The OnePlus 10 Pro has hit the global market and in this article we will compare it with the very best that Samsung has to offer. In other words, we compare the OnePlus 10 Pro with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. That’s a logical comparison as both brands are quite popular, and the same goes for their flagship phones. These two phones can certainly compete with each other, although there are significant differences between them.
The two phones share some internal parts, but they both look and feel very different. Their software builds are also vastly different, and the same is true for several other aspects. As is usually the case, we will first list their specs below and then compare the two devices across a number of categories. We compare their designs, displays, performance, battery performance, cameras and audio. That said, let’s start with the comparison between OnePlus 10 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
OnePlus 10 ProSamsung Galaxy S22 UltraScreen Size 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO2 Liquid AMOLED Display (120 Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate, LTPO, up to 1 Hz) 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display (120 Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate, LTPO, up to 1 Hz) Screen resolution3216 x 14403080 x 1440SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Samsung Exynos 2200RAM8GB/12GB (LPDDR5)8GB/12GB (LPDDR5)Storage128GB/256GB, non-expandable (UFS 3.1)128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB , non-expandable ( UFS 3.1) Rear cameras 48 MP (wide, f/1.8 aperture, 23 mm lens, 1.12um pixel size, multi-directional PDAF, OIS, Laser AF)
50 MP (ultra wide angle, f/2.2 aperture, 14mm lens, 150 degree FoV, 0.64um pixel size)
8MP (telephoto, f/2.4 aperture, 1.0um pixel size, OIS, PDAF, 3.3x optical zoom)108MP (f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 0.8um pixel size. Produces 12MP images with 2.4um pixel size)
12 MP (ultra wide angle, Dual Pixel AF, 120 degree FoV, f/2.2 aperture, 1.4um pixel size)
10 MP (telephoto, Dual Pixel AF, OIS, f/2.4 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, 70mm lens, optical zoom 3x)
10MP (Telephoto, Dual Pixel AF, OIS, f/4.9 aperture, 1.22um pixel size, 230mm lens, 10x optical zoom, 100x Space Zoom) Front Cameras32MP (f/2.2 aperture, wide angle, 0.8um pixel size)40MP ( f /2.2 aperture, 80 degrees FoV, 0.7um pixel size, PDAF) Battery 5.00 mAh, non-removable, 80 W (65 W in US) thenewsupdate charging, 50 W wireless charging, reverse wireless charging 5000 mAh, non-removable , 45 W thenewsupdate charging, 15 W Qi wireless charging, 5 W wireless PowerShare Dimensions163 x 73.9 x 8.6 mm163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mmWeight201 grams228/229 gramsConnectivity5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi Fi, USB Type-C5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2 , Wi-Fi, USB Type-CSecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner (optical)In-display fingerprint scanner (ultrasonic)OSAndroid 12
OxygenOS 12.1Android 12
One UI 4.1Price$899$1,199.99BuyOnePlusSamsung
OnePlus 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Design
As you can see in the image above, these two phones are quite different. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has a more square design than the OnePlus 10 Pro. The top and bottom are completely flat on that phone, while the sides are completely round. The edges are quite sharp. The OnePlus 10 Pro paints a different picture. The edges are curved, while the phone is much more rounded. The front and back are also proportional, but the curve is not as emphasized as on the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Both phones have extremely thin bezels and curved screens. The same goes for camera holes in the display, as there is one on every phone, but not in the same place. It is located in the upper left corner of the panel of the OnePlus 10 Pro and is centered on the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The OnePlus 10 Pro has a very different rear camera design, which is actually more similar to that of the Galaxy S22 and S22+, than that of the Galaxy S22 Ultra. In fact, the Galaxy S22 Ultra doesn’t even have a protruding camera island, the sensors stick out separately from the back.
These two devices offer a very different feel in the hand. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is a bit smoother and also includes an S Pen stylus in the lower right corner. Both devices feel quite premium in the hand and both are made of metal and glass. They both weigh over 200 grams, but the Galaxy S22 Ultra is noticeably heavier. They are almost the same length, but the OnePlus 10 Pro is a lot narrower and also slightly thinner.
OnePlus 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Display
The OnePlus 10 Pro has a 6.7-inch QHD+ (3216 x 1440) LTPO2 Fluid AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The phone offers an adaptive refresh rate and gets quite bright with a peak brightness of 1,300 nits. It supports HDR10+ content and can display up to 1 billion colors. This screen is curved and protected by the Gorilla Glass Victus. We’re looking at a 20:9 aspect ratio and a screen-to-body ratio of about 90 percent.
The panel of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, on the other hand, measures 6.8 inches. This is a QHD+ (3088 x 1440) dynamic AMOLED 2X display, which is curved. It is also an LTPO panel with a refresh rate up to 120 Hz, and it supports adaptive refresh rate. This display also supports HDR10+ content and gets even brighter with up to 1,750 nits brightness. However, keep in mind that you can only achieve that in automatic mode. This panel is protected by the Gorilla Glass Victus+.
Both displays are truly beautiful. These two panels are without a doubt some of the best displays on the market today. Not only are they extremely bright, but they are also extremely sharp, offering deep blacks and excellent, punchy colors. Viewing angles are excellent and both screens offer great touch response. An adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz is just the icing on the cake. You can’t go wrong with any of these panels.
OnePlus 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Performance
You would expect the performance of these two phones to be excellent, right? They are flagship phones after all. Well, you would be right in that assumption, at least when it comes to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 models. The OnePlus 10 Pro only comes in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 variant, but the Galaxy S22 Ultra also has an Exynos 2200 variant in Europe. That variant isn’t quite as great in performance as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 model, but Samsung has significantly improved it since its launch. However, we only have experience with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 model.
In addition to those chipsets, the two phones come with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash storage. So neither company skimped on the inside. Keep in mind that you can get both 8GB and 12GB RAM variants of the two devices in most markets. In the US, only the 8GB RAM model of the OnePlus 10 Pro is available. OnePlus did say that a 12GB RAM variant will come at a later date.
The performance on both devices is great. You will have a hard time slowing down any of these phones. They flew through everything we threw at them, ranging from web browsing and media consumption to photo and video editing, as well as gaming. Both did all that with no problems and didn’t get too hot while they were at it. They got quite warm, something we noticed more on the Galaxy S22 Ultra, but both were quite warm during gaming sessions. That’s not something you need to worry about though, as it hasn’t crossed the line and it hasn’t affected performance in any way.
OnePlus 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: battery
Both smartphones are packed inside with a 5,000 mAh battery. That’s a generous battery capacity, which is necessary given the enormous power they offer and those large and sharp screens. The OnePlus 10 Pro sees a noticeable improvement in battery capacity over its predecessor, which is nice to see. So, how did they perform? Is the battery life good on these two phones? The answer is yes.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra doesn’t perform as well as the Galaxy S21 Ultra in this regard, but it does deliver excellent battery life. The same goes for the OnePlus 10 Pro. Both phones were usually able to provide us with about 6.5 hours of screen-on-time. On some days those numbers were slightly lower, but both managed to exceed the 7-hour screen-on-time threshold. As I always say, take this information with a grain of salt. Your usage will be significantly different and you will be using it in different geographic locations, so different aspects will affect battery life. Keep in mind that battery life will also be significantly lower if you play a lot, or do anything else that drains the battery.
Both smartphones offer fast charging, but the OnePlus 10 Pro certainly has an edge. The device supports 80W (65W in the US) thenewsupdate charging and 50W wireless charging, on top of reverse wireless charging. The Galaxy S22 Ultra technically supports 45W thenewsupdate charging, but it’s not as fast as it seems. Using a 25W charger will give you nearly identical charging results. The phone supports 15W wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging. All in all, the OnePlus 10 Pro can be charged a lot faster, that applies to both thenewsupdate and wireless charging.
OnePlus 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Cameras
The OnePlus 10 Pro has three cameras on the back, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra has four. The OnePlus handset includes a 48-megapixel main camera along with a 50-megapixel ultrawide camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto unit. The Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a 108-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens and a 10-megapixel periscope telephoto camera.
Both phones have very attractive settings, but deliver different results. In good lighting, both phones perform admirably. They can deliver images with great detail, great colors and good dynamic range. The OnePlus 10 Pro even tends to offer better color science, and the Hasselblad factor may have something to do with that. It no longer sharpens shots as its predecessor tended to do, the results are much more balanced this time around.
When the lights go out, both phones do a great job. The OnePlus 10 Pro sometimes fails to brighten up parts of photos, although it doesn’t happen often, and it’s probably a bug that OnePlus will fix. Usually it does a great job in low light, just like the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Even ultra-wide cameras on both phones perform excellently in low light. The same is actually true for normal lighting, and the OnePlus 10 Pro’s ultra-wide camera comes with a 150-degree field of view, although that results in fisheye images.
Things are a little different when we talk about the telephoto camera. The Galaxy S22 Ultra does much better in this area, especially in low light. The OnePlus 10 Pro’s telephoto camera cannot keep up with such settings. The enormous zoom capacity of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is also much greater thanks to the periscope camera, although you need good lighting for that.
When it comes to video, both do a great job, although for some reason the OnePlus 10 Pro is a bit shaky when shooting 4K video with the main camera. The same is not the case when you use the ultrawide camera. So that’s probably just another optimization OnePlus has to do. Other than that, both phones do a great job.
If you’re hoping to use a 3.5mm headphone jack on your phone, neither of these two phones is for you, as neither has such a port. You must use a dongle, Type-C headphones or Bluetooth. What they do include are stereo speakers, and those speakers are actually pretty good on both phones.
It’s worth saying that the Galaxy S22 Ultra speakers get a little louder, and they sound a little richer too. The difference isn’t that noticeable though, as both phones are quite convincing in this regard. The sound reproduction is also well balanced.