OnePlus 10T review – The Hindu

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The OnePlus 10T is an upgrade from its predecessor in every way if you overlook things like camera performance and the omission of the Alert slider.

The OnePlus 10T is an upgrade from its predecessor in every way if you overlook things like camera performance and the omission of the Alert slider.

OnePlus with each launch raises the bar for competition and the induction of the OnePlus 10T into the flagship segment has done the same. The latest OnePlus 10T is a performance upgrade to OnePlus’ 10-series family. It comes with the latest 8+ Gen1 processor, a 150W compressor, and surprisingly, no Alert slider. We are going to show you all the new updates that the new OnePlus 10T comes with in our review.

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Design

OnePlus phones of the same series are similar in appearance and the new OnePlus 10T is no different as you can clearly notice that it looks like the OnePlus 10 Pro especially from the back due to the location camera sensors. The phone has a matte look which adds to the aesthetic appeal of the phone. The front looks distinct from the OnePlus 10 Pro, however, as the corners of the OnePlus 10T are rounder, which was flatter in the former.

The phone fits quite easily in the palm and is lightweight making it easy to carry around and use for hours without any stress. The company surprisingly removed the Alert slider which disappointed us as it made us feel like the company has lost its hallmark. On the right side is the power button, and the volume rockers are placed on the left side. The SIM tray is placed on the bottom side along with the Type-C port and the speaker output. On top is the secondary mic for active noise cancellation and an IR blaster.

The front of the phone features a large display with a middle-placed selfie sensor and an in-display fingerprint sensor that responds very quickly to touch. The body of the phone is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, ensuring that the phone does not suffer any damage after a sudden drop.

Display

The new OnePlus 10T features a 6.7 FHD+ AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 20.1:9. It has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a touch sampling rate of up to 1000 Hz. Its brightness level is 950 nits and is HDR10+ compatible. It comes with a resolution of 2412 x 1080 pixels and 10-bit color support. The glasses are very thin, providing a large space.

Color reproduction is on point as the colors produced are very vivid, bright and punchy. The screen is comfortably viewable in daylight. The screen provides an immersive viewing experience allowing you to play any video in its original quality from any online streaming platform. Screen scrolling and gaming experience is quite smooth and improves gaming performance by engaging you in more game time.

SE

The new OnePlus 10T runs on Android 12-based OxygenOS and the company says it will get the OxygenOS 13 update later this year along with the OnePlus 10 Pro. There isn’t much bloatware on the phone, although there are a few OnePlus-branded apps that can be uninstalled if desired.

Processor and performance

The latest OnePlus 10T is equipped with the fastest processor on the market, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. There is no need to describe how it handles day-to-day activities because they are no problem. We witnessed SoC performance on iQOO 9T and Galaxy Z Fold4/Flip4.

It has an Adreno 730 GPU for gaming. The gaming experience is further enhanced by the frame stabilizer and GLC (GPU Load Control). Moreover, the phone features Customized AI System Booster 2.1 which ensures continuous power management and system-level improvements.

It has a high-performance mode that allows the processor to run at peak performance while paying little attention to battery life or higher temperature thresholds. Off-screen graphics benchmarks show that the OnePlus 10T performs very well, boosting the already decent performance of the 10 Pro by one frame per second.

The unit we reviewed comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM configurations. The phone is also available in 8GB/128GB, and for the first time in a 16GB RAM configuration. The processor is fully supported by RAM which makes the phone a top performer in every section.

Camera

The new OnePlus 10T has a 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens with a 119.9-degree wide-angle view, and a 2MP macro lens as the second and third sensors. Although the rear camera sensors are good enough to capture every detail, the quality of the photos is a bit worse compared to the OnePlus 10 Pro.

The images captured were very detailed and sharp with an appropriate level of color saturation. Daylight images don’t miss any detail. The presence of AI further enhances the level of color saturation which can sometimes be too much but you can turn it off according to your preference. Surprisingly, the new 10T does not come with a zoom camera, but there is a 2x setting on the zoom dials allowing you to capture good images while using the feature.

The OnePlus 10T lacks some important features such as wireless charging, IP rating, no telephoto lens, and most importantly, the alert slider.

The OnePlus 10T lacks some important features such as wireless charging, IP rating, lack of telephoto lens and, above all, the alert slider | Photo credit: Haider Ali Khan

The ultra-wide lens does a decent job of capturing all the detail, but it lacks autofocus, so you have to keep your patience while shooting with it. Low-light images were very impressive as we were able to capture sharp images with excellent exposure. The new OnePlus 10T has a 16MP selfie lens and while using it we were able to capture crisp and clear selfies. Subject detection was on point and portrait selfies were also very good.

Battery

OnePlus 10T comes with a 4800mAh battery with a 150W SuperVOOC charger, although you’ll notice on the adapter it says 160W but it only delivers 150W. In our review, the battery has lasted a day very easily and we loved the charging speed as the battery was fully charged in 20 minutes from 0-100%. The company used 13 temperature sensors to prevent the phone from overheating while charging.

Conclusion

We spent a lot of time with the new OnePlus 10T and apart from the camera, we can say that the new OnePlus 10T is an upgrade in all other sections, not just in terms of performance. He steals the iQOO 9T limelight with all the features mentioned above. Although the new OnePlus 10T is a complete treat, it lacks some important features such as wireless charging, no IP rating, no telephoto lens and most importantly the alert slider.

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