One plus 6T Review

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One Plus 6T is new flagship killer phone in India. Already indicate as the new “flagship killer”One Plus 6T come with some new interesting features like bigger AMOLED panel, cutting-edge in-display, in-screen fingerprint sensor and with a small notch. One Plus 6T will go on sale in India on November 1 with a starting price of Rs 37,999.

The smartphone is a lot more than the sum of its hardware parts and external shell. The product experience exists on an independent plane of its own. Whether it is software, support or customer service. One Plus has launched two phones per year schedule since the 3T in 2016. In 2017 One Plus launched 5 and 5T variants and Now 2018, One Plus 6 has launched in may, 2018. Now its time to launch T variants  One Plus 6T has launched in 30. Sale starts on November 1 in India.

One Plus 6T Specification

 Display    
6.41-inch Optic AMOLED 2340x1080p, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 6
 Body 
 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2mm, 185g
Ram 6/8GB LPDDR4X
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Storage 128GB/256GB
Rear Cameras 16MP+20MP f/1.7 with OIS and EIS
Front Camera 16MP f/2.0 with EIS
Software OxygenOS based on Android 9 Pie
Sensors In-display fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, Gyroscope,
Connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2MIMO dual-band Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB 2.0 Type-C
Colors Mirror Black and Midnight Black

 

In the Box

One Plus, the brand itself has added value. “Never Settle”slogan on the box. The OnePlus 6T comes in a standard looking white box from OnePlus.you’ll get the usual bunch of accessories that you’d expect from a device of this caliber, along with a few thoughtful additions, like

USB Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack dongle.

  • OnePlus 6T
  • USB Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack dongle
  • SIM ejector tool
  • USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable
  • 5V/4A charging brick
  • Translucent protective case
  • OnePlus stickers
  • Paperwork

Design

OnePlus had clutch glass design with OnePlus 6. OnePlus has continued to have the same design with subtle changes. It’s slightly thicker and heavier than OnePlus 6. Good thing is that OnePlus 6T with a taller look and feel is now more in line with the contemporary edge-to-edge phones. As per my expectations, the OnePlus 6T looks very similar to the R17 Pro and Oppo R17.

OnePlus hasn’t changed a whole lot in the OnePlus 6T. Measuring in at 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm and weighing 185 g, the new smartphone is just a tad bit bigger and heavier than the OnePlus 6, which gave OnePlus the room to include a larger battery. Up front, the device has a larger 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display with a smaller waterdrop style notch, with minimal bezels on the sides and a thinner chin at the bottom.

There’s no 3.5mm headphone jack on the OnePlus 6T and the company claims that it has been removed to make room for the in-display fingerprint scanner on the device (despite fans clearly wanting it the other way round). Build quality remains top-notch and the device feels really premium in the hand, which is expected from any smartphone in this price range.

The power/wake button and alert slider are located on the right edge. Both the buttons are well within reach though people with smaller hands may have to stretch a little extra to reach the alert slider. The left edge houses the SIM a lot and volume buttons. The base has USB Type-C sandwiched between speaker grilles.

DISPLAY

OnePlus 6T now has a bigger 6.41-inch display with a better 19:5:9 aspect ratio. The resolution, however, It’s the same Optic AMOLED panel that the company used in the previous device, which has a resolution of 2340 x 1080p.

The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6, which means that it won’t scratch easily, but I’d still advice you to use a screen protector to be on the safer side. Quality wise, the display remains unchanged – the color reproduction is still as good, the viewing angles are on point and the display gets fairly bright. On top of that, OnePlus’ software still gives you the freedom to adjust the color calibration of the display to match your specific taste. The company has also included Night Mode and Reading Mode settings for the display, which is definitely a handy addition.

OnePlus 6T lets you choose between different screen modes like RGB, DCI-P3, Adaptive Mode and Custom Color. Among these DCI-P3 modes is much soothing to the eyes, though Adaptive Mode should be our go-to mode.

OnePlus 6T may set the trend of an on-screen fingerprint sensor on the phones. Of course, it’s not the first one to do so. Based on my experience on the OnePlus 6T, I don’t think the current quality of fingerprint-on-display is really compelling. It’s not fast and responsive enough. I had enabled all the modes– in-screen fingerprint sensor, pattern lock, and face unlock.

CAMERA

The OnePlus 6T’s dual camera setup on the backpacks in a 16MP f/1.7 sensor coupled with a 20MP f/1.7 sensor which aids the primary sensor with depth perception. The rear camera setup is stabilized by both OIS and EIS, which should mean stable videos and better zoom performance.

The device’s waterdrop style notch houses a single 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter which, should perform quite well. The sensor also supports EIS, which should result in a pretty stable video from the front-facing camera as well.

One Plus 6T comes with a new Nightscape mode in the camera to enhance the quality. Well, it does not. It certainly enhances the brightness but kills the clarity to a great length. Using Nightscape is tedious as well. The image processing is very slow and needs a user to keep their hands stable.

OnePlus explains Nightscape takes “2 second exposure time and up to 10 multi-frame shots. OnePlus 6T stacks 10 shots together to create clearer true-to-life shots, hence the processing time is a bit longer than auto-mode shots.

Performance

This device packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. I received the 8GB/128GB variant for the purpose of this review and performance wise, I didn’t notice any issue with the device.

OnePlus 6T now comes with a larger 3,700mAh battery that delivers near the full-day back on medium to extensive usage. Note that our usage included extensive multimedia streaming and browsing. Google’s adaptive battery mode in Android Pie is a boon to various Android phones that have missed out on delivering the necessary extra hours of juice. If your usage is lighter, then you can easily use the phone for almost one and a half day. The fast charging is also quite impressive.

I also tested a couple of popular demanding games on the device and in managed to breeze through each one of them without any hitch whatsoever. The game ran PUBG Mobile, Shadowgun Legends, and Asphalt 9 exceptionally well at the highest graphics, and even managed to keep the games running in the background, allowing me to quickly switch between games.

Software

OnePlus 6T runs OnePlus’ OxygenOS 9 based on Android 9 Oreo out of the box and the software experience is just fantastic. There’s virtually no bloatware, the UI feels really close to the stock Android UI and there are several handy additions which I’ll definitely be using on a daily basis.

Being a nearly bezel-less device, the OnePlus 6T also brings with it intuitive navigation gestures that feel really fluid and I got used to them within hours of using the device. While the full-screen navigation gestures are also available on the older OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T brings with it a couple of more gestures, with the recent app switching gesture easily being my favorite

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