If you’re in the market for a new phone, OnePlus has an option that might appeal, as the OnePlus 10T has just gone on sale in Europe. In the US, it will go on general sale a little later on September 29, although you can currently get it sooner if you order the 16GB model directly from OnePlus, with the handset shipping in five days at the time of writing. .
The phone starts at $649 / £629 for a model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, rising to $749 / £729 for the 16GB RAM / 256GB version (we don’t include Australian pricing as the OnePlus 10T is not available there).
Those prices hurt most flagship phones, which is impressive as the OnePlus 10T offers 150W charging, enough to have you empty and full in just 19 minutes. That’s limited to 125W in the US, but it’s still much faster charging than most phones offer, with the OnePlus 10 Pro, for example, coming in at 80W (or 65W in the US) and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra just 45W
And that’s not the only key feature of the OnePlus 10T, as it also uses the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, which is more powerful than the chipsets in the aforementioned phones – in fact, it’s the most powerful chipset available for Android phones at the time of writing. .
The OnePlus 10T also has a solid list of specs elsewhere, including a 4,800mAh battery, a 6.7-inch 1080 x 2412 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a triple-lens camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary snapper, an 8MP ultra wide and a 2MP macro.
Some of those specs are a little under the top, but they’re still reasonable and could make this one of the most attractive mainstream Android phones of late 2022.
Analysis: Not the perfect package
While we like the OnePlus 10T – awarding it four stars in our review – it’s not the perfect mid-range phone.
We praised the power and charging speed, of course, along with the display, but we were less impressed with the cameras and battery life, and noted that the phone’s large size might make it uncomfortable to use if you have small hands.
It also faces a lot of competition. OnePlus itself has released several handsets this year, including the slightly higher-end OnePlus 10 Pro and the low-end OnePlus Nord 2T.
And, of course, there’s the entry-level iPhone 14 lineup. While the OnePlus 10T isn’t directly competing with these phones, it’s worth noting that Apple has now confirmed that these handsets will arrive on September 7, so there’s not much to look forward to.