OnePlus 10T vs. Pixel 6: which phone is better to buy?

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OnePlus 10T will be the focus of many people who want to buy an inexpensive flagship Android smartphone, but another device worth paying attention to is the Pixel 6. OnePlus 10T is a cheaper, but more powerful version OnePlus 10 Pro. In its new phone, OnePlus has achieved some success, but at the same time made several expected compromises.

On the other hand, Pixel 6 is approaching its first anniversary, and soon it will be replaced by Pixel 7, but this does not mean that it should be overlooked, especially for those who do not want to wait a few months until the next one. Pixel smartphones will be on sale. In addition, the Pixel 6 has been discounted several times recently, which makes it profitable for anyone who can get it at a lower price.

The Pixel 6 owes its unique appearance to the camera panel that runs horizontally through its back, while the camera body on the OnePlus 10T plate represents a fresh look from a design perspective. Both phones have a flat display with a hole in the center, but the Pixel 6 owes its best build quality to the metal frame, the display with Gorilla Glass Victus protection, the back panel of Gorilla Glass 6 and the degree of protection from dust and water IP68. In contrast, the OnePlus 10T has a plastic frame, Gorilla Glass 5 front and rear, and a lower IP54 rating. The Pixel 6 is available for purchase in Sorta Seafoam, Kinda Coral and Stormy Black, and the OnePlus 10T is available in Moonstone Black and Jade Green.

OnePlus 10T is more powerful

The OnePlus 10T towers over the Pixel 6 thanks to a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution. The screen has an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz, HDR10+ and 10-bit color. On the other hand, the Pixel 6 has a smaller 6.4-inch FHD+ OLED screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate and HDR support. The new OnePlus smartphone has the most powerful Qualcomm processor — Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. It is combined with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory. The Tensor chip in the Pixel 6 can’t match the Snapdragon silicon and comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of internal memory.

As for the camera specs, the Pixel 6 has a 50-megapixel main camera with OIS combined with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. It also has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. OnePlus has also equipped its phone with a 50-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Inside the hole in the display is a 16-megapixel camera. The Pixel 6 Pro is one of the best smartphones with a camera thanks to Google’s incredible software, and the OnePlus 10T will be hard to beat. Both phones have a built-in fingerprint scanner, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6E and stereo speakers, but do not have a headphone jack.

The OnePlus 10T is equipped with a 4800 mAh battery with support for impressive 125W fast charging, which allows you to fully charge the device in just 20 minutes. OnePlus also supplies the phone with a 160W power adapter. In contrast, the Pixel 6 has a smaller 4614 mAh battery and charges only at 30 watts. The Pixel 6 does not come with a charger included, but has the advantage of wireless charging (21 watts) and support for reverse wireless charging. The two phones run Android 12 out of the box, but the experience is different as the OnePlus 10T has a special shell (OxygenOS 12) on top, while Google’s smartphone runs Android with a lot of exclusive features not available on other Android smartphones. OnePlus 10T will get three years of OS updates, starting with OxygenOS 13 based on Android 13. It will also get four years of security updates. This is a step behind the three-year update of the Pixel 6 operating system and five years of security updates.

The Pixel 6 costs from $599 for the base model with 128 GB of memory and $699 for the 256 GB version. This is a lower price than the base OnePlus 10T model of the same configuration, which costs $649, and the 16 GB+ 256 GB option costs up to $749. For those who need a slightly smaller phone, timely updates and best-in-class cameras, the Pixel 6 will suit them more. However, the OnePlus 10T justifies its price with a higher refresh rate, a more powerful chipset, a larger battery and much faster charging.

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