On 14 May 2018 One Plus unveiled their new and latest smartphone on the market, One Plus 6. But if you’re looking for a smartphone right now, and don’t really wish to splurge more than you require to on a multi-faceted Android insight — even the smartphone experience in common — the OnePlus 6 is your best choice.
On introduction of 6, OnePlus is marketing this phone with 6GB of RAM and 64GB and another version with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. For the Avengers fanatics, there’s also a Marvel Avengers limited edition with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. So If you’re giving a thought on purchasing the OnePlus 6, read on.
The OnePlus 6, with its all-metal predecessor, has earned a hint of heaviness and a decent amount of weight, partially because of its Gorilla Glass 5 housing, which is a first for the OnePlus series. Aesthetically, it looks more beautiful than all One Plus phones to date. It has an enormous 6.28-inch FHD+ optic AMOLED display. The screen is lovely —vivid and intense, with lots of setting choices — OnePlus continues to resist the urge to move to QHD.
The display comes with a dent and is followed by a button, but without any fingerprint sensor in the front. The notch only keeps the earpiece speaker and the front-facing camera. There is a dual camera setup. The cameras are arranged vertically with a 16 MP primary camera with OIS on top and a 20 MP secondary camera right below it. A dual LED flash unit is adjacent below the cameras, and this is followed by the curved rectangular fingerprint scanner.
One Plus has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, which has an octa-core processor (Kryo 385 cores clocked up to 2.8 GHz) and graphics given by an Adreno 630 GPU. The Snapdragon 845 SoC also lodges the Spectra 280 image signal processor, Hexagon 685 digital signal processor and the Snapdragon X20 modem among other components. There’s also a Gaming Mode that not only conceals unnecessary notifications but can also curbs background apps and net usage. You can even send your calls directly to the loudspeaker.
Performance and battery life
The AMOLED screen is bright and displays right viewing angles. Videos play well. But, there’s only a mono speaker, and it’s gets blocked while holding the phone in landscape. The sound is quite loud, but there are cracks in high volumes.
Battery life sustains when the phone is used on a regular basis. Although, there is a slight glitch of not being able to see the battery percentage left in the status bar. The colossal Dash Charger quickly accelerates the battery from zero to 50 percent in half an hour.
As earlier, One Plus has a lot of features to offer at prices from its potential big brands in the market. It is definitely not expensive than its previous models, despite having more new features involved, both externally and internally. The One Plus 6’s most significant features are wireless charging, an IP-rated weatherproof body (dust and water), a high-res or HDR screen, stereo speakers, 3D face or iris recognition, AI enhancements, 960fps slow-motion, and HDR video recording. Aesthetically, this phone is something you can boast of. Categorically, especially OnePlus fans looking for an upgrade, this is the ideal option for them.
Rating – 3.5/5