May 14, 2022

Which device to choose

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has just launched its Oppo F21 Pro 5G which is expected to go on sale from April 21. As a reminder, Realme presented its Realme 9 Pro series in February which consisted of a Realme 9 Pro+ model. While F21 Pro 5G comes with an 8GB RAM solo variant, Realme 9 Pro+ also has a similar variant. Based on specs and features, Realme’s handset seems to be winning the battle.

Oppo F21 Pro vs Realme 9 Pro+: Display

Oppo F21 Pro comes with a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display that only offers a 60Hz refresh rate, while Realme 9 Pro+ has a Full HD+ Super AMOLED display (1,080 × 2,400 pixels) 6.4-inch screen with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate. Both devices feature Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection.

Oppo F21 Pro vs Realme 9 Pro+: chipset and operating system

Oppo F21 Pro 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G Mobile chipset while Realme 9 Pro+ features MediaTek Dimensity 920 octa-core chipset which comes with Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. Realme 9 Pro+ runs on Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 while Oppo F21 Pro runs on Android 12 with ColorOS 12.1 on top. Notably, the Dimensity 920 chipset offers better sync speed than the Snapdragon 695 SoC.

Oppo F21 Pro vs Realme 9 Pro+: Camera specs

The Oppo F21 Pro comes with a triple rear camera setup with a 64MP high resolution main camera along with a 2MP depth camera and a 2MP macro camera. The front of the device features a 32MP selfie snapper. On the other hand, Realme 9 Pro+ also has a triple rear camera setup, however, featured by a 50MP Sony sensor with an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro lens. The front of the device has a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Although these are the specs on paper, F21 Pro lacks a wide-angle camera, which gives Realme 9 Pro+ an edge.

Oppo F21 Pro vs Realme 9 Pro+: battery and price

Oppo F21 Pro 5G is backed by a 4500mAh battery with 33W fast charging support and the company claims that it can fully recharge in 60 minutes. Realme 9 Pro+ is backed by a 4500mAh battery and supports 60W SuperDart fast charging.
As for the price, Oppo F21 Pro 5G was launched in only one storage option –

8GB + 128GB = Rs 26,999

On the other hand, Realme 9 Pro+ 5G is available in three storage configurations –
6GB + 128GB = Rs 24,999
8GB + 128GB = Rs 26,999
8GB + 256GB = Rs 28,999

When it comes to the price of both devices for the same variant, it is identical and hence it ultimately comes down to specs and features.