OnePlus is a brand that Sri Lankans aren’t huge on. Their phones are great, especially the 6T. It’s a good move that you’re interested in the device. Let’s talk about how awesome the former flagship is below.
It’s one of the more expensive phones on the market, which is why it’s built so well. Its glass body feels great in your hands and has some heft to it. You’re getting a 185 gramdevice.
We’re fans of how glossy it is. That being said, you might not be a fan of it being a huge fingerprint magnet.
Did you notice how mesmerizing it looks? Its metallic effect is especially jaw-dropping in the purple 6T. You met the purple variant, but there are 2 other options for you to choose from. These are the midnight blue and mirror black.
The phone’s huge. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a device its price. It towers many devices, being 6.41 inches. Not only is it large, it’s also thin. You’re getting the following dimensions, 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm.
When examining its sides, you might have a heart attack. OnePlus decided to ditch the headphone jack. You’ll be using its USB-C port and an adapter that you get in the box. If it’s any consolation, there’s a neat button that mutes your phone. I don’t know about you, but I find this pretty handy. Not to rain on OnePlus’ parade, but you don’t get a microSD slot either.
If you’re wondering where its fingerprint sensor is, it’s on its display. It’s very responsive. The phone comes with face unlock too. It’s equally as fast.
We love that its display is so big. This means you get a very immersive viewing experience.
Being pricey, it isn’t a surprise to see it coming with an Optic AMOLED display. Colours are insanely vivid. The panel is near identical to Samsung’s Super AMOLEDs.
You barely get any bezels. The phone’s screen to body ratio is an impressive 85.6%. All of you notch haters rejoice- If you take a look at its screen, you’ll notice a very small notch on top.
We have a complaint, though. The phone’s not the brightest. Living in Sri Lanka, you want a phone that can deal with glare. This might not be the 6T as it comes with a 405-nit display.
Although its back doesn’t come with Gorilla Glass, we’re glad that its front does. You don’t get just any Gorilla Glass but Gorilla Glass 6. You just know the phone can take a beating.
How do you feel about large batteries? Well, if you’re expecting one from the 6T, get ready to be disappointed. The phone comes with a 3700 mAh unit. We got a solid day from it, which isn’t that bad.
Of course, the phone has fast charging capabilities. A 20 W fast charger comes in the box. The device will take an hour and a half to fully charge.
You’re probably wondering if it comes with wireless charging. To our surprise, it doesn’t. It doesn’t come with reverse charging either, but is this that big of a deal?
Without a doubt, the OnePlus is a fast device. It comes with an impressive Snapdragon 845 chip. Using the phone is a breeze. If you’re a fan of extensive gaming, don’t worry. The 6T can handle it.
What about the Android version it runs? Well, Android 9 is by your side. The phone can be upgraded to Android 10. It will most likely not receive the Android 11 update.
However, custom ROMs from 3rd parties have started to make their way online. While this will enable 6T users to have somewhat of the Android 11 experience, it may not be as customizable as the official Android 11.
You don’t get a range of memory variants. You can only choose from 128 and 256 GBs of space. Along with this, you either get 6 or 8 gigs of RAM. If you’re not a fan of its storage capacities, we hate to remind you that you don’t get a microSD slot.
We’re fans of its OxygenOS. It’s extremely customizable. It doesn’t come with much bloatware either.
There’s a dual camera set up on the phone. The primary sensor is 16 MPs and the secondary sensor is 20 MPs. In well-lit environments, the camera takes very detailed shots. It takes pretty good shots in low-light too. However, they get softened a bit.
If you’re a fan of bokeh shots, you’ll love the 6T. It effectively and quickly blurs your background.
Let’s not forget that there are many camera modes for you to play with, including Google Lens. Its auto HDR brings colours to life.
In terms of its selfie camera, a 20 MP sensor is present. It’s sharp, detailed and will always keep you Instagram ready. That being said, we noticed that its HDR function isn’t as effective as when taking shots from its rear camera.
The OnePlus 6T is a formidable device. But we can’t complete our review without comparing it with a couple of alternatives. Let’s do this below.
If you thought that the 6T was huge, wait till you meet the A71. The phone is 6.7 inches, towering over the OnePlus device. It’s a bit lighter, though. This isn’t surprising considering that it rocks a plastic body.
The plastic on its rear looks good. The device comes with a prism effect that we’re fans of.
As it comes with a large display, you can expect a very immersive viewing experience. A Super AMOLED screen is by your side too. If you remember, it works similarly to the 6T’s Optic AMOLED.
The phone is sharper. Its screen resolution is 1080 x 2400 pixels.
The cherry on top is the A71’s screen to body ratio. It’s an impressive 87.2%, meaning you’ll never worry about bezels again. The device doesn’t come with a notch either. There’s a punch-hole where a notch should be. It’s a welcomed change.
You aren’t getting Gorilla Glass 6 on its front. Gorilla Glass 3 is by your side, which sadly isn’t as durable.
The A71 rocks a 515-nit display. Over 500 nits are the gold standard, making the device bright enough to combat the Sri Lankan sun.
Out of the box, you’re getting Android 10. You don’t have to worry about any updates. How convenient is that?
What kind of processor will Android 10 be powering? The Snapdragon 730. Compared to the Snapdragon 845, it doesn’t stand a chance.
There aren’t many memory variants to choose from. All you get is 128 GBs of space and 6 or 8 gigs of RAM. Unlike the 6T, we’re glad to say you get a MicroSD slot.
Unlike the 6T, you’re getting a large battery too. A massive 4500 mAh unit is present. The phone will last over a day, don’t worry.
Of course, it comes with a fast charger. A 25 W fast charger is by your side. It’s superior to the 6T’s 20 W charger, which results in the phone taking around an hour to fully charge.
Let’s talk about its camera:
A quad set-up is present. Its primary sensor is 64 MPs. In terms of its selfie camera, you can play with its 32 MP sensor.
The V17 Pro is a very good-looking phone. It comes with an icy effect that looks the best in its blue variant. It’s incredibly glossy too – who wouldn’t want that?
The phone’s big. It’s slightly larger than its OnePlus counterpart. Although a bit larger, it’s much heavier. It’s 201.8 grams. It’s built very well. After all, you’re getting a Gorilla Glass 6 body.
In terms of its display, the V17 Pro rocks a Super AMOLED panel. You already know how we feel about it. Compared to the 6T, the Vivo device comes with a slightly less screen to body ratio.
The phone’s sharper. How does a 1080 x 2400-pixel screen resolution sound to you?
If that didn’t impress you, know that the V17 Pro has a 600 maximum nit display. It’s a torch compared to its OnePlus counterpart.
Onto its battery:
It’s 4100 mAh. It can last over a day with ease. What about its charging capabilities? No surprise, you get fast charging. With its 18 W charger, you’ll go from 0-100% in 2 hours. If you’re expecting wireless charging, don’t get your hopes up.
The A71’s Snapdragon 730 chip was annihilated by the 6T’s 845. Unfortunately for the V17 Pro, it doesn’t stand a chance. It comes with the Snapdragon 675.
If you’re wondering what version of Android will be powering the device, it’s Android 9. Luckily for us, it looks like the Android 10 update is in the works.
When it comes to memory variants, there aren’t that many options to choose from. You only get 128 GBs of space with 8 GBs of RAM. You better be happy with the 128 gigs as the device’s storage is not expandable.
There’s a quad-camera set up on the phone. The primary sensor is 48 MPs. Did we mention that it doesn’t come with a notch? That’s because its selfie camera is motorized. It’s a dual-camera front set-up, with a 32 MP primary sensor and an 8 MP secondary one.
Its back looks odd but in a good way. It comes with a gradient stretching from its sides. The effect is definitely eye-catching. Like its counterparts, the 9T Pro is very well built. It comes with a Gorilla Glass 5 body. As a result, it’s pretty hefty, being a 191-gram device.
When it comes to size, the phone is slightly smaller than its OnePlus alternative. However, it comes with a pretty similar screen. For starters, you get the same screen resolution. A Super AMOLED panel is also by your side, which you know is similar to the 6T’s Optic AMOLED.
You’ll see the same bezels. The 9T Pro’s screen to body ratio is slightly better than the 6T’s.
We met Gorilla Glass 5 on its rear. If you guessed that it’s on its front, you hit the nail on the head. This is great, but what’s even better is how bright its screen is. It rocks a 643 maximum nit display.
Processor wise, the OnePlus 6T met its match. The Xiaomi device comes with the Snapdragon 855, leaving it in the dust. It comes with a better range of memory variants too. You can choose from 64, 128, and 256 GBs of space. RAM wise, you either get 6 or 8 gigs. Unfortunately, you don’t get a microSD slot either.
A 4000 mAh battery is by your side. Considering that its screen and processor are no jokes, the ability to get a day from the device is fine.
The fact that it comes with 27 W fast charging capabilities is impressive. What isn’t impressive is that that you don’t get a 27 W charger with your purchase. The phone comes with an 18 W one in its box. With it, the phone will reach 100% in a little over an hour.
How do you feel about a triple camera set up? That’s exactly what you get from the OnePlus 6T. Its primary sensor is 48 MPs.
Like the Vivo V17 Pro, you would’ve noticed that there’s no notch on the front. If you guessed it, it’s because the Xiaomi device’s selfie camera is motorized. It’s a 20 MP unit that we’re fans of.
What do we think about the OnePlus 6T? It’s a formidable device. It does well, but its alternatives outperform it in certain aspects. For the most part, the 6T’s processor was very impressive. It beat everyone but the MI 9T Pro.
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