OnePlus 6 FAQ

The OnePlus 6 was unveiled by OnePlus earlier this month and went on sale in India and other major markets of the world last month.

The successor to the OnePlus 5T, the OnePlus 6 features a notched display, continues to feature a headphone jack, and has been optimized even further for optimum performance. The rear camera now also features a bigger camera sensor along with OIS which should help improve its performance in low-light. If you are interested in buying the phone but have some questions about it, check out our FAQ below.

Q) What are the full specifications of the OnePlus 6?

A) The full specs of the OnePlus 6 is as follows:

Dimensions 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75 mm
177g
Display 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED, FHD+ (2280 x 1080), 19:9
Gorilla Glass 5, DCI-P3, sRGB
Processor Octa-core Snapdragon [email protected]
GPU Adreno 540
RAM 6/8GB LPDDR4X
Storage 64/128/256GB UFS 2.1
No microSD card slot
Battery 3300mAh
Charging USB-C
Dash Charge
Water resistance/IP Rating Daily Water Resistance
Rear Camera Primary:

16MP IMX519, f/1.7, 1.22um pixels, EIS, OIS

Secondary:

20MP Sony IMX376K, f/1.7, 1um pixels

Dual LED flash,

Video: 4K @ 60fps, [email protected] video

Portrait mode

Front Camera 16MP IMX371, f/2.0, 1-micron pixels
Connectivity LTE-A, 4CA, 256QAM, Gigabit LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, dual-band 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFC
USB 2.0 over USB-C
USB OTG
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, eCompass
SIM Dual Nano SIM
Network FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
TDD-LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41
HSPA: Band 1/2/4/5/8
TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA: BC0/BC1
Operating System OxygenOS, Android 8.1 Oreo
Colors Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White

Q) Does the OnePlus 6 feature a headphone jack?

A) Yes, the OnePlus 6 features a headphone jack. After Samsung and LG, OnePlus is the only other major OEM that continues to include a 3.5mm headphone jack on its devices.

Q) Is the OnePlus 6 water-resistant?

A) No. The OnePlus 6 is ‘daily water-resistant’ but it does not feature any kind of IP certification. This means you should avoid dunking the phone in water, though OnePlus says the phone can be used in light rains. Nonetheless, remember if there’s any kind of liquid damage, OnePlus will not repair the phone under warranty.

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No, since the OnePlus 6 features an aluminum chassis and glass back, the battery and the back cover are not removable.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The OnePlus 6 features two nanoSIM card slots. It does not feature a microSD card slot.

Q) Is the display on the OnePlus 6 protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) The 6.28-inch FHD+ Optic AMOLED display on the OnePlus 6 is protected by a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5.

Q) Can the notch part of the display be turned off?

A) Yes, you can turn off the notch from the Settings menu if you don’t like it.

Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 6?

A) Yes, you can. The feature is built into OxygenOS as well and does not require one to download third-party apps.

Q) How many different variants of the OnePlus 6 are there?

A) In India, OnePlus is selling the OnePlus 6 in three different variants with different storage configurations and price points.

  • 6GB RAM/64GB storage – Rs 34,999
  • 8GB RAM/128GB storage – Rs 39,999
  • Avengers Edition, 8GB RAM/256GB storage – Rs 44,499

The Avengers Edition is a limited edition, and it comes in a special retail box along with some extra goodies.

Q) Are there any other differences between the three variants of the device?

A) There are no other differences between the two variants of the OnePlus 6.

Q) Is the OnePlus 6 a major improvement over the OnePlus 5T?

A) The OnePlus 6 is a major improvement over the OnePlus 5T in three key aspects: it features a bigger notched display, faster internals, and an improved rear camera with OIS support. While it is also ‘daily water-resistant’, the lack of any official IP certification means its best to keep the phone away from water.

Q) Is the rear camera of the OnePlus 6 a major improvement over previous OnePlus handsets?

A) The primary 16MP shooter on the OnePlus 6 features a larger 16MP sensor with bigger 1.22um pixels. This helps the phone capture more light in dimly lit scenarios, with the added presence of OIS helping things further.

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 6 located?

A) The fingerprint scanner is located at the back of the device. It has a new oval shape now which reduces the surface area of the point of contact.

Q) Is there face unlock on the handset?

A) Yes, the OnePlus 6 also features Face Unlock which can unlock the handset in just 0.4 seconds. Since it only relies on the front camera, it is not really secure and can be easily fooled. On the plus side, it is extremely convenient as one can unlock their 6 by simply looking at it.

Q) Can you record slow-motion and 4K videos on the OnePlus 6?

A) Yes, the OnePlus 6 can record videos in slow-motion ([email protected]) as well as in 4K at 60fps. The OnePlus 6 is among the very few phones in the market right now capable of recording 4K videos at 60fps. Its slow-mo mode is also better than most other flagship smartphones in the market, though it is not as good as the Super slow-mo mode found on the Galaxy S9 and Sony’s latest Xperia handsets. These handsets can record slow-mo videos at 960fps at 720p/1080p while the OnePlus 6 is limited to recording them at 480fps.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 8.1 Oreo with the May security patch as of now. It is also running a slightly newer build of OxygenOS with a few improvements thrown in.

Q) Is there a preview build of Android P available for the OnePlus 6?

A) Yes, a preview build of Android P for the OnePlus 6 is available for installation.

Q) Does the OnePlus 6 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it supports LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Unlike many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box.

Q) Is there Dual-VoLTE support on the OnePlus 6?

A) Yes, the OnePlus 6 supports dual-VoLTE which means you can use two Jio SIM cards on the phone at any given time.

Q) Does the OnePlus 6 support Dash Charge?

A) Yes, like the OnePlus 3/5, the OnePlus 6 also supports Dash Charging which can charge the handset to around 70% in just 30 minutes.

Q) How much free storage space does the OnePlus 6 has out of the box?

A) The 64GB OnePlus 5T comes 51GB of free storage space.

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the OnePlus 6, though the handset does not come with many pre-installed apps to begin with.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the OnePlus 5T?

A) You get the phone, Dash Charger, a USB-C cable, SIM ejector tool, a case and some regulatory papers. No screen guard or earphones are bundled with the phone.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the OnePlus 6 supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) When does the OnePlus 6 go on sale in India and where?

A) The OnePlus 6 is available exclusively on Amazon India. It can be purchased from here. The handset will also be available for purchase through Croma’s retail stores across India.

The 64GB+6GB RAM variant of the device is priced at Rs 34,999, while the 128GB/8GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 39,999.


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