Oppo Reno10 Pro Review | Impressive but facing strong competition

At 39,999, the Oppo Reno10 Pro provides an all-around experience. The phone stands out for its excellent display, photography capabilities, and long battery life.

The Oppo Reno10 Pro, a premium-mid range member of the Reno10 family, is up for review today. The phone, which is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset, competes in its class with powerful products from OnePlus, iQOO, and Samsung. We’ll see how it all works out.

Design

The new Oppo Reno10 Pro, like its Plus counterpart, has a glossy premium appearance. While the two models appear to be similar, differences include the camera module and the absence of the MariSilicon lens in the later.

The Reno10 Pro is available in two appealing colors: silvery grey and glossy purple. The latter was sent to us for assessment; it has a soft pastel tint with an exquisite and unobtrusive appearance. In terms of construction, the Reno10 Pro is a basic sandwich three-piece design. The back and front sides naturally curve into the slim center frame, resulting in a smooth and visually pleasing device that also provides a superior grip. The frame adds to the phone’s premium feel while also being functional.

The Reno10 Pro employs an under-display optical fingerprint reader that is both fast and accurate. On the top, there’s a secondary microphone and an IR blaster for remote control. The volume rocker and power button are located on the right side and are narrow but easy to locate. Moving down, you’ll notice the twin Nano-SIM tray, the primary microphone, and the convenient USB Type-C connection. While the phone has a single bottom-firing speaker, it would have been a great touch to include a second stereo speaker, especially given the phone’s price point.

Display

The new Oppo Reno10 Pro 5G features a 6.7-inch FullHD+ OLED screen with a 1080×2412 pixel resolution. The refresh rate on the display is 120Hz. While not adaptable, you can select from 60Hz, 120Hz, or auto modes to suit your tastes. The display is viewable even in bright outside circumstances, thanks to a peak brightness of 950 nits. A 10-bit panel capable of generating 1 billion or more colors powers the display. As a result, color banding is eliminated, resulting in richer, more accurate color representation. Furthermore, the display is HDR10+ certified, which provides an improved dynamic range and immersive viewing experience. However, the phone lacks Dolby Vision capability, which we would have wanted to see.

OS

The new Reno10 Pro ships with Android 13 pre-installed, along with Oppo’s sleek and user-friendly ColorOS 13.1 skin. This dynamic combination provides intelligent features that provide a pleasurable user experience. However, Oppo’s pre-installed apps display needless adverts and send notifications, which can be annoying to a new user.

Processor

The Oppo Reno10 Pro is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 778G 5G processor built on an efficient 6 nm node technology. While it is not the most recent processor on the market, it has established its worth in a variety of devices by giving consistent, dependable, and smooth performance. The Reno10 Pro comes with a substantial 12GB LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB UFS 2.2 storage to complement the chipset’s abilities. In addition, Oppo has included RAM expansion technology.

The phone has Adreno 642L GPU capability, which makes casual gaming a snap. However, in terms of competitiveness, the gaming performance and value delivered are on par. Games like Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) run on HD visuals with minimal frame rate drops. A slightly reduced graphics level improves the gameplay experience.

Camera

The phone has a triple-camera configuration on the back, with the primary camera being a 50MP Sony IMX890 with optical image stabilisation (OIS). The sensor catches accurate colors and produces high-quality photos. In overall, the dynamic range performance is impressive. The primary camera shines in low-light circumstances, generating well-exposed photos with minimum noise, making it one of the best performers in this class.

The 8MP ultra-wide camera takes high-quality photos with clear details. Another noteworthy feature is the incorporation of a 2X telephoto camera, which is unusual in this segment. It has a good dynamic range and catches good details, however its color temperature differs from the primary camera, delivering slightly cooler tones.

Portrait mode has good edge recognition, especially with the telescopic camera. The telephoto camera performs admirably in terms of color, edge recognition, and detail. Keep in mind that there is a tiny shutter lag when shooting in portrait mode, so a steady hand and a still subject are required for maximum results.

The 32MP front-facing camera does a good job of correctly reproducing skin tones. Portrait selfies turned out good as well.

Battery

The phone houses a substantial 4,600mAh battery with an impressive 80W fast charging capability. With this battery capacity, the device offers decent battery backup, easily lasting through an entire day. The phone takes around 35-40 minutes to get fully charged. To ensure safe charging, the smartphone comes equipped with a SuperVOOC S Power Management Chip, giving users peace of mind during their charging sessions.

Verdict

The Oppo Reno10 Pro offers a well-rounded experience at ₹39,999. The phone stands out with its impressive display, camera power and reliable battery life. While we find that its performance is decent for its price, the market has several other options that offer better value in terms of processing and power.

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