Oneplus 6 review – all you need for the best price

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Four years after the release of OnePlus One, the company introduced a new product – OnePlus 6. This is the most beautiful and sophisticated model of the company, with excellent performance and cost, which is significantly less than the flagship Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy.

Design OnePlus 6

Smartphone OnePlus 6 is unlike its predecessors. Its body is made of glass, and the back is slightly curved. The novelty is available in three colors: glossy – black (Mirror Black), matte black (Midnight Black) and silk-white (Silk White).

To increase the strength of the phone, a protective glass of Gorilla Glass 5 is installed on the front and back panels.

On the right side of the new OnePlus is the Alert Slider button, with which you can quickly switch between loud ringer, vibration, silent modes, and a pop-up window will inform you of what mode the gadget is in.

At the bottom of the phone there is a USB Type-C port, a speaker and a headphone jack. On the rear panel there is a module with two cameras, under which the fingerprint scanner is located. The scanner works quickly and unlocks the device in 0.2 seconds. There is also a face recognition function that unlocks the device in 0.4 seconds.

OnePlus 6 is not waterproof, but it is protected from moisture in the most vulnerable areas. The headphone jack, fingerprint scanner and control buttons are carefully insulated and protected from water, so the smartphone will easily survive a little rain or a drop from the sink.

Together with the new OnePlus, the company introduced its first bluetooth headphones OnePlus Bullets Wireless, which are sold separately for $ 70 (Rs 4,500). OnePlus Bullets Wireless are not fully wireless since there is a wire between two headphones, but this design allows them to be used for up to 8 hours without recharging. When removed from the ear, the headset will automatically turn off, which increases battery life. Headphones also support fast charging with a USB Type-C cable.

What is in the box

  • Smartphone itself.
  • Silicone Case.
  • Dash Charge Charger.
  • USB Type-C cable.
  • User’s manual.
  • SIM card extraction tool (clip).

Screen and its quality

The OnePlus 6 comes with a 6.3-inch AMOLED Full HD + panel with a resolution of 2280 × 1080 (402 ppi) in 19: 9 format. This is the largest display the company has installed in its gadgets. The colors on the screen are saturated and shrill here, and in the settings you can select various profiles, including the sRGB and DCI-P3 modes.

Not without a “eyebrow”, which is smaller than the iPhone X, but more than the Essential Phone and comparable to the Huawei P20. With the help of the application, the “eyebrow” can be removed and installed the usual notification panel.

Interface and functionality

The OnePlus 6 phone runs on Android 8.1 with an OxygenOS interface, which has over 200 performance improvements. In addition to the quick work of the interface, there are many new gestures.

One of the useful OxygenOS options is an improved game mode that prevents applications from collapsing when notifications pop-up , and also disables background processes to ensure maximum fps speed in games.

OxygenOS’s other familiar features are “night mode”, which filters out blue light, “reading mode”, in which the screen turns black and white, making it more pleasing to the eye and “dark mode” for night owls with battery saving.

Performance and iron

OnePlus 6 is equipped with an 8-core Snapdragon 845 processor (4 Kryo 385 GOLD cores with a frequency of 2.8 GHz and 4 Kryo 385 SILVER cores with a frequency of 1.8 GHz, however, the device comes with a different amount of RAM and internal memory:

  • 6 GB of RAM / 64 GB of ROM – $ 530 (Rs 32 500 ).
  • 8 GB of RAM / 128 GB of ROM – $ 580 (Rs 35,500).
  • 8 GB RAM / 256 GB ROM – $ 630 (Rs 39,000).

Unfortunately, all OnePlus smartphones do not support microSD memory cards and the new model is no exception.

Connectivity and connectivity

OnePlus 6 supports networking in:

  • 2G: GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz).
  • 3G: WCDMA (850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz), TD-SCDMA (B34 / B39), CDMA2000 1xEV-DO.
  • 4G: FDD-LTE (1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66), TDD-LTE (38/39 / 40/41).

It also has support for Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0 (ptX and aptX HD) and NFC for mobile payments.

Oneplus 6 cameras

On the back of the OnePlus 6 is a dual camera – a 16-megapixel main sensor with an f / 1.7 lens and an additional 20-megapixel, which has the same focal length as the main camera. The front panel is equipped with a 20 MP camera f / 1.7 for selfies

The camera application can be opened by double-clicking on the power button. There are three main shooting modes: photo, video and portrait, and swipe up – on the bottom of the screen opens four more modes, including slow motion, professional mode, time marking and panorama.

In Pro mode, histogram setting, ISO, white balance, shutter speed, focus and exposure control are available, RAW files can also be created.

Image quality

The OnePlus 6 smartphone has the best camera that has ever been on OnePlus devices. The pictures are detailed, with well-balanced colors, and the dynamic range does not have burnt highlights.

At night, the OnePlus gadget also creates beautiful, sharp photos that are comparable in quality to Pixel 2 XL.

Video quality

The new OnePlus allows you to shoot slow motion 4K × 60 fps. The function works very smoothly and it is worth considering when shooting fast scenes. However, good lighting is required for proper operation. At night, or in low light conditions, you can switch to 4K × 30 fps mode.

Sound quality

The only speaker of OnePlus 6 is quite loud and with good sound, but if you compare it with the system of two speakers on iPhone 8 / X or Samsung Galaxy, it becomes obvious that the sound quality here is on different levels.

Call quality

During calls, problems with OnePlus 6 did not arise. Dynamic voices are loud, clear and easily recognizable with their natural tonality. The microphone is also clear and understandable.

Battery life

OnePlus 6 is equipped with a 3300 mAh battery, which ensures the work of the phone during the day with intensive use, while with moderate use you can achieve 2 days of battery life.

Fast Charging Dash Charge allows you to fully charge the gadget from zero to 100% in 1 hour and 40 minutes. Especially surprised that the speed of fast charging is not reduced even when using the phone. However, it is worth remembering that Dash Charge is a proprietary technology that does not work with third-party chargers and cables. The smartphone does not support wireless charging.

OnePlus 6 Price

The sixth OnePlus is almost twice as expensive as the first OnePlus One. Let’s compare the price of the novelty at $ 630 (Rs 39,000) with some of the 2018 flagships.

  • Apple iPhone X: from $ 1000 (Rs 61 500 ).
  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus: from $ 800 (Rs 49,500).
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: from $ 840 (Rs 51,500).
  • Google Pixel 2 XL: from $ 850 (Rs 52,500).
  • Huawei P20 Pro: starting at 900 € (Rs 68,000).

Conclusion

OnePlus 6 is the company’s best product, with a clean interface, high performance, advanced cameras and familiar features. However, this is not quite the perfect smartphone because of the awkward implementation of the new gesture control system. I sincerely hope that OnePlus will improve it with a future software update.

I was also disappointed by the lack of wireless charging. But despite all the shortcomings, the sixth OnePlus is a beautiful flagship phone for reasonable money.

Advantages of OnePlus 6

  • Excellent performance.
  • Stylish premium design.
  • Fast fingerprint scanner.
  • Large amount of internal memory.
  • Sound mode switch Alert Slider.
  • Improved cameras. Quick charge.

Disadvantages of OnePlus 6

  • The gesture control system is not complete.
  • No wireless charging.
  • Partial protection against moisture.
  • Deficiencies in security features.

OnePlus 6 phone overview – video

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