this phone is a joke... better buy realme or xiaomi more affordable.
beep bop boop, 30 Mar 2021it was not one of the best phones of 2020, it was THE best phone of 2020Disagree.. It was one of the best budget flagships of 2020, certainly not the best phone of the year.
matuka, 31 Mar 2021Surprised about the average battery life, I heard the battery is actually slightly better than... moreContinuing: I almost pulled the trigger on an 8T late last year. I decided to scrimp for a bit longer with my S9+. It's still doing its job very well for the most part, only the battery life is meh now that it's almost 3 years old (mine turns 3 in June). So I decided to wait for 1+9 and such, and here we have it. Same price IIRC, 699€ (Europe). SD 888. Insanely fast charging and a good large battery. Great OS. Great camera. Plus here in Europe you would get Exynos if you went Samsung, and you can get the Arctic Sky colour which is the coolest one and has a MATTE back!! The base model is only 699€, that is GREAT value for money. Like MKBHD said, "it's sneaky good value". Even he realises it. The S21 is 879€ where I live. Bargain hunters aside. And it loses in a couple of areas. OIS would be great but it's not necessary. Plastic is not a deal breaker as long as it's durable and it has its advantages too (like weight). People are too needy and ask for too much for too little sometimes. Also I don't want to go with Xiamo/Huawei sorta stuff.
I realised 5+ years ago that there is no perfect phone. You have to make compromises somewhere, especially when you're talking about a midrange phone that costs 399-699€~. I think I'll go with a OnePlus 9 8GB/128GB Arctic Sky for my next phone. Get OnePlus Buds Z for free if pre-order too. And get a Karbon Bumper Case to go with it. That'll do me for 2-3 years at least. I like to get a new phone roughly every 3 years. The base 1+9 is a better deal than the 9 Pro, no doubt about it. 200€ less. If you want a phone that's not super expensive then the 1+9 is the way to go in my eyes. But that depends on where you live as well, and what you value in a phone!!! So don't just listen to me, or tell me that I'm wrong. I'm just looking at it fairly for my needs and region etc. Sweet spot. Not too expensive, not too cheap. Upper mid-range "flagship".
nanagdad, 24 Mar 2021True! Great marketing strategy & they price it $100 less than the pro model to force you t... moreThat's poppycock. The base model 1+9 costs 699€ and has very largely the SAME specs as the 9 Pro. The 1+9 Pro costs 899€. That's a 200€ difference for not that much improvement. Plus not everyone wants to spend that much on a phone. I will get the 9 if anything, not the 9 Pro.
Surprised about the average battery life, I heard the battery is actually slightly better than on the 9 Pro, and overall seems like a very good battery (not amazing but better than average). Oh well... No perfect phone out there.
Note7 owner, 28 Mar 2021Why even bother to give it more than 4 stars with such a snarky review gsmarena? Yep... 4.3 stars, 0.1 higher than the 8T. A 4.3/5 rated phone should be GREAT. But the tone is a bit snarky and negative. Nagging even though it's great value for money. 699€. SD 888 (instead of Exynos in Europe).
Android-Authority, 27 Mar 2021S20 FE.... one of the best phones of 2020 was also plastic and cost a similar amount. it was not one of the best phones of 2020, it was THE best phone of 2020
Why even bother to give it more than 4 stars with such a snarky review gsmarena?
b0d0, 25 Mar 2021Plastic for 700 euros?Are they serious???S20 FE.... one of the best phones of 2020 was also plastic and cost a similar amount.
Alex, 25 Mar 2021Where in the world S21 price is $699!? It's $799, so it's not any cheaper than OP9.
... moreAt the moment the S21+ is going for $799 on the official stores but you can find it at a cheaper price, like 750-760$ point if you look around.
Unlike the Samsung that are already been of the market for a couple of months and start getting cheaper and cheaper than the official MSRP, Oneplus prices remain the same until new model reveals .
if not for gsmarena then i won't have known that this phone doesn't even have OIS. none of youtubers with their beautiful b- rolls and their 5-6 million subs mentioned it.
I tell you why not to buy one plus 9:
1. Very expensive and nothing new to upgrade
2. Plastic body
3. Poor touch response. S 21 has 9ms
4. 1080p display only for 729usd
5. Poor external speakers
6. No telephoto lens and oversaturated main camera
7. Entire phone looks like another Chinese phone. No premium feels and looks
Millions dollar advise STAY AWAY
why are they making them so big? with 3 version they could have offered a different body design. apple does it, Samsung does it, things are working well for them isn't it?
i can't believe you guys gave this average thing a 4 star rating !!!!
disappointed in this review 👎
Only 2 things missing . I was desperately waiting for oneplus from last 6 months.. plastic frame and lack of OIS change my mind to pay 50000 for oneplus 9.. I'm OnePlus 6 user. And i love that OnePlus . But OnePlus compromise in build quality and stabilization ..
Considering low camera quality, short battery life and other missing things, 4.3 rating just hurts my eyes.