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OnePlus 10 Pro 5G Review with Pros and Cons – Avoid

OnePlus 10 Pro 5G review

OnePlus is now a true premium brand that we didn’t wanted but we go it anyway. With the new OnePlus 10 Pro 5G, OnePlus is going against Samsung and Apple which is going to be tough, so let’s see in this review, whether you should pay a premium for the OnePlus Brand or not?

OnePlus 10 Pro 5G price in India starts from Rs 66,999 for 8GB Ram + 128GB storage while 12GB Ram + 256GB storage variant is available at Rs 71,999. The device comes with Emerald Forest and Volcanic Black color options and it will be available from 5th April 2022 via Amazon at noon in India.

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OnePlus 10 Pro 5G Review

If you’re willing to pay 66k for the OnePlus brand then yes, the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G is worth buying otherwise we have tons of better options from Samsung and even from Apple, so it doesn’t make any sense to pay a premium for the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G.

The OnePlus 10 Pro 5G has the same camera quality as the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G, there are a few improvements but that doesn’t justify the Rs 66,999 price tag. We all know, that the cameras are a weak part of the OnePlus and the same can be seen in the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G too.

Still, OnePlus is charging premium which doesn’t justify it at all.

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Also, OnePlus didn’t provide any official IP rating, so don’t dare to use this smartphone under the water.

Again, the build quality is great, no issue with battery life, and that 80W wired and 50W wireless charging helps a lot. By the way, the phone has a 6.70-inches 120Hz display with a pick brightness of 13000 which is great, I don’t think anyone will have any kind of problem with the display.

Overall, for the price of Rs 66999, it’s hard to recommend the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G because we have phones like Motorola Edge 30 Pro 5G, Galaxy S21 SE 5G, iPhone 12, and many others at good prices, so there will be some hesitation.

In short, I would like to say, the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G is a good smartphone that could have been great but unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

OnePlus 10 Pro 5G Pros and Cons

PROSCONS
120Hz Fluid DisplayNo 3.5mm Audio Jack
80W superfast chargingDecent Cameras
50W wireless chargingNight Photogra[phy needs improvement
Powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoCNo SD card slot
Smooth & Clean OSNo IP rating
Solid Build QualityIntegration with ColorOS
9 5G BandsBit Pricey
Good Battery life
Bright display
Stereo Speakers

Display Quality

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The OnePlus 10 Pro 5G comes with 10bit 6.670-inches 120Hz LTPO2 AMOLED with a pick brightness of 1300 nits and support for HDR10+. On the front, it has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus while there is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the back, and the frame is made of aluminum.

OnePlus has done a great job when it comes to display, there won’t be any kind of problem while playing games or even watching movies. Also, there is support for Widevine L1 which means, you will be able to watch FHD+ content on OTA platforms.

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The display is also bright enough to use outdoors and it does go very low if you want to use it at night.

OnePlus has also added HDR10+ support and it does work in almost all the OTT apps, so you will be able to watch HDR content too.

By the way, the device has a curved display which I’m not a big fan of but if you like that kind of display then you will be more than happy with it.

OnePlus has done a great job on the display and I don’t think anyone will complain about the quality. Now, let’s talk about the cameras because that’s where you might complain.

Cameras

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OnePlus has gone with the same cameras setup as OnePlus 9 Pro except for the ultra-wide lens.

The OnePlus 10 Pro 5G comes with a 48 MP Sony IMX789 Sensor which has OIS support, there is also an 8MP 3x optical telephoto lens and a new 50MP ultra-wide lens while on the front it has a 32MP selfie shooter.

The rear cameras can shoot videos at [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, and [email protected]/60fps. The front can shoot at only [email protected] which is a huge letdown as this is a premium smartphone and not a budget one.

We have the same primary sensor from last-gen, so there won’t be any kind of issue when taking videos, the footage will come out stable even with 4k resolution too. Now of course when it comes to 8k, the footage doesn’t come out smooth, there is some shakiness here and there.

So to get the best possible videos, make sure you stick with 4k, or to get even better results [email protected] will be a good option.

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When it comes to good lighting or daylight, the videos come out with good details when it comes to low light, it loses out on some details and this can be easily fixed with OTA updates.

Again, as I have said, don’t ever buy any tech product on future promises.

Now, I don’t want to talk much about the front camera because OnePlus has just ignored the front camera, they have just added the same sensor with the same quality, didn’t change a bit.

In short, don’t get your hope upon a 32MP front camera.

That 48 MP Sony IMX789 Sensor takes some good images, and the details come out well, it’s the same as the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G. So this can’t be called, the best image because its the same as last-gen

Nevertheless, OnePlus has also added a new 50MP ultra-wide lens which gives about 150-degree wide-angle shots. Now, the problem with this new Samsung sensor is the details under the low light.

The sensor tries to over-expose the images at night and that’s where the thing gets a little bit messy. Again, this can be solved with an OTA update but hey, take it as it is.

By the way, under good lights, the ultra-wide shots come very well, and the details are also great, the only issue is with night ultra-wide shots.

Coming to an 8MP telephoto lens, it can do about 3x optical zoom which is great and this is also the same as OnePlus 9 Pro 5G. The details and colors will be the same.

Of course, as this is a OnePlus smartphone. the colors will pop out a little but it’s not too much.

Overall, for the price of Rs 66999, OnePlus needs to work on the cameras to justify the 67k price tag.

Now, for those who want better cameras, those can consider the iPhone 12 or even Galaxy S21 FE 5G but if you want a smartphone at a lower price tag then there is no better option than the Motorola Edge 30 Pro 5G which is available at 50k and it has Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.

Performance

Now, we have seen, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor in quite of few smartphones, and all the smartphones are well, so performance won’t be a huge problem. OnePlus has also used the same Snapdragon 8 gen 1 SoC, so don’t worry about the speed.

Here comes the key part, the device runs on OxygenOS 12.1 based on Android 12. Now, here me out, the OS is called OxygenOS but it has tons of ColorOS features, so this can’t be called, the true Oxygen OS which OnePlus use to offer.

OnePlus is not calling this ColorOS but you will see the presence of ColorOS in the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G.

By the way, I’m not saying, the OS is slow, it’s as fast as it can get. What I’m saying is, this is not the same OxygenSO that we use to use.

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OnePlus has also added 9 5G bands which will be good enough to use the 5G network whenever it launches in India.

That was it, the Snapdragon 8 gen 1 is a powerful processor and it will give the best possible performance while the OxygenOS is fast and smooth as it was.

Audio Quality

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Yes, it has a stereo speaker and it’s great, no complaints. There is also a secondary noise cancellation microphone too which helps a lot in calling.

Of course, the device also has Carrier Aggregation Support.

Now, if you’re that person who uses wired earphones then you have to buy a type-C to 3.5mm dongle because the phone doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio jack.

Overall, there won’t be any kind of issue with calling as well as audio, Samsung has done a great job this time.

Battery Life

For power, OnePlus has added a 5,000mAh battery which supports 80W wired charging support and 50W wireless charging support. Yes, the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G does come with an 80W charger while you have to buy a 50W wireless adaptor from OnePlus.

That 5,000 mAh battery will last for a day but in the end, it will depend on how you use the smartphone in day-to-day life. Again, even if you kill the battery, that 80W charger will make everything normal.

By the way, an 80W charger will take about 31 minutes to charge from 0% to 100%.

OnePlus 10 Pro 5G FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Does the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G has a 3.5mm Audio jack?

A: No.

Q: Does the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G has NFC Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How many OS updates will the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G will get?

A:  OnePlus didn’t mention anything about future updates but it should get an Android 13 update.

Q: What is the screen refresh rate of the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G?

A: It has a 120Hz refresh rate LTPO2 AMOLED panel.

Q: Does the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G has stereo speakers?

A: Yes.

Q: Does the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G has Widevine L1 support??

A: Yes.

Q: Does the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G has a camera2api enabled?

A: Yes

Q: Does the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G has 5G Support?

A: Yes, it has 9 5G Bands.

Q: Does SOnePlus 10 Pro 5G have fast charging support?

A: Yes, it has an 80W wired fast charging % 50W wireless charging support.

Q: Does the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G have carrier aggregation?

A: Yes.

Q: Does the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G have a compass sensor?

A: Yes.

Q: Where to buy the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G in India

A: The OnePlus 10 Pro 5G is available on Amazon.

Q: Alternatives of Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

Verdict

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As I have said, it doesn’t make any sense to buy the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G, OnePlus is charging a premium for this device. Now, if you’re okay with Apple then do consider the iPhone 12 or even 13 but if you want an Android smartphone then Galaxy S22 or even Motorola Edge 30 Pro 5G would be a good option.

By the way, Android has tons of options, so for more, you can read this top best smartphone for under Rs 50000.

Buy it If

  • Superfast 80W charging speed
  • 50W wireless charging support
  • Solid build quality
  • If you’re a fan of OnePlus
  • If you want good quality speakers
  • If you’re okay with ColorOS integration
  • If you want a 120Hz LTPO2 display
  • If you want a powerful processor

Don’t buy it if…

  • If you want 3.5mm, Audio Jack
  • If you want a waterproof smartphone
  • If you want a value money device
  • If you want the best cameras

OnePlus 10 Pro 5G Full Specifications

Launch Date31st March 2022
First Sale5th April 2022 via Amazon at noon in India
RAM & STORAGE8GB Ram + 128GB Storage
12GB Ram + 256GB Storage

UFS 3.1 Storage
LPDDR5 RAM
Display6.70-inches LTPO2 Fluid AMOLED
10bit panel
120Hz refresh rate
HDR10+ support
1300 nits pick the brightness
Resolution3216 x 1440 pixels
Dimensions163 x 73.9 x 8.6 mm
BuildFront Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Frame Aluminum
Back Gorilla Glass 5
Rear Camera48 MP Sony IMX789 Sensor (OIS)
50 MP Ultra-Wide (150-degree FoV)
8 MP Telephoto (3x optical zoom)

[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, 
[email protected]/60fps
Front Camera32MP

[email protected]
ProcessorQualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
OSAndroid 12 – OxygenOS 12.1
5G SupportYes, 9 5G Bands

n1, n3, n5, n8, n40, n41, n78, n79, and n28A
NFCYes
AudioStereo Speakers
No 3.5mm audio jack
Battery5000mAh
Charging Speed80W Wired Charging (1% to 100% in 32 min)
50W Wireless Charging
SensorsIn-display Fingerprint Sensor (optical)
Accelerometer
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Sensor Core
Flicker-detect Sensor
Front RGB sensor
CardHybrid
Weight201 Gram
Other FeaturesWide Vine L1 Support
Carrier Aggregation Support
Bluetooth 5.2
Alert Slider
Performance ScoreAnTuTu: 886248 (v9)
GeekBench: 3447 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 48fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
ColorEmerald Forest and Volcanic Black
India Price8GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 66,999
12GB Ram + 256GB Storage: Rs 71,999

Available from April 5th in India
US Price 8GB Ram + 128GB Storage: $899

Available from April 14th in the US
Europe Price8GB Ram + 128GB Storage:  €899
12GB Ram + 256GB Storage: €999

Available from April 5th in Europe
Available atAmazon

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