MKBHD aka Marques Brownlee reviews OnePlus 12

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In his latest video, Marques Brownlee, also known as MKBHD, takes a look and reviews the OnePlus 12. Overall, he seems impressed with the phone, but there are a few things he doesn’t like.

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The Good

  • Big and bright display: The OnePlus 12 has a 6.78-inch 1440p LTPO Pro XDR display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Brownlee says that the display is bright and easy to read outdoors, and that the 120Hz refresh rate makes everything look smooth and responsive.
  • Long-lasting battery: The OnePlus 12 has a 5400mAh battery, which is larger than the battery in the OnePlus 11. Brownlee was able to get a full day of use on a single charge, even with heavy use. The phone also supports 80W wired charging and 50W wireless charging, so you can quickly top up the battery when you need to.
  • Improved cameras: The cameras on the OnePlus 12 have been upgraded from the OnePlus 11, and Brownlee says that they take good photos and videos in good lighting conditions. However, he notes that they are not quite as good as the cameras on some other flagship phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
  • Other features: The OnePlus 12 has a number of other features that Brownlee likes, such as an in-display fingerprint sensor, an alert slider, and a USB-C port. It also runs OxygenOS 14, which is a clean and customizable version of Android 14.
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The Bad

  • Curved display: The OnePlus 12 has a curved display, which can be prone to glare and light falloff. Brownlee also found that it can be difficult to type on the edges of the display.
  • Average fingerprint sensor: The in-display fingerprint sensor on the OnePlus 12 is not the best. Brownlee found that it was sometimes slow and inaccurate.
  • Limited software updates: The OnePlus 12 only gets four years of software updates and five years of security updates. This is less than some other flagship phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, Google Pixel 8 Pro etc.
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Brownlee says that the OnePlus 12 is a good phone for the price, especially if you are looking for a phone with a great display, long battery life, and fast charging. However, if you are looking for the best possible camera or the longest software support, you might want to consider a different phone.

Here are some additional points to consider:

  • The OnePlus 12 is only available in a limited number of colors.
  • The phone does not have an IP rating for water resistance.
  • There is no expandable storage.

Overall, the OnePlus 12 is a good phone with a lot to offer, especially for the price. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you buy it.

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