Call quality is great, but we’re especially impressed with its loudspeaker phone – callers said they could hear me loud and clear, even without having to be too close to the phone. This is often an afterthought on so many smartphones nowadays.
Battery life is very solid, especially when you consider how much performance the 6 offers. We’ve been getting a full day of active use out of it. Unfortunately, OnePlus has decided to omit wireless charging from the device, which they say they did to help keep the cost down. Fair enough, but we’d like to see wireless charging be included in future models. To help compensate for the lack of wireless charging, they are offering a Dash Charge cable which can provide the phone with a full day’s charge in just 30 minutes. That’s quite convenient – unfortunately, Dash Charge only works if you’re using their proprietary cable.
We’re a bit sad that OnePlus didn’t throw in wireless charging with the OnePlus 6, and we’re a bit miffed about the mediocre sound that comes through the phone on wired headphones. Also, the camera could still use some more improvement to compete with other flagships. Despite those few gripes, the OnePlus 6 is a phenomenal phone that manages to outshine most other much pricier flagships.
After spending nearly one month with the OnePlus 6, we’re confident enough to say that the OnePlus 6 is a home run. Heck, the OnePlus 6 is good enough to make an iPhone X user switch to Android – and that speaks volumes. It’s no wonder that other phone manufacturers are struggling to catch up with them.
The OnePlus 6 is a flagship killer that’s worthy of all of its hype. You won’t be disappointed with it, especially not at its very reasonable pricepoint of $529. The 8GB RAM / 128GB storage model can be picked up for $579.