In recent times, the tech-based industries are coming up with brilliant smartphones and introducing the latest handset every 6 months. And when it comes to OnePlus 6, the producers have never gone out of the race. It has been a year only when the awaited OnePlus 5T model came in the market and fortunately gained a lot of popularity because of its super-exciting features.
However, the smartphone has almost disappeared from the official website of the organization or we can say it is replaced by its successor OnePlus 6 handset.
Indeed this recently launched smartphone that comes with a completely new design, excellent processor, latest screen, and a lot of improvements worth the appreciation it is receiving. The smartphone comprising an inbuilt storage configuration of 64GB together with 6GB RAM comes with a price tag of Rs. 35,000 whilst its variant featuring 128GB along with 8GB RAM costs Rs. 40,000. So are you willing to purchase OnePlus 6? Read this review to get complete detail of the handset:
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OnePlus 6 Design
With the advancement in the designing of Android sets today, the developers of OnePlus 6 have made their best possible efforts to make the device more elegant in terms of its design. The device comes with 3 amazing variants. This review focuses on the Mirror Black Finish OnePlus 6 smartphone (the only choice for the low-budgeted buyers).
The company has utilized Corning Gorilla Glass 5 both on the rear as well as a front end of all OnePlus 6 handsets. The 3 variants are completely different and so it makes a tough choice for the customers to examine 3 smartphones and buy the most suitable one. The foremost thing you could observe in OnePlus 6 is its front screen notch that features a pre-fixed screen protector, that somewhat spoils the appearance of the model.
One of the exciting features that you would love to have in your OnePlus 6 is the entire notifications appears above the screen. In fact, the alert slider also appears in the same spot (however, it appears on the left corner this time).
The camera unit that was cited at the back of the devices is now back to the center and possess an abrasive rim. This issue was also noticed in OnePlus 5 but was quickly resolved in a 5T model. The volume, as well as power buttons, are easily accessible; however, the dual-SIM plate is again located on the left edge of the model.
The device comprises a 3.55mm headphone jack, mono speaker, and a USB port. Due to its curved glass at the rear end, the handset is easy to hold and taken as a whole, the designing is quite impressive. It does come with a ‘water-resistant’ tag to aid the users click under-water selfies.
OnePlus 6 Specifications
OnePlus 6 is probably the very first smartphone powered by Snapdragon 845 processor that will be traded in the Indian retail markets. And this would undeniably give a major benefit to the producers and the company. Comparing to its predecessor OnePlus 5T having 6.01 inches screen notch, the measurement of the screen has raised to 6.28 inches in this latest handset.
It features a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and as mentioned earlier, the phone comes with 3 variants each possessing diverse storage configuration, random access memory, and cost.
The cheapest variant is priced at Rs. 35,000 featuring 64GB inbuilt storage and 6GB of RAM whereas another one is of Rs. 40,000 comprising the 128GB memory and 8GB of RAM. The costliest and the super-class model is Marvel Avengers Limited Edition that consists of 256GB of inbuilt storage configuration. However, the phone doesn’t feature microSD card for additional memory (and that isn’t necessary as all its variant comes with a considerable amount of storage).
With two Nano-SIM slots, OnePlus 6 features Bluetooth 5.0 and several sensors. The total battery capacity of the device is 3300mAh (that’s quite fair in our opinion). Though customers can seek a brilliant 5V 4A charger, the device does not support wireless charging.
OnePlus 6 performance
Optional gesture scheme and gaming mode: one of the major improvements made in this Smartphone is the Optional gesture scheme that helps you eliminate unnecessary Android steering buttons completely. You just gotta swipe up the screen and the command will take the users back to the home screen. Another feature is the gaming mode that avoids unwanted notification disturbance and background data usage while you’re playing an online game.
Of course, the device supports face recognition system that is so swift. However, face recognition does not work under the bright sunlight or dim light where the device couldn’t recognize your face.
Now, coming to the performance, you can expect a good video and a satisfactory sound quality in OnePlus 6. On the contrary, the device features only one mono speaker and that too can get obstructed if you hold the device in landscape.
On testing the battery capacity, the phone performed quite well. It was capable to be used for a full day (after playing multiple games and watching streaming videos). However, you won’t be able to check the battery percentage in the upper-status bar. But, all thanks to the brilliant notch as you just gotta swipe down to check the same in the quick settings panel.
The camera sensor of OnePlus 6 is now expected to be 19% larger than its previous models that would further help you get perfect and detailed snapshots. The device features dual camera of 16 MP and 20 MP. When tested for cameras, the phone performed pretty well (even in the low-light spots it captured detailed and sharp shots).
Now coming to the front camera, it isn’t exceptional. One of the major advantages in the camera is that the beauty mode that includes stickers, filters, and effects comes disabled. However, this might not work for the people that frequently use filters and beauty effects.
Comparing to its predecessor, this smartphone is capable enough to make a big name in the market. Regardless of its new screen, a new processor, brilliant design, and top-notch features, the phone are just a bit costlier than OnePlus 5 and 5T.
Still, the question is ‘what specific thing makes it worth breaking the bank? The features are definitely superb but apart from it, you’ll miss some essential factors i.e. beautifully crafted and well-designed smartphone, powerful, and completely able to perform multiple functions that other Android gadgets couldn’t do.
Though it can’t be termed as an outstanding or extraordinary device especially when it comes to battery, it is capable to gain the interest of high-budgeted smartphone users.