After months of relentless gossip, and while OnePlus itself has talked about its flagship over and over again, the OnePlus 10 Pro was finally unveiled to the Chinese market on January 11, and we will probably see a global release in the near future.
OnePlus 10 Pro with features such as Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, larger 5000 mAh battery, OLED panel with a variable refresh rate of 120 Hz and without major changes in the camera is introduced and is supposed to be with products such as Galaxy S22 Ultra, iPhone 13 Pro 1 Max, Xia Pro and Pixel 6 Pro compete. Stay tuned to Zummit to compare the OnePlus flagship with the competition.
Note that since there is still one month left until the official introduction of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, we have talked about this phone to some extent and based on the available information.
Design and display
Excluding the iPhone 13 Pro Max steel frame, the OnePlus 10 Pro, like all competitors, uses a glass body and an aluminum frame. Weighing in at 200.5 grams, measuring 8.6 x 73.9 x 163 mm and having a 6.7-inch display, this phone is in the middle of its competitors in terms of ergonomics. The curved edges of the display and the cover of Gorilla Glass OnePlus 9 Pro have been repeated in the new generation.
We are almost certain that Samsung has dropped the integrated bezel with the Galaxy S21 Ultra frame and moved on to a simpler design for the Galaxy S22 Ultra camera; But OnePlus designers do not seem to agree with Samsung, and have come up with a similar idea in designing the OnePlus 10 Pro. The protrusion of Samsung’s flagship OnePlus camera is reminiscent of last year.
The OnePlus 10 Pro features a 6.7-inch, 3216 x 1440 pixel display with LTPO2 OLED panel, supports up to 1 billion colors, achieves a maximum brightness of 1300 nits, and thanks to LTPO technology can streamline refresh rates to balance consumption with And a soft user experience, ranging from 1 to 120 Hz.
On the other side of the field, the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Xiaomi 12 Pro have the same resolution as the OnePlus 10 Pro and a maximum brightness of 1,500 nits; While the resolution of 2778 x 1284 pixels and the brightness of 1200 nits of iPhone 13 Pro Max is lower than the competitors. All of OnePlus’ competitors, with the same technology, offer the user a variable refresh rate of 120 Hz and the ability to display one billion colors.
Hardware and batteries
OnePlus 10 Pro just like the previous generation in three versions 8 | 128 and 8 | 256 and 12 | 256GB with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 memory. On the other side of the field, the Xiaomi 12 Pro comes in similar versions, the iPhone 13 Pro Max with 6GB of RAM and 128, 256, 512 and 1024GB of memory are available, the Pixel 6 Pro with 12GB of RAM and 128, 256 or more memory. GIGABYTE and Galaxy S22 Ultra probably with the same pixel status and a version 16 | 512 GB to enter the market.
The new OnePlus flagship is powered by a four-nanometer Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, and the Xiaomi 12 Pro and Galaxy S22 Ultra are in a similar situation; Of course, in some markets we may also see the Korean flagship with the Exynos 2200 chip and AMD graphics. On the other hand, we have the Pixel 6 Pro with a dedicated tensor chip and the iPhone 13 Pro Max with Apple’s own A15 Bionic. Based on the benchmarks released from Android competitors, it seems that the performance will be superior to Apple’s flagship.
The OnePlus 10 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro, and possibly the Galaxy S22 Ultra, will use a 5,000 mAh battery; While the battery capacity of Xiaomi 12 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max is 4600 and 4352 mAh, respectively. At the moment, it is not possible to judge the charging of any of the Android flagships; But with the iPhone 13 Pro Max charging against last year’s flagships, the competition is likely to be tough this year.
This year, Chinese flag bearers have a lot to say about charging speed. OnePlus 10 Pro supports 80 watts charging speed and Xiaomi 12 Pro supports 120 watts; While the iPhone 13 Pro Max is compatible with a 25-watt charger, the Pixel 6 Pro is compatible with a 30-watt charger, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra is probably compatible with a 45-watt charger.
Companies compete fiercely in the field of cameras, and every year we see them moving on the edge of camera-related technologies. The Chinese say they have developed their flagship camera this year in collaboration with Hasselblad. As before, the OnePlus 10 Pro uses a combination of wide-angle, telephoto, and ultraviolet modules with 48-, 8-, and 50-megapixel sensors, respectively.
The OnePlus 10 Pro’s main camera, like the previous generation, uses a 48-megapixel Sony IMX780 sensor with a size of 1 / 1.43 inches, and is located behind the f / 1.8 lens with optical image stabilization and multi-directional autofocus. The telephoto camera uses an 8-megapixel sensor with f / 2.4 lens with optical image stabilization and 3.3x magnification without much experience. Finally, the Ultraviolet relies on Samsung’s smaller JN1 sensor, in contrast to the f / 2.2 lens with a very wide viewing angle of 150 degrees.
The OnePlus 10 Pro uses Sony’s larger 32-megapixel IMX615 sensor for taking selfies. OnePlus claims that its new flagship will capture colors more realistically this year using Hasselblad’s Natural Color Optmisation 2.0 feature.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro main cameras feature 50-megapixel sensors with 1 / 1.28 and 1 / 1.31 inches, respectively, and f / 1.9 lenses; While the main camera of the iPhone 13 Pro Max and Galaxy S22 Ultra use 12 and 108 megapixel sensors with dimensions of 1 / 1.66 and 1 / 1.33 inches and f / 1.5 and f / 1.8 lenses, respectively. Therefore, the OnePlus 10 Pro main camera is in fourth place in terms of dimensions.
In terms of magnification, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is at a higher level with two 10-megapixel telephoto cameras with OIS-equipped lenses and 10X and 3X optical zoom; But the Xiaomi 12 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro have the biggest sensors in their hearts, with 50- and 48-megapixel telephoto cameras and 2X and 4X lenses, respectively. Next in line is the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 3X magnification.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro, along with the OnePlus 10 Pro with their 50-megapixel sensor, have the largest sensor for an ultraviolet camera; But other models use more or less the same 12-megapixel sensors. This year, all flagships will also feature macro photography with an ultraviolet camera, taking advantage of the autofocus feature.
Overall, it seems that the OnePlus 10 Pro, at least on paper, is not significantly different from the previous generation in that it can challenge its capable competitors. It goes without saying that other flagships have experienced more dramatic advances in the field of cameras; But you have to wait and see the performance of the OnePlus 10 Pro in the real world. Perhaps the flagship of OnePlus can create an even more amazing experience by relying on more efficient software!
What do you think? Do you find the OnePlus 10 Pro changes exciting compared to its predecessor? Do you see a chance for this smartphone against the best on the market?