OnePlus is by far one of the most successful mobile brands that’s in the market for 5 years. The brand has been able to gain the respect, fan-following, strong community and loyalist. I feel that one of the main reasons for the can be attributed to a combination of technology and pricing. Personally, I have been using the OnePlus mobile since past 3 years and have not seen any major hiccups in hardware or OS.
OnePlus 6T is the advancement to the previous OnePlus 6 version released. This mobile launch was launched to public on 31st October 2018. The company set a unique Guinness World Record for maximum unbox at a time.
This feature rich phone has many of the critical needs for customer. But there are many more that needs to be improved or added to make it even better. I am sure that the futures releases of One Plus series phone will have them.
OnePlus 6T – Technical Configuration
This is one of the most basic set of info regarding the phone that I have collected from various trusted sources.
|Basic||CPU||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 (Octa-core, 10nm, up to 2.8 GHz), within AIE|
|RAM||6 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4X|
|Storage||128 GB / 256 GB UFS 2.1 2-LANE|
|Battery||3700 mAh (non-removable) Fast Charging (5V 4A)|
|Color||Thunder Purple, Mirror Black, Midnight Black|
|Operating System||Oxygen OS 9.0.5 on Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Display||Screen||Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.41 inches, 100.9 cm2|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
|Touch Screen||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Body||Dimensions||157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm (6.20 x 2.94 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||185 g (6.53 oz)|
|Fast Charging||Fast battery charging 5V 4A 20W (Dash Charge)|
|Main Camera||Dual||16 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, OIS, PDAF
20 MP (16 MP effective), f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 1.0µm, PDAF
|Features||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS|
|Selfie Camera||Single||16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm|
|Network||SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|Ports||USB 2.0, Type-C, Support standard USB Type-C Earphone|
|Sensors||In-Display Fingerprint Scanning||Supported|
There are plenty of cool features about the phone can be spoken about. I have listed out some of the most important aspect that’s necessary and analysed the same with One Plus 6T.
Design & Finish
The phone looks quite amazing with curved edges and trendy finish. If one opts for the Mirror Black finish, the shine in the back of the phone will wow you.
Loved the way the notch has been placed in the middle on the top of the screen. It lets anyone get a wider view of the content on the screen. But they also have a specific setting that allows users to cover the notch and have a strip covering the same.
The camera and flash have been placed centrally in the back making it look symmetrical and looks good.
Earphone placement above the front camera looks nice and very clean. The design of the phone looks pretty good and compact.
In terms of color variants, they have Thunder Purple, Mirror Black, Midnight Black.
The display size of the phone is increasing in most of the phones. And the main reason for that the phone has undoubtedly become the most important hand-held device. It has replaced laptops, pads and other mediums.
OnePlus 6T has 6.41” Display and 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~402 ppi density). The resolution is top notch that allows person watching anything on the screen look amazing. One can watch HD movies will find it a lot crisper than watching on TV.
Screen-to-body Ratio for this phone is 86% which in simple means wide viewing space on phone. It’s one device that now be used for watching one’s favourite movie action movie or melodramas.
Resolution in this phone is around 1080 x 2340 pixel that allows more details for the object being watched on mobile. Many time people think that having a bigger screen-size is good but unless one watching the pixel info, the clarity will never be up there. The new OnePlus 6T is top-notch when it comes to screen resolution.
There are two rear cameras 16MP and 20MB with Dual Pixel PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus). In simple terms, it increases the speed of autofocus and get sharper and clearer images.
The first camera helps in getting more clarity to the images with the help of monochrome features. Whereas the second one helps in zooming that allows more depth of the field to be captured, making images sharper. It also allows ultra-wide-angle mode that allows one to take photos with a shallow depth of field to make the subject stand out.
Rear camera has Dual-LED Flash that allows pictures to be capture when its pitch dark. The HDR views gives more clarity to the pictures taken. Whereas the Panorama view lets anyone captures a wider view into cylindrical or spherical view.
The 16MP Selfie Camera is one of my favourite aspects of the phone that allows me to capture moments quickly. It also comes with screen-flash that helps get more clarify of the object even when its pitch dark.
In-Display Fingerprint Scanner is one of the best features of the phone. The features might be there in other phone, but I think it’s the best compared to any other phone. All one needs to do is to press the scanned finger for ½ sec or so and its recognized. I have tried this feature in other phone and found that most of the times it did not recognize my fingerprint even after programming it.
Face Unlock Technology feature has come to OnePlus series and its performance is much better in comparison to other brands.
Memory Card Slot
Internal memory of the phone is 128GB which that allows one to store as much data as possible and not worry about memory being run out. If I were to give tips for the reader, the app that uses maximum data would be WhatsApp and Facebook. To clear the space in WhatsApp try installing apps to delete the duplicate data stored. And to be able to clear space for data stored via Facebook app, one will need to clear ‘App Cache’.
The OnePlus 6T also comes in 256GB variants for those who desire having more data-storage space. But I personally feel that 128GB is good enough. Biggest problem having a larger memory space is that we end up taking multiple pictures and when we are to retrace back it becomes hard. Instead of that its better to keep removing photos or place it in different folder to save memory.
The 6GB RAM (Random Access Memory) on phone allows multiple apps to be installed and run in background. OnePlus 6T also comes with other variants with 8GB RAM. But when I investigated the performance of both the variants of the phone, it was hard to tell the difference.
This is one of the most important features in the phone that has seen tremendous improvement. The OnePlus6T comes with 3700 mAh (non-removable) battery and has Fast Charging (5V 4A).
I have personally used the mobile and found that with a complete charge, the battery can last up to 24-27hrs. During the day I had multiple apps running in the background, did couple of FB live videos and took plenty of photos.
OnePlus still has not come out with the Wireless Charging capability. But the Fast Charging Dash-Charger, one can charge the entire battery in around 1hour time.
I have used this phone for past 2 week and totally in loved with the phone. The camera clarity is amazing, phone performance with multiple apps is good and dash charger is the best. There are a few things that they can improve on the phone which I have listed above. But it’s the best mobile that’s feature rich and has good value for money. Hope to use the phone more regularly and share performance feedback in the days to come.
My rating for various aspect of phone.
Design – 9/10
Performance – 9/10
Features – 9/10
Price – 9/10