OnePlus 6T Review: Stylish Powerful Smartphone

Nobody builds a phone with so much bang for the buck like OnePlus company.

OnePlus 6T

8.1 out of 10
OnePlus 6T Battery


Beautiful Design & Display

Superfast Performance

Impressive Camera

Great Battery Life & Fast Charging


No Headphone Jack

Not Water Resistant

OnePlus 6T is A Hero Phone without the Sky-High Price!!

The OnePlus 6T brings new technology and some improvements which make it the best phone from the OnePlus company. OnePlus 6T gives some enhancements over the OnePlus 6 smartphone. For the OnePlus 6T, the company keeps what is good in OnePlus 6 smartphones and boosts the battery department and a fancy way to unlock at a perfect price.

OnePlus 6T Price & Availability:

Released in November 2018, the OnePlus 6T starting price at launch was $549, ₹37,999, €549. It is available on every Amazon online shopping store and official OnePlus website. OnePlus is offering its latest flagship through a U.S. carrier, T-Mobile, which will introduce the company’s phones to a wider audience. It is available in 3 color variants – Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Purple. The OnePlus 6T 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant is priced at ₹37,999, 8/128 variant for ₹41,999, and the high-end 8/256 for ₹45,999.

Design & Display:

OnePlus 6T Design and Display
OnePlus 6T

OnePlus 6T has a 6.41-inch AMOLED Screen with a 19.6:9 aspect ratio. It is a gorgeous display with a tiny teardrop notch at the top. It is a bigger screen than the OnePlus 6. There is no upgrade in the display as this phone has also only a Full HD display. It is a 2340 x 1080p display with 402ppi pixel density.

Even though it is only a ”Full HD” display, there is no compromise in picture quality and details. The display looks gorgeous and immersive. It will surely satisfy media lovers, mobile photographers, and gamers.

There is an in-display fingerprint sensor which is a key feature of the OnePlus 6T. It unlocks the phone in 0.36 seconds. It is not faster than previous OnePlus fingerprint sensors which are on the backside but still, it is good enough for flagship phones.

Of course, you can use face-unlock which is a superfast and super-easy way to unlock your OnePlus 6T. It is an accurate face-unlock system with security.

The design of the phone is stunning and gives a premium feel. The company uses Gorilla Glass 6 protection on the front side and a 3D glass back on the phone which looks great.

OnePlus 6T has dimensions of 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2mm. The phone feels comfortable to hold, and it’s easy enough to grip. In comparison to the OnePlus 6, the 6T is 0.4mm thicker and heavier by 8 grams. But it is because of the larger battery in this phone.

The backside of the phone has a camera setup. There is no fingerprint sensor this time as it is moved under the display.

On the right side, there is a power button and above it – OnePlus Signature Slider. You can use double tapping on the screen or a power button to wake up the phone. A signature slider can be used to Mute your phone quickly.

On the left side, there is Volume Rocker, at the Bottom – USB Type C port and two grills on each side having a loudspeaker and microphone. There is no headphone jack in the OnePlus 6T. OnePlus gives you bundling a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box. Also, OnePlus Bullets headphones are now available with USB Type-C connectivity in the store.


OnePlus 6T comes with Rear 16MP + 20MP Sony sensors with f/1.7  aperture. It is a similar camera to the OnePlus 6 model. The shooting modes have phase detection autofocus, automatic, portrait, manual, and panorama features. OnePlus 6T gives easy access to Google Lens, flash, self-timer, and aspect ratio control from the camera viewfinder. The camera app of the phone is simple to use and easy to operate.

The photos taken by OnePlus 6T are outstanding compared to the phone’s price. It gives excellent shots with plenty of details. It also produces an excellent amount of colors and tones. The auto HDR feature in OnePlus 6T gives great images which can be sometimes comparable to the Pixel 3 smartphone.

There are some new features like Nightscape Mode. Nightscape mode is preset of how we usually tune our cameras in the pro mode for low-light photography. It lowers the ISO and the shutter speed to get more light and sensor, and the AI combines multiple pictures to get a crisp low-light picture without a tripod. This Nightscape mode didn’t do better than Pixel 3 Xl or Huawei P20 Pro smartphone’s low-light photography.

OnePlus 6T has a 16MP front camera with an f/2.0 aperture. Selfies taken by it look good and give enough details. You can use screen flash in low-lights to take selfies

It has 4K video capturing capabilities. There is also a feature like slow motion. Video stabilization in OnePlus 6T is impressive, 4K samples look great and the focus is very responsive and it gets great macro details.

OnePlus 6T Performance:

OnePlus 6T Performance
OnePlus 6T Performance

With OnePlus 6T, you get Android 9 Pie with OxygenOS out of the box. It comes with Stock Android and there is no bloatware preloaded. The overall interface is clean to use. There is a gesture section in the settings menu. By using it, you can assign off-screen actions dedicated to a particular task. For example, you can lock the phone by double-tapping anywhere on the home screen, or tap the screen with 3 fingers at the same time to take a screenshot.

OnePlus 6T also offers the Parallel Apps feature, which enables you to clone certain apps. You can log in to two different accounts using Parallel Apps. The supported apps include WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Skype, and Snapchat.

The phone has a loud and clear downward directional speaker. The display of the OnePlus 6T is also bright enough. You can enjoy gaming and watching movies on it.

OnePlus 6T comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 6/8GB RAM (Special McLaren Edition has 10GB RAM), 128/256 GB internal storage. It looks like the company got better in optimizing its software for the processors. OnePlus 6T handles everything from multiple apps in the background to intense gaming.

OnePlus 6T Gaming
OnePlus 6T Gaming

OnePlus 6T has augmented gaming performance with its dedicated gaming mode. It’s similar to experiences on rival smartphones, not only letting you manage calls and notification behavior but also limiting the background network, usage of other apps and optimizing CPU, GPU, and memory performance each time you launch a game.

The Geekbench 4 test of overall system performance gives impressive scores. Check out the Geekbench 4 Test scores for OnePLus 6T:

OnePlus 6T Geekbench Scores
OnePlus 6T Geekbench Scores
OnePlus 6T Battery
OnePlus 6T Charging

Battery Life:

OnePlus 6T comes with a bigger 3700mAh battery than the OnePlus 6. This battery easily lasts a day even after heavy usage. The phone also comes with a 20W Dash-Charger which charges the battery super fast. There is no wireless charging but it’s not an issue.

Should You Buy OnePlus 6T?

Of course YES!! It is not a major update after OnePlus 6, But it is one of the best phones with its features and price. If you want a gorgeous display with a tiny teardrop notch, solid battery life, improved camera, powerful performance, and cutting-edge features like the in-screen fingerprint scanner, the affordable OnePlus 6T is made for you.

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