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    OnePlus 9 Smartphone
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    The OnePlus 9 is a smartphone that was tested with the Android 11 operating system. This model weighs 6.8 ounces, has a 6.6 inch display, 48-megapixel main camera, and 16-megapixel selfie camera. It comes with 8GB of RAM. It was tested with 128GB of storage.
    Description
    The OnePlus 9 is a smartphone that was tested with the Android 11 operating system. This model weighs 6.8 ounces, has a 6.6 inch display, 48-megapixel main camera, and 16-megapixel selfie camera. It comes with 8GB of RAM. It was tested with 128GB of storage.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Survey Results

    Predicted Reliability

    Predicted Reliability

    Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased smartphones, not covered by an extended warranty, insurance plan, or service contract, within the first 2 years of ownership.

     /  5
    Owner Satisfaction

    Owner Satisfaction

    Brand owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their smartphone to friends and family.

     /  5

    Test Results

    Camera: Rear image quality

    Camera: Rear image quality

    Still image quality using the rear facing (main) camera. It is based on objective and subjective judgments of test images, which includes evaluating resolution, dynamic range, color accuracy, and visual noise.

     /  5
    Camera: Rear 1080p video quality

    Camera: Rear 1080p video quality

    Video quality is based on the judgments of trained panelists who viewed recorded video images shot at the highest quality setting available (1080 max.) in multiple lighting conditions.

     /  5
    Camera: Selfie image quality

    Camera: Selfie image quality

    Still image quality using the front facing (selfie) camera. It is based on objective and subjective judgments of test images, which includes evaluating resolution, color accuracy, and visual noise in multiple lighting conditions and on bokeh images.

     /  5
    Battery and charging

    Battery and charging

    Battery represents tests under nominal cell-network signals, including battery consumption performing tasks that involve voice, data, display, and other factors. Charging represents battery tests of time to charge from empty, fast charging for 15 minutes, wireless charging capability, and if the phone comes with a fast charger, wireless charger and replaceable battery. All phones are set the same brightness level for the entire test.

     /  5
    Display

    Display

    Rates the overall quality of the display including its color, clarity, off-angle viewing and touch responsiveness.

     /  5
    Durability

    Durability

    Measures how tough a phone's build quality is. It includes a tumble test where the phone is dropped up to 100 times, scratch resistance, a rain test and water submersion test.

     /  5
    Performance

    Performance

    Rates overall phone performance including amount of storage available compared to stated storage and tested processor performance.

     /  5
    Sound

    Sound

    Sound rates the sound quality of the included headphones and speakers and loudness.

     /  5
    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    Ease of use includes subjective and objective ratings of the convenience of using the menu, web browser, camera, buttons, and unlocking the phone via a finger and facial recognition.

     /  5
    Calling

    Calling

    Calling considers listening quality that reflects what you hear and talking, what's heard by other phones. Tests were conducted in noisy and quiet environments using conventional phone calls.

     /  5
    Battery life

    Battery life

    Battery life represents tests under nominal cell-network signals, including battery consumption performing tasks that involve voice, data, display, and other factors. All phones are set the same brightness level for the entire test and results are in hours rounded to the nearest half hour.

     /  5

    About

    The OnePlus 9 is part of the Cell Phones test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Smartphones models like the 9 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Camera: Rear image quality Still image quality using the rear facing (main) camera. It is based on objective and subjective judgments of test images, which includes evaluating resolution, dynamic range, color accuracy, and visual noise.

    Camera: Rear 1080p video quality Video quality is based on the judgments of trained panelists who viewed recorded video images shot at the highest quality setting available (1080 max.) in multiple lighting conditions.

    Camera: Selfie image quality Still image quality using the front facing (selfie) camera. It is based on objective and subjective judgments of test images, which includes evaluating resolution, color accuracy, and visual noise in multiple lighting conditions and on bokeh images.

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