OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5: Is It Time For An Upgrade?


The OnePlus 6 was finally unveiled, showing various improvements and changes to its predecessors, the OnePlus 5T and the OnePlus 5.

The OnePlus 6 release date is on May 22, when the smartphone becomes available in the United States through the official OnePlus online store. Should owners of the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 prepare to upgrade to the new OnePlus phone?

OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 6 comparison with the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 starts with the adoption of the iPhone X notch. However, the notch, which sits at the top of the 6.3-inch OLED display, does provide significantly more screen space without changing the dimensions of the OnePlus 6.

Another major change across the last three OnePlus smartphones can be seen in the rear dual cameras. OnePlus implemented progressive upgrades starting with the OnePlus 5, with the OnePlus 6 regaining optical image stabilization.

In terms of design, the OnePlus 6 looks very similar to the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 on first look. However, OnePlus has switched out the metal body with the glass-on-metal design that is used in modern flagship smartphones, with Gorilla Glass 5 protecting both the front and back of the OnePlus 6.

Under the hood, the OnePlus 6 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5. The 2.45GHz octa-core CPU improves to a 2.8GHz octa-core CPU, while the GPU gets and upgrade from Adreno 540 to Adreno 630.

It should also be noted that the OnePlus 6 gains a new 256 GB storage option but still with no memory card slot, while also receiving water resistance features and keeping the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

OnePlus 6 Price: Is It Worth It?

The recent OnePlus 6 leak by Amazon Germany turned out to be the real deal, with prices of €519, €569, and €619 for the 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB storage options, respectively. Fortunately, the OnePlus 6 price is more attractive in the United States, at $529 for 64 GB, $579 for 128 GB, and $629 for 256 GB.

At a starting price of $529, the OnePlus 6 is the most expensive OnePlus smartphone so far. Is it worth it to upgrade from the OnePlus 5T or OnePlus 5 to the OnePlus 6?

The answer to that depends entirely on your preferences as a user. If any of the improvements stand out to you, then shelling out for the OnePlus 6 will be a no-brainer, considering that it is still much cheaper than the usual Android flagship smartphone. However, if no changes look amazing to you or if you have a disdain for the iPhone X notch, then it might be a good idea to hold on to the OnePlus 5T or OnePlus 5 for now.

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