The OnePlus 10 Pro is a sleek attack by OnePlus on the flagship phone market with a reduced price, competitive specs, and a single model to avoid confusion among buyers. It features the same new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor as other flagship Android phones, a powerful triple camera with telephoto lens, a vibrant 120 Hz adaptive display, a new design that stands out from the crowd, and solid software support to ensure the phone is up to date for years to come.
While OnePlus may not match Apple and Samsung’s best devices in some respects, it surpasses them in several other areas, earning a place among the best smartphones available today. Read on to find out if the OnePlus 10 Pro is the best choice for you. The OnePlus 10 Pro has a design that stands out without falling into the “weird” realm. By that statement, we mean the camera array in particular, as the huge bump on the back screams “I’m great for photography.”
We call it “huge”, but that means “wide and tall”, it’s surprisingly thin compared to the huge camera arrays on other phones. Of course, the phone wobbles a bit when lying flat on a surface, but that’s not dramatic. The bump looks like it houses four camera lenses, but there are actually only three the fourth part is for a surprisingly large LED ring light. Ignore the camera hump for a moment, because this is a normal Android phone, albeit with OnePlus’ typical extras.
There’s a USB-C port (but no 3.5mm headphone jack), a volume rocker on the left edge, the power button on the right edge, and a notification slider above that lets you easily switch between silent, vibrate, and ring modes. The OnePlus 10 Pro might be too big for some people to hold comfortably. With dimensions of 163 x 73.9 x 8.6 mm and a weight of 201 g, it is not a small phone, and we can imagine that some buyers will be put off by the large case.
The back of the phone is made of resistant Gorilla Glass with a coating that ensures that it does not get stained. As we mentioned, you can choose between a green and a back version – the white version, which was launched in China, is apparently not available worldwide. The lack of an IP rating for the phone means that we do not know how well it is protected against dust or water.
The battery life of the OnePlus 10 Pro is mediocre – we were not disappointed, but not impressed either. It could be the benchmark for all premium phones in this respect. We found that the phone lasted just about a day on a full charge, but we couldn’t count on the device lasting much longer you definitely won’t get a 2-day battery life here.
However, we were never caught out by a single-digit percentage sooner than expected. Sure, there’s a big 5,000mAh battery here, but it struggles with the big, bright screen, 120Hz refresh rate, an always-on display, powerful processor, and constant 5G connectivity. Considering all that, a full day of use is fine.