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OnePlus 10 Pro Display test

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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.

Overview

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

Scoring

Sub-scores and attributes included in the calculations of the global score.

OnePlus 10 Pro
129
display
121

160

157

163

105

162

146

155

135

165

136

149

Please be aware that beyond this point, we have not modified the initial test results. While data and products remain fully comparable, you might encounter mentions and references to the previous scores.

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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.

Test summary

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.

Readability

121

OnePlus 10 Pro

160

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
How Display Readability score is composed

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.

Brightness under various lighting conditions
Contrast under various lighting conditions

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.

Readability in a low-light (0 lux) environment
Left to right: OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, Oppo Find X5 Pro, Google Pixel 6 Pro
(Photos for illustration only)

The device is readable in indoor conditions.

Readability in an indoor (1000 lux) environment
Left to right: OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, Oppo Find X5 Pro, Google Pixel 6 Pro
(Photos for illustration only)

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.

Readability in an outdoor (20 000 lux) environment
Left to right: OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, Oppo Find X5 Pro, Google Pixel 6 Pro
(Photos for illustration only)

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.

Readability in a sunlit (>90 0000 lux) environment
Left to right: OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, Oppo Find X5 Pro, Google Pixel 6 Pro
(Photos for illustration only)

The OnePlus 10 Pro also lacks brightness when viewed at an angle, as shown below.

Readability at a 45° angle

Left to right: OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, Oppo Find X5 Pro, Google Pixel 6 Pro
(Photos for illustration only)

The OnePlus 10 Pro has excellent brightness uniformity.

Luminance uniformity measurement

This graph shows the uniformity of the display using a 20% gray pattern. The more visible the green color, the more uniform the display.

Color

157

OnePlus 10 Pro

163

Sony Xperia 5 IV
How Display Color score is composed

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.

White point under D65 illuminant at 1000 lux

In both indoor and outdoor conditions, the OnePlus 10 Pro’s rendering is very pleasant, especially when viewing content indoors.

Color rendering indoors (1000 lux)
Clockwise from top left: OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, Google Pixel 6 Pro, Oppo Find X5 Pro
(Photos for illustration only)

Outdoors, the color rendering is affected a bit by the device’s lack of brightness, but colors remain faithful.

Color rendering in sunlight (>90 0000 lux)
Clockwise from top left: OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, Google Pixel 6 Pro, Oppo Find X5 Pro
(Photos for illustration only)

The OnePlus 10 Pro has particularly good color fidelity in the DCI-P3 color space.

Color fidelity measurements
OnePlus 10 Pro, color fidelity at 1000 lux in the sRGB color space
OnePlus 10 Pro, color fidelity at 1000 lux in the DCI-P3 color space
Each arrow represents the color difference between a target color pattern (base of the arrow) and its actual measurement (tip of the arrow). The longer the arrow, the more visible the color difference is. If the arrow stays within the circle, the color difference will be visible only to trained eyes.

Held on angle, the OnePlus 10 Pro shifts slightly towards blue, but the shift is not very noticeable.

Color behavior on angle
This graph shows the color shift when the screen is at an angle. Each dot represents a measurement at a particular angle. Dots inside the inner circle exhibit no color shift in angle; those between the inner and outer circle have shifts that only trained experts will see; but those falling outside the outer circle are noticeable.
Color shift on angle

Left to right: OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, Oppo Find X5 Pro, Google Pixel 6 Pro
(Photos for illustration only)

Video

105

OnePlus 10 Pro

162

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)
How Display Video score is composed

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 brightness at 10% APL in the dark ( < 5 lux)
Video rendering in a low-light (0 lux) environment
Clockwise from top left: OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, Google Pixel 6 Pro, Oppo Find X5 Pro
(Photos for illustration only)

 

Video colors are oversaturated and show an orange cast; on a positive note, however, the cast does not affect skin tone rendering.

Video color rendering in a low-light (0 lux) environment
Clockwise from top left: OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, Google Pixel 6 Pro, Oppo Find X5 Pro
(Photos for illustration only)
Gamut coverage for video content
HDR10 gamut coverage
SDR gamut coverage

Primary colors are measured both in HDR10 and SDR. The extracted color gamut shows the extent of the color area that the device can render. To respect the artistic intent, the measured gamut should match the master color space of each video.

Motion

146

OnePlus 10 Pro

155

Huawei P40 Pro
How Display Motion score is composed

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.

Video frame drops
OnePlus 10 Pro 30 fps content
60 fps content

These long exposure photos present the number of frame irregularities in a 30-second video. A good performance shows a regular pattern (either a flat gray image or a pull-down pattern).

 

Touch

135

OnePlus 10 Pro

165

OnePlus 9
How Display Touch score is composed

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.

Average Touch Response Time OnePlus 10 Pro
81 ms
Fast
Good
Bad
Slow
This response time test evaluates precisely the time elapsed between a single touch of the robot on the screen and the displayed action. This test is applied to activities that require a high reactivity, such as gaming.

Artifacts

136

OnePlus 10 Pro

149

LG Wing
How Display Artifacts score is composed

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.

Average Reflectance (SCI) OnePlus 10 Pro
4.4 %
Low
Good
Bad
High

Reflectance measurement (SCI)
Measurements above show the reflection of the device within the visible spectrum range (400 nm to 700 nm). It includes both diffuse and specular reflection.

Sensitive people will notice some flicker on the OnePlus 10 Pro. (For more information, see our flicker article.)

Flicker Frequency OnePlus 10 Pro
360 Hz
Bad
Good
Bad
Great
Flicker comparison
This graph represents the frequencies of lighting variation; the highest peak gives the main flicker frequency.
Judder
OnePlus 10 Pro, judder at 24 fps
OnePlus 10 Pro, judder at 30 fps
OnePlus 10 Pro, judder at 60 fps

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.

Aliasing (closeup)
OnePlus 10 Pro, aliasing
OnePlus 10 Pro, aliasing
OnePlus 10 Pro, aliasing
(Photos for illustration only)

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