, But with a name like Hasselblad, expectations are high, especially for a brand that seems to never miss when it comes to their flagship. Devices.. So does the OnePlus 9 live up to it? You are watching DirectDMedia lets find out. First of all, lets take a look at the design.. There have been a lot of times when photos look better than the actual product, and this is the case for the OnePlus 9.. While I appreciate the flat screen and simple design, the glass back panel does not look as premium as I expected.. I do, however, like the camera. Area., Not necessarily the design, but actually the Hasselblad branding is a nice touch and shows a glance of professional. Photography is about to happen. Its common for us to have high expectations when smartphone manufacturers collaborate with a professional camera maker., And so do this time with OnePlus a smartphone that always delivers great things in every aspect except the camera.. With this new collaboration with Hasselblad OnePlus promises a better color calibration and accuracy for photos taken with the OnePlus 9 series, but from my experience it fell short in so many ways.. While the photos do have a more true to life colours, they can come out a little dull in certain situations. To make it short they can be inconsistent.. Oneplus 9 does not have problems with night shots, though, as the photos look brilliant and shows details even in low light.. The camera also shoots video up to 8k 30fps and is able to shoot time lapse.
Videos as well as low light videos with the Nightscape Video 2.0 feature., How about the front camera? Well, just look at the photo sample., Its ordinary. I can say. Just another day in the office.. One thing I do like about the camera system is how they dedicated a refresh UI for the Pro Mode based on Hasselblads image, processing software.. It gives you the full experience when youre doing mobilegraphy., But if theres one thing about the camera setup that I think is unnecessary. It is the monochrome camera which I believe will not be missed if OnePlus had left it out.. Overall, I think Hasselblad is there to show off., While the photos are far from bad it’s. Nothing to shout at because, honestly, its not that great hasselblad quality images., Just like OnePlus 8T OnePlus 9 uses a flat AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate.. It produces sharp and vibrant visuals much like the display on its predecessor.. The display size is 6.55, which is nice enough for you to look at. With the high refresh rate. It provides a smoother visual experience when youre browsing, apps or scrolling your social media.. There are also a lot of customization that can be done in the settings to fit your preference, such as switching the refresh rate to 60hz for a better battery life and screen calibration., Whether you opt for the Vivid Natural or Advanced. The screen renders colors that are fairly accurate.. All in all, the display is really impressive, especially since its able to go up to 1100 nits with HDR10 certification.
. Viewing your phone in a brightly lit room or under the sunlight should not be a problem. Thanks to the display as well. Gaming on this phone is enjoyable as the graphics are sharp. But of course, thats also helped by the internal specs, Like all the flagship Android out there, OnePlus 9 comes with Snapdragon 888.. On top of that, it comes with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS3.1 Storage, which ensures you a smooth and speedy performance.. There is no hitch when it comes to running games or loading up any apps with the OnePlus 9., When we ran popular benchmarks, apps like Antutu, 3D 3DMarks and GeekBench test. The results were as expected from a OnePlus smartphone outperforming nearly every other Android phone on the market. Right now. Gaming on this phone also feels great, as there are no stutters, even when you use a high setting and are in intense fights. Its not all that the good performance on OnePlus 9 is also because of its incredible OS OxygenOS11.. For those who have been using OnePlus devices youd know theres nothing not to love about this OS as theyre, not only super smooth but also easily customizable.. With the new TurboBoost 3.0 memory, optimization OnePlus claims that youll even be able to keep 25 more apps in the background. So other than ensuring smoother performance. The OS also helps in battery optimization and efficiency.. This might be important because on paper, the OnePlus 9 battery and charging speed is exactly the same as in the previous OnePlus 8T.
. While they both feature a 4500mAh battery. The charging on OnePlus 9 is much faster with the 65T Warp Charge. Not to be confused with OnePlus 8Ts 65W Warp Charge, which takes 40 minutes to charge full OnePlus 9 takes 29 minutes to go from 1 100 as claimed by OnePlus. In our test. Yes, this is achievable thanks to a smarter software, optimization and more matured hardware.. So what do we think of this OnePlus 9? Well, for us, OnePlus remains a typical OnePlus, smartphone., Great specifications, brilliant display and an incredible OS., Although once again it fell short in the camera. Department., While it is actually improved compared to the previous OnePlus devices, The Hasselblad collaboration may seem like just an overhype and a marketing stunt. Don’t. Get me wrong. Though., OnePlus 9 is still a good smartphone to purchase just that an improved camera is the right next direction. For OnePlus smartphones. Overall, if photography is not your niche, the OnePlus 9 is simply a 9..