Oneplus has been around the block for a little while now they have been making phones for us carriers, starting with t mobile, going back to the oneplus 7 pro. I know i was at the launch event. It was a great phone, i totally love it, and then they came out with the 7t. They came out with the 8, the 8 pro all that jazz and now we’re up to the 9 pro but here’s. The problem have you heard about it like? Do you really know much about this phone other than a lot of the angst you’re seeing out on social media in the internet, because it seems like now that lg is out of the way a lot of that ire and a lot of that? Okay? It’S not as good as samsung is starting to move over towards oneplus and the oneplus 9 pro, particularly. I have seen nitpicking that goes on about the cameras. I’Ve seen nitpicking about the battery life i’ve seen nitpicking about a lot of things and that’s a problem, but also the problem is just awareness because the tech community is aware of it and people look at it and they say okay. Well, they find all these reasons to ding it, but then, at the same point in time, though, don’t go back and readdress the fact that it’s, actually a really good phone, you just don’t, know about it or people that are not watching this video don’t know about It and the big problem is, is that awareness see at least lg had been around for a very long time.
People just didn’t want to buy them, but by and large a lot of people like oneplus phones when they find out about them. They just don’t know, and that creates a problem, because not only are you having good phones that are not getting the awareness they need, but then people won’t go out and buy them because when they do hear about them, it’s, because when you see out on twitter, You see out on youtube, you see these people and they ding ding ding ding, but really, when you put it next to the s21 ultra and the s21 series phones, it actually holds up really well ip68 dust and water resistance, dual stereo speakers, 5g snapdragon, 8. Gigabytes of ram minimum quad, hd plus resolution 120 hertz refresh rate, all the cameras you could ask for yeah i mean they did cheap out on the selfie camera. I mean, i think universally people can say that they screwed up on that department, but at 969 versus the msrp you get on the s21 ultra at 11.99, that’s about a 250 price difference, and this guy right here the oneplus 9 pro is actually pretty exceptional and I’M going to talk about this a little bit more i’ve rambled on way too long to get to this point so i’m, not going to worry about the intro. But if you like, the video please hit the like and the subscribe button and also hit the notification bell, if you want updates, when new videos come out now i’m just going to keep talking so the oneplus 9 pro is an exceptional phone it’s gorgeous too it Is a gorgeous looking phone couple different colors, but this silver color just looks beautiful and some people take this a lot of different ways, but there’s even people complaining about this, and i think that it’s beautiful, i think, it’s a really good looking phone.
There are even people complaining about it, not having a matte finish and having a glossy finish and saying that it picks up a bunch of fingerprints. Well, i mean you can see somewhat but it’s, really not that big of a deal one they wipe off and two you’re gon na have a case on your phone anyway. So i think that it’s funny, though, when you look at the level of nitpicking and scrutiny that this phone has received, it means that it’s good, like normally people, are like look if you’re getting hate, then that means you’re doing something right and i’m, not going to Say i’m the biggest oneplus fan. I am not the biggest oneplus fan in the world, uh of course, i’m. The biggest blackberry fan in the world, but when it comes to android phones, the more recent ones and these flagship level phones oneplus, has brought a lot to the table for a while. I finally got on board with the 6t good phone really loved the 7 pro. I didn’t get the 7t. I had the a the 8t. I have the 8 pro now, which is cool, getting test that one out as well, but the 9 pro, i think, is finally the first very serious flagship contender last year. I seriously criticized the 8 pro when it came out, because i didn’t think it was quite at a thousand, like i didn’t think oneplus deserved to charge a thousand dollars for a phone like they had not earned that right of passage yet.
But who really? Is the person that decides that, and also when you look at what samsung’s been doing with their 11 12 and 1300 phones, you look at what apple does with their thousand and eleven hundred dollar baseline phones having a 900 969 phone, i think, is perfectly okay. When you bring all the same stuff to the table, they even have their collaboration with hasselblad for the color tuning and some stuff for this phone, but it’s supposed to be a long term. Partnership like one of the biggest complaints about oneplus phones for the last couple of years, has always been camera camera camera and i think that’s, like a stopping point now like. I think people are really just hammering in on that, because, historically, their cameras have not been on the same level as samsung and iphone they in some areas they have, but not completely. And yes does. This have the most amazing cameras in the world. Maybe it doesn’t i’ve taken some photos and they look perfectly good to me and that’s that’s the litmus test. I think i am not an expert camera review by any stretch of the imagination, there are people that will try and tell you that there are things about this camera that are no good. Are there things that are not as good as maybe samsung or apple yeah? There might be, but there’s also some areas that it does excel. So i think you need to take the good with the bad and also i think that it has a perfectly good camera for a thousand dollar phone.
I don’t have any complaints about it. So is it necessarily like, on the exact same level, maybe it’s like 95, of what the samsung one is? Who cares it’s good it’s gon na take all the pictures you want now? Are the selfies, the most amazing in the world? No it’s, not as built out as it is on the samsung phone? Can you shoot? You know 4k at 60 frames per second for, like you know, an unlimited amount of time. No, you can’t, it has a time limit on it. It has issues when it comes to that, but those are like fringe small things. Those are like nitpicky things like if you’re going to complain about that, then maybe you should also complain about how the samsung phone doesn’t come with the charger. Maybe also complain that it doesn’t have expandable storage, maybe also complain they took out the mst payment methods. So those are some things you need to take into consideration. Are any of these phones? Perfect? No they’re? Definitely not, but they compete. They compete for a price point. They compete at a tier level and i think that the oneplus 9 pro holds its weight. I think it does, and i think what’s going to happen is maybe over the next month or two as more people get these in their hands. I think you’re going to find that the positive sentiment will much greatly outweigh the negative stuff that has come out, and one thing that was even more frustrating is.
I was watching all these negative things about the phone and they were talking about the camera stuff. It was pre release. Software there’s been like two or three updates to this phone, since it just came out not too long ago. So oneplus is very active in the software update department, they’re, very active in trying to optimize their phones and that’s another strong suit when it comes to this phone and it will probably even end up with android 12 faster than the samsung phone, because oneplus is traditionally Very good, with getting their operating system updates out, quick, like the pixel for their flagship phones. So that is one little area that i need to talk about is the negative sentiment and how it’s being like received in some of the tech community market, but also is the marketing a lot of people are going to walk into a t, mobile store into a Verizon store into an att, store and they’re, going to see the samsung phone in the front they’re going to see the apple iphone in the front and they’re not going to see the oneplus phone and before it was even worse, because there were lg phones out on The shelves as well so there might be a small, dedicated space on the back wall somewhere or on the sidewall for the oneplus phone. But then you’re gon na walk over and look at it and people are like. Oh yeah that’s nice, but i mean you can look at the samsung or you can look at the iphone.
So the brand awareness is a big issue and a lot of people talked about this. I think they’re doing a decent job trying to permeate the u.s market. They are finally starting to take hold in some of the carrier stores, but even looking back at last year with the oneplus 8 phones, the eight went to t mobile, but the eight pro didn’t you couldn’t, get the eight pro anywhere around. You had to get it and then use it on your network, so i think that they made a step in the right direction. Making the eight pro available on t mobile, but they’re gon na, have to take this to the next level, because what you’re seeing out there right now is not a very positive campaign in a lot of the tech space where people go to youtube, they go to Twitter, they go to these different social media outlets to learn about products. So if that’s, what they see as soon as the phone comes out and then nothing crickets, it dies off. There’S no continued push to market these phones. Then all people have is that initial bad taste and then nothing and that’s the same thing that lg has had problems with for years. It comes out, it gets an onslaught of negative publicity, even though it doesn’t merit it, and then everybody moves on and they’re, like. Oh, i can’t wait for the next samsung. I can’t wait for the next iphone.
Oh, this one was good, but i’m gon na wait for the next one and i’ve seen a lot of that. I hear a lot of that and that’s what people who are interested in seeing these phones seeing alternatives to samsung and apple, and you would think it would be a positive thing, like people don’t, like apple people, don’t like samsung, so you would think that generally people Would want competition and they would want very competent and capable alternatives and that’s. What you get right here and oneplus has done a heck of a better job over the last couple of years, trying to meet the demand for a legitimate third party, android phone to challenge. One lg and also challenge samsung, particularly and another alternative that is out there to apple. So i think that this is something that oneplus can fix. I think that they can do a good job, ideally marketing this and pushing it into the future, but right now it’s a serious problem and i haven’t seen a whole lot of positive traction ever since this phone was announced and released and instantly. You know before people even got the phones and their hands were trashing them. So i hope that maybe, as this gets a little bit more permeated out into normal people’s hands that the feedback will be positive, it will work its way up into. You know a positive space where people can get objective and good information on the phones, not that people aren’t making decent reviews.
Hopefully, time will be a much better judge of this device and having used it for about two days now, i can say that it’s really good, like i don’t, really have any serious complaints. I think that the battery life could be better 4500 milliamp battery and i’m. Getting about five hours of screen on time, which is about on par with what i was maxing out on my s21 ultra, which actually has a 5000mah battery and people are going to harp on that. But then you also look at the fact that the oneplus 9 pro has a 65 watt charger in the box that will recharge from one percent to 100 percent in 20 minutes which your samsung cannot do, and it doesn’t have a charger in the box anyway. So good, luck with that and then go buy a 65 watt charger because those suckers are expensive. So there are actually a lot of really good selling points for this phone. I think it’s the most complete oneplus phone ever and i think it competes the best. It feels the most flagship like out of any oneplus phone i’ve ever used, and i think that it looks good. I think, it’s a really sharp looking phone and i think that it can do great things. But we just got to see how well it’s continued to receive out in the community how well it’s received and the feedback we get from consumers and then also, hopefully, there will be a marketing push by oneplus, especially now that lg is out of the way to Really solidify that position to make them the number one alternative to samsung so that’s, why? I say this phone has a big problem, because it has a lot of hurdles it has to overcome.
But i think if it can just stay the course and weather a lot of this storm, then it’ll be in a good place and it’ll be looked well on, especially at the end of the year. Because what’s going to happen at the end of the year is mkbhd is going to come around and do his cell phone smartphone. You know best of categories. I really wouldn’t be surprised if he picks this as his number one phone at the end of the year. So that’s all i’ve got in this video. Hopefully you found this helpful and informative. Hopefully you enjoyed it and you, you know, maybe see where i’m coming from. When i talk about there being a problem for this phone, not so much for the oneplus 9, the oneplus 9 is a very good phone as well, but it’s a much lower price point and there’s not really a whole lot to compete with it. So a lot more people will gravitate towards that phone it’ll be a harder upsell for people to walk away with a oneplus 9 pro than it is for a oneplus 9 because they very well target that market, especially with that price point, because i would much rather Get a oneplus 9 over a pixel 5 any day of the week, so that’s all i’ve got on this video. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them down. In the comment section, i will get back with you if you enjoy the video please hit the like and the subscribe button and the little notification bell.