OnePlus 10T vs iPhone 13 comparison: Huge charging differences

OnePlus 10T vs iPhone 13 comparison: Huge charging differences
The OnePlus 10T is now here, and it's a new, powerful Android phone from the once-underdog company, which now rivals Apple in some regions. And speaking of rivaling Apple, we're about to compare the new OnePlus 10T against Apple's base-model flagship of last year - the iPhone 13, to see just how well those two measure up against each other.

So if you're torn between buying the OnePlus 10T and an iPhone, or you're just curious - let's dive into our comparison and see which phone wins you over.

OnePlus 10T vs iPhone 13 in a nutshell:
  • Android 12 (OxygenOS 12.1) vs iOS 15
  • 6.7-inch 120Hz display vs 6.1-inch 60Hz display (both OLED)
  • Triple camera vs dual camera
  • Up to 150W charging vs 20W charging

OnePlus 10T

OnePlus 10T

The Good

  • Sets a new standard for fast charging
  • Very fast thanks to Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  • 16GB RAM option is a sweet overkill
  • Large, bright display with gorgeous colors

The Bad

  • No zoom camera
  • Overall camera quality not quite on par with the best
  • Alert slider is gone
  • USB 2.0 speeds from the port
  • Who needs a macro camera?
Apple iPhone 13

Apple iPhone 13

The Good

  • Much improved battery life
  • Dynamic and jolly photos in more challenging conditions
  • Easy to view outdoors display with perfect calibration
  • Snazzy Cinematic video mode
  • Double the predecessor storage for the same price

The Bad

  • Slow display refresh rate for the price point
  • Wired and wireless charging take comparatively long
  • Cinematic video mode is finicky without good lighting
  • Taller notch eats into some video formats
  • Worse value for money ratio than the iPhone 13 Pro

Design and Display Quality

The new OnePlus 10T is unmistakably OnePlus - with its signature, large, square camera module on the back, slightly curved edge build, minimal bezels around the screen up front, and a centered holepunch selfie camera embedded in it.

The OnePlus 10T colors are Moonstone Black and Jade Green. As for the build materials, the OnePlus 10T is made out of glass on both sides, but the back has been processed to create a matte rock-like texture for the Moonstone Black color option. The Jade Green variant is different - smoother and glossier.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 13 has the familiar build of prior iPhones, glass back and front, a metal frame, a less pronounced "squircle" camera module and a notch up front, cutting into the display.

The iPhone 13 is available in a larger number of colors, which are Green, Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight and Product Red. Regardless of which one you choose, you're getting a glossy back, though.

Now onto the displays. The OnePlus 10T has the larger display, at 6.7 inches. It's OLED, with a refresh rate of 120Hz, or in Layman's terms - the best you can expect in 2022. OLED means it has great colors and pitch blacks, 120Hz refresh rate means the display of the OnePlus 10T is twice as fast to update than a traditional 60Hz screen, like the iPhone's. Speaking of which...

Yes, the iPhone also has an OLED display, smaller, at 6.1 inches, but most notably, not as smooth - as it runs at 60Hz.

Performance and Software

The OnePlus 10T is powered by the flagship 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and a generous (up to) 16 GB of RAM. It's running Android 12 with OnePlus' OxygenOS 12.1 on top. OnePlus promises three major Android updates and four years of security updates for the 10T.

The iPhone 13 is driven by Apple's own A15 Bionic chip and only 4 GB of RAM. On the software side, it's currently on iOS 15, but we can expect many years of major software updates, knowing Apple's good track record.

Geekbench 5 SingleHigher is better
OnePlus 10T1334
Apple iPhone 131728
Geekbench 5 MultiHigher is better
OnePlus 10T3737
Apple iPhone 134695
3DMark Extreme(High)Higher is better
OnePlus 10T2783
Apple iPhone 132357
Extreme(Low)Higher is better
OnePlus 10T2557
Apple iPhone 131712


In the OnePlus 10T's big, square camera module reside three cameras and a flash. The main camera is a 50 MP Sony IMX766 sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), which should help greatly with reducing shaky video recordings. The second camera in there is an 8 MP ultra-wide one with a 119.9° field of view, and the third camera is a somewhat odd choice - a 2MP macro shooter "with an effective shooting distance of 2-4 cm."

As for the iPhone 13, it has one camera less - two in total. The main shooter is 12 MP, also with OIS, while the second cam is a 12 MP ultra-wide.

Both phones can shoot up to 4K video, at up to 60 frames-per-second.

Audio Quality

The OnePlus 10T sports dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, and the exact same goes for the iPhone 13. It's important to note, however, that "dual stereo speakers" is a bit misleading, since both phones actually have a single, main, bottom-firing speaker, and utilize the weaker-sounding earpiece as a second speaker. This helps with giving the user a stereo effect when watching content in landscape orientation, but isn't exactly on par with what two, equally strong speakers on both sides of the phones could deliver in terms of sound.

In any case, there's no headphone jacks on either phone, so if you're still rocking wired headphones and plan on buying one of these phones, it's probably time to go wireless. Both OnePlus and Apple conveniently also sell true wireless earbuds, after all...

Battery Life and Charging

This is where the real differences are. The OnePlus 10T offers insane (up to) 150W fast charging speeds using SUPERVOOC technology. According to OnePlus, it only takes 19 minutes for this phone's 4,800 mAh battery to charge from 0 to 100%. Although realistically, US users should probably expect somewhere around 120W fast charging speeds, even though the phone is indeed capable of 150W. Also, unfortunately the OnePlus 10T does not offer wireless charging.

And since it's inevitable to get a bit worried about such fast wired charging, OnePlus is keen on reassuring us that the 10T has lots of "guaranteed" safety protections when it comes to the charging. Those include "a total of 13 temperature sensors" inside its battery system, which keep track of the battery, making sure everything's running safe.

As for the iPhone 13, it only offers up to 20W charging, but there's also 15W wireless charging on board. Its battery is also smaller, at 3,227 mAh. That doesn't make it a battery endurance slouch though. Check our battery performance benchmarks for both phones and see how they measure up:

Video Streaming(hours)Higher is better
OnePlus 10T10h 39 min
Apple iPhone 138h 15 min
Web Browsing(hours)Higher is better
OnePlus 10T15h 23 min
Apple iPhone 1313h 43 min
3D Gaming(hours)Higher is better
OnePlus 10T8h 1 min
Apple iPhone 137h 28 min

Specs Comparison

We can conclude with the fact that the iPhone 13 is lighter and has the wireless charging option, while the OnePlus 10T offers the bigger screen with the higher refresh rate, and while it doesn't have wireless charging - it supports insane wired charging speeds. And, would you believe it, OnePlus actually gives you the super fast charger with your new OnePlus 10T. Apple does not give you any charger if you buy the iPhone 13, let alone a fast one.

Aside from everything we just looked at and compared between these two phones, whether you should buy the OnePlus 10T or the iPhone 13 would likely fall down to whether you want Android or iOS as your phone operating system.

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