My first look at the OnePlus 12 smartphone – Let’s unbox it!

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PRE-REVIEW – I received the OnePlus 12 a couple of days ago and thought I’d do break up my normal review process into two parts. This will be an unboxing and first impression pre-review to be followed up with my real-world experience after having used it for a week or two.

What is it?

The OnePlus 12 is the latest Android smartphone from OnePlus and is the successor to the OnePlus 11 which I reviewed last summer.

What’s in the box?

    • OnePlus 12
    • SUPERVOOC Power Adapter
    • USB Type-A to USB-C Cable
    • USB Dongle (Type-A to C)
    • Quick Start Guide and other documentation
    • Logo stickers
    • SIM Tray Ejector

Product specs

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Operating System: OxygenOS 14.0 based on Android™ 14
Processor: Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform
CPU: Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU
GPU: Adreno™ 750
Storage: 256GB/512GB UFS 4.0
Battery: 5,400 mAh (Dual-cell 2,700 mAh, non-removable)
Available configurations: 12GB+256GB / 16GB+512GB

Size: 6.82 inches (measured diagonally from corner to corner)
Resolution: 3168*1440 (QHD+), 510 ppi
Aspect Ratio: 19.8:9
HBM / Peak Brightness: 1600 / 4500 nits
Refresh Rate: 1-120 Hz dynamic
Type: 120Hz ProXDR Display with LTPO
Support 100% Display P3, 10-bit Color Depth
Cover Glass: Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus 2

Wide Camera
Sensor: Sony’s LYT-808
Sensor Size: 1/1.4″
Megapixels: 50
Pixel Size: 1.12 µm
Lens Quantity: 7P
ALC lens coating
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Electronic Image Stabilization: Yes
Focal Length: 23mm equivalent
Aperture: ƒ/1.6
Field of View: 85°
Autofocus: Yes

Periscope Telephoto Camera
Sensor: OmniVision OV64B with 3X optical zoom, 6X in-sensor zoom
Sensor Size: 1/2″
Megapixels: 64
Pixel Size: 0.7 µm
Lens Quantity: 4P
ALC lens coating
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Electronic Image Stabilization: Yes
Focal Length: 70 mm equivalent (3X), 140 mm equivalent (6X)
Aperture: ƒ/2.6
Field of View: 33°
Autofocus: Yes
Ultra Res (digital) Zoom: Up to 120X

Ultra-wide Camera
Sensor: Sony IMX581
Sensor Size: 1/2″
Megapixels: 48
Pixel Size: 0.8 µm
Lens Quantity: 6P
Electronic Image Stabilization: Yes
Focal Length: 14 mm equivalent
Aperture: ƒ/2.2
Field of View: 114°
Autofocus: Yes
Macro: 3.5 cm


Multi Autofocus for main camera (All pixel omni-directional PDAF+CAF)

8K video at 24 fps
4K video at 30/60 fps
1080p video at 30/60 fps
720p video at 30/60 fps
Dolby Vision® HDR
Ultra Steady video at 1080p, 60 fps
Pro Mode at 4K, 30 fps
Slo-mo video at 1080p, 240/480 fps; 720p, 240/480 fps
Time-lapse at 4K, 30 fps; 1080p, 30 fps
Digital Zoom: Up to 18X
Dual-view video at 1080p, 30 fps
Video Editor

Hasselblad Camera for Mobile, Nightscape, Dolby Vision®, Smart Scene Recognition, Portrait Mode, Master Mode, Panorama, Tilt-Shift mode, Long Exposure, Dual-View Video, Retouch, Movie Mode, XPan Mode, Focus Peaking, Raw file, Raw Plus file, Filters, Super Stable, Video Nightscape, Video HDR, Focus Lock, Time-lapse, Google Lens

Front Camera
Sensor: Sony IMX615
Megapixels: 32
Sensor Size: 1/2.74″
Lens Quantity: 5P
Pixel Size: 0.8 µm
Electronic Image Stabilization: Yes
Focal Length: 21 mm equivalent
Autofocus: Fixed Focus
Aperture: ƒ/2.4
Field of View: 90°

1080p video at 30 fps (default)
4K video at fps
720p video at 30 fps

Dolby Atmos®
Noise cancellation support

4×4 MIMO, Supports up to DL Cat 20/UL Cat 18 (2000Mbps /200Mbps), depending on carrier support

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
LTE FDD: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28A/28B/30/32/66/71/
LTE TDD: Bands 38/39/40/41/48
5G NR: n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n20/n25/n28A/n28B/n30/n38/n40/n41/n66/n71/n77/n78

2×2 MIMO, Support 2.4G/5G/5.8G, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 7, Support WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ac wave 2/ax/be, 8 Spatial-stream sounding MU-MIMO

Bluetooth® 5.4

Codex supported: aptX HD, aptX, LDAC, LHDC, AAC, SBC

NFC enabled

GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band), GLONASS, Galileo (E1+E5a Dual Band), Beidou, A-GPS, QZSS, NavIC

USB 3.2 Gen 1
Support standard Type-C earphones
Dual nano-SIM slot

Height: 164.3 mm
Width: 75.8 mm
Thickness: 9.15 mm
Weight: 220 g

Let’s unbox the OnePlus 12 and power it up!

My first impressions of the OnePlus 12

I am a big fan of OnePlus. So far the OnePlus Open is my favorite OnePlus device folding or not. I am liking the OnePlus 12 better than the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra that I purchased due in large part to the feel in hand and the almost stock feeling of Android compared to Samsung’s One UI which I don’t care for.

I will say that I wish the OnePlus 12 had a flat display like the Open, but I think that’s just a matter of preference because some people prefer curved displays.

I am looking forward to putting the camera through its paces and comparing the pictures with my iPhone 15 Pro Max which in all honesty, I’m not that impressed with.

What’s next?

I haven’t yet moved my eSIM from my iPhone 15 Pro Max to the OnePlus. I keep dragging my feet based on the issue (nightmare?) that I had last week when I moved my eSIM from the iPhone 15 Pro Max to the Samsung Galaxy S24U and then tried to move the eSIM back to the iPhone. <- Let’s just say that it wasn’t easy. If you’d like to read about my recent eSIM drama, you can read the article I wrote about it and you can watch the video podcast where I talked about it (see below).

Article link: eSIMs are annoying for people like me

If you have specific questions about the OnePlus 12 that you’d like to me cover in my coming review, please let me know in the comments below.

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