OnePlus 9

Updated: 28th June 2021
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49,999
  • Display

    6.55 inches
  • Processor

    Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)
  • Ram

    12 GB
  • Storage

    256 GB
  • Front Camera

    16 MP (f/2.4, wide) Selfie Camera
  • Primary Camera

    48 MP (f/1.8, rear) + 50 MP (f/2.2, ultra-wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, Monochrome) Triple Camera with LED Flash
  • Battery

    Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable

Expert Score

3.5
A slim and light wannabe premium smartphone

Pros

  • Blazing fast SoC
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Capable ultra-wide camera
  • Booming stereos sound

Cons

  • Plastic frame
  • No IP rating for splash or dust resistance
  • No wireless charging (in Indian models)
  • Mundane selfie camera

OnePlus has come out with another new series the OnePlus 9 series. The base model of this series is its namesake the OnePlus 9. With Oppo being accused of not giving enough attention to the base models in its flagship series, this phone begs to differ. A solid camera, high-tech processor, and superb audio quality are a few tricks that the OnePlus 9 has up its sleeves. Though the OnePlus 9 is well thought of to target both the premium as well as the economical customers, there are a few let downs. In terms of body design and the quality of the rear panel, Oppo has taken a few steps backward (more on that later).

OnePlus 9 price in india starts from 49999. This Mobile is a decent phone with Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) Processor, 8 GB RAM of RAM, and 128GB Storage (UFS 3.1) of Storage.

Design and Display

OnePlus 9 has a screen size of 6.55 inches and weighs approximately 183.00 g. This mobiles runs on Android OS, v11 and has decent resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

Performance

OnePlus 9 runs on Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) Processor and it has Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680 CPU and Adreno 660 GPU.

Camera

In terms of camera, this model comes up with rear camera of 48 MP (f/1.8, rear) + 50 MP (f/2.2, ultra-wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, Monochrome) Triple Camera with LED Flash and front camera of 16 MP (f/2.4, wide) Selfie Camera. Other camera features include Hasselblad Color Calibration, HDR, panorama.

Network and connectivity

In connectivity, this model includes Call Records, Messaging, Phonebook, Games, Edge, GPRS, Face Unlock. Different network support available for the 2g: GSM 850 900 1800 1900 MHz, 3g: WCDMA B1/2/4/5/8, 4g: Dual VoLTE, 5g: Yes, 5G.

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OnePlus 9 Processor

The first thing that will catch your attention about this phone is the SoC that powers it. The OnePlus 9 is geared with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 that offers blazing speed along with 5g connectivity. Interestingly this is the same SoC that OnePlus has used on its pro variant OnePlus 9 Pro which shows that OnePlus is stepping things up in the base variants of its flagship.

Paired with this top-notch processor is 12GB RAM or 8GB RAM along with 256GB or 128GB internal storage respectively. The GPU duty is handled by the Adreno 660 that delivers its worth. The Soc, GPU, and RAM offer a performance that will always keep your OnePlus 9 up to the speed you want it to be.

If you are in the market looking only for a phone that offers you a super-fast SoC, the OnePlus 9 is the best phone you can get your hands-on with the price tag it carries. The SoC completely justifies the price tag, perhaps the most compared to any other feature.

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Source: OnePlus 9

Summary

The OnePlus 9 runs on the Oxygen OS11 built on the Android 11 and offers the classic OnePlus experience while using the phone

OnePlus 9 Display

OnePlus flagships are known to have a vivid and colorful display and the OnePlus 9 does not disappoint. A 6.55-inch fluid AMOLED display with a variable 120Hz refresh rate means that your screen will never go unresponsive to your touch. The bezels on the OnePlus 9 are flat unlike the curved ones on the OnePlus 9 Pro. The screen supports a full HDR+ display and has a 20:9 aspect ratio. You also get a pixel density of 402 Pixel per Inch (PPI) with a brightness of 1100 nits. The refresh rate is a standard 120 Hz that drops down to 60Hz while using some applications to save battery. The fingerprint sensor is placed in-screen though in a low region which makes it a little awkward but it is efficient. The colors produced are crisp and vibrant. You also get the tone settings to adjust your screen to your needs. Brightness is very well produced and the viewing angles offer an immersive experience.

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Summary

All in all OnePlus did a neat job in providing a premium display in a midbudget phone

OnePlus 9 Battery Life

The OnePlus 9 has a sleek and thin body design and under that, it packs a huge 4500 mAh battery to power it. The battery backup on this phone is something that OnePlus has tried to step up. The OnePlus 9 lasts up to 17 hours on continuous usage watching videos. Even with a bit of casual gaming and surfing social media, you can rest assured that your phone will last you a complete day. Though heavy gaming seems to quickly drain the battery with the 65W charger that comes in the box it is claimed that your phone will be fully charged in under thirty minutes. Even heavy camera usage seems to get the same results of low battery backup. But considering normal usage conditions, a high battery backup is one of the star points of the OnePlus 9.

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Summary

The OnePlus 9 has done a nice job in providing a battery backup that is equal to if not better than the Pro variant

OnePlus 9 Camera

The OnePlus 9 flagship was in the talks of the town because of its Hasselblad partnership. With the OnePlus 9 that partnership is bearing its fruits. There are a few changes that the OnePlus made that make this phone a delight to capture pictures with. The 48 MP main snapper has a Hasselblad color science technology incorporated that provides vivid colors without compromising on any details. The 50 MP ultra-wide sensor and the 2 MP depth sensor are exactly designed as the Pro variant. Safe to say, daylight photography is bliss with the OnePlus 9.

The only letdown is the optical stabilization that OnePlus decided to leave out. This a very strange decision and makes capturing close-ups a tad more difficult. Other than that, landscape and low-light photography are also top-notch given their price tag. The selfie camera is not that up to the mark given its price tag. If you manage to angle the phone properly you will get some good clicks with the selfie camera but overall, the quality remains average.

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Summary

Summing up the OnePlus 9 does some decent job in the camera department with an impressive rear camera setup and an average front camera

OnePlus 9 Design

The design department is the only region where OnePlus has taken a few steps backward. The first thing you notice right out of the box is the polycarbonate shell used on the exterior. A compromise OnePlus made to keep the price tag on the OnePlus 9 lower. But even with all the efforts, at a price tag upwards of INR 50k, a plastic shell is not very appealing. Though the rear panel has metallic look to it, the feel is less premium than expected. The only plus points are that the OnePlus 9 is lighter and the control buttons have good tactile feedback.

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Summary

All in all the looks of the OnePlus 9 are less premium than the features it offers

A slim and light wannabe premium smartphone

  • Camera

    The 48 MP main camera has the Hasselblad color science technology. It also comes with a 50 MP ultra-wide sensor and the 2 MP depth sensor.

  • Processor

    OnePlus 9 is geared with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 that offers commendable speed and 5g connectivity.

  • Battery

    OnePlus 9 has a 4500 mAh battery which lasts upto 17 hours on constant usage.

OnePlus 9 Specifications

  • GENERAL

    Colours

    Winter Mist, Arctic Sky, Astral Black

    Custom UI

    OxygenOS 11

    Device type

    Smartphone

    Operating System

    Android OS, v11

    Sim

    Dual Sim

    Status

    Available in India

  • DESIGN

    Body Material

    Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame

    Height

    160 mm

    Thickness

    8.10 mm

    Weight

    183.00 g

    Width

    73.9 mm

  • DISPLAY

    Aspect Ratio

    20:09

    Bezel Less Display

    Yes, Punch-hole Display

    Display Protection

    Corning Gorilla Glass 5

    Form Factor

    Touch

    Pixel Density

    402 ppi

    Refresh Rate

    120Hz

    Screen resolution

    1080 x 2400 pixels

    Screen size

    6.55 inches

    Technology

    Fluid AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1100 nits (peak)

    Touchscreen

    Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

  • PERFORMANCE

    Chipset

    Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)

    CPU

    Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680

    GPU

    Adreno 660

    RAM

    12 GB

  • STORAGE

    Call Records

    Yes

    Card Slot

    No

    External Storage

    No

    Internal Storage

    256 GB

    Messaging

    Yes

    Phonebook

    Yes

  • CAMERA

    Camera Features

    Hasselblad Color Calibration, HDR, panorama

    Front Camera

    16 MP (f/2.4, wide) Selfie Camera

    Primary camera

    48 MP (f/1.8, rear) + 50 MP (f/2.2, ultra-wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, Monochrome) Triple Camera with LED Flash

    Video Recording

    8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS

  • MULTIMEDIA

    Audio Jack

    No

    Audio Player

    MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY

    FM Radio

    No

    Games

    Yes

    Speakers

    Yes, with stereo speakers

    Video Player

    MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM

  • BATTERY

    Type

    Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable

  • CONNECTIVITY

    Bluetooth

    v5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD

    Browser

    HTML5

    Edge

    Yes

    GPRS

    Yes

    GPS Facility

    dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS

    Speed

    HSPA, LTE

    USB

    USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go

    WLAN

    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot

  • NETWORK SUPPORT

    2G

    GSM 850 900 1800 1900 MHz

    3G

    WCDMA B1/2/4/5/8

    4G

    Dual VoLTE

    5G

    Yes, 5G

  • MORE FEATURES

    Face Unlock

    Yes

    Fingerprint Sensor

    Yes, In Display

    Quick Charging

    Yes, Warp, 65W: 100 % in 29 minutes

    Sensors

    accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum

User Review of OnePlus 9

0 out of 5
0 Ratings &7 Review
PV

Payal Vishnu

Posted on : 5th July 2021

Colours

The OnePlus 9 comes in three colors: the light-purple Winter Mist with a gradient effect, the light-blue Arctic Sky with matte finish, and the glossy Astral Black.

AS

Ajay Singh

Posted on : 4th June 2021

Dissatisfied

Very expensive and battery could be more better. camera quality is very bad after paying this amount.

RS

Ranjeet Singh

Posted on : 9th May 2021

Value for Money

One of best mobile of Oneplus flagship, Camera quality is good and having fast charger.

BC

Bishnu Chand

Posted on : 27th April 2021

Best Camera

Newly launched hasselblad camera which gives enhanced photography with quad camera

R

Rehaan

Posted on : 6th May 2021

Look wise

Look wise is very amazing has a high definiton diplasy which is very attractive.

J

Jaideep

Posted on : 19th May 2021

Battery Life

Phone is best and worth buying even if we look only at its battery life

RR

Raichand Rao

Posted on : 15th May 2021

not worth the money

Nice build quality but not comparable to 8T. that was awesome

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OnePlus 9 FAQs

Q. What are different RAM & Storage variants available for OnePlus 9?

Different variants available for OnePlus 9 are 8GB RAM / 128GB ROM, 12GB RAM / 256GB ROM.

Q. Does OnePlus 9 comes with fingerprint sensor?

Yes, it has fingerprint sensor. One can quickly unlock our phone using this important feature.

Q. What's the battery capacity for OnePlus 9?

This Phone equips with Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable.

Q. What are some of the best alternatives available for OnePlus 9 in the market?

Best alternatives available for OnePlus 9 are: Apple iPhone 11, Vivo X60 Pro, Asus ROG Phone 5, OnePlus 8 Pro, Vivo X50 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Xiaomi Mi 10 5G, Huawei P30 Pro, Asus ROG Phone 3.

Q. What are all available bands for OnePlus 9 ?

OnePlus 9 comes up with 2g:GSM 850 900 1800 1900 MHz, 3g:WCDMA B1/2/4/5/8, 4g:Dual VoLTE, 5g:Yes, 5G.

Q. What are different color options available for OnePlus 9 ?

This phones comes in following colors: Winter Mist, Arctic Sky, Astral Black.

Q. What's the dimension of OnePlus 9 ?

Dimension of OnePlus 9 is 160 mm X 73.9 mm X 8.10 mm.

Q. Does OnePlus 9 has 3.5 mm jack?

Phone having a 3.5mm jack helps to connect to multiple external devices such as headphone, speakers. OnePlus 9 has headphone jack.