OnePlus 10 Pro Review After 1 Month of Testing!
Right now, like samsungs galaxy s2 ultra or the iphone 13 pro max. That is because this phone, unfortunately, is nowhere near the competition. For me, the oneplus 10 pro the xiaomi 12 pro or vivos x80 series are like chelsea arsenal and spurs who are fighting for that number three or number: four sport, while the s22 ultra and the iphone 13 pro max are like liverpool and man city and the Gap between them is just getting bigger and bigger each year. I believe that gap was not huge. Like say two or three years ago, for instance, the oneplus apro was very close to what samsung and apple flagships offered, but after that i think, oneplus has gone downhill. Real fast, the 300 million dollar hasselblad partnership didnt work out quite as well as hoped. Their co founder, calpe left the company and the whole oppo oneplus merger has garnered a lot of hatred among fans as well, so yeah theres, nothing special about the oneplus 10 pro and i think oneplus knew this and therefore launched this phone 150 cheaper in the western Market compared to last years, oneplus 9 pro anyway, i think ive been a little too negative about the phone so far, so lets look at it from a different perspective. Yes, the oneplus 10 pro is not as good as the s292 ultra or the latest iphones, but is it uh good enough for the price is what i think matters for most people, and the answer is a surprising yes and ive had a pretty decent experience with It first off, i am a big fan of this form factor.
It doesnt feel too big in the hands. Like my primary phone, the s22 ultra um, its got a perfect weight and the oneplus 10 pro is incredibly slim too yeah. It did fail jerryrigs pen test, but you shouldnt be worried too much about it. The only thing that i was worried about throughout my usage was the lack of an ip68 reading here its summer right now and its been raining for a few days in kathmandu. So, whenever im headed outside ive always had to be extra, careful which i shouldnt have to be, if i am spending on a flagship smartphone right, so i think its a terrible, terrible decision from oneplus to exclude ip68 rating. This time theres also a divided opinion of how this phone looks from the back. But honestly, i dont care that much because, as i mentioned earlier, the hands on feel of this phone is top class. Its display is also superb, and i am sure that you will absolutely love it, although it is basically the same panel, they use for the oneplus 9 pro. I noticed it to be slightly better calibrated. This one looks marginally better than the xiaomi 12 pro screen as well, which retails for a similar price. The location of the fingerprint sensor is also at the right spot, but what has really really improved here is the haptics. I think its one of the best haptics that you can get on a smartphone right now period.
I love how oneplus has tuned it by paying small attention to detail, for instance, when you slide through the multitasking tiles theres, this subtle vibration, feedback that provides a somewhat different experience. The audio quality here is also more balanced than last year, and i have thoroughly enjoyed watching movies and cds on this one. Then again, i think there is still some room for improvement in the audio department, especially in terms of pace and treble. But if you are not an audiophile like me, you will probably not complain much about its speakers. Okay, moving on the day to day interaction on the oneplus 10 pro is also remarkable. Everything feels fluid, which is complemented by a precise typing experience. Yes, the curved display might be prone to some accidental touches, but i didnt face that much of an issue. But what might be an issue, especially if youre living in very hot region, where the temperature goes above 40 degrees celsius during somewhere, is that this phone could get warm really quickly, even if youre just doing regular everyday tasks? I live in kathmandu valley, which enjoys fairly cooler temperatures, so this one does not get warmed that frequently here, but i recently traveled to lumini where the temperature was above 40 degrees celsius. And while i was using this phone in a rickshaw at full brightness, it got unbearably hot and the same thing happens if you play heavy gpu hungry games like engine impact, for instance, after 20 minutes of gameplay, the phone gets quite hot and the average fps would Dip from 45 to around 35 fps, only that being said, popular titles like call of duty and pubg, runs smoothly at 60 fps, where the temperature does not get that high either.
Of course it does get warm near the camera module a bit, but the fps throughput is more than stable enough, meaning that there is no throttling of any sort. Sadly, oneplus has not bought 120fps gaming. Yet in any of the 120fps games that i tried like make arena grim, valor and odmar, another thing i found out is that by default the display is set to qhd resolution, which you know takes a big toll on the battery life as well as the thermal. Since the chipset is under high stress to push that mini pixel at all times, i was not aware of it at first, which is why i was getting only around five hours of screen on time out of it, but that number improved to 6.5 hours after i Turned it down to full hd resolution, still the battery life on the oneplus 10 pro is not exceptional and certainly not in the same league as the s22 ultra and the iphone 30 pro max Music. Okay lets talk about its cameras now, and this is one area where i have a big problem with oneplus, since they havent improved by a lot since the oneplus 8 pro days. Instead, the company has been taking baby steps, if im being honest, whereas samsung and apple have made big leaps in those two years, especially in terms of computational photography. I compared oneplus 10 pros cameras with the galaxy s22 plus, where almost all the time, samsungs images came out, more pleasing and consistent with better dynamic range and highlight management, its the same with the portraits or the selfies, where oneplus does not necessarily deliver bad images per Se, but its nowhere near samsungs level and whats even worse, is that in those two or three years, brands like xiaomi and the whole bbk umbrella are doing really well with camera, optimization and even offering better camera tick than oneplus itself.
So what i can tell is that oneplus definitely needs to do a lot more work alongside better partnership and acquisition if it wants to stay camera competitive – and i am not just talking about the photography aspect but the videography side of things too. Here you cannot shoot 4k uh selfie videos, which is a bare minimum on a flagship phone. The ultra wide angle – videos are not that great either and there is no 4k 60fps option on board, which is again a very strange thing for a premium device. So with everything i have discussed in this video its easy to conclude that the oneplus 10 pro surely does not feel as special as previous oneplus phones used to. I could say that this is a good phone if youre living in india, where the price is really aggressive, and you should also probably get it over the xiaomi 12 pro or the icon 9 pro for a better software experience. But, to be very honest with you guys, i would still recommend you go with slightly more expensive galaxy s22 plus, which is my current favorite flagship phone right now and yes, um. It has much better thermals than the oneplus 10 pro a superior set of cameras. Ip68 rating and five years of software promises too so guys. That was all for my quick thoughts on the oneplus 10 pro.