The OPPO Reno9 series went official with three variants. A few days before, the Realme 10 Series debuted as well. The base variant of the former and the high-end variant of the latter, are placed in the same price range. We are talking about the vanilla OPPO Reno9 and the Realme 10 Pro+: two phones that share several things in common, but are very different at the same time. Given their price tags, a lot of people want to know which one is the best and which one suits their needs the most. So, we decided to make things clearer. Here is a comparison between the main specifications of the OPPO Reno9 and the Realme 10 Pro Plus.
OPPO Reno9 vs Realme 10 Pro Plus
|OPPO Reno9||Realme 10 Pro Plus|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||162.3 x 74.2 x 7.2 mm,
|161.5 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm,
|DISPLAY||6.7 inches, 1080 x 2412 pixels (Full HD+), AMOLED||6.7 inches, 1080 x 2412 pixels (Full HD+), AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, octa-core 2.4 GHz||Mediatek Dimensity 1080 5G, octa-core 2.6 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 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 13, ColorOS||Android 13, Realme UI|
|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||Dual 64 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.4
32 MP f/2.4 front camera
|Triple 108 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
16 MP f/2.5 front camera
|BATTERY||4500 mAh, fast charging 67W||5000 mAh, fast charging 67W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||dual SIM slot, 5G, reverse charging||dual SIM slot, 5G|
The design of the OPPO Reno9 is definitely one of the best of 2022. First of all, it is one of the thinnest phones out there, with a thickness of just 7.2 mm. It is even very lightweight as it weighs just 174 grams. It comes with a curved screen at the sides, just like the most expensive Android phones, and its rear design is very original. Even though I prefer the OPPO Reno9, the Realme 10 Pro Plus is still one of the most beautiful devices out there. It has a curved screen just like the OPPO, it is very thin and lightweight, but thicker than its rival: 7.8 mm. They are definitely two of the most beautiful phones in the midrange segment alongside the latest CIVI phone from Xiaomi.
It looks like the OPPO Reno9 and the Realme 10 Pro Plus have exactly the same display because the specifications are identical. We are talking about an AMOLED panel able to show up to one billion colors with a diagonal of 6.7 inches, a Full HD Plus resolution of 1080 x 2412 pixels, a 120 Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ certification, and a peak brightness of 950 nits. The panel also includes an in-display fingerprint reader. So, given that the display specifications are the same, you would better focus on the remaining specifications if you are trying to decide which phone to choose. Note that the Realme 10 Pro Plus comes with stereo speakers offering a superior audio experience, as well as a 3.5 mm audio jack, while the OPPO Reno9 has a mono speaker and no audio jack.
Specs & Software
The OPPO Reno9 wins the hardware comparison because it is equipped with a better chipset, even though it is an older SoC. We are talking about the Snapdragon 778G mobile platform by MediaTek, built with a 6 nm production process and sporting an octa-core architecture. The SoC is composed of a Cortex A78 CPU running at a max frequency of 2.4 GHz, three Cortex A78 CPUs running at 2.2 GHz, four Cortex A55 CPUs running at 1.9 GHz, and an Adreno 642L GPU. Alongside the chipset, there are up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. The Realme 10 Pro Plus has an inferior Dimensity 1080 running at a max frequency of 2.6 GHz, paired with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of native storage. The user interfaces are more or less the same: these phones run Android 13 out of the box, highly customized by ColorOS 13 and Realme UI 4.0, respectively. Realme UI 4.0 is just a slightly different version of ColorOS 13.
The camera setup of the Realme 10 Pro Plus beats the one found on the OPPO Reno9. The handset features a triple camera setup including a 108 MP main sensor, an 8 MP ultrawide lens, and a 2 MP macro shooter, as well as a 16 MP selfie snapper. Unfortunately, the OPPO Reno9 has an inferior midrange-class 64 MP rear camera and it does not include an ultrawide lens, but it has a better selfie camera.
With the Realme 10 Pro Plus, you get a bigger 5000 mAh battery and a longer battery life. The charging speeds are the same, with 67W fast charging, but the Reno9 has a smaller 4500 mAh battery.
The starting price of the Realme 10 Pro+ is €230/$230 in China (8/128 GB), while the OPPO Reno9 starts from €340/$340 (8/256 GB). Which one would you choose?
OPPO Reno9 vs Realme 10 Pro Plus: PRO and CONS
- Thinner design
- Better chipset
- Up to 512 GB of storage
- Better selfie camera
- Inferior camera
Realme 10 Pro Plus
- Better camera
- Bigger battery
- Stereo speakers
- Audio jack
- Nothing particular
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