OnePlus enriches its top class with the OnePlus 10T, an Android smartphone that stands out for its power and ultra-fast charging. A promising model who intends to play in the big leagues.
For once, OnePlus has chosen in the middle of the summer to make a big announcement and present the OnePlus 10T, a new smartphone that joins the OnePlus 10 Pro at the high end of the Chinese manufacturer, which will hit the market at the end of August. Focusing above all on performance – it embeds the latest super powerful chip (SoC) from Qualcomm – this model also stands out for its ultra-fast charging, one of the most impressive at the moment. It remains to be seen whether these arguments, in a market that is turning gloomy and in a segment dominated by Apple and Samsung, will be enough to give it a place in the sun.
OnePlus 10T: high-level performance
In pure performance, the OnePlus 10 T does not fear the competition. It is actually equipped with the very latest chip from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 – the most powerful SoC on the Android market, even more powerful than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 of the OnePlus 10 Pro – a RAM (RAM) of 8 or 16 GB depending on the chosen model – again, the 10 Pro limited to a maximum of 12GB of ram – and 128 or 256GB of storage. A nice set that promises excellent performance in demanding applications and very good daily responsiveness – the manufacturer ensures that the device can handle more than 30 applications simultaneously without slowing down.
The OnePlus 10T measures 163 x 75.37 x 8.75 mm and weighs 203 g, which is similar to the OnePlus 10 Pro and many smartphones in this category. Its screen is entrusted to a 6.7-inch flat FHD+ (2412 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED panel display with a refresh rate that varies between 60 and 120 Hz. This provides excellent reading comfort – as on all screens with Oled technology – with a very noticeable fluidity.
OnePlus 10T: 100% charge in less than 20 minutes
The fast charging of OnePlus’ new baby is its biggest selling point. With its 4800mAh battery compatible with 150W SuperVooc fast charging – it will come with a 160W charger in its box – the Chinese company promises that fast charging will allow you to go from 1 to 100% battery on only 19 minutes. If the charging is indeed shorter than the Xiaomi 11T Pro and its 17 minutes at 120 W – it is equipped with a larger 5000 mAh battery – the 10T may not hold this “record” for long. Xiaomi has already presented a 200W fast charger at MWC 2022, which in theory can charge a phone from 0 to 100% in 8 minutes. Similarly, Realme will unveil the Realme GT Neo 3 later this year, which should only take 5 minutes to go from 0 to 50%. Finally, Vivo recently announced the iQOO 10 Pro, a model that can go from 0 to 100% battery in just 10 minutes, thanks to its 200W charger.
Ultra-fast charging raises doubts and reservations among some manufacturers and users. In fact, although impressive, it is not necessarily recommended due to safety and the premature aging of the batteries. Heat is the number one enemy of batteries as they overheat, sometimes to the point of exploding. You can also consult our handy sheet to find out how to protect your smartphone. It is especially the second stage of downloading – the last remaining 20 or 30% – that is difficult, as manufacturers have to slow down and carefully control the charging speed, otherwise the process can damage the battery. It is difficult to maintain a correct temperature during charging, while not reducing the durability of the battery and keeping a compact size for the smartphone. This is why some manufacturers like Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme use two batteries in their devices to reduce the heating temperature when recharging.
To solve this problem, OnePlus installed a new vapor cooling system in the 10T called Cryo-Velocity,”the industry’s first ultra-thin vapor cooling system [qui] combines a larger cooling surface, advanced materials and a newly designed heat dissipation channel for breakthrough thermal performance.“Similarly, a Battery Health Engine feature is responsible for extending cell life and preserving battery capacity. Whether these systems live up to their promises remains to be seen over time.
OnePlus 10T: some concessions in the picture
If it is well equipped with a fingerprint reader, the OnePlus 10T, on the other hand, ignores the brand’s famous warning marker characteristic: nevertheless present on all OnePlus smartphones of this series, this button on the left edge of the device allows users to easily change the notification mode and sound. The company justifies this decision by the fact that it occupies about 30 mm² on the motherboard, which has a “relative impact importanton the construction of the unit. To avoid creating a thicker motherboard and therefore increasing the overall thickness of the smartphone, she decided to simply remove it.
Some concessions also on the photo part, which is less interesting than on the OnePlus 10 Pro. Indeed, the 10T does not benefit from the second generation of Hasselblad cameras, which enable the use of Natural Color Calibration from Hasselblad for more than a billion colors. It settles for an IMX766 main sensor of 50 megapixels (Mpx or MP), an ultra wide-angle sensor of 8 Mpx and a macro sensor of 2 Mpx. For the selfie part, it has a 16 Mpx sensor, which is more than enough for selfies. This configuration is identical to the OnePlus Nord 2T, which is nevertheless a mid-range smartphone.
OnePlus 10T: good phone that seeks to excel
Available in two colors – Moonstone Black and Jade Green – the OnePlus 10T will be available from August 25, 2022, but it will be possible to pre-order it from August 11 on Amazon and the manufacturer’s official website. It is offered from 729 euros in its version with 8 GB of Ram and 128 GB of storage space, and at 829 euros for the one with 16 GB of Ram and 256 GB of storage space – it is therefore slightly more affordable than the 10 Pro. Note that those who pre-order it on the official website will be eligible to enter a contest to win a free OnePlus 10T, discount codes, headphones or even accessories. For its launch, the smartphone will work with the OxygenOS 12.1 software interface – but it will soon be eligible for OxygenOS 13 – and will receive three major Android updates as well as four years of security patches.