OnePlus 10 Pro: Everything you need to know

The OnePlus 10 Pro is released in the U.S., and, while many might argue that the soul of OnePlus was hand-in-hand with co-founder Carl Pei who left the company in late 2020, OnePlus smartphones are still a hot topic, especially after their intriguing partnership with photography darling Hasselblad.
But how will the new course taken by OnePlus affect its next flagship phone? The Oppo overtake is seemingly changing tons of things, and while both companies have always technically been similar entities under the umbrella of BBK Electronics, things will never be quite the same for OnePlus, nor for the company’s numerous avid fans.

The OnePlus 10 family doesn’t consist of a single device. In early August 2022, OnePlus revealed the OnePlus 10T, a version of the phone with slightly refreshed hardware but missing the flagship refinement of the OnePlus 10 Pro.  

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OnePlus 10 Pro Release date

The OnePlus 10 Pro is now available on the US market.

There aren’t any major hardware differences between the US-specific and the global versions of the phone, save for the 65W instead of 80W charger in the box in the US which added four minutes to the 30-minute charge time in our tests. The US also gets a single storage version and a no mmWave 5G support.

Here’s how the OnePlus 10 Pro release compares to previous OnePlus generations:

OnePlus 10 versions

The OnePlus 10 Pro isn’t the only member of its device family, and the list might grow substantially in the near future.

There’s the low-cost OnePlus 10R, which comes with premium-looking design and mostly high-end specs. Powered by a MediaTek 8100 Max and carrying a large, 6.7-inch OLED display with a 2412 x 1080 resolution, a 50MP main camera, and up to 150W maximum charging speeds, the OnePlus 10R will hardly ever make it to the US.
Finally, we have the OnePlus 10T, which was announced on August 3 at a live event in New York. The device ditches some core OnePlus features like a mute switch but boasts the all-new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, which has better performance and efficiency in comparison with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. Inside, we find 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS3.1 storage, selling for $650, though some markets will get a 16GB RAM/256GB storage that goes for $750. A 4,800mAh battery with a super-fast 150W VOOC charging completes the OnePlus 10T specs sheet. Instead, the OnePlus 10T relies on a 50MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro camera further make up the camera set.

OnePlus 10 Pro Price

It’s more than clear that the days of the ultra-affordable OnePlus flagship phones are long gone, and if none of the latest OnePlus phones have convinced you, then the OnePlus 10 Pro will likely do so. Still, it’s a bit more acceptable than the iPhone Pro Maxes and Galaxies of the world, carrying a more grounded $899 price tag for its base version.

The OnePlus 10 Pro price starts at $899 for the 128GB model. Notably, the US doesn’t get a 256GB version of the phone, which is available in other regions of the world, and it also doesn’t have mmWave 5G as well.

OnePlus 10 Specs

OnePlus has top-notch internals worthy of its flagship status and premium price tag. Here’s what’s making it tick and click:

Here are the full specs of of the OnePlus 10 Pro:

OnePlus 10 Pro review

For what it’s worth, the OnePlus 10 Pro is shaping up to be more of what you already love about OnePlus, but not quite the breakthrough one might have hoped for. If your phone is aging and you are not after the ultimate camera, though, it should be well considered.

Read our full device reviews here:

OnePlus 10 Pro comparisons

We have three comparisons with the OnePlus 10 Pro, one with the iPhone 13 Pro Max and the other one against the Pixel 6 Pro.

In what colors is the OnePlus 10 Pro available?

The OnePlus 10 Pro is currently available in Volcanic Black and Emerald Green. There’s the probability that more colors could be unveiled later on during the phone’s life cycle, but we are a bit pessimistic about that. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 10T comes in Jade Green and Moonstone Black, two undoubtedly classy colors that exude premium feel. 

 

What’s the OnePlus 10 Pro battery capacity?

The OnePlus 10 Pro features a large, 5,000mAh battery with what’s now signature super-fast OnePlus charging. In the case of the OnePlus 10 Pro, we have 80W SuperVOOC charging (65W charger in the box of the American version because of the 110V outlets) as well as record fast 50W AirVOOC charging. Sadly, the rumors that we’re seeing record-fast 125W charging on the OnePlus 10 Pro didn’t materialize. As a refresher, we were hearing that OnePlus would throw 125W ultra-fast charging on the OnePlus 10 Pro. Despite that shortcoming, the 80W charging will probably be enough to top up the phone in under 30 minutes.

What are the OnePlus 10 Pro camera specs?

The OnePlus 10 Pro features a triple camera system, consisting of a 48MP primary shooter with a 50MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and 8MP telephoto lens supporting 3.3x optical zoom while ditching the 9 Pro’s fourth 2MP monochrome snapper. At the front, we will be taking selfies with a rather large 32MP front-facing camera, which doubles the resolution of the selfie camera on the OnePlus 9 Pro.

Here’s a full summary of the camera and its specs:

The ultra-wide camera is particularly interesting this time around. It has an enormous 150-degree field-of-view, which is up to four times wider than what most other smartphones offer these days, and also has a dedicated “fish-eye” mode for an exaggerated and distorted effect, though purists could also use a more traditional 110-degree field-of-view shots.

The phone features OnePlus Billion Color Solution, which shoots in 10-bit color, can capture photos with 25% increase in DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, and process 64 more color than the OnePlus 9 Pro. All three rear cameras of the OnePlus 10 Pro support 10-bit color, which should essentially remove any color banding from photos.
All three rear camera of the OnePlus 10 Pro support a second-generation Hasselblad Pro Mode, and what that means is photos can be captured in 12-bit RAW. These improved RAW files hold more information in them and allow knowledgeable enthusiasts to have more leeway to work with in post.

Finally, there’s a dedicated Movie Mode on the OnePlus 10 Pro which lets the user adjust the camera’s ISO, shutter speed, and more both during video capture and before starting. Additionally Movie Mode allows for shooting in the LOG format without a preset picture profile, providing video editors with a blank canvas for editing. According to OnePlus, videos filmed on the OnePlus 10 Pro in a LOG format offer greater dynamic range, more information in the shadows and highlights.

What are the best OnePlus 10 Pro deals?

There are tons of deals on the OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 10T available right now. You can find all of the available OnePlus 10 Pro deals right here

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