OnePlus 9 Review: Sneaky Value!

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OnePlus 9 is actually sneaky good value right now 👀
OnePlus 9 Pro Review:

Also, correction: The rails of the OnePlus 9 are plastic, the back is glass (that feels quite bad). No metal. On S21 the back is plastic, and the rails are metal. No glass.

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Phone provided by OnePlus for review.



  1. Mike Sawyer (Michael Sawyer)
    Mike Sawyer (Michael Sawyer)
    преди 2 часа

    Boy I love your reviews - Just the best. And I just bought the 1+9 and fingers crossed.. I may actually use the B&W camera. Looking forward to the 65 watt charger. The plastic case is Just fine. I ALWAYS put my phone in a rubber case.. who cares!

  2. Frankie_is_broke
    преди 10 часа

    The back is actually glass, as far as I'm aware. I find it perplexing, however, that they cheap out on the frame instead of the back; that strategy didn't go well for the Nord.

  3. rock roll
    rock roll
    преди ден

    I am asking honestly, can someone tell me y ull spend more than 200 dlls on a phone?. I only use my phone for utube, signal, and browsing news. can u tell me what else u use ur phone for?. Once more I am asking with no sarcasm or trying to offend anyone, please help an older brother here.

  4. André 25
    André 25
    преди ден

    The most important question is: Are the cameras better than last year flagship, OnePlus 8 Pro 🤔??

  5. Jose Reyes
    Jose Reyes
    преди 2 дни

    Still using the 8. If I can be honest here. This is my first OnePlus phone. I've been wanting one for years. Overall it's basically what people have raved about. In my experience I think the cameras are good. Notice I said good. Not great, not amazing, but good. In good lighting and in slightly lower light, you're in that ball park. I think they still need to improve it. But it's not a deal breaker. Usually with my androids I notice lag and performance issues after a year. Not major but like a stutter, an inconvenience. Nothing like early days. The It's like Samsung and Pixel got together. Customizable while still being light and fast. Quick updates.

  6. Matt Rizzo
    Matt Rizzo
    преди 2 дни

    Thanks for the video just got the oneplus9 5G mist

  7. Mrinmoy Kashyap
    Mrinmoy Kashyap
    преди 2 дни

    Zero Talent Brownlee 👍🏻

  8. Pisko Skillings
    Pisko Skillings
    преди 2 дни

    Charging issues from the start. Now dead phone :( I got the OnePlus Nord 5G in Feb of 2021. I had previously owned a Oneplus2, which served me great, but it was time to replace it and I wanted to continue with the OnePlus brand and saw great reviews online about this phone. When I got it I noticed a few problems when charging, one of them being that the phone would only charge when the screen was active, if the screen was off/inactive the phone would turn off and not charge. So I had to make sure the screen was lit when I charged it and keep an eye on it to make sure it was. Also, whenever I plugged in the charger, the headphones-icon came up as if I had headphones plugged into the phone, so it wouldn't ring or reproduce any sounds while charging... I tried different things from online searches, like turning off the 'Optimized Charging' feature, and even contacted OPsupport who suggested I do a Factory Reset in case one of my apps had some malware/virus causing the problem. Nothing worked. After a couple of weeks the phone was harder to charge, sometimes I would plug it in and it wouldn't charge at all, I had to plug and unplug several times until I was sure it was charging. And of course I could never let it run out of battery, because if the phone is off it wont charge. I let the battery drain once and spent 3 days plugging and unplugging and using different C-type cables until one day it charged 1% and I was able to turn it on quickly and "do the thing" to have it charge. Finally, on June 12th, I went to charge the phone and a message came up saying there was debris or humidity in the USB port and a "safety feature" wont allow it to charge for this reason. Obviously I cleaned the USB port and the cable, and tried using different chargers but nothing happened. The phone finally died, and now I don't have a phone.. I will be sending the phone for a repair, but the website says if there's damage due to humidity or debris, I will have to pay for the repair and will not be covered under guarantee. Anyone cares to guess what the OPsupport will say when they read "there is humidity or debris on the USB port"? .. yeah.. I can 100% guarantee I have not dropped my phone or put it anywhere where humidity or debris will get into it, and I have used an air blower to make sure its clean and clear of debris, nothing the naked eye can see in the USB port, and as I said the cable works fine with other phones. This "humidity or debris" message just seems like the kind of message a company would program to show up on a device to avoid having to replace their products under guarantee. If OnePlus fixes my problem when I'm able to ship it to them in July (as im not in the US atm) I will be sure to let you guys know how it goes and if I am wrong to assume they will not fix or repair my phone under guarantee. I will apologize and give 5 stars and be back to loving this company. Stay tuned. If anyone else is having this problem please let me know if there is something else I can do I have not tried. ***I posted this comment in the OP Community website and got CENSORED by OnePlus! What does this tell you?***

  9. Bjarke Hem Strand
    Bjarke Hem Strand
    преди 2 дни

    Will you be doing a review of the Zenfone 8?

  10. JW
    преди 4 дни

    Just picked one of these up after my 6T had a tragic work related accident lol. So far I'm enjoying it and it feels like a solid upgrade. It's actually a bit over kill for my use case but hopefully it will get to live the life my 6T didn't lol.

  11. Kinley Yoezer
    Kinley Yoezer
    преди 5 дни

    You should see OnePlus 9R Best build quality overall Everything similar to 9 and 9 pro No hasselbald camera Base price is $547

  12. Rohit Mali
    Rohit Mali
    преди 5 дни

    Samsung doesn’t offer snapdragon 888 other than US and China.

  13. StackPhy
    преди 11 дни

    Damn that intro

  14. Marco Cruz
    Marco Cruz
    преди 13 дни

    Safe to say I'll be keeping my OP 8 til next year.

    1. Marco Cruz
      Marco Cruz
      преди 8 дни

      @JasonGuitarHand another phone I'm looking at is the Oppo Reno 5 Pro. Looks like it's pretty much the OP 8 except it has ColorOS, 256 gb, 12 gb RAM. Oppo and OnePlus have the same parent company.

    2. Marco Cruz
      Marco Cruz
      преди 10 дни

      @JasonGuitarHand and yes.

    3. Marco Cruz
      Marco Cruz
      преди 10 дни

      @JasonGuitarHand i love OnePlus 8 and I don't plan on upgrading. But I do regret not going for the Pro initially. This is my first OP, i switched from iPhone.

    4. JasonGuitarHand
      преди 10 дни

      @Marco Cruz would you suggest that the 8Pro is a better value than the 9? Performance, good battery and a great camera is what I'm looking for tbh. I don't mind going for the 8 Pro since I genuinely don't think there will be such a big leap in performance or specs. Thoughts?

    5. Marco Cruz
      Marco Cruz
      преди 10 дни

      @JasonGuitarHand honestly, if you don't mind the larger size, the oneplus 8 pro is where it's at. Better camera, 1440p display, 120 hz, 256 gb ROM. And cheaper than the regular 9.

  15. Marco Cruz
    Marco Cruz
    преди 13 дни

    Where do they sell the 256 GB variant?? It's not on their website.

  16. Marco Cruz
    Marco Cruz
    преди 13 дни

    OxygenOS supremacy 😤

  17. Brad Coffee
    Brad Coffee
    преди 14 дни

    I like how Marques goes and says, ???, ??? About the mono camera, I'm like where's the headphone jack and what about the screen mirror not working on my TV, no gorilla glass back ???, ??? Overall, love the video, bought OnePlus 9 in winter mist, right after my LG G8 just got paid off 📴, LG G8 was having trouble charging right, the port, if my LG G8 didn't messed up, I'd wait for Google Pixel 6, but OnePlus 9 is a great phone, better software and updates, better charging, but only slightly better camera's, OnePlus 9 needs a update to fix screen mirror, next OnePlus phone, have gorilla glass back and front, a headphone jack, keep water resistant and solid updates, overall, happy with the phone!

  18. ShibeArmy
    преди 14 дни

    I almost pulled my trigger for buying this phone, then realize this phone doesn't have OIS....

  19. Sazal Alam
    Sazal Alam
    преди 15 дни

    Did anyone here buy this phone? Did, not having the OIS impact you in anyway? And did you get any heating issues for the 888 chip?

    1. Sazal Alam
      Sazal Alam
      преди 9 дни

      @Liron Jaden Samuels yup i bought mine two days ago. To be honest i think it depends on what you need. I wanted a snappy phone and got it lol. Camera isnt that important to me. And with the heating issues the phone does heat up a little when i tried 8k videos but then again i probably wont be doing 8k recordings. I dont game on my phone either so far didnt face any heating issues in daily use.

    2. Liron Jaden Samuels
      Liron Jaden Samuels
      преди 9 дни

      ive seen some reviewers say the ois doesnt have much affect on the video stabilization and the heating seems to have been fixed or atleast what the people are saying in the oneplus forums

  20. Pratik Goenka
    Pratik Goenka
    преди 16 дни

    You are finding so hard to recommend this phone

  21. RSK Nani
    RSK Nani
    преди 18 дни

    In Indian version have wireless support

  22. siva vetrivel
    siva vetrivel
    преди 19 дни

    It doesn't have OIS but 9r does why didn't you mention it!! 🤔🤔🤔

    1. Liron Jaden Samuels
      Liron Jaden Samuels
      преди 9 дни

      the oneplus 9r doesnt exist in the uk or the us

  23. Santiago Lozano
    Santiago Lozano
    преди 21 ден

    Marques make's it sound like it is plastic back but it is glass

  24. Sambhav Kanulla
    Sambhav Kanulla
    преди 22 дни

    Have been using OnePlus5 since 2017 till now. Amazing phone. Time for a switch to a new one. No option in OnePlus. Amazon reviews say this phone overheats and drains battery. Extremely trusted. Terribly disappointed. Can do with below exceptions: B/W Camera, wireless charging. Just want that Performance man.

  25. Sri Kalyan
    Sri Kalyan
    преди 22 дни

    Awaiting review on Zenfone 8 please

  26. Jung E.
    Jung E.
    преди 23 дни

    That camera is a deal breaker

  27. Roxxy
    преди 23 дни

    I love OnePlus but I had the same expression when I saw the 2MP black and white camera. "Why?"

  28. M Gapps
    M Gapps
    преди 24 дни

    These dudes are going to start nitpicking the most miniscule indiscretions on future phones ,good luck 😂

  29. mahin Uchiha
    mahin Uchiha
    преди 25 дни

    Plastic 🤮🤮

  30. SMH
    преди 26 дни

    Can you do the oneplus 9r

  31. QchenJunge
    преди 26 дни

    a quick question: should i wait for the google pixel 6? because of new chip. or is the oneplus 9/9 pro a better choice?

    1. Hari
      преди 23 дни

      Oneplus 9 pro is good! But I rather you use the money and buy s21 ultra or poco f3!

  32. Saif Syed Mohammad
    Saif Syed Mohammad
    преди 26 дни

    Hi, MKBHD, Can you please also comment on planned obsolescence by OnePlus. It is unethical. After update my OnePlus Nord got slower most likely because they are planning Nord 2. My older OnePlus is almost unusable because software updates have made them significantly slower and almost like laggy . Your comment will be very useful for us MKBHD !

  33. איליה טוצ'יוני
    איליה טוצ'יוני
    преди 27 дни

    i have the One Plus 5T and i want to upgrade it... what would you recommend buying OP 8 pro or OP 9?

    1. Moinul Hasan
      Moinul Hasan
      преди 15 дни

      @איליה טוצ'יוני oh ok

    2. איליה טוצ'יוני
      איליה טוצ'יוני
      преди 15 дни

      @Moinul Hasan bought the 9 because the 8 pro was out of stock... and my old phone died...

    3. Moinul Hasan
      Moinul Hasan
      преди 15 дни

      8 pro

  34. Sanjay Kumar Dadhich
    Sanjay Kumar Dadhich
    преди 27 дни

    Is One Plus 9R worth it can anyone suggest?

  35. Inzamam Iqbal
    Inzamam Iqbal
    преди 27 дни

    b&w camera is literally useless... may be they should have spend the extra money on the haptics..

  36. Zainal Fitri
    Zainal Fitri
    преди 27 дни

    chinese company loves macro camera, b/w camera, depth camera....hahahahaha

  37. Nick Taylor
    Nick Taylor
    преди 29 дни

    No OIS and your worried about plastic and a b&w camera? Brutal deal breaker for me.

  38. Syed moin
    Syed moin
    преди месец

    i read in a user of oneplus 9 that the phone is getting hot upon usage ?

  39. Abu Salem
    Abu Salem
    преди месец

    Good job, boy

  40. Rafael valentin
    Rafael valentin
    преди месец

    The profuse duckling perceptually analyse because morocco partially snore about a faint fair bun. unsuitable, flawless game

  41. Elton Machado
    Elton Machado
    преди месец

    I've been using OnePlus 9 Pro(128GB) for over 5 weeks and have been having issues with phone crashes and screen freezes. The screen freezes randomly while I'm using an app (can be any app like Instagram or Chrome) and sometimes it freezes at the lock screen when I'm trying to unlock it via fingerprint - the fingerprint scanner lights up and freezes. The only way out is to hard reboot the phone. Sometimes the phone reboots itself while I'm using it and (weird enough) sometimes while I'm not even using it. It's frustrating because I got this phone no more than 5 weeks ago.

  42. Nikunj Khaitan
    Nikunj Khaitan
    преди месец

    Which is better? One plus 8 pro or One plus 9?

  43. Muhammad Raza
    Muhammad Raza
    преди месец

    Should I get Oneplus 8 pro or Oneplus 9?

  44. Afyzajam Vlog
    Afyzajam Vlog
    преди месец

    bro marques, can you make a review for asus zenfone 8? support from Malaysia

  45. Michael G
    Michael G
    преди месец

    I still have my AMAZING OnePlus 6, and it's working optimal still. Only annoying thing is that it doesnt fast charge anymore, aside from that works great. I guess I can wait another year to switch

  46. CJ Tabunda III
    CJ Tabunda III
    преди месец

    Watching this video on my new OnePlus 9 😁

    1. Osama SaM
      Osama SaM
      преди 16 дни

      and how is it ? did you face any problems with it ? i just wanna buy it but i'm afraid its a bad deal

  47. Jared Daling
    Jared Daling
    преди месец

    looking forward to the 9t, but I think I'm going to get the 8t to replace my old moto g5 plus

  48. ALING BB
    преди месец

    Zenfone 8 600$ with SD 888.

      преди 25 дни

      But zen ui is worst

  49. divij joshi
    divij joshi
    преди месец

    Instead of 2mp black and white they should have given OIS on the main camera!!! They could have even skipped 15W wireless charging coz u get 65W adapter in box and it blazingly fast.

  50. Person Man Man
    Person Man Man
    преди месец

    The black and white camera is a deal braker to me, WHY indeed, bad move from One Plus

  51. Ragon Flyi
    Ragon Flyi
    преди месец

    I would buy 8pro instead of 9. 1+8pro is 1 gen behind but ahead of many important smartphone factors for lot less price.

  52. Adam Macias - Tech Reviews
    Adam Macias - Tech Reviews
    преди месец

    OnePlus is honestly the only Android I care to use over an iPhone.

  53. Niloy
    преди месец

    I'd chose k40 pro over this

  54. Cherry Bomb
    Cherry Bomb
    преди месец

    Is the 8T better than the 9? Like not just price wise

  55. Oliver Spurgeon
    Oliver Spurgeon
    преди месец

    Can you make a video of OnePlus 9 Pro or 9 after the camera and software updates? If it has got any better or sth?

  56. Koushik Aithal
    Koushik Aithal
    преди месец

    *PLEASE DONT BUY ONEPLUS PHONES THEY ARE HIGHLY UNRELIABLE* I owned a OnePlus 6 it was really a great phone for almost 2.5 years it dint had any issues or lag, after 2.5 years my phone suddenly went to crash dump mode and it was dead. Sent it to service center and they asked me to replace it's motherboard for the price of Rs-24,056/- after this incident I lost hope on OnePlus phone and it's OS, I feel after paying such a premium amout, phone must at least come for 4 o 5 years and I am not a heavy gamer or I had not rooted my phone to have such a bad experience.

  57. Reader Everheart
    Reader Everheart
    преди месец

    Kya pre booking main ear buds mile?

  58. Amol Sharma
    Amol Sharma
    преди месец

    No OIS, even Nord has that...

  59. Enba B
    Enba B
    преди месец

    Oneplus 9R Unboxing

  60. Scott Tran
    Scott Tran
    преди месец

    Also doesn't have optical image stabilization OIS

  61. David Martrano
    David Martrano
    преди месец

    A 2 mega pickle macro, what, huh? How many people are actually gonna 🤔use it? Black & white photos? NAH! I like living color!

  62. toni lego
    toni lego
    преди месец

    his hand is so huge its making the phone look small

  63. Neeraj Sorout
    Neeraj Sorout
    преди месец

    Does it hv plastic body?

  64. MrSpice
    преди месец

    Great review...very indepth! This was like reading the manual but more fun :) Do people even read manuals anymore Great job on your video :)

  65. Robert Mänty
    Robert Mänty
    преди месец

    I think OnePlus has lost their edge and now is just another Samsung or Apple wannabe. Even though I would not choose Samsung in normal life. That camera setup makes the OnePlus loose out and I would go for the Samsung between the two because of the real telefoto.

  66. Bruno_toxic
    преди месец

    Which do I get Xiaomi mi 11 or op9 cause mi 11 hast better screen and touch response rate and better Main cam but for me op9 is cheaper and it has better zoom and ultrawide.

  67. Piyush Saraswat
    Piyush Saraswat
    преди месец

    OnePlus 8pro or OnePlus 9. Which one is better?

  68. Trevor
    преди месец

    Why are there chapters in the 9 Pro vs the 9 videos?

  69. hype slayer
    hype slayer
    преди месец

    no OIS, no laser AF...NOT FOR ME! kudos!

  70. Victor QuyUy
    Victor QuyUy
    преди месец

    Too settled. Not a OP :)

  71. CK NorthPole
    CK NorthPole
    преди месец

    I've had my OP 9 since Tuesday and I had no idea that it was plastic on the sides and the back. Thought it was metal and glass^^

  72. Praneetha Moturi
    Praneetha Moturi
    преди месец

    Between Oneplus 8 Pro and Oneplus 9, which one is better?

    1. Praneetha Moturi
      Praneetha Moturi
      преди месец

      @12E29 Balakavi could you please elaborate ? Confused regarding what to buy

    2. 12E29 Balakavi
      12E29 Balakavi
      преди месец

      OnePlus 9

  73. Mustafa Faisal
    Mustafa Faisal
    преди месец

    One plus 9 has a glass back

  74. james montgomery
    james montgomery
    преди месец

    Keep up the great work, very informative as always.

  75. Cozy Shaq
    Cozy Shaq
    преди месец

    Watching this on my OnePkus 6T. Still a powerful phone.

  76. Christina
    преди месец

    I always watch your reviews on OnePlus before buying the newest ones. Just wondering why you don't ever seem to mention the locked screen gestures. Does the 9 not have them?

  77. Dan
    преди месец

    I'm so glad this phone doesn't have curved glass.

  78. hans dampf
    hans dampf
    преди месец

    Is it just me or are iPhones becoming more like affordable flagships in comparison. The 12 mini for example does have the flagship setup plus a long term software and update support. Still huawei, oppo, oneplus etc. flagships are way more expensive. Why is that ?

  79. hmezzy
    преди месец

    which is better op 8 pro or op 9? now that op 9 pro prices have dropped. please let me know what y'all think.

  80. Yatindra Manas
    Yatindra Manas
    преди месец

    Honestly, I was a OnePlus fanboy til last year! But in the past one year, my OnePlus 6T has given me so many problems which I don't expect from a flagship, even after 2 years of use! My current opinion about OnePlus is bad! I'm going out of options, so Samsung automatically becomes my first choice in the absence of OnePlus!

  81. Prathamesh Halade
    Prathamesh Halade
    преди месец

    S21 would have been better if it had snapdragon in India. I purchased 8T, it’s good, but I would have preferred the S20 FE if it had snapdragon 865. Now Samsung suddenly felt need to throw the snapdragon version in the Indian market, but it’s too late for me now!

  82. ShyguyisRyguy
    преди месец

    found the intro part. the song is Nimble Dimble by 20syl

  83. Bhavuk Arora
    Bhavuk Arora
    преди месец

    Thanks bro

  84. Bhavuk Arora
    Bhavuk Arora
    преди месец


  85. Bhavuk Arora
    Bhavuk Arora
    преди месец

    Software is amazing

  86. Bhavuk Arora
    Bhavuk Arora
    преди месец

    Great review

  87. Bhavuk Arora
    Bhavuk Arora
    преди месец

    Marques is king of all BGvideo reviewer

  88. Rookie Flix
    Rookie Flix
    преди месец

    Can we take photos underwater?

  89. Cool Legend
    Cool Legend
    преди месец

    @Marques & Team Using the camera robot for all the amazing intros?!?

  90. Mateus Fernandes
    Mateus Fernandes
    преди месец

    Wasnt it supposed to not have an OiS and u just didnt talk about it or am I wrong?

  91. Adonice
    преди месец

    Would you recommend the op 9 i got a p20 pro and want a upgrade cause my battery is death^^

  92. mad3st
    преди месец

    How we had 400eur metal frame and matt glass phone with Oneplus 6 and we cant get back to that quality anymore. Looking for upgrade but I guess have to skip another gen again.

  93. Patrick Murphy
    Patrick Murphy
    преди месец

    Does anyone know where you can actually find an S21 for ~$700??

  94. Affiliate Marketing Style
    Affiliate Marketing Style
    преди месец

    Findet Ihr diesen Kanal auch so klasse wie ich? 🤝 Übrigens, ich hab auch so einen Kanal. Ob der auch mal so gut wird?

  95. Victor Krivor
    Victor Krivor
    преди месец


  96. Martin Leonhart
    Martin Leonhart
    преди месец

    OP9 looks ugly and cheap. Like a 250-300$ phone.

  97. M K
    M K
    преди месец

    Please do a review of Poco F3/ Redmi K40

  98. Darksting
    преди месец

    great review , so question , i have a one plus 7 pro 5g (sprint variant) i know weird, do you think the one plus 9 would be a decent upgrade?

    1. Darksting
      преди месец

      @Anton Helsgaun The deep insight in your answer is truly breathtaking.

    2. Anton Helsgaun
      Anton Helsgaun
      преди месец


  99. Baddas Bitch
    Baddas Bitch
    преди месец

    Marques: 2 megapixel black and white camera? But wuY? Me: _Monke_

  100. Langga Speaks Podcast
    Langga Speaks Podcast
    преди месец

    It's the Earthworks Icon USB at 7:14 that got our attention here! HAHA