The OnePlus 6T is now available, starting at $549 for the most affordable configuration with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Aside from its low price that undercuts much of the Android flagship competition, its standout features include a refined design with a teardrop notch, fast-performing specs, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. And it's the first OnePlus phone to work on Verizon's network.
Its just-okay camera isn’t up to snuff compared to the iPhone XS or Google Pixel 3, and the omission of rated water resistance, wireless charging, and a headphone jack are a few other compromises that may give some pause, despite the appealing price. But that already-tempting price is made even easier to spread out if you’re buying the 6T on T-Mobile.
You can get the OnePlus 6T through OnePlus itself. Buying direct is your best option if you live outside of the US, if you want the matte black finish (T-Mobile only sells the glossy version), or if you’d prefer either the cheaper or more expensive model. Three models are offered through the company’s site, each at different, yet still aggressive price points.
- OnePlus 6T with 128GB of storage and 6GB RAM is $549
- OnePlus 6T with 128GB of storage and 8GB RAM is $579
- OnePlus 6T with 256GB of storage and 8GB RAM is $629
OnePlus is partnering with a US carrier for the first time, and if you’re looking to check out and buy the OnePlus 6T in person, you can do so at your local T-Mobile store. T-Mobile only stocks the $579 configuration of the phone that brings 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. It’s also worth noting that T-Mobile’s model pares the phone’s dual SIM card support down to a single SIM.
Buy it outright: $579
Monthly installments: It costs $24.17 per month for 24 months through T-Mobile
Special offers: You can save up to 50 percent on your monthly bill (after credits are applied) by trading in your phone to T-Mobile. The carrier is accepting a long list of phones, some old (Nexus 6, OnePlus One, anyone?) some new, and offering up to $300 back in the form of monthly bill credits, so see if yours is listed below.
While not a retail partner for OnePlus, for now at least, Verizon touts full compatibility with OnePlus’ latest smartphone. Dan Seifert had a chance to test the network out on the 6T, and you can read his impressions within a longer report on the company’s big shift to working with carriers.
If you see yourself hopping over to Verizon at any point, we’d suggest buying the 6T from OnePlus’ own website, not T-Mobile’s, as you’ll be robbing yourself of the second SIM card slot that’s missing from that carrier’s exclusive model.