Comparisons: OnePlus 6 v OnePlus 5T
Returning with their latest flagship device yesterday were OnePlus, who unveiled the OnePlus 6 in London. The device makes it grand entrance into the smartphone stratosphere only 6 months later than it’s predecessor; the OnePlus 5T, so we took a look into the main differences between the two.
PERFORMANCE: MORE POWER
Undoubtedly one of the core differences between the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 5T are the processors that power them. The OnePlus 6 is fuelled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, an upgrade to the 5T’s Snapdragon 835. This enables download speeds of 1.2 Gbps (20% faster than the 835), provides up to 30% more battery life and has an enhanced IPS, enabling video recording of 60 frames per second in contrast to 30. Alongside this is an enhanced GPU. A significant upgrade makes the OnePlus 6 a very smooth mover.
DISPLAY: BIGGER AND BETTER
Yes, the OnePlus 6 has followed the trend and yes, it has a notch. But moan no more, because this provides the device with an impressive edge-to-edge style display. Indeed, the fullHD+ Optic AMOLED screen measures in at 6.28 inches in contrast to the 6.01 inches of the OnePlus 5T. This offers a pixel resolution of 2280 x 1080, better than the 5T’s 2160 x 1080, and a 19:9 aspect ratio that towers over the 18:9 of the 5T.
DESIGN: SLEEK AND SOPHISTICATED
OnePlus have given their latest device a more premium look as they have ditched the aluminium shells that coat their smartphones in favour of an impressive glass finish. Gorilla Glass 5 offers protection from dust, scratches and water and is used on a number of Samsung and Huawei products. The fingerprint scanner on the rear of the phone now takes on an oval shape in contrast to the small round button on the 5T, making it easier to tap, whilst the alert slider has moved from the left of the device to the right.