OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro review

The OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 are here. There's a new screen, faster wireless charging, and big claims about the camera partnership with Hasselblad. Can it all measure up against the Galaxy S21 lineup? In this review, Dieter Bohn and Allison Johnson put each smartphone to the test.
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0:00 Introduction
1:24 OnePlus 9 Pro Specs
2:45 Design
4:23 Camera
7:42 OnePlus 9
8:27 OnePlus 9 vs. OnePlus 9 Pro
10:21 Screen
10:37 Battery & Charging
11:24 Software & UX
12:00 Conclusion
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  1. The Verge

    The Verge23 days ago

    Do you think the Pro is worth the extra cost?

  2. Dante integra

    Dante integra16 days ago

    No. Just get 8 pro

  3. William Su

    William Su17 days ago

    With the introduction of the Vivo X60 Pro+ days later what the point of the One Plus 9 Pro~....

  4. DJ Salsero musica

    DJ Salsero musica18 days ago

    @Animesh Hawladar well said Sir!

  5. Moran Monovich

    Moran Monovich20 days ago

    The whole Hasselblad camera is a gimmick, I think that the price is way high then it should be

  6. William Su

    William Su21 day ago

    No especially since the Vivo X60 Pro Plus is even cheaper and does everything better~

  7. Medhavi Dubey

    Medhavi Dubey2 days ago

    Oneplus 9 pro seems a much better value for money smartphone as compared to Samsung S21 Ultra.Oneplus 9 pro camera looks decent enough plus you still don't have to spend $1000+ like in the case of Samsung S21 Ultra or iPhone Pro max.

  8. kevin I

    kevin I4 days ago

    The oneplus 9 has allot more screen on time than the pro, and will only get better

  9. kevin I

    kevin I4 days ago

    Wait for the updates this will all change

  10. nnn nnn

    nnn nnn7 days ago

    This phone is extremelly buggie. Why you don't inform viewers?

  11. MiksteR_RdY

    MiksteR_RdY8 days ago

    The non Telekom phones might not have an ip86 rating, but they are the exacty same. A rating costs, so it might've just come down to what they would've paid more in the end.

  12. Lynn Powers

    Lynn Powers8 days ago


  13. Kevin York

    Kevin York9 days ago

    The yearly advancements in smart phones is amazing. But I'm always grinding my teeth at what the manufactures miss. I am referring to features that could of (and should of) been many added years ago: #1: Put cameras at each end of the phone to take 3D stereoscopic photos. #2: Allow easy removal of all bloatware. #3: Multiple phone numbers 'with a standardized software interface' via dual-SIMs, eSIMs & SIP. ...I am sure many are yelling "these have already been added!!!" Hmm yes; but... ...dual-SIMs are nearly non-existent in USA, and I am also referring dual-active-SIMs support. ...SIP protocol was added early in Android OS; but buggy. Since then it was hidden, rather than fixed. ...also SIP needed it own dialer app; rather than a clean integration with the phone. #4: Allow root access. Lack of root access has led to 'rooting'; which is a far worse animal! ...obviously manufacturers and carriers do not this, do to either warranty or customer support concerns. ...but rather than encrypting the flash drive and disable writing the bootloader; ...I would have preferred a button-combo to restore the bootloader from ROM; which would then allow restoring the factory OS. ...(P.S. I would fine with signing away warranty and support in exchange for a 'root' password) (I'll shut up now)

  14. pezdacandyboi

    pezdacandyboi9 days ago

    Where is this widget drawer setting? I have op8 but with oxygen 11 but don't see that?

  15. Solar Cj

    Solar Cj10 days ago

    What if I just watch USlikes really and text and a little social media world the battery last me this is the only question I have that's keeping me a little concerned if so I'll be switching from a s20 ultra

  16. Ukrainian Guy

    Ukrainian Guy10 days ago

    Screw with confidence 🤣🤣🤣

  17. Kent Purdy

    Kent Purdy11 days ago

    I've you're tired of Samsung's massive bloatware, this is the phone.

  18. Charles P

    Charles P11 days ago

    Verge, you people are sick.

  19. Pamela Haddad

    Pamela Haddad12 days ago

    iPhone §E

  20. Yogesh P

    Yogesh P12 days ago

    Watching on OnePlus 9 pro 😀

  21. Thechainlard

    Thechainlard12 days ago

    65W fast charging out the box. Awesome. ... Funny how this is a differentiator nowadays.

  22. GRD III

    GRD III13 days ago

    Samsung has employed the bots strong this year

  23. RCmies

    RCmies13 days ago

    I've watched several reviews of this phone and I have to say that the camera is just not good. When I see the comparisons, there is some weird processing going on with the OnePlus that I really don't like. Seems like they did too much. Sometimes less is more. I feel like OnePlus' move to market this as the amazing camera phone will just boost Samsung's sales when people realize that S21 Ultra is even better than this.

  24. Kartik Peddinti

    Kartik Peddinti13 days ago

    No OIS? How is it gonna do good low light photos. Such an expensive phone should include” basic features” expected at that “price point”.

  25. Stiggu LePetit

    Stiggu LePetit13 days ago

    Thats why i switched after 10 years of android to the iphone. For that price, you just get more with an iphone.

  26. Pedro Araújo

    Pedro Araújo14 days ago

    Hey men, cool video. Can you tell us how OP9 is on Instagram photos or video? Is still a bad camera on instagram? The old ones were lake shake camera, that "android" way.

  27. Oscar Castro

    Oscar Castro14 days ago

    Oneplus 8 Pro for $699 and OP8 for $499 on the oneplus website seem like a much better deal. OP8 Pro can hold its own against the OP9 Pro

  28. siddhartha vankadara

    siddhartha vankadara14 days ago

    I like swiping down for widgets. Said no one ever apart from Dieter

  29. Anastasis B. Marinakis

    Anastasis B. Marinakis14 days ago

    At this point Dieter is a national treasure!

  30. Johnny Honaizer

    Johnny Honaizer14 days ago

    Great review, stop virtue signaling with the masks.

  31. Muskan Sharma

    Muskan Sharma15 days ago

    buy an oneplus phone at $729 with plastic frame and no 5g rather than spending 200 more for a much much better future proofing seems sensible to you??

  32. Shivam Vashisht

    Shivam Vashisht16 days ago

    Honestly some members of the verge team, like here, are better than the top tier techtubers. Kinda sad they got much fewer views.

  33. Vadiraj Joshi

    Vadiraj Joshi16 days ago

    Did I hear that OnePlus 9 doesn't have OIS? Honestly, that's a deal breaker. OnePlus 7t is their last no gimmick, great value smartphone.

  34. Dante integra

    Dante integra16 days ago

    Wtf are they doing 😆 700€ phone with no ois 💩💩😆 You can get pixel 4a 5g for 450$ with better camera in every possible way

  35. Nirujan Gunathasan

    Nirujan Gunathasan16 days ago

    Why no OIS in regular 9? It’s there in even midrange phones.

  36. Ethose Center

    Ethose Center16 days ago

    Booooo...good bye One Plus. You've survived long enough to become the establishment you originally fought

  37. jimmie mccormack

    jimmie mccormack17 days ago

    be advised the USA model only come with SINGLE SIM

  38. maxroman2010

    maxroman201017 days ago

    So interesting... never heard about hassleblad. 🤷‍♂️ and yet, suddenly all reviewers are saying how big this camera brand is 😄

  39. maxroman2010

    maxroman201016 days ago

    @Vadiraj Joshi yep. And what I’m saying is “no one ever mentioned them anywhere, and now this name is suddenly appearing everywhere and all reviewers and people suddenly know how great the brand is”. 😒 nvm. I feel like a parrot repeating the same thing again and again... A Lamborghini is an ultra high end car brand. Is there anyone who doesn’t know the name..? I haven’t met them. And, I, as a tech enthusiast (including photography) hear hassleblad for the first time. That’s why I’m surprised that everyone suddenly starts saying how amazing of a Brand they are.

  40. Vadiraj Joshi

    Vadiraj Joshi16 days ago

    They're ultra high end brand.

  41. maxroman2010

    maxroman201017 days ago

    Interesting... I felt the same about the haptics of my Oneplus 5t

  42. Chriss Martin

    Chriss Martin18 days ago

    OnePlus 9 has no OIS, Uses Poly-Carbonate frame. OIS is a deal breaker for me

  43. Vadiraj Joshi

    Vadiraj Joshi16 days ago

    Strange feature to omit. There is literally no point picking OnePlus 9 over samsung s20fe or even OnePlus previous years offerings.

  44. Andi Palmer

    Andi Palmer18 days ago

    The jump cuts at the specs section really wasn’t pleasant

  45. whatever nevermind

    whatever nevermind18 days ago

    What exactly did Hasselblad do here? It seems all they did was send OnePlus an email saying “turn down the colours a bit and make the shutter button orange”.

  46. DJ Salsero musica

    DJ Salsero musica18 days ago

    Who else is watching this on their Note 8 thinking about an upgrade to something different....?...

  47. Not Jack

    Not Jack18 days ago

    is this the channel that made that awesome computer?

  48. timburada

    timburada19 days ago

    I still use my OnePlus 3T which I bought for $439 but I think it's time to upgrade... finally. These new prices though!

  49. RMinder

    RMinder18 days ago

    I'm in the same boat with my OnePlus 3. I will never give so much money for a phone like OP9 and Pro. Time to buy from previous/used models from the market. Crazy world, crazy prices, 0 innovation, overhyped cameras - i was a big fan of OP, but i'm finished with this brand.

  50. Clint Lewis

    Clint Lewis19 days ago

    One thing that frustrates me about phone reviews, very few talk about the most important aspect. That's connectivity or rather the antenna. What really made OnePlus popular was the dual antenna which allowed for better connectivity and better speeds by taking advantage of how cell towers actually work. Unfortunately, since the OnePlus 6, that is never really talked about anymore, can't seem to find out if OnePlus still uses a dual antenna anymore. Can't find much on Google about it or in the phone specs. The OnePlus 6 antenna was it's big selling point, which the company promoted hard as the thing that set it apart from other devices, but it hasn't been mentioned in their promos for later devices.

  51. A Ab

    A Ab19 days ago

    In US limited, elsewhere still limited. It isn't easy to find these phones and prices aren't good either. So it's just good for watching review, I guess. If for this price, as an Android user I would still go for an iphone🙄 But just to keep competition in order to get another phone for a better deal, this brand should still be alive.

  52. vr2k8

    vr2k819 days ago

    I have been an avid fan of One Plus phones and have been since the One Plus 3. I currently have a One Plus 6T. I just purchased a One Plus 9 and am very excited to receive it. I even got my friend hooked as she doesn't care about all the features so I purchase her a One Plus Nord N100 phone. The phones are solid, and is the only phones I will ever buy.

  53. Catalin Soaita

    Catalin Soaita19 days ago

    Allison did a great job, I can't wait to see more of her on this channel :)

  54. Ruud van der Pol

    Ruud van der Pol19 days ago

    Is the Facebook bloatware installed non removable on these phones?

  55. Ryan N

    Ryan N20 days ago

    Plastic back with a metal frame > glass back with a plastic frame.

  56. thrashGr00ve

    thrashGr00ve20 days ago

    Allison sounds like a really pleasant person. Would love to hang out with her! ;-)

  57. Tyler Dowd

    Tyler Dowd20 days ago

    $970 for this is tragic. This is a $800 phone all day

  58. Ninja Nerd Student #69

    Ninja Nerd Student #6920 days ago

    I think it’s better than SamSung.

  59. Stephen Roach

    Stephen Roach20 days ago

    I'm on the fence of using my jump to trade in my 7t pro 5g for the 9

  60. Goodeus Maximus

    Goodeus Maximus20 days ago

    Soooo, a phone?

  61. Nipun Gautam

    Nipun Gautam21 day ago

    I would buy s20fe any day rather buying op9

  62. Julius Tan

    Julius Tan21 day ago

    Is it Friday yet?

  63. Mc leean

    Mc leean21 day ago

    Will there be a oneplus 9t?

  64. Quezia Vieira

    Quezia Vieira21 day ago

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  65. suberizedwrx

    suberizedwrx21 day ago

    Both phones look great. Thanks for the review. 5G not working on ATT isn't a deal breaker since some areas are getting 5G at slower speeds than 4G. Go figure. 50W wireless charging, dual sim etc...very nice! I'll have to do some comparing with the top Xiaomi phones.

  66. Kyle S

    Kyle S21 day ago

    The verge still exists? Day ruined.

  67. Center-Schmock

    Center-Schmock19 days ago


  68. Tarik Bhatti

    Tarik Bhatti21 day ago

    No OIS on the regular model at that price? That seems.... odd.

  69. charchit patel

    charchit patel21 day ago

    One plus 9 back is plastic or glass ???

  70. Abhishek Yadav

    Abhishek Yadav21 day ago

    Video production quality 🤩😍🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  71. Joe Smith

    Joe Smith21 day ago

    Too much money

  72. Pratik Thakare

    Pratik Thakare21 day ago

    One plus phones has always been about "value for money" kinda deal rivaling flagships in a very cheap price. They seem to be moving away from that. If we want to buy phone with flagship-money, we all know we have better options than OnePlus.

  73. Jiaju Chen

    Jiaju Chen21 day ago

    I didn't know verge has even fewer views than short circuit...

  74. Cliff Gerardo

    Cliff Gerardo21 day ago

    Aye I love the 2 in 1 review! Also loved to hear and see Allison, she delivered the info in a calm measure. Overall love the reviewers!

  75. PaperRoman

    PaperRoman21 day ago

    Why the heck ain't anyone talking about the new Chrome 89 update !? It's a a huge jump in browsing!

  76. Aryano

    Aryano21 day ago

    no one cares about the 2 mp monochrome.

  77. pleasantcrew

    pleasantcrew21 day ago

    I could've sworn I heard a reviewer say that the regular OnePlus9 had a plastic back and railings

  78. Moses Freitzberg

    Moses Freitzberg21 day ago

    I'm fine with xiaomi note 9, I'll upgrade to poco x3 NFC soon, but one day I will get OPO soon (not too far future).

  79. Shijia Shu

    Shijia Shu21 day ago

    Still not getting Android 11 on my oneplus 7 pro. Need to consider the software update cycles when buying oneplus. Other than that the new Oneplus 9 series is dope

  80. Dino Rodriguez

    Dino Rodriguez21 day ago

    OnePlus 9 Pro 😍 ... My my OnePlus, how fast you've grown up!

  81. Weekend Warrior

    Weekend Warrior21 day ago

    Watching on my s21 ultra.... And I'm thinking I made the right call 2 months ago...👍👍

  82. Yuval Lapidoth

    Yuval Lapidoth21 day ago

    Great review!! one thing I was missing - what about software updates??

  83. Kevin Pingenet

    Kevin Pingenet21 day ago

    $1000 for a phone without personality? No thanks

  84. King Aero

    King Aero21 day ago

    9:30 Yes but the oneplus 9 has a plastic frame which gives it worse structural integrity compared to the s21's aluminium frame.

  85. B Lee

    B Lee21 day ago

    Will OP9 PRO run PUBG mobile at 90 fps? (EUROPE)

  86. Matrix UK

    Matrix UK21 day ago

    Go for the Nord (if you can get it - you sneering snobs...)

  87. zc m

    zc m21 day ago

    The color tuning itself stop me from getting it.

  88. Tania Susanti

    Tania Susanti21 day ago

    request for reveiwing Huawei P20 pro genuine leather limited edition, there is info about it in GSM Arena but it is very rare phone!!

  89. Francisco S.

    Francisco S.21 day ago

    best specs description ever 1:26, but next time just hang a list for the people that bother and pause the video for watch it XD

  90. Jman thegiantsfan

    Jman thegiantsfan22 days ago

    Great video guys!

  91. Akansh kumar

    Akansh kumar22 days ago

    Some reviewers are saying that the back panel is glass , some saying its plastic ? What's is that thing?

  92. Jevon Sims

    Jevon Sims22 days ago


  93. Wesley Maloney

    Wesley Maloney22 days ago

    The One+ 9Pro is a very good phone, but not in the same league as the Samsung Galaxy S 21Ultra. Maybe,one day ,one + will take the crown away from Samsung but that time hasn't come yet.

  94. Peter Huang

    Peter Huang22 days ago

    And that's exactly the reason why I don't wanna buy op9 pro: WHERE IS MY GOD DAMN KITCHEN SINK?

  95. maheshprabhakaranphotography

    maheshprabhakaranphotography22 days ago

    It is a good phone as usual but when people stress on the point that it has "Focus peaking feature" - wait what ?? Have you guys used Xiaomi Mi A1 from 2017?? 🙄

  96. Stefan

    Stefan22 days ago

    I actually think the 9 and 9pro difference justified by their price. Unlike the Samsung S21 series, which obviously target to drive all customers to buy the S21 Ultra. For that reason, it comes out with players like 1plus to make flagship phones targeted to steal the S21 and S21+ price range market.

  97. Mr Babangoh's Service Charge Collector

    Mr Babangoh's Service Charge Collector22 days ago

    It's time to jump into oneplus ownership. I've enjoyed iPhones for the last 3 years and now it's time to return to android. Never getting a Samsung again after how bad the Note 8 was.

  98. Jeff Finchum

    Jeff Finchum22 days ago

    And I'm sorry $729 with the top of the line processor is not a mid-range phone that told me everything I needed to know right there these people obviously have no clue what they're talking about I won't be watching them or reading what they write anymore cuz they obviously cannot be trusted

  99. Jeff Finchum

    Jeff Finchum22 days ago

    I'm sorry but these cameras are just as good if not better in many scenarios then either the s21 Ultra and especially the iPhone 12 Pro Max the only area I would have given the iPhone and edge was in video before now that is even doubtful and the iPhone sticks more to the natural colors but with the hasselblad color tuning the one plus pro even matches or exceeds that now and most of these reviewers including XDA who's way much more experienced and thorough have praised this phone as being fantastic and by far the best phone one plus has ever made so the reviewers that are saying otherwise and a lot of these aspects are just let's be honest here just completely uneducated or biased or both

  100. Dante integra

    Dante integra16 days ago

    😆😆 dude iPhone video is much better than OnePlus.

  101. Владимир Бязров

    Владимир Бязров22 days ago

    Actually, where I live I see S21 Ultra for the same price and cheaper than OP9 Pro. iPhone 12 Pro Max is the same or little bit more expensive. Bottom line: OnePlus is screwed itself again. The last good phone they made was OP6.

  102. JRAF 1

    JRAF 122 days ago

    What I find interesting is that Samsung people (no shade to those people btw) always love to say how greedy Apple is for the prices they come up with. But then at the same time Samsung blatantly puts ads on their $2000 cutting edge phones. If that's not the definition of greedy then I don't what is.

  103. JDL

    JDL22 days ago

    These two sound like CNN hosts. Biased opinions. One of the worst reviews on the planet.

  104. Evan Nakagawa

    Evan Nakagawa22 days ago

    I love my iPhone, but if I were to go Android, it would definitely be this phone over an S21. Couldn't say that 2/3 years ago. Only downside compared to an S21/+/Ultra is the telephoto.

  105. Trent Reese

    Trent Reese22 days ago

    i switched from ios to the Galaxy S9+ and have been really happy with the android experience, but spent way too much time trying to customize OneUI to look more like stock. With Nova launcher you can get it pretty good, but i really like the idea of going to oxygen OS. While this phone seems a tad underwhelming, it's a great screen, competitive camera, and better OS than Samsung has to offer. What else is there to even consider? I'd kind of like to mess with a Redmi Note Pro and see if it's really that much worse in quality at this point.

  106. Gianna Dior ManuelFerrara

    Gianna Dior ManuelFerrara13 days ago

    Iphone Apple 🤮🤢

  107. Aniket Modi

    Aniket Modi22 days ago

    Better in depth look and testing than MKBHD. Less opinion, more facts.

  108. KabayanTayo

    KabayanTayo22 days ago

    i sick of new phones 🤮

  109. Robert Goss

    Robert Goss22 days ago

    Nice to see a new face on the verge😄 excited to see more of her on the channel

  110. Timi

    Timi22 days ago

    all im thinking: HoW muCH Is ThIs THiNg ?!?!

  111. Aman Verma

    Aman Verma22 days ago

    Why you had to edit the specifications part in this way

  112. Patrick Williams

    Patrick Williams22 days ago

    The 8T is a better buy than either of there, either 600 with bestbuy or 375 on tmobile with virtually the same specs

  113. Rohit Bali

    Rohit Bali22 days ago

    OnePlus 9 Hasslebad