The OnePlus 10T 5G with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset has gone official in India. The device offers other attractive features, such as a 120Hz AMOLED display, 50-megapixel triple rear cameras, and a 5,000mAh battery with 150W rapid charging support.
The 10T faces competition from the iQOO 9T 5G, which is the only other phone in the country to feature the same chipset. Here is a comparison between the OnePlus 10T 5G and similarly priced flagship phones, such as the iQOO 9T 5G and the Realme GT 2 Pro 5G, to see which of these is a true value-for-money flagship phone.
OnePlus 10T 5G vs iQOO 9T 5G vs Realme GT 2 Pro 5G: complete specs
|Specs||OnePlus 10T 5G||iQOO 9T 5G||Realme GT 2 Pro 5G|
|Display||6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED (120Hz)||6.78inch FHD+ AMOLED (120Hz)||6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED (120Hz)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|RAM||8GB | 12G | 16GB LPDDR5
|8GB | 12GB LPDDR5||8GB | 12GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||128GB | 256GB UFS 3.1 storage||128GB | 256GB UFS 3.1 storage||128GB | 256GB UFS 3.1 storage|
|OS||Android 12||Android 12||Android 12|
|Rear cameras||50MP + 8MP + 2MP||50MP + 13MP + 12MP||50MP + 50MP + 3MP|
|Fast charging||150W fast charging||120W fast charging||65W fast charging|
|Dimensions||163 x 75.4 x 8.75 mm||164.55 x 77.10 x 8.46 mm||163.2 x 74.7 x 8.2 mm|
|Price||Rs 49,999 starting price||Rs 49,999 starting price||Rs 49,999 starting price|
OnePlus 10T 5G vs iQOO 9T 5G vs Realme GT 2 Pro 5G: price in India
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In India, the OnePlus 10T 5G is available in three variants: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 12GB RAM + 256GB storage, and 16GB RAM + 256GB storage. These variants are priced at Rs 49,999, Rs 54,999, and Rs 57,999, respectively. The 10T can be bought in colours like Jade Green and Moonstone Black. The pre-orders of the OnePlus 10T have started and its open sale will be carried out on OnePlus India’s website, Amazon India, OnePlus Store app, OnePlus Exclusive stores, Reliance Digital stores, Croma, and partnered retail stores starting on August 6th, 2022. Those who are interested can take advantage of the Rs 5,000 discount through ICIC Bank credit card, and credit / debit card EMI transactions. The 10T can be purchased for as little as Rs 44,999 after the discount.
The iQOO 9T 5G has been made available in two variants in the country. The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model costs Rs 49,999, while the 12GB RAM + 256GB edition costs Rs 54,999. Alpha (black) and Legend (white) are the two colour variants of the 9T. It is already available for purchase through iQOO India’s website. Those who purchase through the official website will get a gamepad worth Rs 3,999 for free. Amazon India will carry out the first sale of the iQOO 9T on August 4th, 2022. ICICI bank card users can benefit from a Rs 4,000 discount on Amazon. In addition, buyers can benefit from other offers such as up to Rs 7,000 exchange bonus, no-cost EMI of up to 12 months, and 6 months of screen replacement for Rs 1,999.
The Realme GT 2 Pro 5G comes in two configurations: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage for Rs 49,999 and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage for Rs 57,999. The device comes in Steel Black, Paper White, and Paper Green shades. Since its launch in April, the device has been available for purchase through Realme India’s website, Flipkart, and offline stores.
The OnePlus 10T and the iQOO 9T offer a better chipset and a faster charging solution than the Realme GT 2 Pro. Hence, it is a tie between the 10T and the 9T in this department.
Winner: Tie between OnePlus 10T 5G and IQOO 9T 5G
OnePlus 10T 5G vs iQOO 9T 5G vs Realme GT 2 Pro 5G: display
The OnePlus 10T 5G has a 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED E4 display. It offers a Full HD+ resolution, a refresh rate of 120Hz, a touch sampling rate of 360Hz, 10-bit colours, a P3 colour gamut, and HDR10+ support.
The iQOO 9T 5G has a better 6.78-inch AMOLED E5 screen with a centred punch-hole. It supports a Full HD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 360Hz touch sampling rate, an 800000:1 contrast ratio, and 1,500 nits of peak brightness. The Vivo V1+ chip present onboard works as an intelligent display chip, which assists in increasing the frame rate while gaming.
The Realme GT 2 Pro has a 6.7-inch AMOLED E5 screen with LTPO technology, which brings support for 1Hz to 120Hz variable refresh rate. The screen supports a Quad HD+ resolution, a 1000Hz instant touch sampling rate, 1,400 nits of peak brightness, a DCI-P3 colour gamut, and HDR10+. Its display has a punch-hole placed at the top-left corner, whereas the displays of the OnePlus and iQOO flagships have a centrally aligned punch-hole.
The GT 2 Pro has a superior display feature thanks to the support for LPTO technology and QHD+ resolution. The iQOO 9T is the next best thing to the Realme flagship. However, readers should note that all three phones will have a similar viewing experience.
Winner: Realme GT 2 Pro
OnePlus 10T 5G vs iQOO 9T 5G vs Realme GT 2 Pro 5G: performance and software
The OnePlus 10T 5G and the iQOO 9T 5G are both equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. The SoC offers faster performance, consumes less power, and produces less heat as compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which is present under the hood of the Realme GT 2 Pro.
All three flagship phones are equipped with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. However, iQOO claims that it is equipped with enhanced versions of the LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1. It should be noted that the 10T is the only phone among the three to have a 16GB RAM variant. These devices also carry support for virtual RAM.
The OnePlus 10T 5G, the iQOO 9T 5G, and the Realme GT 2 Pro come preinstalled with the Android 12 OS. Being a OnePlus device, the 10T ships with the OxygenOS 12.1 UI. The iQOO 9T offers a FunTouch OS 12 experience, whereas the Realme GT 2 Pro is equipped with the Realme UI 3.0.
Winner: Tie between OnePlus 10T 5G and IQOO 9T 5G
OnePlus 10T 5G vs iQOO 9T 5G vs Realme GT 2 Pro 5G: cameras
The OnePlus 10T 5G and the iQOO 9T 5G have a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. The Realme GT 2 Pro has a 32-megapixel camera for selfies.
The 10T’s rear camera setup has a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main camera with OIS support. It is assisted by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with a 119-degree FOV and a 2-megapixel macro camera.
The iQOO 9T 5G is fitted with a 50-megapixel Samsung GN5 primary camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom. The camera setup of the 9T is powered by the Vivo V1+ for capturing images with reduced noise in low-light conditions.
The Realme GT 2 Pro has an OIS-enabled 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main camera. It is coupled with a 50-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a 150-degree FOV and a 3-megapixel microscope camera with 40x magnification.
The iQOO 9T 5G has a versatile camera setup, whereas the GT 2 Pro features a better front-facing camera. Hence, both devices have been crowned the winners in this segment.
Winner: iQOO 9T 5G and Realme GT 2 Pro
OnePlus 10T 5G vs iQOO 9T 5G vs Realme GT 2 Pro 5G: other features
The OnePlus 10T 5G has Gorilla Glass 5 panels on the front and back. It has a polycarbonate frame. The iQOO 9T has Gorilla Glass and sports a dual-tone design on the back with the upper part made out of glass and its remaining two-thirds portion made out of polycarbonate. It has a metallic frame. The Realme GT 2 Pro features the latest Gorilla Glass Victus protection for the display, an aluminium frame, and a polymer back. It measures 8.2mm in thickness, whereas the other two phones measure under 8.7mm in thickness.
For an enhanced gaming experience, the iQOO 9T 5G offers users a dual x-axis linear motor, pressure-sensitive zones on the edges of the screen (in landscape orientation), and a vapour chamber liquid cooling system with a 29,022mm2 total cooling area. The GT 2 Pro has a bigger stainless steel vapour chamber with a 36,761mm2 surface area and an x-axis linear motor for in-game vibrations. The OnePlus 10T and Realme GT 2 Pro have an enhanced antenna system for better signal reception.
All three phones lack a 3.5mm audio jack and a microSD card slot. These phones are equipped with common features such as an in-screen fingerprint scanner, dual stereo speakers, dual-SIM, 5G, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC (on 10T and GT 2 Pro only) and a USB-C port. The GT 2 Pro lacks an IP rating, the iQOO 9T 5G is an IP52 rated device, and the OnePlus 10T Is an IP54 certified device.
Winner: Realme GT 2 Pro
OnePlus 10T 5G vs iQOO 9T 5G vs Realme GT 2 Pro 5G: conclusion
The iQOO 9T 5G seems to offer the best of all worlds at a nominal price. Hence, it has been chosen as the winner in this comparison. The OnePlus 10T loses out in departments like cameras and build quality. The Realme GT 2 Pro appears to be the next best phone after the 9T since it packs an impressive display, stellar cameras, and an attractive design.