OnePlus 6 review

The OnePlus brand has gone from strength to strength due to their offerings of affordable handsets with top technology on board. In my OnePlus 6 review, I take a look at the latest release and what this impressive phone has to offer.

 

OnePlus 6 Design

 

 

The big 6.28-inch display dominates the front of the OnePlus 6 and this is encompassed by a Corning Gorilla Glass front. This durable material also protects the back of the device and it is water resistant so you don’t need to worry if you get caught out in the rain.

 

The OnePlus 6 is available in Mirror Black, Midnight Black or Silk White. The phone feels quite light for a smartphone with such a big screen as it weighs 177g and measures in at just 7.75mm thick.

 

 

OnePlus 6 Features

 

The OnePlus 6 display is impressive with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio. This means that the Optic AMOLED displays more rows of pixels so you see more of a web page and will need to do less scrolling around. The display also has a number of different modes which can be selected to suit your current activity. You can choose from Reading Mode or Night Mode to avoid eye strain or the Lift Up mode will show the clock when you pick up the phone.

 

 

Under the hood, the OnePlus 6 is packing a 2.8-GHz octa-core processor and will be available with either 6GB or 8GB RAM. Either version should deliver decent performance but if you want the best then opt for the 8GB model.

 

The OnePlus range of smartphones uses the Oxygen OS, this is based on Android but has less bloatware and preloaded apps. This makes for a cleaner, faster experience when using the phone. The phone has gesture control so you can flip or turn the phone to perform certain actions.

 

There is a Gaming Mode for anyone that loves to pass the time on their smartphone playing games. This will block notifications and turns off buttons to keep you in the gaming action.

The OnePlus 6 has a 3.300mAh battery which includes Fast Charge. Thankfully, the Fast Charge cable is included giving you a day of usage from just a 30-minute charge.

 

There is a fingerprint sensor and the phone includes Face Unlock for added security. Space for your files and photos is always a consideration. The OnePlus 6 is available in 64GB, 128GB or 256GB memory variants.

 

OnePlus 6 camera

 

 

The OnePlus 6 embraces the recent trend of dual camera technology with a 20-megapixel and 16-megapixel lens on the back. This makes it easy to capture beautifully detailed photos and use real-time bokeh effects the blur the background. There are numerous shooting modes including favourites such as Panorama, Night and HDR. The video tools on this phone are impressive with 4K video capture and editing options such as loop effect, reverse playing and slow motion.

 

 

There is a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front and this can be used with Portrait Mode for professional looking shots. Other options include Face Beauty, Smile Capture and Screen Flash to illuminate the shot.

 

 

Verdict:

 

The OnePlus 6 may not be the first phone that comes to mind when you are considering your next upgrade but it is worth a look. This phone comes in much cheaper than other flagships while still giving you the best features usually reserved for phones of a much higher price.

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