Finally, after skipping the Reno9 series, OPPO is now launching its newest smartphones in the Reno lineup in the Philippine market. There are three smartphones in the series, spanning from mid-range to flagship territory. We have the vanilla version in the series, which will compete in the mid-range market. In this full review, we will find out if the OPPO Reno10 5G stands out in the competition.
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OPPO Reno10 5G Specifications
|OS:||ColorOS 13.1 – Android 13|
|Processor:||MediaTek Dimensity 7050|
|Display:||6.7-inch 120Hz AMOLED|
|Wireless Connections:||5G, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC|
|Connectors:||USB Type-C, OTG|
Main – 64MP f/1.7
Telephoto – 32MP f/2.0
Ultrawide – 8MP f/2.2
|SIM Card Slots:||Dual SIM (Nano-Sim)
MicroSD card slot shared
67W SUPERVOOC Wired Charging
|SRP:||8GB+256GB – Php 23,999|
The OPPO Reno10 5G box now resembles the Reno8 T. Personally, the design of the box feels more premium than the Reno8 series box. Inside the box, you’ll find the product itself, a clear silicone case, SIM card ejector, 67W SUPERVOOC charging brick, USB Type-C to Type-A cable, and some paper documents.
I prefer the design of the OPPO Reno10 5G over the Reno8. The rear camera part has a pill shape that is extruded. The unit we have is in Ice Blue, which has a shimmering effect when it is lit. It also features a sandblasted finish, making the back fingerprint-free. Another available color option is Silvery Grey.
The Reno10 5G design not only looks great but also feels great in the hand. Due to its curved display, the cover also has a 3D curve, making it comfortable to hold. Additionally, it is slim with a thickness of only 7.99mm and weighs only 185g.
On the right side, you will find the volume rocker and power button. At the bottom, there’s the speaker grill, USB Type-C port, microphone hole, and the SIM tray, which can hold two nano SIM cards or one nano SIM card plus a MicroSD card slot. I hope they continue this kind of setup for the SIM tray throughout the series, but it seems to be exclusive to the Reno10 5G model. Above it, you’ll find an IR blaster.
The Display and Speakers
This year, the OPPO Reno10 5G features a larger 6.7-inch AMOLED screen compared to the Reno8’s 6.4-inch screen. The Reno10 5G boasts a 120Hz, HDR10+ certified display with a 93% screen-to-body ratio and a resolution of 1080×2412 pixels. Notably, they’ve switched to Asahi Glass AGC DT-Star2 for screen protection instead of Corning Gorilla Glass seen in the previous Reno8 series. So far, the screen’s touch response seems similar, but we don’t want to break the unit to just test the screen protection.
When checking the display settings of the Reno10, the refresh rate is set to auto-select by default, but you can switch to high or standard. While using the smartphone for watching content or playing games, the display is great. The colors are vibrant, and the blacks are deep.
Moving on to the speakers, the stereo speaker setup is a pleasant surprise, especially since the Reno10 Pro lacks this feature. The sound is loud and clear. Yet there is an option for ultra volume mode that sets to 200% volume and is really much louder but still remains crisp and not harsh.
Surprisingly, the OPPO Reno10 5G features a downgraded chipset, despite being a new chipset launched this year. The Dimensity 7050 used in the Reno10 5G is slower in terms of CPU and gaming performance compared to the Reno8, which uses a Dimensity 1300. However, for basic tasks like browsing the internet, watching content, and playing casual games, it performs well. It struggles, though, with heavy tasks like video editing and playing graphically intensive games.
Paired with the OPPO Reno10 5G is 8GB of RAM, plus an expandable virtual RAM that is also up to 8GB, although it’s defaulted to 4GB, with 256GB of storage. The storage speed is UFS2.0, and while it’s not the fastest, the higher storage capacity at a reasonable price point is understandable. Here are the benchmark results we obtained with the OPPO Reno10 5G.
The Reno10 5G runs on ColorOS 13.1 based on Android 13. Upon booting up the device, we encountered numerous pre-installed third-party apps. While they can be uninstalled, it’s a bit of a hassle. Using the phone for browsing, content consumption, and gaming provides a smooth experience without any noticeable problems.
An IR blaster is built into the OPPO Reno10 5G, allowing you to use the device as a remote control for home appliances. The built-in remote app is easy to navigate and set up. This is a nice feature, and it should be a standard inclusion in the Reno series moving forward.
Thermal performance of the OPPO Reno10 5G is surprisingly good. Running the CPU Throttling Test, it performs admirably, throttling to only 83% of its maximum performance. We also ran the 3DMark Wild Life Stress Test, where it performed excellently, achieving a stability score of 99.6%.
It is nice to see that OPPO change the camera setup and it has included now a telephoto camera rather than depth camera or macro camera. The OPPO Reno10 5G has a triple camera setup which compose of 64 megapixels main camera that is now an Omnivision OV64B sensor rather than Sony IMX766 which the Reno8 uses, 32 megapixels Sony IMX709 telephoto camera, and 8 megapixels camera. For the front camera, it has a 32 megapixels camera.
It is truly a wonderful camera smartphone because of the configuration it has. When taking pictures using the rear main camera in daylight, the results we got are great with a good amount of details and decent vividness in our images. During low light environment, if you will be shooting with the photo mode it resulted to sometimes pale-looking image but still has a decent details and contrast. Yet if you switch to Night mode, the image gains slightly color and contrast but suffer in a level bit in its detail.
All pictures taken using the main camera are set to 16 megapixels. To capture images with the full 64-megapixel capability, you need to select Hi-res mode, which is located beside the aspect ratio button in Photo mode. Additionally, there’s an Extra HD mode that produces a 108-megapixel image.
The new 32-megapixel telephoto camera is a welcome addition and more useful than the macro lens included in the Reno8. It activates when you zoom in 2x and is capable of digital zoom up to 20x. It also automatically switches to 2x zoom when you switch to Portrait mode.
For most people, the difference in image quality between the main camera and the telephoto camera might not be discernible. The color quality between the main and telephoto cameras is well-maintained. Details in the images are sharp, similar to the 1x zoom. However, there is a noticeable loss of detail at higher zoom levels.
We also tested the portrait capabilities, marketed as “The Portrait Expert.” With good lighting, it produces excellent images with decent colors and background separation. However, image quality suffers in poorly lit environments, with colors appearing pale and details lacking.
As for the ultrawide camera, despite being only 8 megapixels, it still delivers usable images. It captures good details, and the colors are not far off from those of the main camera.
Finally, the front camera is similar to the Reno8, capturing pleasing selfies with good color and detail.
The OPPO Reno10 has received a battery upgrade, now featuring a 5000mAh capacity, up from the Reno8’s 4500mAh. We used the phone for 12 hours performing general tasks such as browsing, listening to music, scrolling through social media, taking pictures, and playing games. It withstood the usage and still had 33% battery remaining.
Charging-wise, the box includes a 67W SUPERVOOC charger, which recharges the Reno10 from 0 to 100% in under 1 hour. The combination of solid battery life and quick charging is impressive.
OPPO Reno10 5G Verdict
The OPPO Reno10 5G is a significant improvement in design, camera quality, display, and battery life compared to its predecessor, the Reno8. However, there’s been a chipset performance downgrade, making it less appealing to heavy gamers. It remains capable of handling casual games and can be set to lower graphics settings for more demanding games like Genshin Impact or Farlight84. Additionally, the phone comes with numerous pre-installed bloatware apps that might be an inconvenience for some users.
Despite these issues with chipset performance and bloatware, the OPPO Reno10 5G is an excellent choice for those seeking a camera-focused smartphone. It also stands out for content consumption, thanks to its vibrant AMOLED display and spacious 256GB storage, making it attractive for users who frequently download movies or music.
The OPPO Reno10 5G with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is priced at Php 23,999. It is available for purchase on Lazada, Shopee, and OPPO stores near you.
The OPPO Reno10 5G is a significant improvement in design, camera quality, display, and battery life compared to its predecessor, the Reno8. However, there's been a chipset performance downgrade, making it less appealing to heavy gamers. It remains capable of handling casual games and can be set to lower graphics settings for more demanding games like Genshin Impact or Farlight84. Additionally, the phone comes with numerous pre-installed bloatware apps that might be an inconvenience for some users. Despite these issues with chipset performance and bloatware, the OPPO Reno10 5G is an excellent choice for those seeking a camera-focused smartphone. It also stands out for content consumption, thanks to its vibrant AMOLED display and spacious 256GB storage, making it attractive for users who frequently download movies or music.
- Great design
- Large vibrant AMOLED display
- Loud stereo speakers
- Decent camera performance
- Performance is average
- Tons of bloatware