We are already going through the last months of the year, so it is time to analyze the flagships that companies have launched for this second semester. The OnePlus 8T has been the last to arrive and the truth is that it has not brought anything new. Instead of being an improved version of the OnePlus 8, it is an alternative with a very reasonable price, which makes it an excellent option for those looking for a flagship killer.
Speaking of high-end and ridiculously cheap mobiles, we cannot forget the queen brand of this category: Xiaomi. For this second half of the year, the Chinese company launched the Xiaomi Mi 10T, which would also be an alternative to the Xiaomi Mi 10 and not an improved version. Even so, join us in comparing these two Android flagships with the new iPhone 12 to see if it is worth saving money with Chinese mobiles or it is better to stay in the iOS ecosystem.
Tabla comparativa: iPhone 12 vs OnePlus 8T vs Xiaomi Mi 10T
Still do not know the specifications of these three phones? In the following comparative table you can see them.
Xiaomi Mi 10T
|Dimensions and weight||146,7 x 71,5 x 7,4 mm. 162 gramos.||160,7 x 74,1 x 8,4 mm. 188 gramos.||165,1 x 76,4 x 9,33 mm. 216 gramos.|
|screen||6,1″ Full HD+ (2532 x 1170) with OLED Retina panel, 19.5: 9 aspect ratio and 60 Hz refresh rate.||6,55″ Full HD+ (2400 x 1080) with Fluid AMOLED panel, 20: 9 aspect ratio and 120 Hz refresh rate. With integrated fingerprint sensor.||6,67″ Full HD+ (2400 x 1080) with IPS LCD panel, 20: 9 aspect ratio and 144 Hz refresh rate.|
|Processor||Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm, 6 cores max 3.1 GHz)||Snapdragon 865 (7 nm, 8 cores at a maximum of 2.8 GHz).||Snapdragon 865 (7 nm, 8 cores at a maximum of 2.8 GHz).|
|RAM||4 GB (not confirmed).||8 o 12 GB de LPDDR4X.||6 u 8 GB LPDDR5.|
|Storage||64, 128 o 256 GB.||128 o 256 GB in UFS 3.1 format.||128 GB in UFS 3.1 format.|
|Rear camera||Dual 12 MP with f / 1.6 + ultra wide angle of 12 MP with f / 2.4.||Quadruple 48 MP with f / 1.7 + 16 MP ultra wide angle with f / 2.2 + 5 MP macro + 2 MP monochrome lens.||Triple de 64 MP with f / 1.89 + ultra wide angle of 13 MP with f / 2.4 + macro of 5 MP with f / 2.4.|
|Frontal camera||12 MP with f / 2.2.||16 MP with f / 2.4.||20 MP with f / 2.2.|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM 5G (eSIM), WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, facial recognition and IP68 water resistance.||Dual SIM 5G, USB-C, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS and Dolby Atmos stereo speakers.||Dual SIM 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS and stereo speakers. With fingerprint sensor on the side.|
|Drums||2775 mAh (not confirmed) with 18W wired and 15W wireless fast charging.||4500 mAh with 65W fast cable charging.||5000 mAh with 33W fast charge.|
|Operating system||iOS 14.||Oxygen OS based on Android 10.||MIUI 12 based on Android 10.|
|Price||Since 909€.||Since 599€.||Since 499€.|
The iPhone 12 is the ugliest of all by far
Not even the most loyal Apple fan can deny that the design of the iPhone 12 is ugly or, at least, does not correspond to the age in which we live. Currently, it is intended that smartphones are “all screen”, so pop-up systems, notch or subtle perforations are used in the screens so that the selfie camera does not occupy a large portion of them. Apple has forgotten about this and has implemented a huge tab-shaped notch on the iPhone 12, like those used about 3 years ago.
To make the design even worse, the iPhone 12 has flat edges like the iPhone 5. The only thing saving from the iPhone 12 design is the camera module with very large sensors that gives it a distinctive touch and great to mobile. On the other hand, the design of the OnePlus 8T and Xiaomi Mi 10T is an example of how current smartphones should be.
In both Android phones we have a tiny hole in the upper left corner of the screen for the selfie camera. Further, both have a flat screen with slightly curved sides to be able to hold them comfortably. On the back, they have a rectangular camera module, but on the Xiaomi Mi 10T the sensors are more noticeable than on the OnePlus 8T. In general, they have a very similar design, so we let you choose which one you like best in this section.
Not even the 144 Hz screen of the Xiaomi Mi 10T can beat the spectacular screen of the OnePlus 8T
With the OnePlus 8T, OnePlus has struck the perfect balance between image quality and fluidity. The screen of this mobile is 6.55 inches, uses an AMOLED panel and enjoys a high refresh rate of 120 Hz. That is, it has a good size, it has the highest quality panel that can currently be used on a mobile phone and its refresh rate will satisfy the demands of gamers.
On the other hand, the 6.1 ″ OLED Retina screen of the iPhone 12 is also very good, but its image fluency is the typical 60 Hz that we see in lower-end phones. And, on the other hand, we have the 6.67 ″ screen of the Xiaomi Mi 10T that surprising with a refresh rate of 144 Hz, but disappointing when using an IPS LCD panel that does not reach the image quality of an OLED or AMOLED.
Tied in power, but… is the Snapdragon 865 or the Apple A14 Bionic better?
Both the OnePlus 8T and the Xiaomi Mi 10T use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor, so in power they are tied. It is true that The 12GB RAM variant of the OnePlus 8T can get some performance advantage to the 6 GB RAM variant of the Xiaomi Mi 10T, but we assure you that it is not worth it for the difference in price between both models. Also, the RAM of the Xiaomi Mi 10T is LPDDR5 which is a bit faster than the LPDDR4X of the OnePlus 8T.
A completely different story is that of the iPhone 12 that uses a processor (the Apple A14 Bionic) and an operating system (iOS 14) created exclusively for it. Therefore, even if you only have 4 GB of RAM, iPhone 12 is as powerful as OnePlus 8T and Xiaomi Mi 10T or even more. There are benchmarks such as Geekbench 5 that claim that the A14 Bionic processor in the iPhone 12 is better than the Snapdragon 865 in power. However, the difference should not be much to be noticed in daily use.
Which mobile takes better photos between the iPhone 12, OnePlus 8T and Xiaomi Mi 10T?
We are facing three phones with a very different rear camera configuration. The OnePlus 8T is the one with the most sensors with four: the main 48 MP, a 16 MP ultra wide angle with 123 ° vision, a 5 MP macro and a 2 MP monochrome. In general, The OnePlus 8T’s camera is excellent – take great quality photos and record in 4K at 60 FPS. Its only problem is that the macro and monochrome sensors are not very useful, since they only participate in very specific photos.
The Xiaomi Mi 10T, on the other hand, has a triple camera composed of a 64 MP main sensor, a 13 MP ultra-wide angle with 123º vision and a 5 MP macro. It practically has the same camera as the OnePlus 8T, only it dispenses with the monochrome sensor, which is not very useful. So you can expect from the Mi 10T a photographic quality similar to that of the OnePlus 8T.
Finally, continuing with the regression, we have the iPhone 12 with its dual camera that dispenses with everything unnecessary (macro and monochrome). It only has a main sensor and an ultra-wide sensor, both 12 MP. It could be thought that by having less MP and fewer sensors, the iPhone 12 camera is the least good, But that’s not true. In this article you can see why more cameras do not mean better photos. In addition, Apple has always been characterized by squeezing the cameras of its iPhone to the maximum, so it surely takes photos as good or better than those of the Android in this comparison.
The OnePlus 8T has the fastest charge and best autonomy
In the autonomy section, each of these mobiles has something in its favor. In the case of the OnePlus 8T, it is its 65W fast charge, while the Xiaomi Mi 10T defends itself with its 5000 mAh battery. And the iPhone 12? Well Apple’s mobile is the only one in this comparison that has wireless charging. Of course, the iPhone 12 has a fast 18W cable charge and supposedly a 2775 mAh battery that will surely drain very quickly when enjoying 5G.
Between the Xiaomi Mi 10T and the OnePlus 8T, the one with the best autonomy is the OnePlus mobile. While the Mi 10T has a 5000 mAh battery which is larger than the 4500 mAh battery in the OnePlus 8T, Xiaomi’s mobile consumes more power due to its 144 Hz screen which is IPS LCD. The OnePlus 8T, on the other hand, uses a lower consumption AMOLED panel and its refresh rate tops out at 120 Hz.
IPhone 12, OnePlus 8T or Xiaomi Mi 10T? Which mobile is worth more?
After evaluating the specifications of the three phones, it is clear that the iPhone 12 is not the best option. It has an outdated design, a standard fluency screen, and its price tag is very high.. Now, if you are one of what iOS prefers over all things, we understand that you prefer the iPhone 12.
However, if you want the best mobile among these three regardless of whether it is Android or iOS, It seems to us that the one you should choose is the OnePlus 8T. Why? Because it has a perfect screen that combines quality and fluidity very well, excellent autonomy, a fairly good camera, it is powerful and is only worth € 599 (8 + 128 variant). In addition, it supports a 65W fast charge to fill the battery in 35 minutes. In short, it has everything and is good at everything.
He Xiaomi Mi 10T is also an excellent optionIt has an amazing screen fluidity, a high-quality camera, a powerful processor and its 6 GB RAM variant is barely worth € 499. Anyway, you choose …