Oppo Reno (10x Zoom) Review

Oppo launched Reno series smartphone named Oppo Reno 10x Zoom successor to Oppo Find X. Oppo Reno 10x Zoom was released in India on May 28 2019.Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is priced at 39,990 Indian Rupees In India @ 6GB + 128GB Base Variant.

Oppo reno was another Storage variant with 8GB Ram & 256GB Variant. Oppo has Kept the price of this variant at 49,990 Indian Rupees In India.

Oppo for the First time Released 2 smartphones in the killer Flagship category. Oppo has Made Several Changes In 10x Zoom Version to Stand Out from Standard variant. They had Improved the Display Quality drastically and Adopted a Full HD+ Resolution Full View Display which is Very Smooth and Fast. Oppo Has Concentrated in the Camera department and Adopted the Triple camera setup with 48MP + 13MP + 8MP Camera sensors which include Main, Telephoto 10x Zoom sensor and Ultra wide-angle Lens which we cannot see in standard variant. Oppo has Placed the Front camera in pop-up style to Achieve the Bezel-less Display while the camera Sensor is the 16MP Sensor. This pop-up style is a bit different to all pop-up camera’s. And it looks cool. Oppo named this pop-up camera as Shark fin camera.

Oppo features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 855 which is available on Blackshark 2, LG G8 Thinq and Oneplus 7 Pro too. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 3 x A76 High power cores which are clocked at 2.42GHz, second part features 4 x A55 high powered cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz and Third Part consists of an A76 Single core which is clocked at 2.84GHZ. it has Adreno 640 GPU which increases its work by 20% compared to SD 845 the last Flagship processor from Qualcomm. it has an X24 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 2000 & 316MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Oppo Reno 10x zoom and Jump into the review.

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Specs

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  • 6.6” FHD+ 2340×1080 19.5:9 Display without Notch with 93.1% screen to body ratio
  • protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6, DCI-P3, TuV Rhineland Certified
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU
  • Adreno 640 GPU
  • Dual Nano Sim
  • 6 / 8 GB LPDDR4x Ram
  • 128 / 256 GB Internal Storage, Expandable up to 256 GB Via Micro – SD Card.
  • Triple Camera 48 MP (Main, Sony IMX586) OIS + 13 MP (Periscope Camera 16mm to 160mm Focal Length up to 10x Optical Zoom) OIS + 8 MP (Ultra Wide)
  • 16 MP Shark Fin pop-up front camera
  • 3765mAH battery with vooc 3.0 fast charging
  • Android 9.0 Pie with Color OS 6.0 on top
  • In-display fingerprint scanner / Volte
  • Oppo’s Voice Assistant Breeno / Dolby Atmos with Hi-Res Audio
  • WiFi up to 5 GHz / Bluetooth 5.0/ USB-C
  • Game Boost 2.0 / NFC

6.6″ Full HD+ AMOLED screen :

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Here in Display Department, Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Features an Excellent Full HD Amoled panel Notchless Edge screen with 387 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also Excellent. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. there is also Support to View HDR 10+, Dolby Vision Content.

Stereo Speaker and Headphone Jack:

In Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, oppo Used the traditional Stereo Speaker System and it is Much louder and equal when Compared to Single Speaker System used in Find X. we can see this traditional Stereo Speaker System in Oppo Reno 10x Smartphone also. these speakers are supported by Dolby DTS X Sound technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos) tuned with 7.1 Channel which helps to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker.

Oppo Has Removed Headphone jack In their Smartphones From Find X series. This Year Also Oneplus Continued the same trend and removed 3.5MM headphone jack. Coming to USB-C and earphones, the USB-C port was equipped which provides a punchy and clear sound. there are headphones in the Box which sounds good. A bad thing is there is no 3.5mm to USB-C connector in the box.

Build Quality : 

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is Build with a 6000 Series Aluminium Frame on the side on Back & Front of the Device Is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with 6000 Series Aluminium and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. Oppo Reno 10x Zoom well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.6″ Amoled screen. The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is designed A bit thin and it is About 9.3 mm.

Design:

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom has a unique design. The shark fin pop-up camera is good and back side look of the smartphone is very nice. Oppo has kept a ceramic dot on back of the smartphone to protect from scratching rear camera lens. This is good and we have to see in every flagship smartphone.

In-Display Fingerprint scanner: 

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Features a In-Display mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the Bottom Front of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.

Face unlocking:

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom has face unlock feature. It works Nice in Normal Conditions Very Quickly and And Securely but in Night Conditions it will work 40% Screen brightness to recognize the user. While It is A pop-up Style Mechanism the face unlock Will be a Bit slow To raise the camera and recognize the face. By using Face unlock it Can Spoil Easily. Better Not to use face Unlock On Oppo Reno 10x Zoom.

Weight balance: 

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom feels A bit Heavy with 6.6″ Screen and 4065 mAh battery equipped. This Oppo Reno 10x Zoom cannot be used by one hand because of very Large Display and the device is A Bit heavy. The weight balance is done well on the device though it is made Up of 6000 Series Aluminum and Glass On Front and Back of the Device.

Battery life:

My Oppo Reno 10x zoom lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 25% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 3500 mAH Battery. We got 4.5 to 5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 5.5hr Battery life if you use Continuously on WiFi. The ideal drain of Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is very low. the 30W Wrap charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 80 min which is a bit good.

Colour Os Based On Android 9 Pie :

Colour Os 6 present on the Reno 10x Zoom is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. It has bloatware majorly games and other apps which are uninstallable. It is a clean UI Which gives Stock Android Like Experience. There are some extra features like Dual Apps, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display in this Oxygen Os making Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Perfect.

We cannot get Upadates On System Optimization, Security patches and New Android Version upgrades because it is a custom OS. If we get the updates the updates are very slow compared to a stock Android Branding Smartphone.

Performance: 

My Oppo Reno 10x zoom managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Find X Which was Released Last Year. there are No issues and problems with the UI. there are no heating issues with Oppo Reno 10x Zoom. It Feels a bit warm In Outdoor Conditions While Recording 4K Videos and Gaming, But From Inside it will be cool Due Cooling System.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is not well on this Oppo Reno 10x Zoom device. it features 6 / 8 GB ram variants and I did not notice any lags with the 6GB Ram device and there are reloading of apps on this Oppo Reno 10x Zoom. Multitasking experience is average.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. We had a smooth game play and does not heats much.

Storage:

in Oppo Reno 10x zoom, Out of 128GB, 256GB Storage, we get 108GB & 242GB With Google Account Included. We can also expand the storage by using Micro SD card upto 256GB.

Call Quality :

The Call quality on Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is outstanding and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day, and the other party doesn’t complain about call Quality. The earpiece is present in Top Bezel Which Acts as a Stereo Speaker Too. In Reno 10x Zoom the Calls are very clear through the Loudspeaker.

Rear Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, Oppo Reno 10x zoom features a Triple Camera setup on the back of the device and a Single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Oppo Reno 10x zoom. lets divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1. 48MP Primary Camera: the 48MP main Camera With OIS is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.6. Oppo Reno 10x zoom has both PDAF & LASER Autofocus systems. The daylight pictures are excellent and contain exquisite details Which are like the natural photo. Exposure is in control with a Decent Dynamic range to take good pictures in good lighting Conditions. In low light Conditions, the images are clear and Sharp without noise which is good to see. Autofocus is very fast due to laser and PDAF systems.

2. 8MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera: the 8MP ultra wide angle lens on Reno 10x Zoom does a good job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in 108˚ field of view with good details. exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 8MP camera is also like 48MP Main Camera captures good photos with decent sharpness. Night mode works well.

13MP Telephoto camera:

the 13MP main Camera With OIS is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/3.0 The Telephoto camera is Good and provides Average bokeh and Zoom in Pictures. the 10x Zoom Pictures are also Good. It works good on objects texts but not works clearly on humans. This is the advantage of Oppo Reno 10x zoom.

Video recording can be done up to [email protected] .the video footage has excellent Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is good in [email protected] And 1080p FHD recording Due to Six Axis Optical Image Stabilization. The video quality in the low night conditions is very good with good Sharpness and Decent Dynamic range Due to night mode. the Telephoto Camera Makes Difference in Video Recording with 2x Lossless Zoom

Slow Motion video Recording is Good in 1080P.

Selfie camera :

Reno 10x Zoom has a 16MP pop-up selfie camera with large 1.22 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0 the Picture quality is good and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures Good lowlight images. AI beautification mode is available. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range.

This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence.
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Colours:

Oppo has implemented Beautiful Colours Under the Rear Glass. this Reno Has A Gredient Solid Colour Finish which looks Good and Green colour interesting which looks Different From all smartphones.

In Box Contents:

In Reno smartphone box Oppo provided USB-C headphones, USB-C cable, Vooc charger and a protective case which is good for Flagship Smartphone.

Pros

  • Unique Design
  • Fast and snappy Colour Os
  • Great hardware in budget
  • 10x Zoom makes difference while capturing photos
  • Faster Charging with 20W Dash Charger

Cons

  • No Headphone Jack
  • reloading of apps
  • No Wireless Charging
  • No Water resistance
  • Missing of 3.5mm To USB-C Dongle in Box
  • 4K @ 30FPS Footage is Too Warm
  • Exposure is Not in Control in Front Camera’s
  • No faster Android updates

VERDICT

Who can Get Reno 10x Zoom SmartPhone view: 
if you want a True Flagship Phone with Bright AMOLED Full HD+ screen, with Snapdragon 855 processor and 30W Wired fast charging, Shark fin pop-up Style Camera, Triple Rear Camera Setup & Colour Os then you can go with Reno 10x Zoom SmartPhone. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone then

Samsung S10 & S10 plus

iPhone XR

Pixel 3 & 3A XLand if you want better cameras Within a Higher Price Range then

Asus Zenfone 6

OnePlus 7

Huawei P30 Pro can be your Alternatives to Oppo Reno 10x Zoom.

If you are using Reno 10x Zoom then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this


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