It’s been less than six months since the launch of the OnePlus 6 in May, and now the OnePlus 6T is here. If you’re wondering what it’s like, we have it with us.

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Before we get to the phone though, I want to mention how much I like the packaging: It doesn’t look cheap at all, and feels tougher than boxes I get from other brands, like Xiaomi. It has the number 6 printed on the front, as well as the words “Unlock The Speed” printed on the side. With its red and white color, it looks just like a Christmas gift. (Not that I actually get to keep the phone myself!)

OnePlus 6T packaging box

Inside the box, you’ll find a 3.5mm headphone to USB Type-C adapter, a SIM tray tool, a fast charge cable in striking red, and a charging adapter that supports OnePlus’ Dash Charge technology. There’s also a well made protective case. And one more thing: OnePlus fans will be excited to find a message card from CEO Pete Lau.

The fast charge cable in striking red

Just like the box, the phone doesn’t feel cheap at all, despite its budget-friendly starting price of US$549. The model we got is the Midnight Black variant, which has a soft touch matte finish that feels great in-hand. The phone doesn’t feel slippery at all, and I feel like it’s built to last. Also, I prefer the tiny notch on the OnePlus 6T than the wider notches seen on other smartphones.

OnePlus 6 on the left, OnePlus 6T on the right

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more!