OnePlus 8T vs. iPhone 12: which one is the best option for you?

Apple and OnePlus have recently released a new series of smartphones, the OnePlus 8T and iPhone 12. Both mobile phones come at a more affordable price. However, which one of them is the best to have? Let’s find out the differences together. 

First of all, let’s see the full specifications for both models. 

OnePlus 8T


  • 6.55-inch AMOLED
  • 2,400 x 1,080 resolution
  • 402ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 20:9 aspect ratio 


  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • 4x Cortex-A77
  • 4x Cortex-A55


  • 8GB / 12GB
  • LDPPR4x

Storage configurations:

  • 128GB / 256GB
  • No microSD slot


Primary sensor

  • 48MP, f/1.7 aperture, 0.8µm pixels, optical + electronic image stabilization

Secondary sensor

  • 16MP, f/2.2 aperture, ultra-wide (123-degree FoV)
  • Macro: 5MP, 3cm focal length
  • Monochrome: 2MP
  • 4K at 60fps/30fps

Front-facing sensor

  • 16MP sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 1.0 μm pixels, fixed focus, electronic image stabilization


  • 4,500mAh
  • 65W charging


  • Android 11
  • Oxygen 11

Dimensions and weight:

  • 160.7 x 74.1 x 8.4mm
  • 188g

Color options:

  • Aquamarine Green
  • Lunar Silver

iPhone 12


  • 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED
  • 2,532 x 1,170 resolution
  • HDR, True Tone
  • Wide color (P3)
  • 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 625 nits max brightness (typical); 1200 nits max brightness (HDR)
  • Ceramic Shield front


  • Apple A14 Bionic


  • N/A

Storage configurations:

  • 64 / 128 / 256GB
  • No microSD slot


Primary sensor:

  • 12MP wide

Secondary sensor:

  • 12MP ultra-wide

Front-facing sensor:

  • 12MP


  • HDR and Dolby Vision HDR at up to 30fps


  • N/A
  • Up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes with 20W adapter or higher (sold separately)


  • Wireless charging up to 15W
  • Magnet array
  • Alignment magnet
  • Accessory Identification NFC
  • Magnetometer


  • iOS 14

Dimensions and weight:

  • 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4mm
  • 164g

Color options:

  • Black
  • White
  • Product Red
  • Green
  • Blue

OnePlus 8T vs. iPhone 12

In terms of the hardware, both models are missing a headphone jack, as well as the option to expand the storage. Unfortunately, we don’t have any information about the iPhone 12 RAM at the moment. Both smartphones come with 5G connectivity. Another difference between the two models is that the OnePlus 8T doesn’t feature wireless charging. 

We don’t know how well the iPhone 12 camera works; however, the OnePlus 8T results are not that great. Therefore, we expect Apple to process the images better than OnePlus. In terms of the software, the OnePlus 8T runs on Android 11, the latest Google OS. Here are the main features:

  • OnePlus Sans font, 
  • a new Always On Display
  •  Dark Mode  
  • Zen Mode

The company also said to offer two significant updates in the future. On the other hand, Apple’s OS offers the following: 

  • App Library 
  • home screen widget support 
  • picture-in-picture feature 


The OnePlus 8T costs $749; however, the US user can only buy the 12GB/256GB version. Apple is selling all its iPhone 12 models in the US at $799 for the 64GB variant. The 128GB costs $849, while the 256GB version is priced at $949.


If you are looking for a smartphone with more storage, the OnePlus 8T seems like a better option, and it costs $50 less than the iPhone 12. On the other hand, Apple beats its opponent in a few departments. iPhone 12 comes with wireless charging, and its chipset could offer a better phone experience than the 8T. Not to say that the video recording tech is quite remarkable. 

Catherine Whitaker

Catherine has been an active participant and contributor for V Herald for quite some time. Being a tech lover and a part of a popular local NGO, she loves to jot down news articles for Technology and science niches.

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