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

The new OnePlus 6 has almost everything you’d want in a отель 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 алюминиевый shell on the OnePlus 5T and all OnePlus phones before it (except the old OnePlus X).

Electricity easily пассы through glass, whereas it cannot easily pass through metal. It’s one reason why the iPhone X and iPhone 8 передача to all-glass тела 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 Тире Charge is far superior

Why is there no wireless charging? Fast Charging is optimal

This is always the first answer we get. We got the same statement from Google when it launched the Nexus 6P и 5X в 2015 году: «Our fast charging is just so much better.»

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

«Wireless charging, in contrast, тем не менее, который обеспечивает a slow пополнение кадров. We are confident that our fast charging, который обеспечивает the best пополнение 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 ставки), but the numbers don’t ли.

Wireless charging в other devices has taken twice as long in our tests. When we wirelessly charged the Galaxy S9 Plus, it went from 0% to только 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 все о connectivity. It’s able to achieve быстрее LTE speeds through glass, and that metal unibody phones have signal interference.

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 бросила алюминиевый, but the days of алюминиевый phones may be numbered due to inferior signal strength.

It wanted to fit in more bands on the left side of the phone.

OnePlus did give us insight into why the Alert Switch changed from the left side of the phone (previous models) to the right side (the OnePlus 6): it wanted to fit in more bands on the left side of the phone.

As a result, OnePlus 6 has more надежная связь than the OnePlus 5T, with three additional bands, although it still doesn’t work with Verizon or Sprint in the US.

The value of wireless charging

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

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

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

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

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