OnePlus 6T - with features the iPhone should have


#1

The new OnePlus 6T is a very nice phone with many features the iPhone should have:

  • USB-C connector (coming to iPhone in 2019 I presume)
  • in-display fingerprint sensor (again, I presume Apple will add this one day)
  • minimal notch (the iPhone notch is a joke)
  • notch display settings built into the OS (common sense)
  • centred camera on the back (just my personal preference)

https://www.oneplus.com/6t

video below starts at the notch discussion:


#2

USB-C - fair point. I’m sure the 2019 iPhones will probably ditch lightning for USB-C.

Fingerprint sensor: why? FaceID is more superior and Apple are moving away from fingerprint sensors.

Minimal notch: does the One Plus have all the FaceID sensors?

Not sure what you mean notch display settings.

Centred camera: I much prefer the corner camera. It allows more freedom with camera movement and placement (easier to place the camera in awkward positions if it’s in a corner.


#3

watch the iJustine video for 15 seconds. Ridiculous that iOS does not have an option to hide the notch area.


#4

I’d much much rather have a fingerprint sensor (ever tried using Face ID with a motorbike helmet and a tinted visor?).


#5

But wouldn’t it be the same with gloves if you’re on a bike?


#6

Only for sports bike riders, I have a Harley, there are of course open face helmets but that still means removing the bandana covering my face (and if I’m not wearing a bandana then I’m wearing a helmet with a visor and face ID doesn’t work properly through even a clean visor).


#7

I disagree. FaceID has a lot of limitations. All my friends with an iPhone X seem to put their passcodes in an awful lot. FaceID doesn’t work in a number of situations. Touch ID is the same, but I don’t have those issues. Would love to have both options.


#8

Fair enough. In my experience, and I’ve only used FaceID on my XS Max, it’s been pretty flawless. I’ve been getting far fewer rejected attempts than I ever did with TouchID.


#9

Ī don’t want to hide the notch. That would push other status icons from beside the notch down into usable screen space.


#10

Never had an issue on my iPhone X with Face ID, and it’s even faster on my XS Max. Maybe your friends have the Require Attention option enabled for Face ID. I don’t have that enabled as I tend to use sunglasses a lot. But in brief testing with half a dozen other people, only my face was able to open the X with that option disabled, so it seems just as secure.


#11

When I tested an X at work, I found it super annoying as I often have my phone flat on the desk and like to unlock quickly, Touch ID works for this flawlessly. I just seem to want to unlock my phone a lot without directly looking at it.

I know Apple won’t do it, but an under the screen Touch ID sensor + faceID would be awesome.

I think I’m very stubborn in how I use my devices. In a bid to be less distracted I will often keep my phone away from me but in reachable distance so every now and again I can check my notifications and just being able to press the home button is great.


#12

Sure, I do that too. I just wait the 3 seconds it takes for me to put in my pin in that case. It’s not a drama. I would like the option of having my iPhone auto unlock when it’s in proximity of my Watch. That’d do away with any issues.


#13

The whole point of Touch ID and FaceID is meant to be convenience (and security I guess). When something becomes harder than it was before, it is a step backwards in connivence.


#14

Exactly!


#15

That’s my point. Aside from one small use case, it is more convenient and secure. There were plenty of times when Touch ID wasn’t convenient for me either. No system is perfect.


#16

You can just touch the screen to wake it and see your notifications. You don’t lose any functionality here, in fact you gain some by not having to unlock.