OnePlus 10 Pro Review: OnePlus has released its 2022 flagship smartphone and it’s called the OnePlus 10 Pro. And as a true flagship phone, it features the latest chipset, faster CPU and GPU, and impressive display. With a starting price of $899, is the OnePlus 10 Pro worth the money?
This OnePlus Pro review will help you decide if you should spend your $899 to purchase the phone. The review will include all the specifications of the device from display to performance and battery tech.
OnePlus 10 Pro Review
Display, Design, and Build
OnePlus 10 Pro comes with a 6.7-inches 2k display, fluid AMOLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate, and LTPO 2.0 display tech. The display has the Always-on Display feature and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
As for the design, it has a slightly curved screen and a punch hole at the top left corner of the screen that houses the selfie camera. It has no 3.5mm jack port but features stereo speakers and the volume and power buttons are to the right side of the device.
The LTPO 2.0 display technology helps refresh the screen between 1Hz and 120Hz depending on current usage. This feature saves battery as 120Hz is not always in use. Everything about the display, build, and design is spot on except the fact that the device has no official IP68 water and dust resistance rating.
OnePlus 10 Pro comes with a total of four cameras (three at the rear and one on the front). It comes with a useful triple rear camera setup: a 48MP main camera with OIS, Laser AF, and omnidirectional PDAF. This is supported by an 8MP telephoto lens with 3.3x optical zoom and a 50MP ultra-wide lens.
Upfront, it comes with a 32MP wide selfie camera placed in a punch hole. Let’s talk about the usefulness, quality of photos, and features of the camera.
The cameras inside the OnePlus 10 Pro are useful and come with loads of features. There is an 8MP telephoto lens that is capable of 3.3x optical zoom. Then you have a 48MP main camera that has OIS, can shoot steady 8K videos, and has Laser AF.
From just simple photography to advance filmmaking, the cameras of the OnePlus 10 Pro got you covered. Some of the features of the cameras are Hasselblad Color Calibration, Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama, Auto HDR, OIS, Laser AF, omnidirectional PDAF, gyro-EIS, and Optical Zoom.
Chipset and Performance
The chipset inside the OnePlus 10 Pro is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. This is the chipset most flagship Android smartphones will be using in 2022. It features really high-performing CPU cores and powerful GPU cores.
At its peak, the download speed of the Snapdragon 8 Gen chip is 10 Gbps. This chip also comes with lots of AI capabilities and an impressive ISP to process images and videos. As far as performance goes, the CPU, GPU, AI, and ISP inside this chip guarantee you a smooth performance.
You get to rock the 5G network and also have access to AI and machine learning features. Playing games and processing high graphics with this device should not be a problem.
It’s hard to say the OnePlus 10 Pro will not level up when it comes to performance, because with the chip inside, it sure will deliver when it comes to performance.
RAM and Storage
The OnePlus 10 Pro has three RAM and storage combinations to choose from: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage, and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. There is no space for storage expansion via microSD card.
OnePlus 10 Pro is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with an 80W fast charge. You can charge the battery from 0 to 100% in under 40 minutes. Other charging features are Fast wireless charging 50W, Reverse wireless charging 10W, and USB Power Delivery.
OnePlus 10 Pro boots ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12 out of the box. OnePlus has promised up to 3 years of major software updates and security patches for this device. You can download updates, apps, and games from the Google Play Store and you have access to use the Google Mobile Services (GMS).
Other sensor features such are fingerprint scanner, Google Assistant, GPS, proximity sensor, compass, and color spectrum. OnePlus 10 Pro comes in the following colors: Black and Green.
OnePlus 10 Pro Review: Conclusion
Why some won’t like to buy the OnePlus 10 Pro
- Has no official water and a dust resistance rating
- It has no 3.5mm jack port
- No space for storage expansion via microSD card
Why you should buy the OnePlus 10 Pro
- Offers good value for the money
- Nice design and build quality
- Cameras with nice features and good quality
- Big 5,000mAh battery with fast charge and wireless charge
- Has a very powerful chipset with fast CPUs, GPUs, AIs, and ISPs
- Latest Android OS and good software update plan
So, should you spend 899 USD to buy the OnePlus 10 Pro? Well, it has its cons but considering the price and features, it’s worth $899. But, I’ll still recommend the Realme GT 2 Pro and Xiaomi 12 Pro ahead of this phone.
The starting price of the OnePlus 10 Pro is $899 for the 8GB + 128GB storage. While the 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GB of storage cost $969 and $1,059 respectively. You can buy the device using any of the links in the table below.