OnePlus 6 deals: Where to buy the fast-selling OnePlus 6
The OnePlus 6 is off to an absolute flyer. The Chinese company has confirmed it has shifted one million units in 22 days. That, as the graph below demonstrates, puts it well ahead of the OnePlus 5 and 5T, neither of which were exactly slouches in the sales figures.
Obviously the curve of that graph isn’t sustainable, but in short things look very, very promising for OnePlus.
As we’ve seen in recent years, OnePlus has consistently produced stand-out handsets, and the OnePlus 6 is no exception. In fact, our head of reviews, Jon Bray, has called the OnePlus 6 “the best phone OnePlus has ever released at a price that undermines the best the rest can muster.” You can read the full OnePlus 6 review here.
Below we’ve summarised everything you need to know about the OnePlus 6 price and where you can get the best OnePlus deals.
OnePlus 6: Price
The OnePlus series has undergone some serious price hikes since its debut in 2014, jumping from £229 to £450 in three years.
The cheapest OnePlus 6 is just £19 more than the OnePlus 5T, yet has improved significantly. For £469 you can get the mirror black handset with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. For £519, you get a mirror black or midnight black phone with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, as well as the silk white handset with 8GB and 128GB storage. For £569, the midnight black handset is available with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
O2 is the exclusive network partner for the OnePlus 6 in the UK and its O2 Refresh options start at £40 a month. For £19.99 upfront then £40 a month, you can get a 4GB Airtime Plan. For a little bit more (£46 a month), you can double this Airtime Plan to include 8GB of data. Additionally, if you introduce a friend to O2 before the 6 June, you’ll get an £80 Amazon voucher.
The OnePlus 6 also qualifies for O2’s Double Data plans when paying for 2GB, 4GB, 15GB or 25GB, as well as O2’s Yearly Upgrade Programme with 30GB or more tariffs. The Yearly Upgrade Programme lets you trade in your phone after a year and upgrade early without having to pay off their existing contract.
OnePlus 6 trade-in scheme
Ahead of the OnePlus 6 launch, OnePlus announced a trade-in scheme. Under the scheme, trading in a OnePlus 3 or 3T in “good condition”, you can now get up to £190. Also, OnePlus users who trade-in their OnePlus 3 or 3T before the end of May will get a bonus payment, giving them a total of £205 towards their new OnePlus 6.
OnePlus 6: Specifications and design
The OnePlus 6 has a 6.28in screen, up from 6in on the OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus 6 is also 0.4mm thicker than the 5T, at 7.7mm, and is 14g heavier, up from 162g. However, it’s marginally smaller in height and width.
The OnePlus 6 has a 19:9 ratio AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,280 x 1,080, giving the OnePlus 6 a PPI of 402. Camera-wise, the OnePlus 6 has two rear cameras – a 16MP f/1.7 with OIS sensor and a 20MP f/1.7. On the front is a 16MP f/2 sensor.
The OnePlus 6 is powered by an 2.65GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, comes with 6GB and 8GB of RAM and the phone will be sold with either 64GB, 128GB and 256GB of storage. Elsewhere, OnePlus says the phone has “everyday water resistance”, and it has sandwiched the front and the rear of the phone in Gorilla Glass 5.
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If you’re not a fan of the iPhone X‘s “notch”, though, look away now. The OnePlus 6 has followed suit with a small bezel at the top of the screen to house the front-facing camera.
Otherwise, the hardware remains largely the same as the OnePlus 5T, including the 3.5mm headphone jack (rejoice!), a USB Type-C port, a single speaker grille, and dual SIM capability. However, it doesn’t have a microSD expansion slot or offer wireless charging.
OnePlus 6 colours
The OnePlus 6 comes in “silk” white, matte “midnight” black and glossy “mirror” black. The former is a limited-edition model, available only with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The mirror black OnePlus 6 comes in 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB configurations, while the midnight black comes in 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB versions.
OnePlus 6: How does the OnePlus 6 stack up to its rivals?
So from that base, how does the OnePlus 6 compare to other 2018 flagships in the pipeline? Well thanks to the ongoing festivities at MWC 2018, we know of three flagships for the year: the Samsung Galaxy S9, the Sony Xperia XZ2 and the Nokia 8 Sirocco. How does the OnePlus 6 compare? Very favourably.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 uses the Exynos 9810 processor in Europe but only comes with 4GB RAM – 2/4GB less than the OnePlus 5T, and the OnePlus 6. Launching at £739, it’s much more expensive than the new OnePlus flagship.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 is more straightforward. It uses the Snapdragon 845 processor – the same as in the OnePlus 6 – but has only 4GB RAM. It costs £699. And while the Nokia 8 Sirocco has the most RAM of the lot – 6GB – it uses last year’s Snapdragon 835 processor, making it more of a likely match for the OnePlus 5T than the OnePlus 6 – especially at its £660 launch price.
Of course, there’s more to a phone than just processor and RAM. Camera, screen and looks all play their part – but in terms of raw specifications, it looks like the OnePlus 6 will more than hold its own against the rivals yet to show their hands so far.