OnePlus 10T Unboxing and First Impressions

OnePlus just launched the OnePlus 10T, the company’s top-end ‘T series’ smartphone. It is the company’s first phone to be powered by Snapdragon 8+ 1 SoC and has the company’s largest cooling system, and packs a whopping 150W fast charging. We got to check out the the phone. Here are our first impressions.

Box Contents

  • OnePlus 10T 12GB + 256GB in Jade colour
  • 160W SuperVOOC fast charger
  • USB Type-C to C cable
  • Protective case
  • SIM Ejector tool
  • User guide

This is the same 160W charger and comes with a USB Type-C  charger that was introduced with the OnePlis 10R. The charger also supports PD and PPS charging as well and is quite heavy, so it might not be easy to carry around.

The phone has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen which a centre punch-hole. Since it has up to 950 nits brightness, the screen is bright even outdoors, and the 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut offers vibrant colours. It has 120Hz refresh rate screen with up to 1000Hz instant touch sampling rate.

Inside the tiny punch-hole, there is a 16-megapixel camera. The earpiece grill is present on the top edge, which doubles up as a secondary speaker.

It has minimal bottom bezel. The phone features an in-display fingerprint scanner.

It is the first OnePlus phone to be powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. The phone has 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.

It has an efficient cooling system featuring the company’s largest and most advanced cooling system ever – offering a total cooling area of over 37,000 mm². The cooling system has cryo-velocity vapor chamber – the largest vapor chamber in any OnePlus device – with 8 dissipation channels and a redesigned micron-level 3D capillary dissipation structure that, together, offer up to twice the dissipation ability of traditional smartphone vapor chambers.

Coming to the button placements and ports, the power button is present on the right side, the volume rockers are present on the left. The dual SIM slot, primary microphone, USB Type-C port and the loudspeaker grill are present on the bottom. The secondary microphone is on the top, along with a speaker vent. The phone doesn’t have an expandable storage. This has a plastic frame, so you don’t see antenna bands.

The company has removed the alert slide, which it says is to add necessary space inside the device to add new, meaningful technologies such as high wattage charging, a large battery capacity, and better antenna signal with 15 separate antennas around the device’s body, while maintaining a thin and light form factor.

Camera setup

  • 50MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, Sony IMX766 sensor, OIS
  • 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 16MP front camera with f/2.4 aperture

It supports 4K 60fps video recording from the rear camera, and the front camera supports 1080p recording.

Check out some camera samples.

The phone has an AG glass back with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The Jade Green version that we have features a glossy ceramic-like finish that attracts fingerprints easily. The Moonstone Black version has a matte finish that is inspired by the texture of basalt.  This uses a process called dual-AG craft is used to create the effect of flickering sand that shines differently
depending on the angle light strikes it.

The phone packs a 4,800mAh battery with 150W SuperVOOC wired fast charging that can charge up to 100% in 19 minutes. Battery Healing Technology on the OnePlus 10T with 150W SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition allows electrodes to be continuously repaired during charging cycles, reducing the damage done to anodes and cathodes in the device’s battery to preserve its capacity. Even after 1600 charge and discharge cycles, the battery lifespan of the phone will remain at 80%, says the company.

The OnePlus 10T starts at Rs. 49, 999 for the 8GB + 128GB model. It is now available for pre-order from, and more and will go on sale from August 6th.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram