OnePlus 6 hands-on – tests


After months of endless leaks and teasing, it’s finally here. The latest flagship from the Shenzhen-based OnePlus, the OnePlus 6.

OnePlus 6 hands-on

By now you would already be aware of everything new that’s there’s to know this phone but if not, here’s a summary. The OnePlus 6 is the latest flagship from the company and the successor to last year’s OnePlus 5T. The new phone features an updated design that uses glass on the front and back, a first for a OnePlus device. It also has a new edge to edge display with the infamous notch. On the back is a new dual camera system and a fingerprint sensor. Inside is a new Snapdragon 845 chipset with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

With the OnePlus 6, the focus seems to be on speed. OxygenOS, a staple of OnePlus phones, has been optimized to deliver smooth performance even after a year of use. And the phone comes with the same rapid DASH charger that we now all know and love.

OnePlus 6 specs:
Body: Gorilla Glass 5 on front and back, aluminum frame, splash resistant
Screen: 6.28-inch, 19:9, 2280×1080 resolution, AMOLED, notched
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 4x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold + 4x 1.8GHz Kryo 385 Silver, Adreno 630
Memory: 6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64/128/256GB UFS 2.1 2-LANE storage
Primary Camera: 16MP Sony IMX 519, 1.22μm, f1.7, OIS+EIS, 4K60/1080p240/720p480 video, dual LED flash
Secondary Camera: 20MP Sony IMX 376K, 1.0μm, f1.7
Front Camera: 16MP Sony IMX 371, 1.0μm, f2.0, EIS, 1080p30 video
Software: Android 8.1 Oreo with OxygenOS 5.1
Battery: 3300mAh, 5V 4A fast ‘DASH’ charging
Connectivity: Dual nano SIM, LTE, 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo, USB 2.0 (Type-C), headphone jack
Colors: Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White, Avengers Special Edition
Misc: Face unlock, fingerprint sensor, single loudspeaker, portrait mode (front and rear), alert slider

Unfortunately, we are limited to only discussing the physical form factor of the device with a couple other things. Everything else will have to wait for the full review, which will be out next week. Without further ado, let’s get into the things we can talk about today.