these are the 5 biggest differences

The new OnePlus 10 Pro succeeds the 9 Pro and implements all kinds of improvements. Which one exactly? In this comparison between the OnePlus 10 Pro vs 9 Pro, we list the five biggest differences.

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OnePlus 10 Pro vs 9 Pro: a comparison

Now that the OnePlus 10 Pro has been officially presented for the Netherlands, we can compare the smartphone down to the last detail with its predecessor. The OnePlus 9 Pro scored a nice 8.5 in our review last year and OnePlus promises that the 10 Pro is even better. Whether that is true, you will soon read in the extensive review of Android Planet† This article already discusses the main differences between the OnePlus 10 Pro compared to the 9 Pro.

1. Customized Design

The first difference is immediately visible when you hold the two smartphones next to each other. From the front they look a lot alike, which is mainly because they both have a 6.7-inch screen with narrow bezels. But if you turn the devices around, you will see that OnePlus has changed the camera module.

On the 10 Pro, the camera island is a lot bigger, making it more attention-grabbing. The Hasselblad name – which OnePlus collaborates with on the camera level – is less prominently visible than on the 9 Pro.

Another difference is the coloring. OnePlus sells the 10 Pro in black and green, and both colors have a matte finish. We can say from experience that fingerprints are hardly visible. How different it is on the OnePlus 9 Pro, which is available in a shiny silver version and two matte colors (green and black).

The difference in weight between the smartphones is minimal; the OnePlus 10 Pro is three ounces heavier (200 grams) than the 9 Pro. The limited difference is noteworthy because the 10 Pro has a significantly larger battery.

2. More powerful processor

The second difference between the OnePlus 10 Pro vs 9 Pro is the processor. The 10 Pro contains a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the newest and most powerful chip at the moment. You therefore also see this chip in other top smartphones such as the Oppo Find X5 Pro and Xiaomi 12 Pro.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the successor to the Snapdragon 888, the best chip of 2021. That chip is in the OnePlus 9 Pro. Qualcomm and OnePlus promise that the 10 Pro will be faster and more energy efficient. The question is to what extent you benefit from the speed improvements in practice, because the 9 Pro is already lightning fast.

3. Bigger battery charges faster

We already mentioned it: the 10 Pro has a larger battery capacity than its predecessor. Where the 9 Pro is equipped with a 4500 mAh battery, the 10 Pro has a 5000 mAh battery. It should provide better battery life.

OnePlus 10 Pro

OnePlus has also increased the charging speed. The 10 Pro can charge with no less than 80 Watts via the USB-C charger. The 9 Pro keeps it at 65 Watts. Because the battery capacity of the 10 Pro is larger, OnePlus sticks to a trusted claim: half an hour of charging is enough for a whole day of use.

The 10 Pro does wireless charging just as fast as its predecessor, with a maximum of 50 Watts. The device only achieves that speed in combination with the official wireless charger from OnePlus. With a wireless charger from a different brand, the 10 Pro charges with less Watts, so it takes longer before the battery is full.

4. OnePlus 10 Pro vs 9 Pro: Better Cameras

OnePlus also promises improvements on the camera level. According to the manufacturer, the 10 Pro uses an improved 48-megapixel main camera and 50-megapixel wide-angle lens. The resolutions are identical to the 9 Pro’s cameras. The 8 megapixel telephoto lens for 3.3 times optical zoom (without loss of quality) seems less tinkering. This camera is also included in the 10 Pro.

One difference is that the 10 Pro has one less camera than its predecessor. The 2 megapixel black and white camera has been omitted. Because we wrote in our OnePlus 9 Pro review that the camera has no added value, we think it’s good that it is missing this year.

OnePlus 10 Pro

OnePlus also claims software innovations in the cameras of the 10 Pro, among other things by working together again with photography brand Hasselblad. The 10 Pro can shoot in 10-bit color, uses an improved raw mode (for more serious photographers), and has several filters/lenses in the camera app to shoot in a variety of styles.

Recent con Android Planet been out for a few hours with the OnePlus 10 Pro. We published a first impression of the camera quality of the OnePlus 10 Pro, in which we wrote: “Our first impression of the OnePlus 10 Pro’s main camera is mostly good. On this sunny afternoon, the camera mainly took sharp and realistic photos and handles challenging lighting situations well.’

5. Langer software-updates

The fifth and final big difference is the software. The OnePlus 10 Pro runs out of the box on Android 12, the latest version. OnePlus promises three version updates, so to Android 13, 14 and 15. The 9 Pro has been updated from Android 11 to 12 and will receive updates to versions 13 and 14. With the 10 Pro you benefit from innovations in Google’s for a year longer Android software and the Oxygen OS shell from OnePlus.

The same applies to security updates. The 10 Pro will regularly receive such updates for four years, which fix vulnerabilities in Android. You are therefore assured of updates until April 2026. OnePlus will stop security patches for the year-old 9 Pro in April 2025.

More about the OnePlus 10 Pro

Now that you know the differences between the OnePlus 10 Pro and the 9 Pro, you may want to learn more about the smartphone. Android Planet helps you on your way. On the device page of the OnePlus 10 Pro you can read all about the features and compare the best deals of a OnePlus 10 Pro with subscription.

The suggested retail price of a separate OnePlus 10 Pro is 899 euro for the model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The variant with 12GB/256GB memory carries a suggested retail price of 999 euro.

OnePlus 10 Pro: 10 facts about this high-end smartphone

Source: Android Planet by www.androidplanet.nl.

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