OnePlus 6T first day sales in U.S. rocket 86% higher than release day purchases of the OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6T first day sales in U.S. rocket 86% higher than release day purchases of the OnePlus 6
For the first time ever, U.S. consumers were able to purchase the latest OnePlus handset directly from a major wireless carrier. With T-Mobile offering the recently released OnePlus 6T, it should be no surprise that according to XDA, launch day sales of the device in the U.S. soared 86% higher than the release day sales of the OnePlus 6. With T-Mobile becoming the first stateside wireless provider to embrace a OnePlus handset, those interested in the phone could take advantage of carrier financing, trade-ins and other deals for the model.

Possibly helping the OnePlus 6T sell like hotcakes in the U.S. is the fact that the phone includes Band 13, which allows the device to be certified for use on Verizon. While this might have helped the phone get off to a great start in the U.S. (Verizon is the nation's largest wireless provider after all), not all of Verizon's bands are included. As a result, texts are not being received, and LTE speeds are slower than those experienced on T-Mobile's network. Keep in mind that Verizon is not selling the phone.

T-Mobile has an exclusive on the Mirror Black version of the OnePlus 6T with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. The phone is priced at $580, or you take it home by agreeing to make 24 monthly payments of $24.17. Considering the sales boost that the OnePlus 6T is getting from its connection with T-Mobile, it seems a solid bet that the newest OnePlus handset will end up outselling the OnePlus 6.

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6T
  • 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

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50 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Man I wished the 6T had support for all carriers with one device. Would have definitely been a great device to get. A very flagship phone with high end specs at $600, not midrange specs.

12. TrumpsRuinedAmerica

Posts: 116; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

And a mediocre camera. Yes, you do get very good bang for the buck but at the end of the day the camera, IP rating, and support are what what you give up to get the lower price.

15. Boast_Rider

Posts: 532; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

You can just install the gcam app and get amazing pictures out of the camera. It even has night sight of pixel 3. OnePlus phones have amazing development.

22. TrumpsRuinedAmerica

Posts: 116; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

The Nightsight on the Oneplus is not even in the same ballpark as the P20 Pro or the Pixel 3. Sure you can load the Gcam app, but you're not going to get the same quality that you get with the Pixel 3. An app won't magically make mediocre hardware better.

24. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

"The Nightsight on the Oneplus is not even in the same ballpark as the P20 Pro or the Pixel 3." That's why it's a freaking $600 phone. If it can compete with the higher priced device, it will be embarassing to the p20 pro and pixel 3 because of the price difference.

46. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

At least the 1+6 and 6T dont suffer from green screen and other flaws like the Huawei which is almost double the price. Huawei is a piece of crap - as is its lazy firmware updates... Sure the Mate 20 pro shoots a reasonable photo, but the rest of the phone is utter crap (including the kirin cpu which stutters like an SD660 on most games)

33. Boast_Rider

Posts: 532; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

That's the nightscape. By night sight, I mean the google one. And the hardware on Oneplus 6 is on par with the pixel. It has a better sensor (newer IMX5xx series, same 1/2.55" size, 4k60 support) and bigger aperture than the pixel. It's the software which sucks, which the gcam fixes.

28. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

He don't even understand that $600 and $1000 phones are different, how will he even understand using the gcam app?

34. TrumpsRuinedAmerica

Posts: 116; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

My post literally is explaining why there is a price difference, this is one of the reasons why. Putting the gcam app on a phone won't magically make it amazing, it can improve but the night mode isn't even remotely as good due to the missing visual chip found on the Pixel. Now don't you have some tech support to give Punjab, while real people talk?

19. AbhiD

Posts: 602; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Looks like you haven't checked out it's camera comparisons online. Surprisingly OnePlus 6T does better than Note 9 in most camera conditions while also is there neck to neck with Pixel 3 in low light. All that for 400-500 dollars less.

21. TrumpsRuinedAmerica

Posts: 116; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

No, no it doesn't it's painfully obvious in low light photos that the camera isn't up to par.

43. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I use an iPhone 8, and have to say the OnePlus 6, which has the same camera as 6T, is extremely close in performance. Even in low light. OIS and the larger pixels help it tremendously. I think you are seriously underrating how well the 6/6T camera performs. And that’s with using just the stock camera app.

45. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Bull5hi7 crawl back to your iphone mummy

44. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

What?? You know the 1+6 cam gets a DXOmark of 97! Man you have no clue dumb a5555

2. Usernameisnotsowitty

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 08, 2018

It's priced at 770+ dollars where i live. Same as SGN9. Smh.

20. AbhiD

Posts: 602; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

And where do you live?

35. worldpeace

Posts: 3099; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Most likely outside EU and US, but I'm curious about how can he get Note9 for $770?

38. Usernameisnotsowitty

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 08, 2018

Good question. I'm in Arabian peninsula atm. We have "souq.com" which is an Amazon co

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung should be frightened now... They should step up their game or lose so badly to new players like Oneplus.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

OnePlus makes a great product, no question about that, but let’s be real here: OnePlus have a looooong way to go before they can be considered to threaten Samsung’s dominance in Android.

7. midan

Posts: 2574; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Oneplus is just one of many who makes Samsung situation worse. It's not like one company does that, many companies bite small pieces from Samsung all the time.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

OnePlus isn’t doing anything negative to Samsung at the moment. Their sales aren’t there, yet. If you said Xiamoi, or mentioned OnePlus parent company (which has 3 smartphone brands), then you’d be onto something. Besides, it’s pretty hard to take yours or piyath’s remarks about Samsung seriously when you all attack Samsung every chance you get. You’re just as bad as those that attack Apple all of the time.

9. jodeci888

Posts: 78; Member since: May 14, 2009

Xiamoi has an event here in NY on 12-8 and i can't wait to see what it is. Hence why I didn't got for a OnePlus 6T.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’m with you on that. I had the opportunity to play around with a Xiamoi Mi Mix 2s recently, and I was more than impressed with the quality and performance of it. I’m definitely intrigued by their upcoming event in NY.

17. AbhiD

Posts: 602; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

That's the problem. You guys never had the chance to own a Xiaomi. Had you, you would never be interested in one anymore. 1st - Their software is pathetic. You like it for few days, after that it gets bothersome and tiring. So much bloat, so much inconsistency and so much unnecessary features. 2nd - Never updated. Other than MIUI updates, which also arrive months to year after announcement, Android updates are hardly there. 99% of Xiaomi devices get only 1 Android Update that too after launching with older version. 3rd - Ads in the software. Good luck. Your phone will be plastered with small and full screen ads from Music app to Video app to Settings menu to Security app to File manager app to Browser to Folders that you create. It's such a mess, feels like owning some really cheap chinese knock-off. I know all this because i owned various Xiaomi phones from the start, many were owned in my family and i have gotten rid of all Xiaomi phones as of now. They are a mess and spamware. The kind of clean and unhindered experience OnePlus provides, Xiaomi can't even dream in it's wildest dreams!

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

What's really the problem is you blasting anything that doesn't suit your narrative. I've read too many reports and seen too many videos first hand about how well Xiamoi devices perform and how well they get updated. And MIUI is a pretty clean, feature rich interface from what I've seen and researched. I'll take what I've researched and learned from my usage over what you have to say any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

27. AbhiD

Posts: 602; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

LOL! Go ahead Xiaomi fanboy. Looks like that MIUI bashing really burned up some a$$. LMAO

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMFAO! You sound ridiculous. How can I be a fanboy of something that I've only used for a little bit? Looks like my troll bashing has knocked any sense loose from what passes as your brain. LMMFAO!

30. AbhiD

Posts: 602; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

How about claiming that Xiaomi devices get updated well, MIUI is clean when you haven't used it properly. I can see how your brain has started malfunctioning and glitching. Ha!

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’ve said what I said based on research. You’ve said what you said based on idiotic trolling because you have no life other than to be an idiot troll. Seems like there is even less of a brain in your head than I thought. Ha ha!

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