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We asked, you told us: You still want to buy this old OnePlus flagship

You would rather buy this OnePlus phone instead of the OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 10T.

Published onAugust 12, 2022

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The OnePlus 10T launched recently. It’s the second OnePlus flagship phone for 2022, so you would expect it to be better than the OnePlus 10 Pro that launched before it. This isn’t the case with the new phone, though. Most of our readers think the OnePlus 10T is not so hot, probably because of all the sacrifices it makes to keep the price low. But there’s one OnePlus flagship that people are still willing to buy. It’s not even a new phone. But folks think this may be the best time to pick it up.

Which OnePlus phone would you rather buy?


After the OnePlus 10T launch, Android Authority’s Robert Triggs wrote about how this may be the best time to buy the OnePlus 9 Pro. Why? Because the OnePlus 10 series has been a bit of a disappointment and the OnePlus 9 Pro has matured well with age. Looks like our readers agree.

We received over 11,300 votes in our poll asking people which OnePlus phone they would buy right now and a majority (59%) said they’d go for the OnePlus 9 Pro over the OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 10T.

16% of the voters said they would go for the OnePlus 10 Pro and only 10% said they’d buy the OnePlus 10T. 15% of the voters said they would not go for any of these OnePlus phones.

Your Comments

Martin Pollard: Already bought a refurbished 9 Pro from Amazon. I was going to stick with my trusty 7 Pro, but the price was too good to pass up. I’m going to miss the popup selfie camera that made the 7 Pro notchless, but I’ll learn to live with the 9 Pro’s hole punch. My 7 Pro has now become my ROM development phone, while my trusty old 3T (which has hit the upgrade wall at Android 11) goes into retirement as my desktop media player.

Phil: Ah yes, the perfect time to buy the phone with the only OS with a GApps image that doesn’t have Google Assistant Driving Mode; also with the 120hz refresh rate display that intentionally pegs to 60hz when it detects playing a game. Perhaps you should also get the Chinese model, so you don’t get 5G in western regions. I can’t imagine anyone having buyers regret after buying this phone.

Beardednomad: The 10 Pro is an awesome phone, got it after the terrible experience I had with the Pixel 6 and have never been happier. Everything just works. OS12 is different but it’s not that bad once you get used to it. It’s a lot closer to OneUI or MIUI, which I actually prefer.

Sprat: OnePlus 9 pro was great until they merged their OS with OPPO. OnePlus is now on the same level as Motorola, device-wise, with a Samsung-like price tag. I’ll probably switch to the nothing phone.

ProLoveLife: Still love my OnePlus 9 Pro.

eszklar: I’ve always considered OnePlus phones to be the spiritual successor to the Google Nexus line in terms of being modded by the ROM community. Given people’s issues with the stock software, why not install LineageOS instead and test the phone’s performance?

Kira: Seems like a decent deal at that particular price.