Here is why OnePlus 6 doesn't have wireless charging

Here is why OnePlus 6 doesn't have wireless charging
The OnePlus 6 is truly a flagship killer, but that doesn't mean that it's perfect. One of the features that's missing from OnePlus's top-tier smartphone, but can already be found in other flagships available on the market, is the ability to charge it wirelessly.

If you've read our full OnePlus 6 review, then you already know the smartphone does not come with wireless charging. Even though the back of the handset is glass-coated, a material that's perfectly fit for a device that includes this particular feature, OnePlus has decided to add wireless charging to the 6.

Asked about the reasons behind the decision, a OnePlus official said that the company did not feel that wireless charging would be suitable for the flagship, so it decided not to include it with the OnePlus 6.


Well, I guess that's as good an explanation as any, although there's probably more to it that OnePlus let it slip, such as the fact that the addition of wireless charging would have increased the phone's price and lower the profit margin.

On top of that, OnePlus' Dash Charge is quite fast when it comes to charging, so OnePlus 6 owners might not feel the need for an extra charging option.

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  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
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  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh

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20 Comments

1. TechNeck

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Tbh I really don't see a point in adding Wireless Charging when you have one of the best Fast Charging systems out there.

2. SuperA187

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 28, 2017

Thing is, when in at home, is like to just put my phone down on a, surface and let it charge and pluck it up when I want it. No need to fumble with cables. I don't need fast charging when I'm home. I'll get more use out of dash charging when I'm out and about. Wireless charging is like Amazon Echo to me, I don't need it but I like it and want it.

5. TechNeck

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

To be honest, that seems like laziness with the way you put it. It doesn't take much just to plug in a phone.

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's not about laziness its just more convenient.. I own 4 wireless charger around home,1 for car, and another 1 for workplace, all of them is free bonus (or almost free) from Samsung flagships, and it's just neat to drop it in pad whenever I don't use it, low battery isn't a thing after I start doing that. Just wait till you own smartphone with wireless charging and you'll realize that connecting charging cable is just unnecessary hindrance.

10. w1000i

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

you can't use you phone while it wirelessly charging

12. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

No, but you can pick it up walk away, walk back and put it on the charger. Wireless charging is just great.

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4250; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You absolutely can. I do all the time whether it's on the desk charging or in the dock charging in the car. No problems.

17. SuperA187

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 28, 2017

I knew someone was going to say this but worldpeace is right, its just more convenient. It's 2018 and most technology created today is to make life more convenient. I misspelled 'convenient' twice and auto correct fixed that for me. It's illegal to text and so auto makers created cars with software and hardware and tells you when you are leaving you lane and brakes for you so you so you don't rear end people.

18. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

exactly, having owned three phones now that have had wireless charging (Lumias), i cannot live without it now.The negative comments about it are from people who have yet to experience it.

3. corsairgr

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 08, 2017

I am expecting an article "Here is why OP6 costs 20 euros more, without bringing anything new to the game" OP is full of excuses about their failed decisions. The wireless charging kit would cost them 3-5 dollars to implement it, with no real effect to 4G reception.

4. LouisMariano5

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

one plus seems to be going in the direction of apple not wanting to add anything technologically advanced until 3 years from its release date LMAO

6. hansip87

Posts: 228; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

meh, i'm one with OP at this, wireless charging is just a gimmick that can potentially kill battery faster too. not yet reliable for true solution. dash charge otoh is the best solution.

8. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

You are right on that one. Most people don't realise the biggest killer of a battery is heat and wireless charging creates a lot of heat. Dash charging creates quite a bit of heat as well but it's all contained in the charger itself and not in the phone.

20. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I disagree. Wireless charging may be slower than wired charging but it's definitely not a gimmick it's one of the best features a smartphone can have and I would go as far as to say an essential feature for today's smartphones. What's more convenient than just setting your phone down on a wireless charging pad and in a couple hrs getting a full charge? Wireless charging is getting faster and faster too and it saves on wear and tear on the phones USB port and is not harmful to your phone's battery at all. I only use fast charging if I'm in a hurry otherwise I wirelessly charge.

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

If I were to pick between a headphone jack and wirekess charging I'd pick the former any day.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4250; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I'm not plugging in my phone like an animal

14. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

It's because their saving it for the 6T which I bet will have wireless charging.

15. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

complain about Huawei phones not having wireless charging (who were actually the first to reason that their fast charging makes the slow wireless charging meaningless) and than make dozen excuses for One plus not having wireless charging because of fanboyism.

16. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

(idio.ts) it frees up the charging port putting the cable in and out frequently loosens up the contact inside prevents scratches around the area if you intend on selling the device later. Sometimes you charging your phone and u accidentally throw it down and with all that bad luck phone falls down directly on charging port area cable turns into an L immediately. When im at home and im using the phone i use wireless charging i use wireless charging the chance i get i only use cables when im in a hurry and need fast charging

19. agcostas

Posts: 6; Member since: May 21, 2018

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