I have no idea what 8t is like. My previous phone was pixel 4a and nord 2 is nothing like the cheaper pixel when it comes to bugs and functionality. Sadly I broke the screen on my pixel and needed to buy something very fast. Reviews of then fresh nord 2 were very favourable so I bought it... There were even words like 'flagship killer' in some reviews. Sure it looks nice. Screen looks good for the price. Standby batter life is very good. But then there is the camera and the bugs and usual half baked chinese crap. And when the updates come they usually fix something imaginary not real problems.
One plus Nord 2 5G is recently released and you can expect new updates for the next 2-3 years compared to 8T, also it has 4,500 mAh battery in it and it will support 65W charging which fully charges in just 30 minutes.