OnePlus 9 5G Review: A Pretty Great Flagship | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 18/08/2021 11:30 PM IST.
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OnePlus on 23/03/2021 launched the 9 5G which is a flagship android smartphone in India priced at Rs.49,999 & this is my honest thoughts about it. 
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1. Performance [9.1/10]
Device comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 7nm SOC & runs Android 11 OS with OnePlus's Oxygen UI 11 interface on top. The overall performance should be exceptional as it features,
  • 1 Kryo 680 Prime [ARM-Cortex X1] CPU clocked at 2.84 Ghz, 3 Kryo 680 Gold [ARM-Cortex A78] CPU clocked at 2.42 Ghz & 4 Kryo 680 Silver [ARM-Cortex A55] CPU clocked at 1.8 Ghz with Adreno 660 GPU.
  • 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM & 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage. It also features virtual RAM where by small part of the storage is converted to virtual RAM.
2. Features [8.8/10]
The device comes with excellent features which includes,
  • Important sensors: Fingerprint & Gyroscope.
  • Connectivity options: Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6), Bluetooth 5.2 (A2DP, LE, AAC & LDAC), NFC, 5G, USB Type-C 3.1 port, GPS (dual band GPS, GLONASS & Beidou) & Dual SIM (dual nano SIM, dual 4G, dual VoLTE & VoWiFi).
  • Audio features: Dual Stereo speakers.
3. Display [8.7/10]
Device comes with 6.55 inch display which should offer excellent quality as it features,
  • AMOLED panel with FHD+ [2400 X 1080 pixels] resolution.
  • 120Hz refresh rate with 240Hz (upto 360Hz in certain games) touch sampling rate & HDR10+ support.
  • Excellent 402 ppi sharpness, 1100 nits peak brightness & 20:9 aspect ratio. 
4. Camera [8.6/10]
Device comes with [3] rear cameras with Dual LED flash & [1] front camera. The overall camera quality [image & video] should be excellent [8.9/10] in day & pretty good [7.3/10] in night as it features [camera features: 0.5],
  • Main: 48MP Sony IMX689 with f/1.8 aperture, 23mm wide-angle lens, 1.12 micron pixel, 1/1.43" sensor size, Omni-directional PDAF & auto HDR.
  • Ultrawide: 50MP Sony IMX766 with f/2.2 aperture, 14mm ultrawide-angle lens with 123 degree FOV, 1/1.56" sensor size & 1.0 micron pixel.
  • Depth: 2MP with f/2.4 Aperture.
  • Video recording options include 8K [4320p@30fps], 4K [2160p@30/60fps], FHD [1080p@30/60] with gyro-EIS image stabilization option. It also features Hasselblad color calibration, Macro Mode, Cine Aspect, Slow Motion, Timelapse, Night Mode, Photo Pro & more.
  • Front: 16MP Sony IMX471 with f/2.4 aperture, 1.0 micron pixel, 1/3.06" sensor size & auto HDR.
  • Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps] with gyro-EIS image stabilization option. 
5. Battery [8.4/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 4500 mAh battery which supports 65W fast charging & USB power delivery. The battery life should be pretty great as it features,
  • Bigger battery size.
  • 5nm fabrication of the SOC.
  • 65W fast charging.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 7:45 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.

6. Form Factor [8.3/10]
  • Dimensions: 160 x 73.9 x 8.1mm & Weight: 183gms.
  • Build: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front & back with metal frame. 
7. Box Contents: OnePlus 9 [Device itself], 65W Fast Charger, Type-C Cable, Sim Tool, Screen Protector, Case & User Manual.

8. Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
2 Price: Rs.49,999 & Rs.54,999.
2 Variants: 8+128GB & 12+256GB. 
3 Colors: Winter Mist, Arctic Sky & Astral Black.
Availability: Available from 14/04/2021 via, 
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9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
Pros Cons
 + Exceptional performance   - Slight premium price 
 + Excellent features  - No OIS
 + Excellent 120Hz display   - No IP Rating & Wireless Charging
 + Excellent camera   - Limited 5G bands supported in India
 + Great battery life   
 + Great build    

1. Product Rating: 8.66/10.
2. VFM Rating: 7.2/10. 
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 7.93/10.

10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the OnePlus 9 5G is a excellent smartphone at a very good price, Also do let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking for a pretty great flagship smartphone with exceptional performance in the 50K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.
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