OnePlus 6T Q&A: Your questions answered!

OnePlus 6T Q&A: Your questions answered!
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, bar none.

We usually host Q&A sessions with such interesting high-profile devices, and  the OnePlus 6T is no different in any way. Roughly a week ago, we gave you the chance of asking us anything about the flagship, and now it's time to provide adequate answers!

OnePlus 6T Q&A

PA: You can't unlock the phone without having it light up your fingertip. If it's asleep and the screen is totally off, you have to double-tap or wake it by pressing a button and then place your fingertip on the designated area, which would initiate the unlocking procedure.

PA: 1. It's the same as the one on the OnePlus 6. 2. The phone is not water-resistant, which kind of tells you all you need to know. You put it in water, you void the warranty, and that's the bottom line. 3. With Android 9.0, you get much more customization options and other improvements to the interface - I've previously detailed them right here, rest assured the OnePlus 6T sports all of these. 4. No, there's no notification LED. 5. Yes.

PA: There are merely a couple of T-Mobile apps pre-installed - T-Mobile's own carrier app and Unlock are both pre-loaded on the device. You also get a fancy magenta boot logo with As far as software updates are concerned, T-Mobile will be responsible for the software updates for the device, which means that they will certainly come at a slower pace compared to the unlocked regular OnePlus 6T version. 

PA: We wouldn't worry, as this scenario sounds a bit unlikely. The animation is very brief and wouldn't cause accelerated burn-in. With today's OLEDs, you really have to push things very far in order to experience any burn-in. 

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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. yalokiy

Posts: 1113; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Having to wake the phone first to use under screen FPS sucks.


Posts: 946; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Is that the same for Mate 20 Pro?

3. SkOne

Posts: 105; Member since: May 02, 2012

I just pick up mine an the fps is ready to work. No button press needed. It's in the option, idk where Peter got this info from.

4. splus

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Can you unlock it without first picking it up, for example when lying on a table? Picking it up normally activates the screen.

5. DFranch

Posts: 558; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Double tap to wake, then you can use your finger to unlock.

6. splus

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Well, that means you can NOT unlock the screen without first waking the screen up. That totally sucks. This reason is enough for me not to get this phone.

7. yalokiy

Posts: 1113; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

With FPS on the back, you have to pick up the phone anyway.

8. InfDaMarvel

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I was thinking the same thing. If this was truly an issue the only solution would be another front facing FPS phone. Which these days the options are pretty limited and you'll be sacrificing something like battery and performance.

11. splus

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Yeah, but I'll wait for OP7 with ultrasound FPS, and no need to double tap. And if you are pulling your phone from a back pocket then the rear FPS works perfect, no need to wake the screen. But with this one when you pull the phone from the back pocket it's quite clumsy to first wake the screen and then hold the front FPS to unlock it. It's just not a worse system than a "old style" FPS, requiring extra steps.

16. yalokiy

Posts: 1113; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

When you pull out OP6T it will wake the screen automatically, no need to do anything. It won't wake the screen only if it's lying on a table, then yes, FPS that doesn't require awakened screen will be most pleasant to use.

9. Taphius

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

You can tap the screen once to get the screen woken up then press on the scanner. Not difficult to use (got my 256gb one on Friday)

14. matistight

Posts: 1029; Member since: May 13, 2009

He got it from not actually using the phone.

12. matistight

Posts: 1029; Member since: May 13, 2009

There is a "Tap the screen to show" as well as "Pick up your phone to show" option to light up the Ambient Display, so it's not as bad as double tapping or pressing a button to let you put your finger on there. Also most of the time you just want to check notifications, so the fingerprint is kinda pointless (unless you have the notifications show on lock screen off.) If they look Motorolas True Ambient Display and lit up as your hand approached the phone, then there would be no issues. I mean apple does the same thing with FaceID and no one complains, as well as TouchID. Samsung did the same thing until the S8 (because they put it on the back.) Or be a normal person and not have a lock on there, no one wants to see your phone anyways.

10. Taphius

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

So far my only peeve for the phone is that it brightens the whole screen then the FP area is triggered. No need to brighten the clock OP! Causes an annoying flash vs just brightening the scanning area.

13. matistight

Posts: 1029; Member since: May 13, 2009

If your brightness is set lower, it won't brighten up the whole screen, just the fingerprint scanner. So what you're saying is not true. And if it is, maybe you have the T-Mobile one or they changed it because my unlocked OP6T doesn't do what you say it does. However, if you have Night Mode on, it will not turn back on on the lack screen. After you unlock the phone, then it fades back into Night Mode. Kind of annoying, where other phones like Pixel 3 have Night Light on even when it's at the Always On Display!

15. Taphius

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

Neg, using the unlocked version. Pitch black room with brightness low, touching the scanner brightens the clock. (On ambient screen)

17. matistight

Posts: 1029; Member since: May 13, 2009

Might want to update because mine does not do that. Might be a defect.

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