OnePlus 9 review

OnePlus 9 Review: Elevating the Smartphone Experience

OnePlus has teamed up with Hasselblad to boost the camera quality on its phones. With improved color integrity and low-light performance, the results are evident.

The digital zoom has been improved, and there are some new amusing gimmicks, such as the ultra-wide camera’s macro-simulating close-range effect. Overall, the phone delivers excellent performance and battery life for the money, while also improving the camera.

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The new-look OnePlus 9 boasts a punch-hole selfie camera and better audio quality, but the plastic back and frame feel cheap in the touch. Unlike the more expensive OnePlus 9 Pro, there is no IP classification for water and dust protection. The phone does come with a quick in-display fingerprint scanner, albeit it may be a tad low in the display for certain users.

OnePlus 9 Review

OnePlus 9 Review:Display

The OnePlus 9 sports an FHD+ resolution, a peak brightness of 1,100 nits, and a refresh rate of 120Hz. Although it lacks the OnePlus 9 Pro’s fancy QHD+, curved, LTPO-backed panel, the phone’s display is still a winner at this pricing.

My only criticism is that, as compared to other phones, the display’s auto-brightness option is sometimes conservatively dull, especially when used indoors.


The OnePlus 9 sports a 6.55in Full HD+ display, while the OnePlus 8T Pro has a larger 6.7 screen with a Quad HD resolution, 3D curved glass, and higher brightness of 1300 nits.

You may experiment with features like Vibrant Color Effect and Comfort Tone, which employs the two ambient light sensors to make the screen as comfortable to watch as possible based on your surroundings.

OnePlus 9 Review: Performance

The OnePlus 9 includes a 120Hz display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU. It’s one of the quickest phones on the market, but it may not be able to maintain its peak performance for extended periods.

To save battery power, the corporation has also been detected restricting the performance of some popular apps. T-5G Mobile’s network is supported in the US version, but it does not support AT&T’s mmWave spectrum and will never support mmWave on any network.

Transferring files over the air is a breeze with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 on board. The phone supports Qualcomm’s aptX, aptX HD, Sony’s LDAC, and AAC Bluetooth audio formats for audiophiles.

OnePlus 9 Review


Oxygen OS for the OnePlus 9 is based on Android 11.2 and was first seen on the OnPlus 8T in 2012. It’s a sleek and beautiful operating system with a plethora of extra features and the flexibility to customize things to your desire.

The only thing I had to get accustomed to was the Google Discover screen being to the left of the main home screen and needing to swipe down to get to the OnePlus Shelf. Fortunately, there isn’t much “bloatware” out of the box.

Oxygen OS 11 has more flamboyant animations than stock Android, including its version of fonts, icons, and colors. If you need help putting your phone down for a moment, Zen Mode has three new themes and a new group option. Oxygen OS will be phased out in favor of a new “unified OS” that will combine the codebase with Oppo’s Color OS.


The main camera on the 9 is a 48MP Sony IMX689 with an f/1.8 aperture, while the Pro has a bigger, proprietary IMX789 sensor with virtually similar specs except for OIS.

Both phones sport the same 50Mp ultra-wide camera with a ‘Freeform’ lens that eliminates the fish-eye distortion that digital cameras are known for. The main camera is pixel-binned to 12Mp, but you can shoot in full 48Mp if you choose – there’s no real benefit unless you plan to crop in on photos.

Most people will choose HDR by default, which can look a touch gaudy and result in greater noise in photographs. The 16-megapixel front camera, which is visible through a hole in the upper corner of the display, is about typical for phones right now.

Battery life and charging:

With Warp Charge 65T, which is included in the box and can also be used to charge tablets and computers at 45W, the OnePlus 9 features the same rapid wired charging as the OnePlus 8.

In my test, the phone reached 54 percent in the first 15 minutes and didn’t quite reach 100 percent in 30 minutes, but at 95 percent, it’s one of the finest performances we’ve ever seen.


  • Excellent camera.
  • Long-lasting battery.
  • The software is quick and smooth, and the camera quality is generally decent.


  • There is no zoom lens.
  • Support for the millimeter-wave 5GNo telephoto camera is missing.


With rapid charging and nearly no bloatware, the OnePlus 9 combines top performance and a great wide-angle camera.

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