OnePlus 10T 5G overview: Packs the punch to win over the entire segment

It’s safe to say that the OnePlus 10T 5G is one of the most exciting smartphones available in the market right now. Not only does it offer a worthy upgrade to the best-selling OnePlus 10 range but it also adds several flagship specifications that make it stand completely apart from its predecessors. More than anything, it’s the performance of the phone that has seen a huge boost and this is clearly identifiable in daily use. Whether it’s the snappy interface or the enhanced battery life, the OnePlus 10T 5G stretches everything to the max. Let’s look at how it achieves all this.

Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 – Flagship chipset for flagship performance

OnePlus 10T 5G is the first phone from OnePlus to feature the latest Qualcomm chipset – Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. The performance on offer through this new platform has set new benchmarks in the industry. To set things straight, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was already a beastly SoC with its cutting-edge nature. Now its successor offers a 10 percent jump in CPU performance and a 30 percent jump in power efficiency. Not just that, there are improvements in the graphics department as well, which allow the GPU to deliver a 10 percent increase in clock speeds and a 30 percent reduction in power consumption.

To ensure that there are absolutely no compromises in performance, the phone offers up to 16GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 two-lane storage. With this hardware, the device is able to keep over 35 apps suspended at any given time, leading to a faster, smoother, and uninterrupted user experience.

That much power makes heat management an important aspect and OnePlus has that area covered as well. The next-gen 3D Cooling System makes its way into the OnePlus 10T 5G, offering the largest vapour chamber in any OnePlus device to date. This cryo-velocity chamber has been equipped with 8 dissipation channels that one-up traditional vapour chambers by offering twice their dissipation ability. The 3D Cooling System gets its name from the 3D graphite used in the construction, which leads to 50 percent improved heat dissipation compared to regular graphite. This entire apparatus ensures uninterrupted heat management without affecting performance one bit.

Such a smartphone is a haven for gamers and they’ll be even more pleased to learn that it also incorporates OnePlus’ HyperBoost Gaming Engine. Created with the aim of making gaming more fluid and responsive, this suite is mainly dominated by three features. Among them is the General Performance Adapter (GPA) Frame Stabilizer, which curtails frame rate fluctuation when gaming, and GPU Load Control (GLC), which enhances the efficiency of graphics rendering. And then there’s LSTouch, a feature that pushes the OnePlus 10T 5G’s 1,000Hz touch sampling rate to the maximum when playing games.

Fans of the OxygenOS platform swear by its highly customizable yet heavily stock nature. Version 12.1 of the software is no different. One of its biggest highlights is its AI System Booster, which brings various customized optimizations to improve performance. For instance, it uses AI to improve cold boot speeds by working with the device’s SoC. OnePlus has made it clear that the 10T 5G will keep being blessed with software updates for the next three years, while security updates will keep arriving for four more years.

Blazing-fast charging speeds for power users

The OnePlus 10T 5G ships with the SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition charging system, which boasts 150W fast charging support. Owners of the phone will never have to worry about leaving their phones connected to the charger for long durations. In fact, its long-lasting 4,800mAh battery can go from 1 to 100 percent in just 19 minutes.

Additionally, OnePlus has also granted the 10T 5G an Intelligent Charging Management system for combining, improving the safety and efficiency of charging and reducing the heat generated during the process. There are three technologies working in tandem here. First is the dual charge pump, which splits the 150W SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition charging capacity into two individual charging pumps for safety reasons. Second is the VFC trickle charging optimization algorithm, which improves the charging efficiency of the last 10 percent of the OnePlus 10T 5G’s battery to reduce heat. The third part of the Intelligent Charging Management system is a Customized Smart Charging Chip that recognizes the input current and voltage before delivering an adaptable combination of both.

The 4,800mAh battery onboard the OnePlus 10T 5G is dual-cell in nature and has been given a 7C rating for supporting a higher battery current than its contemporaries. This is another aspect of the phone that’s needed for the 150W SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition system to work efficiently. The 7C-rated battery grabs a multi-pole lug parallel structure process, which is meant to reduce the internal resistance of the cell, minimizing heat generated by the battery during the charging process. Ensuring that the temperatures inside are normal is the phone’s Multi-Safety Guarantee, which uses as many as 13 temperature sensors placed at different locations inside it.

Other highlight features – A complete package

The OnePlus 10T 5G hasn’t compromised in any department and that’s especially true for its cameras. On its rear surface, you’ll find a triple camera system headlined by a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor with a wide f/1.8 lens and OIS support. This is a rather large 1/1.56-inch sensor, which leads to the capture of rich detail no matter what kind of light you’re working with. For the ultra-wide camera, it houses an 8MP sensor with a 119.9-degree field of view, while the third camera is a macro sensor that lets you go as close as 2 to 4 centimeters to your subjects. With a variety of sensors along with features such as Image Clarity Engine 2.0 and Nightscape 2.0, the handset allows users to click breathtaking images irrespective of the conditions.

The OnePlus 10T 5G’s display is a thing of beauty. It’s a 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED panel with an FHD+ resolution. It has 950 nits of peak brightness, which earns it the HDR10+ certification. This is great news for those who stream their TV shows and movies on their phones. The panel’s refresh rate is 120Hz but its adaptive nature means it can be switched to 90Hz or 60Hz to save battery life. On the back of the OnePlus 10T 5G, you will find a slick unibody glass cover that gives it an uber stylish look. Moreover, both its colour options offer different textures for the rear surface. While Moonstone Black is inspired by the texture of basalt, Jade Green offers a ceramic-like smooth finish.

How to get your hands on the OnePlus 10T 5G!

The OnePlus 10T 5G is an alluring smartphone through and through. With the kind of premium hardware it has adopted, it’s easy to say that it’s a performance beast in all departments. This complete smartphone can be bought now at a starting price of Rs 49,999. That’s how much you need to pay for the 8GB RAM model with 128GB of storage. The 12GB RAM model with 256GB of storage costs Rs 54,999, while the 16GB RAM variant with 256GB of storage is priced at Rs 55,999. Those with SBI credit cards can get a discount of up to Rs 5,000 on the handset right now.