OnePlus’ imaginative and prescient has modified dramatically over the previous few years. From disrupting the flagship section with its value-oriented choices to diversifying into the inexpensive section, the corporate has come a good distance. That’s not all, because the model is not shying away from the concept of a high-end Android telephone both. In actual fact, the OnePlus 9 Professional (evaluate) was – a minimum of in my books – the primary fully-fledged flagship smartphone from OnePlus’ stables that supplied all the pieces however the kitchen sink to the end-users. Diversification apart, OnePlus telephones have seemingly modified their tune too, because the handsets boot a ColorOS-ified model of OxygenOS out of the field.
Understandably, the corporate’s newest handset – the OnePlus 10 Professional – has quite a bit driving on its shoulders. Not solely does the telephone must show the naysayers improper, however for the primary time in an extended whereas, the smartphone has to make a case for itself amongst OnePlus loyalists too. Can then, the handset stand out in a aggressive section headlined by gadgets just like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus (evaluate), or the iQOO 9 Professional (evaluate)? Nicely, let’s discover out.
Desk of Contents
OnePlus is aware of a factor or two about designing handsome telephones and the corporate’s newest cuts a splash within the design division as properly. Notably, the smartphone has been constructed in its entirety utilizing glass and metallic and correspondingly, the machine imparts an opulent in-hand really feel. What’s extra, the handset appears decidedly completely different from the rest out there, which may be accredited, a minimum of in elements, to the telephone’s huge ceramic digital camera module. Now, I’ll admit, the way in which the digital camera array wraps across the telephone’s body is harking back to the Samsung Galaxy S21 sequence. However, that’s the place the similarity ends and relaxation assured, the OnePlus 10 Professional’s design is as bewitching, as it’s distinctive.
Transferring on, the OnePlus 10 Professional is offered in two quirky colors, together with Emerald Forest and Volcanic Black. Now, I used to be a bit sceptical concerning the telephone’s inexperienced colourway at first, nonetheless, in time, the shade has grown on me. To wit, the inexperienced paint job is pretty muted and it doesn’t instantly name to your consideration. What’s extra, the shade enhances the digital camera module’s metallic accents beautifully too. The icing on the cake is that each the hues ship with a matte end which retains smudges and stains at bay. Alternatively, the smartphone misses out on an IP ranking, which is a bummer, particularly if you’re splurging upwards of Rs 60K on a telephone. Rubbing salt to the injuries, OnePlus is promoting a “weatherproof” 10 Professional within the choose markets, albeit at a markup. On the intense facet, the handset ships with Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus on the again, which means the machine ought to stand up to the take a look at of time.
I discovered the OnePlus 10 Professional fairly comfy to make use of day in and day trip as properly. The smartphone is about the identical measurement as its predecessor and the machine gives a comparatively narrower body than, say, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely (evaluate). Correspondingly, it is best to be capable to use and grip the telephone comfortably with only one hand. The OnePlus 10 Professional additionally ships with the corporate’s iconic alert slider which is able to absolutely turn out to be useful in the event you have a tendency to leap out and in of conferences and the unit’s in-display fingerprint sensor, whereas not as snappy because the one on the iQOO 9 Professional, continues to be blisteringly quick to unlock the telephone. You additionally get facial recognition with the machine, which labored simply as properly, so no complaints right here.
Now, if like me, you are inclined to kind quite a bit in your telephone too, then you definately’ll vastly recognize the OnePlus 10 Professional’s haptic suggestions. To wit, the corporate has outfitted the machine with a brand-new SLA X-axis linear motor which gives meatier and tighter haptics than the OnePlus 9 Professional. And, though the telephone misses out on a headphone jack, the handset’s audio system sound outstanding and may suffice for consuming media on the fly.
The OnePlus 10 Professional’s show has seen some minor enhancements over the one on the OnePlus 9 Professional too. Whereas each the telephones ship with a 6.7-inch, QHD+, Fluid AMOLED panel that refreshes at 120Hz, the OnePlus 10 Professional’s display screen employs second-gen LTPO tech, which means the panel can drop its refresh fee to as little as 1Hz. On the flip facet, the show on the OnePlus 9 Professional can solely scale between 10Hz and 120Hz. Moreover, the machine switches between refresh charges faster too, so that you’ll hardly ever discover stuttery animations or UI transitions while utilizing the telephone. And, very like final yr’s mannequin, the OnePlus 10 Professional’s display screen will get audaciously brilliant at 1,300 nits. Unsurprisingly, I hardly ever discovered the show illegible, even below Delhi’s harsh solar.
The panel is a deal with to look at films on as properly. For one, the handset helps HDR playback from OTT companies like Netflix, so you possibly can stream your favorite TV exhibits and flicks at the highest quality potential. Moreover, the handset’s curvy show mitigates unintentional touches properly and it additionally gives a ginormous contact floor to play high-octane video games comfortably. Including to the listing of execs, the machine additionally helps a devoted At all times-On Show mode, which may be customised to your coronary heart’s content material by heading over to the “Personalisation” tab within the settings menu. All mentioned and performed, the OnePlus 10 Professional leaves no stone unturned within the show division.
Efficiency, Battery life and Software program
No surprises right here, the OnePlus 10 Professional is backed by Qualcomm’s newest and biggest, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 cell platform. For RAM and storage, the machine employs speedy LPDDR5 reminiscence and UFS 3.1 storage. Now, do notice that I used to be despatched the 12GB RAM mannequin for evaluate which comes with 256GB of built-in, non-expandable storage. That mentioned, consumers trying to save a pair thousand bucks can as a substitute go for the 8GB / 128GB mannequin as properly.
Specs apart, the OnePlus 10 Professional is a prime performer. Be it operating graphically intensive video games, securing spectacular numbers in artificial checks or multitasking between a dozen or so apps – the handset can do all of it. I did run a ton of benchmarks on the telephone, the outcomes for which might be out there within the slider connected under. Curiously, whereas the telephone does get a tad heat to the contact while gaming or operating resource-hungry purposes, the handset’s efficiency doesn’t throttle. The identical is obvious within the unit’s CPU throttling take a look at scores whereby, the smartphone throttled to only 75 p.c of its peak efficiency.
The surroundings stays unchanged in the event you play a graphically-burdening title like BGMI on the set. Not solely might the telephone run the sport at HDR graphics and Excessive FPS (with an possibility to make use of the UHD texture pack), however the FPS didn’t drop even after forty-odd minutes of gaming on the telephone. Do notice that I had the high-performance mode enabled for almost all of my gaming and benchmarking periods, which may be accessed by going into the ten Professional’s battery settings. I observed that the machine performs barely higher with the characteristic turned on, though, you’ll have to deal with barely hotter temperatures too.
Talking of which, the OnePlus 10 Professional’s battery backup is nothing to jot down dwelling about. Whereas the telephone can final you a full break day a single cost with the show decision set to FHD+, at QHD+ decision, you’ll have to attach the telephone to an outlet by the night. Fortunately, the smartphone ships with an 80W wired charger that may prime up the machine in round 40 minutes. The machine helps wi-fi charging too, which curiously, is faster than some competing wired charging protocols. To wit, the handset can wirelessly cost at 50W utilizing the corporate’s proprietary Warp Wi-fi charger, which is nice.
The OnePlus 10 Professional’s software program, alternatively, leaves one thing to be desired. Notably, the UI is closely impressed by ColorOS and the interface feels clunkier in comparison with earlier iterations of OxygenOS. In actual fact, I’m not the most important fan of the smartphone’s customized launcher, which comes with fairly odd-looking folder icons that stick out like a sore thumb. To not point out, the handset’s Shelf utility will get triggered in the event you swipe down from the top-right nook of the display screen, which will get fairly annoying in the event you’re attempting to entry your notifications. Fortunately, you possibly can disable the identical by going into the Particular Options menu however I believe OnePlus might be taught a factor or two from Samsung and its Edge Panel implementation.
Now, credit score the place credit score’s due, the OnePlus 10 Professional doesn’t ship with plenty of bloatware. Moreover, the interface ships with a number of aces up its sleeves too and never solely are you able to stylise the telephone by way of the myriad of theming choices, however you can too fine-tune different features of the machine, comparable to selecting from three completely different kinds of darkish mode, and so on. You’ll additionally get the choice to obtain and set up third-party icon packs from the Google Play retailer, and the utility touts quite a lot of helpful options like a built-in app and photograph vault, which is able to maintain your private information away from prying eyes as properly. That mentioned, you probably have been lusting over a OnePlus telephone with a near-stock UI, then you may be a tad upset with the ten Professional.
The OnePlus 10 Professional ships with a triple digital camera stack on the again, comprising a 48MP Sony IMX789 sensor that works alongside a 50MP Samsung JN1 ultrawide sensor with a 150-degree FoV and an 8MP telephoto sensor with 3.3x optical zoom capabilities. For selfies, the machine will get a 32MP sensor upfront. As such, the handset’s digital camera stack stays largely unchanged from its predecessor, the OnePlus 9 Professional.
Now, I’ve already spoken in size concerning the smartphone’s digital camera prowess in my in-depth comparability between the OnePlus 10 Professional and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely (evaluate), so do test it out. Nevertheless, I’ll collate my findings right here, which ought to make it easier to stand up to hurry. Now, for essentially the most half, the OnePlus 10 Professional clicks beautiful pictures with its main sensor and the corporate has partnered with Hasselblad as soon as once more to ship essentially the most genuine colors in any snap. That mentioned, in my testing, I observed that the first sensor would sway within the favour of hotter tones. Don’t get me improper, the photographs look incredible and are replete with particulars, nonetheless, the OnePlus 10 Professional hardly ever clicks the scene as is. As a substitute, you’ll discover that the reds and the yellows within the body appear a tad exaggerated.
Apart from that, nonetheless, you’ll discover little to dislike concerning the smartphone’s main digital camera – the snaps provide first rate dynamic vary, the nook sharpness within the photographs is on par with the competitors and the machine even ships with a bunch of Hasselblad filters that may add a particular look to your pictures. The identical goes for lowlight stills too, which seem a tad doctored (the sky is rendered overtly gray, for example) albeit provide passable particulars and minimal noise. That mentioned, again and again, the OnePlus 10 Professional launched lens flare within the photographs. I observed the difficulty crop up once I was clicking stills through the day, in addition to at night time. I do hope the corporate fixes the identical with a software program replace down the road.
The ultrawide angle sensor, alternatively, seems to be a step down from the 50MP Sony unit on the OnePlus 9 Professional. You see, the OnePlus 9 Professional supplied the perfect UW sensor on the time of its launch. A lot so, the smartphone might go toe to toe and at occasions, even outshoot gadgets just like the Galaxy S21 Extremely (evaluate) and the Mi 11 Extremely (evaluate). This yr’s sensor, nonetheless, clicks washed out pictures with sub-par nook and centre particulars. The identical goes for the telephoto sensor too, which clicks sharp pictures albeit struggles with publicity metering at occasions. Fortunately, the 32MP selfie digital camera outputs detail-laden photographs which can be on par with the snaps from the Galaxy S22 Extremely. That mentioned, the topic’s pores and skin tone seems barely orangish, and that’s regardless of disabling all of the beautification options. All mentioned and performed, the OnePlus 10 Professional gives a succesful digital camera setup that falls a bit in need of its pricier rivals.
The OnePlus 10 Professional begins at Rs 66,999 for the 8GB RAM variant, with the 12GB mannequin retailing for Rs 71,999 in India. For the value, the handset undercuts Samsung’s newest by fairly a margin and regardless of that, retains an equally attractive show and gives Qualcomm’s quickest SoC below the hood too. It additionally helps that the smartphone expenses faster than most gadgets in its worth section. That mentioned, the OnePlus 10 Professional continues to be enjoying meet up with Samsung’s grandest within the digital camera division. Moreover, not like most premium telephones, the machine doesn’t ship with any official IP ranking both. Lastly, the corporate’s three-year software program replace roadmap falls in need of Samsung’s four-year dedication too.
That’s to not say that the OnePlus 10 Professional is a nasty telephone. If something, it’s a testomony to the truth that followers and critics throughout the globe maintain the corporate to a really excessive customary. For what it’s price, the handset checks most, if not all the appropriate packing containers and correspondingly, nonetheless makes for a superb purchase.
Editor’s ranking: 3.5 / 5
- Fashionable design
- Beautiful show
- Wonderful performer
- Succesful primary digital camera
- No IP ranking
- Aiding cameras not the perfect