The dance between phones in my office never stops, partly because there’s always something new to test, but also because I’m never satisfied and always use every phone for more than a few days. I find something different about it. That’s why you must have seen the post we did where we mention it this samsung either that pixel It’s the one we keep coming back to, even with all the other supposedly-better phones available. This is one of those posts and it is about OnePlus 10 Pro.
my . since finishing review A full month before the OnePlus 10 Pro, it’s probably the phone that’s seen my SIM card the most. I’ve got a Pixel 6 Pro (on Android 12 beta build), my iPhone 13 Pro (because I love MagSafe), and the regular Pixel 6 (Android 13!)-end phone.
I know that my . I said review That the phone was a pleasure to use, still had concerns. I was put off by the weird software quirks baked into ColorOS — I’m sorry, “OxygenOS.” I wanted more specs, because who doesn’t want to use up the full 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage? The lack of widespread carrier support was an evil eye. Even the price made me question whether or not this phone was an option next to the Pixel 6 Pro at the same price.
The other thing that my . clear while writing review And it was the fact that I kept talking about how much I loved the OnePlus 10 Pro during my testing. From usability point of view this phone is really good. In other words, it’s great to hold, scroll, watch, and touch.
OnePlus may just be making phones that Oppo doesn’t get used to these days, but they’re still excellent. The haptics might be my favorite on this phone in recent years, along with the Pixel 6 Pro. The display, while it has slightly curved edges, is basically flat and unsightly. The weight of the phone is good on its own, without the obnoxious chatter winding like other phones. It’s a perfectly balanced phone, at least in my hand. I would never complain about this textured phone and the lack of fingerprints.
The software has everything I need, like an excellent always-on display, smoothness for days, dark mode levels, a vertical scrolling launcher (it’s a shot at Samsung), and many other areas I can customize. . I like that there’s an additional set of options for the lock screen or home screen or statusbar that you won’t find from Google, yet you don’t get a lot of bloat in Samsung’s One UI.
In my opinion, the camera is pretty solid and borderline excellent. No, it’s not a low-light champion like the Pixel 6 Pro, but your guy isn’t in the weekend photos club. My photoshoots sit outside on a hike or in the park or at a soccer match or on a patio at the brewery. In all these situations, I love it. This is a camera I can trust and that’s important.
Of course, not everything is perfect with the OnePlus 10 Pro. There are still annoying software issues with lock screen notifications, interaction with notifications, and it feels like Android 11 and not Android 12. The update situation would be worse than a Google or Samsung phone – there’s no getting around it.
But again, just from the point of view of daily use, this phone is excellent in many ways. And trust me, I keep looking for reasons to switch to another phone because that’s how my brain works after doing it for 12 years. I’ve switched and switched and switched in recent weeks. However, this phone keeps winning me over.
So does that mean you should buy one for $899 and only with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage? Oooooooh, it remains a tough call. For most people, I’d probably ask you to consider stopping for a bit to see if the rumors of a true OnePlus flagship coming later this year hold true. This phone is great, and I think you’ll all enjoy it, but if there’s more in the not-too-distant future, it might be worth stopping by. Either that or wait to see if the 12GB-256GB model shows up here for less than $1,000.