SatoshiLabs launched Trezor hardware wallet (Trezor Model One) in 2013 as the world’s first hardware wallet to store Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ether, XRP, ADA and more. Trezor offers two popular models of hardware wallets-Trezor Model One and the premium Trezor Model T. This guide is focused on analyzing trezor one vs model t to determine which one is suited to your needs.

Let us quickly jump to the next section to compare the two Trezor wallets-Trezor Model One and Model T and see which one is better or rather better suited to your needs.

In case you want to know more about crypto wallets, refer to this guide.

Trezor One vs Model T

The below table maps the functionalities of the two hardware wallets.

FeaturesModel OneModel TWinnerComments (if any)
CostCheaper (around USD 70)Costly as compared to Model One
(around USD 215)
Model One
Look and FeelInferiorSuperior-Offers colored touch screenModel TTrezor Model T offers some enhanced
features like:
(A) full colored LCD touchscreen
(B) SD Card
SecurityHighly secureOffers some more security features like
Shamir Backup, FIDO2 authentication, Encryption via GPG
Model TThough Model T as you can witness offers
more security features, both Model One
and T are highly secure. But if one can afford,
he/she can always opt a Model T.
Platforms SupportedSame as Model T
Windows 8 and later, macOS 10.13
and later, Linux LTS
versions, Android 4 and later
Same as Model One
Windows 8 and later, macOS 10.13
and later, Linux LTS
versions, Android 4 and later
Size and WeightSmaller and lighter as compared to Model T
60 mm x 30 mm x 6 mm
2.4 in x 1.2 in x 0.2 in

Weight-12 grams
Larger as compared to Model One
64 mm x 39 mm x 10 mm
2.52 in x 1.54 in x 0.39 in

Weight 16 grams
Model TDepends on personal needs. If one needs
a smaller wallet then he/she can go
for Model One, else Model T
Security ProtectionsPIN entry via keyboard of phone or desktop
Passphrase entry via keyboard of phone or desktop
Recovery seed entry via keyboard of phone or desktop
On Device PIN entry
On Device Passphrase entry
On Device Recovery seed entry
Model TSince you enter PIN, Seed and
Passphrase via the wallet and do not
use your desktop or phone,
it eliminates any chances of hackers
guessing your security PIN or seed.
Cryptocurrencies offeredFew cryptocurrencies like ADA, XRP, XTZ (Tezos),
XMR (Monero), EOS (EOS) are not supported by Model One
Offer more than thousands of cryptocurrenciesModel TList of cryptocurrencies offered by
Trezor Model One and
Model T can be found here.
TouchscreeNoYesModel T
Trezor Model One vs Trezor Model T

For ease and clarity I have pasted the content of the table in the figure below.

trezor model T vs model one
Trezor Model One vs Trezor Model T


Which coins or cryptocurrencies does Trezor One and Trezor Model T support?

Both Trezor Model One and Trezor Model T support over thousands of cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH, XRP, ADA, etc. Few cryptocurrencies like ADA, XRP, XTZ (Tezos), XMR (Monero), EOS (EOS) are not supported by Trezor Model One.

Has Trezor been hacked?

Yes. Recently a Computer Engineer and hacker was able to unlock the funds in the Trezor Model One wallet of an Entrepreneur from NYC. The total value of the funds were USD 2 Million. The Entrepreneur-Dan Reich had lost his security PIN to the wallet. After several unsuccessful attempts (12 to be precise), the Entrepreneur approached the Joe Grand to unlock the wallet by hacking the wallet. After 12 weeks of trial and error Joe was able to hack and unlock the Trezor wallet. He described that he was able to get the PIN from the RAM of the wallet. Trezor commented that this gap has been filled in all the new wallets.


To sum it up, the Trezor Model T is the premium version that has few advantages over the Trezor Model One in terms of look and feel, further enhanced security and more cryptocurrencies being supported. It has a larger screen, touch enabled, more memory, and a faster processor. It is also possible to use the Model T with mobile devices. However, the Model One is still a good choice for those who want a more affordable option and do not compromise on the security.

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