Finally, the Chinese based company, which was founded in 2013 has unveiled their latest 2018 flagship Android Smartphone. The device is a long-awaited handset, it is what we all have been waiting for. Fortunately, the phone arrives as expected, it turns out that the rumors were true.
The phone was launched few days ago but you can now purchase it now. Just as rumored, the phone comes with the Avengers Edition, it looks more lovely, spectacular and also heart warming. Oh yes, the latest Avengers: Infinity War, it supports a Kevlar patterned back along with a gold Avengers.
But hey watch out, the limited-edition phone, which only comes with an 8GB of RAM and 256GB costs 4,199 yuan / $660 / N236k / ₹45,000. The design on the OnePlus 6 looks lush and the display is magnificent, compared to the OnePlus 5T.
OnePlus 6 Specs
*. Display: 6.28 inches 19:9 AMOLED 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
*. Screen resolution: 2280 x 1080 pixels
*. Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB
*. Dimensions: 155.7×75.4×7.75 mm
*. Weight: 6.2 ounces (177g)
*. RAM: 6GB /8 GB
*. Material: Glass
*. Colors: Mirror Black/ Midnight Black/ Silk White
*. Processor: 2.8GHz Octa-core 2.8 GHzQualcomm Snapdragon 845
*. Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android Oreo
*. GPU: Adreno 630
*. Network and connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, USB 2.0, Type-C, Support USB Audio, Dual nano-SIM slot, 3.5 mm audio jack
– Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G
– FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
– TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41
– TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
– UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
– CDMA: BC0/BC1
– GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
– Back camera: 16MP Sony IMX 519 f/1.7 + 20MP Sony IMX 376K f/1.7 with Dual LED Flash
– Front camera: 16MP Sony IMX 371 f/2.0
*. Fingerprint sensor scanner: YES
*. Face Unlock: YES
*. Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Hall, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, RGB Ambient Light Sensor, Electronic Compass, Sensor Hub
*. Battery: Non-removable 3300 mAh Fast Charging (5V 4A)
How Much is the OnePlus 6 (Price)
There are different factors that might affect the price of Android Smartphone, which includes;
*. Stores differentiation: Few Stores tends to sell more costly than another because they have more fame and popularity than others and they most times claims that their products is the best and original of them all. And they includes;
a. Offline Stores and
b. Online stores
*. Locations: One of the major factor that affect price. The price of a products tends to varies from one location to another.
The colors of the phone affects the prices but not the availability. The starting prices includes $529 / N190k for the (mirror black with 6GB / 64GB), $579 / N210k for (Silk white with 8GB / 128GB) while the midnight black costs $629 / N226k for the 8GB / 256GB.
All variants of the OnePlus 6 go on sale May 22nd directly from OnePlus’ online store in North America, India, and across Europe. Meanwhile, in Nigeria market, we aren’t yet sure. But we all can still look up to Gearbest official website.
Design and Display
Oh yes, the OnePlus 6 Smartphone has bezels on the top, bottom and sides but the Chinese company did a very good job by trimming down the bezels to a nice fine cut around the screen corners, making it minimal and an almost bezel-less design. Unlike other similar devices with the notch display, the OnePlus 6 looks more beautiful and well delicate design with rounded corners.
On the other hand, the back design looks more attractive, not the first tho but it is an achievement and history breaking for the company, this is the very time, OnePlus is ditching the Uni-body aluminum back cover for the glass back. The OnePlus 6 features an all-glass design, this particular design is featured on top flagship smartphones.
The phone comes with a 6.28 inches Optic AMOLED display with a 2280 x 1080 pixels and OnePlus decided to use the trending 19:9 aspect ratio, which is a slight increase from the 18:9 aspect ratio, there is the 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both the front and back.
The phone is rated with water resistance but strong enough like other top flagship phones but the OnePlus 6 is well-equipped to survive a drop in the sink or a spilled glass of water. As the company explained, ‘don’t take it for a swim’
The company retained the headphone jack and there is a dedicated button on the side of the device with the volume rocker and switch on / off button. Sorry, there is no in-display fingerprint and despite having glass back, it does not support wireless charging technology.
The phone is made available in different colors options and they includes Mirror Black/ Midnight Black/ Silk White
Dimensions. On the back, it comes with dual camera lens with the fingerprint sensor scanner nicely placed under the camera pixels, looking more like the Galaxy S9! Packs a 155.7×75.4×7.75 mm dimension and weighs 177g.
Camera and Connectivity
Undoubtedly, the OnePlus 6 is a basically a camera Smartphone with its superior and prosperous shiny camera aperture. The camera on the handset is comparable to the capacity of Galaxy S9 and iPhone X. Well, not actually like the Huawei P20 Pro.
The device features a dual facing camera set up of Sony IMX 519 16-megapixels 1.22 µm + Sony IMX 376K 20-megapixels 1.0 µm, while both of them comes with f/1.7 and Dual LED Flash. This time around, the rear camera has been enhanced with various features such as OIS, EIS, Autofocus, DCA. Don’t just expect a clearer shot but a stabilized one for that matter.
The rear cameras has been compensated with bokeh portrait mode, this will allow users to shoot image and differentiate the subject from the background, hence, blurring it. Others includes, the Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, HQ.
Thankfully, the device is able to shoot a 4K resolution video at 30/60 fps, that is more bigger and acceptable than most of the other high-end premium devices out there. There is the super slow motion of 1080p video at 240 fps.
While on the front facing camera, the phone packs a Sony IMX 371 16-megapixels front selfie shooter with an aperture of f/2.0 at 1.0 µm pixel sight. It has been equipped with Portrait, HDR, Screen Flash, Smile Capture, Face Beauty.
All these features allows you to take conspicuously camera shot. There is EIS and it is able to shoot image at 1080P resolution video at 30 fps. The phone still comes with Face Unlock, this allows you to unlock your device with the scanning of your face.
Meanwhile, on the network and connectivity, the phone comes with LTE, 3G, 2G, WCDMA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, USB 2.0, Type-C, Support USB Audio, Dual nano-SIM slot and fortunately, the company reserved the 3.5 mm audio jack.
Performance and Battery
Obviously, even tho, the Android P (9.0) OS isn’t yet available to many other phones. The OnePlus 6 is among the first Android phones to support the Android P beta. For now, it runs on Android Oreo with the company’s OxygenOS on top, so expect full update, when the Android P is officially out!
On the processor performance, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 up to 2.8 GHz Octa-core processor with a GPU of Adreno 630 graphics and according to the company, it is the speed you need and it keeps the efficiency of the battery at bay. It allows for a more smoother and faster performance.
The phone comes in different variants, there is the 6GB and 8GB options while on the memory storage, it comes with 64 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB options. The OnePlus 6 is able to keep the phone going, even with heavy tasks and you can store more documents, files, apps, movies, musics and of course, photos. The Avengers edition packs the 8GB RAM only.
The fingerprint sensor scanner is mounted on the back side and the placement is quite acceptable nationwide, it is meant for ease unlocking. There is also the Face ID Unlock, facial recognition for a more faster unlock.
However, the phone is equipped with a bottom-facing speaker with Dirac HD / Power sound, expect a more louder sound with or without headphone and it also support noise cancellation support. Meanwhile, all of this is powered by a 3,300mAh battery with Dash fast charging technology!