OnePlus 6T review

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The OnePlus 6T currently has an Informr score of 8.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 57 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

The OnePlus 6T hopes to keep up the company's record of producing devices that rival top-tier phones on the market while offering prices closer to the mid-tier. The 6T is an iterative update to the popular OnePlus 6 .

As such, most changes were subtle. But there are a few additions -- and subtractions -- to consider when deciding if the phone is for you.

Around front, you’ll see one of the biggest changes to the phone. The 6.41-inch AMOLED panel is nearly bezel-free. Running at 2340-by-1080 pixels, reviews indicate it offers outstanding clarity and punchy, vivid colors to help make games, pictures, and movies pop. 

The screen also includes with one of the smallest notches used on a mobile phone to date. It’s a slight dip for the single-lens camera and nothing more. The earpiece is located on the top edge of the phone to keep the notch as small as possible. Unfortunately, OnePlus also removed the notification LED to save space.

The screen also hides an in-display fingerprint sensor. While the technology looks cool, reviewers found it hit or miss. So you might be better relying on facial recognition or a PIN to secure your phone.

To make matters worse, OnePlus removed the 3.5mm headphone jack to make room for the in-display scanner. But they include a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box should you need it.

The OxygenOS software running the device is based on Android 9.0 Pie. It offers a nearly stock Android experience. Reviewers loved the snappy response time in menus and panels and the minimal changes made.

The only other change to the phone is a larger battery. Now rated at 3,700mAh, the battery should have no problem lasting through a day of regular use. 

Otherwise, the phone is identical to its predecessor. For more on what to expect from the phone in terms of performance, cameras, and more, check out our summary for the OnePlus 6 .


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.8 GHz
Screen Size
6.41"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


NDTV

Fans of the sport will definitely appreciate this effort by OnePlus. Everyone else however should stick to the regular variants of the OnePlus 6T which offer the same well optimised software package and vibrant display for much less money. Warp Charge definitely lives up to its name but the fast cha...

- Shobhit Varma, NDTV
Android Guys

Indeed, the OnePlus 6T might not have the advanced camera of the Pixel 3, or a microSD card slot/headphone jack like the Galaxy S9, but it nails it perfectly in other departments. Like software or power. The main takeaway here being, if you’re looking for the best value flagship right now, look no f...

- Alexandra Arici, Android Guys
DxOMark

The OnePlus 6T has a very respectable smartphone camera, performing as well in most categories as some of the highest-ranked phones in our database — and even surpassing their performance in a few areas. In addition to outstanding autofocus for stills, the OnePlus 6T has excellent exposure and color...

- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark
GSMArena

For that premium, you get a sleek and attractive (yet subtle) color scheme, a bright orange Warp 30 charger, 2 extra GB of RAM that don't make a difference in everyday performance in the first place, a few software exclusivities, and a premium unboxing experience with a memorable McLaren plaque and...

- GSMArena
The Wirecutter

The OnePlus 6T offers a sharp OLED display and top-of-the-line processor, but it lacks water resistance and wireless charging and has a good-not-great camera.

- Ryan Whitwam, The Wirecutter


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


OnePlus released the 6T on November 1, 2018.


The 6T price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare OnePlus 6T prices from around the web here on The Informr.


OnePlus backs up the 6T with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 6T has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact OnePlus support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find OnePlus's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.41"

The OnePlus 6T's screen size is 6.41 inches with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 20+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3700mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3700 mAh battery. OnePlus's performance ratings are 1748 minutes, 724 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

OnePlus 6T Specs

Overview
Release date November 1, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 128/256 GB
RAM 6/8/10 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.34 W/kg
Body: 1.19 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3700 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 940 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 724 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 623 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1748 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Thunder Purple
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.75 x 7.48 x 0.82 cm (6.2 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 185 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
Pixel density 394 pixels
Size 6.41 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (20 MP 2nd camera, f/1.7), Slow motion recording, Time lapse, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/1.7
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones No
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has 10 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Storage.

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Critic Reviews


NDTV

Will definitely appeal to fans of McLaren and Formula 1

from NDTV

Fans of the sport will definitely appreciate this effort by OnePlus. Everyone else however should stick to the regular variants of the OnePlus 6T which offer the same well optimised software package and vibrant display for much less money. Warp Charge definitely lives up to its name but the fast...More

Fans of the sport will definitely appreciate this effort by OnePlus. Everyone else however should stick to the regular variants of the OnePlus 6T which offer the same well optimised software package and vibrant display for much less money. Warp Charge definitely lives up to its name but the fast charging solution OnePlus bundles with the regular OnePlus 6T will be fast enough for most users.

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Android Guys

Packed with stellar performance, as well as a great camera and a new style of notch

from Android Guys

Indeed, the OnePlus 6T might not have the advanced camera of the Pixel 3, or a microSD card slot/headphone jack like the Galaxy S9, but it nails it perfectly in other departments. Like software or power. The main takeaway here being, if you’re looking for the best value flagship right now, look no further than the OnePlus 6T.

Read full review

Indeed, the OnePlus 6T might not have the advanced camera of the Pixel 3, or a microSD card slot/headphone jack like the Galaxy S9, but it nails it perfectly in other departments. Like software or power. The main takeaway here being, if you’re looking for the best value flagship right now, look no further than the OnePlus 6T.

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DxOMark

Good performer

from DxOMark

The OnePlus 6T has a very respectable smartphone camera, performing as well in most categories as some of the highest-ranked phones in our database — and even surpassing their performance in a few areas. In addition to outstanding autofocus for stills, the OnePlus 6T has excellent exposure and color, and very good flash performance.

Read full review

The OnePlus 6T has a very respectable smartphone camera, performing as well in most categories as some of the highest-ranked phones in our database — and even surpassing their performance in a few areas. In addition to outstanding autofocus for stills, the OnePlus 6T has excellent exposure and color, and very good flash performance.

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GSMArena

A great buy for any Formula 1 enthusiast

For that premium, you get a sleek and attractive (yet subtle) color scheme, a bright orange Warp 30 charger, 2 extra GB of RAM that don't make a difference in everyday performance in the first place, a few software exclusivities, and a premium unboxing experience with a memorable McLaren plaque a...More

For that premium, you get a sleek and attractive (yet subtle) color scheme, a bright orange Warp 30 charger, 2 extra GB of RAM that don't make a difference in everyday performance in the first place, a few software exclusivities, and a premium unboxing experience with a memorable McLaren plaque and look-book in the box. OnePlus has also thrown in a free case which would otherwise cos t you around $30.

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The Wirecutter

Flagship features for less money

from The Wirecutter

The OnePlus 6T offers a sharp OLED display and top-of-the-line processor, but it lacks water resistance and wireless charging and has a good-not-great camera.

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The OnePlus 6T offers a sharp OLED display and top-of-the-line processor, but it lacks water resistance and wireless charging and has a good-not-great camera.

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Ausdroid

The best phone you can’t easily get

from Ausdroid

There’s little to not recommend about the OnePlus 6T beyond the few niggles listed above. The camera can be a bit better, there’s room to include Ingress Protection on future models, but apart from that – I simply love this phone.

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There’s little to not recommend about the OnePlus 6T beyond the few niggles listed above. The camera can be a bit better, there’s room to include Ingress Protection on future models, but apart from that – I simply love this phone.

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TechRadar

A striking design and even faster charging

from TechRadar

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is an eye-catching phone with plenty of flagship features that improves on the standard 6T with even more RAM and even faster charging. It cost more, but it still undercuts a number of top flagship phones.

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The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is an eye-catching phone with plenty of flagship features that improves on the standard 6T with even more RAM and even faster charging. It cost more, but it still undercuts a number of top flagship phones.

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TechieLobang

A good phone with a good price point

from TechieLobang

For the price of S$988, the specs are pretty good. User-interface (UI) wise, it is very responsive. Unfortunately, the camera system falls short of my expectation in the low-light section. The video, in low light, is unusable with the jello effect. It also struggles to get focus on objects in low light.

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For the price of S$988, the specs are pretty good. User-interface (UI) wise, it is very responsive. Unfortunately, the camera system falls short of my expectation in the low-light section. The video, in low light, is unusable with the jello effect. It also struggles to get focus on objects in low light.

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Hothardware

Performance, quality and price leadership again

from Hothardware

You can't go wrong with the OnePlus 6T, if you're looking for a larger format power user Android handset. The OnePlus 6T's beautiful 6.41-inch AMOLED display is what greets you when you power the phone up; from there it's a consistently premium experience throughout and we highly recommend it. 

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You can't go wrong with the OnePlus 6T, if you're looking for a larger format power user Android handset. The OnePlus 6T's beautiful 6.41-inch AMOLED display is what greets you when you power the phone up; from there it's a consistently premium experience throughout and we highly recommend it. 

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Neowin

The best value for a flagship phone

from Neowin

The OnePlus 6T is an awesome device, but I want to make it clear that the $549 price tag doesn't come without compromises. Do you need to spend a thousand dollars on a phone? Almost certainly not. Chances are, the OnePlus 6T is the perfect phone for you, with the right combination of price and features.

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The OnePlus 6T is an awesome device, but I want to make it clear that the $549 price tag doesn't come without compromises. Do you need to spend a thousand dollars on a phone? Almost certainly not. Chances are, the OnePlus 6T is the perfect phone for you, with the right combination of price and features.

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