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Those around me at work, New York City, and the US in general who buy top smartphones are spending $750 or more, with some of them even spending over $1,000 on a smartphone.

And then there’s me. I’ve been using the $580 OnePlus 6T with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage for a little over a week now, and I feel like I’m cheating with a smartphone that costs $550 at its base and does everything I want it to do just as well as the other top phones I’ve tried this year.

Surely, something this good shouldn’t cost so much less than everything else, right? 

To be accurate, I didn’t pay for the OnePlus 6T I was using. It’s a review unit that OnePlus sent me. Still, had I shelled out $550 to $580 of my own money for the OnePlus 6T, I’d feel like I know something that others around me don’t, and that I’m getting away with something I shouldn’t.

Check out what it’s like to use the OnePlus 6T: