OnePlus never ceases to please users with the release of budget and flagship smartphones. The company recently unveiled a new OnePlus 6T, which is an improved version of OnePlus 6.
The new OnePlus 6T has several differences, including a fingerprint scanner integrated into the display and a large battery. Whether these changes can be called significant, the main thing was whether they were worth making – read in my review.
OnePlus 6T Specifications
|Screen||6.41 inch AMOLED, resolution 2340 × 1080, pixel density 402ppi, aspect ratio 19.5: 9 with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection|
|CPU||8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 10 Nm, 2.8 GHz|
|Ram||6/8 GB LPDDR4X|
|ROM||128/256 GB UFS 2.1 2-LANE|
|Software||Android 9.0 Pie with OxygenOS 9.0.3 Shell|
|SIM support||Dual nano-SIM|
|Port||USB 2.0 Type-C|
|Mobile networks||2G (GSM): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G (WCDMA): 800/850/1900 MHz
4G (FDD-LTE): B1 (2100) / B3 (1800) / B7 (2600)
|Cameras||Primary: main 16 megapixel lens, aperture f / 1.7, additional 20-megapixel with f / 1.7, 4K video at 30/60 fps
Frontal: 16-megapixel sensor, aperture f / 2.0, 1080P video at 30 fps
|Interfaces||Wi-Fi: 2 × 2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, 2.4 / 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0 with support for aptX and aptX HD, have NFC|
|Navigation||GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyroscope, fingerprint, approach, lighting, compass|
|Battery||Non-removable 3700 mAh, fast charging (5V / 4A)|
|Available colors||Mirror black, dull black|
Design and appearance
To be honest, I like the OnePlus 6 design more than the 6T, although there is no significant difference between them. The OnePlus 6T case has more curved and thicker edges than its predecessor, which allowed the manufacturer to install a larger battery.
The lower frame of the display of the new item is smaller than that of the 6th OnePlus, however, the difference is almost imperceptible. The most obvious change to be on the front is a new, drop-shaped notch, which is much smaller and contains only the front camera. The speaker is mounted a little higher, right in the case.
At the bottom of the OnePlus 6T there is a USB Type-C port and two grids, under which there is one speaker. I would like to see 2 drivers here, especially as space allows. Headphone jack on the new smartphone OnePlus is missing.
The OnePlus 6T is equipped with a 6.41-inch AMOLED Full Optic display with a resolution of 2340 × 1080 and a pixel density of 402ppi. There are various screen calibration modes, including default settings, sRGB, DCI-P3, adaptive and custom profile.
The 6T display is slightly brighter than the previous version and clearly visible in almost all situations, including in direct sunlight. A special mode makes reading in the dark more comfortable.
Performance and Tests
Traditionally, OnePlus smartphones have high performance and 6T is no exception. Thanks to additional functions and system optimization, the gadget works quickly and smoothly, and the game mode gives an additional boost to performance when it is needed.
In tests, the OnePlus 6T showed excellent results, and in some even surpassed the Galaxy Note 9. In the Geekbench 4 single-core mode, the 6T result reached 2368 points, and in the multi-core mode – 8843. For comparison, the previous model in the single-core scored 2454, when the Galaxy S9 result was 2144 points, and in multi-core 8967 and 8116 respectively.
In 3DMark, the result reaches 4697 points, while the OnePlus 6 and Galaxy S9 scored 4680 and 4672, respectively. The AnTuTu is 292,266, compared to 262,614 for the OnePlus 6T and 266,559 for the Galaxy S9.
Equipment and components
The OnePlus 6T smartphone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 flagship processor, paired with 6/8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of internal memory.
Probably the most significant addition to OnePlus 6T is the optical fingerprint scanner built into the screen, which, in addition to unlocking, serves to enter secure applications. Unfortunately, the scanner does not work very quickly, and sometimes inaccurately. I hope this problem will be solved with the next software update.
Oneplus 6T cameras
On the back of the phone is a camera with two lenses – the main 16-megapixel with f / 1.7 aperture and optical image stabilization, as well as an additional 20-megapixel for determining the depth. The front camera here received a 16-megapixel sensor.
The main camera of OnePlus 6T is not bad, but it seems less saturated and soft when looking at the pictures in comparison with the competitors. With low light, its performance is significantly reduced. To reduce noise, the sensor smooths objects too much because of what the photos are unclear. To avoid this, OnePlus has added a new “Night mode,” which provides long exposures to increase sharpness and dynamic range.
The OnePlus 6T front camera in both standard and portrait mode tends to smooth the skin. In some cases it looks good, but some objects look too artificial. It is less saturated than the back, although the portrait mode works well. I didn’t notice much improvement in the video compared to OnePlus 6.
Phone OnePlus 6T works on Android 9.0 Pie with user interface OxygenOS 9.0.3. The operating system has many settings, including four Ambient Display screen savers and the ability to run applications with different accounts. There is also an encrypted blocker to hide applications or hide notifications and three types of animation for the fingerprint scanner. All options are unobtrusive and not so much compared to other shells.
OnePlus 6T also offers gesture control. For example, a double tap anywhere on the screen, you can unlock the phone or by simultaneously pressing three fingers to take a screenshot. Thanks to the Smart Boost feature, which uses additional RAM, applications open 20% faster.
The capacity of the OnePlus 6T battery is 3,700 mAh as opposed to 3,000 mAh for the OnePlus 6. Technically, this is only a 12% increase in capacity, but thanks to advanced software, the battery life has increased significantly. On average, the device is able to stretch one and a half days without recharging.
The fast charge mode did not need to be improved, so it remained the same as its predecessor, but there is no wireless charging again.
Oneplus 6T Cost
- 6/128 GB of memory – $ 549 (Rs 37,999).
- 8/128 GB of memory – $ 579 (Rs 41,999).
- 8/256 GB of memory – $ 629 (Rs 45,999).
The updated flagship OnePlus 6T remains one of the best deals to date. No other manufacturer has been able to improve the hardware and software of their devices as OnePlus, even Google still has problems optimizing Android for its devices.
It’s impossible to look at 6T without comparing it with OnePlus 6. These two devices are so similar that I cannot recommend buying OnePlus 6T if you already have a previous version. Both phones are equipped with almost identical specifications. Nevertheless, the updated flagship OnePlus still does not offer features such as the S Pen or 40-megapixel camera. 6T is another good smartphone at a good price and for many it is enough.
- Small neckline.
- High-quality screen.
- Good performance. A
- wesome OxygenOS interface.
- Improved battery life.
- Not the best cameras.
- No headphone jack.
- The fingerprint scanner is unstable.