Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G: Is a Good Camera enough to buy this smartphone?

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Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G Review Summary:

Editor’s rating: 3.7/5

Design

Display

Performance

Battery

Camera

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Pros

  • Stylish Design
  • Good camera performance
  • Decent display
  • 80W Fast charging

Cons

  • No audio jack
  • Loads of bloatware
  • No HDR support for Netflix

Oppo is one such brand that tries to give a top-notch camera experience to its customers, especially with the Reno Series. This time too, Oppo has launched the Reno 10 Series with a similar aim. The Oppo Reno 10 Series includes 3 smartphones- Oppo Reno 10, Oppo Reno 10 Pro, and Oppo Reno 10 Pro Plus. The Reno 10 Pro+ is a flagship device that is slightly expensive. For those, whose budgets are limited, Oppo has launched Oppo Reno 10 Pro in Rs. 40,000 price range. In this review, we will talk about Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G which comes with features like a decent camera setup, Snapdragon 778G chipset, 120Hz AMOLED display, and 80W charging to give consumers a wholesome smartphone experience. Although these specs look good on paper, does Oppo Reno 10 Pro meet other needs along with the camera in day-to-day life? Let’s find out.

We used the Oppo Reno 10 Pro for a few days. After testing its performance and camera for some days, we will talk about our experience with Oppo Reno 10 Pro’s design, performance, and other features.

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Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G: Price & Availability In India

Oppo Reno 10 Pro is available in a single storage configuration in India. It comes with 12GB LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB UFS 2.2 storage at a price of Rs. 39,999. Oppo Reno 10 Pro comes in Glossy Purple and Silvery Grey shades.

The first sale for Oppo Reno 10 Pro starts today via Flipkart, Oppo India online store, and offline retail outlets.

Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G Specs

SoftwareAndroid 13 with ColorOS 13.1
Display6.74-inch FHD+ curved OLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate
SoCSnapdragon 778G
RAM12GB
Storage256GB
Rear cameras50MP+8MP+32MP
Front Camera32MP
Battery4600mAh
Charging80W
Thickness7.89mm
Weight185 gms
Connectivity5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.3, dual-band WiFi, USB Type-C

Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G Review: Design

The first glimpse of Oppo Reno 10 Pro established it as a premium-looking smartphone. Apart from the camera, Oppo has tried to make the design stylish as well, and the brand has succeeded to quite an extent. It comes in 2 colors, out of which we received the Glossy Purple variant. The rear panel has a glossy finish which reflects dual colors when light falls on it. We personally loved the shade of the smartphone.

At the front is a curved display that looks premium and at the top of the screen in the middle is a punch-hole selfie camera. For protection, there is an AGC DT Star2 glass and a protective film.

The rear panel has a glass finish that attracts loads of fingerprints and smudges. The left side has a big capsule-shaped camera module. The module has a big sensor in the top half and 2 smaller sensors in the bottom half. The camera module is protruded as well. However, the smudge issue as well as the protrusion can be solved by using the protective cover inside the box.

To keep the front and the back together, Oppo has used an aluminum frame and this frame in purple color is curved as well. The right edge houses a volume rocker and power button while the bottom edge has a dual SIM tray, microphone, USB Type-C port, and a speaker grille. The top edge has an IR Blaster and a secondary microphone.

Along with being stylish, the Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G is comfortable as well. Due to its curved design, the device feels good in hand. While operating this phone with one hand, no issues were experienced. Especially after a cover was put on, the smartphone didn’t slip from the hand at all. If we compare it to some other smartphones in this budget, Oppo Reno 10 Pro is slim (7.89mm) and light (185 grams) as well. The only niggle is that the Reno 10 Pro doesn’t come with an IP Rating for protection against dust or water.

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Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G Review: Display

Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G sports a 6.7-inch Full HD+ (2412×1080 pixel) AMOLED display. With 120Hz refresh rate support, the screen is smooth but not adaptive. The display can be used at 60Hz, 120Hz, or auto modes. It comes with 950 nits peak brightness which allows you to work in outdoor settings, but issues crop up when sunlight is too bright. The display is slightly reactive (shadow being visible) outdoors, but indoors it works just fine.

During our usage, we gamed, watched web series, and did other tasks as well and found that the colors on the display are good. We used it in Natural Color Mode, which has slightly warmer shades. If you like brighter colors, you can choose from Pro or Cinematic Mode, or Brilliant Mode.

The display is curved with thin bezels on all 4 sides which makes content consumption even more immersive. The punch-hole selfie camera at the top didn’t obstruct my experience at any point.

We watched HDR content on YouTube, and the dynamic range was good. The different shades of greens, as well as the sunlight and shadow, were clearly distinguishable. HDR is not available for Netflix, which will disappoint those who love to stream content on the platform. However, we hope this will resolve with the upcoming software updates. Also, it is a high-contrast OLED screen, but it is a small screen and not a big display like a TV, thus HDR support doesn’t make much of a difference. Without HDR as well, one will be able to watch shows or movies on OTT platforms with good colors and contrasts.

Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G Review: Camera

Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G sports a triple camera setup at the back. It includes a 50MP primary Sony IMX890 sensor with Optical Image Stabilization. There is also an 8MP ultrawide Sony IMX355 sensor with a 112-degree ultrawide lens. The third and the most hyped camera is the 32MP telephoto portrait lens which is a Sony IMX709 sensor, with f/2.0 aperture, 2X optical zoom, and 20X digital zoom.

The 50MP Primary sensor clicks beautiful images. Even in low-light images, every little detail is clearly visible. Along with detailing, the images have accurate colors and sharpness as well. Even if your hands shake while taking a photo or a video, OIS support makes sure that the images are never blurred and the videos are stable. If you look at the images closely, the dynamic range is decent as well. The different shades of green of different plants are also easily distinguishable from one another.

The shots clicked outdoors had good colors and texture, but seemed overly sharp sometimes. Considering the price point of the device, the primary camera is decent.

The ultrawide angle shots are good as well. These shots have adequate detailing but on zooming in, you will find distortion around the edges. You can also click 5x zoom in shots too with this lens and these images also have good detailing. Look at the images below, you can see the ultrawide as well as 5 times zoom-in shots. The first images have been clicked indoors, while the latter ones are taken in outdoor low-light settings in the evening.

Now, let’s talk about the highlight of the Reno 10 Pro, the 32MP telephoto portrait lens that is made a part of Pro and Pro+ models. Although the telephoto portrait lens cannot give the same quality as it gives with Reno 10 Pro+ as the MariSillicon X NPU is missing in this one, considering the price point, it is a fair subtraction. This is because most of the other smartphones in this category offer a 2MP macro lens that is useless, so this 32MP telephoto camera is surely a welcome change.

This telephoto portrait sensor can be used to click portrait shots with 2x zoom that come out with good detailing. Even with 2x zoom, this sensor clicks subjects clearly with the background being blurred out. I expected the blur to affect the subject a little, but this did not happen. The photographs came out well.

As for the selfie lens, there is a 32MP RGBW sensor at the front that is a Sony IMX709 lens with f/2.4 aperture. There is autofocus as well which makes sure that the focus remains on the subject while making a video. The selfie sensor offers 0.8x to 2x zoom options. Ordinarily clicked images have some details, but when clicked with 2x zoom, details are completely lost. Also, the face of the subject seem beautified which doesn’t allow it to look natural. This filtered version will work if you want photos for your Instagram feed, but in that case, there are other filters to choose from as well.

Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G allows 4K video recording at 30fps, however, Full HD video recording can be done at 60fps and HD recording can be done at 60fps as well as 30fps. With the selfie sensor, video recording can be done at 30fps in FHD resolution.

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Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G Review: Performance

Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset. It has been fabricated using a 6 nm-based node process. Although the processor is slightly old, it comes with a proven track record of delivering reliable performance in many smartphones. It can handle daily tasks like social media app scrolling, gaming, and web surfing seamlessly.

With this reliable chipset, the smartphone also has 12GB LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB UFS 2.2 storage. It allows you to store loads of apps, photos, and videos without facing any problems with space. The smartphone also comes with Oppo RAM expansion technology that can increase the RAM by 8GB, which means you can get up to 20GB RAM. The Oppo Reno 10 Pro doesn’t come with any other storage option.

The Reno 10 Pro 5G comes with an Ultra conductive vapor cooling system that helps maintain the temperature of the device while gaming. We had a gaming session on this device for half an hour and there were absolutely no frame drops or lags. However, if you are a heavy gamer, who likes to have long gaming sessions then you might experience slight frame drops. All-in-all, the gaming experience was decent.

Reno 10 Pro runs Android 13-based ColorOS 13.1 software. The interface is similar to what we recently saw on OnePlus Nord 3. The UI is easy to use and there are options for personalization as well. Just like OnePlus Nord 3’s OxygenOS this one also comes with features like O-Relax, O-Haptics, and Omoji. These features are visible in the top part of the main page of the settings app. There is also a split screen, flexible windows, and additional features for convenience.

The smartphone comes with loads of pre-installed apps which were not needed by us. This much bloatware at a price point of 40k is surely disappointing, but the good part is that these can be removed if not needed. Oppo has promised 3 years of Android updates as well.

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Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G Review: Battery

Oppo Reno 10 Pro packs a 4600mAh battery with 80W fast charging support. The 80W charger is bundled inside the box along with a Type-C USB cable. The battery backup was decent as the device easily lasted for an entire day after being completely charged. At the end of the day, 15% battery was still remaining. If you are a heavy user, then carry the adapter with you as it takes just 28 minutes to charge it from 0 to 100%. There is a SuperVOOC S Power Management Chip for safe charging in the smartphone.

Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G Review Verdict: Should you buy it?

Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G is a smartphone that gives a good all-round experience. The smartphone has an AMOLED display along with good fast charging capability. Outdoor brightness feels inadequate but that is a small niggle. Keeping up with the trend, the smartphone has a trendy design and a top-notch camera setup as well. While most smartphones in this budget offer a 16MP selfie lens, Reno 10 Pro offers a 32MP selfie camera. The chipset is reliable but slightly outdated and there’s bloatware as well.  

All-in-all if are not looking for a gaming phone, then Reno 10 Pro can be a good option for you, but for a price point of 40k, it feels slightly expensive. This is because many smartphones in this budget offer Snapdragon 8+ gen 1 and 8 gen 2 chipsets. This is the reason Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G feels a little expensive.

Reasons to buy

  • Stylish Design
  • Good camera performance
  • Decent display
  • 80W Fast charging

Reasons to not buy

  • No audio jack
  • Loads of bloatware
  • No HDR support for Netflix
Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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