OnePlus 9R goes on sale in India: 5 smartphones it competes against

OnePlus 9R takes on the likes of the OnePlus 8T, Vivo X60, and OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G, among others.


  • OnePlus 9R goes on sale in India from April 14th.
  • The handset was announced alongside OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.
  • OnePlus 9R specifications include the Snapdragon 870 SoC, 120Hz display, and 65W fast charging.

Among the three smartphones OnePlus launched last month, the OnePlus 9R (review) is the cheapest. The handset slots below the OnePlus 9 (review) and OnePlus 9 Pro (review), which are the most expensive flagship offering from the OEM to date. The OnePlus 9R price in India starts at Rs 39,999 and goes up to Rs 43,999. While the handset comes with a few trade-offs, such as downgraded cameras and chipset, it has a lot in common with the OnePlus 9. Much like the vanilla OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9R comes with 5G support, 120Hz display, and 65W fast charging. The handset is now on sale in India and here are the top 5 smartphones it competes against.

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Key OnePlus 9R specs

  • 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED FHD+ display (120Hz refresh rate)
  • 5G Snapdragon 870 SoC
  • Up to 12GB RAM
  • 48MP quad rear cameras
  • 16MP selfie camera
  • Android 11-based OxygenOS
  • 4,500mAh battery (65W fast charging)

Top 5 OnePlus 9R competitors

  • OnePlus 8T
  • Vivo X60
  • OPPO Reno5 Pro
  • Mi 10T Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy A72

OnePlus 9R vs OnePlus 8T

OnePlus 9R and OnePlus 8T (review) are practically the same. They both tout the same cameras, battery size, display, and storage. Even the dimensions of the OnePlus 9R and OnePlus 8T are exactly the same. The things that set the two phones apart are the chipset, colour options, design, and price tag. The OnePlus 8T is powered by Snapdragon 865 SoC and available in Lunar Silver and Aquamarine Green, whereas the OnePlus 9R rocks Snapdragon 870 SoC under the hood – which is nothing but an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 865. The 9R comes in Carbon Black and Lake Blue colour options.

5G mobile phone

As for the price, the OnePlus 9R costs Rs 39,999 for the 8GB+128GB model and Rs 43,999 for the 12GB+256GB variant. The OnePlus 8T, in contrast, is currently selling with Rs 42,999 and Rs 45,999 sticker price for the 8GB and 12GB RAM variants respectively.

OnePlus 9R vs Vivo X60

Vivo X60 is another competitor to the OnePlus 9R. The handset is also powered by the same Snapdragon 870 SoC and rocks a 120Hz refresh rate display. That said, the phone has a slower 33W fast charging solution and triple rear cameras with a 48MP primary sensor and a couple of 13MP snappers. Upfront, the Vivo X60 sports a 32MP snapper in the punch-hole setup for selfies and video calling. The handset is driven by a 4,300mAh battery and runs Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11.1.

The Vivo X60 price in India is set at Rs 37,999 for the 8GB+128GB model. The phone’s 12GB+256GB option costs Rs 41,990.

OnePlus 9R vs OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G

OPPO Reno5 Pro (review) takes on OnePlus 9R with flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC ticking at its core and 64MP quad-camera setup as opposed to 48MP at the back. The OPPO mobile phone is also cheaper than the OnePlus 9R. The handset is priced in India at Rs 35,990 for the sole 8GB RAM and 128GB storage configuration.

OnePlus 9R competitor

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G specs also include a 6.55-inch FHD+ OLED 3D Borderless Sense Screen with 90Hz screen, 4,350mAh battery, and 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging that can juice up the device in 30 minutes from nothing to 100 percent. For selfies and video calling, the handset packs a 32MP sensor at the front. The phone comes pre-loaded with Android 11-based ColorOS 11.1 to take care of the software side of things.

OnePlus 9R vs Mi 10T Pro

5G mobile phone Mi 10T

Mi 10T Pro (review) is Xiaomi’s last year’s flagship offering, which can also give OnePlus 9R a run for its money. The specifications of the phone include a 144Hz refresh rate 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS display, 108MP triple rear cameras, a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast-charging, and 20MP front-facing camera. The handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC under the hood and sports a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Mi 10T Pro is retailing in India with a sticker price of Rs 37,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option.

OnePlus 9R vs Samsung Galaxy A72

Samsung Galaxy A72 loses a couple of brownie points owing to its chipset; however, it’s still a worthy competitor to the OnePlus 9R. The handset comes with a feature that even the flagship OnePlus 9 doesn’t have. The Galaxy A72 is IP67 water and dust resistance certified. Additionally, the phone also tops OnePlus 9R in the camera and battery department. The Samsung Galaxy A72 ships with a quad-camera setup comprising a 64MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, an 8MP telephoto lens, and a 5MP macro sensor. On the front, it has a 32MP snapper for selfies and video chats. A 5,000mAh battery instead of 4,5000mAh battery fuels the handset.

Other specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A72 are as follows: 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with a 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 720G SoC, 25W fast charging, 8GB RAM, and 256GB internal storage that is further expandable via a microSD card. The phone runs Android 11-based OneUI 3.1 custom skin out of the box. Samsung Galaxy A72 price in India starts at Rs 34,999.