Is the OnePlus 8 worth an extra $200 over the 7T?

by birtanpublished on August 21, 2020

I've been using the 1+8 for a couple of days now and I really like it it's a great phone but I'm not sure it's a phone that I can recommend most people go out and buy right now and that's mostly because of this this is the one plus 70 it came out last October and it

Offers a nearly identical experience to that of the one plus eight for two hundred dollars less so let's be clear right from the beginning that if you're considering either of these two phones right now the 70 is the better buy like

No question but of course they're not the exact same phone so let's go over where they're different and why somebody might still want to buy the one plus eight anyway let's start by quickly going over the

Hardware the designs on both of these phones are very similar they're only about six months apart after all the two main differences are the curved edges along the display of the oneplus 8 and the different shaped camera housings so

The oneplus 70 has this circular sort of dome shaped camera housing that never bothered me but a lot of people complained about it online while the 1+8 I think will appeal to more people with its sort of simpler

Vertical stack the other main advantage of the 1+8 is its newer snapdragon 865 processor now the caveat there is that the 865 requires Qualcomm's x 55 modem which is 5g capable in english that means that whether or not you live in a

City that even has 5g you're gonna be paying for it and that's largely where this price bump comes from that's especially frustrating because even if you live in a city where 5g is currently available it's still just not ready for

Consumers yet the millimeter wave technologies that carriers like Verizon use are super fast but offer really poor range while sub 6 works exactly the opposite you get much better range but speeds that aren't much faster than LTE

Now as 5g has time to expand and develop over the next few years having the oneplus 8 right now means that you're not gonna have to buy another phone later on just to use 5g but right now it's just not worth spending the extra

Money on if you don't have to on the upside the snapdragon 865 is also just a faster more power efficient processor now does that mean you're gonna be able to see the difference in performance versus the 70s 855 plus well no but the

865 does have another trick up its sleeve better image processing see both phones have basically the same 48 megapixel primary sensor with 4 to 1 pixel binning and 12 megapixel output and while neither phone is going to take

On the likes of the pixel 4 or the galaxy s 20 the 1+8 manages better balanced more consistent photos though the differences in the lenses themselves are a bit odd that 70 has a pretty standard array of wide ultra wide and

Telephoto lenses with the oneplus 8 they actually got rid of that telephoto lens in favor of digital zoom on the main sensor and in its place dropped in a 2 megapixel macro lens now that seems strange to me because the 17 was already

Capable taking macro shots and with only two megapixels to work with the 1+8 macro photos look pretty soft anyway but either way these are both fairly capable cameras with their own sets of unique

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Description thanks to expressvpn for sponsoring this video I feel like the 1+8 is boxed into this sort of weird pricing situation where if your oneplus has sort of typical customer base that wants the best phone for the lowest

Price you should still get the 70 for 500 bucks you get almost everything the oneplus 8 has to offer the only thing you're really missing is 5g which nobody really needs at this point in time on the other hand if you want the most

Powerful phone that can take on other flagships well you should look at the oneplus 8 pro instead for two hundred dollars more you get IP 68 water resistance 30 watt wireless charging better cameras the oneplus 8 pro is by

All means oneplus is first total flagship and if that's what you're looking for word you should buy that instead the 1+8 is a great phone and it's the one that I'm keeping my sim card in for the foreseeable future

Because well I didn't get an A pro but if you already have the 70 there's really no reason to upgrade to the 8 I would just wait for next year's model or upgrade to the 1 plus 8 pro if you really need a new phone right now that's

Gonna do it for this video if you enjoyed it please give it a like and subscribe to the channel we've got full reviews on the oneplus 78 and 8 Pro so if you're interested in any of those phones go give those a watch in the

Meantime thanks for watching we'll see you next time stay safe you

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