OnePlus 10 Pro OxygenOS 13.1: Should You Update? In-Depth Review Reveals All

In this in-depth review, we will delve into the latest OxygenOS 13.1 update for the OnePlus 10 Pro. We postponed the review to accommodate an OTA update, a hot fix for OxygenOS 13.0. Throughout this comprehensive assessment, we will address user questions, highlight key findings, discuss battery performance, and more. So, without further ado, let’s dive in.

Software Updates and Known Issues:

Upon checking the software information, it is evident that the device is running OxygenOS 13.1 (version 520 or 521). However, several minor issues still persist. One prominent problem is the proximity sensor issue, which remains unresolved even after the update. Users have reported instances where the proximity sensor fails to function properly outdoors, necessitating the use of the power key. Another unaddressed concern is the absence of an auto-brightness toggle in the notification shade, despite it being a standard feature on most OnePlus devices. Additionally, the alert slider issue persists, where sliding the alert slider while browsing triggers the “Find in page” pop-up. Another bug identified is the Emoji feature, which displays Chinese text upon applying an Emoji.

Support for 120Hz and Application Compatibility:

While many applications now support the 120Hz display refresh rate, YouTube is still lacking this feature. It would be beneficial if OnePlus provided an option to enable higher refresh rates for specific applications. However, apps like Gallery and Instagram now support the 120Hz feature.

User Questions and Queries:

Regarding OTA updates, users have expressed concern over delays in receiving updates. OnePlus used to roll out OTA updates within a few days of release, but the situation has changed recently. To address this, users can download official files from the description or utilize the OxygenOS Updater app to update their devices.

Screen Recording, Spatial Audio, and Camera Performance:

Some users have raised questions about screen recording and the lack of 2K support on the OnePlus 10 Pro. Adjusting the resolution settings to Quad HD Plus enables 2K screen recording, although it may impact battery life slightly. Furthermore, spatial audio support depends on using compatible earbuds, such as the OnePlus Buds 2 Pro. As for camera performance, the OnePlus 10 Pro produces excellent images in normal mode, exhibiting noticeable improvements in color shifting between lenses. However, disabling HDR mode significantly affects the dynamic range in photos.

Battery Life and Charging:

Initial builds of OxygenOS 13 exhibited significant battery drain issues, but the latest update seems to have resolved this problem. Users have reported battery backups exceeding five hours of screen-on time. Additionally, the device now charges fully in approximately 56 minutes from 4% to 100%. Users are encouraged to share their experiences with previous charging times in the comment section.

Gaming Experience:

The OnePlus 10 Pro introduced the Champion Mode with OxygenOS 13, aiming to enhance the gaming experience. However, this review found no substantial improvements in gaming performance. Games such as Battlegrounds Mobile India, PUBG Mobile, and Call of Duty experienced fluctuating FPS, with the device struggling to maintain a stable frame rate. Additionally, the device exhibited minor heating issues, which could be attributed to environmental factors.

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