OnePlus has been tantalizing us with small bits and pieces of information about One plus 10 pro, and wow, this is a seriously impressive phone.
In this One plus 10 pro review, we'll look at the characteristics that distinguish this smartphone from the other One plus smartphones currently available on the market today.
The insanely quick 80W charging, the updated 120Hz display, and the second generation of Hasselblad-tuned cameras are some of the most praised aspects of this device.
After all, the OnePlus 9 Pro left a lasting impression on us. The OnePlus 10 Pro is a smartphone that we will review soon, but here's everything you should know until then.
OnePlus 10 Pro Specs
Screen size 6.7 inches
Refresh rate 120Hz adaptive
CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
RAM 8, 12 GB
Storage 128, 256 GB
Rear cameras 48MP main; 50MP ultrawide; 8MP telephoto
Front camera 32MP
Battery size 5,000 mAh
Charging speed 80W wired; 50W wireless
Size 6.4 x 2.9 x 0.34 inches
OnePlus 10 Pro Design
While the OnePlus 10 Pro does seem a little bit like the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, there's a notable difference in the camera array.
It's a very massive square block encased in a high bump. The bump itself merges into the side of the phone, not unlike the contour cut look Samsung established with its Galaxy S21 generation.
Another thing we've learned from the OnePlus 10 Pro design unveiling is OnePlus' continued cooperation with Hasselblad remains firmly intact.
That's wonderful news as the Swedish lens specialist helped OnePlus considerably improve the cameras on the OnePlus 9 series. We're expecting similar gains with the OnePlus 10 Pro.
OnePlus is once again adopting a 6.7-inch QHD display for the OnePlus 10 Pro. But while the size hasn't altered, several other things have.
The phone's display will feature a 120Hz refresh rate, using new LTPO 2.0 technology. Following on from the first-gen LTPO panel in the OnePlus 9 Pro, which can dynamically scale from 120Hz down to 1Hz when a speedy refresh rate isn't needed, LTPO 2.0 will also make for an overall smoother display.
How this will operate in practice wasn't immediately apparent, although Lau remarked LTPO 2.0 will permit a "new degree of fluidity." Nevertheless, this could be a boon to fans of fast-action mobile games or even those wishing to tap into the Nvidia GeForce Now RTX 3080 cloud-based game streaming.
The new phone boasts a 48MP main camera combined with a 50MP ultrawide shooter and an 8MP telephoto lens with 3.3x optical zoom. That's the same layout as the OnePlus 9 Pro, but for a specialized monochrome lens that is getting ditched.
The ultrawide lens has got a 150-degree field of view option added, though, which is far greater than what you generally see from other smartphones.
For example, one of the camera's most notable features is the ability to shoot in 10-bit color from any back lens, resulting in more natural and exact tones. In addition to a new RAW Plus format that combines greater detail with post-processing, a new Hasselblad Pro mode also allows you to shoot in 12-bit RAW.
An all-new Movie Mode for capturing video sounds a lot like the Cinematic mode that Apple introduced with the iPhone 13 series. At the same time, the Master Style (as demonstrated in the example below) is similar to Apple's Photographic Styles functionality.
In addition, the OnePlus 10 Pro has a 32MP front camera, which is an improvement over the 16MP sensor found on the OnePlus 9 Pro.
When it comes to video recording, the OnePlus 10 Pro offers a variety of resolutions and recording choices, including video in 8K resolution! 4K at 120 frames per second! Video recording with artificial intelligence!
All of it is fantastic, but first and foremost, let's talk about the specifics. You indeed have an 8K video, but it can only be recorded at 24 frames per second, and it is cropped in a bit. Additionally, you can only utilize the main camera, which results in the files being fairly enormous.
There is no cropping in 4K since the field of vision is the same as it is in 1080p. When recording in 4K30, you can use all three cameras, but when filming in 4K60, you lose the ultra-wide camera, and when recording in 4K120, you can only use the primary shooter.
This new 4K 120fps option is fantastic for individuals who edit videos in post-production and wish to capture incredibly detailed slow-motion footage in high resolution. Unfortunately, the phone gallery app will not automatically slow down 4K120 recordings; you will need to do this in post-production. The ability to capture 4K slow motion directly in the camera and gallery applications would have been fantastic, but unfortunately, this was not the case.
In addition, OnePlus has included a new zoom slider that enables extremely smooth zooming motion, which we think is a fantastic concept (we have seen such an interface in some dedicated third-party camera apps).
The only missing thing is easy shortcuts for moving between the three cameras, but this isn't a big concern. Finally, you have an Ultra Steady video stabilization feature. Still, it only works in 1080p 60fps resolution, and you also have an AI mode, which increases the colors, but it only works in 1080p mode. You also have a portrait option, which only works in 1080p mode.
For example, when recording films with the selfie camera, we discovered that it only supports 1080p resolution (as opposed to other cameras that can capture 4K). That strong highlights are entirely blown out into white.
OnePlus' ability to fit a 10 percent larger battery into a body that's almost the same size as last year's model may be the most impressive aspect of the OnePlus 10 Pro overall.
The OnePlus 10 Pro is equipped with a massive 5,000mAh battery, representing a significant increase over the 4,500mAh battery found in the OnePlus 9 Pro. This puts the OnePlus flagship on par with the S21 Ultra and S22 Ultra models in battery capacity. That's fantastic news, and our testing has confirmed that the larger battery is capable of delivering the goods.
The fact that the OnePlus 10 Pro comes with a charger is rare in our current flagship market, and we like it for this reason. It's also not just any charger: with 80W speeds. It's one of the fastest chargers you can get for your phone right now.
While it is significantly different from the previous model, it is an Oppo charger this time. Oddly enough, OnePlus has also returned to a classic USB connector on the 10 Pro charger instead of the USB-C charger on the previous edition.
What is the secret to OnePlus's 80W processing speeds? The secret is that it uses two battery cells that are charged in parallel. Furthermore, charging speeds are, as you can assume, really rapid! We could charge the device from 0 to 50 percent in just 11 minutes, and a complete charge took less than half an hour.
Rather than charging your phone at night, charge it for about 20 minutes, and you'll have enough juice to last you the entire day.
It is expected that the OnePlus 10 Pro will mark the beginning of a new era for the company's smartphone lineup, thanks to the company's closer cooperation with sister brand Oppo.
Two Android operating systems, Oxygen OS and Color OS, developed by each company, will be combined into a single, unified smartphone operating system before the end of the year.
CEO of OnePlus, Pete Lau, has announced that the OnePlus 10 Pro will be the first OnePlus device to run the latest Android operating system when it launches later this year. As previously mentioned, earlier OnePlus devices, including the OnePlus 6 and 7, will be eligible for an upgrade in the future.
According to a recent report, this upgrade will be available sometime in April, though it is unknown how it will be rolled out to existing OnePlus devices at this time.
According to the official OnePlus 10 Pro spec sheet, the new operating system will retain the name Oxygen; long-time OnePlus supporters will hope that the clean, near-stock Android experience will be maintained as well.
OnePlus hasn't released an Ultra phone in the past, and the company has only been manufacturing Pro versions for four years. However, with phones such as the Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro Max already setting the bar for flagship phone performance, it wouldn't surprise us if OnePlus opted to submit a contender for this elite group of devices in the near future.
Finally, while the OnePlus 10 Pro improves over its predecessor, it is not a quantum leap ahead. Even while you get some interesting alternatives like 4K120 video recording and 8K video recording, the stabilization is still not up to par with the best in the business. The color science might use some work in this area.
Aside from that, there is a lot to like about the 10 Pro. Although it is not the fastest device in the Android camp, its UI, particularly its animations and gestures, offers a level of sophistication that we are used to seeing from the One and only Fruit Company.
You'll also like the new design, and we applaud OnePlus for maintaining some of the nice tiny details, such as the Alert Slider, in the latest version. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor is also included with the 10 Pro, a welcome upgrade, especially for gamers.
Should you purchase it? We'll have to wait till the actual international model arrives, and we'll have to factor in the cost of the device. But for what it's worth, the OnePlus 10 Pro is shaping up to be more of what you already love about OnePlus. However, if your phone is getting old and you aren't looking for the best camera on the market, it is a good option to consider.