Winner - OnePlus Rolling Series
It seems that the rolling series handsets are slowly becoming the most important series of OnePlus handsets. Last year, some of the phones in this series were praised, and this year, the Rolling 2 and CE rolling phones were able to get a lot of attention. In fact, the Rolling 2 is one of the best phones you can buy for around $ 400, but it should be noted that it is not available in many markets. OnePlus started its activity as a company where the balance between price and performance of the phone is very important. Rolling series phones are still largely committed to this philosophy.
loser - OnePlus Watch
To be honest, we expected more from the OnePlus smartwatch. OnePlus could at least use the WearOS platform for this watch, but now this gadget is practically a smart wristband that just looks like a smartwatch. This gadget does not use attractive watches, its strap is long, the screen is not always on, and it also supports a limited number of sports activities. For the $ 159 price tag, you can buy much better options.
Winner - OnePlus 9 Pro
Although the OnePlus 9 Pro has various problems, but overall we can not hide its attractiveness. It has a better price than some of its competitors, and at the same time, thanks to the use of various features, it is a full-fledged flagship. The phone has a 6.7-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 3216 and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Its beating heart is the Snapdragon 888 chipset with 8 and 12 GB of RAM next to it. It is powered by a 4500 mAh battery and has a charging speed of 65 watts. We are a megapixel and a 2-megapixel black and white sensor. All in all, the most important weakness of this phone is its cameras, which we will discuss in the following.
Loser - Cameras
OnePlus has been saying for years that it significantly improves the camera quality of its phones. The company's flagships have a lot to say in various fields - especially software - but in the end, in order to compete with big letters, these phones must be able to capture attractive photos. In 2021, OnePlus and Hasselblad began collaborating on the company's flagship camera phone, which, although widely advertised, had little effect on image quality. Hasselblad is one of the world's oldest brands. It is in the field of photography and does not easily cooperate with the manufacturer of smartphones. That's why we thought this collaboration would bring amazing results. Of course, we are not claiming that the OnePlus 9 Pro cameras are bad, but the truth is that they do not have much to say about the cameras in the best flagships on the market. On the other hand, almost all Android flagships come with periscope cameras, but the OnePlus is still using telephoto cameras with 3x zoom.
Loser - UI OxygenOS
The OxygenOS user interface and its fans are probably the biggest losers in 2021. Over the years, OnePlus has gained a lot of proponents thanks to the special attention it has paid to this user interface, and many users have protested against this issue after the announcement of the integration with the ColorOS Oppo user interface. Recently, OxygenOS updates have caused various problems for users, and it seems that OnePlus is no longer paying much attention to this software.
Some experts believe that OnePlus has completely lost its identity and That's why the gap between Oppo and OnePlus phones is going to be completely eliminated. However, due to the merger of the research and development teams of the two companies, the situation of ColorOS may be better than before, thanks to the specialists of OnePlus. In any case, in 2022 we have to see what the result of increasing the cooperation between OnePlus and Oppo will be.
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Source: GSM ArenaTags: oneplus, winning, losing, products, 2021