Recently launched OnePlus flagship phone, Oneplus 6T comes with decent improvements over its successor in terms of display, unlocking mechanism, advanced camera features and powerful battery. It is available in three variants – 6GB RAM+128GB priced at Rs 37,999, 8GB RAM+128GB priced at Rs 41,999 and 8GB RAM+256GB priced at Rs 45,999 and comes in multiple colour option such as Mirror black and Midnight black.
OnePlus 6T features a 6.41 inch Full HD+ Optic AMOLED display with 1080x2340 pixels resolution. The display is protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 6 against scratches and any accidental mishaps. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Adreno 630 GPU. It includes up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. In terms of camera quality, it features a dual rear camera (16MP + 20MP) with f/1.7 aperture. The front-facing camera delivers great selfies with a 16MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture. OnePlus 6T is packed with a 3700mAh battery and runs on Android 9.0 Pie operating system.
Drawbacks of OnePlus 6T : Though it is an impressive phone, it lacks some important features such as QHD display, IP68 water/dust resistance, wireless charging, 3.5-mm headphone jack, to name a few. It has in-display fingerprint sensor which is less accurate and slower than the traditional fingerprint reader.
We have shortlisted the best OnePlus 6T alternatives that can be bought below Rs 40,000.
1. OnePlus 6 (Rs 34,999)
OnePlus 6 sports similar specifications and features as its successor except that it has smaller 3300mAH battery and smaller 6.28-inch display. OnePlus 6 has a faster fingerprint sensor and a 3.5mm headphone jack and is a great buy in 30K price range. With a top-notch display, massive RAM and huge onboard storage, it is a delight for the gaming enthusiasts.
Pros : Great design, sturdy build, powerful battery
Cons : Lowlight camera performance, mono speaker
2. Xiaomi Poco F1 (Rs 20,999)
Xiaomi Poco F1 is a great alternative for OnePlus 6T for price-conscious buyers who want top-of-the-line performance and premium features. The device features the 6.18-inch FHD+ display and is packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage. In a price range of around 20K, this phone is a great buy and has become quite popular among the prospective smartphone buyers. However, it lacks the premium look and feel in comparison to Oneplus 6T. Though it has good camera specifications including dual rear camera (12MP + 5MP) and 20MP front camera, its quality cannot be matched to that of OnePlus 6T.
Pros : Great set of cameras, Sharp and vibrant display, efficient processor
Cons : Hybrid Slot
3. LG G7 Plus ThinQ (Rs 40,000)
LG’s new flagship device is available at a much affordable price than its peer brands. It is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with 128GB of internal storage and 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM resulting in fast processing and multitasking. The additional features included in this phone are proper water resistance certification, wireless charging, and a sharper QHD+ display.
Pros : Amazing display, powerful chipset, wireless charging
Cons : Average battery
4. Huawei Nova 3 (Rs 34,999)
The recently launched camera-centric flagship phone by Huawei, Huawei Nova 3 is packed with premium specifications like 6.3-inch FHD+ display, octa-core Kirin 970 AI chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, dual rear camera setup (24MP+16MP), dual set of selfie cameras (24MP+2MP) and a 3750mAH battery with quick charging feature. If your budget is around 35K, then this is definitely a smart option to consider.
Pros : Impressive design, Powerful processor, Massive storage capacity, high resolution cameras, quick charging.
Cons : Hybrid SIM slot, EMUI Software, not water resistant
5. Vivo V11 Pro (Rs 23,499)
Vivo V11 Pro is one of the affordable OnePlus 6 alternative that can be bought by the consumer. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset, features a 6.41-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, decent set of rear cameras and a long-lasting battery. So you can get a premium handset at such a reasonable price and is a delight for selfie enthusiasts with features like AI beautification, Portrait lighting, Pro mode and more.
Pros : fast charging, amazing selfie camera, In-display fingerprint sensor and fast face unlock
Cons : Mediocre battery, No USB Type-C port