OnePlus 10R 5G Prime Edition – Review

Model NameOnePlus 10R
Network Service ProviderUnlocked for All Carriers
Cellular Technology5G

OnePlus 10R 5G (150W) price in India

The OnePlus 10R 5G is available in two models with either 80W or 150W charging. The 80W model has two variants, one with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage priced at Rs. 38,999, and the other with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage priced at Rs. 42,999. The 150W Endurance Edition model is priced at Rs. 43,999 and offers 12GB of RAM plus 256GB of storage. The 150W charging model also has a smaller 4,500mAh battery compared to the 5,000mAh battery in the 80W model

OnePlus 10R 5G (150W) design

The OnePlus 10R 5G (150W) looks the same as the regular model and even weighs the same 186g despite having a slightly smaller battery. For a premium mid-range smartphone, it’s fairly light, mainly because of its polycarbonate frame and back. Blackboard. The 10R 5G series doesn’t offer wireless charging like some other smartphones in this segment, which also contributes to the slim 8.2mm bodies of these phones. There is also no official IP rating, which could be a deal breaker for some people as smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (review) and Apple iPhone SE (2022) (review) have them.

Although the OnePlus 10R 5G looks unique and is well built, it doesn’t feel particularly comfortable in the hand due to the edges of the frame. The use of polycarbonate definitely makes it lightweight, but it lacks a certain premium feel. This is particularly unfortunate given that the OnePlus 9R and 9RT have metal frames and glass backs. The display of the 10R 5G is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and is also susceptible to fingerprints. it changes sound profiles and has been a hallmark of all other OnePlus premium smartphones.

OnePlus 10R 5G (150W) specifications and software

The OnePlus 10 5G (150W) has the same specifications as the regular model, except for the battery capacity and charging speed. Both models share the same SoC, which is the MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max. Just like the Dimensity 1200-AI SoC in the OnePlus Nord 2 (Review), the company has customised a few algorithms for the 10R, which is what the ‘Max’ suffix denotes. According to OnePlus, the customised Dimensity 8100-Max SoC is supposed to help with better AI performance, more stable gaming performance and improved Nightscape video. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and the usual satellite navigation systems.

As for software, there’s OxygenOS 12.1 which is based on Android 12. While it has all the OnePlus elements (Shelf, Canvas lockscreen, OnePlus Sans font, etc), it looks very similar to RealmeUI as we’ve seen on the Realme GT Neo 3 (First impressions), especially the Settings app. This is primarily due to OnePlus’ new management structure and its decision to merge OxygenOS with ColorOS. RealmeUI is a derivative of ColorOS too, which explains the similarities.

OnePlus 10R 5G (150W) performance and battery life

The OnePlus 10R 5G (150W)’s software performance was smooth and fluid with regular use. I experienced no lag when opening apps and while multitasking. Its 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED panel has a 120Hz refresh rate. It showcased punchy colours and was legible clearly even under sunlight. Streaming movies on the OnePlus 10R 5G was a good experience but the phone did not allow HDR streaming on Netflix when I tested it. Regular content looked just fine and the stereo speakers sounded loud and balanced.

The OnePlus 10R 5G (150W) comes with a 160W charger that managed to charge the device from zero to 100 percent in 19 minutes. This is very close to the charging time of 17 minutes stated by OnePlus. Fast charge mode needs to be enabled in the phone’s battery settings as it is disabled by default. Enabling this will bring up a warning on the screen stating, “Your device will charge faster, but it may get a little warm while charging.” In my experience, the phone got warm but not too hot.

To ensure your phone and battery stay in good condition while charging, OnePlus has included a Battery Health Engine feature that is unique to the 150W model. According to OnePlus, it was designed to extend battery life and maintain the same state of charge over the long term. The OnePlus 10R 5G (150W) lasted about a day and a half even with heavy gaming use. The phone managed 18 hours and 9 minutes in our HD video loop test, which is pretty good for a premium smartphone.

OnePlus 10R 5G (150W) cameras

The main camera of the OnePlus 10R 5G (150W) features Sony’s proven 50-megapixel IMX766 sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The sensor is identical to that in the OnePlus 9RT (test) and was also used in the OnePlus 9 Pro (test) and OnePlus 9 (test) for their ultra-wide cameras. The OnePlus 10R 5G’s 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera looks like a downgrade from the 9RT’s 16-megapixel camera in terms of resolution. The 2-megapixel macro camera is also the same as the previous model. Selfies are processed by a 16 megapixel camera.

The main camera of the OnePlus 10R 5G captured clear and sharp photos in daylight. Dynamic range and detail were also good. Close-ups of the plants looked sharp and somewhat saturated. In daylight, along with the color tones, they looked very different from the main camera. There was a noticeable loss of detail towards the edges of the frame, along with barrel distortion.

Selfie subjects looked a bit overexposed and I noticed a “sleepy” effect when shooting during the day. They were also not as sharp or detailed as I had hoped. Switching to Portrait mode on the selfie camera resulted in a similar level of detail, but with good edge detection. Using the macro camera was difficult and getting a good shot was mostly a stroke of luck. The results were average at best.

OnePlus 10R 5G Prime Edition – Review

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Impressive primary camera with 150W wired charging. Also it does not feel premium