OnePlus has become one of the leading mobile sellers with its massive processors and outstanding specs in Indian market. Every model competes with the previous one in terms of features, cameras, and accessories. 2021 welcomes the OnePlus 9 and has made gadget lovers stand on tip of their toes.
The OnePlus 9 in the 9 series lineup has broken the disparity between pro and non-pro OnePlus phones so far. Let us throw some light on unique features and specifications and see if it is worth its buck.
Oneplus 9 Price and Variants
OnePlus 9 has two versions. One is the 12GB RAM with 256GB of storage priced at Rs. 54,999 and the second is 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage priced at Rs. 49,999. Compared to the pro version, it is a whopping 15000 cheaper. Without further ado, let us explore the specs of one plus 9. The one plus price in India seems pretty high.
Let us start the with the software. The OnePlus didn’t place a catch here by using different processors for the pro and non-pro version. It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC. However, the OnePlus 9 doesn’t have an IP rating for dust and water resistance and also, the worst, wireless charge.
The sad part is the special features are reserved for the Oneplus 9 pro in India. It would have been a perk to have at least the basic wireless charging even, if not 30W wireless charging. The first in the 9 series have OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11. Apart from Hyper-Touch, the software is similar to 9 pros.
OnePlus 9 has staged a solid performance from the very beginning. It is more user-friendly and comfortable than 9 Pro or even the 8T. The lightweight and thickness of the phone offer better handling and also, the flat display avoids accidental touches.
You can have a snappy and fluid gesture with 120Hz. Vibrant colors, better brightness, and satisfactory view angles give top-notch marks to the 6.55-inch AMOLED display on the whole.
Now coming to battery, the OnePlus 9 mobile doesn’t have any complaints as it delivered about 17 hours of screen on time. The 4500mAh battery will take you without any hassle through a day with typical usage. With a heavy camera and gaming, you can kill the battery in under a day.
The polycarbonate frame for a flagship phone makes it lightweight to handle but, it’s quite disappointing for mobile enthusiasts. Also, with an aspiring price, the polycarbonate frame is considered a backward step. Irrespective of its polycarbonate, it feels solid and the plastic gives a feel of metal.
The silver lining here is it is slimmer than OnePlus 9 pro and also the OnePlus 8T. At the bottom, you have a Type-C USB port, dual-SIM tray, and speaker. The full-HD+ resolution offers support for a 120Hz refresh rate.
The camera is surely an update compared to its predecessors due to the enhanced sensors. The main 48MP (Sony IMX586) combines the Hasselblad color science improving the color tuning of JPEGs. The elimination of optical stabilization is an odd choice.
It also includes a 50mp ultrawide lens and a 2mp monochrome lens. It pays attention to detail when landscape photos are taken and comes closer to OnePlus 9 pros. The low light performance proved solid.
In some cases, the focus was pretty off and is expected to improve in further updates. The 16mp selfie camera worked perfectly fine in good lighting conditions but details weren’t great in low light. On the whole, the camera is best for bucks.
Pros and Cons of OnePlus 9
Compared to its predecessor OnePlus 8, the OnePlus 9 specifications is an upgrade with a great formula. Despite its disparity in features compared to its sibling OnePlus 9 pro, OnePlus has a serious game going on with killer performance and tons of genuine features. However, the hardware has boosted the price making it a model shy out of budget buy compared to counterparts such as Samsung’s Galaxy S21.
- Super slick and lightweight design
- Long-lasting battery
- Powerful performance
- Swift fingerprint scanner
- Powerful loudspeakers
- Better camera makes OnePlus 9 a promising buy for the price.
According to the OnePlus 9 review
- Poor camera zoom
- Over-sharpening of images
- Only three-year software support
- Lack of IP rating
- Out-dated front camera
- No OIS
- Lack of wireless charging kindles doubt in buyer’s heart.
The smartphone has everything required for a flagship mobile but few compromises and lack of spell-bounding features doesn’t attract the best interests of many. You can buy the phone if you are an eye for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and better camera performance.