OnePlus 9 Pro

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The OnePlus 9 Pro is the new flagship phone of the Chinese company that also arrives accompanied by the cheaper and simplified OnePlus 9.

Price

OnePlus 9 Pro: US$ 969 

OnePlus 9: US$ 729

These new OnePlus 9, 9 Pro phones and the wireless charger are on pre-sale since March 26 and will be available on April 2 through the OnePlus or T-Mobile website.
In the U.S., these phones are compatible with GSM networks, but also have compatibility with the Verizon network.

OnePlus 9: features

  • Display: 6.55 inches (flat)
  • Resolution: 2,400×1,080 pixels (120Hz)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM and storage: 8GB/128 GB, 12GB/256 GB
  • MicroSD: no
  • Main cameras: 48 MP (f/1.8) + wide-angle 50 MP for macro (f/2.2) + monochrome 2 MP
    Front camera: 16 MP
  • Water resistance: yes (IP68), but only T-Mobile version
  • Battery: 4,500 mAh (65 W), wireless charging (15 W) and reversible charging
  • Operating system: Android 11
    5G: Sub-6
  • Fingerprint reader: In-display
  • Other features: no 3.5 mm headphone jack, NFC, dual speakers
  • Dual SIM: Not in the U.S., not even the unlocked version
  • Size: 160 x 74.2 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 192 grams

OnePlus 9 Pro: added features

  • Display: 6.7 inches (curved)
  • Resolution: 3,216×1,440 pixels (120Hz)
  • Cameras: 48 MP (f/1.8) + wide-angle 50 MP for macro (f/2.2) + monochrome 2 MP + telephoto 8 MP with 3x optical zoom and up to 30x digital zoom
  • Water resistance: yes (IP68)
  • Battery: 4,500 mAh (65 W), wireless charging (50 W) and reversible
  • 5G: mmWave/Sub-6
  • Size: 163 x 73.6 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 197 grams

OnePlus 9 Pro software

Performance

Geekbench 5

  • OnePlus 9 Pro 1.105 / 3.413
  • OnePlus 9: 1.121 / 3.617
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra: 1.098 / 3.198
  • Galaxy S21 Plus:  1.069 / 3.228

3DMark Sling Dot Unlimited

  • OnePlus 9 Pro: 8.386
  • OnePlus 9: 7.862
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra: 8.021
  • Galaxy S21 Plus: 9.807

Battery life

The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro offer very average battery life, even on the OnePlus 9 Pro configured with Full HD+ resolution. Compared to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, I would say that surely the OnePlus 9 Pro manages to last 60 percent of what that Samsung cell phone offers. With my heavy use, neither of the OnePlus 9s managed to last a full day of use, though they did manage to last at least the business day of use.

OnePlus 9 Pro battery

Cameras

The cameras on the OnePlus 9 Pro are the first from the Chinese company’s collaboration with Hasselblad. In general, the cameras offer very good results achieving attractive colors in situations with lots of color and at other times betting a little on more natural colors. Also, moving objects come out less blurry, especially with portrait photos on the OnePlus phone, although I still think the Pixels still offer the best results and flexibility for these occasions. Also, sometimes for some reason the photo you end up capturing turns out to be a slightly delayed image.

The big disadvantage comes in the zoom, because the OnePlus 9 Pro can’t compete with the S21 Ultra. The OnePlus 9 offers very similar results to the Pro, but it doesn’t have a dedicated telephoto that offers decent results.