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OnePlus 9RT 5G (Hacker Black, 12GB RAM, 256GB Storage)+Alexa hands-free capable
OnePlus 9RT 5G is worth buying but it’s a bit pricey compared to its competition, it does have a smooth 120Hz display, powerful Snapdragon 888 SoC, superfast 65W fast charging support but the cameras are average compared to price.
|Model Name||OnePlus 9RT|
|Network Service Provider||Unlocked for All Carriers|
|Memory Storage Capacity||256 GB|
OnePlus 9RT 5G
OnePlus 9RT 5G Camera: 50MP Main Camera with Sony IMX 766 Lens (OIS enabled), 16MP Ultra-wide angle camera & 2MP Macro lens; Front (Selfie) Camera: 16MP; Flash: Dual LED.
OnePlus 9RT 5G Camera Features: Night Mode, Macro Mode, Scene Enhancement, Portrait Mode, Pro Mode, Panorama, Video Portrait, Slow Motion, Dual-view, Long Exposure Mode, Movie Mode.
OnePlus 9RT 5G Screen: 6.62 Inches; 120 Hz Fluid AMOLED; Resolution: 2400 x 1080; Aspect Ratio: 20:9; Cover Glass: Corning Gorilla Glass.
OnePlus 9RT 5G Operating System: Oxygen OS based on Android 11.
OnePlus 9RT 5G Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
OnePlus 9RT 5G Battery & Charging: 4,500 mAh with 65T Warp Charge
Hacker Black colour is superb! I just love it. Combined with an aluminum frame, it gives a truly premium look. It reminds me of the days when I purchased Oneplus 3T just for the sake of its Gunmetal colour. Wish they had brought that colour back!
No matter how good the design is, most people like me use it with a case on it.
Case is good too. No complaints there but I would say you will need to keep cleaning the phone once in a week because there is a significant chance that the dust will damage the phone.
It is a slim and tall phone I would say than compared to Xiaomi phones that are usually like wide shouldered body builders.
OnePlus 9RT 5G BUTTONS:
I am writing regarding this because in one of the YouTube reviews, it was mentioned that the slider button was a bit slippery but with my phone it is fine. It is not as much slippery but does the job fine enough.
The other buttons are great. Good feedback so far.
OnePlus 9RT 5G BATTERY:
Warp Charge! few days ago I plugged this phone at 7:30am when it had 20% charge left. I went to brush my teeth and wash my face which took around 6 mins. I came back and it was 7:36 am and the charge was at 43% and then at 7:43am, it was at 60% and that felt gooddddd!! Unplugged at 7:54am when it was around 97%.
I would like to mention that when you connect to multiple Bluetooth devices, you’ll see the battery draining a bit fast but it offsets that with 65W fast charge. Works for me.
If you are using it very moderately then it can last even a full day without any issue.
REAR CAM: I added some sample images. I would say rear camera is good for casual photography and reels too, I guess. If you are expecting the same like a flagship phone, then it would not meet your expectations. But definitely good for its price. On good lighting conditions the shots are good. Zoom in and you would see some noise in the photos.
Macro camera works nicely. But the catch is that you need to adjust the exposure based on your needs and it will capture some good photos too. I liked the Night mode too. At least the pictures that I captured in the night look moderately good.
Even though it has the UI that is based out of ColorOS, for me it did not feel so cluttered.
Hasselblad branding is not present in this phone. I wish they had it optimized for this phone too. Don’t know if it would make so much difference or not.
FRONT CAM: 32mp would’ve been a good upgrade. Pictures from the Front cam were okay-ish in my opinion. There was a little bit of Smoothening effect on the beard and overall image too.
Have been seeing Xiaomi 11T pro performing a lot better in terms of camera.
Oh Man! 6.62inch screen size with 120Hz refresh rate is a bliss coming from a 60hz phone. The usual human greed in me to get the best things in less price desired for a 2k Display resolution 😀 but this one has an FHD+ display. It is crisp and accurate is what I feel. White colour is a little bit on the cooler side than the warmer tone of Redmi K20 pro that I had.
Overall, it is a great display being in the segment of FHD+ resolution. Good colours but I wish it had a tad bit of more lowest brightness level (for privacy and night time usage. IYKWIM😉).
But the thing that I loved the most about my K20 pro was that it had pop-up camera and no camera hole on the display compared to this one that has a punch hole display with the front camera on top left. Got used to it pretty fast.
Gaming on this screen is awesome! I played BGMI and it was crispy smooth because of the 120hz refresh rate and 600hz touch sampling. When you play in phones with 120hz refresh rate and higher touch sampling rate, I noticed that, as the screen gets wider when viewed horizontally it becomes comfortable to shoot and view the enemies.
Although at the beginning you’ll need to get used to the smoother screen, eventually you can score better than what you used to in the old phone.
BGMI starts at HD GRAPHICS – HDR frame rate by default. Was able to change it to HDR-EXTREME while in the gameplay.
The frame rate in HD-HDR was around 30fps and GPU was at 20% of its usage. This setting was not so conducive for the game play. Things got better when I started playing in HDR-EXTREME.
Frame rates were at 52-54 and GPU usage was at 35-40%.
Grass was rendering better as I ran across in the game. Shooting became better as well. Temperature hovered at 39 degrees as per the game statistics.
Gaming at UltraHD pack and Ultra framerate resulted in 100% GPU usage and frame rates of about 40fps. I would say it was not as smooth as the previous settings and also wouldn’t recommend using it at that level because, GPU was maxing out.
The ideal setting was Smooth and Extreme which resulted in frame rate of 55fps and sometimes 57 too. GPU usage was at 60% most of the time. This was altogether a better setting for the overall gameplay. I would recommend this.
I remember that last year some flagships of Oneplus had higher temperatures but this one has optimum heating levels while charging and even during gaming. It gets warm but not to the point that it would make a huge difference.
PROCESSOR and RAM:
It is a Flagship processor of last year so no issues there. 8GB ram does most of the day to day job very well. But some apps won’t be there in the recent apps if you play a game and then open the recent apps.
I think in that regard the ram management is very poor. I guess a software update may be able to fix this but let us see. Anyways, apps to apps is fine enough.
SOUND AND MUSIC:
I wanted to talk about this from the start. Speaker set up is a stereo one. It is loud and good.
The real deal that hit me was DOLBY ATMOS!! I usually listen to Music at 50% volume with my Boat rocker 510 wireless headphones on.
But when I am low on the mood or when I feel like it is time to pump myself up, I turn up the volume to max for few minutes.
I love the phones that can push the limits of Bluetooth headphones. This is one of them.
I don’t know about too many phones but one thing is that based on tuned equalizer with DOLBY Atmos on, it gives me an awesome output in music. Some bass effects were significantly enhanced. Volume was higher too.
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