OnePlus 9 Pro, Moto RAZR, iPhones, and more smartphones are on sale today

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Apple Watch SE, OnePlus devices and more accessories are on sale

Today's best deals come from Amazon.com, where we find the latest Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 6, OnePlus devices, and more on sale

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OnePlus 9 Pro is getting a $99 discount, M1 iPad Pro and more are on sale

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Another OnePlus 9 series update brings more bug fixes

Since the launch of the OnePlus 9 series, the company has rolled out several updates for its vanilla 9 and 9 Pro models. The first update included a bunch of connectivity, camera, and system improvements, alongside a few bug fixes for the two devices. Within the next seven days, the company rolled out another update for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. It included the March 2021 Android security patch, optimizations, and more bug fixes. Now, OnePlus is rolling out yet another update for its latest handsets. This update brings improvements and bug fixes.

OnePlus is rolling out the OxygenOS 11.2.3.3 update for the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro in India. It brings improvements in power consumption performance to extend the battery life, and in the camera shooting and recording experience. Plus, it fixes known issues and improved system stability. It improves the stability of telecommunication functions and the WLAN transmission performance and stability. Here is the complete changelog:

  • System
    • Improved the power consumption performance to extend the battery life
    • Fixed known issues and improved system stability
  • Camera
    • Improved the shooting and recording experience
  • Network
    • Improved the stability of telecommunication functions
    • Improved the WLAN transmission performance and stability

As always, this is an OTA update, which is rolling out in an incremental manner. It is likely to be rolled out for a small percentage of the OnePlus 9 users initially. Hence, ensuring OnePlus that it doesn’t have any major issues. Once confirmed that the update is stable, it should roll out to more devices and regions soon.

Meanwhile, if you have purchased the OnePlus 9 or are planning to get one soon, we recommend you get a case too. We’ve compiled a list of the best OnePlus 9 cases available in the market right now. OnePlus 9 Pro owners need not worry, we have a list of the best cases for them too.

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OnePlus 9 Pro buyers might have to wait longer for its cheaper storage option

When OnePlus introduced the world to its latest flagship rocking Hasselblad-branded cameras, the company revealed two storage configurations. But so far, only the pricier 12GB + 256GB storage variant of the OnePlus 9 Pro that evaporates over a thousand dollars from your wallet has been up for grabs in the US. The cheaper $969 version is nowhere to be seen on authorized retail and carrier partner outlets. Well, it appears that potential buyers will have to wait a tad longer for this particular variant, with no official information on how long that wait might be.

OnePlus has reportedly told the folks over at 9to5Google that the 8GB + 128GB model of OnePlus 9 Pro will be available in North America “in the future,” without providing an actual date. Right now, the official OnePlus website as well as Best Buy and B&H Photo Video only have the 12GB + 256GB model listed at $1,069. You might also have to hop from one retailer to another in order to find the color option you’re looking for.

And to further complicate the matters for potential buyers is the carrier situation. Of the big three, only T-Mobile and Verizon have certified the OnePlus 9 Pro to take advantage of their 5G network. AT&T, on the other hand, is yet to do the same, and it is unlikely that it will sell the latest OnePlus flagship in the immediate future. However, if you don’t want to change your AT&T line but still wish to experience the OnePlus 9 Pro, you will be limited to 4G LTE, which essentially means you’re paying a 5G tax on a phone that costs over a thousand dollars.

As for the device itself, you get a 120Hz curved AMOLED display that can intelligently change its refresh rate value between 1Hz and 120Hz depending on the on-screen content. Snapdragon 888 SoC keeps things running inside, while the 4,500mAh battery under the hood supports 65W wired charging and an impressive 50W wireless charging. The imaging hardware includes a 48MP main snapper, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle shooter, an 8MP telephoto camera, and a 2MP monochrome sensor.

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Which OnePlus 9 should you buy? 9, 9 Pro, or 9R?

OnePlus took the wraps off its OnePlus 9 series a few days ago, and the smartphones are all set to go on sale soon. But before you get your hands on the devices, it is important for you to understand the differences between them. Are you planning to purchase one, but are still confused? You’ve come to the right place! Here’s which OnePlus 9 you should buy.

Specs comparison

OnePlus 9R OnePlus 9 OnePlus 9 Pro
6.55” AMOLED
2400×1080 pixels at 402 ppi
120Hz
20:9
sRGB, Display P3
6.55” AMOLED
2400×1080 pixels at 402 ppi
120Hz
20:9
sRGB, Display P3
6.7” AMOLED with LTPO
1440 x 3216 at 525 ppi
Smart 120Hz
20.1:9
sRGB, Display P3, 10-bit
color depth
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8GB/12GB LPDDR5 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 8GB/12GB LPDDR5
128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1
Rear:
48MP primary
16MP ultra-wide
5MP macro
2MP depth
Front: 16MP
Rear: 48MP Sony IMX689 7P lens, EIS
50MP ultra-wide Sony IMX766
2MP monochrome
Front: 16MP Sony IMX471
Rear: 48MP Sony IMX789 7P lens, OIS, EIS
50MP ultra-wide Sony IMX766
8MP telephoto
2MP monochrome
Front: 16MP Sony IMX471
4500mAh
Warp Charge 65T
4,500mAh
Warp Charge 65T
15W Qi wireless charging
(North America / Europe)
4,500mAh
Warp Charge 65T
Warp Charge 50 Wireless
189 grams 192g (North America / Europe)
183g (India/China)
197 grams
IP68 only on T-Mobile IP68

Design

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The OnePlus 9 series smartphones share a similar design language. Starting with the OnePlus 9 Pro, it is the most premium offering and hence comes with curved glass panels on the front and back that are held together by a metal frame. Plus it is the only phone in the series which is IP68 rated globally. You get the regular alert slider, punch-hole selfie camera, and stereo speakers on all three phones. As for the camera module, it comes with “Hasselblad” branding on the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro but not the 9R. 

Moreover, the 9 sports a plastic frame, while the more premium and cheaper offerings both come with a metal frame to hold the glass panels together. Further, the OnePlus 9 is only officially IP68 rated on T-Mobile, which means if you purchase a 9 unlocked or anywhere apart from T-Mobile, you won’t get the official IP rating. However, it is worth noting that all devices are built similarly. Hence, you can expect some sort of water and dust protection at least. All three devices weigh under 200 grams with the OnePlus 9 Pro maxing out at 197 grams.

Display

oneplus 9 front

The OnePlus 9 Pro features a 6.7-inch AMOLED LTPO display that has a 1440 x 3216-pixel resolution at 525 PPI. It comes with a 20.1:9 aspect ratio and supports a Smart 120Hz refresh rate that can go down to 1Hz when needed. On the other hand, both the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9R offer a 120Hz refresh rate. However, it’s not adaptive like the OnePlus 9 Pro. Further, the vanilla 9 and 9R feature a 6.55-inch FHD+ display, while the Pro model offers an LTPO panel and a QHD+ resolution.

Performance and Battery 

The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are both powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, whereas the 9R comes equipped with the Snapdragon 870 chipset. All three models share the same RAM and storage versions. They come with 8GB/12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Moreover, they share the same battery capacity at 4,500mAh with support for 65W fast wired charging.

Performance on the three devices is more or less the same. The major difference is wireless charging capabilities. The 9R doesn’t support wireless charging, while the 9 comes with 15W wireless charging only in the US and Europe but not in India. By contrast, the OnePlus 9 Pro offers the fastest, 50W wireless charging support.

Cameras

OnePlus 9 in hand

Let’s start with the 9R. The OnePlus 9R sports a quad rear camera setup. It comes with a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor that has a 6P lens and support for OIS as well as EIS. The primary sensor is accompanied by a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens that has a 123-degree field of view. Plus, you get a 5MP macro camera and a 2MP monochrome lens. It is capable of shooting 4K at 30/60 FPS and slo-mo of 1080p at 240 FPS. On the front lies a 16MP selfie shooter.

As for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, they feature the same 50MP ultra-wide angle Sony IMX766 7P Freeform lens. While the vanilla variant sports a 48MP Sony IMX 689 sensor, the 9 Pro comes equipped with a 48MP Sony IMX 789 lens. Both devices come with a 2MP b/w camera but the Pro also supports an 8MP telephoto lens. They can shoot 8K videos at 30fps and 4K at 30/60/120 FPS. Plus, there is a new Hasselblad camera mode instead of RAW mode on both smartphones.

Price

OnePlus logo on OnePlus 9

The OnePlus 9 Pro starts at $969 for the base variant, whereas the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model will set you back $1,069. 

By contrast, the OnePlus 9 is priced at $729 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model, whereas the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant will cost you $829. The OnePlus 9R is limited to India where it costs INR 39,999 for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, and goes up to INR 43,999 for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model.

Which OnePlus 9 should I buy then?

Still wondering which OnePlus 9 you should buy? Let’s sort this out. Global users outside India get two options with the 9 and 9 Pro.

Buy the OnePlus 9 Pro if you…

  • want a curved QHD+ display with an adaptive high refresh rate.
  • are someone who requires wirelessly charging the phone.
  • want the best camera setup.

Buy the OnePlus 9 if you…

  • want a flat display.
  • charge your phone in wired form.
  • don’t want to spend $1,000 on a phone but still want the best possible version.

Buy the OnePlus 9R if you…

  • want the cheapest OnePlus 9. 
  • don’t shoot in 8K.

Here are the best deals available on the OnePlus 9 series right now. You might also want to pick up a case alongside your purchase. We’ve compiled a list of the best cases for both the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.

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Is the OnePlus 9 waterproof?

The OnePlus 9 series feature maxed-out numbers on the specs sheet. From the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC to an adaptive 120Hz display that can go down to 1Hz – all are there. The company even upped its camera game with the Hasselblad partnership this year. Among the top-notch features offered on the OnePlus 9 series, water-resistance is one of them. While the OnePlus 9 Pro is waterproof, things get a bit tricky for the vanilla OnePlus 9 – for which we don’t have a single sentence answer. Here’s why

The OnePlus 9 is waterproof but…

It gets a bit tricky when we talk about IP-rating on the OnePlus 9. The OnePlus 9 sold through T-Mobile is waterproof as it carries an IP68 rating. However, if you purchase the device through Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, or the OnePlus website, you won’t get the IP68 rating.

However, it is likely that all the OnePlus 9 units are built the same way. It’s just that the unlocked version of the OnePlus 9 doesn’t carry an IP-rating. Even OnePlus says that all variants of the OnePlus 9 go through the same durability testing. Moreover, there are airtight gaskets in the SIM tray of the unlocked OnePlus 9, which indicates that the device can withstand at least some level of liquid, but isn’t officially rated to do so.

Waterproof OnePlus 9's on a table

It means that every OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro that ships worldwide is dust and water-resistant, even though the unlocked OnePlus 9 doesn’t have the actual IP68 rating. This could be because it costs money for smartphone manufacturers to ship a phone with an official IP rating. And, OnePlus could be cutting costs for the certification to keep the end-price as low as possible.

On the other hand, the OnePlus 9 Pro – doesn’t matter where you buy it from or what variant you get – is rated IP68. But what exactly does it mean for a device to be rated in terms of “IP”? Let’s find out.

What is IP68 rating?

Ingress Protection (IP) rating is the closest thing currently available to measure waterproofing on a device. In “IP68”, the ‘6’ is the particulate rating while ‘8’ is the liquid rating. Particulate refers to solid particles like sand that can’t enter the phone even in a vacuum. IP basically means how good a device is rated to stop stuff from getting inside.

Those devices that are backed by an international standard rating of IP68 are deemed fit enough to withstand dust, dirt, and sand. Additionally, they can be submerged in water to a maximum depth of six meters for up to 30 minutes.

IP68 rated or not, it is always a good choice to keep your device protected. Hence, we’ve compiled a list of the best OnePlus 9 cases that you can buy right now. Moreover, if you are planning to buy the OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro, here are the best deals for you!

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