First up, don’t expect a vastly new or different experience. You get Android 11 and OxygenOS 11 out of the box which places the OnePlus 8T alongside the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G for software freshness. See my tips and tricks guide for more on that side of things.
The quad camera is as reliable as before, offering good looking photos and video in a range of conditions. Gamers will also love the OP8T because of the smart gaming features, 240Hz touch sampling, flat screen design, and Snapdragon 865 chipset. PubG, Call of Duty etc ran beautifully in my game tests.
Battery life is another positive. I never once ran out of juice in my time with the OnePlus 8T, while the 65W Warp Charge means you’re juiced up again in no time.
So are you tempted by this great value smartphone? Check out my comparison vs the Pixel 5 and Samsung’s S20 FE to see how it stacks up against rivals, as well as my unboxing for a full specs tour and more.