The OnePlus 9 Pro was released in 2021 as the benchmark of the Asian firm at that time and was considered one of the great attractions of the moment. About a year ago it became my personal mobile phone and will probably continue to be so for longer, since it has everything I look for in a smartphone.
When it comes to opting for a high-end mobile phone, we do so for a terminal that we know will age well over time. That is why it is always a good purchase option even if we are in more recent generations. That is why the OnePlus 9 Pro is perfectly preserved and has great performance.
5 top features of the OnePlus 9 Pro mobile
With more than a year of use, it is enough time to get to know my phone in depth and check which parts I enjoy the most, ensuring that I do not think about its renewal in the short term.
- Screen: For me one of its strong points is its screen. It is large, 6.7 inches and of quite high quality, as it incorporates a panel AMOLED LTPO and resolution QHD+. It also does not lack a variable refresh rate and speakers compatible with Dolby Atmos. It is ideal for both listening to music and watching movies.
- Hardware: like a good high-end mobile phone, power is one of its strong points. To do this, it incorporates a chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 888(the best Android processor of 2021), accompanied by 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. All this means that its performance is always perfect, even far superior to a current mid-range smartphone.
- Fast charge: Another of the points that most conquered me about this terminal is its 67 W fast charging. It is true that its 4,500 battery is not too large, but it holds up well for a day of use. But having it charged to 100% in just 40 minutes is wonderful.
- Cameras: Photography is also a strong point in this smartphone. Beyond the collaboration with Hasselblad, what stands out the most is its main sensor 48MP IMX789and the wide angle lens Sony IMX766 50 MP. For my taste, both offer excellent results, especially at night and in portrait mode.
- Updates: OnePlus has taken the issue of updates seriously and for months it has had Android 13 inside. In addition, messages periodically arrive to update the terminal, especially in terms of security.
It’s not all perfect: this is what I like the least
It is evident that despite being very happy with the OnePlus 9 Pro, we are not looking at a perfect mobile phone and there are always little things that squeak a little and we don’t quite like it. On the one hand, there is the curvature of your screen. It was a wedding of the moment, luckily temporary and that really adds little or nothing to the user experience, at least in a positive way. But it is annoying because of ghost touches and especially to find an efficient screen protector. Those that reach and cover the curvature end up coming off and having it exposed is not the most recommended.
On the other hand, regarding software it must be said that, increasingly OxygenOS is losing its essence which made it the favorite customization layer of a large majority of users, as it provided a close experience, although with “stock Android” improvements. Currently, given the link between OnePlus and OPPO, OxygenOS 13.1 has practically become a copy of ColorOS, losing much of its appeal.