OnePlus 12 Review

The OnePlus 12 is a premium all-rounder, but one that comes at a much higher price than usual

Key Features
• A great screen experience The 6.8-inch OLED display of the OnePlus 12 delivers a top-notch viewing and gaming experience with high-end tech like an LTPO-enabled 120Hz refresh rate, support for all kinds of HDR formats and a maximum brightness of 4500nits. • All-day battery life With Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 efficiency and a larger 5400mAh battery...
...the OnePlus 12 can last all day and then some, often reaching the second evening of use before needing a top-up. • Versatile camera setup The Hasselblad co-engineered camera setup delivers great shots in most conditions, and with the introduction of a high-res periscope lens, you can get closer to the action than ever before.
✔   Large, mega-bright curved screen.

✔   Consistently solid camera performance.

✔   OxygenOS is a visual treat.

✔   Excellent battery life
❌   No AI features.

❌   Performance is slower than similarly specced phones.

❌   IP65 resistance falls short for the price
Should you buy it?
You should buy if
You want a solid all-rounder
With a lovely design, great cameras, a top-end screen and all-day battery life, the OnePlus 12 offers a great all-round experience that most will be happy with.
You shouldn't buy if
Despite using the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 that can run GenAI tasks on-device, the OnePlus 12 doesn’t take advantage of it in any way.
Final Thoughts
Lewis Painter
The OnePlus 12 is a polished attempt at a best phone entry that certainly looks the part with a unique etched pattern rear, but it’s the tech that truly steals the show. The 6.8-inch curved OLED display is about as premium as they come with a 2K resolution, 120Hz LTPO tech and support for just about every HDR format out there with a maximum brightness of a whopping 4500nits that makes it among the brightest around. There’s also the Hasselblad collaboration, with an upgraded trio of rear lenses that improve upon the OnePlus 11’s offering. There’s also solid battery life thanks to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and a 5,400mAh cell that’ll get you at least a day, if not two days, out of a charge. It’s not all positive though; the 8 Gen 3 doesn’t seem to be quite as powerful as the competition in benchmarks, nor does OnePlus take advantage of the GenAI capabilities of the chipset. Still, if you’re looking for a great all-in-one package, I think the OnePlus 12 has a lot to offer – it’s just not the ‘flagship killer’ it used to be.