The OnePlus 6 is described as a "flagship killer," and in more ways than one, it's living up to that name.
Against the likes of the $1,000 iPhone X, it has a couple of advantages. For starters, it costs almost less than half at $530, not to mention that it also has a larger display, a notch that users can turn off, and a headphone jack. However, that doesn't mean it's blowing Apple's flagship out of the water.
The question is, are the features of the iPhone X that the OnePlus 6 doesn't have worth $470?
It's hard to find a flagship that doesn't have wireless charging nowadays. In other words, it's becoming a staple feature, but the OnePlus 6 doesn't support it. According to OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, it's because wired charging, just like its proprietary Dash Charge technology, is a whole lot better. The smartphone maker will use wireless charging "when the time is right," though.
OnePlus 6 users can unlock their phones using facial recognition, but the thing is, it's not exactly a security feature. For the record, OnePlus never did tout it as such, but that means it can't be used for services such as Google Pay.
On the other hand, Apple's Face ID is more secure, and would-be criminals will have to jump through hoops to break it.
Water And Dust Resistance
The iPhone X has an IP67 water and dust resistance, while the OnePlus 6 isn't certified. The takeaway here is to never submerge the OnePlus 6 in water, but it could be perfectly capable of surviving splashes from time to time. Emphasis on "could," though.
The two sport pretty much the same OLED displays, but the iPhone X packs more pixels (1,125 x 2,436, 458 ppi) compared with the OnePlus 6 (1,080 x 2,280, 402 ppi).
Sure, this might come across as nit-picking, but hey, it could be important to those who can't get enough of pixels.
Last but not least, the OnePlus 6 isn't available at Verizon, while the iPhone X is available at almost every carrier out there.
The Bottom Line
Now it's worth mentioning that the OnePlus 6 stands out from the current brood because of its Snapdragon 845, 6 GB to 8 GB of RAM, and relatively lower price point.
Of course, these features alone aren't enough to arrive to a solid decision. Choosing between the OnePlus 6 and the iPhone X still boils down to iOS versus Android and user preference.