Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.4, 1/3.06", 1.0µm
Average of 10 scores (from 17 reviews)
Reviews for the OnePlus 9RT
Source: Gadgets Now
Samsung Galaxy S22+ is definitely a solid smartphone that offers the best of both hardware and software. The smartphone comes with a sleek design and packs a powerful processor. Along with it, it also comes with fast charging and wireless charging support. At a starting price tag of Rs 84,999, Samsung Galaxy S22+ can give tough competition to iPhone 13. It is an ideal option for those who are looking for an iPhone alternative and want to stick to the Android operating system. Samsung has got the ammo in the form of this smartphone to take on the competition in this price segment. You won’t go wrong with this smartphone as it delivers on every count.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Gadgetbyte Nepal
Wrapping up this review, after using the OnePlus 9RT for the past few weeks, I think despite some shortcomings, it’s a very good option if you are looking for a flagship experience at a cheaper price. Here, you’re getting a fairly premium and ergonomic design, a superb 120Hz AMOLED display, and Snapdragon 888 chipset with improved thermals. However, if OnePlus had provided a better camera setup—like the one on the vanilla OnePlus 9, it would have been a terrific bargain all around. Likewise, if you look at the competition, we are soon going to see the launch of the iQOO 9 in the Indian market, which should be priced quite similarly to the 9RT. But it also brings better specs like a 10-bit display and superior cameras. The Xiaomi 11T Pro is another option that comes with a cheaper price tag and offers equivalent features. But if you want pure value, I would go with last year’s iQOO 7 Legend that’s currently available at Amazon for an insane deal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2022
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 90% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
Source: Tech Advisor
There is no denying that the OnePlus 9RT is an excellent phone for anyone who is planning to buy a new Android phone for less than ₹50,000. It is fast, well built and comes with clean software and good cameras. What’s not to like? Well, the fact that there is competition with equally good or slightly superior specs for a wee bit lesser. Or is it the fact that this at the end of the day is a watered-down OnePlus 9 Pro? At the end of the day, it is boring. It is boring in an excellent way so if that’s your jam go for it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tech PP
So should you be investing in the OnePlus 9RT? At Rs 42,999 for the 8 GB/ 128 GB variant and Rs 46,999 for the 12 GB/ 256 GB version, it finds itself back in very familiar OnePlus land – battling against budget flagships. It faces the likes of the Xiaomi 11T Pro and the iQOO 7 Legend, both of which boast similar processors and come at slightly less than Rs 40,000 but can hold its own against them thanks to its blend of smooth design and consistent performance. The OnePlus 9RT is an upgrade to the most affordable device of the OnePlus 9 series, the OnePlus 9R. With its larger display, better main camera, and revamped design, the OnePlus 9RT takes its place among the budget flagships in the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
The OnePlus 9RT makes for yet another dependable powerhouse of a smartphone. It's beautifully crafted and offers excellent performance along with stellar battery life. The main camera is a nice improvement over that of the 9R but the rest of them are not great, especially in low light. The 9RT effectively makes the OnePlus 9R and even the OnePlus 9 obsolete. Unless the 9R falls in price drastically, there's no reason to consider that phone. While the OnePlus 9RT offers better value than to the OnePlus 9, it's still a little too expensive, in my opinion. OnePlus has launched this refresh in India a bit too late, and phones such as the Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G, Realme GT and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G offer better value for money at the moment. If you're thinking of waiting for the OnePlus 10 series to arrive in India before you pull the trigger, then it might be a longer wait than we thought. So far, OnePlus has only announced the 10 Pro, so there's no telling when the 9RT's replacement will actually arrive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Source: India Today
If there's a phone that screams less is more. It has to be the OnePlus 9RT. Among the Snapdragon 888-powered phones, the OnePlus 9RT scores massively in terms of performance. At a starting price of Rs 42,999, the OnePlus 9RT is a solid option for users who are looking for a great phone under Rs 50,000. The design, display, battery, and UI are decent. Even if the phone is running Android 11-based OxygenOS, it offers no repetitive ads from various installed apps, something that goes in favour of the OnePlus 9RT. Plus, the promise of software updates is also there. The primary sensor is a solid and pretty capable one in almost any lighting condition. If you love phones that do not offer UI ads and offer stable and reliable performance, then you cannot go wrong with the OnePlus 9RT. For gamers, the OnePlus 9RT is an excellent choice as well. However, if talking about some of the alternatives, the OnePlus 9 is one of the biggest rivals to the OnePlus 9RT. Other options include the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE and Xiaomi 11T Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Business Standard
The OnePlus 9RT 5G is a mid-premium smartphone that fits somewhere in between the OnePlus 9R and OnePlus 9. Priced at Rs 46,999 (12GB + 256GB: review unit), it seems to be a cheaper variant of the OnePlus 9 without the Hasselblad camera system. The lack of Hasselblad branding, however, does not hamper the phone’s imaging performance. The phone, instead, does better with its new primary camera sensor compared to the predecessor and elder sibling. That said, the OnePlus 9RT makes a compelling smartphone in the OnePlus smartphone ecosystem. Otherwise, there are smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (review) you might like to consider. Though a tad expensive, this smartphone is a complete package loaded with features like wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, ingress protection from water and dust damages (IP68), telephoto lens for optical zoom, etc. On the lower side of the price spectrum, there is the OnePlus Nord 2 5G (review). Though not equal, it shares fundamental with the OnePlus 9RT 5G and makes a solid package for its price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2022
Source: XDA Developers
The OnePlus 9RT starts at ₹42,999 (~$580) in India, which if you read the performance section of this review, is a tempting deal for gamers. You’re getting last year’s flagship chipset, a premium design, an excellent display, a good set of cameras, and 65W fast charging. However, Xiaomi just launched the Xiaomi 11T Pro in India which also gets the same Snapdragon 888 chipset but comes with a bunch of additional perks over the OnePlus 9RT such as a 10-bit display, a 108MP camera setup, a larger 5,000mAh battery, and crazy 120W fast-charging — all for ₹3,000 cheaper. Not to forget, the iQOO 9 is also expected to launch sometime soon in India with a similar set of specifications. If history is anything to go by, iQOO will definitely price the phone very aggressively which will bring a third competitor into the mix. The OnePlus 9RT is a solid phone that is unfortunately overshadowed by its competition. It’s a tempting option for gamers, but not the best value proposition for everyone else. The OnePlus 9RT is a good phone that delivers on almost all fronts.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2022
Source: Android Authority
Given the sheer variety of options available, I can’t help but feel that the OnePlus 9RT is just coasting along. It does nothing to move the needle forward for the brand and comes across as a token offering in the segment. While the core experience is solid, buyers in the value flagship segment in India demand more, and the OnePlus 9RT is far from the most equipped option in the category. The lack of bloat helps the argument in favor of OnePlus, but it lacks any semblance of a wow factor. Add to that the hardware negatives and omissions, and the OnePlus 9RT starts to feel like a missed opportunity. Recent rumors suggest that OnePlus might also be readying a OnePlus 10R making the timing of the 9RT’s launch even more awkward. Word of advice, if you’re really looking for a new affordable OnePlus phone, wait until the dust settles or play it safe and just get a OnePlus 9 instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
The OnePlus 9RT starts at Rs 42,999 for the 8GB RAM variant. For the price, the smartphone cuts a handsome package and touts excellent performance, along with a capable camera setup. However, the smartphone’s pricing pits it against the OnePlus 9, which for Rs 2K more, offers better cameras and a more ergonomic design. Furthermore, while the OnePlus 9RT is a fantastic gaming phone, the smartphone can’t quite hold a candle to the iQOO 7 Legend (review), which offers similar performance for less. That’s not all as iQOO’s offering even ships with a pressure-sensitive screen which allows gamers to map certain in-game commands to a 3D touch of sorts. Consequently, while the OnePlus 9RT is a solid phone in its own right, the handset seems a little late to the party. Do let us know if you would pick the OnePlus 9RT over the OnePlus 9 and the iQOO 7 Legend in the comments below and stay tuned to our blog for more in-depth tech reviews.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 880% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: The Indian Express
Yes, if you are on an older version of the OnePlus or on another Android phone and are craving for an upgrade that will propel you to the next level. If you are looking for an Android with a flagship experience, then the OnePlus 9RT is right there among the best options as a phone that ticks all the boxes but does not break the bank in the process.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
The OnePlus 9RT ships with OxygenOS 11 but it should be among the first OnePlus devices to receive a stable Android 12 update whenever it's released. The OnePlus 9RT also boasts of Hyper Touch 2.0, which claims to boost the default 300Hz touch response rate to 600Hz when playing certain games. Another gaming-oriented feature is the addition of a third Wi-Fi antenna. OnePlus refers to this as a ‘Tri-eSport' antenna system, and claims that it results in a more stable Internet connection when gaming. We'll of course be testing all these claims during the full review. The OnePlus 9RT starts at Rs. 42,999 for the 8GB variant and the price goes up to Rs. 46,999 for the 12GB variant. These are acceptable bumps over the OnePlus 9R considering what the 9RT offers. The OnePlus 9R will continue to be on sale till stocks run out, but the 9RT pretty much renders the OnePlus 9 obsolete. You also need to keep in mind that the OnePlus 10 series India launch should not be too far away, if recent leaks are anything to go by. From the looks of it though, OnePlus might stagger its 10-series launch this year
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2022
Source: GSM Arena
The OnePlus 9RT is a reasonably good, if overly familiar phone. We liked the design and build quality, the performance and the clean UI, the images and videos from the main 50MP camera, and the super-fast charging. Other things like the display and the ultra-wide camera were less impressive but still good for the price category. For the most part, it feels like a slightly downgraded OnePlus 9. At the current asking price of INR 42,999 for the 8/128GB variant and INR 46,999 for the 12/256GB variant, the OnePlus 9RT is more expensive compared to rivals such as the Mi 11X Pro. While the two are similar, the Xiaomi phone does have fewer shortcomings and provides better value, in our opinion. However, if you have a strong preference for OnePlus phones or like OxygenOS over MIUI, then you can't really go wrong with the OnePlus 9RT, either, assuming you're fine with the eventual OxygenOS 12 update.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/14/2022
OnePlus 9RT is a modest tweak on the mid-range OnePlus 9R, which was launched previously in 2021. To everyone’s surprise, OnePlus 9RT ships with Oxygen OS 11 based on Android 11 instead of the ColorOS which everyone including me was expecting. OnePlus 9RT seems more like a sibling of the OnePlus 9, despite the fact that people are calling it to be an improved version of the OnePlus 9R. The almost same appearance of all the three OnePlus devices shows the company’s design continuity. The tight fit of the rounded frames and back cover, as well as the weight of less than 200g, can offer a great user experience. Features like NFC and stereo dual speakers are also included. If I had to sum up the OnePlus 9RT’s design in a single sentence, it would be: it appears ordinary, but it’s a pleasure to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 82%
Source: OI Spice Tech News
The OnePlus 9RT smartphone brings the latest features, chipset, simple user interface, faster memory type, long battery life, and much more. From the price tag, it’s a decent deal that you should watch out for in the meantime. Although the company doesn’t seem to confirm availability on the global stage, in this case, you should check out the Pixel 6, which gets impressive camera features and a decent flagship-level phone, if you’re looking for alternative options. You might also consider the ROG Phone 5s Pro because of its specs. But in the end, the final decision is in your hands.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/05/2021
The appearance of the OnePlus 9RT continues the family style of the OnePlus nine series. The third-generation diffuse reflection process of the hacker silver version is very suitable for the product style on the OnePlus 9RT. The unique gradient texture design can not only form a good mirror effect. In addition, it can prevent fingerprints from remaining. It can be seen that OnePlus still put a lot of effort into appearance. In general, the OnePlus 9RT is a bucket machine with a very balanced performance in all aspects and maintains a high level. Except for the appearance of a mobile phone with a curved screen, it is almost impossible to find the faults of this phone. Of course, it is more and more. The more users are tired of the aesthetics of the curved screen, they are calling for the straight screen flagship. OnePlus 9RT can be said to comply with this call.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2021
Source: Top for Phone FR→EN
Positive: Good price; modern design; great built quality; metal case; nice display; decent processor; support 5G; high autonomy; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2022
Qualcomm Adreno 660: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 35% faster than the Adreno 650 in the Snapdragon 865 SoC and offers a 20% better power efficiency.For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2021.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
SD 888 5G: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2020 and manufactured in 5 nm at Samsung. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X1 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the A78 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6e modem, a Hexagon 780 DSP (up to 26 TOPS of AI performance) and a Spectra 580 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 3,200 MHz. 5G is now included in the chip with the Snapdragon X60 modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Shenzhen OnePlus Science & Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in 2013. The first smartphone was launched in 2014.
It is a subsidiary of BBK Electronic Corporation, a Chinese giant electronic company group, which contains Oppo and Vivo, too. Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus combined had a world market share of more than 10% in the smartphone business in 2016. This exceeded even the Huawei share and resulted in rank 3 behing Samsung and Apple. Furthermore, it was an increase of about 140% compared to 2015. However, OnePlus is the smallest of the three BBK-smartphone manufacturers.
There are not too many reviews on OnePlus smartphones, the ratings are above average (as of 2016).
78.3%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.