This week, the long awaited OnePlus 6 has been officially released.
The basic model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space starts at $529.
Here are the availability and price details for major regions
(The OnePlus 6 is not compatible with Verizon & Sprint, thus among major networks, it would only work on AT&T and T-Mobile)
Here's the price list for Canada
|6GB||64GB||Mirror Black||CAD $699|
|8GB||128GB||Mirror Black||CAD $769|
|8GB||128GB||Midnight Black||CAD $769|
|8GB||256GB||Midnight Black||CAD $839|
|8GB||128GB||Silk White||CAD $769|
Here's the price list for United Kingdom
Here's the price list for India
One of OnePlus 6 main selling points is its catchy marketing phrase "The Speed You Need". Its serious hardware specs combined with latest software packages makes it a really good competitor against the iPhone X which is at a flashy price of $1000.
Power hungry tasks can rely heavily on OnePlus 6 speed. Whether you are running heavy apps, playing games, downloading heavy files, multi-tasking and the likes, you would pretty not get disappointed with its speed performance.
The Qualcom Snapdragon 845 chip embedded on this phone delivers 30% faster performance despite drawing 10% less power consumption. Another hardware component that would contribute to its faster performance is through its generous RAM with the basic model starts at 6GB RAM. Other variants come with 8GB of RAM.
OnePlus 6 also promises even smoother running of apps through its latest technique implemented in its customized Android version, the OxygenOS. The OS would only render what's on screen, and hidden images and stuff like invisible menus won't draw processing resources, thus more processing power is available for stuff currently running on screen.
Download and file sharing, and network speed is incredibly fast thanks to its gigabit speed network connectivity.
To treat the OnePlus 6 users of an iPhone X feel, the debatable yet popular cutout on top of the screen on the apple model is also present on the OnePlus 6. The 0.28-inch notch integrates seamlessly because of its relatively narrower width as compared to that cutout in an iPhone X.
But for those who are not comfortable of losing that chunk of screen, you can "hide" the notch in the settings. It would create a black bar along the top of screen which in effect hides the notch.
The OnePlus 6 boasts a sleek design with smoothly-rounded corners and finely curved glass. Its ultra-narrow bezels give users vast viewport real estate in a 6.28-inch optic AMOLED display.
Color accuracy and screen brightness are diligently calibrated and surely are pleasing to the eyes. There are five different display modes to cater different set of eyes. Graphics processing is powered by an Adreno 630 which is 30% faster the Adreno 540 yet 30% less power hungry.
OnePlus 6 screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on front and back. This glass technology raises the standards for screen protection, which can survive up to 1.6-meter drops on rugged surfaces.
Although not fully waterproof, the OnePlus can prevent water from seeping in due to quick immersions and water spills thanks to special foam sealants between the screen and back cover. The jack and fingerprint scanner are ready to prevent water getting into wiring and key components.
Let’s see the official Specs:
Gorilla Glass 5 on front and back
6.28-inch, 2280x1080 resolution,
83.8% screen to body ratio
19:9 Aspect Ratio
about 402 pixel density
|Available Colors||Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White|
USB 2.0, Type-C,
Dual SIM slot (nano size sim card)
3.5 mm audio jack
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Octa-core distributed as:
4 x 2.8GHz Kryo 385
and 4 x 1.8GHz Kryo 385
|RAM||6 GB or 8 GB|
|Storage||64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB|
Android 8.1 Oreo / OxygenOS
(OnePlus’ customized version of Android)
16 Megapixel main camera, Aperture of f/1.7
20 Megapixel secondary camera, Aperture of f/1.7
Dual LED Flash
16 Megapixel main camera, Aperture of f/2.0
LTE/LTE-A (DL 4CA/256QAM, UL CA/64QAM,
non-removable 3300 mAh
5 Volts, 4 Amperes
Fingerprint, Proximity, Accelerometer,
RGB Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Compass
|Unlock Features||Fingerprint, Face Unlock|
OnePlus 6 is considerably worth the money given its impressive specs. But certainly, there are still some features that the manufacturer could have added to make this phone a complete beast that it could even eat up the competitors in its domain.
For one, the addition of wireless charging could be a striking boost to this phone’s selling point. The convenience that wireless charging offers, has become a seemingly ubiquitous feature of latest smartphones.
Another major drawback is its lack of card slot for memory expansion. As apps and media files are becoming demanding in size these days, the basic 64GB model could be a nightmare for many users. Sure, there’s the cloud storage option, but remember that it has the compromise of data charges, network speed and account storage limit. The 256GB variant is surely the best option should you be willing to shed $100 more.
And another thing, although this device is protected from quick water spills, it could have been better if full water proof is implemented on the OnePlus 6.
Other users also might complain to its relatively heavier weight. Other missing basic stuff like FM radio, and temperature sensor would disappoint some users.
So how does it actually fare if goes head to head against the iPhone X? How about compared to its 5T predecessor, has it made a great leap of improvement? is it worth your money more so than Apple’s most expensive phone ever?