The OnePlus 9 Pro takes all the strengths of the standard OnePlus 9, and builds on them, with an astonishing 6.7” screen, an upgraded camera, and super-fast 50W wireless charging. Read More...
The OnePlus 9 Pro takes all the strengths of the standard OnePlus 9, and builds on them, with an astonishing 6.7” screen, an upgraded camera, and super-fast 50W wireless charging.
The OnePlus 9 Pro’s Snapdragon 888 processor helps make it one of the fastest Android phones of its generation, but it’s the quality of its screen and cameras that really impresses. Its display is calibrated for colour by photography legend Hasselblad, and has a variable refresh rate topping out at 120Hz. Hassleblad’s involvement extends to the quad rear camera, so this is a great snapper, too.
And yet, for a big Android flagship, the OnePlus 9 Pro is surprisingly affordable. With everything you need in a pro-level phone, why pay more for bigger brands? Read less
- Tech specs
- Internal memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
- Size: 163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7 mm
- Weight: 197 g
- Display: 6.7 inches, LTPO Fluid2 AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
- Resolution: 1440 x 3216 pixels, 20:9 ratio
- RAM: 8GB, 12GB
- Battery: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
- Operating System: Android 11, upgradable to Android 12, OxygenOS 12
- CPU: Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680
- SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
- Primary camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 8 MP, f/2.4, 77mm (telephoto), 50 MP, f/2.2, 14mm (ultrawide),2 MP, f/2.4
- Secondary camera: 16 MP, f/2.4, (wide)
- Video: 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS
- Connectivity: WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS, NFC Yes, USB USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go
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- What's included
As well as your new phone, you’ll receive:
Free USB charging cable
Free 12-month parts and labour warranty
Free 90-point pre-delivery diagnostic check
Free SIM card removal tool
Free 2 months’ protection when you choose our accidental damage insurance
Timed delivery to your door
New or Refurbished condition:
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Why buy a OnePlus 9 Pro?
- Cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Great performance and camera
- Very fast charging
Not convinced? Try one of these alternatives to a OnePlus 9 Pro:
- OnePlus 9 - cheaper, smaller, but nearly as good
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra - its natural rival
- Google Pixel 6 Pro - Newer, and arguably more interesting
The OnePlus 9 Pro takes the excellent OnePlus 9 and builds on it - almost literally. The most noticeable difference between the two is that the Pro gets a whopping 6.7” display, but turn it over and you’ll also notice an extra lens in its sizeable camera hump - that’s an eight-megapixel telephoto unit which isn’t fitted to the standard phone.
Inside, the Pro is much the same as the OnePlus 9, which is no bad thing. Its Snapdragon 888 processor was one of the fastest available when it launched in March 2021, and it’s not at all shabby today. Buy the 256GB storage version and you’ll also get 12GB of RAM.
Add in very fast wired or wireless charging, and this phone becomes a very serious competitor to the Samsung S21 Ultra - all the more surprising, then, that it’s significantly cheaper. What gives?
There’s no getting away from the sheer size of the OnePlus 9 Pro - you just can’t make a small phone with a 6.7” display. OnePlus has tried, minimising the bezels and thickness to arrive at dimensions of 163x74x9mm. That’s slightly smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, but a little larger than an iPhone 12 Pro Max. At 197 grams, however, it’s about 13% lighter than either.
Like the OnePlus 9, this phone has Gorilla Glass 5 front and back, but where the OnePlus 9 has flat edges, the OnePlus 9 Pro has curved, aluminium sides. While both phones in the OnePlus 9 family are understood to be splash-resistant, the OnePlus 9 Pro is IP68 certified against dust and water.
This phone takes the three-camera setup from the OnePlus 9, and enhances it with an extra, eight megapixel telephoto lens with optical image stabilisation (OIS). It also gets an upgraded version of the 48MP wide-angle camera, enhanced with OIS and laser autofocus. Both phones have a 50MP ultra-wide camera, along with a 2MP depth-sensor that doubles as a dedicated black and white snapper.
The OnePlus 9 Pro also has an unusually highly specified front camera, boasting 16 megapixels and offering electronic image stabilisation. This phone’s camera systems were co-developed with the pro camera maker Hasselblad, going a long way to address criticism of earlier OnePlus devices.
Like the OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro’s front camera is limited to 1,080p HD video. This curiosity aside, this phone is a great video platform. The addition of IOS to the wide and telephoto cameras helps it get shake-free video, even in low light conditions. It can shoot 8K video at 30 frames per second (fps), 1,080p video at up to 60fps, and 1,080p slo-mo video at up to 240 fps. While the OnePlus 9 is limited to a maximum 60fps for 4K video, the OnePlus 9 Pro can shoot 4K at an ultra-smooth 120fps.
The OnePlus 9 Pro has one of the best displays you’ll find on any mobile. At 6.7” it’s huge, but it also rocks a 1,440x3,216 pixel resolution, giving it an impressive 525 pixels per inch (ppi). In practice, that means it’s incredibly sharp and detailed - more so than the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which offers 458ppi. Where this phone really scores against the Apple is that it offers a variable refresh rate with a 120Hz maximum - that only became available beginning with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.
In another big advantage compared to the contemporary ‘big’ iPhone, the OnePlus 9 Pro has only a small hole-punch for its front camera, leaving its huge screen largely unspoiled. There’s a front fingerprint reader, but it’s tucked away underneath the screen where you can’t see it.
The OnePlus 9 Pro has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor, paired with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM, depending whether you opt for 128GB or 256GB of storage. It’s a generation old, and trounced by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, but it’s still a high-end chip with power in abundance. This phone generally performs strongly in benchmarks. While the newest phones are quicker, it’s still more than capable of breezing through demanding apps.
Unusually, OnePlus chose to fit this phone with the same 4,500mAh battery used in the smaller OnePlus 9. Despite its larger display, the OnePlus 9 Pro still compares well for battery life - quite probably because of the screen’s super-efficient LTPO technology, which helps it use less power. It’s certainly got more than enough juice to get through a typical day’s use, even if that includes gaming or time spent on video calls.
While some other flagships still charge at a maximum 20W - we’re looking at you, Apple - the OnePlus 9 Pro gets a 65W ‘Warp Charge’ capability. This means it can accept three times as much power from its charger than any iPhone, and more than twice as much as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (25W). In practice, that means a flat OnePlus 9 Pro can get to an 80% charge in less than half an hour - perfect for quick turnarounds.
Even wireless charging is fast with the OnePlus 9 Pro - it gets an upgrade to 50W maximum charging, compared to the more typical 15W charge rate found on the standard OnePlus 9. That said, few third-party wireless pads will supply that level of power - you may need OnePlus’ own wireless Warp Charger to achieve it.
Colours and options
The OnePlus 9 Pro comes in three muted colours: Stellar Black, Pine Green or Morning Mist - which looks like titanium or pewter. As we mentioned, it’s available with 128GB or 256GB of storage. It comes with a charger that supports 65W Warp Charging, but there are no earbuds in the box.
Unusually, you do get a case and screen protector - we wish all phones came with the latter. That means you don’t need to bother with a third-party case at all, but if you want one, you can find the usual range available online.