What’s new in one plus 6? Honest OnePlus 6 review
What’s New In One Plus 6?
For making games run smoothly, this phone has got an Adreno 630 GPU. Onboard storage is at 64 GB with an expandable memory option.
Phone’s Design is one of the most important factors when we talk about mobiles. This amazing phone is 7.7 mm slim and weighs 177 grams.
OnePlus 6 Mirror Black 8GB/128GB variant since a week Rs 39,999 handset offers.
One plus 6 Design
A Very ‘new’design, OnePlus 6 didn’t really get us all excited initially. At first sight, it looks like the OnePlus 5T excepts the dual rear-cameras that are now placed at the center instead of the top left corner.
It feels the same as OnePlus 5T in hand but for moving to the OnePlus 6 from a different-branded device, this could be a rather good change.
One Plus stresses the fact that the smartphone, unlike other OnePlus handsets before, uses a glass-coated back panel.
We have found the glass design better in the Midnight Black and Silk White variant than the glossy look used in Mirror Black and the special edition Marvel Avengers edition. So If you’re someone who wants to keep his/her smartphone clean and spotless all the time, the latter two may not be good options.
T Thankfully the size of the phone remains the same so no stress there. OnePlus is still not ready to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack, because ‘community’ and ‘fans’ wanted it. Now, this is may be good news for some buyers, Good news, because customers can use a 3.5mm headphone, which is still widely used and bad news because the upcoming mobile industry is slowly moving towards ‘wireless’ and new smartphones, are adopting USB Type-C port technology for both audio output and charging but OnePlus 6 seems left behind being a flagship.
you will see some changesin the OnePlus 6. The Alert Slider has moved to the right side and volume controllers are on the left and the ever so controversial ‘notch’ is finally here.
We’re much glad that Oneplus has finally moved the Alert Slider to the right, making it more accessible. This layout basically makes all of them (alert slider, volume controllers and the power button) easier to reach and use for single-handedly.
The Mirror Black variant is a terribly slippery device at times but then we got as many as six cases in the box, including the classic Sandstone cover. Also what might be a let down is the absence of any kind of IPxx water resistance or dust resistance rating.
Display ‘notch’ is another head turner this time.
One plus 6 Display
The new OnePlus 6 uses the Oppic Amoled screen panel. The colors are not as vibrant as the one seen in Samsung Galaxy flagships. The blacks are deep enough to blend with the black bezels screen or even hide the notch. In case you were wondering, you also have the option to hide the notch in the OnePlus 6.
you can also select which apps can use the fullscreen mode or not.
If you ask us, we’re not a big fan of the notch design as most of the apps are not optimized for them and don’t really use it in a better manner. The notch also includes with an LED notification indicator so one can notice when receiving a notification or while charging the device.
The 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED display with sRGB supports DCI-P3 color space that is there in OnePlus 3 and all the later models. You get a 19:9 aspect screen ratio, that is usually helpful in watching videos and clicking well-spanned images. Also for screen protection, there is a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection so we’re hoping it may survive a couple of wars.
OnePlus 6 has the same Adaptive Mode, Reading Mode, Night Mode and Lifts Up Display. Reading mode is also there that desaturates the whole screen turning it into monochrome.
one plus 6 Performance
In Performance section, the OnePlus smartphone is using one of the most powerful mobile chip available in the industry – Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, so there are no lags or any kind of slow down while opening a huge number of apps or shifting between them. For an end user, it’s difficult to say as you won’t be able to make out a difference. However, those coming from Samsung Experience, MIUI or any other interfaces may able to spot the change. For boosts, heavy tasks are 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, which in our case is still an overkill. 6GB RAM would also do the same task at the same speed. In addition to a powerful octa-core processor and RAM, OnePlus 6 got Adreno 630 GPU handling some of the High graphic-intensive apps and games such as Mortal Kombat, Modern Combat and more.
OnePlus 6 has the OxygenOS. This handset has an Android 8.1 Oreo-based 5.1.3. The new OxygenOS arrived while we were reviewing this device so in all probability you will get this out of the box. It brings Android security patch to May, adds configuration for showing or hiding the notch, support for super slow motion at 480fps and other camera-based features.
You can even run Android P beta version on OnePlus 6.
Two other new key features in Oneplus 6 are the new Gaming Mode and new navigation gestures. The Gaming mode, which until OnePlus 5T was known as the Gaming DND Mode, has been more improved as it automatically lowers the amount of data for other used apps and throttles the data assigned for the game being played and making it more super fast.
For gestures, the OnePlus 6 gives an option to replace the stereotypical navigation bar and use swipe up gestures for the same. Swiping up from sides will take you a step back while swiping up from the center will minimize whatever app is opened at that time. Swiping up from the center without lifting your finger will open the multi-window screen.
OnePlus 6 got an impressive 261397 score on Antutu, which is one of the best scores in the list, along with 2401 and 8974 for single and multi-core scores.
One plus6 Camera
In-Camera performance, One Plus 6 smartphone is just a slight upgrade over the OnePlus 5T. The phone has the same 16MP+20MP dual rear cameras except for a better Sony sensor. The primary 16MP Sony IMX519 camera has f/1.7 aperture and the secondary 20MP Sony IMX376K sensor camera has the same aperture. The pixel size has also been increased in the primary sensor by 0.10um.
Lastly reviewing, The camera is quick to capture moving subjects with a good amount of sharpness and clarity.
Some credits of this also go to the company’s Smart Capture technology that digitally suggests the best mode to click a sharp image based on the environment which it is being clicked.
If you want the best camera performance smartphone, OnePlus 6 might not be the best preferred smartphone like Galaxy S9+, Google Pixel 2 and Huawei P20 Pro. However, the price tag will make OnePlus 6 a good option.
What’s new and improved in One Plus 6:
The overall UI is easy to use and not a major take-off. The phone fulfills nearly all the basic demands.
One plus 6 Battery
OnePlus 6 battery performance is not so bad. The phone has the same 3300mAh capacity as in OnePlus 5T. The smartphone can run for over 12 hours easily on an average use in a full charge and can deliver over 6 hours of on-screen time.
In addition, you will get some bunch of battery-saving features as well Like battery optimization for each app, Battery Saver mode, Auto switches off vibration, location services and other background tasks.
While everything is good on the battery side, one of the features we think OnePlus should’ve included wireless charging. Maybe the company will improve upon it in the later version (maybe in OnePlus 7, who knows).
One plus 6 Verdict
OnePlus 6 definitely nearly has all that it takes to compete with other products in the market. The keyword here being ‘nearly’ using because we can still see the Chinese smartphone brand cutting corners and building phones water-resistant, no wireless charging, same front-facing camera, and battery but you get some of the unique features such as Oxygen-OS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4K HD slow-motion video recording and even the gigabit LTE connectivity support.