OnePlus 6 Review: Premium High Performance Android For Less

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OnePlus 6 Web Browsing And General Compute Benchmarks

For our first tests we're using the JetStream benchmark for Javascript performance and RightWare’s Web Test 3.0 for comprehensive, mixed-media web performance analysis, including HTML5 rendering. Here we'll primarily determine how the OnePlus 6's Snapdragon 845 SoC handles this workload, along with its OxygenOS, a healthy 8GB of RAM and the Chrome web browser...

JetStream And Basemark Web 3.0
JavaScript and Browser Testing
JetStream OnePlus 6

Basemark Web 3 OnePlus 6

In these two tests, the OnePlus 6 chalks up the best scores for any Android smartphone we've tested thus far. Granted it's by a hair, but a win is a win, as they say. There's no question the OnePlus 6 is up for virtually any web-based workload you can throw at it. 

GeekBench
Synthetic CPU Benchmark

In the GeekBench test, we're stressing only CPU cores in a handset (not graphics), with both single and multi-threaded workloads. The test is comprised of encryption processing, image compression, HTML5 parsing, physics calculations, and other general purpose compute processing. 

GeekBench OnePlus 6

In GeekBench, the OnePlus 6 goes toe-to-toe with Samsung's uber-expensive Galaxy Note 9, losing by a hair in the Multi-Core test, nut winning by an equally slim margin in the Single-Core test. Neither Snapdragon 845-powered flagship can keep pace with the Apple A11 Bionic in the iPhone X (at least in this test) but as far as Android handsets go, the OnePlus 6 again slots in at the top of the pack.

Futuremark PCMark For Android
General Purpose Pocket Computing Performance Metrics
Futuremark's PCMark for Android is a new benchmark addition here for us, so we have fewer results in our database of tested phones to show you. However, this is an excellent suite of tests that we highly recommend for benchmarking performance of a handset with heavier-duty tasks for things like image and video editing, as well as lighter-duty workloads like email, and web browsing. When you see the test running live it's clear the scripted application tests are carefully selected and tuned to make use of the platforms involved in a very controlled way. 

PCMark OnePlus 6

PCMark 10 is a lighter-duty sort of general use and productivity test and the OnePlus 6 screams out in front when it comes to Photo Editing, likely due to its 8GB of RAM config. It doesn't win every test in PCMark for Android, but in the overall Work 2.0 score, it ranks number one again.

AnTuTu 7
Platform Benchmarks

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark returns a number of metrics ranked with somewhat nebulous scores, rather than frame rates or time to complete. We tested with the latest version of AnTuTu across all platforms including Android, iOS and even Windows Phone. AnTuTu returns four top level performance metric results that we are including here: CPU, RAM, 3D, UX (or User Experience), along with a total score. 

AnTuTu OnePlus 6
  
AnTuTu 7 shows a similar spread to some of the other tests here, with a tight grouping of the top 4 devices that are all powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform and a narrow victory yet again for the OnePlus 6. There's a consistency here and a pattern that's emerging, obviously.
AnTuTu’s latest benchmark returns a number of metrics ranked with nebulous scores, rather than frame rates or time to complete. We tested with the latest version of AnTuTu across all platforms including Android, iOS and even Windows Phone. AnTuTu returns four top level performance metric results that we are including here: CPU, RAM, 3D, UX (or User Experience), along with a total score.

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