OnePlus 6 long-term review

GSMArena team, 18 Sept 2018.

Introduction

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

  • Satish Kolli

Purchased in August, 2018 256GB Variant. Lives up to expectation till date. Never face any issues of struck, restart or slow.

  • Niru

Purchased on 22May 2018 posting from the same phone at the end of 2020 and expecting it to last another year without trouble. Played pubg on this like 7 hrs a day and still no sign of slowness...love this beast.

  • Raj

As heard new op8 have bad camera than OP6. Op should improve their front camera.