OnePlus 6 Full Review: Flagship on a Budget

OnePlus 6: Speedy and Super Flagship for Hundreds Less

OnePlus 6 OnePlus 6
4.5 out of 5 based on my personal rating.

What’s Good: Speed/Processor/Pictures/Design/Battery

  • It’s super quick (6/8 GB of RAM), can handle heavy stuff (Snapdragon 845)
  • Pictures are blessed (16 MP) videos are smooth (finally OIS!)
  • Feels premium (glass front and back) huge screen-to-body (19:9) display
  • Dash charging is so clutch (50% in 30 mins at home or in car)

The Meh Stuff: Cutoff Apps/No Wireless/No CDMA/Not IP Certification

  • Some apps aren’t ready for a 19:9 display yet (Instagram stories’ sides are cutoff)
  • No wireless charging (but dash charging makes up for it)
  • Apparently, doesn’t work on CDMA (ie. Sprint, Verizon)
  • Not IP certified (but teardowns show strong water resistance)

The Rundown: This Phone is Bless for the Money

The OnePlus 6 is an excellent phone! It has all the speed you need, can handle any application extremely smoothly and takes incredible pictures and videos.

OnePlus 6: Budget Phone at a Glance

Starting from: CA$699 | US$529 | GBP£469 | € 519

Design 80%
Features 95%
Performance 85%
Camera 90%
Battery 95%

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Basic Tech Specs

  • Optic AMOLED 6.28″ Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • 16 (OIS) + 20 MP Camera
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)

Other Important Things

  • 3300 mAh Fast Charging Battery
  • Fingerprint sensor on back
  • Dual nano-SIM, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Glass front and back

The Colours

Mirror Black

  • 6 GM RAM + 64 GB Storage $699 CAD
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB Storage $769 CAD

Midnight Black

  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB Storage $769 CAD
  • 8 GB RAM + 256 GB Storage $839 CAD

Silk White

  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB Storage $769 CAD

Additional Information

This phone is awesome!

It’s super quick, that extra screen real estate is blessed. But as for keeping it, I’m not sure yet. I’m still using a OnePlus 5 that is working fine. I mean I’m a little upset that I somehow cracked the corner of my OP5, but since the internals of it are still in good condition I’m probably not going to upgrade. For my current financial standing I just can’t justify dishing out another $800 CAD or an extra $200 (if I can optimistically sell my OP5,) for this upgrade… yet. But, for everyone else in need of a refresh, or new phone, (as long as your wallet has space for it) I’d say this is an easy cop!

a.k.a. a great purchase

I’ll do my best to give you my opinion on the phone, dig into the details as best I can but if you still want more or have any more questions, feel free to leave a comment here, on any of my OnePlus YouTube videos or DM me on Insta. Nonetheless, let’s get into it!

  • Pre-applied Screen Protector
  • Clear Grey Bumper Case
  • Dash Charger
  1. 15-day no hassle return policy (canadian law and credit cards have return policy as well, but we shall see)
  2. No more warranties. fixes changed to RMA by local businesses. Used to have additional warranty but credit card extends manufacture warranty (it’s all glass)
  3. Phone has protections; comes with screen protector, bumper case and dash charger
  4. Instagram stories are stretched
  5. Get the latest android updates (battery, boot loader,)
  6. Technology moves fast. a 6t will come but if you need/want  a phone now this one is good
  1. Possibly a 6t coming and i felt snaked
  2. swipe navigation is odd but beomes pretty intuitive
  • You have a 15-day no hassle return policy (North America)
  • You get an additional 1 year manufacture’s warranty if you pay with a major credit card in north america
    • You should have always have two years in Europe
  • The OnePlus 6 comes with a screen protector, bumper case and a dash charger
  •  Everything seems all good but know that Instagram stories seem to be cut off on the sides (should be able to be fixed in an update tho)
  • Warranty is weird because you need to pay again to replace your phone. Not worth in my opinion. Only if you confidently know you’ll regularly break your phone because if you do than paying another ~300 (made up number I still need to actually calculate it) for a new phone is a decent fix.
  • Also OnePlus has been doing this really annoying thing of launching a second edition phoen during the winter time (ie. 3t, 5t) so if they would release a 5t that’s the one I would recommend to go with because it’ll be near the end of year and would compete with the other newer releases of the other smartphone (ie. iphone, samsung) 
  •  double tap to turn on and off screen is pretty clutch
  • swipe navigation weird at first but then becomes second nature 
  • It’s all glass all around so I feel like if I kept this for a year it will be very suceptible to a crack
  • Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
  • Released: 22 May 2018


  • Dimensions: 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm (6.13 x 2.97 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 177 g (6.24 oz)
  • Build: Front/rear glass, aluminum frame
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Type Optic: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 6.28 inches, 98.4 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
  • Multitouch Yes
  • Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
    – DCI-P3
    – Oxygen OS


  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
  • CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
  • GPU Adreno 630


  • Card slot No
  • Internal 64/128/256 GB UFS 2.1 2-LANE
  • RAM 6/8 GB LPDDR4X


  • Primary Dual: 16 MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, gyro-EIS, OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
  • Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps
  • Secondary 16 MP (f/2.0, 20mm, 1/3″, 1.0µm), gyro-EIS, Auto HDR, 1080p


  • Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
    – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    – Dirac HD sound


  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC Yes
  • Radio No
  • USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


  • Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, RGB Ambient Light Sensor, Sensor Core
  •  3 Setting Alert-Slider (Right Side)
  • Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
  • Browser HTML5
    – Fast battery charging 5V 4A 20W (Dash Charge)
    – DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
    – MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
    – Document viewer
    – Photo/video editor


  • Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery Fast Charging (5V 4A)
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