for an OLED panel as soon as you turn the brightness down from maximum. However, the frequency is slightly higher than on other OLED displays. Sensitive users might still want to try out the display before purchase.

Past software versions let users turn on the experimental DC Dimming function in the OnePlus Lab. Many users had less problems with the display when using this function - at least that's what you can read on several internet forums. Both the OnePlus Lab and DC Dimming are no longer available in the current software version. We checked with OnePlus to find out whether this will be available in future and will update this article as soon as we hear back from them.   

The response rates from black to white are short while the grayscales are a little slower than on other OLED displays. A mixed bag for hardcore gamers.

CalMAN grayscales – natural preset
CalMAN grayscales – natural preset
CalMAN color accuracy – natural preset
CalMAN color accuracy – natural preset
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space DCI P3
CalMAN color space DCI P3

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 5 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 9 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

The display is hard to read outdoors in direct sunlight. As soon as you take the phone into a shady spot, it becomes a lot easier to see what's going on on the screen.

Colors and brightness remain unchanged if you look at the display from a wide angle.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance – One of the fastest SoCs around

The fact that the OnePlus 8T is equipped with a Snapdragon 865 is great news considering its price. This is one of the fastest SoCs available at the moment, after all. Of course the 865 Plus would have been an even faster option. But as the differences aren't exactly earth shattering and the 8T can easily keep up with the other flagship phones on the market, this isn't really an issue.

Only the iPhone offers a significantly better graphics performance. Other than that, the performance of the OnePlus 8T can keep up with any high-end phone.

Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
3214 Points ∼60%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
5364 Points ∼100% +67%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (3115 - 3310, n=10)
3190 Points ∼59% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (259 - 5532, n=51)
1955 Points ∼36% -39%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
3494 Points ∼75%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
4667 Points ∼100% +34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (2893 - 3665, n=10)
3169 Points ∼68% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 4789, n=56)
1682 Points ∼36% -52%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
3164 Points ∼92%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
3427 Points ∼100% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
2766 Points ∼81% -13%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
2988 Points ∼87% -6%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
3309 Points ∼97% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (2687 - 3449, n=19)
3262 Points ∼95% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 4160, n=149)
1968 Points ∼57% -38%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
889 Points ∼97%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
919 Points ∼100% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
917 Points ∼100% +3%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
755 Points ∼82% -15%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
910 Points ∼99% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (764 - 924, n=19)
902 Points ∼98% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1604, n=149)
571 Points ∼62% -36%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
9202 Points ∼82%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
10800 Points ∼96% +17%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
10008 Points ∼89% +9%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
8736 Points ∼78% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
10613 Points ∼94% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (9202 - 15299, n=20)
11252 Points ∼100% +22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=548)
6064 Points ∼54% -34%
Work performance score (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
10990 Points ∼81%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
13079 Points ∼96% +19%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
13627 Points ∼100% +24%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
11268 Points ∼83% +3%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
11850 Points ∼87% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (10990 - 19989, n=19)
13591 Points ∼100% +24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=703)
6654 Points ∼49% -39%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
1788 Points ∼48%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
3763 Points ∼100% +110%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
3104 Points ∼82% +74%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3684 Points ∼98% +106%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
3336 Points ∼89% +87%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (1788 - 4061, n=17)
3560 Points ∼95% +99%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=200)
2660 Points ∼71% +49%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8372 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8294 Points ∼99% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
6136 Points ∼73% -27%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6326 Points ∼76% -24%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8175 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (7618 - 9104, n=17)
8246 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 11259, n=200)
3089 Points ∼37% -63%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
4604 Points ∼70%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
6543 Points ∼100% +42%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
5042 Points ∼77% +10%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5456 Points ∼83% +19%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
6182 Points ∼94% +34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (4604 - 6961, n=18)
6335 Points ∼97% +38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6977, n=200)
2726 Points ∼42% -41%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
5485 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5401 Points ∼98% -2%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3219 Points ∼59% -41%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
4143 Points ∼76% -24%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4924 Points ∼90% -10%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
5187 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (5028 - 5780, n=18)
5384 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=555)
2274 Points ∼41% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
9420 Points ∼99%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
9542 Points ∼100% +1%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
8119 Points ∼85% -14%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
870 Points ∼9% -91%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6606 Points ∼69% -30%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
9389 Points ∼98% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (8633 - 9567, n=18)
9386 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 12146, n=555)
2274 Points ∼24% -76%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8125 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8153 Points ∼100% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
6067 Points ∼74% -25%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
7076 Points ∼87% -13%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6140 Points ∼75% -24%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
7957 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (7517 - 8269, n=19)
8053 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 9643, n=556)
2100 Points ∼26% -74%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
5468 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5406 Points ∼99% -1%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3411 Points ∼62% -38%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
4247 Points ∼78% -22%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4998 Points ∼91% -9%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
3973 Points ∼73% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (3956 - 5765, n=18)
5101 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=587)
2190 Points ∼40% -60%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
12878 Points ∼72%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
12873 Points ∼72% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
17853 Points ∼100% +39%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
11868 Points ∼66% -8%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4293 Points ∼24% -67%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
12601 Points ∼71% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (11956 - 13044, n=18)
12718 Points ∼71% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 22052, n=587)
3098 Points ∼17% -76%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
9897 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
9850 Points ∼100% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
9199 Points ∼93% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
8485 Points ∼86% -14%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4432 Points ∼45% -55%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8499 Points ∼86% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (8499 - 10090, n=18)
9531 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=587)
2549 Points ∼26% -74%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
4900 Points ∼99%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
4879 Points ∼99% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
2429 Points ∼49% -50%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
3993 Points ∼81% -19%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4242 Points ∼86% -13%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
4813 Points ∼97% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (4582 - 5209, n=18)
4951 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=635)
2147 Points ∼43% -56%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8222 Points ∼98%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8288 Points ∼99% +1%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
5726 Points ∼68% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
8005 Points ∼96% -3%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6244 Points ∼75% -24%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8371 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (6511 - 9167, n=18)
8212 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 11573, n=635)
1895 Points ∼23% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
7145 Points ∼99%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
7174 Points ∼100% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
4400 Points ∼61% -38%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
6544 Points ∼91% -8%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5651 Points ∼79% -21%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
7190 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (5996 - 7653, n=19)
7156 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 9138, n=636)
1796 Points ∼25% -75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
4882 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
4819 Points ∼99% -1%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
4077 Points ∼84% -16%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4279 Points ∼88% -12%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
4196 Points ∼86% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (3965 - 5274, n=18)
4841 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5301, n=677)
2018 Points ∼41% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
11586 Points ∼95%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
11540 Points ∼94% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
11272 Points ∼92% -3%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3894 Points ∼32% -66%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
12234 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (10665 - 13305, n=18)
11773 Points ∼96% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=676)
2513 Points ∼21% -78%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8877 Points ∼99%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8810 Points ∼99% -1%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
8097 Points ∼91% -9%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3973 Points ∼45% -55%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8581 Points ∼96% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (8215 - 9611, n=18)
8923 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=679)
2146 Points ∼24% -76%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
17817 Points ∼45%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
27026 Points ∼68% +52%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
33864 Points ∼85% +90%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
39771 Points ∼100% +123%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
22857 Points ∼57% +28%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (17817 - 58293, n=17)
33986 Points ∼85% +91%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 59268, n=821)
15843 Points ∼40% -11%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
144828 Points ∼69%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
144611 Points ∼69% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
209204 Points ∼100% +44%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
87223 Points ∼42% -40%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
66142 Points ∼32% -54%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (110875 - 154375, n=17)
145570 Points ∼70% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 224130, n=819)
28637 Points ∼14% -80%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
56045 Points ∼58%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
72524 Points ∼75% +29%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
97276 Points ∼100% +74%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
68943 Points ∼71% +23%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
46552 Points ∼48% -17%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (56045 - 112989, n=17)
82107 Points ∼84% +47%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=819)
21967 Points ∼23% -61%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
207 fps ∼64%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
207 fps ∼64% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
322 fps ∼100% +56%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
191 fps ∼59% -8%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
151 fps ∼47% -27%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
202 fps ∼63% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (168 - 209, n=19)
203 fps ∼63% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=819)
47.9 fps ∼15% -77%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
60 fps ∼67%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
60 fps ∼67% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼67% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
60 fps ∼67% 0%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
60 fps ∼67% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
90 fps ∼100% +50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (50 - 138, n=19)
76.1 fps ∼85% +27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 142, n=828)
32.1 fps ∼36% -46%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
127 fps ∼73%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
125 fps ∼71% -2%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
175 fps ∼100% +38%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
114 fps ∼65% -10%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
100 fps ∼57% -21%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
123 fps ∼70% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (96 - 130, n=19)
122 fps ∼70% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 180, n=724)
28.5 fps ∼16% -78%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
60 fps ∼68%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
60 fps ∼68% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼68% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
60 fps ∼68% 0%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
46 fps ∼52% -23%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
88 fps ∼100% +47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (50 - 111, n=19)
72.2 fps ∼82% +20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 117, n=732)
23.4 fps ∼27% -61%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
88 fps ∼75%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
88 fps ∼75% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
117 fps ∼100% +33%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
80 fps ∼68% -9%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
33 fps ∼28% -62%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
86 fps ∼74% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (67 - 90, n=20)
85 fps ∼73% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=587)
22.8 fps ∼19% -74%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
60 fps ∼80%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
60 fps ∼80% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼80% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
58 fps ∼77% -3%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
57 fps ∼76% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
75 fps ∼100% +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (43 - 83, n=20)
60.5 fps ∼81% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=589)
20.3 fps ∼27% -66%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
30 fps ∼50%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
31 fps ∼52% +3%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +100%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
27 fps ∼45% -10%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
27 fps ∼45% -10%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
29 fps ∼48% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (18 - 32, n=21)
27.5 fps ∼46% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=347)
11.8 fps ∼20% -61%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
20 fps ∼61%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
20 fps ∼61% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
33 fps ∼100% +65%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
23 fps ∼70% +15%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
29 fps ∼88% +45%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
20 fps ∼61% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (20 - 21, n=21)
20.1 fps ∼61% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=345)
8.28 fps ∼25% -59%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
47 fps ∼78%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
48 fps ∼80% +2%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +28%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
52 fps ∼87% +11%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
42 fps ∼70% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
46 fps ∼77% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (28 - 53, n=21)
42.9 fps ∼72% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=351)
17.5 fps ∼29% -63%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
55 fps ∼63%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
54 fps ∼62% -2%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
87 fps ∼100% +58%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
56 fps ∼64% +2%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
49 fps ∼56% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
53 fps ∼61% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (27 - 56, n=21)
51.9 fps ∼60% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=350)
20.2 fps ∼23% -63%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
53 fps ∼73%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
52 fps ∼71% -2%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
73 fps ∼100% +38%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
49 fps ∼67% -8%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
43 fps ∼59% -19%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
50 fps ∼68% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (39 - 54, n=20)
50.5 fps ∼69% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 75, n=512)
15.2 fps ∼21% -71%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
46 fps ∼77%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
46 fps ∼77% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +30%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
44 fps ∼73% -4%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
36 fps ∼60% -22%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
42 fps ∼70% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (25 - 48, n=20)
40.1 fps ∼67% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=516)
13.4 fps ∼22% -71%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
576457 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
563466 Points ∼98% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
522516 Points ∼90% -9%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
450373 Points ∼78% -22%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
566256 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (527301 - 607937, n=20)
577591 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=139)
326530 Points ∼57% -43%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
1466 Points ∼98%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
1498 Points ∼100% +2%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
1394 Points ∼93% -5%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
1260 Points ∼84% -14%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
1276 Points ∼85% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (1276 - 1650, n=19)
1467 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=753)
835 Points ∼56% -43%
Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
11790 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
11654 Points ∼99% -1%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
10789 Points ∼92% -8%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
8634 Points ∼73% -27%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
11730 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (11399 - 12073, n=19)
11701 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=753)
2592 Points ∼22% -78%
Memory (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
7899 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
6912 Points ∼88% -12%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
3829 Points ∼48% -52%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6942 Points ∼88% -12%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
7450 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (5304 - 8874, n=19)
7136 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=753)
1947 Points ∼25% -75%
System (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
10029 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
10021 Points ∼100% 0%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
9421 Points ∼94% -6%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
8992 Points ∼90% -10%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
9810 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (8421 - 10147, n=19)
9736 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=753)
3552 Points ∼35% -65%
Overall (sort by value)
OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
6083 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5897 Points ∼97% -3%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Note20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
4826 Points ∼79% -21%
Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5105 Points ∼84% -16%
Xiaomi Mi 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
5752 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (5264 - 6273, n=19)
5861 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=753)
1823 Points ∼30% -70%

The OnePlus 8T's browser performance is very fast as well. Pages load quickly and images are largely already visible as you scroll down the page.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
132.886 Points ∼100% +91%
OnePlus 8T (Chrome 86)
69.401 Points ∼52%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (45.2 - 77, n=17)
63.9 Points ∼48% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 (Samsung Browser 12.1)
56.102 Points ∼42% -19%
Huawei P40 (Huawei Browser 10.1)
55.572 Points ∼42% -20%
OnePlus 8 (Chrome 83)
51.341 Points ∼39% -26%
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
50.878 Points ∼38% -27%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 161, n=213)
42.5 Points ∼32% -39%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
293.36 Points ∼100% +147%
OnePlus 8T (Chrome 86)
118.7 Points ∼40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (74.2 - 126, n=18)
111 Points ∼38% -6%
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
109.2 Points ∼37% -8%
Huawei P40 (Huawei Browser 10.1)
103.24 Points ∼35% -13%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 (Samsung Browser 12.1)
95.185 Points ∼32% -20%
OnePlus 8 (Chrome 83)
79.083 Points ∼27% -33%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 375, n=647)
49.6 Points ∼17% -58%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
157 runs/min ∼100% +120%
OnePlus 8T (Chome 86)
71.3 runs/min ∼45%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 (Samsung Browser 12.1)
64.4 runs/min ∼41% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (30.6 - 74.5, n=17)
63.4 runs/min ∼40% -11%
Huawei P40 (Huawei Browser 10.1)
63 runs/min ∼40% -12%
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
56.2 runs/min ∼36% -21%
OnePlus 8 (Chrome 83)
50.8 runs/min ∼32% -29%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 196, n=194)
44.9 runs/min ∼29% -37%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
184 Points ∼100% +70%
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
118 Points ∼64% +9%
OnePlus 8T (Chrome 86)
108 Points ∼59%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (97 - 127, n=19)
106 Points ∼58% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 (Samsung Browser 12.1)
101 Points ∼55% -6%
OnePlus 8 (Chrome 83)
99 Points ∼54% -8%
Huawei P40 (Huawei Browser 10.1)
95 Points ∼52% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 194, n=284)
71 Points ∼39% -34%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
48819 Points ∼100% +145%
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
22016 Points ∼45% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (14606 - 24467, n=19)
21838 Points ∼45% +10%
Huawei P40 (Huawei Browser 10.1)
21348 Points ∼44% +7%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 (Samsung Browser 12.1)
20022 Points ∼41% +1%
OnePlus 8T (Chrome 86)
19915 Points ∼41%
OnePlus 8 (Chrome 83)
15745 Points ∼32% -21%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 58632, n=816)
8273 Points ∼17% -58%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 59466, n=842)
9571 ms * ∼100% -415%
OnePlus 8 (Chrome 83)
2538.1 ms * ∼27% -36%
Samsung Galaxy Note20 (Samsung Browser 12.1)
2293.6 ms * ∼24% -23%
Huawei P40 (Huawei Browser 10.1)
2287 ms * ∼24% -23%
Xiaomi Mi 10 (Xiaomi Browser V11.4.23)
2103.5 ms * ∼22% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (1839 - 2911, n=20)
2032 ms * ∼21% -9%
OnePlus 8T (Chrome 86)
1860.1 ms * ∼19%
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
572.8 ms * ∼6% +69%

* ... smaller is better

The very fast UFS 3.1 storage is very satisfactory despite our benchmarks not indicating significant speed improvements compared to UFS 3.0.

OnePlus 8TOnePlus 8Samsung Galaxy Note20Huawei P40Xiaomi Mi 10Average 128 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
34%
40%
8%
29%
29%
-70%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
66.4 (Nano Memory Card)
68.8 (68.6 - 69, n=2)
51.4 (1.7 - 87.1, n=550)
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
81.6 (Nano Memory Card)
85.9 (85.9 - 86, n=2)
69.3 (8.1 - 96.5, n=550)
Random Write 4KB
121.4
203.85
68%
233.79
93%
197
62%
215.95
78%
205 (121 - 244, n=6)
69%
38.9 (0.14 - 319, n=915)
-68%
Random Read 4KB
132.6
215
62%
207.64
57%
189.4
43%
207.04
56%
209 (133 - 231, n=6)
58%
62 (1.59 - 325, n=915)
-53%
Sequential Write 256KB
728
747.87
3%
780.17
7%
212.9
-71%
679.51
-7%
700 (674 - 728, n=6)
-4%
136 (2.99 - 1321, n=915)
-81%
Sequential Read 256KB
1659.3
1706.7
3%
1682.85
1%
1591.6
-4%
1498.15
-10%
1553 (1348 - 1659, n=6)
-6%
357 (12.1 - 2037, n=915)
-78%

Games – 60 fps are doable

Gaming at 60 fps is no longer an illusion with the OnePlus 8T. We would expect no less from the fast SoC. However, more than 60 fps while gaming are only available as part of special cooperations as the phone automatically turns the refresh rate down to save power and, presumably, also to limit heat development. PUBG, for example, can be played with stable 60 fps in low and fairly stable 60 fps in very high settings.

The current RPG hit Genshin Impact can also be played at 60 fps at high details. Drops in the frame rate to 50 fps and small freezes are rare occurrences. We test frame rates with the GameBench software suite. 

Controlling the games via position sensor and touchscreen is smooth and reliable.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact
010203040506070Tooltip
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.0.0: Ø59.8 (55-61)
; PUBG Mobile; HD; 1.0.0: Ø59.8 (55-61)
; Genshin Impact; highest 60 fps; 1.0.0_1112729_1135452: Ø59.2 (50-61)
; Genshin Impact; lowest 60 fps; 1.0.0_1112729_1135452: Ø59.5 (54-61)

Emissions – Warm but not slow

Temperature

GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

We measured a maximum of 45°C on the surface of the OnePlus 8T, which is quite high. You will feel this heat development around the top of the device and near the camera when playing demanding games. On their own, these temperature levels are nothing to worry about. They might become uncomfortable when the phone is used in hot surroundings, for example when you're lying on the beach on a hot summer's day.

Performance is not impacted: our GFXBench long-term test does not show any drop in performance.

Max. Load
 45 °C
113 F
42.9 °C
109 F
41.1 °C
106 F
 
 45 °C
113 F
43 °C
109 F
40.1 °C
104 F
 
 44.7 °C
112 F
43.1 °C
110 F
40 °C
104 F
 
Maximum: 45 °C = 113 F
Average: 42.8 °C = 109 F
38 °C
100 F
40 °C
104 F
40.1 °C
104 F
38.8 °C
102 F
40.7 °C
105 F
43.3 °C
110 F
38.8 °C
102 F
41.1 °C
106 F
43.8 °C
111 F
Maximum: 43.8 °C = 111 F
Average: 40.5 °C = 105 F
Power Supply (max.)  43.6 °C = 110 F | Room Temperature 20.6 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 42.8 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 45 °C / 113 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43.8 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
Heat map front
Heat map front
Heat map back
Heat map back

Speakers

Speaker test Pink Noise
Speaker test Pink Noise

While the stereo speakers of the OnePlus 8T are loud at maximum volume, they also seem a little overwhelmed. The sound is decent in general if you lower the volume a little, although high frequencies still sound slightly distorted. We believe there are plenty of nicer sounding speakers, although the OnePlus does fulfill our expectations of a device in this price range. The integrated Dolby Atmos software lets you choose among various sound profiles, but you can't really hear a difference through these speakers.

Users who want to connect external audio devices can do so via the USB-C port at the bottom of the device or via Bluetooth. Both work well and Bluetooth even supports aptX HD, which ensures good sound quality on headphones or speakers. 

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2040.842.22535.539.33129.931.44030.529.2503536.2633031.98018.918.710022.921.31251727.116014.637.920013.242.22509.347.231510.153.840011.256.950012.561.363011.664.980011.467.110001371.1125013.173.2160012.873.7200012.971.3250012.972.8315012.872.7400013.771.6500014.464.6630015.361.8800016.165.1100001766.81250017.962.41600018.951.1SPL67.52682.5N20.70.750.9median 13.1median 64.6Delta1.611.932.542.129.430.322.827.925.322.930.227.923.328.121.925.4192419.633194616.148.318.954.816.658.414.361.21563.515.265.214.369.814.371.114.273.314.878.814.879.514.482.214.379.514.678.914.778.214.974.614.97414.672.914.862.715.45226.889.40.973.7median 14.8median 69.81.410.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseOnePlus 8TOnePlus 8
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
OnePlus 8T audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.6% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 23% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 49% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

OnePlus 8 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.4% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 29% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 59% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 55% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 37% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life – Extremely fast charging

Power Consumption

The OnePlus 8T has very similar power consumption levels to its predecessor, although there are some small differences. For example, the maximum idle consumption of the 8T is significantly lower while the maximum consumption under load is a lot higher.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.1 / 1.5 / 1.7 Watt
Load midlight 4.6 / 9.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
OnePlus 8T
4500 mAh
OnePlus 8
4300 mAh
Apple iPhone 11
3110 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Note20
4300 mAh
Huawei P40
3800 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 10
4780 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-6%
-15%
0%
-2%
18%
-21%
5%
Idle Minimum *
1.1
0.9
18%
0.56
49%
0.92
16%
1
9%
0.53
52%
1.175 (0.52 - 2.2, n=18)
-7%
0.892 (0.2 - 3.4, n=911)
19%
Idle Average *
1.5
2.3
-53%
2.99
-99%
1.5
-0%
1.9
-27%
1.46
3%
2.08 (1.19 - 3.43, n=18)
-39%
1.758 (0.6 - 6.2, n=910)
-17%
Idle Maximum *
1.7
2.33
-37%
3.02
-78%
1.54
9%
2.4
-41%
1.52
11%
2.34 (1.23 - 4, n=18)
-38%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=911)
-20%
Load Average *
4.6
3.5
24%
4.17
9%
5.49
-19%
3.5
24%
3.83
17%
5.28 (3.5 - 7.4, n=18)
-15%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=905)
10%
Load Maximum *
9.4
7.68
18%
5.44
42%
9.99
-6%
6.9
27%
8.89
5%
9.73 (7.67 - 12.3, n=18)
-4%
6.12 (1.2 - 14.2, n=905)
35%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The battery has a slightly better capacity compared to its predecessor. To be exact, it actually has two batteries, with half the capacity each. This has the advantage of being able to charge them faster. The phone lasts over 17 hours in our Wi-Fi test, which means it should easily last two days under normal use or even longer if you're careful.  

Charging the OnePlus 8T is a real joy despite there being no apparent difference to the OnePlus 8 Pro due to the 30-Watt charging capacity. At first, both devices charge at the same speed, which is very fast in itself with 10 minutes of charging providing you with enough power for many hours of normal use. However, the 8T really speeds up towards the end of the charging cycle and finishes charging 10 minutes before its sister model. No quantum leap but an improvement nonetheless.  

The OnePlus 8T cannot be recharged wirelessly. This feature is reserved for Pro models.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
25h 39min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
17h 03min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
18h 23min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 23min
OnePlus 8T
4500 mAh
OnePlus 8
4300 mAh
Apple iPhone 11
3110 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Note20
4300 mAh
Huawei P40
3800 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 10
4780 mAh
Battery Runtime
-7%
25%
14%
6%
-2%
Reader / Idle
1539
1374
-11%
2765
80%
2067
34%
2063
34%
1789
16%
H.264
1103
1096
-1%
1147
4%
1123
2%
1052
-5%
1126
2%
WiFi v1.3
1023
1045
2%
866
-15%
589
-42%
806
-21%
662
-35%
Load
203
168
-17%
267
32%
326
61%
236
16%
226
11%

Pros

+ precise display with good colors ...
+ ... and a 120-Hz refresh rate
+ many LTE bands and 5G
+ high-quality exterior
+ no throttling
+ very fast charging
+ good battery life
+ precise localization
+ good price-performance ratio

Cons

- warms up under load
- no Wireless Charging
- no IP certification
- camera lacks sharpness of detail
- case could be more stable

Verdict – More for less

Review: OnePlus 8T. Test unit provided by OnePlus Germany.
Review: OnePlus 8T. Test unit provided by OnePlus Germany.

The OnePlus 8T offers small improvements compared to its already very good predecessor. For example, it offers a display with a 120-Hz refresh rate, a macro camera with a higher resolution and an additional lens that provides more data for photos. Nonetheless, the camera's quality can't quite compare to its more expensive high-end competitors as the images lack sharpness of detail. 

We were pleased with the high performance without throttling, the precise localization, the very fast charging and the precise calibration of the display. The new software is attractive and provides a lot more settings options while still being easy to use for Android veterans.

The device heats up a little too much for our taste and its stereo speakers only offer average sound quality. The Wi-Fi isn't quite as fast as on other Wi-Fi 6 devices. Users will also have to make do without wireless charging or an IP certification.

The OnePlus 8T omits most high-end gimmicks and focuses on its core proposition: a lot of power and connectivity for an affordable price. 

If you are looking for the best smartphone camera around, the OnePlus 8T might not be the right choice for you. While it does produce decent top-range images, others do an even better job. If, on the other hand, you want the best performance and great connectivity for the least amount of money, you're in the right place.

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OnePlus 8T - 10/21/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
85%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
97%
Connectivity
51 / 70 → 73%
Weight
89%
Battery
91%
Display
92%
Games Performance
59 / 64 → 93%
Application Performance
81 / 86 → 94%
Temperature
86%
Noise
100%
Audio
76 / 90 → 84%
Camera
77%
Average
81%
88%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2020-10-22 (Update: 2020-10-22)
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Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.