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OnePlus 10T vs. OnePlus 10 Pro: How the Flagship Phones Compare

The OnePlus 10T is the most recent member of the company's flagship 10 series. Check out the specs below to see if it's the right choice for you.

OnePlus 10T photgraphed against plain pink background
The 10T will be available in two colors, which the company calls jade green and moonstone black.
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The OnePlus 10T smartphone revealed in August signals the company's plans to continue the "T" brand it's pursued on and off since 2016 -- essentially releasing a midcycle phone with smaller upgrades. The performance-focused OnePlus 10T joins the OnePlus 10 Pro in the Chinese phone-maker's flagship lineup. On sale in the US and UK now, it starts at $649 for the base model (8GB, 128GB), and $749 for the more powerful model (16GB, 256GB). UK pricing is £629 and £729, respectively, and the base price converts roughly to AU$1,135.

As a performance-focused phone, the OnePlus 10T features a state-of-the-art processor, a heck of a lot of RAM, a large battery, fast charging and the largest cooling system ever in a OnePlus phone, according to the company. (For specifics, you can scroll down to CNET's specs chart.) That said, the 10T makes some compromises in pursuit of performance. 

Alert slider on an earlier OnePlus phone

The alert slider, such as the one seen here on an earlier OnePlus phone, has been a feature of OnePlus phones for years. The company removed it from the 10T, saying it was a "necessary tradeoff" to hit performance and price targets for the OnePlus 10T.

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One of them is the signature alert slider, which has remained a fixture in virtually every major OnePlus flagship for nearly a decade. (Yes, the 10 Pro has one.) Much like the iPhone's mute switch, OnePlus' alert slider lets you switch between ringer modes such as vibrate, mute and full volume without having to navigate through menus. OnePlus said the removal of the alert slider provided them "with the necessary space inside the device to add new, meaningful technologies" -- like faster charging with two charging pumps, a bigger battery and a better signal thanks to 15 antennas around the device. 

On the back, the OnePlus 10T also features a new "crater design" that merges the rear glass panel with the camera system. There are three cameras consisting of a 50-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultrawide and a 2-megapixel macro lens. Comparatively, the OnePlus 10 Pro has a more advanced camera, which includes a telephoto camera that is crucial for zooming into faraway objects. The 10 Pro also reaps the benefits of a Hasselblad partnership, which did not extend to the 10T.

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And it wouldn't be a OnePlus phone without fast charging. The company says its 150-watt charger replenishes a dead phone battery to 100% in 20 minutes. This represents a step up from the 10 Pro's 60-watt charger, at least on paper. (Note: Devices purchased in North America will charge with the 125-watt fast charger, while the 10T phones sold in Europe in India will get support for 150 watts.)

The 10T is available in two colors, which the company calls moonstone black and jade green with a matte finish. For a more granular look at how OnePlus' new 10T compares with the 10 Pro, take a look at our specs chart below. 

OnePlus 10T vs. OnePlus 10Pro

One Plus 10T OnePlus 10 Pro
Display size, resolution 6.7-inch (2,412x1,080 pixels) 6.7-inch (3,216x1,440 pixels)
Pixel density 394 ppi 525 ppi
Dimensions (Millimeters) 163 × 75.37 × 8.75  163 x 73.9 x 8.55 
Weight (Grams) 203.5 g 201 g
Mobile software Android 12 Android 12
Camera 50-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (ultrawide), 2-megapixel 48-megapixel (wide), 50-megapixel (ultrawide), 8-megapixel (telephoto)
Front-facing camera 16-megapixel 32-megapixel
Video capture 4K at 60 fps 4K at 60 fps
Processor Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Storage/RAM 8GB + 128GB; 16GB + 256GB 8GB + 128GB (US); 12GB + 256GB (UK)
Expandable storage None None
Battery/Charger 4,800 mAh (125-watt/150-watt charger) 5,000 mAh (65-watt charger)
Fingerprint sensor In-display In-display
Connector USB-C USB-C
Headphone jack None None
Special features 5G, 120Hz display, 150-watt fast-charger (Europe, India), 125-watt fast-charger (US) 5G, 120Hz display, 65-watt fast charging (80-watt in the UK), IP68 water resistance (T-Mobile only)
Price (USD) $649 (8GB, 128GB), $749 (16GB, 256GB) $799
Price (GBP) £629 (8GB, 128GB), £729 (16GB, 256GB) £899 (16GB, 256GB)