OnePlus 10 Pro long term review | IMBALANCED EQUATION!
This, though, is our long term review of the latest oneplus flagship thanks for watching 95 google here on youtube, remember to thumbs up, hit, subscribe and then tap the bell icon to be among the first to watch. Our upcoming videos, with previous iterations oneplus, has experimented with camera positioning and that creates striking, looks for their smartphone or at least their flagship lines, but theres been great attention always paid to that overall feel in thanks part to the enhanced material. Color finish: design ethos, ive lived with the volcanic black model for around a month, and i really do like that crystal like shimmer, that you can sometimes see in various lighting conditions. But i also like that it retains a sort of rough feeling under your thumb, for a little bit of extra tactility and grip. I would say if you do prefer striking colours, then go for the emerald forest model. That said, i do really like this stealthy option and i think many people out there will, like it too ill, also outright say that the oneplus temper feels incredible in the hand without a case and its among the best ive used over the past couple of years. Theres, a certain spell aesthetic that isnt quite as noticeable until you actually pick this up and kind of fondle the phone for yourself, and it is really a joy when you actually have this in your hand, although i will say im not ballsy enough to test the Overall strength of the back panel, much like zach nelson aka, jerry rig everything.
I will say that this thing does feel sturdy, despite at the same time feeling wave like without a case for what its worth i havent noticed any particular chassis related weaknesses. Nor am i worried that the oneplus 10 pro will break that easily, just avoid folding your phone and keep it in a case. If you do that, i think youd just be fine. Other design choices include the external frame fusing around into the camera bump at the rear, in a similar manner to the galaxy s21 and the current galaxy s22 series, its a bigger layout overall. But this is one that is somewhat ruined by the awful p2d 50t text. That is unbladed emblazoned upon the led flash. This is shorthand for second generation hasselblad, 50 megapixel triple camera setup and whats. More confusing here is that that actually isnt technically true, given that not all the lenses here are actually rated at 50 megapixels. I can understand the etched household logo along the camera bump and that doesnt necessarily affect things too much, but i feel this extra bit was just not needed at all. It does cheapen the package slightly. One of the major annoyance to global buyers is that there is the removal of an ip rating this year. If youre in the united states, though, the t mobile version of the oneplus 10 pro includes ip68 water and dust resistance, its a silly differentiator. That makes no real sense and devalues the device in other regions, especially as ip ratings were added for the first time last year, with the 9 pro lets talk about the display for a minute, because, while not as nice as the likes as the galaxy s, 22, Ultra the ltpo 2.
0 display on the oneplus 10 pro is exceptional, and that does not come as that. Much of a shock given that oneplus has been producing some of the best amoled smartphone displays since the advent of the oneplus 7 pro in mid 2019. As for the screen, its genuinely a triumph, the 120hz refresh rate feels heightened courtesy of some extra tweaks in oxygen os 12.. More on that, in a little bit, can you tell a difference between the nine pro though well id have to say no, but anyone with last years flagship probably wont gain a great deal from an upgrade here anyway. Theres also a claim from oneplus that the 10 pros display can hit lower refresh rates more often courtesy of the ltp200 panel, and it isnt something that i can say. Ive noticed all that much oh ive, definitely not seen it hit that one hertz rate as often as has been speculated in the month or so that ive been using this as my default phone, you may have a better eye than me, though, and be able to Spot this more often when using the phone that said, it is always nice to see minor improvements over time and oneplus is at least trying to improve the smartphone display experience, even though it was already very impressive on the previous version. One thing i will say is that im actually not looking forward to moving back to the pixel, 6 or 6 pros in display reader such is the speed and snappiness and the accuracy on top of that of the oneplus 10 pros fingerprint scanner.
This isnt new to oneplus phones, nor is it noticeably faster than the previous generation, its just simply fast and reliable, and its definitely an extra little cherry atop. What is an excellent display in the software terms, though? There is a big, bold asterisk on the oneplus 10 and, by extension, a lot of other oneplus phones. Now that android 12 is available, the oneplus 10 pro is absolutely no different here and if you dislike the recent oxygen os 12 overhaul, then this is probably not going to be the phone for you im not going to dive into things too deep here, as its Running oxygen, os 12.1, which isnt a great departure from the version seen on the oneplus 9 and some other devices out there. So you should definitely check out our full detailed look at android 12 for oneplus phones down in the description below to learn why the move, or at least to move closer to oppos software skin signals the end of the oneplus that many of us out there have Kind of expected putting those massive color os influences to the side. For just one moment, the performance is excellent. On the oneplus 10 pro there are some minor indications of minor throttling here likely to reduce the actual processor heat generated unless youre. Looking, though, for constant, sustained maximum performance levels, then i think youll likely never notice a difference, and in that vein, at no point have i ever felt disappointed by what the oneplus 10 pro is capable of from gaming to multitasking.
The internals stack up well with the best in the business and in tandem with the ufs 3.1 storage, that 120hz free for free as well. Things are, as oneplus is happy to tell us in marketing material slick or fast and smooth. Disappointingly, though, there is no 12 gigabyte variant at this stage in all global regions, and that might not actually come to the us at least as far as oneplus has told us that said, eight gigabytes of ram is more than enough to handle everyday tasks and at No point did i lament this if youre intent on holding onto your device for a few years. This is something to consider, though, as you will want more ram overhead to help aid, as your device increases in age. Ill. Also note that the haptics are similarly excellent and alongside the oppo find x5 pro, which probably comes as no surprise. Given the tighter ties between the companies id say, the haptics here are the best on an android smartphone, or at least that ive used being able to tune the vibration motor to your preferred feel in the software settings is also something that oxygen os 12.1 offers over. Its predecessors, so you can fine tune that touch and tap experience to your hearts content. Moving on to the camera setup, there are definitely some important changes to the oneplus 10 pros camera setup this year that very much feel like a major step backwards by ditching.
The excellent sony imx 766 ultra wide in favor of a slightly less capable samsung jn1 and then losing the 2 megapixel monochrome sensor. The 2021 flagship has the edge its hard not to see that there is still room for improvement in the camera department. On the oneplus 10 pro – and it almost feels like were saying it year over year, but it just happens to be true. The oneplus 9 pro camera was often excellent and with some tweaks and adjustments it could have been a more direct competitor to the most consistent smartphone cameras on android. The color tuning on the oneplus 9 pro is still easily my favorite of any smartphone camera system. So i had very high hopes for the oneplus 10 pro, and even with some tempered expectations, you might leave a little confused here. Oneplus was in a position to really challenge now that that hasselblad partnership is starting to bear some sort of fruit and, while its similarly solid it just doesnt quite do enough to be considered one of the best, at least to my eye. The colours though theyre. Arguably, the strongest contender and strongest suit, and, of course, oneplus has hasselblad to thank for that, but its almost as if the team behind this camera setup on this phone doesnt want to step directly on oppos. Toes images from the main sensor are a step up over the oneplus 9 pro, but the ultra wide is a notable downgrade.
The imx 766 was exceptional, as ive said, and it just was just a joy to use the samsung j8, and one is just not quite up to snuff off to scratch here, even though it has the same 50 megapixel rating. There is a noticeable soft look at times and the expanded 150 degree field of view feels like it was thrown in as an afterthought, just to help cover up the loss of such an excellent lens on the oneplus 9 and the 9 pro. It also sometimes seems that oneplus has outright avoided, opting for a dedicated telephoto lens over the past few years, and i actually thought we might get it here on the tempo and its starting to hurt the overall flexibility of the camera systems. A digital crop does not provide the same look, nor does it help when your oneplus phone over processes images quite substantially compared to other brands. Should the oneplus 11 series be the last to carry the hasselblad branding per the three year partnership agreement? It feels like much of that added expertise is being squandered here with an average camera hardware, relying too heavily on mediocre tuning courtesy of oneplus software teams. That said, all of the hasselblad related features, i will say, theyre nice additions, but theyre not a reason to select this phone over a more capable smartphone camera system. The 12 bit raw image shooting is something that definitely gives you extra tuning and flexibility. So long as youre happy to use an app such as snapseed or lightroom, and i dont think that is a way to kind of bolster a camera setup when it should be pretty good straight out of the camera with automatic processing.
As for the battery, though, ive been pleasantly surprised at the longevity of the 10 pro its a fairly solid all day, performer, at least in my experience and on par with other flagship android phones. Thanks to that upgraded 5 000 million power internal battery, i would say, stay clear of the high performance mode, which is available in software as its easy to really kind of destroy your battery life throughout the day. There are some other puzzling differences here, depending on just what region the oneplus 10 pro is bought in. Luckily, there is a charger in the box, however, in north america its capped at 65 watts, while in the rest of the world, we get an 80 watt charge. Break, i actually thought the 15 watt difference would be quite substantial, but it actually, this only seems to account for slightly faster charge times in the real world either charge. Brick still has a oneplus tempo, reaching 100 from dead in under 40 minutes and thats more than impressive, and it does change the way that you do charge your phone on a day to day basis. Slow charging, of course, may help with overall device longevity, but super fast charging certainly is nice when you start to hit low single digit battery figures. So to sum up my thoughts after using the oneplus 10 pro for around a month. At this point, i think all of its parts add up to a good smartphone, just not a great one.
I often find myself looking at other phones and feeling aggravated that the oneplus 10 pro is lacking in the same core areas that have been lacking since starting of the pro series back in 2019. I just cant quite put my finger on why there is a void there, but it feels like or often feels like something is missing or isnt there, while the oneplus 9 pro missed a mark in just a few minor sections when compared directly to the biggest flagships Of 2021, the oneplus 10 pro has really kind of dropped the baton. This year it becomes an even more bitter pill to swallow, given that the oneplus 10 pro is a device i actually really want to like more than i actually do. The problem is with a never settle mantra, its bound to be frustrating for any longtime oneplus fans and early adopters to see the evolution of the company up the pricing charts, but still with the same sort of compromises in key areas. Another major problem to grapple with is that the pixel 6 pro is exactly the same 899 price in the united states as the 10 pro what you lose there in processing power you gain in software, update, cadence and camera quality and overall flexibility. That said, i think if you want raw specifications and good hardware and a so so camera the oneplus 10 pro definitely succeeds in what it sets out to achieve. The bigger problem is that, like earlier oneplus models, its an imbalanced equation that favors areas that lack complaints and feels like a return to early oneplus phones with plenty of compromises.
You just have to compromise in a few key areas for the sake of a high performance. Internals and maybe a few key selling features oneplus just hasnt settled at this point, its kind of come full circle.