• Vincent Williams

OnePlus 6T Review

Updated: Jan 9

An Impressive Mid-Range Phone With a Few Minor Quirks.



The OnePlus 6T in my opinion has been a refreshing change coming from the iOS landscape. There's a lot of perks for a mid-range phone. Yes they’re some quirks that I did not like about the phone, but I believe the good outweighs the bad.


"The design looks and feels premium for the price."

OnePlus Specs:

  • AMOLED 6.41 inch Display

  • Snapdragon 845 Chipset

  • 16+20 MP Dual Camera

  • Up to 10GB RAM and up to 256 GB Storage

The Good:

First, when unboxing and handling the phone, it does not at all feel like a cheap phone. The design looks and feels premium for the price. When operating the phone, you would not guess that this is a budget friendly device from the look and handle.


The same would go for OxygenOS. I have been told that this is one of the purest stock versions of android (Other than the Pixel of course), and I would find that to be true as well. Rarely have I had to change the launcher to nova launcher. When I did change, I always found myself going back to the stock launcher.


For the price, the camera is good..not great. Often times I've caught portraits to become a little too blurry and regular stock photos to come in a little saturated. As a work around, what I ended up doing was installing the Google Camera APK file and using that as the default camera. To me, the pictures came in with much more detail compared to the stock android app.



"Over the 4 months of owning the 6T as my go to device, at least 5-6 times per day my fingerprints have been read wrong."

The Bad:

The combination between the in-display fingerprint scanner and the face unlock really got to me. I understand that OnePlus wanted to differentiate the 6 and the 6T, but sometimes less change is more. Over the 4 months of owning the 6T as my go to device, at least 5-6 times per day my fingerprints have been read wrong. With this mishap, it lead me to setup the face unlock feature. The issue with the face unlock is at night. If the fingerprint scanner does not scan your fingerprints and you are in a dark room, the front screen will blind you to see your face to unlock the phone.


Another minor gripe is the cutout for the speaker at the top of the phone. At times, I feel that I have to position the phone a certain way for phone conversations which often lead to my face pressing the screen at times. Minor issues but it had to be said.


Overall:

My time with the OnePlus has been an overall positive one. OxygenOS has a smooth and fluid feel that did not slow down overtime. Adding the premium feel with the addition of quick charge feature utilizes a well thought out design by OnePlus. The good definitely outweighs the bad in my experience for the price. Any Android user who has an older device and looking to upgrade without breaking the bank, this device is for you.


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