For the OnePlus 10 Pro, we guess the best biggest update is the gaming performance, they highlighted this a lot whether from their teaser posts on social media or at the launch event. Is that true? First, about the results from GeekBench 5 testing, we can see the CPU single-core is second only to iQOO 9 Pro, while the multi-core score is similar to the Xiaomi 12 Pro.
OnePlus 10 Pro Full Review: 2022
For the Manhattan 3.1 offscreen results in the GFXBench test, the score is abnormally low. While for others, it stays the same as iQOO and Xiaomi. Now about the gaming performance. In our opinion, top-notch specs don’t necessarily mean better gaming performance. To ensure the best experience, you gotta have a stable frame rate, no exaggerated heating, and the heating position on a phone is important too. Smoothness, sufficient vibration feedback, and whether it’s fast to charge while playing.
All of these factors will bring about a totally different gaming experience. All right, under room temperature of 25 degrees. We tested the PUBG in 90 FPS and smooth picture quality settings straight for 90 minutes, we recorded the frame rate during the whole testing and monitor the temperature every 30 minutes.
It was very smooth indeed. Form the curve generated by our PerfDog app, it was basically a straight line that was maintained at 90 frames per second. It dropped to 30 FPS only when the game was ended. Here are the heating positions, they were mainly concentrated on the left thumb and the phone frame.
However, because the temperature has been maintained below 40 degrees. The overall feel is actually still good. Besides, the gigantic camera module is not affecting my operation or grip and the 202grams of weight is acceptable, long-time gaming wouldn’t be a thing.
The next game we were testing was Genshin Impact, which is a heavy graphic-consuming game. We tested it under 60FPS with ultra-high picture quality settings. We turned on OnePlus’ self-developed HyperBoost mode, which offers extreme frame stabilization for gaming. Here’s the result after 30 minutes of gaming.
The average frame rate was 43.4 and the frame rate fluctuation variance was 19.7. The highest temperature of the phone was 43.7 degrees. As we can see from the curve, the first three minutes fluctuated around 56 frames per second. After that, the frame rate would drop to around 43FPS and stabilize at this level.
The average frame rate is not high, though it’s smooth and we didn’t experience obvious lag during the gaming. It’s … the worst if we compared with other phones with the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. We then phoned the company and they said it’s a prototype and will update a better firmware before the official release.
As for the screen, it’s still one of the best. This phone uses Samsung’s top-level screen with 2K+ ultra-clear resolution. The average deltaE is 0.9, which means it has an accurate colour registration. It also supports 120Hz LTPO adaptive screen refresh rate. In our test, the OnePlus 10 Pro does it very well, it responds very fast based on the content
or action we do on the phone.
It’s just awesome and as a result, it should give us a better power consumption performance. Another thing I have to point out is in order to make an even faster and smoother gaming experience, the OnePlus 10 Pro has introduced the O-Sync overclocking response technology, we used the high frame rate camera to show you the difference between the two. Please pay attention to the raising speed of that gun sight, the response speed is indeed faster, right? For us, we can literally feel this technology, not some gimmick like that touch sampling rate thing.
In terms of vibration, the OnePlus 10 Pro claims it has the most powerful linear motor among all Android phones. Check it out. Also for some games like PUBG, it has different vibrations for different scenarios. As for gaming, we also tested one part that’s always being overlooked by most reviewers, which is played while charging. We tested the PUBG under 90 FPS and smooth picture quality for half an hour, while at the same time charging with the official 80W fast charger.
The OnePlus 10 Pro didn’t get noticeably hot and the game was smooth and stable. The charging power was around 15 to 16watts as we can see from the ammeter. The peak temperature of the phone was 37.8 degrees and we charged from 16% to 51%. Seems like it maintained a certain charging speed while at the same time well-controlled its thermal, better than the Xiaomi 12 Pro.
However, we found the charging speed for the OnePlus 10 Pro was basically the same as the realme GT2 Pro, which latter has a 65w charger. Then later we tested the charging power on the OnePlus, it only had 65w, which was not 80w as they claimed, hopefully, they can release the whole power later.
As for the camera, I will just list the specs on the screen you can just check them out. Here we compared it with the Xiaomi 12 Pro and iPhone 13. For photos, I always think our modern phones are just good enough for our daily tasks,
so I’m not going to analyze them one by one and indicate which one is better For that, you can actually go to my partner Phoenix Lab to learn what they have to say about these photos, you can turn on the subtitles and auto-translate them if you don’t understand Chinese. All right, that is the review for the OnePlus 10 Pro. I would say it is a well-made phone, it offers a darning good hand feel, an excellent screen performance, a good camera, and most importantly, so many good optimizations for gaming.