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OnePlus 10 Pro 5G Review: A Perfect Ten?

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The launch of the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G was a bit completely different this 12 months for a few causes. It was launched in China in the beginning of 2022 and is just now coming to different nations, together with India. Secondly, we’ve got solely a single mannequin within the new 10 sequence up to now, in comparison with the three fashions that debuted with the 9 sequence in India final 12 months. I am fairly certain a lower-priced OnePlus 10 and OnePlus 10R are within the works for someday later this 12 months, however for now our focus is just on the flagship mannequin.

The OnePlus 10 Professional 5G picks up the place the OnePlus 9 Pro (Review) left off and incorporates many adjustments which, on paper, ought to make it a greater flagship. Essentially the most notable ones to me are the brand new design, improved selfie digital camera, and bigger battery with faster charging. The OnePlus 10 Professional 5G competes with the Samsung Galaxy S22 (Review) and iQoo 9 Pro (Review) from this 12 months, and even the iPhone 13 (Review) and Vivo X70 Pro+ (Review) from final 12 months. It is time to discover out if the brand new OnePlus 10 Professional 5G is definitely pretty much as good because it seems to be.

OnePlus 10 Professional 5G worth in India

First, the costs in India. The OnePlus 10 Professional 5G is obtainable beginning with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, priced at Rs. 66,999. There’s additionally a top-end variant with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage that is priced at Rs. 71,999. The 10 Professional 5G prices about Rs. 2,000 greater than the OnePlus 9 Professional did when it launched. It will likely be obtainable in two colors in India: Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest.

The OnePlus 10 Professional 5G seems to be just like the 9 Professional from the entrance


OnePlus 10 Professional 5G design

The OnePlus 10 Professional 5G’s design did entice some criticism initially because the form and structure of the digital camera module make it seem like a kitchen hob. I feel it seems to be very distinctive and significantly better than the 9 Professional’s digital camera module. A little bit of inspiration appears to have been taken from Samsung’s latest flagships, on which the digital camera module merges with the aspect body. I just like the inexperienced shade that OnePlus has used, and the truth that each the color choices have a matte glass texture is an effective design selection in my e-book. This inexperienced color and end jogged my memory quite a lot of the OnePlus 8 Pro (Review), which I feel remains to be among the finest designed OnePlus smartphones.

The aluminium body has the same shade of inexperienced because the again of the telephone, however with a shiny end. The alert slider on the correct aspect is now a bit increased up than it must be, probably making it arduous to achieve when you’ve got smaller fingers. OnePlus has used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the again, Gorilla Glass Victus for the show, and a ceramic coating over the digital camera module, which ought to preserve this telephone comparatively scratch-free even in case you do not use a case.

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The rear of the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G (left) seems to be significantly better than that of the OnePlus 9 Professional (proper) in my view


The OnePlus 10 Professional 5G is slimmer than its predecessor (8.55mm) but it surely’s heavier at 201g. There isn’t any storage enlargement or headphone jack, however this telephone can assist two nano-SIMs. The show on the 10 Professional 5G is the very same dimension as on the 9 Professional and has the identical QHD+ decision, 120Hz refresh fee, 10-bit color depth, and all of the certifications for HDR, color accuracy and low blue-light emissions.

Two notable enhancements to the show are using a second-gen LTPO AMOLED panel which may decrease its refresh fee to 1Hz (down from 10Hz beforehand), and a greater positioned in-display fingerprint sensor which is less complicated to achieve and use. The show remains to be curved on the sides, giving this telephone a hanging look, but it surely’s not probably the most sensible of designs for one-handed use.

I am glad OnePlus has stayed away from the pattern of lean smartphone packaging. The 10 Professional 5G comes with every little thing you will want, together with a colour-matched case, an 80W quick charger, a USB Kind-C cable, and different issues resembling a SIM eject instrument, stickers, and so forth.

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The retail field of the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G features a charger and a case, which isn’t one thing we see typically with flagships today


OnePlus 10 Professional 5G specs and software program

There are not any factors for guessing the SoC within the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G: like each different Android flagship in 2022, it makes use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Eight Gen 1. That is accompanied by LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. OnePlus claims that the cooling system within the 10 Professional 5G is its most superior but and it ought to be capable of preserve the chip cool below stress. There’s a brand new ‘SLA X-axis’ linear haptic motor which is alleged to be extra responsive, stronger and quieter than the one within the OnePlus 9 (Review) and 9 Professional. The 10 Professional 5G additionally helps many extra 5G bands in India; 9 in complete in comparison with simply the 2 within the 9 Professional.

The battery capability of the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G has elevated to five,000mAh. That is a dual-cell battery, just like what the 9 sequence used, however this new telephone helps as much as 80W SuperVOOC wired charging. Wi-fi charging is similar 50W AirVOOC customary supported by the 9 Professional. Reverse wi-fi charging can be supported. The 10 Professional 5G options stereo audio system with Dolby Atmos, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, and Wi-Fi 6.

By way of weatherproofing, we’re instructed that solely the Verizon-specific OnePlus 10 Professional 5G mannequin offered within the US may have an official IP68 ranking, though items offered in India and different elements of the world nonetheless have the very same seals and water ingress protections in place. iQoo has achieved the identical factor with the 9 Professional, claiming it technically qualifies for an IP52 ranking, however would not have the precise stamp of approval.

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OxygenOS 12.1 features a redesigned OnePlus Shelf menu (left) and granular darkish mode settings (proper)


The OnePlus 10 Professional 5G runs OxygenOS 12.1 primarily based on Android 12. The newest model of OnePlus’ in style Android pores and skin remains to be largely freed from bloat, with solely the important Google apps and some OnePlus apps preinstalled. You may discover traces of Oppo’s ColorOS resembling a couple of acquainted options within the digital camera app and Oppo’s ORoaming function, which has been relegated to a sub-menu within the Settings app. OnePlus has saved the feel and appear of its OS according to what OnePlus followers know and admire.

OnePlus Shelf will get a brand new look within the newest model of OxygenOS. It will probably now be accessed by a swipe-down gesture from the higher proper of the show, whereas the usual notifications pull-down can nonetheless be accessed from the higher left. The redesigned widgets in Shelf look good and the structure will be customised. The search field in Shelf additionally has a function referred to as OnePlus Scout. Just like Apple’s Highlight Search, you should utilize it to search out apps, telephone settings, and data from the Internet, all from one place.

OxygenOS 12.1 additionally provides a extra granular darkish mode menu, permitting you to decide on between Light (darkish gray), Medium (hazy black) and Enhanced (jet black), primarily based in your liking. Other than this, you additionally get all the advantages and options of Android 12. OnePlus guarantees three years of Android OS updates and 4 years of safety updates for the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G.

OnePlus 10 Professional 5G efficiency and battery life

The OnePlus 10 Professional 5G is a big and barely heavy telephone, which may take some getting used to. In case you already use a big telephone, switching to the 10 Professional 5G must be straightforward sufficient. The end of the telephone’s physique will be slippery, which is the place the bundled case is useful. It would not diminish the look an excessive amount of and provides excellent grip and safety. The in-display fingerprint sensor is responsive and by no means did not unlock the telephone when wanted. Face recognition labored effectively if there was ample ambient gentle, however struggled generally in very dim situations.

The show of the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G delivered glorious colors and sharpness for viewing content material. I had the decision set to ‘Auto-select’ so it might change between full-HD+ and QHD+ primarily based on content material. HDR movies regarded excellent and the stereo audio system helped full the viewing expertise. The underside speaker did sound a bit fuller in comparison with the earpiece, so I wanted the stereo impact was higher balanced. The OnePlus 10 Professional 5G carried out effectively in benchmarks, as you’d anticipate. It scored 8,31,613 factors in AnTuTu and maxed out the 3DMark Slingshot take a look at suites.

Efficiency by no means actually skipped a beat on the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G when working menial duties and utilizing fundamental apps. The telephone additionally ran cool for probably the most half. Nevertheless, video games tended to emphasize it fairly a bit particularly if I used to be taking part in high-end, multiplayer titles. Fortnite, for example, ran effectively on the ‘Epic’ graphics preset however this recreation additionally brought about the 10 Professional 5G to get actually sizzling. I felt the warmth on my fingers after a couple of minutes of gaming, particularly once I was holding the telephone and not using a case. Regardless of this, in-game efficiency was regular and gameplay did not undergo. I did like how shortly the physique of the telephone cooled down after switching to a much less demanding app or recreation. In case you use a case on this telephone, you in all probability will not discover the warmth.

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Recording high-res video on a sizzling day will be problematic for the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G


Nevertheless, warmth from the telephone did hamper usability when capturing video in heat to sizzling climate situations. I encountered a number of overheating warnings when recording 4K video clips outdoor in the course of the day, however did not have the identical points when capturing indoors or at night time. If video recording was already in progress and the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G overheated, it will proceed recording however in a low energy state with lowered display screen brightness. I used to be in a position to seize photographs within the overheated state however needed to watch for the telephone to chill down in an effort to begin recording a brand new video.

Battery life was excellent in the course of the evaluation interval. As I discussed earlier, I largely examined this telephone with the show decision set to Auto and refresh fee left on the default 120Hz. With combined utilization, which concerned quite a lot of video watching amounting to round six hours of screen-on time, and an energetic SIM within the telephone, the 10 Professional 5G’s battery degree solely went all the way down to 25 p.c on the finish of the day. In case you drive the show decision to QHD+ and recreation closely, you may get much less runtime, however most customers must be proud of this battery life. The telephone ran for practically 19 hours in our HD video loop take a look at, which was a superb time.

Charging the telephone would not take too lengthy. With the bundled charger, I used to be in a position to cost the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G as much as 96 p.c in simply half an hour, which is extremely fast. The telephone additionally helps different quick charging requirements beneath 80W. For example, it charged at 65W once I related it to a OnePlus Warp Cost 65T charger, and 33W when utilizing a lower-spec Kind-C cable with the 80W charger. 

OnePlus 10 Professional 5G cameras

OnePlus’ partnership with Hasselblad continues and all three rear cameras on the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G use what OnePlus calls its second-generation ‘Hasselblad Digicam for Cellular’ color science. Whereas the first and telephoto digital camera sensors are the identical as what the 9 Professional had, the ultra-wide and selfie digital camera sensors are new.

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The OnePlus 10 Professional 5G has a brand new ultra-wide digital camera with a 150-degree area of view


The ultra-wide digital camera nonetheless has a 50-megapixel decision but it surely’s primarily based on a Samsung ISOCELL JN1 sensor. It is a smaller sensor than the superb Sony IMX766 sensor within the 9 Professional, with smaller pixels, and on paper it is a downgrade. It additionally lacks autofocus, which implies there isn’t any macro mode for the 10 Professional 5G. The one good factor is its 150-degree area of view, which helps you to take some interesting-looking pictures. OnePlus has additionally lastly upgraded the selfie digital camera on its flagship with a Sony IMX615 sensor. It has the next 32-megapixel decision, which is good, but it surely nonetheless has a set focus and f/2.four aperture, and is proscribed to 1080p video recording.

The principle rear digital camera within the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G has a 48-megapixel Sony IMX789 sensor with an f/1.Eight aperture, optical stabilisation (OIS), and the flexibility to file movies at as much as 8K 24fps. The telephoto digital camera has an 8-megapixel decision, f/2.four aperture, and OIS. It’s able to 3.3X optical zoom and as much as 30X digital zoom. The digital camera app is effectively designed, making it straightforward to search out what you are in search of.

OnePlus 10 Professional 5G ultra-wide digital camera pattern shot utilizing 150-degree mode (faucet to see full dimension)


In comparison with the OnePlus 9 Professional working the most recent OxygenOS, the 10 Professional 5G has some extra capturing modes resembling Movie, which provides guide controls for video recording and the flexibility to shoot in LOG for a flat color profile. There is a 150-degree mode which helps you to use the complete capabilities of the ultra-wide digital camera, plus a fish-eye filter. Lastly, the Lengthy Publicity mode robotically units up the digital camera primarily based on the choice you choose, which incorporates transferring automobiles, water and clouds, or gentle portray.

OnePlus 10 Professional 5G ultra-wide digital camera samples (faucet to see bigger)


Let’s start with the ultra-wide digital camera’s efficiency on the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G. Daytime pictures had good element and pleasing colors, and HDR was all the time dealt with very effectively. Images usually had a cooler tone in comparison with the identical pictures taken with the primary digital camera, and weren’t all the time correct to the precise scene. The default area of view is 110 levels, however you’ll be able to change to the 150-degree mode, which crams lots extra of the scene into the body. I fairly loved utilizing this mode, however did not care a lot for the fish-eye filter. The ultra-wide digital camera on the 10 Professional 5G cannot shoot macros just like the one on the 9 Professional can. Low-light efficiency was above common. Noise was suppressed effectively and there was an honest degree of element within the picture.

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The standard distinction between the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G and 9 Professional’s ultra-wide cameras is noticeable, in case you look shut sufficient


In comparison with the OnePlus 9 Professional’s ultra-wide digital camera, the 10 Professional 5G’s equal digital camera captured poorer element, which was slightly disappointing. You may not discover this instantly and I doubt many customers will wish to crop small particulars from ultra-wide pictures, however in case you carefully study photographs taken with the 2 telephones, it is simple to identify the variations. The 10 Professional 5G ought to have no less than maintained the standard customary set by its predecessor, if not increase it, but it surely would not.

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The OnePlus 10 Professional 5G’s telephoto digital camera does compensate for the shortage of a Macro capturing mode

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OnePlus 10 Professional 5G selfie digital camera samples (faucet to see full dimension)


The selfie digital camera is a pleasant enchancment over the earlier technology. Particulars are excellent and colors regarded pure. Portrait mode labored very effectively too and delivered good separation from the background. HDR was spectacular when it got here to exposing my face in opposition to a shiny background. I might have favored photographs to be pixel-binned, and never saved on the full 32-megapixel decision, as file sizes had been fairly massive. Selfies taken in low gentle had been additionally excellent, and Night time mode is obtainable too.

OnePlus 10 Professional 5G main digital camera samples (faucet to see full dimension)


The principle digital camera captured glorious element and had probably the most correct colors in daylight pictures. HDR labored very effectively, autofocus was fast and responsive, and practically each picture I took throughout this evaluation interval regarded very good. The color tone of the photographs was additionally extra trustworthy to the precise scene, in comparison with the ultra-wide digital camera. Low-light photographs had excellent element too, and colors had been faithfully represented. The digital camera app robotically took a protracted publicity shot when gentle was lower than beneficial, and this additionally utilized to the ultra-wide and telephoto cameras.

Talking of the telephoto digital camera, the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G captured sharp and extremely detailed pictures on the native 3.3X zoom degree. Images regarded good until about 10X zoom, however particulars deteriorated fairly shortly past that. Images had been nonetheless usable however smaller objects had been arduous to determine correctly.

OnePlus 10 Professional 5G telephoto digital camera samples (faucet to see full dimension)


8K movies recorded with the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G regarded sharp, with good colors, and had been even stabilised. Movies shot in low gentle at 8K additionally regarded good, however digital stabilisation brought about some delicate jitter. 4K movies shot in the course of the day regarded spectacular, with excellent colors and stabilisation. In case you’re capturing at 30fps, you’ll be able to change to the ultra-wide digital camera whereas recording, however any magnification past 1X can be digital. You may should drop to 1080p if you wish to use the telephoto digital camera for video, and the utmost magnification for video in both case is 10X. 4K movies shot in low gentle regarded significantly better than 8K ones.


The OnePlus 10 Pro 5G has some much-needed upgrades over the 9 Pro, and with only a average bump in pricing, it isn’t a nasty deal. Even the top-end variant of the 10 Professional 5G is cheaper than the bottom fashions of the Samsung Galaxy S22 and iPhone 13, making it good worth. In comparison with the OnePlus 9 Professional, the 10 Professional 5G provides an even bigger battery with faster charging, a barely extra power-efficient AMOLED show, a extra highly effective SoC with lots extra 5G bands, a greater selfie digital camera, and a nicer design.

The iQoo 9 Pro might be the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G’s largest competitor. Not solely is it related by way of pricing but it surely additionally practically matches the 10 Professional 5G by way of options. The Realme GT 2 Pro can be simply across the nook, and going by what we already find out about this telephone, it might show to be an actual disruptor if Realme is aggressive with pricing.

There are a few issues you have to be conscious of earlier than you lock your choice concerning the OnePlus 10 Professional 5G. Similar to the 9 Professional, this new mannequin is vulnerable to overheating when utilizing the digital camera app in heat situations, no less than with the launch firmware. I’m a bit disillusioned by the ultra-wide digital camera of the 10 Professional 5G too, as it may’t be used to take macros and the photographs it captures aren’t as detailed as what the 9 Professional managed.

Aside from these little issues, the 10 Professional 5G is yet one more stable flagship from OnePlus, and delivers excellent efficiency and options for the worth. 

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