OnePlus 10 Pro review: A budget-friendly Find X5 Pro?
On the rear comes three cameras making up the overall imaging capabilities of the OnePlus 10 Pro:
- 48MP main camera with Sony IMX789 sensor (1/1.43-inch, 1.12μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, EIS)
- 8MP telephoto camera with 3.3x optical zoom (up to 30x digital zoom) and OIS
- 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera with Samsung ISOCELL JN1 sensor (150° field of view with AI-based distortion correction)
The ultra-wide-angle camera gets a special mention too since its 150° field of view surpasses the typical 120° FOV found on other ultra-wide-angle phone cameras. All of the cameras share the phone’s All Pixel Omni-Direction autofocus features (which include Phase Detection AF, Laser AF, and Continuous AF).
This time around, OnePlus’ partnership with Hasselblad goes into the second year, offering both practical and superficial enhancements. All three rear cameras are capable of shooting in 10-bit colour using DCI-P3 colour gamut.
Then, there’s also a Hasselblad Pro Mode that gives users access to 12-bit RAW capture on all the rear cameras. Computational photography software still applies in this mode.
Finally, there are filters made in collaboration with Hasselblad photographers found within the default Camera app. These filters are done in the style of previous Hasselblad Master winners, so you can get highly stylised images with minimal effort.
All these perks sound fancy, but how does the base imaging performance hold up? Let’s look at some sample shots.
The OnePlus 10 Pro does try its best in managing contrast differences and retaining detail, but some are lost when it comes to the crates and boxes in this image. Also, we can't help but suspect it really likes red hues, since the apples and dragonfruit are unnaturally vibrant among other yummy candidates. Beyond those concerns, the image quality feels serviceable. Let's look at more samples first.
We also found the OnePlus 10 Pro competent when it came to lush green plants, despite the trees not being the focus of these shots. The ultra-wide-angle camera seems more able to accurately balance out the light fed into its sensor (noon, overcast day). For reference, here's an ultra-wide-angle shot from an Oppo Find X5 Pro for reference with a 110-degree FOV, and you can compare it against the above shot to get a feel of the difference in FOV.
OnePlus 10 Pro's digital zoom capabilities leave more to be desired, with the loss of detail beyond the focus area (see top left and grass patches). Below, the 30x digital zoom sample shows the phone's telephoto is functional, although nowhere near ready for use (like uploading on social media).
The photos by OnePlus 10 Pro certainly have a pink cast in certain instances. Here is one example where we have overly pinkish hues on brown benches and beige apartment buildings on the left. Compare that with a more colour accurate shot as captured by the Oppo Find X5 Pro.
The pink difference is notable when you switch over to the ultra-wide-angle camera. Naturally, having 150° FOV also meant some fish eye distortion, despite OnePlus' best efforts in using AI-based correction.
Overall, we felt that OnePlus could do better across all its rear cameras. They could start by fixing the inconsistent pink hues in its main camera, better detail capture across all three, and work a little more on the fish eye distortion in its ultra-wide. Telephoto works well if you kept to optical zoom range, but it's not usable beyond that point. It fares really well whenever the phone's cameras encounter greenery, so that's a tiny advantage OnePlus 10 Pro has in our books.