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OnePlus 10 Pro Review

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The stunning design and features of the Oneplus 10 Pro were enough to make it worthy of one of our best CES Awards and the badge was recommended in our 4-star OnePlus 10 Pro review, can the vanilla model do the same?

Here’s everything you need to know about the 10 Pro and an honest review.

OnePlus 10 Pro release date

OnePlus 10 Pro
OnePlus 10 Pro

OnePlus introduced the OnePlus 10 Pro in China on January 11 after demonstrating the phone for the first time at CES 2022.

A few months later, on March 31, the company launched the OnePlus 10 Pro globally, and the main markets were North America, India, the United Kingdom and Europe, where the phone can now be purchased.

OnePlus didn’t seem to be planning a regular 10 this year to the extent that co-founder Pete Laun told TechRadar there were no plans for other phones in the 10 series, but recent leaks say the vanilla model will still come sometime. Max Jambor, who leaked the second half of 2022, thinks that this phone will be replaced by the OnePlus 10T.

OnePlus 10 Pro Price

It is priced at 4699 yuan for 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 4999 yuan for 8GB RAM + 256GB storage and 5299 yuan for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant.

OnePlus 10 Pro features

With the OnePlus 10 Pro on sale, we know everything about this phone, but we know very little about the usual model.

We will first reveal the latest leaks about Vanilla 10, but if you want to know the confirmed details of this phone, let’s move on to the 10 Pro features.

OnePlus 10 Pro specs

Design

OnePlus announced the official design of the phone for the first time – but this is not new to us, because the full design was leaked by OnLeaks and Zuton in November last year.

OnePlus has introduced the Volcanic Black and Emerald Green options of the 10 Pro as standard colour kits, and the Ceramic White ‘Extreme Edition’ of the phone, which is exclusive to China so far. On the front, you’ll find a 6.7-inch curved display similar to previous Pro inputs with a selfie camera with holes in the upper left corner.

There is no official IP rating for dust or water resistance. However, in the US, the carrier-specific model has an IP68 rating – the best, and OnePlus has confirmed that this model has no difference in construction quality among others. It looks like the phone will meet IP68 standards, but although we can’t say for sure, OnePlus did not want to pay for the certificate.

It is 8.55 mm thick and 163 x 73.9 mm on the front, weighing 200.5 grams.

Then there is the camera module. It has a series of flash triple cameras – more on that later. Although the module does not extend to the top of the phone, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a more unusual design with a frame-shaped shape..

Display

As mentioned above, the screen is 6.7 inches diagonal, but we know more than that.

The phone has a 120Hz AMOLED display that uses LTPO 2.0 technology to provide dynamic refresh rates between 1Hz and 120Hz. The 9 Pro had a first-generation version of the same technology, but OnePlus said its updated display switches made the update speed faster, which saved it even more power.

Core specs

On the processor side, the OnePlus 10 Pro uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the latest Qualcomm flagship mobile chip introduced in late November 2021.

It combines 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 memory options, which are pretty standard for the OnePlus. As mentioned above, the phone’s white Extreme Edition offers up to 512 GB of memory, but this is not available for other colours.

Battery

Let’s continue, we get a 5000 mAh battery; Good growth from the 4500 mAh cell in 9 Pro.

When it comes to charging, the phone also supports 80W wired charging and 50W wireless and reverse wireless charging from OnePlus to date.

But this is not universal. “80W SuperVOOC does not currently support 110 or 120 volts AC – this is a typical standard for electrical outlets in the region,” the company said at the forum.

Interestingly, these are the brands SuperVOOC and AirVOOC, respectively. These are brand names for Oppo’s charging standards, unlike OnePlus’s own Warp Charge – another small change as Oppo moves to bring OnePlus closer to the parent brand.

Camera

As for the camera, this giant and unusual 10 Pro module is housed in three rear cameras: a 48Mp main sensor, a 50Mp ultra-wide lens and an 8Mp telephoto lens (but it’s not a high-scale periscope lens as we’ve seen). , all three come with the Hasselblad brand.

It’s similar to the camera in the 9 Pro, but with adjustments. The biggest hardware change now looks ultra-wide, supporting a 150 ° viewing area – a world first if it hadn’t been seen on the Realme GT 2 Pro a few days ago.

OnePlus has introduced a sample shot from an ultra-wide angle before launching the phone, which has impressive but fairly clear edge distortions and distortions. If you want to minimize it (in fact, this is a standard ultra-wide parameter), the new lens can shoot more traditional 110 ° wide-angle shots, or if you want to put them all together and emphasize, there is a fish-eye mode. the edges are further bent.

However, there are more camera upgrades. The new Hasselblad Pro mode is supported on all three rear lenses and can capture 12-bit RAW + images – a format that combines the versatility of RAW with some of the phone’s existing computational photography features. Even conventional camera modes can now shoot at 10 bits – still on all three rear lenses.

Finally, the new Movie Mode allows you to adjust the ISO, shutter speed, and more both before and during filming. You can also record videos in LOG format.

On the front, the 10 Pro has a 32Mp aperture camera – which is at least an upgrade, with twice the resolution of the 9 series selfies.

Software
On the software side, the phone ships on OxygenOS 12.1 on Android 12, but not as far as we know.

In a blog post in September 2021, the company’s founder Pete Lau confirmed that after merging with co-manufacturer Oppo, the two brands merged operating system units into a single team. This means that OxygenOS (OnePlus) and ColorOS (Oppo) now work on a single code base.

The initial plan was to universalize the front user experience on OnePlus and Oppo phones, but despite the China 10 Pro running ColorOS 12.1, the phone retained its OxygenOS-based user experience globally and decided to take a partial step. back. The Unified OS approach is described in detail in Laun’s February 2022 article.

This is not to say that the experience is not without some touches of ColorOS from Oppo as a HyperBoost Gaming engine, as well as a few light tweezers here and there.