OnePlus became known by offering smartphones with high specifications at low prices. The first device, the OnePlus One, was released in 2014 for a price of 269 euros. Meanwhile, the prices have risen considerably, but the Chinese smartphone manufacturer still offers smartphones with very good specifications at low prices compared to giants such as Samsung, Apple and Huawei.
Meanwhile, we have reached the fifth series of the OnePlus devices. . Series 4 was skipped by superstition . In China, the number 4 represents an accident number. The OnePlus 6 appeared in May of this year on the market with a starting price of 519 euros, while this week the OnePlus 6T appeared with a starting price of 559 euros. Both smartphones at first seem quite similar to each other with a Snapdragon 845 processor, a dual camera of sixteen and twenty megapixel and working memory of 6 GB or 8 GB. In June we were very pleased with the OnePlus 6 in our review and the device was labeled as the best Android smartphone of the moment. What are the similarities and differences between the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T? And is it worth it to buy the OnePlus 6T when you already have the OnePlus 6?
Agreements between the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T
Both devices have an amoled screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. This processor can be found in all the top devices of this time and is the best that is available in the field of Android phones. There are different configurations for both versions that differ in terms of working memory and storage memory. If we look at the working memory, then both models offer a choice between 6 GB or 8 GB memory.
The cameras are identical. At the rear, both models have cameras of sixteen and twenty megapixels. At the front there is a selfie camera with sixteen megapixels. The older brother sometimes criticized the camera performance in low light. That's why the OnePlus 6T gets a Nightscape mode to improve performance. This, however, also comes to the OnePlus 6, so the difference is negligible again. You can unlock both devices via Face Unlock.
In terms of connectivity both devices have 3g, 4g, gps, nfc. wifi, bluetooth 5.0 and usb. The OnePlus 6T comes directly with Android 9.0 Pie (OxygenOS) and via an update also runs the older model on the latest version of the operating system. What you have to take into account is that both devices are 'officially' not waterproof. According to OnePlus, both aircraft can (partially) hit water, but an official certificate would ensure that the purchase price is a few tens higher.
Differences between the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T
Both the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T have an amoled screen, but the latter does have a larger display. The OnePlus 6T has a 6.41-inch display, while the OnePlus 6 has a 6.28-inch screen. This also gives a difference in image ratios of 19: 9 for the older model and 19.5: 9 for the 6T. The resolution would have been identical, were it not that the aspect ratio differs slightly. The OnePlus 6 has a resolution of 2,280 by 1,080 pixels, while the OnePlus 6T has a resolution of 2,340 by 1,080 pixels. The T-model features Corning Gorilla Glass 6, while the older version has to do with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
In terms of storage, the newer model has a little more memory as standard. You can choose from 128 GB or 256 GB compared to 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB of the regular model. There is also a difference in the battery. The OnePlus 6T has a capacity of 3,700 mAh, compared to 3,300 mAh for the OnePlus 6. So you can do a little longer with the battery on the new model.
These differences are all still negligible. The T-edition offers just a bit more than the regular model. However, the big difference is in the fingerprint sensor. Where the OnePlus 6 has a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device, the OnePlus 6T has a fingerprint sensor in the screen. As a result, the T-model is slightly thicker with 8.2 mm compared to the 7.8 mm of the OnePlus 6.
Although OnePlus has a large fan base around the world, there was still criticism on the T- edition of the device. The new version does not have a headphone jack, while the OnePlus 6 still has it. So you will have to use the (included) adapter to connect your earplugs. Both devices have a glass design and a notch (screen notch). However, it is much smaller on the T-model (drop) compared to the older brother.
Which version should you buy?
The cheapest version of the OnePlus 6 costs 519 euro, against 559 euros for the T-model. The difference is therefore negligible with 40 euros. Do you doubt between the two models and can you live with the lack of the 3.5mm headphone jack on the T-model? Then I would recommend going for the OnePlus 6T. For that forty euros more you get a fingerprint sensor under the slightly larger screen, a larger battery and standard 128 GB storage memory versus 64 GB storage memory.
Do you already own a OnePlus 6? Then the choice is much more difficult. Both models do not differ very much from each other. In that case you will have to decide for yourself whether a fingerprint sensor under the screen, the slightly larger battery and the larger screen is worth a purchase of at least 559 euros.
OnePlus 6 vs. OnePlus 6T – all specifications and differences
|OnePlus 6||OnePlus 6T|
|Technology||AMOLED||AMOLED  Resolution||2,280 x 1,080||2,340 x 1,080|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Working memory||6 GB / 8 GB||6 GB / 8 GB  Storage memory||64GB / 128 GB / 256 GB||128 GB / 256 GB|
|Front camera||16 megapixel||16 megapixel|
|Rear camera||16/20 megapixel||16 / 20 megapixel|
|Bluetooth||Yes / 5.0||Yes / 5.0|
|Dimensions||155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm||157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm|
|Weight||177 grams||185 grams|
|3G / 4G||Yes / Yes||Yes / Yes|
|Battery  3.300 mAh||3.700 mAh|
|SIM||Nano SIM||Nano SIM|
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie ( OxygenOS)||Android 9.0 Pie (OxygenOS)|
|Fingerprint scanner||Yes (back)||Yes (screen)|
|List price||From 519 euros||From 559 euros|