OnePlus, earlier this week, announced the OnePlus 9 series of devices. For the first time, the OnePlus went with a different strategy and introduced three models under the OnePlus 9 lineup – OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 9, and OnePlus 9 Pro. Let us compare them all based on on-paper specifications to help you understand the differences between the OnePlus 9 series devices.
OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 9 vs OnePlus 9R: Price
OnePlus 9R is the most affordable of the trio, starts just under Rs. 40000 mark in the country. While, the OnePlus 9 Pro, the costliest OnePlus smartphone to date, goes as high as up to Rs. 69,999. As the name suggests, the OnePlus 9 sits right in between 9R and 9 Pro and is priced at Rs. 49,999 for the base variant. Let us have a look at the pricing of all three devices,
OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 9 vs OnePlus 9R: Design
The OnePlus 9 series devices feature a similar design language. All three devices feature a full-screen display with a punch-hole notch on the top left corner, while the rear panel houses the rectangular camera island on the top left corner. The OnePlus 9 series devices feature a glass back, but the frame on the OnePlus 9 is made up of polycarbonate compared to the metal chassis on the OnePlus 9R and the OnePlus 9 Pro.
|OnePlus 9R||Metal||Glass||Lake Blue, Carbon Black|
|OnePlus 9||Polycarbonate||Glass||Arctic Sky, Astral Black, Winter Mist|
|OnePlus 9 Pro||Metal||Glass||Pine Green, Stellar Black, Morning Mist|
OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 9 vs OnePlus 9R: Display
The OnePlus 9 Pro features a curved display, while the OnePlus 9, and OnePlus 9R get a conventional flat display. OnePlus 9 Pro is also the only device in the trio to feature a QHD+ display with 3216×1440 pixel resolution and 525 ppi, while the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9R feature an FHD+ display with 2400×1080 pixel resolution, and 402ppi density.
OnePlus 9 Pro also features an LTPO AMOLED display, while the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9R pack a Fluid AMOLED display. The displays on all three devices feature a punch-hole notch on the top left corner, support up to 120Hz refresh rate, and sports Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
|Smartphone||Screen Type||Screen Size||Refresh Rate||Resolution||Pixel Density|
|OnePlus 9R||Flat||6.55-inch||120Hz||FHD+ (2400×1080)||402PPI|
|OnePlus 9||Flat||6.55-inch||120Hz||FHD+ (2400×1080)||402PPI|
|OnePlus 9 Pro||Curved||6.71-inch||120Hz||QHD+(3216X1440)||525PPI|
OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 9 vs OnePlus 9R: Camera
OnePlus has partnered with the Hasselblad to tune the image output, and as a result, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro feature Hasselblad branding. The OnePlus 9 series devices feature a 16MP IMX471 sensor with f/2.4 aperture and EIS for selfies. The OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9R feature a quad-rear camera setup, while the regular OnePlus 9 gets a triple-rear camera setup.
All three OnePlus 9 series devices feature 48MP primary sensors. The primary sensor on the OnePlus 9 Pro is a 7P Sony IMX789 sensor that features f/1.8 aperture, 1/1.43″ sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size, and supports OIS. On the other hand, the primary 48MP sensor on the OnePlus 9 is a 7P Sony IMX689 sensor that features f/1.8 aperture, 1/1.43″ sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size, but it lacks OIS. The OnePlus 9R gets a 6P 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.7 aperture, 0.8µm pixel size, and supports OIS as well as EIS.
The OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 get a 50MP 7P Sony IMX766 sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and 1/1.56″ sensor size. While, the OnePlus 9R features a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens with a 123° field-of-view, and f/2.2 aperture.
The OnePlus 9 Pro is the only device in the trio to feature a telephoto lens which is an 8MP shooter with f/2.4 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, and supports OIS. All three OnePlus 9 series devices offer a 2MP monochrome lens, while the OnePlus 9R offers an additional 5MP macro shooter.
All three devices support phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and continuous auto focus (CAF), but the OnePlus 9 Pro offers laser autofocus (LAF) in addition.
The OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 are capable to do 8K video recording at 30fps, in addition to the 4K videos at 30/60/120fps. While the video recording on the OnePlus 9R maxes out at 4k 60fps. All three devices can shoot 1080p videos at 30/60 fps, 1080p slow-motion videos at 240 fps, 720p slow-motion videos at 480 fps, 4K time-lapse videos at 30fps, and 1080p time-lapse videos at 30 fps.
|Smartphone||Selfie Camera||Primary Camera||Ultra-Wide Camera||Telephoto Lens||Monochrome Lens||Macro Lens|
|OnePlus 9R||16MP IMX471, EIS||48MP IMX586, OIS||16MP||–||2MP||5MP|
|OnePlus 9||16MP IMX471, EIS||48MP IMX689||50MP IMX766||–||2MP||–|
|OnePlus 9 Pro||16MP IMX471, EIS||48MP IMX789, OIS||50MP IMX766||8MP, OIS||2MP||–|
OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 9 vs OnePlus 9R: Performance
Coming to the performance, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro pack Qualcomm’s top of the line – Snapdragon 888 SoC under-the-hood. While the OnePlus 9R gets Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, which is a marginal improvement over Qualcomm’s last-gen flagship – Snapdragon 865. The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro offer faster LPDDR5 RAM, while the company has not specified the RAM version for the OnePlus 9R on the product page. All three devices pack UFS 3.1 dual-lane storage and boot Android 11 based OxygenOS 11.
OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 9 vs OnePlus 9R: Battery
All three OnePlus 9 series devices pack a 4,500mAh battery with 65W Warp Charge 65 fast-charging. The OnePlus 9 Pro supports 50W wireless charging, while the OnePlus 9R doesn’t support it, no surprises there, right? But what’s surprising is the fact that the regular OnePlus 9 supports 15W Qi Wireless charging, BUT only in select regions. OnePlus 9 buyers in India will not be able to enjoy wireless charging.
OnePlus 9, and OnePlus 9 Pro devices come bundled with a Type-C to Type-C charging cable, while the OnePlus 9R will ship with a Type-A to Type-C cable. This might not be a deal-breaker but is certainly dubious considering the company bundled a Type-C to Type-C cable with the OnePlus 8T.