OnePlus has launched its new premium smartphone in India, the OnePlus 10T 5G. The company launched its first T-series smartphone in India nearly two years after the launch of the OnePlus 8T. The 10T 5G comes with some top-of-the-line hardware. It joins the premium league of smartphones, such as the iQOO 9T, ASUS ROG Phone 6, etc., to feature the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. The iQOO 9T is the closest competitor to the OnePlus 9T in terms of specifications and price in India.
Both smartphones have been launched in India for under Rs 50,000. In case you are looking to pick either of the two smartphones, here is a quick comparison to see what these phones offer.
OnePlus 10T vs iQOO 9T: Price in India
OnePlus 10T has been launched in India in two storage options. The base 8GB RAM option with 128GB of internal storage is priced at Rs 49,999, whereas the 12GB + 256GB variant is priced at Rs 54,999. There is also a 16GB RAM option, which comes with 256GB of internal storage and is priced at Rs 55,999.
iQOO 9T comes in two storage options. The base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage is priced at Rs 49,999, whereas the 12GB + 256GB variant is priced at Rs 54,999.
OnePlus 10T vs iQOO 9T: Design
The OnePlus 10T 5G takes its design inspiration from the more premium 10 Pro 5G. Its camera module blends in the side frame to offer a more seamless look. The triple-camera sensor setup is different though. It has a glass back and comes in two shades – Moonstone Black and Jade Green. The former has a texture inspired by basalt, whereas the Jade Green colour has a special film on top of the glass to deliver a ceramic-like finish.
The 10T 5G weighs about 204 grams and measures 163 x 75.37 x 8.75mm. Its front and back panels come with a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 protection. OnePlus ditched adding the alert slider in the 10T to make room for more advanced tech.
The iQOO 9T also comes with a glass back. It has a dual-tone design, with the top half sporting the black colour. The 9T 5G comes in two colours – Alpha and Legend. The former has a black glass back, whereas the Legend Edition comes with a white panel sporting black, blue and red colour stripes inspired by a BMW sports car.
It comes with a triple-camera setup and also features the V1+ chip branding next to the camera module. The 9T 5G has an IP52 rating and comes with a layer of Schott Xensation Alpha glass protection on the front and back.
OnePlus 10T vs iQOO 9T: Display
Both smartphones are quite tall and not intended for one-hand use. The OnePlus 10T has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a hole-punch cutout at the top centre. The screen is flat and comes with support for a 144Hz refresh rate. It also has an HDR10+ certification along with support for sRGB colours, P3 colour gamut, etc. The 10-bit display on the 10T 5G supports a billion colours and has a 20.1:9 aspect ratio.
The iQOO 9T has a slightly taller 6.78-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display. It also supports a 120Hz refresh rate and has a hole-punch cutout at the top centre. The 10-bit display has a peak brightness of 1500 nits and comes with HDR10+ certification as well. It also comes with an Intelligent Display Chip that increases the frame rate and optimises colours.
OnePlus 10T vs iQOO 9T: Performance and UI
Both smartphones come with the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. The octa-core processor has a peak clock speed of 3.19GHz and comes with an Adreno 730 GPU. It offers 10 per cent performance gains and up to 30 per cent better efficiency compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.
The two premium phones come with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. OnePlus also offers a higher 16GB RAM option with 256GB of internal storage. Both phones do not support storage expansion via a microSD card. The 9T 5G also has a special V1+ chip aimed at improving not just the camera performance in lowlight but also the overall performance of the phone.
To keep things cool under the hood, the 10T 5G has a 3D cooling system, which is claimed to be the largest and most advanced ever found in any OnePlus smartphone. The 9T 5G also has a 3930mm2 vapour chamber cooling system.
The OnePlus 10T runs Oxygen OS 12.1 based on Android 12 out of the box, whereas the 9T 5G boots Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12 out of the box. Both phones are promised to get three major Android updates and four years of security support.
OnePlus 10T vs iQOO 9T: Cameras
Both phones come with a triple-camera setup. However, the sensors are completely different. The OnePlus 10T 5G has a 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera with OIS support. The 1/1.56-inch sensor is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP macro camera. For selfies and video calls, the 10T 5G has a 16MP front camera. There is no Hasselblad tuning for the 10T 5G, in case you were wondering.
The iQOO 9T, on the other hand, has a 50MP Samsung GN5 main camera sensor with OIS. It is paired with a 13MP ultrawide camera and a 12MP portrait-telephoto camera with up to 20x zoom. For selfies, there is a 16MP front camera sensor.
OnePlus 10T vs iQOO 9T: Battery
Both phones are among the fastest charging smartphones in India. The OnePlus 10T 5G, however, has an edge over the 9T 5G. It comes with a 4800 mAh battery with support for 150W fast charging out of the box. OnePlus claims that the phone charges from 1-100 per cent in 19 minutes.
iQOO makes a similar claim for the 9T 5G. However, the device has a slightly smaller 4700 mAh battery while supporting 120W fast charging out of the box.
OnePlus 10T vs iQOO 9T: Verdict
OnePlus and iQOO have launched their new premium smartphones with the best performance unit available for a phone in 2022. The 10T 5G also leads in the battery department with its slightly larger and faster battery pack. While both phones claim to charge within 19 minutes, the 10T 5G has a larger 4800 mAh battery and also supports 150W fast charging.
The iQOO 9T, on the other hand, has a better camera setup on paper. It also has the V1+ chip that takes care of the camera performance and also gaming performance. The device also has a larger display which offers features like dual-monster touch, a dedicated display chip, etc. that help enhance the gaming experience. It also has an IP52 rating, which protects the phone against water splashes.
Software and design preferences vary so we leave that to you. What you must know is that both phones are assured to get up to four years of software support, which also includes three major Android upgrades.