“With a discount of up to Rs 4,000, the OnePlus 6T has become a sweeter deal”

With the slashing of the OnePlus 6T‘s price, it’s clear now that its successor is right around the corner. There are heaps of rumours suggesting what this smartphone will be like, but one thing that you should definitely not ignore is that the 6T is still an excellent proposition for Indian buyers, and more so with its price down to just Rs 34,499 (for the base variant). The device was launched in November last year as an upgrade to the OnePlus 6, and impressed us with its teardrop notch-equipped display and its in-display fingerprint reader. With so much else already on offer, it’s hard to not let the 6T get your attention. Let’s take a look at all the features that make this handset the flagship to go for.

Delivers an exceptional performance
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At the heart of the OnePlus 6T is the Snapdragon 845 chipset, which powered all the flagship phones launched last year, and has proved its might on all of them. It renders the benefits of a 2.8GHz octa-core processor that’s populated by the cutting-edge Kryo 385 Gold and Kryo 385 Silver cores. And then there’s the Adreno 630 GPU, which offers superior graphics during your long gaming sessions. Accompanying this chip is 6GB or 8GB of RAM, which ensures that your operations are smooth as butter no matter how many apps you have open in the background.

Great dual-camera experience

OnePlus 6T review20When the OnePlus 6 was launched, much praise was directed towards its 16MP + 20MP dual-camera system, which is probably why its makers didn’t feel the need to replace it on the 6T. The primary 16MP sensor has an f/1.7 lens accompanying it, leading to great low-light photography capabilities. Aiding the latter is the new Nightscape mode that intelligently fills more light into dimly-lit images. The secondary camera of this phone is a 20MP sensor, which also comes with an f/1.7 lens, and offers support for high-resolution portrait shots. This phone even provides you with a manual mode and plenty of other camera-specific attributes. And if you’re a selfie enthusiast, the 6T’s 16MP front camera will be enough for satisfying your needs.

A powerful battery that juices up in a jiffy

OnePlus 6T review08Anyone who has used a OnePlus phone from recent times will never stop gushing about its incredibly fast charging times. The 6T abandoned the Dash Charge branding, but it nevertheless kept providing “a day’s power in half an hour.” You can charge its 3,700mAh battery from 0 to 100 percent in an hour and 15 minutes, which is pretty slick. The power management of this phone is also brilliant, as it allows you to go an entire day on a single charge, without worrying about finding wall outlets wherever you go.

A gorgeous display

OnePlus 6T review12The display on the 6T is slightly larger than the one on the OnePlus 6, and it even has a much tinier notch at its top. This teardrop cut-out doesn’t hinder the viewing experience, yet provides a full-screen experience that really makes the content pop. The display measures 6.41-inches diagonally and comes with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The handset’s got full HD+ resolution, DCI-P3 support and even Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. And to top it all off, it’s an AMOLED panel, which is bright and sharp, along with providing great viewing angles.

Useful software features with the promise of regular Android updates
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Android 9.0 Pie-based OxygenOS 9 is the software of choice for the OnePlus 6T. Just like the previous versions of this UI, this one too provides you with tons of tiny customisation options that you never knew you wanted. You can change the accent colours, switch positions of the navigation keys or have them completely vanish in favour of gestures, and make plenty of other such small adjustments. This is what the main strength of OxygenOS is. And the fact that this software tries to stay as close to stock Android as possible, allows it to receive regular updates on a frequent basis as well. You can rest assured that two major Android software updates will be coming your way if you own this phone.

This should definitely give you an idea about how good a choice the OnePlus 6T is at its newly-reduced price. And if you’re still not able to make up your mind, then what if we tell you that you can get an additional 10 percent discount (up to Rs 1,500) if you own an HDFC card on Amazon’s Fab Phones Fest. That’s not all, as can get Rs 4,000 off on the higher-end variants of the 6T. So what are you waiting for?