OnePlus 6T launched Hands On review: Just a cosmetic update?
OnePlus India launched the T-edition of their 2018 flagship, OnePlus 6. With the launch of the new smartphone speculated ever since the May launch of their smartphone. In August renders of the OnePlus 6T were out and buzzing, Now the phone is out and is very much alike the floated renders.
The new OnePlus smartphone is not only a cosmetic update to OnePlus 6 but also is an update to some important features such as Fingerprint scanner, battery and etc.
Price and Availablity
The OnePlus 6T will start at 128GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM which starts at USD 549. The 128GB storage and 8GB of RAM is available at USD 579. The Indian pricing of the new smartphone was unveiled at the Oneplus 6T launch event held in New Delhi, The 6GB+128 GB starts at Rs 37,999 followed by 8Gb+128Gb at Rs 41,999.
The OnePlus 6T is powered by 2.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset and it comes with 6/8GB of RAM. The phone packs 128/256GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the OnePlus 6T hosts a dual cam set up at the back, consisting of a 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel color lenses on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The OnePlus 6T runs Android 9 Pie with the Oxygen OS skin over it and is powered by a 3300mAh non-removable battery
Design and Display
The OnePlus 6T features an enormous 6.41-inch AMOLED display. With phone featuring a very small teardrop notch with the only camera on it and minimum bezels, Company claims to have achieved 86% screen to body ratio. The smartphone features a big screen but doesn’t feel so big. In comparison with Oneplus 6, the phone has similar dimensions.
The back side of the phone is very similar to the previous one, missing out on fingerprint scanner at the back. The 6T features a glass on both ends similar to the 6. The backs look more clear and robust, while the glass back will be prone to smudges and scratches.
The teardrop display coupled with a larger display provides a better user experience, While the AMOLED display has kept on to its ever vibrant colors and crisp display. Also, the under the display phone features a fingerprint scanner similar to the Vivo, Oppo smartphones. The sensor is graded higher than other smartphones at this price range.
The Camera Module appears very similar to the OnePlus 6’s camera module with twin vertical cameras and a flash beneath. And works a lot similar with hardware same as the previous generation. The camera features a wide-angle lens paired with a 16MP sensor, as well as a secondary 20MP lens and sensor combination. Both lenses feature a f/1.7 aperture.
The camera software is a bit upgrade to the previous edition, but the upgrade is not exclusive to the Oneplus 6T itself, the Oneplus 6 will also receive the new update. On the Camera front, the smartphone doesn’t have an upgrade.
With the front 16MP f/2 camera always metering the exposure based on the faces in the shot you can end up with some very bright, blown out backgrounds – HDR here doesn’t work as well as on the front camera of the Pixels – but if it’s nicely exposed faces you want, that’s what you get – and the selfie bokeh mode works well too.