OnePlus 9RT 5G Review with Pros and Cons – Average

OnePlus 9RT 5G Review
OnePlus 9RT 5G

I use to love OnePlus, just because of Oxygen OS but now that OnePlus is moving to Color OS, I’m not feeling well about the OnePlus Phones, your views might be different, so let’s go there and take look at the newly launched OnePlus 9RT 5G.

The OnePlus 9RT 5G will kill the OnePlus 9 and 9R because 9RT 5G has better specs and it’s available at a lower price too. Now, before we begin the review and you fund out Pros and Cons, let’s tell you the India price of the OnePlus 9RT 5G.

OnePlus 9RT 5G Price in India

OnePlus 9RT 5G is priced at Rs 42,999 for 8GB of Ram and 128GB storage while another 12GB Ram + 256GB storage is priced at Rs 46,999 in India. The device is available in Nano Silver & Hacker Black colours options and it will be sold via Amazon.

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OnePlus 9RT 5G Review

Yes, the OnePlus 9RT 5G is worth buying but it’s a bit pricey compared to its competition, it does have a smooth 120Hz display, powerful Snapdragon 888 SoC, superfast 65W fast charging support but the cameras are average compared to price.

We have quite of few options under 50k, like Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Moto Edge 20 Pro, RealMe GT Neo 2, Vivo X70 Pro, or better, wait for Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G which is launching on 19th January 2022.

Related: Best Smartphones Under Rs 50,000

Overall, the OnePlus 9RT 5G should have launched below 40k. Still, if you want a powerful smartphone for gaming and you don’t care much about the cameras then this could good option.

Still, the OnePlus 9RT 5G is not a bad smartphone, the only two things are, it doesn’t have the best camera compared to its price while the phone will run on Color OS, so no Oxygen OS.

OnePlus 9RT 5G Pros and Cons

120Hz Smooth DisplayIntegration with ColorOS
Powerful Snapdragon 888 SoCNo 3.5mm Audio Jack
Superfast 65W Fast ChargingAverage Cameras
Solid Build QualityBit Pricey
Eight 5G BandsNo Wireless Charging
Stereo SpeakersNo IP Rating for Waterproofing
LPDDR 5 RAM Support
Widevine L1 Support
NFC Support
Good Battery Life

Display Quality

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The OnePlus 9RT 5G comes with a 6.62-inches 120Hz AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

The phone has Corning Gorilla Glass on the front and back while the frame is made out of metal. By the way, the back has matt-finish which means, it’s fingerprint-resistant.

It also has Widnevine L1 support, so you will be able to watch FHD+ contact on OTT apps.

Related: Best Smartphones Under Rs 30,000

As the phone has an AMOLED display, OnePlus has added an in-display fingerprint sensor which works fine, it’s fast and accurate, no issue.

Overall, the OnePlus has used a good quality display panel, so whether you want to play games or watch movies, you won’t face any problems.


OnePlus 9RT 5G is powered by the well-known flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and runs on Oxygen OS 11-based on Android 1, the phone will get Android 12, no one knows.

By the way, with the Android 12, the OnePlus 9RT 5G will migrate to ColorOS, so if you’re planning to buy the OnePlus 9RT 5G for the Oxygen OS then don’t because it won’t be the same with the Android 12 update.

Even with the current Oxygen OS, OnePlus has added tons of ColorOS features.

Oxygen OS was a key part of the OnePlus smartphone and most of the people were buying OnePlus Phones for the clean software experience but now, it feels, the experience won’t be the same after the Android 12 Update.

Related: Best Gaming Smartphones Under Rs 50,000

By the way, as the phone is powered by Snapdragon 888 SoC, there won’t be any kind of problem while playing games or even using smartphones in day to day life, the OS is also smooth.

So if you wanted to buy a new smartphone for gaming then yes, OnePlus 9RT 5G could be a good option.

Also, OnePlus has added support for eight 5G bands, so whenever 5G launches in India, the OnePlus 9RT 5G will be capable to use 5G.

Overall, if you ask me, I won’t buy the new OnePlus Phone because of the OS, I was a big fan OnePlus and I have used OnePlus phones but it feels like, it’s time to move on.


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The OnePlus 9RT 5G comes with a 50MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and 2MP macro lens while on the front, it has a 16MP selfie shooter. The Rear cameras can shoot videos up to [email protected] while the front can shoot at only [email protected]

The 50MP primary sensor has OIS support which will help a lot in video recording.

Now, OIS is kind of rare around a 40k price tag but OnePlus has provided OIS which good thing.

The videos will come out good, the dynamic range is also good but keeps in mind, OnePlus tries to boost the colours, little bit other than that, no complaints about videos.

The 50MP sensor also takes some good images under good light but it doesn’t provide the best images all the time, it’s a miss or hit situation.

Sometimes you will feel, OnePlus 9RT 5G has the best camera and sometimes you will feel like, 20k smartphone can take better phones than this.

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So it’s an issue with optimization which can be fixed but it depends on OnePlus when they gonna fix it.

The dynamic range is also good but it’s not the best for the price, considering the price tag, I feel, OnePls needs to work on the dynamic range and the colours too.

Night images do come out well but still, sometimes, the sensor adds too much noise.

Now, that 8MP ultra-wide lens does its job. In short, the OnePlus also needs to work ultra-wide, the night phone doesn’t come out well with an ultra-wide lens.

If you can, forget the 2MP macro sensor, I mean, 40k smartphones shouldn’t have this sensor, OnePlus should have added a telephoto lens instant.

The front camera has been a huge problem for OnePlus and the same can be said for the OnePlus 9RT 5G.

If you’re that person who takes lots of selfie then you will be disappointed with the front camera and even with the front video recording.

Overall, the OnePlus 9RT 5G has a decent camera and it can become good, if the OnePlus optimized the camera with an OTA update till then, the camera doesn’t justify the Rs 42,999 price tag.

Also, if OnePlus improve the cameras, I will update right here.

Audio Quality

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The OnePlus 9RT 5G 5G has a Stereo speaker and works well, no complaints about that. It also has a secondary noise cancellation microphone.

It also has support for carrier aggregation which means, the network quality will be good and there won’t be an issue in the calling.

Overall, the phone good speaker which will give a good experience.

Battery Life

The device has a 4,500 mAh battery with 65W wired charging support, there is no support for wireless charging.

The battery will last for a day but if you’re a heavy user who plays lots of games then you will need to charge the OnePlus 9RT 5G two times a day.

Still, you can use a 65W charger which will take only 29 minutes to charge from 0% to 100%.

OnePlus 9RT 5G FAQs (Frequently Asked Question)

Q: Does OnePlus 9RT 5G has a 3.5mm Audio jack?

A: No.

Q: Does OnePlus 9RT 5G has NFC Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How many OS updates will the OnePlus 9RT 5G  will get?

A: OnePlus didn’t say anything about the future updates but the phone will get an Android 12 update.

Q: What is the screen refresh rate of the OnePlus 9RT 5G?

A: It has a 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED.

Q: Does OnePlus 9RT 5G has stereo speakers?

A: Yes.

Q: Does OnePlus 9RT 5G Widevine L1 support??

A: Yes.

Q: Does OnePlus 9RT 5G has a camera2api enabled?

A: Yes.

Q: Does OnePlus 9RT 5G has 5G Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How Many 5G Bands does OnePlus 9RT 5G?

A: It has 8 5G bands which include n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, and n38.

Q: Does OnePlus 9RT 5G has fast charging support?

A: Yes, the OnePlus 9RT 5G has 65W wired fast charging.

Q: Does OnePlus 9RT 5G has carrier aggregation?

A: Yes, it has Carrier Aggregation support.

Q: Where to buy OnePlus 9RT 5G in India

A: The OnePlus 9RT 5G is available on the Amazon India website.

Q: Alternatives of OnePlus 9RT 5G?

A: We have quite of few options available, like Galaxy S20 FE 5G, RealMe GT Neo 2, Motorola Edge 20 Pro, Galaxy S21 FE 5G and even Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G.


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OnePlus 9RT 5G has almost everything that you can think of, except the good camera. Now, it’s not like, it has a bad camera but considering the price tag, it has kind of average camera.

So if you wanted a powerful smartphone at around 42k price range and you don’t much about the camera then yes, the OnePlus 9RT 5G is worth buying otherwise do take look at options like Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G, Galaxy S20 FE 5G and many more.

OnePlus 9RT 5G Full Specifications

Launch Date14 January 2022
First Sale17 January 2022 at Noon Via Amazon
Display6.62-inches FHD+ AMOLED
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
Dimensions162.2 x 74.6 x 8.3 mm
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
Screen Refresh Rate120Hz Refresh Rate
BuildGlass front
Plastic back,
Metal frame
OSAndroid 11 – Oxygen OS 11 (Color OS)
ChipsetQualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
GPUAdreno 660
CPUOcta-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 &
3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
Storage8GB Ram + 128GB Storage
12GB Ram + 256GB Storage

UFS 3.1 Storage
Card SlotNo
Rear Cameras50MP Primary Sensor (OIS)
8MP Ultra-Wide
2MP Macro
Video[email protected]/60fps,
[email protected]/60fps
Front Camera16MP
Video[email protected]
3.5mm JackNo
Widevine L1 SupportYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
Bluetooth Version5.2
5G SupportYes
5G BandsN1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41, 78
IR BlasterNo
SensorsIn-display Fingerprint Sensor
M-sensor Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Sensor Core
Flick-detect Sensor
Fingerprint SensorIn-Display
Battery4,500 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Speed65W Wired fast Charging
Charging Time0% to 100% in 29 minutes (Wired)
ColoursNano Silver
Hacker Black
SAR Value
Model Number
Weight195.5 Gram
Price8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 42,999
12GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 46,999
In the boxOnePlus 9RT 5G

Warp Charge 65 Power Adapter
Warp Charge Type-A to Type-C Cable
Quick Start Guide
Welcome Letter
Safety Information and Warranty Card
LOGO Sticker
Transparent Phone Case
Screen Protector (Open Market only)
SIM Tray Ejector
Available atAmazon

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