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Why OnePlus 7T is still a better buy than the OnePlus 8?My Thoughts!

OnePlus recently launched their OnePlus 8 series globally and it arrived in India shortly after the global launch. But due to the current Coronavirus pandemic lockdown situation, Oneplus 8 series didn’t go on sale as far as May end. Now finally after the eases in restrictions, Oneplus 8 is going on sale and no words about Oneplus 8 pro.

The official pricing that came for the ONEPLUS 8 was quite impressive as compared to the United States pricing. It is priced at Rs.41999 in India for the base 6gb variant. Read more info about it in this article. (Read more about it here)
Talking about the OnePlus 8 pro, It has got the major upgrade from its predecessor the ONEPLUS 7T PRO in terms of everything and it has made it’s into the true flagship category instead of flagship killers which they once were in the past. But this is not true for the OnePlus 8. It is not a major upgrade over the OnePlus 7t and surprisingly it is a downgrade in some cases if not the equal. Let me explain it to you it in brief.
1] Processor
Even though the OnePlus 8 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset,it is not that much of an upgrade over 855+ as it is built on the same 7nm fabrication and built on the same cores.7t is coupled with 8GB of ram and 8 is coupled with 6GB of Ram.
2]Ram and storage type.
The downside is that  OnePlus 8 has still the old LPDDR4X ram and not the LPDDR5 which is latest So the SAME Ram type. And also the lower the ram with the last year’s ram type is not quite an upgrade as it is having 6GB of ram in the base Variant. Just so you know Both phones have Same UFS 3.0 so same app opening and performance speed.
3]Camera
OnePlus 8 has the same camera setup as that of the OnePlus 7T and the surprisingly OnePlus 8 doesn’t have the Telephoto camera and instead gave a dedicated macro camera. If you could recall earlier they said the Ultrawide and telephoto camera on one plus 7T can take some amazing macro shot then why give macro camera instead of Telephoto.
Talking about the selfie cam both the phones have same 16MP Sony IMX471 selfie shooter, the difference is only in the location of selfie cam.
Both the phones have the same software optimisations too for the camera.
4] Display
The main highlight of the OnePlus 8 series was its amazing display but it’s not completely true for OnePlus 8. It has the same 90HZ AMOLED panel with HDR 10+ and P3 colour gamut which is exactly the same as Oneplus 7T. The only difference is that the 7T has the tiny little symmetrical notch wherein the 8 has the tiny punch hole in the top left corner and has a slightly curved display too. The curved display means more accidental touches but it is your choice where you like a slightly curved display or the flat one.
5]Battery
The battery is an upgrade as compared to 7T as 8 has a 4300 mAh battery with the SAME charging technology as the 7T, Warp charge 30T). Software is well optimised in both the devices so no problem there.
Verdict
If we consider only specs then Oneplus 8 is not a major upgrade from the OnePlus 7T which offers some upgraded specs and most of the same specs at a price which is 7K less. In my opinion, you should buy the OnePlus 7T instead of OnePlus 8 and save that 7K INR. You can also apply some bank offers and avail discounts too. If you are still committed on buying OnePlus 8 then I would suggest waiting for Oneplus 8T which in my opinion would have upgraded features which the OnePlus 8 lacks.
I am giving the links to Oneplus 7T if you are interested in buying the product.
Do let us know in comments what you guys think about my opinion.I said what I think in my opinions and opinions matter from person to person so do comment your thoughts below.
Tech Elucidations
Why OnePlus 7T is still a better buy than the OnePlus 8?My Thoughts! OnePlus recently launched their OnePlus 8 series globally and it arrived in India shortly after the global launch. But due to the current Coronavirus pandemic lockdown situation, Oneplus 8 series didn't go on sale as far as May end. Now finally after the eases in restrictions, Oneplus 8 is going on sale and no words about Oneplus 8 pro.
Osama Halari
Osama is passionate about tech and gadgets. He loves to talk and share much interesting information about Tech and tech products.He is a medical undergraduate student but pursues his hobby of writing tech blogs.Make sure to follow him on his social handles.

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