comscore iQOO 7 Legend vs OnePlus 9R: Comparison after real-world usage
News

iQOO 7 Legend vs OnePlus 9R: Comparison after real-world usage, which one to buy

The iQOO 7 Legend and OnePlus 9R are competing for your attention and only one has what it takes to go home with you. Which one is it?

iQOO 7 Legend vs OnePlus 9R

Representational image


The OnePlus 9R induced hope among mobile gamers with deep pockets at its launch with a starting price of Rs 39,990. It offers the still capable Snapdragon 870 chip, a 120Hz OLED display, a 65W fast charging, and decent cameras – enough to keep the performance enthusiast, right? iQOO thought of joining the party with the iQOO 7 Legend, also starting at Rs 39,999. Also Read - OnePlus 9RT price in India tipped to be around Rs 40,000, launch next month

The iQOO 7 Legend truly lives up to its name with everything it offers at the same price as the OnePlus 9R. It has the more powerful Snapdragon 888 chip, a better set of cameras, a superior display, an even faster charging, and a stunning design. Suddenly, the OnePlus 9R audience has the option to buy a phone that outdoes their revered choice. Also Read - Top 5 phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC: Asus ROG Phone 5, iQOO 7, OnePlus 9RT, more

Since I have used and reviewed both of these phones, what justice would I do if I don’t tell you what’s what? Also Read - OnePlus Harry Potter Limited Edition Watch launched at Rs 16,999: When and where to buy

iQOO 7 Legend vs OnePlus 9R

iQOO 7 Legend ,OnePlus 9R

Design

Both the iQOO 7 Legend and OnePlus 9R are torchbearers of modern smartphone design in 2021. The OnePlus tries to go for an elegant approach whereas the iQOO wants to dazzle eyes everytime you take it out of the pocket. To the 5-year-old inside me, I would pick up the iQOO 7 Legend any day owing to its striking BMW M stripes and a pretty white colour theme.

That said, both the phones are equally well built, with the OnePlus having a slightly better finish than the iQOO. To the regular gamer, both of these are equally good.

Display

iQOO 7 Legend ,OnePlus 9R

iQOO and OnePlus have settled for similar 120Hz AMOLED display tech with in-display fingerprint sensors. The iQOO takes the lead with a higher touch sample rate of 300Hz that aids in a super-responsive gaming. The OnePlus 9R, however, has slightly better colour calibration and looks more natural to the eyes. Hence, gamers should choose the iQOO while everyone else could be content with the OnePlus.

Performance

The iQOO 7 Legend has a vast advantage here with its Snapdragon 888 chip, aiding flawless gaming for extended hours. It, however, heats up fast and runs on Vivo’s FunTouchOS 11. If you can live with the messed-up interface of the iQOO, there’s no reason as to not consider this phone. The haptic feedback is second to none and the stereo speakers are loud. You also get a pressure-sensitive display, if you fancy a hardcore gaming setup.

iQOO 7 Legend ,OnePlus 9R

OnePlus only uses a Snapdragon 870 chip that occasionally drops frames in games but casual gamers won’t have issues. OxygenOS 11 is in a league of its own with an elegant interface and limited pre-loaded 3rd party apps. It is refined and easy to use on a daily basis. Except for some system bugs, OxygenOS is well optimised to offer a reliable and smooth smartphone experience. Also, OnePlus is quick with updates, something that we can’t comment on in case of the iQOO 7 Legend.

Cameras

After using both these phones for a while, it is clear that the iQOO 7 Legend benefits from the superior camera hardware and better optimisation. The 48-megapixel camera uses a superior Sony sensor shows class-leading still photography performance. Whether in day or at night, the iQOO 7 Legend retains closer-to-natural colours, more details and better contrasts. It even exceeds with superior wide-angle photos and macro photos, both of where the OnePlus 9R falls flat.

iQOO 7 Legend ,OnePlus 9R

The OnePlus 9R can’t quite match the colour science, clarity, sharpness, and detail in still photography as the iQOO 7 Legend. The same advantage carries over to the selfie cameras, with the iQOO 7 Legend impressing at all times while the OnePlus 9R falls behind in overall quality. The situation does not change with video recording either.

Battery life

The OnePlus 9R has a notable advantage here with its slightly bigger 4500mAh battery and an power-efficient OxygenOS 11. The OnePlus can easily last an entire day and then some, often ending the day with approximately 30 percent charge. The iQOO 7 with its smaller 4000mAh battery often needs a quick refill before the day end if you game for an hour.

iQOO 7 Legend ,OnePlus 9R

However, the situation reverses with the charging technology. On paper, there’s hardly between the OnePlus 65W Warp Charge and iQOO 66W Flash Charge solutions. The OnePlus 9R takes over 40 minutes from under 10 percent whereas the iQOO completes the same journey in under 20 minutes.

Verdict

iQOO 7 Legend

After going through every aspect, it seems that you must be colossal fan of OnePlus’ OxygenOS in order to consider the OnePlus 9R over the iQOO 7 Legend. Whether it be the performance, display, cameras or design, the iQOO 7 Legend is superior to the OnePlus 9R by leaps and bound. The OnePlus 9R seems extremely pricey in comparison.

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel. Also follow us on  Facebook Messenger for latest updates.
  • Published Date: May 12, 2021 3:05 PM IST



new arrivals in india

Realme 8i
Realme 8i

13,999

Realme 8s 5G
Realme 8s 5G

17,999

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime

12,499

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G

35,999

Samsung Galaxy M32 5G
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G

20,999

Vivo Y33s
Vivo Y33s

17,990

Realme C21Y
Realme C21Y

8,999

Vivo Y21
Vivo Y21

15,490

Realme GT Master Edition
Realme GT Master Edition

25,999

Realme GT 5G
Realme GT 5G

37,999

Itel A48
Itel A48

6,399

Motorola Edge 20
Motorola Edge 20

29,999

Motorola Edge 20 Fusion
Motorola Edge 20 Fusion

21,499

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

84,999

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

1,49,999

Samsung Galaxy A12 (Exynos)
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Exynos)

13,999

Nokia C20 Plus
Nokia C20 Plus

8,999

Vivo Y53s
Vivo Y53s

19,490

Tecno Pova 2
Tecno Pova 2

10,999

Infinix Smart 5A
Infinix Smart 5A

6,499

Micromax In 2b
Micromax In 2b

8,999

Vivo Y72 5G
Vivo Y72 5G

20,990

Tecno Camon 17
Tecno Camon 17

12,999

Tecno Camon 17 Pro
Tecno Camon 17 Pro

16,999

Realme C11 2021
Realme C11 2021

6,999

Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G

39,990

Oppo Reno6 5G
Oppo Reno6 5G

29,990

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021
Samsung Galaxy M21 2021

12,499

OnePlus Nord 2
OnePlus Nord 2

27,999

Poco F3 GT
Poco F3 GT

27,999

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

19,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

13,999

Samsung Galaxy F22
Samsung Galaxy F22

12,499

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

21,999

Infinix Note 10 Pro
Infinix Note 10 Pro

16,999

Infinix Note 10
Infinix Note 10

10,999

Vivo Y73
Vivo Y73

20,990

OnePlus Nord CE 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 5G

22,999

iQOO Z3
iQOO Z3

19,990

Realme C25s
Realme C25s

9,999

Poco M3 Pro 5G
Poco M3 Pro 5G

13,999

Realme X7 Max 5G
Realme X7 Max 5G

26,999

Oppo F19
Oppo F19

18,990

Motorola Moto G40 Fusion
Motorola Moto G40 Fusion

13,999

POCO M2 Reloaded
POCO M2 Reloaded

9,499

OPPO A74 5G
OPPO A74 5G

17,990

Oppo A53s 5G
Oppo A53s 5G

14,990

Vivo V21 5G
Vivo V21 5G

29,990

Realme C25
Realme C25

9,499

Realme C21
Realme C21

7,999

Realme C20
Realme C20

6,799

Motorola Moto G60
Motorola Moto G60

17,999

iQOO 7
iQOO 7

31,990

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G

21,999

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

69,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G

39,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X
Xiaomi Mi 11X

29,999

Realme 8 5G
Realme 8 5G

13,999

Samsung Galaxy F02s
Samsung Galaxy F02s

8,999

Samsung Galaxy F12
Samsung Galaxy F12

10,999

POCO X3 Pro
POCO X3 Pro

18,999

Realme 8 Pro
Realme 8 Pro

17,999

Realme 8
Realme 8

14,999

Vivo X60 Pro Plus
Vivo X60 Pro Plus

69,990

Vivo X60 Pro
Vivo X60 Pro

49,990

Vivo X60
Vivo X60

37,990

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
OnePlus 9 Pro 5G

64,999

OnePlus 9R 5G
OnePlus 9R 5G

39,999

OnePlus 9 5G
OnePlus 9 5G

49,999

Samsung Galaxy A72
Samsung Galaxy A72

34,999

Samsung Galaxy A52
Samsung Galaxy A52

26,499

Micromax In 1
Micromax In 1

10,499

Asus ROG Phone 5
Asus ROG Phone 5

49,999

Samsung Galaxy M12
Samsung Galaxy M12

10,999

Motorola Moto G30
Motorola Moto G30

10,999

Motorola Moto G10 Power
Motorola Moto G10 Power

9,999

Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G
Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G

25,990

Oppo F19 Pro
Oppo F19 Pro

21,490

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

18,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

15,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

11,999

Realme Narzo 30A
Realme Narzo 30A

8,999

Realme Narzo 30 Pro
Realme Narzo 30 Pro

16,999

Infinix Smart 5
Infinix Smart 5

7,199

Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy F62

23,999

Samsung Galaxy A12
Samsung Galaxy A12

12,999

Nokia 5.4
Nokia 5.4

13,999

Nokia 3.4
Nokia 3.4

11,999

Realme X7 Pro 5G
Realme X7 Pro 5G

29,999

Realme X7
Realme X7

19,999

Vivo Y31
Vivo Y31

16,490

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G

35,990

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

1,05,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

81,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

69,999

Vivo Y12s
Vivo Y12s

9,990

Vivo Y51A
Vivo Y51A

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M02s
Samsung Galaxy M02s

8,999

Xiaomi Mi 10i
Xiaomi Mi 10i

21,999

Oppo A15s
Oppo A15s

11,490

Best Sellers