So today we have just seen the Oneplus 10T 5G unveiling in a very glitzy and flashy press event. Now I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to receive the device early and I have been testing it out for you over the last few weeks including taking it on a trip with me to South Wales!
As I always try to do when it comes to testing, I have been using the phone as my daily driver, with it fully loaded up with all my apps and games. I rely on my smartphone for a lot of access to different systems and when on holiday it is essential that these apps and systems work correctly and smoothly so this will be a good real-world test for the device over the next few weeks.
No onto the small matter of the unboxing. Here is a short video for you to enjoy where I try to cover all the important bits!
Here is a quick picture tour of the device below tour of the device.
Starting on the right-hand side where we can find the Power key, sadly no alert slider this time around!
Next is the base where we can see the USB Type C 2.0 charging port alongside one of the two speaker grills.
We also see a sim card slot here which will house 2 sims if required and does have a gasket to enhance waterproofing. We also have a large mic aperture
Moving around to the left-hand side is where you will be able to find the volume rocker key.
Moving around the top we have got we have got a pinhole mic and again a secondary larger mic.
The rear of the phone contains the camera module, which contains three different camera sensors/lenses. Firstly the primary is a 50MP Sony IMX 766 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and a 7P lens. Next is the 8Mp f/2.2 aperture Ultra-Wide angle. Lastly, we have got a 2MP macro camera which has an effective shooting distance of 2-4cm. They are also supported by the same dual-LED “ring flash” that was to be found on the OnePus 10Pro 5G
Around the front is where we find the 6.7 ” display which has a resolution of 2412 x 1080 with a PPI of 394 and an aspect ratio of 20.1:9. The panel is a flat one and is made up of the same Fluid AMOLED that is found on the Nord 2 5G range.
It will support up to 120Hz but it will only allow three options of 60Hz, 90 and of course 120Hz. There are a load of other little features about the screen but i will cover those more in the full review.
For now, though I can say this display is a good display and I really like using it.
The last thing to mention on the top is the top speaker which hides just below the bezel and it actually sounds reasonably good given the constraints of the space it occupies certainly good enough for Zoom calls etc.
That concludes the hardware tour.
The other price of hardware I should probably mention is the SuperVOOC 150w charger and cable as these unlike some other high-end companies are included which is very nice to see. I have used that charger and I can confirm that it works pretty well.
The last thing in the box of note is the cases that came as part of my review kit but these would be additional purchases when you buy the phone. Here is one of the new options available.
As I mentioned in the intro I have been using the phone for the last few days when I have been on holiday in Wales and it has barely missed a beat with normal use.
I have been using it for all the normal holiday-ish things i.e. as a Sat nav via Android Auto, my camera, looking up places to eat and go on days out and as a phone for calling venues and friends and family. The battery has been getting me through a normal full-day use even with the sat nav running only needing a quick top-up when on the really long days.
I have included a bunch of photos from the phone to give you an idea of the camera performance when used in a variety of conditions below.
I will of course be going into everything in more detail in the full review as this is only the unboxing and a brief first impression but so far am pretty impressed with the OnePlus 10 T 5G
Pricing is now in
OnePlus 10T 8GB / 128GB: £629
OnePlus 10T 16GB / 256GB: £729