Oppo is one the best Chinese smartphone company in the West, and the Oppo Reno line, comprising the Oppo Reno itself and this smartphone, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, represents its initial concerted effort to breaks into market. Oppo’s one of the decidedly high-mid-range smartphone, with an attractive pop-up selfie camera, cutting-edge chipset, and competitive camera lineup is Oppo Reno 10x Zoom. If you want most of the features at a lower cost, the just-released Oppo Reno 2 is a good pick, but if you want the best, then here is Reno 10x Zoom for you.
However, this smartphone might have a bit of trouble gaining traction thanks to its bizarre name. On top of that, 10x Zoom isn’t exactly a catchy title for what is essentially a ‘Pro’ or ‘Plus’ model – technically that is pretty standard for the industry. But beyond the premium specs, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is a serious competitor to the established brands.
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: Design
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is quite a big smartphone, it’s not being marketed as the ‘plus-sized’ version of the standard Oppo Reno, but it could well be. Body of this phone is 162 x 77.2 x 9.3mm, so it’s certainly a big phone, it ranked as the thickest smartphone around in terms of thickness. The weight of this phone is 215g, so it’s one of the heaviest phone too, weighing even more than the iPhone XS Max at 208g. This is something you come to realise while you’re using this smartphone– it never feels too heavy, but you can notice the difference between it and many of the more nimble phones on the market.
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is one of the most smooth phones in term of design we’ve seen, as there’s not even the slightest camera bump on the back – in fact, the only thing stopping the rear of the device being a completely smooth surface is what Oppo calls the O-Dot, a small round button that stops the phone lying flat on a surface, in order to protect the camera lenses. On the edges of the phone you’ve got the volume rocker on the left, the power button on the right, and a USB-C port on the bottom, along with the downwards-facing speakers.
There’s also no 3.5mm headphone jack, a feature the base-model Oppo Reno does have – that’s just a sign of the price range, as many other mid-range smartphones are dropping this feature too, even though the device is aimed at kids who’ll want to be listening to music non-stop. You can pick up the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom in Ocean Green (bluey-green), Mist Pink (whiteish pink) or Jet Black.
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: Display
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom has screen of 6.6-inch. You won’t find many displays that big on smartphone in the Oppo 10x Zoom’s price range. Despite that large size, and the fact that the pop-up camera means there’s no notch, the display only takes up 93.1% of the phone’s face – that’s because there is a thin top bezel, and slightly thicker bottom chin, which are the two main giveaways that this isn’t a premium smartphone.
The screen of Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is an AMOLED display, so you’re getting high-end tech here, and that’s matched in the 1080 x 2340 resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 387 pixels per inch – pretty high, for a smartphone. When you’re viewing media, photos, or apps, with a high max brightness and colors that are generally bold the screen offers you great quality, although maybe not as much as on some other phones with similar screen tech. Overall the quality of screen is impressive for a smartphone at this price range.
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: Battery life
The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom’s battery life is fairly unsurprising. It lasts for about a day if the phone is in heavy use, and a day and a half if you use it a little less. You won’t be blown away by how long it lasts, but you won’t be disappointed either. You would expect the device to last quite a long time with its 4,065mAh battery capacity, but a large AMOLED screen will drained the battery, so the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom doesn’t last quite as long as a lesser phone would with the same power pack.
Talking something about battery drain, it’s that the phone seems optimized for viewing content – when we put the phone through our battery test, the battery only dropped from 100% to 91% when we played a 90-minute video at max brightness with Wi-Fi on and accounts syncing in the background . which is a great result for a smartphone, especially one with such a large and bright display. In comparison, the iPhone XS lost 11%, and most smartphone lost between 15% and 20%, so it seems the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom holds on to battery life well.
When you’re powering up the smartphone and you’re using Oppo’s VOOC Flash Charge, which is also known as 20W fast charging. The charging speed of the battery is fairly average.
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: Camera
There is triple-camera rear setup in Oppo Reno 10x Zoom. This consists of a 48MP f/1.7 main snapper, which is joined by an 8MP sensor with ultrawide lens and 13MP sensor with a periscope lens for optical zoom. Also this smartphone is named for its camera zoom function. But is doesn’t mean that the phone supports 10x optical zoom, or that perhaps 10x is as far as the camera can peer. In fact, the camera supports only 5x optical zoom, via the periscope lens, but a whopping 60x digital zoom – that’s the highest level of zoom we have seen in a smartphone.
Amazing point is that you can’t easily reach this 5x optical zoom, which you can switch between by easily pressing the zoom button, jump from 1x, to 2x, then straight up to 6x, then 10x and ultrawide, completely skipping the highest level of optical zoom you can go for. 10x zoom is actually refers to hybrid zoom which is a mix of optical and digital zoom, but since it’s quite a new technology that most people aren’t well aware of. In general, we found the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom had a great camera array.
Whether you are inside or outside, images looked bright and excellent while taking pictures with the main camera. It is clear that, this camera has ability of pulling plenty of light, so pictures it took looked great. Depth effects were particularly effective. The perfect amount of background blur was applied in close-up images shot to create a great-looking image without looking artificial. For wider portraits, this wasn’t the case, but we’ll talk about it later.
As we see in most phone cameras these days, Oppo Reno 10x Zoom also has a scene optimizer. This was really quick to identify a scene, although there aren’t as many options or variations. We found that pictures the taken with scene optimizer seemed to have limited color range which is one of the problem. Colors looked much better in close-up shots though, and there is clearly not a problems in camera to pick up colors, but a quirk in the software, Oppo could fixes it if they want.
Front-facing camera is of 16MP which is placed in the ‘shark-fin’ pop-up. It is the good point of this selfie-snapper design, because popping up the section was such a fun novelty, and the shark-fin has a grace that other pop-ups don’t. It’s a good thing that we like the mechanized element of the front-facing camera, though, because we’re not as big fans of the camera itself. It’s not bad, but it had a few issues that made the pictures look a little… off. Some of these issues aren’t deal-breakers though, and you’re getting high-quality selfies with the pop-up camera.
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: Interface and reliability
Most of the smartphones from Chinese companies have user interfaces (UIs) that are divisive to say the least, but in ColorOS Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is actually one of the better-looking UIs we’ve seen. ColorOS sits on top of Android 9, and its biggest influence is aesthetic. Icons are quite large, but not too much so, and the swipe-down options menu in particular are bigger and easier to use than in stock Android. The color palette is a little more restrained too – you’re not getting any wildly colored backgrounds or icons, but none that are too pale either.
The app drawer is disabled by default in many Chinese smartphone, although you can activate it in the settings menu. There are also gesture controls which you can use to navigate the phone, but we found these a little harder to use than on other phones. This was most frequently a problem when we’d try to swipe up for our app drawer, or down to search apps, as it’d take several attempts to actually get it to work, and because of this navigating the UI sometimes felt rather slow.
Another issue with ColorOS is the sheer number of apps that come installed on the phone. Some can be useful, like Game Space (which is your standard gaming optimization app) or Hot Apps (basically a different Play Store), but many were useless – or worse, had functions that we couldn’t even figure out.
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: Movies, music and gaming
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom can go loud, which makes it great to use as a portable speaker if you can leave it in one room, and still hear your music playing on it several rooms over. That doesn’t mean music quality is all that good, as the sound lacked much in dynamic range. It was hard to make out bass in music played, especially at higher volumes, although we’d never call the music ‘tinny’.
We played intense games like PUBG Mobile and there were never any lags or stutters that threatened to ruin the experience. On top of that, the phone took a lot longer to get hot during a heavy gaming session than similar smartphones. One extra bonus is that it’s easy to hold the phone, when you game on many devices, rear camera bumps often get in the way of your fingers, but that wasn’t a problem here.
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is also a great smartphone for watching movies and other content, as does the high screen quality and unbroken screen, as viewing media on a other smartphone goes.
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: Performance and benchmarks
The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is a processing powerhouse, that’s not much of a surprise given the Snapdragon 855 chipset within, and the 6GB or 8GB RAM, but even for that cutting-edge chipset it’s a snappy device.
When we ran a benchmark test on this smartphone it returned a multi-core score of 10,823, which is as high as the scores of premium smartphones like the iPhone XS or Samsung Galaxy S10. That explains the fast gaming and camera processing on the phone.
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: Verdict
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is a stylish phone between its sleek, flat look, asymmetrical pop-up section and delicate back colors, it looks great – and, surprisingly for a Chinese smartphone with a unique UI, its software is good to look at too. Oppo Reno 10x Zoom also has a great camera, impressive processing power, and a battery that will not give you any problems. It is hard to find a fault with this phone.
You might have trouble with its hefty weight, or its large size, but if you’re looking for a large smartphone then Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is here for you. And, while we’re not subtracting points for the confusing name, if you’re a purist for smartphone naming conventions, that 10x Zoom bit may irk you.
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