Oneplus 9 Review after 3months…. Worthy or Not???
When Oneplus first came out on the market, its cellphones were always a good deal. That’s no longer the case, as the business has shifted its attention to flagship smartphones and partnerships, with some gadgets now costing more than $1,000. That doesn’t rule out the possibility of OnePlus delivering good value in the future.
Design and Hardware
The OnePlus 9 looks identical to the OnePlus 8T in terms of design. The buttons are all in roughly the same places on both phones, and they’re around the same size. The camera array is located in the same general area on the back, but the form is different. The switch to a plastic frame is perhaps the most notable design change, and one that will elicit debate.
The back panel is still glass, but the edge is made of plastic composited with fibreglass and given a metal-like finish. The aluminium frame on the 9 Pro, on the other hand, has a cool, uncompromising feel to it. The power button is on the right, and the volume rocker is on the left.
Although there is no headphone jack, you do receive stereo speakers in the standard earpiece configuration. A 6.55-inch flat OLED screen with a resolution of 1080p and a refresh rate of 120Hz takes up practically the entire front of the phone. The bezels around the screen are almost symmetrical, but they’re not quite there. Even at low brightness, the Oneplus 9’s OLED seems incredibly homogeneous.
Although the brightness range isn’t as remarkable as that of a high-end phones, it’s usable outside and won’t blind you in a dark room. In the upper left corner, there’s a hole-punch for the selfie camera.
The sensor in the OnePlus 9 is only 7mm from the bottom of the display panel. OnePlus has always been near the top of the stack when it comes to haptic feedback, and the OnePlus 9 is no exception. The vibration is precise and tight, but not as powerful as I’d like it to be. A 65W Warp Charge plug and a C-to-C cable are included with this phone.
Performance and Battery
Oxygen OS 11, which is Android 11 with a few changes, comes pre-installed on the OnePlus 9. Google Discover appears on the home screen, and the app drawer scrolls in the right direction. OnePlus includes a few unique features, such as Parallel Apps for services that only support one account at a time and Screen Off Gestures for controlling the device while it is sleeping.
The OnePlus 9 appears to have a few minor flaws. For example, Android Auto crashes roughly 90% of the time, and the system navigation has stopped working on a few times. The animations on OnePlus phones are a little rushed compared to most other Android devices, even after a lot of use and a lot of apps, this phone still feels speedy. The OnePlus 9 stays up with me even when I’m switching between various apps and background services are using up RAM. OnePlus has been chastised for its zealous app control in the background.
However, the OnePlus 9 has provided me with excellent battery life. I normally get about eight hours of screen time spread out over a day or a day and a half of quite serious use. With lighter usage, I don’t see why this phone couldn’t last two days on a charge.
The 65W ceiling on the Warp Charge 65T is the same as previous year’s phones, but it can hold greater power for longer. In around 20 minutes, you’ll have a 75 percent charge. This gadget doesn’t have wireless Warp, but it does have 15W wireless charging, which is better than the OnePlus 8T’s zero watts.
We’ve heard of OnePlus’ Hasselblad relationship previously, and it reminds us of Huawei’s Leica cameras. OnePlus, on the other hand, argues that Hasselblad did more than just slap its logo on the back of the phone. The new image natural colour calibration on the OnePlus 9 looks fantastic. The photographs I’m seeing from the OnePlus 9 are far more realistic, with colours that are practically Pixel-accurate.
Even with the improved colour profile, OnePlus’ image processing isn’t fully to my satisfaction. The phone sharpens edges too much and smooths out details too much. Fine textures can sometimes become little more than a hazy pattern, making cropping any of your photographs impossible, which is made more difficult by the lack of a telephoto camera.
In low light, the Oneplus 9 camera suffers from blurriness and dubious white balance. While the OnePlus 9 lacks the 9 Pro’s new primary camera, it does have the higher-resolution ultrawide sensor. It’s a 50MP IMX766 with a “freeform lens” that decreases distortion at the edges when compared to other phones.
Because of the reduced distortion, this sensor is better for close-up objects. It’s also employed for Super Macro mode shots, which produces superior results than any dedicated macro sensor. The third camera sensor is monochromatic and only has a resolution of 2MP. The only photo mode that employs this sensor is the one at the bottom of the filter list.
The lack of optical image stabilization (OIS) for any of the sensors is the OnePlus 9’s major flaw. The OnePlus 8T and the upcoming OnePlus 9 Pro both offer optical image stabilization, whereas the OnePlus 9 only has electrical stabilization.
Worthy or Not???
The OnePlus 9 is speedy, has a wonderful screen, charges really quickly, and is a decent value when compared to the OnePlus 9 Pro. The OnePlus 9 is full-speed forward from the moment you pick it up, with snappy animations and barely a hint of lag. Although the absence of a telephoto camera is disappointing, the new ultrawide sensor is amazing. It shoots excellent macro images and has no discernible edge distortion.
If you want to spend less on a new phone than you would on a flagship, but cheap options aren’t powerful enough, the OnePlus 9 is a good option… for now.