OnePlus 6 Quick Review
OnePlus 6 models display at the launch event in Mumbai on May 17, 2018IBTimes, India/Sami Khan

After announcing the new Amber Red variant, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus 6 is offering discounts on current models.

OnePlus is giving away Rs 2,000 instant cash discount to purchases made on HDFC credit and debit cards. But, there's a catch. This offer can be availed only if the customers purchase the device via EMI option on Amazon and is valid till July 15.

Is OnePlus 6 a worthy buy?

Absolutely yes! OnePlus 6 comes with latest and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core found in premium flagships including Samsung's Galaxy S9 series and yet cost almost half what the former charges.

Except for the iPhone X-like notch design, the build quality and camera hardware are of good quality. It also boasts Dash Charge battery technology, which allows the device to get charged from zero to 63-percent in just 30 minutes, making OnePlus 6 stand out among rivals.

OnePlus 6 flaunts a 6.2-inch full HD+ (2160x1080p) screen with 19:9 aspect ratio. It features Apple iPhone-like notch on top of the display, which houses a 20MP sensor with face unlock capability.

On the rear side, OnePlus 6 sports a glass cover on top of the metallic shell with the special coating on top to sustain accidental water splashes and also the mild rains.

It features rear dual-camera 16MP+20MP with an F1.7 aperture in the centre and a fingerprint sensor below it for easy access to the finger to unlock screen and also act as a shutter button to take a selfie.

Other stipulated specifications include 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB storage, Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.1 OS and a 3,300mAh battery with new Dash Charge technology. It also supports Bluetooth v5.0, NFC (Near Field Communication) and other standard connectivity features.

In a related development, OnePlus is releasing a new OnePlus 6 Red (with 8GB RAM+ 128GB storage) will be available for Rs 39,999 in India from July 16 onward.

The new Crimson-hued OnePlus 6 looks stunning and visually appealing. It boasts amber-like effect created through expert craftsmanship and material design, the company claims.

To attain the perfect red colour, OnePlus said it used a never-done-before technique, which utilizes optical coating, evaporative film, and six panels of glass. An added anti-reflective layer was incorporated to allow more light to reach the bottom layers of glass before being reflected off the device, creating a sense of depth. A translucent orange layer intermix with the red base layer to achieve a radiant glossy red, unique to OnePlus.

OnePlus 6 Red, features, price, specs
New OnePlus 6 looks stunning in the crimson-hued clad metal body.OnePlus India Press Kit

The company has also given quite a good attention to detail in terms of other aspects of the devices including the metallic red shimmer coupled with the red, mirror-like fingerprint sensor that elegantly contrasts with the silver camera lens accent.

OnePlus 6 Red hands-on photos
OnePlus 6 Red hands-on photosibtimes India/Sami Khan

Key specifications of OnePlus 6:

Model OnePlus 6
Display 6.28-inch full HD+ (2280x1080p) Optic AMOLED screen with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Aspect ratio: 19:9
  • Support: sRGB, DCI-P3, Adaptive Mode, Reading Mode, Night Mode, Always-on Display, Lift Up Display
OS Android Oreo-based OxygenOS
Processor 10nm class 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 630
Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB
  • Main: 16MP with Sony IMX519 sensor, 1.22 µm pixel size, Optical Image Stabilisation, CDAF (Contrast Detection Auto Focus), F1.7 aperture + 20MP with Sony IMX376K, F1.7 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) with dual-LED flash, Portrait, Pro mode, Panorama, HDR, HQ, Dynamic, Denoise, Clear Image, RAW image
  • Front: 16MP with Sony IMX371 sensor, 1.0µm pixel size, Fixed focus, F2.0 aperture, Portrait, HDR, Screen flash, smile capture, face beauty
  • 4K video at 30/60 fps
  • 1080p video at 30/60 fps
  • 720p resolution at 30 fps
  • Super Slow Motion:
  • 1080p video at 240fps, 720p video at 480 fps
  • Time-lapse
  • Video editor
Battery 3,300mAh (non-removable) with Dash Charge (5V 4A)
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots (Type: Nano + Nano), Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac: dual-band: 2/4G/5GHz; 2x2 MIMO), Type C USB v2.0, NFC (Near Field Communication), GPS/GLONASS, Haptic vibration motor, RGB LED notification light, Alert slider, bottom-facing speaker, 2-microphone with noise cancellation, Dirac HD Sound, Dirac Power Sound, 3.5mm audio jack, nano coating for protection against water splashes
Dimensions 155.7x75.4x7.75 mm
Weight 177g
Colours Mirror Black/ Midnight Black/ Silk White/ Marvel Avengers
  • 6GB RAM+64GB: Rs 34,999
  • 8GB RAM+128GB: Rs 39,999
  • Silk White -8GB RAM + 128GB storage: Rs 39,999
  • Midnight Black—8GB RAM+256GB storage: Rs 43,999
  • Red- 8GB RAM+128GB storage: Rs 39,999
  • Marvel Avengers edition with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage: Rs 44,999

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