ONEPLUS 9 PRO
By Damien Wilde
April 1, 2021
You wouldn’t call the design inspired, especially given the impressive finishes and tweaks of previous OnePlus smartphones. With some obvious iPhone 11/12 inspiration on the rear camera module. The OnePlus 9 Pro is inoffensive. However, it is a large bump at the rear that means laying completely flat on a surface with no wobble is not possible.
A true standout of OnePlus devices in recent years has been the usage of high refresh rate AMOLEDs. This time around, the usage of an LTPO panel knocks things up another notch. The OnePlus 9 Pro can run at 120Hz at FHD+ and QHD+ resolutions, but this newer AMOLED has a proper dynamic refresh rate that can be set as low as 1Hz.
If multiple-day battery life is an essential to you, then the OnePlus 9 Pro is not the device for you. The lifespan is not bad, it’s just not all that great but...
...50W wireless charging is here, meaning you don’t have to hang around waiting for the what is a fairly large 4,500mAh battery to be topped up.
The high-profile addition of Hasselblad to the OnePlus 9 series camera setup is a misnomer in many regards. Despite the “co-developed” suggestions from OnePlus, at this stage it’s merely a tuning partnership.
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The new camera hardware and features are not the industry-defining change that you might have anticipated before launch. stills have taken a fairly major step forward, but even despite all the gesticulation, the OnePlus 9 Pro still isn’t able to truly compete with the best smartphone cameras on the market.