OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition 

price₹ 41,999 onwards

launchDec, 2018

75.6

excellence score

64.3

value for money score

 This phone is an upgrade to the OnePlus 6T with higher RAM, and even faster charging
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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 9 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Absolutely immaculate fit and finish - OnePlus’ design refinement has grown alongside the entire mobile industry to the point where it’s hard to now find flagship phones that don’t look like pieces of precision-engineered electronic jewellery
  • The design is in fact a subtle (and well done) enhancement over the standard OnePlus 6T - the back panel in the McLaren edition is layered with carbon fiber beneath the glass — this is something that has otherwise been a fixture of very premium phones thus far - there is also the McLaren inspired orange accent colour (popularly known as Papaya Orange) frame around the phone—this is thicker and brighter near the bottom and narrows as well as fades out towards the top - there is the McLaren branding on the back as well, that's a visual delight - when light reflects off it, the logo gives you the illusion that it is moving around
  • Pretty good ergonomics for a large phone (it is a large phone though, mind you, in line with the dimensions of the Google Pixel 3 XL and iPhone XS Max)
  • The in-display fingerprint reader is good - and works well most of the time - though like other in-display readers, it's not quite as quick as separate fingerprint readers can be, and can sometimes be finicky - that's the trade-off you make when you buy into cutting edge of technology
  • Still not fully waterproof (there is some water resistance but it's not IP certified)

Display

  • Big, beautiful 'dewdrop' notch display
  • OnePlus’ Reading mode is still there and is as useful as ever - it turns the screen to a reading-optimized monochrome, and it can be assigned to activate when you’re in certain apps

Software

  • The implementation of Oxygen OS UI on the OnePlus 6T is a faultlessly smooth and pleasurable experience - OxygenOS adds genuinely good and desirable things without taking anything away from the core Android experience - and it is today arguably the best custom Android approach by any brand - and a lot of people might argue, even better than stock Android
  • OnePlus' gesture-based navigation system is intuitive, borrows from the iPhone, and is arguably better than the default gesture navigation system on Android Pie - of course, OnePlus also gives you the option to revert to the old trio of Android navigation buttons, if you so wish
  • In fact, thanks to things like OnePlus’ gesture navigation, a focus on smoothness, better app management and an built-in dark theme, Oxygen OS genuinely feels like an improved take on stock Android

Performance

  • Buttery smooth performance throughout with top-line hardware, as you would expect from a OnePlus - but the company has stepped up even further the level of polish to an impressive degree - it gives a sensation of both speed and comfort - the fluidity of the user experience here isn’t merely on par with the world’s most expensive smartphones, it surpasses many of them, thanks to good design decisions from OnePlus - there’s no unnecessary Bixby button here, none of the daft spam notifications you’d get from Oppo or Huawei, and no irksome theme stores that demand you create an account just to be able to modify your phone’s interface to your liking - using a OnePlus phone, for anyone who’s had to suffer the friction of dealing with other Android manufacturers’ software, is frankly liberating - speed at every turn, easy and flexible customization of both the interface and app icons, and precious little in the way of annoyances
  • The phone also comes with an incredible 10GB of RAM, making it as future-proof as you can get at this time

Camera

  • The camera performance is improved a bit, with some software tweaks and optimizations, over the OnePlus 6 - and overall, it's still an excellent camera for far less than its competitors
  • That said though, there is still some way to go before OnePlus can have a camera that matches to the level of a Pixel 3 or a Galaxy Note 9 - and it is the camera, more than anything else, where you’ll experience the price delta between the OnePlus 6T and the pricier flagships above it

Audio

  • Like most flagships now, OnePlus too has made the transition to audio over the USB-C port - which means that if you want to use your existing 3.5mm jack headphones, you will need to use the (included) dongle, or buy separate USB-C or wireless headphones
  • The loudspeaker is a bit on the quiet side

Battery

  • Very strong battery life - the biggest OnePlus has yet put in any of its phones - the 6T lasts that extra bit more than the 6, nudging it from good to almost great battery life - the OnePlus 6T will make it through a day of intensive use without a problem
  • OnePlus's excellent 'Dash charging' is this time replaced by an even more amazing 'Warp charging' - the phone will top up from 0 to 50% in just 20 minutes!
  • No wireless charging support

More

  • Simply put, the OnePlus 6T is the most affordable, top-notch Android you can get - offering some amazing bang for your buck - and the McLaren edition is a nice little 'premium' upgrade on top of it
  • It improves on its predecessor (OnePlus 6) and pushes mobile innovation further with choices like a smaller notch and an in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Overall, it's 90% of the ultimate flagship phone for 60% of the price - and for most people that will be an excellent deal

Expert Reviews

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  1. A great buy for any Formula 1 enthusiast or anyone who really appreciates a great-looking phone and prefers a splash of exclusivity
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you are a die hard fan of McLaren and OnePlus, opting for the special edition is a no-brainer....but otherwise it's difficult to wholeheartedly recommend over the standard edition
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. One of the most powerful Android phones becomes even better
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A glorious celebration of smartphone seduction meeting speedy savagery.. and in typical OnePlus fashion, the brand’s pulled off this epic feat without burning a gaping hole in any pockets
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  5. theverge.com hands-on Read Review »
  6. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  7. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  8. zdnet.com hands-on Read Review »
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OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.41 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • Optic AMOLED
  • DCI-P3
  • FullView Display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Adaptive Mode
  • Reading Mode
  • Night Mode
  • Lift Up Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Sensors
  • Hall Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Sensor Hub
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Ranked #9 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 630
RAM10 GB
Memory
Internal Memory256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3700 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, Warp Charge 30
Dimensions
Weight185 gm
Thickness8.2 mm
Camera
Primary Camera20MP + 16MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture; Sony IMX519 Sensor; 1/2.6" Sensor Size; 1.22µm Pixel Size; Dual Pixel PDAF; OIS
  • 20MP: F/1.7 Aperture; Sony IMX376K Sensor; 1/2.8 Sensor Size"; 1.0µm Pixel Size
  • Slo-mo Video (1080p@30/60/240fps; 720p@480fps)
  • Auto HDR
  • EIS
  • AI Scene Detection
  • Portrait Mode
  • Pro Mode
  • Night Mode
  • Panorama
  • Time-Lapse
  • HDR
  • HQ
  • Studio Lighting
  • RAW Image
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1/3.0" Sensor Size
  • 1.0µm Pixel Size
  • HDR
  • EIS
  • Sony IMX371 Sensor
  • Portrait Mode
  • HDR
  • Screen Flash
  • Studio Lighting
  • Smile Capture
  • Face Retouching
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
NFCYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, Splash resistant
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • Gestures & on-screen navigation
  • Dirac HD Sound
  • Dirac Power Sound

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