We have the brand new oneplus 9. So after all the leaks and teasers on social media for the oneplus 9 and the oneplus 9 pro we’ve basically seen what they look like already. But what we don’t have is in depth detail and how they actually work and all that stuff. What i’m trying to find out, though, is it’s the asset, vlad partnership. Is it just a hype uh we’re, going to find out in this one week review of the oneplus 9 let’s check it out in the box. You have the device itself in winter mist with 12 gig of ram and 256 gigabytes of internal storage. You have a silicone case, usb c cable and 65 watts whop charging brick. This is a reviewer unit, though, so what you get in a retail packaging might be a little bit different to this. So just bear with bear that in mind. You get sim jet a tool and a welcome letter from pete lao, which is who is one plus uh ceo. You have some safety information in there, a quick start guide. One thing that’s missing in the box, though, that i feel is a booklet, perhaps explaining who has a vladis and how the partnership came about and what it’s all about. I think for me, as a tech reviewer, i know who they are. I’Ve used the asset blood camera before uh john owns one, but for an average i use the probably doesn’t, even know what that is uh.
It has a glossy finish: that’s, a fingerprint magnet and on the camera housing. You see the hasselblad stamp to mark the partnership, okay onto the oneplus 9’s triple camera system. You get a 50 megapixel ultra wide angle: f, 2.2 camera with one 1.56 inch sony imx 766 sensor with a freeform lens that brings edge distortion. You normally get with other smartphone down to one percent. Most smartphones have 10 to 20 according to oneplus i’ve, never measured it myself, so i can’t confirm that. But what i can confirm is that ultra wide angle, shots on the screen that you can see right now shows nearly no edge distortion, which is impressive and makes use an ultra wide angle, lens camera, a lot more fun as usual. You can also use it to capture macro photos from as close as four centimeters away from your subject. The main camera is 48 megapixel, f, 1.8 shooter with one 1.43 inch sony, imx, 689 sensor, so a 12 megapixel four in one setup, and also not the newer imx sensor that you get on the pro model. He has a 2×2 on chip lens capable of 12 bit raw dual native iso and three hdr. You basically have a camera system that will focus faster, captures, more color information and cleaner image and oneplus also added a new tilt shift mode, which i found a bit pointless. But if that’s your thing it’s there for you for me, it’s a bit like microscope modes or 100 times space zoom on your phone, which i barely use.
Finally, there’s, also a two megapixel monochrome camera and dual led flash let’s, not forget the front facing camera too. There’S, a 16 megapixel imx 471 camera with eis and f 2.4 aperture for the assembler partnership. You will first notice the shutter sound it’s, the signature, aster blood shutter, sound that’s satisfying, although it’s simulated and doesn’t sound exactly like it when we compared it well, it’s close enough and you can turn it off in settings. If it bothers you next, you have the asoblad pro mode, which brings a new ui based on assetblad’s image, processing software it’s, where you can adjust iso exposure time. White balance focus shoot raw, and you can even have focus speaking to make sure things you want in focus are in focus at all times. You have irs mode, which is not usually on by default, but by tapping the three dots on the right side of the screen that reveals the menu for you to select 48 megapixel high resolution mode, shooting videos you have hdr, you can shoot up to 8k at 30 frames per seconds you have focus tracking and nightscape video too. One thing, that’s really impressive, is how stable the video is. It’S still one uh it’s still not one for sharing on social media, though like instagram stories or snapchat, because they just match up the quality. Unlike you do on ios, but for general video content creation, it’s, fantastic, okay, let’s hit some examples now, ultra wide angle, shots look great with lots of details and color accuracy it’s a little darker than the main lens, and unless you shoot at high resolution, you lose Detail when you zoom in and you start to see the level of detail that you get considering, it was a great it’s, a bit of a great weather here in london.
You still see some of the dynamic range working hard here to give you some detail in the sky. One thing for sure, though, is that the edge distortion is non existent in ultra wide angle. Shots low light shots, look great too, until you hit that two time zoom and the colors are off and white balance. Doesn’T show you what you want it. What you actually see portrait mode is lacking in some ways. It lacks the edge detection that i’m used to seeing in some of the flagship devices out right now and it’s a bit softer as well on on this it’s a bit on the softer side. Overall, however, color accuracy is on point high. Res files go from 11 megabytes so to like 16 megabytes for me and they’re worth it for punching in afterwards, i’ll upload. All the photos to my flickr account as well. I’Ll leave links in the description area, so you guys can actually picks a peek on all these high resolution images as well, so you can see for yourself. Overall, i think the camera is okay, it works fine um, it doesn’t live up to the hype. Uh like it doesn’t do anything better than the sams galaxy s21 ultra, for example. If anything, color accuracy is great, as in they look natural, but no better than the s21 ultra. For me for a current oneplus user, though it brings you up to speed with what samsung’s been doing for a while and other manufacturers as well uh.
So you would definitely notice the difference uh. So for me, it just feels like oneplus is playing catch up here with azerblad uh asablad’s partnership it’s, almost like they’re struggling with creating a software and tweaks and stuff like that to make it look as natural as possible. As good as it can be now, they’ve brought in asset blood to help with that, and hopefully we’ll see more of this in the hardware as well. In the upcoming oneplus releases elsewhere, you have a 6.55 inch, 120hz amoled fluid display that’s flat as well with 3d corning gorilla glass, you have up to 1100 nits of peak brightness and hdr10 plus certification, and i can’t afford it here as well, because it looks good Watching videos and gaming as well, they look really good apart from the new asset. Blood partnership performance is also very important. It has the latest qualcomm snapdragon 855g mobile processor, with up to 25 cpu and 35 gpu performance up from its predecessor. You have lp ddr5 ram and a ufs 3.1 storage main and fast application loading. Multiple applications can run with no hiccups as well, and you can load stuff from the background very easily, and the oneplus 9 delivers exactly just that. The oneplus 9 excelled in all benchmark tools that i’ve threw at it and one even said, it’s maxed out and tried something else: it’s loaded with a 4500mah battery with warp charge. So you can get this used with just 15 minutes of charge.
It also supports 15 watt wireless charging, so less than the pro version again putting the battery through a benchmark tool. I got over 10 hours of battery performance, which is excellent, but in the real world actually did last the whole day with some extra as well. To use the next day so that’s been my week with the oneplus 9. I love the design, although it hasn’t really moved away from what we know already from oneplus. The display is excellent and the performance is superb as well. Does it live up to the hasselblad partnership hype? I don’t think yet uh for current oneplus users? Yes, uh, you notice the difference in terms of color accuracy uh, but for someone coming from a samsung, for example, you don’t really see anything he has to offer over your current device. Do bear in mind, though, that this is their first partnership, uh, first fruits of their partnership and it’s more about the color accuracy and making it look as natural as possible. So maybe when they get involved in the hardware level and maybe get more involved with the whole camera system, we might even get some more uh or better improvements in the future. As always guys. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below, if you have any questions as well. Let me know if there’s anything else you want me to you know deep dive. Do a deep dive, video on on the oneplus 9.
Let me know as well, if you guys want to check out stuff on the oneplus 9 pro i’m sure guys, like staff and stuff will have their videos up so do check that out so find out more and compare them and see where they differ. And if you want to find out more about the camera features like some sort of like in depth, uh review as well. I live linked to john’s uh channel, who is all about photography and he’s, going to be taking this and comparing it and seeing what it’s all about in deeper deeper detail than i have here. Well, yes, make sure you subscribe smash the like button, share it and hit that bell notification as well.