OPPO Find X5 Pro vs iQOO 9 Pro: The decision to buy a new smartphone can be quite tricky especially when both phones are flagship. and no doubt both the Find X5 Pro and iQOO 9 Pro are contenders for the best phones of 2022. But if you have the money and need a device, between the OPPO Find X5 Pro and iQOO 9 Pro, which should you buy?
This specifications comparison post will help you know the better device between the Find X5 Pro and iQOO 9 Pro. It won’t just explain which is better and which you should buy but also the why. So, let’s get started.
OPPO Find X5 Pro vs iQOO 9 Pro
|Find X5 Pro
|iQOO 9 Pro
|128 – 512GB
|50 + 13 + 50MP
|50 + 16 + 50MP
|Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
|Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Display and Design
Both the OPPO Find X5 Pro and iQOO 9 Pro have the same display. The display size of both phones is 6.7-inches, both have an AMOLED panel, the same 120Hz refresh rate, the same LTPO display technology, and the display of both phones is curved on both sides.
The display of the iQOO 9 Pro is brighter with its 1500 nits while that of the Find X5 Pro maxes out at 1300 nits. You also get a center punch-hole on the iQOO 9 Pro but the punch-hole of the Find X5 Pro is at the top left. So, how do you like you hole-punch in a phone?
The build material of both phones is very solid and well protected. But the OPPO Find X5 Pro is water and dust resistant while the iQOO 9 Pro is just splash and dust resistant (no official IP rating). This means the OPPO phone is more durable.
When it comes to cameras the OPPO Find X5 Pro comes with a triple rear camera and a single front camera. It has a 50MP main camera with multi-directional PDAF and OIS features, a 13MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and PDAF features, a 50MO ultra-wide lens with multi-directional PDAF feature, and a 32MP selfie camera.
The iQOO 9 Pro has a total of four cameras (three at the rear and one up front). At the rear, it has a 50MP main camera with gimbal stabilization, a 16MP telephoto lens with 2.5x optical zoom, and another 50MP ultra-wide lens. Upfront it features a 16MP selfie camera.
The partnership between OPPO and Hasselblad makes the calibration of colors from the OPPO camera possible. Photos from the OPPO Find X5 Pro seem to be more processed and very colorful. And looking at the photos from the iQOO 9 Pro makes it seem like photos from the Find X5 Pro are overly processed (or is it?).
The color and photo quality will still come down to how you like your photos processed. But most people will go for the quality on the Find X5 Pro. One outstanding camera feature of the iQOO 9 Pro is the gimbal stabilization. This makes it possible for the camera to record super steady video and take really steady photos.
Both phones can record videos in 4K resolution using the rear cameras while the front cameras of both phones can shoot videos in 1080p resolution. The camera of the iQOO 9 Pro is really good but I’ll still pick the Find X5 Pro as the better camera phone among these two phones.
Performance | Storage | RAM | 5G
The performance you get on both phones is the same. This is because both phones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. This means both phones have the same CPU, GPU, ISP, and NPU.
These two phones have support for 5G network connectivity. The RAM inside the OPPO Find X5 Pro and iQOO 9 Pro starts at 8GB. The storage options of both smartphones also start at 256GB with a maximum storage of 512GB. The maximum RAM size on the Find X5 Pro is 16GB while the maximum RAM size on the iQOO 9 Pro is 12GB.
The performance of both smartphones is pretty much the same as the chipset inside both phones are the same. But if you need that extra RAM (which will cost you more), you can for the OPPO Find X5 Pro 16GB model.
Both the OPPO Find X5 Pro and iQOO 9 Pro boot Android 12 out of the box. Vivo and OPPO have promised three years of major software updates for these phones. This means both phones will get upgraded to Android 15 in the future.
In addition to the three years software update, both phones will also be getting security patches for five years. These are pretty solid software update plans from both companies.
The OPPO Find X5 Pro is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with support for an 80W fast charge. The iQOO 9 Pro is powered by a 4,700mAh battery with support for a 120W fast charge. Both phones have support wireless charge tech.
The battery of the Find X5 Pro will last longer and will take you about 20 minutes to fully charge. The battery of the iQOO 9 Pro won’t last long as that of the Find X5 Pro but it will take you less than 15 minutes to fully charge.
OPPO Find X5 Pro vs iQOO 9 Pro: Price
The price of the iQOO 9 Pro 8 + 256GB storage option is about $969 while the 12 +256GB storage option of the OPPO Find X5 Pro costs $1,199.
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OPPO Find X5 Pro vs iQOO 9 Pro: Verdict
So, to answer the question on the title of this article, between the OPPO Find X5 Pro and iQOO 9 Pro which should you buy? The answer is to buy the OPPO Find X5 Pro and here is why.
The OPPO Find X5 is certified to be water and dust resistant, it has an improved camera, and it has better battery usage. The iQOO 9 Pro is not very far behind but the lack of certified water and dust resistant features alone leaves it trailing behind the Find X5 Pro in the recommendation bucket.
But, if for some reason you can’t get your hands on the Find X5 Pro and the iQOO 9 Pro is available, you should buy it. But first, I’ll recommend you look the way of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series, iPhone 13 Pro, or even the Galaxy S21 series first.
If I’m to score both smartphones, I’ll score the iQOO 9 Pro (48%) and the OPPO Find X5 Pro (52%). The presence of water and dust-resistant features alone puts the Find X5 Pro ahead of the iQOO 9 Pro.