The OnePlus 6T runs on the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip as most top Android devices from 2018 that cost $750 or more, like the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 3 XL, LG V40, and LG G7. That means the OnePlus 6T runs the Android operating system and apps just as well as those other top Android phones that cost $750 or more.
In fact, from my own experience, OnePlus phones tend to run slightly more quickly and more smoothly than those other top Android phones. That’s likely because OnePlus phones run a comparatively light “skin” — an extra layer of software that runs on top of Android for extra features and design elements.
It also likely has to do with the extra RAM that OnePlus phones typically have compared to most top Android phones. The OnePlus 6T comes with 6 GB to 8 GB of RAM, which is on the higher end compared to most smartphones in general.
The extra RAM allows for more apps to be stored in the phone’s short-term memory, which means smoother and faster switching between the apps you often use.
Whatever is going on, the OnePlus 6T runs as well — if not better — than the more expensive Android competition. It’s tougher to gauge the performance compared to iPhones, as those run Apple’s own chips and operating system. Either way, the OnePlus 6T definitely doesn’t feel slower than the latest iPhones.