Elongated, huge displays with a tiny peephole for the front camera at the front and powerful camera palettes at the rear: That is the recipe for high-end smartphones 2020. The newcomers to OnePlus, Oppo and Xiaomi are no exception. The OnePlus 8 Pro is optionally colorful on the back – with bright green and blue; we tested the black version. Oppo uses chic synthetic leather for the back of the Find X2 Pro instead of the ubiquitous glass. Xiaomi's Mi 10 Pro looks a bit conservative in comparison.
Last year it was primarily the cameras that smartphone manufacturers tried to use to distinguish themselves, this year it was also the displays. The motto is more Hertz. The Xiaomi shows up to 90, OnePlus and Oppo up to 120 frames per second – but only if the content is of the appropriate quality. This is an advantage for those who play a lot on the smartphone (provided the game is optimized for the higher repetition frequency) or who are bothered by jerky scroll movements. With a higher repetition rate, the image structure appears smoother, writing remains sharp even when scrolling slowly. The price: around 20 percent shorter battery life. In many cases, however, for example for games and streaming apps whose image content is updated at a slower pace, the devices automatically switch back to 60 Hz mode.
The devices all score with a large display diagonal, thanks to 6.7 inches Oppo and Xiaomi play in the league of the Samsung Galaxy S20 +; The panel of the OnePlus is a bit bigger (6.8 inches) – and is in turn surpassed by the 6.9-inch screen of the Samsung S20 Ultra (test). The OLEDs of all devices show strong colors and deep contrasts; the color temperature can be adjusted to your own preferences. In a direct comparison, the lower pixel density of the Mi 10 Pro (388 dpi) compared to 8 Pro (514 dpi) and Find X2 Pro (519 dpi) is noticeable with smaller fonts, which render the latter devices sharper, with smoother edges. If you don't mind, you can also choose the lower Full HD resolution for 8 Pro and Find X2 Pro to save battery. In contrast to the Samsung S20 smartphones, the lower resolution is not a prerequisite for either the OnePlus or the Oppo in order to activate the higher refresh rate of 120 Hz. Even in direct sunlight, all devices are still easy to read, they achieve values of 800 cd / m with 50 percent white on the screen2nd and more.
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