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OnePlus 10T 5G: 5 Best Things

Not the disappointment some make it out to be



OnePlus merging with OPPO wasn’t welcome news to long-time fans of the brand. Nevermind that the two had long been connected through their parent company. But with the merger comes a few positives too. OnePlus now has official presents in emerging markets – one of which is the Philippines. 

The OnePlus 10T 5G is their first major gadget in the country. And it’s one that’s certainly worth your time and attention. Here are 5 things why: 

1) It’s fast AF

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I have so far used four smartphones equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip – the best on Android phones right now. Of those four, the ROG Phone 6 Pro and the OnePlus 10T 5G were easily the ones that felt the fastest. 

And you feel this speed in everything from your usual browsing, opening and switching apps, playing games, and practically everything else. It’s smooth and fast AF. 

2) Breathe. It’s still running OxygenOS 

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Other than the chipset itself being fast, I am of the firm belief that OxygenOS is also responsible for the smooth and fast feeling of the OnePlus 10T. It’s still very much the snappy experience I have come to love from OnePlus phones. 

The hot takes about the “OPPOfication” of OnePlus is largely overblown. If anything, it is OnePlus who influenced OPPO more. ColorOS is the cleanest and smoothest it has ever been with very obvious cues being taken from OxygenOS. 

The favorite features are still here. You can change the color of the settings to your liking, there are options to customize the notification light when the phone is on standby, and the usual gestures are still available. 

This experience, specifically, is still very much the OnePlus we know and love. Anyone who tells you otherwise may just be a butthurt fanboy that’s too much in their feels. 

So breathe and rest easy. OxygenOS is still as good as ever. 

3) It’s a beastly gaming machine 

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This is Michael Josh playin Asphalt 9.

The T in “10T” stands for Turbo. And that’s evident in gaming. Granted, I only really played Tower of Fantasy on the thing since it’s the mobile game I’ve been hooked on recently. 

But if it can play a demanding title like that with relative ease, I’m sure it’ll have no trouble playing popular titles like Call of Duty: Mobile, Mobile Legends, and whatever FPS and MOBA game people are absorbed with these days. 

4) It powers up quickly

The OnePlus 10T lacks a feature that has grown on me the past couple of years which is wireless charging. However, it more than makes up for it with its absolutely crazy fast wired charging. 

The phone has a 150W SuperVOOC charging capability. And it fills up the 4,800mAh battery in a jiffy. I’m typically paranoid about juicing up smartphones I use. I typically plug in as soon as it hits anywhere between 40 to 50 percent. It only takes roughly about 15 to 18 minutes to fully charge the phone – and that’s me not even using the bundled power brick. What I typically use is my 65W GAN charger. So charging speeds might even be faster if you opt to use the charger that comes with the whole package. 

5) The display is divine 

The OnePlus 10T sports a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Compared to some phones I’ve used recently (ROG Phone 6 Pro, HONOR Magic4 Pro, iQoo 9T), its overall footprint feels smaller. But the size of the display feels just right. 

I have had a grand time catching up on all the TWICE “Talk That Talk” era content. Everything from watching the MV, their variety show guestings, and even the surprise LIVE MV for the B-side track “Queen of Hearts” has been a joy to watch on this phone. 

Scenes bursting with color all come out beautifully. And it helps that the speakers produce full sounds as well. Just about as good as any flagship phone out there. 

All told, the OnePlus 10T is a media consumption darling. 

Still very much a OnePlus phone 

A quick YouTube search though, might tell you otherwise. Some YouTubers’ reactions/reviews of the device weren’t exactly glowing, saying OnePlus is becoming too much like OPPO. 

I’d like to push back on this a little bit. Some part of me thinks it’s an absurd claim. But don’t just take it from me. Now that OnePlus is more readily available, go out to the stores (stay safe, of course) and get a feel for yourself. I’m pretty sure you’ll notice the speed too. 

The OnePlus 10T 5G with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage retails for 35,990. It’s available in the OnePlus Official Store on Shopee starting August 26 and on Lazada on September 9.

Oh right. I’m sure you’re curious about the photos, too. It has a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor. It’s flanked by an okay 8MP ultra wide angle lens and a mostly negligible 2MP macro camera. Up front, it has a 16MP selfie shooter. 

Here’s a photo dump: 

Dining out

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Night walk

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Neon, indoor light and toys

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Vincenz with the glow

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This MJ portrait shot will also appear in a different article shot on a different phone

For a more detailed look, watch our OnePlus 10T 5G Review:


#LuxuryTech: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Thom Browne Edition Unboxing

Ultra-rare foldable for $4000



Even though the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 has exclusive colors, it comes with an additional price — but it doesn’t stop there!—

The Korean giant also sold the ultra-rare Galaxy Z Fold5 Thom Browne Edition for a whopping KRW 4.29 Million (or just about US$ 4000).

Will you even believe that it got sold out in Korea that Michael Josh had to outsource one from a Hong Kong retailer?

In this episode of #LuxuryTech where tech meets fashion, Michael Josh unboxes the sophisticated Thom Browne Edition of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5!

ICYMI: Their last collaboration with the fashion brand was the Galaxy Z Fold3 Thom Browne Edition in a cleaner, white finish. 

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Apple AirPods Pro 2: USB-C vs Lightning

Are there even any changes?



The 2nd Generation of AirPods Pro (or AirPods Pro 2) was launched not too long ago.

It’s got all the nifty upgrades from the first iteration including better ANC, better battery life, better chip with UWB, more sensors, a MagSafe charging case with speakers, and many more.

Then Apple introduced the USB-C version of the same AirPods Pro model.

You might be wondering: Are there even any changes? Or is it just that new USB-C port all along?

Spoiler alert! There are changes you need to know and might convince you to buy one.

Head over to our comparison of the refreshed AirPods 2 USB-C versus its Lightning counterpart (and a mini unboxing in between).

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iPhone 15 + 15 Pro Series MEGA UNBOXING!

iPhone 15 domination comin’ thru



Most of you think there’s nothing extraordinary about unboxing videos anymore.

While that relies on one’s interest, there’s still that amount of satisfaction when unpacking Apple products.

The newest iPhone 15 lineup aren’t exemptions to that.

We might get the same ol’ box content in an overall minimalistic packaging design.

Still, there’s the sound of the screen-protecting sticker coming off from the phone.

Do I even need to iterate one’s design language appreciation when getting and flipping the device?

Here’s our MEGA unboxing of the iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, and 15 Pro Max in various colors — that might be your next GadgetMatch!

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