Not providing a full test, here’s the first opinion about the OnePlus 10T after a few hours at his company.
After a year without rejection T From the flagship, OnePlus returns to its semi-annual calendar in 2022 and offers OnePlus 10T which aims to strike the right balance between excellence in 10 Pro And good value for money. Thus, it fills in the noticeable absence of the OnePlus 10 at the beginning of the year. Here is the first review of this phone.
OnePlus 10 Pro design
from the first look, OnePlus 10T It will look like the 10 Pro, but there are still some differences, starting with its photo block. Although it is still a huge panel on the back of the smartphone that contrasts with the colorful casing, OnePlus is inspired by it. Oppo Find X5 Pro To provide smoother transmission and less angle. Aesthetically, it remains the same, but to the touch, the result is softer and better integrated.
These are qualities that qualify the entire design well. With its rounded shapes and Gorilla Glass 5 coating, it’s especially pleasant in the hand. Nothing surprising here, it has been the norm for several years in this range being perfected from model to model without reinventing the wheel, which is a good thing.
Thus, OnePlus fans will be on familiar territory here, but there is still one point that will surprise those who have followed the brand since its inception:Slider alertThis handy little switch allows you to quickly switch from silent mode to ringtone mode via the vibrator.
According to OnePlus, this is a design limitation aimed at optimizing space in the phone and integrating other components that allow in particular fast charging (150W) and cooling. However, we wonder if this change will affect future generations. It’s a shame to lose this once so popular token, which proves that OnePlus is gradually losing everything that made it special.
Speaking of losses, the photo block of OnePlus 10T also has other changes compared to the 10 Pro. First, the flash is now positioned at the top right instead of at the bottom right. detailing. Then the statement Hasselblad » which disappears. The partnership with the imaging specialist has already ended, two years after it debuted, leaving Oppo to experience the brand that primed the Apollo missions in the late 1960s.
Note that this OnePlus 10T is only IP54 certified in France. However, the brand stresses that it is about cost savings, as it was in the days of the first waterproof smartphones.
OnePlus 10T’s display is practical above all else
Up front, there’s also a slight change: the front camera is now centered on the top edge of the screen instead of in the top left corner. It’s less discreet when consuming content in full screen mode, but allows for a more focused look when taking selfies. A blessing in disguise, therefore, depending on your main uses.
At the same time, the bezels remain thin and uniform, and the curved screen gives way to a flat screen, which adds a tiny millimeter to it in width to maintain its 6.7-inch diagonal. As always with the T series, practicality takes precedence over pure aesthetics.
We also find this in the technical characteristics of the panel: Full HD + (1080p) instead of WQHD + (1440p) and a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz that can only rotate at 60 Hz, 90 Hz or the maximum instead of adapting to uses by going down to 1 Hz . More than the screen, this fundamentally questions the autonomy, but to judge it, this will require a full test of the phone.
Besides this quantified aspect, OnePlus as always opted for a beautiful OLED display panel, bright, contrasting and beautifully coloured. Again, we will wait for the full test to publish the results recorded by our probe, but it is somewhat pleasing to the eye.
OxygenOS 12 and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, 8-16GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128-256GB UFS 3.1 storage. OnePlus 10T is equipped like a true hero. Add to that the animations for the OxygenOS 12 – OnePlus interface based on Android 12 – And you’ll have a very smooth daily experience, except for the Google Discover pane to the left of the homepage, which may experience a slight slowdown when opening.
For this, OnePlus has added more space for heat dissipation here and uses graphene for this purpose, and it promises much better heat management than the 10 Pro. A better designed chip should help solve this problem that many phones had at the beginning of the year. This was also the only performance issue that came up during our testing of the 10 Pro, to say we’re pretty confident on this point.
The interface is the same on the OnePlus 10T as on the model at the beginning of the year, and we won’t be going back to it. Fans will feel that Oppo was there and OxygenOS has changed, but a slew of customization effects are still there. We will simply regret that it becomes semi-messy at times.
OnePlus 10T image slightly behind
As always when pricing is cut, the OnePlus 10T’s biggest concession is on the camera level. The wide angle remains high quality with a 50MP IMX766 sensor (such as the . sensor). Zenfone 9 where is the none phone (1) For example) along with optical stabilization, but the ultra-wide angle drops to 8 MP (compared to 50 MP on the 10 Pro). The telephoto lens disappears completely to make way for the 2-megapixel macro sensor, the usefulness of which is highly questioned.
A quick word on Hasselblad. When announcing the partnership, OnePlus made it clear that the image specialist would first help it improve its software processing on the OP9 generation, and then transfer its expertise to the hardware part afterwards. On the 10 Pro, the partnership was still focused on software. So his loss should not be felt excessively.
The main camera is fairly well-made, with detailed resolution and eye-pleasing handling, but similar settings can be found in today’s low-cost smartphones. We note that the algorithms are good with a soft, gradual and accurate portrait mode when cutting out details. However, managing the strobe lights quickly shows some limits and the night photos turn yellow very quickly. These are obviously very difficult conditions to manage, but a Pixel 6cheaper, works better.
Here are some typical photos taken with the OnePlus 10T:
Obviously, it will be necessary to wait for the full test to put it to the test in more diverse conditions.
OnePlus 10T battery and network
We tested this OnePlus 10T pretty quickly, so we can’t speak for its true autonomy. On the other hand, between the well-optimized chip and the 4800 mAh battery, we can expect good results. But obviously the most interesting is the 150W SuperVooc charge that promises a full recharge in just 19 minutes. The phone’s AI takes care of optimizing everything according to the conditions, especially the temperature.
If you normally charge your smartphone overnight, the charging will be slowed down to conserve batteries, even if it’s very hot or if you’re starting a game. Conversely, if it is too cold, the phone will heat the cells to facilitate charging, as in the case of electric camel.
Designed for gamers, the OnePlus 10T has also revised its network portion with a total of 14 antennas, some of which are horizontal. This in particular allows for better capture when the smartphone is held in landscape mode.
We saw in the OnePlus 10T
The OnePlus 10T looks very promising, in line with its predecessors. Beautiful screen, superior performance, streamlined interface, super fast charging… all the elements that made OnePlus so successful. All, except perhaps the soul surplus who was there before in search of the small additions that made the difference, like the late Slider alert. Suffice it to say that at first glance the OnePlus 10T does not seem to disappoint and gives its money’s worth… As much as it is a good smartphone from Oppo, the two brands have become very much united in a short time.
The OnePlus 10T is available for pre-order at €729 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model, and €829 for the 16/256GB model.
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