The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition was launched on December 12. It’s a beefed up version of the OnePlus 6T, and comes with a different exterior color tone, more RAM and storage, and faster charging. It’s the third phone from OnePlus within a span of seven months. It won’t be hard to imagine if it harder for you to keep up with what the company is adding (and removing) with each of its new phones.
We have reviewed the OnePlus 6 (Review) and the OnePlus 6T, and we have also received the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, so we thought it might be a good time to point out what’s new with the costly new phone and what’s different from the company’s previous flagship smartphones in terms of design, features, and specifications. Let’s have a look at them then.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition vs. OnePlus 6T vs. OnePlus 6: Price In India
The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition’s price has been announced for Indian, American, and European markets. In the US, it costs USD 699, while the European pricing has been set at EUR 699. In India, the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is priced at Rs. 50,999 and is available exclusively via Amazon.
In comparison, the OnePlus 6 was priced at INR 34,999 (for the 64GB version). The OnePlus 6T starts from INR 37,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, INR 41,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, and INR 45,999 for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. The OnePlus 6 is not available to purchase right now.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition vs. OnePlus 6T vs. OnePlus 6: Design
The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has a black color scheme, with carbon fiber pattern that’s visible through its glass back. At the rear, there’s an orange colored strip surrounding the bottom half part of the phone’s corners. The phone also comes with an orange-colored nylon-braided USB Type-C cable instead of a red-colored cable. Even the Dash Charge wall adapter that’s bundled within the box has orange-colored accents instead of a white Dash Charger. Everything else in its design, including the waterdrop notch display, is exactly similar to the OnePlus 6T’s design.
The OnePlus 6, on the other hand, features a screen with a conventional wide notch in the top-middle portion of the screen. Instead of an in-display fingerprint reader, there’s a capacitive fingerprint reader on the rear, placed just below the vertically placed dual-camera setup. The phone also features a 3.5mm headphone jack, something that’s missing from the OnePlus 6T as well as the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition vs. OnePlus 6T vs. OnePlus 6: Key Features, Performance, Battery
Both OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition use a 6.4-inch Optic AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution, a 16MP+20MP dual-camera setup with OIS and 4K 60fps video recording, 16MP selfie camera, Snapdragon 845 processor, and 3700mAh battery. The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has 10GB RAM, 256GB internal storage, and 30W Warp Charge. The OnePlus 6T, on the other hand, has 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage, and 20W fast charging.
The OnePlus 6 features a 6.3-inch Optic AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution, a 16MP+20MP dual-camera setup with OIS and 4K 60fps video recording, 16MP selfie camera, Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage, 3300mAh battery, and 20W fast charging. All three phones run some common features, including Android 9 Pie based OxygenOS software, dual-SIM card slot, and Dirac HD sound.
If you were thinking that 10GB RAM in the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition would make any noticeable performance improvement, think again. All three phones perform equally good, and you won’t notice any improvement in the speed of the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition in day-to-day usage. In terms of battery life, the OnePlus 6, lasts a little more than a day with moderate to heavy use (at least with our usage pattern). The OnePlus 6T and the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition last a day and a half to two days on a single charge. Owing to 30W Warp Charge, the McLaren Edition of OnePlus 6 charges slightly faster.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition vs. OnePlus 6T vs. OnePlus 6: Which Should You Purchase?
If you have the money to splurge, you can go with the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. However, in our opinion, the OnePlus 6 is the most sensible choice, owing to its faster fingerprint reader and a 3.5mm headphone jack. If you already own a OnePlus 6, we suggest you to hold on to it, because it is one of the best OnePlus phones yet. If you are thinking to buy a OnePlus phone, get the cheapest version of the OnePlus 6T since more than 6GB RAM is really not necessary. There’s really no practical use of spending more on the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition unless you want bragging rights (do you even get to brag if you buy a OnePlus phone?).