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OnePlus 6 doesn’t have wireless charging, yet has a glass back – here’s why

One Plus 6 Display

OnePlus 6 doesn’t have wireless charging, yet has a glass back – here’s why

One Plus 6 Display
One Plus 6 Charging

The new Oneplus 6 has almost everything you’d want in a flagship phone for a very affordable price, but it is missing one feature we expected: wireless charging.

It’s surprising because the OnePlus 6 has a glass back, a switch from the aluminum shell on the Oneplus 5T and all OnePlus phones before it (except the old Oneplus X).

Electricity easily passes through glass, whereas it cannot easily pass through metal-backed phones due to interference. It’s one reason why the iPhone X and iPhone 8 switched to all-glass bodies last year.

OnePlus team decided the feature isn’t for them, though. There are a few reasons for their design decisions, according to the OnePlus representatives we talked to.

Reason 1: OnePlus 6 Dash Charge is far superior

Why is there no wireless charging?

Wired charging is optimal. This is always the first answer we get. We recieved the same statement from Google when it launched the Nexus 6P and 5X in 2015 without wireless charging: “Our fast charging is just so much better.”

Three years later, OnePlus reps have told us: “Our fast charge is the fastest charging technology on the global market, and can provide a full day’s power in 30 minutes.”

“Wireless charging, in contrast, still provides a slow recharge rate. We are confident that our fast charging provides the best recharge experience on the market.”

It’s true. The Dash Charge plug included in the OnePlus 6 box is a bit bulky, but gets the job done. We went from 0% to 60% in just 30 minutes on our in-depth testing. That won’t last most people a full day (80% is a safer bet), but the numbers don’t lie.

One Plus 6 - Camera
One Plus 6 – Camera

Wireless charging on other devices has taken twice as long in our tests. When we wirelessly charged the Galaxy S9 Plus , it went from 0% to just 19% in 30 minutes. And that was using Samsung’s Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand.

When we did it again with a wired connection (USB-C and Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging Wall Charger), it went from 0% to 38%.

That’s a big difference.

 

Reason 2: It’s all about connectivity

Why is there a glass back then?

OnePlus says that the glass body is all about connectivity. It’s able to achieve faster LTE speeds through glass, and that metal unibody phones have signal interference.

OnePlus 6 Review and Hands-On
OnePlus 6 Review and Hands-On

This makes sense, and it’s the secret reason we’re seeing more phones enveloped in glass. OnePlus wouldn’t comment on why competitors have ditched aluminum, but the days of aluminum phones may be numbered due to inferior signal strength.

The value of wireless charging

There’s a vocal minority that insists the lack of wireless charging in the OnePlus 6 is a dealbreaker, but, in truth, the value of it is a bit overrated.

It’s simply too slow to rely on daily. Switching to glass and positioning the Alert Slider to the right side for the sake of a stronger LTE signal, conversely, are more important changes to our everyday needs.

While the OnePlus reps we talked to said it was never really about cost, we do know that each component adds to the price and girth of a phone. Is it worth it?

For a phone that runs Android P beta and costs $529 (£469, Rs 34,999), the answer is: hardly. Wireless charging in 2018 is merely a nice convenience, with its potential not fully realized. It’s something the inevitable OnePlus 6T or OnePlus 7 can remedy.

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Asus ZenBook Flip S thin and light laptop launched at Rs 1,30,999

Asus ZenBook Flip S thin and light laptop launched at Rs 1,30,999

Asus ZenBook Flip S thin and light laptop launched at Rs 1,30,999

Asus ZenBook Flip S thin and light laptop launched at Rs 1,30,999
Asus ZenBook Flip S thin and light laptop launched at Rs 1,30,999

Asus has announced its ZenBook Flip S (UX370) in India and it is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor wiith 16GB LPDDR3 RAM. The laptop weighs 1.1kg and is equipped with the ErgoLift hinge, which allows for 360 degree rotation of the device’s screen. The ASUS Zenbook flip UX370 will be available to all retail partners in India at a price of Rs 1,30,990. It packs two USB-C ports, which support external 4K UHD displays, power delivery and data transfer. It also comes bundled with a Mini Dock, which provides an HDMI port, a USB 3.1 port, and a USB-C port that supports fast charging as well. The device is equipped with a 39Wh li-po battery that promises of delivering up to 11 hours of battery life. It supports fast charging as well which the company says can charge 60 percent capacity in just 49 minutes.

Asus ZenBook Flip S Fliped
Asus ZenBook Flip S Fliped

 

Performance

ZenBook Flip S incorporates state-of-the-art components that deliver unprecedented performance in an ultrathin and ultralight form factor. Its powerful 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM ensure effortless performance for smooth multitasking.

The two USB-C ports on ZenBook Flip S support external 4K UHD displays, power delivery and data transfer — all via the reversible, any-way-up USB-C connector. For added on-the-go convenience, the bundled Mini Dock provides an HDMI port, a USB 3.1 port, and a USB-C port that supports fast charging.

To achieve its remarkable up to 11 hour battery life, ZenBook Flip S uses a specially designed high-capacity 39Wh lithium-polymer battery that is shaped to fit precisely into its impossibly thin profile. The battery supports fast-charge technology that allows it to be charged to 60 percent capacity in just 49 minutes.

Nanoedge Display:

The Flipbook Flip Ux370 comes with an amazing 13.3′ Touch screen FHD display with resolution of 1920 x108- pixels with 300nits brightness & 72% NTSC standard. Zenbook Flip Ux370, make multitasking easier and entertainment more immersive, which is why ZenBook Flip S features a 13.3-inch NanoEdge multi-touch display technology. The display is ultrathin with just 6.11mm physical bezel that gives it an incredible 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. With a resolution of FHD 1920×1080 16:9 and an incredible pixel density of 330 pixels per inch, this stunning display features 178° wide-view technology that ensures image clarity at almost any viewing angle. To maximize viewing comfort, the NanoEdge display has a matte anti-glare surface to reduce reflections.

The NanoEdge display uses exclusive ASUS TruVivid direct-bonding technology that improves brightness and reduces reflections by 67 percent, for clearer outdoor viewing. For amazing video quality, the ZenBook Flip S includes exclusive ASUS Tru2Life Video technology with intelligent software that optimizes every pixel in every frame to produce the best possible image, improving contrast by up to 150 percent.

The touchscreen display also supports an active stylus, such as the ASUS Pen, for natural-feeling interactivity.

ASUS ZenBook Flip-S UX370
ASUS ZenBook Flip-S UX370

 

Full Windows 10 Feature Support

ZenBook Flip S supports all the latest innovative features in Windows 10, to give users a premium Windows experience. These features include Cortana, the clever new voice-controlled personal digital assistant; Windows Hello for easy and secure biometric login; Windows Ink for intuitive drawing, sketching and annotating with a stylus; and Modern Standby for near-instant resume from sleep mode.

Asus ZenBook Flip S Supports Windows
Asus ZenBook Flip S Supports Windows

Availability & Pricing:

The ASUS Zenbook flip UX370 will be available to all retail partners in India for INR 1,30,990.

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OnePlus 6 review – Performance for hundreds less

One Plus 6 - Camera

OnePlus 6 Review : Performance for hundreds less

OnePlus 6 Review and Hands-On
OnePlus 6 Review and Hands-On

 

For seven generations of phones, Oneplus pursued the ideal of delivering the latest technology at an affordable price. When the first Oneplus Smartphone laumched in 2014 our reviewer wrote, “Given its blistering performance, the One Plus One is a phenomenal deal for a high-end smartphone.” The phone’s $299 price helped OnePlus gain a loyal fan base the way a hit record helps a rising indie band.

Four years later, the company has the OnePlus 6 which sits in the middle of the upgrade spectrum between “just a yearly evolution” and “major overhaul.” The new phone costs nearly double what the OnePlus One did and $30 more than last November’s Oneplus 5T.

But are the OnePlus 6’s improved cameras, faster processor, increase in RAM and new slick-looking glass-covered body worth the price? Absolutely. It’s still hundreds less than other flagship handsets such as the Google Pixel 2  XL and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. And it stands toe-to-toe with these pricier phones when it comes to speed, battery life and photo quality. You won’t find true water resistance, expandable storage or wireless charging, but the OnePlus 6 is a terrific phone for everyday use.

One Plus 6 Display
One Plus 6 Display

OnePlus 6 packs a Snapdragon 845 processor

I’m shocked by how fast this phone is. It’s one of the fastest phones, thanks in large part to the Snapdragon 845 chipset that lives inside.

The phone handled games like Need for Speed, Riptide GP2, Marvel Spider Man without any sign of lag or needing to switch to a lower resolution. Everyday tasks like typing messages, opening the camera and scrolling through Twitter or Instagram were peppy.Speaking of video games, there’s also a nifty gaming mode that blocks notifications and limits other apps’ use of internet connection when enabled.

One Plus 6 Black Edition - Camera Performance
One Plus 6 Black Edition – Camera Performance

Portrait mode and dual-rear cameras

The OnePlus 6 has dual rear cameras: A 16-megapixel main camera and a 20-megapixel secondary camera. In general, photos look really good. They’re sharp, and have a nice amount of contrast and saturation.

Like Usual Phone Cameras, the OnePlus 6 uses AI to adjust the clarity of photos. In practice, “smart capture” as OnePlus calls it, works well. Out of the 100 plus photos I took, I only had a handful where the results looked off. Smart capture optimization works entirely in the background, but I wish there was a way to dismiss it from time to time, as you can on the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro.

But here’s where things get interesting. The OnePlus 6’s second camera isn’t for optical zoom, a wider angle of view or for capturing monochrome images. The second camera is there exclusively for portrait mode photos, which look amazing. The background blur, aka bokeh, on portraits looks creamy and smooth. I really like the focus fall-off — the transition from in-focus to out-of-focus areas.

The OnePlus 6 creates the most realistic looking depth-of-field portraits I’ve taken on any phone. Just make sure to turn off the beauty filter.

Portrait mode also works great on objects, food and cats, too. Sadly, I didn’t get to try it on any dogs.

One Plus 6 - Camera
One Plus 6 – Camera

It has iPhone X gestures… kind of

Like all Android phones, the OnePlus 6 has a familiar navigation bar with the home, back and recent app buttons. This can be turned off in favor of gestures. If you’ve used these on a OnePlus 5T, you’re already ahead of the game.

You swipe up to go to the home screen. Swipe up and hold to go to recent apps. And swipe up on the bottom left or right edge of the screen to go back.

Similar to the iPhone X, it took a few frustrating days to get a hang of these gestures, but they’re second nature to me now.

OnePlus 6 Price in India
6 (64GB, 6GB RAM) Rs. 34,999
6 (Mirror Black, 64GB, 6GB RAM) Rs. 34,999
6 (Midnight Black, 128GB, 8GB RAM) Rs. 39,999
6 (Mirror Black, 128GB, 8GB RAM) Rs. 39,999

 

What We Say :-

Definitely One Plus 6 Is a Great Smartphone with a full packed features , and it has a good network all over india and worldwide . It is a good Smartphone for the Price for Consumers and That’s You.