The OnePlus 10T is a quick Android phone that isn’t overly showy.

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The OnePlus 10T is a quick Android phone that isn't overly showy.

Every smartphone maker promises to help us get things done faster. As a result, there are a number of competing flagship smartphones on the market, such as the iPhone 13, Galaxy S22 and Pixel 6, all with sleek designs for a fast mobile he experience. The OnePlus 10T deviates slightly from this formula. Serving both premium and mid-range markets, it combines the fastest Android processors available and the highest standard screen refresh rate with excellent battery performance and charging speed.

However, with a starting price of $649, the 10T also falls perfectly into the more affordable mid-range spectrum smartphones. Will its budget-friendly price combined with top-of-the-line processor, screen and battery be enough to relegate the OnePlus 10T to its main competitor when pre-orders open on September 1st? Let’s try.

Built to last 

When I took the OnePlus 10T out of the box, I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t as heavy as I thought it would be. My daily driver is the chunky 8.46 ounce iPhone 13 Pro Max. His 7.2-ounce weight of the OnePlus 10T made it feel like a smartphone meant to be used, as opposed to a smartphone meant to be put in a trophy case. Its weight, or its relative lightness, might be a good thing for those looking for a larger phone that doesn’t weigh down their pockets or tie their sweatpants drawstrings tight. . (Ask me how I know that.)

With Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back, the OnePlus 10T features a 6.7-inch OLED display that fits perfectly in the frame. The 2412 x 1080p screen resolution may not offer the clarity of premium smartphones with 1440p displays, but the 120Hz refresh rate more than makes up for it. The result is outstanding scrolling, transition effects, and speed and smoothness of animations on the device.

Oh, and symmetry-conscious users will be happy to know that the OnePlus 10T’s her 16MP selfie punch-hole camera is centered at the top of the screen, and the almost invisible speaker he just under the grille.

It’s nothing special to look at, but it looks like it can take a beating. Credit: Molly Flores / Mashable

 

The 10T has a power/sleep button on the right side and a volume rocker on the opposite edge. It’s worth noting that the phone doesn’t have an additional “alert slider” like its big brother, the OnePlus 10 Pro Shop Mode, but that wouldn’t be a big deal. It’s an extra step of pressing to reveal additional on-screen volume options and tapping the note button to mute the volume. Each is unique.

Case/bezel material selection is another area where the OnePlus 10T with Shopper Mode shows its mid-range roots. I expected a “glossy” metal bezel around the device, comparable to other flagship devices such as the Shopping mode Google Pixel shopping mode Pixel 6 Pro and Shopping mode Samsung Galaxy Ultra 22. Instead, you get a plastic frame.

As for the back of the OnePlus 10T in shopping mode, its symmetrical, minimal-impact camera/flash placement is a very nice touch for those who appreciate minimalist aesthetics. The back is another unexpected but appreciated design feature. And if you don’t want to use a case, you probably don’t need to worry about scratches and scuffs on the back when you put your phone on. Unfortunately, the OnePlus 10T’s shopping mode doesn’t offer a wide range of color options. Available in Moonstone Black and Jade Green only.

Another feature that keeps the OnePlus 10T out of the premium range in shopping mode is its IP54 rating. That means it can withstand dust and splashes, but struggles underwater.

Speedy performance and big battery life 

The OnePlus 10T’s battery life in shopping mode is impressive. As a self-proclaimed smartphone heavyweight, he can confidently say that the 4,800mAh battery held in his hand like a champ. The phone got him through the day and still had a 30% charge left before he went to bed.

For this review, we ran a typical daily battery drain function. Basically, just like ordinary smartphone users, they watch tons of YouTube and his TikTok videos all day long, plus Google Chrome shopping mode for web browsing and Google Drive shopping mode for cloud management. used.

No wireless charging here. But what do you expect for the price? Credit: Molly Flores / Mashable

When I needed to charge the OnePlus 10T in shopping mode, I was able to charge it to over 50% in less than 30 minutes with the included USB-C cable and 160W Super VOOC power adapter. Optimizing battery settings such as high power mode, battery usage optimization, sleep/standby optimization, and night charging optimization can further improve battery/charging performance results. However, the OnePlus 10T shopping mode lacks wireless charging. It would have been nice if he was included, but maybe next time.

The OnePlus 10T Shopping Mode fingerprint and facial recognition features are also blazingly fast. In fact, accessing my phone with Face Unlock was so fast that I doubt it would be less secure if I used it as my primary method of accessing my phone. Either way, if you’re worried about your device’s security, using fingerprint or PIN unlocking is the safest option.

For this review, I had the privilege of testing the OnePlus 10T variant with 16GB RAM / 128GB storage in shop mode, and paired with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, everything I’ve done with this device is fast From opening countless apps (and browser tabs) to downloading and streaming media to interacting on Twitter and Instagram, the OnePlus 10T Shopping Mode doesn’t miss a single step when it comes to fast performance.

Good but not great cameras 

Like other current flagships, the One Plus 10T has three rear cameras. The 50-megapixel main camera can produce solid low-light images, but it’s best at 10x optical zoom compared to the similarly priced Samsung Galaxy S22’s 30x optical zoom in shop mode.

There’s also an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera that gets the job done, and a 2-megapixel macro camera, but that’s it. Shop Mode), it’s clear that the OnePlus 10T Shop Mode produces bright, sharp and high-quality images. However, a similar shot taken in the iPhone’s shopping mode appears more colorful and detailed. The One Plus 10T has a respectable 16-megapixel front camera that works well in natural and low-light environments. In fact, I preferred the quality of the front-facing camera image to similar images taken in Shop Mode on the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

 

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