The $649 OnePlus 10T is either a price king or a soulless case – Android Police | Hot Mobile Press

OnePlus managed to traverse the emotional rainbow from excited to apologetic to confident in New York this morning: excited for the launch of its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 10T; Apologies for the lack of important hardware and software features and; confident that it is offering a device that can exceed customer expectations with an ultra-fast processor and ultra-fast charging, all at a starting price of $649. But there’s a lot more to unravel than just that.


CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
advertisement 6.7″ AMOLED 2412 x 1080 @ 120Hz adaptive
battery 4,800mAh
ports USB 2.0 (Type-C), Single SIM
operating system Oxygen OS 12.1 with Android 12L
Front camera 16 megapixels f/2.4
reversing cameras 50 MP f/1.8 Sony IMX766 main camera with OIS, 8 MP f/2.2 ultra wide angle at 120°, 2 MP macro
connectivity 5G (below 6 GHz), LTE (4G), WCDMA, GSM, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6, NFC
Dimensions 163 × 75.4 × 8.75mm
Colours Moonstone Black, Jade Green
weight 204 grams
Load 125W SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition in US (with 160W PD compatible adapter)
IP rating none
pricing $649 and $749
RAM and storage 8GB LPDDR5 RAM + 128GB UFS3.1 storage / 16GB + 256GB
Micro SD card support no

In all honesty, the company has outdone itself and every possible media narrative by clarifying the best and worst aspects of the OnePlus 10T ahead of today’s launch event. But just because issues have been acknowledged doesn’t mean they don’t deserve context.

Source: OnePlus

On the plus side, there’s a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset (a great one in other phones we’ve seen so far), an option for 16GB of RAM, and a 160W SUPERVOOC adapter in the box that powers the device boosts a beefy 4,800mAh battery in no time thanks to our 120V on-board network, even at a lower 125W in the US. OnePlus also gets bonus points for making a PD-compliant SUPERVOOC car charger that can somehow pull 80W out of that old cigarette lighter — it costs $39. The 10T will also employ parent company Oppo’s Battery Health Engine and a dedicated power management co-processor to extend battery life.

The main camera features the 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor, which works fairly well in a number of other devices including the Find X5 Pro, Nothing Phone 1, and Asus Zenfone 9. There’s no Hasselblad branding or tuning to be found here, but it’s fine up in the air as to whether that matters. OnePlus values ​​a good display for its phones, though, and with HDR10+ support, as well as a 120Hz max refresh rate and 1,000Hz touch sample rate, this AMOLED panel should do well.

Of course, it’s not just roses in this garden. You may think the company has lost its way. Don’t worry, the people there know that – they said it on stage.

The Alert slider, a signature attraction for OnePlus fans, isn’t here. The company has posted a full-page regret saying the switch has been swapped away to make room, valuable as it is in a phone, for many of the good things we just talked about, while still being a one maintains acceptable thinness and handfeel.

We reached out to OnePlus knowing people would ask for an increase in thickness or something similar. The company referred us to its prepared statement, which you can read below. It leaves open the possibility that future devices will have an alarm slider again.

Another question we ask ourselves: What’s wrong with software? The company took its time to support OxygenOS 13 – and its “aquamorphic” hints – at the event, but with the required stable version of Android 13 still under wraps (likely until September) and with the older OnePlus 10 Pro coming first set to receive the update, we’re not surprised to hear some concerns from software geeks who feel three operating system upgrades, starting with OxygenOS 12.1 and Android 12L, just isn’t fair. It’s especially a downside as the phone won’t be making it to consumers for at least another month. At least 10T owners get bi-monthly security updates for four years.

Source: OnePlus

Pre-orders for the OnePlus 10T and its accessories begin September 1, with the base model priced at $649 and the top model priced at $749. Amazon, Best Buy and will be the focal points. Sales (and presumably shipping) will begin on September 29th. OnePlus will contact carrier availability at a later date.

Accepting the purchase, however, depends on your willingness to give what OnePlus asks for: your forgiveness and trust. Perhaps our official rating can help in your decision making.

Leave a Comment