OnePlus Ace it could be the fastest charging OnePlus yet There are a lot of OnePlus phones deliberate for this year, however, the subsequent one may want to be amongst the most exciting, and the company has now confirmed that this handset (dubbed the OnePlus Ace) will be totally unveiled on April 21.
This used to be revealed through the company on Weibo (a Chinese social network), and the announcement included images of the phone, showing off a very specific design to what we’ve considered from OnePlus ace before.
Half of the returned has stripes running down it, whilst the different half is plain. The aspects meanwhile are flat, and there is no alert slider, a reachable feature found on many OnePlus phones. We can additionally see that there may be a triple-lens camera, with one massive lens and two smaller ones.
OnePlus hasn’t verified any specs of the OnePlus Ace yet, except its variety of has, due to the fact the company additionally recently revealed that the OnePlus 10R would be unveiled in India on April 28, and that phone appears exactly the same, so possibly they’re the equal handset below special names.
Admittedly, we do not know tons about this phone either, however, the company has stated that it supports 5G and comes in two versions – one with 80W charging and one with 150W charging, the latter of which is a tech the company revealed it used to be working on a whilst back.
For reference, the OnePlus 10 Pro solely has 80W charging, so that would be a pretty upgrade.
The rest of the specs may no longer be though, as whilst they have not been published yet, preceding leaks suggested the OnePlus Ace would be a rebranded Realme GT Neo 3, and that phone additionally has these charging powers, so this checks out.
If it is the Neo 3 in all however name then you can expect a 6.7-inch 1080 x 2412 AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 5,000mAh battery in the 80W mannequin or a 4,500mAh one in the 150W version, a reasonably speedy MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage.
The Realme GT Neo 3 additionally has a triple-lens camera, with a 50MP main sensor, an 8MP ultrawide one (with a 120-degree field of view), and a 2MP macro one, plus a 16MP snapper on the front.
So these are fairly high-end specs, however, it is solely on the charging the front that it would possibly have the OnePlus 10 Pro beat, though it is additionally sure to fee much less than that phone. Of course, we’re now not totally sure that the OnePlus Ace is the Realme GT Neo 3, however, it is searching very likely.
OnePlus 10 Pro review
The OnePlus 10 Pro sports a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is an LTPO 2.0 panel for adaptive refresh rate, which scales between 1Hz and 120Hz based on on-screen content requirements. Theoretically, the LTPO tech saves battery without compromising on performance. In practice, however, the benefits are minimal and apparent only in the battery efficiency. On performance, it is about interface level optimizations to make the most from this tech. Unfortunately, the OxygenOS 12.1 seems inept in its current form simply because many apps, including the commonly used ones such as Twitter, Instagram, Slack, etc. suffer random stutter. That said, the overall display experience is smooth on most counts but there are occasions where the inconsistencies hurt the user experience.
As for the value-added features, the display on the OnePlus 10 Pro cuts corners on some features available with the predecessor to make room for others. Therefore, it may seem to be a step down from the predecessor but it is not. It is a 10-bit display with HDR10+ certification. It boasts a brightness of over 1000 nits for class-leading sunlight legibility. Moreover, the display gains a new contrast adjustment algorithm to adjust it at two brightness levels. Besides, there are tons of other features like ‘Image Sharpener’, ‘Video Color Enhancer’, and ‘Bright HDR video mode’. These features make use of the display’s peak potential and improve the phone’s multimedia rendering capabilities. Important to note, that only a few apps such as Instagram, Prime Videos, Netflix, VLC Player, YouTube, etc. are optimized to take advantage of these features.
One of the predecessor’s display features missing here is the Motion Estimation Motion Compensation (MEMC) tech, which interpolates extra frames to artificially smoothen the video thus improving the multimedia experience, especially while watching fast-paced content available on over-the-top apps. In everyday use, however, the lack of it does not hamper the experience.
The OnePlus 10 Pro boasts a stellar camera system, supported by several value-added features aimed at both amateurs and pro. It is a differently tuned camera system and, therefore, requires some learning. However, it does not take long to acknowledge the strength of the imaging system once you are familiar with its functioning and capability.
Starting with the primary camera sensor, it is a capable performer that works effortlessly irrespective of lighting conditions. It is quick in fixing focus, captures the frame with almost zero shutter lag, and is tuned to capture natural colors, resulting in a true-to-life imaging experience. Complementing the primary sensor is a 150-degree ultra-wide-angle sensor. It matches the like of the primary sensor in daylight conditions with regard to quality, details, and colors. Importantly, there is a color symmetry between the primary and the ultra-wide-angle camera. The ultra-wide-angle sensor is set to capture shots in a 110-degree field of view (FoV) by default. There is a dedicated 150-degree mode in which it goes really wide, but with some distortions on the sides. If distortion is not much of a concern, there is another view in the 150-degree mode named fisheye that replicates the look of traditional fisheye lenses, providing a fresh perspective when shooting. Rounding up the camera system is the telephoto lens, which enables up to optical zoom capability. It adds versatility to the package but is good for use in daylight conditions only.
Coming to the value-added features, there are tons of it. For starters, the OnePlus 10 Pro is among the few smartphones capable of shooting stills in 10-bit colors. Importantly, it can do so through all three available camera sensors on the back. For perspective, 10-bit means about a billion colors in a frame. Most smartphones use 8-bit color processing, which has about 16 million colors. Moreover, the OnePlus 10 Pro uses a DCI-P3 color gamut. The 10-bit color processing and DCI-P3 color gamut result in pleasing colors with negligible color banding.
Another pro-grade feature is the new Hasselblad manual mode. Unlike the predecessor, the Hasselblad manual mode is available for all three sensors on the rear. Moreover, it is not just about color tuning this time around. OnePlus has added a new feature RAW+ in the Hasselblad manual mode that lets you shoot in up to 12-bit RAW while retaining all computational photography elements from the OnePlus 10 Pro, such as improved dynamic range and noise reduction.
The list of interesting value-added features extends onto the video side too. The OnePlus 10 Pro boasts a manual mode for videos named ‘Movie Mode’. It lets you adjust ISO, shutter speed, and white balance before and during filming. While manual mode for videos is common in most smartphones, OnePlus’ iteration is different because it comes with new tools and functions. For example, the Movie Mode on the OnePlus 10 Pro has an option to record videos in a LOG format. In this format, there is no pre-set picture profile. Therefore, it can easily be processed for colors in post-production.
There is a lot available with the OnePlus 10 Pro to explore and experiment. Importantly, it is as good for traditional use cases as it is for all new ones. That said, the OnePlus 10 Pro delivers a fresh experience with regard to imaging.
The OnePlus 10 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 system-on-chip, paired with up to 12GB RAM (LPDDR5) and 256GB internal storage (UFS 3.1). It ships with an Android 12-based OxygenOS 12.1 interface, which is heavily reminiscent of ColorOS12. Nevertheless, the performance is nothing less than what you expect from a premium flagship smartphone. From graphic-intensive games to multimedia editing, there is nothing that the phone could not handle. It warms up at times, but not to a point where it becomes too hot to handle.
Coming to the interface, it is called OxygenOS but it is not. From camera to settings, the entire interface is a copy of ColorOS12 disguised in red color to look like OxygenOS. Not a bad thing, but the interface is far from perfect and marred with inconsistencies. For example, some widgets get cropped when resized, display scaling is not consistent, font scaling is not consistent, and apps keep crashing. If it matters, the interface is still clean and free from unnecessary bloatware.
The OnePlus 10 Pro is powered by a dual-cell battery of a combined 5,000mAh capacity. With moderate usage, the phone sails through a day on a full charge with a display set to QHD+ resolution at a 120Hz refresh rate. The phone ships with an 80W fast-wired charger, which replenishes the completely drained battery fully in about 40 minutes. Unlike the OnePlus 9 Pro charging adapter, it is not a universal charger. The OnePlus 10 Pro supports 50W fast wireless charging, too. The phone takes about an hour to charge through the OnePlus Warp Charge 50 Wireless Charger. Wireless charging warms up the phone’s backside but not so much as to make it uncomfortable to use.