Which Is Better, The OnePlus 10 Pro Or The iPhone 13 Pro?

One of the few high-end smartphones launches users saw in 2022 was the OnePlus 10 Pro, the company’s most recent and greatest flagship model. It is a fantastic phone in and of itself. This article compares it with the iPhone 13 Pro, arguably the best smartphone currently on the market. Comparing these two phones’ specifications can help you choose the right option for yourself. 

OnePlus 10 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro Hardware and Design  

The OnePlus 10 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro are glass slab smartphones, though the OnePlus 10 Pro is noticeably larger. Its 6.7-inch display towers over the iPhone 13 Pro’s 6.06-inch panel. The iPhone 13 Pro has hard corners and flat sides, giving it a cold and mechanical feel. Because of the hard corners and flat sides, it’s more uncomfortable to hold with one hand than the OnePlus 10 Pro, despite its curved sides.

The OnePlus 10 Pro’s screen is far superior to the iPhone 13 Pro’s. Regardless of size (which the OnePlus 10 Pro outperforms in content consumption), it’s a lot brighter in everyday use and has a higher resolution display. The iPhone 13 Pro has LTPO, but it can only go as low as 10Hz, whereas the OnePlus 10 Pro has a WQHD+ resolution display with a refresh rate ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz. The iPhone 13 Pro still has an unsightly notch, whereas the OnePlus 10 Pro has a hole-punch camera in the top left.

The frosted glass on both devices prevents fingerprints from adhering to the back panels, though the side rails on the iPhone do. On their own, they both feel premium, but the iPhone 13 Pro feels heavier for its size. The OnePlus 10 Pro’s camera module is squared off from the edge to house three cameras, and it curves outward to the device’s body rather than cutting off abruptly. In contrast, the iPhone 13 Pro has a more “traditional” triple camera array housed in a glass square.

OnePlus 10 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro Internals and General Performance 

Regarding performance, the OnePlus 10 Pro has some of the best specifications available on Android. It comes with the most recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. It has the most powerful hardware in a OnePlus device to date, representing the pinnacle of what Android has to offer. The iPhone 13 Pro is equipped with the Apple A15 Bionic, an insanely powerful chip that easily outperforms any other mobile SoC. In addition, there is 6GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage.

While the A15 Bionic outperforms the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, its performance on an iPhone is comparable to that of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 on an Android. Unless you push it to its limits, you will have the same experience across both platforms. You can only emulate consoles on iPhones with much more effort than on an Android phone, and the only real benefits you might find are when trying to run games like Genshin Impact (which will still run very well on Android).

You won’t notice much difference if you’re a casual mobile gamer who enjoys web browsing, social media, and other lighter activities. Apps launch as quickly as you’d expect on the OnePlus 10 Pro and may even be slightly faster than on the iPhone 13 Pro. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is hampered slightly by software on the OnePlus 10 Pro out of the box, but you can easily unlock its performance in your device settings.

In terms of biometrics, the OnePlus 10 Pro has an in-display fingerprint scanner embedded beneath the display panel. It’s an optical scanner, so when you tap it, it lights up, which can be pretty startling, especially at night, if you’re not fully covering it with your thumb. I still prefer it to Face ID, which was highly inconvenient until recently due to face masks. A recent iOS update enabled Face ID to work with masks. Still, it’s not as secure, and I’m concerned that it could be unlocked by a sibling or other close lookalike, especially since enabling it to work with a mask is inherently less secure.

In terms of battery life, the iPhone 13 Pro easily wins. The OnePlus 10 Pro manages a full day of use but cannot compete with Apple’s efficiency. You can quickly get a day and a half of the iPhone 13 Pro, whereas the OnePlus 10 Pro only gets a day’s worth of use. Whichever option you choose, the iPhone will win, but the OnePlus 10 Pro will be close behind the average user. If your lifestyle generally means you’re always near a plug, the OnePlus 10 Pro’s superfast 65W/80W charging is a non-issue. Apple charges the iPhone 13 Pro at a much slower rate of 18-27W, so you’ll be plugged in for much longer after each full charge.

OnePlus 10 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro Camera 

The OnePlus 10 Pro features a primary camera with an f/1.8, 1/1.43-inch Sony IMX789 sensor, an 8MP, f/2.4 telephoto zoom lens with 3.3x optical zoom, and a 50MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide camera. The ultra-wide lens is a Samsung JN1 sensor with a 150-degree field-of-view, but it is inferior to the OnePlus 9 Pro due to the smaller image sensor size. The iPhone 13 Pro has a familiar-feeling triple 12MP primary system, but each lens has a larger sensor, including a relatively significant bump for the primary camera and an improved 3x telephoto zoom. The iPhone 13 Pro’s selfie camera has a resolution of 12MP.

The iPhone 13 Pro, as expected, destroys the OnePlus 10 Pro. The OnePlus 10 Pro can compete on the primary sensor, but Apple easily wins in wide-angle and telephoto. The OnePlus 10 Pro is now in its second year of collaborating with Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad. 


Entering the iPhone vs. Android debate is always a risky game to play. That isn’t to say that there isn’t a better option between the two; it’s just that it’s nuanced. 

If you’re looking for a smartphone with a large, bright screen and an open software experience, the OnePlus 10 Pro is the phone for you. Superfast performance and excellent gaming and media consumption capabilities make this a no-brainer for the media enthusiast. If you are okay with spending a little more for a more consistent software experience, better cameras, and longer updates, the iPhone 13 Pro is a better fit.

Overall, anyone looking for a new smartphone can benefit from either of these devices; it’s just that they each excel in different areas. You can’t go wrong with either of them and if you’re already in the Android or iOS ecosystems, there’s nothing wrong with continuing in that direction if these are your only two options. The OnePlus 10 Pro performs admirably in all areas and is slightly less expensive. However, these phones are different for different people, which is perfectly fine.


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