Review: OnePlus 6
OnePlus has crafted a compelling device in the 6. It shows the company upping its design game to match the best from the likes of LG and HTC. The metal-and-glass hardware is attractive, well-made, and a pleasure to use. The display is bright and sharp, and the cellular radio does an excellent job of connecting to AT&T and T-Mobile. Battery life is solid for a flagship. The only core feature the phone didn't excel at was voice calls, and even then it wasn't bad.
OnePlus offers some of the best software of any Android device. The build includes thoughtful and helpful tools, such as the dark theme and gestures, that don't get in the way. The camera application is a bit simplistic for a flagship, but it covers the bases in terms of real features that people want (time-lapse, portrait). More importantly, the camera does a good job taking pictures.
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OnePlus has historically competed on price more so than features. The 6 is definitely missing a few things that other flagships have, such as wireless charging and a fully waterproof chassis. That said, it costs just $529 — or $200 to $300 less than devices from LG, Samsung, and Google.
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.
The OnePlus 6 is here to convince you that no one needs a $700, $800, $900, or $1,000 smartphone. Heck, you don't even need a $600 smartphone.
Sep 4, 2018
OnePlus has made the first Open Beta build of OxygenOS based on Android 9 Pie available to the OnePlus 6. OnePlus had previously been testing the beta with a closed group.
Jul 2, 2018
OnePlus today announced a new red color option for its OnePlus 6 phone. This red special edition also features a new six-layer glass back to enhance the color, including an ”anti-reflective layer to create a sense of depth” and a translucent orange layer.
Jun 11, 2018
OnePlus has begun pushing OxygenOS 5.1.6 to its OnePlus 6 phone. The update contains a few new features, including Portrait Mode for the front camera, which enables bokeh-style selfies.
Jun 6, 2018
Google today made Android P Beta 2 available to developers. Importantly, Google says this beta includes the final Android P APIs (level 28) and the official SDK, which means developers have what they need to customize their apps for the new features in Android P.