I loved the OnePlus 6, mainly due to its simplicity and straightforward character. It was simply a phone that’s perfectly balanced in all aspects, from performance, to the camera, and the battery life. Just recently, the brand unveiled its successor, the OnePlus 6T, which promises to be an even better device, packed with a ton of improvements.
As far as the design is concerned, it still looks much like the previous version, except for a smaller notch, a thinner bezel a larger 6.4-inch display, and the missing headphone jack, which can be a potential deal breaker for some. It runs on a Snapdragon 845, along with up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage.
It sports the same rear cameras as the OnePlus 6 (16MP + 20MP), with a difference in software. The latter upscaled to produce 2x telephoto captures. When working together, the two is touted to produce improved HDR photos. There’s Nightscape mode, which lets you take low light shots with better detail and reduced noise. Its front camera uses a 16MP sensor.
On the software side, the Pie version of OxygenOS has received some notable updates – Gaming Mode now locks the screen brightness during gameplay, offers more control on notifications, and can now limit the data usage of individual apps. Then there’s Smart Boost, which improves startup time for apps.
The device packs a larger 3,700mAh battery, which of course, is compatible with the OnePlus’ Dash Charge technology, which is rated at 20W. The company claims a day’s worth of use with just 30 minutes of charging.
The OnePlus 6T is priced at $550 for the 6GB + 128GB variant, $580 for the 8GB + 128GB variant, and $630 for the 8GB + 256GB variant.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.