Hey guys, so the OnePlus 6T has been hyped since it was announced in October. It has finally been released and I’m excited to tell you all I know about the device.
If you’re as excited as I am, let’s get to it.
- Android 9.0 Pie
- 6.41 inch 1080 x 2340 Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
- Octa-core (4 x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold and 4 x 1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
- Adreno 630
- 6GB RAM / 8GB RAM
- 128GB / 256GB Internal Storage
- 16MP Front Camera and 16MP + 20MP Rear Camera
- 3700mAh non-removable battery
- Dual Sim
The 6T has a really impressive look, the size of the screen is 6.41 inches (one of the largest I’ve reviewed so far) which is an Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.
You will get a really clear display on this phone, indoors or outdoors under direct sunlight.
The screen is also protected with Gorilla Glass 6, a tough durable glass that will protect your screen when there are occasional drops, prevent scratches and still give the phone a really nice look.
The OnePlus 6T features what is considered a Teardrop Notch (or a water drop notch… teardrop sounds a little depressing) where the proximity sensor and camera are placed.
There’s no LED flash on the front though.
On the back of the phone, it’s quite different from the OnePlus 6, you’ll notice there’s no fingerprint sensor. Not to worry, that’s an upgrade that has been made.
OnePlus moved the sensor onto the screen. The in-screen fingerprint on the OnePlus 6T has been said to be reliable, not as fast as the OnePlus 6’s rear mounted fingerprint sensor but still a very good one.
Personally, I like the upgrade, might be a deal-breaker for some people though.
Still on the back, the main dual camera setup is placed with a Dual-LED flash which we’ll talk about in a minute.
Overall, the design is great, the colors (which are Thunder Purple, Mirror Black, Midnight Black) the phone comes in will give you an elegant look as well, depending on which you want.
The glass build of the phone with an aluminum frame makes it stand out as well.
Only thing I’m not happy about is that the headphone jack has been removed. Might not be a deal-breaker to some of you but to me, it is.
The OnePlus 6T is said to not be any different from the OnePlus 6 in terms of camera hardware. The selfie camera is a 16 Megapixel camera, while the dual camera setup at the back stands at 16 Megapixels + 20 Megapixels with a Dual-LED flash right under.
In terms of camera software, the 6T takes the lead. A significant difference is taking pictures with the “Nightscape” mode.
Nightscape improves overall quality of pictures taken in low-light conditions, makes them more accurate and gives you detailed color representation. All you have to do is hold the phone steady for a few seconds and let the phone do its thing.
On the other hand, using the front camera, you get the face unlock feature which is said to be fast and reliable even in dark environments.
The cameras on this phone are pretty much the same as the OnePlus 6 in terms of hardware. But the software upgrade will give you a better photo taking experience.
Processor and Memory
There basically isn’t much of a difference between the OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6 here. While the OnePlus 6T runs on Android 9.0 (Pie), the Android 8.1 (Oreo) of the OnePlus 6 can also be upgraded to 9.0 (Pie).
Both have a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset and an Octa-core CPU (which are two Quad-core CPU’s integrated together with one having a 2.8 GHz clock speed and the other 1.7 GHz).
Moving to the memory aspect of the phone, the OnePlus 6T comes in three variants
- 8GB RAM / 256GB Internal Storage
- 8GB RAM / 128GB Internal Storage
- 6GB RAM / 128GB Internal Storage
None of them have a slot for an SD card to expand the memory so choose wisely.
Back to the RAM, both the 8GB and 6GB versions are good enough to handle multitasking well on the phone. You’ll hardly get a running app getting terminated by the phone to save RAM.
Gaming shouldn’t also be a problem on the OnePlus 6T (good thing it comes with an Adreno 630 GPU).
Battery and Connectivity
Compared to the OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T has its battery boosted up to 3700mAh. This should be good enough to last you a day on heavy usage.
The non-removable Li-Po battery is said to give up to 5 hours of screen time. I personally think it depends on usage. Anyways you’ll be glad to know it supports fast charging as well.
The 6T supports dual SIM cards, 4G, 3G, and 2G.
Bluetooth V5.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB 2.0 port are also supported.
Please note that prices change with time.
- 6GB + 128GB goes for $549 get it on Amazon
- 8GB + 128GB goes for $579 get it on Amazon
- 8GB + 256GB goes for $629 get it on Amazon
The OnePlus 6T is really a good phone that will perform very well, the Octa-core processor is going to work better on the 8GB RAM version if you want to compare it with the OnePlus 6.
If you need speed and performance with a lot of latest features and specifications, the OnePlus 6T will do perfectly fine.
Well guys, that’s all about the OnePlus 6T for now, let me know what you think about this device in the comment section.
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