OnePlus 12 review 2024 is a no-frills flagship

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OnePlus 12 review 2024 is a no-frills flagship The OnePlus 12 is the brand’s regular flagship, which for several times has been following one straight line, trying to nail the basics. It’s the flagship that numerous OnePlus suckers will reach out for( versus the dear Open), but unlike former models, there seems to be no visible concession.

You get a veritably able camera system from the OnePlus Open, an IP standing and indeed wireless charging. But one area OnePlus has stayed silent about is AI. Unlike Google’s Pixel 8 series and Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series, the 12 has no stoner- facing and delightful generative AI software features. Apple, too, is anticipated to advertise several generative AI features with iOS 18 this time.

OnePlus 12 review 2024 is a no-frills flagship

So, is the lack of AI- enabled features a big deal in a smartphone member that has stagnated over time? Or has OnePlus done enough to make one forget about the absence of AI features? Let’s find out.

OnePlus 12 Review Price in India Unlike the OnePlus Open, the OnePlus 12R is available in two variants. The visible bump in its price label( fromRs. 56,999) seems maintainable given that the base variant now offers 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storehouse, which is priced at Rs. 64,999. The alternate variant, with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storehouse, retails at Rs. 69,999, which seems relatively competitive, keeping the tackle on offer.

The OnePlus 12 is available in Flowy Emerald and Silky Black. We entered the Flowy Emerald finish of the 512 GB variant for review. In the box, OnePlus offers a soft TPU case, a Type- A to Type- C charging string and a 100W bowl. This seems like quite a sprinkle, given that Samsung’s Galaxy S24 only provides a charging string in the box.

OnePlus 12 Review Design The OnePlus 12 sticks to its roots when it comes to design and choice of material. Unlike the OnePlus Open, which was a step in a different direction altogether, the OnePlus 12 builds on the bigger changes. These were brought about by the OnePlus 10 Pro, which introduced the odd- looking, gas cookstove- suchlike layout. With time, this layout, which started off with four camera cutouts( one of which was for the binary- LED flash) set into a square with rounded corners, evolved into a indirect module, which appeared to be pressed into the raised glass hinder panel on the OnePlus 11.

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The OnePlus 12’s twisted glass screen has twisted edges at the top and bottom as well For the new OnePlus 12, OnePlus goes with a flat glass hinder panel and a analogous- looking indirect camera module, with the same wraparound design on the left side of the frame. To make it appear different, the company went with a flat holder for the indirect camera module, which has flat glass fitted into the indirect holder that resembles a decoration timer and looks veritably majestic. But for some reason, this bone is not finished to the typical OnePlus norms.

The part where the camera module wraps around the edge of the frame is relatively sharp at both corners, and the plastic padding that connects both the camera module andmid-frame together seems a bit deranged as well, performing in a conspicuous crest, which breaks the seamlessness of the twisted delirium. I have audited some other OnePlus 12 units, and the sharp corners, along with the misaligned padding, indeed feel to be a design and quality oversight. These forbearance indeed feel to be analogous to the bones originally reported by some druggies in China at the launch.

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The serape – around camera module has some really sharp edges near themid-frame with some deranged plastic paddings Thankfully, these misalignments and befitting issues do not appear to affect the IP standing of the device. The IP65 standing also unexpectedly aligns with the below, so there is no reason for a stoner to immerse the phone in water as it’s only designed to handle splashes of it. This is a bit limiting as several smartphones in and below this member offer an IP67 or IP68 standing for dust and water resistance.

As for the finish, I like the polished essence frame, which adds a position of grip, given the beautifully textured glass of the Flowy Emerald finish. suckers will be happy to see the return of the iconic Alert Slider, but for reasons best known to OnePlus, it’s now located on the left side rather of the right. The power and volume buttons are now on the right. This is a layout analogous to the OnePlus Open in an unfolded state.

OnePlus 12 Review Specifications and software As always, this flagship has the rearmost and stylish core tackle available. This would include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, there is a outside of 16 GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 512 GB of UFS4.0 storehouse but no room for storehouse expansion. The point anthology is bedded into the display, is of the optic variety, and worked reliably during the course of this review.

Communication norms include Wi- Fi 7, Bluetooth5.4, NFC and support for several global satellite positioning systems. There is also support for plenitude of 5G bands and space for two physical nano SIM places and binary- 5G buttress. OnePlus 12 5G back specs ndtv OnePlus125G OnePlus

The phone aesthetics and feels relatively ultraexpensive and also has an sanctioned IP65 standing this time

The phone has a 5,400 mAh( binary- cell) battery, and OnePlus includes a 100W bowl in the box. still, charging pets are limited at 80W. The phone also offers 50W wireless charging using the company’s personal wireless charging wharf, which is vended independently atRs. 5,499.

The phone runs OxygenOS14.0, which is grounded on Android 14. OnePlus promises four times of zilches updates and five times of security updates, which seems good enough. As for the OxygenOS 14, it enough much appears the same as the former interpretation of the ColorOS- deduced software. Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra; First Impressions, A New Era of AI Phones

Among the minor visual updates is commodity new called Fluid Cloud functions like iOS’s Live Conditioning. The point adds a Dynamic Island- inspired capsule on the extreme left wing in the status bar that provides applicable data( like a preamble timekeeper for a delivery service) for native and third- party apps. Like iOS, you can tap and hold the capsule to expand it to a bigger card with fresh buttons( to pause or stop the exertion) or valve formerly to open the app itself. The same data also appears on the cinch screen as well. The point is also available on the Android 14 performances of Oppo’s ColorOS and Realme UI5.0( called Flash Capsule).

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OxygenOS 14’s Fluid Cloud works well but is limited to a many apps. Also new is Smart Suggestions, which works with Fluid Cloud on the home screen and on the cinch screen but also shows applicable updates from Zomato and Swiggy( for now) on the Always- on Display( AOD). It’s a nifty new point that takes advantage of the phone’s AOD point, reducing the need to pick up your phone, unlock it, and check announcements for updates.

While the overall software experience is enough polished, the phone doesn’t offer any generative AI software features, which is the current party trick for decoration bias this time. There are a many AI- enabled features if you look for them, like Smart Touch, which principally excerpts textbook from a screenshot. Smart Imaging Matting, according to Oppo, also uses AI to cut out people and objects from prints, but this is commodity we’ve formerly seen on Samsung bias or indeed on iPhones in the once time, so it’s nothing new.

This isn’t just the case with OnePlus but also with all brands under the BBK Electronics marquee, as was the case with Vivo X100 Pro, which is priced atRs. 89,999. While Google and Samsung feel to have made a fun and handy use- case for their separate generative AI capabilities, it has indeed yet to come to the point where a consumer will start to anticipate or demand similar features from every flagship smartphone.

With Samsung and Google joining hands to push for further generative AI features on their separate smartphones, the BBK brands will soon start to miss out and risk losing guests if they do not cook up commodity intriguing in coming updates. This is more so because Apple, which has for long steering cleared of “ AI ” is also anticipated to go big on it with its iOS 18 software update.

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OnePlus 12 Review Performance With the rearmost tackle outside, my prospects, whether it was the stoner experience with software or raw performance in synthetic marks, were sky-high. Software performance is caloric smooth, but marks indeed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC come up short when compared to the iQoo 12( also Snapdragon 8 Gen 3) and were noticeably less when compared to the Vivo X100 Pro( MediaTek Dimensity 9300), especially in AnTuTu and Geekbench. The OnePlus 12 scored points on AnTuTu, while Vivo’s X100 Pro managed points on the same test.

As for raw performance, the phone performs well while playing Call of Duty Mobile. It fluently manages 120 fps when set to ‘ medium’ plates and ‘ extremist’ frame rate. Setting the plates and frame rate to veritably High also seems to not stress out this phone. More importantly, the large vapour cooling chamber seems to be doing its job of keeping the phone cool both when playing high- end 3D games and indeed when using the camera app to shoot 4K vids back to back. Realme 12 Pro 5G; Detailed First Impressions

The OnePlus 12( right) appears veritably different from its foldable kinsman, the Open( left) More importantly, the 120Hz display keeps up, with the touch slice rate being on point and veritably accurate, making this a veritably dependable mobile gaming machine. The display shows substantially accurate colours when viewed in the Pro Screen colour mode. filmland and textbook appear method sharp at 510 ppi. The OnePlus 12 still remains one of the only smartphones to offer such a high- resolution QHD display at this price point, and I had this set to its full resolution during the review.

With 4,500 nits of peak brilliance, out-of-door operation isn’t a problem moreover. But this also works well in its favour when watching HDR10 or Dolby Vision content on supported streaming apps. The ProXDR display also comes into use when viewing prints in their full dynamic range, and the same applies to Dolby Vision 4K 30 fps videotape recordings, which the phone is able of. The audio quality is enough good as well, and it sounded veritably immersive while playing games. It was also sufficient when it came to watching the videotape. Aqua Touch also works relatively well when there is water on the display and can be a lifesaver on stormy days, given that the phone eventually supports an IP65 standing.

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The phone’s QHD display is veritably sharp and gets really bright at 4,500 nits of peak brilliance Battery life is also inversely emotional. The phone managed a solid 28 hours and 6 twinkles in our standard videotape circle battery test, which was well above prospects for a smartphone both at this price point and over. With diurnal operation, I fluently managed around 9 hours of screen- on time or about a day and a half of heavy operation( connected to both data and W- Fi), which also included camera operation, an hour of gaming and about 3 hours of videotape streaming.

OnePlus 12 Review Cameras The OnePlus 12 packs an emotional camera setup, which has been largely espoused from the OnePlus Open, the company’s book- style galère. Its primary camera’s Sony LYT- 808 50- megapixel detector is slightly different from the Sony LYT- T808 camera used on the OnePlus Open, but the results are veritably analogous.

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