The OnePlus 10R has finally been launched in India and has a starting price of Rs 38,999. The new one is a successor to the OnePlus 9R smartphone which comes with up to 150W fast charging technology and will face stiff competition of OnePlus’ own 9RT smartphone which is available in the same price range if you take advantage of banking offers. Both devices are upgradeable phones as they support multiple 5G bands.
The OnePlus 10R has been announced in India with a starting price of Rs 38,999 for the 128GB storage model. The device will go on sale on May 4. The OnePlus 9RT, which launched earlier this year, is still selling for Rs 42,999 on Amazon. But, there is a Rs 4,000 discount offer on SBI bank credit cards, so you can get it at an effective price of Rs 38,999. This basically means that both handsets are available in a similar price range . So now the question that comes to mind is which is the better deal? Keep reading to find out.
OnePlus 10R 5G: is it a better deal than the OnePlus 9RT?
Well, both smartphones are equally good, but you’ll have to make tough choices. The OnePlus 9RT has a more powerful chip under the hood compared to the 10R. The latter has a MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max SoC, while the OnePlus 9RT packs a Snapdragon 888 chip. average looking for a good overall device for regular content consumption and gaming, with fast software.
Speaking of which, the new OnePlus phone comes with Android 12 out of the box, and since this device will be getting three years of major Android OS updates, one will be able to experience Android 14 as well. not the case with 9RT as the device was launched with Android 11, but it is expected to get Android 13 OS in the future.
Both smartphones lack an IP rating and wireless charging support, which is a little disappointing given that Samsung is offering them with the Galaxy S20 FE at a fairly low price. Both devices have a frosted glass back and a premium factor in look and feel. You get the best HDR 10+ certified displays for a high quality content viewing experience. The 10R has a slightly larger 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display than the 9RT, which measures 6.62 inches. However, the OnePlus 9RT will offer better sunlight readability than the 10R. The devices come with two speakers that support Dolby Atmos.
With the new OnePlus phone, you will experience faster charging speeds. The OnePlus 10R supports 150W charging, which the company claims can offer a full charge in around 17 minutes. But, this 150W variant will cost you Rs 43,999 which is not worth it. Yes, you get fast charging support on this one compared to the 9RT, but you will be spending around Rs 44,000 just for that and you don’t even get the superior Snapdragon 888 chip inside.
There’s also an 80W model of the OnePlus 10R with a 5,000mAh unit. The company claims that the included charger will recharge the battery in around 32 minutes, which is still plenty. This OnePlus 10R model will be on sale for Rs 38,999. The OnePlus 9RT has a smaller 4,500 battery and comes with a standard 65W charger, which gave us a 100% charge in around 35-30 minutes. For those who think that fast charging could lead to long-term battery degradation, OnePlus says its devices have a smart charging chip that protects charging.
We haven’t tested the OnePlus 10R’s camera performance yet, so we can’t really comment on that. The OnePlus 9RT is capable of delivering picturesque daylight shots with good dynamic range that one would expect in its price range. You’ll have to wait a few more days if you want to check out the OnePlus 10R camera samples. It’s important to point out that both handsets have the same 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor as the main camera on the back. You can read our OnePlus 9RT review here.
Whether you should buy the OnePlus 10R or the OnePlus 9RT totally depends on which features you prefer and how much you are willing to pay for a phone. Keep in mind that you will have to spend Rs 4,000 more for the OnePlus 9RT if you don’t have the SBI bank offer to avail the Rs 4,000 discount offer. You will be able to buy the OnePlus 10R for Rs 38,999. Of course, with the trade-in offer, these devices are available at a much lower price.