OnePlus 10 Pro is now on sale – but should you pick up this new iPhone Pro rival?

The new OnePlus phone is finally available to buy, having been announced a few weeks ago, and you can check out our OnePlus 10 Pro review for a deep dive into whether or not it’s right for you.

This is the latest flagship phone from Chinese tech company OnePlus, and it starts at $899 / £799 (around AU$1,400) for 128GB of storage – that’s a pretty decent price considering that most other Pro phones are a bit more expensive.

We gave the phone four out of five stars in our review, which is a generally positive score – here’s why.

In defense of the OnePlus 10 Pro…

It’s a great phone for people who like to stream movies or TV, or play games. Its screen is large and beautiful, with high maximum brightness and excellent contrast. You will find that the colors are vibrant and the display refreshes quickly, giving you a good viewing experience.

Also, if you are a gamer, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset here is very powerful. You are not going to get caught in a shootout with a mobile lag or buggy. Sure, it can overheat a bit, but less than some other phones with the chip.

Another fantastic feature is 80W fast charging which could power the phone from empty to full in just half an hour. It’s so fast that you can literally see the charge percentage increase in real time. However, we must point out that in the United States, the power supply speed is only 65W.

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We’ll also highlight the price: this phone costs less than the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, iPhone 13 Pro, Oppo Find X5 Pro and Xiaomi 12 Pro, despite having similar features. This is a cheaper flagship than you could afford.

Another thing we have to point out is that OnePlus has confirmed there won’t be a ‘standard’ 10 – so there’s no point in waiting for an affordable version of the Pro.

OnePlus 10 Pro

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…but why it might not be for you

The OnePlus 10 Pro’s cameras were excellent. They were also bad. What do we mean by that? Well, they were inconsistent – sometimes we took fantastic photos, but other times the shots were obviously not as good as they would be on rival phones.

So some people might never notice a problem with the OnePlus 10 Pro, but others certainly will – if you’re considering this phone solely for the camera experience, you might want to consider the alternatives.

Plus, the phone is pretty huge. If you have small hands, don’t want to need the 10 digits to control the thing, or think you might need to invest in a second belt if you put it in your pocket, you should consider a more compact rival .

Oh, and you’re having a bit of a weird experience in the United States. Not only is the charging speed slightly slower, as we said before, but you don’t have the option of buying the 256GB version of the phone. Some people really like to have a lot of storage, so this is an odd situation.

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