Who Will Win Pro vs Pro
They are two of the hottest flagship phones in early 2021, with side-by-side specs and bright camera programs. They started again within weeks of each other.
Apart from that, there is an undeniable genetic link between the two, with both products owned by BBK Electronics and regular sharing items. This is a family affair.
Price and Availability OnePlus 9 Pro vs Oppo Find X3 Pro
The OnePlus 9 Pro was released on March 30, 2021 with prices starting from $ 969 / £ 829 (around AU $ 1,250) for 8GB of RAM / 128GB storage. Striking up to 12GB / 256GB will cost you $ 1069 / £ 929 (approximately AU $ 1,400).
Oppo came in a few days ago with his Find X3 Pro, on March 19. The 12GB single RAM and 256GB of the last model cost £ 1,099 / AU $ 1,699 (about $ 1,500), making it one of the -smartphone withdrawals I’ve seen recently.
As you will see from those funds, no phone is available everywhere. You can’t buy the OnePlus 9 Pro in Australia, also you can’t Get the Oppo Find X3 Pro in the US. Not by legal means, at least.
Using the average UK price, we see that the Oppo Find X3 Pro costs £ 170 (approximately $ 234 / AU $ 307) more than the equivalent OnePlus 9 Pro. That’s a big mark, and it can be decisive.
We love both of these phones, but the strange thing is that both of them have to be decimated by design names.
Non everyone will agree with this – value is in the eye of the observer and everything – but our analyst has determined that the Oppo Find X3 Pro is less attractive than the Oppo Find X2 Pro with its unique vegan leather options and ceramic finishing options.
The Oppo Find X3 Pro is a phone that looks good on its own, though, and is more eye-catching than its OnePlus cousin. This is especially so with the design of the stand-alone camera module, which is inserted into the body under a single blade of leafy glass.
Aside from this unique way of integrating the camera module, and softening the upper and lower edges of Oppo, the two phones are remarkably similar. They both use a combination of high-quality Gorilla Glass sandwiching aluminum frames. And both have hidden double-curved displays and circular rear panels.
Both feel well-built and have the same level of water texture as the IP68. The OnePlus 9 Pro weighs in at 197g, but with only 4g smaller. At 163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7mm, the OnePlus remains slightly thicker than the Oppo, coming in at 163.6 x 74 x 8.3mm. But again, the difference is hard to measure or hold two calls aside.
Our update model Oppo Find X3 Pro has come to a quiet matte blue finish, but we have also used the Gloss Black model. This reflective shade is a complete finger magnet, as well as the Morning Mist model that seems to enhance the coverage of the OnePlus 9 Pro.
This latest shade does at least something exciting by ‘photographing’ the upper half of the phone, but both the sleek looks look fatter too quickly.
One notable exception to OnePlus is the physical warning switch on the right-hand side. Blinking between silence, loudness, and vibration is an unusual feature on Android.
If we were to make educated guesses, we would say that the OnePlus 9 Pro and Oppo Find the X3 Pro used similar displays. Given the connection between the two companies described in the introduction, the right bet.
Especially when you break the details. Both have 6.7-inch AMOLED screens with similar resolutions of 1440 x 3216 (QHD +) and a maximum brightness of 1300 units. Both can be increased to a refreshing rate of 120Hz, depending on the operating case, thanks to LTPO technology.
Interestingly, OnePlus claims to be able to measure its refresh rate up to 1Hz, while Oppo claims it can drop to 5Hz. This software trick has the advantage of the hardware, however, and we oppose anyone who can see it in action.
Instead of talking about what’s going on here, let’s talk about how good this show is. It is/is outstanding.
Both output punchy colors and high brightness, with a shared power output of attractive 1-billion colors and cover 100% DCI-P3 color gamut.
Oppo and OnePlus seems to have very different ideas of what is the ‘Clear’ display mode – Oppo takes on a very cool and very colorful color – but you can touch both as you like.
Both phones feature fast, reliable fingerprint sensors that are slightly lower than you may be accustomed to.
Oppo and OnePlus have both chosen to make photography their main battlefield, and each phone includes a full quad camera setup. But the exact details are very different.
Let’s start with the headlines. The OnePlus 9 Pro incorporates color editing from camera expert Hasleblad, while the Oppo Find X3 Pro claims to be the first phone to be able to capture and display billions of colors. This is more than just marketing space from both companies, as it shows the comparative shot.
Depending on the image quality, they both take good shots with a lot of detail. However, the Oppo colors are significantly warmer and more punched in the Samsung brand, while the OnePlus colors are much cooler and more natural in Apple’s style.
This is true even if you compare the results from their similar wide range of sensors, it shows that the biggest difference here comes in software. So, the winner is usually down to how you like your photos with a punchy.
Both phones can capture 12-bit RAW through their own methods, which is a bit intuitive to access OnePlus.
Let’s touch on that hardware variation anyway, because it’s interesting in itself. The OnePlus 9 Pro is powered by a single Sony IMX789 48MP sensor, while the Oppo Find X3 Pro does the Sony IMX766 sensor. These are the same things, both of which are said to be made collaboratively by the right manufacturers.
The OnePlus 9 Pro sensor is a smidgen larger than Oppo Find X3 Pro’s, 1 / 1.43-inch than 1 / 1.56-inch, but both are much larger in terms of smartphone levels. Both also support Digital Overlap HDR (DOL-HDR), which reduces the capture of HDR images by shooting long and short close-up images simultaneously.
As we have already mentioned, where the two phones fall they are on the way to their wide cameras. Both have the same 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor with a free lens, which greatly reduces visual distortion. In Oppo’s case, this also means that the widest and most extensive sensors are the same, leading to the greater similarity between image output.
In terms of telephoto cameras, the Oppo Find X3 Pro owns a 13MP f / 2.4 2x optical zoom matched to the OnePlus 9 Pro’s 8MP, f / 2.4 3.3x optical zoom. Oppo wins in megapixels, but OnePlus wins in the range of zoom with OIS. Indeed, we were a little disappointed to see that Oppo dropped the 5x periscope telephoto lens of Find X2 Pro.
Profit goes back to Oppo (always so slowly) for the fourth and final sensor. While the OnePlus comes with an unnecessary 2MP monochrome camera to enhance all those black and white guns you’ve never taken, Oppo comes with a unique and minimal 3MP microlens camera for a 60x magnification camera.
The Oppo Find X3 Pro has a larger camera, with a 1 / 2.8-inch 32MP f / 2.4 selfie camera compared to the OnePlus 9 Pro with the same 1 / 3.06-inch 16MP f / 2.4.
The OnePlus 9 Pro has limited limitations on video poles, as it can handle 8K video at 30fps and 4K video at 120fps. Oppo can only handle 4K at 60fps.
Performance & Specs
The performance is very similar between the two phones, in that they use the same Snapdragon 888 chipset. This is part of the world’s top-tier Android smartphone at the time of writing.
Both phones offer as much as 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM as well, though this comes as standard for Oppo. The OnePlus entry model only gives you 8GB.
No matter, our experience tells us that OnePlus runs a little faster than Oppo, with an average rating of Geekbench 5 multi-core 3,630 points compared to Oppo’s 3,257. We both ran back and forth with this feature and found the same gap of about 400. We also saw a 200 point advantage of OnePlus in single keywords.
Why the difference? We are not sure, but the OnePlus 9 Pro steam room cooling system can be a bit more extensive, which means it has been very effective in preventing excessive heat (and thus vibrating) during operations that strengthen the processor.
In real-world names, these are the two fastest phones and the ones that will show the future. You can run games like PUBG Mobile that are very scalable in settings that are completely folded without losing frame.
Speaking of sports, the OnePlus 9 Pro display supports a 360Hz touch sample rate compared to Oppo Find X3 Pro’s 240Hz. Both are plenty of responses enough for anyone, but competitive players should know that OnePlus has the edge.
The Oppo Find X3 Pro offers 256GB of internal storage as usual, while the OnePlus 9 Pro gives you the same or 128GB depending on the model you choose. We are big fans of choice for these things, or in that case, no phone offers a microSD card slot.
While there are many similarities between the two phones, the main difference is their custom UI. Both run Android 11 with their own software layer above: OPOSOS OnePlus and Oppo’s Color.
ColorOS is the busiest, not to mention the slightest taste of the two, but it is undoubtedly more customizable. Want to design your own open display all the time? You hear. OxygenOS, on the other hand, will appeal to those who prefer their UI to be faster and more stylish and get out of the way where possible.
Both of these phones offer 5G connectivity, which is not to say these days when it comes to mobile phones.
Both phones offer you a 4,500mAh battery, which is convenient without too much.
If you are paired with the same display technology, you can expect the same battery life. And you get the same battery life.
To put it in detail in our review, we found that the Oppo Find X3 Pro lasted a day with easy and medium use, and that it was under heavy load (think tons of playback or video recording) that it didn’t last a solid 12-hour shift.
As for the OnePlus 9 Pro, we have found that it can be seen reliably throughout the day for a full charge of normal use. We only got one or two times when we needed to give OnePlus 9 Pro the fastest speed at 10 p.m.
That’s actually two different ways of saying the same thing. Both of these calls are one solid day, and they will only struggle to manage that when you really press them to the media.
They are very similar when it comes to charging, too. Both come with 65W speed chargers in the box, which is great compared to the efforts of competitors from Samsung and Apple.
The OnePlus 9 Pro delivers a small lead thanks to its support for 50W wireless charging. Oppo should only get 30W, which is still outstanding.
These are our two favorite phones of 2021 so far, and it’s hard to find a bad mistake in any of these things.
However, we have given the OnePlus 9 Pro a slightly higher score than the Oppo Find X3 Pro for a reason. If we could put that into one sentence, it could be that the OnePlus 9 Pro offers a more competitive package at a much lower price.
It’s hard – it breaks the impossible – to call a clear winner in construction, camera, display, performance, and battery life. And for about the extra £ 200 / $ 200 / AU $ 300 that Oppo will cost you, you can expect a noticeable limit at least in these few categories.
If the particular design of the Oppo Find X3 Pro, very customizable software, and a different microlens camera really appeals to you, then it might be a good choice. For many people, however, the OnePlus 9 Pro is the best buy.