PA: 1) Any device that sells in the $550-$600 category. Upper mid-range handsets like the Nokia 7 Plus and last-year’s flagship phones should definitely feel the heat. 2) It’s a matter of the company’s internal politics. If anything, the constant price increases really killed off the “flagship killer” mantra and transformed OnePlus to an affordable flagship maker, which is… not that bad, actually. 3) We’d spin this question the other way around – how many phones give you the bang for buck that OnePlus 6 carries? We feel the price is justified and the OnePlus 6 is a great bargain.
PA: In our experience, most OnePlus phones exhibit very good battery backup. It can be attributed to a couple of factors, namely the super-light, no-frills interface, the usually adequate battery, and efficient chipsets that OnePlus puts inside. However, the OnePlus 6 fares a bit worse than its immediate predecessors in terms of battery life – check out the benchmark results down below.
PA: Only one bottom-firing one, though it’s loud enough.
PA: Although dual 4G LTE it’s technically supported by the Snapdragon 845, OnePlus doesn’t seem to have this feature enabled on the OnePlus 6.
PA: It truly is hard to find a similarly-performing phone at such an affordable price, hence the OnePlus has been so-highly rated.
PA: Sadly, there aren’t any features that cater to fans of single-handed usage. One might argue that the newish gesture-based interface could be useful for single-hand usage, but from our experience OnePlus needs to rework its approach at the trendy gestures – they are average at best.
PA: They are just okay, we guess. The vibration motor feels super-agitated and lacks the satisfactory feel of the vibrator inside the LG V30 or Apple’s iPhones.
PA: We wouldn’t say that you’d notice any drastic difference, especially if you don’t have that elusive 20/20 vision. Officially, it doesn’t, but you can check out certain guides on the OnePlus forums.
PA: The OnePlus 6 is advertised as water-resistant to some point, but not water-proof. Says OnePlus: “A special type of foam layered on the gap between the screen and the battery cover prevents water from seeping into the wiring. The use of waterproof materials in the headphone jack and fingerprint scanner prevents damage to key components, while the gaps around the buttons of the device are sealed using silicone loops. Thanks to water resistance, your OnePlus 6 is well-equipped to survive a drop in the sink or a spilled glass of water. Just don’t take it for a swim.” So, it’s quite likely IP54.
PA: 1. We find the OnePlus 6 to be quite conservative in terms of auto brightness; it wouldn’t adjust to external lighting extremely fast. 2. No. 3. Shooting 4K video would drain your battery faster than shooting a still photo, that’s about it. 4. Not that bad, but don’t expect anything extraordinary – slow-mo videos require ample amounts of light to look acceptable.