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OnePlus 6T vs OnePlus 5T: Worth the Upgrade?



Specs & Features

Specs & Features

Internally, everything is different simply because the OnePlus 6T is a year newer. These are still both powerful phones, but the 6T has some notable upgrades that'll help it run better and last longer. 

OnePlus 6T Specs 

  • 6.4-inch2280 x 1080p Full HD Optic AMOLED Display
  • Snapdragon 845 Processor with 6-8GB of RAM (Same processor as OnePlus 6, Note 9/Pixel 3)
  • 128 or 256GB of storage, no microSD slot
  • Dual 16MP + 20MP Rear Cameras (f/1.7 smart aperture, OIS, EIS, 4K) Finally, optical image stabilization (Dual cameras)
  • 20 Megapixel f/2.0 front-facing selfie camera 
  • Android 9 Pie
  • Screen Fingerprint Unlock, Fast Face Unlock, AI Cam, more
  • 3,700 mAh battery with WARP Charging
  • Daily Water-Resistance
  •  BT 5.0, NFC, 4G LTE, alert slider
  • and more

As you can see, the 6T is a great phone with a lot to like. The bigger screen, more storage and RAM, all-day battery life and better cameras are the most important specs for potential buyers. Well, and the powerful Snapdragon 845 processor. 

OnePlus 5T Specs 

  • 6.01-inch 1080p HD Optic AMOLED Display 
  • Snapdragon 835 Processor (same as Galaxy S8, OP5)
  • 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, or 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage
  • No micro-SD card slot
  • Android 8 Oreo with Oxygen OS (Pie on the way)
  • Dual Rear Cameras – 16 Megapixel f/1.7 camera and secondary 20 Megapixel f/1.7 aperture lens (no zoom, but better overall performance)
  • 16 Megapixel front camera
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 3,300 mAh battery with Fast Dash Charging (0-92% in one hour)
  • USB Type-C Port, headphone jack, mute slider button
  • Bottom Firing Speakers, Face Unlock, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack, more

Here's how the two stack up. Even in 2017 the OnePlus 5T had more RAM than Google's latest Pixel 3 XL. That's impressive. 

Obviously, the new OnePlus 6T is better and faster, but they're closer than you probably think. 

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