OnePlus 10T hands-on review

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Scarlette Lennon3 August 2022Last Update : 5 days ago
OnePlus 10T hands-on review

Introduction

The OnePlus 10T is the company’s latest premium smartphone. While not quite the new flagship, the 10T packs many of the features and specs you’d expect from a modern Android smartphone, along with enough sacrifices to keep the price in check.

The OnePlus T series started as a riff on the iPhone S series way back in 2016 with the OnePlus 3T and has been a mainstay in the company’s lineup ever since.

This year’s 10T isn’t necessarily an update over anything, as there was no OnePlus 10 to build on. But that might as well be for the best, as OnePlus’ non-Pro models have always been overshadowed by the Pro version, and launching it a few months later with the T-brand should help it stand out a bit more.

And that’s pretty much what the OnePlus 10T is. It’s the phone we most likely would have gotten back in March alongside the more expensive OnePlus 10 Pro if OnePlus had followed its usual launch strategy, but instead gets in August with an updated processor and a few extra bells and whistles.

OnePlus 10T specs at a glance:

  • Body: 163.0×75.4×8.8mm, 204g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame.
  • Screen: 6.70″ LTPO2 Fluid AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1080x2412px resolution, 20.1:9 aspect ratio, 394ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm): Octa-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510); Adreno 730.
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
  • OS/Software: Android 12, OxygenOS 12.1.
  • Rear camera: wide (main): 50MP, f/1.8, 24mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 16MP, f/2.2; Depth: 2MP, f/2.4.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.5, (wide).
  • Video recording: Rear camera: [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: [email protected], gyro EIS.
  • Battery: 4800mAh; Fast charging 150W.
  • Various: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC; stereo speakers.

What are these bells and whistles, we hear you ask. First, the OnePlus 10T comes with the same incredible 150W charging solution that we saw on the OnePlus 10R, except that it is now more sophisticated, efficient and safer. There’s also a new cooling system that’s said to be the best on any OnePlus phone to date, along with a new antenna system. And then, of course, it’s the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 making its debut on a OnePlus phone, along with 16GB of RAM.

All in all, the OnePlus 10T seems to have the company’s typical focus on speed and performance. But let’s see how the rest of the phone holds up.

OnePlus 10T unboxing

The OnePlus 10T comes with fairly standard OnePlus packaging. The boxes have gotten smaller over the years, but keep all the same stuff you would have gotten before, including a charger, which is becoming more and more rare these days.

Oneplus 10t review

The charger is in the case of an Oppo 160W SuperVOOC. It’s a pretty substantial piece of equipment and weighs quite a bit too. It uses a USB-C connection and also supports 45W USB-PD charging.

While the charger is common to all regions, the 150W charging will only be supported in regions with 220V outlets, while regions like the US with 110V outlets will have the charger limited to 125W.

In certain markets like India, you can also expect to get a clear silicone case inside the box.

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