OnePlus 9: Specs
Starting price: $729
Screen size: 6.65-inch AMOLED (2400 x 1080; 120Hz)
CPU: Snapdragon 888
RAM: 8GB, 12GB
Storage: 128GB, 256GB
Rear cameras: 48MP main (f/1.8); 50MP ultrawide (f/2.2); 2MP monochrome
Front cameras: 16MP (f/2.4)
Battery size: 4,500 mAh
Battery life (Hrs: Mins): 10:51 (120Hz); 10:53 (60Hz)
Charging speed: 65W, wired; 15W, wireless
Size: 6.3 x 2.9 x 0.32 inches
Weight: 6.77 ounces
The OnePlus 9 Pro may be the premium choice for Android lovers, but don’t overlook the OnePlus 9. The less expensive version of the new OnePlus flagship may lack some of the higher-end features of its sibling, such as a dynamically adjusting display, a telephoto lens and fast wireless charging, but the OnePlus 9 offers enough at a lower price to compete against some of the best Android phones out there.
The OnePlus 9 offers the features you’ve come to expect from OnePlus: solid battery life, fast charging and outstanding performance. But this latest phone goes a long way toward addressing a longtime Achilles’ heel for OnePlus, because it improves the quality of photos produced by the rear cameras.
In our OnePlus 9 review, we’ll look at what’s improved in this latest phone from OnePlus and whether it’s enough to make this handset the next Android device you buy.
OnePlus 9 review: Price and availability
The OnePlus 9 starts at $729 for a 128GB model. That’s $240 less than the OnePlus 9 Pro launching at the same time. More importantly, it’s $70 cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S21, which also features 128GB of storage, and the iPhone 12, which offers a meager 64GB.
OnePlus’ reputation as the phone maker that can beat the high price of flagship devices is secure, at least with this phone. If you want a 256GB version of the OnePlus 9, be prepared to pay $100 more.
The OnePlus 9 arrives April 2, and you’ll be able to buy it at Amazon, Best Buy and B&H photo, as well as from OnePlus. If you prefer to buy your phones directly from wireless providers, T-Mobile plans to offer the OnePlus 9.
OnePlus 9 review: Design
There’s a noticeable design difference between the regular OnePlus 9 and the Pro model. While the latter phone has a curved display — though not as curved as last year’s OnePlus 8 Pro —…