8.8/10
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The OnePlus 6T currently has an Informr score of 8.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 71 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The OnePlus 6T hopes to keep up the company's record of producing devices that rival top-tier phones on the market while offering prices closer to the mid-tier. The 6T is an iterative update to the popular OnePlus 6 .

As such, most changes were subtle. But there are a few additions -- and subtractions -- to consider when deciding if the phone is for you.

Around front, you’ll see one of the biggest changes to the phone. The 6.41-inch AMOLED panel is nearly bezel-free. Running at 2340-by-1080 pixels, reviews indicate it offers outstanding clarity and punchy, vivid colors to help make games, pictures, and movies pop. 

The screen also includes with one of the smallest notches used on a mobile phone to date. It’s a slight dip for the single-lens camera and nothing more. The earpiece is located on the top edge of the phone to keep the notch as small as possible. Unfortunately, OnePlus also removed the notification LED to save space.

The screen also hides an in-display fingerprint sensor. While the technology looks cool, reviewers found it hit or miss. So you might be better relying on facial recognition or a PIN to secure your phone.

To make matters worse, OnePlus removed the 3.5mm headphone jack to make room for the in-display scanner. But they include a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box should you need it.

The OxygenOS software running the device is based on Android 9.0 Pie. It offers a nearly stock Android experience. Reviewers loved the snappy response time in menus and panels and the minimal changes made.

The only other change to the phone is a larger battery. Now rated at 3,700mAh, the battery should have no problem lasting through a day of regular use. 

Otherwise, the phone is identical to its predecessor. For more on what to expect from the phone in terms of performance, cameras, and more, check out our summary for the OnePlus 6 .


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.8 GHz
Screen Size
6.41"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Photography Blog

In terms of the camera, you get a well-rounded set of specifications. Enthusiast photographers will appreciate the capability to adjust certain shooting parameters and shoot in raw format, while those who are beginners or just want to treat their phone like a point and shoot, will also be pleased wi...

- Amy Davies, Photography Blog
Android Central

OnePlus' success over the years was built on its obsessive focus on speed. The OnePlus 6T delivers the same level of performance as flagships that cost nearly twice as much, and OxygenOS continues to be the best third-party skin around. Sure, the 6T is missing a few features, but for what it costs,...

- Harish Jonnalagadda, Android Central
BGR

Should you buy a OnePlus 6T at a cheaper price after the launch of OnePlus 7 series then yes by all means. You will not regret the purchase six months down the line but along with that, it is worth noting that you will make some compromises in return. The primary compromise that I am talking about h...

- Rehan Hooda, BGR
GSMArena

There's a lot of choice in the mobile world right now, and the OnePlus 6T stands out in two ways. First, the performance and its speed. It matches or outdoes every other Android device out there in that, although with the newer competitors the difference is barely noticeable. Second, the 6T has a un...

- GSMArena
Coolsmartphone

Admittedly, with a full glass design I expected wireless charging to be present, but it is difficult to find any other faults with this phone. It has solid battery life and the cutting edge under display fingerprint reader. But I don’t think I will be buying the OnePlus 6T. My reason for this is tha...

- Ian Furlong, Coolsmartphone


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OnePlus released the 6T on November 1, 2018.


The 6T price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare OnePlus 6T prices from around the web here on The Informr.


OnePlus backs up the 6T with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 6T has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact OnePlus support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find OnePlus's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.41"

The OnePlus 6T's screen size is 6.41 inches with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 20+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3700mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3700 mAh battery. OnePlus's performance ratings are 1748 minutes, 724 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

OnePlus 6T Specs

Overview
Release date November 1, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 6/8/10 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.34 W/kg
Body: 1.19 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3700 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 940 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 724 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 623 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1748 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Thunder Purple
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.75 x 7.48 x 0.82 cm (6.2 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 185 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
Pixel density 394 pixels
Size 6.41 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (20 MP 2nd camera, f/1.7), Slow motion recording, Time lapse, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/1.7
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones No
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has 10 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Storage.

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Critic Reviews


Photography Blog

It's worthy of your attention if your budget is in the mid-range

from Photography Blog

In terms of the camera, you get a well-rounded set of specifications. Enthusiast photographers will appreciate the capability to adjust certain shooting parameters and shoot in raw format, while those who are beginners or just want to treat their phone like a point and shoot, will also be pleased...More

In terms of the camera, you get a well-rounded set of specifications. Enthusiast photographers will appreciate the capability to adjust certain shooting parameters and shoot in raw format, while those who are beginners or just want to treat their phone like a point and shoot, will also be pleased with the simple operation of the standard shooting modes.

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Android Central

The standard-bearer for affordable flagships

from Android Central

OnePlus' success over the years was built on its obsessive focus on speed. The OnePlus 6T delivers the same level of performance as flagships that cost nearly twice as much, and OxygenOS continues to be the best third-party skin around. Sure, the 6T is missing a few features, but for what it costs, you're still getting great value.

Read full review

OnePlus' success over the years was built on its obsessive focus on speed. The OnePlus 6T delivers the same level of performance as flagships that cost nearly twice as much, and OxygenOS continues to be the best third-party skin around. Sure, the 6T is missing a few features, but for what it costs, you're still getting great value.

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BGR

Stands the test of time

from BGR

Should you buy a OnePlus 6T at a cheaper price after the launch of OnePlus 7 series then yes by all means. You will not regret the purchase six months down the line but along with that, it is worth noting that you will make some compromises in return. The primary compromise that I am talking abou...More

Should you buy a OnePlus 6T at a cheaper price after the launch of OnePlus 7 series then yes by all means. You will not regret the purchase six months down the line but along with that, it is worth noting that you will make some compromises in return. The primary compromise that I am talking about here is the decent enough camera along with a cool-looking but not perfect in-display fingerprint scanner.

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GSMArena

An interesting mix of specs, features, and pricing

There's a lot of choice in the mobile world right now, and the OnePlus 6T stands out in two ways. First, the performance and its speed. It matches or outdoes every other Android device out there in that, although with the newer competitors the difference is barely noticeable. Second, the 6T has a...More

There's a lot of choice in the mobile world right now, and the OnePlus 6T stands out in two ways. First, the performance and its speed. It matches or outdoes every other Android device out there in that, although with the newer competitors the difference is barely noticeable. Second, the 6T has a unique mish-mash of features, ranging from some very high-end specs to some that are better described as upper-midrange, and these are all put together in a package that is very affordable by today's standards of flagship smartphone pricing.

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Coolsmartphone

99.5% of a top flagship device for 50% of the price

from Coolsmartphone

Admittedly, with a full glass design I expected wireless charging to be present, but it is difficult to find any other faults with this phone. It has solid battery life and the cutting edge under display fingerprint reader. But I don’t think I will be buying the OnePlus 6T. My reason for this i...More

Admittedly, with a full glass design I expected wireless charging to be present, but it is difficult to find any other faults with this phone. It has solid battery life and the cutting edge under display fingerprint reader. But I don’t think I will be buying the OnePlus 6T. My reason for this is that there just isn’t enough of an upgrade for me and my use case scenario with my OnePlus 5T.

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Engadget

Trivial changes hamper a great phone

from Engadget

OnePlus continues to deliver great hardware and software features with the 6T. However,a sluggish in-display fingerprint reader and the controversial decision to remove the headphone jack might give you pause. The 6T would have otherwise been a fitting successor to the highly praised 6.

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OnePlus continues to deliver great hardware and software features with the 6T. However,a sluggish in-display fingerprint reader and the controversial decision to remove the headphone jack might give you pause. The 6T would have otherwise been a fitting successor to the highly praised 6.

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Phandroid

Still brilliant and well worth your money

from Phandroid

The OnePlus 6t isn’t really an improvement over the OnePlus 6. It has a few features that are different, but they’re not necessarily better. If you’re wondering which device you want, you need to choose between a 3.5mm headphone jack or an on-screen fingerprint sensor which doesn’t work that well.

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The OnePlus 6t isn’t really an improvement over the OnePlus 6. It has a few features that are different, but they’re not necessarily better. If you’re wondering which device you want, you need to choose between a 3.5mm headphone jack or an on-screen fingerprint sensor which doesn’t work that well.

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GSM Dome

Most underestimated phone of 2018 for sure

from GSM Dome

It’s got the best flavour of Android for sure, thanks to Oxygen OS and some minor camera improvements from OnePlus 6. It has the best facade of a phone I’ve seen, better fingerprint implementation than Mate 20 Pro and it’s simply crazy fluid in day to day use. It’s also comfy, bright, has a great battery.

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It’s got the best flavour of Android for sure, thanks to Oxygen OS and some minor camera improvements from OnePlus 6. It has the best facade of a phone I’ve seen, better fingerprint implementation than Mate 20 Pro and it’s simply crazy fluid in day to day use. It’s also comfy, bright, has a great battery.

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Android Headlines

Smaller notch, bigger bang

from Android Headlines

 The OnePlus 6T has better compatibility with Verizon in the US though, something the OnePlus 6 was spotty about, and the larger battery and smaller notch might be enough to sway some to pick the 6T instead. Still, it’s hard to argue with the lower price, considerably faster and more accurate...More

 The OnePlus 6T has better compatibility with Verizon in the US though, something the OnePlus 6 was spotty about, and the larger battery and smaller notch might be enough to sway some to pick the 6T instead. Still, it’s hard to argue with the lower price, considerably faster and more accurate fingerprint scanner, and the inclusion of a 3.5mm audio jack on the OnePlus 6. Either way, you’re getting a solid phone that continues to be one of the absolute best values in the industry, especially with OnePlus’s tight software update schedule.

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Gear Diary

A great phone at a great price

from Gear Diary

The OnePlus 6T is the logical but no less impressive evolution of the company’s flagship phone. It has a large, bright screen and is zippy as zippy can be. In fact, in all my use thus far I have not seen a bit of lag when moving from screen to screen. It is solid, gets great battery life and of...More

The OnePlus 6T is the logical but no less impressive evolution of the company’s flagship phone. It has a large, bright screen and is zippy as zippy can be. In fact, in all my use thus far I have not seen a bit of lag when moving from screen to screen. It is solid, gets great battery life and offers a huge range of options so you can dig into the settings and make the phone your own.

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