In my office the dancing on the phone never stops, there is always something new to test the cause in part, but because I am never satisfied and I always find something on every phone I use for more than a few days. That’s why you probably saw the posts we did where we mentioned This is Samsung Or That pixel We keep coming back, even though other supposedly-better phones are available. This is another one of those posts and it’s about OnePlus 10 Pro.
Ever since I finished my review of the OnePlus 10 Pro a whole month ago, this is probably the phone that my SIM card has seen the most. I danced between the Pixel 6 Pro (Android 12 in beta build), my iPhone 13 Pro (because I like Magsiff), and the regular Pixel 6 (Android 13!), But some kept bringing me back to the new heights of OnePlus – the end Phone.
I know I said in my review that using the phone was a pleasure, but still a concern. I was turned off because of the weird software joke baked in ColorOS – I’m sorry, “OxygenOS.” I wanted more specs, because who doesn’t want a full 12GB RAM and 256GB storage that can never be used? Lack of extensive career support was a bad look. The price even made me question whether this phone was an alternative to the Pixel 6 Pro at the same price.
The other thing that became clear during my review writing and my testing was that I kept talking about how much I liked the OnePlus 10 Pro. This phone is really good, from a usability standpoint. In other words, it’s great to hold, scroll, look and touch.
OnePlus can only make phones that OPPO hasn’t used these days, but they’re still great. The Haptix of this phone may have been my favorite in recent years, including the Pixel 6 Pro. The display, although it has slightly curved edges, is basically flat and great. Apart from all the crooked nonsense in other phones, the phone itself has a good weight. It’s a perfectly balanced phone, at least in my hands. I would never complain about a phone with this texture and the lack of fingerprints.
The software includes everything I need, such as a nice always-on display, smoothness for the day, dark mode levels, a vertical scrolling launcher (this is a shot from Samsung), and a few other areas I can customize. I like that there’s an extra set of options for the lock screen or the home screen or the status bar that you won’t find on Google, yet you don’t have the overwhelming amount of blot you can find in Samsung’s One UI.
In my opinion the camera is quite stiff and the borderline is nice. No, it’s not a low-light champion like the Pixel 6 Pro, but your son is not at the weekend photography club. My photoshoots sit outside on a hike or in a park or at a football match or on a patio in a wine shop. In all these situations, I find it great. It’s a camera I can trust and that’s important.
Of course, not everything is perfect with the OnePlus 10 Pro. There are lock screen notifications, interactions with notifications, and annoying software issues that make it look like Android 11, not Android 12. The update situation will be worse than Google or Samsung phones – there is nothing around it.
But again, just from the point of view of everyday use, this phone is excellent in many ways. And trust me, I keep looking for reasons to switch to another phone because of how my brain works after 12 years of doing it. I’ve switched and switched and switched in recent weeks. Although this phone continues to win me over.
So does that mean you should buy one for 899 and only with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage? Ooooooh, this remains a tough call. For most people, I’d probably consider taking a pause later this year to see if the rumors of a true OnePlus flagship are true. This phone is great, and I think you’ll all enjoy it, but if there’s much more to it in the near-distant future, it might be worth keeping. Wait to see if either that or a 12GB-256GB model is shown here for under $ 1,000.