OnePlus 9RT 5G

Introduction:

The OnePlus 9RT 5G Phone is the successor to the OnePlus 9R launched last year. Like its predecessor, the 9RT is basically launching an Asia-only device.

The 9RT covers the line between premium OnePlus smartphones, such as the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, and the more budget-based Nord series. One wonders why OnePlus chose to launch these phones only in Asia.

The 9RT is a relatively decent upgrade compared to the 9R, which is largely identical to the 8T. The biggest difference between the 9R is an updated Snapdragon 888 processor and a new triple camera system on the back. The display is a bit larger, and the phone now charges a little faster. The overall product is very similar to the OnePlus 9 from last year.

OnePlus 9RT 5G

While none of this seems particularly exciting, the OnePlus 9RT is still a reasonably priced smartphone for the price. However, it remains to be seen whether this works well in the real world. So putting aside our familiarity and preconceived notions about the device, we decided to take it for granted.

OnePlus 9RT 5G Phone specs at a glance:

Phone body: 162.2×74.6×8.3mm, 199g; Gorilla Glass 5 front and back, aluminum frame.

Display: 6.62″ AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 397ppi; Always-on display.

Phone chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm): Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680); Adreno 660.

Phone memory: 128GB /256GB, 8GB /12GB RAM; UFS 3.1.

Operating system Software: Android 11, ColorOS 12.

Main camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm, 1/1.56”, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 16 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 123˚, 1/3.6″, 1.0µm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4.

Salfe camera: 16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm.

Video: Rear camera: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS.

Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 65W, 100% in 29 min (advertised).

Misc.: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC.

Unboxing:

The OnePlus 9RT comes in a simple OnePlus red packaging that is much longer than needed. Inside, there’s a smartphone with a 65W power adapter and a red charging cable The charger that comes with the OnePlus 9RT is similar to the  9R and Nord 2; It supports 65W Warp Charge with a proprietary cable but uses a USB-A connector and thus does not support USB-PD fast charging for non-OnePlus devices.

OnePlus 9RT 5G

In addition to this, you will also find a silicone case, which is completely black and opaque this time around, unlike the clean or transparent models of the past. Then inside a sleeve hidden under the lid are ordinary papers, stickers, and SIM removal tools.

Design:

The OnePlus 9RT is very similar to the OnePlus 9, apparently with some minor differences. Probably reusing the same frame for the OnePlus 9RT to save some cost.

The front of the device is quite simple to look at, with a thin bezel and an almost edge-to-edge display. The front camera is mounted inside a hole punch on the left. Other manufacturers like Samsung and Xiaomi have been able to make the hole in their phones much smaller on her phone.

OnePlus 9RT 5G

Fortunately, the OnePlus 9RT uses a flat display, so there’s no unnecessary glare or an accidental touch. The angles are rounded with pleasing symmetrical curvature around.

The side frame of the OnePlus 9RT Phone is made of aluminum. While this may seem like the norm, and as was the case with the OnePlus 9R, the Phone 9 had a plastic frame instead.

Next to the phone is the familiar OnePlus control. The volume rocker and power button are on the left and the alert slider button is on the right. All buttons have a delightful touch click and the alert slider, in particular, is an absolute pleasure to manage.

The 9RT comes in two colors, Nano Silver and Hacker Black. Our review unit is the next, and the special thing about this variant is the matte black glass on the back. This stunning finish is reminiscent of an old OnePlus phone with a sandstone black finish.

When struck with light, the entire back glows with the brightness of one billion stars while scattering any reflection of the light source. Also, try as much as you can, we didn’t get any fingerprints or stains to show here.

Unfortunately, this stunning finish has a big downside and it is a complete lack of grip. The only grippy thing on the back is the glossy OnePlus logo, but the rest of it is slippery than the butter dipped. While it certainly enhances the textural feel of the back, it will also boost your adrenaline as the phone slides seamlessly from your fingertips.

OnePlus 9RT 5G

The OnePlus 9RT is a fairly large phone and quite a bit long. The back of the slippery glass also makes it difficult to grasp without your big hands. At 198.5g. This makes it less enjoyable to operate than something like the Nord 2, especially for small hands. Finally, we would like to point out that there is no IP rating for the OnePlus 9RT.

OnePlus 9RT 5G Phone Display:

The OnePlus 9RT is very similar to the OnePlus 9, with some minor differences. Perhaps the same frame is being reused for the OnePlus 9RT to save some cost.

The front of the device is quite easy to see with a slim bezel and an almost edge-to-edge display. The front camera is mounted inside a hole punch on the left. Other manufacturers like Samsung and Xiaomi have been able to make their phone holes much smaller.

Fortunately, the OnePlus 9RT phone uses a flat display, so there’s no unnecessary glare or an accidental touch. The corners are rounded with pleasing symmetrical curvature around.

OnePlus 9RT 5G

The OnePlus 9RT has a 6.62-inch, 120Hz 2400×180

0 Samsung E4 OLED panel. The display is similar to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9R but never so big. OnePlus sRGB and display P3 demands full coverage of color space.

OnePlus usually claims something about the color accuracy of their display, but nothing has been done about the phone 9RT and it shows. Although we did not make any measurements, the 9RT display had a noticeable green tinge to the standard sRGB profile. A colorful tint slider will come in handy here, but there is no such option out of the box.

The panel also has common viewing angle issues with OLED panels, where the phone tilts and a rainbow pattern scrolls up and down. However, this is usually only noticeable on a white screen and will not be visible if you use the darkest mode.

Other than that, the value of the panel is OK. For those who like it that way the colors can be a lot fuller and the brightness under bright light is mostly enough. The resolution is also respectable for display size, and the text still looks good with thin typefaces.

The display supports a dynamic 120Hz refresh rate. This means that it will occasionally drop to 60Hz in certain apps, such as having a map element on the screen. Even if you don’t play any videos, YouTube is permanently locked at 60Hz. More disappointingly, the OnePlus continues to lock games at a maximum of 60Hz. Only a few titles are allowed to run up to 90Hz, but none have been run at the full 120Hz refresh rate yet.

OnePlus claims a touch refresh rate of 300Hz for normal operation and 600Hz for gaming. While it has advantages, we would appreciate it more if the company unlocked the refresh rate because it would have a much greater impact on gaming than the deceptive touch refresh numbers.

OnePlus 9RT 5G

Lastly, the display has a built-in optical fingerprint sensor. It’s easily one of the fastest and most accurate optical fingerprint sensors we’ve ever used because it basically works flawlessly during our testing. He screen. Even if you don’t play any videos, YouTube is permanently locked at 60Hz. More disappointingly, the OnePlus continues to lock games at a maximum of 60Hz. Only a few titles are allowed to run up to 90Hz, but none have been run at the full 120Hz refresh rate yet.

OnePlus claims a touch refresh rate of 300Hz for normal operation and 600Hz for gaming. While it has advantages, we would appreciate it more if the company unlocked the refresh rate because it would have a much greater impact on gaming than the deceptive touch refresh numbers.

OnePlus does not claim HDR support for the display, but it is enabled in the software. It switches apps like YouTube and Netflix to show the HDR version of the content, which doesn’t look any different on the display than the SDR version because it’s a standard 8-bit panel without HDR support. The phone brightens up the display when you play HDR content, but it’s just a cheap parlor strategy and not HDR.

Lastly, the display has a built-in optical fingerprint sensor. It’s easily one of the fastest and most accurate optical fingerprint sensors we’ve ever used because it basically works flawlessly during our testing.

Battery life and charging:

In terms of charging performance, the OnePlus 9RT works very well, using a 65W Warp charger to be 100% charged in about 30 minutes. The phone supports also third-party chargers.

By default, your charging pattern is set to slow charging, but you can always change the battery settings to charge at maximum speed.

OnePlus 9RT 5G

Speaker:

OnePlus 9RT has used a standard stereo speaker layout, the bottom of a phone and the other is in serapis. Audio value for most vocal content like YouTube videos is reasonably good and less impressive for music.

OnePlus 9RT 5G Phone Software:

The OnePlus 9RT used on OxygenOS 11.3, a half step between the OxygenOS 11 of older OnePlus phones and the

OnePlus 9RT 5G

OxyColorOS 12 on the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. It features the ColorOS codebase but still sounds, looks, and quacks like OxygenOS 11. This is the same version of the Operating system that’s found on the Nord 2.

 

Hardware and performance:

The OnePlus 9RT 5G Phone is used the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. Our review phone had 12GB of LPDDR5 memory and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

OnePlus 9RT 5G

Gaming Performance is also good. Locking games in 60FPS in Fen to prevent additional heating, extra use of the battery, or both.

Camera:

The OnePlus 9RT used a triple camera system on the back consisting of a 50MP f1.8 main wide camera, 16MP f2.2 ultra-wide camera, and 2MP macro camera. On the front is used a 16MP f2.4 camera. The phone can record 4K 60fps video and ultra-wide camera on the back and 1080p 30fps video from the selfie camera.

OnePlus 9RT 5G

The camera app is different from Oxygenos 11 and Oxygenos 12. It is like Nord 2 but some additional features have been added.

Conclusion:

OnePlus 9RT is a reasonably well if overly familiar phone. We liked the design and build quality, performance, pictures, and videos from the main 50MP cameras and very fast charging. Other things like display and Ultra-Wide camera were less impressive but still good for the price department.

 

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