August 8, 2022
Is the OnePlus 9R the best OnePlus phone to buy – more than the OnePlus 9?


OnePlus 9R price in India starts from Rs. 39,999. The latest OnePlus phone comes with the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. The OnePlus 9R is designed to offer a flagship-like experience, but at a lower cost than the OnePlus 9. When we look at the OnePlus 9R specifications, the phone bears some similarities with the OnePlus 9. It comes with full-HD +. OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate as well as 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary camera sensor. OnePlus 9R is also one of the few phones that is based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 SoC. In this episode of Orbital, Gadgets 360 review editor Jamshed Avari and in-house OnePlus expert Ali Pardiwala join host Akhil Arora to discuss the OnePlus 9R.

OnePlus 9R is a smartphone with a special place in the company’s portfolio. It sits between the OnePlus Nord and the OnePlus 9. At the same time, the phone has some similarities with last year’s OnePlus 8T.

OnePlus 9R review: A small refresh with a fresh coat of paint

Compared to the more expensive OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9R has the Snapdragon 870 SoC which is higher than the Snapdragon 888 found elsewhere. This brings slightly weaker CPU cores and graphics performance. Wi-Fi 6e is also something you won’t find on the OnePlus 9R, which is available on the OnePlus 9 or OnePlus 9 Pro. Additionally, the cheaper OnePlus model lacks the Hasselblad branding that you would see on the premium OnePlus flagships of 2021.

If you don’t care about top-end chipsets or premium camera marketing, then the OnePlus 9R can be a better option.

For the second half of this week’s Orbital episode, we talk about the new OnePlus Watch. Host Akhil joins Gadgets 360 reviewer Aditya Shenoy and smartwatch enthusiast Shubham Raheja to discuss the OnePlus Watch.

The much-awaited OnePlus Watch was launched last month alongside the OnePlus 9 series of phones. But as you might expect, instead of running on Google’s WearOS, the OnePlus Watch uses a real-time operating system (RTOS). It doesn’t offer any customization, though you can add a few different watchfaces.

OnePlus has provided a basic UI on the OnePlus Watch that works similar to WearOS and Samsung’s Tizen operating system. The smartwatch also doesn’t include a dedicated app store. However, you can get some features and watchfaces directly from the connected OnePlus Health app.

OnePlus Watch first impressions: It’s about time

We also talk about how the presence of proprietary software helps the OnePlus Watch deliver better battery life over the competition. It also comes with fast charging support and a list of health and fitness-focused features. But it is important to note that if you have an iPhone as your primary device then you should not choose the OnePlus Watch at this time. This is because the smartwatch does not work with iOS.

That’s all for this week’s episode of Orbital. Hear the full discussion by following the Gadgets 360 podcast, which is available in . available on Apple Podcasts, google podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you find your podcasts. Please rate us, and leave a review.

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