Right after the launch of new iPhones, OnePlus launches a new phone which is the OnePlus 8T. OnePlus 8T brings a head to head competition with the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition). Offering similar specifications and features both phones are priced very similarly which brings more competition in the smartphone market.
What OnePlus 8T has to offer?
OnePlus 8T is a 6.55-inch 120 Hz, Fluid Amoled HDR10+ display phone. It consists of a glass front, glass back with an aluminum frame. Furthermore, it is powered by the Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) processor.
It offers two variants which are 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM. The storage option is the fastest UFS 3.1. In addition to that, it has a Quad Camera setup at the back i.e 48 MP primary sensor, 16 MP ultrawide, 5 MP macro, and 2 MP depth sensor.
The rear camera can record 4k videos at 30/60 fps and 1080p@30/60/240fps. The front camera is a punch-hole cutout with a 16 MP selfie sensor. The selfie camera can record 1080p@30fps.
What Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has to offer?
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is a 6.5-inch 120 Hz, Super Amoled HDR10+ display phone. It consists of a glass front, plastic back with an aluminum body. Furthermore, it is powered by Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+).
It offers three variants which are 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM. The storage is the fastest UFS 3.1. In addition to that, it has a triple camera layout at the back i.e 12 MP primary sensor, 8 MP telephoto, and a 12 MP ultrawide sensor.
The rear camera layout can record 4K@30/60fps and 1080p@30/60fps. The front camera is placed at the center with the punch-hole cutout layout with a 32 MP selfie sensor. The selfie camera can record 4K@30/60fps and 1080p@30/60fps.
Enough with the text, let’s now make our head to head comparison of OnePlus 8T with Samsung Galaxy S20 FE smartphones line by line in the table.
Head to head comparison
|Category||OnePlus 8T||Samsung Galaxy S20 FE||Winner|
|Body||Glass Front, glass back, and aluminum frame||Glass Front, plastic back, and aluminum frame||OnePlus 8T|
|Display||Fluid Amoled with 120 Hz Refresh Rate, 4.02 PPI||Super Amoled with 120 Hz Refresh Rate, 4.7 PPI||Draw|
|Processor||Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)||Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)||Same Processor|
|Ram||8 GB / 12 GB||6GB / 8 GB / 12GB||Samsung|
|Storage Type||128/256 GB UFS 3.1||128/256 GB UFS 3.1||Draw|
|Water-Resistant||No Water Resistant||IP 68 Water-Resistant||Samsung|
|Raw Bench Score||890 Single-Core|
|Battery||Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable||Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable||Draw|
|Charger||Fast Charger 65W||Fast Charger 25W||OnePlus 8T|
|Wireless Charging||Does not Support||15 W Wireless Charging||Samsung|
|Reverse Wireless Charging||Does not Support||4.5 W Reverse Wireless Charging||Samsung|
|Battery Performance||With around 9 Hour of use|
(20% battery remaining)
|With around 9 Hour of use|
(12% battery remaining)
|Camera Zoom||Falls Behind||Performs much better||Samsung|
|Night Mode||Performs better||Lags Behind||OnePlus 8T|
|Main Camera||Great Quality Pictures||Great Quality Pictures||Draw|
|Selfie Night Mode||Not Available||Night mode with Selfie Camera||Samsung|
|Video Recording||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps||Draw|
|Stabilization||Lags Behind||Performs Better||Samsung|
Both phones perform very well in day to day use and one cannot simply find the difference in normal use. Both phones have to inherit flagship features from their flagship successor. Both phones have cut down edges to reduce the cost and deliver high-end specs at an affordable cost. Some features are better with the OnePlus 8T and some are better with Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. There is no clear winner among the two as they both offer neck to neck competition.
We wait to hear more about both phone prices in Nepal. While we can still convert the official USD rates from the global store, it is not so wise to do the maths of the forex. Team TechSansar shall update you once we have more about the availability and pricing of both phones in Nepal.
Some Camera Samples
Courtesy of The Tech Chap
What are your thoughts? Are you going to gift yourself OnePlus 8T or Samsung Galaxy S20 FE or none? Let’s discuss.