For those who couldn’t afford the more premium OnePlus 10 Pro, this is a worthy alternative.
It’s been three months since the official debut of the OnePlus 10T in the Philippines. The phone is considered a flagship killer, just like the old roots of the company. It delivers flagship performance at an affordable cost, although this comes at a cost of its lower-grade display and a much inferior camera system. Notably, it lacks the Hasselblad branding seen with the 10 Pro and uses the typical 8MP+2MP complementary cameras
To recall, the phone is made of a glass slab at the back with a curved 6.7in. 120Hz OLED at the front. This screen also houses the 16MP front camera, a downgrade of the 32MP Sony IMX615 seen with the 10 Pro. The rear features a 50MP Sony IMX766 camera with OIS alongside an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP macro. Not that these two are very useful anyway.
The downgrades are all not that bad. It is in fact essential to keep its costs down. What’s important is that it retained the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 seen with the Pro. It also has kept the cooling system the 10 Pro has.
One advantage the 10T has over the 10 Pro is the significantly faster 150W charging (the 10 Pro has a 5000mAh battery with 80W fast charging). Unfortunately, because Oppo has started absorbing OnePlus, “Dash Charge” has been replaced with the terribly named “SuperVOOC” fast charging. Though, only the name has changed and the technology remained.
As always, 5G and Wi-Fi 6 are present along with Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and the stereo speakers. Of course, traditional of OnePlus flagships, this phone has no expandable storage. Do not look for the 3.5mm jack either because you will not see it here.
Also, for those purchasing the OnePlus Ace (OnePlus 10R outside of China) instead, then please take note that its warranty and servicing are unreliable because it is only meant to be sold in China. You can buy it legally and legitimately but service centers may not honor it.
Meanwhile, the OnePlus 10T can be serviced easily here as OnePlus has offices and service centers set-up designed for all of its portfolio of phones that are officially released in the Philippines.
- 6.7in. FHD+ (2400x1080px) OLED, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4nm)
- 3D Cooling System 2.0
- Always Alive RAM management
- 50MP (main), f/1.8, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, Sony IMX766, OIS
- 8mp (ultrawide), f/2.2
- 2mp (macro), f/2.4
- FRONT: 16mp, f/2.4
- 4800mAh, 150W fast charging
- OxygenOS 12.1 based on Android 12
- 5G services, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6/6E, NFC, USB-C, stereo speakers
- Midnight Black, Jade Green