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OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 5T: Comparison, should you buy it right now?

Just six months after the launch of its previous smartphone, OnePlus unveiled its next flagship OnePlus 6 yesterday at an event in London. Although the OnePlus 6 comes with a revamped design and a slew of changes, we couldn’t help but notice that there are a number of similarities in the two devices. Here, we have compared the two smartphones to let you know what’s new and what has been retained:

  1. Design: One of the most obvious and evident changes between OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 5T can be seen in the designs of the two smartphones. OnePlus 6 comes with an all glass body protected by Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back. OnePlus 5T on the other hand comes with a metal unibody design and only its front panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. On the back panel, OnePlus 6 bears a vertical dual rear camera setup while OnePlus 5T has a horizontal one. Also, while OnePlus 5T was available in Midnight Black, Lava Red and Star Wars Editions, OnePlus 6 comes in Midnight Black, Mirror Black and Silk White Limited Edition.

  2. Display: There is a difference in the displays of the two devices too. While OnePlus 5T sports a 6.01-inch full-HD+ Full Optic AMOLED display and comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio, OnePlus 6 features a 6.28-inch full-HD+ Full Optic AMOLED display and has an aspect ratio of 19:9. OnePlus 6’ also comes with an iPhone-like Notch that houses the front camera, proximity sensor, and earpiece of the device.
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  3. Processor: While OnePlus 5T was powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, the company’s latest and most powerful processor yet — Snapdragon 845 — powers the OnePlus 6. However, it is notable that when OnePlus 5T was launched, Snapdragon 845 was not launched.

  4. Cameras: Both the smartphones come with dual rear cameras and a selfie camera. OnePlus 5T comes with a 16MP Sony IMX398 primary sensor along with 20MP Sony IMX376K sensor. The dual rear cameras come with dual LED flash. Speaking of OnePlus 6, its dual rear cameras come with the same megapixel count, but the 16MP camera has a Sony MX519 sensor and the 20MP camera has a Sony IM376K sensor. They also have OIS and can record Slow Motion videos up to 480 frames per second. Both the smartphones sport a 16MP selfie camera with a Sony IMX371 sensor — but the only difference is that the one on OnePlus 6 supports Potrait mode.

Besides this, the only difference is that OnePlus 6 is splash resistance. Other features of the devices remain the same. Both the smartphones come in 6GB and 8GB RAM options with 64GB or 128GB internal storage. And both lack support for microSD card. Both the OnePlus 6 and 5T house a 3300mAh battery and run Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphones’ softwares are skinned with the same OxygenOS 5.1. However, note that while OnePlus 6 has been launched with it, OnePlus 5T got it with an update. Surprisingly, OnePlus 6 lacks support for wireless charging, but same was the case with OnePlus 5T. So, it makes us wonder is it really worth picking the 6? Probably not, if you own the 5T, you might want to wait for the 6T. 

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