OnePlus 6T unboxing and first look
The OnePlus 6T is the latest phone in a series of "flagship killers" created by the ambitious OnePlus to disrupt the traditional phone market.
It follows the same successful formula as the previous ones: top-grade performance, courtesy of the Snapdragon 845 chip, a clean and bloatware-free Android interface, a big and beautiful AMOLED screen, very good battery life, fast charging and for the first time, an in-screen fingerprint scanner. Of course, all of this comes with one important disclaimer: a $550 price tag, much lower than most of the competition, including Samsung Galaxies and Apple iPhones, of course.
So is the OnePlus 6T the phone you should buy if you don't want to spend top dollar and still get a great device? We'll answer that in our detailed review that's coming up soon, but right now, let's open the box and see what's inside.
What's in the box:
- OnePlus 6T
- Silicone case
- Fast charger
- USB-C to standard USB cable
- USB-C to 3.5mm dongle
- OnePlus stickers
- Letter from OnePlus CEO
The sad news for OnePlus loyalists in this list is the 3.5mm dongle. It's sad because OnePlus itself polled its users and multiple times defended the headphone jack as something important, something that makes it stand out, and now, it has just suddenly decided that it will no longer include one in its latest phone, despite the overwhelming majority of its users voting in favor of keeping the good old jack. Such are the times we guess, but this decision does leave a sour aftertaste.
On a positive note, we're glad that we are getting a silicone case in the box to keep the phone safe from scratches, and the OnePlus stickers are a fun little touch that adds character.
There's also a letter from OnePlus CEO Pete Lau that tells you about the importance of community (but again, this sounds strange considering how OnePlus removed the requested headphone jack).
Of course, you also get the fast wall charger that OnePlus is known for, as well as the red USB-C cable that you need to get the fast charging speeds.
And that's it. The rest is all about the phone and we can't wait to tell you about it soon, so stay tuned.