OnePlus officially revealed the launch of its new T-series smartphone, the OnePlus 9RT, which follows up their exciting flagship device, the OnePlus 9R. In this article, we compare both devices, so you can figure out if it is worth upgrading to the latest OnePlus 9RT or just to stick with the OnePlus 9R, which was released earlier this year in March.
So, without further ado, let’s dive into comparing the features of both smartphones.
Comparing OnePlus 9RT vs. OnePlus 9R Specifications
|Specifications||OnePlus 9RT||OnePlus 9R|
|Release Date||19th October 2021 (Coming Soon)||23rd March 2021|
|Dimensions||162.2 x 74.6 x 8.3 mm (6.39 x 2.94 x 0.33 in)||161 x 74.1 x 8.4 mm (6.34 x 2.92 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||198.5 g (7.02 oz)||189 g (6.67 oz)|
|Screen Size and Type||6.62 inches, 106.3 cm2 (~87.9% screen-to-body ratio)||6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~86.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Display Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~397 ppi density)||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 11, OxygenOS 11||Android 11, OxygenOS 188.8.131.52|
|Internal Memory||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
|Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)||Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)|
|GPU||Adreno 660||Adreno 650|
|Bluetooth||5.2, A2DP, LE||5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|Rear Camera||Triple 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56”, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
16 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
|Quad 48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
16 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (monochrome)
|Rear Camera (Features)||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Rear Camera (Video)||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS|
|Selfie Camera||16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm||16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm|
|Selfie Camera (Features)||Auto-HDR||Auto-HDR|
|Selfie Camera (Video)||1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS||1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS|
|Battery||Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable||Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 65W, 100% in 29 min||Fast charging 65W, 1-100% in 39 min|
|Network Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Price||Around $550 (Expected)||Starting at $429|
|Colors||Black, Silver, Blue||Carbon Black, Lake Blue|
Comparison of Features, Performance, and Other Aspects
Now that you know the specifications of the latest OnePlus 9RT and the OnePlus 9R let’s discuss and compare its features, performance, and other aspects in detail,
The OnePlus 9RT is equipped with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, similar to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. In contrast, the OnePlus 9R features Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor that is primarily installed in affordable flagship models.
The OnePlus 9RT has a faster performance due to an upgraded processor, as the superior chip performs better when it comes to gaming, AI processing, and imaging technologies. Meanwhile, the RAM and storage capacity of both models start at 128GB internal capacity and 8GB RAM.
Both smartphones have a non-glossy finish and a similar front outlook. The back of the OnePlus 9RT features triple cameras and weighs about 198.5 grams. The device is 8.29mm in thickness and comes in three different colors to choose from; black, silver, and blue.
In comparison, the OnePlus 9R features quad cameras and has a thickness of 8.40mm. It is lighter than the OnePlus 9RT as it weighs about 189 grams. The OnePlus 9R is available in two colors, including carbon black and lake blue.
The new OnePlus 9RT features a 6.62-inch full-HD 1080×2400 pixels AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 20:9. Its display features 1300 nits of peak brightness and has a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.
In contrast, the One Plus 9R has a comparatively similar 6.5 inches full-HD 1080×2400 pixels AMOLED display with the same refresh rate as OnePlus 9RT. Both devices feature a selfie camera on the front top left corner of the screen.
OnePlus smartphones are known for their camera specifications and features. Their latest OnePlus 9RT reportedly features an impressive 50-megapixel triple rear camera and houses a Sony IMX766sensor with OIS support and f/1.8 aperture.
Meanwhile, the OnePlus 9R comes with a quad rear camera that has 48-megapixel primary sensor. On the front, both smartphones feature a 16-megapixel camera for taking selfies.
The OnePlus 9RT and 9R smartphones are packed with a 4500 mAh battery with a Warp Charge 65 charging feature. Both devices come with a 65W charger.
Finally, comparing the prices of the OnePlus 9RT and the OnePlus 9R, the price tag for the latest smartphone is expected to be around $550 for the base model 8GB RAM and 128GB internal capacity.
In comparison, the price of the OnePlus 9R starts at $429 for the basic model that is equipped with the same 8GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage space.
The Final Verdict
The OnePlus 9RT and 9R are quite identical in terms of specifications and features, while their difference lies mostly in OS, camera, performance, and the price of each device. In our opinion, upgrading from the OnePlus 9R to 9RT is not recommended.
Meanwhile, if you are considering buying the OnePlus 9RT to replace an old smartphone, then it is recommended as the smartphone has exceptional specs in an impressive price range.
Do let us know which OnePlus smartphone you like best in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!