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OnePlus 6, comparative: the best of the Chinese high-end against the best Android of 2018

OnePlus has returned and has done as you know , showing his inseparable philosophy ‘Never settle’ and with. We do…

OnePlus 6, comparative: the best of the Chinese high-end against the best Android of 2018

OnePlus has returned and has done as you know , showing his inseparable philosophy ‘Never settle’ and with. We do not know if it will be ‘Flagship killer’ who have always wanted to sell us from the young Chinese firm, but whether it is or not, the truth is that its capabilities and especially its price / performance ratio place it in the fight of the best sellers … and that is a great step!

In fact, when a couple of days ago we analyzed the, we had made the key comment that the imminent OnePlus 6 would close the gap even more with a Galaxy S9 + installed comfortably in the flagship position of the Android platform, but with an increasingly serious, strong and competent competition

OnePlus has not spoken the first and has waited for the market to dictate, although it really will not be the last to open fire this year. What it has done is confirm that the ‘Notch’ on Android is here to stay , at least one time. For everything else, what the young Chinese manufacturer has to tell us we like, because OnePlus offers everything you can expect from a phone with the highest performance but it does so starting at 519 euros , a reasonable price and that does not get on the back of the exponential growth experienced in recent months.

OnePlus is a different manufacturer. Surely what he teaches us is not so surprising, but what is undeniable is that if you want a phone with the highest performance and that costs much less … This is one of the best options!

Like it or not, OnePlus 6 design is expected , with a front that stretches to make way for a much larger screen, above 6 inches, keeping a minimum margin and a notch in the upper frame for sensors and camera . If we want to recover the symmetry,, emergency solution in a display of lack of conviction that does not convince us either.

It is not the OnePlus 6 a breakthrough smartphone, therefore, with aesthetics or hardware, although the work of the Chinese firm is more important this time in the software to add value to a phone that, yes, goes back up in price to confirm that the costs are not so easy to contain, and that the phones are still rising in price for some reason that we do not know …

Some will feel safe disappointed with this, OnePlus was born to offer high-end at affordable prices and its tendency is to increase exercise after exercise , but the truth is that if we compare the rest of the high range, the saving is still considerable and very important.

Face to face on paper, so is the assault on the android throne

If you keep a close eye on the smartphone market, you’ll know that certainly the hardware does not differentiate at all a good smartphone from a very good one , and with the OnePlus 6 is not different. Nevertheless, it is good to always analyze from the tranquility the cold data , and as we know that you like comparative always starts there … In addition, it is the first thing we look for when looking for a new smartphone.

And what key specifications should you review in 2018? Well surely The most differentiating aspect of the new smartphones is their form factor , because the stretched screens and the “full view” designs have brought us a variety of options, with a notch and without a notch, and the screen is certainly the one that focuses almost entirely on the user experience .

For the rest, chipset, resolutions and memories will mark the way of the comparative table of hardware, which with similarities and differences leaves us few doubts about the competition of any of the five devices : LG G7 ThinQ, Huawei P20 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S9 +, Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium and this OnePlus 6.

Specifications LG G7 ThinQ Huawei P20 Pro Samsung Galaxy S9 + Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium OnePlus 6
Dimensions and weight 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 (mm) 162 (g) 155 x 73.9 x 7.8 (mm) 180 (g) 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 (mm) 189 (g) 158 x 80 x 11.9 (mm) 236 (g) 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75 (mm) 177 (g)
screen 6.1 inches FullVision MLCD + 6.1 inches AMOLED 6.2 inches SuperAMOLED 5.8 inches IPS Triluminos 6.28 inches AMOLED
Resolution and density QHD + (3.120 x 1.440 px), 563 pFormat 19.5, 9 HD + (2.240 x 1.080 px), 408 pFormat 18.7: 9 QHD + (2.960 x 1.440 px), 529 pFormat 18.5: 9 UHDV (3,840 x 2,160 px), 760 pppFormat 16: 9 QHD (2,280 x 1,080 px), 403 pppFormat 19: 9
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Octa-core (4x Kryo 385 Gold @ 2.8 GHz & 4x Kryo 385 Silver @ 4 × 1.7 GHz) Adreno 630 GPU HiSilicon Kirin 970Octa-core (4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.4 GHz & 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.8 GHz) ARM GPU Mali-G72 MP12 Samsung Exynos 9810Octa-core (4x Mongoose M3 @ 2.7GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz) ARM GPU Mali-G72 MP18 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Octa-core (4x Kryo 385 Gold @ 2.8 GHz & 4x Kryo 385 Silver @ 4 × 1.7 GHz) Adreno 630 GPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Octa-core (4x Kryo 385 Gold @ 2.8 GHz & 4x Kryo 385 Silver @ 4 × 1.7 GHz) Adreno 630 GPU
RAM 4 or 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB 6 or 8 GB
Storage 64 or 128 GBSlot microSD 128 GB 64, 128 or 256 GBSlot microSD 64 GBSlot microSD 64, 128 or 256 GB
OS Android 8.1 OreoLG UX Android 8.1 OreoEMUI Android 8.0 OreoSamsung Experience Android 8.1 OreoXperia UI Android 8.1 OreoOxygen OS
Cameras Rear: Dual 16 MP (f / 1.6) + 16 MP (f / 1.7 Wide Angle 107º), OIS, PDAF autofocus, 2x optical zoom, ‘bokeh’ effect, LED flash, AI Frontal: 8 MP (f / 1.9 Wide Angle 80º) Rear: Triple Leica (40 MP RGB f / 1.8, 20 MP Mono f / 1.6, 8 MP Telephoto f / 2.4), VARIO-SUMMILUZ-H, color temperature sensor, laser autofocus, ISO 15200, 5x hybrid zoom, ‘bokeh’ effect ‘, video’ slow motion ‘960 fps, AI Frontal: 24 MP integrated in ‘notch’, aperture f / 2.0 Rear: Dual 12 MP (f / 1.5-f / 2.4) + 12 MP (f / 2.4), OIS, autofocus PDAF, 2x optical zoom, LED flash, ‘bokeh’ effect, slow motion video 960 fps Frontal: 8 MP (f / 1.7), autofocus Rear: Dual 19 MP (f / 1.8) + 12 MP (f / 1.6), EIS, autofocus PDAF + laser, 2x optical zoom, LED flash, ‘bokeh’ effect, slow motion video 960 fps Frontal: 13 MP (f / 2.0), EIS Rear: Dual 16 MP (f / 1.7) + 20 MP (f / 1.7), OIS & EIS, autofocus PDAF, double LED flash, ‘bokeh’ effect, slow motion video 720 fps Frontal: 16 MP (f / 2.0), autofocus, EIS
Battery 3,000 mAh (non-removable) Quick Charge Qi Wireless Charge 4.000 mAh (not removable) Super Quick Charge 3,500 mAh (non-removable) Fast battery charging Qi wireless charging 3.540 mAh (non-removable) Quick Charge Qi Wireless Charge 3,300 mAh (non-removable) Dash Charge
Connectivity LTE (nano-SIM) Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0 LEaGPS + GLONASSNFCR FM radio (depending on markets) USB Type-CAudio-jack 3.5 mm LTE (nano-SIM) Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotBluetooth 4.2 LEaGPS + GLONASSNFCP-type IRUSB-C LTE (nano-SIM) Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0 LEaGPS + GLONASSNFCUSB Type-CAudio-jack 3.5 mm LTE (nano-SIM) Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0 LEaGPS + GLONASSNFCUSB Type-C LTE (nano-SIM) Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0 LEaGPS + GLONASSNFCUSB Type-CAudio-jack 3.5 mm
Others Gorilla Glass 5Certification IP68Certification MIL-STD-810GDolby Vision & HDR10Hi-Fi Quad-DAC & Sound 7.1 DTS: XLector of fingerprints IP67 CertificationDolby Atmos Fingerprint Reader Gorilla Glass 5Certification IP68HDR103D Touch (‘HOME’ button) Fingerprint readerHealth sensorsShares (DeX, Health, Gear VR by Oculus, etc.) Gorilla Glass 5Certification IP68HDR10 & X-Reality EngineFingerprint Reader Gorilla Glass 5Color sRGB and DCI-P3Dirac HD Sound & Power Sound Fingerprint reader Configurable ‘Alert Slider’ physical button

OnePlus 6, comparative: the best of the Chinese high-end against the best Android of 2018

OnePlus 6, comparative: the best of the Chinese high-end against the best Android of 2018

OnePlus returns to the crystal, the market sends … and wants to see double!

Do not miss the appointment of this OnePlus 6 a design to the last, do not miss the materials of high quality, but the truth is that the young Chinese manufacturer had never used the glass except for OnePlus X , a smartphone that we can consider the failed OnePlus experiment back in 2015.

The market sends, OnePlus has been no stranger, and the crystal has returned with version six of its smartphone. Both the front and back are made of glass, a very premium already accepted in the industry and that gives a touch of high quality, adding that the Chinese manufacturer It has not been alien to the double camera modules either , omnipresent in the high range and already surpassed by the triple camera of the Huawei P20 Pro.

So, looking on the outside, few differences with all the high-end smartphones in a display of acceptance to the needs set by the users themselves. The OnePlus 6 is a clone of the iPhone X, the own Huawei P20 Pro or the recent LG G7 , and assembles a hardware of the best benefits, but does so starting from a price around 500 euros with the others playing at 800 or 900 euros.

Regarding the photographic section, OnePlus opts for two sensors with aperture f / 1.7 without one that serves as a telephoto lens , so we forgot the optical zoom of two magnifications in exchange for greatly improve the night photos . The figures are good, with 16 and 20 megapixels and hybrid stabilizer, optical and software, 4K video and slow motion up to 720 frames per second. The Smart Capture function will act as a smart photographer, very fashionable too, automatically selecting the parameters before taking the picture , and the advanced HDR mode promises to improve the exposure and brightness of the shots.

OnePlus 6, comparative: the best of the Chinese high-end against the best Android of 2018

OnePlus 6, comparative: the best of the Chinese high-end against the best Android of 2018

The added value, that mantra, is once again the key …

The guys at OnePlus have not overlooked what others have done, and if the hardware no longer differentiates you and on the outside you look too much, more things should be offered for the public to notice you. The young Chinese firm already plays the priceless trick of a price that breaks with the market, but this year will not add up just that …

Surely the most fluid and fastest experience on Android, outside of the Pixel made by Google , OnePlus smartphones have it thanks to an Oxygen OS that based on Android 8.1 Oreo has grown a lot and very well. The new flagship OnePlus not only flies through the Snapdragon 845 chipset and 8 GB of RAM, but also the software optimization work is impeccable . One of the stamps of OnePlus.

It also reaches the OnePlus 6 a game mode to show that you do not needif you already have a good base and offer something that improves the experience, reducing latency and improving performance at the time of playing, also avoiding hassles with absolute silence of notifications.

OnePlus 6, comparative: the best of the Chinese high-end against the best Android of 2018

OnePlus 6, comparative: the best of the Chinese high-end against the best Android of 2018

It also introduces the Gesture navigation inherited from iPhone X on Android, and thatto make even more sense to the stretched screens, and it is possible to block applications to avoid gossip preventing them from entering if they do not know our authentication options.

OnePlus also offers a dark theme in the interface to squeeze the energy efficiency of the AMOLED panel to the maximum, and a reading mode It improves concentration and prevents premature tired eyesight when reading on the smartphone.

There is no lack of Face Unlock to unlock the OnePlus 6 with our face , a system that uses an identification of more than 100 points of our physiognomy and that works in about 0.2 seconds. Finally to mention the Gestures with the screen off that allow you to turn on the device or open the camera thanks to pre-configured patterns on the touch screen, and there is a way to make extended screenshots that will allow us to share an entire conversation on WhatsApp in a very simple way.

Mentioned as added value is also the 3.5 mm standard audio-jack to connect our favorite headphones, added value because the high range seems to give it up permanently, and the Dirac HD sound with Power Sound will do the rest in the multimedia section …

OnePlus 6, comparative: the best of the Chinese high-end against the best Android of 2018

OnePlus 6, comparative: the best of the Chinese high-end against the best Android of 2018

A smartphone that as you will see offers a lot of value for very little, relatively little, because they are not the prices that OnePlus used to, although it is probably still the brand with the cheapest smartphone in the whole Android high range. The OnePlus 6 is a great option, without much fanfare but with everything to succeed … Do you like the proposal of the young Chinese manufacturer?

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