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OnePlus 10 Pro 5G Review: A Perfect Ten?

The launch of the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G was a bit different this year for a couple of reasons. It was launched in China at the start of 2022 and is only now coming to other countries, including India. Secondly, we have only a single model in the new 10 series so far, compared to the three models that debuted with the 9 series in India last year.

OnePlus 10 Pro 5G price in India

First, the prices in India. The OnePlus 10 Pro 5G is available starting with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, priced at Rs. 66,999. There’s also a top-end variant with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage that’s priced at Rs. 71,999. The 10 Pro 5G costs about Rs. 2,000 more than the OnePlus 9 Pro did when it launched. It will be available in two colours in India: Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest.

OnePlus 10 Pro 5G design

The OnePlus 10 Pro 5G’s design did attract some criticism initially since the shape and layout of the camera module make it look like a kitchen hob. I think it looks very distinctive and much better than the 9 Pro’s camera module.

OnePlus has used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the back, Gorilla Glass Victus for the display, and a ceramic coating over the camera module, which should keep this phone relatively scratch-free even if you don’t use a case. The OnePlus 10 Pro 5G is slimmer than its predecessor (8.55mm) but it’s heavier at 201g. There’s no storage expansion or headphone jack, but this phone can support two nano-SIMs.

Two notable improvements to the display are the use of a second-gen LTPO AMOLED panel which can lower its refresh rate to 1Hz (down from 10Hz previously), and a better positioned in-display fingerprint sensor which is easier to reach and use.

OnePlus 10 Pro 5G performance and battery life

Battery life was very good during the review period. As I mentioned earlier, I mostly tested this phone with the display resolution set to Auto and refresh rate left at the default 120Hz. With mixed usage, which involved a lot of video watching amounting to around six hours of screen-on time, and an active SIM in the phone, the 10 Pro 5G’s battery level only went down to 25 percent at the end of the day.

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