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The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is perfect for Android bores going through a mid-life crisis!

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is perfect for Android bores going through a mid-life crisis!

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition

£649, oneplus.com/uk/mclaren 

One of the weirder things about Apple’s latest crop of iPhones is the fact that you can fork out £1,500 for one – and it still has an ancient, awful charger.

Android bores (I’ll admit to being one) glory in the ‘fast chargers’ shipped with newer handsets, with increasingly outlandish charging speeds leaving iPhone fans choking on our dust.

The new OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition takes this to a new and ridiculous level. Themed around the McLaren Formula One team, it has the fastest charging I’ve ever seen, plus an orange racing stripe. The only thing missing is a ringtone going ‘Brrm! Brrm.’

Themed around the McLaren Formula One team, this phone has the fastest charging I’ve ever seen, plus an orange racing stripe

Plug in the lurid orange cable, a ‘Warp Charge’ icon pops up, and it blasts the phone from zero to 50 per cent battery in 20 minutes. I timed it.

Just to hammer home the whole ‘speed’ thing, OnePlus also installed a ludicrous 10GB of RAM to boost processing (that’s more than my laptop). It’s mostly a gimmick (the normal 8GB edition works fine), but points for effort.

Just to hammer home the whole ‘speed’ thing, OnePlus also installed a ludicrous 10GB of RAM to boost processing (that’s more than my laptop)

Just to hammer home the whole ‘speed’ thing, OnePlus also installed a ludicrous 10GB of RAM to boost processing (that’s more than my laptop)

The orange-tinged special edition is £150 more than the normal 6T. The fact it’s still great value is a tribute to how bonkers Apple and Samsung’s prices have become. It has a whacking 6.41in screen and Apple-beating technology, such as a fingerprint reader built into the screen.

Being a racing car special edition, there’s also a perspex trophy in the box, and a woven carbon-fibre case. But I’m almost exactly the right age for a mid-life crisis – so I’m actually OK with this…

 

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