OnePlus 6 launched with much speculation last month. The new OnePlus 6 features a notch design similar to Apple iPhone X. Some people also criticized the design segment but OnePlus is much more than that. It houses a powerful Snapdragon 845 SoC with 8GB of LPDDRX RAM. The smartphone is priced at the similar segment as the previous model, Rs 34,999 for the 6GB/64GB variant. However, if you want more, it has an 8GB/128GB variant at Rs 39,999. We got the top variant for our review. Let’s see how it performs in our review period and is it really a flagship killer this time?
OnePlus 6 features all the popular and on-demand design terms, starting from the notch design to the glass-back body. The black colored glass back is glossy and slippery. However the ergonomic seems pretty balanced. The glass back joins the metallic body giving it a perfect finish. The curved edges give it smooth and slim body design.
The rear panel sports a Dual Camera setup at the center and a small Fingerprint section just below the setup. A small OnePlus logo is engraved just below the fingerprint sensor. On the front, the notch part contains all the sensors. The full view display with thin bezels gives it a good screen to body ratio.
OnePlus 6 comes with the Type-C port placed at the bottom side of the edge along with 3.5mm AUX port and Speaker Grill. The Volume Rocker keys and the Power button is placed on the right side of the edge. The SIM card tray is stapled on the left side of the edge.
The OnePlus 6 can be summarized as the upgraded version of OnePlus 5T with the minute changes like the notch. Overall the design is premium and the body is sturdy. OnePlus always try to give the best possible options and they’ve done it again.
OnePlus 6 features a 6.28-inch FHD+ Full Optic AMOLED display with 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It has a 2.5D glass with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The display is vibrant and colorful. It has good control over all the segment of the display which takes it to one step ahead of others. It offers good viewing angles and great sunlight readability.
OnePlus 6 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor clocked at 2.8GHz. The chipset is supported by Adreno 630 GPU and 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It has 128GB of fixed UFS 2.1 storage, it cannot be expanded for more storage. OnePlus 6 has Dual SIM support (nano + nano) with 4G VoLTE connectivity on both. Other connectivity options are Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C.
OnePlus 6 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with OxygenOS 5.1 on the top of it. OnePlus recently released the Android P beta update for it. The UI is clean and it offers sufficient customizations for the users. The best part is the OnePlus offers regular updates whether its new Android update or the regular custom update for the improvement.
OnePlus 6 offers blazing fast performance with the integrated Snapdragon 845 chipset with 8GB of RAM. Starting from the touch response to everything, whether its the multitasking ability, open or closing of apps or running intensive apps. OnePlus 6 takes everything with great ease.
The benchmark performance of the smartphone is great. it scored 260477 in AnTuTu which is the maximum in this range. The Geekbench score was 2402 in Single-Core and 7487 in Multi-Core. Overall the points are the best in the class.
With the 8GB RAM, 845 SoC and Adreno GPU, OnePlus 6 takes the gaming section to another level. All the high-end games like Asphalt 8, Shadow Fight 2, PUBG, Dead Trigger 2 and Modern Combat 5 runs smoothly. There was no frame drop or any kind of lag for a single time.
OnePlus also features the Face Unlock along with the regular fingerprint sensor. Both work great and unlocks the smartphone quickly. The Audio and Video quality of the smartphone is great, a recent update resolves the speaker issue. The 4G VoLTE connectivity works great on both the SIM. There as almost no call drop or any kind of distortions in our usage.
OnePlus 6 is equipped with a Dual Camera Setup at the rear, a 16MP primary Sony IMX519 sensor with dual LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.6″, OIS, EIS and a secondary 20MP with Sony IMX376K sensor with f/1.7 aperture. It can capture videos with 480 fps slo-mo at 720p video, 240 fps at 1080p video, 4K video at 60 fps. The rear camera capture crystal-clear images with great in-depth details. The color composition has all the elements with great balance. The Low light performance is good as the LED gives sufficient lighting.
It sports a 16MP with Sony IMX 371 sensor with f/2.0 aperture at front. The front camera also captures good images with natural color tone. The camera app has several modes like Video, Photo, Portrait, Slow Motion, Pro Mode, Time Lapse, and Panorama. These mode helps to capture the perfect moments with great ease. However, the Portrait mode feature was missing in the front camera. The issue resolved with the recent update which enhances the camera abilities and provided that mode for front camera.
OnePlus 6 houses a 3300mAh of the battery which is supported by the Dash Charge. The super fast charger provided along with the smartphone quickly charges the device within one and half hours. It gives one day of battery life with just half an hour of charge. However, it has one major drawback as the 3300mAh of battery drains quickly if you use intensive apps and games. So you’ll need to charge your device regularly if you use power intensive apps very often.
At a price point of Rs 39,999, OnePlus is offering a true flagship killer. OnePlus 6 has the best configuration along with the best design. The power-packed performer excels in every aspect and we hope the OnePlus community will provide the further assistance in future. If you want a perfect all-rounder you can surely go for it. If you feel 40K is too much, you can opt for the 6GB/64GB variant.