It seems that OPPO is trying to push every limitation it has in order to give the best over the flagship killer space, and this has been a trend with the competing brands as well. This time OPPO not just focuses on the optics, but also other significant incremental upgrades to it. Lets find out what it has to offer in this review.
- OPPO Reno10 Pro+ 5G phone
- USB A to C Cable
- 100w SUPERVOOC Charger
- SIM Ejector
- Soft Case
- User Manual
This time around, OPPO adopted a velvet smooth texture on the Reno10 Pro+ with the exception of the camera area of course, slightly bumped up and it is still not too distracting especially when placed on a flat surface. All of these makes it quite slim to hold, measured at only 8.28mm thickness and weighted at 194 grams, which is quite lightweight in my opinion and perfect companion in the pocket. When shined under the bright light, the surrounding back portion of the phone gave a dual tone color hue to it, and OPPO calls it the OPPO Glow. It is also quite incredible too that OPPO fits in a periscope lens in it, integrated to a slim candy bar profile. At least to the look and feel, with the combined experience, look premium and not the plastic feel you would get.
The rest is business as usual, below is the location of the USB C port for data and charging, microphone, SIM card drawer, a speaker, while the top houses an IR sensor, microphone along with another speaker.
Display & Audio
A 6.74 inch AMOLED dual curved Dynamic 120Hz display is seamlessly integrated that looks like a two piece of construct combine into one with an almost 94% screen to body ratio, giving a wide view that can go bright up to 1400nits along with HDR10+ certification and SGS blue light certification, which especially a good news for those who care about the eyes and constant usage whether it is day or night. This phone is also Widewine L1 certified, enabling HD content over popular streaming platform such as Netflix or Disney+. Touch sensitivity is covered too especially those who are seeking for a modestly capable gaming device, this will do with its maximum 240Hz touch sampling rate with 100% DCI-P3 across the screen’s Color Gamut.
Towards audio, as previously mentioned, it houses a dual speakers to boot, making it a good portable listening buddy, that produces a pleasant audio, thanks to the inclusion of Dolby Atmos with profiles and Spatial Audio which gave surround sound when headphones are used, and this includes head tracking mechanism as well.
This time round, OPPO invested in some heavy effort to the rear camera, putting in a dual OIS sensor over its 50MP main lens, 64MP telephoto lens and one non-AF 8MP lens to it, while only the two lens only uses focus motor, this is more than enough serving most all rounder users, be it those that loves to take a casual shots or two, or those who wants the Vlogging functionality along with a 32MP front cam, even those wanna dive abit deeper in playing along the filters, pro mode, dual view video or beauty mode for the fashionista, the set of cameras can perform all the way.
Day Time shots
Night Time shots
Good dynamic range can be exhibited too during day shots, with good amount of images details can still be identified even when zoomed to 30X and slightly beyond (the max is 120X btw) , with colors shading over the pictures that can be seen tracked and traced well, even without HDR. Night photos can be shot in a good amount of details as well, while zooming the night photos in, might lose some of the details, but still can be identify with minor blurriness and areas where there is light or some brightness to it may produce some aliasing to it, otherwise it is perfect on the most parts which is still formidable in our experience.
4K 60FPS is tested over video mode, which is the maximum it can record, and our experience with it is pretty stable, even though that is accompanied with some very minor stutter due to constant movement, but it tend to stabilize as it can, this is not really a disadvantage, we do recommend to have video recorded in 1080P at 60FPS, reason is that this is still one of the best format along with EIS and OIS is supported at said resolution and framerate.
Performance, Software, Benchmarks
This is the part that might disappoint, but I rather take this as a portion that OPPO is trying its best to mixed in both dated hardware and good cameras. Some might think that the inclusion of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 is slightly off, but I am taking it as a good initiative in slightly reducing the overall cost by not putting in the best it has in the market, which increases the overall cost, while the same time not putting in some super mid tier SOC is a good move as well, as putting a mid tier SOC may lose in terms of certain transfers performance, as memory speeds goes in tandem with what SOC is in. 12GB of LPDDR5 is a good move instead of keep banging on a whole lot of 16GB in which one can still compensate it back with Virtual Memory, which the phone can be configured to share up to 12GB from the internal storage, and since I touch on the internal storage, a modest and common 256GB is inside ready to be consumed.
By the said specs, one can expect high framerates over gaming, and for those who focuses on MOBA titles like Mobile Legends, this phone is a walk in a park, blazing stable framerates during intense battles against opponent while slightly heavier titles like Genshin Impact works well enough over domain monster hunts even configured at medium mixed high settings, which represents a balance in quality and performance. Daily multitasking like social media, web based apps, calling and surfing, some gaming and emails can last you the whole working day easily. With the inclusion of 4700mAh battery capacity along with 100W SUPERVOOC charger, topping up back will take less than 1.5 hours from empty to full in a breeze.
Lets touch a little bit over the software portion, that’s Android 13 with the latest ColorOS 13.1 baked in as part of the experience along with in house developed Dynamic Computing Engine in order to improve system fluency and stability. While one might say thats part of hardware, the software plays a part with the optimization and customization that you can keep most background process and applications alive before constant swaps of termination of apps happen. All the common customizations are included as part of the UI, including themes, quick settings, split screen, flexible windows, quick launch and and more are included. Bloatware still exist, but if you don’t want it, just uninstall it.
As usual, I will just leave the benchmarks here, and well, definitely faster than mid tier processors available, but slightly fall behind from the latest Qualcomm flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 (4 nm)|
|RAM/Internal Storage||12GB RAM/256GB Storage|
|Display||1240 x 2772 pixels, 6.74 inch, AMOLED, 1B colors, HDR10+, 120Hz|
|Rear Camera||50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS|
64 MP, f/2.5, (periscope telephoto), 1/2″, 0.7µm, PDAF, 3x optical zoom, OIS
8 MP, f/2.2, 112˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
|Front Camera||32 MP, f/2.4, 22mm (wide)|
|Audio||Dual Speakers, Bluetooth Audio, USB C Audio|
|Wireless Protocol/Hardware||WiFi AC/AX Dual Band, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3 A2DP+LE|
|Battery Capacity||4700 mAh, 100w Charger included|
Verdict & Conclusion
The OPPO Reno10 Pro+ 5G is a phone that shines outside (we mean the design and outlook) and yes, it does perform well over optics. We do not see the inclusion of the dated flagship internals as the downside, but rather we see its something that fits well and blended well properly within performance and elegance. While the price is slightly on the higher side, considering back everything, especially the camera combination, and support over the newer ColorOS and Android altogether, this phone is still worthy in the purchase list while some might want to consider the last year’s OPPO Find X5 Pro, which still stands well in terms of technical specifications and camera capability, and slightly affordable too.