Welcome to the OnePlus 6 Review post, here in this post you will find everything about the OnePlus 6 smartphone that you need to know.
OnePlus 5 was one hell of a smartphone, and the mid-cycle OnePlus 5T refresh simply helped cement it as one of the best models released over the past 5 years. Despite a top-of-mid-range price, the OnePlus 5 was arguably a game-changing transition phone for the indie Chinese maker, progressing it from flagship challenger to genuine flagship, and at a below flagship price point, too.
Fast forward to 2018 and the progeny of the OnePlus 5 is here in the form of the OnePlus 6 and, simply put, my impression of the phone is that it has actually completed its journey to the big leagues, transitioning from contender, to flagship and now into a genuine, hardware-proven (see benchmark score boxout), killer of other flagship phones. As we will see, this phone it isn’t perfect though, with other devices beating it in my mind in some certain areas. However, the blinding speed the OnePlus 6 delivers in partnership with its luxe design and slick UI goes a long way to making it one of the attractive, shut-up-and-take-my-money propositions of 2018.
OnePlus 6 Review: Specifications
Dimensions: 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75 mm
Weight: 177 g (6.2 ounces)
Screen: 6.28-inch, 19:9, AMOLED, 2,280 x 1,080
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (octa-core, 1nm, 2.8GHz)
GPU: Adreno 630
Storage: 128GB & 256GB
Rear cameras: 16MP (OIS, EIS, f/1.7) / 20MP (f/1.7)
Front camera: 16MP (EIS, f/2.0)
Battery: 3,300 mAh
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
Colors: Mirror Black, Midnight Black, and Silk White.
OnePlus 6 Review: Design and Build Quality
Glass body is the big take away from the design of the OnePlus 6. The Industry leading Gorilla Glass 5 is used on both front and back of the phone, which I know from past experience is super tough, and has been shaped on this smartphone so it wraps into the frame’s horizon line (yes, the OnePlus hallmark remains) almost seamlessly.
The overall effect creates a very slim and attractive look and feel in the hand, despite it not measuring in as dramatically thinner than rival flagships. The phone feels like a premium experience while picking up, with glass and metal exuding an air of quality. As you expected the phone with such a glossy finish, fingerprints get everywhere, and damn fast, too. Looking around the phone, there is a three-position switch button at the right side of the phone with ridged top (this let’s you quickly slide between volume on, vibrate, and silent operation without accessing the phone’s UI), and power button as well.
You will see a volume rocker and the phone’s dual SIM card slot on the left of the phone, and on the bottom edge you find the now standard USB Type-C connection as well as a 5mm audio headset port. OnePlus 6’s dual camera system is placed at the central, vertically orientated array on the back-plate, with the lenses extending out just a fraction (not flush). You have a flash unit underneath them, and below the flash there is the Phone’s oval-shaped fingerprint reader. I can confirm that the fingerprint reader is well-positioned and easy to access.
OnePlus 6 comes with a screen protector installed out of the box it is one and only the things to note at this point, as well as a solid if quite standard rubberized bumper case. Also, this smartphone is water resistant but does not carry a IP67/68 rating.
OnePlus 6 Review: Screen
The 6.28-inch big, 19:9, HDR, AMOLED, 2,280 x 1,080 resolution screen on the OnePlus 6 is right up my street. OnePlus 6 has on-trend notch thanks to that, something that helps deliver a most welcome 84 percent screen to body ratio, you really get to enjoy it to the maximum while navigating the device. Yes, that does not carry over into the huge majority of apps, and yes notches are subjective too (you can turn on a good old black bar if you wish), but it really helps generate a premium, breathable artistic in my mind.
And as expected from a HDR AMOLED panel, colours are defined and really rather effective when watching streamed content from Netflix and YouTube, as well as when playing games downloaded from Google Play Store. Because of that sharp 2,280 x 1,080 resolution detail was great too.
I feel the screen is dynamic though fell short in my mind when compared to the Super AMOLED panel equipped on the Samsung Galaxy S9+, and its maximum brightness bettered too by the 1,000 nit display on the LG G7 ThinQ. I felt the adaptive brightness mode as well leaned too much toward the dim side of the scale, and I did find myself manually adjusting the screen’s brightness, both indoors and outdoors, on a few occasions to get what I felt was a more suitable viewing experience.
OnePlus 6 Review: Camera
The camera setup of OnePlus 6 consists of dual rear array (16-MP OIS, EIS, f/1.7 | 20-MP f/1.7), as well as a front 16-MP EIS, f/2.0 unit. This camera system also delivers 4K video recording up to 60 frames per second, and – in a new feature for the line – a super slow motion mode that can capture at up to 480 frames per second.
The sensors on those cameras are Sony-brand (IMX 519, IMX 376K, and IMX 371) so I had high hopes for the phone’s photo-shooting potential, and considering that the main 16MP camera’s sensor is 19 per cent larger than that on located on the outgoing OnePlus 5T, and also now features optical image stabilization (OIS), I fully expected to see some improvements in snapping power, and especially so in low-light environments.
OnePlus claims that it has introduced a Smart Capture mode on OnePlus 6 that, depending on the shooting environment and time of day, will select which of the phone’s camera features to use to optimize the picture for clarity. The manufacturer has also reportedly improved its High Dynamic Range algorithm, too, which has been designed to improve lighting in taken photographs.
Low light performance is improved over the OnePlus 5T (Review), and specifically so when there is a central subject to the image, with core pic areas like facial features definitely more defined. This low light performance though is not the best I’ve tested this year, with both the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Samsung Galaxy S9 topping it in my mind, and I found lighter parts of these pictures, such as people’s skin, to appear a little patchy.
Flat light shots were also more hit and miss than I’ve been used too this year when using flagship phones. As you can see in the image above, taken inside the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, detail and definition really suffer here, with many aspects of the biplane and its pilot lost. Overall, the camera system of OnePlus 6 feeels is good, but considering the insanely high standards set elsewhere in the device (notably its core hardware and design), it slightly lets the phone down, and mostly so if you are serious about smartphone photography.
OnePlus 6 Review: Battery
There is 3,300 mAh of battery installed in OnePlus 6 and, straight away when I saw the capacity on paper, considering the size of the screen and powerful internal hardware. Using it over the testing period though left me in two minds about its capabilities. You get a solid day and a half typical usage time with the OnePlus 6, which while not ideal, I definitely feel should be par for the course today for handsets, and did not see me running for the charger too frequently.
Nevertheless, I did notice that the battery got seriously crunch in heavy usage outline, such as when running Final Fantasy 15: Pocket Edition and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, and I do wonder if the battery has the legs to continue powering these demanding experiences on such a well-endowed, large form-factor device, while also maintaining a north of a day usage period, in a year or so.
What I definitely feel was a huge success though was the phone’s Dash Charge technology, which can provide “a day’s power in half an hour”. My testing confirms that you can get roughly a 50 per cent charge in 30 minutes (providing you are at 0 per cent or close to it), and gets fully charged in 80 minutes, which is very competitive and helps to mitigate my fears over future battery life.
OnePlus 6 Review: Software
Lastly, OnePlus 6 comes running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, as well as OnePlus’ latest iteration of its OxygenOS skin. And, simply put, this is a very good combination that in no way bogs down the OnePlus 6’s user experience. OxygenOS is a light skin of vanilla Android and offers some neat gesture controls, too, which make navigating and using the phone fluid (I liked the three-finger screenshot gesture especially).
OnePlus 6 Review: Hardware and Performance
OnePlus 6 comes assembled in terms of internal hardware with a Snapdragon 845 CPU, Adreno 630 GPU, and a whopping 8-GB of RAM. This hardware spec is top, top grade flagship and, as you can see in the nearby box, delivers some outrageous benchmark scores.
A single core score of 2,478 and multi-core score 9,046 is higher than those achieved on not just the Sony Xperia XZ2 premium smartphone, but also the 5-starred phone to beat in 2018, the Samsung Galaxy S9, both of which typically post scores in the mid-to-high eight thousand range in GeekBench 4. And it completely smokes our stock benchmark comparison phone, the HTC U11+, which scores well below the OnePlus 6 with a single core score of 1,937 and multi core score of 6651.
The given scores are without doubt, largely down to the octa-core power delivered by OnePlus 6’s processor and, unlike 2018’s other premium smartphones to date, 8-GB of RAM instead of 6-GB or even 4-GB. As a user that always likes to have the best model of any phone release, it felt very satisfying to have that extra RAM tucked under my belt, especially as it adds a big dollop of future-proofing to the device, too.
OnePlus 6 Review: Verdict
The phrase decorated on the side of the OnePlus 6 box is “The Speed You Need”, and there’s no doubting that this phone absolutely delivers on that promise. The OnePlus 6 is a blazingly fast Android phone, both in raw benchmarks and everyday usage scenarios, with my experience so far characterised by buttery smooth navigation, app-use, media-streaming, web-browsing, downloading, editing and more.
I feel the battery is suitable for the phone, too, despite having some reservations about its ability to maintain that over the medium-to-long term, and the OnePlus 6’s notched, 19:9 screen is very nice as well, communicating a level of premium that the phone’s sub-flagship price would not suggest it has.
The good but not great camera system, as well as lack of a few features and credentials like wireless charging and an IP67/68 waterproof rating, though, take a little sheen of the device, as too does the fact that it really doesn’t do much in terms of innovation, either. After all, the OnePlus 6 is very much a top, flagship-level device and as such must be judged at those standards.
Overall, however, the OnePlus 6 is a drag racer of Android phone, delivering unparalleled speed and power – and at a price point that falls well short of that demanded by its rival’s flagship phones.
Incredibly fast, with big benchmark scores
Packs a whopping 8GB of RAM
Large and vivid AMOLED, HDR screen
Beautiful all-glass design
Lightning fast face unlock
Silk White colourway is lush
REASONS TO AVOID
Battery capacity is good but not ideal
Flat light camera system performance isn’t great
Water resistant, but not IP67/68 certified
No wireless charging
The Price of OnePlus 6 in Nepal (Updated OnePlus 6 Price in Nepal) ?
The authorized seller of OnePlus phone for Nepal has set the price of OnePlus 6 (8-GB&128-GB ) is Nrs 60,000 and (8-GB&256-GB) is Nrs 65,000 in Nepal– and its price may slightly vary.
Where to buy OnePlus 6 in Nepal? (Online/Offline OnePlus 6 Purchasing Guide)
There are plenty of offline stores to buy OnePlus 6 in Nepal. You can find this phone all over Nepal. If you prefer to buy this OnePlus 6 online in Nepal, there are so many online shopping in Nepal. You can choose either daraz or sastodeals, choicemandu, Oliz Store or many others.