OnePlus 6: Flagship Killer
OnePlus has done the best job delivering bang for the buck and The feature-pack OnePlus 6 is another winner for it!! It is a polished, premium smartphone with up-to-date features, glassy-classy look & powerhouse of the performance. This brings OnePlus 6 in the line with big-names flagship phones like Samsung S9 Plus, iPhone X.
OnePlus 6 comes with a large 6.28-inch display, dual rear cameras, face & fingerprint unlock, up to 8GB RAM & 256GB storage, newest Snapdragon 845. There are many improvements in software after OnePlus 5T & OnePlus 5. Its release date was May 22, 2018. It released in big smartphone market countries like USA, India, Europe. Currently, it is available everywhere.
Design & Display:
OnePlus 6 has classy design and a huge display. It comes with a 6.28 inches display, Full Optic AMOLED panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Resolution is 2280 x 1080 Full HD with 402 pixels-per-inch density. To keep cost low, they didn’t choose QHD resolution. But still, the screen appears bright and vibrant. It also provides a good amount of details.
There is notch smaller than the notch of iPhone X. Whether you’re for or against the notch it serves a useful purpose on the OnePlus 6, housing the front-facing camera, earpiece, LED notification light and ambient light sensor. For those who don’t like notch can turn-off it in settings which will show a black bar there.
When you unbox OnePlus 6, you’ll notice it comes with the screen protector on the screen. It is really nice to avoid scratches and scuffs. You can still remove it to look phone more premium. There is another surprise for customers, as OnePlus provides transparent silicon cover for the handset for those who think it needs more protection & grip.
OnePlus 6 comes with Gorilla 5 glass at front and back. This glassy design gives the phone a rich look. The company claims it is water resistant. But still, IP rating doesn’t fully guarantee if it is fully submerged in water. Which means you can use the phone in day-to-day life incidences like accidentally dropping your phone in water and quickly removing it or being caught in rain showers. They specifically state that you should not take it underwater for photos/videos.
The power or lock key and OnePlus’s special alert slider is at the right side of the phone. It is easily accessible. The alert slider easily allows you to switch between loud, silent or vibrate mode. On the left side, there is a dual nano-SIM tray. Both slots allow high-speed 4G connections.
On the rear side, there is dual camera setup, flash, and oval-shaped fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner is fast and unlocks the phone in 0.2 seconds. But here is another biometric technology that you’ll love is – Face Unlock. This reduces the use of traditional fingerprint scanner. Face unlock is impressively fast and accurate. It unlocks phone less than 0.4 seconds. This is a really useful feature.
OnePlus 6 gets more love for keeping 3.5mm headphone jack. There is also a single down firing speaker. As it is single, you won’t get the stereo benefit of two speakers. The phone is available in 4 colors- Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White & Red!! This all colors makes the phone beautiful.
OnePlus 6 comes with a dual 16MP camera. It features OIS (optical image stabilization) and EIS (electronic image stabilization) on the rear 16MP snapper, further improving low-light shots by reducing camera shake and the consequent blurring. The camera app on the OnePlus 6 is simple to use. We can quickly access to portrait and video modes from the main screen, with a sideways swipe switching you between modes.
The front camera is also 16MP which gives boosts to photos, especially in portrait modes. It works out with the help of software. This software decides what to blur. Selfies taken by the front camera are really nice.
By swiping up, you’ll get options including pro mode, panorama, time-lapse. There are zoom features which enables to get closer to your subject without having to physically move. Sometimes zooming in gives less clarity, but still you get decent photos.
Dual cameras gives good shots in low lights also. It is improved performance over OnePlus 5T. By playing with brightness you can get crisp shots in low light. It’s an all-around capable camera that does a good job in a variety of scenarios, delivering everything from nicely blurred backgrounds in Portrait mode to detailed close-up macros and sweeping landscape vistas.
OnePlus 6 can capture 4K videos at 60fps. You can capture slow-mo (Slow motion) videos which is a cool feature. The uniqueness in OnePlus 6 about the slow-mo video is you can capture a full minute of slow-motion footage, which equals around six minutes of video when played back.
The OnePlus 6 comes with a 3,300mAh battery, which is the same size as the power packs found in the 5 and 5T. It lasts a day and you don’t have to worry much about battery life.
The Dash charger is here to help you charge the battery. Dash charger charges 60% in 30 minutes which is a decent amount for usage. While OnePlus 6 has a glass body, but it doesn’t come with wireless charging feature. As with the screen resolution, the absence of wireless charging technology is likely to be in the interests of keeping costs down.
Power & Performance:
‘The Speed You Need’. This is the tagline for OnePlus 6. It uses Snapdragon 845 chipset which is a powerhouse of the performance. It keeps all work running smoothly. The OnePlus 6 is faster than other smartphones in the market. There’s more than enough performance under the hood to keep you going with both 6GB or 8GB RAM variant.
You can use multiple apps at a time. Background apps don’t affect the performance. You can play high-ended games easily. It gives a smooth graphic performance and no lags!! Running Geekbench 4 on the OnePlus 6 gives an impressive average multi-core score of 9100. Considering the price, the results are excellent.
OnePlus 6 comes with Android 8.1 and his own stock android. Also, OnePlus 6 announced that phone is compatible with Android Pie (Beta) and soon it will be available for OnePlus 6 users. There is no extra bloatware.
You can customize phone as there are a range of additional customization options, allowing you to fine-tune the handset to your specific requirements. The gesture control features are helpful and makes the overall experience better.
The speaker is downward. Sound quality is good for songs and Youtube videos. But if you love watching movies, you’ll want something better to listen on. As single speakers don’t give sounds like LG G7 ThinQ quality. OnePlus 6 has 3.5mm headphone jack which is good and there’s also Bluetooth 5.0 support. The phone also comes with Qualcomm’s AptX audio enhancement technology. This technology gives you clearer, punchier audio over both wired and wireless connection.
Gaming mode features disables notifications while you play games and optimizes performance. It is perfect for uninterrupted PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) and Fortnite sessions. 😉
Should You Buy OnePlus 6?
If you want the camera, performance and design of the best flagships on the market without paying the £700-plus price tag, the OnePlus 6 is the phone you’ve been waiting for. This is 2018’s must-have device. It has fluid performance, bright and colorful screen, premium feel design, solid camera experience to be had. The brand is also placed alongside the likes of the Samsung galaxy S9, iPhone X, LG G7 Thinq, Sony Xperia Z2 and doesn’t feel out of place. With it’s price tag – it is bang for the Buck!!!
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