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OnePlus 9 Pro review in 5 points: Stellar cameras, fast in all it does but price goes up

OnePlus 9 Pro will be available via Amazon starting April 1. The price starts at Rs 64,999 for the basic model and goes up to Rs 69,999. But, is it worth buying? We tell you in five points.

twitter-logoKetan Pratap | March 31, 2021 | Updated 13:57 IST
OnePlus 9 Pro in Morning Mist colour
OnePlus 9 Pro in Morning Mist colour

Highlights

  • OnePlus 9 Pro comes with cameras co-developed with legendary camera maker Hasselblad.
  • Snapdragon 888 SoC powers the smartphone.
  • The OnePlus 9 Pro is available for Prime members on Amazon as part of the early access sale.

OnePlus 9 Pro was unveiled last week, and it is the company's official entry into the ultra-premium segment that hasn't been a familiar ground so far. We reviewed the OnePlus 9 Pro and found it to be an excellent flagship-grade smartphone for everyday use. You can read our full review of the OnePlus 9 Pro, and it delves deep into the overall performance in various departments. But this is also a long read. So, if you want some key takeaways around the OnePlus 9 Pro, it comes with a stunning display, design that's setting a benchmark, Hasselblad tuned cameras that make it a worthy choice at that price, battery enhancements, and more.

There are some shortcomings but none so big to break the deal for the OnePlus 9 Pro. Here's a quick recap of the OnePlus 9 Pro review in 5 points that will be handy for you if you are short on time.

Point 1: With the OnePlus 9 Pro, the company continues its burdenless design philosophy and what that means is you get an aesthetically appealing device, feels well-balanced device, and curved edges help it sit well in your hands. The phone has been launched in Morning Mist, Pine Green, and Stellar Black colours. In our opinion, the Pine Green could be the best colour option as it comes with a double-layer matte finish that offers minimal fingerprint smudges at the rear. Another neat touch on the 9 Pro is the minimised curved display part to avoid the colour bleed issue or mistouches during daily use. The phone also gets an IP68 rating making it water and dust resistant.

Point 2: The cameras have been improved massively on the OnePlus 9 Pro. If you've been following the company's journey in the last eight years, there has been one feedback on camera that has been consistent from enthusiasts, community, and general users. Everyone wanted cameras also to enhance and offer flagship-grade performance. The Hasselblad investment has brought some noticeable improvements to the camera this year. OnePlus 9 Pro samples that we took had more rich and natural colours. The images had great details, and even low-light samples were good.

OnePlus 9 Pro features a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with 20.1:9 aspect ratio and Smart 120Hz refresh rate

Point 3: The performance is top-notch, as usual. The OnePlus 9 Pro sets a high benchmark when it comes to performance. Whether multitasking, editing videos, gaming, or using the camera extensively, we noticed no noticeable lag on the 9 Pro. The Snapdragon 888 SoC is a great processor, and 9 Pro is one of the best examples out there. The OxygenOS 11 UI is a cherry on the cake and is one of the best custom Android version that we have seen in a long time. The 9 Pro comes with an AMOLED display with LTPO tech that offers colour accuracy and an excellent screen for multimedia needs.

Point 4: The battery is one of the highlights of the smartphone, and the Warp Charge 65T is a great addition. The phone can fully charge from 0 to 100 per cent in less than 30 minutes, and that's amazing. During the review, the 9 Pro lasted for a day with heavy usage, which is impressive for a phone with a QHD+ display.

Point 5: The pricing of the OnePlus 9 Pro is steep. It is also one of the most premium smartphones coming out from OnePlus and something that doesn't go well with its original title of Flagship Killer maker. At a starting price of Rs 64,999, the OnePlus 9 Pro is placed alongside some of the ultra-premium flagships from Samsung and Oppo. However, compared to other Android rivals, the OnePlus 9 Pro feels like a device you can't go wrong.

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