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Finally after tons of leaks and rumors the Chinese flagships killer OnePlus just unveiled their latest flagship OnePlus 6T. Like always the T variant isn't brand new flagship instead it is an iterative model over the first flagship of this year OnePlus 6. As expected the OnePlus 6T isn't bringing overhaul changes still it has enough new goodies to attract customers.
Overall in terms of dimensions, the OnePlus 6T isn't much different from the OnePlus 6. Despite having an almost the same body the OnePlus 6T comes with a larger display, battery, new futuristic design, and a lot more cosmetic changes. Like always whenever the successor model is announced everyone is keen to know whether they should opt the successor or stick with the current gen phone. Same is the case with the OnePlus fans.
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Today we will put the latest OnePlus 6T against the OnePlus 6 to know what kind of goodies new OnePlus 6T is bringing over the predecessor. Our comparison will certainly help out buyers whether they should go for the OnePlus 6T or stick with the OnePlus 6. Without any further delay, let's start with the design as it is the first thing buyers consider before making any purchase.
75.4 x 155.7 x 7.75 mm
6.28 inches - 2280x1080 px
74.9 x 157.5 x 8.2 mm
6.41 inches - 2340x1080 px
The chassis on both the devices is made up of aluminum with glass covering the rear side. The edges are gently curved from the edges, however, there are few minor changes in the finish. The OnePlus 6T is slightly taller and thicker at 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2mm whereas the OnePlus 6 measures at 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75mm. The OnePlus 6T is slightly heavier at 185g whereas the OnePlus 6 weighs 177g only.
From the front-facing side, the OnePlus 6T comes with water drop notch whereas the OnePlus 6 features a thin notch at the top of the display pretty much similar like the iPhone X. The 6T's notch has the selfie camera whereas the 6 notch has earpiece speaker, selfie camera and front-facing sensors. On the rear side, both have dual cameras aligned vertically in the center.
The fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 6T is embedded on the front below the display whereas the OnePlus 6 has fingerprint scanner below the dual cameras. Another important aspect is the lack of traditional 3.5mm headphone jack on the OnePlus 6T. Both the devices lack IP ratings instead both are splash resistant to some extent.
In terms of colors options, the OnePlus 6 was announced in three colors including Midnight Black, Mirror Black and Silk White colors later on special Amber Red variant were announced. On the other hand, the OnePlus 6T is currently available in Mirror and Midnight Black colors only. However, we can expect new colors in the next few months.
As far as the display is a concern the OnePlus 6T comes with the largest display even seen on any OnePlus phone. It comes with a fairly large 6.41-inches display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Its an AMOLED display panel with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. On the other hand the OnePlus 6 is slightly smaller at 6.28-inches with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. The display aspect ratio is 19:9.
Despite having difference in aspect ratio both the devices have pixels density of 402 pixels-per-inch. The OnePlus 6 display is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 whereas the OnePlus 6T is more sturdier due to the latest Gorilla Glass 6. In terms of looks both the devices are much different due to difference in notch.
OnePlus is now further trimming the bezels to increase the screen-to-body ratio. Both have full front facing screen, the OnePlus 6T screen-to-body ratio is 86% as compared to 83.8% of OnePlus 6. The bottom bezel on both the devices is extremely thin.
Under the hood, both the devices have the Qualcomm's latest best Snapdragon 845 chipset. It's an Octa-core chipset built on the second gen 10nm FinFet process. Despite the fact, it is powering most of the premium Android phones of this year but it is currently not the latest best because its successor is due in the next few months. Huawei and Apple already announced their latest chipsets Kirin 980 and A12 Bionic respectively. Both these SoCs are built on the 7nm process that's why both are more efficient than the Qualcomm's chipset.
Both the device base model has 6GB RAM whereas the top of the line variant has 8GB RAM. In terms of storage options, the OnePlus 6 was available in 64, 128, and 256GB storage whereas the 6T is available only in 128GB and 256GB variant. Both lack support for memory expansion via MicroSD. Both are ultra fast in handling multi-tasking tasks and HIFI games efficiently. No matter which smartphone you prefer amongst the two both are pretty fast.
|Specs||OnePlus 6T||OnePlus 6|
|Screen resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Display protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 845||Snapdragon 845|
|Storage||128, 256GB Non-Expandable||64,128, 256GB Non-Expandable|
|Rear cameras||16+20MP with f/1.7 aperture||16+20MP with f/1.7 aperture|
|Front cameras||16MP with f/2.0 aperture||16MP with f/2.0 aperture|
|3.5mm headphone jack||No||Yes|
|OS||Android Pie||Android Oreo 8.1(Upgraded to Pie)|
The OnePlus 6T is pre-installed with Android Pie straight out of the box whereas the OnePlus 6 was announced with Android Oreo 8.1. Recently the company rolled out Android Pie for the OnePlus 6. Both have a thin OxygenOS layer over the stock version of Android. The few additions are pretty good to enhance your overall experience. Considering both the devices are announced same year, we can expect the update cycle for both the devices will be similar. Due to the in-glass fingerprint scanner, the OnePlus 6T comes with few extra navigation features. A new Smart Boost feature is introduced to speed up the startup speed of apps.
Finally, it's clear that OnePlus 6T will also retain the dual rear snappers like its predecessors. Ahead of official announcement the rumors start circulating that OnePlus 6T will be the first phone from the company with triple rear cameras but eventually the company retained the dual sensors for the OnePlus 6T.
The OnePlus 6T primary sensor is a 16MP module with a f/1.7 aperture with Optical image stabilization whereas the secondary sensor is 20MP with f/1.7 aperture, however, it lacks the OIS. Up front, the selfie snapper also remains 16MP with f/2.0 aperture. On paper, the cameras on the OnePlus 6T is exactly similar like the OnePlus 6. The major improvements for the OnePlus 6T's camera are under the hood. The company brought new algorithm for better detection of faces, food and night scenes.
A new Night Mode is introduced with the OnePlus 6T which enhances the exposure to capture shots with good details even in low-light scenarios. The portrait mode is also improved with the OnePlus 6T.T he good thing is OnePlus confirms the new features will be rolled out for the OnePlus 6 via a software update. The camera is certainly one aspect which is a trade-off on the OnePlus phones as opposed to the latest flagships like Note 9 and iPhone XS Max.
The OnePlus 6T comes with a larger battery cell as opposed to OnePlus 6. The latest device has a 3,700mAh battery as opposed to 3,300mAH battery on the OnePlus 6. Both the devices support fast charging. The slightly large battery cell will enhance the battery life. On moderate usage the devices easily last one day. Surprisingly despite having glass rear both the devices lack support for wireless charging.
The OnePlus 6T will be up for sale from November 6. The base model with 128GB storage and 6GB RAM will be available at $549. For the UK buyers, the device will be available at £499. The standard model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage will be available at $579. The top of the line variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will cost $629.
The OnePlus 6 was available at $529 for the 64GB variant. The UK variant can be purchased at £469. The 128GB model can be purchased at $579 whereas the top of the line model with 256GB storage can be purchased at $629. Another important aspect is OnePlus 6T is the company's first flagship phone which is available via T-Mobile in the US. You can also avail trade-in program with T-Mobile as well.
The latest OnePlus 6T is a significant upgrade over the predecessor. The OnePlus 6T brings full front-facing display with a waterdrop notch, in-glass fingerprint scanner, improved cameras, slightly larger battery and new UI with gestures. On the other hand, the OnePlus 6 will get the improvements of new cameras with a software update, performance is pretty much same like the latest, slightly small battery and a rectangular notch instead of waterdrop notch.
So if the in-glass fingerprint scanner, slightly improved cameras, large battery fascinate you the OnePlus 6T could become your next companion. In the hardware department, both the devices have the same hardware under the hood. If you already own the OnePlus 6, the T variant doesn't bring groundbreaking new features. In the end, we would like to hear our readers thoughts regarding the OnePlus 6T vs OnePlus 6 in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more comparisons in coming days.