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8.7/10
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The OnePlus 9 Pro currently has an Informr score of 8.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 71 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

If recharge speeds, camera features, or water resistance is important to you, the OnePlus 9 Pro brings a bit more to the table than the OnePlug 9. However, these subtle differences come at a premium price some reviewers found hard to justify.

As the name suggests, the OnePlus 9 Pro offers a little bit of extra compared to the standard OnePlus 9 for those who want the whole package. But those additional features come with extra costs too. Are they worth it?

What’s The Same

  • Hole-punch camera
  • Rectangular camera housing
  • Snapdragon 888
  • 8 or 12GB of RAM
  • 128 or 256GB storage
  • 4,500mAh battery
  • Hasselblad partnership

What’s Different

  • The One Plus 9 Pro has a curved display
  • Larger 6.7-inch screen with QuadHD+
  • Quad camera
  • Waterproof rating
  • Variable refresh rate

The One Plus 9 Pro might not seem significantly different from the One Plus 9, but the few differences there are might enough to tip the scales for some.

The One Plus 9 Pro offers faster wireless charging for power users and gamers. An actual waterproof rating also provides improved peace of mind. Finally, the quad-camera gives a few extra features to the photography experience, but the cameras on the One Plus 9 aren’t bad either.

When it comes to raw performance, the two phones perform nearly identically. So if that’s your biggest concern, the more affordable One Plus 9 might be a better choice.

Pocket Lint says, “The OnePlus 9 Pro offers a larger, curved display, variable refresh rate, more capable camera, metal frame and waterproofing over the regular OnePlus 9. It also has faster wireless charging support, but you pay quite a bit extra for those features compared to the regular OnePlus 9.”

Tech Radar states, “However, for those looking to spend less, the OnePlus 9 still gives you top-notch performance and a solid camera. Indeed, the differences only become readily apparent when you use these two phones side by side, which most people simply won’t be in a position to do.”

For more about what to expect from the OnePlus 9 Pro, be sure to check out our review of the OnePlus 9.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
6.7"
Camera
48+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Authority

In a lot of ways, the OnePlus 9 Pro is still one of the best phones ever from the brand. It offers flagship specs, a killer design, a legitimately great camera, and still comes with a charger in the box — and what a charger it is! Even six months after its debut, it’s a killer phone.

- C. Scott Brown, Android Authority
DxOMark

One smartphone after the other, OnePlus continues to improve its flagship series. In terms of audio, the 9 Pro performs consistently better than its predecessor, across all use cases, and all categories. While it might not be the best choice for music playback, or for selfie enthusiasts, the OnePlus...

- Marie Georgescu De Hillerin, DxOMark
TheCanadianTechie

The OnePlus 9 Pro is a good phone with an awesome 120Hz display and smooth performance overall. But it’s let down but it’s Hasselblad Camera.

- Sachin Bahal, TheCanadianTechie
XDA Developers

In most conditions, the OnePlus 9 Pro’s display is truly superb. Its color accuracy in the Natural profile is one of the best that I’ve measured, although lately I haven’t actually valued color accuracy as highly since most phones have been doing it really well—just as long as there aren’t any extra...

- Dylan Raga, XDA Developers
DxOMark

The OnePlus 9 Pro continues in the vein of other recent OnePlus devices that have scored well in our Display database rankings, with a good overall performance. Despite a weaker-than-expected readability score, the device showed accurate color rendering, comfortable readability in low-light conditio...

- Chris Welsch, DxOMark


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


OnePlus 9 Pro prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. OnePlus's suggested retail price is $1069.00. You can compare 9 Pro prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the OnePlus 9 Pro user manual here.


OnePlus backs up the 9 Pro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 9 Pro has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact OnePlus support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find OnePlus's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.7"

The OnePlus 9 Pro's screen size is 6.7 inches with 1440 x 3216 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 11 operating system (OS).

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4500 mAh battery.

9 Pro Specs

Overview
Release date March 26, 2021
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 11

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Processor Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 8/12 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Arctic Sky, Astral Black, Winter Mist
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.32 x 7.36 x 0.87 cm (6.4 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 197 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 3216 pixels
Pixel density 525 pixels
Size 6.7 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass, 120Hz refresh rate
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (50 MP, F2.2, Ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (8 MP, F2.4, Telephoto), 4th camera feature (2 MP, F2.4, Depth), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments

Dual-SIM variant available on other regions.

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