OnePlus 9R Appraisal: Latest Reasonable Handset by OnePlus

The OnePlus 9R is a reasonable proposal in case of the handset’s price point. Though coming at just (roughly AU$725 /$550 / £400), it offers high-end performance, fast charging, and buttery smooth software experience. However, its camera is not as efficient as other lineup members have as the dim-light photography may not be as remarkable as on the other flagship’s cameras. However, the camera is overall quite proficient in taking decent and precise shots. Though the other specs like long-lasting battery performance, fast charging ability appealing form factor makes it a prodigious choice. Its reasonable price tag is also public attracting spec. Those who want top-end performance with decent battery life in an affordable handset should go after this handset.

OnePlus 9R Features and Specs

The OnePlus 9 lineup is the most awaiting handset series of the year as we have got so much news and leaks about this series from a year. But now it is launched and available worldwide. This lineup’s most affordable handset is OnePlus 9R, with quite a similar design and specs as other siblings. But a few features are diverse here that distinguishes this handset from the other of the series. Just below, we have provided all the features and spec details about this good OnePlus handset. So scroll down to read the OnePlus 9R’s features in detail.

SpecificationsOnePlus 9R
DesignDimensions: 161 x 74.1 x 8.4 mm , Weight: 189g
Front and back glass metallic frames
DisplaySize: 6.55 inches
resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Fluid AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
CameraRear: 48MP main, 16MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro, 2MP depth
Front: 16MP
video recording at 4K@30/60fps
ChipsetSnapdragon 870 5G
BatteryLi-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
charging 65W,
1-100% in 39 min
ColorCarbon Black, Lake Blue
Price$550 (AU$725 /£400)

Specs and Performance

  • Qualcomm 870 Snapdragon Chipset
  • 128GB/256GB storage
  • 8GB/12GB RAM

The OnePlus 9R lands with a high-end Qualcomm 870 Snapdragon chipset. That is the latest processor with top-end performing ability. With a high-end chipset and 120Hz refresh rate, the software runs smoothly to open all challenging apps and games. This processor allows you to play all demanding games easily. However, the RAM capacity is also high as the handset offers you two RAM choices 8GB/12GB. The phone offers you the same storage as provided by the OnePlus 9: 128GB/256GB.

OnePlus 9R review
Credit: The verge

So the handset runs smoothly and quickly while scrolling down the internet feeds and playing challenging games without a lag. We have tested this handset by playing challenging games and scrolling the web by opening many apps in the background. It performed well, all the apps opened quickly, and games run smoothly without a pause or lag. So, we can say that it is the performance king that comes in a reasonable price tag.

Points to Know
  • What is this? The low-cost handset in the OnePlus 9 lineup
  • When is it coming? 14 April – just in India
  • What is its price? It begins at roughly $550 (AU$725 /£400)

OnePlus 9R Obtainability and Cost

  • For 8GB RAM /128GB storage model: $550 (bumpily AU$725 /£400)
  • For 12GB RAM/256GB storage model: $600 (around AU$800 /£440)

The OnePlus 9R is obtainable to purchase from 14 April with a price tag of about $550 (bumpily AU$725 /£400). That is the cost for a model with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. If you want to get more RAM and storage capacity, you will pay more to get 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM for around $600 (AU$800 /£440). However, it is the most affordable handset in the OnePlus 9 series. It also offers the same storage and RAM capacity as its other sibling do.

OnePlus 9R Design

  • Front and rear glass with Aluminum frames
  • Weight: 189g
  • Design Magnitude:s 161*74.1*8.4mm
  • The design is almost the same as the OnePlus 9
  • The rear is shinier than the standard OnePlus 9
OnePlus 9R appraisal
Picture credit: The verge

The OnePlus 9R keeps the same design ranges we found on its two brethren but lacking the very protruding Hasselblad labeling. You won’t see the word Hassel-blad printed on any portion of the OnePlus 9R’s package. So, it is clear that the Swedish camera brand did not involve themselves in ‘co-developing the 9R’s snappers. Despite that, the 9R is closely similar to the standard OnePlus 9 design, putting away the handset’s optics. However, the difference between these two handsets is on the rear texture. As we found, the rear of the OnePlus 9R is somewhat glossier than the standard OnePlus 9.

OnePlus 9R rear
Source Image: The verge

It employs a similar 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection which curves slickly into the elegant metallic frame. However, the volume and power buttons are present precisely in the same sites on top. The camera bump is present on the same spot in both of the handsets. However, the 9R keeps an additional lens on the bottom of the bump along with an extra LED flash. Though, you will get the dual-SIM slot and USB-C in the usual place. Design-wise, the handset looks first-class and sturdy, too, while holding by one hand.

OnePlus 9R Display

  • Size: 6.55-inches
  • FHD+ AMOLED screen
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
  • Feature ratio: 20:9
  • Resolution: 2,400 x 1,080p
display OnePlus 9R
Image credit: The verge

The display is closely similar to the standard OnePlus 9 display. The display here is a 6.55-inches AMOLED pane having a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080p. The screen is Full HD Plus, having a 20:9 feature ratio and a top120Hz display refresh rate. The microscopic blow-hole for cover the selfie camera is in a similar position at the upper left side.  Though the display is not curvy here, it is plane with thin bezels on all the edges. The shows on both handsets work on the maximum brightness of 1100 nits, together with an HDR10+ warranty. By putting the OnePlus 9 and 9R alongside, it will be challenging to identify the OnePlus 9R from both handsets as both handsets look closely alike. Overall the display is very top-class as it comes with a top refresh rate at a reasonable price too.

OnePlus 9R Cameras

  • Four rear and single selfie snapper
  • Rear: 48MP main, 16MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro, 2MP monochrome sensor
  • Front: 16MP selfie snapper
  • Good camera result in the day time
  • Quite a week in dim-light photography

Though, the Hassel-blad conglomerate for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro snappers clutched some headlines. We think that the OnePlus 9 employs exceptional beams in its triple-camera system that made a noteworthy change in photography results. Our reviewing model OnePlus 9R comes with a quad-camera arrangement with the reliable 48MP Sony IMX586 beam as the primary lens. This main rear snapper joins with a 16MP ultra-wide Sony IMX481 sensor, 2MP monochrome lens, and 5MP macro sensor. However, this setup is the same offered by OnePlus 8T optics. However, there is no need to say that the 9R’s picture-taking ability is quite worthy, at best for price. For the most part, the dynamic array, details, and colors are well set.

Camera OnePlus 9R
Photo credit: The verge

Though a somewhat brighter sun can reduce saturation points or overexpose the focus, it occurs in very sporadic cases. Snapping the fast-moving body is not a big issue here as the converging speeds are as quick as shutter speeds. The daylight photography genuinely inspired us as pictures appeared bright with sufficient details. The ultra-wide lens is not as efficient as on the OnePlus 9 or 9Pro but still decent to capture wide-angle shots. The macro sensor is not that excessive, and we typically evaded using it. Finally, the monochrome snapper on the OnePlus 9R doesn’t look very suitable.

However, the dim-light photography is not great as pictures appear dull due to sparse details and inappropriate shadows. The front snapper of 16MP is present on the punch-hole pattern on the display’s upper left side. However, the selfie snapper is suitable for bright and true-to-life selfies. The portrait mode is also appropriate here. Conclusively, the camera is ideal for daylight shots, but dim-light performance is a bit low here.

OnePlus 9R Battery

  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • 65W Warp charging
  • No wireless or reverse charging
  • Power-ups the handset from zero to 100 in 30 minutes

The OnePlus 9R keeps a 4,500mAh battery that favors Warp charging of 65W, the same as its elder brethren. However, this battery can standby for about 8 to 9 hours of continuous hefty work with a single charge. But with light use or everyday use, you can easily find it to last for a full day. However, this handset does not offer you wireless charging. But it provides you fast charging of 65W. So, this wired charging unit can power up the handset from empty to full in just 30 minutes.  That is an excellent charging speed, though, as if you want to use the handset in just half an hour.

Q: Does the OnePlus 9R offer fast charging?
A: Yes, the OnePlus 9R offers you 65W fast charging that charges the handset from 0 to 100% in just 30 minutes
Q: What chipset is running in the OnePlus 9R?
A: OnePlus 9R comes with the latest Qualcomm 870 Snapdragon chipset
Q: Can we get this handset in the US?
A: No, sorry, you can’t get this in the US as till now, this handset is just available in India.

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