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OnePlus 10 Pro: How It Compares to the OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 8 Pro

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Sareena Dayaram
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After its debut at CES 2022, the OnePlus 10 Pro will finally be available in the US on April 14. CNET's Andrew Lanxon got his hands on the newest OnePlus phone for testing. Check out his in-depth review of the OnePlus 10 Pro. The $899 (£799, roughly AU$1,400) phone is competitively priced against high-end rivals like the Galaxy S22 Ultra ($1,200) and iPhone 13 Pro ($999). But how does it compare to last year's OnePlus 9 Pro and 2019's OnePlus 8 Pro? If you have an 8 Pro or 9 Pro should you upgrade? And since the OnePlus 9 Pro costs $799, is it worth saving $100 to get it? Don't fret -- we have the specs for all three devices listed below to make it easy to compare and contrast.

The OnePlus 10 Pro has a 6.7-inch QHD Plus display, along with a slew of incremental upgrades ranging from faster wired charging speeds (80 watts), a larger battery (5,000 mAh) and an upgraded processor in the form of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which promises faster graphics rendering and improved power efficiency.

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The OnePlus 10 Pro features a redesigned camera bump.

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Moving beyond the specs sheet, however, OnePlus revamped the rear camera bump, marking a noteworthy departure from that of the OnePlus 9 series toward something more Samsung-esque. 

The new bump will house three lenses: 48 megapixels , 50 megapixels and 8 megapixels.

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Camera bump of the OnePlus 9 Pro.

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Speaking of design changes, the glossy finishes seen in the OnePlus 9 series are now a thing of the past. OnePlus opted for a more understated matte finish, available in green or black, which is offset somewhat by the prominent Hasselblad branding on the camera bump. On the software front, it runs on OxygenOS 12, which is based on Android 12

For more information on how the OnePlus 10 Pro compares with its predecessors, take a look at CNET's specs chart below. 

One Plus 10 Pro vs. 9 Pro vs. 8 Pro


OnePlus 10 ProOnePlus 9 ProOnePlus 8 Pro
Display size, resolution 6.7-inch; 3,216x1,440 pixels6.7-inch AMOLED; 1,440x3,216 pixels6.78-inch AMOLED; 1,440x3,168 pixels
Pixel density 525 ppi525 ppi513 ppi
Dimensions (Millimeters) 163 x 73.9 x 8.55mm163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7mm165 x 74.4 x 8.5mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 201g197g199g
Mobile software Android 12Android 11Android 10
Camera 48-megapixel (wide), 50-megapixel (ultrawide), 8-megapixel (telephoto)48-megapixel (main), 50-megapixel (ultrawide), 8-megapixel (telephoto), 2-megapixel (monochrome)48-megapixel (standard), 48-megapixel (ultrawide), 8-megapixel (telephoto), 5-megapixel ('color filter')
Front-facing camera 32-megapixel32-megapixel16-megapixel
Video capture 4K at 60 fps8K4K
Processor Snapdragon 8 gen 1Qualcomm Snapdragon 888Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Storage/RAM 8/128GB (US) 12/256GB (UK)128GB, 256GB & 8GB, 12GB128GB, 256GB & 8GB, 12GB
Expandable storage NoneNoneNone
Battery/Charger 5,000 mAh (65W bundled charger)4,500 mah4,510 mAh
Fingerprint sensor In-screenIn-screenIn-screen
Connector USB-CUSB-CUSB-C
Headphone jack NoNoNo
Special features 5G, 120Hz display, 65W fast charging (80W in the UK), IP68 water resistance (on T-Mobile variants only)5G enabled; water resistant (IP68), fast charging 65W, fast wireless charging 50W; stereo speakers5G enabled; Warp Charge; reverse wireless charging; water resistant (IP68); 120Hz refresh rate
Price $899$969 (128GB) $899 (8GB RAM/128GB), $999 (12GB RAM/256GB)
Price (GBP) N/A£829£799 (8GB RAM/128GB), £899 (12GB RAM/256GB)
Price (AUD) N/AN/AUK converts to: AU$1,570 (8GB RAM/128GB), AU$1,770 (12GB RAM/256GB)