The OnePlus 6T is the most accomplished phone we’ve ever seen from the company, and a bunch of new features, including an in-screen fingerprint scanner and a larger battery, add up to make this one of the best phones you can buy right now.
- Top-end design
- Truly all-day battery life
- Powerful rear camera
- No 3.5mm headphone jack
- No wireless charging
- Not a QHD display
While OnePlus has been releasing two phones per year since the 3T in 2016, the company maintains it will only launch its follow-up ‘T’ devices when technology has progressed enough to improve a handset before the next full generation.
The OnePlus 6T is the embodiment of that rationale, as it feels like a genuine step up from the OnePlus 6, which launched earlier in 2018.
Don’t get us wrong: we loved the OnePlus 6. It scored 4.5 stars in TechRadar’s review, in which we praised it for clean software, lots of power and a premium glass design. The OnePlus 6T is just consistently better in almost every respect.
There aren’t any eye-catching, must-have new features, but this is more than a stepping stone on the way to the OnePlus 7. And while it doesn’t pack the cool new pop-up selfie camera or 90hz display of the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 6T is still the reigning king of value – which is noticeably cheaper than its successors.
Having said that, it’s no longer new – a number of high-profile phones have launched since, such as the Samsung Galaxy S10, Pixel 3a and Huawei P30, as well as the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. So… is the OnePlus 6T still worth buying?