We've put the two handsets head to head to bring you all the answers. There's only glossy Mirror Black and matte Midnight Black on offer, while the Pixel 3 gets Just Black, Clearly White and Not Pink. The battery capacity sits at 3000mAh, meaning it is smaller than the OnePlus 2 it replaced, but it supports Dash Charge, which is similar to Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3. With their superb hardware and performances, the Pixel 2 and OnePlus 6 are unsurprisingly tied two-for-two, albeit for different reasons. So what are the biggest changes and — more importantly — is the OnePlus 5 still a smartphone bargain? As such, it does still best other flagship devices that launched around the same time.
Winner: With its updated hardware and longer battery life, the OnePlus 6 rises to the top. It offers a good experience, but not much more. Aside from their one-off color variants the Pixel 2 in blue and the OnePlus 6 in white and rose gold , both look bland. This year, the OnePlus 3 ram ps things up a bit with the Snapdragon 820. A similar story played out through the 6T's front-facing camera, which delivered a selfie that wasn't as crisp as what the Pixel 3 managed.
Our fingers are crossed that the camera technology tucked inside the OnePlus 3 is the best the Chinese group has put together so far. With both companies taking such different directions you may justifiably be wondering which is best? Its bigger screen and headphone jack make up for the fact that it isn't waterproof. Battery capacity is the same as the 5 at 3300mAh with Dash Charge supported again. OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus 2: battery Things get a little more interesting as we move onto battery. The brushed metal rear gently curves to hug your palm, the antenna bands are reminiscent of the and the square camera bulge is very. One of our favorite features of the OnePlus 2 camera app is Clear Image mode, which stitches together a series of individual shots to create one higher-quality image. It's a clear improvement over the OnePlus 2, but it's still outperformed by the likes of the Galaxy S7.
I myself came from the , and I can say without a doubt that it is an upgrade shocker! It is one of the new phone's best features. In our experience, the screen of the smartphone is solid, but not mind-blowing. OnePlus 2: Screen This is one of the smallest upgrades. The Pixel 3 is a smartly designed compact handset, and one that's sure to please fans of smaller phones. Image quality is decent, but it's nothing to write home about. Meanwhile, a handy home button with a built-in fingerprint sensor lives on the front of the device, something the OnePlus One couldn't offer. Slow motion is also a pretty cool feature, but often a gimmick.
In our battery life lab tests for continuous video playback on Airplane mode, the OnePlus 6 lasted an average of 15 hours and 28 minutes -- exactly two hours more than the Pixel 2. The question is just how much better it is. Just like other Marshmallow-powered devices, the software package includes support for Doze mode, Google Now on Tap, application permissions, and much more, and the OnePlus 3 also comes with a unlocked bootloader. The headphone jack volume output is also no comparison. OnePlus has a good camera, pixel has the best camera. That's definitely true with the photo above, which completely loses the shades of red, orange and yellow in the trees' leaves. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
First up is the processor. A portion of the Pixel 3's back opts for a similar etched matte finish, though some have raised concerns about its resistance to scratching. The scanner of the OnePlus 2 was the firm's first, and it had some teething issues early on with unreliable finger recognition and slow unlock speeds. There is also Gaming Mode to block notifications when you're in the heat of battle, and gesture shortcuts for common actions like capturing screenshots and launching apps. We'll be the first to admit that this isn't the speediest smartphone around, but even so performance is solid overall.
Fans of theming their devices will feel right at home here, considering it's possible to adjust the OnePlus 2's menu colors, and elsewhere the various audio tweaks available are fun to play around with. While the OnePlus 6T often delivers balanced shots with good detail in the shadows as well as the highlights, sometimes that comes at the expense of muted and faded exposures, where everything just seems a bit washed out. OnePlus 3 The OnePlus 3 was characterized by its graphite aluminum body and sharp edges. OnePlus will have four new StyleSwap options available should you not prefer their signature Sandstone cover. That's because 80 percent of why I use my phone is to take photos of my friends and family. Battery There is absolutely no contest here either, as the OnePlus 6 beats the OnePlus 3 hands down in this department. If your battery is dying quickly on the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 6 is very much a worthy upgrade.
Running the TechRadar 90-minute video test with brightness at maximum and accounts syncing via Wi-Fi the OnePlus 2 lost 27% of juice, while the OnePlus 3 dropped by 23% which shows an improvement in power consumption on the new handset — if only the battery was just that bit bigger. You get a regular-angle camera, like you do on the OnePlus 6T, as well as an ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 3X zoomed camera. It's rather important to note the price of the OnePlus 2 when pointing out weaknesses, but even so the screen of the smartphone is a little underwhelming. Winner: The OnePlus 6 takes fantastic pictures, and some are up to par with the Pixel 2 -- no easy feat considering how much cheaper it is. In our minds, the battery inside the OnePlus 2 is a pretty good performer overall, particularly when you note that this is a budget smartphone you're dealing with. During our time with the OnePlus 2 in our full review, we found that going all-out on video content and high-intensity games will drain the smartphone fairly quickly.
It's quite the opposite -- pictures were vibrant and sharp. But these are all deductions you can make from looking at a spec sheet — how do they fair in real-world usage? Winner: OnePlus 3 Camera The camera on the OnePlus 3 is better than the OnePlus 2, but not by much. Both the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3 sport a port, which is completely reversible and allows faster data transfer. I know curved screen edges aren't everyone's cup of tea, so take that into account. Still, the result is definitely nice. The OnePlus 3 uses Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 820 chipset, an update on the Snapdragon 810 chipset in last year's model and the overall experience does seem more fluid, though again, not so much as to make last year's model seem slow or clunky.