But you will have to spunk up more cash if you fancy that ultra premium tech now i’ve been having a bit of a fiddle with both so here’s a full in depth, side by side, comparison of the oneplus 9 and the pro to see how they stack Up for their gaming prowess, their camera tech, their battery life, all the good stuff and for more on the latest greatest tech. Please do poke subscribe and ding that notifications bell cheers okay, so stick the oneplus 9 on the oneplus 9 pro side by side, you will notice a couple of subtle little differences between the two, notably the pro is a little bit bigger than the oneplus 9 it’s. 6.7 inches versus 6.55 it’s, not a huge difference in terms of the dimensions, though, mostly because that massive screen on the oneplus 9 pro actually curves around the edges of the device, whereas in the oneplus 9, you do have bezels surrounding the display, because it is perfectly Flat, the good news is that from the front, both the oneplus 9 and the oneplus 9 pro are tougher than a concrete dolph lundgren they’ve both got a nice bit of gorilla, glass plating and it’s the same story, if you flip around to the back as well. Now you can pick up a base model of the oneplus 9 and the pro model and the oneplus 9 that comes in either blue or black oneplus 9 pro that will come in either green or black and those all come with a healthy, eight gigs of memory And 128 gigs of storage, but what i’ve got here is the upgraded version of both of these phones.
You’Ve got the winter mist oneplus 9 and the morning mist oneplus 9 pro, and these actually come with 12 gigs of ram, which is kind of mental. But there you go and 256 gigs of storage double in that space and you’ve also got this very funky design as well, where it’s actually kind of a matte frosted finish up top and then down below. It is very glossy and shiny and unfortunately that bottom end does pick up fingerprint scuffs rather easily. Besides that, though, a very similar design on both oneplus 9 and the paw complete with a bit of of course, the oneplus logo slapped there on the rs end like a big old brand and the hasselblad branded camera chassis, which juts out ever so slightly from the Surface the more keen eyed among you, however, we’ll notice the fact that you’ve got antenna bands here on the oneplus 9 pro, whereas the oneplus 9 does not have those that’s, because you’ve actually got a fiberglass infused polymer frame here on the standard, oneplus 9 in oneplus Onwards, whereas that’s been upgraded to aluminium for the pro model, actual ports and switches are the same on both of these blowers, though you’ve got your power button. You’Ve got your alert slider just above that for quickly flicking it onto silent when needed. Absolutely bug roll headphone jack action, unfortunately, on both of these smartphones it’s got your type c, usb port down below the only other notable design difference between the oneplus 9, and the pro is that the pro was the only one that came with ip68 water and dust Resistance in the pre launch specs i’m, assuming the oneplus 9 therefore does not have an official ip rating, although hopefully should still prove rather hardy when it comes to water.
Certainly earlier oneplus flagships, which didn’t have that ip rate and could still take a bit of a dunking and emerge unscathed, but don’t take my friggin word for that. I definitely uh tread carefully all right, so let’s move on to the software and certainly from a feature standpoint. Both these smartphones, basically identical you’ve, got the latest freshest android 11 os with a good bit of oneplus zone oxygen, os 11.2 slathered on top. So that means you get all the standard sort of stock. Android features like an apps tray. You’Ve got the same proper customization on both of these browsing, the wallpapers, the ambient display fingerprint animation you’ve got that lovely gorgeous horizon light notification effort and basically, all the features you’ll find packed into the oneplus 9 pro in that settings. Menu you’ll generally find in the oneplus 9 as well, and both these smartphones also have an in display fingerprint sensor housed right down towards the bottom end of the display and in both cases, nice and nippy, and responsive and absolutely zero problems with either of these phones. That can be used to unlock the smartphone and also authorize your online payments as well and in both of these phones, oneplus 9 and the pro model. You’Ve also got face recognition as usual as well, so just tap the power button or raise to work and, as you can see straight into your desktop, you don’t even see that bloody, lock screen more often than not, as i mentioned before, both oneplus 9, and that Pro model offer a choice for 128 or 256 gigs of storage, it’s ufs 3.
1, so pretty nippy on both accounts as well. Sadly, still no micro sd memory card support, though, for expanding that storage so bam, so let’s shift onto the displays and, as i mentioned before, oneplus 9 pro has a slightly larger panel at 6.7 inches versus the 6.55 inch oneplus 9, but they’re both amoled displays. So nice punchy vivid colors full customization options, as you would expect. You’Ve got a standard, full hd plus resolution on the oneplus 9, whereas the oneplus 9 pro bumps that up to a quad, hd plus resolution, so in supported, apps and when streaming supported, content. You’Ll definitely notice finer detail well that’s in movies and the likes still look nice and crisp on the oneplus 9. So don’t. Let it put you off too much. Both oneplus 9 phones at sport, hdr, 10 plus you’ve, got full hdr stream and support in the likes of netflix and services, like netflix, also support motion, smoothing on the oneplus 9 pro as well. For that hyper, realistic effect, it really does look fantastic, although i also noticed that activating this on the pro also seemed to screw up the touch responsiveness in netflix, which was slightly annoying. One strange effect that i did notice when streaming video side by side on the oneplus 9 and that pro model is that the pros screen turns noticeably dark, and this only happens when you’re streaming, video as well, normally it’s. Actually, the brighter of the two panels topping off at 1300 nits rather than 1100, and i have literally no idea what was causing this because i went into the display settings on both of these smartphones made sure they were identically.
Matched up turned off. All of the bonus features like the vibrant color effect. You know the ultra high video resolution, all of that stuff and still the oneplus 9 pro was noticeably darker, even when i bumped it up to maximum brightness. The oneplus 9 was still brighter and clearer, perhaps, and hopefully that’ll – be something that sorted in a future update. It was just really frustrating not being able to narrow it down to one particular display attribute that was causing this issue and one other advantage that the oneplus 9 pro has over the standard. Oneplus 9 is you’ve, got a dynamic, refresh rate as well, so you can set it to either 60 or 120 hertz or you can have it actually flipping between the two, depending on what app you are using at the time. So it only goes up to that maximum 120 hertz rate when you’re, using a supported, app or just flipping about in the ui, get everything looking nice and smooth in fact it’s. So smooth it’s, smooth in the case of the standard oneplus 9. You can only set it to either 60 or 120. You don’t have that dynamic option. On the audio front, you’ve got a stereo speaker. Output. Very similar, audio grunt, with both of these handsets you’ve, also got full dolby atmos tuning as well, which tweaks the audio to suit whatever you’re up to. I know, there’s no headphone jack on either the oneplus 9, all that pro model boo, hiss etc.
But the good news is the bluetooth 5.2 connectivity is strong and stable on both of them. You got full support for ldac high res audio, all of the stuff you would expect now, if you’re all about the performance. The good news is that the oneplus 9 offers the same grunt as that oneplus 9. Pro model you’ve got a snapdragon 88 chipset, backed by the 8 or 12 gigs of ddr5 ram. I’Ve got the 12 giga on both of these handsets for any benchmarking fans out there. The results spaffed out by geekbench 5 are essentially the same on both the oneplus 9 and the pro no surprise there whatsoever and if you’re into your gaming, well great news again. Gentian impact played on that highest detail levels at 60 frames per second, with only the tiniest little cheddar here and there when the action got a bit. Intense you’ve got your pro gaming mode, which can block notifications and ensure all your resources are dedicated to your game. To give you the edge over the competition, and while the oneplus 9 and the oneplus 9 pro undoubtedly heat up rather quickly, if you are playing a game and charging the batteries at the same time as long as you stay on the battery power, then i had No issues with thrustling or overheating you’ve got built in vapor chamber on both of these phones it’s bigger than previous generations. Your usual five layers of graphite, yada, yada and because it’s a snapdragon 88 chipset.
That means you’ve got that built in qualcomm x60 modems you’ve got full 5g support for roaming around the world whenever we’re able to do that again, good bit of wi fi 6 support both these as well as a connectivity absolutely top notch. Another real difference on the battery front: either you’ve got a 4 500 milliamp capacity cell crammed into the oneplus 9, as well as the oneplus 9 pro as well, and that battery knife is basically about the same you’ll find you’ll make it through a fairly intensive day. No worries as long as you’re, not you know, doing lots of gentian impact or anything like that, because the oneplus 9 pro does have that quad hd resolution screen to power on the full hd panel on the oneplus 9, but on the flip side, you’ve also got A dynamic refresh rate, so i can scale down to 60 hertz when the fast refresh isn’t really needed just to help preserve battery life a little bit there when it comes to wired charging again there’s no difference both of these phones support. One pluses warp charge 65 t 65 watt charger, which will basically power both of these blowers in well. Under an hour, however, when it comes to the wireless charging, the oneplus 9 pro is undoubtedly the superior device here. It sports 50 watt wireless charging. If you’ve got the oneplus wireless charging pad thing, then that will get you powered up again in well under an hour which is absolutely barmy, the case, the oneplus 9.
However, unfortunately, this only supports 15.15 watts wireless charging, so it is much slower and both blowers offer up a nice tasty bit of reverse wireless charging as well, which brings us on to the last part of this side by side. Oneplus 9 series comparison, and that is the camera tech and because oneplus has made an awful lot about its new hasselblad collaboration. Those swedish optics experts coming in to just fine tune the camera tech for this series. In fact, this is actually a three year: partnership with hasselblad and so far just a little bit of fine tuning on the software side of things, no real difference to the hardware or anything in there. Yet there are some big differences when it comes to the camera tech. In the oneplus 9 series, though, the standard oneplus 9 rocks the sony imax 689 primary sensor, whereas in the case of oneplus 9 pro that is bumped up to the sony imx 789 and in the case of the pro model, you’ve also got optical image. Stabilization built into that primary lens, the case of the standard oneplus 9, not so much now on the side by side test shots used in the auto mode. I found that the oneplus 9 pro spaffed out the more natural looking images while the standard oneplus 9 tends to boost the colors of tad still get very attractive results, it’s, just not as realistic. You also get respectable shots in hdr situations and in fact here the standard oneplus 9 actually produced more balance shots than the pro more often than not with less saturation of those colors.
The pro clearly produces less grainy shots in very low light, but the focus can be a little bit soft twitching great you’re, best off on both phones, switching to the night skate mode which produces similar picks on both phones. But sometimes you will get some brighter images on the pro now, both the oneplus 9 and the oneplus 9 pro rock, the same 50 megapixel ultra wide angle lens using sony’s, imac 766 sensor, and this uses anti distortion. Tech, like the oppo phone x3 pro to produce more natural, looking photos with great results. The pro has one clear advantage over the oneplus 9 for its camera tech, and that is its 8 megapixel telephoto lens serving up at three times: optical zoom and ois smart. So if you want to zoom in on your subject, it is no contest. Those oneplus 9 picks already look proper mac at the 10 times digital limit, but the pro can go all the way up to a 30 times. Digital zoom and both phones also serve up a 2 megapixel on monochrome lens as well exciting times. Strap me down both oneplus 9 series. Smartphones basically serve up the same selection of bonus modes as well, including that fresh new hasselblad, fine tuned pro mode, which allows you to shoot 12 bit raw images. Of course, you’ve got the usual portrait mode, smart as well, and again, both oneplus 9 and the oneplus 9 pro can shoot a mighty fine.
Looking portrait for your video needs, you can actually shoot 8k resolution footage on both the oneplus 9 and the oneplus 9 pro matching the likes of the s21, the me 11.. Otherwise, if you bump it down to 4k resolution, you’ve got an option of 30 or 60 fps. Here on the standard, oneplus 9, you can bump that all the way up to 120 fps here on the oneplus 9 pro for hyper realistic results, you’ve got respectable image. Stabilization on both of them and, of course in the pro you’ve got the bonus of that telephoto lens to get closer to the action when needed, and then for you, instagram fans, you get the same 16 megapixel front facing shooter on both the oneplus 9 and the Pro using sony’s imax, four seven one sensor and yeah, it makes me look but hopefully you’ll it’ll do a fine job of your gorgeous mug instead, so there you have it in a nutshell: how the oneplus 9 and the oneplus 9 pro stack up against one another. So, which one are you more tempted by if you are indeed tempted by either of the new oneplus 9 series hunts? That would be great to hear your thoughts down in the comments below is the pro worth it for that extra bit of cash, or we just stick with the standard oneplus 9. and check out my full unboxing videos with both of these blogs.