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 76 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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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...


GSMArena

Even if some downsides exist here and there, overall the OnePlus 6 is a complete package. It may not shine exceedingly bright in any one area, but it's a well-rounded smartphone that will suit almost anyone very well.

- GSMArena
Hothardware

The OnePlus 6 could be the sleeper phone value of the year so far, with great performance and features, at a very competitive price point. Further, in every day use, the phone feels as responsive and fast as its benchmark numbers reflect, and that's without Android skin bloat getting in the way the...

- Dave Altavilla, Hothardware
What Mobile

Overall, this is a very impressive device. The design is good, the screen fills the body and does anything you’re watching justice. The waterproofing is a miss but for the price that is no surprise and given that you’re getting a 6.3-inch display, dual camera, facial recognition, fingerprint reader,...

- What Mobile
Android Authority

The OnePlus 6 is priced to sell at $529. This gets you a smartphone with powerful specs and great performance, but costs had to be cut somewhere. The camera won't be getting any awards, but it is a nice shooter for an average consumer. More demanding photographers will have to look elsewhere.

- Edgar Cervantes, Android Authority
Ausdroid

At a good $200-$300 below the cost of an entry-level “premium” smartphone, the OnePlus 6 is a formidable proposition. It has everything inside that the big guys do, including a great camera, all-day battery life, and the fastest interpretation of Android you’re ever likely to see.

- Chris Rowland, Ausdroid


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.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the OnePlus 6 user manual here.


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's performance ratings are 1662 minutes, 559 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

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 No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.2 W/kg
Body: 0.68 W/kg
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 Up to: 867 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 559 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 682 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1662 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 20 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White, Red
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 No
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 No
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 No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
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 No
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 No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

A more affordable package than its biggest competitors

Even if some downsides exist here and there, overall the OnePlus 6 is a complete package. It may not shine exceedingly bright in any one area, but it's a well-rounded smartphone that will suit almost anyone very well.

Read full review

Even if some downsides exist here and there, overall the OnePlus 6 is a complete package. It may not shine exceedingly bright in any one area, but it's a well-rounded smartphone that will suit almost anyone very well.

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Hothardware

Premium high performance Android for less

from Hothardware

The OnePlus 6 could be the sleeper phone value of the year so far, with great performance and features, at a very competitive price point. Further, in every day use, the phone feels as responsive and fast as its benchmark numbers reflect, and that's without Android skin bloat getting in the way the way as well.

Read full review

The OnePlus 6 could be the sleeper phone value of the year so far, with great performance and features, at a very competitive price point. Further, in every day use, the phone feels as responsive and fast as its benchmark numbers reflect, and that's without Android skin bloat getting in the way the way as well.

Read full review

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What Mobile

A real crowd pleaser

Overall, this is a very impressive device. The design is good, the screen fills the body and does anything you’re watching justice. The waterproofing is a miss but for the price that is no surprise and given that you’re getting a 6.3-inch display, dual camera, facial recognition, fingerprint...More

Overall, this is a very impressive device. The design is good, the screen fills the body and does anything you’re watching justice. The waterproofing is a miss but for the price that is no surprise and given that you’re getting a 6.3-inch display, dual camera, facial recognition, fingerprint reader, beautiful design and all the RAM you’d ever need for a lot less than £500, you could do a hell of a lot worse.

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Android Authority

A high-end device with value

from Android Authority

The OnePlus 6 is priced to sell at $529. This gets you a smartphone with powerful specs and great performance, but costs had to be cut somewhere. The camera won't be getting any awards, but it is a nice shooter for an average consumer. More demanding photographers will have to look elsewhere.

Read full review

The OnePlus 6 is priced to sell at $529. This gets you a smartphone with powerful specs and great performance, but costs had to be cut somewhere. The camera won't be getting any awards, but it is a nice shooter for an average consumer. More demanding photographers will have to look elsewhere.

Read full review

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Ausdroid

The best phone for the price

from Ausdroid

At a good $200-$300 below the cost of an entry-level “premium” smartphone, the OnePlus 6 is a formidable proposition. It has everything inside that the big guys do, including a great camera, all-day battery life, and the fastest interpretation of Android you’re ever likely to see.

Read full review

At a good $200-$300 below the cost of an entry-level “premium” smartphone, the OnePlus 6 is a formidable proposition. It has everything inside that the big guys do, including a great camera, all-day battery life, and the fastest interpretation of Android you’re ever likely to see.

Read full review

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DxOMark

The alternative flagship

from DxOMark

With the OnePlus 6, the Chinese manufacturer has proven itself capable of producing a convincing premium-grade smartphone with some serious imaging capabilities that can compete with high-end models from more established brands. From our tests, the results from the dual-camera module are very goo...More

With the OnePlus 6, the Chinese manufacturer has proven itself capable of producing a convincing premium-grade smartphone with some serious imaging capabilities that can compete with high-end models from more established brands. From our tests, the results from the dual-camera module are very good indeed, and on par with some of the biggest names in the industry, especially for still photography.

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G Style Magazine

Powerful yet affordable

from G Style Magazine

I been using the OnePlus 6 for probably about a month and half its turned into one of my favorite phones of the year. You are getting tremendous value for your dollar with its killer updated hardware and software to accompany it. Of course I’d like to see maybe stereo speakers and a slightly be...More

I been using the OnePlus 6 for probably about a month and half its turned into one of my favorite phones of the year. You are getting tremendous value for your dollar with its killer updated hardware and software to accompany it. Of course I’d like to see maybe stereo speakers and a slightly better display but there are phones in a higher price bracket for that.

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Talk Android

Excellent value for what you get

from Talk Android

I can wholeheartedly recommend the OnePlus 6 as a great phone that’s worth your money, but at this point you should at least take a look at some of its contemporaries before you place the order.

Read full review

I can wholeheartedly recommend the OnePlus 6 as a great phone that’s worth your money, but at this point you should at least take a look at some of its contemporaries before you place the order.

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Deccan Chronicle

Another reason to own the beast

from Deccan Chronicle

The OnePlus 6 Red edition is a worthy purchase if you want your premium smartphone to stand out in the crowd. OnePlus has done a commendable job in making an already good-looking smartphone even more desirable. All that was probably needed on this one was a unique Oxygen OS theme to match the exterior.

Read full review

The OnePlus 6 Red edition is a worthy purchase if you want your premium smartphone to stand out in the crowd. OnePlus has done a commendable job in making an already good-looking smartphone even more desirable. All that was probably needed on this one was a unique Oxygen OS theme to match the exterior.

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Android Guys

The best value smartphone of 2018

from Android Guys

If you’re not looking to spend more than $600 on the phone, then the OnePlus 6 is absolutely the best device you can get on this budget. Aside from the minimal issues we’ve outlined in this review, the OnePlus 6 is more than capable to compete head-to-head with the top flagships available on...More

If you’re not looking to spend more than $600 on the phone, then the OnePlus 6 is absolutely the best device you can get on this budget. Aside from the minimal issues we’ve outlined in this review, the OnePlus 6 is more than capable to compete head-to-head with the top flagships available on the market today. And in some respects even outdo them.

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