OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 5T: What’s the difference?

OnePlus officially unveiled the much-anticipated OnePlus 6 in an exclusive event in London yesterday. It bears a notched display, a Snapdragon 845, a 20MP + 16MP rear cameras, water-resistance, and more. Now the question is, what’s the difference between the new flagship compared to last year’s OnePlus 5T?

OnePlus 6 has but OnePlus 5T hasn’t

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Water resistant
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Notched display
  • Adreno 630
  • 6.28-inch Full Optic FHD+ display
  • Three variants – 6GB RAM/64GB ROM, 8GB RAM/128GB ROM, 8GB RAM/256GB ROM

OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 5T similarities

  • 3300 mAh battery pack with Dash Charge
  • 16 MP front camera
  • Dual rear camera setip

The OnePlus 6 sports a 6.28-inch Full Optic Full HD+ display with 2180 x 1080p resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. On the other hand, the OnePlus 5T features 6.01-inch 18:9 2160 x 1080 Optic AMOLED display.

Last year’s OnePlus 5T arrives with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835with Adreno 540 GPU while the newest flagship is powered by Qualcomm’s latest chipset Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with Adreno 630.

This new OnePlus flagship smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with OxygenOS 5.1 while the OnePlus 5T with OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. In the battery department, both handsets carry the same 3300mAh battery pack with Dash Charge. Both also have Face Unlock and Fingerprint sensor. Both are also water-resistant but with no IP rating so it still won’t survive even a quick swim in a pool.

Going to the cameras, both handsets sports dual camera setup. For taking selfies, the OnePlus 6 and 5T has 16 MP front snapper. But the 16MP sensor on the OnePlus 6 has AI capabilities.

The OnePlus 5T is available in Midnight Black for PHP 24,990 while the the OnePlus 6 will be available in three color variants – Silk White, Midnight Black, and Mirror Black. Both black variants will be released in the market starting on May 22. The 6GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage variant is priced at $529. The 8GB/128GB model will carry a price tag of $579, and the 8GB/256GB will retail for $629.

SPECSOnePlus 6 OnePlus 5T
Display6.28-inch Full Optic FHD+ with 19:9 Aspect Ratio, 1080 x 2180 Pixels 402 PPI6.01-inch 18:9 2160 x 1080 Optic AMOLED display, 401ppi
Dimensions155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm, 177g156.1 x 75 x 7.3mm, 162 g
ColorMidnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk WhiteMidnight Black
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 630Adreno 540
Memory6GB RAM/64GB ROM, 8GB RAM/128GB ROM, 8GB RAM/256GB ROM6/8GB RAM, 64/128GB
Main Camera20 MPl f/1.7 Sony IMX519 zoom + 16 MP f/1.7 Sony IMX 376K with 1.22um pixels (primary), 1um pixels (zoom) PDAF, OIS, EIS, 2X optical zoom, LED flash, 4K recording, 480FPS slo-mo16MP Sony IMX 398 1.12?m, f/1.7 w/ dual LED flash + 20MP Sony IMX 376K 1.0?m, f/1.7 secondary camera
Front camera16MP f/2.016MP f/2.0
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, 4G LTE, 3G HSDPA, 2G GSM, GPRS Networks, Dual-Sim4G LTE Cat 12, MIMO 2×2, WiFi 802.11, 2.4/5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, supports aptX & aptX HD, NFC, GPS
OSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Battery3,300mAh battery with Dash Charge3,300mAh battery with Dash Charge
Official PriceTBAPHP 25,000 SRP
Release DateMay 2018November 2017

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