OnePlus 6T, analysis: OxygenOS and autonomy well deserve a second OnePlus this year

With some shade caused by, among others, Xiaomi, OnePlus continues in its particular race to get a round terminal in all its sections. The new OnePlus 6T is the second model that the manufacturer presents this year, with improvements not so much in the hardware base as in extras and behavior. At Xataka we have already been able to test it thoroughly.

OnePlus 6T data sheet

Although back in May we suspected that the OnePlus 6 could be the only manufacturer’s flagship for this year, finally here we are with the OnePlus 6T in our hands.

The new OnePlus phone maintains the strengths of the model just a few months ago but reinforces it with a slight change in design that hides much more than meets the eye.

OnePlus 6T


157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 millimeters
185 grams


AMOLED of 6,41 inches with Gorilla Glass 6
Ratio 19.5: 9, and resolution 2,340 x 1,080


Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Eight cores, 10 nm and up to 2.8 GHz


Adreno 630

Memory RAM

6 y 8 GB LPDDR4X

Internal storage

128 y 256 GB UFS 2.1

Operating system

OxygenOS based on Android 9 Pie


3.700 mAh

Rear camera

Doble sensor:
Main sensor: SONY IMX519 16 megapixel with OIS, f / 1.7 and 1.22μm
Secondary sensor: SONY IMX376K 20 megapixel with aperture f / 1.7 and pixel size of 1.0μm
Dual LED Flash

Front Camera

Sony IMX371 16-megapixel sensor with f / 2.0 aperture and 1.0μm pixel size


WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2,4/5 GHz, MiMO 2×2, Bluetooth 5
LTE Descarga 1Gbps, subida 150 Mbps


Fingerprint under screen, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, ambient light, electronic compass, Hub sensor


USB 2.0 C-type and support for USB Audio, Dual nano-SIM


From 549 euros

In addition to the update of the operating system, already hosting Android 9, the most relevant of the OnePlus 6T is in the fingerprint sensor under the screen. Around that element is built the OnePlus 6T that we have already tested in Engadget and whose base price is 549 euros for the version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory.

A testimonial notch

Without Qualcomm processor to be released, OnePlus had nothing easy to promote the arrival of a new phone just six months after the world premiere of the previous one.

The OnePlus 6T could indicate by its surname that we are not facing a version that changes too much compared to the previous generation, but we should not be fooled by appearances. Because although in essence we are facing a OnePlus recognizable by details such as the physical lateral button to manage notifications, there are substantial changes.

The most noticeable to the naked eye is the notch, whether we like it or not. If with the OnePlus 6 we find ourselves with the adoption of the omnipresent notch to house the sensors and front cameras without giving up scratching as many screens as possible, in this OnePlus 6T we do not get rid of that element but something changes.

The notch does not disappear from the design of the OnePlus 6T but it has been reduced to the minimum expression so that it impairs less visually

The notch of the OnePlus 6T is reduced to the minimum expression in a way that we like. It hardly takes up space thanks to the fact that the sensors have been slightly relocated, and quite a few of the applications that we use the most are prepared for this special notch.

The system and applications installed by default, which are just those of Google and little else, take advantage and take advantage of that space to place the notification bar and information, and others such as Instagram, YouTube or 1Password adapt correctly.

If, despite the discreet and well-taken care of the OnePlus 6T notch, you still prefer not to have it, there is no problem. You can hide it without losing too much of the screen space of the terminal.

Metal seems, crystal is

With the OnePlus 6 came the crystal to the body of our protagonist. In this OnePlus 6T that material repeats but does it with a special treatment.

Very simulate a frosted finish, OnePlus has placed a treatment and subsequent sheet on the glass of the OnePlus 6T that gives greater grip, strength and in the case of the matte model that we have tried, in black, an appearance and touch that passes perfectly through metal.

That finish and very respectful with the traces and dirt, and at first glance in this week of use does not seem to be excessively delicate with microabrasions or chafing.

Neither do we think the screen is, with Gorilla Glass 6 protection. And that was something that we were worried about and what we will look at in the long term. Mainly for what this OnePlus 6T hides under the screen and for which we will not want to have a classic glass protector on it.

The OnePlus phone keeps the sober and elegant lines * * in its design, and once again shows itself to be one of the most successful in overall dimensions and finish. ** In hand it is very comfortable because of its small width. It also has an adequate thickness and balanced weight and content that does not convey a feeling of heaviness for the terminal.

To give it personality OnePlus is still betting on its own covers, lightweight and it seems that something thinner. In the box comes a transparent transparent, but we can buy some more to exchange them. In my case, the one that simulates the texture of sandstone is still my favorite.

In the back of the camera continues to occupy the top center, with its two lenses adopted the vertical configuration (and barely protrude from the phone profile, something almost unique in the market of high-end) with the flash just below. And yes, no classic fingerprint reader. That gives some exclusivity and cleanness to that case that closes perfectly in a metal frame and also with a matte finish.

At the connection level no surprise. On the right side we find the start button perfectly placed, and just at the top, the button in charge of the notification slider. It does not hinder but certainly we had almost forgotten about him.

The volume control is on the left side, also with good travel and perfect placement where we usually position the fingers when picking up the terminal. In its upper part there is room for the removable tray of the nanoSIM. Here an interesting novelty is that we are facing a dual terminal SIM.

And finally at the bottom is the USB-C port and ready. Do not look for headphone output because there is not.

>h3>An OLED screen with surprise

From 6.28 to 6.41 and I shot because it touches me. That is almost the only difference of the OLED panel of the OnePlus 6T with respect to the model to which it happens. The merit? of that difference must be given to the reduction of the notch. But it is not what interests us in this panel.

On a technical level we are facing an AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels that reach us for a density of 408 dpi. That translates into a complete clarity at a glance. The aspect ratio is 19.5: 9.

Of the characteristics of the screen of the OnePlus 6T almost everything is good news. Without getting to dazzle, the maximum brightness seems more than enough to be able to use the terminal with guarantees and comfort outdoors.

In addition, OnePlus seems to have solved the issue of automatic brightness and in this new terminal the adaptation to new environments is adequate and fast, or at least that is how it seemed to me in my test.

With a very high quality, the AMOLED panel of the OnePlus 6T improves on exteriors, viewing angles and automatic brightness adjustment

Also with the angles of vision and the tinting of the AMOLED not of maximum quality there is a solution. In this OnePlus 6T that we have been able to test, there is hardly any variation when we rotate the terminal, which is excellent news.

So that each one adopts the calibration and experience that I desired or look for in the daily use of the phone, OnePlus maintains five options, one of which we can personalize. The other four are the adaptive mode, the factory default mode (more true to striking OLED screens) and the two based on color profiles: sRGB or DCI-P3.

In my experience and preferences I prefer the adaptive mode, which, without offering an exaggerated saturation as the default mode, does not maintain a warmth that does not convince me of the DCI-P3 mode.


OnePlus recharges its bet for a second terminal before the end of the year and where speed, in different aspects, is its reason for being. With some basic lines that are maintained and without the possibility of renewing themselves too much inside hardware, the OnePus 6T surprises us with the arrival of a fingerprint recognition system under the screen that has offered us a very acceptable result to be its first implementation .

Yes it has taken advantage of OnePlus to rearm OxygenOS on Android 9 Pie, with a result that every time convinces more. If above ensures performance, large screen and excellent autonomy, stagnation in the camera goes more unnoticed. It is the great pending issue, not because of a mediocre result but because it is the step that remains to be given to plant a serious battle, taking advantage of its good price.