OnePlus 9 Pro Review

OnePlus 9 Pro Review

OnePlus 9 Pro is a highly competitive phone in terms of quality and features, with other high-end Android phones in the market. The OnePlus 9 Pro offers remarkable performance, a much better camera to the brand’s previous smartphones, and a variety of top-end features making it an exceptional Android Smartphone. However, not everyone’s pocket can allow them to buy OnePlus 9 Pro as it is quite expensive.

OnePlus 9 Pro Price & Availability

The OnePlus 9 Pro was launched on March 23, 2021 in a virtual event from the company, and preorders went live following the event. OnePlus 9 Pro price in Pakistan is Rs. 164,999 with 8 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage which is available in Morning Mist, Forest Green, Stellar Black colours.

OnePlus 9 Pro Design

There haven’t been many changes in design as compared to previous OnePlus Pro phones. The OnePlus 9 Pro looks and feels premium, having glass back and curved metal edges.  It measures 163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7mm, and weighs 197 grams. On the right edge is the power button, and a silence slider that allows you to mute your phone. The volume rocker is on the left edge and the USB-C charging slot is at bottom edge, along with the SIM card drawer and a speaker grille. OnePlus has shortened the camera bump on the OnePlus 9 Pro compared to its previous phones, but it still manages to bulge out from the back. You’ll find the Hasselblad logo embellished on the camera alongside four shooters.

OnePlus 9 Pro Display

The OnePlus 9 Pro has high-resolution AMOLED display with a screen of 6.7 inches from corner to corner, with a QHD resolution of 1440 x 3216 – that equals 525 pixels per inch. Brightness is good but you have to adjust in bright sunlight. Just like 2020’s OnePlus 8 Pro, the display has a 120Hz refresh rate, which is becoming a trend for high-end Android phones which means the display refreshes 120 times a second. The adaptive setting works well, adjusting the display and refresh rate seamlessly. There’s also a fingerprint scanner in the screen which works quite fast as other flagship phones that have this technology.

OnePlus 9 Pro Cameras

The Realme GT 2 has a 50-megapixel primary camera which is great, an OnePlus 9 Pro has the best camera so far from this company. OnePlus has upgraded by including new sensors teaming up with Sony and Hasselblad to improve colour adjustment. The main camera is a 48MP rear shooter with Sony IMX789 sensor in collaboration with Sony. There are three other cameras on the rear, including a 50MP ultra-wide camera that also uses a Sony IMX766 sensor. There’s also an 8MP telephoto shooter that can shoot at up to 3x optical zoom, but with not-so-good results, while the final element is a 2MP monochrome shooter that essentially allows you to get higher quality black and white imagery.

For video, you’re able to record in 8K at up to 30 frames per second, which is one of the highest resolution/frame rate combinations on a smartphone though the shooting at this top setting will take up a lot of storage. Other video options are 4K at 30, 60 or even 120 frames per second for slow-motion footage, and there are also slow-motion options for 720p at 480fps or Full HD at 240fps and all work fine. On the front of the phone is a selfie shooter with a 16MP Sony IMX741 sensor and an aperture of f/2.4.binning hardware lets them hold a fundamental degree of detail well in poor light.

OnePlus 9 Pro Performance & Specs

The OnePlus 9 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset with high performance. As with other OnePlus devices there’s no microSD support and you rely on built-in storage of whatever variant you opt for. The OnePlus 9 Pro is also a 5G-ready handset with OxygenOS look over the top, having various new features such as an always-on display and the brand’s own unique look and feel. The phone has some Bluetooth connectivity issues, but let’s hope these will be solved with a final software update from the company. The software performance overall is great.

OnePlus 9 Pro Battery and Charging

The 4,500mAh battery is large, but the phone cannot make it through a full day, but impressive fast-changing technology can overcome it. There’s 65-watt wired charging and 50-watt wireless charging, which is some of the highest spec we’ve seen for this technology, and which is quite impressive as OnePlus adapted to this wire-less charring very late as compared to other companies. The OnePlus 9 Pro comes with a new charger in the box.