OnePlus 6 Review

Dan Westrop
Dan Westrop
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It’s fascinating how OnePlus 6 keeps coming up with astounding smartphone models every 6 months. In a world where most companies struggle with the idea of launching one model per year, it is amazing how quickly OnePlus 6 provides the users with spectacular phones so quick. Even though users might feel that the phones they own won’t look as good when the new version arrives but compared to the bugs the company fixes and the unmatchable quality it provides, it is no wonder that most users end up changing their phones frequently.

OnePlus 6 Design:

OnePlus 6 Review

The speed with which the brand upgrades itself and integrates new features is awesome. The body of the phone is reflective and glossy which imparts an elegant look to the entire phone. Despite the glass body, it is not overly slippery and the users can easily hold it with one hand. With a 2,280 x 1,080 pixel resolution and a 6.28-inches screen, the phone is truly one of the best options when it comes to looks. The resolution might not be the best but a good thing is that you won’t feel like you are missing out on anything. flowing curves at the corners and a compact design contribute to an enhanced classy feel that the phone imparts. The brand uses pearl dust to achieve the sophisticated and smooth look. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 has been used on all the variants including this one.

One Plus 6 Battery Life and Performance

The performance of the phone is quite impressive, thanks to the 8 GB RAM, one does not have to pause while waiting for the apps to be loaded. The gaming experience is also flawless and incredible as it can load even games with the highest quality graphics without breaking a sweat. Apart from an outstanding experience for the gaming freaks out there, it won’t disappoint you when it comes to entertainment. There is a mono speaker which does not give rise to many expectations. But to users surprise, the volume is loud and clear considering the presence of a single compact speaker. With the gaming and streaming at an appropriate level, the users are left with a 20 percent battery at the end of the day which is quite alright as you don’t have to worry about charging your phone all day long.

One plus 6 The biggest plus point here is that a full charge can be experienced from zero in about an hour and a half at the most. Even though the 3,300mAh battery might not be sufficient for many, the dash charging almost makes up for the con. Plus, a moderate use won’t drain the battery easily, so it’s a win-win situation for most. There are a total of 2 variants that you can choose to buy. One is the 6 GB RAM with 64 GB memory. Another option is to go for the 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. On the downside, the phone does not comprise an expandable memory. There are two slots that support a nano sim. Unfortunately, wireless charging is also not available.

Security and Software

Android 8.1 Oreo version 5.1.8 is provided with a bunch of pre-installed apps and a fuss-free first impression. Just like the iPhone X, it has a gesture control system for the menu, back, and home. For certain apps, the face unlock feature cannot be used instead of the fingerprint scanner. The super fast fingerprint sensor is quite impressive in terms of performance as well as convenience. Some of the added benefits include a dark theme, shortcuts, and a feature that supports scrolling screenshot capture. The settings app provides a lot to discover such as colors that are configurable, system fonts and night reading modes.

In order to get rid of the navigation buttons altogether, the optional gesture schemes can work wonders. With just a few swipes here and there, you can operate your entire phone with great ease. The gaming mode is perfect for passionate gamers as it limits the usage of the background apps and discards unnecessary notifications to provide an exemplary gaming experience. Call routing directly to the loudspeaker means that you don’t have to pause your leisure time even when there is a call.


The rear camera is dual lens and features a f/1.7 aperture. The lens is of 16 MP which is again joined to a camera of 20 MP and an absolutely ideal portrait mode. With the modification in this mode, you can now add hearts, bubbles, and stars in the background. The 480fps at 720p slow-mo video mode effectively slows down the world for you. The in-built app supports decent video editing where you can add filters, music or clip a video to the desired length. Even though there are many apps to edit your video but not having the leave the gallery really saves up a lot of time.

As far as the picture quality is concerned, you are going to love the natural hues on a bright sunny day if you are not a fan of the over the top HD vibrancy that is common in most of the present-day smartphones. The low light photography is also decent as you don’t miss out on the details. The selfie camera also comes with a portrait mode which is mediocre considering the overly lightened skin tones.


  1. Face Recognition

The face recognition feature is one of the major cons on the phone. First of all, it is not compatible with all the applications and cannot completely replace the fingerprint scanner.

  1. Expandable Memory

Another disadvantage is the lack of an expandable memory. It restricts the buyers to a great extent, especially those with high storage requirements.

Should You Purchase?

Well, it depends on your personal requirements. If you want a phone with a classy design, good camera, decent gaming experience and for moderate use, the OnePlus 6 is your pick. But if a high battery life and storage are your major requirements, then it won’t be a worthwhile purchase for you.


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Dan Westrop, founder and Executive Editor for GadgetGang. Loves getting hands-on with the latest tech and only writes true, honest, and unbiased reviews.
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