Highlights
  • OnePlus 8 is an iterative upgrade from last year’s OnePlus 7T smartphone
  • Both handsets come with 48MP triple rear cameras, 16MP front cameras, and 30T Warp Charge technology

The OnePlus 8 has just been launched as the brand’s next-gen affordable flagship offering. The handset touts new age punch-hole display design and powerful hardware, including 5G Snapdragon 865 SoC and a 4,300mAh battery. However, a question that may be swirling in the minds of users is how different is OnePlus 8 from its predecessor, the OnePlus 7T? Well, we’re here to answer just that. So without any further ado, let’s begin the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 7T price in India and specifications comparison.

Design and Display

On the design front, the OnePlus 8 is a tad different from its predecessor. The new handset comes with a punch-hole display and vertically-aligned triple rear cameras. The OnePlus 7T, on the other hand, has triple cameras arranged horizontally in a circular module on the back panel, and a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera atop the display. Apart from this and colour options, many design aspects on the handsets are similar.

OnePlus 8 Pro marks the debut of punch-hole display design for the lineup

Both OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 7T ship with glass-sandwich designs and 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED Full HD+ displays with 90Hz refresh rate. The phones have a power button and alert slider on the right spine and volume buttons on the left. The bottom edge of the handsets features the speaker grill and USB Type-C charging ports that doubles up as a headphone jack. 

Performance and Software

The OnePlus 8 smartphone rocks the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC, which is said to be 25 percent faster and more power efficient than last year’s Snapdragon 855+ chipset. The chipset is paired with 8GB/ 12GB RAM and 128GB/ 256GB storage. Software-wise, the handset runs Android 10-based OxygenOS out of the box with the new Dark Theme 2.0 support that is compatible with even more apps now.

OnePlus 7T is powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC

The OnePlus 7T, meanwhile, is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB/ 256GB storage onboard. While the handset will not be as fast as OnePlus 8, it’ll be capable enough to handle pretty much anything thrown at it with no lags and stutter whatsoever. The OnePlus 7T also comes pre-loaded with OxygenOS atop Android 10 out of the box. There is no Dark Theme 2.0 on the handset at the moment, but it’s likely to get OTA software update soon. 

Cameras

The OnePlus 8 sports a triple rear camera setup, comprising a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor with OIS, EIS, and f/1.75 lens, a 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4, and a 16MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 lens and 116-degree field-of-view. As for the OnePlus 7T, you’ll get the same setup but with 12MP telephoto sensor with f/2.2 lens instead of 2MP macro sensor. For those unaware, the telephoto sensor is for photographing distant subjects, while the macro sensor is used to take shots in a close range. It’s worth mentioning that OnePlus 7T has a software-backed macro mode.

OnePlus 8 sports a 48MP triple camera setup on the back

For selfies and video calling, both phones rely on 16MP shooters with EIS, Time Lapse, and Full HD video recording support at 30fps on the front. The OnePlus 8, however, will capture more light, and hence, details, thanks to the slightly bigger f/2.45 lens compared to f/2.0 lens on the OnePlus 7T. 

Battery, security, and connectivity options

The OnePlus 8 is driven by a 4,300mAh battery and supports 30T Warp fast charging. In terms of connectivity, there is 5G, 4G LTE, dual SIM slots, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C port. The OnePlus 7T, meanwhile, houses a 3,800mAh battery with the same 30T Warp fast charging technology as the OnePlus 8. The handset features 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port as connectivity options.

For security, both phones have in-display fingerprint scanners.

Prices in India

The OnePlus 7T is listed on Amazon.in and OnePlus official site at Rs. 34,999 for the 8GB + 128GB option, whereas its 8GB + 256GB variant will retail at Rs. 37,999. The smartphone comes in Frosted Silver and Glacier Blue colour options and is available for sale on Amazon.in and OnePlus official website.

The OnePlus 8, on the other hand, costs $699 (~Rs 53,000) for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The phone’s top-end 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option has been priced at $799 (~Rs 60,600). The handset’s India price hasn’t been announced yet, but we can tell it’ll come in Onyx Black, Glacial Green, and Interstellar Glow hues.