OnePlus, the Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone manufacturer has a reputation for making phones with high specs for budget prizes. They definitely sticking with that script. Adding a in-display fingerprint scanner and a tiny notch for a much lower price than other brands.
The OnePlus 6T is an upgrade from the superb OnePlus 6 with the display being a bit bigger at 6.41in. The OLED display is very slick and very easy on the eyes. The phones produced by OnePlus in recent times have been more expensive than their predecessors. The fact is that as far budget phones with top-notch features go, the 6T would top most lists. The new phone features a smaller chin at the bottom and a kind of dipping notch at the top.
OnePlus 6T Specs
*. Display: 6.41 inches 19.5:9 AMOLED display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection
*. Screen resolution: 2340 x 1080 pixels 402 ppi
*. Weight: 6.5 ounces (185 g)
*. Build: Glass
*. Colors: Mirror Black / Midnight Black
*. OS: OxygenOS based on Android 9.0 Pie
*. GPU: Adreno 630
*. Security: In-display Fingerprint Sensor and Face Unlock
*. Network and connectivity: USB 2.0, Type-C, Support standard USB, Type-C Earphone, Dual Nano SIM Slot, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
*. RAM: 6 GB / 8 GB
*. Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (Octa-core, 10nm, up to 2.8 GHz), within AIE
*. Storage: 128 GB / 256 GB
*. Sensors: In-display Fingerprint Sensor, Hall, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, RGB Ambient Light Sensor, Electronic Compass, Sensor Core
*. Battery: 3700 mAh (non-removable) Fast Charging (5V 4A)
The selfie camera has an impressive design and is definitely less intrusive than that of most phones. The earpiece speaker is located in the rim, right at the top of the phone above the camera. It works perfectly well while you’re on the phone. A hidden fingerprint scanner is located just about 2cm from the bottom of the phone. The scanner lights in a beautiful explosive green colour when it is active.
The phone has a smooth curved back that has a nice feel to it. It is not as slippery as many phones with the curved back design but could still slide off smooth surfaces. The glass is met by metal sides at the front and at the back of phone. The edges don’t really feel as refined as that of the 6.
There is a bit of mix and match between the previous OnePlus smartphones for the display. It comes with a resolution of 234 x 1080 (402ppi) and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It also features a Corning Glass 6 protection.
The optics are rather familiar, the 6T comes with a regular dual-camera setup, which composes of a 16-megapixels primary sensor and secondary 20-megapixels sensors, while both come with f/1.7 aperture and support optical image stabilization and EIS.
The phone uses the OxygenOS 9, OnePlus’ customized version of Android. This particular version is based on the latest Android 9 Pie. The new OS is a slightly refined version of the Android experience, it is made to be as responsive. It is also accompanied by some definitely pleasant customization.
The 6T comes with a 3700mAh battery and a significantly fast charge support (5V, 4A). Apparently, the battery can power the phone for a full day with only a single 30 minute charge. It has been made to be very durable, which a lot of people a very likely to enjoy. It does not however, come with wireless charge as some thought it would.
The OnePlus 6T will be distributed by T-mobile. The prices as of rather reasonable ranges considering the top-class specifications of the phone.
*. OnePlus 6T with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage: $549 / N197,640
*. 128GB with 8GB RAM + 128GB storage: $579 / N208,440
*. 256GB with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage: $629 / N226,440