OnePlus has been the cool underdog of the phone world since 2014—without the resources of the mega-manufacturers, they’ve put up a decent showing of slick design and solid features. This year’s OnePlus 6 seems to just be the sum of its parts, and not much more. Like a solid cover band, the 6 pulls some good ideas from other phones: an iPhone 4-like battery pull-tab, and a Samsung-inspired modular headphone jack. But ultimately it picks up too much of the bad—pointlessly breakable rear glass, and an inaccessible screen—to stand out as a hit single. That said, the OnePlus 6 earns a middling 5 out of 10 on our repairability scale, right between the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S9. So, while it may not be the best of both worlds, it’s certainly a bit of both.
Tl;DR: This phone isn’t perfect, but buying it new still costs less than fixing the back glass on an iPhone X.