The OnePlus 10 Pro is a phone that has been getting some attention lately. The reviews are generally very positive, but we wanted to look closely at them and see if this hype is warranted. So, what do the experts say?
The OnePlus 10 Pro is worth $749 (at the time of this writing). It’s reasonably priced for a phone in its category and is the best mobile phone money can buy.
What You Get with the OnePlus 10 Pro
If you look at it from an exterior standpoint, the OnePlus 10 Pro is only 9 mm thick and has an aluminum frame around the outside. The display measures 6.67″ and supports HDR content with a beautiful AMOLED display. The OnePlus 10 Pro also supports Dolby Atmos to give you a little more bang for your buck.
OnePlus also includes 3 rear camera options (48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP) to give you more flexibility and creative freedom when taking photos with the OnePlus 10 Pro. Unfortunately, for selfies, it’s only 16MP, which some people might wish there was a higher one available. But remember, this is an analogue cameraaffordable phone, and the price point is low for shooting video in 4K at 30 fps or full HD 1080p at 120 fps.
You won’t be disappointed with the audio quality from the OnePlus 10 Pro either. It comes with Dolby Atmos sound, just like the OnePlus 7 Pro. And if you go for the McLaren Edition, it will have a whopping number of 19 acoustic drivers for your listening pleasure.
Being a flagship phone, it’s no surprise there is plenty of space to store photos, music, and movies. The OnePlus 10 Pro comes with 128GB internal drive storage and 8GB RAM, so you can do just about anything on it without worrying about storage space. You’ll also get one of the best processors available in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and Adreno 640GPU.
OnePlus 10 Pro: Design and Display
Let’s move on to more refined details about the OnePlus 10 Pro. As previously mentioned, it’s 9mm thick and has an aluminum frame around the outside. One thing we love about OnePlus includes a pop-out SIM tray, just like their previous phones. This makes taking out your SIM card much cleaner than on other phones, where you have to take off a back plate to get it out. And if you ever want to cross-shuffle your SIM cards between other types of phones, this is also extremely helpful.
The front of the OnePlus 10 Pro has a beautiful AMOLED display with an in-screen fingerprint reader and notification light. The size is 6.67,” and it has a 90Hz refresh rate, which is sort of like how you could feel if you were watching a video on your phone at 30 frames per second (fps). So, imagine watching movies on it. The screen is also HDR certified for great viewing quality.
Regarding the camera specs, there are 3 rear cameras and one 8MP front-facing camera. The 48 MP main camera has a 30 mm primary lens with OIS and optical image stabilization (OIS). And the 48 MP, 8MP, and 5MP all have F/1.6 lenses, which are apertures that give you better low-light performance. The 10 Pro can do 4K video at 30 fps or 2160p at 60fps. It also supports 1080p video at 120 fps and 720p video at 240 fps. Audio quality is great with the three front-facing 48 MP OmniVision sensors.
OnePlus 10 Pro: Battery and Specifications
The OnePlus 10 Pro offers decent battery life, at 3,700 mAh. Although it isn’t the best in its class, it does come with a fast charger that can fully recharge your device in only 30 minutes. This can help restore your energy fast, which is especially useful if you’re in a rush or rushing late to work. In addition, dash Charge 2.0, according to OnePlus, can charge a phone to full capacity in half an hour, which is even better. Wow, that was fast.
Good battery life. Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 lets you charge up to 50% in 30 minutes and a full day’s worth in 30 minutes. That’s quite rapid, and it gets the job done when you’re running out of power before the end of the day or weekday. Most phones that enable 8V/4A rapid charging charge at less than 10 percent per minute, which can be irritating.
But even though the battery life is decent, we would love to see the OnePlus 10 Pro upgraded with the next-gen fast charging tech, Snapdragon 855. It’s coming soon, so it would be great to see it make its way onto this model.
OnePlus 10 Pro: Storage
For some phones, adding a bit more RAM or internal storage space would provide more value for your money, but we think the OnePlus 10 Pro is still a perfect phone. It’s not just another budget phone with mediocre specifications. Instead, it has a nice design, great display, and audio quality and is extremely capable. You could easily spend triple or even quadruple this price point on other phones, and they wouldn’t come close to providing the same experience as what you get with the OnePlus 10 Pro.
OnePlus 10 Pro: Performance
The OnePlus 10 Pro performs well. Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Adreno 640 perform well with low latency and battery waste. We’ve used it as our primary phone for about a year with no problems. If you know how to use job killer applications, you can make this battery last a long time. The OnePlus has a fast charger, so you can charge it to 40% in 30 minutes.
Oneplus 10 pro camera review
Regarding the cameras, we feel like OnePlus has probably done one of the best job regarding camera specs. With a 48 MP main camera and OIS and HDR support, you’re getting one of the best shots out there without spending much more than you might pay for a OnePlus 10 Pro. The low-light performance is pretty astounding, and we don’t have any levels of graininess when taking pictures in somewhat dark environments. The selfies are also pretty solid. The ƒ/1.6 aperture does help with that aspect, and the FCC test shows 16 MP resolution on the primary camera and 20 MP on the front. You won’t get the highest resolution or best low-light performance, but it’s still solid.
Is the OnePlus 10 Pro worth buying?
Regarding the OnePlus 10 Pro, we think they’ve done an awesome job with the design. It’s a very minimalist look; it feels like it flows well and doesn’t get in your way when using your phone. And even better than that, OnePlus decided to include a pop-out SIM tray, which we love. Cleaning up the SIM card slot is much easier when you don’t have to remove parts of the phone to get it out.
Unfortunately, this phone has no IP (Ingress Protection) rating. Because of this, it is not safeguarded from dirt and weather. Nowadays, where most phones have water or dust protection, it’s a little let down not to see it on this particular OnePlus 10 Pro model. But you can still buy a waterproof case for extra protection, so if you wanted to, you could go that route even though the price would certainly be better without one.
It’s easy to say that we would still recommend the OnePlus 10 Pro to anyone in the market for a new phone. It’s extremely hard to find a phone that runs Android well as this one, with such great performance and snappy response, at this particular model’s price point. We honestly feel like OnePlus is one of the best manufacturers of Android smartphones, and it’s a company that deserves more attention than it has been getting in the past. You can get a OnePlus 10 Pro anywhere you shop, even in the US and Europe.
We hope the OnePlus 10 Pro won’t go out of style anytime soon either because they’ve done an awesome job with their design and are certainly not ugly by any means. We would love to see some water or dust protection added, though.