OnePlus 9 Review Rundown
OnePlus | Published on 26 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 03 May 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer
OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are two of the company's new flagship models. The new phones have been blessed by Hasselblad's camera engineers. The main wide camera on the OnePlus 9 is the same Sony IMX689 borrowed from the OnePlus 8 Pro. The OnePlus 9 offers a feature called 3-HDR, which is a rebranding of the Dynamic Video.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Gsmarena have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 9 shares its design with the OnePlus 8T with the major visual difference being the redesigned camera module on the back. Like the OnePlus 9 Pro, the phone has its volume buttons shifted further down the left side, making it easier to access. We would have liked to see the display support more intermediate values apart from 120Hz, 90Hz, and 60Hz. The OnePlus 9 has the Vibrant Color Effect Pro mode, which is intended to make videos appear more saturated.
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The 4,500mAH battery in the OnePlus 9 will easily get you through a full day on a charge. Equipped with the latest Snapdragon 888 SoC and 12GB of RAM, the OP9 is among the fastest Android phones on the market. The OnePlus 9 sold through T-Mobile has IP68 water and dust-resistant resistance.
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 9 comes powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset and gets a 6.55-inch, 120Hz AMOLED display. It has the same 50MP "free-form" ultra-wide-angle lens as found on the OnePlus 9 Pro and a largish 4,500 mAh battery. The phone lacks a telephoto camera and gets the "old" Sony IMX689 main sensor.
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The premium smartphone uses a 6.55-inch OLED panel with a native refresh rate of 120 Hz. Like this year's Pro model, the OnePlus 9 makes use of a Hasselblad-branded, rear-facing camera setup. Three different color options are available: Winter Mist, Arctic Sky, and Astral Black. The main and wide-angle cameras can now also record videos in 8K at 30 fps.
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 9 takes many things we liked about the 8T and puts them on the most modern Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 platform. We do miss optical zoom here, and the impressive cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the Apple iPhone 12 are enough to place them a bit ahead of the 9. The 9 isn't a "gaming phone" like the Asus ROG Phone 5; it lacks a dedicated gaming phone's special vibration motors.
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 9 has a 6.55in Fluid AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It's powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. The phone has either 8- or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM (the same as the Pro) and UFS3.1 storage. It also has a 48Mp main camera with a ‘Freeform’ lens.
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 9 has a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD Plus Plus (2400 x 1080) screen. It has a glass back, unlike the standard Samsung S21's plastic (or 'glasstic') back, but not all glass is equal. Only T-Mobile will carry the phone, though it should work with Verizon and AT&T, although the phone won't work on the latter's 5G network.
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 9 offers solid battery life, fast charging and outstanding performance. It's powered by the Snapdragon 888, the latest and greatest system-on-a-chip from Qualcomm. The 6.55-inch screen still impresses with its bright AMOLED panel. You can expect top performance from the phone's 8GB or 12GB of RAM.
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 9 is the latest flagship smartphone from the Chinese tech upstart that's behind the winner of the Trusted Reviews Awards' best 5G phone category in 2020. It aims to entice buyers away from rivals by offering a wealth of custom features, the biggest of which is a new partnership with imaging heavyweight Hasselblad. After a solid week using the phone, I can confirm it's a great phone. The only downside is that niggling flaws in OnePlus' formula remain.
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 9 has an HDR10+-supporting, 120Hz AMOLED screen. It also has a Hasselblad camera set-up on board too. With around a quarter off the Pro's price tag, this Android handset has the tempting promise of a flagship phone at a mid-range price. The OnePlus 9 is priced at £629 for the Astral Black and Arctic Sky versions.
- 1. ^ OnePlus 9 review. Gsmarena. 2021-03-23. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
- 2. ^ OnePlus 9 review: The best phone for under $750. Laptopmag. 2021-04-30. Retrieved 2021-05-03.
- 3. ^ OnePlus 9 review: Get the OnePlus 9 Pro instead. Nextpit. 2021-04-05. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
- 4. ^ OnePlus 9 smartphone review: Strong OnePlus phone without major progress. Notebookcheck. 2021-04-03. Retrieved 2021-04-03.
- 5. ^ OnePlus 9 Review. Pcmag. 2021-03-23. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
- 6. ^ OnePlus 9 review. Techadvisor. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
- 7. ^ OnePlus 9 review. Techradar. 2021-03-24. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
- 8. ^ OnePlus 9 review: Camera upgrades make this a must-have phone. Tomsguide. 2021-03-23. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
- 9. ^ OnePlus 9 Review. Trustedreviews. 2021-03-23. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
- 10. ^ OnePlus 9 review. Whathifi. 2021-04-22. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
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