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OnePlus 9 Pro Review: The Best OnePlus Smartphone Ever

OnePlus 9 Pro Review

The OnePlus 9 Pro is the best smartphone OnePlus has launched ever, and it’s the best Android smartphone one can ask for!

The OnePlus 9 Pro boasts a premium design, with a 6.7-inch QHD display that offers high brightness and sharpness and a super-smooth 120Hz refresh rate that adds to the premium feel.

The design is well worth the money, with a glass back and three colour options to ensure that your new OnePlus suits your personality.

The new camera is the most noteworthy change. OnePlus is putting a heavy emphasis on photography in this area, including a collaboration with iconic camera maker Hasselblad to improve colour processing.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset powers the OnePlus 9 Pro, and it’s more than capable of handling any task you throw at it. The battery life isn’t the best we’ve seen on a smartphone, but it’ll usually get you through the day.

OnePlus 9 Pro is the best smartphone the company has ever created. The price of the smartphone is Rs. 60,999 (825 United States Dollars).

Design

The base edition of the 9 Pro comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. A $100 upgrade to the 12GB/256GB variant is available. The memory card slot is absent. With dimensions of 6.42 by 2.89 by 0.34 inches (HWD) and a weight of 6.9 ounces, the phone is the ideal size. It’s a little broader than the 2.8-inch cutoff we use for compact phones, but it’s substantially smaller and lighter than the Galaxy S21 Ultra and slimmer than the OnePlus 8 Pro. The 9 Pro is the simplest to operate with just one hand out of the three.

The OnePlus 9 Pro is available in two colours: green and silver.

The design is slim and elegant. The casing is round, with the mute button on the left and a Hasselblad camera on the backside. Because it lacks a huge periscopic zoom lens, the camera does not stand out nearly as much as recent Samsung camera bumps. Like the 8 Pro, the front-facing camera is a hole punch in the upper left corner.

OnePlus 9 Pro

Camera

OnePlus has improved its game here by incorporating new sensors, at least one of which was developed in collaboration with Sony, and by collaborating with renowned camera manufacturer Hasselblad to improve colour calibration, ensuring that the colours you see are accurately portrayed.

The primary camera is a 48-megapixel rear shooter with a Sony IMX789 sensor developed in conjunction with Sony. Three more cameras are present at the backside which includes a 50MP ultra-wide camera containing a Sony IMX766 sensor.

There is even an 8MP telephoto shooter with up to 3x optical zoom and a 2MP monochrome shooter for significantly greater quality black-and-white images.

Battery Life

The OnePlus 9 Pro’s battery life isn’t going to blow you away, but it’ll get you through a full day of normal use on a single charge. Only a couple of times during our testing period did we need to charge the OnePlus 9 Pro around 10 p.m.

The 4,500mAh battery is huge, and the OnePlus 9 Pro can compete in this category with most of our best smartphones right now, but it won’t last you more than two days if you use the phone frequently.

The smartphone supports 65-watt wired charging and 50-watt wireless charging.

Display

If you need to save battery life, the phone’s bright and sharp 6.7-inch, 525ppi, the 3,216-by-1,440-pixel screen can be changed to 1080p in the settings. Low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) is a relatively new technology that improves battery consumption and provides phone makers greater control on refresh rates. Apple’s iPhone 13 models and the Samsung Galaxy S21 series are using the same technology.

This is a sleek OLED display that has the added benefit of being very visible in direct sunshine. We didn’t remove the screen protector that came preinstalled on our test device. The 9 Pro’s display in the Auto-Brightness setting outperforms the 8 Pro, the Galaxy S20 series, and the latest iPhones in ambient light, but not the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. In its vivid display mode, the 9 Pro also boosts the maximum colour gamut, which helps it maintain colour saturation in outside lighting.

Performance

OnePlus 9 Pro has the best system chip for Android – The Snapdragon 888. It is paired with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM. You won’t be able to make this phone stutter or slow down, I’m confident. It’s a true force to be reckoned with. Nothing slowed down the OnePlus 9 Pro, whether I was editing papers, communicating on Slack, listening to Spotify, or jumping into a Call of Duty match.

Verdict: A leap towards better Android Smartphones

The OnePlus 9 Pro is a great device that will rekindle your enthusiasm for Android and everything it has to offer. OxygenOS is the most fluid Android experience you’ll ever have. You will not experience apps lagging or taking too long to start or issues with apps closing in the background too soon. OnePlus has elevated OxygenOS to new heights, and it’s currently one of the best Android versions.

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OnePlus 9 Pro Review

Screen Size 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~90.3% screen-to-body ratio)
CPU/Processor Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm),  Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680)
Storage 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
Primary Camera 48 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.43", 1.12µm, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF
Secondary Camera 16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06", 1.0µm
Battery  Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Release Date 30 March 2021
Price Rs. 60,999 (825 United States Dollars)
Display Type LTPO Fluid2 AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
Size  6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~90.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Screen Resolution 1440 x 3216 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~525 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Main Camera
48 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.43", 1.12µm, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS 8 MP, f/2.4, 77mm (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3.3x optical zoom 50 MP, f/2.2, 14mm (ultrawide), 1/1.56", 1.0µm, AF 2 MP, f/2.4, (monochrome)
Features Hasselblad Color Calibration, dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama 
Videos 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera
Types Single 16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06", 1.0µm
Features  Auto-HDR
Videos 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Operating System (OS) Android 11, OxygenOS 11.2.7.7
Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU  Adreno 660
Dimensions 163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7 mm (6.43 x 2.90 x 0.34 in)
Weight 197 g (6.95 oz)
Built Quality  Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminium frame
Card Slot NO
Internal 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
Speaker Stereo speakers
Type Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 65W, 1-100% in 29 min Fast wireless charging 50W, 1-100% in 43 min 
 
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth: Yes, 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS:  Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS
NFC: Yes
USB: USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go
Sensors : Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, colour spectrum

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