OnePlus 6 long-term review

GSMArena team, 18 Sept 2018.


The OnePlus 6: still a top notch deal? If so, is that despite or maybe even thanks to its top notch? On the surface, it definitely seems like this is a worthy contender in the flagship realm even today, with its glass back, minimal bezels, and top of the line internals for 2018.

The OnePlus One was the 'flagship killer' four years ago, with its high-end specs and crazy price. In the meantime, OnePlus' journey has altered its products somewhat, but since 2014 the company has consistently put out some of the most interesting handsets of each year. The OnePlus 6 represents the culmination of its work in making devices that are more affordable than their competitors while sacrificing less and less to achieve that with every year that goes by.

Oneplus 6 long-term review

The price, however, has been keeping up with the improvements in every new OnePlus phone, and the OnePlus 6 is the most expensive model ever launched by the company. Over time it has basically gone from selling cheap flagships to selling cheaper flagships than the competition. The distinction is subtle, but it's there.

Join us over the next pages of this long-term review in order to find out whether that makes the OnePlus 6 a true spiritual successor to the original OnePlus One. We'll tell you what it was like to live with the OnePlus 6 day in and day out for an extended period of time, during which we've used it as our one and only smartphone. Is it worth the asking price? Do its performance and smoothness match those of other flagships? Let's find out.

Reader comments

Hey can you please tell me what battery brand you replaced your battery with and the cost, also please tell me about screen too thanks.

  • Mikaay
  • 10 Aug 2023
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Oh man, best phone I ever bought. I bought the 6T to replace my OnePlus 2, which was my previous favourite. Gotta say, even now in mid 2023, a good three and half years after I bought it - it's still a lag free phone! Have used my 6T...

It's simply a wonderful phone. It does everything I need to and that's saying a lot for a soon 5 Yr old phone! I recently changed the battery and replaced the screen and it feels brand new.