Is OnePlus 10T 5G Worth Taking A Look? [Impressions]

This is a first look and impression of the OnePlus 10T 5G.
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On Wednesday, 3 August 2022, OnePlus announced they are releasing their latest premium smartphone to the world and it will be coming to Malaysia on 1 September.

OnePlus let us have a hands-on with the phone. Here we have the ‘Jade Green’ colour and, under the hood, it is packing the Qualcomm Snapdragon flagship chipset, the 8+ Gen 1 with support for 150W fast charging. The configuration we have here comes with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

I have the phone with me for about two days and this is my first impression of OnePlus 10T 5G.

The phone came in an iconic OnePlus packaging for its smartphone, a rather plain red box with 10T written on it. In the box, you will find a 160W SUPERVOOC charger and a cable. I’m glad to see that OnePlus is still giving us a charger, instead of asking us to buy one (I’m looking at you Apple, Samsung and Nothing).

There’s no protective case included but OnePlus is selling two different cases if you want to protect your phone. The company didn’t say how much the phone cases will cost in Malaysia.

This is the Glacier Mat Case. The company says the case is made of heat-dissipating material and helps remove heat from the phone. In real-life usage, I don’t feel the difference at all, but it is unique looking.

Next up is the Sandstone Bumper case. This one is not as fancy as the Glacier Mat case, but it gets the job done. The case has a sandstone texture, is nice to hold, and is grippy. I prefer this one more than the other one.

Solidly Built Phone

The phone feels solid in my hand, even though the frame is made from plastic. I think it will survive the JerryRigEverything bend test. The front and back are covered by Gorilla Glass 5. Not the latest stuff, but it will do.

The back has a smooth finish and it attracts fingerprints, but for this colourway, the fingerprints are not that noticeable. Also, the phone is only slightly slippery, so holding the phone without a case is doable.

The camera island is huge, but is kind of unique looking. At least from behind, you can easily recognise it as a OnePlus phone, instead of any other smartphone that shares similar designs.

Fast & Responsive Software

First thing first, the phone has next to no bloatware. The only preinstalled apps on the phone are Google apps and Netflix. That’s it. No social media apps or any other apps that you will never use. Good job, OnePlus!

Secondly, OxygenOS 12.1 is very responsive and smooth. I haven’t encountered any lags or apps closing suddenly.

Putting The Phone Through Its Paces

Overall, this phone is giving me pretty positive vibes, but of course, I have to use the phone for a longer period of time before I can say for sure.

So I’m going to take the phone for a spin for a few weeks and be sure to stay tuned for the review of the OnePlus 10T 5G.

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