OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Hands-On: Brace Yourself for the Best Smartphone Unboxing Experience Ever

As every year it is the case with the OnePlus flagship phones, this year as well, the Chinese OEM manufacturer has tied up with a brand to come up with a special edition OnePlus 6T. This time around, the brand which OnePlus has partnered up with is none other than the premium F1 car manufacturer McLaren. In a partnership which has been branded as “Salute to Speed”, OnePlus launched a OnePlus 6T with a McLaren logo, unique specifications and a McLaren custom colour scheme. We managed to get our hands on a OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition and here are the first impressions of the phone.


OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition: Packaging and First Impressions

Being the special edition of the phone, we were greeted with a unique packaging which we don’t get to see on the standard OnePlus 6T. The package of the phone also features the “Salute to Speed” branding with the signature orange and black McLaren colour scheme. Inside the box, we get to see the device itself, the Warp charger, USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter and some documentation. The colour scheme of the accessories also follows the one on the package. The highlight among the accessories is the Warp charger which comes clad in Papaya orange and supports 30W charging, boasting of 50% charge in just 20 minutes. This in contrast to the regular 10W charger which we get to see on the regular OnePlus 6T. Among other things inside the package, we get a McLaren medallion, a special note from OnePlus CEO and a carbon fibre protective case as well. All in all, it’s the best smartphone unboxing ever and OnePlus did a commendable job this time around.

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OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition: Design, Specifications and Camera

The OnePlus 6T McLaren edition features the Papaya Orange outline on the back panel of the phone, and it comes with the McLaren branding on the lower half. Like the regular OnePlus 6T, the OnePlus branding stays right in the middle of the rear side, and the rest of the phone remains identical to the standard OnePlus 6T. The AMOLED screen measures 6.41-inches, and it comes with a waterdrop notch. The McLaren colour scheme is even followed in the software of the phone as well. The OxygenOS comes tweaked with a different theme which features black and orange as its primary colours. As for the hardware, unlike the regular OnePlus 6T, this one comes with a massive 10GB RAM and 256GB storage.


Under the hood, things pretty much remain the same, and we get the Snapdragon 845 SoC. The dual rear camera setup on the phone also remains same as on the original OnePlus 6T. It consists of primary and secondary 16MP sensors with f/1.7 aperture. On the front, the phone features a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. Also, like the standard OnePlus 6T variant this edition also boasts of the in-display fingerprint sensor.

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition: Pricing in India

For fans of both the brands, the OnePlus 6T and McLaren this new edition of the OnePlus 6T might be an attractive buy. People who would also like to play heavy games might consider this new phone since it comes with a massive RAM. The phone comes in a single variant with 10GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, and it’s priced at Rs 50,999. It can be exclusively purchased via Amazon India, OnePlus Online Store and also at OnePlus Exclusive offline stores.

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21 Comments on "OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Hands-On: Brace Yourself for the Best Smartphone Unboxing Experience Ever"


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Chetan | bengaluru
December 16, 2018 8:49 pm 8:49 PM
Guys, I have just purchased OnePlus 6t and already have note 9. But I am seeing some stark difference between internet speed of note 9 and 6t. Same place, same bands CA but 6t gives 60% less speed compared to note 9(35 to 40mbps on 6t and 90mbps on note 9) Is OnePlus throttling the modem to squeeze more battery?? Or is optimisation is not done properly ???.. anybody please with device hands-on please reply. Or should I consider Exynos is better modem than sd845. 60% speed difference is not acceptable. Imagine what others would be getting on Jio or… Read more »
Akhilesh Kr Shukla
December 17, 2018 12:18 am 12:18 AM

ARE WITH JIO same time ONEPLUS 6 MAX Download 86Mbps upload 25Mbps & Note 9 96Mbps /22Mbps

till 50Mbps both handset giving same speed …but when speed reach more than 60Mbps
then Note 9 gives better results difference is 5/10Mbps
final is Note 9 better download speed /oneplus 6 better upload speed

& always best 3G speed on mi max 2 (BSNL 3G 10Mbps) ..note 9 oneplus 6 both fails on 3G (onely 3Mbps)

December 16, 2018 10:42 pm 10:42 PM

Anandtech has compared both variants of S9 Snapdragon and Exynos and found snapdragons to be superior.

So problem may be with OnePlus

December 16, 2018 10:17 pm 10:17 PM

It may be due to different band selection during CA by phones

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
December 16, 2018 9:43 pm 9:43 PM

You need to see which bands the Note 9 is latching on, and which bands the Oneplus 6T is latching on. For note 9, there’s the inbuilt service mode to check, while for OP6T, you will have to root it, and install network signal guru. Only when you know which bands are latched, then you will realise the speed difference.

December 17, 2018 8:13 am 8:13 AM
I locked the bands on note 9 to intra CA 40 and I strongly assuming op6t to run same band too as it was showing band 40 on netvelocity app. But still it was giving only 45 to 49mbps on op 6t and 79mbps on note 9. But whatever it is I am not liking speeds on op 6t. Even WiFi speeds are slower compared to note 9. I have 100mbps connection and note 9 gives more than 100mbps but op 6t barely reaches 90. Mind you if you compare note 9 next to op 6t then you will feel… Read more »
December 17, 2018 6:21 pm 6:21 PM
The fact is no doubt one plus 6 is a gem of a device with all the flagship features present at very affordable price as compared to Samsung galaxy note 9, but Samsung must have done some excellent optimisation of note 9. Another thing no doubt snapdragons are on par with Exynos processors, but current generation Exynos are way better than snapdragons. Another thing of getting low speed compared to note 9 is the one plus team must have compromised something on hardware or proper software optimisation being an affordable flagship killer. My friend is having galaxy s9+ and am… Read more »
Kiran Fernandes | Goa
December 17, 2018 1:12 pm 1:12 PM
Ah. Well, the OP6T was definitely using 3CA(3+5+40(10MHz) or 3+5+40(20MHz)) and since Jio in KA has just 5MHz for bands 3 and 5, hence the low speed. You need to use NSG to lock it to band 40 for testing 2CA. Netvelocity doesn’t show CA values, so it will show 2300MHz even if you’re connected on all bands. About the WiFi, I think OP6T on wifi ac uses 300Mbps max whereas the Note 9 has 866Mbps max on ac. I’m using RN4 which supports max 150Mbps, and since my connection is 300Mbps, I get max 104Mbps on speedtest. Regarding wifi,… Read more »
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 17, 2018 6:09 pm 6:09 PM
Samsung is leader in technology. While technology world must accept it. Even some of Apple fanboys must accept it. Now only things they need to work on is experience UI which needs to modified like be on Oxygen OS with extra added features Samsung provides. Also they need to work on updates quiet a bit fast. Samsung UI is leaner than it was on S7/S6 series. Also they must develop devices according to customer needs. I don’t mind then charging 60000-70000 for their flagships. BUT develop some devices which will compete with One Plus devices(30000-50000 range by incorporating last years… Read more »
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 17, 2018 5:55 pm 5:55 PM

Why it comes down to spectrum I don’t know.

December 16, 2018 9:41 pm 9:41 PM

It’s bcz Carrier aggression and optimisation to that network. I guess this due to the switching signal reception and modem configuration….update can fix this. U need to check what phone is receiving…I mean 2ca or 3ca..

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 17, 2018 5:56 pm 5:56 PM

One Plus 6 and 6T is having 3CA. One Plus 5T and 5 having 2CA.

December 17, 2018 7:55 pm 7:55 PM

No bro, gets your facts right.They have 4ca not 3ca

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 18, 2018 1:45 am 1:45 AM

One Plus 6/6T supports 3CA along with Honor View 10/Huawei P20 Pro.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 18, 2018 1:44 am 1:44 AM

One Plus 6/6T doesn’t support 4CA. Only four devices support 4CA in India. Samsung Galaxy S9+/Galaxy Note 9/LG V30/LG G7.

December 18, 2018 2:43 pm 2:43 PM

According to one plus India official website, one plus 6 does support 4ca

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 18, 2018 10:50 pm 10:50 PM
Also Jio currently has only 30Mhz in band 40. Even if they have all 30Mhz in band 40 in next auction,it will be 3CA after that as Band 5/3 won’t be having 20Mhz(each) to experience 4CA(according to you) or 5CA(according to site). All this is simply not possible in India for next year(or till next auction hoping Airtel doesn’t but anything in auction). Also snapdragon 845 is equivalent to exynos 9810. Still One Plus 6T is half the price of Galaxy Note 9. There must be few reasons for that. One Plus from start has been successful due to software… Read more »
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 18, 2018 9:20 pm 9:20 PM
It has written 5CA on it. NOT 4CA. Even if they have implemented 4CA,why are you not getting speeds like your friend. I am not tech expert but you won’t even see 100Mbps speeds on One Plus 6T except for late night. The other thing spectrum is scarce. You need 4*20Mhz to implement 4CA. 20Mhz is one carrier as it says. We don’t even have that right now. Second thing we still have 4*2 MIMO right now for Jio to give better speeds. One more thing. Snapdragon 636 supports 3CA but none of the Redmi/Asus device supports it. Moto supports… Read more »
December 16, 2018 8:21 pm 8:21 PM

What a in boxing. With just 2 photos. Third class article

December 17, 2018 10:50 am 10:50 AM

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