OnePlus 8T price cut in India makes it cheaper than OnePlus 9R

Should you buy the OnePlus 8T over OnePlus 9R?

  • OnePlus has slashed the OnePlus 8T’s price by Rs 1,000 in India. 
  • The 8/128GB variant now costs Rs 38,999 in India while the 12/256GB option retails at Rs 41,999. 
  • The OnePlus 8T is now Rs 1,000 cheaper than the similarly-specced OnePlus 9R. 

OnePlus has once again slashed the OnePlus 8T’s price in India by Rs 1,000. Its entry-level variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is now available at Rs 38,999. Similarly, its elder sibling with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will cost Rs 41,999. The OnePlus 8T is now cheaper than the recently-launched OnePlus 9R. Given that both phones are (nearly) identical, it is surprising that it took OnePlus this long to equalise their prices. The price drop comes just ahead of the OnePlus Nord CE 5G launch, which will happen later today. The following table should encapsulate the new prices.

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Also read: OnePlus Nord 2 specifications revealed: 50MP triple rear cameras, 4,500mAh battery, and more

OnePlus 8T 8GB/128GBOnePlus 8T 12GB/256GB
Old PriceRs 39,999Rs 42,999
New PriceRs 38,999Rs 41,999

OnePlus 8T specifications

The OnePlus 8T ships with a 6.5-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED panel clocked at 120Hz. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset powers the smartphone, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There is no micro SD card slot, unfortunately, meaning that you’re essentially stuck with limited storage. It draws powers from a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging. Wireless charging is not supported, unfortunately. Moving on to the optics, the OnePlus 8T gets a 48MP primary sensor, 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 5MP macro lens, and 2MP monochrome sensor. A 16MP sensor handles selfies and video calls. OnePlus has also thrown in an under-display fingerprint sensor.

OnePlus 8T

Should you buy OnePlus 8T over OnePlus 9R?

Is the OnePlus 8T still worth purchasing instead of the OnePlus 9R? The answer isn’t nearly as straightforward as one would think. The OnePlus 9R played second fiddle to the OnePlus 9 series upon launch, and is, for all intents and purposes, the runt of the litter. The OnePlus 8T, on the other hand, is a ‘flagship’ smartphone that will get more attention than the 9R. However, the OnePlus 9R is still a formidable choice due to its ‘upgraded’ Snapdragon 870 chipset, which should, on paper, give you better performance in some single-threaded workloads.

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Key Specs

OnePlus 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 | 8 GBProcessor
6.55 inches Display
48 MP + 16 MP + 5 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
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OnePlus 8T Price
Rs. 38,894
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Rs. 38,999
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Rs. 42,999
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Best Competitors

OnePlus 9R Rs. 33,999
OnePlus 9 Rs. 37,999
OnePlus 9 Pro Rs. 49,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating4/5



  • Stunning 120Hz AMOLED display
  • Blazing fast performance
  • 65W fast charging support


  • OxygenOS 11 has issues
  • Cameras need improvement
  • Uninspiring design
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