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OnePlus’ main advertising method is word-of-mouth, pop-up shops, and a strong social media and online presence. Altogether, it makes for a loyal and enthusiastic fan base. If you’re looking for a top phone, you should know about the OnePlus 6T and join the fandom. This Oneplus 6T review will aim to arm you with all the fascinating updates and specs under this flagship killer’s release.
With all that in mind, let’s get down to business and dissect this phone to understand whether we are getting all that we hoped for.
In a market where premium phones go for more than £700, sometimes exceeding £1,000, it offers much of the same top-tier hardware for much less. In fact, the price point is one of the key reasons why the public flocks to the Oneplus brand.
The OnePlus 6T will be available in four variations; 6/8GB RAM with 128GB storage, 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM with 256GB storage.
Though all hardware specs between the 6 and 6T’s cameras remain the same, OnePlus has updated the latter’s software to take brighter, more detailed shots with the overall aim of improving photo quality.
One new update, which the company calls “Studio Lighting,” works solely in the background and is supposed to render photos of people as more natural and realistic. The most noticeable update, however, is a dedicated Nightscape mode. It captures better low-light pictures and you can swipe right to access it in the camera app. Both features will be available on the OnePlus 6 through an over-the-air update after the 6T launches.
For photo enthusiasts, you can save photos in the raw image format, which retains huge amounts of data compared to the standard JPEG. On the whole, the OnePlus 6T has a nimble camera that takes vibrant and sharp photos.
With the OnePlus 6T, users get a 3,700mAh battery and while it may not come with wireless charging baked into it, the OnePlus 6T’s Dash quick charging technology more than makes up for this absence. To date, we have heard no one complain about the battery performance on a OnePlus phone and we don’t expect this to change with this particular model.
The body is glass on both the front and back of the device, and you’ve got the choice of two colours: mirror black or midnight black. That’s right – you can have any colour you like as long as it’s black.
The display is a 6.41-inch AMOLED screen and, with dimensions of 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2mm, it’s not necessarily a large device but has the length that makes it comfortable to grip.
One of the biggest talking points surrounding this phone concerns something you won’t find on the bottom of the device – OnePlus has dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, OnePlus includes a 3.5mm to USB-C adapter in the box so you can still plug in your wired headphones. The phone manufacturer also encourages you to use Bluetooth headphones as an alternative. It goes without saying that this is perhaps one of the most unpopular aspects of the new phone, despite being a trend we’re seeing across all new smartphone devices.
The OnePlus 6T sports a new “teardrop” notch that minimizes the space taken up by the camera cut-out and the curves on the side look great. The centre of the teardrop houses the 16MP front camera, and the brightness and proximity sensors are hidden in the left-hand corner of the teardrop. Above the camera is an earpiece speaker that is integrated into the edge of the glass. All in all, it’s a very compact setup that appears to facilitate seamless operation.
This is a new technology that we’re starting to see on more smartphones every single year. Advancements in fingerprint scanning technology mean that the scanner can now go on the front of your phone, where it’s easier to access, without taking up space that could be used for more screen surface area.
In addition to this, the phone’s Face Unlock capabilities, if enabled simultaneously, adds that much-needed layer of security that modern smartphone users look for. With a response time that is a near-instantaneous, hindrance of user experience is not a concern any user of either iteration of this phone needs to be concerned with. This is a feature we’ll continue to monitor and update you accordingly in time as new updates are rolled out.
It’s safe to say this is one of the best smartphones out there for the price, even if OnePlus doesn’t sell them for £300 like the good old days.
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