OnePlus 6 review: Price, Specification

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It’s impressive how that in less than five years, OnePlus has gone from releasing phones barely anyone had heard of to have a glitzy launch party at the Olympic Stadium in London. The OnePlus 6 is the brand’s best phone yet, and it’s competition to the Samsung Galaxy S9, iPhone X, and LG G7.

History of OnePlus:

OnePlus delivered its first smartphone in 2014 and sold for a shockingly low price $299, which was called, simply OnePlus. In 2016, OnePlus 3 was in the market, which had a $399 price tag. It failed to take off in the US even the phone was impressive because OnePlus was not a familiar brand in the smartphones market then. This is still the case with the OnePlus 6 which is the successor of OnePlus 5T which was released in November 2017.

OnePlus 6:

OnePlus 6 may grab the market in a sense that it provides all the features of the high-end phones like Samsung S9 Plus in a limited price range, and it has some of the cool gestures used with the iPhone X. Also, OnePlus 6 has a 3.5mm headphone jack, no matter how much Apple insists a smartphone doesn’t need an audio jack

OnePlus 6 is the company first phone to feature all-glass design. All other previous models featured an aluminum body. Gorilla Glass 5 is used on the front and back of the OnePlus 6, giving the phone slight curves for a sleek look. The phone has a 6.28-inch Full Optic AMOLED 19:9 display, which is the largest screen that OnePlus has offered. The notch is at the top of the display as of iPhone X.

The new OnePlus device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, which improves performance over the 5T by 30%, Coupled with the Adreno 630, which is 30% faster than the previous generation. Depending upon the models, OnePlus 6 provide a maximum of 8GB RAM.

The dual camera system features a 16MP main camera and a 20MP secondary camera. With a f/1.7 aperture, the 16MP main camera has a 19% larger sensor than the previous model which provides a great camera performance in low-lighting condition. Also, the phone provides better optical Image Stabilization than the previous model. Also, OnePlus will make portrait mode available on front camera using AI through a software update, the front camera is able to apply a depth of field effect to selfies. For video, the phone captures 4K video in up to 60 frames per second. Due to the Electronic Image Stabilization, the phone gives better performance while recording a shaky type of videos.

The OnePlus 6 uses the Android operating system OxygenOS. As OxygenOS is similar to Google’s stock android costumers feel much more comfortable with this one, So OnePlus 6 may be a better choice with great performance at the decent price.

Specifications:

  • Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android 8.1
  • Display: 6.28 inches, 2280X1080, 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • RAM: 6 GB, 8 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB
  • Weight: 6.2 ounces
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Rear Camera: 16MP with Optical Image Stabilization, and 20MP
  • Dimensions: 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75 mm
  • Battery: 3,300 mAh
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm audio jack
  • Connector: USB Type-C port
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, Glonass
  • Colors: Midnight black, Mirror black, Silk white
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, Electronic Compass, Sensor Hub

The OnePlus 6 went on sale May 22, 2018, on the OnePlus website in the US, Europe, and India. It is initially available only in midnight black and mirrors black colors. The OnePlus 6 price starts at $529 (£469, Rs 34,999) for the 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage configuration. Then you have the 8GB/128GB variant at $579 (£519, Rs 39,999). Finally, there’s the new top-end 8GB/256GB model, which officially takes the title of the most expensive OnePlus smartphone ever. This OnePlus 6 price for this configuration is $629 (£569).