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Best OnePlus phones 2022: All the top OnePlus devices reviewed and ranked

Introduction

If you’re a fan of the OnePlus brand but aren’t sure which is the model for you, then this is the guide for you. We’ve reviewed and thoroughly tested all the best OnePlus phones and have found the top choices for every budget.

Once upon a time OnePlus might have started life as a small Oppo side-project, releasing one flagship a year and building hype with a dedicated fanbase, but now it is a far more traditional brand, for better or worse. OnePlus now tends to release multiple phones a year, and produces multiple product lines targeting various price points.

We know that choosing a phone, even if you know you want a OnePlus phone, can be hard. Prices vary wildly and it can be tough to really narrow down which features you need – and which are surplus to requirements. That’s why we’ve recommended multiple devices at varying prices, from a cheaper option to a full-blown flagship.

All the OnePlus phones below have been fully tested by one of our product experts. They also all have good screens, adequate battery life and reliable build quality across the board.

We also have a selection of other best lists for those who are open to trying products from other brands: our best camera phone round-up, for instance, while our best cheap phone and best mid-range phone lists focus solely on more affordable options.

Best OnePlus phones at a glance

How we test

How do we test OnePlus phones?

All the phones included in our Best OnePlus phone list have been thoroughly tested and used by one of our product experts. We never review a phone based purely on specs and benchmark scores. We use them as our everyday device for the review period, which is usually at least five days but often a lot more.

Whenever you read a phone review published on Trusted Reviews, you should be confident that the reviewer has put their personal SIM card into the phone, synced across their most-used apps and logged into all their typical accounts. We do this so you’ll feel confident in our review and trust our verdict.

OnePlus 10 Pro

The best OnePlus phone
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Pros

  • Great screen
  • Good performance
  • Pleasing matte finish
  • More affordable than other flagships

Cons

  • Divisive design
  • Camera isn’t best in class

If you’re not working on a budget and want the best, most up-to-date OnePlus around, the choice is easy. The current best OnePlus phone is the OnePlus 10 Pro, and it stands as one of the most recommendable Android phones around thanks to its speedy performance both in real-world use and synthetic lab tests, with a unique design and strong software. 

It’s been typical for OnePlus to release two versions of its flagship phone each year (the OnePlus 9 Pro, for instance, was released alongside the OnePlus 9) but that wasn’t the case in 2022. At the time of writing, the OnePlus 10 Pro stands comfortably atop the OnePlus line with no sign of a regular OnePlus 10 on the horizon.

We like the OnePlus 10 Pro for a number of reasons. Our reviewer praised the screen and overall performance – two features we’d expect OnePlus to impress with, but there was also guarded praise for the slightly quirky design and its more affordable price when compared to the other big flagships around.

The $899/£799 starting price here makes the OnePlus 10 Pro a tempting prospect when compared to similarly-specced handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus. We found the effort from OnePlus was just as fast as the pricier S22 Plus, both from extended real-world testing and from an array of synthetic benchmarking tests. The OnePlus 10 Pro also comfortably beats the S22 Plus when it comes to charging, with a 50% charge taking a mere eight minutes and a 100% charge in 38 minutes. For comparison, in our tests the S22 Plus takes 65 minutes to get to 50% and 140 minutes to get to 100%.

We love the screen on the OnePlus 10 Pro too. It uses an OLED panel for deep blacks, vivid colours when you’re streaming an HDR show on Netflix, and is very sharp. We’re also fans of the software, which has some neat additions like a Shelf for keeping all your widgets in one place and is otherwise appealingly minimalist.

Our biggest issue with the OnePlus 10 Pro is its absence of an IP rating and the lack of a truly outstanding camera. The photos our reviewer snapped during testing were good, but they lacked the quality of the S22 Plus, Pixel 6 Pro or the iPhone 14. Still, it’s the best camera we’ve seen on a OnePlus phone and far better than any other phone below.

Reviewer: Peter Phelps

Full Review: OnePlus 10 Pro review

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G

The best affordable OnePlus phone
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Pros

  • Excellent fast-charging ability
  • Decent value for money
  • Good screen

Cons

  • Underwhelming battery
  • No IP rating

The OnePlus 10 Pro might be the best high-end OnePlus phone, but if your budget is a lot lower then we’d recommend the Nord CE 2 Lite instead. This is a more modest phone, but it still outperforms its price tag in many ways by offering excellent performance, very fast charging, nice software and 5G support.

The star of the show is the phone’s fast charging. While the battery life isn’t a complete success – our reviewer had a particular issue with the heavy loss of charge overnight, often between 10 and 15% – the fact you can get a 50% charge in around 30 minutes with the plug included in the box is great value at this price. 

You’ll also get a headphone jack and expandable storage – two things you won’t find on the OnePlus 10 Pro – plus a respectable LCD display that can refresh at 120Hz, giving it a smoother feel and offer a decent gaming experience during our tests.

Our reviewer was impressed with the main 64-megapixel camera, even if it doesn’t really perform better than we’d expect at this price. It churns out crisp and clear shots, with good low-light performance thanks to the Night Mode. The secondary sensors are fairly poor though, with both providing poorer quality images compared to those taken on the main sensor during our tests.

Reviewer: Peter Phelps

Full Review: OnePlus Nord 2 CE Lite review

OnePlus Nord 2T

The best mid-range OnePlus phone
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Pros

  • Classy glass design with refined haptics
  • Excellent gaming and general performance for the money
  • Strong primary camera, good low-light performance

Cons

  • Quite similar to the Nord 2
  • Speakers lack low-end weight
  • Disappointing display brightness in direct sunlight

The OnePlus Nord 2T may not have brought groundbreaking updates over the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, but the blueprint has been finessed to result in one of the best mid-range Android handsets around. The classy design, with its restrained good looks, packs in refined haptics for better feedback and offers an in-screen fingerprint scanner.

We found that the 6.43-inch screen had a sharp resolution and good contrast, while the 90Hz refresh rate helped it to appear smooth, though it’s not quite as bright as we’d have hoped and consequently it does struggle a bit under direct sunlight.

The MediaTek Dimensity 1300 processor is a great one for the price, representing a real jump in GPU performance for sub-£400 phones. If you want decent gaming performance at a discount, this device is a safe bet.

What’s more, the camera performance from the main sensor is actually surprisingly strong, delivering nice and sharp detail, though the ultrawide sensor is admittedly of far more limited quality. Battery life was also pretty good, generally leaving us with 15% at the end of the day, while the fast-charging got us 50% of the battery in 17 minutes and was fully topped up after just 48 minutes. Note that there’s no wireless charging on board this model, however.

Reviewer: Andrew Williams

Full Review: OnePlus Nord 2T review

OnePlus 9 Pro

Best affordable OnePlus flagship
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Pros

  • Excellent screen
  • Fast wired and wireless charging is a dream
  • One of the best versions of Android
  • Impressive ultra-wide camera

Cons

  • The camera can be frustratingly slow to open
  • No great zoom skills and better photos taken elsewhere
  • Not widely available on contract

The OnePlus 9 Pro might not be the latest OnePlus phone or even the current flagship, but it has seen numerous price drops since its release and if you can find one then it’s certainly worth a look.

While it doesn’t have all the latest features, including the 2022 Qualcomm chip, like the OnePlus 10 Pro, the 9 Pro remains fast to this day and packs a lovely 120Hz display and very fast charging. It even has an official IP rating, something you won’t find on anything but very specific US network models of the OnePlus 10 Pro.

Even in today’s market we found it’s fast enough for gaming and has a good, for the money, camera setup. Shooting in London the camera offers usable shots with decent auto focus speeds. The only downside is they’re not quite as detailed and the camera doesn’t perform as new flagships, like the Pixel 6.

We weren’t so enamoured with the look of the 9 Pro compared to the more distinctive 10 Pro, but if you prefer the more subtle camera design you might actually prefer it.

Reviewer: Max Parker

Full Review: OnePlus 9 Pro review

OnePlus 10T

The OnePlus phone for speed
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Pros

  • Excellent performance levels
  • Great screen
  • Brilliant fast-charging

Cons

  • Middling camera
  • Controversial design
  • No IP rating or wireless charging

The OnePlus 10T is the fastest OnePlus phone around, and that’s really its main reason for existing.

It ditches the OnePlus 10 Pro’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip for the newer, slightly faster 8 Plus Gen 1 to give this phone some of the best performance our reviewer has ever seen. RAM options go up to 16GB for the first time on a OnePlus phone.

The OnePlus 10T also charges faster than other OnePlus phones we’ve reviewed. The 150w charging took our reviewer from 0-50% in under 10 minutes and hit 100% in less than 20. This fast charging makes up for the fairly standard endurance.

Finally, there’s a very fast 120Hz display that can keep up with even the most intense games.

Once you look past the speed though, the phone is a little less interesting and we’d say you’re still best off with the OnePlus 10 Pro if you want a true flagship. There’s no wireless charging, no IP rating, no 1440p resolution display and a measly 2MP macro camera instead of a proper zoom.

Reviewer: Peter Phelps

Full Review: OnePlus 10T review

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FAQs

Do all the OnePlus phones in this list support 5G networks?

Yes, all of the OnePlus phones we have recommended here support sub-6GHz 5G, which is the most widely adopted form of the tech.

Do you get a charger included with OnePlus phones?

OnePlus still includes a charger with all of its phones and the speed of the charging remains an important, and widely touted, feature.

Trusted Reviews test data

You can see a detailed breakdown of the test data we collected reviewing all the OnePlus phones in this list. As you can see the 10T is the fastest with its benchmark scores and charge times easily beating OnePlus’ more affordable handsets.

Geekbench 5 single core
Geekbench 5 multi core
1 hour video playback (Netflix, HDR)
30 minute gaming (intensive)
30 minute gaming (light)
1 hour music streaming (online)
1 hour music streaming (offline)
Time from 0-100% charge
Time from 0-50% charge
3D Mark – Wild Life
3D Mark – Wild Life Stress Test
3D Mark – Sling Shot Extreme
3D Mark – Sling Shot

Comparison specs

The OnePlus 10 Pro stands out as having the best specs, as you’d probably expect considering the high price. The OnePlus 9 Pro comes a close second, and even ups the 10 Pro by having an IP rating.

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