Unlike last year, this time OnePlus made sure to adopt the new trending design of the year right from the start. Unfortunately, this trending design is none other than the notorious Notch design. On the other hand, the phone’s specifications and pricing are nothing short than troubling for all competing brands.
Design and Display
This is the first time that OnePlus uses a glass back in their design and it looks beautiful! Even though the company used glass, they did choose not to include wireless charging on the device, which is a bit disappointing. The OnePlus 6 has a USB Type-C port for charging that supports Dash Charging, a headphone jack, and a dual sim slot (no SD-card slot).
In terms of display, the OnePlus 6 has a 6.28-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. Being supplied by Samsung, there’s no doubt how good this display is. In the age of QHD flagships, FHD seems like a step back, but it is, in fact, perfect for the price point (*cough* Apple *cough*).
On the back, two cameras have been placed, in the middle, with a fingerprint sensor right beneath them. The first lens is a 16 MP lens with f/1.7, while the second one is a 20 MP lens with f/1.7. OnePlus did make sure to include optical image stabilization this time around which is a huge plus! In terms of features, the camera can record slow motion in HD for 480 fps. The camera also includes other features such as portrait mode, pro mode, and time-lapse.
The phone’s camera and overall features fall a bit short in comparison with other phones such as the Pixel 2XL, Galaxy S9 Plus, Huawei P20 Pro, and iPhone X. This is expected, especially when one considers the price of the OnePlus 6 (starting $530) in comparison to the pricing of all the previously mentioned devices.