Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
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Oppo Reno 10X is the Oppo flagship that is a real attention grabber. It has a few pros and cons:
- The phone comes with a beautiful design which shows high craftsmanship.
- Cameras are the highlight of Oppo Reno, and it works amazingly even at 6X zoom.
- The phone offers an excellent performance, capable of running powerful cameras and multitasking too.
- The large screen makes the display a little less sharp, especially while reading texts.
- No IP Rating for water or dust resistance.
- The low-light shots could have been better.
- The phone is quite chunky.
- The battery could have been more potent.
- It does not have wireless charging or SuperVOOC.
Reno 10x has its shortcomings, but they do not take away the premium quality of the phone. If you are looking for killer design and don’t have the money to get a OnePlus 7, then this phone can be an ideal choice.
Oppo Reno 10x has been designed to draw your attention to its flagship design. Priced at Rs 32,999, the phone features a 10x hybrid zoom, but that’s not the only thing that you’re getting from this handset.
Paired with a killer performance and amazing cameras, the Reno 10x is all set to satisfy you with its performance and photography desires. If you are looking for a power-packing camera phone, you can’t go wrong with this one.
The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is a chunky phone. The periscopic camera module does save some room, but even without the fanciness the Oppo Reno is a bit hefty. It weighs around 215g which is quite significant, and is pretty chunky at 9.3mm thickness. The design, however, is eyeball-drawing. It has a glass rear which has a matte texture but changes colours based on the angle of the light. The phone, however, is quite slippery and attract fingerprints. The phone can meet the metal frame and curve smoothly into it. The craftsmanship is solid. The front glass has rounded edges, which makes it comfortable to hold, even face down. It does not have a notch. The striking part of the design is the asymmetric triangle pop-up camera that the phone comes in, which is called ‘shark fin’. It has a front camera with an LED illuminator, secondary microphone, dual-LED flash for the rear cameras and an earpiece too. It deploys quite fast and can be used for face recognition also. According to the company, it has survived 200,000 uses, which makes it quite durable. If the phone detects a fall, the fin will retract automatically, making it stay put. The phone does not arrive with an IP rating for water and dust resistance, which is one of the durability issues with this phone. On the back, three cameras are held in a vertical strip, and it sits in flux. At the bottom, the phone comes with the USB Type-C port and speakers. There is no headphone jack.
Oppo Reno 10X comes with a very large 6.6-inch display. It has 1080×2340 full-HD+ resolution which does not match with the large screen and therefore, leaves the texts a bit rough. The phone has an AMOLED display which is crisp and bright. It provides saturated colours, which is quite good. According to the company, the phone can display full DCI-P3 colour gamut. It also features a snappy in-display fingerprint scanner. The colours are quite vibrant. The brightness is appreciated too – even at half brightness the outdoor legibility doesn’t drop. The phone supports WidevineL1 DRM which can be used to stream HD videos. However, the phone is very reflective, which is its downside.
Oppo Reno 10X gets its power from an octa-core chipset which comes with Qualcomm’s Kryo 485 Silver and Gold cores clocked at between 1.8GHz and 2.84GHz to get a power efficiency and performance balance. It can come either with 6GB or 8GB. Plus, the phone has integrated Adreno 640 GPU. The phone is speedy and can handle multiple apps without a problem. There was no noticeable lag on this phone. However, the only time a delay was seen was when the in-display fingerprint scanner and pop-up camera were used, both of which opened up a second later. It gets a massive 10,965 score in Geekbench multi-core scores. The phone has some enormous power under its hood. Asphalt 9 and PUBG can run in the highest settings on this phone without any lag.
Oppo Reno 10X boasts of a couple of things – the pop-up selfie shooter and the periscopic camera on its rear which comes with 10X zoom. On the back, there is a 13MP telephoto camera with an f/3.0 aperture, a 48MP standard camera with an f/1.7 aperture and an 8MP wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture. Both the telephoto and standard camera have optical image stabilization. The 48MP camera is excellent for most situations. You can go for zooms levels 1x, 2x, 6x and 10x. At 2x, the quality is excellent, but you can feel that it is not an optical zoom. At 6x and above, the picture gets grainy and dark since you switch to the telephone lens, which is of a lower resolution. At 10x, the quality is excellent in the daytime, but handshakes get magnified. Pushing it further with digital zoom to 60x makes the photos worse, but that’s expected. Outdoor shots are quite vibrant, and macros have fine details preserved to it. The primary camera was able to handle challenging light situations as well. Portrait modes were a bit laggy, but the final presentation was beautiful with fantastic edge detection and natural looking background blue. Focusing was quite accurate as well. In the night time, the grain was quite controlled, but the details turned out to be a bit patchy. Night mode brightened up some areas but is far from perfect.
The 16MP front camera is activated with the shark fin and can take quality shots in the day time. Night time can result in noisy shots. You have different facial feature adjustments which you use. Portrait modes are wonderful, but the edge detection is slightly off.
In case of videos, you can record up to 4K quality between 30fps and 60fps. Digital zoom of 10x is also present. Focus is mostly steady. Stabilization is active and well in 30fps, but it becomes weaker in 60fps.
Oppo Reno 10x arrives with a 4065mAh battery. For a phone of this power, the battery seems small. It supports VOOC 3.0 quick charging. However, it does not have wireless charging feature. A day of heavy use, including heavy camera use, playing games, and streaming videos and movies found that the phone was left with 25% charge. An HD loop test found that the phone was able to chug on for 15 hours and 43 minutes, which is quite good. It does not support the superior Oppo SuperVOOC tech, and so, charging might take 1 hour and 20 minutes to get from 0-100%. However, you get enough charge within the first 30-40 minutes.
Oppo Reno 10x is a value flagship. It comes with a great design, and while it does get marketed with the 10x zoom, the 6x zoom is far superior. The only problem with the design is that it is bulky. Otherwise, the phone performs well with its fantastic processor and has a potent battery life, which keeps chugging for most of the day. The camera quality is excellent, but it does fall short when we are talking about Huawei P30 Pro. If you are not finding the budget to purchase OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7 Pro, Oppo Reno 10X could be a great alternative.