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After years of releasing affordable, stylish Android smartphones, OnePlus is now pushing boundaries with the OnePlus 6T, the first smartphone to sport an in-display fingerprint sensor in the U.S. The OnePlus 6T’s magical sensor works like a charm and makes us wish other smartphones would add this option in addition to facial recognition. And a new carrier collaboration with T-Mobile increases the availability of OnePlus 6T, which will make OnePlus more competitive with the likes of Google, Samsung and even Apple. This is one of the best smartphones with few downsides.
OnePlus 6T is the first Premium smartphone released in the U.S. with an in-display fingerprint sensor. And, the sensor lightning is fast and amazing. T-Mobile customers can buy OnePlus 6T in-store, and it also supports Verizon’s network. Farewell, headphone jack. OnePlus has parted ways with the 3.5mm port. A USB-C dongle is included in the box. Android 9.0 Pie with OyxgenOS doesn’t feel bloated. New Night photography feature target to improve low-light shots, but the Pixel 3 is better.
OnePlus 6T Review: Specifications
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie with OxygenOS|
||6.4-inch AMOLED (2340 x 1080)|
||16-MP (f/1.7), 20-MP (f/1.7)|
|Front Camera||16-MP (f/2.0)|
|Colors||Mirror Black, Midnight Black|
|Battery Size||3,700 mAh|
|Size||6.2 x 2.94 x 0.32 inches|
OnePlus 6T Review: Design
OnePlus is not pushing any design boundaries with the OnePlus 6T, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The matte Midnight Black model I tested is a subtle standout in a sea of glassy black 6-inch slabs (i.e., almost every other Android flagship). The glossy Mirror Black shade is more run-of-the-mill. Unfortunately, OnePlus is not releasing a Silk White version of OnePlus 6T, at least not yet. The pearly completion of that OnePlus 6 model was one-of-a-kind. The Mirror and Midnight Black colors are standard for OnePlus, so it would be nice to see a fresh color for OnePlus 6T.
OnePlus has slightly refined its go-to aesthetic for OnePlus 6T with tweaks like a teardrop-shaped notch, which is significantly smaller than the iPhone X-style notch at the top of the OnePlus 6’s display. OnePlus 6T’s bottom bezel is also a smidge thinner than its predecessor’s. But the overall dimensions have remained largely the same over the years, even as display size has increased and the fingerprint sensor has moved from chin to back to beneath the display. And even though OnePlus has embraced glass with the 6T and ditched the headphone jack (yes, it’s true), the company has still shied away from supporting wireless charging.
OnePlus 6T Review: Display
OnePlus 6T’s display quality easily matches flagships twice its price. OnePlus 6T has a extensive, 6.4-inch AMOLED (2340 x 1080) panel is slightly taller than the OnePlus 6’s screen, but the most noticeable difference is the less obtrusive dewdrop notch. OnePlus get thinner down the camera cut-out from the 6’s iPhone X replica to one that resembles the short-lived Essential Phone. The design tweak makes the screen feel truly edge-to-edge in a way that notched flagships don’t.
OnePlus 6T’s display isn’t quite as rich and bright as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or the iPhone XS Max, but those phones are very costly. OnePlus 6T’s panel is comparable to the Pixel 3’s, which also costs more than OnePlus 6T, in brightness and color accuracy. OnePlus 6T hit 405 nits on our light meter, beating the 401-nit max hit by the Pixel 3, and covers 222.6 percent of the sRGB color gamut to the Pixel’s 202 percent range. OnePlus 6T’s screen is also more true-to-life, with a Delta-E rating of 0.36, compared with the Pixel’s 0.44. (Numbers closer to zero are better.)
OnePlus 6T’s display lights up with a fingerprint indicator so you don’t have to poke blindly at the screen to unlock the phone. Pressing lightly on the indicator and the phone will snap open to the home screen. This happens almost immediately in 0.34 seconds, OnePlus says. (It definitely felt that fast to me.) The sensor is not perfect, but they never are, not even the Touch ID sensors on older iPhones. Occasionally, OnePlus 6T’s display did not recognize my fingerprint, usually when I pressed too quickly or didn’t stick the landing. A second try always did the trick.
This is the future of smartphone technology at least until facial scanning becomes more advanced. OnePlus 6T’s in-display sensor can verify Google Pay transactions; the phone’s facial recognition cannot, because it’s less secure than the fingerprint. Unlike newer iPhones, which have a TrueDepth front-facing camera to thoroughly map your face, the OnePlus 6T’s camera takes a quick, 2D scan. It’s not foolproof.
OnePlus 6T Review: Camera
OnePlus did not make any tweaks to the camera hardware in OnePlus 6T. Like the 6, the new model sports a dual-lens rear shooter with a 16-MP and 20-MP lens and a 20-MP front-facing selfie camera. But the company made some software enhancements to boost image quality, especially in portraits and at night. There is a new Night mode, where you can select from the lower menu in the camera preview, lengthens the exposure time to capture more detail in low-light settings.
Unfortunately, that exposure does not do much to increase the quality of a low-light image, as you can see in the below comparison of the same spooky Halloween display lit colorful lights and a street lamp. With Night mode operated, the shot is brighter overall but also looks overexposed, so you lose detail and contrast. The image isn’t much better without Night mode, but looks slightly less grainy.
In daytime, I used OnePlus 6T’s optical zoom and the Pixel 3’s Super Res Zoom to capture a photo of the arch at Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza from a distance. This is where the Pixel 3’s AI-assisted images become a matter of personal preference. OnePlus 6T’s colors are more accurate, the arch, trees, green street lamps and bluish-gray early morning sky all look like they did when I snapped the image. The Pixel 3’s shot is far moodier and dramatic, with more depth, thanks to the shadows deepened by the Pixel’s software. But that’s not how it actually looked, so points to OnePlus 6T for a more realistic photo.
OnePlus said it made enhancements to OnePlus 6T’s Portrait mode, but it didn’t blow me away. In this shot of me taken from the same angle and distance on OnePlus 6T, Pixel 3 and iPhone XR, the 6T was overall too smooth — every detail from my hair to my skin to my hands looks like it’s been airbrushed. The Pixel 3 struggled with the bokeh effect to the right of me; the leaves, black gate and half of the tree trunk behind me are still in focus. The XR nails both the colors of my skin and the flowers behind the gate, and also applies the bokeh evenly behind me.
The good news is that the 6T’s camera software enhancements are rolling out to the OnePlus 6, so there’s no urgent need to upgrade from OnePlus’ previous phone unless you desperately want an in-display fingerprint reader and a smaller notch.
OnePlus 6T Review: Performance
OnePlus 6T shares the same specs as OnePlus 6, so performance is unchanged in the newer device. The phone’s 8GB of RAM and Snapdragon 845 processor deliver premium speeds, besting even Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 (with 6GB of RAM) and Google’s Pixel 3 XL (4GB). OnePlus says it made adjustment in the latest version of OxygenOS about 500 tweaks, to be more precise, to make it even better.
That app-management feature improves app launch speeds by up to 20 percent, the company said. This was noticeable in my testing. Cold-launching PUBG Mobile on the 6 and 6T side by side, both apps opened simultaneously, but the 6T loaded several seconds faster than its predecessor. OnePlus says this feature is limited to gaming apps, but even when I launched Netflix on both devices, I noticed the 6T loaded the welcome screen 6 seconds faster than the 6.
Launching app is quick in OnePlus 6T, including PUBG Mobile, and swiping between them with OnePlus 6T’s Android Pie-based gesture controls was seamless. Not only does the 6T launch apps quickly, it’s a gaming powerhouse The new McLaren model of OnePlus 6T adds another 2GB of RAM for a total of 10GB. This means even more headroom to instantly launch apps from memory and juggle various tasks, though because the 6T isn’t starved for RAM by any means, this change didn’t make a difference in our performance benchmarking results.
Where OnePlus 6T fell short is in our real-world performance test, transcoding a 2-minute 4K video into 1080p in the Adobe Premiere app. Other flagships can crush this in less than 3 minutes, but the 6T (like the 6 before it) took 3:45 to accomplish the task. We are at the point where all premium smartphones are high-powered performers that can accomplish any task quickly. But those phones are all extremely expensive. Even the “budget” iPhone XR is $750. The fact that the 6T can easily compete on that playing field for less than $600 is impressive.
OnePlus 6T Review: Software
OnePlus has crafted its own take on Android, OxygenOS, which is a sophisticated vision of Google’s operating system. The 6T ships with Android 9.0 Pie overlaid with the latest version of OxygenOS, so you can take advantage of the new gesture-based navigation, adaptive battery support and the aforementioned Smart Boost app-launching feature. The three-button navigation bar is turned on by default, but you can switch to the gesture-based navigation in Settings.
Google Lens is now part of the 6T’s camera, which is a nice touch. OnePlus has shied away from baking in Google’s services; Google Assistant isn’t a high priority, for instance, the way it is so deeply entwined in the Pixel 3. If you want Assistant integration, OnePlus 6T isn’t the best phone.
OnePlus 6T Review: Battery Life
OnePlus 6T has 3,700 mAh of battery which is slightly bigger than the OnePlus 6’s 3,300 mAh pack, but the new phone also has a slightly larger display. The two phones ran neck-and-neck in the Toms Guide Battery Test of continuous web-surfing over T-Mobile’s LTE network, with OnePlus 6T lasting 10 hours and 23 minutes and the 6 lasting just 10 minutes longer. The smartphone average is 9:50.
In my five days of testing the 6T, I found it to be a champ. For instance, I charged up the 6T to 100 percent and then used it for 20 hours, from late afternoon to lunchtime the following day. I keep the phone running, listening to the new Apple Music. I streamed YouTube videos. I took several rounds of photos. I also keep running headphones to the phone and used its app to fine-tune the settings. I uploaded files to Dropbox. After all that, the 6T’s battery was still chugging along at 50 percent.
In a video-streaming test, where I watched Dr. Strange on Netflix over T-Mobile’s LTE network on a full charge, OnePlus 6T still had 77% of battery after 90 minutes. Two premium features that OnePlus 6T is still missing are wireless charging and an IP rating. The Phone’s all-glass body would make wireless charging possible, but the company is sticking with its Dash Charge technology for traditional charging over USB-C. Fortunately, Dash Charge is unbelievably fast, juicing up your OnePlus from 0 to 60 percent in 30 minutes.
The recently revealed McLaren Edition 6T ups the charging speed even further, through the use of OnePlus’ new Warp Charge 30 protocol. This adapter is rated at 30W, 10W more than the standard Dash Charger that comes with other models of the phone. This makes the McLaren variant one of the fastest charging phones we’ve ever tested at Tom’s Guide. OnePlus 6T charged 0% to 66% in just 30 minutes. In an hour, it was at 98 percent.
OnePlus 6T Review: Verdict
This affordable Android flagship sports a lightning-fast in-display fingerprint sensor and powerful performance for half the price of its rivals. You would not find a better smartphone for this price. Other companies are making ultra-pricey flagships with an emphasis on artificial intelligence that just can’t compete with the iPhones and Galaxies on the market. There is now a glut of overpriced smartphones that don’t differentiate themselves in any meaningful way.
OnePlus has taken the opposite approach, a more thoughtful one that takes into account what features people actually want and how much they want to spend. An in-display fingerprint sensor seems gimmicky at first, but it’s so fast and convenient that I turned off the device’s facial-scanning feature. Apps load smoothly and quickly. OnePlus has tweaked Android Pie, but without annoyances or bloat.
OnePlus 6T doesn’t have the best camera around, but it gets the job done. If you need a smartphone that can take amazing photos, the Pixel 3 or iPhone XR are better camera phones. But for every other task, it’s tough to top the OnePlus
- Super-fast in-display fingerprint sensor
- Gorgeous display with tiny teardrop notch
- Improved camera
- T-Mobile support
- Android Pie out of the box
- No headphone jack
- Lacks wireless charging
The Price of OnePlus 6T in Nepal (Updated OnePlus 6T Price in Nepal) ?
The authorized seller of OnePlus phone for Nepal has set the price of OnePlus 6T (8-GB&128-GB ) is Nrs 70,000 in Nepal– and its price may slightly vary.
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