OnePlus 6 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Quick Verdict

The OnePlus 6 offers the best features of a flagship smartphone at a much more affordable price point.

The good

  • Blazingly fast
  • Great camera
  • Top-tier design
  • Much more affordable than the competition

The bad

  • No waterproofing
  • No wireless charging
  • Only a mono speaker

OnePlus 6 at a glance
When did the OnePlus 6 come out? Launched on 17 May 2018, available internationally from 22 May 2018.
What’s new about the OnePlus 6? Snapdragon 845, notched display, gesture control.
How much does the OnePlus 6 cost? $700 to $900.

OnePlus delivers another high quality but highly affordable premium handset with the OnePlus 6.

Chinese company OnePlus has established a cult following over the years for producing flagship level smartphones at a mid-range price tag that give the likes of Apple and Samsung a run for their money.

The OnePlus 6 is the company's latest attempt at shaking up its more premium rivals and after spending a few days with the handset, it's clear to see the phone has a lot going for it.


  • All-glass body looks and feels every bit as premium as the competition.
  • Lower-resolution screen and lack of water-resistance betray its cheaper price.


  • A top-notch camera capable of stunning photos in good lighting conditions.
  • Doesn't fare so well in low-light conditions.


  • One of the fastest handsets currently available.
  • Impressive software optimisation gives the OnePlus 6 an edge on competing handsets.

Battery life

  • 3,300mAh battery should get you through a day of moderate usage.
  • "Dash Charge" technology makes charging the OnePlus 6 quick and painless.


  • Premium performance at a killer price.
  • The few small concessions are easy to look past.

Pricing and availability

OnePlus 6

Flagship features at a fantastic price

The OnePlus 6 packs all the amenities of a full-priced premium smartphone while clocking in significantly cheaper than the competition.

  • The OnePlus 6 is available from retailers like Catch, DWI and Kogan for between $700 and $900, depending on the model.
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OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 6.3
Display resolution (pixels) 2280 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 402
Processor Snapdragon 845
Height (mm) 155.7
Width (mm) 75.4
Depth (mm) 7.8
Weight (g) 177
Battery size (mAh) 3,300
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 64GB
MicroSD expansion N/A
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 6 (64GB) | 8 (128/256GB)
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 16
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.7
Rear camera (2) resolution 20
Rear camera (2) aperture f/1.7
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 16
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 16
NFC support Yes
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Updated December 10th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Snapdragon 835
1920 x 1080
Snapdragon 845
2280 x 1080
OnePlus 6T
OnePlus 6T
Snapdragon 845
2280 x 1080

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Krishan Sharma

Krishan is an award winning freelance technology journalist who writes for a number of tech focused publications. Outside of his journalistic endeavours, Krishan is an IT professional who has established a wide breadth of experience in the ICT industry. Above all, Krishan is a self-confessed tech junkie and can usually be found tweaking and testing out the latest gadgets, home theatre gear, games, software and mobile applications.

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