What started as a small enthusiast brand back in 2014, OnePlus has quickly exploded into a mainstream hit that’s responsible for making some of the best Android smartphones each and every year. If you know you want to buy a OnePlus phone but aren’t sure which model to get, we’ve got a quick list to help you decide which one is right for you!
Right now, the latest and greatest phone from OnePlus is the OnePlus 6T. The 6T has just about everything you could ask for, including the Snapdragon 845 processor, a beautiful 6.41-inch AMOLED display with a tiny waterdrop notch, and dual 16MP + 20MP cameras that are the best of any OnePlus phone yet. The in-display fingerprint sensor is about as cool of a party trick as you’ll find, but we do miss the presence of the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The reason the OnePlus 6T is such a good phone is that it’s essentially the OnePlus 6 but offered in a slightly updated package. With the OnePlus 6, you get the same processor, display, cameras, and software as the 6T. The notch in the 6’s screen is slightly larger than the 6T’s and it uses a traditional fingerprint sensor instead of an in-display one, but those are very subtle differences. Right now, OnePlus is selling it for a discounted price of $429 instead of $529!
Our last pick for this list is the OnePlus 5T. While no longer officially sold by OnePlus, the 5T is still a very commendable phone in 2018 — especially when you consider that it now costs just a little over $400. For that price, the 5T delivers a beautiful AMOLED display, sleek metal build, and trusty dual cameras on the back. The OnePlus 6 is the better buy at its new sale price of $429, but once that promotion is over, the 5T will be an easy budget pick.
The beauty of OnePlus phones is that they’re often a lot less money than the competition, and as such, the flagship OnePlus 6T is an easy choice for our top recommendation. Not only is it stunning and outfitted with every feature you could ask for, but it does all this while retaining a very reasonable price tag. However, if you don’t care about a slightly larger notch, want a headphone jack, and are fine with a traditional rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, the OnePlus 6 is an absolute steal right now at just $429.
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December 21, 2018 at 07:35AM