Each year, OnePlus hits the market with new high-end devices that offer excellent value for money, and this is the case with its new OnePlus 10 Pro that we were able to test. However, as we noted in our test, although the photo part is very successful, it remains below the competition, and this observation has just been confirmed by the experts at DXOmark.
Indeed, DXOmark has just tested the OnePlus 10 Pro, and awarded it an overall photo score of 127 points. It’s better than last year’s OnePlus 9 Pro which scored 124 points, but this low progression prevents it from competing with other high-end smartphones like the Pixel 6 at 132 points, the iPhone 13 Pro Max at 137 points, and even the Honor P50 Pro at 144 points. The OnePlus 10 Pro gets individual Photo, Zoom, and Video scores of 132, 72, and 110 points, respectively.
Key camera specifications:
- Primary: 48MP Sony IMX789 1/1.43″ sensor, 23mm equivalent focal length, f/1.8-aperture lens, OIS
- Ultra-wide: 50MP 1/2.76″ sensor, 150° field of view
- Tele: 8MP sensor, 1.0µm pixel size, f/2.4-aperture lens, OIS
- Dual-LED flash
- 8K at 24fps, 4K at 30/60/120fps, 1080p at 30/60fps (tested at 4K/30fps)
DXOmark: OnePlus 10 Pro camera is worse than the iPhone 12 Pro
In its test, DXOmark notes that the OnePlus 10 Pro offers good exposure and a wide dynamic range in photos . The level of detail is good, the noise is not very present, and the autofocus is very fast and reliable. On the video side, the stabilization does its job well, and the smartphone offers excellent levels of texture in low-light videos.
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However, all is not rosy. The smartphone suffers from problems with ghosting artifacts, rendering of unnatural details on faces or pronounced noise in ultra-wide-angle shots. White balance isn’t perfect either, and DXOMARK has noticed image shifting in video.
Although some of these problems can be corrected by future updates, the smartphone is currently doing less well than the iPhone 12 Pro (128 points), although the latter was released in 2020. Either way, the ranking should soon be turned upside down by the arrival of the Xiaomi 12 Ultra and its giant 1-inch sensor.
- Good exposure and wide dynamic range in bright light and indoors
- Good detail
- Low noise
- Accurate subject isolation in bokeh mode
- Good flash exposure and detail on night portraits
- Good exposure preview, smooth zooming in preview
- Good-detail in bright light and indoor medium and long range tele shots
- Good texture in low light video
- Fast, accurate and smooth video autofocus
- Effective video stabilization
- Color artifacts, pink cast, especially in low light
- Unnatural detail rendering on faces
- Ghosting and fusion artifacts
- Strong chroma and luminance noise in flash-off night shots
- Less dynamic range in preview than in capture
- Noise and lack of detail on ultra-wide camera
- Lack of detail in bright light video
- Unstable video white balance in low light
- Frame shift in video