OnePlus 10 Pro Review: Great Android Phone Needs a Few Tweaks

    The OnePlus 10 Pro is definitely essentially the most premium telephone the corporate has ever made. From its highly effective processor and its stunning show, to its stable digicam and smart-looking design, it ticks just about each field you need to anticipate from a high-end flagship Android telephone in 2022. And at $899 (£799, roughly AU$1,400), the telephone is competitively priced towards high-end rivals just like the Galaxy S22 Ultra ($1,200) and that iPhone 13 Pro ($999). It provides comparable efficiency, 5G and a clean, approachable interface. However it is let down barely by mediocre low-light digicam efficiency, an absence of an official IP water resistance ranking on most variations of the telephone and some omissions in the case of the US fashions.

    LikeClassy designPowerful performanceAll-day battery lifeVibrant display screen

    Don’t LikeSlightly disappointing digicam performanceWaterproof ranking restricted to T-Mobile unique fashionsNo 80W quick charging within the US

    But even with these comparatively minor points, the OnePlus 10 Pro provides rather a lot for the cash and is nicely price contemplating for those who’re on the lookout for a high-performance Android telephone that leaves somewhat money left in your pocket.Classy design, superb show, problematic waterproofingI love the look of the 10 Pro. It’s received a frosted glass again, with a beautiful digicam unit and a beautiful inexperienced shade that I feel is smarter and extra fashionable than the shiny fingerprint-prone backs of the earlier OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. It has a glance that I feel stands out nicely towards the likes of the iPhone or S22 Ultra.From left to proper, the Pixel 6 Pro, the iPhone 13 Pro, the OnePlus 10 Pro and the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
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    It ought to put up with some abuse too, because the again is constituted of toughened Gorilla Glass 5 and there is much more hardcore Gorilla Glass Victus masking the entrance. There’s no official waterproofing although, except you purchase the T-Mobile unique model within the US which does have an IP68 ranking. The remainder of you — together with everybody exterior of the US — will merely should maintain it further protected from spilled drinks. OnePlus is partnering immediately with T-Mobile for the US launch of the telephone, which apparently will not help 5G when used on AT&T. OnePlus is working with Verizon to get the 10 Pro licensed for its 5G networks.Waterproofing being a T-Mobile unique is a disgrace, because it’s fairly commonplace on lots of its rivals, together with the iPhone 13 Pro, S22 Ultra and Pixel 6 Pro. The earlier OnePlus 9 Pro was additionally IP68-rated, so it feels particularly disappointing that this handy security characteristic has been restricted solely as a part of an exclusivity settlement with one US service.The 6.7-inch show has a 3,216 by 1,440-pixel most decision, making even tiny little particulars look pin sharp. It’s vibrant, too, with punchy colours that do justice to colourful video games like Candy Crush and Alto’s Odyssey or vibrant TV exhibits like Squid Game and even Bluey. 
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    The display screen has a 120Hz refresh price which makes it appear buttery clean when scrolling round, however it could robotically change to decrease charges in much less demanding duties with the intention to preserve battery. You’ll additionally discover a fingerprint scanner invisibly hidden beneath the show which works rapidly and precisely more often than not. Three nice cameras that must strive more durable The again of the telephone is residence to 3 cameras; a 48-megapixel predominant digicam, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide digicam and an 8-megapixel telephoto digicam providing 3.3x optical zoom. I’ve spent a while already utilizing the principle digicam in an earlier take a look at and I’m happy to report that outcomes are usually glorious, with correct colours, a terrific steadiness of publicity and loads of element. There’s a brand new RAW file choice too — referred to as RAW Plus — hidden within the Pro digicam mode which makes use of computational methods together with HDR mixing however nonetheless outputs a DNG RAW file for simpler enhancing. It’s just like what Apple does with its ProRAW mode and it really works nicely right here for those who’re the type of one that likes enhancing your photos in a while.OnePlus 10 Pro predominant lens.
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    OnePlus 10 Pro predominant lens.
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    OnePlus 10 Pro predominant lens.
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    It has a portrait mode which does an excellent job of separating your topic from the blurred background, together with neat options like a panoramic-style mode referred to as XPAN (reminiscent of outdated Hasselblad cameras) for huge and slender photos and a movement blur mode for creating blurred water results or automobile headlights streaking by means of a night-time road scene. OnePlus 10 Pro, portrait mode.
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    OnePlus 10 Pro, XPAN mode.
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    OnePlus 10 Pro, lengthy publicity mode.
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    The tremendous huge lens is vibrant and sharp too, though there’s typically a noticeable shade shift between the conventional and huge modes, whereas the optical zoom lens offers sufficient zoom that will help you discover extra attention-grabbing compositions in your environment. It too in all fairness sharp, though I’ve discovered the iPhone’s zoom produces clearer outcomes. Of course if zoom is a precedence for you, no telephone comes near the whopping 10x optical zoom supplied by the Galaxy S22 Ultra.OnePlus 10 Pro predominant lens.
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    OnePlus 10 Pro ultra-wide lens. Note the numerous shade shift over the picture from the principle lens.
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    OnePlus 10 Pro, telephoto lens.
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    OnePlus 10 Pro, telephoto lens.
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    Then there’s the 32-megapixel front-facing digicam, which constantly produces vibrant and sharp photos that is good for the selfie obsessed amongst you.OnePlus 10 Pro, front-facing digicam take a look at.
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    OnePlus 10 Pro, front-facing digicam take a look at.
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    When the solar goes down, the evening mode does a good job of making vibrant and sharp photos from the principle lens however outcomes nonetheless aren’t fairly up there with the iPhone. Especially not while you change to the zoom lens, which struggled at evening, leading to a loud, blurry shot that was world’s other than the iPhone’s effort in the identical scene. OnePlus 10 Pro, predominant lens, evening mode.
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    OnePlus 10 Pro, predominant lens, evening mode.
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    OnePlus 10 Pro, telephoto lens, evening mode.
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    iPhone 13 Pro, telephoto lens, evening mode.
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    OnePlus 10 Pro, telephoto lens, evening mode, 100% crop. Up shut it is clear to see the mushy particulars within the shot from the telephoto lens.
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    iPhone 13 Pro, telephoto lens, evening mode, 100% crop. The iPhone’s shot is darker, however these wonderful particulars are a lot clearer.
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    OnePlus cameras have at all times been first rate, however they’ve sometimes not accomplished sufficient to compete with the very best telephones round. And whereas the 10 Pro packs the very best digicam OnePlus has ever put right into a telephone, it lets itself down somewhat with each its evening mode and zoom expertise. Its predominant digicam is great for many daytime scenes nevertheless and it will serve you nicely if pictures is necessary however possibly not the only motive you are shopping for a telephone.Supercharged processor, highly effective batteryPowering the telephone is Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, together with 12GB of RAM on my UK evaluate mannequin, though US variations can have a most of 8GB. This combo put in some nice scores in our varied benchmark checks. It’s actually up there amongst its rivals and there is not any doubt that it is able to dealing with any of the on a regular basis duties you’d need to throw at it. 

    OnePlus 10 Pro efficiency chart

    Geekbench 5 (multi-core)
    3DMark Slingshot Unlimited

    Longer bars equals higher efficiency

    It breezed by means of issues like RAW picture enhancing and video streaming and demanding video games like Asphalt 9 or PUBG performed fantastically easily even with the settings cranked to the max. OnePlus has apparently accomplished quite a lot of tweaks to make sure that gaming efficiency is optimized for clean body charges together with lowering the latency between you tapping the display screen and an motion going down. Mobile avid gamers are nicely catered for right here. Gaming on the OnePlus 10 Pro is improbable.
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    Interestingly there’s an choice within the settings to develop the accessible RAM as much as a whopping 19GB (as reviewed) by utilizing a number of the common storage. However I did not discover any actual enchancment in efficiency when doing this (and no change in benchmark outcomes). Whether you may discover this genuinely helpful when utilizing plenty of apps directly stays to be seen.The Android 12-based software program, working the newest model of Oxygen OS, is neat and freed from basic litter making it an excellent choice for each skilled Android customers or these taking their first steps into the Android world. Providing the juice is a capacious 5,000mAh battery, which due to the assorted efficiency enhancements will comfortably enable for a full day of blended use. During my testing, I discovered that after an hour of YouTube streaming with the display screen on max brightness it had dropped from full to solely 99%, dropping to 94% after a second hour which is best than I’d discovered from each the Pixel 6 Pro and that iPhone 13 Pro. The OnePlus 10 Pro can cost as quick as 80W internationally, and a nonetheless quick 65W within the US.
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    It helps quick charging too; my UK evaluate mannequin having the ability to suck down the juice at 80W, though within the US its peak quick charging is finished at 65W which OnePlus says will take it from empty to full in somewhat over 30 minutes. That’s nonetheless extremely quick and permits you to give it a fast increase if wanted earlier than you head out for the night, protected within the data you may have sufficient battery to name a cab residence after just a few beers. A Pixel 6 Pro RivalThe OnePlus 10 Pro could have the S22 Ultra and the iPhone 13 Pro in its sight, however the closest competitor the telephone has stands out as the Pixel 6 Pro that is additionally at $899 within the US. The OnePlus 10 Pro makes use of the latest Qualcomm chip, whereas the 6 Pro is powered by Google’s in-house Tensor chip. Both present quick speeds and showcase the very best of Android 12.Yet on account of options which are unique to T-Mobile, particularly water resistance and 5G help for now, many individuals could be higher off with the Pixel merely for its wider compatibility. Internationally nevertheless, the OnePlus 10 Pro stands on barely extra even floor and might surpass due to its ludicrously quick wired charging speeds and, for the UK, the 10 Pro is cheaper at £799 than the 6 Pro at £849.
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    OnePlus 10 Pro specs comparability

    OnePlus 10 Pro

    Galaxy S22 Ultra

    iPhone 13 Pro

    Google Pixel 6 Pro

    Display dimension, decision

    6.7-inch; 3,216×1,440 pixels

    6.8″ AMOLED (1440×3088 pixels)

    6.1-inch LTPO OLED; 2,532×1,170 pixels, 10-120Hz refresh price

    6.7-inch LTPO OLED; 3,120×1,440 pixels; 10-120Hz

    Pixel density



    460 ppi

    512 ppi

    Dimensions (Millimeters)

    163 x 73.9 x 8.55 mm

    77.9 x 163.3 x 8.9 mm

    147 x 72 x 7.65 mm

    163.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm

    Weight (Ounces, Grams)


    229 g

    7.19 oz; 204g

    7.41 oz; 210g

    Mobile software program

    Android 12

    Android 12

    iOS 15

    Android 12


    48-megapixel (huge), 50-megapixel (ultra-wide), 8-megapixel (telephoto)

    108-megapixel (huge), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide) 10-megapixel (telephoto) 10-megapixel (telephoto)

    12-megapixel (huge), 12-megapixel (ultrawide), 12-megapixel (telephoto)

    50-megapixel (huge), 12-megapixel 9ultrawide), 48-megapixel (telephoto)

    Front-facing digicam





    Video seize

    4K at 60 fps


    HDR video recording with Dolby Vision as much as 4K at 60 fps; ProRes video recording as much as 4K at 30 fps (1080p at 30 fps for 128GB storage)*

    4K 30, 60fps (rear), 4K 30fps (entrance)


    Snapdragon 8 gen 1

    Snapdragon 8 gen 1

    Apple A15 Bionic

    Google Tensor


    8/128GB (US) 12/256GB (UK)

    8GB + 128GB ; 12GB + 256GB; 12GB+512GB; 12GB+ 1TB

    128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB

    128GB, 256GB, 512GB

    Expandable storage






    5,000mAh (65W bundled charger)

    5,000 mAH (45W wired charger)

    Undisclosed; Apple lists 22 hours of video playback


    Fingerprint sensor



    No (Face ID)

    Under show






    Headphone jack





    Special options

    5G, 120Hz show, 65W quick charging (80W within the UK), IP68 water resistance (on T-Mobile variants solely)

    5G (mmw/Sub6), bundled S Pen, 100x Space Zoom (digital), 10x optical zoom, 47 W charging help

    ProMotion know-how with adaptive refresh charges as much as 120Hz; lidar scanner; 5G enabled; MagSafe; waterproof (IP68); wi-fi charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM)

    5G sub 6 and mmWave help, Wi-Fi 6E, Ultra-wideband, 30W quick charging, Magic Eraser, Motion mode, Real Tone, Face Unblur, Cinematic Pan, 5 years OS and safety updates, IP68 ranking for mud and water resistance, Gorrila Glass Victus (back and front)

    Price off-contract (USD)



    $999 (128GB), $1,099 (256GB), $1,299 (512GB), $1,499 (1TB)

    $899 (128GB)

    Price (GBP)


    £949 (128GB), £1,049 (256GB), £1,249 (512GB), £1,449 (1TB)


    Price (AUD)


    AU$1,699 (128GB), AU$1,869 (256GB), AU$2,219 (512GB), AU$2,569 (1TB)

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