OnePlus has recently launched it’s OnePlus 9 Series and offered 3 different smartphones in this series OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. OnePlus 9R and OnePlus 9 comes under 50,000 rs while the OnePlus 9 pro starts at 64,999 Rs in India. We are comparing the affordable 9 and 9R mobiles here and will tell you which one is the best for you if you want to buy a OnePlus smartphone under 50,000 Rs.
Processor, Performance and Connectivity
OnePlus 9 ships with Snapdragon 888 chipset which is the latest and most powerful processor on an Android phone and 9 pro also features the same processor while the OnePlus 9R features Snapdragon 870 Processor which is also very capable and little better than last year’s Snapdragon 865+. Both devices comes with 5G connectivity.
While the OnePlus 9 features the latest flagship chipset which is little more powerful but the 9R in no slouch with the Snapdragon 870 processor, it is good enough for the daily usage and even for gaming purpose so you won’t go wrong with 9R as well, so except you need extra power which Snapdragon 888 offers you will be more than happy with 9R.
Display and Build
Both devices features a 6.55 inch, 120Hz super amoled display which produces bright and vibrant colors. Both phones offers FHD+ resolution displays and has Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front. Both features plastic back and frame is also plastic which is little disappointing considering the prices of these devices especially OnePlus 9 which costs almost 50,000 Rs.
so the displays are identical in both devices and almost similar to what last year’s OnePlus 8T offers.
OnePlus 9 Comes with Sony IMX689 sensor which was seen in OnePlus 8 Pro last year while OnePlus 9R features IMX 582 sensor which was seen in OnePlus 7, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8T etc. so it OnePlus 9 should capture more light resulting better photos but there is a catch that OnePlus 9 does not have OIS which is a bummer while OnePlus 9R has the OIS so definitely OnePlus 9R will produce better video footage which will be stabilised using OIS and will also help in Night time photography.
OnePlus 9 offers an identical ultrawide camera as OnePlus 9 Pro which is a 50MP IMX766 sensor with autofocus to capture macro shots while OnePlus 9R offers same ultrawide camera as OnePlus 8T and does not have autofocus. OnePlus 9R depends on a lower resolution macro camera for capturing closeup shots which comes out really bad. Both offers useless 2mp depth camera which is not worth talking.
overall OnePlus 9 offers much better camera setup but at this price point they should have offered OIS which is surprisingly present in OnePlus 9R and a telephoto lens would have been great.
Software and Connectivity
Both Devices comes with Android 11 based Oxygen OS 11 ui which is almost identical on both devices. Both devices offer 5G connectivity but very few 5G bands are supported on both devices which is again not great as 20k rs moto phones offer more 5G bands support than these OnePlus Flagships. Both Devices features stereo speakers which produces almost identical sound output.
Price and Conclusion
OnePlus 9R starts at 39,999 Rs while OnePlus 9 starts at 49,999 Rs with the same ufs 3.1 storage and Ram. OnePlus 9 only offers a slightly better chipset and a better camera setup but lacks OIS on main camera, so this phone does not worth extra 10,000 Rs premium over OnePlus 9R, at this price point it should have offered OIS with main Camera, wireless charging support and better build. We would recommend the OnePlus 9R over OnePlus 9 any day as it will save 10,000 Rs and provide almost similar Experience.