Last years, oneplus 9 pro impressed, even as the price point crept up, but concerns about a timely android, 12 rollout and the color resistification of oneplus oxygen os grabbed headlines and took some of that shine off what was legitimately good hardware. And so we have the oneplus 10 pro a phone that launched in china nearly three months ago. Finally, going global with a bunch of improvements around design battery and a few new camera tricks, not to mention the now oneplus pro hallmark of a great display and top shelf hardware was the weight worth it and do the savings over my new android favorite, the galaxy S2 ultra come at a significant compromise, im tashart kawan and lets dive right in to my full review of the oneplus 10 pro, but first heres a low down on pricing and availability. The oneplus 10 pro goes on sale on april 5th, on and amazon during plus their offline stores, and it will retail at 6609 for the base. 8 gb 128 gb variant and rupees 71 triple nine for the 12 gb 256 gb variant, both of which represent a 2 000 rupee markup over the corresponding models of the oneplus 9 pro when it was launched as colors go theres a volcanic black and the new Emerald forest, a green which i have for review straight off, is a camera module on the oneplus tempo inspired by a four burner, kitchen hob, or by the wraparound module on the samsung s21 ultra, either way its quite a distinctive and attractive.

Look not to mention a definite upgrade from the oneplus 9 pro, but there are elements from a silky matte finish to the rounded corners and the flowing curves front and back that are not to the design aesthetic of the past. That camera module, though, with three large rings surrounding the cameras with the fourth ring housing, the led flash all atop a raised ceramic coated island with the hasselblad logo on one edge, is quite a sophisticated looker. But the glossy finish attracted smudges, like it was going out of fashion, not the biggest fan of the cryptic p2d 50t inscription either, which is a reference to the phone second generation hasselblad camera with a 50 megapixel triple lens setup. It just distracts and detracts from the clean design on the rear. The ever present alert slide is still there and the phone feels balanced in the hand without feeling unwieldy, theres gorilla, glass, 5 on the rear and gorilla glass victors on the front, which is all very well, but oneplus has opted to drop the ip dust and water Resistance, certification from all global models save for some carrier variants in the us, where the carrier picks up the cost of the certification process. Its odd, not only because the oneplus 9 pro had ip68 rating globally, but its also an odd omission for a phone with flagship positioning and aspirations and flagship pricing. I generally dropped the 10 pro into a mug of water to see how it held out, but kids dont ride at home with a tempo that you just bought and expect the company to honor a warranty claim.

Oh and a huge shout out to oneplus for doing. Whats right in terms of the consumer, when it comes to packaging youre not going to need to go out hunting the moment you unbox this device, as it has everything you need from a color match case, an 80 watt fast charger with a type c cable aside From the obligatory documentation and stickers, oneplus has retained the same 6.7 inch screen size as last years 9. Pro with the same qhd plus resolution with a 120 hertz refresh rate and sticking with the formula is a good move simply because last years, phone shipped with a fantastic panel to start with colors are vibrant contrast. Levels are good and peak by brightness levels. Go all the way up to 1300 nits, and this is an excellent panel to consume content, both in terms of the quality of the screen and the overall ergonomics of the device. On that note, the stereo speakers are good, but the bottom speaker sounded a lot. Fuller leading to a slightly disbalanced stereo effect, while listening to music outdoor legibility was good, as was seen when i was out and about in the unnaturally hot bangalore summer. Whats new this year is that the panel makes the switch to ltpo 2 technology, which allows the 10 pro to switch all the way down to 1 hertz for times when youre viewing static images or the like to conserve power. Oddly, though, the automatic refresh rate did have its off moments like, for instance, when you were scrolling through instagram or twitter, with embedded videos, the 10 pro would switch between 60hz and 120hz, leading to a less than optimized and somewhat jittery and janky experience.

In other news, the in display fingerprint sensor had moved up to a little more of a natural position on the screen and is reliable and quick to authenticate in true one plus fashion. The 10 pro has the dojo flagship chipset for this time of the year. The qualcomm snapdragon 8 gen 1, accompanied by lpddr5 ram and ufs 3.1 storage, and keeping my quibbles aside – that we really need to start seeing 512gb storage variants on oneplus devices. This is really getting to be familiar territory in the flagship space, so were only going to be dealing in marginal differences between oems and how they manage to tame the beast via their own cooling solutions. Oneplus claims to have used a new five layer, 3d passive cooling system to dissipate heat which kept temperatures in check for the most part, save. For the odd time when i was playing the heavy duty games for a good 45 minutes or more, and when i recorded about 20 minutes or more of 4k video outdoors when the phone started feeling the heat in everyday use, the phone is as fast as it Gets and the optimization that switching to a color os based oxygen, os 12.1 has added that extra bit of fluidity and features at the expense of miffing, a small subsection of fans who lets put it mildly, arent very happy with the software roadmap. That oneplus is adopting to be fair. Oneplus has promised to write some of these wrongs in oxygen os 13.

. Thankfully, this is a phone minus any amount of bloatware and oneplus has promised three years of android os updates and four years of security updates for the oneplus 10 pro on the battery side of things, the oneplus 10 pro comes with a larger 5000mah battery with 80 Watt fast charging and 50 watt wireless charging, which is in line with what weve seen with other power hungry snapdragon 8 gen, 1 phones on my mix, usage of social media, instant messaging email and youtube. I was able to eke out six hours of screen on time which, in about half an hour of charging with the bundle charger, took it to nearly full, which is pretty quick by any standards Music. After years of dealing with criticism around their camera, performance, oneplus finally got the monkey off its back with the oneplus 9 pro with a camera that performed consistently under different shooting conditions and arguably had the best ultra wide angle. Shooter out there. The oneplus 10 pro builds on some of these foundations, with the same 48 megapixel imx 789 sensor for the primary, the same 3.3 x, 8 megapixel telephoto shooter, and an older samsung jn150 megapixel sensor for the ultra wide. The latter now including an insane 150 degree field of view, but dropping auto focus capabilities, which means no macro, shooting thats, an odd exclusion and a regression of sorts, given how the nine pro managed to shoot pretty decent macros images from the primary camera were packed with Good amounts of detail with the hasselblad collaboration yielding pretty true to life colors, with accurate exposure and good hdr performance.

Low light photos had decent amount of details too, and the camera took a good stab at getting the colors right there as well. The telephoto camera was usable, but the 8 megapixel sensor and limited zoom is clearly getting a bit long in the tooth. The ultra wide camera had me befuddled. I mean the extra creativity that the added field of view affords is a neat party trick, but on most occasions one tended to notice their poorer low light performance and drop in detail a lot more, not to mention the lack of macro shooting altogether. The selfie shooter is a good improvement over the previous generation, with improved details and better hdr performance. Videos shot at 8k and 4k 120 fps in particular were good with some mild amount of jitter. If the light levels dropped, the oneplus 10 pro nails some flagship elements. So so right, theres an eye catching design, an excellent display, top shelf hardware and good longevity with fast charging, its also held back a bit by the lack of ip rating. The odd software bug. Despite the improvements that the color os defecation has yielded and a camera that has overall taken a step forward, while taking a step back and odd such a set of choices, given how good the competition has gotten with the likes of the iq 9 pro and the Upcoming real me gt2 pro and the xiaomi 12 pro. We hope you enjoyed our full review of the oneplus 10 pro.