OnePlus 6T Q&A: Ask us anything!

OnePlus 6T Q&A: Ask us anything!
OnePlus has done it again: after coming up with the neat OnePlus 6 earlier this year, the company is now one-upping itself with the OnePlus 6T, a phone that's pretty much as contemporary as it gets. With a bezel-less design and a minimal notch that's ushered by the up-and-coming post-notch era, the OnePlus 6T is an important milestone as it's the first and hopefully not last OnePlus device to be available in the US. Add in the killer starting price of $549, and you are looking at one of the most lucrative offerings right now.

As we usually do with interesting and major devices, we are holding a Q&A session! We give you all the chance to ask us anything you wish regarding the device and we'll do our best to answer as many questions as possible in a couple of days or so.

Again, don't expect the answers here - we will be providing them in a separate post in a couple of days or so.

Now go ahead and ask away!

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  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh



1. IT-Engineer

Posts: 535; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

When will you use better battery tests? Just asking!

2. poopypants78

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 13, 2017

Does it work with VZW and TMO in dual-sim. Sure, on paper it looks that way but confirmation that someone has tried and reviewed would be nice.

3. looneyhouston

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I have the tmo version and I have one MAJOR gripe. Everytime I talk on the phone with the phone pressed against my face the screen turns on after a couple seconds and I end up pushing a lot of buttons with my cheek. I'm not over weight and I know this happens to everyone who talks on my phone. Do you encounter the same issue and do you think a software update can fix this or should I exchange it? Thanks

8. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

This is probably an issue with the proximity sensor. A software update might fix it, but you might want to contact T-Mobile or customer support.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3130; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Why this phone got lower score than XR?

5. DFranch

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

PA hasn't reviewed the 6t yet. They will undoubtedly give it a lower score, but at least have the decency to wait until it is official. :)

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3130; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I know that, but we all already see it coming.

6. splus

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Can you unlock it with the in screen fingerprint sensor without first turning the screen on? It would be a major usability issue if you'd have to turn on the screen before unlocking it with the front fingerprint sensor.

7. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Yes, MKBHD/Marques probably did a video detailing it.

17. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 275; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

There’s a feature for “tap to wake” which makes the procedure very effortless even though on paper it might seem like it’s annoying. Mines very quick to unlock if it’s on a table and it doesn’t really matter where or how fast/hard I tap it first to wake it up.

9. Mjnoles1

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 07, 2018

I am with Verizon and currently have a LG G5. When I am in my office, my phone is mostly in 3G signal. Does this mean if I get the Oneplus 6T, that I would have no signal at all in my office? As supposedly it is only a LTE phone.

11. Sparkxster

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

1. How good is the front facing camera? 2. Even though OP 6T doesn't have an ip rating how good is the water resistance it has? 3. What are the new additions to Oxygen OS for Android 9.0? 4. Does the 6T have an notification led? 5. Will the US get the thunder purple color?

13. DFranch

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

It doesn't have a notification LED, and no purple for the US (at least not right away).

15. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 275; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

Front facing camera is fairly good. I’ve only used it indoors and compared to the max it had good details but more neutral colors than the iPhone. Neither picture was ever bad on either phone.

12. andrewc31394

Posts: 292; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Will this phone have software updates directly from OnePlus or T-Mobile? Is there any bloatware preinstalled? If so, can it all be removed? Are there any software differences between buying the phone from T-Mo vs. OnePlus directly?

16. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 275; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

It comes locked to Tmobile and has the Tmobile app, device unlock app, and visual voicemail app preinstalled. You can uninstall or disable everything but the Tmobile app. You also get the Tmobile boot screen and ringtone. It appears to be updating separately as I am under the impression oxygen os is pushing out 9.0.1 and my tmo version is on 9 and September security patch

14. emanresu

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 07, 2018

Do you think that the pixels that light up brightly for the optical fingerprint recognition are subject to accelerated burn-in?

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