OnePlus 9 Vs OnePlus 9R Vs OnePlus 9 Pro – Which Smartphone To Buy?
The latest OnePlus 9 series of smartphones comes with 3 variants this year, these include OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 9, and the OnePlus 9 Pro giving users a choice to pick the right smartphone that fits their requirements and budget. While the choice does help a lot of users who are constrained by budget or simply do not want to go overboard, it does make the choice difficult for a few users. This article will help you pick the right OnePlus 9 Series device by comparing the three devices.
Highlights of the Story
- The OnePlus 9 series comes with three smartphones this year instead of the regular two options
- The OnePlus 9R is a new entry to the series this year and is a slightly lower-end version compared to the original OnePlus 9 and the 9 Pro
- The OnePlus 9 Pro is the top smartphone in the series and comes with all the bells and whistles making it a go-to for someone who wants it all
The brand-new OnePlus 9 series of smartphones were recently launched in India and comes with a lot of features and options. The series comes with three smartphones – the OnePlus 9R, the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro which offer varied features, performances and design at different price points offering the users a distinct choice. The three devices come with the OnePlus DNA and offer small differences to users in terms of performance, camera, display, and more.
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Design – OnePlus 9 vs OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 9R
By having a glimpse and the rear and the front of the smartphones, the devices all look very similar. All three devices come with a glass front and a Glass back and all of the devices have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. However, the OnePlus 9R and the OnePlus 9 Pro come with an aluminium frame while the OnePlus 9 comes with a plastic frame.
The OnePlus 9 is the lightest and the thinnest of the three options and weighs in just under the OnePlus 9R thanks to the plastic frame. Only the OnePlus 9 Pro offers an IP68 rating, while the other two does offer some kind of water resistance the devices have not been rated or certified against water resistance.
The OnePlus 9 Pro which is the device with all the bells and whistles is the thickest, largest, and the heaviest of the three smartphones and feels premium in the hand.
Display – OnePlus 9 vs OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 9R
The displays on all three devices are very similar with small differences, the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9R come with Fluid AMOLED displays measuring 6.55-inches diagonally, but the OnePlus 9 Pro comes with an updated LTPO Fluid 2 AMOLED display measuring 6.7-inches diagonally. All three devices have a 120Hz refresh rate, but the OnePlus 9 Pro has the highest peak brightness at 1300 nits.
The three devices all support an Always-on display and come with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and have the front camera embedded into the display in the top left corner. However, the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9R come with a FullHD+ resolution while the OnePlus 9 Pro comes with a QuadHD+ resolution panel adding more detail to the viewing experience.
Camera – OnePlus 9 vs OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 9R
Coming to the optics on the phone, the OnePlus 9 comes with a simple triple camera setup while the OnePlus 9R and the OnePlus 9 Pro come with a Quad Camera setup. The OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro both have a 48MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture while the OnePlus 9R has an f/1.7 aperture. The OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro share the same 50MP ultrawide sensor but the OnePlus 9R comes with a 16MP ultra-wide sensor instead.
All three devices have a 2MP depth sensor, but the OnePlus 9 Pro comes with an additional 8MP telephoto lens while the OnePlus 9R comes with a 5MP macro instead. The OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro support recording video at up to 8K resolution while the OnePlus 9R is limited to 4K recording at up to 60FPS.
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Performance – OnePlus 9 vs OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 9R
This is yet another aspect where the OnePlus 9R stands apart from the rest. The OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor based on a 5nm manufacturing process while the OnePlus 9R uses a Snapdragon 870 processor based on a 7nm manufacturing process. The OnePlus 9R also has an Adreno 650 GPU while the other two devices have an Adreno 660 GPU.
The devices all come with UFS 3.1 Storage up to 256GB and have up to 12GB RAM on the top variants. All the three devices in the series run on Oxygen OS 11 software but the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro are bound to perform better both in regular usage as well as in games as it comes with a better processor and GPU setup compared to the OnePlus 9R smartphone.
Battery – OnePlus 9 vs OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 9R
All three smartphones are very similar in this particular feature as the OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro, and the OnePlus 9R all come with a 4,500mAh battery. The three smartphones in the OnePlus 9 series all support 65W fast charging that can juice up the battery from 0 to 100% in just 40 minutes. However, only the OnePlus 9 Pro comes with wireless charging support, this premium smartphone can charge wirelessly at up to 50W.
In terms of pricing, the OnePlus 9R comes for the lowest price at just Rs 39,999 while the OnePlus 9 comes in at Rs 54,999. The OnePlus 9 Pro which is the highest-end smartphone of the three comes in at Rs 64,999. While the three devices do have differences in Camera, Performance, and Displays it is important to note that these are minor differences, and all the devices perform very well in real-world usage.
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