The notch-bearer with a beefy set of specifications is the next addition to the long list of flagship killer phones by OnePlus. Yes, we’re talking about the successor to the much acclaimed OnePlus 5T – the OnePlus 6. With the lower (6GB) variant priced at Rs. 34,999, it’s a good choice for buyers wishing to save a few thousand compared to what they’d pay for higher-end phones like Galaxy S9 or the iPhone X.
You might want to note that this new installment by OnePlus isn’t perfect, and you do lose out on a few noteworthy features if you decide to settle for the company’s latest bargain. All that aside, the OnePlus 6, based on Snapdragon’s latest premium chipset, is indeed the fastest among all the other competing devices – even in a slightly higher price range.
The Samsung-built 6.28’’ AMOLED panel in the OnePlus 6 is absolutely unrivaled in this price bracket. With a better resolution than its predecessors and a peak full-screen brightness of 574 nits, this phone is equally sharp and vibrant. The glass back, instead of an aluminum one – which was in the 5T version – does raise a few durability concerns, but the company claims that this will account for improved connectivity and data throughput.
It does reach a 60 percent charge within a matter of 35 minutes, but the catch here is that the rate of charging slows down on reaching a higher battery percentage mark. However, it does charge faster than any other smartphone. Only the LG V30 comes close, whereas the iPhone X can muster only about 45% in half-an-hour.
While it does include the top-of-the-line processor, it lacks some of the conveniences that many other flagships offer. For one, it lacks wireless charging – weird, considering the switch to a glass back – nor is there any actual IP-rated water resistance. OnePlus, although, claims that the device is splash-resistant, but we wouldn’t really recommend testing that out.
The cameras, on this device, are pretty decent for the price bracket, but they fall short when compared to, say, Google Pixel 2’s sharpness and image processing capabilities. So, if photography is your topmost priority, we’d recommend shelling out the extra bucks.
The OnePlus 6 is a huge leap in design. Seriously fast, this device is everything you can hope for in this price bracket.
Featuring a slightly larger screen, the OnePlus 6 also offers a higher resolution at 2280×1080. However, even with the higher resolution, the FHD+ screen resolution keeps the performance snappy and the battery life long.
Being an AMOLED panel, the rendered black is dark, and inky colors are vibrant and rich. You also get to choose from a number of screen calibrations – default, sRGB, DCI-P3, and Adaptive. Both the sRGB and DCI-P3 deliver pretty neat gamut coverage, thereby making the display easier on the eyes. The peak brightness, however, is a letdown. Reaching only 415cd/m2, the screen might glare more than your liking on super-sunny days.
And now, we get to its more controversial feature – the notch. Its screen extends upwards, to the sides where you’d usually find the top bezel of the phone, to accommodate the notch. Also featured in the Huawei P20, the notch isn’t really bothersome in daily usage. It can even be blocked using software options – something that works well on the AMOLED displays. The AMOLED display of the OnePlus 6 spans to 6.28” diagonally. At 75.4mm wide, the OnePlus 6 is ~1-2mm wider than a few of its competitors. However, the thin rounded sides do help in terms of ergonomics, making it convenient to use – however, the predecessor OnePlus 5T would still be voted a lot smoother. Using it one-handed might feel uncomfortable to some, seeing our hands aren’t getting bigger to match the trend of phone sizes.
The OnePlus 6’s frame is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with metal border. According to the makers, the phone’s production involves more than 40 steps! There are three different finishes available, with each being fairly different from the others.
The Mirror Black is the most obvious choice – being the cheapest of the three variants – but it’s heavily polished, thereby giving it a quintessential glassy look and feel.
If you’re a fan of the original OnePlus look and feel, and long for the “matte black everything” feel of the earlier OnePlus devices, the Midnight Black variant is for you – it doesn’t feel glassy, but the glass does catch the light and looks impressive in almost any lighting condition.
Lastly is the Silk White which has a combination of pink and white tones – thanks to the crushed pearl along with a soft powder finish touch.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, which is an upgrade over the previous installment’s processor, OnePlus 6 has stayed true to its tagline “The speed you need” – although, considering the phone is powered by the fastest mobile processor yet (as of 2018), you could probably tag it with “All the speed you’d want”. The base model is packed with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which can be stepped up to 8GB of RAM and 128/256GB of storage (the 5/5T topped out at 8/128GB).
The OnePlus 6 features a Sony IMX519 16MP lens – which, again, is an upgrade over OnePlus 5T’s IMX371 – with a f/1.7 aperture, OIS, and EIS. The secondary lens is the same, so your selfies won’t be much different. Although the phone is a fair bit more expensive than OnePlus’ initial installments, it’s still a ton cheaper compared to similar spec-ed rivals like iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9, and Huawei P20.
The battery life easily lasts a day and a half on regular usage (sometimes two). Although OnePlus hasn’t increased the battery capacity (3,300 mAh, still), nor improved the Dash Charge (since the OnePlus 3) – it still has a better stamina due to the efficiency of the new chipset. The bottom facing speakers are still as loud as the earlier OnePlus phones, and are enhanced by Dirac HD sound.
If you’re looking for an upgrade from a OnePlus 5T, the benefits do not justify the costs. For buyers of Oppo, Vivo, or Redmi (and brands in a similar price range) – spending this much doesn’t make sense. However, if you’re looking for high-end specs with a reliability rarely surpassed by the cheaper brands, this is the phone to go for.
- Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- Thickness0.31 inches
- Height6.13 inches
- Weight177 g
- ColorMidnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White, Amber Red
- BuildFront/back glass, aluminum frame
- Width2.97 inches
- Display TypeOptic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
- Screen Size6.28 inches
- Pixel Density402 ppi
- ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
- Display Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels
- Aspect Ratio19:09
- Screen to Body Ratio83.80%
- CPUOcta-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
- Chipset GPQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
- GPUAdreno 630
- OSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie) OxygenOS 9.0.2
- Expandable MemoryNo
- RAM/Internal Storage128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM
- Dual Camera16 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/2.6, 1.22 micron20 MP (16 MP effective), f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/2.8, 1.0 micron
- Back Camera FeaturesDual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Back Camera Video2160p30/60fps, 1080p30/60/240fps, 720p480fps, Auto HDR
- Front Camera Video1080p30fps
- Single Camera16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.1, 1.0 micron
- Front Camera FeaturesAuto-HDR, gyro-EIS
- HeadPhone JackYes
- Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated micDirac HD sound
- User ReplaceableNon-removable
- Battery Capacity3300 mAh
- ChargingFast battery charging 5V 4A 20W (Dash Charge)
- Battery TypeLi-Po
- USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- Network SupportGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
- GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
- SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Announced On2018, May
- StatusAvailable. Released 2018, May
Price / Buy
Get the best price for OnePlus 6
- 5 Simple Steps To Do Before Selling Your iPhone!Fri, 31 Jul'20If you are planning to sell your iPhone, then you need to take a few moments to back up your device completely so that you do not lose any data. This is extremely important, and you can choose to back up your device either to iCloud or through iTunes. Before selling your iPhone, it is advised to unlock your Apple Watch and Find my iPhone setting from your device. It is extremely important to perform a full device reset so that all the data on the iPhone is deleted without any trace for recovery.
- How To Easily Share WiFi Password On iPhone!Fri, 31 Jul'20Sharing the Wi-Fi password with guests can often be inconvenient and can be a hassle when you can’t remember the complex password that you have set. It can also be an issue when you remember the password but do not want the other user to know the password while sharing the network with them. While it is extremely important to have a high-quality and strong password for protecting your Wi-Fi network but its certainly not convenient. Luckily, the new iPhone trick makes it extremely easy to share the Wi-Fi password with your friends.
- How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Security Camera!Fri, 31 Jul'20Smartphones have become very capable in the past few years opening up new opportunities that were previously not even possible. If you have an old iPhone or Android device lying around not being used, then you can double it up for many purposes. If you happen to feel the requirement for a security camera then you can easily convert your old smartphone that is probably collecting dust in a drawer into a full-fledged security camera. You can also choose to turn them into a baby monitor or a Google Home speaker, there are many options to convert your old smartphone and put it to good use
- With brand new smartphones costing upwards of $1000, it can become extremely tempting to buy a refurbished smartphone or even used smartphones given how much lesser they cost than the brand-new device. While you can get a used Samsung Galaxy smartphone or an iPhone for as little as half the price of a brand-new smartphone, is it really safe to use. Phones that are released years ago run on outdated versions of Android and that might mean that they don’t have critical security updates, here are a few things that you need.
- Siri shortcuts are one of the less commonly used tools that make an iPhone experience very powerful and very useful. If you have not already spent a lot of time exploring Siri Shortcuts on your iPhone, then this article might be able to change your mind here. Apple comes with its own Shortcuts app that can automate some of the common and routine tasks that most people regularly do. If you want, you can create a simple Apple Shortcut to start playing music, disable the Do Not Disturb, and read your messages. You can easily define a routine and trigger it just by saying “Hey Siri, Good Morning”
- 5 Steps To Take Before Selling Your Old Android Phone!Thu, 30 Jul'20Selling an Android phone involves multiple risks, it is important to backup your data properly so that you retain access to all your important data even after selling the old device. It is also equally important to cleanly wipe out the device so that other users such as the next owner of the smartphone doesn’t get access to any of your personal private data. Luckily there are a few easy steps you can take to back up the data on your Android smartphone and then completely wipe it out.
- How To Download Twitter Videos To Phone Or Computer!Thu, 30 Jul'20Twitter is an important microblogging platform and has a lot of creators post small but informative videos, if you have been watching these videos then it is almost sure you would have wanted to share some of these videos with your friends and family for them to watch. However, not all users are comfortable with Twitter and most of them do not even have the app installed on their phones. In such cases, it is generally easier to just download the video and share it with them on WhatsApp or other ways. However, Twitter doesn’t show the download option by default on the mobile app or Website. Here’s how to download a Twitter video to your PC or Phone
- How To Filter Netflix Kids Shows By Title And Age!Tue, 28 Jul'20If you are sharing your Netflix account with your kids, you might want to consider filter out the content that they are allowed to watch. Netflix has a lot of amazing shows, however, a lot of them have an 18+ rating and even more of them that require parental supervision. The popular streaming service now allows users to filter out kid's shows by title and the audience age group. Users can also secure their Netflix profile with a simple but effective four-digit pin to prevent children from accessing adult profiles.
- Apple recently had its completely online WWDC Event in which they revealed their iOS 14 operating system for iPhones. This new software release soon made its way out as a developer beta and allowed users to try out the latest features added in this year’s release. iOS 14 comes with a new picture in picture mode that allows you to minimize a video in the form of a small floating thumbnail and use them alongside a full-screen application. While this feature was already present on Android devices for a few years now, here’s how iOS 14 does it better.
- If you use your iPhone for a lot of intense and heavy data, then it is very easy to rack up the iCloud storage and run out of the free limit. It is highly recommended to have all your data backed up to the cloud to ensure that you do not lose any data at any point. If you are getting an error form iCloud saying you do not have enough iCloud storage left, there still is a way to go ahead and backup your iPhone to the iCloud. No matter how careful you are with your iPhone, at some point you might end up damaging it or losing it, it is times like these when the iCloud backup comes in very handy.
Discover Phones Best For You
- 7spec scoreHonor 9S₹5,999Add to compare
- 7.4spec scoreHonor 9AAdd to compare
- 8spec scoreAsus ROG Phone 3₹49,999Add to compare
- 7.9spec scoreRealme 6₹13,999Add to compare
- 7.7spec scoreVivo X50₹34,990Add to compare
- 8spec scorePOCO M2 Pro₹13,999Add to compare
- 7.4spec scoreOPPO A12₹9,990Add to compare
- OPPO Reno4 Pro₹34,990Add to compare
- Infinix Smart 4 Plus₹7,999Add to compare
- 7.4spec scoreRealme C11₹7,499Add to compare