Yes, i finally got it. I was hoping to get a little bit sooner, but hey there’s, no time like the present – and this has been one nice present – i’m glad to showed up because i’ve really been wanting to test it out. I have not actually tested out too many of the higher in oneplus models before i bought the 6t. I bought the 7 pro, but i didn’t have the 8 pro i had the 8 and the 8t, which were very, very good phones. This one is very interesting because it’s been very controversial ever since it’s come out and i’ve tried to stay away like far far away. I haven’t watched anyone else’s videos. I haven’t been paying attention too much to the negativity other than stuff that i catch on twitter, which, if you believe what’s on twitter, then this has like the most potato camera on a flagship in the last 10 years and that’s really not the case at all. So i i’m taking a different approach to this video or at least with testing out these oneplus phones, because it’s kind of like an adventure i i’m, going out on some uncharted territory here and i’m, really gon na try and, of course, give this. My objective look over at it but at the same time try and discuss some things – maybe philosophically maybe technologically maybe economically taking a look at the phone and does it bring value? Is it good? Does it merit all the negativity that’s been getting and i mean ultimately, should you pick one up? I mean that’s.
What you’re, probably here wanting to watch is this something that you should go buy so hopefully those are some things i can address. While i have this phone, but at first glance using this, you know all day today, well at least since it showed up this afternoon. I, like it it’s a really nice phone it’s it’s, sharp it’s got a snapdragon 8 processor in it, it’s got a quad hd plus resolution screens. It’S got 120hz refresh rate on it. It’S got listen to this. It’S got a 50 megapixel and a 48 megapixel camera on the back and an eight so totally loaded out in the camera department and it’s also got the you know, tuning and stuff from hasselblad. That is part of the partnership that they have with oneplus. To try and help them out to make their cameras better, and i think that might be part of the reason why people are a little upset whenever it comes to the camera which i’ve snapped a couple of pictures. They look fine to me, i haven’t gone and done any deep dive, stuff i’ve not gone out and tried to take any national geographic, caliber photos or any of that stuff. But just from taking a couple of pictures and playing around with the phone, i really don’t think it merits a lot of the angst that’s out there regarding this phone right now. But one thing that is very important to remember is we’re.
Talking about the thousand dollar club now there’s been a lot of people who have really hopped off of the oneplus bandwagon over the last couple of years, because they were always like value performance, flagship killers, it’s. What they are known for being flagship, quality, specs and hardware and performance, but not the flagship price you know, while samsung and apple were charging a thousand oneplus was charging like six seven hundred bucks and everybody really liked that they, like that philosophy. They like that value and every time oneplus came out with a new phone it’s like more expensive, more expensive, more expensive, so rightfully so there’s a lot of criticism here – and i liken this back to the days of when iphone first hit, that 9.99 price point people Lost their minds, i mean i did before i even saw the phone in person. I was like wow thousand dollars, that’s crazy. These people are asinine, they’re, they’ve lost their minds and now it’s kind of commonplace now shoot. I paid 13.99 for the s20 ultra from samsung. Last year, which totally wasn’t worth that i got, i got hosed on that one. But when you talk about the oneplus phones now charging this is base model 969 dollars it’s just over a grand. If you want to get the 256 model, they’re, definitely up there in iphone and samsung territory. Now so they’re now under this more increased level of scrutiny – and i think rightfully so that’s one thing that helps to keep them honest and two.
It tests the phone and against the fan base to see if it’s, something that holds up i’m gon na, be completely straight up with you guys here like when most people were going on and on about the one plus two three four five six. I was very well happy in my blackberry world, so i wasn’t buying any oneplus phones. My first one was the 6t, but i liked them so much that i flew all the way to new york when they had the oneplus 7 pro launch event, and i have really enjoyed the phone since then and i’m really glad that i have this one now. So i’m going to take a look at it. This is actually my third phone with the snapdragon 8 processor in like the last month or two. So i’ve got a lot of experience, testing out the hardware i’m familiar with what it can do. I know the power that’s there. I know the the feature set that’s there i mean this is a top tier phone. Snapdragon 8 is the best processor that you can get in an android phone right now, so you’ve got that you’ve got either 8 or 12 gigabytes of ram. You’Ve got a hdr, 10 plus 10 bit color screen on here. I mean there’s a lot of great stuff that this phone is supposed to be capable of doing so i’m, going to test that stuff out and i’m going to give you the real deal and then tell you my thoughts, tell you my feelings and let you know What i think about it so i’ll be making several videos about this phone and i’ve also got the oneplus 9 over here too so i’m going to do some comparison stuff with this and also kind of put them up against each other to see which one is Best for you, because a lot of times, i really am an advocate for budget and economy and value like do.
You always need to go swing for the fences and get the thousand dollar phone, or maybe wait a year and then get it whatever. It drops down to like four or five six hundred bucks, because you can always get them cheaper. A year later, so i’m gon na set the nine off to the side right now, but the nine pro here it’s got a lot of great stuff. Going for it’s got the ip68 dusted water resistance. It’S got 5g it’s got 65 watt charging that’ll recharge your phone from 1 to 100 in 29 minutes that’s, just ludicrous it’s like ludicrous speed, it’s like when you watch the old spaceballs movie, and they say that they’ve gone plaid because, like they went beyond light speed And another thing that’s beyond light speed is the actual operating system itself, because it’s running oxygen, os it’s, based on android 11 it’s super smooth, it’s super fast. I mean this is something that’s built for speed. That’S never settled build for speed that’s, like kind of the way things work with oneplus. They make really good phones and they’re all built off of their version of android, the oxygen os and it’s it’s really great. I like it a lot they’ve always had great haptic feedback, it’s enjoyable to type on. Of course, you got the little slider switch there for the mutant stuff, so it brings something different to the table and i think that that’s important now, because no more lg lg has gone the way of the dodo they’re extinct.
They have closed up their doors. They’Re not going to make any more phones, or so they say now so we’ll address that later on, if things change, but i i have a certain level of scrutiny on that plan that they have too so yeah. This is kind of like the big three here in the united states. Now, like we’ve got apple, we’ve got samsung and we’ve got oneplus and oneplus has done a great job, building their reputation, bringing their phones up over the last couple of years, and i think another part of the expectation here was – i think people might have expected more And it’s funny, because when you go from like the iphone 11, the iphone 12 really there’s, not a whole lot of difference. I mean it’s for it’s, pretty much the same in a lot of ways, same thing with like the s20, the s21 once you’ve kind of maxed out the features and the power and all that stuff there’s like little tuning things or small little things that they change. They’Re incremental that maybe you might not even notice that much and i feel like that’s kind of what they did here with the oneplus 9 pro they kind of got there. They reached the top. They got the ip68 they’ve got the gorilla glass they’ve got the 5g they’ve got the snapdragon triplet. That it’s got everything that puts it on par with samsung and with iphone in, like the stratosphere of flagship phones.
So yes, dually noted, needs all the scrutiny of the world. It could be bad. I don’t think it’s going to be, i mean oneplus generally makes good phones, nothing here that i’m probably going to hate that much. But at the end of the day we need to look at it, evaluate it on its face and see you know what it’s made of and that’s what i’m going to do here with the oneplus 9 and the 9 pro and yeah i’m happy to tell you Guys about it and of course, if you have any questions, you have any comments, you have anything you want me to look at, particularly while i am testing out this phone. It’S got my sim card in there, like it really didn’t. Take too much to pry. My sim card out of my s21 ultra that was in my hands and put it in this because you guys know how i feel about the battery on that one anyway, but either way um, which actually seems to have gotten a little better. Lately. I’Ll talk about that later, but here with the oneplus 9 pro i’m excited i’m, really interested in. You know giving this to full work over and testing it out. Just like you do all the other phones so yeah, if there’s anything that you want to know about anything you’re curious about during the process. As i test out this phone and make some videos about it, then please let me know so i can try and address that stuff for you and we’re gon na see what it’s worth we’re gon na see.
If we’re gon na see what the oneplus 9 pro is made up, so that’s all i’ve got guys a little bit kind of different video here. But i was just i was thinking about it and trying to put into words just some of the things that i talked about in this video and i think it’s going to be a good experience. I mean call me crazy, but i don’t think it’s going to be that bad, so that’s all i’ve got guys there any questions or comments. Please feel free to leave them down in the comment section, and i will get back with you if you enjoyed the video.