Buying a OnePlus 9 is not exactly as simple as it seems.
The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro have been among the most highly anticipated smartphones of 2021, and for a good reason. Both devices offer great OLED displays, fast charging, and upgraded cameras thanks to Hasselblad and the company’s own pledge to better photography. Both these smartphones offer incredible value and can be found at a few different retailers.
Unfortunately, buying a OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro isn’t exactly as cut and dry as one may think, and there are a few things to consider when purchasing these smartphones. For instance, 5G on these phones is only compatible with one U.S. carrier. Additionally, some retailers have limited colorways, and you won’t find that fantastic Pine Green color everywhere.
Fortunately, we can help break down the best places where you can preorder the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. Preorders are officially going live at more retailers so you have more options to pick up one of these impressive smartphones.
OnePlus The obvious option
One of the easiest and quickest ways to order a OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro is directly from OnePlus itself. The company has a pretty straightforward retail experience from its website, which now extends to the new mobile app that OnePlus recently launched in North America.
Through OnePlus, you can select from the different color variants of each phone. Buying options include purchasing either of the phones outright for the full retail amount or financing it over 24-months with 0% APR. OnePlus even offers its own device protection through Servify, should you want that extra peace of mind.
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OnePlus 9 Pro
The OnePlus 9 Pro represents a new commitment to smartphone photography thanks to the partnership with leading lens manufacturer Hasselblad.
The OnePlus website is the most direct way to purchase the new OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. It gives you access to not only the different colorways and configurations of the phones, but it’s also the best place to find first-party OnePlus accessories like the new Warp Charge 50 Wireless Charger.
T-Mobile Your only 5G option
If you live in the U.S., T-Mobile is probably the best place to order a OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro. Why is that? Because only these models come with 5G enabled and an IP rating. The reasoning is unclear, but to get the most out of your OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro, 5G is a must, especially if you plan to hold onto either of these devices for the next couple of years.
Ordering a OnePlus 9 at T-Mobile means your options are sightly limited, though, since you’re missing out on the Pine Green OnePlus 9 Pro.
It’s not all bad, though. T-Mobile has probably one of the best 5G networks in the U.S., and subscribers can take advantage of the carrier’s new truly unlimited Magenta Max 5G plan. T-Mobile is also offering some very attractive deals for those who pick up either phone, like up to 50% off of the OnePlus 9 with trade-in and 0% APR financing. And with the official IP rating, owners of these phones won’t have to worry about splashes or accidental drops in the toilet.
T-Mobile is the only place in the U.S. to pick up the OnePlus 9 smartphones with 5G and an official IP rating, meaning you get the best versions of these phones. Fortunately, T-Mobile has an excellent 5G network with great plans to match.
Best Buy Brick and mortar
Whether you want to order online or head over to a brick-and-mortar location, Best Buy is an excellent option to order the OnePlus 9 smartphones. Here you can order the device with protection, and you’ll get access to third-party accessories once they become available. The Pine Green colorway is also available here for the OnePlus 9 Pro.
Best Buy offers 12 and 24-month financing options to help soften the blow, and you can order the device online to be shipped to your home, or pick it up at the nearest location, depending on whichever option is convenient for you.
Best Buy is one of the best places to pick up an unlocked OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro, with the added benefit of picking up the device from the store when it arrives.
B&H Your one-stop photography shop
Given the OnePlus 9 smartphones‘ focus on photography, it’s no surprise that B&H would be on this list. Many of the best Android phones can be found here, and the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are no different.
B&H is selling several different variants of the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, which are available for preorder now. It’s important to note that is experiencing closures due to Passover observations, which could affect the processing and shipping of your device. For now, the site indicates that devices are expected to ship on April 2nd.
On the upside, through B&H, you get access to all configurations and color variants, including the alluring Pine Green OnePlus 9 Pro.
B&H is a great place to snag an unlocked OnePlus 9 model, letting you choose between each color and configuration available. There are even options for financing and free expedited shipping!
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