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OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 7T Pro: What's new?

The new OnePlus 8 Pro definitely looks different than the OnePlus 7T Pro, but are there enough changes underneath?

Published onApril 4, 2021

OnePlus 8 Pro vs 7 Pro screens

The OnePlus 8 Pro definitely looks different than its predecessor from 2019, the OnePlus 7T Pro. These devices may look a bit different, but what about inside? Is there really that much that’s new on the OnePlus 8 Pro compared to the previous model? Let’s take a look at the OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 7T Pro.

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OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 7T Pro specs

OnePlus 8 ProOnePlus 7T Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro
6.78-inch AMOLED
3,168 x 1,440 (19.8:9)
120Hz refresh rate
In-display fingerprint sensor
3D Corning Gorilla Glass
OnePlus 7T Pro
6.67-inch AMOLED
3,120 x 1,440 (19.5:9)
90Hz refresh rate
In-display fingerprint sensor
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus

OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 7T Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro
128GB / 256GB UFS 3.0
OnePlus 7T Pro
256GB UFS 3.0
OnePlus 8 Pro
48MP, f/1.78, 1.12µm, OIS, EIS
12MP 3x telephoto, f/2.44, 1.0µm, OIS
48MP ultrawide, f/2.2, 119.7°
5MP color filter, f/2.4

16MP, f/2.45, 1.0µm, EIS, fixed focus
OnePlus 7T Pro
48MP, f/1.6 aperture, OIS
8MP 3x telephoto: f/2.4 aperture, OIS
16MP, f/2.2 aperture, 117 degrees

16MP, f/2 aperture, EIS
OnePlus 8 Pro
Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)
Warp Charge 30 Wireless
OnePlus 7T Pro
4,050mAh battery
Warp Charge 30T (5V, 6A)
No wireless charging
IP Rating
OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 7T Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro
Oxygen OS
Android 10
OnePlus 7T Pro
Oxygen OS
Android 10
Dimensions and weight
OnePlus 8 Pro
165.3 x 74.35 x 8.5mm
OnePlus 7T Pro
162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8mm

OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 7T Pro design and display

Looking at the front, the OnePlus 8 Pro is clearly larger than the OnePlus 7T Pro. The display is 6.78 inches compared to the 6.67-inch screen on the older phone. The OnePlus 8 Pro is also a bit less rounded compared to the 2019 7T Pro. However, the biggest difference is that the OnePlus 8 Pro returns its front-facing selfie camera to its display. The punch-hole camera sensor is played on the top left side.

The OnePlus 7T Pro famously used the pop-up selfie camera in order to have a higher screen-to-body ratio. It’s looking like the pop-up selfie camera trend is pretty much over before it really began.

OnePlus 8 Pro back vs OnePlus 7 Pro back

The AMOLED display on the OnePlus 7T Pro supports a 90Hz refresh rate, while the OnePlus 8 Pro jumps that support up to 120Hz. This makes it great for playing games and scrolling around the user interface. Furthermore, the OnePlus 8 Pro’s display is actually the best we’ve ever tested.

The back of the OnePlus 8 Pro includes basically the same rear-camera setup in the top middle, but there are a couple of extra sensors placed to the left side of the main camera bank this time. The new OnePlus logo design is also on the OnePlus 8 Pro, on the bottom of the device.

OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 7T Pro processor and memory

The OnePlus 8 Pro has the fastest mobile processor you can currently get, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. The OnePlus 7T Pro has last year’s champion, the Snapdragon 855 Plus. The OnePlus 8 Pro comes in 8GB and 12GB of RAM models,  while the OnePlus 7T Pro was only sold with an 8GB model. The RAM on the new model uses the faster LPDDR5 memory, compared to the LPDDR4X RAM on the OnePlus 7T Pro. The OnePlus 8 Pro has 128GB and 256GB storage options, while the OnePlus 7T Pro just has the 256GB storage model. Both phones use the fast UFS 3.0 standard.

OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 7T Pro cameras

OnePlus 8 Pro camera array
David Imel / Android Authority

The OnePlus 8 Pro has a sizable camera upgrade. While both phones have a 48MP sensor as their main camera, the OnePlus 8 Pro boosts its wide-angle camera to 48MP as well, compared to the 16MP wide-angle sensor found on the OnePlus 7T Pro. The telephoto sensor on the OnePlus 8 Pro is 12MP, but it still outputs 8MP images. The OnePlus 7T Pro has an 8MP telephoto sensor.

In addition, the OnePlus 8 Pro has a 5MP color filter, which is used to take images with different spectrums of light. This means images taken with the filter can radically change the color of the objects that appear in your photos. As we mentioned, the 16MP front-facing camera on the new phone is on the top-left side of the front display. The OnePlus 7T Pro’s 16MP front-camera used the pop-up design.

OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 7T Pro battery

The OnePlus 8 Pro has a much bigger 4,510mAh battery compared to the 4,050mAh battery on the OnePlus 7T Pro. Both phones use the Warp Charge 30T tech for fast charging. The OnePlus 8 Pro should charge up to over half its capacity in just 23 minutes.

However, the OnePlus 8 Pro beats the OnePlus 7T Pro hands down when it comes to wireless charging. The OnePlus 7T Pro didn’t support wireless charging at all. If you purchase the optional Warp Charge 30 wireless charger, the OnePlus 8 Pro will charge wirelessly at about the same speed as its wired charging rate. There’s also support for reverse wireless charging for the OnePlus 8 Pro, but it’s pretty slow at just 3W.

Other features

Both phones have an in-display fingerprint sensor. Both also use OnePlus’s OxygenOS and Android 10. There’s not a ton of bloatware on OnePlus 8 Pro, and it includes support for Dark Mode 2.0, which adds a dark mode to many popular apps that don’t natively support it. Finally, the OnePlus 8 Pro officially has an IP68 water and dust resistance rating, compared to no such rating at all on the OnePlus 7T Pro.

Launch price

When it launched, the OnePlus 7T Pro had a starting price of £699 (~$762).  That price point, while still higher than previous OnePlus phones, still made the OnePlus 7T Pro more affordable compared to other flagship devices with most of the same specs. If you wanted to get the limited McLaren Edition, with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, you had to pay much more. It’s sold by T-Mobile for $699, after a $200 price cut.

The OnePlus 8 Pro is definitely much more expensive from the jump compared to the standard OnePlus 7T Pro. It normally starts at $899 with 128GB of storage and at $999 with 256GB of storage. That may turn off many people who expect something with a lower price from OnePlus. However, compared to the normal price of Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Plus ($1,199), the OnePlus 8 Pro still offers a lot of value. Recently, the company cut the price of the phone. It’s available directly from OnePlus at $799 if you get the Glacial Green color, which has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For the same price, you can get the phone with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage in Onyx Black or Ultramarine Blue colors.

oneplus 8 pro ultramarine blue
OnePlus 8 Pro
Killer flagship
OnePlus is all grown up. With the OnePlus 8 Pro, you get an unabashed flagship, with all the bells and whistles. Powerful specs, an amazing display, fast wireless charging, and water resistance make the OnePlus 8 Pro a great alternative to the Galaxy S20 Plus, and it's up to $300 cheaper.

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