Amazon is out with its festive season sale called the Great Indian Festival. The sale comes with some lucrative deals and discounts on a range of products, including smartphones, laptops, TVs, and electronics. One such deal is on the flagship OnePlus 9 5G. The handset is selling on Amazon.in with a flat Rs 3,000 discount + Rs 7,000 HDFC Bank instant discount. This effectively brings the OnePlus 9 5G (review) price in India down to Rs 39,999 from its actual selling price of Rs 49,999 for the 8GB RAM variant. Similarly, the 12GB variant of the phone can be yours at Rs 44,999 instead of Rs 54,999. If you are wondering whether it’s not a great deal, here’s an article that can help you with that:
4 reasons why OnePlus 9 5G under Rs 40,000 is a great deal
Flagship performance at Rs 39,999
OnePlus devices are known for their ultra-smooth performance, and the latest OnePlus 9 lives up to that expectation really well. ” It’s amongst the fastest devices in the Android world. It’s at the pinnacle of smartphone performance that money can buy,” reviewer Kshitij Pujari while reviewing the device. The credit goes to the smartphone’s Snapdragon 888 SoC under the hood, which is Qualcomm’s fastest chipset to date. This is paired with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB fast UFS 3.1 storage. In addition to regular multi-tasking, the handset is rated to handle hardcore stuff like 4K video editing or playing around with 10-bit RAW images or an 8K video shot, with zero lag.
The cameras are one of the major highlights of the OnePlus 9 5G. The handset, to recall, was launched with Hasselblad cameras, which can boast impressive results in daylight. During our time with the device, we found the results from the OnePlus 9 5G cameras on par with more expensive flagships like Samsung Galaxy S21 (review) or the iPhone 12 (review). If you are looking for megapixel counts, then let us tell you that the phone packs a triple camera setup at the back, which comprises a Sony IMX689 48MP primary wide-angle unit, a 50MP Sony IMX766 ultra-wide-angle lens with macro capabilities, and a 2MP monochrome sensor. Click on this link to check out the OnePlus 9 camera samples.
65W Warp charge
OnePlus 9 5G was introduced with 65W Warp Charge support which can charge the device in no time. The tech is rated to juice up the phone’s 4,500mAh battery from 0-100 percent in a little under 35 minutes. As for the backup, the phone can last up to a day between charges with average to heavy usage.
120Hz screen refresh rate
The OnePlus 9 5G is among the few smartphones out there that come with a 120Hz refresh rate screen of AMOLED variety instead of LCD. The handset packs a 6.55-inch tall FHD+ display that dynamically switches to a lower refresh rate when required to conserve battery. It has a 20:9 aspect ratio, with a punch-hole in the top-left corner for the selfie camera, for an immersive viewing experience. In short, the display is nothing short of the gold standard and you won’t notice any stuttering or lag while scrolling through anything on the phone.
Having said all that, it’s worth mentioning that even with Rs 39,999 effective price, the OnePlus 9 5G is not the cheapest Snapdragon 888 SoC phone out there. Xiaomi beats it with its Mi 11X Pro (review) smartphone. The smartphone is selling in India starting at Rs 36,999. And in addition to the Snapdragon 888 SoC, the Mi 11 also rocks 120Hz AMOLED display and 108MP primary camera, which makes it a better deal than the OnePlus 9 5G, at least on paper.
Additionally, the handset isn’t certified against water and dust resistance, which means you can’t take it to the beach or swimming pool. The OnePlus 9 5G competitor Mi 11X Pro, however, supports IP53. However, the OnePlus 9 offers a cleaner software experience that is closer to Stock Android. So, choose between the devices wisely.