The OnePlus 6 is a showcase for design excellence

This article may contain personal views and opinion from the author.
Advertorial by OnePlus: the opinions expressed in this story may not reflect the positions of PhoneArena! 

Everyone knew OnePlus was going to release a new smartphone this year. Yet, somehow, no one was completely prepared for just how exquisite and thoughtfully crafted that phone was going to be. We're used to seeing OnePlus come up with great products each year — products that can easily go toe to toe with the very best in the industry — but this year seems to be special, because the OnePlus 6 has taken things to a whole new level.

As usual, the new OnePlus has all the latest high-end technology under the hood to deliver superb performance, but what do you do after this is taken care of? How do you ensure that it is your product that stands out and not your competitor's? You give it a breathtaking design, that's how!

And so that's what OnePlus did. While there was nothing wrong with the 5 and 5T, it's interesting how once you put your hands on the 6, there's just no going back.

This year, we're seeing a change in the materials the company has used for the body of its handset. Now, the OnePlus 6 is even more elegant than before, because it's been sculpted out of glass. And while all three available finishes are incredibly fine and stylish, the glossy Mirror Black one is particularly interesting as it captures the surrounding world so well.

It's a very humanistic quality to be drawn towards objects that are nice and polished, that feel great against our own skin. That is what the Mirror Black OnePlus 6 achieves with ease. With both its curved glass panel and carefully polished metal frame, it feels like it's been made to fit right in the palm of your hand. For a device that you hold and use almost all day long, ergonomics are king; and with the 6, OnePlus demonstrates the rare capability of unifying aesthetics and ergonomics, all in a single product.

The aesthetic qualities of the OnePlus 6 are undeniable, but there's even more going for it. The non-compromising nature of the product is further reinforced by the high-resolution 6.3" OLED display, which fills up the entirety of the front, creating the so-called bezel-less look that consumers crave so much these days. The 6 is a big phone, for sure, but once that expansive screen lights up, there will be no regrets.

Power, elegance, and thoughtfulness – OnePlus has managed to bring all these qualities together in the OnePlus 6, and the results are easy to see (and feel). You'll constantly have the urge to reach out for it, without even receiving a notification.

Related phones

  • 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. RevolutionA

Posts: 399; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

OMG! Sponcered by OP6 droids

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

The OnePlus 6 is a showcase for design excellence? Eh? I thought it is a showcase for design 'cloning'? What was I thinking? Oh well, G'Day!

5. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Luckily, we know that you don't think.

10. perry1234

Posts: 648; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I really enjoy the sarcastic bombs that you drop and then run away into the wilderness :D Oh well, G'Day!

3. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It's a great phone, I just got 72 hours of battery life with 5h SOT.

12. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i had 5 sot on the s7 so its not really amazing.

4. white_Shadoww

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 15, 2018

There's nothing about that design that attracts me. Maybe, I'm not a human!

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Design is always personal. But it got a lot of praise (especially the silk white and red one) from people who aren't biased towards OP.


Posts: 941; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

When is the 6T due out?

7. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

IPX from front+Galaxy S9+ from back=Design excellence OnePlus 6

8. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Reduce the price and I'll gladly buy it.

11. maherk

Posts: 6961; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Why is the 1st picture photoshopped?

14. ajebulon

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 21, 2017

Yep, that lower part was definitely photoshopped. Just to give us the impression of bezelless design

15. Crossblade

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 21, 2005

Actually, this is the reflection of the desk, it is clear if you zoom in and have decent monitor, but it does look as part of the screen on first sight.

13. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

So why did One plus, took MKBHD review from YouTube and made it their own advertisement?

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.