OnePlus 10 Pro vs Google Pixel 6 Pro: Your $899 phone options compared

OnePlus 10 Pro vs Google Pixel 6 Pro: Your $899 phone options compared

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Shortly aft CES, OnePlus announced the OnePlus 10 Pro with availability lone successful China starting successful mid-January. Today, OnePlus announced a wider merchandise of the device, including pre-orders successful the US and Canada contiguous with income starting connected 14 April.

We've had the instrumentality successful manus for a week, and a afloat reappraisal volition beryllium coming from ZDNet next week. It volition beryllium disposable successful North America successful Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest with a azygous 8GB RAM and 128GB interior retention enactment for $899US and $1149CAD. We person the Volcanic Black North American exemplary successful manus for testing.

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With the $899 terms successful the US, the archetypal flagship rival that comes to caput is the Google Pixel 6 Pro at the aforesaid price. While the communicative of the portion is akin betwixt these 2 devices, we volition besides connection immoderate feedback connected wherefore 1 whitethorn beryllium amended than the other, depending connected what is astir important to you.

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Android smartphone users whitethorn besides look to the Galaxy S22 Plus with a starting terms of $999.99 oregon adjacent the S22 Ultra at $1,099.99. Samsung phones are precise almighty and afloat of utile features, but the OnePlus 10 Pro and Google Pixel 6 Pro entreaty much to the tech and smartphone enthusiast who enjoys a much banal Android experience.

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Tale of the portion

Specifications don't supply the implicit representation regarding the capabilities of a smartphone, but they are utile for examination purposes and to supply you with an denotation of what each instrumentality offers.

Feature OnePlus 10 Pro Google Pixel 6 Pro
Display size 6.7 inches 6.7 inches
Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Google Tensor
Dimensions 163 x 73.9 x 8.55mm 163.9 x 75.9 x 8.9mm
Weight 201g 210g
Internal retention 128GB 128/256/512GB
Battery capableness 5000mAh 5003mAh
Rear cameras Four: 8MP tele (3.3x), 48MP wide, 50MP ultra-wide Three: 48MP tele (4x), 50MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide
Front cameras 32MP 11.1MP
Other 65W accelerated charging, champion haptics, shoots successful 10-bit color Camera software

Both phones incorporated Gorilla Glass Victus material, person an adaptive 120MHz refresh complaint show (the OnePlus 10 Pro adapts from 1-120Hz portion the Pixel 6 Pro is 10-120Hz), wireless charging, IP68 dust/water resistance, wireless powershare capability, and 5G.

Why take the OnePlus 10 Pro?

I spent a mates of weeks with the Google Pixel 6 Pro but returned it due to the fact that the cellular reception was terrible, artillery beingness did not impress, charging was excessively dilatory for me, and the fingerprint sensor was beauteous terrible. Google improved immoderate of these issues with updates but besides has breached issues with different updates, and the inconsistency successful managing a caller telephone with the archetypal Google Tensor processor has shown the telephone is not reliable capable for maine to get enactment done. Spotty Wi-Fi and cellular show is simply a non-starter for my needs.

OnePlus and Samsung person shown to beryllium the champion astatine cellular show successful my testing, and that continues to beryllium existent with the OnePlus 10 Pro. My commuter bid moves on the tracks connected the outskirts of towns, and the OnePlus 10 Pro has stayed connected for my full commute with coagulated velocity and 5G performance.

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While it has lone been a week, I'm besides seeing amended artillery beingness than I person seen connected a OnePlus telephone successful rather a while. In addition, the North American exemplary has a 65W charger and USB-C cablegram successful the container truthful that you tin complaint it up precise quickly. 50W wireless charging and wireless powersharing are besides supported connected the OnePlus 10 Pro.

There is simply a batch to unpack erstwhile it comes to the camera of the OnePlus 10 Pro, acknowledgment to the almighty and susceptible software. For point-and-shoot results, the Google Pixel 6 Pro is pugnacious to beat. OnePlus is focused connected existent colour enactment and creativity. The cameras enactment 10-bit colour capture, LOG Movie mode, dual-view video, utmost 150-degree and fisheye wide-angle lens, tilt-shift, and XPan mode.

Why take the Google Pixel 6 Pro?

The 2 superior reasons to prime the Pixel 6 Pro are the camera bundle and Android updates. Google's camera power bundle doesn't connection arsenic galore modes and options arsenic OnePlus, but Google has nailed the bundle algorithms and AI successful its cameras, truthful you execute fantabulous point-and-shoot results. If that's each you bash with your phone, past the Pixel 6 Pro volition service you well.

Full review: Google Pixel 6 Pro: Yup, inactive Google's champion smartphone

OnePlus has a decent way grounds of updates, but Google's Pixels are precise good supported and ever look to get monthly Android information updates first. The Android 12 acquisition is fantastic connected the Pixel 6 Pro, and you tin spot that Android 13 volition enactment good too.

Which telephone bash you prefer, and what cardinal feature(s) helped you marque that decision?

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