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OnePlus 10T Ditches Premium Feel for Slippery, Shiny Aesthetics

The OnePlus 10T's big highlight is its speedier chip, but it comes with several sacrifices.

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Andrew Lanxon

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The OnePlus 10T is a small refinement over the OnePlus 10 Pro in terms of power, but it comes at the cost of better features seen in the 10 Pro.

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The OnePlus 10T does come at a lower $649 and £629 price in the US for a model with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage, which is down from the OnePlus 10 Pro's original base price of $899 for a similar memory and storage configuration. But OnePlus also announced a price drop for the 10 Pro, bringing its base price down to $799.

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The OnePlus 10T is packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor and a mighty 16GB of RAM, which does make it an absolute powerhouse. But that's only a small upgrade in speed according to our benchmark tests.

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It's also a matter of the use case. That extra power isn't going to help you post a TikTok video quicker or make better-looking photo edits in Snapseed. The OnePlus 10 Pro also already plays games very well at max settings.

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With OnePlus' Hasselblad partnership not extending to the 10T, the camera hardware is reduced to a 50-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide and a worthless 2-megapixel macro lens. It's a big step down from the 48-megapixel main, 50-megapixel ultrawide and 8-megapixel telephoto on the 10 Pro.

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The OnePlus 10T (left) is pictured here with the OnePlus 10 Pro.

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The OnePlus 10T does include a fast charger.

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The OnePlus 10T supports 150W fast charging. It's ridiculously fast, but compared to the OnePlus 10 Pro it's only faster by 10 minutes.

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The OnePlus 10T also has good battery life. You won't struggle to get a full day of use out of it, but of course it'll take very little time to give it a juice up if you do find yourself running out of power later in the day.

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