OnePlus Phone Price In Sri Lanka - Should You Settle For The Best?

Never Settle is OnePlus’ motto. So, why should you? There’s a range of amazing OnePlus devices to choose from, so the sky’s the limit. To make it easier for you, we picked their most noteworthy devices.

OnePlus 7
95000-
OnePlus 6
90000- 100000
OnePlus 6T
80000- 135000
OnePlus 7T
89000- 95000
OnePlus 7 Pro
100000- 174000

The OnePlus Phone Price In Sri Lanka - The Phones At A Glance

Before we dive in, let’s run through the phone’s specs.

Phone Price (Rs.) RAM (GB) Storage (GB) Weight (G) Processor Screen Size (Inches) Camera (Rear) Camera (Front)
OnePlus 6   52,000 -105,000  6, 8  64, 128, 256  177  Snapdragon 845  6.28  16 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/2.6", 1.22µm, PDAF, OIS
20 MP (16 MP effective), f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/2.8", 1.0µm, PDAF
16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm 
 One Plus 6T 65,000 -82,000   6, 8  128, 256  185 Snapdragon 845  6.41   16 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/2.6", 1.22µm, PDAF, OIS
20 MP (16 MP effective), f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/2.8", 1.0µm, PDAF
 16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm
 OnePlus 7 75,000 - 102,000   6, 8  128, 256  182 Snapdragon 855  6.41  48 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
5 MP, f/2.4, (depth) 
16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm 
 OnePlus 7T 90,000 -107,000   8 128, 256   190 Snapdragon 855+   6.55 48 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 51mm (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide), AF
 16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.0", 1.0µm
 OnePlus 7 Pro 100,000 -175,000   6,8,12 128, 256   206  Snapdragon 855  6.67  48 MP, f/1.6, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.4, 78mm (telephoto), 3x optical zoom, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), AF
Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.0", 1.0µm 
OnePlus 7T Pro  119,000 -158,000   8, 12 256  206   Snapdragon 855 +  6.67 48 MP, f/1.6, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), AF 
Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm 
 OnePlus 7T Pro MacLaren edition 150,000 - 165,000   12  256  206  Snapdragon 855 + 6.67  48 MP, f/1.6, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), AF 
 Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm

The OnePlus Phones - A Review

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6 - Sri Lanka

The OnePlus 6 is a phone that feels premium. This is great as it isn’t the cheapest phone out there. It weighs around 177 g, which gives it a premium heft. It also has a nice glass back. Around the glass is an aluminium frame that is soft to the touch.

It isn’t just any glass, it’s Gorilla Glass 5. If you know anything about phones, you’d know how strong it is. The glass is also on the front, so don’t be afraid to drop your phone – not that you should.

Speaking of its front, its display is an optic AMOLED. Optic AMOLEDs are Super AMOLEDs that have been tweaked to show deeper blacks and brighter whites. As you can imagine, its screen is otherworldly and colours are in your face.

There’s a small teardrop notch that improves its screen to body ratio. The ratio is 83.8% which means you’ll barely see any bezels.

It’s bright, don’t get me wrong. However, you only get 574 nits of maximum brightness. This is more than enough to combat Sri Lanka’s harsh sun. However, when you realize that the Samsung Galaxy S9 has over a 1000 nits, you might get apprehensive.

The OnePlus 6 fits amazingly in your hand. OnePlus curved the glass panel so that it wraps into the phone’s frame. It’s very Samsung Galaxy-like. This not only lets it sit comfortably in your palm, but also look stunning. Without a doubt, the phone’s uber slim and looks like it costs a million bucks.

The OnePlus device is big, having a 6.28-inch screen. It can be hard to use if you have smaller hands, but its buttons are easy to reach. Let’s not forget that the rear’s construction makes the phone easier to use as well. Speaking of buttons, there’s a three-switch button on the left that lets you adjust the volume vibration and silent modes.

Its dual camera set up is centered, and vertical. The thing is, it protrudes quite a bit. However, it isn’t too bad. While on the topic of its cameras, there’s a 20 MP primary sensor, along with a 16 MP secondary one.

The camera’s AI is easy to use and comes with a Smart Capture Mode. We’re total fans as it picks the perfect shooting mode for the setting you’re in. One of the major pluses of using the camera is its ability to pick out colour. That being said, for a former flagship, it’s surprising how average it does in low light. It’s not bad, but is certainly not as good as its competitors.

You also get a 16 MP camera on its front. It performs about the same as the OnePlus 5T’s.

Can we talk about its processor? The Snapdragon 845 is in it, which is nothing short of a powerhouse. It isn’t as good as the latest 855 though but certainly holds its own. It’s seen in 2018’s flagships, like the Galaxy S9.

Let’s not forget that it comes with 64, 128 or 256 gigs of space, and 6 or 8 GBs of RAM. 8 is enough to run the phone smoothly. A lot of phones in 2020 still come with RAM this big. However, you don’t get a microSD slot.

In terms of battery power, you get a small 3300 mAh battery. Considering its size, the battery power will surprise you. You can easily get a day of use from it. With heavy use, though, it’ll drain faster. Unsurprisingly, it comes with a 20 W fast charger. It’s quick, which is what you’d expect from OnePlus’ former flagship. The phone goes from 0-100 in about an hour.

Out of the box, it comes with Android 8, but it’s getting the Android 10 update. Speaking of Android, you get the OxygenOS. We’re here for it as it’s stock Android, so you don’t have to deal with bulky add-ons. This helps the phone be a fast device. The OnePlus devices we cover in our article all come with the OS.

OnePlus 6T

OnePlus 6T - Sri Lanka

Don’t panic, but the 6T doesn’t have a headphone jack. This isn’t too much of a surprise as many devices on the market are like this. You’ll have to listen to music through its USB- C adapter. You could also use a Bluetooth headphone, so it’s not the end of the world.

The 6T looks a lot like the 6. They both have a Gorilla Glass 6 front, so dropping your phone isn’t an issue. Know that the 6T has a glass back, but we don’t know what it’s made of. The mystery makes the 6T more interesting.

The phone is larger than the 6. It’s 6.41 inches, so it mammoths it in comparison. Its edges are curved, so holding the OnePlus device isn’t too hard.

To be honest, its colour choices are pretty boring. You only get to pick between 2 types of black. However, one of them is a matte that looks stunning when held just right.

What can we say about its display other than it’s amazing? You get the same Optic AMOLED display, but a better screen resolution. The 6T has 1080 x 2340 pixels, making it more detailed.

It’s a gift that keeps on giving as it has a better screen to body ratio. It’s 85.6%.

The 6 had its fingerprint sensor on the back. We had no issues with it, but having it on the phone’s display would’ve been better. Certainly, the 6T doesn’t disappoint as its built-in sensor is fast.

Performance-wise, the device isn’t that different from the 6. They’re pretty identical as they both have the Snapdragon 845 chip, and Adreno 630 GPU. You can get the phone in either 128 or 256 gigs of storage. Along with this, you can choose from 6 or 8 gigs of RAM. Once, again there’s no microSD slot.

Can we talk about battery power? The 6T overpowers the 6 as it has a 400 mAh larger battery. With heavy use, you get a solid day. When it comes to charging, there’s not much of a difference as they both have 20 W fast chargers. This takes both the phones an hour to go from 0-100%.

Camera-wise, the 6T performs the same as its predecessor.

OnePlus 7

OnePlus 7 - Sri Lanka

Being the successor to the OnePlus 6T, it’s no surprise that it’s a new and improved version. That being said, the displays aren’t that different. Both phones have Optic AMOLED screens, with a 1080 x 2340 pixel screen resolution. We have no issue with it as you get a lot of detail and colour.

There’s less bezel action going on in the OnePlus 7, but not by much. It gives way for an 85.5% screen to body ratio. It’s 0.1% smaller than the OnePlus 6T which shouldn’t matter much.

There is Gorilla Glass 6 on the 6T’s front, so you shouldn’t be surprised to see it on the OnePlus 7’s. Its back isn’t as mysterious as we know it’s Gorilla Glass 5.

It’s supposed to better than its predecessor, but its screen brightness is less than great. It’s 399 nits, while the 6T’s is 455, which confused us. It’s enough for daily life but isn’t a brightness you’d expect from such a premium device. 

Design-wise, it doesn’t look that different from the OnePlus 6. However, it’s larger like the 6T as its screen is 6.41 inches, while the 6’s is 6.28. It’s also heavier, which makes it feel better in your hand. It’s a 188 g device, after all.

In terms of memory variants, pick from 128 or 256 gigs of space and 6 or 8 GBs of RAM. At the end of the day, this is enough storage to last you a lifetime. Unfortunately, you can’t expand it. There’s no microSD card slot in it either.

We loved the phone’s Snapdragon 855 chip. It’s a beast of a CPU, seen in the best gaming phones, like the Asus ROG.

Its battery is 3700 mAh. This isn’t the largest. Surprisingly, it can last quite a bit as it has an endurance rating of 102 hours. This is a better reading than the more expensive iPhone 11. The phone has a 20 W fast charger that takes it from 0-50% in about half an hour. Give or take, the OnePlus 6, 6T and 7 both take the same time get fully charged. 

Like the previous two, you get a dual-camera setup. There’s a 48 MP primary sensor, with a 20 MP secondary one. The cameras are placed vertically in the center of the rear panel.  The 7’s camera is superior, so let’s talk about it.

The same vividness in its predecessors’ cameras is seen. Its HDR mode is spectacular, but look too close and you’ll see some harsh contrasts. You can zoom 2x. When you do, it doesn’t pixelate your shots too much. The dual camera set up lets you seriously focus on subjects, which any photographer would love. Overall, shots are detailed. This is something you’d expect as its primary sensor is so huge.

When it comes to the selfie camera, it performs about the same as the other two. However, it seems to perform better in low light. This isn’t a surprise as it has a 2.0 aperture while the 6 and 6T had a 1.7 one.

OnePlus 7T

OnePlus 7T - Sri Lanka

The 7T looks odd. You wouldn’t be able to tell that it’s a OnePlus phone. It has a large, circular triple camera set up. It’s very Lumia like and we don’t know how to feel about it.

Its camera is a beast though. It has a 48 MP primary wide lens, a 12 MP telephoto and a 16 MP tertiary, ultrawide lens. It's known for its dynamic range which isn’t aggressive, thankfully. Colours pop, but the pictures look kind of dark. Overall, the camera’s software is much easier, and smoother than predecessors’. Selfie-wise, the 7T and 7 come with the same hardware.

If you thought that the OnePlus 7 was big, we have a surprise for you. The 7T is 6.51 inches, so get ready to struggle. Remember that it has the same curved back that made the other OnePlus phones easier to use. Speaking of its back, there’s Gorilla Glass 5 on its front and rear. As you know, it isn’t as durable as Gorilla Glass 6, so what gives?

You get a fluid AMOLED display. This is a Super AMOLED panel with a faster refresh rate (90 Hz). As a result, transitions are smooth, almost fluid.

The 7T has an impeccable screen resolution. It’s superior to the phones above as it’s 1080 x 2400 pixels. This means details are more than crystal clear.

There’s a screen to body ratio that’s identical to the OnePlus 6T’s. The phones have an 85.6% screen to body ratio. This was achieved by downsizing their notches considerably. Considering the 7T’s massive screen, fluid display and a great screen to body ratio, your viewing experience is amazing.

The 7T’s build isn’t that different. You get 2 colours: either blue or silver. It has the same metallic effect we’ve seen time and time again. If you weren’t a fan of it before, you won’t like it.

Its battery is bigger than the rest but not by much. It’s 3800 mAh so it’s a 100 mAh larger than the one in the OnePlus 7. To the majority of users, this might not matter. The phone has a 90-hour endurance rating, which is less than the 7’s. This is due to its larger, more powerful screen.

It comes with a 30 W warp charger. It sounds fancy but it isn’t really. It performs just as great as the other phones’ fast charger.

The 7T’s CPU is the Snapdragon 855 plus. Currently, it’s one of the fastest processors out there, only beaten by Apple’s A13 chip. If you were on the verge of getting the phone, this would certainly push you off the edge.

There’s quite a bit of storage. There are 128 and 256 gig variants, with 8 gibs of RAM. Unfortunately, it doesn’t accept a microSD card. At this point, it shouldn’t be a surprise.

It follows the trend of being a heavy device. The phone is 2 grams heavier than the OnePlus 7. 

From Rs 100,000 – 150,000

OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 Pro - Sri Lanka

Are you a fan of heavy phones? Great, because you’ll love the 7 Pro, which is a 206g device. Don’t forget that it still has OnePlus’ curved edges, so holding it is comfortable.

The 7T was very Lumia-like. If you weren’t a fan of it, you’ll be relieved as the 7 Pro has a vertical, triple camera set up.

Let’s talk about its cameras.

They’re really good but are no match for the 7T’s. Its primary sensor is a 48 MP wide lens, its secondary sensor is an 8 MP telephoto one and its tertiary sensor is a 16 MP ultra-wide lens. They capture a lot of detail, but not enough. Considering that the 7T is cheaper, it takes the cake.

You get a 16 MP motorized selfie camera. It isn’t something to write home about, but it’s still pretty cool.

It has the Snapdragon 855 chipset. It’s pretty good, but not as great as the Snapdragon 855 plus. The cheaper 7T has the 855 plus.

In terms of display, the 7 Pro is magnificent. It has OnePlus’ favourite Fluid AMOLED panel. The fluidity goes hand-in-hand with the high pixel resolution. The device has a 1440 x 3120 pixel resolution if you’re wondering.

The phone’s not only heavy but massive. It’s 6.67 inches.

Its display is Gorilla Glass 5 while its back is Gorilla Glass 5. If you remember, some of the cheaper phones on our list had Gorilla Glass 6 on it. So, we’re left wondering what happened.

The 7 Pro has storage variants that aren’t surprising. You can choose from 128 and 256 gigs of space. This is appreciated, but don’t forget that the 7 Pro doesn’t accept a microSD card either. There are 3 RAM options you can choose from, they’re either 6, 8 or 12 GBs.

Yes, it has a larger battery, but it’s bittersweet. It’s 4000 mAh and is used to power the 7 Pro’s enormously powerful display. This gives it an endurance rating of only 85 hours. It can last more than a day with heavy use.

There’s also a 30 W warp charger. This isn’t that noteworthy as we’ve established.

Before we wrap up, it comes in 3 different colours. This isn’t much of a surprise as OnePlus likes keeping their colour selection pretty limited. You can choose from blue, beige and grey.

OnePlus 7T Pro

OnePlus 7T Pro - Sri Lanka

Continuing with the trend, the 7T Pro is an enormous phone. It’s on the upper end of the phablet spectrum and is 6.67 inches like the OnePlus 7 Pro.

The glass on its back is Gorilla Glass 5. This is also on the front, with an aluminium frame bordering it. What’s so great about its glass back is that it’s frosted. As a result, you won’t go crazy over fingerprints.

You won’t find a microSD card slot on it. Along with it, you either get 8 or 12 GBs of RAM. This helps the device be snappy and you’ll forget that stuttering and lag even exist. Moreover, the Snapdragon 855 plus chip is in the phone. As mentioned, it’s one of the best processors you could have.

Its display is OLED, so colours pop. You get a Fluid AMOLED display as well. Details are amazing as it has a screen resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. The detail along with the OLED panel and gigantic screen make your viewing experience breathtaking.

Something you’ll notice about its display is the absence of a notch. OnePlus motorized its selfie camera, similar to the OnePlus 7. As there’s no notch, the screen has an incredible 88.1 % screen to body ratio.

Its battery is a whopping 4085 mAh. Is it that big though? It’s not big compared to other phones, but next to the OnePlus, it’s enormous. The manufacturers were forced to enlarge its battery to power its enormous display.

Speaking of charging, the device comes with a 30 W warp charger, which isn’t groundbreaking as we’ve established.  

It doesn’t have a great of battery life as the rest. Its endurance rating is only 100 hours. By no means is this bad though. It’s still a better rating than the iPhone 11’s 94 hours.

Out of the box, the 7T Pro rocks Android 10. This is a relief as you don’t have to worry about the update. Then again, this isn’t a surprise as it’s a flagship that was released recently.

There are 3 cameras on its rear. The triple set up is identical to the entries above as they’re vertical and centered towards the top of the phone. The primary camera is 48 MP, with an 8 MP telephoto and a 16 MP ultrawide one.

Over Rs 150,000

OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren

OnePlus 7T Pro McLarenOnePlus 7T Pro McLaren - Sri Lanka

The phone is similar to the 7T Pro. The only way it differs is in the design. Truth be told, you might not like the way it looks. It’s almost techy due to the intricate lines on its back. Although there’s a glass back, the metallic look we’ve seen in the other phones is present. The phone’s all black with ‘papaya’ accents all over.

It looks different but performs the same. Does this warrant the hefty price tag? You decide.

What You Need To Know Before Buying A OnePlus Device

So, what did you think about our line up? It’s clear that OnePlus knows what they’re doing. Before we wrap up our article, let’s discuss a couple of more things.

Trivia About OnePlus Phones

Here are a couple of tidbits that you should know.

OnePlus Is Owned By Oppo

Not many people know this, but OnePlus is owned by Oppo. They’re one of their sub-brands, so they have a machine of cooperation backing them up. You could say this is one of the reasons OnePlus has been able to do so well.

They’ve Been Questionable

OnePlus has been clumsy with their work. Although we’ve forgiven them for their mishaps, no one can forget that they added the OnePlus 5 upside down!

OnePlus Was Very Exclusive

You couldn’t get a OnePlus phone very easily. You had to be invited to get hold of their devices. This was a smart move, however, as it made customers more interested in the brand.

OnePlus Wanted You To Smash Your Phones

Another odd moment was when OnePlus asked users to bash their phones, literally. You had to record yourself breaking the device in a bid to get the new OnePlus for $1. The brand quickly realized what a bad idea this was, but it was a bit too late.

Celebrities That Use OnePlus Phones

When it comes to celebrities, Hollywood isn’t famous for its love of OnePlus devices. However, Bollywood doesn’t let us down as they have a couple of noteworthy users.

For starters, Amitabh Bachan loves OnePlus. He’s known to be a brand endorser, along with Vir Das the Bollywood comedian.

There’s one Hollywood star that’s worked with OnePlus before. It’s none other than Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Junior. He’s been the face of several campaigns in Asia.

How Often Does OnePlus Update Their Devices? (When Does OnePlus Stop Updating Their Devices?)

The brand’s pretty fast when it comes to updates. When Android Pie came out, they updated the OnePlus 6 a little more than a month later. The only brand that beat them to it was Essential, which you’ve probably never heard of anyway.

In terms of the Android 10 update, they updated the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 pro with an open beta version the day of its launch. They gave the 2 the Android 10 update at the end of that very month. This is fast, only being beaten by Essential, again.

You’re probably wondering when OnePlus stops updating their devices. Well, the brand promises 2 years of updates and security patches for their newer phones.

Special UI Features

App Locker

The ability to locks apps is a great add-on to protect your privacy.

Shelf

Shelf is basically your dashboard. It shows you everything, including the weather, your recent apps, contacts and gives you the option to write memos. To access it, all you need to do is swipe right on your home screen.

Zen Mode

Addicted to your phone? Zen Mode locks your device, not letting you use it for 20 minutes. Nothing you do would switch it back on.

Smart Boost

With the One Plus 6T, the Smart Boost feature came into being. It helps a range of gaming apps launch faster. Truth be told, they’re much speedier than before the update.

Gaming Mode

When gaming, you won’t want to be disturbed. OnePlus knows this, why is why OxygenOS blocks notifications and other distractions with the mode on.  

OnePlus Phones We’re Excited For In 2020

The brand has a great line up for 2020, but we’re most excited for two phones. These are the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. They’re rumoured to launch in April of this year. Let’s show you why we’re so excited.

OnePlus 8

  • 6.55-inch display
  • Fluid AMOLED
  • Snapdragon 865
  • 4300 mAh battery
  • Warp Charging
  • 256 GB storage capacity
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 48 MP, 16 MP, 2 MP triple camera set up
  • 1080 x 2400 pixel screen resolution
  • 16 MP front camera
  • USB Type-C Port

OnePlus 8 Pro

  • 6.78-inch display
  • Fluid AMOLED
  • 1440 x 3180 pixel screen resolution
  • Snapdragon 865
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 48 MP, 48 MP, 8 MP, 5 MP rear camera set up
  • 16 MP front camera
  • 4510 mAh battery
  • Warp charging
  • USB Type-C port
  • Waterproof IP68
  • 256 GB storage
  • Wireless charging

Conclusion

Whether you get the OnePlus 6 or the 7T Pro, OnePlus’ devices are built to last. The assortment of phones we looked at had great processors, battery powers, displays, designs and cameras. So, it’s all up to personal preference.

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