Thinking of getting the OnePlus 6T? Here are five better alternatives

oneplus 6t alternatives

The OnePlus has slowly inched away from being a flagship killer to being a flagship itself. At around Rs 40,000, it offers great value for money and with the iPhone having moved away to the 70-80k price bracket, this is the new phone to have for most of us.

Yet, there are quite a few alternatives to the OnePlus 6T in the market that don’t get enough attention despite being better in one way or the other. We’ve put down a list of a few of these phones along with the reasons why we believe these are better alternatives to the OnePlus phone. Maybe, you’d wanna take a look before shelling out your money and getting the rather ubiquitous choice.

 

Five better alternatives to OnePlus 6T:

 

Vivo NEX

vivo nex

What’s better than the OnePlus 6T:
You know what’s better than a teardrop notch? No notch at all. The Vivo NEX manages to achieve that with a pop-out selfie camera. It also costs less for the same specs and has a bigger battery. Also, there’s a 3.5mm jack.

 

What’s worse:
We aren’t sure how that front camera performs, but the megapixel count is smaller than OnePlus 6T.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    186g
  • Display
    6.59 inch, AMOLED
    1080 x 2316 pixels
  • Storage space
    256GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385) Snapdragon 845
  • GPU
    Adreno 630
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Camera
    Dual 12 MP, f/1.8, OIS + 5 MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera
    8MP (f/2.0)
  • Video
    2160p@30fps rear
    1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Jun, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Near-zero bezel
  • Internal memory
  • RAM

 


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Huawei View 20

Honor View 20

What’s better than the OnePlus 6T:
So, we’re not sure what’s your opinion about punch-hole front cameras, but to us, it looks better than the teardrop notch. Also. this one comes with a more promising processor and a larger battery. It’s also got the headphone jack.

 

What’s worse:
No 8GB RAM variant, but then, do you need it really?

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2310 pixels
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz (A76) & 2×1.9 GHz (A76) & 4×1.8 GHz (A55)) Kirin 980
  • GPU
    Mali-G76 MP10
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    48 MP, f/1.8
  • Secondary camera
    25 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@30fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Dec, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Processor
  • Battery

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LG G7+ ThinQ

LG G7+ ThinQ

What’s better than the OnePlus 6T:
LG still makes phones and decent ones too. We like this over the OnePLus 6T for its display (more pixels) and expandable memory. Yes for the headphone jack.

 

What’s worse:
Smaller battery with that resolution would not be too kind on the battery endurance. Also, no 8GB variant again. Lastly, for now, it’s still on Android 8.0.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    162g
  • Display
    6.1 inch, IPS
    1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385) Snapdragon 845
  • GPU
    Adreno 630
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    Dual 16 MP, f/1.6, OIS + 16 MP, f/1.9
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/1.9
  • Video
    2160p 30FPS rear
    1080p 60FPS front
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    May, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Storage
  • QHD+ display
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

 


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ASUS ZenFone 5Z

ASUS ZenFone 5Z

What’s better than the OnePlus 6T:
Okay, there’s no teardrop notch or in-screen fingerprint scanner. But then you get top of the line variant with more or less the same bells and whistles for a much lower price. 3.5mm jack is present here too.

 

What’s worse:
Practically, not much. Oh, maybe the smaller megapixel count on the front camera. Not like 8MP is a bummer though.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    155g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2246 pixels
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385) Snapdragon 845
  • GPU
    Adreno 630
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    Dual 12MP, f/1.8 + 8MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p 30FPS rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Feb, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Internal memory
  • RAM
  • Processor

 


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Xiaomi POCO F1

Xiaomi POCO F1
6GB RAM, 64GB

6GB RAM, 128GB

8GB RAM, 256GB

What’s better than the OnePlus 6T:
A no frills phone, the POCO F1 is great value for money. It costs almost half the price and offers 90% of the specs. The same processor, amount of RAM and storage, a bigger battery and expandable memory. Hate plastic back? Get the kevlar variant that costs 1,000 bucks more instead. And yes, it has that 3.5mm jack.

 

What’s worse:
No NFC, wireless charging, or waterproofing.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2246 pixels
  • Storage space
    64-256GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385) Snapdragon 845
  • GPU
    Adreno 630
  • RAM
    6/8GB
  • Camera
    Dual 12 MP, f/1.9 + 5 MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    20 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p 30FPS, 1080p@240fps rear
    1080p 30FPS front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Aug, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Processor
  • Storage
  • RAM
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

 


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And lastly, here’s our superstar for your reference below.

 

OnePlus 6T

oneplus 6t
6GB RAM, 128GB

8GB RAM, 256GB

What’s good:
What has changed since the Oneplus 6? The ugly notch is now a beautiful teardrop notch, the front camera has a larger aperture and more megapixels, and the battery size has gone up. We always loved the 8GB RAM, 256 gigs of storage, and Android 9.0. Lastly, did we mention the in-screen fingerprint scanner?

 

What could have been better:
Nothing worth pointing out. Oh, unlike the OnePlus 6, there’s no headphone jack here.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    185g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, AMOLED
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    128/256GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.8GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385) Snapdragon 845
  • GPU
    Adreno 630
  • RAM
    6/8GB
  • Camera
    Dual 16MP, f/1.7,OIS + 20MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera
    20MP, f/1.7
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    3,700mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Internal memory
  • In-screen fingerprint scanner
  • Processor
  • RAM

 

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