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.