One of the most reliable brands in the Indian market, Oneplus has added a new device to its already strong portfolio with Oneplus 9. Bringing in one of the best display experiences ever on an Oneplus, the phone also packs in ‘Your best shot’ with its Hasselblad camera. Combining great features with the trusted Oneplus Branding, the phone is surely worth the hype.
Design and Display:
Not diverging far from its predecessors, the Oneplus 9 sports a flat display with a fiber-reinforced plastic frame. The front and back panel house Gorilla gloss protection and the rear panel holds the camera cluster. The phone emits a classic yet premium in-hand feel and the sturdy build has well-placed ports and buttons. Available in Winter Mist, Astral Black and Arctic Sky color, the design is not exactly overwhelming. The OnePlus 9 houses a massive 6.55-inch, 8-bit AMOLED display panel. Images can be viewed with great clarity and vibrancy with 2400x1800 resolution and HDR capability. The display has a 120hz fast-refresh-rate for smooth scrolling. You can choose between the Normal and Vivid mode for screen calibration as the phone provides a manual toggle in settings for the same. The screen can be viewed at all angles and even on low lights.
Processor and Battery:
Amongst one of the first few devices to launch with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, the Oneplus 9 is built on the 5nm fabrication process. The Adreno 660GPU gives a 35% boost to performance as compared to the 650 versions, thus making the Oneplus 9 a perfect choice for gamers. The Oneplus 9 has a 4500mah battery giving enough for up to 28 hours of 3G talk time, 13 hours of web browsing, and 15 hours of video playback. Combined with 65W Dart charging support, the phone gets zero to fully replenished in just 30 minutes.
Packing an upgraded camera setup, Oneplus has collaborated with Hasselblad to give your pictures the perfect touch. The triple camera cluster consists of a Sony IMX689 48 MP main wide camera sensor, a 2-megapixel monochrome camera, and 50MP ultra-wide lens. The cameras capture vibrant and accurate colors, dynamic details, and crisp images. In low-lights and nightscapes, the camera has shown quite an improvement from its predecessors. The ultra-wide feature captures great videos with amazing stabilization. Videos can be recorded at 8K@30fps and 4K@30/60fps. Portraits show sensational realism and overall the camera does a good job. At the front, the 16MP selfie-shooter gives out attention-grabbing perfect self-shots.
Storage and Connectivity:
The Oneplus 9 has LPDDR5 RAM and UFS3.1 storage. The phone is available in 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM variants, though omitting expandable memory. In terms of Connectivity, the smartphone ticks all boxes with Wi-Fi 802.11, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, NFC, and USB Type-C 3.1.