One Plus 9 5G Series Android Smartphone Review :-
One Plus 9 Review: This is the One Plus 9 not pro and this is the one that comes with more accessible price tag still not what exactly what you call cheap it’s 729 $ starting price but you get a lot for your money here at least this is a snapdragon 888.
So, if you are looking at something like the Samsung galaxy s20 fan edition you do get a newer chipset inside this also support 5G in terms of carriers in the united states T-Mobile is selling it directly or you or you can buy it unlocked.
We will talk about compatibility with other carriers and other very important things now so for 729 dollars you get a charger in the box and not just any charger it’s the 65 t warp charger so you know one plus and their warp chargers super-fast charging.
So this one yes can charge the phone at 65 watt rate which means empty to full in 30 minutes huzzah that means you obsess a little bit less about battery life probably beyond that the charge is also compatible with other USB C devices including laptops most ultra-books comes with 45 watt chargers and it can charge a laptop at 45 watts or you know you’re on their phone or whatever device you have so nice that the 729 dollar version has 8 gigs of ram and 128 gigs of storage and for a hundred dollars more not yet available
But should be coming they will be one that has 12 gigs of ram 256 gigs of storage kind of mirroring the option that you see on the pro model and there is no micro SD card slot
So, if that’s the amount of storage you got and that aren’t going to change for the display, we have a 6.55 inch oled 120 hertz fast refresh display you can put it on 60 hertz refresh mode if you want it’s not quit as high resolution as the one plus 9 pro and I think that’s ok most people’s eyes you probably can’t tell the difference you can see the resolution on screen right now
One Plus 9 Review: So that’s a little bit of a boost from the one plus 8 from last year that was a 90 hertz refresh display it’s a nice enough looking display and it’s also quit accurate it you put it in natural mode the default is vivid mode and I think most people like the extra poppy colors
But if you do care about color accuracy you have got it with natural mode and just like the pro you have some options for things like extra vivid modes there’s a mode you can turn on that makes the colors super pop like old fashioned oled displays did back in the day.
So lets talk about 5G compatibility it works on t mobile just great and as t mobile the united states has been doing they do sell it to you if you want and if you don’t want to go with the unlocked route and for buying if you do buy and unlocked version Verizon is sort of spotted for their lower band 5g coverage
But not they are super-fast but super narrow coverage millimeter wave and this is the same with the nine pro also and at you will get 4G but not 5G because they haven’t certified it for their network and no word that they intend to do any such things so there’s that that’s a bit of a hurt versus Samsung and some other brand phones you know even say the google pixel when you are talking about that speaking of the pixel you know there’s a lot that’s similar here in terms of that kind of clean android experience a fast experience
One Plus 9 Review: But much faster processor here and I think that’s two that’s one of two things that sets this apert from the pixel the pixel is a considerably smaller phone with a much smaller display and a lower end CPU so I’m not sure that people are really going to be cross shopping these all that much unless you are just anti Samsung want android you are looking at all the possibilities this runs android 11 with oxygen OS and as ever like I always say I really like what they do with it
Because it is mostly pretty clean and it’s so optimized to feel fast even if it’s not particularly fast or on benchmarks the thing just feels fast and fluid and stays that way with one plus now I believe they are rolling with two major operating system version upgrades and three and three years of security updates
If you’re wondering about what you’re going to get with that in terms of the software no duplicates no multiple photos apps no multiple messages apps good stuff there and the rest of it’s just a thoughtful little customizations typically for things like controlling the refresh of the display and that vivid mode that sort of stuff so it’s nice I like it now when it comes to the cameras
Because they are making a big deal about that this year because that’s typically the big differentiator and seller for a lot of smartphones this days you have Hasselblad brand here as well very high end camera maker that most of us never actually get to use the real hostile on cameras and we have a 48 megapixel main camera f 1.8 lens so that’s nominally the same resolution and f rating as the pro model
But it’s a different Sony sensor here so not quit the same level of imaging hardware still a large sensor pretty good the ultrawide camera which is quite good
One Plus 9 Review: It is the same as that used the sensor on the 9 pro you have electronic image stabilization here not optical as far as I’ve seen and we don’t have a telephoto lens I think this is going to hurt because even mid-range phones are starting to have triple cameras at this point and for those who want the telephoto lens to take pictures of your little kids without getting up and literally a little kids face
So the kids stop doing whatever cute thing it was doing there is that for an issue it has 2x digital zoom it’s not bad looking actually but it’s only 2x which in most cases means moving two three feet with your feed and you could probably archive the same thing without really creeping out whatever you were taking a picture of the image processing needs some help where the 9 pro is really quite good you’re just getting a little nitpicky about saying how good or bad it is versus the latest iPhone or Samsung s21 family phone this one has problems with exposure
But it’s not always probably one plus will address this with software updates as they have done with previous generation phones whose cameras have improved but I see a kind of pale a little bit of a washed-out overexposed look to some shots outdoor mostly but sometimes even indoors and it has more problem with dynamic range insofar as taking outdoor sunny shots you will see whiteout happening and that really in this price range shouldn’t be happening, I do suspect that they are going to fix it
One Plus 9 Review: There is a two-megapixel monochrome camera on board that help well with monochrome shots and with sharpening things up a bit all in all they are good cameras but they don’t impress me as much as the nine pros which I suppose is fitting given the price difference and the tier difference that they are in
But I think they could do a little better with the 9 model the camera has a couple of fun features of course the usual slow motion mode you have got tilt shift so you get the blur in the top and bottom and you have got 4k video recording at 30 frames per second and 60 frames per second and it can even do 8k at 30 frames per second not that that’s the most useful thing yet just like with the nine pro it’s not bad but fine details look a little over sharpened
Speaking of taking photos in bright outdoor light the display is quit visible outdoors there is factory installed screen protector on this flat display flat no curve on the sides it’s just the plastic peel it off sort of thing you know but it’s unobtrusive
One Plus 9 Review: The display glass is gorilla glass not a specified version my guesses might be like the nine pro gorilla glass five but there’s that you have WI FI 6 Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC on board and an in display fingerprint scanner that worked quite well in my test and a 2d facial recognition for face unlock as well
So you got all the basics bells and whistles of a nearly flagship sort of phones here and we also have stereo speakers that are pretty darn good on this no headphone jack no surprise there anymore that’s what Bluetooth and USB-C are for at this point now in terms of battery life it’s good it’s better than the 9 pro
And now this is a little bit smaller and lower resolution display but this one I got about six to five and a half hours of screen on time versus only about five hours with the nine pro that’s pretty good it does have an always on display option and there and there is an option to have it on at all times
One Plus 9 Review: I suggest not doing it you can have it just wake up and turn on if you tap it or if you pick it up because it’s very bright and I have noticed that it reduces run times on this and again you know the deal with charging
So super-fast it’s crazy there is none of that fast 50 watt wireless charging like we have on the 9 pro so you don’t have to go and buy that 70 optional wireless charger that they sell in the united states in Europe it does not support standard 15 watt chi wireless charging why it doesn’t out side of the us and eu I don’t know now
I think probably a lot of you might be cross shopping the Samsung galaxy s20 fe here you get a newer faster CPU and that’s the selling point with the fe you do get ip68 official water resistance which the unlocked version of the 9 doesn’t offer even though we do see things like the little rubber seal around the little nano sim card slot that sort of thing so it might do ok but there’s no promises on that one
Obviously, you lose a telephoto lens on the nine and that is kind of a hurt I’d say and versus Samsung’s a series of phones well you know those are a lot less expensive too so the big batteries they don’t always have the higher end camera and the higher end processor though so really in a different tier and that’s why they are less expensive
One Plus 9 Review Conclusion:
So that’s the one plus 9 for 2021 they are almost flagship price phone and for 730 dollars it’s not bad it’s very fast you have got clean software on here without redundancies, the things that do hurt on this would be the lack of a telephoto camera I think for some folks and the fact that nothing really sets it apart so much from the competition as phones typically evolve very slowly these days I do like the flat oled display a lot it might not be that fancy variable refresh that you have on the nine pro on this and on the Samsung s21 line
But it’s a very nice looking display and it’s a little bit easier to hold than the nine pro though honestly there’s not much of a difference physically in the size of the two phones so I wouldn’t that to decide between them.