The OnePlus 9R is, in all but name, a refinement of its predecessors. As its elder brother, the phone is meant to bridge the chasm between mid-quality smartphones and the ever more premium, top-of the range smartphones that have long since been considered the be all and end all of smartphone life. It tries to do something a little different. By eschewing the design of the iPhone or Android devices for that of the HTC K headphone dock, it seems to be hinting at the fact that the company no longer values staying on the mainstream. But what does the OnePlus 9R offer that the existing smartphones can’t?
Let’s start with the most obvious difference: its price. The regular OnePlus 9R retails for a little over $300, which is about a third less than the iPhone 6s Plus. This is where most of the differences come into play. For one, it’s packing twice the amount of RAM – 2GB versus 1GB. This is most definitely one of the biggest differences between this phone and its competitors, and so it goes without saying that the extra space will come in handy if you’re planning on downloading high-resolution media files, or using an external memory card for storing games and apps.
One other feature unique to this phone is Oxygen OS, which is a user-friendly, customized user interface based on Android 4.4 Kit Kat. The Oxygen OS experience on this phone is far more pleasant than that of the iPhone, and is arguably even more intuitive. If you were to only compare features between the iPhone and this one, Oxygen OS would easily win by a mile, but the real test is in what you can do with it. OnePlus 9R
I’ve already written about some of the more popular applications that are bundled with the Oxygen OS, but what if you need something a bit more out of the box? That’s where MyPhoneRoom comes into play. With this application, you’ll be able to access and synchronize your contacts from your desktop. You can then import all your contacts from your iPhone into this one easy-to-use interface, as well as set up reminders, send email, and so much more.
The most important part of the review thus far has been the display of the OnePlus 9R. In case you don’t know, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8s offer screens that are slightly bigger. This is actually a good thing, though, because it makes text and images look much better. On the other hand, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8s Plus offer screens that are just as big, so text and images look virtually the same as they did on the iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 9r comes with a slightly larger display, but it’s not nearly as big as the ones found on the iPhone 7 Plus.
One of the biggest drawbacks of this device is that it lacks any sort of external battery. This is actually one of the most unique features of the device. For some people, they may find this a deal breaker, especially if they travel a lot and will be using their phone for long periods of time. Fortunately, the Oxygen OS has an excellent solution to this problem. You can purchase an external Quickcell battery in addition to a neat feature like the photo alert slider, which allows you to take a photo, load it up on the LCD, and then use the screen to do everything else.