OnePlus 6T Review

OnePlus 6T Review
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  • OnePlus phones have always been good for the money, offering top specifications in well-built devices, but not pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

Met in-vertoning vingerafdruk skandeerder en spoedige prestasie, dit is die smartphone wat bring al die skerm ontwerp op 'n kerf

Aangedryf deur artikel getiteld “OnePlus 6T review: jy wil hê om dubbel te spandeer om beter as dit” is geskryf deur Samuel Gibbs, vir op Vrydag 2 November 2018 06.00 UTC

Die OnePlus 6T bewys dat die nuutste tegnologie hoef nie die Aarde kos, bring 'n in-vertoning vingerafdruk skandeerder en 'n klein kerf vir net £ 500.

OnePlus het dinge eenvoudig gehou vir die jaar, bied top spesifikasies vir begroting pryse. Die prys het stadig bekruip om nie-heeltemal-so begroting, maar die vlak van verfyning en tegnologie het ook verbeter.

Die OnePlus 6T bou voort op die reeds uitstekende OnePlus 6, deur verdere sny weg enigiets wat nie die skerm. die pragtige, helder en kleurvolle OLED vertoning is 'n smidgen groter by 6.41in, met 'n kleiner ken aan die onderkant en 'n klein traanvormige kerf aan die bokant.

OnePlus 6T review
piek-agtige kerf die weduwee se in die skerm nie in die pad van kennisgewings en sy vee lyne is regtig baie aantreklik. Foto: Samuel Gibbs vir die Guardian

Dit is 'n indrukwekkende ontwerp en bewys dat kerwe vir die Selfie kamera het nie daardie indringende te wees. Dit lyk 'n bietjie soos piek n weduwee se maar is besig om vinnig vergeet, en jy kan selfs verberg dit in 'n swart bar as jy kerwe haat. Die gehoorstuk spreker is ingesluit in die rand op die top van die telefoon bo die kamera en werk goed wanneer jy op die telefoon.

Centrally located about 2cm up from the bottom of the screen is a hidden in-display fingerprint scanner that lights up in wild electric green colour when active. That leaves the frosted or polished glass back free of intrusions apart from the camera and LED flash.

The smooth, curved glass back feels nice in the hand and isn’t as slippery as some, but it will slide off furnishings if you’re not careful. The glass meets the metal sides with a little lip on both the front and the back of the device, wat voel nie heeltemal so goed klaar as sy voorganger.

By 74.8mm wye, 8.2mm dik en 185g in gewig, die OnePlus 6T is ooit so effens smaller, dikker en swaarder as sy voorganger, maar is smaller en 23G ligter as die iPhone XS Max en rondom dieselfde afmetings aan al vier wiele as Google se Pixel 3 XL.

Die onderkant van die telefoon het simmetriese spreker roosters, waarvan een is vir die show, en die USB-C-poort, maak die 6T die eerste van OnePlus sonder 'n koptelefoon aansluiting.

Overall it’s a sleek design that’s so understated it’s almost a little plain in the frosted midnight black colour.


  • Skerm: 6.41in volle HD AMOLED (402PPI)
  • Verwerker: octa-core Qualcomm leeuwenbek 845
  • RAM: 6 of 8GB RAM
  • Stoor: 128 or 256GB
  • Bedryfstelsel: OxygenOS based on Android 9 pie
  • Kamera: 16LP + 20MP rear dual camera, 16LP front-gesig staar kamera
  • Verbinding: LTE, dubbele sim, Wi-Fiac, NFC, Bluetooth 5 en GPS
  • Dimensies: 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2mm
  • Gewig: 185g

Speed and longevity

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One of these sets of speaker holes is purely aesthetic. Foto: Samuel Gibbs vir die Guardian

The OnePlus 6T has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 verwerker, 6 or 8GB of RAM and at least 128GB of storage as the OnePlus 6 launched in May, and as such performs exactly the same in general usage.

The OnePlus 6T flies along, matching or exceeding rivals for raw speed of launching apps, switching between apps and launching the camera. Gaming performance is also top notch using OnePlus’s new gaming mode and smart boost systems speeding up game loading. Frame-rates were super smooth even over an hour or so playing Shadowgun Legends.

Battery life is solid but not exceptional. With relatively heavy use it would last 30 ure tussen ladings, lasting from a 7am morning alarm on day one and stretching till gone 12-noon on day two.

Dit was terwyl die gebruik van dit as my primêre toestel, sending and receiving hundreds of emails, boodskappe en stoot kennisgewings, luister na vyf ure van musiek op Bluetooth koptelefoon, kyk 'n uur van Netflix, 30 minutes of gaming and shooting about 15 foto's.

The OnePlus 6T charges pretty quickly via the fast charger that comes with it, reaching a full charge in around 90 minutes – but it doesn’t have wireless charging.

OxygenOS 9

OnePlus 6T review
The ambient display lights up when you move the phone or get an alert, showing the location of the in-screen fingerprint sensor. Foto: Samuel Gibbs vir die Guardian

OxygenOS is OnePlus’s customised version of Android, this time based on the latest Android 9 pie.

As with previous versions, OxygenOS 9 is a slightly refined version of the standard Android experience, made to be as responsive as possible while adding some much-needed customisations.

Byvoorbeeld, you have a choice of standard home, back and overview navigation buttons, Google’s new gesture button or OnePlus’s swipe gestures which are superior to Google’s efforts and remove the need for a navigation bar at the bottom of the phone. You can also edit which icons appear in the status bar, change the colour of the interface and other bits and pieces.

The ability to duplicate some apps, such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Uber is useful if you have multiple accounts tied to different phone numbers, and particularly useful for those who put two sims for two phone numbers in the phone.

In baie maniere, OxygenOS is closer to the lean and clean “stock” Android championed by enthusiasts than Google’s version of Android on its Pixel smartphones.


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The in-display fingerprint sensor is almost magic. Foto: Samuel Gibbs vir die Guardian

The big new thing for the OnePlus 6T is a fingerprint scanner embedded in the screen. It’s the second such device to ship with one after the Huawei Mate 20 Vir in Oktober, but it is slightly faster and more accurate.

A spot that is slightly bigger than the one on the mate 20 Vir lights up on the screen where you have to press your thumb to unlock the device or app and then pulses with a futuristic green glow as it scans your print.

You have to press your thumb or finger a little harder on the screen than you normally would on a rear-mounted sensor, and it is ever so slightly slower than the best of the old generation of sensors, but it works very well if you get it in the right spot.

Getting it in the right spot without looking at the phone takes a little getting used to, but within a couple of days I was able to pull off no-look unlocks round 90% van die tyd.

There’s also a very fast face unlock system using the selfie camera, but it isn’t 3D and so is less secure than rivals such as Apple’s Face ID of Huawei’s 3D face unlock.


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The OnePlus camera app is pretty good, with easy-to-use tools and no AI interference. Foto: Samuel Gibbs vir die Guardian

The OnePlus 6T has the same 16+20-megapixel dual-camera system on the back as the OnePlus 6, en voer soortgelyke, producing some really nice, well detailed images in good light. Low light performance is good, but not quite up to par with the best from Samsung, Huawei, Apple or Google.

The new nightscape low light mode does a good job of eliminating hand-shake from long-exposure shots. The selfie camera is also pretty good, but can be a little washed out and soft on detail in poor lighting. Portrait mode works as advertised.

Algehele, the camera on the OnePlus 6T is good, but not quite the very best. Most will be very pleased, particularly if upgrading from a two-year-old phone.


OnePlus 6T review
Slide the button between three positions to set the phone to silent, vibrate or ring. Dis wonderlik. Foto: Samuel Gibbs vir die Guardian
  • When you use the fingerprint sensor the night mode for the display is disabled temporarily and then fades back in once you’ve unlocked the phone
  • The phone comes with a screen protector already on it
  • The single bottom-firing speaker is loud and has a relatively large amount of bass for the phone, but is easily blocked while playing a game
  • OnePlus’s alert slider switches between silent, vibrate and ring and is still brilliant


The OnePlus 6T costs £ 499 in mirror black with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is available in mirror or midnight black for £529, while the variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is available only in midnight black for £ 579.

Ter vergelyking, the 128GB Huawei Mate 20 Vir koste £900, the 64GB Google Pixel 3 XL koste £ 869, the 128GB Samsung Galaxy Nota 9 koste £ 899, the 64GB iPhone XR koste £ 749 en die 64GB iPhone XS Max koste £ 1099.


OnePlus phones have always been good for the money, offering top specifications in well-built devices, but not pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

That’s changed for the OnePlus 6T. 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.

Seker, the camera isn’t quite as mind-blowing as the very best, there’s no wireless charging, it doesn’t have any of the fancy 3D face systems of some and it looks a little plain, but everything else is top notch. Even the software experience is excellent.

At £500, you have to spend an awful lot more money to get a better phone than the OnePlus 6T.

Voor: goeie battery lewe, groot skerm, excellent performance, dual-sim, goeie kamera, Bluetooth 5, great software, tiny notch, in-screen fingerprint sensor, alert slider

Nadele: glass back but no wireless charging, no IP water resistance rating, geen verwissel stoor, geen koptelefoon aansluiting

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The frosted glass back is a little plain in the flesh, while the mirror finish is a fingerprint magnet. Foto: Samuel Gibbs vir die Guardian

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