After numerous leaks and teasers, the OnePlus 6T was finally launched today at an event in New York. Succeeding the very popular OnePlus 6, the 6T brings a few refinements to the table with a revamped notch design, an improved camera performance and several software improvements that make for an overall refined experience. In general, OnePlus’ T variants have been about refinements while the newly numbered flagships have been more about taking a bigger leap.
While the OnePlus 6T does bring refinements to the table, this time the T variant is more than just a minor upgrade. The camera experience, in particular, sees a much-required improvement with a slew of software improvements and new features like the Nightscape mode and Studio lighting.
Here, we try to take a look at how the OnePlus 6T has changed since the 5T from last year.
The OnePlus 6T refines the design of the OnePlus 6 and save for the display, both the phones look more or less the same. The two main differences between the OnePlus 6T and 6’s designs are the fingerprint sensor and the notch. The OnePlus 6T features an in-display fingerprint sensor and a waterdrop notch, giving it a slightly more refined look, especially on the front. Due to the redesigned notch and larger screen-to-body ratio, the 6T has a slimmer chin than the OnePlus 6.
OnePlus 5T, on the other hand, is quite different from the OnePlus 6T and 6. It looks a lot more subdued, the camera module aligned horizontally and the fingerprint sensor being circular in shape. Additionally, the antenna lines are visible towards the top and the bottom of the back panel which isn't glass.
While the OnePlus 5T is a very decent looking device, the OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6 look a bit more premium.
OnePlus continues to stick with Full HD+ resolution displays on its phones. All the three phones feature Optic AMOLED Full HD+ panels, but the display sizes have gradually increased. While the OnePlus 5T has a 6.01-inch display, the OnePlus 6 has a 6.28-inch screen with a notch in the middle. With the 6T, OnePlus has further reduced the size of the notch to a waterdrop and increased the overall display size to 6.41-inch.
On the whole, the OnePlus 6T has the biggest display and the thinnest bezels of all the three phones. The company continues to refine the quality of its displays, so you can expect an even better experience with the OnePlus 6T, especially if you consume a lot of content on your phone.
The OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6, both come with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Adreno 630 GPU. This is paired with up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB UFS 2.1 storage. Essentially, the phones deliver the same experience in terms of performance. The OnePlus 6T runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with a new version of Oxygen OS. It's successor, the OnePlus 6 already runs on Android Pie and will be getting the new Oxygen OS features soon.
Coming to the OnePlus 5T, it is powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset with Adreno 540 GPU. The 5T also comes with up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB UFS 2.1 storage. While it may have a year old processor, thanks to OnePlus' customizations, the phone still runs just as smooth.
The OnePlus 6T features a similar camera setup as the OnePlus 6. Both the phones have a 16MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture and 1.22um pixel size, along with OIS and PDAF. The second 20MP camera also has the same f/1.7 aperture. On the front, both the phones have a 16MP camera.
Coming to the OnePlus 5T, you get a 16MP + 20MP camera setup with PDAF, with a 16MP camera on the front.
The OnePlus 5T misses out on the much important Optical Image Stabilisation It also is capable of recording 720p videos at just 120fps and 1080p videos at 60fps. On the other hand, the OnePlus 6T and 6 can record 720p videos at up to 480fps and 1080p videos at up to 240fps.
OnePlus 6T is backed by a bigger 3,700mAh battery while the OnePlus 6 and 5T both have a 3,300mAh battery. This should help the OnePlus 6T last a bit longer than the other two phones. That said, all the three OnePlus smartphones feature the company’s famous Dash Charge fast charging feature, so you can plug the phone in for 5-10 minutes and have the battery last 2-3 hours easily.
The OnePlus 6T starts at a price of ₹37,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, ₹41,999 for 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and ₹45,999 for 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. OnePlus 6T goes on sale in India from November 1.
Buy OnePlus 6T from Amazon India starting from ₹37,999.