After many a leak and teaser, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are finally sitting on store shelves. Boasting cutting-edge processing and display hardware, super-fast charging, and a new camera setup polished in partnership with Hasselblad, OnePlus is looking to offer the ultimate all-around smartphone. Although the company’s prices have gradually crept up over the years, the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are still more affordable than other premium-tier options on the market this year.
Despite OnePlus’ value proposition, deciding whether to upgrade from an older phone is always a tough choice, particularly as hardware improvements don’t seem to move quite so fast these days. Here’s a rundown of how OnePlus’s latest premium-tier options stack up against their predecessors, and if they’re worth the upgrade.