OPPO Reno10 5G Analysis: A Strong Contender for Mid-Range Champion in an Ever-Growing Field

The OPPO Reno10 is a mid-range mobile phone that surprises with virtues such as a telephoto camera or its large multimedia section for audiovisual consumption

 

While waiting for OPPO to put on its best clothes again in Europe by bringing us high-flying terminals like the OPPO Find X6 and X6 Pro , it’s time to settle for one of the brand’s star mobile families: the ‘Reno’ . There are two editions a year that are launched from this range and the OPPO Reno10 5G is part of the latest series.

On a step lower than the already analyzed OPPO Reno10 Pro , this “without last name” version has passed through our analysis table. As a preview, let me tell you that it directly aims to be one of the best mid-range of the year . Of course, as you can imagine, it is not perfect.

 

OPPO Reno10 5G technical sheet

   
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 162,43 x 74,19 x 7,99 mm

185 grams

SCREEN 6.7 inch AMOLED

FullHD+ resolution of 2,412 x 1,080p

394 PPI

120 Hz refresh rate

240Hz sampling rate

Brightness of 500 nits and up to 800 nits (with sunshine) and 950 nits (for HDR images)

PROCESSOR MediaTek Dimensity 7050
RAM 8 GB
STORAGE 256 GB
FRONT CAMERA 32 Mpx f/2,4
REAR CAMERAS Principal: 64 Mpx f/1,7

Telephoto lens: 32 Mpx f/2.0

Gran angular: 8 Mpx f/2,2 112º

BATTERY 5.000 mAh

67W fast wired charging

SOFTWARE ColorOS 13.1 based on Android 13
CONNECTIVITY WiFi 6

5G

Bluetooth 5.2

NFC

GPS

USB-C

OTHERS Under-screen fingerprint reader
PRECIO 499,00 euros

Oppo Reno10 5G 8 GB + 256 GB unlocked mobile

RRP at El Corte Inglés ES — 469.90
Amazon — 479.00
Mediamarkt — 479.00

Outstanding in multimedia consumption, although with a “but” in its design

Lightness is the adjective that best describes the sensations with the OPPO Reno10 in hand, but let’s go in parts. The first thing is that it is a device made of polycarbonate and available in blue or gray (like the unit we have) with small shines and a very pleasant roughness in the hand and that aesthetically feels great because it does not attract fingerprints either.

As we were already saying, it is a tremendously comfortable phone to use even with one hand, although not without risks . This is because its texture, although pleasant to the touch, makes it feel slippery. Also the curved screen, present on the sides when gripping it, heightens this sensation.

We haven’t dropped it once, luckily, but the fear of it doing so has been almost constant. Hence, we advise looking for a good cover (none is included in the box), although this will mean losing that pleasant touch and feeling of lightness.

The screen is made up of a 6.7-inch curved AMOLED panel that, thanks to its aspect ratio, also helps with that feeling of lightness by being narrower than usual on a phone with a flat screen. It is a panel that gives very good sensations in terms of color and viewing angles , even on the curved sides.

 

Brightness has usually never been a problem and we have been able to see the content on the screen perfectly indoors. Outdoors we have had cloudy days in which there has been no problem either, but the sun came out and the brightness began to lack , because even though I raised it to 800 nits, it seemed insufficient. It has not been as dramatic compared to previous generations in which there was less brightness, but it is still a point that could be improved.

The good multimedia section is completed by a sound system that leaves us with two good news and one bad news . The good part is having a good quality stereo sound provided by its double speakers and that also provides good quality for music, series, podcasts and other content. The bad thing comes precisely with that second one, since at the highest levels the quality drops as a result of distortion appearing. However, it is even reasonable considering the very high volume levels it reaches, a middle ground being sufficient and in which we have already warned that it does not cause problems.

Few buts to a performance that also accompanies great software

The OPPO Reno10 is one of the first devices to incorporate the Dimensity 7050 , a MediaTek chip called to be one of the kings of the mid-range facing Qualcomm. In practical terms, we already told you in advance that it leaves us with a very good taste in our mouths in almost all areas , from the most trivial to the heaviest processes.

The terminal performs well in any day-to-day situation and without jerks. In addition, using the 120 Hz refresh rate provides a sensation of fluidity very similar – if not identical – to that of a high-end device . It performs heavier tasks, although we cannot say that it does so without breaking a sweat.

In games with high graphical demands, and with those graphics at the maximum it supports (it does not allow the maximum), this is where performance drops occur that can be seen with the naked eye by observing how the frames drop. It is not something sustained and constant, but it is occasionally noticeable enough to make the gaming experience worse.

MediaTek chips are still not the most efficient in heat management, but the Dimensity 7050 does a very good job in the OPPO Reno10

The positive part of the chip is that it is very efficient in terms of consumption and temperature . In this second aspect, we did not perceive an excessive elevation in which heat was a problem, while as far as consumption is concerned, it optimizes resources to the maximum even when playing. Of course, if we activate the high performance mode (ideal for games) there is a much more notable battery consumption.

This is how it scored in performance tests against some of its main competitors, including its older brother:

 
  OPPO RENO10 5G OPPO RENO10 PRO MOTOROLA EDGE 40 GOOGLE PIXEL 7A SAMSUNG GALAXY A34
PROCESSOR MediaTek Dimensity 7050 Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G MediaTek Dimensity 8020 Google Tensor G2 MediaTek Dimensity 1080
RAM 8 GB 12 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
GEEKBENH 6.0 (SINGLE/MULTI) 954 / 2.406 1.013 / 2.765 11.107 / 3.588 1.367 / 3.332 1.025 / 2.520
3D MARK (WILD LIFE UNLIMITED) 2.254 2.481 4.401 6.710 2.228
PCMARK (WORK 3.0) 9.862 8.942 15.560 11.035 11.245

Under the hardware hood we found a ColorOS 13 that we already knew very well. It is a layer based on Android 13, although with interesting customization and functionalities added. See as an example what, in my particular case, I have enjoyed the most: a quick access bar that gives meaning to the curved screen . So much so, that I have it accessible even while playing videos.

Of course, we must reproach OPPO for the presence of bloatware in the form of third-party apps that come pre-installed, although they can be deleted without problem. Furthermore, in the absence of confirmation of dates, it is expected that ColorOS 14 will arrive in the coming months to this Reno10 , so it will have the latest thanks to Android 14.

Regarding autonomy, we have found what was expected for a terminal with a 5,000 mAh battery. And it lasts perfectly throughout the day of use even with 120 Hz active, providing 6 and a half hours of screen time as a general rule. Of course, the use must be contained and relative to current applications such as Google Maps, Telegram, X YouTube and company. You can play demanding video games, but there it will go down much faster.

 

For recharging, the OPPO Reno10 5G also leaves a good taste in the mouth by being able to charge half the battery in just over a quarter of an hour , taking less than 45 minutes for a full recharge. All this with the 80 W charger that comes in the box, although the terminal is limited to a maximum power of 67 W.

  • 5 minutes: 15%
  • 10 minutes: 31%
  • 15 minutes: 45%
  • 20 minutes: 57%
  • 30 minutes: 79%
  • 40 minutes: 98%
  • Total from 0% to 100% → 43 minutes

Surprises on camera (for better and worse)

Not one, not two and not even three. This OPPO Reno10 incorporates up to four cameras, starting with a 32-megapixel front camera and a triple rear set made up of a 64-megapixel main sensor accompanied by a 32- and 8-megapixel telephoto and wide-angle camera. A good combination on paper considering that it is not very common to find medium ranges with a telephoto lens that in practical terms gives us a 2x optical zoom and that allows, at least on paper, a better portrait mode.

 

The camera app is the usual one in OPPO and, in turn, is very similar to that of many other Androids. The main photographic and video modes at hand and with a section in which more options appear, in addition to editing the modes that appear when opening the app. Something to highlight is that, as also happens in other terminals, as standard it shoots in 16 megapixels with the main camera , having to go to ‘Extra HD’ mode to get it at the highest resolution.

The main sensor is more than correct in its photographic results, which is no small thing. In fact, we like to see their good work in favorable conditions and with a processing that, although existing, does not detract from the realism of the colors. It captures details well even in normal photo mode at 16 megapixels and the processing it does is also good.

In the previous examples we can see how the wide angle is not only the inferior sensor on paper, but also in practice . The level of distortion is not of concern since, although present, it is understandable in these ranges. However, the image quality and level of detail leave much to be desired, especially in dark areas.

Unlike the wide angle, the telephoto lens has been a surprise for the better . And that, in examples like the previous one, it was not easy due to the shadows in the image. However, it delivers similar sensations to the main sensor. Even the x5 and x20 digital zoom (its maximum) gives good sensations for a mid-range. It should also be noted that this maximum digital zoom has its own processing instead of just being a crop of what the telephoto captures, which is usually the norm in this type of smartphone.

The portrait mode, whether with the main or telephoto sensor, offers a good result on a general level, although it is not perfect. In fact, if we look at the details, in both cases there are errors in distinguishing the subject from the background. And although the position of the sun in that example is perhaps not the best for a good effect, it is something that is frequently repeated.

Here you have seen another example where portrait mode fails. Now, we also take as a positive reading the possibility of photographing pets in this mode , something that not all mid-range mobile phones allow.

At night, the quality of photographs with any of the sensors drops considerably, including the main one. And it is not a criticism, but rather obvious for any smartphone. What can be analyzed and, in this case, to be applauded, is the good work of the OPPO Reno10 in night mode . Aided by processing and a longer exposure time, it illuminates the scenes well without artificially exaggerating the luminosity and without going crazy with light sources such as streetlights.

We now move on to the front camera to appreciate that in terms of color and quality, this is a mobile phone that meets minimum quality for selfies . However, since the previous ones are precisely portrait mode photographs, we also see that it commits similar sins to those of the rear cameras , leaving a somewhat dubious crop in parts. Of course, better indoors than outdoors.

In summary, we can see how in the end this is a mobile phone that, although with defects, is in line with what is expected in its range . A terminal that is weak in wide angle, but that complies with the main sensor and the front camera and surprises for good with the telephoto lens.

 OPPO Reno10 5G, Xataka Android’s opinion

 

If this OPPO Reno10 5G has achieved something, it is to surprise me. There are quite a few mid-range devices that have passed through my desk in the last year and I have found a remarkably high and easily recommendable terminal . And it is not perfect, as demonstrated by its performance in demanding games or its defects in such a popular camera mode as portrait.

However, its performance is surprising in many other situations and, of course, in the daily actions that we all carry out with our mobile phones and which, as a general rule, tend to be the majority use. Although if there is something that I loved, it is how enjoyable its screen is to watch series and the plus of having a telephoto lens that is so rare in these ranges.

8,4

Design
8.5
Pantalla
8,5
Performance
7.75
Camera
8.25
Software
8,75
Autonomy
8.5

Prons

  • The curved screen is well used and leaves an exquisite taste in the mouth in terms of quality in consumption.
  • Not only does it add a telephoto lens (rare in these ranges), but it also leaves very good sensations.
  • It offers a very good autonomy-fast charging ratio, even with 120 Hz active refresh rate.

Cons

  • You have to use a cover to prevent it from slipping and this loses its design benefits in terms of lightness and comfort.
  • The screen gives the best and the worst, given that greater brightness is missing outdoors.
  • Portrait mode commits several cropping sins.

 

Oppo Reno10 5G 8 GB + 256 GB unlocked mobile

Oppo Reno10 5G 8 GB + 256 GB unlocked mobile

RRP at El Corte Inglés ES — 469.90
Amazon — 479.00
Mediamarkt — 479.00 
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