OnePlus 9RT First Impressions


The OnePlus 9RT isn't a game-changer. It's more of an improvement, a refining of the OnePlus 9R's features. It's quite pleasant to handle, and because of the 300Hz sampling rate, the screen is extremely sensitive. 

Nano Silver and Hacker Black are the two contrasting finishes available on the OnePlus 9RT. The former has a metallic gradient that looks like chrome, while the latter has a silken-glass surface sprinkled with sparkly elements that catch the light.

There are a few new features, such as a hi-res mode that combines numerous photos from the 50MP camera to generate a 108MP output, and the camera application itself comes straight from an Oppo smartphone. The camera arrangement is more similar to the OnePlus Nord 2 than it is to the OnePlus 9 Pro.

This time, there's a bigger VC Cooling system than the OnePlus 9 Pro, which the firm claims improves cooling efficiency by 20%. The OnePlus 9R hasn't gotten heated in our tests in the little time we've had it.

It still operates on a stable version of OxygenOS 11, based on Android 11, and hasn't switched to Oppo's ColorOS. OxygenOS continues to be one of the most simple and clean interfaces to use, with a large selection of customizations and useful functions to meet your needs.

The OnePlus 9RT has all of the necessary components for flagship-level performance, as well as a stylish appearance to match. The camera, on the other hand, feels underwhelming, especially when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G, but if you're a gamer or a power user, the OnePlus 9RT will spark your curiosity.