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OnePlus on 23/03/2021 launched the 9R 5G which is a flagship android smartphone in India priced at Rs.39,999 & this is my honest thoughts about it.
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1. Performance [8.9/10]
Device comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 7nm SOC & runs Android 11 OS with OnePlus's Oxygen UI 11 interface on top. The overall performance should be excellent as it features,
- 1 Kryo 585 Gold [ARM-Cortex A77] CPU clocked at 3.2 Ghz, 3 Kryo 585 Gold [ARM-Cortex A77] CPU clocked at 2.42 Ghz & 4 Kryo 585 Silver [ARM-Cortex A55] CPU clocked at 1.8 Ghz with Adreno 650 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 5.1 (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 [8.6/10]
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 touch sampling rate & HDR10+ support.
- Excellent 402 ppi sharpness & 20:5:9 aspect ratio.
4. Camera [8.4/10]
Device comes with  rear cameras with Dual LED flash &  front camera. The overall camera quality [image & video] should be excellent [8.8/10] in day & pretty good [7.2/10] in night as it features [camera features: 0.4],
- Main: 48MP Sony IMX586 with f/1.8 aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 0.8 micron pixel, 1/2.0" sensor size, PDAF, OIS & auto HDR.
- Ultrawide: 16MP with f/2.2 aperture, 14mm ultrawide-angle lens with 123 degree FOV, 1/3.6" sensor size & 1.0 micron pixel.
- Macro: 2MP with f/2.4 Aperture.
- Depth: 2MP with f/2.4 Aperture.
- Video recording options include 4K [2160p@30/60fps], FHD [1080p@30/60] with gyro-EIS image stabilization option. It also 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. The battery life should be pretty great as it features,
- Bigger battery size.
- 7nm 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: 160.7 x 74.1 x 8.4mm & Weight: 189gms.
- Build: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front & back with metal frame.
7. Box Contents: OnePlus 9R [Device itself], 65W Fast Charger, Type-C Cable, Sim Tool, Screen Protector, Case & User Manual.
9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
|+ Excellent performance||- Slight premium price|
|+ Excellent features||- Overall camera performance could be better|
|+ Excellent 120Hz display||- Limited 5G bands supported in India|
|+ Great camera|
|+ Great battery life|
|+ Great build|
1. Product Rating: 8.56/10.
2. VFM Rating: 7/10.
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 7.78/10.
10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the OnePlus 9R 5G is a great smartphone at a pretty 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 in the 40K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.