OnePlus 6

8.9/10 AVG.
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8.9/10
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The OnePlus 6 currently has an Informr score of 8.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 60 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

The OnePlus 6 is about as good as it gets without paying flagship prices. If you don’t mind the lack of waterproofing and don’t mind picking up a case to keep it looking good, it’s a solid value that reviewers loved.

What's good

  • Bright, vibrant display
  • Sleek design
  • Excellent value
  • Great cameras
  • Clean interface
  • Dash charging
  • All-day battery life

What's bad

  • No microSD support
  • Fingerprint magnet
  • No IP rating

OnePlus has a rocky history with their releases. But, as other manufacturers have shown, offering top-end performance at mid-range prices is all about making the right choices and not getting ahead of yourself. The latest release, the OnePlus 6, features one of the most impressive spec sheets of the year -- even compared to high end phones. But, as previous models have shown, that doesn’t mean everything.

Keeping with the latest trends, the OnePlus 6 is wrapped in glass. If you’re at all worried about dropping it, a case is a must. Fortunately, OnePlus makes a full line of cases to give you options. Other features on the phone include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and an Alert Slider to change sound profiles without unlocking the phone.

Apart from fingerprints and smudges, reviewers loved the new design. There was little mention of slippery glass, sharp edges, or heat issues.

Coming around front, you’re greeted with a 6.28-inch 1080p+ AMOLED display. Love it or hate it, the screen also includes a notch cut out at the top. Most reviewers had no issues with it and raved about the brightness of the display and the rich colors and contrast on offer. If you don’t want the notch, toggling the black bar setting will all but remove it thanks to the display’s inky blacks.

Powering the phone, you’ll find an octa-core 2.8Ghz Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB to 8GB of RAM. As one of the newest processors available in 2018 if offer blazing performance -- even when multitasking or playing the latest games. 

The phone offers 64GB to 256GB of internal storage depending on the variant you choose. But choose wisely, there’s no microSD support. However, even the 64GB option is generous for the current market.

The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with OnePlus’ OxygenOS skin. It’s also compatible with the Android P beta. Overall, the minimalist take on changing the Android experience pleased reviewers. Apart from a few gesture controls -- which work well -- it’s a stock affair.

The cameras are one of the biggest improvements over the previous model . OnePlus used a sensor that is 19% larger than their previous choice. Combined with a dual-lens 16MP/20MP rear camera and a 16MP front-facing lens, reviewers loved the results. Low-light performance and HDR were compared to that of the Google Pixel 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S9 -- no small feat considering the price. The phone also supports 4K video at 60FPS and portrait mode on both the front and rear lenses.

One of the few carry-over features from the previous model, the 3300mAh battery with USB Type-C Dash charging good made it through the day with no issues for most reviewers. Power users might find juice running low toward the end of the day. However, the included charger offers a 60% top up in 30 minutes.

If you’re an audiophile, the phone also supports Bluetooth 5.0 with aptXHD for the best audio quality possible. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack for plugging in your favorite cans.

Overall, reviewers loved the OnePlus 6. The Next Web summed up opinions well, saying, “... a significantly improved camera experience and gorgeous screen make the OnePlus 6 the first of the company’s devices I’ve really considered using as a daily driver. Rather than just recommending it as a great value (which it still is, by the way) the OnePlus 6 is well worth your consideration even if the price difference means nothing to you.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.8 GHz
Screen Size
6.28"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


New Atlas

If you can live with faults, then the OnePlus 6 gives you a very good phone at a very good price. Does it reach the same heights as the very best phones of 2018? Close, but not quite. Is it better value? Almost definitely.

- David Nield, New Atlas
SlashGear

The OnePlus 6 is the best of the series thus far – as it should be. It’s different than its predecessors, though – it’s not so much part of the OnePlus lineage as it is a breaking out of sorts. With the OnePlus 6, the company isn’t pretending it’s not attempting to compete with the biggest brands in...

- Chris Burns, SlashGear
ZDNet

The OnePlus 6 has the very latest Android version on board. However, it still lacks MicroSD storage expansion and an IP rating, with the latter likely to be missed most. But considering what you get for the price, the OnePlus 6 is a bargain.

- Sandra Vogel, ZDNet
Android Beat

That’s not cheap and the handset definitely does not offer the same value for money as previous OnePlus’ handsets. That’s not a bad thing per se because with the OnePlus 6, you are getting more smartphone for your money than any other smartphone in this price range. I wish other phones in the market...

- Rajesh Pandey, Android Beat
AndroidPIT

The OnePlus 6 is making more than a good impression so far. The performance is top-notch, the software is smooth and fast and the display delivers a great picture. The annoying points, such as the lazy gesture control and the inaccurate adaptive brightness control can be corrected later with softwar...

- Shu On Kwok, AndroidPIT


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


OnePlus released the 6 on May 22, 2018.


The 6 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare OnePlus 6 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


OnePlus backs up the 6 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 6 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact OnePlus support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find OnePlus's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.28"

The OnePlus 6's screen size is 6.28 inches with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128/256 GB

Internal memory is 64/128/ 256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3300 mAh battery.

OnePlus 6 Specs

Overview
Release date May 22, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/128/ 256 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.57 x 7.54 x 0.775 cm (6.1 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 177 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
Pixel density 402 pixels
Size 6.28 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Dual camera feature (20 MP 2nd camera, f/1.7), Super slow motion recording (1080p video @ 240 fps), Time lapse, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Effects, Smile detection, HDR, Time lapse
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
More
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Critic Reviews


New Atlas

The best flagship killer OnePlus has put out yet

from New Atlas

If you can live with faults, then the OnePlus 6 gives you a very good phone at a very good price. Does it reach the same heights as the very best phones of 2018? Close, but not quite. Is it better value? Almost definitely.

Read full review

If you can live with faults, then the OnePlus 6 gives you a very good phone at a very good price. Does it reach the same heights as the very best phones of 2018? Close, but not quite. Is it better value? Almost definitely.

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SlashGear

It’s pretty darn good

from SlashGear

The OnePlus 6 is the best of the series thus far – as it should be. It’s different than its predecessors, though – it’s not so much part of the OnePlus lineage as it is a breaking out of sorts. With the OnePlus 6, the company isn’t pretending it’s not attempting to compete with the biggest brands in the business – especially Apple.

Read full review

The OnePlus 6 is the best of the series thus far – as it should be. It’s different than its predecessors, though – it’s not so much part of the OnePlus lineage as it is a breaking out of sorts. With the OnePlus 6, the company isn’t pretending it’s not attempting to compete with the biggest brands in the business – especially Apple.

Read full review

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ZDNet

Top-quality design, features and performance at a great price

from ZDNet

The OnePlus 6 has the very latest Android version on board. However, it still lacks MicroSD storage expansion and an IP rating, with the latter likely to be missed most. But considering what you get for the price, the OnePlus 6 is a bargain.

Read full review

The OnePlus 6 has the very latest Android version on board. However, it still lacks MicroSD storage expansion and an IP rating, with the latter likely to be missed most. But considering what you get for the price, the OnePlus 6 is a bargain.

Read full review

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Android Beat

I wish all phones were this good

from Android Beat

That’s not cheap and the handset definitely does not offer the same value for money as previous OnePlus’ handsets. That’s not a bad thing per se because with the OnePlus 6, you are getting more smartphone for your money than any other smartphone in this price range. I wish other phones in t...More

That’s not cheap and the handset definitely does not offer the same value for money as previous OnePlus’ handsets. That’s not a bad thing per se because with the OnePlus 6, you are getting more smartphone for your money than any other smartphone in this price range. I wish other phones in the market also offered the same bang for the buck as the OnePlus 6 and were as good as it.

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AndroidPIT

First-class smartphone, no surprises

from AndroidPIT

The OnePlus 6 is making more than a good impression so far. The performance is top-notch, the software is smooth and fast and the display delivers a great picture. The annoying points, such as the lazy gesture control and the inaccurate adaptive brightness control can be corrected later with software updates.

Read full review

The OnePlus 6 is making more than a good impression so far. The performance is top-notch, the software is smooth and fast and the display delivers a great picture. The annoying points, such as the lazy gesture control and the inaccurate adaptive brightness control can be corrected later with software updates.

Read full review

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PCWorld

The Android rebel phone grows up

from PCWorld

The OnePlus 6 has stepped up its design game in a big way, bringing an all-glass back, killer display, and premium specs, all while keeping its low price.

Read full review

The OnePlus 6 has stepped up its design game in a big way, bringing an all-glass back, killer display, and premium specs, all while keeping its low price.

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GSMArena

Unbeatable value

It's easy to dismiss the OnePlus 6 as an insignificant minor upgrade. New chipset - check, notch - check, somewhat improved camera - check. That's about it. The thing is, the OP6 isn't meant to entice those with a 5T in their pockets, or even OP5 owners, much the same way a Galaxy S9 isn't really...More

It's easy to dismiss the OnePlus 6 as an insignificant minor upgrade. New chipset - check, notch - check, somewhat improved camera - check. That's about it. The thing is, the OP6 isn't meant to entice those with a 5T in their pockets, or even OP5 owners, much the same way a Galaxy S9 isn't really a compelling upgrade path for Galaxy S8 owners.

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Android Central

The best Android phone under $550

from Android Central

If you're willing to spend up to $550 on a phone, but not a penny more, the OnePlus 6 is where your search starts and ends. For this kind of money, you just can't find a better combination of specs, hardware, features, camera, software and performance. It's a great phone that absolutely nails the...More

If you're willing to spend up to $550 on a phone, but not a penny more, the OnePlus 6 is where your search starts and ends. For this kind of money, you just can't find a better combination of specs, hardware, features, camera, software and performance. It's a great phone that absolutely nails the basics, but also goes beyond your expectations in many other ways.

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Phone Scoop

Well-made and a pleasure to use

from Phone Scoop

The OnePlus 6 gives you nearly the same performance of top devices for a fraction of the price. That's the very definition of a good deal. If top brands aren't important to you and you'd rather save serious cash without sacrificing performance, the OnePlus 6 is a serious option to weigh.

Read full review

The OnePlus 6 gives you nearly the same performance of top devices for a fraction of the price. That's the very definition of a good deal. If top brands aren't important to you and you'd rather save serious cash without sacrificing performance, the OnePlus 6 is a serious option to weigh.

Read full review

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Android Beat

Fast, future proof and cheap

from Android Beat

Like previous OnePlus flagships, you’re not getting flagship features across the board – just where it matters for power and future proofing. If you want a fast and capable Android handset at a sensible price then look no further. Just don’t expect all the finesse of the market leaders.

Read full review

Like previous OnePlus flagships, you’re not getting flagship features across the board – just where it matters for power and future proofing. If you want a fast and capable Android handset at a sensible price then look no further. Just don’t expect all the finesse of the market leaders.

Read full review

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