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OnePlus 10T Review: A Great Smartphone Even Without Hasselblad | Tech Reviews

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OnePlus 10T Review: A Great Smartphone Even Without Hasselblad | Tech Reviews

 

 

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The OnePlus 10T 5G is the younger brother of the 10 Pro. However, it offers an upgraded processor, a more capable cooling system and 150w fast charging. The Hasselblad branding, the telephoto camera and the popular slider had to give way.

Normally, OnePlus releases a “normal” model and a “Pro” model in each smartphone generation. Only OnePlus 10 Pro appeared on the global market this year.

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My colleague was very impressed in his test of OnePlus 10 Pro. Now the OnePlus 10T is supposed to close the gap of the “non-Pro” model as a younger brother.

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Basically, this is the OnePlus 10 Pro with a few changes. A few things have been improved and the red pencil has been made in some places: The newer and more efficient Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is used as the processor, the cooling system has also been improved and there is now 150W fast charging.

In return, OnePlus forgoes the Hasselblad collaboration on the camera and the popular slider on the left side also had to give way.

OnePlus does not position the 10T directly below the 10 Pro, but rather thinks in terms of target groups: If an excellent camera is important, you can still use the 10 Pro. If you need a little more power, take the 10T.

I see it more as the smaller – but younger – brother of the OnePlus 10 Pro. But isn’t the younger brother perhaps the better smartphone?

Software OxygenOS 12.1 based on Android 12
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Graphics  Adreno 730
RAM 8GB / 12GB / 16GB LPDDR5
Storage 128 GB/ 256 GB UFS 3.1
not expandable
Display 6.7″, FHD+ (2.412*1.080), 20,1:9, AMOLED, 120Hz, Up to 1,000Hz Touch Response Rate, 10 Bit Color depth, Max. 950 Nits, HDR10+, Adaptive Refresh rate (60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz), Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Camera Main Camera 
50MP (Sony IMX766), f/1.8, OIS, EIS
Max. Video Main Camera
[email protected]/60 fps
[email protected]/60 fps
[email protected]/60 fps
Slow Motion: [email protected] fps, [email protected] fps
Time Lapse: [email protected] fps, [email protected] fps
Ultra Wide 
8MP, f/2.2, 119,9°
Makro
2MP, 2 – 4 cm
Selfie camera
16MP, f/2.4, EIS
Ports USB-Type-C 2.0
Connectivity GSM, WCDMA, LTE, 5G
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2*2 mimo
Bluetooth 5.3 (aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, AAC)
GPS (L1 + L5 Dual Band)
GLONASS
Galileo (E1 + E5a Dual Band)
Beidou
A-GPS
SIM Card Slot: Dual
Card Size: Nano
Service Multitouch
Fingerprint reader in the display
Battery  4800 mAh (Dual-Cell 2.400 mAh), 150W-Fast charging (SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition)
Particularities Stereo speakers (Dolby Atmos)
3 microphones
Design Height: 16.3 cm – Width: 7.53 cm – Thickness: 0.87 cm
Weight: 203.5 grams
Colors: Moonstone Black, Jade Green
Price 8GB RAM + 128GB – 699 Euro*
16gb ram + 256GB  – 799 Euro*

 

Scope of delivery

Everything you need is included in the stylish box: the smartphone, a transparent case, a red USB-C charging cable, a 160 watt charger, a SIM tool kit and various pieces of paper. A thin plastic protective film is already attached to the display.

Design

In terms of design, little has changed compared to the OnePlus 10 Pro: the back is still made of glass and is available in Moonstone Black or Jade Green. The green variant has a smooth surface and changes color depending on the incidence of light. The black variant offers a slightly roughened texture and is therefore more secure in the hand.

However, there are again a large number of official cases for the smartphone, including the popular Sandstone case. This gives the OnePlus 10T significantly more grip and is well protected from scratches.

The front offers a 6.7-inch FullHD+ display with thin black borders and a classic 16-megapixel selfie camera at the top center. The optical fingerprint sensor under the display always worked well during my test period. It’s a little too low for my taste though.

All in all, I really like the “new” OxygenOS and the differences from back then should only bother hardcore OnePlus fans. At the end of the day, it’s a clean operating system with lots of customization options and a consistent interface. There are also some OxygenOS-exclusive functions, such as the shelf or the Zen mode.

Otherwise you can adapt the smartphone to your needs and style with many settings. There are many options for the always-on display, you can create your own wallpaper or change the fingerprint animation.

So from my side there is little criticism of the operating system: It looks good, offers many functions and runs very smoothly. The only thing I found annoying during my test was that Google Discover (messages from Google, are displayed on the left of the Start menu) cannot be deactivated in the launcher.

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Camera

With the OnePlus 10 Pro, the camera system was created together with camera legend Hasselblad. The cooperation is particularly visible in the color processing of the cameras and in the functions of the camera app.

OnePlus did without the younger brother and relies on its own algorithms and software again. For example, the OnePlus 10T uses Image Clarity Engine 2.0, HDR 5.0, and TurboRAW. There is also an improved night mode “Nightscape 2.0” and an AI function that improves your picture depending on the subject.

On the back you will find a main camera with a 50 megapixel sensor from Sony, an ultra wide-angle camera with 8 megapixels, a macro camera with 2 megapixels and a dual-tone LED flash.

On the front is a 16-megapixel selfie camera in a camera cutout.

I have collected some examples of the cameras for you. 

The main camera offers a 50MP mode and can thus bring significantly more details into an image. However, the file size also increases significantly. In everyday life, the mode makes the most sense for very delicate motifs, otherwise the normal mode is sufficient.

The ultra wide-angle camera comes in handy when you want to get a lot of things in a single photo. However, the 8 megapixels do not offer enough resolution and the picture appears a bit blurry. In addition, the colors are slightly different to the main camera.

Quite frankly and honestly: the macro camera with 2 megapixels could have been left out. The resolution is too low, the whole picture is much too soft and the colors look very washed out.

The OnePlus camera app is still one of the best Android cameras in my opinion. It offers countless modes, but doesn’t look overloaded and is nice and tidy. There is also a lot to adjust in the settings.

The portrait mode is a small highlight for me. The bokeh in the background looks natural and the algorithm cuts me out well. Unfortunately, he gets a bit confused with my earrings/plugs, which is why they are often blurry.

The night mode is also very good and activates automatically in dark environments. It exposes for about half a second and thus already produces good night shots. But there is also a mode with a longer exposure time (intended for tripods and mounts), which creates significantly brighter images with more details.

The 16-megapixel selfie camera does a good job, producing sharp photos with sufficient detail and good colors.

In the camera settings you can activate a 10-bit color depth together with the heif format. Due to the higher color depth, your images show significantly more and more realistic colors and the heif file format saves images in an economical but detailed image. Unfortunately, not every system can display .heif files, so there is a conversion option in the OnePlus Gallery app.

In addition, the OnePlus 10T naturally offers various video functions and modes. The main camera is capable of up to 2,160p/60FPS and, thanks to OIS and EIS, can record stable and shake-free videos. Otherwise there is a slow motion and a time lapse function. Overall, the image quality and color processing are very good.

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Sound

Like its big brother, the OnePlus 10T Pro offers stereo speakers. A speaker is located on the bottom and the earpiece serves as a second speaker. This not only makes them loud, but also offers a pleasant stereo experience. So when you watch movies and series, the left and right channels are clearly distinguishable from each other.

Of course, smartphone speakers are no substitute for decent headphones or hi-fi speakers. Nevertheless, the OnePlus 10T sounds really good for a smartphone. The sound can cope very well with various styles of music and does not become shrill or tinny even at high volumes. Mids and highs are separated and there is even some bass.

The built-in microphones also do a good job: In voice messages and on the phone, the person I was talking to could always understand me clearly. Background noise, like cars or wind, is also (a little) filtered out.

Last but not least: The built-in vibration motor enables good shaking. Games with a vibration function are fun, incoming calls are noticeable even in your pocket, and there is satisfactory feedback even when typing on the keyboard.

Conclusion: For most even better than the 10 Pro

The OnePlus 10T is actually the younger brother of the OnePlus 10 Pro and omits the Hasselblad branding and the famous slider. With all its changes and the newer technology in some areas, it is the better smartphone for most users.

The processor offers you more performance with less power consumption, charging is almost twice as fast with 150 watts, the display has flat edges and the housing has been refined compared to the Pro.

In addition, the RRP (699/799 euros*) is lower and the top version even offers more RAM than the Pro. Even if it has to be said that there is not a huge difference between 12 and 16 GB of RAM in everyday life.

The cameras take sharp and usable pictures, even if the small macro camera really wasn’t necessary. With the OnePlus 10T you get slightly weaker hardware and have to do without the Hasselblad branding, including the good color processing.

Overall, the OnePlus 10T is an excellent upper-class smartphone that can compete with the Samsung Galaxy S22 and the Google Pixel 7 in terms of display and performance. It even clearly competes with its big brother. The price for both versions is also right and you get a lot of smartphone for your money.

Another alternative could be the Realme GT2 Pro . It also offers a flat display, but already has a higher resolution including LTPO 2.0 technology. The ultra-wide-angle camera is also a bit better here. The older Snapdragon 8 Gen.1 without Plus is used for this.

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