OnePlus 6: The 2018 Flagship Killer
OnePlus has finally unveiled this year Flagship Killer.
It’s only been six months into OnePlus 5T but what the heck! look at the brand-new OnePlus.
Despite having a device release schedule that would terrify most other manufacturers, Oneplus still manages to come up with popular, exciting new smartphones on a shockingly regular basis.
OnePlus 6 comes well incredibly quickly after the OnePlus 5T, and there is a considerable difference between the two, not just in size but components used in the OnePlus 6.
OnePlus 6 Unboxing: Box Contents
Outside the Black box, there is no markings or anything except the OnePlus Logo, and it shouts Never Settle on the inside of the Box.
The Retail box says OnePlus 6 on the left side, nothing on the top and says the Speed You Need on the right side as well on the back it says the colour variant of the device. The model code of this OnePlus is 6000, and so we got some IMEI stuff and the Qualcomm Snapdragon logo.
In the retail box, we’ve got the OnePlus 6 device, and then you have your OnePlus documentation created together with the community, all of that some quick tips – Charging Safety Information, Never Settle stickers and a Sim Ejector tool.
Finally, Rest of the stuff is a Dash Adapter, and a standard USB type-C cable stuff that you’ve seen from OnePlus, so nothing special going on apart from I’m assuming the phone itself, it’s pretty unique for some people.
Oneplus went full-on premium on this phone. It’s got the beautiful glossy back finish. It will be available in a few variants including the white which everyone is excited.
There is also the mirrored black version of OnePlus 6. This device is a fingerprint magnet which comes on every glass phone. There’s also the midnight black OnePlus which has a matte finish well the mirror black OnePlus is glossy it’s not very slippery.
The Back design is inspired from the beautiful flagships like the iPhone X or the Galaxy S9. They have used the Gloss with the vertical- Dual Cameras that will rival the camera gods such as the Pixel and the iPhone X and the S9.
The Fingerprint Scanner can be seen on the back below the camera with good separation in between. We got the LED Flash in between, so it’s not going to be a pain to use. It also means that there will be no In-display Fingerprint scanner.
OnePlus 6 is one of the few phones remaining on the market to retain the headphone jack. There is a type-c connector as always supports fast charging and became the quickest phone to charge up. We got one speaker at the bottom and one on the front at the earpiece area.
If we look at the side of the phone, it does have a slight camera bump, so it’s not entirely flushed in the bottom. Now at the bottom, it says designed by OnePlus. We also got a OnePlus logo as well, and the rest of stuff is clean now.
The Most Controversial thing is the display. OnePlus 6 has a massive 6.3 inches Optic AMOLED display with a notch. So it’s giant screen with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution. The new 19:9 aspect ratio can improve your media experience.
Now the screen is 1080p again. It looks excellent if you have a quality AMOLED display and I think that people have started to care less and less over the years about the display resolution.
You will be able to hide the notch in the settings, and since it’s an AMOLED display, it will be pretty well hidden. The chin at the bottom lip is now smaller than the last year’s model.
Whether you hate or like, Notch is the future, and everyone is doing it. Huawei, LG and eventually most likely Google is doing it excluding Samsung.
OnePlus absolutely have nailed it once again and you get everything premium following the latest trend.
The OnePlus 6 comes with a 16-megapixel F1.7 and a 20-megapixel F1.7 dual camera setup which is the same as the OnePlus 5T. Now the images are better in low-light circumstances.
OnePlus 6 is also capable of shooting 4k videos at 60 fps and 1080p videos at 240 fps which is indeed nice. It also has support for super slow-mo videos in 720p at 480 fps which is not as good as the super slow-mo in the S9 of the P20 Pro but worth it considering the price and hardware it offers.
On the front, there the 16 megapixels F2.0 camera with Electronic Image Stabilization. The Selfies came out to be sharp and crisp.
There’s no portrait mode here right now. OnePlus has promised to bring portrait mode to the front camera in an update shortly after launch.
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OnePlus 6 have Premium flagship grade hardware including the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. It has 6 GB or 8 GB RAM option along with 64GB, 128GB or 256 GB of storage.
The specs of this phone are probably the most respectable in any Android phone ever. OnePlus has always been known to pack these things with the best specs on the market. They’ve delivered every OnePlus smartphone with buttery smooth performance.
The main thing that concerns here is the battery. OnePlus 6 has 3300 mAH battery which is the same as the OnePlus 5T. Now Oneplus says that the Snapdragon 845 should save about 10% battery life, but the extra screen size has me worried that it’s probably going to drain a little bit faster than the previous OnePlus 5T.
Software & Features
OnePlus 6 comes in Oxygen OS on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. I’ve always liked Oxygen OS for its stock looks and added features.
You do have the option of trying Android P beta. There are a few minor software tweaks – things like gaming mode which can do things like limiting bandwidth to apps in the background or limiting fps or resolution while you’re playing games to save your battery.
There is a software-based face unlock feature. It is going to be lightning quick, but at the same time, it’s not going to be the most trusted form of security. The more secured will be the fingerprint scanner.
We also want to point out the control system. Here you can use Android as you would usually do with a swipe up with the home button and the back button. OnePlus has also added a gesture control system, and you’ll find that by going in settings buttons and navigation and gestures.
When we turn this ON, it works a little bit like the iPhone X. We’re not entirely convinced because it’s a bit of a pain to swipe up because you have to be very careful to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go back. So it’s easier when there’s a back button, to be honest, but it’s still a nice addition.
Since this Phone is all glass, you think that it had wireless charging. Well, It doesn’t have wireless charging. OnePlus told us that Dash charge is so much better than wireless charging that they indeed didn’t deem it necessary.
This phone isn’t IP68 or IP67 rated, so it’s not technically water-resistant, but they told us that they did their internal testing to make sure that this thing can survive drops and puddles or even something like the toilet.
The OnePlus 6 price starts at Rs 34,999 ($529, £469) for the 64 GB storage and 6GB RAM
Then the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage costs Rs 39,999 ($579, £519). Then the top variant, i.e., 8GB/256GB is priced at Rs. 44,999 ($629, £569) which is a limited edition Marvel Avengers handset (only for India and China).