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Capture slow motion with the OnePlus6
 
OnePlus 6 lets you linger over the action

Go slow-mo this year!

Bangalore, June 5 2018: There was a cheeky rhyme  in Tamil going the rounds in my youth which  translated, went: Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Hari / This life is full of hurry hurry!  One thing has not changed:   Our  compulsion to do everything  in double-quick time.  OnePlus understands this urge  Its latest handset OnePlus6  sports a tagline: "The speed you need, comes to India".  OnePlus has tweaked its algorithms to make every app open and close faster; every transition from  a gaming environment to a working on swifter by a few milliseconds. There was a palpable difference when I   tried the same app  on my 3-year old phone, side-by-side with the new OnePlus.

Size-wise,  this is one of the largest handsets  I have handled this year -- the 6.28 AMOLED display almost qualifies  as a phablet.  Yet it feels light at 176 grams.   The main camera is 16 MP plus 20 MP with  nice optical stabilization-- something my shaky hands appreciated. In addition to shooting  full 4K video at 60 fps, you can slow down  in the 720 p  video mode,  by shooting at 480 fps  or at 240 fps in the 1080p mode.  These faster shooting speeds mean you can replay  at 60 fps to achieve very  slow motion. But  this  will only work if   you update the software in setup to the  latest  version of Oxygen OS  5.1.5 . If you play with slowmo and full HD, you give yourself some editing headaches -- but rest easy, the phone has a full -featured video editor built in.  You don't see this degree of editing support in too many phones.  The selfie camera is a  decent 16 MP. 

The OnePlus 6  comes in two configurations:  6 GB memory plus 64 GB  storage for Rs  34,999  and  8 GB memory plus 128 GB storage for Rs 39,999.   Dual nano SIMs and a 3300 mAh battery are fairly standard  for this class of device but  it comes with  the   very fast Dash Charge technology which accounts for the oversized adapter. There is also a  256 GB special edition themed on the Marvel Avengers movie  for Rs 44,999.  OnePlus users   and even others, may not need much  convincing to upgrade   to this zippy new addition to the lineup.  

ANAND PARTHASARATHY





    



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