OnePlus 6T is roughly a month old and a lot has already been said about it on the internet. I got mine on the first day itself and have tested it in and out in this last month. A solid OnePlus 3 user prior to this, it was
OnePlus 6T feels premium but also bigger
The very first time I got my hands on the OnePlus 6T, it felt way more premium than the OnePlus 3. Of course, glass feels more premium than
Besides this, the OnePlus 6T feels bigger in hands especially if you have small hands like me. Fortunately, getting used to the bigger footprint wasn’t that difficult. In fact, you will love the
Alright, let’s talk about that notch now that I have mentioned it. In a nutshell, the waterdrop notch will not bother you at all. It doesn’t interfere in any sort of media consumption or gaming and it is probably the way to with the notches right now. What might bother some of you out there are the giant curves around the
OnePlus didn’t go with the wireless charging even with their new material choices but that was not a big deal for me. Wireless charging is not a big deal here in India. But, they also didn’t give us the headphone jack. I am still trying to understand why though. In my opinion, the company is just following the trend. A trend which was originally set by Apple and it doesn’t matter how much you want the headphone jack, it will die. As a workaround? Go grab a pair of Bluetooth earphones from Amazon. Else, you can also go for OnePlus’s Type-C Bullets earphones. Here is our review for that.
OnePlus 6T is fast and I mean it
This whole moto of a crazy fast smartphone actually began with OnePlus 3 back in 2016. Fast forward to today, OnePlus is planning to put 10GB of RAM in a special edition OnePlus 6T. What?
Numbers aside, how fast OnePlus 6T actually is? Is it drastically faster than the OnePlus 3? Well, it is not.
You see, we have reached that point today in the smartphone world where the slightest of better something is advertised as the selling feature of the device. OnePlus 6T is fast no doubt but you will not feel a crazy difference unless you put both the phones side by side.
That said, the performance here is top notch. Snapdragon 845 under the hood easily beats the Snapdragon 820 on OnePlus 3 coupled with the updated Adreno 630 GPU. What I mean by this is that apps will open up faster, games will load faster, and you will definitely notice some differences in the overall gaming performance. Snapdragon 845
All this with the new OxygenOS9.0.5 baked with the latest Android 9.0 Pie probably gives the best Android experience on any smartphone. Yes, I am a big fan of stock android but OnePlus is really upping their game with the OxygenOS and with all those little features like the new gesture control, face
OnePlus 6T has an insane battery life
If you ask me what is my favourite feature of OnePlus 6T? I would say the battery life and I am saying this after using the phone for over a month. Sure they removed the headphone jack, but OnePlus bumped up the battery from 3300 on OnePlus 6 to 3700 on the 6T. That’s about 12
Translating this to numbers, I was getting anywhere around 7.5 hours of SOT (Screen On Time) on an average day. There were days when I even got 8 hours of SOT with over 1.5 days of usage. On the other hand, on a typical heavy day with lots of photo editing, photo clicking and gaming, the 6T still got me through the day with over 8 hours of SOT.
Fast charging is here and it is one of the best in the market. OnePlus lost the battle with the name ‘Dash Charge’ but the technology is the same. My OnePlus 6T went from about 15
In-display fingerprint scanner works well but we still have face unlock
One of the most compelling features of the OnePlus 6T is the In-display fingerprint scanner. Now people had mixed feelings about this because the technology is still in the initial stages. For me, it worked great.
The in-display fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 6T will not be as fast as your traditional physical sensor. It is not that accurate initially but feeding in the same finger twice solved this problem for me. I have always preferred the fingerprint scanner on the front of the display as it is more natural for me to unlock it with my thumb.
However, all is not sweet with this new fingerprint scanner. The problem is with the whole unlocking process. You can no longer just put your finger on the sensor to unlock the device. You will have to either power on the device and then unlock. Or, you can enable tap to wake up and then unlock. Yes, there is ‘Pick to Wake’ option under the Ambient Display but that is way more sensitive. It gets triggered way more often and since I am mad about the battery life, I kept it switched off.
That aside, the face unlock is still here and it is blazingly fast. Fun fact, I actually tested out the in-display fingerprint scanner for a good 20 days before I finally enabled the face
It doesn’t have the best camera but it is still great
OnePlus smartphones have never been the best when it comes to the optics. I mean Google and Apple is still leading the pile with their latest generation flagships. But OnePlus is not trying to be the best in the camera here. It is giving you a really good camera that can take beautiful shots outdoors and decent enough shots at night at an affordable price. I guess, that is a classic example of catering the masses right?
Nevertheless, we have
This camera setup can take some professional looking photos in the broad
The portrait mode is a welcome improvement on the OnePlus 6T as the one on the OnePlus 6 still needed some final touches. OnePlus has also added ‘Night Scape’ feature on the software side where the camera takes a couple of seconds to capture a night or a low light shot. It was a hit or a miss during my testing as there were times it worked great and the other times it kind of messed it up making the whole photo look like an oil painting. I did try the Night Sight feature from Google Camera and it worked much better.
Coming to the front camera, the20-megapixel sensor that effectively
So Who Should Actually Think Of Buying OnePlus 6T?
On the other hand, if you are already on OnePlus 6, I see no reason for you to upgrade to 6T as there is nothing worth spending that extra money that you don’t get on the 6T.
For Apple users who are desperately wanting to switch to Android, OnePlus 6T is perhaps the safest step towards the Android world right now.