OnePlus 9RT Review
One among the crowd
Design: Déjà vu
Performance: On par with the big boys
One of the disappointing aspects is that the phone runs Android 11 out-of-the-box, and an Android 12 update is nowhere in sights. It comes as little surprise since the Oppo-like Oxygen OS 12 has more bugs than an insectarium. OnePlus has promised three years worth of software updates, and one can only hope that Android 12 will soon roll out for buyers.
Cameras: Ace of spades
The accompanying 16MP ultra-wide sensor does the job in getting a lot of elements into a frame, but in doing so tends to lose out on details and colour accuracy. There’s also visible distortion around the edges. As for the 2MP macro lens, the less said the better.
The 16MP selfie camera peeping out of the punch-hole up front, does a decent job with clicking selfies. We did however notice a bit of boosted red tones in our skin. Unless we are dying of something that hasn’t been discovered yet, these red tones make us look like we are auditioning for All of Us Are Dead.
Verdict: Should you buy?
All the essentials you need from a premium phone, but the OnePlus 9RT doesn’t stand out.
|6.62in FHD+ Fluid AMOLED, 20:9, 120Hz
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
|4,500mAh Warp Charge 65T
|50MP+16MP+2MP (rear) / 16MP (front)
|162.2 x 74.6 x 8.29 mm