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OnePlus 6 vs. OnePlus 5T: Beyond the notch, what else changed?

by Danny Zepeda | May 16, 2018May 16, 2018 10:40 am PDT

Today, the OnePlus 6 was officially announced. Given the myriad of leaks that have surfaced over the past couple weeks, it was a bit anticlimactic but that still didn’t wear off any of the shine off OnePlus’ newest phone. The OnePlus 6 is a stunner and every bit the worthy successor to the OnePlus 5T.

OnePlus took a drastic departure from its previous design language found in the OnePlus 5T. Gone is the all-aluminum unibody, and in its place is a design of glass and metal. Along the way, minor updates were done to the layout of the phone. The dual camera was moved from the top left hand corner to the center of the display, right above the fingerprint scanner.

The biggest change came with the display. Instead of a 6-inch display with minor bezels at the top and bottom on the OnePlus 5T, the OnePlus 6 joined the notch club with a 6.2-inch display. It looks great, but if you’re not a fan of the notch, it probably won’t connect with you.

Beyond that, OnePlus also packed in top-end specs that should make Android run buttery smooth. The latest Snapdragon 845 processor is coupled with a market-leading 8GB of RAM, as well as a beastly 3,300mAh battery.

The changes in the OnePlus 6 are welcomed and an obvious upgrade over the OnePlus 5T. You can check out how the two stack up against each other in the spec breakdown below.

OnePlus - OnePlus 6 OnePlus - OnePlus 5T
Display Size 6.28-inch, 1080 x 2280 pixel display (402 ppi) 6.01-inch, 1080 x 2160 pixel display (402 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1080
Resolution Y 2280 2160
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Operating System OxygenOS based on Android Oreo Android 7.1.1 at launch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 6GB/8GB 6/8GB
Storage
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 16&20MP 16MP/20MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 16MP 16MP
Networks
  • CDMA: BC0/BC1
  • FDD LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
  • TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41
  • TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
  • UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
  • CDMA: BC0
  • FDD LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/ 19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
  • TD-SCDMA: Bands 34/39
  • TDD-LTE: Bands 34/38/39/40/41
  • UMTS (WCDMA): Bands 1/2/4/5/8
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, support aptX & aptX HD Bluetooth 5.0
Battery 3300mAh 3300mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-C
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Hall
  • G-sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • RGB
GPS
  • BeiDou
  • Digital compass
  • Galileo
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • BeiDou
  • Digital compass
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 15.7 mm (0.62 inches) 156.1 mm (6.15 inches)
Width 75.4 mm (2.97 inches) 75 mm (2.95 inches)
Depth 7.75 mm (0.31 inches) 7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 6.2 oz (176 g) 162 g (5.71 oz)
Colors Mirror Black/ Midnight Black/ Silk White N/A
Supported Audio Formats N/A MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY
Supported Video Formats N/A MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM

Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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