This week we look at the OnePlus 6T, which is the second company's annual smartphone duo. The OnePlus 6T is not the same as the previous "tock" phones in the OnePlus tick tock strategy. Instead of improving the phone, which they have released earlier this year, this device is slightly more extreme deviation. As for smartphones, this device is significantly different from its predecessor.
6T vs 6
The OnePlus 6 had a 6.28-inch display, but a 6T ramp to 6.41. Both devices have the same display resolution and both have Gorilla Glass front. OnePlus 6T is Gorilla Glass 6, but 6 is 5, but if you can not tell the difference from one Gorilla Glass generation to the next, you're not alone.
Both the 6 and 6T camera set are on the back: 16MP with f / 1.7 aperture and OIS and 20MP camera, which is mainly used for depth measurement, and both front-facing cameras are 16MP with f / 2.0 aperture. Both devices are capable of recording video of the same size and speed both on the rear and in front. As you can imagine, both devices take photos and videos of essentially identical quality.
Both devices use the same processor and have the same amount of RAM. While the OnePlus 6 has a 64GB internal memory option alone with 128 and 256, 6T has only the last two options (larger sizes). The OnePlus 6 has a standard headphone jack, but the OnePlus 6T depends on its USB-C port and dongles (included in the box).
S6 is a larger battery with 3700 mAh compared to 6.300 mAh. While the OnePlus 6T was launched with Android 9 Pie, OnePlus 6 has already been upgraded to this software. Both devices are water resistant but not completely watertight.
BACK: view from the bottom of the display. Below: view from the top of the display. Both are quite similar – it does not seem that there is a significant color / loss of sharpness at almost all angles, etc.
OnePlus 6 is a fast and accurate rear-facing fingerprint scanner. The OnePlus 6T is a forward-facing fingerprint scanner that's accurate, but not very fast. Instead, the front-facing fingerprint scanner scans for a moment or two (well, for less than 2 seconds). This forward-facing fingerprint scanner OnePlus 6T is discussed a little more in the review below – take a look!
As it is with most tick-tock phones, I would still recommend waiting until next year to buy a new OnePlus phone, possibly OnePlus 7. It's at least a year after you bought your latest OnePlus device, in this case, the 6th. The differences between the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T are significant, but less important, to justify the switch from one to the other.
The OnePlus 6T is an interesting front display. It is not only a new form but also a display fingerprint scanner. The display slightly physically points to the location of the scanner, if not exaggerated. Instead, you have a functional hardware element that is completely hidden, if not used – as needed.
Although this hidden hardware might be the way to switch to the invisible front camera on all smartphones, we are still in the phase. Here we have got one of the least harmful steps in the entire waterfall section.
The right-hand test is in your pocket. In the last couple of weeks, I've highlighted the OnePlus 6T and Google Pixel 3 XL in my pocket (the major cuts in the world championship) and 9/10 have reached OnePlus 6T. I reached the OnePlus 6T because, although the screen sizes are comparable and the pixel density of the Pixel 3 XL is higher, the OnePlus 6T feels like a smaller compromise. I also believe that OnePlus is better than Google in some rather specific circumstances. For more information, see the Software section below.
The cameras on this device are mostly the same as OnePlus 6. In fact, they are made with the same hardware, with some work done with the software, but it was transferred to OnePlus 6, because OnePlus 6T was also released. For more information, see Camera below.
The fingerprint scanner of this device is very precise.
Since it is not a sufficiently high surface (where other fingerprint scanners are placed), it seems that it is scanned and / or processed a bit slower than the speed with which I am accustomed to seeing the fingerprints taken. But it's still less than 2 seconds, and I never saw it with the wrong finger, and I've never seen that it fails with the right finger – it works!
Also, it more than makes for the time it takes to scan with the awesome green electric orb spindly Borg light. From these lights and animations I strongly support.
Given that this device does not have a standard headphone jack, I still am not a very big fan.
If you want to listen to audio with $ 20 "OnePlus Type-C Bullets", you're more than welcome. These headphones are very attractive, especially at such a low price. However, the built-in DAC included with the headphones should instead be either OnePlus 6T itself or at least (at least) a provided USB-C dongle.
One smartphone without a headphone jack and a USB-C, which includes some DACs in the DAC's dongle, is Razer Phone – right from the gate. Then again, the Razer phone was and remains more expensive – unlimited to buy a first-generation device, not Razer Phone 2, in which case you can find it at about $ 400 worth a thief.
My smartphone audio application is not completely unique. When I listen to music in my car, I use the standard AUX cable from the stereo system to any device that I will review. When I listen to the audio OnePlus 6T with the intended dongle, it's hard to manage the sound.
I listened to the album, like the latest Tenacious D, with a lot of different sounds – whispering, talking, screaming, acoustic guitar, heavy metal and the like. When I was listening to this album with the OnePlus 6T with a provided dongle, I needed to adjust the volume to a considerable amount – that was not the case when I was listening to the LG V35 (with a built-in Hi-Fi Quad DAC). It was like night and day. Even listening to OnePlus 6 was better – not perfect, but better.
The OnePlus 6T is a software experience that does not leave much of a difference than most other Android phones. They are brilliant, allowing you to customize home screens – with a quick and easy background changer, easy access to icon sets and gestures. The most important thing that OnePlus does – on all their phones, but here with OnePlus 6T, even more than any previous phone, it gains a solid software experience.
Part of the bombs on Google Pixel is Google's striking lack of attention to a wide range of app support. If we open the Hearthstone game on both the OnePlus 6T and Google Pixel 3 XL, we see an immediate difference. While the Google OnePlus 6T account for notch and display design (re: curved corners), Google Pixel 3 XL does not exist.
You will find that Hearthstone looks a little weird about Google Pixel 3 XL, with curved corners on one side and flat, rectangular corners on the other. I think that maybe this was because Blizzard had not yet optimized its game for all types of device display, but it looks like – OnePlus 6T does just that.
This suggests that OnePlus has almost completely struck a balance between driving with its own branded power above Android and too much of a game. Samsung regularly takes its hand when it comes to the software they have built up on their phones. For example, use Bixby – you will try to find an overview of one of the last several Samsung phones where Bixby receives a completely positive feedback.
And Samsung's software experience is less than optimal because users are redirected to their Samsung store. That would be all right, but even their Android theme store is full of less than big applications and less than a professional performance.
On the other hand, OnePlus, here with OnePlus 6T, seems to know when it's best to use your software and when it's best to connect to Google Play. For example, when you are in the home screen customization area, you will find that the icon section has a small shopping bag, which leads to Google Play. This leads to a series of downloads that Google has uploaded.
OnePlus is a phone data transfer application and a OnePlus Community app – an application where OnePlus is, of course, proud of optimizing and maintaining it on a clean basis. This community, of course, has been bundled up, but even now, when I just opened the app, writing this review, the main theme of the forum is criticism of OnePlus. OnePlus allows it to be a place where users of OnePlus speak freely – as it is the ideal place for OnePlus to receive user reviews for free.
OnePlus also has some other apps like the file manager, gallery, audio recorder and their settings. They were limited to what they were able to do and, well, it seemed. The OnePlus 6T OnePlus Developers team has created a great smartphone experience in the process.
The OnePlus 6T camera experience is largely the same as it was at the start of the OnePlus 6 this year. There is a new night mode, but it's mostly just a longer exposure time – if you want any kind of positive result, make sure STILL keeps using this mode. The end result is OK, but it's not shockingly different from what the non-night mode photographs.
At the top you will see various photos taken with the OnePlus 6T rear camera. Note that this is a growing gallery. If you want to take new photos in the near future, let us know about the specific environment and topics and we will do our utmost!
I saw around the entire day using this phone using mobile data from Verizon, and my display brightness setting is automatic. Thanks to the power optimization for the Android 9 Pie and the various phone optimizations made by OnePlus, this was not hard to do when working full-time. Standby mode for this phone – if you do not always have more than one application, it's incredible. Browse the screenshots below.
OnePlus is an adaptive battery, battery optimization (for each app-specific setting), and battery saver mode – it's pretty crazy what you can do by reducing functionality to extend the battery life. The OnePlus 6T has its own charger – and OnePlus continues to set its own quick-charging version, but if you've previously used a OnePlus device, the charger is likely to be horrible if you accidentally hit the charger that comes with this new OnePlus 6T.
This phone is really nice. At an initial price of around $ 550 USD, it's incredible. I was not so convinced that OnePlus switched from middle class to place between middle and main phones, but they did it last year and they did it right. Now they are surprisingly hard to beat, with the value of a smartphone that seems almost impossible to beat all the external manifestations.
But it's not the best smartphone's camera, and it's still a section. And its silicone red thing is still not quite ideal RED red, just about to be red, but slightly orange. But after that, this phone is worth a lot higher than the price.
This phone is available for Mirror Black, Midnight Black, and Thunder Purple (from November 15th). The Mirror Black version is available in two releases: 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal memory for $ 549, or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory for $ 579. Midnight Black also comes with two editions: 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory for $ 579 or 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory for $ 629.
NOTE: You can not receive this phone from Amazon in the United States. Make sure you have the correct name in the title when purchasing any OnePlus phone (or other phone). It's a OnePlus 6T with T, and even if it looks like the latest 6 model, it's not. Of course, you need to go to OnePlus dot com to find a real deal – or T-Mobile USA, of course.