Geric.770, 12 Jun 2018Are you even trying? Essential Phone was the first ever smartphone to feature the Notch. Open you're eyes. Everyone is copying iphone style notch.
Anonymous, 11 Jun 2018are you serious? apple ? first ? I think xiaomi is the first who has that design. They launche... moreAre you even trying? Essential Phone was the first ever smartphone to feature the Notch.
networkdood, 09 Jun 2018A lot of extra curricular activities with this review - sarcasm, facetiousness, etc. It is as ... moreFor a phone of this price, $529 and above, many features are noteworthily left out.
OnePlus even added a glass back to this phone, so why is there no wireless charger?
The phone is at least somewhat waterproof, so why not put an IP rating and cover it under warranty?
The phone has near-stock Android, so why not go one step further and make it Android One?
OnePlus is owned by a huge company with breakthrough devices (vivo NEX), so why not get rid of the notch and stop copying other OEMs? (Apple front, Samsung back)
The phone has a fast processor, more than enough RAM, and 4K60 video recording, so why sell a 64GB version without microSD slot?
Battery life is extremely important, so why does a new phone have worse battery than both of its predecessors, and even other phones with the same capacity and screen size (LG V30, Galaxy S8+/S9+)?
It has a dual camera, so why not make the second lens actually do something useful other than "enhance portrait shots"?
The answer is because OnePlus wants to make a thick, fat profit margin by selling a phone that has no unique qualities and a severe lack of features by copying designs from bigger companies, slapping a fast processor and RAM into it to look good in benchmarks, and then selling it for $100-150 less than a truly great phone.
Shame on them.
parsh_delhi, 11 Jun 2018NO DUAL screen mode, like samsung and sony, you can actually open two applications on one scre... moreAndroid has had split screen since nougat.... Have you been under rock or something?
Anonymous, 11 Jun 2018C'mon man, notch on that phone looks way different. It's obvious everyone is copying style of ... moreare you serious? apple ? first ? I think xiaomi is the first who has that design. They launched it the day before Apple launched Apple iPhone X
lol, 09 Jun 2018FYI, Essential phone came up with the notch first. Apple copied several things from android ph... moreC'mon man, notch on that phone looks way different. It's obvious everyone is copying style of Apple's notch. I simply don't expect that from a phone that pretend to be one of the best on the market. Also, with all other cons, I don't think this phone deserves 8. Don't be typical fanboy, try to objectively look at things.
I buy a flagship phone each year . Battery sot 6 hours more than my s9+ , and my u11, the oneplus6 is so fast compared to those phone's too , zero lag . The charging is brilliant and fast and the camera easily comparable even when put on my 65 oled TV screen. The screen is nice and bright. I can't believe people are calling this phone it's awesome. You must not have actually tried it . PS just had the update which has improved the audio alot and the battery a little more but 6hrs sot is already good for me.
Awesome phone.. but now I upgraded latest oxygenos where they provided potrait mode for front camera but that is not working. .
NO DUAL screen mode, like samsung and sony, you can actually open two applications on one screen, bad battery and no waterproofing ! this phone is good but i think some new phones are better than this one.
Its a great phone, yet I hate notches and wont ever buy a notched phone. There are good designs out there - even if it is samsung, its much better looking. But right now im satisfied with an imported mi mix 2(s) all the way. Its even as expensive as the oneplus. Don't like the way oneplus is heading right now.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2018Id rather buy the Huawei P20 Pro or Samsung Galaxy S9 PlusHow are comparing 35000 phone to 55000 phones
Ok I must admit, that half notch/half bezel option looks quite nice. Well at least on the home screen with a colored wallpaper
Sumi, 10 Jun 2018Can I connect to TV via mirror castingScreenmirroring/Cast to TV works. Tested with OP3 & Samsung TV. Don't see why it won't work with an OP6.
Nbccnmkgv, 11 Jun 2018Community roms are so 2012. Finding a fully functional and stable community Rom is a rare f... moreI assume you have no clue as to what MicroG is, or how people who care about security and privacy wouldn't run anything other than their own custom ROM.
- Price is slightly cheaper than flagships
- Stock Android
- Very Fast charger
- Fastest QSD 845 SoC
- Good screen
- Good build quality
- Great front camera
- 3.5mm and USB-C
- All the radio connectivities we needed
- Very fast memory and storage
- Price is more expensive than 1+3, and much more expensive than OnePlus One
- Not AndroidOne
- Small battery capacity
- Poor music/speaker performance
- NOTCH and 19:9 (letterboxing makes device unnecessarily larger)
- Bad build materials (glass back is prone to shattering)
- No IP68 protection
- Poor rear camera
- 3.5mm lacks QuadDAC, USB-C is not USB 3.1 but very slow USB 2.0 spec
- No Wireless charger
- No microSD storage (great for video recording, movie storage, emulators)
Kangal Rating: 7/10.
Keep your OnePlus 3/Samsung S7 if you still have it. If you must upgrade then there's the option of Nokia 7 Plus and Xiaomi Mi A2 for cheaper, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer and the Black Shark for similar price, and the Samsung S9+ or Huawei P20 Pro for slightly more money.