March has become the mobile madness month of 2021. We saw some amazing releases this month from two major brands POCO & OnePlus. Poco has released its awaited, F3 & X3 Pro and within a couple of days, OnePlus has also unveiled three new phones 9, 9 Pro & a new model 9R. The flagship madness continued with Vivo releasing X60, X60 Pro & X60 Pro+. All of these models are unique and possess some amazing set of features. However, they are all coincided with one single thing, having a flagship ship processor. All of these models have Snapdragon 800-series chipsets from Qualcomm. In addition to that, all of these models have flagship-level specs sheets. While POCO played with its renowned budget-friendly factor, OnePlus on the other hand, played with a rich set of features. However, Vivo on the other hand showcased some new design changes and camera improvements.
Off all these phones, two new models caught our eye. The amazing F3 from POCO and the jaw-dropping 9R from OnePlus. F3 was a third-generation release from POCO’s flagship series phones, The F-Series and the 9R was new. Although these two models came from two different well-known brands, they share some incredible specs that made us do a good amount of research on them. The battle between these two models was excruciating and spell bounding. So, let’s jump in and see what’s so good about these two models.
OnePlus 9R: A Soul Shaking Rookie
With 9R, OnePlus has officially cracked the tradition of coming in duo. Since 2019, we only saw OnePlus releasing two mobiles, a lite version and a pro. For instance, 7/7 Pro, 8/ 8 Pro and 9/9 Pro were released in this manner. But, with 9R, OnePlus released three new phones and everything about them are jaw-dropping. The three of them were powered by the amazing 800-series chipsets from Qualcomm and all of them are 5G ready. While 9 and 9 Pro has got Snapdragon 888 SOC, the rookie 9R has got the new Snapdragon 870 under its hood. As a result, these flagships were turn out to be amazingly powerful, especially the 9R. Unlike 9 or 9 Pro, this phone is designed to meet the flagship factor combined with a decent price tag.
The 9R from OnePlus comes with a 6.55 inches Fluid display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. A a result, you can have vivid and clear visuals while watching videos and playing games. Speaking of playing games, this model is a full gaming-centric phone. As it is powered by the Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585) Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm) processor, you can play intense graphics games, access multiple apps and do other things on it without any lags. This gaming-centric phone also got some amazing specs and some cool gaming accessories.
POCO F3: The Real Beast Reloaded
Phones from POCO are well known for their amazing value, awesome specs and flagship-level performance. The brand started its legacy with its amazing Pocophone F1 which is well known for its flagship killing specs. The phone is still going strong and has made a huge fan base for POCO in Asiatic countries and some parts of Europe as well. Although F2 Pro was released, the phone was unable to make a huge buzz like its predecessor. It took around 3 years for the brand to find the successor for F1 and everything about it is a head-turner just like F1.
The phone is powered by the same chipset that powered the OnePlus 9R. It’s a Snapdragon 870 phone that has got 6GB/8GB LPDDR5 RAM. The phone has also got an amazing 120Hz AMOLED display with a touch sampling rate of 360 Hz. It is also a power-packed gaming phone with a new and improved Liquid Cooling system. It is also equipped with Adreno 630 GPU for enhanced graphics and gaming sessions. The phone has managed to get over 640,758 points on AnTuTu Benchmark.
POCO F3 vs OnePlus 9R
These phones were like brothers from other mothers. From dimensions to the battery, everything about these phones was almost identical. Both phones were gaming-centric and even possess the same Snapdragon 870 processor. It’s like a fight that’s meant to be. I tried so hard to find the differences between them. But, after some digging, I’m able to find some major difference between them.
Although, they share some exact similarities, POCO F3 gone ahead in terms of budget. The phone was placed under a tempting budget than the OnePlus 9R. The fight took a serious turn over there and Kudos to POCO for bringing another beast under budget.