OnePlus 6 Hands-on Review
The OnePlus 6 is a smartphone that’s piqued the interests of many people before it was even officially launched. If you are on the market for a new phone this year, it’s one of the devices that should be in your top 5 list. This is a smartphone that checks pretty much everything that you could look for a handset: high performance, good camera, superb battery life, smooth UI, great display, and beautiful design. But what makes the OnePlus 6 so much better than other flagship phones out there it is price relatively low. This is why it is called the “best-bang-for-the-buck phone of 2018”!
Design & Display
With a big 6.28 inches Full Optic AMOLED display, the OnePlus 6 has definitely the largest screen the company has produced yet. The phone has a screen resolution of 2280×1080 and a pixel density of 402ppi.
While the phone’s screen doesn’t have the same pixel density as other flagship phones, the display is still very stunning. It has incredibly high brightness levels with great colors and viewing angles. You shouldn’t have any problem using the phone under direct sunlight.
Like all other flagship phones released this year, the OnePlus 6 also features an almost bezel-less design. The company shaved off most of its top and bottom bezels to create a phone with minimum bezels as much as possible.
OnePlus had done this using the similar iPhone X notch. Inside the notch is where you’ll find the device’s speaker and the 16MP front camera. The company boasts that their notch is a lot smaller than the one found in iPhone X. They also promised that a future update will be released soon to allow their users to hide that notch.
As for the design, the OnePlus 6 is completely covered in glass, which is a first for the company. The comes in three color options, Silk White, Mirror Black, and Midnight Black. The Silk White version will probably be the one get more attention from their customers because of a layer of crushed pearl embedded into the back of the phone which creates an iridescent sheen.
Software and Performance
Under the hood, the OnePlus 6 has flagship specifications. It rocks the latest Snapdragon 845 processor from Qualcomm, 8GB of RAM and a 3,300mAh battery.
Performance is very great across the board. The device handles pretty much everything we’ve thrown at it so far with no hiccups.
As for its software, the phone is powered by Android Oreo over the top of the company’s latest version of OxygenOS. The OnePlus 6 features the gesture commands that are found on the iPhone X.
Face Unlock is also a new feature introduced with the OnePlus 6. While its Face Unlock technology is faster than iPhone X, we still don’t find it more secure as compared to the Face ID tech of Apple.
The OnePlus 6 comes with major changes in its camera department. The dual setup is now comprised with a 16MP main sensor and a 20MP secondary lens. OnePlus changed the position of their dual camera setup and is now vertically aligned. Both sensors also now feature optical image stabilization which was last seen from the OnePlus 3T.
Although OnePlus 6’s camera is not as functional as the Samsung Galaxy S9, the device still manages to produce high-quality photos and videos with great colors and contrast.
Although the new OnePlus 6 doesn’t offer many new surprises to us or any major upgrades compared to the OnePlus 5T, it is still a device that is expected to make a strong splash on the crowded smartphone market.
Its affordability, premium design, stunning display, and superb battery life will be enough to make it a really good choice for smartphone buyers this year.