OnePlus 6 Unboxing & Hands-On Review
Most of you will know this mobile phone by now I'm. A little late I know, but what we have here is, of course, their latest flagship. So every five six months, oneplus rolled out a new model and well this one has made some you could say minor tweaks. The display now has a notch. I'M, not really agreeing with that, but even oneplus themselves. They mentioned they. They tweeted learn to love the, not something along those lines and it got a huge amount of hate and backlash that they actually removed it, and that was before they announced that they have a knotch phone I'm, not very fond of that trend. As most of you know, but I will not rant on about that it's there we have to accept it. We can't do anything about it. The screen is to point sorry, six point: two, eight inches it's, an optical AMOLED panel with a resolution of 20 to 80 by 1080 and it's anything like the previous panels. It should look really good, so very bright, deep blacks. We have a unibody build. That should be quite thin or half. Of course, the alert slider dual cameras on the rear, so one is 16 megapixels, the other 20, if 1.7 aperture they've now added optical image, stabilization, which is good to see, we didn't have that on the previous model, and it was missing that I feel for low Light photography, but we do of course have that brilliant electronic image stabilization using a gyro that works out really well for video and up to now 4k 60 frames per second I'm.
Looking forward to testing that out, it will be my first 4k 60 frames per second mobile phone front facing camera 16 megapixels with that electronic gyro stabilization, which was again good to see June nano sim, so the storage options 64 to 256 gigabytes, new FS, 2.1 specs That'Ll be really fast, 6 to 8 gigabytes of RAM. I have the base model, which is just the 64 gigabytes and the six gigs of RAM while ICC, as well as on here, of course, with Bluetooth 5 let's check this one out. Ok, so let's check out the internals I'm. Pretty sure. Most of you know this. So I'll go pretty quick here. So obviously we've got the phone here. We have the case that they'll give us, so this is one of those TPU style ones. I believe yes, it is so that's included there. So we've got instruction manual sim tool, and there is our case there. So yeah it's it's a cheap kind of case. It does cover the buttons there, at least so they're not going to get damaged and better than nothing having these kind of cases. Of course, you can get they're more premium cases from them and those ones are a huge step up in quality over these ones, and here we have the typical charging cable. So this cable and the charger is required to get the maximum speeds. You can use other quick charges, but you will not get the same kind of result using these cables as in a way a con, because if you happen to be at your workplace, you've got this at home.
You won't be able to charge as fast, and this is the charger, so it's a little chunky and it does get really quite hot when you are charging the phone there. So the maximum output is 5 volts, but a rather high 4 amps. So long the front. We have that little notch there now I'm saying a little notch because look at the size difference compared to my me, 8. Now this one is really wide. Okay, they do have an infrared light in the front of that one that's why it is so wide there. The camera is 16 megapixels, like the main camera on the rear, the bottom bezel it's, actually quite small it's, not too bad, it's, very short, shorter. Then again, the me 8 here so very quickly: 3.5 millimeter headphone jack love. This move. They did not remove it. Microphone type C port and a downward firing loudspeaker along the top, a secondary mic used for noise cancellation and in video right here right side, the alert slider. Now this is very handy. A lot of people saying you don't need this, but have you ever been in that situation? We were expecting a call but you're talking to someone and you don't want to put your phone out and put it in silent mode flip the switch up it's in silent mode. You can do that when it's, even in your pocket we've got the power button right. There and you can see one of the antenna lines at the top, so they are visible on the left.
You'Ll see two more antenna lines. We have the sim tray there and the volume up and down buttons. So the red, your cameras on here the main one – is 16 megapixels with optical image. Stabilization gyro, assisted electronic image stabilization as well, so just like the 5 to 5 T the previous models, and we also have below it a 20 megapixel sensor. Now this one will be used when you get those dip affect photos that's when it uses the dual cameras, so it'll capture the background to give you that blurred background and then your subject and focus dual tone LED flash below that the fingerprint reader, which is now More of a rectangle not round, and then the 1 plus logo, of course so in hand. The phone feels very very familiar. It feels just like the 1 plus 5t, the 1 plus 5 and overall build quality is excellent. I, like the the rounded corners there just make it a little bit better when you're, holding it in hand, now a very slippery shiny back on here. This is the midnight black version, so it's got like a mirror, like finish Gorilla Glass, 5 on the front, and I think that's also Gorilla Glass 5 on the rear as well there. So overall, yes, premium build, feels great in hand. The buttons as well have a good feeling they are made out of metal, so I will pair it on here. For the first time I won't go through the whole setup, so one part of the setup that I will show you is to add your face.
Data or cover this really quick now that banding you're, seeing slowly going down, that is a trait of AMOLED panels when I record them with my current sony, a6300 camera it's not happening in person, so don't worry about that. But let's see what happens. How quick? It is to scan my face data. Ok, you got to put a pin in first ok, so I got ta get it my head, and here obviously I've got my camera tripod and all that sort of stuff in the way. Okay, so there it didn't take too long, and now we are set up with the face unlocking now I know I didn't set this up, ideally because my face wasn't really actually close enough. When I scanned it so I'll hit the power button to wake the device and then look at it and there we go so that is very quick that's only what about a second or something it does heaven look at the gamma at the moment, so it's around 2.4, both panels about 2.3 2.4 on gamma but I'm, seeing already that the blacks are a little bit deeper, even with the screen protector on the 1 plus 6, it still looks a little deeper okay, so the bottom phone here this is one plus 6. Have a look at the blacks remember: the screen protector is on this one, and here we have the me 8 and it's a little hard to tell it's very hard to capture this on camera, but you can see at least from where I'm sitting, that the blacks, Just aren't as deep on the AMOLED panel of the me age.
Now the me a, I believe the culprit is not the screen, not the AMOLED panel from Samsung it's, actually, the glass or the bonding the process they have used here. So nice, looking blacks coming through on this AMOLED panel on the oneplus X and just to show some of the test images here. So it is a fantastic looking screen very good. If you're not happy with the color calibration out of the box, you can go into the settings and you can adjust that to your own personal preference, but I'm really liking what I'm seeing the viewing angles as expected for an AMOLED panel, even a game with my Screen protector on looks really good, so when you first get the phone depending on what firmware it, ships with you're gon na have to be patient. There are a lot of updates to go through first and, of course, you must really grab these. These are bug fixes and important, but it is great to see that one plus are on to it and patching things. So the phone is running. Android 8.1. It has a May first security patch level, which is good, so we do have a notification LED it's. Actually, just next to the earpiece left of it there you can customize the colors and all that you can enable certain gestures. There'S. Quite a few in here I like to have the double tap to wake one. Now these status bar because of the notch we still can't, see the battery percent.
Even if you change the batteries style here into the circle, one it's not big enough to actually put the percent right in the middle of that, which is the same, a shame there. So if you want to see it because you're gon na have to just swipe down, then it will tell me, I have 50 battery left DRM info here. A lot of people want to see this so it's Widevine level one. So this is gon na be good for your Netflix treble check. This is an app to check for project treble and the good news here. It has full seamless system, update, support, just finished running and, and you can see, the result of this benchmark is slightly slower than the me eight, but I mean there's, nothing to it. This is only a few thousand points here so with my 64 gigabyte model here, you're, looking at approximately 50 to 251 gigabytes, free I've already installed a few apps. I was about to comment that on the go, storage doesn't seem to work, but it does. You have to remember to go into the Advanced Settings and enable it it automatically turns itself off after 10 minutes. This is for security reasons, so one of my very minor complaints, it's not a deal breaker or anything like that. It'S, nothing serious, but we don't have dual loudspeakers on the oneplus sex house, but disappointed that they didn't add this. So we have the one down firing speaker on the bottom, tiny bit of bass.
It is very loud, though I will give them that so general use of the phone it's just like the previous models, and that it is really fast, very fluid. The experience swapping between apps to scrolling through things scrolling on Chrome, for example, really smooth the screen refresh rate, seems purple. You find the touch response is also really good, like it. Doesn'T lag behind where your fingers, which sometimes happens on some well cheaper models, really not a premium phone and just rendering pages and loading things up, also to really quite quick. I do like here with the knotch that we have. The notifications, at least, can be seen properly, something we don't get with. Shell mean I mentioned that we cannot see the battery percent there, which is a little bit of a shame there, but we have to pull down swipe down with the toggles and then you see, notifications are when you had them on the show me. At least you get the small little icons or the 1 plus 6, so the camera app it's, very straightforward, it's self explanatory here now wanted to point out that video all the way up now to 60 frames per second, which is really good, because I have reviewed Now three other Snapdragon, 805 mobiles and those ones don't have 60 frames per second options, that's great to see, because the hardware of course does support that you got your standard photo mode. You have your portrait mode and, with the photo mode to you, would have seen it.
We'Ve got x, 1, x, 2, so that all zoom in x 2 a digital zoom there and it's all self explanatory. That is how you flip over then to the front facing camera. So I'm gon na go out now get a few shots to give you some samples and some video samples to from the front and rear cameras so with front facing video. You get 1080p max no 4k option here, but it does have that gyro assisted electronic image stabilization. This is really good. A lot of phones like this it's so great for anyone who does vlogging style videos. This can be used as a security backup camera here, because it is that save you can see so out of the sunlight here, hard conditions as well cause for the phone but it's doing a good job. This is a Vita, then the likes of the recent phones. I have been looking at shelby's Bibles and they're bent over exposing a lot and, of course, they don't have this level of stability either so good front camera video performance. So this is the sample here of 4k 50 frames per second we're limited to 10 minutes. A lot of manufacturers set that is to stop the phone from overheating. Now I do have recently shaky hands, but because we do have a combination of optical and electronic stabilization footage is very steady. It looks really good the audio quality. I feel there is a little bit of a room for improvement here.
Hopefully they can fix that with an upcoming updates, but I will give you a demonstration of the stability just walking ahead here. You can see it is really quite good, not bad at all, and of course we do have a 60 frames per second option as well and fingerprint unlocking I have tested it. It is very fast super quick, just like the previous models. No issues were that ten out of ten times very quick little size comparison here now, so this is the 5.9 inch Hemi node five, the Chinese model. This is the one plus six six point, two eight inches, and this one is six point: two one inches the show me me eight and then we have the black shark here at five point: nine nine inches this has a front facing finger in reader. So is quite a bit longer than all of them, they're about the same when it comes to how tall they are. The me eight and the one plus, of course the roomie notifies a little bit taller there, but nothing compared to the beast n mammoth of my workhorse me max now. The me max, of course, is six point, four inches, so a very large phone with your more traditional now 16 by 9 aspect ratio. There is also this gaming mode, it's kind of hidden away it's under the advanced settings and what it can do as well. You can see all the options we've got, so we can block notifications when you're in the gaming mode.
You can add certain games to it, so that's gon na automatically go to the gaming mode and the network boost so it's, going to limit other applications, background tasks and things to try and reserve all that bandwidth for your gaming. So you're, hopefully your ping rate. In theory is gon na be a little bit better there, okay, guys so quick recap here with my first impressions. This may change later on, after using it for a couple of weeks before I release my full review of this phone, so it's looking really really good. So far, I like it more than my me eight now that I've had for almost two days I like the implementation of their style of knotch, because it's a lot smaller than me. Eight has a very wide notch. That'S it's a little bit ridiculous I'm. Not a fan of the notch, as you know, but at least it's not so wide on this one. Here now the screen looks really good, so it's very bright it's, an optical AMOLED panel, deep blacks, the blacks look a little bit deeper as well than the me. Eight, I think that's because of the glass there as the reason, so we still have the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack. I have to listen to some music on that later on. In my full review process battery life further benchmarks, gaming and things like that – will be included. The full and final review – I have some camera comparisons coming up, there's so far, really not a lot that I can really complain about I'm very nitpicky, but this is looking like a fantastic phone.
The operating system is very fast. I like that, is kind of like a similar to a stock experience, but with a lot more tweaks and settings that you've got in there of the oxygen OS battery life. Of course, I have an update on there, but the battery capacity I really wish they could increase that. Somehow I don't mind if it was a millimeter thicker and it had a four thousand or three thousand nine hundred three thousand eight hundred. Then you know our battery. Would just be a little bit better there? The cameras do look like a step up from the Oneplus 5t is great they've gone with optical image, stabilizer station there too. So, as I mentioned, camera comparisons will be coming stay tuned for the channel.