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OnePlus 10T Review: A Sophisticated Powerhouse

When it comes to smartphones, OnePlus is the brand of choice among smartphone geeks and enthusiasts. They strive to provide feature-packed smartphones with the latest technology from budget to the flagship segment, which led the company to earn the “flagship killer” moniker from its value-for-money products and has been maintaining it ever since.

With that in mind, OnePlus is back with a new contender to its flagship portfolio — the OnePlus 10T.

What’s inside the box?

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Of course, you get the phone itself (it’s out of the question). Aside from the phone, you get the 160W charging brick, a Type-C to Type-C charging cable with a red accent, OnePlus stickers, a SIM ejector pin, and some paper cards: Quick Start Guide and Safety Information.

Build & Design

The inclusions of the OnePlus 10T. (Image credit: Brahm Daniel Verano / androidist)

The OnePlus 10T sports two colors: Jade Green and Moonstone Black, and we have both of them. Jade Green has a smooth and fine texture while Moonstone Black has a rough feel. And it’s not just the back panel that varies, the frame is also involved per color. While both colors have their own uniqueness, Jade Green is what stands out the most as we find it very compelling to the eye and has a glossy touch to it, though the Black one is more for minimalists.

Not too narrow, not too big.

The OnePlus 10T feels compact in hand and is very easy to grip. The buttons are reachable, though the power button with Google Assistant as its default action is gonna take time to get used to. The texture’s quite slippery too, but that’s fine.

Image credit: Brahm Daniel Verano / androidist

As for the hardware, the phone is backed by two stereo speakers, one from the top and one from the bottom, alongside a USB Type-C port and a SIM slot where you can store two SIMs back to back. And, there goes the lack of the fan-favorite, the alert-slider, including the microSD slot and the headphone jack.

A display so bright, so amusing.

Image credit: Brahm Daniel Verano / androidist

OnePlus 10T flaunts a big 6.7-inch Full HD+ display and it feels quite small on hand. The slim bezels add an immersive experience to the enormous AMOLED panel. It has a screen resolution of 2412 x 1080 backed by a fast and snappy 120Hz refresh rate ideal for entertainment and gaming. The phone also has a touch response rate of 360Hz and 720Hz for both hardware and software respectively, though the latter is what baffles us the most.

Performance with the undisputed Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.

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Playing graphically demanding games is a no-brainer for the OnePlus 10T, thanks to its top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and its groundbreaking Adreno 730 GPU. The processor is accompanied by up to a ginormous amount of 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, which provides a flagship multi-tasking experience.

We’ve tested it with heavy games like Genshin Impact and the device has been able to pull it off, from medium to the highest settings possible.

It’s slow on updates but won’t leave you behind for major upgrades.

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The OnePlus 10T is shipped with Android 12-based OxygenOS 12.1 out-of-the-box and we’ve been using it since October 2022 only to receive minor patches. We enrolled in the OxygenOS 13 beta program in the same month but then received the stable release at a later date, which is on December 2022, and take note that’s with a November 2022 patch. The build hasn’t been updated to the latest patch until now but one thing we’re sure of is that it won’t leave you behind for major upgrades.


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Housed in an embossed-rectangular camera bump, the OnePlus 10T is equipped with a triple-camera setup that consists of a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor with OIS support, along with 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro camera units. There’s also a 16MP camera on the front with EIS support.

The phone is able to take photos good in detail and saturation though the color vibrance is kinda off in most snapshots. Below are the camera samples we took at an event.

Camera samples

Here is a more, wider shot.

150W charging speed – the first in OnePlus.

Thanks to its 150W charging brick, the OnePlus 10T only takes less than half an hour to charge. It juices the phone up from flat zero to a hundred percent in just 20 minutes, that’s one way to bring a new life to your charging habit. And it’s able to provide up to 8 hours of screen-on-time, from multi-tasking to entertainment — and we’re speaking from experience!

The Verdict

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A versatile powerhouse touting a sophisticated design, the OnePlus 10T is your all-rounder companion on the horizon. This crown jewel uses an undisputed processor and an immense charging speed — truly an epitome of shape and performance.

The Good.

  • It uses the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 that maximizes to a ginormous amount of 16GB RAM.
  • It takes less than half an hour to charge and it’s enough to last a day — from 0% to 100% in just 20 minutes!
  • Snappy and secure facial recognition and in-display fingerprint scanner.
  • Unique and astonishing design.

The Bad.

  • Lack of microSD slot — get a higher variant for a long-term experience.
  • Lack of audio jack — not really a deal breaker, but some would still prefer wired over wireless, can’t blame them.
  • Lack of the fan-favorite alert-slider.


Pricing & Availability

The OnePlus 10T is comprised of two memory configurations: the 8GB + 128GB variant retails for PHP 35,990 ($649/£629/€699) while the 16GB + 256GB one sells out for PHP 39,990 ($749/£729/€799). The phone is also available in two colors, ranging from Moonstone Black to Jade Green.