OnePlus 9RT Review: Is the Pixel 6 the Best Android Smartphone?

06.11.2021 35606 8

OnePlus 9RT - the new top smartphone at an affordable price?



Design and dimensions

Screen quality

Gaming performance and memory

Cameras and photo quality


Battery and battery life



Hi friends. Our testing of new products from OnePlus continues. Recently, this manufacturer has confidently released models that are of interest to most users. More recently, the OnePlus 9RT was introduced, which is very similar to the flagship OnePlus 9 Pro. The novelty should offer top-end features, while costing less than the Pro version. Whether OnePlus 9RT deserves your attention at all and what strengths and weaknesses it has - we will find out in today's review.

Упаковка OnePlus 9RT


Screen diagonal:




Display resolution:

1080x2400 pixels, pixel density 397 ppi

Additional screen options:

Refresh rate 120Hz, HDR10+, Always on Display


162.2 x 74.6 x 8.3 mm, weight 198.5 grams


Glass body and metal edges


Black, Silver, Green (Exclusive)


Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (5nm)

Video accelerator:

Adreno 660


Eight Kryo 680 cores: one at 2.84 GHz, three at 2.42 GHz, four at 1.80 GHz

Operating system:

Android 11 + ColorOS 12

Memory options:

8/128 GB, 8/256 GB, 12/256 GB

Main camera:

Main module: 50 MP, aperture f/1.8, matrix size 1/1.56”, PDAF (phase detection autofocus), OIS (optical stabilization);

Ultra-wide sensor: 16MP , f/2.2 aperture, 1/3.6" sensor, 123˚ field of view;

Macro lens: 2 MP, f/2.4 aperture


16 MP, f/2.4 aperture, 1/3.06" matrix size


stereo speakers


Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, A-GPS, GLONASS

Communication standards:

2G, 3G, 4G, 5G

Battery capacity:

4500 mAh

Fast Charging:

65W, charge up to 100% in 29 minutes


8/128 GB - $469 (valid on 11.11)

In terms of features, everything is very good. The OnePlus 9RT has all the hallmarks of a good value flagship: a 120Hz AMOLED screen, top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888 5G chip, glass body with metal bezels, and fast 65W charging. I also want to note the triple camera, which, according to the promises of the manufacturer, should take pictures of cool quality. Well, we got acquainted with a short list of characteristics for a general understanding of the picture, and now we drove to understand in more detail.


OnePlus 9RT на столе

As you may have noticed from our previous reviews, OnePlus packs its phones pretty well. Already during unpacking, one gets the impression that he received a high-quality premium smartphone.

The OnePlus 9RT comes in a red rectangular box. Having opened the package, we see an envelope of the same color, inside of which there are stickers with the name of the model and company. The thing is actually useless for most users, but still nice.

Какой комплект поставки у OnePlus 9RT

Next comes a cardboard box with a paper clip to open the SIM tray, additional papers and a branded case. A gray overlay came with a silver smartphone. If you order other options, it is possible that the color of the cover will also differ. Let's look at the case in more detail: it is made of pleasant silicone, there is a OnePlus logo in the center. The case is quite high quality, it is quite suitable for everyday protection of the phone. The same Xiaomi equips even flagship devices with mediocre plastic cases that do not look comme il faut at all.

Зарядное устройство OnePlus 9RT

Also included is a heavy-duty 65-watt power supply. When buying a Chinese version of a smartphone, please note that you will need to buy an adapter for a European plug. And at the very bottom of the box we find a red USB Type-C cable. This completes the package, but it was already good. Perhaps only the headphones were not enough.

Design and dimensions

Стеклянный корпус OnePlus 9RT

In appearance, the OnePlus 9RT is virtually indistinguishable from the 8T. This is the same elegant design without unnecessary details. One-place looks more expensive and stylish than, for example, realme GT, which has a bold black stripe on the left side. Not everyone will like this performance, like Realmi's. But OnePlus 9RT is beautiful in its simplicity. In the upper left corner it has a block with a triple camera, and in the center is the brand logo.

The rear panel of the Vanplas 9PT is made of glass and the frame is metal. This is the "gold standard" for flagships, although glass may seem impractical. By the way, the case of Realmi Jiti in yellow is covered with eco-leather, and the edges are plastic. See for yourself here: who likes the glass back cover more, and who likes the leather one.

Дисплей OnePlus 9RT

The frames of the OnePlus 9RT are thin, in the upper left corner of the screen there is a cutout for the front camera. The screen is absolutely flat, there are no rounded edges like the OnePlus 9 Pro. A rounded or flat screen is also a matter of taste, but it is still more convenient to use a flat one, since there are no phantom clicks. On the right side there is a power button and a lever for switching sound modes, on the left side there is a volume rocker, on the top (which, by the way, flat) is an additional microphone, on the bottom there is a multimedia speaker, a Type-C connector, a microphone and a SIM tray. map. There is no audio jack, as well as a slot for a memory card.

In terms of its dimensions, the One Plus 9RT is far from being compact: the dimensions are 162.2x74.6x8.3 mm with a weight of 195.8 grams. The Realme GT is slightly smaller, but the OnePlus 9 Pro is no different from the 9RT. In principle, this is the usual bulky smartphone, made according to the 2021 standard.

Качество дисплея OnePlus 9RT

There are only three colors: gray, black and pale green. At the same time, the green version is only available for China, as it is considered exclusive. On this we finish with the design and move on to the display.

Screen quality

Какой дисплей у Ванплас 9РТ

The OnePlus 9RT has a 6.62-inch AMOLED display. Resolution 1080 by 2400 pixels, maximum refresh rate - 120 Hz, pixel density - 397 dpi. It supports such a feature as the HDR10 + format, the possibilities of which are probably known to everyone. There is a DCI-P3 color space. The developers also added 600 hertz touch processing. In what scenarios this feature will be useful is unknown. Except in games.

Настройки экрана в OnePlus 9RT

In principle, we do not see anything new and supernatural here. The smartphone has a solid display with more or less correct color reproduction, normal brightness and contrast. The screen is at the level of OnePlus, there is simply nothing to complain about. Also, of course, they brought in a full-fledged Always On Display mode, which is a feature of most AMOLED screens. Speaking of AMOLED : you can see the PWM results below:

  • 100% - 8%
  • 75% - 8%
  • 50% - 10%
  • 35% - 36%
  • 25% - 32%
  • 15% - 21%
  • 5% - 14%
  • 0% - 10%

Gaming performance and memory

The performance of the OnePlus 9RT is good on paper, but how it performs on paper is a big question mark. As you probably already know, the Dragon 888 just heats up wildly. After 20-30 minutes of playing, the performance drops to the level of smartphones for 200-300 dollars. As a result, the user cannot enjoy the game, although he is holding a flagship device in his hands, which, in theory, should not have performance problems at all.

OnePlus is aware of this problem with the Snapdragon 888 5G, so they paid special attention to the cooling system. At least that's what it said in the presentation. Is this true - now we will tell. We've tested the OnePlus 9RT in the demanding Genshin Impact and Shadow Legends toys and are ready for our verdict.

Производительность OnePlus 9RT в играх

While playing Genshin Impact, the phone reached 48-50°C. Not a critical indicator, as, for example, in the Snapdragon 888 Plus, where the heating reached 60 degrees. But still, the case was quite hot, and it certainly did not add to the pleasure during the gameplay. The average frame rate was 53.3 FPS. In Shadow Legends, the maximum temperature was 45°C and the frame rate was 49.2 FPS.

What can we say about this: playing on OnePlus 9RT is quite comfortable. The performance is much better than, for example, in Xiaomi 11T Pro , where the average FPS was 32-36 frames per second with about the same heating.

Какая производительность у OnePlus 9RT

In terms of memory, Vanplas 9RT is doing well. The basic modification is already underway with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of permanent memory. There is also an average version for 8/256 GB and a top one for 12/256 GB. At the same time, the standard of permanent memory is UFS 3.1, and the operational one is LPDDDR 5. As you can see, you can not worry about the performance of OnePlus 9RT. The power of the smartphone is enough for resource-intensive games, as well as for active everyday use.

Какая прошивка у OnePlus 9RT

Now a few words about the firmware: the smartphone is running ColorOS 12. It is this shell that is installed in the Chinese version. Since the globalka has not yet gone on sale, it is impossible to say what firmware will be there. Of course, I would like to see Oxygen OS, but the developers will definitely not ask for the opinion of the fans. Therefore, most likely, you will have to put up with ColorOS. And nothing bad can be said about this interface: everything works smoothly and quickly, without noticeable freezes and crashes. You can still feel the quality of OnePlus.

Cameras and photo quality

Блок основных камер OnePlus 9RT

You may be tired of our praises for the OnePlus 9RT, but in terms of cameras, this smartphone is also quite good. The triple main camera has a main 50-megapixel Sony IMX 766 module with optical stabilization. For a moment, Oppo phones for $ 1,000 are equipped with the same sensor, and the top-end OnePlus Nord 2 has a similar module.

Передняя камера Ванпласа 9РТ

There is also a 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens with a 123˚ field of view and a 2-megapixel macro lens. You can record video in 4K at 30/60fps. It is a pity, of course, that there is no recording in 8K, but this is not critical.

Как фотографирует OnePlus 9RT на основную камеру

Съемка на OnePlus 9RT ночью

These are all numbers, but how are things in reality? In the daytime, the OnePlus 9RT takes cool pictures that are not inferior in quality to even more expensive devices. The pictures are juicy, contrast, with the correct color reproduction and wide viewing angles. At night, the photos are also worthy, with a minimum amount of noise and good detail - it is thanks to the Sony IMX 766 sensor that the full power of the night mode is revealed. But the macro lens is mediocre: its resolution is only 2 megapixels, like in mid-budget phones. Sometimes there are problems with focusing.

Video recording is another strong point of the OnePlace 9PT, despite the lack of 8K recording. Firstly, you can record 4K videos at 60FPS not only on the main camera, but also on the wide-angle camera. Secondly, it is possible to switch from the main to the wide-angle lens and vice versa, but then the frame rate drops to 30FPS. For example, the flagship Xiaomi Mi 11 does not have such features. Night mode improves video brightness and dynamic range, but quality suffers - you can only get 1080P@30fps.

Пример селфи на OnePlus 9RT

The front camera is also very good - 16 megapixels with support for Auto-HDR technology (automatic high dynamic range). The front camera can only record video at 1080p@30fps. Again, I would like 4K. The quality of the selfie is normal, like the competition. Agree that all flagships take pictures on the front camera in almost the same way, that is, consistently good. The only exception is Mi Mix 4 , which, due to the new under-screen technology, has frankly bad selfies.


Новый флагман OnePlus 9RT

I will not dwell on this point for a long time, since there is little interesting here. The OnePlus 9RT is, of course, equipped with technologies such as Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and GPS. It's all very boring and standard, so we'd better pay attention to things like sound and vibrator. And they are really great. The OnePlace 9PT's sound isn't the best on the market, but it's definitely good. The vibration motor is also on the level.

Battery and battery life

Onet Plus 9RT received a 4500 mAh battery. This is a standard figure found in many flagship phones. It supports fast charging at 65 watts, which will feed the smartphone up to 100% in just 29 minutes. And this is how things stand in terms of battery life: with the active use of the smartphone, it lasted 8 hours and 7 minutes. This is a fairly average result, which is inferior, for example, to the OnePlus Nord 2, which lasted 9 hours and 25 minutes in our proprietary test . The OnePlus 9R delivers slightly less at 8 hours and 54 minutes.


OnePlus 9RT is only available within China. It has not yet entered the global market, and it is not known when an international release will take place at all. Therefore, we will announce the prices for the Chinese version of the smartphone, which can be purchased on AliExpress. Look, at the very start of sales there was some kind of inadequate price of $ 600. But on the nose is a sale on 11.11, and the Chinese promise to simply collapse the price of this device. OnePlus 9PT is expected to be available for just $469 (meaning the base 8/128GB version). And it's just a great price. Even 500-530 bucks is not a pity to give for such a smartphone. In order not to miss the best prices for the Singles Day, visit our separate page , which we regularly update and post the most delicious offers and promotional codes.


OnePlus 9RT really turned out to be a cool smartphone. There is a high-quality screen, and a processor with sane heating, and an excellent main camera. Everything you expect from a $500 smartphone is in the OnePlus 9RT. Yes, this model is worse than OnePlus 9 Pro, but the price tag is higher there. Unless you're looking for top-end specs and super flagship goodies like wireless charging and an LTPO display, the OnePlace 9PT will be enough for everyday use.


  • colorful display;
  • refresh rate 120 Hz;
  • high-quality stereo sound and vibration;
  • stylish design;
  • good equipment;
  • glass body + metal frames;
  • adequate heating in games and normal frame rate;
  • royal modifications of memory;
  • stable operation of the interface;
  • chic main and wide-angle module;
  • switching from the main to the wide-angle lens during shooting;
  • normal PWM level;
  • 65W fast charging.


  • no slot for memory card and audio jack;
  • no wireless charging;
  • only the Chinese version is available for purchase;
  • Oxygen OS is replaced by ColorOS.

Write in the comments if you liked the new product from OnePlus.

Author: Алина Никитина Publication date: 06.11.2021


Total comments: 8
Sid Den 1
уведомления от вотс апа, телеграм отображаются на always on display?
10.11.2021 23:22
Yakimov Dmitri 2
"Виброматор" ?
08.11.2021 19:03
Никитина Алина -1
Опечатка:) Исправили.
09.11.2021 23:41
Огородников Negative_777 0
color os это минус?) смешно..
08.11.2021 14:24
Никитина Алина 1
Многие пользователи ждали Oxygen.
09.11.2021 23:41
Курганов Максим 6
Я уже всю голову сломал, что взять 9pro или 9rt?!
06.11.2021 22:37
nuraddin rozmetov 1
Курганов Максим, бери прошку.
07.11.2021 11:42
Propper Mister 7
Не бери прошку, она тротлит как собака. Лучше уже 8 pro взять или 8t.
08.11.2021 16:31


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