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Moto G22 Review: Performance Gap!

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The budget segment of smartphones is growing rapidly and most manufacturers are betting on offering more features at a lower price. One such company is Motorola. For some time now, Motorola has been in the race to launch smartphones faster. Some new phones have been added to the Moto G series, one of which is also the Moto G22.

This recently launched smartphone claims to offer a lot on paper. It also features 50MP quad cameras, a 5000mAh battery and a 90Hz display. The phone is priced at Rs 10,999 and competes with smartphones like Realme C31 ( review ) and Redmi 10 Prime ( review ). For those who want more features in the budget segment, this phone has a lot to offer, but is its performance equally good? Let’s find out.

Moto G22 price and variants

The Moto G22 comes in a single variant in India where the company has provided 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The phone is officially priced at Rs 10,999, but I have also seen it listed on Flipkart and Motorola’s own online store for Rs 9,999.

Moto G22 design

The styles of smartphones in the budget segment have already changed. This segment now sees more premium design and craftsmanship. Talking about the Moto G22, its rear panel is made of plastic which looks quite attractive. Especially liked its space blue color that I had with me. The phone also comes in Iceberg Blue and Mint Green colors, which looks pretty good in the picture.

Instead of Motorola’s typical curved back panel design, it has a flat design like we can see on the iPhone 12. Fingerprints fall on the phone, but are only more visible when viewed from a certain angle. The phone feels good in the hand and the edges are not sharp, so the phone remains comfortable in the hand even when used without a protective case.

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The quad camera setup on its back has a slightly different finish than the rest of the rear panel. It has a metallic texture but seems to blend well with the overall body design, at least in the black variant. The camera module protrudes slightly from the panel, which is why the phone is not stable when held on a flat surface.

The phone has a tall display with a notch for the front camera. The bezels are quite thin on the sides, but at the top they eat up some of the screen. The lower chin is also a bit thick. The phone is light in size and weighs 185 grams. The weight is well balanced and it is no problem to use it with one hand.

The power button and volume rocker are on the right side. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top. At the bottom, you get a USB Type C port, a speaker grill, and a primary microphone. The SIM tray is located on the left side of the phone, where there is room for two nano SIM cards and a microSD card up to 1TB. In the box you get a protective case and a TurboPower 20W charger.

Moto G22 Specifications and Software

The MediaTek Helio G37 SoC is featured in the Moto G22, which is based on the 12nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. There is also an IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU with a maximum frequency of 680MHz. It supports a 90Hz refresh rate, which is put to good use by its 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD display. ,

For connectivity, there’s support for dual-band Wi-Fi ac, 4G LTE, GPS / A-GPS and Bluetooth 5. The device doesn’t have an official IP rating, but the company says it has a water-resistant coating so the phone can’t be easily damaged in light splashes. The device has a 5000mAh battery with 20W charging function.

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Motorola is known for its near-stock Android software, and the same goes for the Moto G22. The device comes out of the box with Android 12 which is not seen much in this price segment. The June 2022 security patch was given in my review unit. The company promises three years of security updates for the phone.

The Moto G22 comes with bloatware in the form of apps like Josh and Dailyhunt, but you can also block them from being installed during setup. Inspired by Xiaomi and Realme, Motorola also introduced the Glance wallpaper feature, but it can also be disabled from the Settings app.

I’ve always loved a clean user interface (UI) and with the Moto G22 it’s all possible. You can easily navigate the user interface and it is very easy to find everything. The home screen and lock screen can also be customized with Theme Engine. This allows widgets and app icons to choose a wallpaper theme color that looks great and blends in with the UI.

Motorola smartphones are known for their classic gestures that include a karate chop action – which can be used to activate the flashlight. Screenshots can be taken using three finger gestures and the camera can be launched using spin gestures. You don’t get a dedicated Gallery app on the Moto G22, so you’ll either have to use the Google Photos app or download a third-party app.

Moto G22 performance and battery life

Both the fingerprint scanner and facial recognition options are provided for the security of the phone in the Moto G22. The fingerprint scanner is placed inside the power button, which is easy to access. The fingerprint scanner successfully unlocked the phone every time, but it took a while. Tactile feedback on the phone’s buttons was good. Face detection never worked even if the light was full enough. Even after facial recognition, the phone took a few seconds to unlock.

The Mediatek Helio G37 SoC is a power-efficient chip, but despite the Moto G22’s light and thin UI, it didn’t do well with simple tasks. Apps like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook also ran smoothly. Even after I set the display to 90Hz, it didn’t get the smooth scrolling experience I’d like.

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Multitasking and switching between apps also seemed like a chore for the phone. At times, even unlocking the phone felt like a headache as apps and widgets took a long time to appear on the home screen. During the review, the back panel of the phone started to feel a little hot after using even basic apps like Instagram for 15 minutes.

Talking about the benchmark results, the phone scored only 114,222 points on AnTuTu. It scored 170 and 955 points in single-core and multi-core Geekbench respectively. The phone scored just 5.6fps in GFXBench’s Car Chasing test and just 5683 in PCMark Work 3.0. These results were well below average and I expected more. The Realme C31 phone, which comes at the same price with the Unisoc T612 SoC, delivers better results.

Although the phone is not built for gaming, I tested several heavy and light games on it to understand the capabilities of the phone. That said, Legends Mobile and BGMI were unplayable even at lower settings, which was not surprising. Call of Duty: Mobile runs fine on low settings. Asphalt 9: Legends was locked in performance mode and the game was running fine. The Moto G22 was able to handle light games like Temple Run and Subway Surfers with ease.

High resolution is not available in the phone, but it is as affordable as other devices in this price range. It has a 720×1600 pixels display. Every app icon looked low resolution around the corners and text. Colors look balanced on the display and watching movies and TV shows on it was a great experience.

There was no visible change in colors when viewing the content from different angles. The display is Widevine L1 certified, but Netflix doesn’t seem to support it. Even on Amazon Prime Video, I was only able to watch movies in 1080p resolution. There is a choice between saturated and natural colors. The speaker quality of the phone is decent.

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With some gaming and streaming a few movies, its battery lasted just over a day. In our HD video test, the phone lasted 20 hours and 10 minutes, which is pretty impressive. With the 20W TurboPower charger included, it charged 36 percent in half an hour and 59 percent in an hour. It took 2 hours to fully charge the phone.

Moto G22 camera

The quad camera setup is given in the phone. The camera module of Moto G22 includes a 50-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture with 118-degree field of view, a 2-megapixel depth camera with f/2.4 aperture. Aperture and 2-megapixel macro camera with f/2.4 aperture is provided.

On the front, there is a 16-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.45. The camera interface is clear and clean. You have all the necessary shooting modes and settings. It also has dual photo and video capture mode which is also useful. Different types of filters and beauty modes are also given. However, the camera app crashes a few times while using it, especially when switching between modes in the UI.

The main camera takes photos at 9.4 megapixels by default. In the settings, you also get an option to select 6 megapixels or higher resolution. Photos taken by the phone looked good from above, but when zoomed in there was a lack of sufficient detail. One thing I really liked about the main camera was that it kept colors consistently neutral, which left a lot of room for experimentation when editing.

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The main camera was cropping the photo too much for my liking. With the ultra-wide-angle camera, the details in the photo were significantly reduced and cold tones began to appear in the image. However, there was very little distortion at the edges, which is good.

Macro shots were average as they lacked detail due to the low resolution lens. Portrait shots looked good and the phone was able to lock focus quickly. The camera app also lets you choose the blur level before taking a photo.

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The phone’s primary camera takes average photos in low light. There was a lot of noise in most low light shots. Detail was good on the ultra-wide camera, but the picture was just usable. In Night Vision mode, the picture became brighter, but the noise increased in some parts.

Detail in photos taken with the front camera was good. In the selfie, the camera overexposes the background of the photo to the light coming from behind. Portrait shots didn’t turn out well every time, as the camera lacked the blur level a few times. Selfies taken at night are of below average quality.

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The Moto G22 can shoot 1080p and 720p videos at 30fps. The video was recorded in normal daylight and details are few. Grains were visible even in the right light and stabilization was lacking. There was a lot of noise in the video shot in low light. You can record video with the ultra-wide camera, but you can’t switch to another camera while recording.

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The Moto G22 is attracting some attention with its quad cameras and design. Its near-stock Android experience and the promise of three years of security updates set it apart from other devices in this price segment. The 5,000 mAh battery is pretty useful, and the 20W charger to go with it is a bonus. 90Hz refresh rate and Android 12 are also its positive points.

Unfortunately, all these features do not make up for its poor performance. The Moto G22 does not give a smooth experience in daily use, the phone seems to freeze even in basic tasks. If the company had focused on providing a smoother Android experience instead of offering four cameras in it, then this device could have been a recommended phone in this price segment.

If you want something in its option, then Realme C31 and Redmi 10 Prime are good options. If clean software is your priority, then you can also check out the Nokia G21.

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Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G Review: Best Design, Average Camera Performance

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Oppo’s Reno 8 Pro 5G is the company’s most expensive Reno smartphone in India, priced at Rs 45,999. The phone is really good to look at, but if you take a cursory glance at its specification, then it turns out to be a mid-range phone. Does the Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G serve only in decorations or is the strength in its overall performance and camera charged for such a price?

This phone matches the Realme GT Neo 3 and OnePlus 10R in many ways, but does it leave the same shortcomings as the rest of the competition? I’ve been using the Reno 8 Pro for a few weeks and here I’m going to tell you everything you need to know before you buy this phone.

Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G Price

The Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G is available in a single variant in India where we can see 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The phone is priced at Rs 45,999. It comes in two finishes that include Glazed Green and Glazed Black. I had his glazed green module. Realme GT Neo 3 and OnePlus 10R 5G come with a lower starting price and offer similar specifications. But the presence of one variant in the Reno 8 Pro 5G means that it has only been launched against premium smartphones.

Design of Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G

The design of the Oppo Reno 8 Pro grabs attention at first glance. It looks quite attractive compared to other smartphones in this price segment. At 7.34 mm, it is not very thin, but it cannot be called thick either. The phone weighs 183 grams, which is surprisingly light considering its aluminum alloy frame, which not only looks good but also feels premium. There is a glossy glass panel at the back which is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and does not allow fingerprints to remain on it easily.

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Its cameras make its design stand out. The lens cutout fits the camera assembly perfectly. In fact, the camera module is an extension of the rear glass panel. The module has a slight slope that my first finger would fit under, and the phone felt pretty easy to handle with one hand.
The phone’s display is flat, but has a slight curve at the edges that blends in with the sharp corners of the frame. I’ve never seen bezels this thin at this price. The display has very thin bezels on the top and bottom, but even thinner bezels are placed on the left and right sides, which are just 1.48mm. Thanks to this, the phone looks very modern and sharp in appearance.

This time, Oppo took a mature step instead of including the fancy design of the Reno series like a shark fin selfie camera and an IP54 dust and water resistance rating on the phone. Motorola Edge 30 Pro is the only smartphone in this segment that comes with almost the same IP52 rating.

Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G Specifications and Software

The Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G features a MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max SoC, along with a MariSilicon X NPU, which the company says is primarily used to aid video recording. MariSilicon X NPU is not new, it was first announced along with the launch of Oppo Find X5 Pro, a premium smartphone, but it was not launched in India.

The Reno 8 Pro 5G doesn’t offer a storage expansion option, but the phone has room for two nano-SIM cards with dual 5G support. The phone supports dual standby and also supports standalone and non-standalone 5G bands. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3 and NFC. In the box you get a USB Type-C to Type-A cable, an 80W charger and a clear TPU case.

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Talking about the software, the company has kept certain parts of Color OS for its own smartphones. The peculiarity of customizing the phone is that it can also choose which color from the selected wallpaper to choose. Also, its unique font and OPPO’s O-Haptics (vibration system) are some of the things I didn’t see on the OnePlus 10R 5G Endurance Edition or the Realme GT Neo 3 (150W).

Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G’s O-Haptics system uses an X-axis linear motor that is very precise for feedback. It also works well when used for the phone’s 3D ringtone feature. The 3D ringtone feature is also an exclusive feature of Oppa. Oppo has also provided a floating window feature that lets you open multiple apps in small floating windows for sharing. The Reno 8 Pro 5G runs on ColorOS 12.1, which is based on Android 12. The company promises two years of Android OS updates and four years of security updates, which is good.

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One thing I didn’t like about it was the daily notifications from its themed app. It kept asking me to download a new wallpaper or buy a new Oppo smartphone. Smartphones priced above Rs 40k also had many pre-installed third party apps like Dailyhunt, Josh, Moj and PhonePe etc. But it was nice that many of them could be removed. Apart from that, Oppo also had many apps like Soloop Cut, O Relax, DocVault, etc. They were useful though, but could also be removed if needed.

Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G performance

In terms of benchmarks, the phone performed as expected. In AnTuTu, the phone scored 901 points and 3532 points in single and multi-core tests respectively. The software performance of the phone is also good. It gets Dimensity 8100-Max SoC with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. The phone is very fast when multitasking and running multiple apps. Its display with 120Hz refresh rate makes the software experience smoother. The move to a flexible AMOLED display benefited the company, making it possible to make the bezel extremely thin.

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Its 6.7-inch FullHD+ display is quite bright. Colors are vibrant and viewing angles are incredible. Compared to Realme GT Neo 3 (150W) and OnePlus 10R Endurance Edition, its display is much better. It comes with HDR10+ certification and makes it a pleasure to watch content on apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Its stereo speakers are quite loud and produce very clear sound even when the volume is turned up to full. Their output is quite balanced.

I didn’t like the fingerprint scanner shown on its display. For some reason it couldn’t read my fingerprints. Then I found that if you put a little more emphasis on it, then it is easily recognized.

The gaming performance of the phone is quite good. Whether using the camera app or playing games, its graphite-based cooling system prevents the phone from overheating. Call of Duty: Mobile runs smoothly even at the highest graphics settings. Asphalt: 9 Legends also ran very smoothly, but surprisingly no 60fps mode was enabled. The phone has a touch sample rate of 360Hz, which supports fast-paced gaming, but has room for improvement.

The phone’s battery is not upgradeable. Like the Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G, it gets a 4500mAh battery along with 80W fast charging. Using this charger, the phone charges from 0 to 52 percent in 15 minutes and gets a full charge in 34 minutes. The phone lasted 18 hours and 25 minutes in our HD video test. With normal use, the phone runs smoothly for a day and a half, which is great for a slim device. Wireless charging is not available here, which is easily available in other smartphones in this segment or below.

Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G cameras

The triple rear camera setup is available on the Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G. It has a 50-megapixel primary camera with a Sony IMX766 sensor, but no OIS support. The second camera is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and the third is a 2-megapixel macro camera. It has a 32-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and comes with autofocus. Oppo’s camera interface will be familiar to OnePlus and Realme users. The interface is very simple, but advanced options for some modes can be accessed by tapping the ellipsis button.

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Photos taken with the main camera in daylight were sharp and clear with good color reproduction. Results with the ultra-wide camera were very average, with limited dynamic range, which meant there was less detail in shadow areas. It felt like the macro camera was just edited to fill the specs as it wasn’t very easy to take a picture with it and the focus was fixed. The real difference in improving the AI ​​scene is visible in this phone. It provides good dynamic range when taking still photos, especially in daylight.

Selfies were sharp and detail and dynamic range were good. Selfie portraits were also good, but the phone failed to expose the background very well. Images looked good in low light, provided there was a light source nearby. I expected to do better with the 32MP selfie camera with autofocus.

When the photo was taken in auto mode with the main camera in low light, detail was good. The lack of OIS was felt here as the camera failed to capture raised grain detail well on any surface. A texture with black spots was found in the dark area. While capturing the photo here, the phone took more than one to two seconds, and in night mode, this time went up to 3 seconds.

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The camera was very capable of capturing details in night mode as it also captured details that I couldn’t even see with my eyes. The noise reduction algorithm is more aggressive, with the long exposure and lack of OIS, the photo doesn’t come out as good as it could be. Photos taken under lots of street lights were sharp, but the texture was a bit flat here as well.

Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G’s main camera uses DOL HDR video recording at the hardware level, with support for Oppo’s MariSilicon X NPU. Better dynamic range is claimed with this system. However, in my experience, 1080p 30fps video was average and lacked detail. 1080p 60fps video was quite shaky, stabilization was a major issue. Video came out fine at 4K 30fps. There was plenty of detail and the dynamic range was also good.

After turning on the AI ​​Highlight function, the video started playing unstable frame rates and details were also reduced. Despite shooting in daylight, the texture remains soft and noise is visible even in dark areas. 4K low-light video was recorded at its best quality when shot in normal mode. I found it better to keep AI Highlight off as it degraded the video quality.

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The Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G clearly looks like a premium smartphone. It’s lightweight, stylish and looks premium even at Rs 45,999. It’s hard to find another smartphone with such design and build quality at this price. Unfortunately, your hopes start to dwindle when it comes to the camera. The camera is not the best for the price of this phone.

The Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G stands out here as a solid option with better hardware and camera performance, with a decent macro camera at a lower price. It misses a bit in design but offers tremendous value for money at a starting price of Rs 37,999.

The Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G phone has come a long way from its old model, so it now stands shoulder to shoulder with OnePlus and Motorola. There is also the OnePlus 9RT 5G which offers decent camera performance, is equipped with a Snapdragon 888 SoC, a 120Hz OLED panel and is priced at Rs 42,999. Then there is the Motorola Edge 30 Pro which has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, a quality rear camera , a 60-megapixel selfie camera, IP52 rating, and a hands-on Android software experience.

The OnePlus 10R Endurance Edition and Realme GT Neo 3 (150W) are also available at the same price, but you can check them out if fast charging is your first priority. Finally, there is the Redmi K50i 5G, which is priced at Rs 25,999. It’s equipped with the same processor, 144Hz display, 5080mAh battery, but the phone is built with a gaming bent.

The Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G will appeal to those who are fans of Oppo, want a very attractive design, want an IP rating and also want fast charging. The phone ended up being a bit expensive and not the best value for money.

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Your voice is enough to work with these speakers, buy this speaker for Rs 999

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Amazon’s Best Smart Speaker: The speakers are available on Amazon for just Rs 999 and can work with Alexa or Google Voice Assistant. That is, the sound alone is enough to drive them. They have a sound power of up to 5 W and are also waterproof. These portable speakers are best for small parties at home, conversations in the office or for entertaining children.

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These smart speakers from Noise are available at a whopping 67% off. It is priced at Rs 2999 but in the deal you can buy it for just Rs 999. It’s a speaker powered by Google Voice Assistant. These are waterproof speakers with a level of IPX7. They have TWS pairing function and dual equalizer. It is a 5W speaker with 3 color options.

Amazon Sale on Noise Zest 5W Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Voice Assistant with 8 Hours Play Time

2-Eufy Genie Wi-Fi Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa, Voice Control and Hands-Free Use, Online Music Streaming (Amazon Music, Pandora, Sirius XM), Smart Home Control, AirPlay Compatible, AUX Out, Black

This speaker is priced at Rs 3,299 but the offer is getting a 57% discount after which you can buy it for Rs 1,409. It is compatible with Alexa and Google Voice Assistant. It has 2W speakers.

3-Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – New and Improved Smart Speaker with Alexa (Black)

The Echo Dot speaker, Alexa’s best-selling speaker, is on sale for just Rs 2,249. It is priced at Rs 4,499, but there is a 50% discount on the sale. In this the voice command can also be given to Alexa English.

Amazon Sale on Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – New and Improved Alexa Smart Speaker (Black)

4-Mi Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker (5W) Up to 20 hours battery life, dynamic sound effect, Bluetooth 5.0, IPX5 splash proof, compact and premium mesh design

These Mi portable speakers are available for Rs 1,199, whose MRP is Rs 1,999, but there is a 40% discount on the offer. It is a 5W speaker that is splash resistant. Its battery life is up to 20 hours.

Amazon Deal for Mi Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker (5W) Up to 20 hours battery life, dynamic sound effect

Disclaimer: All this information is taken from Amazon website only. For any complaint related to the goods you will need to contact by going to Amazon. ABP News does not endorse the quality, price and offers of the products mentioned here.

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OnePlus 10T 5G first impression: Things have changed!

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OnePlus isn’t just a phone, it’s an individual brand. The company has carved a niche for Android fans with its never-failing tagline and flexible software. The growing popularity of the company has brought it to the mainstream and the prices of the phones are increasing continuously, but still the company is doing something different to make the fans happy. Now, however, all that has begun to change. OnePlus is now merging with its subsidiary Oppo, the software efforts of the two companies are merging, and that separate boundary of OnePlus seems to be eroding now.

The company’s new OnePlus 10T 5G is quite attractive. The company is saving the “T” smartphones for a mid-year launch. But no OnePlus 10 has been coming here. This phone is new from the OnePlus 10 Pro and has some features that can be called modern since it was launched as the successor to the OnePlus 10 Pro. The base variant of the phone comes for Rs 49,999 in which 8GB RAM and 128GB storage are available. Above that is the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage model that comes for Rs 54,999. If you want to go even higher, there is also a 16GB RAM and 256GB storage variant that costs Rs 55,999.

So what exactly do you get from the company? Is it just an old phone, or has OnePlus found a new way to make it stand out? Here we recount the first impressions of the OnePlus 10T 5G.

Instead of the big box of OnePlus, now the company has given a standard design. There is a protective case, a red Cable Club membership card, some stickers and a large letter from the company for the phone. There’s also a 160W charger and a red USB Type-C cable.

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In the camera layout of the smartphone, you will see a similarity with the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G, but the rear panel of the phone is quite prominent. You’ll also find out how reflective its back panel is. The volume buttons are given on the left and the power button is on the right. There is no warning slider here. At the top there are small speakers and a microphone hole. A tray for two SIM cards, a USB Type-C port and the main speaker are located at the bottom.

The OnePlus 10T 5G didn’t feel very premium to me, even though its back panel is made of glass. At 8.75mm, it’s quite thick, and at 203.5 grams, it’s also quite heavy. It comes in a slightly textured finish Moonstone Black and glossy Jade Green. We have its Jade Green variant.

All variants of the OnePlus 10T 5G support 150W charging. If you are concerned about safety, then the company has provided a complete list of measures taken for this, which we will talk about in the full review. You can also charge other devices including laptops as it comes with USB-PD support up to 45W.

During the setup process, you’ll get privacy and customization options. You can choose the system font, set up security, and even practice navigation gestures. It comes preloaded with apps like Netflix, OnePlus Community and Game Manager. This device comes with Android 12 based OxygenOS 12.1 with July security patch. If you dig deep into the settings, you’ll find some customization options. The company announced OxygenOS 13, but unfortunately the 10T 5G does not come with it.

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The company has termed the design of this phone as weightless or weightless, which can be said to be useful and more accurate. The company has removed the alert slider from it, which was the most visible feature to differentiate it from other Android players. This simple switch took up a lot of space in the body, and the company says it prefers that space to accommodate the battery capacity. In addition, better cooling and antenna are also included here. The company seems to have tried to save some costs, but after removing the 3.5mm headphone jack a few years ago, I still don’t see how things have improved for the user.

Apart from all this, the company has also not provided wireless charging, official IP rating and e-SIM support, which the company thinks its fans will live without. Even the Hasselblad camera brand has been removed. The company says the 10 Pro 5G is still a flagship option for those who want better camera capabilities. While the 10T 5G will appeal more to those who prioritize gaming and fast charging more.

The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC with improved cooling system, 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage. For the best option, the company says you can run 30 apps simultaneously in the background, so you can pick up where you left off.

The phone’s 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED panel features full HD+ resolution, 120Hz peak refresh rate and an integrated fingerprint sensor. The edges are thin all around and there is no thick chin. The display supports HDR 10+ and is made of Gorilla Glass 5. The OnePlus 10T 5G also has a 4800mAh battery, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC and GPS.

The main rear camera with OIS is a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor with f/1.8 aperture. Along with this, a primary 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera are also available. The front camera is 16-megapixel. These specs aren’t very good, but the company promises richly detailed photos and videos on the back of 10-bit color capture support and better processing algorithms. Video recording can be done at up to 4K 60fps.

The company’s latest launch, the 10R, looks like the Realme GT Neo 3 and doesn’t quite fit into OnePlus’ plan. Now the 10T 5G is also presented in the same style, which again raises the question of who is this phone for? Where does it fit into the heavily discounted OnePlus 10 Pro 5G? Are the compromises worth it? And most importantly, is OnePlus still OnePlus?

On top of all that, we’re in the process of testing the 10T 5G to see how it balances camera quality, battery life, charging speed, design, and the OxygenOS experience with CPU power. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360, detailed review coming soon.

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