The new OnePlus 6T introduces an in-display fingerprint sensor that is sure to draw attention and be the one feature that you really want to show off. It also has a smaller notch, bigger screen and higher capacity battery, but loses the notification LED and 3.5mm audio jack. Nearly everything else is the same as it was with the OnePlus 6.
There’s still no wireless charging or IP rating, which are the only ways in which this phone doesn’t feel like a true flagship. The camera performance is pretty good, though it suffers at night.
The battery will get you through a full day. The OnePlus 6T replaces the OnePlus 6 but isn’t necessarily a compelling upgrade.SKU: n/a
OnePlus 8 Pro
The OnePlus 8 Pro has a similar design as the OnePlus 8 but with some subtle changes. Its display is actually rounded on the sides, rather than just having curved glass like on the 8. It has a pretty big 6.78-inch QHD+ (1440×3168-pixel) AMOLED panel, with a claimed high color accuracy and HDR10+ support. New this year is the 120Hz refresh rate. The display is vibrant, colorful, and bright.
The software experience is very similar to that of the OnPlus 8, with the exception of controls for some additions such as reverse wireless charging and video playback enhancement. The interface feels snappy, and OxygenOS in general runs very well.
App and gaming performance is pretty solid. The stereo speakers sound great and the Dolby Atmos setting helps improve quality and spatial separation.
The rear cameras get a big upgrade. The main 48-megapixel camera captures very good details and colors under most lighting conditions. The wide-angle camera also shoots great pictures and can even do extreme close-up photography. The telephoto camera is good too, and nearly on par with the Samsung Galaxy S20+ in terms of quality.
Battery life is excellent but the big addition here is wireless charging. The 8 Pro also supports reverse wireless charging.SKU: n/a
The OnePlus Nord is a new budget offering from OnePlus, which manages to deliver a similar Android experience as the OnePlus 8, but at a more affordable price. OnePlus has kept all the staples such as the AMOLED display, Warp Charge fast charging, and a big battery in the Nord. However, it has made some cuts when it comes to the SoC and the build quality. The OnePlus Nord still has glass on the back, but instead of a metal frame, it’s plastic.
The SoC used is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G and not an 800-series chip as we’re used to seeing. However, the Nord does support 5G, which is a cool bonus. As an overall package, it’s really hard to find fault with the OnePlus Nord. App and gaming performance is good, it captures good photos and videos in daylight, and the display supports HDR10+.
Low-light image quality suffers a bit, but that’s pretty much this phone’s only major weakness. Battery life is very good and the single speaker gets decently loud. One impressive feature of the OnePlus Nord is its ability to shoot selfie videos at 4K 60fps, which is something even the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro can’t do.SKU: n/a