OnePlus has just announced two new smartphones in its flagship series OnePlus9 And OnePlus 9 Pro. These two smartphones share the credit of entering the Indian market with the first devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. It is reasonable to assume that dope is lacking when it comes to performance. In fact, both phones are currently among the fastest devices you can buy in the Android world. The chipset plays a key role and comes with its advantages of being powered by the newest and greatest silicon from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 888 SoC was re-announced in December and is the first 5nm chip from the brand to compete directly with the Exynos 2100 from Samsung and Apple’s A14 Bionic.
The Snapdragon 888 is an octa-core chipset that is larger than the arm. Small structure of four performance (large) cores and four capacity cores (LITTLE). Like the previous Snapdragon 865, the 888 also uses it 1 + 3 large cores, but the structures of the second two cores are different. A new Cortex X1 core powered by the Cryo 680 Prime CPU has been introduced, which can clock at 2.84 GHz, while the rest are three Cryo 680 Gold CPUs in the Cortex A78 core that can be clocked at 2.42 GHz. Capacity cores include four Cortex A55s with a Cryo 680 CPU that rotate at 1.8GHz. In comparison, the Qualcomm 865 single-modified Cortex A77 Core has a maximum frequency frequency of 2.84GHz with the Cryo 585 Prime CPU, and the three A77s revolve at 2.42GHz with the Cryo 585 Gold CPU. Cortex A55s with Cryo 585 Silver CPUs are efficiency cores.
Looking to replace OnePlus 9 OnePlus 8T (Review) And it is important to know how much there is, although it is clear that the previous one will outperform the processing prowess. In terms of cost, the OnePlus 9 starts at Rs 50 and the OnePlus 8T (pictured above) starts at Rs 42,999. Let’s find out if the OnePlus 9 is eligible for an upgrade in this gaming and benchmark test.
Benchmarks, as you may know, provide a quantitative measure of how well a device can perform. For the purpose of this comparison, I will use the most popular ones on the market, namely Geekbench 5, Glue, GFX Bench and 3D Mark. For the purpose of testing, the OnePlus 9 and 8T both have 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.
This test mostly emphasizes the CPU and gives results based on single-core and multi-core performance. OnePlus 9 works well with scores of 1,093 and 3,401, respectively. The OnePlus 8T is not too bad by getting 900 in the single-core test and 3,186 in the multi-core one. The new Cortex X1 has a clear difference, as seen in single-core usage, with a nearly 20 percent increase in OnePlus 9 processing. The advantage of the OnePlus 9 is 7 percent less while the multi-core usage is the same.
Overall, the overall score is a metric of how good the CPU, GPU, memory and UI performance are. The increase in performance from OnePlus 9 is pretty obvious, especially when it comes to the GPU. The device’s total score is 702,736, which is probably the highest score I ‘ve ever seen on the graft ROG Phone 5 Comes out. The OnePlus 8T gets a score of 590,758 and in terms of overall performance, the OnePlus 9 is up about 16 percent. In other words, the OnePlus 9 has a GPU score of 300,497, while the 8T has a gain of almost 30% compared to 218,377. This may be due to the Adreno 660 in the Snapdragon 888 clocked at 840MHz compared to the Snapdragon 865’s Adreno 650 on 587MHz. The UX, memory and CPU scores are the same for both devices with slight gains over the OnePlus 9.
For a deeper understanding of GPU performance, GFXBench is a very handy tool. It runs a group of synthetic tests and provides a score based on the overall FPS calculation. I ran the T-Rex and Manhattan tests to assess graphical performance. OnePlus 9 grows to a total of 60 fps in both tests, while OnePlus 8T brings the same FPS calculation. 1080p offscreen tests, however, showed the OnePlus 9 scoring 241 fps and 145 fps respectively on the T-Rex and Manhattan. For the OnePlus 8T, it is 207 fps and 127 fps, which are offscreen GPU tasks that are not specified in the display (including reflections, shadows, blur for field depth, etc.) better displayed on the OnePlus 9.
3DMark is something I use for a second opinion on GPU performance. The Slingshot Extreme Benchmark changes the outcome of “Your device is too powerful to run it” on both devices, which should give you an idea of the performance you are dealing with. However, the wildlife benchmark works very well and the results are as expected. OnePlus 9 surpassed OnePlus 8T with a score of 5,786, followed by 3,827. It has grown by almost 34 per cent and this is very important.
From these benchmarks it is clear that the OnePlus 9 actually performs well, but not so much in the processing part, as it dominates GPU usage. The Adreno 660 is working really well but how much does it do in a serious gaming session? Let’s find out.
The OnePlus 8T provided a sinless gaming experience during my time with the device and I hope the same with the OnePlus 9. In terms of TDP, both chipsets attract 10W of power at maximum frequency frequency and the battery capacity is the same at 4,500mAh. My testing on Call of Duty Mobile (CoDM) is a good metric and the next great thing after banning my preferred option is PUBG Mobile.
Generally, both phones run CoDM in as many settings as possible, either graphics quality (GQ) or frame rate (FR). You can turn on depth of field, real time shadows, bloom, ragdoll effect and anti-aliasing toggles. However, a recent update also introduced the Ultra option for FR, which only works when the GQ is set higher than most available high settings. This applies to both devices. Also, Bloom and anti-aliasing toggles are disabled by default in this setting. Since FR does a lot of testing on the GPU, I decided to enable both devices with Ultra FR setting and battery level 100 percent. During the 30-minute session, the OnePlus 9 drained 12 percent of its battery, and the temperature rose from 28 degrees to 37 degrees. For the OnePlus 8T, the battery is reduced by 15 percent and the phone temperature is increased by 14 degrees.
If you’re looking for a better gaming experience, in my opinion it’s safe to assume that the OnePlus 9 will have more battery capacity and run cooler. Any other GPU-intensive work is also better done on the OnePlus 9, as can be clearly seen from the benchmarks. However, your typical smartphone activity is best displayed on both devices with multi-tasking or split window operations or some light photo editing. If you are an avid mobile gamer, OnePlus 9 looks like a worthwhile investment depending on the performance benefits available.