OnePlus 6; NEVER SETTLE
Hello, Guys! Today I’m going to take a look at the OnePlus 6 first impressions review. So it’s been interesting to follow OnePlus for the last couple of years all the way from the beginning from the OnePlus 1 days the flagship killer mentality that Never Settles and then look at how the trends move all the way until what they’ve developed into today. So, let’s start in detailing-
Specs sheet: –
The OnePlus 6 comes with Snapdragon 845 processor, Adreno 630 GPU, 6 or 8 gigs of RAM, a 6.3-inch 2280 x 1080p AMOLED display, a 3300 milliamp-hours battery, and Dual cameras 16-megapixel main sensor and 20-megapixel secondary camera, and a price tag under 600 dollars in the USA and 34,500 rupees in India. So, again pretty standard OnePlus they’re sticking to their guns to deliver significant numbers and impressive specs for a lower than expected price.
Design & Build: –
So, with all, that here are my impressions and indeed what a lot of people are going to have the most strong reaction to including me is the new design of the OnePlus 6. So, they like everyone else this year have 28th eyes their phone, it’s got dual cameras, glass back, big screen and a notch that’s just like every phone we’ve seen in the last six months so OnePlus joins that crew. Honestly, I think it looks pretty good.
The text and the icons go right up to the edge in the corners, and the bottom chin is pretty small, so it’s not bad. The glass back is a little more interesting, and it’s got that signature OnePlus curve to it, so it’s the same shape as the rest of their phones adds a little weight though from being glass, no wireless charging though.
There’s three different glass back finishes, a glossy mirror back that kind of looks like ceramic, a soft white with a rose gold metal accent colour and a matte black.
Fingerprint Scanner: –
The new fingerprint reader is in the same place, but it’s a bit smaller so you might remember it was a circle on the back of the OnePlus 5T I liked that and OnePlus 6 has less surface area and sits right below the vertically oriented dual cameras that pretty much everyone is adopting now.
The dual camera setup is interesting though usually, you assume when you have dual cameras on the back of the phone you got your main camera sensor and on the secondary ones usually your telephoto for Portrait mode and 2X zoom things like that. These two cameras are the same focal length. The primary camera is a Sony IMX 519, a 16-megapixel sensor with a f/1.7 aperture and OIS, and the secondary camera is a Sony IMX 376K, a 20-megapixel sensor, again at f/1.7. So, the secondary camera of same focal length but the higher resolution for sharpness and details.
The camera’s specs are same as the OnePlus 5T, but there are some updates. There’s OIS in the primary camera along with EIS where it should improve low-light photos and videos stability. The OnePlus 6 is capable of shooting 4K videos at 60 fps which is indeed lovely, and it has support for Super Slo-mo videos at 480 frames per second which is not as the super as the super slo-mo in the Galaxy S9 and the Huawei P20 Pro.
On the front panel, there’s the 16-megapixel f/2.0 aperture camera with EIS and while there’s no Portrait mode right now. Honestly, I haven’t judged the cameras only OnePlus 6 just yet, but things do look promising.
The OnePlus 6 looks newest with that substantial new display, the notch up top this is what people love talking about to be fair is one of the smallest notches, there are just a camera, some sensors and your earpiece up there and then you end up with an 84% screen to body ratio but this is the new design, this is what we’re getting in 2018. It has 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED 19:9 aspect ratio display. Its very bright display, the colours pop, and the blacks are very nice; everything considered the screen on this thing is beautiful.
Ports & Slots: –
The OnePlus 6 is a stunner plus it’s got all the buttons and the ports. There’s a much-loved Alert slider this time on the right side. The volume rockers, the USB-C port and even the 3.5mm Headphone jack which located on the bottom. There are no stereo speakers.
Processor & Performance: –
Moving on, it’s not just the looks that a premium, the OnePlus 6 also has premium flagship hardware including the latest and greatest Snapdragon 845 up to 8 gigs of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage I mean that’s the best you can get right now. The performance on every OnePlus smartphone has been buttery smooth I’m hoping for the same with the OnePlus 6.
The OnePlus 6 comes in Oxygen OS on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, no complaints there. I always liked Oxygen OS for its Stock looks and added features. The Oxygen OS is excellent you could barely call it skin, but it’s one of those few skins on top of Android 8.1 that doesn’t try to do too much. It’s near stock, and it’s always one of the first with software updates, and it has a couple of tweaks here and there to make things interesting. They still have the shelf next to the launcher. They’ve also added gestures if you want to get rid of the buttons at the bottom and fully maximise your screen real estate and do swiping instead, I don’t like this as much it’s not quite as smooth as I would have liked. There’s a dark mode theme which can do wonders with that AMOLED display. There’s also face unlock expectedly, and it’s insanely fast.
It ships with 3300 milliamp-hours battery. It has Dash charging, and we all know what that means a superfast load for the 3300 mAh battery onboard. It’s the same battery as the OnePlus 5 or 5T, but there’s a new chipset here, so I’m expecting better battery performance.
Overall, the OnePlus 6 seems to have everything going for it, and the new design is gorgeous if you aren’t bothered by the notch. It’s got some amazing specs, and the cameras seem to have improved too. Even though the OnePlus 6 is the priciest OnePlus flagships ever. Having said that before you go ahead and buy the OnePlus 6 make sure to check out a detailed review soon.