OnePlus 6 Revisited: With the OnePlus 7 on the horizon, is it still worth it?

OnePlus 6 Revisited: With the OnePlus 7 on the horizon, is it still worth it?

We’re currently knee-deep in 2019 flagship smartphone launches, but let’s take a step back in time to May 2018. That’s when OnePlus’ first flagship of the year, the OnePlus 6, was officially launched. XDA TV’s Daniel Marchena revisited the phone that launched almost a year ago and evaluated whether it’s still good today with the OnePlus 7 on the way.

OnePlus 6 XDA Forum

The first thing Daniel mentions is how nice the device still feels in the hand. OnePlus did a great job at designing a device that feels just as premium as phones that cost double the price. He also still prefers the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner to the newer in-display options. OxygenOS is aging nicely and has received many updates over the last year. Daniel says the software and hardware have aged without issue, unlike the Pixel 3. Check out the video below for the full analysis.

Dimensions & Weight155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75mm6.2 oz/177gRAM6GB/8GB LPDDR4X
Design & ColorsAll-Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk WhiteStorage64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 Dual-Lane
Display6.28-inch 2280 x 1080 (19:9) AMOLED display. Supports sRGB and DCI-P3. 84% screen-to-body ratio.Battery3,300 mAh (non-removable)
Camera (Image)Front: Sony IMX 371 (16MP, f/2.0, 1.0μm) with EIS.Rear (Primary): Sony IMX 519 (16MP, f/1.7, 1.22μm) with OIS and EIS.

Rear (Secondary): Sony IMX 376K (20MP, f/1.7, 1.0μm).

Dual LED Flash

ChargingDash Charge (5V 4A)
Camera (Video)Front: [email protected][email protected][email protected]/60, [email protected]/60, [email protected]

Rear (slow motion): [email protected][email protected]

PortsUSB 2.0 Type-C3.5mm headphone jack

Dual nano-SIM slot

SoftwareAndroid Pie-based OxygenOSAudioBottom-facing speaker. Audio tuned by Dirac HD Sound. Dirac Power Sound.
System-on-chipQualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU (4x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 + 4x 1.8GHz Kryo 385) with Adreno 630 GPUMultimedia Codec SupportAudio Playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMYAudio Recording: WAV, AAC, AMR

Video Playback: MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM

Video Recording: MP4

Image Viewing: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF

Image Output: JPEG


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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.