We were able to try the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom during its launch in Zurich. Waiting to be able to analyze it in more depth, these are our first impressions about its design, cameras, and screen.
For now, we have only had the first contact with the new flagship of Oppo, but the Reno 10x Zoom seems to meet expectations: good photography, attractive design and a screen that will fascinate movie lovers.
Soon, the new Oppo flagship range will arrive in Spain. In addition to the basic model, the Chinese company will sell the Reno 10x Zoom, the most premium terminal in the new range of smartphones, in our country.
Although the design of both models is similar, it is easy to differentiate one from the other by just looking at the screen. The Reno 10x Zoom measures 6.6 inches, while the standard model measures 6.4 inches.
However, the most prominent difference between one and another terminal is found in the back. The most expensive smartphone has three cameras plus a 10x zoom, instead of the double camera found in the standard.
Waiting to be able to try all these benefits and more with more time, we gather here our first impressions about the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom. You can also read our review of Oppo Reno.
Price and availability
There is still no exact date of launch of the new Oppo Reno 10x Zoom in Spain, but the company has made official that it will be at the beginning of next June, something after the arrival of the basic Oppo Reno.
Design and manufacturing quality
The design of Oppo Reno is quite simple (at least at first glance), but no less attractive. It is available in the colors Ocean Green (green) and Jet Black (black), which the company says are inspired by nature.
It has both the back and the glass front. In front we logically find the screen, while behind uses the 3D glass Corning Gorilla Glass 5.0 which, it must be recognized, gives it a very sophisticated look .
Perhaps some people find the terminal somewhat elusive, so it is advisable to use a protective cover. On the other hand, you will not need it to protect the lenses of the rear camera thanks to what Oppo calls “O-dot”.
It is a small round bump on the back that makes the back of the terminal does not touch directly with the surface on which you support it, but without protruding too much. This is how the lenses are protected.
In terms of design, our only complaint at the moment is the frame of the screen. We celebrate that the bevels have been reduced to the point that they are almost non-existent, but the frame is quite visible.
Maybe a few months ago this would not have bothered us, but seeing how other brands have solved it, we thought that Oppo could continue on its way. This is the case of the Huawei P30 Pro and its curved edges.
On the right side, we find the power button, which comes with a green detail that will never lose sight of you. On the left, there are the volume buttons. At the bottom, we have the SIM slot, a microphone and the USB C.
The OLED screen of the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom measures 6.6 inches and this is one of the main differences with the standard model, with a monitor of 6.4. Both phones have an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9 and a resolution of 2340 x 1080.
As we said before, both the tiny bevels and the absence of any type of notch in the front make the monitor have a spectacular screen-body ratio of 93.1%.
As for the quality of the screen, the colors are vibrant, although perhaps not as much as in some Samsung models. It will also be necessary to check how clearly the videos are reproduced.
It also seems positive that Oppo has opted for a screen that theoretically reduces energy consumption by up to 8% and that it has the TÜV Rheinland eye protection guarantee.
The cameras have taken all the attention in the presentation of the new range of smartphones of Oppo in Zurich. For starters, it includes the newest selfie cameras on the market: a sliding system.
When the front camera is activated, an alita-shaped mechanism opens at the top of the terminal and exposes the 16 MP selfie camera, the flash and the speaker. It is similar in part to the one we saw in the Find X, the first one with a sliding camera.
To those who worry that it may break, Oppo says it can be used perfectly up to 200,000 times (100 times a day for 5 years) and also has a protection system that will close if you notice that it is in free fall.
That the front camera is hidden, yes, it means that Oppo in this case has not opted for facial recognition technology. To unlock the phone you must use the optical fingerprint sensor embedded in the screen.
If we turn around the Reno 10x Zoom, we find a triple rear camera. The main lens is 48 MP (f / 1.7) and is accompanied by a telephoto lens of 13 MP (f / 3.0), a wide angle of 8 MP of 120 degrees (f / 2.2) and a zoom of x10.
We will need to try the camera system with more time, but Oppo has announced certain functions that, at least, have aroused our curiosity. This is the case, for example, of the Ultra Night Mode 2.0.
As explained by Oppo, artificial intelligence, HDR and noise reduction with multiple shots are used to get the best possible photos in low light environments. Thus, this technology should improve the blurry and grainy photos.
Perhaps this sounds familiar to you after Huawei also claimed its role as a revolutionary of mobile photography with the P30 Pro. The difference is that, in the case of Huawei, this is achieved artificially.
Another feature that Oppo wanted to highlight is the ability of its cameras to detect the different skin tones of the people portrayed, an information that they then use to represent colors in a natural way.
As far as performance is concerned, we will undoubtedly have to wait to try it for a few weeks to reach any conclusion, but on paper it does not seem that it will present too many problems.
In the premium model of the Reno range, we find the Snapdragon Qualcomm 855 processor, accompanied by 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage.
Battery autonomy and connectivity
The battery of the Reno 10x Zoom has a capacity of 4065 mAh, which should be enough to last more than a day with a standard use of the mobile. It should also endure a somewhat more intense use graphically.
Oppo’s new Reno series uses the Super VOOC 3.0 quick-charging system, which should greatly improve the recharge time. Of course, we are a bit disappointed that this price is not compatible with wireless charging.
Logically, you can also charge it using a USB C cable. The port is located on the bottom, next to the speaker and the slot for Dual SIM. Unlike the standard model, however, there is no headphone jack port .
We will need more time to determine if Oppo’s ColorOS 6 skin is a hit or not, but everything points to yes. It reminds us a bit of Apple’s iOS, but logically with an Android touch. It seems to work fine and the interface is pretty.
Oppo has been in the Spanish market less than a year after its arrival in 2018, but its goal to expand and grow in Spain and the rest of Europe is clear. This is demonstrated by his constant desire to innovate.
But can you get it with the Reno range? For this we will have to wait, although it looks good. We will have to wait to try the Reno 10x Zoom thoroughly, but it has features that can attract a certain audience.
The sliding front camera may not be for everyone, but there is no doubt that for now it seems the only way to get a screen without holes or any type of notch.
For this reason, together with its 19.5: 9 aspect ratio, Oppo’s new Reno series offers a great screen experience. If you enjoy watching series and movies on your mobile, without a doubt this smartphone could be a good option.
List of specifications
- Operating system: Android Pie 9.0 with ColorOS 6
- Display: 6.6-inch FHD + OLED screen (2340 x 1080, 387 ppi, 19.5: 9)
- Processor: Snapdragon Qualcomm 855
- Graphics card: Adreno 640
- RAM: 6 GB | 8 GB
- Storage: 128 GB | 256 GB
- Rear camera: 48 MP (f / 1,7) + 8 MP (f / 2,2) + 13 MP (f / 3,0) + zoom of x10
- Front camera: 16 MP (f / 2.0)
- Battery: 4065 mAh
- Connectivity: Dual nano SIM, USB C port, 802.11a / b / g / n / ac WLAN, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, OTG
- Dimensions: 162 x 77.2 x 9.3 mm
- Weight: 215 g
- Colors: Ocean Green | Jet Black
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