The OnePlus 6 is finally official and trust me, the phone is really good. The thing about OnePlus phones is that they don’t cost all that much but offer flagship grade features. However, in case of Nepal, the story is completely different. Oliz Store, the authorised distributor of OnePlus phones in Nepal has launched the OnePlus 6 for Rs.71,000 for the base variant.
It won’t take long for anyone to find out, the phone is really, really overpriced. For Rs.71,000, you can get some really phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8. Heck, if you search well enough, you can even get the Galaxy S9 for the amount of money.
It would be awesome if the company could lower the price and put it in a price range of rupees Rs.60000 or so. It’s really hard to justify the high cost of the OnePlus 6 given the fact that you can get the same phone for around $530 in the international market.
In fact, you don’t have to go as far as the US to get the phone for $530. Our neighbouring country, India, sells the OnePlus 6 for INr.34,999 which roughly translates to around Nepalese Rs.56,000. The funny thing is you can get the higher 8GB+ 128GB OnePlus 6 for less money if you can buy the phone from India. If you buy the phone in Nepal, you pay a higher price, get 2GB less RAM and 64GB less storage. Buying the OnePlus 6 in Nepal is the last thing you will want to do.
Don’t get me wrong. Oliz Store sells really high-quality products in their store. Their selection of gadgets and gizmos is one of the best in the country. But the way they are pricing the phone is unacceptable. And for those who want to get the higher 8GB RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage, it is not even an option. I wonder how much it would cost though.
The OnePlus 6 is a solid phone. There’s no doubt about it. The phone is praised all over the Internet for its performance, build quality, design and of course the low starting price.
Specification of the OnePlus 6
|Display||6.2-inch FHD+ Resolution|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Rear Camera||16MP+20MP Dual Rear Camera|
|Front Camera||16MP f/2.0 Camera|
|SIM||Dual SIM Slot but no|
Secondary: 16MP Sony
|Android Version||8.1 Oreo|
|Misc.||Dash Charging, Face Unlock, 3.5mm Headphone Jack|
The key feature of the OnePlus 6 has to be the almost bezel-less 6.2-inch Optic AMOLED display, 6/ 8GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of Internal storage. As with almost all flagship and mid-range phones of 2018, the OnePlus 6 features a notch. But for those who think it is an ugly sight and can’t bear it, there’s an option to black out the entire notch area. I personally don’t mind its presence. After a few days of use, it doesn’t get on the way, if at all.
Price of OnePlus 6 in Nepal
The OnePlus 6 competes with Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 8 as well as the iPhone 8 Plus. The reason why OnePlus sells so much phone has to be its price. In the international market, the phone is priced $250-$350 cheaper than its competition. But it’s clearly not the case in Nepal. The price of OnePlus 6 in Nepal is Rs.71,000.
The OnePlus 6 is supposed to be a flagship killer and is worthy of the tag as per its international pricing. But it is not without its flaws. For instance, even though the OnePlus 6 has a glass back, the company decided not to put a wireless charging coil on it. It would have been great if the phone had fast wireless charging built it in addition to Dash Charging. The other thing that’s disappointing is the fact that the phone doesn’t come with any IP rating which means it isn’t officially water or dust resistant.
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Other than that, there’s hardly anything to complain about the OnePlus 6. If you have the money and if you are looking for a new phone, the OnePlus 6 is definitely the one to go for. Just make sure you are buying it from cheap sources.
What’s your opinion on the OnePlus 6? Do you think it is worth the price tag of Rs. 71,000 in Nepal? Let us know in the comments section below.