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OnePlus 9 Pro Review: Price, Homeruns and Misses

by Mukul Sharma
OnePlus

OnePlus 9 Pro is a premium smartphone with dual SIM capacity and 5G connectivity. Additionally, its stylish design and unique design along with a punch hole in the touchscreen on the left further makes it look awesome.

Here we will discuss the pros and cons of this flagship model of One Plus which was launched just a few days back on 30th March.

OnePlus 9 Pro Specs and Features

Its unmatched specs and feature list include: –

  1. Supersize 6.7-inch multi-touch capacitive
  2. HDR 10 plus AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 1440 x 3216 pixels and 90.3% screen to body ratio
  3. Powerful 8/12GB RAM
  4. Massive 4500 mAh Lithium Polymer battery with 65W fast charging
  5. 50W fast wireless charging
  6. 128GB/256GB internal memory which cannot be expanded

Moreover, the other excellent features of this smartphone include

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  1. Front and back glass Gorilla 5 protection
  2. Aluminium frame with I68 rating for saving it from dust and water. which saves it upto 1.5m for about half an hour
  3. Android 11 Oxygen 11.3.3 operating system with Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)- Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680 processor
  4. Adreno 660 graphic processing unit
  5. An exquisite 48MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.43″, 1.12µm, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF
  6. OIS + 8MP, f/2.4, 77mm (telephoto), 1.0µm,
  7. PDAF, OIS, 3.3x optical zoom + 50MP, f/2.2
  8. 14mm (ultrawide), 1/1.56″
  9. 1.0µm + 2MP, f/2.4, (depth) Quad primary camera with Hasselblad Color Calibration
  10. dual-LED flash
  11. HDR, panorama
  12. 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS settings
  13. 16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06″
  14. 1.0µm front camera with Auto-HDR mode and video 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
  15. a USB type-C fingerprint sensor
  16. face unlock feature.

One Plus 9 Pro connectivity options include: –

  • Wi-Fi- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
  • dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • DLNA
  • Hotspot
  • Bluetooth- 5.2
  • A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS, NFC
  • USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-G and 3.5mm audio jack.

One Plus 9 Pro sensor options include an optical Fingerprint sensorindisplay, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass and color spectrum.

Advantages

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  1. Large LTPO fluid2 OLED multi-touch HDR 10+AMOLED touchscreen with 1B colors, 1330 nits and 129GHz refresh rate gives a nice cinematic viewing experience
  2. IP68 rate to ensure that it is always safe from dust and water
  3. Front and back Gorilla glass protection efficiently saves it from scratches
  4. Latest Android 11 operating system with super-efficient Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G- 5 nm- Octa-core (1 x 2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3 x 2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4 x 1.80 GHz Kryo 680 processor is excellent for heavy gaming and multitasking
  5. Massive 4500 mAh Li-Poly battery with 65W fast charging that charges the mobile from 1 to 100% within 30 minutes along with 50W fast wireless charging charges up the mobile to 100% in just 43 minutes
  6. USB type-C connectivity for fast data transfer and fast charging
  7. Powerful 8/12GB RAM is excellent for smooth multi-tasking and heavy gaming
  8. Exquisite 48MP + 8MP + 50MP + 2MP Quad primary camera set up with LED flash light and AI technology lets you click 4K/8K videos and photos even in low light
  9. 128/256GB internal memory gives lots of space to save data
  10. Fast and responsive fingerprint sensor provides quick and secured access to the authorized user

Disadvantages

  1. No FM radio
  2. Non-removable battery
  3. Heating issue
  4. No infrared connectivity
  5. Micro SD card slot is not available- Memory cannot be expanded
  6. Fast battery draining problem

OnePlus 9 pro price

It is launched in Morning Mist, Forest Green and Stellar Black colors and you can buy it for Rs 65,000 on Amazon and Oneplus website.

OnePlus 9 Pro Review

It is a premium smartphone with amazing looks and Aluminum body that provides sturdiness and a unique look. Additionally, the 5G connectivity with dual SIM capacity means that you are always connected and you can use the 5G speed either from the Wi-Fi or by the network provider.

Secondly, the Quad camera setup in the front with LED flash lets you shoot 4K/8K videos with complete clarity but the selfie is just 16MP which could be better although it also has auto HDR function but as compared to the price it could have been better.

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Furthermore, the 128GB/256GB internal memory is enough to save lots of data but when you record 8K videos and HD photos then you may feel the need to have a micro SD card slot. However, the 8GB/12GB RAM variants provide a hiccup free multi-tasking and also suitable for those who like to play games like PUBG and other heavy games.

Misses

  1. There are some online reviews about this mobile in which the users have complaint about the heating issue in the mobile. The overheating issue was reported by some users especially when its camera function was used and the One Plus Company immediately noticed this problem reported online and said that they will soon fix the issue in the coming weeks. In Fact it has rolled out a small update that is related to the camera App and standby power consumption.
  2. There were some complaints about the power draining issue which the company has claimed to be fixed in this update. So, fast battery draining is another issue that you might get in this mobile. In India, the OnePlus Company has rolled out an update 11.2.3.3.LE15DA that you can download in case you have already bought this 5G mobile.
  3. Let us tell you that the heating issue is related to more software as compared to any hardware issue because it has a very thick copper foil along with a larger heat sink as compared to its prior models.

Anyways if we do not think about the heating issue and battery draining problem which is expected to be corrected in the coming weeks and see its other specs like wireless charging, fast charging and Gorilla glass protection with IP68 rating to save it from dust and water then this mobile can be given a chance.

So, if you are looking to upgrade your existing 4G mobile then it is a very good option, but we would suggest you to wait for the right time until the heating and fast battery draining issue is sorted by the company.

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