OnePlus 6: Good Enough But Not A Great Smartphone?

Must Read

Google Wanted To Acquire Facebook But The Objective Was Quite Concerning!

Can you imagine how powerful Google would have been today if it had access to monstrous amount...

How Video Conferencing Services Are Changing Conference Calls

Video conferencing has become something of a norm during the COVID-19 crisis, but even before the virus...

Microsoft To Acquire TikTok In the US?

The rumours are making rounds that Microsoft may acquire TikTok to keep the popular short video sharing...

Yet another flagship beast from OnePlus has arrived and it packs the latest hardware and wreaks unparalleled performance. The all-new OnePlus 6 is living up to its motto “The Speed You Need“, and it really is very, very fast. But, is this stellar performer the nicest Android in the room or a slight compromise?

Extensive benchmark and real-world tests have proved the incredible performance of OnePlus 6 and at the price tag of $529, it’s a not an entirely bad deal. OnePlus has somehow always managed to outperform their price point in both quality and functionality. Top of the line features combined with some savvy marketing tactics has made Android diehards flock to OnePlus.

But there are no shortcuts to greatness, having said that, it remains to be seen that whether OnePlus 6 could stand against the likes of Samsung Galaxy S9, or the Apple iPhone X.


If there was a general conviction that metal or glass phones couldn’t get better than Galaxy S9 or iPhone X, OnePlus 6 has overlapped on it. Honestly, the metal made the previous phone stand out and OnePlus’ first phone with a glass back makes it appear just like every other smartphone. OnePlus claims that an all-glass design allows better wireless reception and it doesn’t really compromise phone’s durability. The design of OnePlus 6 is nonetheless attractive and quite a departure from the older OnePlus 5T. The dual rear camera has been placed in a vertical setup and the fingerprint sensor has gotten smaller. The Face Unlock on OnePlus 6 is uber-quick, although it is not as great as the iPhone X’s Face ID.

The display of the new flagship isn’t much different from the previous model, but the screen size has gotten a litter larger at 6.28-inches (OnePlus 5T had a 6.01-inch screen). It has a notch, but smaller than iPhone X and LG G7 ThinQ, which provides more screen space. As a lot of Android apps are not optimized for the notch, they don’t play nicely with the cutout. Perhaps, this won’t be fixed until the next Android upgrade. The device hasn’t totally got rid of the bezel as it still has a small bottom ‘chin’.

The gaming experience on the OnePlus 6 is ultra fast and responsive as even the heaviest games in Android ecosystem run smoothly, thanks to the copious amounts of RAM and super-quick Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. OnePlus 6 would possibly never fall short in terms of power and reliability due to its RAM and processor.

The 1080 x 2280 pixels AMOLED display of OnePlus 6 exhibits vibrant colours and deep blacks, but it is not brighter or has more pixels than the Galaxy S9. The gesture controls in OnePlus 6 are fair but they need polish as they aren’t so smooth, compared to the iPhone X. OnePlus does boast its camera prowess and the camera of its latest and the greatest flagship is also pretty fine but it can’t really defeat Samsung, Apple or even Huawei with their latest offerings. Moreover, it also doesn’t have proper water resistance. Though it supports latest wireless technology, it doesn’t work on carriers like Verizon and Sprint which would really offset every other advantage of the device.

OnePlus 6 is, of course, an evolution of what the company has been doing for 4 years when it entered the market. OnePlus is known for obsoleting its own technology faster than any other brand. Its fans will apparently contribute to fuel the company’s steady growth, and also,  OnePlus needs to bring about a slight change in its plight if it wants its device to capture a broader crowd.


[Update]: According to the new reports, OnePlus has recorded some pretty impressive opening day sales for its newly launched flagship device, both in China and India. In India, OnePlus 6 has crossed INR 100 Crore in revenue within the first 10 mins of the first sale on Amazon. While in China, the company sold 100,000 units of the device in the first 12 minutes, Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus, told Android Authority.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Will You Buy iPhone 12 Pro At US$20,500?

if you are suspecting any typo error here, you are highly mistaken! The price of iPhone 12...

Google Is Shutting Down Google Play Music

Google Play Music will soon be buried in Google's graveyard. The company has announced that by December the service will be completely...

The Lawsuit That Could Force Apple To Exit China Market

It seems like China is now turning up the heat and is ready to take some really hostile measures after being worn...

Global E-commerce Sales to Reach $3.9 Trillion in 2020 [REPORT]

As the coronavirus pandemic has lead healthcare authorities to discourage physical social contact as much as possible, the most popular mode of...

OYO Gets New CEO And Merger To Boost Its Business In Japan

The hospitality industry has been one of the worst-hit due to COVID-19. The pandemic left the sector heavily crippled and forced many...

Microsoft Confirms That Buying TikTok Is On The Cards!

Putting an end to all speculations Microsoft has confirmed that the company is actively exploring options to buy TikTok. The Redmond giant...

In-Depth: Dprime

Facebook Subscription Model: Looking Beyond Ad Dollars?

Seldom do job listings create a stir this gripping. However, when the job listing in question is a stealth post from Twitter,...

Will The Online Food Delivery Market in India End Up Becoming A Two-Horse Race?

It's pretty much evident that the food delivery space in India is all set to get riled up soon enough as one...

Fantastic 4: Four Day Work Week A Flashpoint Of Innovation?

It has been an idea that has been mooted by many, perhaps also somewhat sceptically. From being a dark horse to becoming...

More Articles Like This