The OnePlus 9 series saw the light in March 2021 with three flagship phones. The handset comprises killer features and mind-blowing specs. Both the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 pro in the series don’t have a huge disparity like that of the OnePlus 7 and 8 duos.
However, the OnePlus 9 pro takes one step ahead with special features such as wireless charging, a bigger display, and more. As you might have guessed, the OnePlus 9 pro is the priciest in the line but is it worth every penny paid? Let us answer the question through a brief OnePlus 9 pro review.
The Price and Variants
OnePlus has released 2 variants in India and the OnePlus 9 pro price in India differs for both variants. The first variant offers 12GB RAM with 256GB of storage priced at 69,999 and, the second variant has 8GB RAM with 128GB storage priced at Rs. 64,999.
Compared to the pro version, it is a whopping 15000 cheaper. Without further adding more, let us explore the specs. As you can see the price seems pretty high compared to the OnePlus 8 Pro. Despite high pricing, the smartphone is the cream of the crop among the OnePlus mobile phones.
A Brief Look at Specs
If you have been yearning for a premium flagship phone from OnePlus matching brands like Samsung and Apple, the OnePlus 9 pro is the one. What makes the OnePlus 9 Pro rub shoulders with the leading mobile brands? It is arguably without any doubt that the astounding OnePlus 9 pro specifications make it a point scorer.
At first glance, the OnePlus 9 Pro looks similar to other models from the brands with a curved back and expansive front screen. Thanks to the reduction in size making the daily handle much more facile compared to the OnePlus 8 Pro. 8.7 mm thickness and a sub-200 gram weight make the phone fit in ore purses and pockets.
It has three stunning finishes: glossy silver, Pine Green colorway, Pine Green color way. The stainless steel frame adds to the beauty of the phone and seamlessly blends the front and the back.
The new display spans 6.7-inches across with a 20.1:9 aspect ratio and AMOLED display. The edges curve smoothly giving a beautiful experience and preventing accidental touches. You can see the visuals pop out with great dynamic range, sharpness, and vibrancy as the display has a resolution of 1440 x 3216. The 120 Hz refresh rate yet again scores for the device.
The history repeats as OnePlus uses the best hardware currently available in the market, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. It is staggering to see how easily it copes with fierce gaming and editing. With the 128GB and 256GB variants, you will never run out of storage space. It slithers like a snake through the day to activities. It has 5G support and showed excellent 4G reception. Oxygen OS 11 is a cream top of the powerful processor.
Now coming to the OnePlus 9 pro battery life, the OnePlus loses a point with an average battery capacity of 4,500mAh. The phone goes through a day without any trouble but it is not an exceptional performance from the brand. It has a warp charge of 65T and 50W wireless charging. Given the exceptional features, OnePlus could have done better with it’s battery life.
The cameras are consequential and breath-taking with the Hasselblad technology used by NASA. Everything from new sensors to ultra-wide cameras is a plus. The main 48MP (Sony IMX586) with new 1/1.43-inch Sony IMX789 sensor produces incredible images with dynamic range and focus roll-off.
The ultra-wide camera with a large 1/1.56-inch 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor is the best in the market. The 8mp telephoto and 2mp monochrome camera act as gems on a jewel to increase the depth of pictures. 16MP selfie camera works pretty well too.
- One-of the kind camera
- Excellent display
- Well-built ergonomics
- Swift charging
- Supports wireless charging
- Excellent 4K 120fps mode
- average battery life
- The telephoto lens,
- The average front camera
- Most games still restricted to 60fps
You can buy the phone if you love the powerful processor, immersive screen experience, and natural-looking pictures. The OnePlus 9 Pro could have left the stones unturned in terms of price.