The OPPO Reno10 is an Android smartphone with a mid-range chipset and a good price, promising an elegant design, a beautiful display, fast charging, and an excellent camera setup that also includes a telephoto lens. I received it in testing a week ago, and after using it daily as my primary phone, I’m now ready to tell you all about it. If you’re curious to know more about OPPO Reno10, read this review to find out why this might be the Android smartphone for you:
The OPPO Reno10 is an excellent choice if you:
- Want an Android smartphone that’s good for photography, especially portraits
- Are looking for a phone that has good fast charging
- Need a reasonably priced mid-range Android with good performance
These are the things I like most about the OPPO Reno10 smartphone:
- Elegant design
- Good photography and video quality, plus a 2x telephoto camera
- 67W fast charging and good battery life
- Bright screen with a fast 120 Hz refresh rate
- Good performance in daily tasks and casual gaming
- Plenty of storage space, plus support for a microSD card
- Reasonable price
There are a few things that can be improved:
- The ultrawide camera is underwhelming
- Couldn’t find any mention of ingress protection against dust or water
- A lot of bloatware
The OPPO Reno10 is an interesting Android smartphone. It has a sleek and stylish design, and it caught my eye in many aspects. The most impressive feature is its 2x telephoto camera, which does an excellent job in all situations, and especially when it comes to shooting portraits. Except for the ultrawide camera, the other cameras also deliver good quality both for photos and videos. Other notable features are the phone’s beautiful screen, the support for fast charging, and its large battery. And although its chipset is not a high-end one, it performs well in daily tasks. I think the OPPO Reno10 is an excellent mid-range Android smartphone that I gladly recommend to all our readers.
The OPPO Reno10 is packaged in an average-sized box with a minimalist design. Made of cardboard painted in white and gray, the box seems sturdy enough to withstand the vicissitudes of courier transport. On the top cover, you can see the name of the smartphone, while on the bottom and one of its sides, you should find some stickers with more details about it.
Inside the box, you’ll find the smartphone together with a fast charger, a detachable USB Type-A to Type-C cable, a SIM card tray eject tool, the user manual, warranty details, and some safety information. The bundle doesn’t include a case, but the phone comes with a pre-applied screen protector.
The OPPO Reno10 comes in a sleek and sturdy package. Unboxing it is a satisfying experience, and I appreciate the fact that OPPO also offers a fast charger with this phone.
The OPPO Reno10 is a device that looks good and manages to stand out in the Android mid-range market of 2023. While I haven’t had the chance to test an OPPO smartphone for a long time, the Reno10 5G pleasantly surprised me with its design. The device has an appealing appearance with a nice and smooth back that feels simple, but only until you look at the camera setup. The rear cameras are placed inside a relatively large elliptical ring, with the main camera occupying the upper part and the telephoto and ultrawide sitting below the dividing flash.
The Reno10 5G smartphone is available in two color variations: a Silvery Grey version that feels elegant and stylish, and an Ice Blue model that will certainly attract younger audiences.
The 6.7” screen dominates the front of the smartphone, with minimal bezels on every side. Although not too obvious in my photos, the phone’s display is covered by 3D glass (Asahi Glass AGC DT-Star2) that curves towards the edges. Also, a tiny notch at the top-center of the screen houses the front-facing camera.
The body of the OPPO Reno10 is built upon a plastic frame with a glossy finish. While it looks nice, the edges are prone to gathering fingerprints quickly. The left side of the phone is plain, as the buttons, speakers, charging port, and so on are located on its other sides.
The right side of the phone has the volume rocker and power button. They are thin and smooth, but they stick out a bit, so you can feel and press each button without looking at the phone. Moreover, besides being much shorter than the volume rocker, the power button also has a thin green line cut in its middle which makes it even easier to identify it correctly.
On the upper side of the OPPO Reno10, there are a couple of tiny holes used for the secondary microphone and the earpiece speaker. In addition to those, you’ll also find a small infrared emitter.
The bottom edge of the smartphone holds the SIM tray, the primary microphone, the USB-C port, and the main loudspeaker.
Unfortunately, a drawback of the OPPO Reno10 is that it lacks any official rating for resistance to water or dust.
The design of the OPPO Reno10 is not what I’d call innovative, but nonetheless, it manages to stand out from the crowd. It looks beautiful on both front and back, and what differentiates it from others is the camera setup on its rear, which looks pretty impressive.
Under the hood, the heart of the OPPO Reno10 is a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chipset. This is a mid-range SoC (System on a Chip) built on a 6-nanometer process and featuring an octa-core CPU (two Cortex-A78 cores at 2.6 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores at 2.0 GHz) and a Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. I’ve previously seen it on the realme 11 Pro and realme 11 Pro+ 5G, two smartphones that proved to offer solid performance in everyday tasks, as well as in casual gaming. Check the benchmarks section of this review to see how the OPPO Reno10 compares to them.
Depending on your needs, you can choose from two different versions of the OPPO Reno10 smartphone. Both options include 8 GB of RAM, but one has 128 GB of internal storage space, while the other has 256 GB (this is the one I’m reviewing). It’s also important to take note of the type of memory used for storage: UFS 2.2. While this is fast enough for most needs, it’s not the fastest available in the Android world, where many higher-end devices now use faster UFS 3.0 or UFS 3.1. In terms of actual free storage on this smartphone, you should know that the operating system, together with the preloaded apps, takes almost 27 GB.
The OPPO Reno10 can hold two nano-SIM cards simultaneously and use them both in dual stand-by mode. Instead of a second SIM, you can also insert a microSD card if you want to increase the storage space available on the phone.
The OPPO Reno10 has a large 6.7-inch AMOLED screen with an FHD+ resolution of 2412×1080 pixels and a high pixel density of 394 ppi (pixels per inch). Moreover, it also supports a high 120 Hz refresh rate and a 240 Hz touch sampling rate. It can display more than 1 billion colors (10-bit, 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut), and it offers a typical maximum brightness of 500 nits that can increase to 800 nits under sunlight and even higher (up to 950 nits) when displaying HDR photos or HDR10+ content.
The OPPO Reno10 features three cameras on the back and one on the front:
- The primary wide camera has a 64-megapixel sensor, an aperture of f/1.7, and phase-detection autofocus (PDAF).
- The second is a 2x telephoto camera based on a 32-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and autofocus.
- The third is an ultrawide camera with an 8-megapixel sensor, f/2.2 aperture, and fixed focus.
- On the front, there’s a 32 MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.4 without autofocus.
Unfortunately, none of the cameras on the phone supports OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), though videos benefit from EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization). Also, regarding video capabilities, you should know that the smartphone’s rear camera system allows for recording clips in 4K resolution at 30 fps (frames per second), 1080p at 60 fps or 30 fps, and 720p at 60 fps or 30 fps. The front camera can record videos in resolutions up to 1080p at 30 frames per second.
Regarding connectivity, the OPPO Reno10 supports LTE and 5G mobile networks, and it also offers support for Bluetooth 5.3 and dual-band Wi-Fi 6 on the 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies. Additionally, it features an NFC chip for contactless payments and data sharing, as well as other sensors, such as an in-display optical fingerprint reader, an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, a gyroscope, a compass, and an infrared sensor.
A large 5000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery provides the OPPO Reno10 with the electrical energy it needs to function. This capacity should allow the phone to operate for at least a full day before needing to be plugged in. The best part is that charging is quick. The smartphone supports 67W fast charging, and the required charger comes with it. The company claims that the OPPO Reno10 can reach 31% battery charge in just 10 minutes. This is a remarkable figure, but I’ll show you more about it in the following section of this review.
For more information on the OPPO Reno10, including its features and technical specifications, you can visit its official webpage.
OPPO Reno10 is a mid-range Android smartphone that offers a lot of excellent features. The chipset may not be the best in the market, but it can handle daily tasks with ease. The phone also boasts fast charging, a large battery, a beautiful display, and some promising cameras.
How does the OPPO Reno10 fare in the real world? On the following page, I’ll explore its performance in everyday tasks, its camera capabilities, and its software features. Last, but not least, I’ll also show you its results in a series of benchmarks.