OnePlus recently unveiled its new flagship, the OnePlus 10 Pro. In this post, we’ll compare the OnePlus 10 Pro to its predecessor, the OnePlus 9 Pro. These two phones share a lot of features, while the OnePlus 10 Pro offers some upgrades. Given that the OnePlus 9 Pro is likely to be found for a much lower price, the issue is whether the OnePlus 10 Pro is worthwhile.
In this essay, we’ll try to answer that question for you. We’ll start by comparing the specifications of the two phones before moving on to a few additional areas. The two phones will be compared in terms of design, display, performance, battery, camera, and audio. Having said that, let’s start comparing the OnePlus 10 Pro vs OnePlus 9 Pro, shall we?
One Plus 10 Pro Vs One Plus 9 Pro: Design
When it comes to design, the OnePlus 10 Pro and the OnePlus 9 Pro have a lot in common. From the front, they appear to be nearly identical, and their sizes are likewise comparable. Both phones have curved screens and a hole in the top-left corner for the display camera. The bezels are slim, the physical buttons are in identical locations, and the alert slider, which is on the right, is the same.
However, the rear side is a different story. The OnePlus 9 Pro sports a standard camera island, however, the OnePlus 10 Pro appears to be influenced by Samsung devices. Its camera island is meant to seem as if it were an extension of the phone’s frame. Some people will appreciate it, while others will dislike it, but it does appear to be unique. Both phones have a curved design on the sides (on the back).
When it comes to in-hand feel, both phones are pleasant to hold, although the OnePlus 10 Pro is somewhat more so. We’re not sure why, but that’s how we’re feeling right now. These two were well-designed by OnePlus. However, because they’re both rather slippery, you might want to use a case. The OnePlus 10 Pro is only a few grammes heavier than the OnePlus 10, and the two phones are almost identical in terms of height, breadth, and thickness.
The screens on both of these cellphones are amazing. The OnePlus 10 Pro has a 6.7-inch LTPO2 Fluid AMOLED display with a resolution of 3216 x 1440 pixels. This display is capable of displaying up to 1 billion colours and has an adjustable refresh rate of up to 120Hz. While the panel is curved, it also becomes extremely bright at 1,300 nits at peak brightness. The Gorilla Glass Victus protects it, and it supports HDR10+ content.
On the other hand, the OnePlus 9 Pro has a 6.7-inch QHD+ (3216 x 1440) LTPO Fluid2 AMOLED display. This display can also display up to one billion colours and has a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. It is curved, and it gets quite bright, to the same level as the OnePlus 10 Pro’s panel. HDR10+ content is supported on this display too, while the panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
As you can see, the OnePlus 10 Pro offers superior display protection, but on paper, these two screens appear to be pretty identical. To be honest, there isn’t much of a difference when comparing the two. They both appear to be fantastic. Both screens are razor-sharp and have excellent viewing angles, and the colours are vibrant and appealing. The blacks are rich, and we can’t say we have any complaints about either display. Both are a delight to use and have good touch response times. These are unquestionably among the greatest screens available.
One Plus 10 Pro Vs One Plus 9 Pro: Performance
Qualcomm CPUs are used in both of these phones. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC powers the OnePlus 10 Pro, while the Snapdragon 888 SoC powers the OnePlus 9 Pro. LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash storage are used in both phones. To be honest, you should be able to achieve similar results from them. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 heats up a little more, and in certain cases, it’s throttled to Snapdragon 888 levels. However, OnePlus does a good job with cooling, and we had no problems using the device.
Both of these phones are capable of handling almost any situation. They’re capable of multitasking, surfing, multimedia consumption, gaming, and video editing, among other things. We didn’t observe any slowness on either, only occasional frame dips, which is to be expected on any phone. In almost every manner, they were silky smooth, and even OnePlus’ animations are excellent. The performance of OnePlus’ flagship devices is generally fantastic, so this is not unexpected.
In comparison to its predecessor, the OnePlus boosted the battery capacity inside the OnePlus 10 Pro. The OnePlus 10 Pro has a battery capacity of 5,000mAh, whereas the OnePlus 9 Pro has a capacity of 4,500mAh. Is that the difference you’ll notice in your day-to-day work? Yes, it is correct. The OnePlus 10 Pro does, in fact, have a longer battery life than the OnePlus 10 (at least during our tests).
In comparison to its predecessor, the OnePlus upped the battery capacity of the OnePlus 10 Pro. The OnePlus 10 Pro has a 5,000mAh battery, whereas the OnePlus 9 Pro has a 4,500mAh. Is that the change you’ll notice on a day-to-day basis? Yes, it is. Overall, the OnePlus 10 Pro has a greater battery life than the OnePlus 10; at least, that was the case throughout our testing.
Both phones have lightning-fast charging. The OnePlus 10 Pro supports wired charging up to 80W (65W in the US) and wireless charging up to 50W. It also allows wireless charging in the reverse direction. In addition, to reverse wireless charging, the OnePlus 9 Pro offers 65W wired and 50W wireless charging. With such charging rates, going from zero to one hundred per cent is possible in no time. To make use of these amazing wireless charging speeds, you’ll need a specialised charger.
One Plus 10 Pro Vs One Plus 9 Pro: Cameras
When it comes to cameras, OnePlus has opted to put a greater emphasis on software this time. In terms of camera hardware, the OnePlus 10 Pro doesn’t offer much innovation, at least when it comes to the rear cameras. Its ultrawide camera now supports a 150-degree field of vision for those fisheye ultrawide photos, but the technology remains the same. Here, too, the same sensors are utilised.
That isn’t to say that there isn’t a difference in performance. Without a doubt, the OnePlus 10 Pro is capable of producing more balanced images. The OnePlus 9 Pro has a propensity to oversharpen photos on occasion, but we didn’t experience this with the OnePlus 10 Pro. Both phones have outstanding colour science, and they handle high dynamic range settings admirably. Both phones performed admirably in low-light situations. Both cameras are capable of producing a lot of light for nighttime images while still preserving a lot of detail. However, the OnePlus 10 Pro images were our favourites.
One of the OnePlus 9 Pro’s advantages was its ultrawide camera performance, which continues with the OnePlus 10 Pro. The photos taken with the ultrawide camera are fantastic, and the camera can even handle macro photographs. That’s also something it does well. The video recording on both devices was decent, albeit the films on the OnePlus 10 Pro were extremely jumpy at 4K quality as if OIS hadn’t kicked in. That is undoubtedly a flaw that OnePlus will work to resolve.
The OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 9 Pro both have stereo speakers that sound extremely similar. Both phones provide sound that is well-balanced and does not distort at higher levels. It’s well-balanced all throughout, however, don’t expect to hear a lot of basses. Both gadgets lack a 3.5mm headphone port, which is to be expected these days. The sound quality is excellent when using the Type-C connector or connecting your headphones through Bluetooth. We don’t have any serious concerns about the sound quality here.
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