iQOO Neo 9 Pro vs OnePlus 12R – which mid-range phone should you buy?

Feb 23, 2024

By: Sourabh Jain

iQOO Neo 9 Pro launched in India

The iQOO Neo 9 Pro mid-range smartphone has been launched in India. The device takes on the recently launched OnePlus 12R. Here’s what’s different between the two devices.

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iQOO Neo 9 Pro – Starting at ₹35,999 | Starting at ₹39,999

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Both the iQOO Neo 9 Pro features a 6.78-inch 1.5K LTPO AMOLED display with 2160Hz PWM dimming. Both the devices come with a punch-hole notch in the middle.

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Refresh rate and brightness

While the iQOO Neo 9 Pro offers a refresh rate of 144Hz and peak brightness of 3000 nits, the OnePlus 12R offers a 120Hz refresh rate and peak brightness of 4500 nits. While the iQOO Neo 9 Pro offers a higher refresh rate, the peak brightness on the OnePlus 12R is higher.

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Both the smartphones are powered by the same processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which powered the flagship smartphones of last year. It is a good processor so you don’t have to worry about performance on either of the devices.

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iQOO Neo 9 Pro – 8GB 128GB, 8GB 256GB and 12GB 256GB | OnePlus 12R – 8GB 128GB and 16GB 256GB

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Rear camera

iQOO Neo 9 Pro – 50MP primary camera and a 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera | OnePlus 12R – 50MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP macro camera

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Front camera

Both the iQOO Neo 9 Pro and the OnePlus 12R feature a 16MP selfie camera

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Battery and charging

While the iQOO Neo 9 Pro is equipped with a 5,160mAh battery with 120W fast charging support, the OnePlus 12R is powered by a bigger 5,500mAh battery with 100W fast charging support.

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Colour options

iQOO Neo 9 Pro – Conqueror Black and Fiery Red| OnePlus 12R – Cool Blue and Iron Gray

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