Which OnePlus 6 version should I buy? Mirror Black vs Midnight Black vs Silk White comparison

With lots of fanfare, OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 6 the other day, its 5th-gen flagship device that wants continues to challenge the established order and offer top-of-the-line specs at a rather stomachable price tag.

Joining the fray with its efficient 19:9 display aspect ratio, bezel-busting design, and thin frame, the device looks every bit modern, just like the majority of contemporary mid-range and flagship phones that aim to maximize the precious screen real estate, even at the stake of getting a controversial display notch up front.

That's probably enough to make you unironically consider getting the OnePlus 6 at this point, given how much value your're getting of your money. Thusly, you could be pondering which version to get, as these lie not only in the color of the device, but also in the pricing and storage options. 

With OnePlus dropping the wares very soon, you've got little time to settle on a purchase. Here's the gist of what you need to know.

Mirror Black OnePlus 6

The Mirror Black OnePlus 6 can be considered the workhorse of OnePlus' new lineup given that it's the only one to come with the base 6GB of storage and carry the most affordable price out of the bunch.

Shiny and super-glossy thanks to the all-glass design OnePlus has opted for, this version of the phone is a direct call-back to the more expensive Galaxy S9, S9+, iPhone X, and LG G7 ThinQ, which feature a similar design.

You can choose between two versions of the Mirror Black OnePlus 6. The cheaper one comes with 6GB and 64GB of native storage, carrying a $529 price tag. The other one has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which will cost you $579.

This version of the phone will be up for pre-order on May 22.

Here's what this OnePlus 6 variant looks like.

Midnight Black OnePlus 6

The Midnight Black version of the OnePlus 6 is a step-up from the Mirror Black OnePlus 6. It's the only one that comes with 256GB of native storage, the absolute top version of the phone, which also happens to be the most expensive.

Unlike the Mirror Black version, the glass finish of the Midnight Black version is a matte one and is prone to attracting less fingerprints - always a plus in our book.  

The Midnight Black version of the OnePlus 6 is available in two versions, both of which come with 8GB of RAM. The cheaper one has "only" 128GB of native storage and costs $579, whereas the absolute top one has 256GB of native storage and comes in at $629.

This version of the phone will be up for pre-order on May 22.

And here's what it looks like:

Silk White OnePlus 6

This version of the OnePlus 6 sets itself apart from the other with its standing-out aesthetics that will turn heads. With its rose-gold metallic accents complemented by a murky white all-glass back, the phone is definitely the most unique one in OnePlus' newest lineup.

The Silk White version of the OnePlus 6 is only available in one hardware configuration - it comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The price? $579.

This version of the phone will be up for pre-order on June 15, probably for a limited time only.

And here's what it looks like.

To get up to speed with all things OnePlus 6, make sure to check out our fresh review of the phone by clicking the link below.

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  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. Newguy

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 04, 2018

none. OnePlus sucks ass. I had several of their devices, and the company is nothing like what it used to be... I miss the old OPO days...

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

the midnight black is pretty remarkable tbh.. never thought glass material could feel like matte tbh. nice one OP

2. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Already preordered Mirror Black.

13. andrewc31394

Posts: 298; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

how did you pre-order it? their site doesnt give me that option

15. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Amazon DE

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I'm liking the midnight black the best. I wouldn't mind OP making a limited edition midnight blue...

5. Whitedot

Posts: 831; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Silk White damn looks gorgeous.

8. michaelny2001

Posts: 335; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

it does, but why just the back is white? Why can't they make the entire device white like others such as Sony, Apple, etc?

6. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The white one, that looks gorgeous. But not getting.

7. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Silk white

9. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Is there a notch-less version I can buy?

17. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Yes, look on Oneplus site

10. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Midnight Black

11. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

$529 Mirror black + DBrand skill and tempered glass on the front

14. Joosty

Posts: 482; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Torn between midnight and white However mirror does have that slick shiny frame ala iPhone X

16. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I think the silk white looks good, but would be better if the rose gold parts were red.

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