OnePlus 10 Pro recently launched as the first OnePlus top-tier flagship released after the integration with OPPO. It is an amazing handset without compromises for the most demanding users, but it is not the first-ever top-tier flagship released by the brand. Last year, the Chinese giant came up with the OnePlus 9 Pro, another amazing high-end phone which registered a lot of sales thanks to its stunning specifications. What changed with the new OnePlus 10 Pro? Is it worth upgrading from the previous model or it still does not make any sense with the actual prices? This comparison between the specifications of the OnePlus 10 Pro and the 9 Pro will hopefully answer these questions in the best possible way. We will soon get OnePlus 10 in Qatar.
OnePlus 10 Pro vs OnePlus 9 Pro
|OnePlus 10 Pro||OnePlus 9 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||163 x 73.9 x 8.6 mm,|
|163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7 mm,|
|DISPLAY||6.7 inches, 1440 x 3216 pixels (Quad HD+), AMOLED||6.7 inches, 1440 x 3216 pixels (Quad HD+), AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, octa-core 3 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 12, ColorOS||Android 11, OxygenOS|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 48 + 8 + 50 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.4 + f/2.2|
32 MP f/2.2 front camera
|Quad 48 + 8 + 50 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.4 + f/2.2 + f/2.4|
16 MP f/2.4 front camera
|BATTERY||5000 mAh, fast charging 80W, fast wireless charging 50W||4500 mAh, Fast Charging 65W, fast wireless charging 50W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||5G, dual SIM, reverse wireless charging||5G, dual SIM, IP68 waterproof|
The design of the OnePlus 10 Pro is completely different from the one of its predecessor, at least on the rear side. The 9 Pro has a smaller camera module and a more common design, while the OnePlus 10 Pro comes with a huge camera module that you can either love or hate. Both the phones are made with a glass back protected by Gorilla Glass Victus and an aluminum frame, but the OnePlus 9 Pro adds the IP68 certification making it waterproof and dustproof. Unfortunately, the most recent flagship does not offer certification against water and dust and this is the most important disadvantage if we compare it to the predecessor.
The display of the OnePlus 10 Pro in Qatar is slightly better than the one found on the 9 Pro. It comes with the LTPO 2.0 technology improving the energy consumption with the adaptive refresh rate from 1 to 120 Hz. But for the rest, the specifications on the paper remain the same. You should not notice big differences between these panels in terms of image quality. They are 6.7-inch AMOLED displays with a Quad HD+ resolution of 1440 x 3216 pixels, one billion colors, and the HDR10+ certification. The panel of the OnePlus 10 Pro is rumored to be the same as the upcoming OPPO Find X5 Pro, just like the 9 Pro has the same display as the OPPO Find X3 Pro.
Specs & Software
The OnePlus 10 Pro in Qatar comes with an upgraded processor if compared to the previous generation. It packs a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform by Qualcomm built at 4 nm and running at a max frequency of 3 GHz. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is a significant upgrade if compared to the Snapdragon 888 because it has better CPU and GPU performance, as well as lower energy consumption. The memory configurations of these two phones are the same: they are equipped with 8 or 12 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB UFS 3.1 internal storage depending on the chosen configuration. The most recent flagship runs Android 12 and ColorOS 12 out of the box in China, while the 9 Pro ships with Android 11 but it has already been upgraded to Android 12.
Despite the big Hasselblad branding near the camera module, there are no big changes in the camera departments of these two models. They have the same 48 MP main camera with OIS and laser autofocus, the same 8 MP telephoto sensor with 3.3x optical zoom, and the same 50 MP ultrawide camera. The OnePlus 9 Pro adds a 2 MP monochromatic camera but it is pretty useless. On the other hand, the 10 Pro sports a better 32 MP front camera.
An important advantage of the OnePlus 10 Pro in Qatar over its predecessor is the battery: with a capacity of 5000 mAh, it is 500 mAh bigger and the phone provides a longer battery life. Further, it features faster charging thanks to the 80W fast charging technology. The wireless charging tech remains the same with a power of 50W.
The OnePlus 9 Pro is currently available for less than €900/QAR 3750 in Qatar/globally, while the global price of the 10 Pro is still unknown because the phone is yet to launch globally/Qatar. Overall, the 10 Pro brings a stronger processor and a bigger battery, as well as a slightly better display and faster charging; but it loses the water resistance.
OnePlus 10 Pro vs OnePlus 9 Pro: PRO and CONS
OnePlus 10 Pro
- Better display
- Superior hardware
- Better front camera
- Bigger battery
- Not waterproof
OnePlus 9 Pro
- Good price
- Same rear cameras as the 10 Pro
- Wider availability
- Inferior hardware