OnePlus 6 (8GB RAM, 256GB)  +2 variations

price₹ 43,999 onwards

launchJul, 2018

84.3

excellence score

71.7

value for money score

OnePlus Store

Rs. 43,999

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Design

  • The best looking OnePlus phone to date - has a polished refined design, with a glass rear panel, and three distinct (and beautiful) color options (plus the Marvel Avengers edition)
  • Excellent build quality
  • The phone is comfortable to hold, thanks to the curved glass rear
  • Face unlock works great in most conditions, and unlocks the phone in a fraction of a second (except in low light or under very bright sunlight)
  • There is also of course the fingerprint sensor at the back, if you wish to use that instead, and it works great too
  • Decent loudspeaker (pretty loud) - although it tends to get blocked when you hold the phone in landscape mode
  • Will also tend to pick up smudges very quickly
  • It's not the easiest to reach all corners of the newly enlarged screen - people who prefer more compact phones might have preferred a smaller-screen option for themselves
  • While OnePlus does claim that the phone has water-resistance, it's not IP rating certified, which likely means that the protection is quite basic

Display

  • Excellent display - catches on to the modern 'notch' trend, with a tall screen ratio - the AMOLED screen is vivid, with punchy colours and great viewing angles - videos looks great, and you can also set your own custom colour temperature if you prefer

Software

  • OxygenOS continues to be a huge differentiator for OnePlus - it strikes a great balance between keeping the base UI identical to stock Android but still adding a number of useful additions - like shortcuts, a dark theme, a scrolling screenshot capture tool, and controls for giving the on-screen buttons additional functions, night and reading modes, a choice of system fonts, and configurable colours for the notification LED - all in all, its a great software experience, that ticks the right boxes
  • Another interesting add-on is an optional gesture scheme that lets you get rid of the Android navigation buttons altogether, and gives you a full gesture based navigation scheme like the iPhone X - thus giving you even more screen space to play with - the gestures do take some time to get a hang of, but once you do, they will become second nature

Performance

  • Top-notch, breathtaking performance, backed by the latest flagship processor from Snapdragon, the Snapdragon 845 - the SoC has eight Kryo 385 cores, integrated Adreno 630 graphics, improved security and image processing subsystems, a faster LTE modem, and even hardware dedicated to AI processing - all of this means the performance is top-bracket, matching (or beating) the Galaxy S9/Plus in benchmark scores

Camera

  • Good set of dual rear cameras, significantly improved from the OnePlus 5T - especially in terms of portrait mode photos, low light performance, and video recording (including a new super-slow motion mode)
  • The rear cameras now also come with OIS
  • Decent (though not great) front camera, pretty similar to the OnePlus 5T - a software bokeh mode for the front camera is also there
  • The rear and front cameras are good, but not really up to the high benchmarks set by the likes of the iPhone X, the Galaxy S9, or the Pixel 2 - this continues to be the only one significant area, where you will be making a compromise over the best flagship smartphones, when you buy a OnePlus device (of course admittedly for a much lower price)

Audio

  • There's also a Gaming Mode that not only suppresses non-essential notifications, but can also limit background apps' Internet usage, which can make a difference in online games - you can even route calls directly to the loudspeaker so you don't have to stop playing

Battery

  • Good (but not exceptional) battery life - will comfortably last the day with moderate to heavy use
  • Fast charging support, still one of the best in the business - the Dash Charger takes the phone up from zero to just over 50 percent in half an hour, and gives you a full charge in around an hour and a half

More

  • OnePlus's excellent alert slider is there too (it has now moved to the right side of the phone) - and is now more simplified toggling between 3 simple states - ring, vibrate and silent, with a pop-up that tells you instantly which mode you are switching to every time
  • On the whole, the OnePlus 6 is good-looking, well crafted, extremely powerful - it is also a solid upgrade to the OnePlus 5T in almost all the departments such as display, performance, design and camera - and ultimately the OnePlus 6’s bang for buck is still about the best you can get in the smartphone world
  • A little slippery because of the glass
  • At 177g, the phone is a bit on the the heavier side too

Expert Reviews

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  1. Unbeatable value
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. OnePlus 6 is a beautiful phone that feels fast and that you will simply enjoy using day in and day out. And the reasonable price? Well, that’s the icing on the cake!
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The OnePlus 6 is blazing fast, shoots amazing portrait mode photos, has a polished refined design and costs much less than other flagship phones
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The OnePlus 6 has hit most of the sweet spots: This is a uniquely gorgeous device with intuitive features, as well as solid battery life and a great camera
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. There’s certainly a lot to like here — attractive design, great display, reliable battery life, fast performance, and great software — and there aren’t any silly, trend-chasing things
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. This is a phone you can show off quite proudly
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A solid upgrade to the OnePlus 5T in almost all the departments such as display, performance, design and camera
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The OnePlus 6 is built for speed from the ground up
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. Here’s a flagship device that gets it right on practically every count
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  10. The OnePlus 6 exceeds expectations in so many ways we can now rightfully call it a flagship killer
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. An absolute steal...It’s the best-value phone you can buy right now
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. OnePlus’ finest is still punching above its weight
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OnePlus 6 (8GB RAM, 256GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.28 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2280 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Optic AMOLED
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Reading Mode
  • Night Mode
  • Lift Up Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Hall Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • RGB Ambient Light Sensor
  • Sensor Hub
  • Notification Light
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPUAdreno 630
RAM8 GB
Memory
Internal Memory256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3300 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, Dash Charge
Dimensions
Weight177 gm
Thickness7.75 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (16MP + 20MP)
  • 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture; Sony IMX 519 Sensor; 1.22 µm Pixel Size; 1/2.6" Sensor Size; Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS); Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS)
  • 20MP: F/1.7 Aperture; Sony IMX 376K Sensor; 1.0µm Pixel Size; 1/2.8" Sensor Size; Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Super Slow Motion (1080p @ 240fps; 720p @ 480fps)
  • Time-Lapse
  • Portrait Mode
  • Pro Mode
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • HQ
  • Dynamic Denoise
  • Clear Image
  • RAW Image
Secondary Camera16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Screen Flash
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Sony IMX371 Sensor
  • 1.0µm Pixel Size
  • Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS)
  • Full HD Video Rec.
  • Time-Lapse
  • Portrait Mode
  • HDR
  • Smile Capture
  • Face Beauty
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Face Unlock
  • Gestures and on-screen navigation support
  • Alert Slider
  • Dirac HD Sound
  • Dirac Power Sound
  • USB Type-C
  • MIMO
  • Dual-band WiFi
  • WiFi Direct

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