OnePlus 10R 5G 150W Review: Identity Crisis?
. These devices have had a distinctive hand, feel and look uniquely OnePlus at first glance., But suddenly we have the OnePlus 10R 5G.. It does not look like any OnePlus smartphone from the recent past. Its missing the iconic alert slider and its software has a lot in common with what youll find on Realme and Oppo smartphones.. So is the OnePlus? 10R 5G. Still a OnePlus Lets find out in this video review.. The OnePlus 10R 5G is available in two models with 80W or 150W charging.. The 80W model has two variants: one with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage priced at Rs., 38999 and the other with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage priced at Rs. 42999.. We received the 150W Endurance Edition for review. Its priced at Rs 4’99 and has 12GB of RAM plus 256GB of storage.. Another detail to note is that the 150W charging model has a smaller 4500mAh battery compared to the 5000mAh battery in the 80W model.. The design of the OnePlus 10R 5G is striking.. The rear panel has a matte finish, just like the frame but theres also a pinstripe pattern on the left, which can be seen through the glass portion of the rear camera module., While the OnePlus 10R 5G is built. Well, its not the most comfortable to hold because of the frames edges.. The use of polycarbonate definitely makes it light, but it lacks a certain premium feel.. This is especially unfortunate given that the OnePlus 9R and the 9RT both have metal frames and glass backs.
. The 10R 5Gs display is made using Cornings Gorilla Glass 5 and is also prone to fingerprints.. Lastly, this phone is missing the all important Alert slider, which is used to change sound profiles and has been a signature feature on every other premium. Oneplus smartphone, thus far.. This phone does not feature wireless charging like some other options in the premium segment, but that contributes to its 8.2mm slim body., Theres, also no official IP rating, which could be a dealbreaker for some people. Smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G and the Apple Iphone SE 2022 do have both these features. Theres a OnePlus logo in the bottom right corner of the back panel, and this is the only design element that a OnePlus fan might recognise. The OnePlus 10R 5Gs 6.7 inch. Fluid AMOLED panel has a 120Hz refresh rate and showcased punchy colours.. The adaptive refresh rate worked as expected: switching between 60 90 and 120 Hz, depending on whether I was browsing through web pages fidgeting with the phones settings or watching a movie. Streaming movies on the OnePlus. 10R 5G was a good experience, but the phone did not allow HDR on Netflix. When I tested it., Regular content looked just fine and the stereo speakers sounded loud and balanced.. The OnePlus 10R 5G runs OxygenOS 12.1, based on Android 12.. The theming engine in OxygenOS 12.1 works as expected, matching the accent colours of the system, widgets and keyboard to the selected wallpaper.
, With the new and useful Android 12 widgets, such as conversations screen time etc. that can be pinned to the homescreen. I found the OnePlus Shelf feature distracting, so I disabled it., While OxygenOS 12.1, has all the software elements a OnePlus phone should have. It looks very similar to RealmeUI as weve seen on the Realme GT Neo 3, especially the Settings app.. The OnePlus 10R 5Gs performance was smooth and fluid with regular use.. I experienced no lag when opening apps or while multitasking. As for benchmarks, OnePluss customised MediaTek, Dimensity 8100 Max SoC performed on par with the competition. In AnTuTu. The OnePlus 10R 5G 150W managed to score 695094 points.. It also achieved 881 and 3567 in Geekbenchs, single and multi core tests. Respectively. Gaming performance was quite good overall.. The phone did not get too hot, even when playing games such as Call of Duty, Mobile or Asphalt. 9, Legends at the highest graphics, settings., Indeed, performance wasnt as fluid as what Ive experienced on competing devices, but this phone was capable enough. For a premium. Smartphone Asphalt, 9 Legends, 60fps mode was missing a feature that is available on devices with Qualcomms Snapdragon 888 SoC.. The main camera of the OnePlus 10R 5G 150W features Sonys tried and tested 50 megapixel IMX766 sensor, which has optical image stabilisation. The 8 megapixel ultra wide angle. Camera of the OnePlus 10R 5G seems like a downgrade from the 16 megapixel camera of the 9RT. In terms of resolution.
, The 2 megapixel macro camera is the same as on the previous model. Selfies are handled by a 16 megapixel camera., The OnePlus 10R 5Gs primary camera captured crisp and clear photos in daylight., Dynamic range and detail were good. Too., Close ups of plants looked sharp and a bit saturated.. The ultra wide angle, camera managed decent pictures, but dynamic range in daylight, along with colour tones, looked quite different from those of the primary camera.. There was a noticeable loss of detail towards the edges of the frame along with some barrel distortion. Subjects in selfies looked a bit overexposed and I noticed a dream, like effect when shooting during the day. They also werent as sharp or detailed as I expected Using Auto Mode in low light, the camera took slightly longer exposure shots when needed. Photos taken with the primary camera looked quite good.. Noise was under control, but some minor highlights near strong sources of light. Werent exposed properly., Nightscape mode, took longer exposures and captured brighter images with even more detail and dynamic range, bringing the exposure of brighter areas under control.. The ultra wide angle, camera captured blurry and fairly unusable photos with odd colour tones in low light. Selfies in low light. Had average quality and Portrait mode captured, really noisy photos. Videos captured in daylight with the OnePlus 10R 5G 150Ws main camera at 1080p. Looked decent with good dynamic range for the most part, but detail was on the lower side.
In low light. Video quality was impressive, with low noise, but had the same stabilisation issues. I noticed when shooting in daylight. The AI Highlight feature did brighten up night videos but added plenty of noise in the process.. I preferred the output of the regular mode., The OnePlus 10R 5G. 150W lasted about a day and a half, even with some heavy gaming., The phone managed 18 hours and 9 minutes in our HD video loop test, which is quite good for a premium smartphone.. The OnePlus 10R 5G 150W ships with a 160W charger which managed to charge the device from a zero to 100 percent in just 19 minutes.. This is very close to OnePlus claimed charge time of 17 minutes. Theres a lot going for the OnePlus 10R 5G 150W. Provided you arent a big OnePlus fan., Those new to the brand or wanting to upgrade to a OnePlus phone for the first time will probably not miss the iconic Alert slider.. The 10R 5G has a crisp 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display enough processing power to run demanding games and a main camera thats capable in low light.. It also delivers good battery life and the 150W charging system works largely as advertised. To a OnePlus fan. This phone might feel unfamiliar and strange., Whether its design looks good or bad is highly subjective, but I did not like its sharp edges, as it wasnt very comfortable to hold.. It also does not feel premium enough for a smartphone priced at Rs.
4’99.. Indeed, it appears that OnePlus has cut quite a few corners.. Unfortunately, for the OnePlus 10R 5G family, the competition seems to offer much better value.. Iqoos 9 SE offers better performance with a Qualcomm, Snapdragon, 888 SoC and equally good cameras, starting at Rs., 3’90. Xiaomis 11T. Pro from Rs. 38999 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon, 888 SoC capable cameras with a 108 megapixel sensor, a larger 5000mAh battery with 120W charging and also Dolby Vision, playback for streaming video. Samsungs, Galaxy S20, FE 5G at Rs. ‘999 seems to offer great value for a premium smartphone. With wireless charging and an IP68 rating for dust and water, resistance. And finally theres the Realme GT Neo 3, which offers the same hardware for Rs. 1000 less.. Are you a fan of OnePlus? If you are sound off in the comments below and tell us what you think about the OnePlus 10R 5G.