OnePlus 9 Pro Review 2021: Android flagship phones are not much better than OnePlus 9 Pro. It has charm, power and a good camera. Nevertheless, low-light photography requires quick pruning.
Android phones made by OnePlus, which have not only made a distinct identity for themselves, but also sit very high as benchmarks that compare with relatively more affordable flagship Android phones. And compare yourself. While more expensive flagship phones are a serious matter of concern. It’s the only way through the years, even though a lot of rivals have come close in recent times and the overall offer continues to match and try, it is the uniformity, quality and feel that the OnePlus phone delivers for the money We do.
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Explaining the OnePlus 9 Pro variants
OnePlus 9 Pro 5G is the most expensive OnePlus phone yet. OnePlus 9 Pro offers two RAM and two storage options. That is between 8GB and 12GB RAM and your choice is between 128GB and 256GB RAM. So, your choice is between 8GB + 128GB configuration which costs Rs 64,999 and 12GB + 256GB configuration which costs Rs 69,999. Both variants can be in all three colors – Morning Mist, Pine Green and Stellar Black.
The immediate rivals of the OnePlus 9 Pro include, in terms of direct price comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S21 (prices start from Rs. 69,999). Still, if you’re eyeing the Samsung Galaxy S21 + (prices start at Rs 81,999), you can actually perform well and consider the OnePlus 9 Pro instead of saving some money. Having said that, more competition Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra will be coming soon – though we do not know their India prices yet, but there is more to be expected.
OnePlus 9 Pro Design:
OnePlus has always made beautiful phones. This does not change with the OnePlus 9 Pro. Since there was no 8T Pro last year, we have to compare the design elements of OnePlus 8 Pro in advance, not only with OnePlus 8T. The undisputed familiarity of the past, and yet seems to have changed enough to give the OnePlus 9 Pro its personality. The screen is bright and as you hold the phone, the OnePlus 9 Pro is very much like that family. Familiarity is always good, especially for someone who can be an upgrade.
In particular, the alert slider that continues to be highlighted – switching phones from ring to vibrate to silent is incredibly simple, depending on what you need using this physical key. No other Android phone seems like it is important enough to integrate, but trust me, you get accustomed to this in a moment and then miss it on every other Android phone. It is incredibly simple. If you are about to start driving or going to a meeting, and you don’t want to be disturbed, you slide the toggle without unlocking the phone.
However things have also changed. And all for the better. OnePlus 9 Pro has IP68 Water and Dust Resistance rating. Anything less would be a spectacular lapse for a major Android phone. You will see the Hasbeld branding on the camera module on the back, which clarifies the seriousness of the intention from the beginning. There are also new colors. What you photograph here is Morning Mist, which looks like a mirror-esque reflector, but try to make it look at your reflection and you will see a very subtle cooling effect.
I’m not really amazed at how it actually captures any kind of fingerprint or smoothie and it doesn’t even attract dust. Its slippers however, result in a really smooth finish on the back, so be a little careful on that front. Then there is Pine Green, which I have not personally seen, but it looks absolutely delightful in the photos – and that would be my recommendation, by far. And it comes from someone who used the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max for the longest time in gorgeous midnight green color and liked it.
Last but not least is the more traditional Steller Black, which tries to rekindle the explosion from the past with a matte sandstone look. The OnePlus 9 Pro weighs in at 197 grams, which to be honest is not much less than the 199 gram OnePlus 8 Pro, but the OnePlus 9 Pro just seems a lot more balanced and actually weighs a lot less than the numbers. suggest.
OnePlus 9 Pro Performance
OnePlus 9 Pro has Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip under its hood. It is the latest and most powerful chip you find in the Android smartphone space, and is one of the first movers on that front. Your choice between 8GB RAM and 12GB RAM. To be fair, both specs will be really performance oriented, although the 12GB in your phone will give you some bragging rights! OnePlus has never tried to shut down an older generation processor and tried to sugarcane it, and it is no longer changing.
This chip actually takes the game further than the predecessor, the Snapdragon 865 series – it’s 25% faster with CPU performance and graphics are up to 35% more powerful. The new 5nm architecture has advantages.
The advantages of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage and everything comes together very well on the performance front. In my usage, the OnePlus 9 Pro closed all the boxes on a checklist. Despite the slight heat I saw in the first 24 hours of installing this phone, the OnePlus 9 Pro remains very good. In more ways than one. The initial heating can be attributed to a restart, data sink, as well as search indexing.
It is not just the raw power of the hardware. While OxygenOS received a significant visual overhaul in the OnePlus 8T last year, there are still significant improvements to improve everything on the visibility as well as usability front.
You make the most difference because you use OnePlus 9 Pro every day, an updated TurboBost 3.0 feature that uses RAM compression and to give you more room to leave more apps in the background. Uses fast storage as virtual RAM.
For starters, it will not be easy for you to make the OnePlus 9 Pro conflict a bit easier, whether it is 8 GB RAM or 12 GB RAM. But it gives you more headroom anyway. This is a method we’ve seen before on Windows PCs, with varying degrees of success. All in all, OxygenOS is incredibly comfortable to use, is silky smooth and just looks easy on the eye too. Three things, together, cannot always be said about a lot of other Android phones.
There are still some rough edges or omissions that I notice with OxygenOS, which may do some noticeable good, but remain a minor dagger. For example, when using the Microsoft Edge web browser, tap on the search bar and the Gboard keyboard takes more than a few seconds to appear. Haven’t seen this behavior in other Android phones.
Secondly, in the Gallery app, there is still no option for auto enhancement editing – a lot of users like it, and this is something that flagship phones do. Third, when an image is cropped using edit tools in the gallery,
the borders are so thick that you can’t really make a good adjustment with the crops unless you’re really lucky. Also, in the camera app, there is an option in photo mode called “High Race” – you will find it by tapping on the three-dot menu on the corner of the screen. But for most users it is not immediately clear what it says and may be slightly more descriptive.
OnePlus’ latest discovery is to combine the War Charge 65T to make smartphone charging even faster, which when you’re using the OnePlus charger, it will be completely discharged in about 29 minutes. Takes up to 100%. For a 4500mAh battery, whichever way you look at it is a very fast rate. But this is the second part of this chapter which will sit and inform you. The Warp Charge 50 Wireless works in such a way that both battery cells are charged at 25W each.
It is using dual charging coils of the new OnePlus Warp Charge 50 wireless charger. You will have to buy it separately and its price will be around 5,990 rupees. However, it is not limited to OnePlus phones only. If you have another phone that supports wireless charging, it can offer wireless charging up to 45W. In my book, and budget permission, this is a must-have accessory.
OnePlus 9 Pro Camera: Hasselblad
For this reason, when you were not already talking about the camera, as a result you are harassing and cursing me. This is because the camera system of the OnePlus 9 Pro demands such detailed interaction, I wanted to get other important comments first. Let me make it clear from the start – OnePlus is really serious about camera performance and has called in support of experts from Swedish photography giants Hasselblad.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has already confirmed to News18 that the partnership with Hasselblad is a long-term one. Obviously, it does not matter what is happening. And it shouldn’t be, because there’s a lot at stake for OnePlus, now that it’s really firmly in serious Android chip chip battles. There will be incredible comparisons with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S21 series and indeed the Apple iPhone 12 series, and exactly what is to come.
First hardware. You’ll find a 48-megapixel main camera, a 50-megapixel ultrawide camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 2-megapixel monochrome camera. Pixel binning means 1 in 4 pixels in the default 12-megapixel image size setting. The camera module on the back proudly features special Hasselblad components, and it really pushes expectations. Easyair said, but it gives the OnePlus 9 Pro a much stronger run to build for the photography experience.
It has to be said, and no word is mince, that previous OnePlus phones have promised much more as a camera, yet more often delivered but not always. So, what exactly is Hasselblad doing? First and foremost, you will see a Husband Pro Mode in the Camera app. If you want more control over how your photos look, it gives you everything you expect – ISO, focus, exposure and more manual adjustments.
You can also shoot in 12-bit RAW, which is expected to deliver as much as 64x color compared to traditional 10-bit RAW images. Then there is the color calibration of Hasselblad which should make the OnePlus 9 Pro’s photographs lean even more towards accuracy and precision.
While writing this, the OnePlus 9 Pro review device that sits in my hands has received an OxygenOS update, including an improvement for the camera. This means that we are testing the performance of the camera with the latest updates available at the moment. There are two distinct parts to my comments about the camera on the OnePlus 9 Pro.
The first is the part where you are using it for good light photos, that is, day and indoor photos. Everything comes together very well here, hardware and software. These photos are really pleasing to the eye, with really nice colors to add to the visual treatment.
Photos are crisp, but not overly sharp, have a really good dynamic range, it doesn’t happen if you’re taking photos in the direction of the light source and it actually draws in a lot more detail than its predecessors. The OnePlus 9 Pro is better than any of its older siblings, with focus locking and being able to capture motion without blurring the result.
That being said, even though some shots of my daughter were still a blur, the OnePlus 9 Pro came close to matching the motion capture performance of the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max to a truly attractive child. Not many Android phones handle this sort of thing, and this makes OnePlus 9 Pro one of the better camera bets for sure.
There is a 30x digital zoom that should be acceptable as long as you have really steady hands or are using a tripod, but within that, it is the 3.3x optical zoom that really sets the bar high. Working with optical image stabilization (OIS), you can actually zoom across subjects with less clarity to work without compromising on cropped images.
Nevertheless, it is with low light photographs that still require a lot of work. Make no mistake about it. Hardware is a lot of space. All that is needed is some amount of tweaking from the software to deliver low-light photos with the expectation of OnePlus 9 Pro’s camera being the right set. At this time, there are a couple of shortcomings that are quite visible in low-light photographs. First, the darker parts of a picture look really dark and where too much granular detail is lost.
You can manually focus on improving things a bit, but it is still far from ideal results. Secondly, whites tend to lean more towards the heat of light than what they actually look like. The same frame, clicked three times in quick succession, had three different results – the warm color, the warm color with the pink color, and the yellow slave. That being said, low light photos still retain a lot of detail, which is something that should be able to work better with the camera.