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OnePlus 6 Quick Hands On Review

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OnePlus is known for the title of “Flagship Killer”. OnePlus has just announced last week their newest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6. It is already available in the US and Europe and recently, Digital Walker, the sole OnePlus reseller in the Philippines has teased the device coming to the Philippines and even their official prices.

Now one of our good friends and happens to be a big fan of OnePlus has already imported the OnePlus 6 and he gladly lend his unit to us for a few hours. So here’s our quick hands on review!

OnePlus 6 specs

  • Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
  • Adreno 630 graphics
  • 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage
  • 8GB RAM/128 or 256GB internal storage
  • 6.28-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display (1080 x 2280 pixels) 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 16 MP (f/1.7 aperture, gyro EIS, OIS) + 20 MP (f/2.8 aperture) rear facing cameras with PDAF and dual LED cameras
  • 16 megapixel front facing camera (f/2.0 aperture)
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Face Unlock, Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type C
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • 3,300 mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with OxygenOS

This is the first time OnePlus incorporated a glass and metal combo for its chassis and it does look very premium. It has this wow factor when we first saw it. It has the usual OnePlus trade marks like the silent mode toggle at the top right of the phone. By the way, we reviewed the OnePlus 6 Avengers Infinity War Edition with 8GB RAM/256GB ROM variant.

The OnePlus 6 sports the Snapdragon 845 with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The antutu benchmark gives us how speedy the OnePlus 6 is. It can handle intense high graphics online or offline games without experiencing of lag. Gamers will indeed love this phone.

And the biggest change from 18:9 aspect ratio to 19:9 aspect ratio with a notch in the center. Honestly we do hate the notch but since it is there, it really gets some getting used to. The Optic AMOLED display of OnePlus 6 is great, the viewing angles are good and sporting only 1080P resolution but it is not bad for the price.

Antutu Benchmark score

The camera is of the biggest point of this smartphone the 16 MP (f/1.7 aperture, gyro EIS, OIS) + 20 MP (f/2.8 aperture) rear facing cameras with PDAF and dual LED cameras. OnePlus has improved a lot on its camera tech narrowing their gap with those expensive flagships. Check it the camera samples here.

Portrait Mode

2x Zoom

The front camera here is same since OnePlus 3T with 16 megapixel front facing camera. Selfies are pretty good especially the detail and bokeh effects. Here the sample shots.

OnePlus 6 is one of the smartphone right now that has great output of camera from indoor to outdoors.

The slow motion now is one of the latest trend in the flagship segment, OnePlus is join in this trend. Here’s the slow motions sample with 1080P and 240FPS.

INITIAL VERDICT

With only a few hours with the OnePlus 6, we can definitely say this is a winner. We truly recommend getting this phone once its available in the Philippines. We can’t wait for fully review the OnePlus 6 to test its battery life, the daily grind and overall performance.

We would like to thank Richmond Tan for lending his OnePlus 6 unit for a few hours. 🙂

Are you excited with the OnePlus 6? Let us know on the comments section below!

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