Essential Phone vs OnePlus 8T

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Display

Size:

5.7 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1312 pixels, 504 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 402 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

84.85 %
86.86 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250-AB

Processor:

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 650

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
12GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB
256GB (UFS 3.1), not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (11)

Battery

Capacity:

3040 mAh
4500 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

USB Power Delivery
OnePlus Warp Charge

Max charge speed:

Wired: 65.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

13 MP (Laser and PDAF)
48 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F1.7; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

13 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)
16 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Black and White)

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, EIS

Front:

8 MP
16 MP (EIS, HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.33 x 2.92 x 0.33 inches (160.7 x 74.1 x 8.4 mm)

Weight:

6.53 oz (185.0 g)
6.63 oz (188.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Splash, Dust; IP54

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Aquamarine green, Lunar silver

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n25, n41, n66, n71, SA, NSA

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port, OTG

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Dual-band positioning, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 26, 2017

FCC ID value:

2ALBB-A11 link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.28 W/kg

Body:

0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

0.92 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.70 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 700
$ 749 / € 699

In The Box:

Warp Charge 65 Power Adapter, Warp Charge Type-C to Type-C Cable, Quick Start Guide, Welcome Letter, Safety Information, LOGO Sticker, Case (Excl. North America), Screen Protector (Pre-applied) (Excl. T-Mobile Version), SIM Tray Ejector

Availability

Officially announced:

May 30, 2017
Oct 14, 2020

Scheduled release:

Oct 23, 2020
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