OnePlus 6 smartphone was launched in May 2018. The phone comes with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2280 pixels. OnePlus 6 price in India starts from Rs. 34,999.
As expected, the OnePlus 6 is the firm’s biggest smartphone yet thanks to its enlarged 6.2in display. However, it’s the same size as its 5T predecessor thanks to its, er, iPhone X-style notch.
Elsewhere, you’ll find a Snapdragon 845 CPU, upgraded dual 16MP and 20MP cameras and an all-new glass design, which will be made available in Midnight Black, Mirror Black and Silk White colour options.
Let’s go through all the specifications one by one and all the details you need to know before buying this smartphone :
– 6.2in 2280×1080 Full Optic AMOLED 19:9 display
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
– 64GB, 128GB or 256GB storage
– Dual 16MP (f/1.7) and 20MP cameras with OIS, Advanced HDR
– 16MP front-facing camera with ‘Portrait Mode’
– Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock
– Android 8.1 Oreo with OxygenOS
– USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
– Cat 16 LTE support
– Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White colour options
Design/Display – Big and beautiful
- OnePlus’ biggest-ever display at 6.28 inches
- Full HD, Full Optic AMOLED panel with 19:9 aspect ratio
- 84% screen-to-body ratio thanks in part to notch
The OnePlus 6 display is one of the big new features on the phone. In fact, it’s the biggest display the firm has ever squeezed into a phone, with the 6.28-inch Full Optic AMOLED panel eclipsing the 6.1-inch offering found on the 5T.
OnePlus has continued to support the now-popular 19:9 aspect ratio too, giving you a taller display that offers up more on screen when you’re scrolling lists such as your Twitter feed.
While the display may be bigger, the resolution stays the same at ‘just’ Full HD. That’s 2280 x 1080 to be exact, which ensures it keeps the 402 pixels-per-inch density of previous OnePlus flagships.
However, in a world where QHD is fast becoming the norm at the top end of the mobile market, the screen resolution on the OnePlus 6 is a key area where the firm has looked to cut a corner in an attempt to keep costs down.
OnePlus has used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides, the front and the back. And the back, well it’s easily the most attractive looking device after the Huawei P20 Pro that we’ve seen in recent times. The choice to use Midnight Black reminds one of the now discontinued OnePlus X, the variant with the ceramic back. But unlike other devices, the glass back on the OnePlus 6 is not meant for wireless charging. And since it is a glass back, it also tends to collect a lot go fingerprints, so keeping a microfibre cloth handy to clean the smudges will be a given. The only solution is snapping on the silicon cover which comes bundled with the phone or snap on any custom cover of your choice. But with this charming back, you’d like to show off a little. Although, the glass back also means that you’ve to be very careful when using it, as a fall will likely shatter the rear glass.
The other major design change come to the OnePlus 6’s notch, an element OnePlus disclosed itself when it confirmed the notch’s existence back in March.
Camera: Better than before
Where we also expected a change, was in the OnePlus 6’s photo capabilities. You might not believe looking at the headline specs – both dual-cameras look pretty much identical – but the main f.1.7, 16-megapixel camera has a 19% larger sensor than last year’s phone. What this means is that the sensor is capable of capturing more light, which should make for better low-light pictures – especially with optical image stabilisation (OIS) engaged.
Stills quality is noticeably better this year, and it’s clear that the OnePlus 6 is far more capable at capturing images in a wide-range of environments. The camera picks up more of the finer details than ever, especially as the light dims, and there’s little evidence of visual noise no matter the lighting conditions. Simply put, the OnePlus 6’s camera is among the best in the business.
Performance and battery life
The OnePlus 6’s performance didn’t come as a surprise. Equipped with the same processor as the Sony Xperia XZ2 – Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 – the OnePlus 6 is just as fast, reaching a speedy score of 2,422 in the Geekbench 4 single-core test, and 8,783 in multi-core. This, without question, is a phone that’s perfectly poised to sit at the top of the class.
OnePlus 6: Software
The OnePlus 6 runs Google’s latest version of its mobile operating system on launch – Android 8.1 Oreo – with OnePlus’ own OxygenOS launcher layered over the top. This isn’t a stock Android experience like the most recent Nokia phones or Google’s own Pixel 2, so there are a few subtle differences to be aware of.
OnePlus 6 review: Verdict
The OnePlus 6 offers significant improvements over last year’s OnePlus 5T. While several of those aren’t glaringly obvious, the decision to add a Snapdragon 845 processor to a phone that costs a good £300 less than its similarly-equipped competition is a seriously smart move.
Throw in a handful of camera upgrades, a refreshing new design and Android 8.1 Oreo straight out the box, and the OnePlus 6 begins to paint a familiarly appealing picture. This is a smartphone that’s just as meaty as its rivals, with a not-so-outrageous price tag attached. That was always going to work in the OnePlus 6’s favour, wasn’t it?
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