September 30, 2023

High Options

– Similar aesthetically pleasing design

– Good in-display fingerprint implementation

– Spectacular battery efficiency

Yearly, OnePlus makes positive it delivers among the finest Android smartphones that’s definitely worth the asking worth. It appears to have cracked the premium smartphone market, specifically in India, using on two key components — aggressive pricing and mixture of specs. When OnePlus 6 was launched earlier this yr, it bought our appreciation for giving customers a ‘worth for cash’ bundle. However the shine appeared to be misplaced someplace with the arrival of Xiaomi Pocophone and Asus Zenfone 5Z, each powered by the identical processor as OnePlus 6 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845). Now with OnePlus 6T, the Chinese language model is providing a consumers ‘a barely higher deal’ at nearly the identical worth.

Like at all times, the brand new OnePlus smartphone is available in three variants based mostly on RAM and storage capacities.Nevertheless, there isn’t any 64GB this time:

6GB RAM + 128GB storage – Rs 37,999
8GB RAM + 128GB storage – Rs 40,999
8GB RAM + 256GB storage – Rs 44,999

We bought the 8GB+128GB mannequin to check out every week earlier than the launch and though there may be not a lot to speak concerning the smartphone itself, the upgrades OnePlus has made this time round is value pondering upon. So, here is our OnePlus 6T assessment:


Nothing a lot has modified on the design entrance. Or relatively nothing main. Like we talked about in our first impressions, the general 6T design practically mirrors that of the OnePlus 6 however with few modifications. First, there is no such thing as a 3.5mm headphone jack this time. It is an apparent transfer in the best path for OnePlus and is one thing that makes it aggressive with different flagships.

Nevertheless, if you have already got a favorite 3.5mm earphone that you simply membership with each different smartphone or laptop computer, a 3.5mm-to-Sort C connector will probably be an additional accent to hold round with 6T. You could possibly purchase the Sort-C Bullets however that can price you Rs 1,490.

Whereas the ‘neighborhood’ could assist this, it might be a disappointment for a daily smartphone consumer who’s planning to improve from any sub-Rs 30,000 machine to this. OnePlus 6T additionally marks the top of the bodily fingerprint sensor that has been there in OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 2. So in the back of 6T, you get a extra simplistic design that has the twin rear cameras and the OnePlus brand beneath it. The fingerprint sensor now sits underneath the show, which is also an anticipated transfer given Vivo and Oppo amongst few others are sporting it already.

This can be a welcome change for a lot of however we nonetheless assume that the trade will finally result in Face Unlock and fingerprint sensors will vanish within the subsequent 3-4 years. These options along with the identical glass and steel construct do make the smartphone as soon as once more aggressive out there. Nevertheless, that is not all. The show too will get higher on this one.


OnePlus 6T now has a barely bigger display screen dimension of 6.4-inch, up from 6.1-inch that got here with OnePlus 6. The FHD+ decision stays the identical and we now have no complaints on condition that the decision is sufficient for the given canvas. Additionally, implementing a QHD decision AMOLED panel would’ve led to a rise within the worth.

A bigger display screen is nevertheless, immersive and higher than what different smartphones in the identical worth bracket ship. Though it makes use of an AMOLED panel, the display screen just isn’t as saturated as that of Samsung’s. The color tones are largely well-balanced and the curved glass on the edges add to the grip. Additionally, whereas the display screen will get bigger, the notch goes smaller. It is the identical notch that Oppo and Vivo smartphones have. You get the sensors and the entrance digital camera contained in the notch together with a subtly positioned speaker grille on prime.

Like in OnePlus 6, you possibly can additionally conceal the notch in OnePlus 6T (in case it is bothering you). Nevertheless, an even bigger show does make it a near-perfect companion for viewing content material and taking part in video games, however it additionally results in extra scratches on the corners. We are able to already see minor ones in two weeks of utilization. Fortuitously, you get a display screen guard pre-installed and there is Corning Gorilla Glass 6 safety as nicely. So all of this should not be a difficulty.

On the software program facet of issues, what makes OnePlus 6T totally different is the improved brightness ranges along with customizable display screen calibration desire. You’ll be able to set the tone of the show from the Show possibility contained in the Settings app. You additionally get the standard options together with a Night time Mode, Studying Mode and Adaptive Brightness, which is an Android Pie characteristic.

Whereas these are some anticipated updates, what’s a serious leap for OnePlus 6T is the corporate’s transfer from a bodily fingerprint sensor to an in-display fingerprint sensor. That is one enchancment that may be termed as a flagship-grade one however it’s good to see it coming in OnePlus 6T. The in-display fingerprint sensor or what OnePlus calls ‘Display Unlock’ is super-fast and the animation simply provides to the enjoyable. Though we hardly bought time to make use of the fingerprint sensor as Face Unlock did its trick by the point we lifted fingers for the Display Unlock, it is simply enjoyable to observe the animation by inserting the unregistered finger every now and then.


‘Unlock the pace’ is not only for the in-display fingerprint sensor right here. It someplace applies to OnePlus 6T’s total efficiency as nicely. The truth that OnePlus 6 was already within the Android 9 Pie beta program it was protected to imagine that 6T will include Android Pie out of the field. The OxygenOS is as snappy because it will get and like we now have talked about earlier than, it’s quicker and extra responsive than Samsung’s Expertise UI, Xiaomi’s MIUI or Huawei’s EMUI. In case you examine it with OnePlus 6, not a lot will probably be there to distinguish however then you definately do get some software program tweaks in relation to cameras and in-display fingerprint gestures.

Sure, the Display Unlock, not like different smartphones, does not simply provide the entry to the handset’s house display screen but additionally acts as a fast launch shortcut for various apps. We did attempt a few them and whereas the success fee is nice, it did miss studying our fingerprints a few occasions. It is a nifty option to entry your favorite apps however we’re but to see what number of really use it.

OxygenOS based mostly on Android 9 Pie is refined and is claimed to be higher optimized to work in tandem with the {hardware} to offer efficiency irrespective of in case you are utilizing heavy apps or gentle ones. As in comparison with others it appears lightweight. Add this to the truth that OnePlus is normally the primary to roll out newest Android updates and you have got an honest machine after Google’s personal Pixel handsets.

Additionally new is the improved ‘Gaming Mode’ that now reveals emails, calls and different notifications from third-party apps as small floating icons on prime that will not hinder together with your gaming time.

As for the specs, you get the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB or 8GB RAM, 128GB or 256GB inbuilt storage, all of that are sufficient to carry out the most effective in any Android smartphone. In OnePlus 6T, the most effective appears to have arrived within the type of ‘Good Increase’. The characteristic is claimed to fireplace apps 5%-20% quicker by storing the info from ceaselessly used apps within the RAM. It’s stated to work at its greatest with apps that cope with massive enter and output information. OnePlus says that that is restricted to gaming apps for now although. Nevertheless, it will be suitable with extra apps with future updates.

All of this works underneath the hood and will not be seen however it positive is music to OnePlus followers’ ears and the cameras are in all probability a deal with for his or her eyes.


OnePlus 6T will get the very same digital camera specs as OnePlus 6. There’s a dual-rear digital camera setup comprising a 16MP Sony IMX519 with f/1.7 aperture and a 20MP Sony IMX 376K sensor with the identical aperture. These carried out nicely on OnePlus 6 however have now been improved a bit to ship higher evening pictures, portraits and selfie photos. These additionally characteristic OIS and EIS for crisp photos and movies. Additionally retained is the 4K video recording at 60fps that many of the smartphones miss out on.

The daylight pictures are first rate and you will not get something value complaining. Nevertheless, with an improved Portrait characteristic we did discover combined outcomes. These are usually not as handsome portraits because the one clicked by Google Pixel smartphones however are additionally not on the unfavorable facet. Recognizing hair, glass reflections and small gaps or corners nonetheless stay a difficulty. Nevertheless, the general efficiency is appropriate.

What’s actually improved is low-light images. Though the {hardware} half stays the identical OnePlus 6T has undoubtedly improved upon the software program facet to ship a balanced low-light shot. The Night time mode does take wherever from 2 seconds to 10 seconds for a shot however stitches them collectively to ship a pointy picture that not like the common model, captures extra colors and retains the highlights underneath management. You will not at all times get these two within the regular taking pictures mode however then it takes lesser time. Additionally, the scale of a picture clicked within the ‘Night time’ mode can go over 6MB as nicely. It’s not the most effective that we now have seen however nonetheless an enchancment nonetheless.

The front-facing digital camera has additionally been labored upon, so the selfies come sharp and saturated. Nevertheless, the 16MP front-facing digital camera boasting of Sony IMX 371 sensor and f/2 aperture could provide you with some unrealistic selfies that present a brighter and smoother pores and skin, all in default settings. However we assume many of the selfie lovers will not thoughts this. We additionally tried the Portrait characteristic in selfie and have been impressed. It is not flawless however for the given worth it’d simply be the most effective selfie portrait digital camera you will get proper now. Nevertheless, that applies when taking pictures as a single particular person. We additionally tried the portrait mode with two or extra individuals and did not get everybody in focus. Pixel acknowledges a number of faces in a body within the Portrait mode and blurs the background accordingly.

We might’ve cherished if there was a ‘Professional’ mode for movies as nicely. It might’ve made OnePlus 6T merely the most effective digital camera telephone within the given worth. The video recordings at FHD and 4K decision with 60fps work pretty nicely. Naturally, recording 4K movies at 60fps for round three minutes will not make the machine heated up, which is nice on condition that a number of others do go heat. Remainder of the options keep the identical with an possibility for picture ‘Professional’ mode, panorama, time-lapse and slow-motion video recording of as much as 480fps at 720p.


The battery was one of the crucial underrated options of the OnePlus 6 and it stays the identical for the OnePlus 6T. The battery capability within the ‘T’ mannequin is 400mAh extra this time. That is one of many greatest battery updates in a OnePlus handset in latest occasions. Its massive 3700mAh battery works with the environment friendly Snapdragon 845 processor, ample RAM and FHD+ AMOLED show that additionally has low-power consumption to ship a long-lasting efficiency.

On a mean, we bought round 7-8 hours of display screen on time, and the handset simply ran for 10-12 hours. However that is subjective and is determined by your utilization sample. Nonetheless, that is undoubtedly not a nasty efficiency for a smartphone. As well as, you get quick charging tech onboard so plugging it for jiffy gives you sufficient juice to make OnePlus 6T run for an hour possibly.

Android 9 Pie’s Adaptive Battery characteristic can be there so you will get the most effective out of your smartphone’s battery. In case you need the smartphone to run for much more hours, there’s at all times the battery Saver possibility that restricts background app exercise and connectivity.


With the given specs, options, design and the value, OnePlus 6T is solely a extra polished model of OnePlus 6. Whereas sporting the identical design, you get a bigger display screen, extra storage, extra battery capability and unique options just like the in-display fingerprint sensor together with a smaller notch. All this at a beginning worth of Rs 37,999 does make the smartphone a menace for others like Samsung and Nokia. Nevertheless, those that are on OnePlus 6 could really feel betrayed to some extent. In case you have already got OnePlus 6, you may skip OnePlus 6T. Nevertheless, in case you are coming from OnePlus 5T, that is certainly value an improve.

Additionally, now that a few of the newest options are there on OnePlus 6T, will probably be fascinating to see what the subsequent flagship smartphone can have in retailer for customers. However till that occurs, we’ll persist with this one.



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