One Plus 9 Pro vs Vivo X60 Pro Plus – Which is Better

Recently, two smartphone giants bragged about their new camera centric smartphones – OnePlus 9 Pro and Vivo X60 Pro+.

I was so curious to know about both top end phones and what they are delivering at this high price premium range (above 60k).

When I did my research I found something unexpected in both phones that triggered me to write a comparison that will help you out to make an informed decision.

I have majorly compared both the smartphones on 4 parameters as below –

  • Camera
  • Display
  • Performance
  • Other features

Let’s make a quick comparison before digging deep.

OnePlus 9 ProVivo X60 Pro+
Quad Camera Setup with OIS and Laser AF

16 MP front camera
Quad Camera Setup with 300% efficient Gimbal Stabilization
32 MP front camera
2K Display (QuadHD+) (525 ppi)
120 Hz variable refresh rate
Full HD+ Display (398 ppi)
120 Hz fixed refresh rate
4500mAh battery with Super Fast Charging with 65T charger4200 mAh battery with 55W super fast charging support but regular charger available in bundle
Super Fast Wireless Charging upto 50W (not included)No Wireless charging supported
IP68 rating for water and dust resistanceNo IP rating 
Old Glass Sandwich designRefreshing faux leather back cover 
8K video recording with 4K slo mo8K video recording with Full HD slo mo
Front camera recording onlly Full HD4K front camera recording

One Plus 9 Pro vs Vivo X60 Pro Plus – Camera Comparison

#1. OnePlus 9 Pro 

OnePlus Camera

One plus 9 pro comes with a Quad Camera setup that combines a wide angle, ultrawide angle, a telephoto zoom lens and a monochrome-cum-depth sensor.

#1. Main Camera

In the camera world, a bigger sensor means more area to receive light which results in better photo quality.

With 1/1.43”  customized Sony IMX789 sensor, you can expect brilliant color reproduction in the high to moderate light conditions as well as better low light performance.

Oneplus 9 pro also offers Raw image capture, which is useful to professional photographers to get natural tones for easier editing.

You can also record 8K videos at regular 30fps speed. But what I liked is you can record 4K videos up to 120fps (More fps means better slow motion). That allows you to record high quality slo-mos.

You can also record full hd super slo-mo at 1080p/240fps.

#2. Front Camera

You get a 16 MP f2.4 lens that is equipped with gyro-EIS that makes your selfie video less shaky and smoother.

The front camera is a fixed focus camera which is a turn off means not focus setting options in front camera. You get infinity focus in a fixed focus system and a software renders the bokeh in case portrait mode is used.

You can record full hd 1080p videos from the front camera at a regular 30fps speed. However you will miss the 4K recording.

#3. Camera Specifications in Detail

  • Main Camera (Wide) – 48 MP, f/1.8, equivalent to 23mm wide angle lens. The omnidirectional PDAF + Laser AF is available for faster focus lock whereas OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) enables you to click blur free images when in motion or if your hands shake.
  • Ultrawide Lens- You also get a 50 MP, f/2.2, ultrawide lens giving you a wide coverage equivalent to 14mm DSLR Lens.
  • Telephoto – Oneplus 9 pro contains an 8 MP, f/2.4, 77mm telephoto lens that offers you 3.3x optical zoom. The lens is equipped with OIS to avoid blurry images due to shaky hands.
  • Monochrome Sensor – The last tiny lens is a 2 MP, f/2.4 monochrome lens to give you better contrasts. The sensor also works as a depth sensor to give you a DSLR kind of bokeh in portrait mode.
  • Front Camera – 16 MP with f2.4 fixed-focus camera, Videos are 1080p@30fps with gyro-EIS

#4. What about Hasselblad – a Marketing Gimmick 

Oneplus has partnered with Hasselblad to provide better camera technology but nothing much seems to be done by the Hasselblad team in terms of hardware.

Hasselblad improved the color calibration to give you more natural tones and lesser noise.

Moreover, it seems like a marketing gimmick for the present oneplus lineup because I noticed minor improvements in the camera section over the previous Oneplus 8 pro during my research.

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#2. Vivo X60 Pro Plus 

vivo x60 pro plus camera

Similar to Oneplus 9 pro, Vivo X60 Pro+ also has a quad camera setup that consists of one 50 MP wide angle main camera, 48 MP ultrawide camera with gimbal stabilization that makes low light as well as action videography fun. 

Vivo also brags about pixel shift technology for ultra HD images which is not a new thing. All the smartphones having high resolution cameras like 48MP, 64 MP or now popular 108 MP uses that same technique.

#1. Main Camera

You get a Samsung ISOCELL 50 MP GN1, f/1.6 wide angle lens having a bigger sensor than Oneplus 9 pro which is 1/1.31″, 1.12µm sensor that provides you superb low light performance. 

You also get dual pixel PDAF and Laser AF for faster autofocus. The lens has an OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) to avoid shaky photos and videos.

ZEISS has provided a nanocoating aka T* coating on the primary lens that stops the light glare and offers super clear photos in the night time.

You also get a 32 MP telephoto lens (2x Zoom) and an 8 MP Periscope lens (5x ultrazoom) that provides you further flexibility in your photography.

The 48 MP ultrawide angle lens comes with the Gimbal Stabilization 2.0 that enables you to record videos on the go, in low light with unmatched results.

You can understand the quality that this video stabilization provides through this clip below (Vivo X60 Pro+ vs Samsung S20 Ultra)-

Video courtsey – Mrwhosetheboss

#2. Front Camera

You get a bigger 32 MP camera as front snapper which double in size with OnePlus 9 pro’s front camera. 

Another benefit of Vivo X60 pro+ front camera is you can record 4K selfie videos. 

#3. Camera Specifications in detail

  • Main Camera (Wide) – Samsung ISOCELL 50 MP GN1, f/1.6 wide angle lens having  1/1.31″, 1.12µm sensor for low light performance. Also comes with PDAF, Laser AF and 5-axis OIS.
  • Ultrawide Lens- The 48 MP ultrawide lens comes with gimbal stabilization 2.0 for ultra stable videos
  • Telephoto – Vivo X60 pro+ offers an 32 MP, f/2.1, which is equivalent to a 50mm portrait lens with 2x optical zoom. 
  • Periscope Lens (UltraZoom) – The 8 MP, f/3.4 periscope lens gives you 5x optical zoom. The sensor comes with OIS for shake free photos or videos while zooming in.
  • Front Camera – 32 MP with f2.5, 26mm (wide) camera, Video recording at 4K@30fps and 1080p@30fps

#4. What is Gimbal Stabilization – Real Hardware, Not Marketing Trick

In the Gimbal Stabilization System, the camera rests on a specially-designed double-ball suspension mount. 

You get super stable video and blur free in-action photos thanks to suspension mount that allows mechanical movements to achieve flexible 3D stabilization and can absorb shakes 300% better than OIS.

Courtesy : Vivo

If you want to have such a great stabilization, then Vivo X60 pro plus is for you.

Winner – Vivo X60 Pro Plus

Oneplus 9 Pro has a capable camera hardware that can record 8K videos and 4K slo-mos at 240 fps. Along with that you get more natural toned and sharp still images.

But Vivo has done something exceptional here in the camera segment by adding Gimbal Stabilization 2.0 in its latest X60 series.

Display Comparison – One Plus 9 Pro vs Vivo X60 Pro+

#1. OnePlus 9 Pro

You get a 6.7 inches 2K ultra sharp LTPO Fluid 2 AMOLED display. 

Let’s understand what LTPO Fluid 2 means here…

LTPO (Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) is a high quality AMOLED display that can vary the screen refresh rate as per the requirements that results in battery conservation.

The Fluid2 term is used by Oneplus for its 120Hz display. 

By combining both terms results into a 120 Hz variable display that can adapts refresh rate from 1 Hz to 120 Hz depending upon the user input.

For example, if you are playing a game like Call of Duty, you will get a 120 Hz screen refresh rate. 

On the other hand, if you are watching a video, the refresh rate will go down to as low as 24 Hz and if you are reading some text the refresh rate will be the lowest 1 Hz. 

Since it happens automatically in the background, you needn’t worry about adjusting the refresh rate, so you just experience a silky smooth display all the time.

You get a display resolution of 1440 x 3216 pixels in 20:9 ratio (unlike normal 19:9 ratio in other phones). You get a 525 ppi density that gives you superbly sharp images with tiny details.

You can easily use the OP 9 Pro in bright sunlight without any problem thanks to the 1300 nits super bright display. 

(More nits = more brightness and better visibility in sunlight) 

You get a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection from front and back that protects your phone from scratches and minor falls.

#2. Vivo X60 Pro Plus

Vivo offers a slightly smaller 6.56 inches Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 120 Hz fixed refresh rate. 

Vivo’s display is smooth and sharp. However it doesn’t have a variable refresh rate and it’s also not a 2K display but you won’t feel anything missing if you use X60 pro plus in day to day use. 

Vivo has provided a sharp, super smooth display with rich colors.

Winner – OnePlus 9 Pro

With a bigger, brighter and sharper display, the OnePlus 9 pro is a winner here. OnePlus 9 Pro has improved its display with LTPO technology that is more energy efficient.

Performance – One Plus 9 Pro vs Vivo X60 Pro+

#1. OnePlus 9 Pro

#1. Hardware

OnePlus 9 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor which is based on 5nm technology which is 25% faster than predecessor and less power hungry.

OnePlus 9 Pro uses LPDDR5 RAM which is 1.5x faster than LPDDR4 RAM as the DDR5 runs at 6400 Mbps.

OnePlus 9 pro (12 GB/256 GB) delivers promising results on Geekbench using single as well as multicore testing as given below –

Oneplus 9 pro geekbench

#2.  Operating System

OnePlus 9 Pro has OxygenOS 11 (based on Android 11) which is very close to stock android giving you superior performance without any bloatware. 

OxygenOS 11 also uses some portion of the fast UFS 3/1 storage as virtual memory to provide uninterrupted performance.

If you like a simple, neat and clean interface, then you would like OxygenOS pretty much.

#3. Battery

You get 4500 mAh battery that is more than enough for an average user for a full day (6-7 hours SOT).

The battery consists of a dual cell that allows the adapter to simultaneously fast-charge two batteries in less time. This feature has enabled OnePlus 9 Pro to get charged in record breaking time of 30 mins from 0-100%.

OnePlus 9 Pro is bundled with a 65T Warp charger for superfast charging.

Oneplus 9 Pro has set a new standard for superfast charging.

#2. Vivo X60 Pro Plus 

#1. Hardware

Similar to OnePlus 9 Pro, Vivo X60 Pro+ also uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor to provide you seamless experience in your day to day tasks as well as in power hungry games.

Vivo X60 Pro+ uses LPDDR5 RAM similar to the one used in OnePlus 9 Pro.

Vivo x60 pro plus geekbench

Although Vivo X60 Pro+ took over Oneplus 9 Pro in single-core  testing but couldn’t outperform Oneplus 9 pro in Multi-core.

#2.  Operating System

VivoX60 Pro has FuntouchOS11 (based on Android 11) which is highly customized and lookwise more closer to Apple iPhone’s iOS.

FuntouchOS 11 also creates some virtual memory from storage to provide seamless performance; this is what Vivo is advertising about. OnePlus is also doing the same thing silently.

If you are a customization fan or you need an iOS looks on your phone, then you could go with Vivo.

#3. Battery

You get a 4200 mAh battery that is 300 mAh lesser than Oneplus 9 pro.

Vivo X60 Pro+ supports 55W fast charging but you would get a regular 15W charger in the bundle.

Vivo also has a decent screen on time of 5.30 hours that means you can go through the phone the whole day with a single charge. 

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Winner – OnePlus 9 Pro

Though both phones use similar hardware but a clean OS, no bloatware and super fast battery charging technology gives OnePlus 9 Pro an edge over Vivo X60 Pro+.

Other Features

#1. Design

Both smartphones come with curved displays that give them a premium look. Oneplus comes with an aluminium frame with frosted glass on the back. 

Oneplus has less curved edges that protects from accidental edge touch that annoy the user when he accidentally touches the edge of the screen. The OP is 8.7mm thick and weighs 197 g.

Vivo has slightly more curved display but it still is handy and gives you a premium feel thanks to the faux vegan leather back cover. 

Vivo is slightly fat as it has 9.1mm thickness but it is 6 gms lighter than OP as it is 191 g in weight.

Both phones come with an optical in-display fingerprint scanner which is quicker than previous models.

Winner – Draw

#2. Dust and Water Resistance

OnePlus 9 Pro comes with IP68 rating that protects OnePlus 9 Pro from dust and you get water resistance of up to 1.5m for 30 mins.

In contrast, Vivo X60 Pro doesn’t have an IP rating and it is prone to water damage. A big turn off.

Winner – One Plus 9 Pro

#3. Wireless Charging

OP 9 Pro also supports fast wireless charging at 50W that charges the smartphone from 0-100% in 45 mins.

Vivo doesn’t support wireless charging which is another big turn off.

Winner – OnePlus 9 Pro

Specifications Comparison

ParametersOne Plus 9 ProVivo X60 Pro Plus
Display6.7 inches QHD+ ultra sharp LTPO Fluid2 AMOLED display with 120 Hz variable refresh rate

1440 x 3216 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~525 ppi density)

HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)

6.56 inches Full HD+ Super AMOLED Display with 120 Hz fixed refresh rate

1080 x 2376 pixels (~398 ppi density)
19.8:9 Ratio

HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
ProtectionFront and back contains Corning Gorilla Glass 5Schott Xensation glass protection on front, Faux leather on back
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 
RAM8GB, 12 GB8GB, 12 GB
Storage128 GB, 256 GB, UFS 3.1128 GB, 256 GB, UFS 3.1
Rear Camera ModuleMain Camera (Wide) –
48 MP, f/1.8, 23mm, Sony IMX789 1/1.43″, 1.12µm sensor, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
Ultrawide Lens – 50 MP, f/2.2, 14mm , 1/1.56″, 1.0µm

Telephoto Lens –
8 MP, f/2.4, 77mm (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3.3x optical zoom
Depth Sensor –
2 MP, f/2.4
Main Camera (Wide Angle) –
50 MP, f/1.6, 1/1.31″, 1.2µm sensor, dual pixel PDAF, Laser AF, OIS

UltraWide Lens – 48MP ZEISS, 114˚, 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, gimbal stabilization

Telephoto Lens –
ZEISS 32 MP, f/2.1, 50mm, 1/2.8″, 0.8µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom

Periscope Zoom Lens-
8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm, 1/4.0″, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.06″, 1.0µm Fixed focus32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
Video Recording
Rear Camera –
8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps

Front Camera –

Rear Camera – 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps

Front Camera – 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
3.5mm Headphone JackNANA
BatteryLi-Po 4500 mAh
Li-Po 4200 mAh
ChargingFast charging 65W charger that charges 0-60% in 15 mins

Fast wireless charging 50W
Fast charging 55W

No Wireless Charging 
Dust and Water ProtectionIP68 rating (up to 1.5m in water for 30 mins)No protection
USB PortType-C USB 3.1 Type -C USB 2.0
5G compatibleYesYes
Fingerprint SensorOptical, In-displayOptical, In-display

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Final Thoughts

As you know, the overall winner of the above challenge is the OnePlus 9 Pro but Vivo also has some unique features like gimbal camera and eco-leather back cover to stand out from the crowd.

In my observation, I have found that OnePlus 9 pro is an ideal daily driver for binge watching, gaming and photography. 

Whereas Vivo X60 Pro+ is ideal for camera enthusiasts that comes with a dedicated camera smartphone that enables you to click cinematic videos as you get gimbal stabilization within.

If you love to make cinematic videos or want to capture action on your phone then you can go with Vivo X60 pro plus if you can afford to skip IP rating and wireless charging.

Is Vivo X60Pro+ Right Buy for Professional Videos

I think investing 70K on a smartphone for professional videos recording is not a good move because average life of a smartphone is just 2-3 years. 

You can go for a DSLR or mirrorless camera in the same price range that would last you for at least 7 to 10 years, you also get outstanding performance as compared to a smartphone. 

You can also upgrade your lenses by investing little money to get better results without spending more money in replacing the whole camera.

Whatever features you get in a smartphone camera, they can’t beat a DSLR when it comes to the output quality.

Other Alternatives

If you have One Plus 8 or One Plus 8 Pro, then you should skip this time and wait for OnePlus 10 Pro as we are expecting a significant upgrade next year.

You can even go for One Plus 8 Pro rather than going for One Plus 9 pro as you would get around 90% similar features at Rs. 55,000 and you can save Rs. 15000

Similarly, if you really want a gimbal phone, then go with Vivo X50 Pro which is Rs. 20000 cheaper now, being sold at Rs. 50000.

About Shilpa

Shilpa Gupta is the editor-in-chief of ElectronicWorld with a vision to help the reader by providing genuine advice on electronic products & the latest technology. She loves hills more than beaches.

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