OnePlus 9

Released March 2021

Premium ($600-$800)

Summary


Pros

  • Video stabilization performance
  • Image details in ultra-wide camera
  • Autonomy for its price segment, providing more than 2 days for a moderate use
  • Swift battery charging, reaching 80% in 21 minutes
  • Smooth display for most use cases

Cons

  • Low-quality tele zoom images
  • Audio playback despite lack of bass
  • Shortcomings in audio recording with selfie and main camera
  • High power consumption during video playback
  • Low screen brightness when watching HDR10 content

Scores


125
display
18th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Display Score i
125
52
Realme C21
BEST 155

Sub-scores

Readability i
107
40
Realme C21
BEST 163
Color i
148
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 164
Video i
122
40
Realme C21
BEST 162
Motion i
135
54
Realme C21
BEST 156
Touch i
165
40
Realme C21
BEST 170
Artifacts i
120
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 163
Top score
OnePlus Open
119
audio
28th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Audio Score i
119
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
118
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
122
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 157

Use Cases

BEST 156

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 157

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

122
battery
11th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Battery Score i
122
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 152

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
104
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 195
Top score
Honor X7b
Charging i
155
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 218
Efficiency i
120
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
2 days 6h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
0h21
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
0h39
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
6h50 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge

Specifications


160 x 74.2 x 8.7mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

Water resistant
IP68

Protection

Wireless

Charging

128/256 GB

Storage

Wide, Ultra-Wide, Mono

Main camera
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