Finally we have among us the new flagship of the Chinese OnePlus. A device that has given much to talk and that a large part of the community looked forward to, as it is usually one of the devices on the market with a better price / quality ratio. As my partner Miguel has already told you all about this new smartphone and has compared to the strongest competition , in this case we will focus on making a quick comparison of the OnePlus 6 with the OnePlus 5T , the most powerful device of the company so far.
The OnePlus 6 is therefore one of the original concept of the company, a smartphone as powerful as the most advanced models of the major brands, an original design and an optimized operation, all without reaching the prices of the most premium brands.
Starting with the design, we find that OnePlus is committed to infinite screens and the notch, a distinctive feature that gives us more screen ratio, but it is not very original at this stage of the film.
The back OnePlus 6 earns quite a lot, since the dual camera system is now in an upright position with a fingerprint reader that is now under the sensors and reminds us a lot of the one used in the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus .
And it can not be said that the OnePlus 6 is not a nice and well-built smartphone, but neither can it be said that it has opted for any specially original design solution. In this aspect, perhaps the OnePlus 5T gives us something more personality, despite not having such a striking screen.
As usual, the OnePlus 6 goes up a step in performance compared to its predecessor, with a SoC Snapdragon 845 that gives you a plus of power. One of the most striking aspects is the screen, which thanks to the new borderless design achieves raise your diagonal from 6 to the 6.3 inches (18: 9), something that is always welcome. Here OnePlus does not bet on the QuadHD either, but it gives us a few extra pixels of height for those extra 0.3 inches.
We continue our comparison of the OnePlus 6 with the OnePlus 5T and we go with the memory section, and here the truth is that we are somewhat disappointed, since OnePlus continues to offer us two unique variants of 6 and 8 GB of RAM. We know that they are candidates of the high-end, but we miss a 4Gb version that reduces the price and that would remain equally valid.
He storage is another story, since here we find a third version with 256 GB of capacity that is more than welcome for a smartphone that does not include Micro-SD card slot , especially seeing the current market trend , which points to much higher capacity.
Little surprise is also the photographic section of the OnePlus 6 , because despite the teasers lately filtered, we still have the same sensors of 16 and 20 Mpx in the back, and although we know that the software has been optimized and will include improvements through AI, it does not stop knowing us little by little. Of course, now we have dual tone LED flash and optical stabilizer, so you can expect some quality improvement, especially in the fastest shots.
There is also not much improvement in the front camera, that still offers the same 16 Mpx resolution with identical opening f / 2.0; some specifications that are not bad, but are not among the best in the market, so we will have to see the real tests to assess with judgment if the new software features give us a plus of quality in our selfies.
We just talked about the autonomy , where here we continue with a certain continuity, since the OnePlus 6 comes with the same 3,300 mAh battery of its predecessor , which more than likely supposes a reduction in its maximum autonomy, taking into account the extra screen and that the tests seen lately also tell us that the Snapdragon 845 consumes more than his predecessor.
It remains to be seen, therefore, if OnePlus has managed to optimize the software so that things do not get too bad, or if the OnePlus 6 loses autonomy with respect to the OnePlus 5T. For now, we will have to wait for more intensive tests, so it is too early to draw definitive conclusions.
In short, the OnePlus 6 is a more than remarkable smartphone that will save us a good pinch compared to other proposals of similar power, brings interesting news and we won in design, but we have missed something more innovation.
We hope that this comparison of the OnePlus 6 with the OnePlus 5T has been helpful.