OnePlus 6T

8.8/10 AVG.
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8.8/10
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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 35 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...


Wired

If you want a top-of-the-line phone, but don’t want to pay $800-$1,000 for it, the OnePlus 6T is every bit as powerful and starts at $549. In fact, it’s likely far more up-to-date on security patches and probably more comfortable to use thanks to its innovative in-display fingerprint sensor and arra...

- Jeffrey Van Camp, Wired
The Mobile Indian

If you already a customer of OnePlus 6 then it simply does not make any sense to upgrade to the OnePlus 6T. However, if you are a new customer and looking for a new smartphone with the latest chipset, premium design and fast charging then you can consider this option.

- Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian
Deccan Chronicle

It is an all-rounder smartphone with sheer performance and a beautiful design that is highly suitable for being a daily driver. Sadly, the price and missing headphone jack would be the only put off for a few too many out there.

- Ankita Garg, Deccan Chronicle
T3

The OnePlus 6T is a better phone than the OnePlus 6, but not by enough I wager to warrant OnePlus 6 owners to consider the upgrade essential. For all other users it's a fast, well-equipped Android phone that sits at the top of the mid-range market. But with the entry-level phone market offering comp...

- Robert Jones, T3
Daily Express

This phone packs seriously premium features at a price that's really hard to believe. Plus, it now adds some new technology, such as that fingerprint scanner, that you can't even find on devices that cost almost twice as much. The design and build quality continue to impress and the bigger screen an...

- David Snelling, Daily Express


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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 GB

Internal memory is 128 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 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
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) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1748 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
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 Unknown
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 Unknown
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 Unknown
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 Unknown
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 Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Wired

The best somewhat affordable Android phone

from Wired

If you want a top-of-the-line phone, but don’t want to pay $800-$1,000 for it, the OnePlus 6T is every bit as powerful and starts at $549. In fact, it’s likely far more up-to-date on security patches and probably more comfortable to use thanks to its innovative in-display fingerprint sensor and array of nice touch gestures.

Read full review

If you want a top-of-the-line phone, but don’t want to pay $800-$1,000 for it, the OnePlus 6T is every bit as powerful and starts at $549. In fact, it’s likely far more up-to-date on security patches and probably more comfortable to use thanks to its innovative in-display fingerprint sensor and array of nice touch gestures.

Read full review

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The Mobile Indian

Great performance, premium design

from The Mobile Indian

If you already a customer of OnePlus 6 then it simply does not make any sense to upgrade to the OnePlus 6T. However, if you are a new customer and looking for a new smartphone with the latest chipset, premium design and fast charging then you can consider this option.

Read full review

If you already a customer of OnePlus 6 then it simply does not make any sense to upgrade to the OnePlus 6T. However, if you are a new customer and looking for a new smartphone with the latest chipset, premium design and fast charging then you can consider this option.

Read full review

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Deccan Chronicle

The flagship killer gets a face lift

from Deccan Chronicle

It is an all-rounder smartphone with sheer performance and a beautiful design that is highly suitable for being a daily driver. Sadly, the price and missing headphone jack would be the only put off for a few too many out there.

Read full review

It is an all-rounder smartphone with sheer performance and a beautiful design that is highly suitable for being a daily driver. Sadly, the price and missing headphone jack would be the only put off for a few too many out there.

Read full review

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T3

Impressive iterative update of one of 2018's fastest phones

from T3

The OnePlus 6T is a better phone than the OnePlus 6, but not by enough I wager to warrant OnePlus 6 owners to consider the upgrade essential. For all other users it's a fast, well-equipped Android phone that sits at the top of the mid-range market. But with the entry-level phone market offering c...More

The OnePlus 6T is a better phone than the OnePlus 6, but not by enough I wager to warrant OnePlus 6 owners to consider the upgrade essential. For all other users it's a fast, well-equipped Android phone that sits at the top of the mid-range market. But with the entry-level phone market offering competitive experiences that retail for half the price, and the premium level pulling away rapidly in terms of high-end features, it feels like a very safe play.

Read full review

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Daily Express

A truly sensational smartphone without a sky-high price

from Daily Express

This phone packs seriously premium features at a price that's really hard to believe. Plus, it now adds some new technology, such as that fingerprint scanner, that you can't even find on devices that cost almost twice as much. The design and build quality continue to impress and the bigger screen...More

This phone packs seriously premium features at a price that's really hard to believe. Plus, it now adds some new technology, such as that fingerprint scanner, that you can't even find on devices that cost almost twice as much. The design and build quality continue to impress and the bigger screen and smaller notch all add to its appeal. That larger battery and slick user experience are also another reason to consider making the OnePlus 6T your phone of choice.

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Pocket-lint

Stellar performance without the cost

from Pocket-lint

If you have a OnePlus 6 there isn't a huge change, but from every other previous model, this is going to feel like a massive leap forward. Because - despite its more premium price point - OnePlus is still knocking it out of the park. The question remains that has been posed by the company since its first year: why pay more?

Read full review

If you have a OnePlus 6 there isn't a huge change, but from every other previous model, this is going to feel like a massive leap forward. Because - despite its more premium price point - OnePlus is still knocking it out of the park. The question remains that has been posed by the company since its first year: why pay more?

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The Guardian

You'd have to spend double to get better than this

from The Guardian

It is pushing what’s possible with the popular all-screen design using a tiny, attractive teardrop notch and a smaller chin, and it’s a better phone for it. But it is the introduction of a cutting-edge in-display fingerprint scanner, and making it work really well for as little as half the price of an iPhone XS, that is most impressive.

Read full review

It is pushing what’s possible with the popular all-screen design using a tiny, attractive teardrop notch and a smaller chin, and it’s a better phone for it. But it is the introduction of a cutting-edge in-display fingerprint scanner, and making it work really well for as little as half the price of an iPhone XS, that is most impressive.

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Digit

A smaller notch, bigger battery and an in-display fingerprint sensor

from Digit

The OnePlus 6T is a sensible upgrade for those who need the incredible speed and the amazing battery life, along with being okay with having ‘above-average’ of everything else.

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The OnePlus 6T is a sensible upgrade for those who need the incredible speed and the amazing battery life, along with being okay with having ‘above-average’ of everything else.

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TrustedReviews

The best phone from OnePlus yet

from TrustedReviews

The OnePlus 6T brings new technology and worthwhile improvements to the table but still needs some tweaking.

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The OnePlus 6T brings new technology and worthwhile improvements to the table but still needs some tweaking.

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Gadgets Now

This is surely worth an upgrade

from Gadgets Now

With the given specifications, features, design and the price, OnePlus 6T is simply a more polished version of OnePlus 6. While sporting the same design, you get a larger screen, more storage, more battery capacity and exclusive features like the in-display fingerprint sensor along with a smaller notch.

Read full review

With the given specifications, features, design and the price, OnePlus 6T is simply a more polished version of OnePlus 6. While sporting the same design, you get a larger screen, more storage, more battery capacity and exclusive features like the in-display fingerprint sensor along with a smaller notch.

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