The OnePlus 6T just got announced, but we want to take a look at which phone is worth your money. We put the OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 6T vs Pocophone F1 Specs and Price Comparison to help you decide which phone is worth your money and whether you need the upgrade to the OnePlus 6T.
The New OnePlus 6T has just been announced for $549 for the 128 GB / 6GB Variant. The OnePlus 6 is for $529 for the 64GB / 6GB version, and $300 for the Pocophone F1 at 64GB / 6GB.
OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 6T vs Pocophone F1 Comparison – The New Midrange Flagship Killer?
All of the phones are on the common ground of having the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and equally, have 6GB of RAM in their base models. The OnePlus 6 and Pocophone F1 still offer face unlocking, but Pocophone F1 has a superior face unlock due to the built-in infrared sensor in the front camera. Allowing for face unlock even in a pitch black room. The OnePlus 6 will turn on an assistive light on the screen and help with face unlock.
The OnePlus 6T, even with the raindrop notch, has face unlock. They all have large displays with the OnePlus 6T having a 6.4-inch display, OnePlus 6 with a 6.28-inch display and the Pocophone F1 with a 6.18-inch display. The OnePlus phones DO have AMOLED Display versus the Pocophone F1’s LCD.
The OnePlus 6 has the smallest battery of the bunch with 3300 mAh, and the OnePlus 6T with 3700 mAh. The Pocophone wins with 4000 mAh and Quick charge 3.0. Quickcharge compatible components are more easily available over OnePlus phones proprietary Dash Charging technology, which makes it a burden to charge outside of the dash charger.
The difference primarily comes down to the camera. The OnePlus 6 and the Pocophone had photo finish sessions where both phones were equally good in their own aspects. The OnePlus 6T wins with Nightscape, their hat in the ring for Google’s Night Sight. Camera technology that helps take great low-light photos without the flash.
In terms of display, AMOLED will always win and with OnePlus 6T’s rain-drop notch, you can’t go wrong when it comes to screen-to-body ratio.
I personally am a fan of Quick Charge 3.0 as its accessories and power banks are available in abundance. Dash Chargers and power banks are a rarity and have to be hunted for. The OnePlus phones are undoubtedly miles ahead of the Pocophone, but when it comes to convenience, nothing will beat the Poco when you can just plug in a powerbank to start Quick Charge 3.0 versus carrying around the charger of your phone and hunting for a socket.
When we come to performance, the difference will be minor at best. Under the hood, each phone has variants that have 8GB RAM Models and all the phones have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. Any difference in scores will only be very minor in real-world testing. You can still switch between apps seamlessly.
The Pocophone is the only one of the bunch to not have NFC. Eliminating it from using Google Pay and other compatible services.
In terms of bands, the Pocophone has major faults. If you are in the US, you are going to have a bad time. If you are within the US and want the best phone for your network coverage, its only up to your personal preference on whether you want the OnePlus 6 or the T.