OnePlus Nepal has finally announced OnePlus 6 in Nepal. OnePlus 6 was just launched on May 6 in London and it’s good to see that OnePlus Nepal has launched OnePlus 6 within just a few weeks, Kudos to OnePlus Nepal on that. And if you are following OnePlus 6 on Youtube then you must have already watched all the review videos where every Tech YouTuber is recommending it despite a price bump of USD $30. Well, we will share our thoughts on OnePlus 6, whether it is a good buy in Nepal or not but first let’s jump into the specs quickly.
OnePlus has opted for Glass back this time with aluminum frame. Interestingly there is no wireless charging but the good news is now OnePlus 6 comes with some sort of water-resistant body. OnePlus says “OnePlus 6 can handle a drop in the sink or a spilled glass of water” but it is not suitable for taking on the swimming pool. It has a great AMOLED Screen but sadly the Always-on-display feature is not available right now. Hopefully, they will update it.
Its screen size is 6.28 inches with, obviously, a NOTCH. With a screen to body ratio of nearly 84% with a pixel density of 402 PPI. It also has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
OnePlus 6 comes with its own Oxygen OS, which is neat and fast, and also gets the latest updates from Google. It comes with Android Oreo 8.1 and can be updated to the newer Android P as soon as it is available.
It has the latest Snapdragon 845 SoC. Sounds sexy right, for those performance buffs. Snapdragon 845 is an Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) processor with Adreno 630 GPU. It does not have an expandable card slot, which is a put off for those who need more storage than 64 GB but it does come with a dual-SIM card slot.
The rear comes with a dual Dual: 16 MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, gyro-EIS, OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm) camera setup whereas the front sports a 16 MP (f/2.0, 20mm, 1/3″, 1.0µm) camera with gyro-Electronic Image Stabilization. It also has a super slo-mo mode like the Samsung S9 which records 960 fps at 720p.
The fingerprint sensor is rear-mounted and It has a battery size of 3300 mAh with super-fast Dash charging Capability.
Pricing and Availability:
OnePlus 6 (6+64GB) variant is available at Rs.71,000 in Nepal. OnePlus 6 owners will also get NCELL Data Package 1000MB per month for 12 months. Also currently only mirror black version with 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM is available at the moment. OnePlus 6 is currently available only from Olizstore.com but it should be available at retail outlets shortly.
We could blindly recommend OnePlus 6 if the pricing was a bit lesser. But at Rs.71,000 we have to think twice or even thrice before recommending it for you guys. Simply because recently launch Huawei P20 comes at Rs.74,900 and last year Samsung Galaxy S8 comes at Rs.69,900 in the Nepali market. Now we get it OnePlus 6 comes with the latest Snapdragon 845 CPU but in real life, you won’t find any major performance difference with Huawei P20 or Samsung Galaxy S8, until you compared it with benchmarks apps.
Since Huawei and Samsung are older players in the market they have established a good number of after-sales service points all across the nation. And if you are spending 70k on a smartphone you should also think about its after-sales services.