OnePlus 6 first impression: Gives flagships a run for their money

17 May, 2018, 00:59 | Author: Cecelia Webb
  • OnePlus 6 camera samples surfaces on the wild

At the company's London event, Carl Pei called the OnePlus 6 design their boldest design yet. If being more malleable during production and offering better connectivity wasn't enough, the use of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 makes the OnePlus 6 just as resilient as previous models, adding daily water resistance while simultaneously giving the popular ceramic feel minus the weight and fragility drawbacks. There will also be another more expensive 256GB variant.

What's even better than the OnePlus 6? Some images aren't quite as ideal as those on higher-res screens, but it pays off in both lower power consumption and better results on gaming benchmarks.

Otherwise, the OnePlus 6 appears to be a very capable device with its Snapdragon 845 processor and the 6GB of RAM included in the phone's base model.

The OnePlus 6 also has OIS on both rear cameras (hence the reason for the camera location switching), and slow motion video recording is now possible at 480fps at a lower 720p resolution. I'll dig in a bit deeper in my full OnePlus 6 review, but I can already safely say that I've never tested a faster Android phone. The new OnePlus 6 with dual cameras starts at just $529. The only thing that is yet to be known about the OnePlus 6 is the pricing. Its secondary 20MP camera has Sony IMX376K sensor with f/1.7 aperture. You might not believe me looking at the headline specs - both dual-cameras look pretty much identical - but the main f.1.7, 16-megapixel camera has a 19% larger sensor than last year's phone. In fact, there were even leaks about the phone.

Here's how the two newest OnePlus phones compared side-by-side. It's also remarkably bright, and colors really pop on that handsome AMOLED panel. The notch on the OnePlus 6 is minimal and houses the earpiece, front-facing camera, LED notification light and sensors.

OnePlus 6 camera samples surfaces on the wild

While we'll have to get our hands on the devices in order to determine how they perform when stacked up against one another, the specifications seem to suggest that the OnePlus 6 vs iPhone X battle is decided heavily in the OnePlus 6's favor - at least in terms of camera quality.

Overall, the OnePlus 6 is a solid smartphone that will prove adequate for everyone who is budget conscious and yet desires a flagship device, exactly the way it should be.

Starting at $529 (£469), the OnePlus 6 will be available on May 22 in the USA and Europe in its 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage configuration. The Midnight Black version of the OnePlus 6 will come with 128GB of storage for $579 or 256GB for $629. The mid-range smartphone is also expected to have 64GB and 128GB variants, paired with 6GB of RAM. The limited-edition Silk White uses pearl powder to create a subtle shimmering effect. We recommend buying a tempered glass screen protector for your phone, but again, for those first few days or weeks, this plastic screen protector will keep your OnePlus 6 free of nasty scratches. Thankfully, the 3.5 mm headphone jack remains.

If latest reports are to be believed, the new phone will differ from the current generation OnePlus in one crucial aspect: the price.

Described as lightweight and stylish, the Bullets Wireless connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth.




Recommended:

  • SPOILERS** WWE Monday Night RAW 5.14.18 From London

    SPOILERS** WWE Monday Night RAW 5.14.18 From London

    On the other hand, Roman Reigns extracted revenge on Jinder Mahal for costing him his match last week. Roman Reigns then ran out to even the odds and help Rollins with the save.
    Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster 2018 REVEALED - Price, specs and performance

    Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster 2018 REVEALED - Price, specs and performance

    Mercedes-AMG is taking pre-orders for the GT S Roadster now, although it won't be launched in the United Kingdom until July. Powertrain modes are further customizable, with five settings: Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race, or mix and match Individual.
    Ricciardo expects a talking to ahead of Spanish GP

    Ricciardo expects a talking to ahead of Spanish GP

    The spot sets up conditions for Sunday's race that Red Bull doesn't particularly want to happen anytime soon. I don't think we're necessarily struggling in the front or the rear but overall downforce is always good.
  • Encrypted Emails At Risk From Two New Attacks

    Encrypted Emails At Risk From Two New Attacks

    The flaw, codenamed EFAIL, if exploited, allow an attacker to decrypt sent or received messages, according to the researcher team. The PGP CFB gadget attack was assigned CVE-2017-17688, while the S/MIME CBC vulnerability was given CVE-2017-17689.
    Arizona Softball staying home for regionals

    Arizona Softball staying home for regionals

    While their postseason spot was secure by then, the win put them over the top and helped secure the No. 6 overall seed. Winning the first NCAA Tournament game in program history is the first goal for OH , but not the only one.
    Southampton vs Manchester City - Betting Tips and Predictions

    Southampton vs Manchester City - Betting Tips and Predictions

    The Citizens have scored at least three goals in each of their last three away games in the league. Midfielders Mario Lemina and Steven Davis are both carrying knocks.
  • Author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88

    Author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88

    Wolfe penned the script, while Sam Shepard, Dennis Quaid, and Ed Harris starred in the film. Since childhood, Tom Wolfe dreamed of becoming a writer.
    Why state senator believes Seattle's head tax 'will be revoked'

    Why state senator believes Seattle's head tax 'will be revoked'

    He's already created legislation that would override such a tax, and likely prevent any other city from passing one. The ordinance calls for the tax to sunset after five years, with renewal requiring a council vote in 2023.
    Tiger gets the loud roars, but Webb has the bite

    Tiger gets the loud roars, but Webb has the bite

    For the second day running, the former world No. 1 plundered the first 12 holes at TPC Sawgrass, this time picking up six birdies. South African Charl Schwartzel (67) and Americans Xander Schauffele (67) and Jimmy Walker (67) tied for second on 14 under.
  • The Primaries: What You Need To Know

    In the 17th, Democratic Congressman Conor Lamb is running against Republican Congressman Keith Rothfus. The interest among candidates belies the uphill climb for the party in the Democratic-leaning state.
    Trump berates DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over border security

    Trump berates DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over border security

    A White House source, who requested to be anonymous, confirmed the incident and said the argument was "heated and angry". Kelly told Fox News Friday that after Thursday's cabinet meeting, he phoned Nielsen to implore her not to quit.
    7 killed as blasts, gunfire rock Jalalabad

    7 killed as blasts, gunfire rock Jalalabad

    He said security forces killed six of the attackers after two of them carried out suicide attacks near the building's entrance. However, the Taliban is now taking part in its annual spring offensive and has launched a number of attacks in recent weeks.


Popular

Oil supported by Iran sanction fears, holds near 2014 highs
Oil production in post-Arab Spring Libya is only 400,000 barrels per day, down from 1.6 million before the fall of Qaddafi.

Dozens Killed in Gaza as Trump Promises "Lasting Peace"
Seth Meyers, the host of Late Night , also discussed the embassy opening, and Kushner's speech during Monday's ceremony. It's not the first time that Yosef has attracted criticism for his comments with a history of questionable remarks.

'The House That Jack Built' Trailer Shows Off Brutality
Now, von Trier has been given permission to return to Cannes , and he's doing so with The House That Jack Built . The film looks visually inventive, and I like the idea of Matt Dillon having a big role to sink his teeth into.

WWE Raw: Two Money in the Bank qualifiers announced
He attacked Mahal yet again sent Mahal through a well to send him out of contention for the triple-threat qualifying match. Time after time, Roman Reigns has failed to recapture the WWE Universal championship from Brock lesnar.

Durant lights up Rockets in Warriors' Game 1 win
The NBA MVP front-runner finished with 41 points, his first game of 30 or more points against the Warriors since April 27, 2016. You know how they get shots off in isolation-type situations, and they're tough to stop.

Hamas Chief Visits Cairo a Day Before US Relocates Embassy to Jerusalem
Ambassador David Friedman told reporters on Friday: "There was no give and take with Israel with regard to this decision". On May 14, in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon HaNatziv /East Talpiyot, United States Embassy will officially open.

John Bolton: Trump Sanctions On European Companies "Possible" Over Iran
The Syrian civil war would have given Iran another reason to boost military spending after the nuclear deal was agreed to in 2015. Iran has always denied pursuing a nuclear weapon and accuses Israel of stirring up world suspicions against it.

China's First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier Started Sea Trials
The ship, the largest and most sophisticated naval vessel in China, was designed and built by the nation on its own. The ship, temporarily named Type 001A, was floated off in April 2017 after nearly 4 years of construction.

US allies lament Trump's decision to pull out of Iran deal
Market participants said there were still many unanswered questions about how the United States might impact European companies. Pulling out of this deal has sent oil prices soaring, which rewards Iran and its equally petro-dependent ally, Russia.

Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers Game Two
Tigers reliever Buck Farmer pitched a scoreless seventh inning after working in both games of Saturday's doubleheader . After a brief examination by the Seattle trainer, Cano left the game and was replaced by infielder Andrew Romine .