iQOO 9 Pro vs OnePlus 10 Pro: Just like Vivo, OnePlus has released its 2022 flagship smartphones ” the OnePlus 10 Pro. And just like the iQOO 9 Pro from Vivo, it features the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. While these two devices have some things in common, they sure have lots of differences.
iQOO 9 Pro vs OnePlus 10 Pro
|Specifications||OnePlus 10 Pro||iQOO 9 Pro|
|Display||6.7-inch, 120Hz||6.78-inch, 120Hz|
|RAM||8 / 12GB||8 / 12GB|
|Storage||128 / 256GB||256 / 512GB|
|Back Camera||48 + 50 + 8MP||50 + 16 + 50MP|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|Software||Android 12||Android 12|
|Battery||5,000mAh (80W)||4,700mAh (120W)|
The similarities of both smartphones starts from here. Both smartphones features a slightly curved display, OLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate, and LTPO 2.0 technology. With the LTPO tech, the display of both phones can automatically refresh between 1Hz and 120hz depending on current usage.
The differences of both phones also starts from the display too. iQOO 9 Pro features a slightly bigger 6.78-inch while the OnePlus phone features a 6.7-inch. Also, the punch hole of OnePlus 10 Pro is located at the top left while that of the iQOO 9 Pro is located at the center screen.
As far as display features and quality goes, both phones offer same value. But, you have to choose between getting a bigger display and the punch hole position that you prefer.
iQOO 9 Pro comes with a triple rear camera setup: A 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN5 main sensor with OIS, a secondary 50 MP ultrawide shooter with 150 degree field of view and a 16MP telephoto lens with 2.5x optical zoom. Upfront it comes with a 16MP selfie camera.
OnePlus 10 Pro also packs a triple rear camera setup but with different sensor: a 48MP Sony IMX789 main cam with OIS support, a 50MP sitting behind the 150-degree lens of the ultrawide shooter, and an 8 MP OIS telephoto lens (3.3x optical zoom). Upfront it features a 32MP selfie camera.
When it comes to the camera features, both phones can record 8k videos, have OIS, comes with stable video mode, and have HDR10+. But, the cameras of the OnePlus 10 Pro is a little more versatile. All three cameras at its rear comes with OIS, offers better optical zoom, and also has better selfie camera lens.
Performance | Storage | RAM | 5G
When it comes to performance, its very hard to distinguish both phones form each other. This is because both phones features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, has same CPU cores, and uses same Adreno 730 GPU.
The AI, ISP, and other machine learning tech inside both phones are basically same. The RAM and storage options of both smartphones are: 8 / 12GB of RAM and 128, 256, and 512GB of internal storage.
Both phones have support for 5G network technology. With the 5G network inside both phones, you can get a peak download speed of 10 Gbps and a peak upload speed of 5 Gbps.
Both the OnePlus 10 Pro and iQOO 9 Pro runs Android 12 out of the box on top their respective skin software. These smartphones are also expected to get up to three years of major software update and five years of monthly security patches.
OnePlus 10 Pro is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 80W fast charge. While iQOO 9 Pro is powered by a 4,700mAh battery with 120W fast charge. Given the heavy chipset and higher refresh with big display on both phones, the 5,000mAh of the OnePlus has better chance of lasting longer.
So, if you need a battery smartphone between these two devices, the OnePlus 10 Pro is your go to device. However, the 120W fast charge inside the iQOO 9 Pro can get your phone charged in a blink of an eye.
OnePlus 10 Pro vs iQOO 9 Pro: Price
The starting price of the iQOO 9 Pro is $999 which is a $30 more expensive than the price of the OnePlus 10 Pro with similar storage. Although the starting price of the OnePlus 10 Pro is $899 for the 128GB of storage.
iQOO 9 Pro vs OnePlus 10 Pro: Verdict
There are lots of similarities between these smartphones that one can easily say the brand name is the only difference between them. But a closer look shows that the OnePlus 10 Pro offers more camera features and bigger battery. While the iQOO 9 Pro offers bigger display and better fast charge tech.
The fact that the base model of the OnePlus 10 Pro starts at $899 is also an added advantage. Overall, I’ll score the OnePlus 10 Pro 53% and the iQOO 9 Pro 47%. This could have easily been a 50/50 score but you can’t ignore the camera and bigger battery of the OnePlus phone.