OnePlus 10 Pro or Google Pixel 6 Pro, which smartphone to choose?

OnePlus recently announced the launch of its highly anticipated OnePlus 10 Pro smartphone. The device is available and includes 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, priced at 900 euros.

With such a price, the first flagship smartphone competitor from OnePlus seems to be the perfect choice. This is, of course, the Pixel 6 Pro, Google’s latest smartphone, which has a relatively similar overall price. Of course, Android smartphone users looking for a new mobile can also turn to the Galaxy S22 Plus, or even the S22 Ultra, Samsung smartphones, whose prices are however much higher.

But if Samsung’s mobiles are very powerful and full of useful features, the OnePlus 10 Pro and the Google Pixel 6 Pro do not have to be ashamed of their performance and also have something to please lovers of mobile technology and smartphones who appreciate a more enhanced Android experience.

Both screens on these phones feature Gorilla Glass Victus material, feature 120Hz adaptive refresh rate (OnePlus 10 Pro adapts from 1-120Hz while Pixel 6 Pro is 10-120Hz) , wireless charging, IP68 dust and water resistance, wireless powershare and support for 5G, the next generation of mobile technologies.

Why choose the OnePlus 10 Pro?

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The OnePlus 10 Pro is a large smartphone with an excellent price-performance ratio. Well designed, well built and above all very efficient, the OnePlus 10 Pro is, in terms of ergonomics, in the area expected for a smartphone of this type: 73.9 mm wide by 163 mm high by 8.55 mm thick, all for a weight of 200.5 g. Note all the same that if OnePlus keeps its “homemade” OxygenOS overlay, it now has many more similarities with the ColorOS of the manufacturer Oppo – another subsidiary of its parent company BBK Electronics – which can be an asset or a disadvantage according to taste.

Regarding its overall appearance, the smartphone from OnePlus has a layer of glass (Gorilla Glass 5) and a metallic finish, which gives it additional ergonomics and prevents it from slipping in the hand. Unlike the back plate, the sides of the phone are glossy and reflective. Note however, a shade of green which does not particularly harmonize with its camera system… A bad point which does not, however, make us forget the beautiful finish of the back of the smartphone, which will shine above all with a screen of the most beautiful effect. and its sensors for the less sighted.

The OnePlus 10 Pro’s 6.7-inch AMOLED display is stunning. The resolution is 3,216 by 1,440 pixels (20.1:9, 525ppi) with a peak brightness of 1300 nits and support for LTPO technology. Support for LTPO technology automatically varies the refresh rate up to 120Hz, a feature designed to extend battery life. It should be noted that these specifications are identical to those of the OnePlus 9 Pro from last year, although the screen protection changes from Gorilla Glass 5 to Gorilla Glass Victus.

A few downsides to note

This does not prevent some downsides: the new mobile from OnePlus is not resistant to dust and water and therefore does not have the IP68 index. Its omission is surprising to say the least on a flagship device of this size, especially since the OnePlus 9 Pro was well rated IP68 as a whole.

Another catch: OnePlus’ latest addition still lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, the only slot being a USB-C port on the bottom edge, where there’s also a speaker grill and a dual 5G SIM slot. Still, this smartphone is full of qualities and will certainly appeal to a wide audience. In particular, it will be able to rely on a cell reception much higher than that of the Google Pixel 6 Pro, but also better autonomy and a photo dimension far from negligible, even if it does not expect the performance of its competitor of the day.

Note that the latest smartphone from OnePlus works with the flagship processor of the moment, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 from Qualcomm. Our test device was smooth and responsive, and we had no complaints with its performance. Under Geekbench 5, it achieved average CPU scores of 1007 (single core) and 3485 (multi core). These results are slightly lower than the Xiaomi 12 Pro, but still sit comfortably in the upper echelon of the Android Geekbench benchmark charts.

Why choose the Google Pixel 6 Pro?

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The main reasons to choose Google’s Pixel 6 Pro smartphone lie in its camera software, sensor array and regular updates to Android, Google’s mobile operating system. The American giant’s sensor control software doesn’t offer as many modes and options as OnePlus, but Google has boosted its cameras with software algorithms and AI, so you can now get great results by term of photo without making the slightest effort. If that’s all you want from your phone, then the Pixel 6 Pro is definitely the phone for you.

With the latest of its smartphones, Google is banking on the photographic experience to appeal to a wide audience. To do this, the American giant has notably equipped its range of sensors with a main camera of 50 megapixels, an ultra-wide camera of 114 degrees of 12 megapixels and a telephoto lens of 48 megapixels with an optical zoom of up to at 4x.

Thanks to this new camera hardware combined with Google’s Tensor chip – which we’ll come back to – and Google’s custom image processing and adjustment algorithm, we had high hopes for the camera performance of the 6 Pro: we were not disappointed.

Once Tensor, Always Tensor

While OnePlus has a decent update history, Google’s Pixel smartphones have the edge on this. Very well supported, they should indeed get the monthly Android security updates first, which can also be a significant asset for any smartphone user wishing to be at the forefront of Android. And if the Android 12 experience is fantastic on the Pixel 6 Pro, and you can trust that Android 13 will work well too.

Finally, the Pixel 6 Pro relies on Google Tensor, Google’s first system-on-chip (SoC) that combines the Pixel’s processor with other necessary radios and chips, like Google’s Titan M2 security coprocessor. As a reminder, the Pixel 6 Pro comes with 12GB of memory with storage options of 128GB, 256GB or 512GB. autonomy capable of satisfying a wide audience.

The Pixel 6 Pro is the best smartphone Google has ever made. From Android 12 enhancements and custom Pixel features that improve the experience, to Google Tensor performance, battery life, and the return of the Pixel’s superior camera experience. The question remains, however: even if it is the best of Google, is it enough? While OnePlus has just launched such a powerful smartphone for relatively similar prices, this one still deserves to be asked.

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