The Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G aims to stand out with its flagship-grade design, versatile camera system, and a few unique features. In this comprehensive review, we delve into the design, display, specifications, software, performance, battery life, and camera capabilities of the Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G to help you make an informed decision.
Design and Display
The Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G impresses with its premium design, available in Silvery Grey and Glossy Purple variants. The curved rear panel and frame, along with a glass back, contribute to a sleek and lightweight build, measuring 7.89mm in thickness and weighing 185g. Despite its attractive appearance, the smooth finish of the back can lead to occasional slips.
The 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a full-HD+ resolution and a 20.1:9 aspect ratio is a highlight. The curved edges and 120Hz refresh rate provide a visually appealing and responsive experience. However, the single-speaker setup and the absence of a 3.5mm headphone jack are disappointments in a market where dual-speaker setups are becoming standard. The 120Hz display offers up to 950 nits of peak brightness, supporting HDR content, though HDR playback is not available on Netflix at the time of the review.
Specifications and Software
Powered by the Snapdragon 778G SoC with an Adreno 642L GPU, the Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G packs a 4,600mAh battery and supports 80W SuperVOOC fast charging. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-SIM, and an IR emitter. The phone comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Running on ColorOS 13.1, based on Android 13, the software offers extensive customization options, including wallpaper, icon, and front shape adjustments. However, the user experience is marred by app recommendations, ads, and pre-installed third-party apps. Despite feedback promises from Oppo to remove unwanted apps in future updates, the current software experience falls short of the premium pricing.
Performance and Battery Life
The Snapdragon 778G SoC, while not the most powerful in the segment, handles routine tasks efficiently. Casual gaming is acceptable, though competitors like OnePlus Nord 3 and iQoo Neo 7 Pro offer better gaming performance and value. RAM management is commendable, with support for up to 8GB of virtual RAM.
Battery life on the Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G is a strong point, providing a full day’s usage with an average screen-on time of 8 hours and 20 minutes. The 80W SuperVOOC charger refills the battery in just 29 minutes, a noteworthy feature for users on the go.
Equipped with a triple-camera setup, the Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G boasts a 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 primary camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 32-megapixel telephoto camera with 2X optical zoom. The front camera features a 32-megapixel sensor.
The primary camera delivers good-quality images with accurate colors and impressive low-light performance. The ultra-wide camera exhibits warmer tones but lacks details at the edges. The telephoto camera stands out for its good details and dynamic range. Portrait mode’s edge detection is excellent, although the primary camera’s portrait mode may render human skin with a reddish tint. The front camera performs well in terms of skin tone but struggles with edge detection in portrait mode.
Video recording capabilities include 4K 30fps with the rear camera and 1080p 30fps with the front camera. Stability, details, and exposure in rear camera footage are commendable, while the front camera’s dynamic range performance is a drawback.
The Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G impresses with its flagship-grade design, vibrant display, and versatile camera system. While it falls short in terms of raw performance compared to some competitors, its strong battery life and rapid charging capabilities compensate for this drawback. The software experience, marred by app recommendations and ads, is an area for improvement. Overall, if you prioritize design, display, and camera versatility in a mid-range smartphone, the Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G is a compelling option. However, users seeking premium performance and a cleaner software experience may find better alternatives in the market