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OnePlus 6T Announcement - release date Nov 1

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Nov 3rd, 2018 3:33 pm
So far I'm really loving the in-screen fingerprint reader... I don't think I'll be able to consider a phone in the future that doesn't have one. The phone itself seems super speedy, the UI is very fluid and really makes me realize how much my Nexus 6P has been lagging the last year or so.

Really glad I waited for this rather than settling on the Pixel 3 XL. The Pixels have a fantastic camera, no doubt, but in virtually every other way I think Google should have gone more in the direction OnePlus is favoring rather than the design and pricing imperatives they actually seem to be following.
I'm definitely considering ordering (currently on oneplus one), would have been a slam dunk if it had witless charging.
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Is Pixel 3's camera quality that good over the 6t that it's worth spending the difference.
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bembol wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2018 3:38 pm
Is Pixel 3's camera quality that good over the 6t that it's worth spending the difference.
Maybe for someone that uses their phone as a (nearly) dedicated camera, and shoots in a huge variety of lighting situations. And those who absolutely have to have the best photo quality from a camera.

But it's actually impressive how well the OnePlus 6t keeps up with the more expensive phones in terms of photo quality, considering that you're saving hundreds of dollars. Here's a video uploaded a day or so after the 6t keynote comparing the camera to 3 other competing phones, and in general it does quite well.

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Nov 3rd, 2018 3:37 pm
I'm definitely considering ordering (currently on oneplus one), would have been a slam dunk if it had witless charging.
Wireless charging is slow. The fact that this phone can get almost a full day charge in 15 minutes, outweighs the con if not having wireless charging
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Yeah, for me wireless charging isn't a deal breaker. When I used a Nexus 6, I never owned a wireless charger nor had any occasion to use it anywhere else. My Nexus 6P didn't have it, but I didn't miss it. It might be a different story if wireless chargers were all over the place in public areas, built into things you might rest your phone on (restaurant tables, desks, armrests on public transit vehicles, etc), but as things are I really don't see the point in it.

The headphone jack is the other feature that some people seem willing to die on the hill for. Personally, this one's no big deal for me as I've never really been inclined to use my phone as a music player. As someone who still buys CDs rather than lossy downloads or streaming, I rip my own digital versions and prefer keeping my entire collection on a dedicated MP4 player (one of Sony's Hi-Res audio walkmans).
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Two years ago Wireless Charging was slow but it caught up.

I love the convenience of it.

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To me, a deal breaker is lack of an always on display. I find it so handy just to look at the AOD on my phone when its sitting next to me without me having to touch the phone
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IF you are ok with custom ROMs, I would predict that because OnePlus has been good towards the development community that you could get a custom ROM that supported AOD. Others with more knowledge can chime in, BUT bottom line is that I agree with you that AOD with notification LED is an important factor many of us. I understand that there is no notification LED as well, very sad.

OnePlus is doing great stuff indeed considering the price points for other flagship level devices from other OEMs. I also like how OnePlus is sticking to the flat front panel and not curved edges like the Galaxy S and Mate 20 Pro lines. However, dual speakers, wireless charging, and AOD are too important for me.
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Curious if the gcam ported to 6T will be as good as Pixel. I am curious about night sight feature only though
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najibs wrote:
Nov 4th, 2018 4:54 pm
To me, a deal breaker is lack of an always on display. I find it so handy just to look at the AOD on my phone when its sitting next to me without me having to touch the phone
I actually had to double check that it didn't have AOD. That does indeed suck (as does lack of a notification LED). :(
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TM2Megatron wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2018 3:33 pm
So far I'm really loving the in-screen fingerprint reader... I don't think I'll be able to consider a phone in the future that doesn't have one. The phone itself seems super speedy, the UI is very fluid and really makes me realize how much my Nexus 6P has been lagging the last year or so.
What do you like about the in-screen fingerprint reader?

I can't see myself liking it better than having a dedicated reader on the back. You have to activate the screen to be able to use it. It's a bit slower. You have to find the right spot to place your thumb. I hate screen smudges so I would probably find myself constantly wiping that one spot on the screen all the time.

It does have its advantages being on the front though.
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najibs wrote:
Nov 4th, 2018 1:22 pm
Wireless charging is slow. The fact that this phone can get almost a full day charge in 15 minutes, outweighs the con if not having wireless charging
It's just too convenient. Not a deal breaker though considering what google wants for the pixel 3.
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Nov 4th, 2018 9:32 pm
What do you like about the in-screen fingerprint reader?

I can't see myself liking it better than having a dedicated reader on the back. You have to activate the screen to be able to use it. It's a bit slower. You have to find the right spot to place your thumb. I hate screen smudges so I would probably find myself constantly wiping that one spot on the screen all the time.

It does have its advantages being on the front though.
In many situations I find myself using the phone while it's laying flat on a desk; and in those situations with my Nexus 6P (or any other phone with a rear sensor) I'd need to lift the phone up to activate it. With the 6t, that's no longer necessary. True, the screen needs to be turned on (not all the way though; just the ambient display is enough), but all that requires is a single tap to wake it up. And the guiding graphic is there so you know exactly where to place your thumb (or finger). As far as the speed goes, it might be a half second or so slower than my 6P, but it's still very fast 99% of the time.

With the rear sensor, I'd usually set up the index and middle fingers of both hands, so that whichever hand I used to pick up the phone I could quickly unlock it. With the front sensor, I've found the better arrangement is both thumbs as well as the index and middle fingers of my right hand. That way, I can unlock it with my left thumb as I'm picking it up, or any of the fingers on my right hand that I typically use to control the phone.
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While I love Apple's FaceID they do need a in-display FPS. Why can't we have best of both worlds.
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I was hoping to get it today, as my wife is off and could receive it. Looks like tomorrow it is. I just hate when something that expensive sits on the door step until someone gets home to bring it in.

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