OnePlus 10 Pro battery life and charging speed test
the OnePlus 10 Pro is now available worldwide and questions about the performance of the phone in real life are starting to arise. Last years OnePlus 9 Pro was a great phone, but it seemed to lag in some departments compared to the competition.
For example, the OnePlus 9 Pro didn’t have the best battery life. It was okay, but it lagged behind the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. But what about the OnePlus 10 Pro? Does the phone manage to impress us with its battery life and charging capabilities? Let’s take a look at what our tests show so far and what you should expect from the OnePlus 10 Pro in terms of battery and charging.
What is the battery capacity of the OnePlus 10 Pro
The OnePlus 10 Pro has a 5,000 mAh battery, which is 500 mAh more than the 9 Pro. That means you should expect a significant improvement in battery life.
OnePlus 10 Pro battery life
We expected the OnePlus 10 Pro to comfortably last a day of heavy use and maybe up to two days on a single charge if used in moderation. Our expectations were right. The larger battery and new LTPO display allow the OnePlus 10 Pro to beat even the iPhone 13 Pro Max, meaning it’ll easily last you two days on a single charge.
OnePlus’ flagship uses an LTPO AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. LTPO stands for low-temperature polycrystalline oxide. This technology allows the panel to have a variable refresh rate. When the refresh rate is variable, the phone can adjust it automatically.
For example, if you are navigating through the phone UI, the software will increase the refresh rate for a smoother and faster experience and vice versa if the screen is displaying a static image.
We’ve mentioned this technology here because it’s been proven to improve battery life on phones with high refresh rate panels. This technology is also present in other devices like Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro. Depending on the manufacturer’s implementation and optimization, this could significantly improve battery life over non-variable high refresh rate panels.
*OnePlus 10 Pro results: YouTube test conducted at default settings. Navigation and 3D gaming tests were performed in “high performance” mode.
How fast does the OnePlus 10 Pro charge?
The OnePlus 10 Pro supports 80W fast wired charging. It’s very fast, and according to OnePlus, it takes the 10 Pro around 32 minutes to recharge its battery from zero to 100%. We tested this claim on the Chinese version of the 10 Pro, and here are the results.
OnePlus 10 Pro charging speeds:
- in 5 minutes — 26%
- in 10 minutes — 45%
- in 15 minutes — 62%
- in 20 minutes — 76%
- in 25 minutes — 88%
- in 30 minutes — 100%
Battery life OnePlus 10 Pro vs Galaxy S22 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro Max
Two new flagship Android phones are set to arrive soon. This means the iPhone 13 Pro Max will have more competition. Until now, the iPhone was the battery king of the high-end smartphone market. The question was, are the Galaxy S22 Ultra and OnePlus 10 Pro capable of dethroning the iPhone 13 Pro Max?
However, the Samsung seems to be falling behind on both. In our tests, it lasted around 30% less time than the iPhone and OnePlus. This could simply be down to poorer optimization, so take the results with a grain of salt as a software update could increase the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s battery life. Still, we suspect that even with such an update, the Samsung will last less, but still at least a day and a half on a single charge.
In terms of charging, the OnePlus 10 Pro is the fastest charging phone of all, even at the 65W it ships with in the US, with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra a close second. The iPhone 13 Pro Max with its rather slow 27W fast wired charging isn’t even in the same category, leaving you with the choice between longer battery life or faster charging.