Ahh, the long awaited Oneplus 10 Pro was finally launched globally. The fact that this phone has been available in china since early February is not a surprise to many, especially phone enthusiasts.
This is like a habit with Chinese smartphone manufacturers.Companies like Xiaomi go as far as making two identical devices with different designs, one exclusive to china, and one launched globally.
Now back to our review, the Oneplus 10 Pro is an all-round flagship device, on paper at least. Sporting the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, 12GB of RAM, LTPO screen and some other top specs, but does it truly live up to the hype? we’re about to find out.
The design of the Oneplus 10 Pro is nothing like any other Oneplus device made in the past. I like this camera bump particularly.
if you have a wild imagination like me, you’ll know that the camera bump design was a bit inspired by Samsung, the way the bump extends to the side, like what we see on the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+. there’s also a Hasselblad logo by the side curving into the rails of the device.
When holding the device upfront, the volume rockers are mounted on the left side, while the power button and the alert slider is on the Right side. The display is slightly curved to the sides.
the top and bottom holds the speakers, USB type-c charging port,and the SIM card tray. The Oneplus logo has been engraved into the back, no more paint or stickers.
The Oneplus 10 Pro comes in two colors which Oneplus calls Volcanic black and Emerald forest. so much naming for black and sea green colors. As much as we may have seen “Panda White” edition of this device in pictures, there is no white color for this device.
Display & Build Quality
The display of the Oneplus 10 Pro is a 6.7″ AMOLED panel. with extra features like 120Hz refresh rate, HDR 10+, and LTPO 2. For those who don’t know, LTPO is a technology used can reduce a device’s refresh rate up to 1Hz in order to lower battery consumption.
This AMOLED panel didn’t disappoint as it’s still much bright, both on paper (1300 Nits) and in real life
The display houses a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera which is located at the upper left angle of the device. The in-display fingerprint seems much faster than last year’s Oneplus 9. the facial recognition still remains quick.
The rear of the Oneplus 10 Pro is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, while the front is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, the frame is made of aluminium.
Only the T-Mobile versions of this device is covered by the IP68 dust and water resistance rating.
Oneplus 10 Pro Performance
As i mentioned earlier, The Oneplus 10 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, coupled with 12GB of RAM, but how does it perform in real life?, in the gaming aspect especially?
The AnTuTu Benchmark of this device is 886248 while Geekbench score is 3447, though these scores don’t really mean much when it comes to real life gaming. the device runs on OxgenOS 12.1 based on Android 12
Hyperboost gaming feature helps to stabilize frame rate during gaming. gaming seems fair on this device,nothing really special. this would do for average gamers. hardcore gamers should rather go for a Black Shark 5 device.
Oneplus 10 Pro Photography
The Hassleblad collaboration still continues as the company says that this is the second generation Hassleblad camera system, which means that it’s supposed to have improved photo quality,and new features, but does it?
This year’s Oneplus 10 Pro has only three rear cameras with one ring flash, compared to last year’s quad camera setup, but it’s no big deal as its just a 2MP monochrome sensor.
It’s primary shooter is a Sony-made 48MP sensor, a Samsung-made 50MP sensor for ultra wide, and 8MP telephoto which has a max 3.3x zoom.
The device takes good photos especially in good lighting conditions, the dynamic range is improved. a high resolution mode is accessible in the camera app. Telephoto shots aren’t really good, given the low megapixel sensor.
It has this new ‘Fisheye’ capture mode which basically creates a wide panoramic or hemispherical image like the image below, it’s kinda fun. Nightmode shots are also good.
The Oneplus 10 Pro sports a juicy 5000Mah Li-Po battery, with a support of up to 80W SuperVOOC charging which Oneplus advertises as a 15-minutes charge, though its actually around 34 minutes in real life testing. As a light user, i assure you that you can use this device for a complete day without charging. can’t really say the same for heavy users/ gamers.