OnePlus 6 – Specifications & Review

Not very long ago when buying a premium smartphone with all the flagship features would be a dream, OnePlus changed this dream into a reality for many users with the launch of OnePlus One  on April 23, 2014. Starting from the One, it has never failed to impress us be it 2, 3, 3t, 5 or the 5t.

With the launch of Oneplus 6 on May 22, 2018,Oneplus has proved to continue to become the market leader with unbeatable price and features.

OnePlus 6 is launched at a price of ₹34,999 for the 6gb+64gb version, which is available in Mirror Black only. The 8gb+128gb model is priced at ₹39,999 which comes in four color options – Red, Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White. There is also a 8gb+256gb version which comes at a price tag of ₹43,999.


ONEPLUS 6 SPECS at a glance

Weight: 177g                                                                                    CPU: Snapdragon 845
Dimensions: 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8mm                                         RAM: 6/8GB
OS: Android 8.1                                                                               Storage: 64/128/256GB
Screen size: 6.28-inch                                                                 Battery: 3,300mAh
Resolution: 1080 x 2280                                                             Rear camera: 16MP + 20MP
Front camera: 16MP


Display

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  • OnePlus’ biggest-ever display at 6.28 inches
  • Full HD, Full Optic AMOLED panel with 19:9 aspect ratio
  • 84% screen-to-body ratio thanks in part to notch

The OnePlus 6 display is one of the big new features on the phone. In fact, it’s the biggest display the firm has ever squeezed into a phone, with the 6.28-inch Full Optic AMOLED panel eclipsing the 6.1-inch offering found on the 5T.

OnePlus has continued to support the now-popular 19:9 aspect ratio too, giving you a taller display that offers up more on screen when you’re scrolling lists such as your Twitter feed.

While the display may be bigger, the resolution stays the same at ‘just’ Full HD. That’s 2280 x 1080 to be exact, which ensures it keeps the 402 pixels-per-inch density of previous OnePlus flagships.

However, in a world where QHD is fast becoming the norm at the top end of the mobile market, the screen resolution on the OnePlus 6 is a key area where the firm has looked to cut a corner in an attempt to keep costs down.

On its own the screen appears bright and vibrant, providing a pleasing level of detail. Slide it alongside a Galaxy S9 and you’ll see the screen on the OnePlus 6 isn’t quite as good – there’s no HDR support here either – but when you consider the price tag of this phone it’s not really an issue.

With the reduction in bezel above and below the screen the OnePlus 6 also boasts a 84% screen-to-body ratio that will likely please fans of outright display real estate. However this has come at a price: the inclusion of a divisive ‘notch’ at the top of the screen.

It’s smaller than the notch on the iPhone X, but larger than the camera-sized cut-out of the Essential Phone, lining up pretty closely with the implementation on the Huawei P20.


Camera

OnePlus is boasting of several improvements to its cameras. Most importantly, the primary 16-megapixel rear sensor gets optical image stabilisation, which fans have been demanding for a while. The sensor is also claimed to be 19 percent physically larger, allowing for more light to be captured, which should mean better detail and sharper shots. The secondary 20-megapixel camera is supposed to be used in low light and for depth effects.


Verdict

Does the OnePlus 6 stand out from it’s rivals? Well at such a price tag, it does stand out of the crowd and is definitely a best buy for the budget.



 

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