OnePlus 6 The India’s Best SmartPhone 2018 : With Snapdragon 845 Processor

OnePlus 6 The India’s Best SmartPhone 2018 : With Snapdragon 845 Processor

OnePlus 6 The India's Best SmartPhone 2018 : With Snapdragon 845 Processor

About OnePlus :-

OnePlus is a Shenzhen-based start-up and producer of smartphones founded in December, 2013. The company’s claim to fame is its bid to offer flagship-level specs in its smartphones, at affordable prices. OnePlus initially sold its smartphones only through an invite system where customers would be sent an invite to purchase smartphones and they had to make the purchase within a fixed time frame. Of late the company has held open sales of its smartphones too.

Introduction :-

Over the last several years OnePlus has evolved from a vendor looking to disrupt the smartphone market to a company whose flagships are now eagerly awaited every year. The OnePlus 6 is the company’s biggest design change yet, and brings with it flagship specifications while still maintaining its characteristic advantage in terms of product pricing as well as long-term software support.

China-based smartphone vendor OnePlus has come up with the successor to the OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 6 is sleek and sports a bezel-less display which delivers a unique visual experience. Unlike the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 6 is IP68 certified which makes the device water-resistant and dust -proof at the same time. The smartphone sports a front-facing fingerprint reader that allows users to record multiple fingerprints which can be used to unlock the device.

I have to admit that for me personally this will be the first time I’d have reviewed OnePlus device as I had missed out on past reviews and we’ve had a coverage gap last year when it came to mobile devices. As such I’m pretty much coming into the review of the OP6 with no pre-conceptions about either hardware or software of the phone, and based on what I’ve seen over the last couple of weeks and what you’ll get to read over the following pages, I’ve been massively impressed.

Sure enough, OnePlus has defined this year’s flagship killer, with all the performance and features you could possibly want from any smartphone, rolled into a package that costs hundreds less than top-tier offerings from Apple, Samsung and Google. And while the company’s value-for-money trick might not be as surprising or special the fifth time around, cash-strapped buyers can’t argue with the results.

OnePlus 6 Price :-

OnePlus 6 Price starts at Rs. 34,999. The lowest price of OnePlus 6 is at Amazon, which is of same price as the cost of 6 at Oneplusstore (Rs. 34999). This phone is available in 64 GB, 128 GB, 256GB storage variants.

OnePlus 6 Price in India
Store Details Price
Amazon.in OnePlus 6 (Mirror Black 6GB RAM + 64GB Memory) ₹34,999
oneplusstore OnePlus 6 ₹34,999

OnePlus 6 Release Date :-

Announced 2018, May
Status Available. Released 2018, May

OnePlus 6 Colours :-

The Smartphone will be available in four colours i.e Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White, Amber Red

OnePlus 6 Design :-

Dimensions 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm (6.13 x 2.97 x 0.31 in)
Weight 177 g (6.24 oz)
Build Front/rear glass, aluminum frame
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

After several years of fitting its handsets with aluminum, OnePlus has transitioned to Gorilla Glass 5 all around with the OnePlus 6. Skeptics might fear a step backward in durability, but OnePlus says it has lavished the same attention on these glass backs as it had with the metal on any previous OnePlus device, and the effort shows.

In fact, the company specially treated each glass on each colorway independently, to emulate different materials. For example, our Mirror Black model evokes the depth and reflectivity of polished ceramic, while the Midnight Black version approaches the matte sheen of the OnePlus 5 or 5T. OnePlus’ designers actually perforated the surface of the glass on the latter model with imperceptible holes to reveal the layer of film beneath.

The attention to detail is definitely appreciated, especially for such a relatively inexpensive handset. And because this is a OnePlus device, the thoughtful touches don’t stop there. The company’s handy Alert Slider returns on the OnePlus 6, though it’s migrated from the left to the right edge since we last saw it. Better yet, users clutching onto their trusty wired headphones can breathe a sigh of relief, as the headphone jack has been miraculously spared.

The other major design change pertains to the OnePlus 6’s notch, an element OnePlus publicized itself when it confirmed the notch’s existence back in March. While I’m personally indifferent to this year’s defining phone trend, I like that OnePlus owned up to it instead of playing it down. And truthfully, I didn’t find it terribly obtrusive after spending a week with the phone. But if you remain vehemently opposed to a feature that is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid, there’s a setting that hides the notch by painting the status bar black.

The 6.28-inch OnePlus 6, on the other hand, sports almost exactly the same dimensions as the notch-less 5T. The result is a handset with a screen that is much larger than it needs to be, and a device that I reckon many users will find clumsy, if not impossible, to cradle one-handed. Slap one of OnePlus’ fine cases on the OnePlus 6, and it becomes just as tall and a bit wider than Samsung’s 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8. Those drawn to the OnePlus 6 for its no-compromise approach to features may find themselves compromising quite a bit when it comes to ergonomics.

OnePlus 6 The India's Best SmartPhone 2018 : With Snapdragon 845 Processor

OnePlus 6 Display:-

Type Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.28 inches, 98.4 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– DCI-P3
– Oxygen OS 5.1.9

Of all the qualities that makes the OnePlus 6 remarkable for its price, its 6.28-inch AMOLED display might be the most compelling. This is a gorgeous panel eclipsed only by those in Samsung’s latest flagships, which offer better brightness and pixel density. But the gap isn’t as wide as you might assume.the OnePlus 6, any of those LCD handsets appear a generation behind. Darker scenes approximate a pastiche of grays on these phones, when they should be black. Hues that should look juicy and saturated are hazy and washed out. And if  you think the OnePlus 6’s representation of your favorite movie plays up the color a little too strongly, you can change the display profile to a more realistic sRGB or DCI-P3 palette.

The OnePlus 6’s display proved to be not only vivid but properly calibrated, with a Delta-E accuracy score of 0.39 (numbers closer to zero are better). Again, this was identical to the Galaxy S9, which notched a 0.40 result.

Regarding color reproduction, the OnePlus 6 registered a 240.3 color gamut within the sRGB spectrum, which is actually more than the Galaxy S9 at 220 percent — though those results will differ significantly if you opt for one of the alternate color profiles.

OnePlus 6 Specifications :- 

General :-

Release date May 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 155.70 x 75.40 x 7.75
Weight (g) 177.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3300
Removable battery No

OnePlus 6 The India's Best SmartPhone 2018 : With Snapdragon 845 Processor

. Display :-

Type Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.28 inches, 98.4 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– DCI-P3
– Oxygen OS 5.1.9
 . Camera :-
MAIN CAMERA Dual 16 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, OIS, PDAF
20 MP (16 MP effective), f/1.7, 25mm, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm, PDAF
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], Auto HDR
SELFIE CAMERA Single 16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm, 1/3″, 1.0µm
Features Auto-HDR
Video 1080p (gyro-EIS)

the OnePlus 6 relies on a pairing of 16- and 20-megapixel lenses at the back to handle photos. Both cameras have a wide f/1.7 aperture, and employ the same wide-view angle. That means you don’t get the benefit of a telephoto perspective or optical zoom on that secondary lens like you do on either the iPhone X or the Galaxy S9+. But on the plus side, low-light performance should be better than it was on previous OnePlus phones, thanks to that larger aperture.

In fact, the two major improvements OnePlus made to its camera system were specifically designed to capture better shots in dim scenarios. The main 16-MP shooter is now equipped with optical-image stabilization, which will help mitigate blur when the camera needs to slow down the shutter speed to let more light in. The new primary image sensor is also 19 percent larger than that of the OnePlus 5T.

Additionally, OnePlus has leveraged the power of Qualcomm’s Spectra 280 image signal processor to enable super slow-motion video at 480 frames per second (fps) and 720p resolution. While that’s half as slow as the Galaxy S9’s 960 fps mode, on the OnePlus 6 you can record for up to a minute. The Galaxy S9 can  capture only 960 fps in very short bursts, like 1.2 seconds, played back in real time over a 6-second clip.

OnePlus 6 The India's Best SmartPhone 2018 : With Snapdragon 845 Processor

. Connectivity :-

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

The OnePlus 6 is bundled with all the regular connectivity options which include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, and a microUSB Type-C port. Also, similar to the OnePlus 5, one can use two SIM cards as the device has dual SIM support.

. Technical :-

OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630

. Battery :-

Capacity
3300 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
User Replaceable
no No
Quick Charging
yes Dash charge

Despite all that’s changed in the OnePlus 6, the 3,300-mAh battery and Dash Charge technology used in the OnePlus 5 and 5T appear exactly the same here. It’s not hard to see why — the OnePlus 5T was clocked as the fastest-charging smartphone of any we tested last year, and it delivered a commendable 11 hours and 22 minutes on our battery test.Dash Charge remains the miracle charging solution it was the last time around, as the OnePlus 6 once again posted the quickest times we’ve ever seen. The device reached 30 percent in 15 minutes, 60 percent in 30 minutes and 93 percent in an hour on the stock adapter. Those aren’t just spot on with our previous results; they also align perfectly with OnePlus’ claims, which, as we found during that aforementioned charging speed test, is  a rare thing in this industry.

OnePlus 6 The India's Best SmartPhone 2018 : With Snapdragon 845 Processor

. Processor :-

Chipset Snapdragon 845
Architecture Kryo 385
No of Cores 8 (Octa Core)
Frequency 2.8 GHz (Quad Core) + 1.7 GHz (Quad Core)
Make Qualcomm
GPU Adreno 630

. Features :-

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging 5V 4A 20W (Dash Charge)
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor

. Hardware And Software :-

HARDWARE

Processor 2.8GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 8GB
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage No

The OnePlus 6 will grant you 8GB of RAM and double the space for media and apps. This configuration is available in the same guise as the cheaper one, as well as a matte-like Midnight Black and, as of June 5, a special edition Silk White colorway finished off with a hint of rose gold. Finally, topping the food chain is a variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage Like its predecessors, every OnePlus 6 is unlocked and compatible with GSM networks, including AT&T and T-Mobile. And if you’re toying with picking one up yourself, a word to the wise: OnePlus makes limited quantities of all its phones, and it sells just one model at a time

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo
Skin OxygenOS 5.1

Android 8.1 Oreo and OnePlus’ Oxygen OS 5.1.3 combine for a speedy and intuitive experience on the OnePlus 6, topped off with yet another major feature inspired by the iPhone X. However, this is one you definitely won’t want to ignore.

OnePlus has introduced its own optional gesture-based navigation system in the OnePlus 6, and it actually differs considerably from what Android P will introduce later this year in a few pleasant ways. For starters, OnePlus’ scheme doesn’t require any sort of bar to house controls at the bottom of the screen. This is one of the major oversights of the current solution in the Android P beta, as it shows Google has missed the point why gestures might be preferable to buttons in the first place — to allow content to fill more of the display.

In some ways, OnePlus’ gestures are brilliantly simple. Besides freeing up screen space, they’re also equally manageable for left- and right-handed users alike, because you can go back from either corner. Although there’s no shortcut to open the app drawer from any screen, that doesn’t seem to be a terribly costly omission. A bigger MIA feature could be the lack of a suggested apps list when you’re thumbing through your recents, but that’s a new capability special to Android P that many users probably won’t notice missing.

OnePlus 6 The India's Best SmartPhone 2018 : With Snapdragon 845 Processor

. Sound :-

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dirac HD sound

Special Features :-

Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position Rear
Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

OnePlus 6 The India's Best SmartPhone 2018 : With Snapdragon 845 Processor

. Expert Review :-

4.3 /5

PROS

  • Excellent value for money
  • Incredible performance
  • Great battery life
  • Capable display

CONS

  • Cameras not at par with other premium flagships
  • No IP rating or wireless charging

. Verdict:-

You can get the OnePlus 6 in three different models – a 6GB 64GB variant which will set you back Rs 34,999, an 8GB 128GB variant which costs Rs 39,999 and the Marvel Avengers special edition model which comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage and costs Rs 44,999. Now, let me be clear – if you already own the OnePlus 5T, then there`s not much here to entice you to upgrade.But if I were to buy a smartphone under Rs 40,000 right now, I would pick the 6GB RAM variant of the OnePlus 6 in…

Buy For
  • Excellent performance
  • Notch display with impressive quality
  • Value for money
  • 6GB RAM

OnePlus 6 The India’s Best SmartPhone 2018 : With Snapdragon 845 Processor

OnePlus 6 The India's Best SmartPhone 2018 : With Snapdragon 845 Processor

 

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