OnePlus 10 Pro: Style and Power Make for a Great Android Phone
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OnePlus 10 Pro: Style and Power Make for a Great Android Phone

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Speaker 1: The OnePlus 10 pro is unquestionably. The most premium phone OnePlus has ever made. And it's well worth considering if you're looking for a high performing flagship phone in 2022, here's what you should know From its powerful processor at its beautiful display to its solid performing camera. And it's pretty slick looking design this phone tick almost every box you should expect from a [00:00:30] flagship phone launching this year and eight, nine, $9. It does it add a more reasonable price than many of its main rivals. So let's take a closer look at why this phone is worth your time. And I suppose your money. Speaker 1: I love the look of the one plus 10 pro. It's got a frosted glass back with a slick camera unit and a lovely green color that I think is smarter and more stylish. And the shiny fingerprint prone backs [00:01:00] of the previous one plus nine and nine pro. It has a look that I think stands out well against the iPhone 13 pro and the S 22 ultra it's not necessarily any better or worse than those phones. It's just different. And I like that it should put up with some abuse as well as that back is made from toughened gorilla glass five. And there's even more hard call gorilla glass Victus on the front. There's no official IP waterproof rating though, unless you buy the [00:01:30] T-Mobile exclusive version in the us, which is IP 68 rated the rest of you, including everyone buying this phone outside of the us, which does include me here in the UK will just have to work at extremely hard to keep it safe from spilled drinks. So I wanna take a sip of coffee. I'll move the phone over here, where it's safe. It is a shame as waterproofing is pretty much standard on most of its main rivals and indeed the previous one plus nine pro [00:02:00] did also have an IP 68 rating. So it feels especially frustrating that this genuinely useful safety feature has been restricted solely as part of an exclusivity deal with one us carrier. Speaker 1: The 6.7 inch display has a 32 16 by 1440 pixel resolution making even tiny little detail else. Look, pin sharp. It's bro, too, with punchy colors that do justice to whatever vibrant [00:02:30] psychedelic games or TV shows or movies you happen to be watching right now. For me, it's still just Shrek on constant repeat and do not even begin to tell me that this is not the greatest movie ever made. The display has a 120 Hertz refresh rate, which makes scrolling around look buttery smooth, but it can automatically lower that refresh rate to conserve power during tasks that just don't require it. You'll also find a fingerprint scanner invisibly hidden underneath a display, [00:03:00] which I found to work pretty quickly and accurately. Most of the time, Speaker 1: The back of the phone is home to three cameras, a 48 megapixel main camera, a 50 megapixel ultra wide camera and an eight megapixel telephoto camera offering 3.3 times. I've spent some time already using the main camera in an earlier test, and I'm pleased to report that the results are generally excellent with great exposure, lovely colors, and plenty of [00:03:30] detail. There's a new raw option too called raw plus that's hidden in inside the pro mode and this uses comput, imaging techniques, things like HDR blending, but still outputs, a DNG raw file, which makes it much easier to edit in apps like Adobe Lightroom. It's much for same as what apple did with its pro raw format. And it works really well here, especially if you are the sort of person like me that likes playing around with your photos afterwards has a [00:04:00] portrait mode function. Speaker 1: Two, which I found works pretty well along with some other neat features, including an ex pan Panorama mode and a motion blur mode for creating ethereal, blurred, water images, all those cool shots of car headlights streak, their way through a city streets. The super wide lens is right and vibrant as well. Although I did find that there is sometimes a noticeable color shift between using the main lens and the ultra wide that 3.3 times optical [00:04:30] zoom gives you enough zoom to help you find some more interesting compositions within whatever scene you are looking at. Although I did find that isn't quite as sharp and detailed as zoom shots you'll get from the iPhone 13 pro. But of course, if zoom is a priority for you, then no phone comes close to the whopping 10 times. Optical zoom offered by the galaxy S 22 ultra. Then there is the 32 megapixel front facing camera, which consistently produces well exposed and sharp images for those selfie [00:05:00] levers among new. Speaker 1: When the sun goes down the night mode does a decent job of capturing a bright and sharp image. Although I have found that results still are not up there with the iPhone 13 pro, especially not. When you switch to that zoom lens, which produces a noticeably worse image with a lot more image noise and very blurry details. One plus cameras have typically been decent, but they haven't really competed with the best of the best around and while the 10 pro does pack the most accomplished camera that OnePlus has [00:05:30] ever put into a phone its low light and zoom skills do let it down just a little bit. Its main camera does still take excellent data images though. So it is well worth considering if photography is important to you, but maybe not the sole reason you are buying the phone Speaker 1: Powering. The 10 pro is Qualcomm's latest snap dragon eight gen one processor backed up by either 12 gigabytes of Ram. If you are in the UK like me or eight gigabytes of Ram, if you're buying [00:06:00] it in the us, this combo put in some great scores on our various benchmark tests, it's certainly up there among its other elite competition. And there is no doubt that it has got more than enough power to handle almost anything you're likely to throw at it. It breezed through things like raw photo editing and video streaming while playing demanding games like asphalt nine and PUBG was absolutely buttery smooth. Even with the settings cranked up to the max OnePlus has apparently done a whole [00:06:30] variety of tweaks. The software to ensure that gaming performance is optimized for more smooth frame rates and also to reduce latency between you tapping the screen and an action taking place in game, needless to say, then that the keen mobile gamers among you are well catered for here. The phone is generally incredibly NiPy to use. And that translates to a really nice smooth experience when you're just using it throughout your day. Then there's the Android 12 based software, which is Niton free of clutter and easy [00:07:00] to understand, which makes it a really nice phone to use whether you are experienced with Android or just taking your first steps into the smartphone world, Speaker 1: Providing the juice is a generous 5,000 million power battery, which thanks to a variety of efficiency improvement should last a full day of mixed use. I've actually found throughout most of my testing that it will easily get far into the second day, but of course, as with any phone, if you absolutely hammer it with gaming and video streaming [00:07:30] all day, and you'll probably need to give it a charge in the afternoon, it supports fast charging too. With my UK review model supporting you wat fast charging. Although those of you in the us will find that it does it at 65 Watts, one plus reckons with 65 wat fast charging. It will go from empty to fall in around 32 minutes that still incredibly fast. And it means you can give it a quick boost before you head out on an evening, safe in the knowledge that you'll probably have plenty of battery remaining when you need to call a CA AB home after those [00:08:00] beers. Speaker 1: So is the one plus 10 pro a good phone to buy? Well, if you are mainly looking for the ultimate in photography pros in a phone, then you are still better off looking towards the iPhone 13 pro with its superior, low light skills or towards the galaxy S 22 ultra with its credible 10 times. Zoom. Also, if waterproofing is critical to you because you are frequently careless around swimming pools, then you should exercise caution as well. But the temp pro's combination [00:08:30] of its great all round performance, it's slick looks it's solid battery life and it's more approachable price tag means that this phone is well worth considering for your next upgrade, but do let us know your thoughts on the one plus 10 pro in the comments below and make sure to check out the description for a lot more information.

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