We put the OnePlus 10 Pro through our rigorous DXOMARK Display test suite to measure its performance across six criteria. This article breaks down how it fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases.
Key display specifications:
- 6.7 inches OLED LTPO
- Dimensions: 163.0 x 73.9 x 8.55 mm
- Resolution: 1440 x 3216 pixels, (~525 ppi density)
- Aspect ratio: 20.1:9
- Refresh rate: 120 Hz
Sub-scores and attributes included in the calculations of the global score.
- Accurate color rendering in most tested conditions, both on angle and on axis
- Very uniform in color and brightness
- Very few frame mismatches when playing videos and video games
- No details in dark tones and highly saturated colors in HDR10 videos
- Lack of readability in outdoor conditions
- Lack of smoothness in several apps (for example, Instagram)
The OnePlus 10 Pro has excellent color rendering and comes with good readability in indoor conditions. It is a bit difficult to read in outdoor and low-light conditions, but more importantly, it does not offer a good experience when watching HDR10 videos. The gaming experience is smooth and comfortable, although aliasing is visible and corners are not very responsive to touch.
We compared the OnePlus 10 Pro to its predecessor, the OnePlus 9 Pro, as well as to two direct competitors, the Oppo Find X5 Pro and the Google Pixel 6 Pro.
About DXOMARK Display tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone and other display reviews, DXOMARK engineers perform a variety of objective and perceptual tests under controlled lab and real-life conditions. Note that we evaluate display attributes using only the device’s built-in display hardware and its still image (gallery) and video apps at their default settings. (For in-depth information about how we evaluate smartphone and other displays, check out our articles, “How DXOMARK tests display quality” and “A closer look at DXOMARK Display testing.”
The following section gathers key elements of our exhaustive tests and analyses performed in DXOMARK laboratories. Detailed performance evaluations in the form of reports are available upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us.
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Readability evaluates how easily and comfortably users can read still content (photos & web) on the display under different real-life conditions. DXOMARK uses its Display Bench to recreate ambient light conditions ranging from total darkness to bright sunlight. In addition to laboratory tests, perceptual analysis is also performed in real-life environments.
In low-light conditions, the OnePlus 10 Pro’s brightness is slightly low. Of note is that the device changes its brightness levels depending on the time of day. DXOMARK performs its object measurements under daytime conditions, and the 10 Pro’s brightness is correspondingly quite high. However, we perform our perceptual tests under midnight conditions (0 lux), and as shown in the illustration below, the 10 Pro is indeed dimmer than its competitors.
The device is readable in indoor conditions.
The OnePlus 10 Pro lacks brightness outdoors, but its brightness level outdoors in shade is better than that of its predecessor, the OnePlus 9 Pro, as can be seen in the illustration below.
However, in contrast to the OnePlus 9 Pro in the illustration below, content on the 10 Pro loses a lot of detail in darker areas when viewed under sunlight.
The OnePlus 10 Pro also lacks brightness when viewed at an angle, as shown below.
The OnePlus 10 Pro has excellent brightness uniformity.
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The color attribute evaluates the capacity of the device to accurately reproduce colors. The measurements taken are for fidelity, white point color, and gamut coverage. We perform color evaluations for different lighting conditions to see how well the device can manage color in the surrounding environment. Colors are measured using a spectrophotometer in a controlled lighting environment. Perceptual analysis of color rendering is against the reference pattern displayed on a calibrated professional monitor.
Color rendering was a real strength for the OnePlus 10 Pro, with the device taking top marks in our database to date, thanks to its good color fidelity and excellent color uniformity. It does not change its white point in response to the ambient lighting.
In both indoor and outdoor conditions, the OnePlus 10 Pro’s rendering is very pleasant, especially when viewing content indoors.
Outdoors, the color rendering is affected a bit by the device’s lack of brightness, but colors remain faithful.
The OnePlus 10 Pro has particularly good color fidelity in the DCI-P3 color space.
Held on angle, the OnePlus 10 Pro shifts slightly towards blue, but the shift is not very noticeable.
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Our video attribute evaluates the Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) and High Dynamic Range (HDR10) video handling of each device in indoor and low-light conditions. We measure tone mapping, color gamut, brightness and contrast of the display. We perform perceptual analysis against our professional reference monitor (Sony BVM-HX310) to ensure that the rendering respects the artistic intent.
The OnePlus 10 Pro put in a weak performance in our Video attribute testing, coming in far behind the category leaders. HDR10 videos played on the device lack brightness and are too contrasted; moreover, dark tones are barely visible, making for a sub-optimal viewing experience.
Video colors are oversaturated and show an orange cast; on a positive note, however, the cast does not affect skin tone rendering.
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The motion attribute evaluates the handling of dynamic contents. Frame drops, motion blur, and playback artifacts are scrutinized using games and videos.
The OnePlus 10 Pro shows a few frame mismatches for 30 fps and 60 fps content, but when playing video games, no frame mismatches are visible. Motion blur is well managed. The device shows a delay before resuming video playback.
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To evaluate touch, DXOMARK uses a touch robot and a high-speed camera to play and record a set of scenarios for smoothness, accuracy, and response-time evaluation.
The OnePlus 10 Pro is accurate when zooming in the gallery app. The screen reacts accurately when playing video games; however, corners are not responsive to touch. The device is smooth when browsing the web, when playing video games, and in the gallery app, but lacks smoothness when using other apps, such as Instagram.
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Evaluating artifacts means checking for the performance, image rendering and motion flaws that can affect the end-user experience. DXOMARK measures precisely the device’s reflectance and the presence of flicker, and assesses the impact of residual aliasing when playing video games, among other characteristics.
Sensitive people will notice some flicker on the OnePlus 10 Pro. (For more information, see our flicker article.)
The OnePlus 10 Pro manages judder well at 24 fps, with only occasional frame mismatches; no judder is visible at 30 fps and 60 fps. The device does not respond to ghost touches, but aliasing is visible when playing video games. That said, with no visible frame drops, the OnePlus 10 Pro provides a smooth and very pleasant gaming experience.