Best OnePlus phones 2022: All the top OnePlus devices reviewed and ranked
Pros Great screen
Pleasing matte finish
More affordable than other flagships Cons Divisive design
Camera isn’t best in class
If you’re not working on a budget and want the best, most up-to-date OnePlus around, the choice is easy. The current best OnePlus phone is the OnePlus 10 Pro, and it stands as one of the easiest to recommend Android phones around thanks to its speedy performance both in real-world use and synthetic lab tests, a unique design and strong software.
It’s been typical for OnePlus to release two versions of its flagship phone each year (the OnePlus 9 Pro, for instance, was released alongside the OnePlus 9) but that wasn’t the case in 2022. At the time of writing, the OnePlus 10 Pro stands comfortably atop the OnePlus line with no sign of a regular OnePlus 10 on the horizon.
We like the OnePlus 10 Pro for a number of reasons. Our reviewer praised the screen and overall performance – two features we’d expect OnePlus to impress with, but there was also praise for the slightly quirky design and its more affordable price when compared to the other big flagships around.
The $899/£799 starting price here makes the OnePlus 10 Pro a tempting prospect when compared to similarly-specced handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus. We found the effort from OnePlus was just as fast as the pricier S22 Plus, both from extended real-world testing and from an array of synthetic benchmarking tests. The OnePlus 10 Pro also comfortably beats the S22 Plus when it comes to charging, with a 50% charge taking a mere eight minutes and a 100% charge in 38 minutes. For comparison, in our tests the S22 Plus takes 65 minutes to get to 50% and 140 minutes to get to 100%.
We love the screen on the OnePlus 10 Pro too. It uses an OLED panel for deep blacks, vivid colours when you’re streaming an HDR show on Netflix and is very sharp. We’re fans of the software too, which has some neat additions like a Shelf for keeping all your widgets in one place.
Our biggest issue with the OnePlus 10 Pro is its absence of an IP rating and the lack of a truly outstanding camera. The photos our reviewer snapped during testing were good, but they lacked the quality of the S22 Plus, Pixel 6 Pro or the iPhone 13. Still, it’s the best camera we’ve seen on a OnePlus phone and far better than any other phone below.
Reviewer: Peter Phelps
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WHAT IS ONEPLUS?
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Headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, OnePlus is a Chinese smartphone brand founded by former Oppo vice-president Pete Lau and Carl Pei in December 2013. The company is one of the three subsidiaries of BKK Electronics, the other two being Oppo and Vivo. In one of his statements explaining the company’s philosophy, CEO Pete Lau had said that the brand aimed to design high-end smartphones with flagship hardware that did not cost premium — hence the tagline ‘Never Settle’.
OnePlus launched its first smartphone, the OnePlus One, in 2014. In India, the phone was launched in partnership with Amazon India, which has since remained the company’s preferred sales partner for all its smartphones. The company sold its early smartphones with an invite-only system where customers had to sign up for an invite to purchase the phone. The invite system was ended and replaced by a flash-sale model with the launch of the OnePlus 3 in 2016.
The first OnePlus smartphone was launched with the Cyanogen OS, a custom-made operating system based on the Android platform. In India, OnePlus faced a temporary import and sales ban due to a lawsuit filed by home-grown mobile phone maker Micromax, which alleged exclusivity to the Cyanogen OS as the default operating system in its phones in India. The ban was, however, lifted later, and the company shipped the later iteration of its phones with custom-made OxygenOS, now an integral part of OnePlus smartphones.
In early years, the company followed a one-phone-every-year policy, which it changed in 2016 by launching the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T during the same year. The OnePlus 3T was its first T-edition smartphone with enhanced hardware and better selfie camera. With every successive launch, OnePlus has raised the price of its smartphones. In 2019, the company forayed into the premium smartphone segment with the launch of the OnePlus 7 Pro.
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