OnePlus 9 5G 256GB/12GB
Design and build
OnePlus 9 5G 256GB/12GB has a classy design, and it shares even with the Pro version. There are the glossy back and the metallic edging. There’s the neat camera unit. And you will also really love it in whatsoever colour options to choose from Winter Mist, Arctic Sky, and Astral Black. Its screen doesn’t curve at the edges almost like what Samsung did with its Galaxy 21-Series high-end phones. The phone does not have any official waterproof rating. A trade-off for its price in Kenya is something you can live with. Or at least we can.
Platform and performance
One would have expected the OnePlus 9 5G to have a lower-end processor than the 9 Pro. But no Oneplus has included the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor which is an absolute beast. Gaming, photo editing, video streaming, everything gets handled seamlessly and effortlessly. There is nothing you will possibly find that will slow it down at all. It’s a pleasure to use in everyday tasks as well. Thanks in part to the 120 Hertz refresh rate of the screen, which just makes swiping around local buttery smooth. And also the really neat, simple Android 11 based interface.
It will take your phone from empty to full in about 30 minutes. Even better is that the 65W charger actually comes in the box so you won’t need to troll our website trying to find a compatible third-party OnePlus charger. It supports wireless charging too, although it does not support the 50W fast wireless charging that OnePlus has put into the 9 Pro.
OnePlus Specs Summary
|Display||6.5 inches, Fluid AMOLED|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|Sim Card||Single SIM or Dual SIM|
|Connectivity||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|OS||Android 11, OxygenOS 11|
|Camera||48MP + 50MP + 2MP|
|USB Port||USB Type-C 3.1|
|Fingerprint||Under the display, optical|
|Battery||Li-Po 4500 mAh|
|Charging||Fast charging 65W, wireless charging 15W|
|Colours||Winter Mist, Arctic Sky, Astral Black|
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