Review of OPPO Reno 10x zoom: smartphone for paparazzi

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In the world of smartphones, fashion and the idea of an ideal device are changing rapidly. It seems that just recently, instead of a wide upper frame, “bangs” and “drops” appeared, and today the trend is devices with a huge screen, which occupies almost the entire area of the front panel. Barely began to rejoice in a two-, three- and five-fold zoom, as 10-fold appeared. The just-launched OPPO Reno 10x zoom flagship is in line with both trends. Let’s find out what else he will please the owners and what is the matter.

OPPO Reno 10x zoom


It is no accident that the manufacturer included the phrase “10x zoom” in the name of the flagship – after all, this is its main feature. Is it really possible to spy on celebrities with such a smartphone? Or conduct a photo hunt for the beauties on the beach and in the pool right from the balcony of the hotel room? Why not. But the capabilities of the photosystem are not limited to this, they are much more flexible. Let’s take a closer look at everything.

The main camera includes three photomodules. The first is equipped with an ultra-wide-angle lens (viewing angle 120 °, f / 2.2) and an 8 megapixel sensor. The second – a fast wide-angle lens (f / 1.7) and a Sony IMX586 sensor, 1/2 ”size with a resolution of 48 megapixels. The third – a 10x hybrid telephoto lens (f / 3.0) periscope type and a 13-megapixel sensor.

Thus, this photosystem, according to the manufacturer, covers a range of focal lengths of 16 – 160 mm (35 mm equivalent). For shooting at different scales, the application has an on-screen button with five preset values: ultra-wide-angle (with a panorama icon), 1x, 2x, 6x and 10x.

OPPO Reno 10x zoom
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What does such a wide range give in practice? For example, you can take the whole facade of a beautiful old building on the spot, and then – stucco molding and other decorative elements with different magnifications. In this case, all the photos will be of decent quality. Previously, only cameras with super zoom provided this, and now a smartphone! It is worth adding that a qualitative result with strong zooming is achievable only in conditions of good lighting, with contrasting and motionless objects.

1x zoom shooting, maximum detail obtained
When shooting with 2x zoom, the detail is slightly lower, but at a good level
6x optical zoom for high-definition cameras
When shooting with a 10x hybrid zoom, the detail is slightly lower than in the previous picture.

When shooting with a normal focal length (1x) or double zoom, taking high-quality photos is easy. In this case, you can get beautiful bokeh.

A portrait taken indoors with a focal length of 1x. High definition, convincing background blur software
Indoor portrait with 2x zoom. High definition, more correct face proportions
Zoom 2x, shooting in macro mode. High definition flower, beautifully blurred background
2x zoom, the background is blurry as if using a real fifty-fifty lens
2x zoom, background blurred naturally

Features of the main photomodule

The sensor of the main photomodule is 48-megapixel, but by default the main camera produces images with a resolution of 12 megapixels. They are characterized by high detail and natural tones and colors. If you want to increase the saturation, just turn on the Bright Colors function on the main application screen.

Natural color reproduction when the Bright Colors function is off
Enhanced color intensity with Bright Colors enabled

Pictures with a resolution of 48 megapixels when viewed with an increase in not impressive quality. If we bring them to the same scale with 12-megapixel, then only a small increase in sharpness will be noticeable.

12 megapixel image. High detail, good elaboration of tones
The elaboration of tones is similar to a 12-megapixel shot. Noticeable is a very slight increase in detail clarity

Apparently, the 48-megapixel sensor is used to programmatically combine information from every four neighboring pixels to get high-quality 12-megapixel pictures with large superpixels. This allows you to create low-noise images when shooting at night and to work out the brightest and darkest colors well. At night, you should be careful about the Bright Colors feature. It can both decorate a night shot and make digital noise more noticeable.

The Bright Colors feature adorned the evening shot with a predominance of large details
Bright colors added atmospheric features
Vibrant colors enhance mid-tone noise
Disabling Bright Colors fixed the noise
The use of the Expert mode with half the ISO did not add quality compared to the auto mode
Despite the high ISO, it was possible to remove a smooth sky with virtually no noise
Shooting with a long shutter speed in the special program “Night” did not give a gain compared to auto mode

Intelligent scene recognition function, which is included in the photo application manually, copes well with its tasks and selects the optimal settings. She confidently determined the shooting from a short distance (switching to macro photography), plants and flowers (including bouquets), landscapes, people (and a group), text and more. The camera also used the HDR function to expand the dynamic range.

High detail when shooting in the early evening
Natural color reproduction, well-developed all tones
Correctly conveyed warm tones of evening lighting
High detail, well crafted all tones

Fast autofocus

Several technologies are used for autofocus in OPPO Reno 10x zoom: contrast, phase and laser. Due to this, even with a lack of light, the device is sharpened quickly and accurately. Focusing has almost always been completed by the time the shooter points the lens at some subject. Note that a camera with a 6x zoom is capable of focusing from a distance of at least 1 meter, and with a 10x zoom, from 1.3 meters.

OPPO Reno 10x zoom
Confident focus with 10x zoom

For a selfie just right

For selfie, a front camera with a lifting mechanism is used. That is why nothing violates the integrity of the display surface. The module extends and hides into the case in less than a second when you press the usual on-screen button to switch cameras. The selfie camera uses a 16-megapixel sensor and a f / 2.0 aperture lens. Self-portraits come out crisp and natural even in poor lighting conditions.

Self-portraits are clear, with the correct transmission of skin tones
In most cases, portrait enhancement functions can be left without touching – the default settings give a good result

4K single left

The smartphone shoots quality video in 4K at a frequency of 60 fps and a bitrate of about 49 MB / s. The picture has the correct color rendering and exposure, high detail.

Note that during the shooting process, you can switch the zoom from 1x to 2x and vice versa without delay. Sometimes a hand-held video shows a “jelly effect”.

When shooting at night, the picture is also quite clear, however, the sky comes out loose due to digital noise. But overall, the quality is decent.

In the accelerated shooting mode, the smartphone can do a good Slo-Mo, recording it in Full HD resolution with a frequency of 30 fps.

Screen with integrated scanner

The OPPO Reno 10x zoom has an AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 6.6 inches with a resolution of FHD + (2340×1080 pixels). It covers the front panel almost completely, occupying 93.1% of the area. The picture is bright, with rich colors. Viewing angles are as wide as possible, the margin of brightness is sufficient to work with applications on the street on a sunny day. So there are no serious complaints about the screen.

However, there was one embarrassing moment. In addition to Corning Gorilla Glass 6, the screen of the smartphone, which was in, was also protected by a film pasted on top. She has a high-quality oleophobic coating that allows her fingers to easily glide over the surface, but the black border roundings in the corners are too strong. Because of this, it is impossible to see completely some notification icons, as well as the fps value in the game WoT: Blitz (it can be found only in the screenshots).

OPPO Reno 10x zoom

By the way, a fingerprint scanner is integrated under the screen glass. It takes a couple of minutes to register the fingerprint, and then everything works fine – the sensor works without misfires.

The position of the scanner can be constantly highlighted on the screen even when it is locked, if the corresponding option is enabled.

Really fast

The smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip, 8 GB of RAM and uses the proprietary OS ColorOS 6 based on Android 9.0. This combination provided extremely comfortable work in any application, including the most demanding ones. Without any delays, the pictures in the Gallery are scrolled and scaled, in the WoT: Blitz game, even at the “High” settings, the frequency stays stable around 60 fps, and when watching 3-gigabyte video in Full HD, moving to any place of the movie is instantaneous.

OPPO Reno 10x zoom

Good autonomy

The large screen and powerful processor require a peppy battery. The battery in the OPPO Reno 10x zoom has a capacity of 4065 mAh and supports proprietary fast charging VOOC 3.0. When using the bundled cable and charger (5 V, 4 A), this function provides a charge rate of approximately 1% per minute. The means for optimizing energy consumption provided in the operating system allow you to work without recharging all day. In flight mode at 50% brightness, viewing FHD video from the device’s memory takes only 5% of the battery charge per hour.

OPPO Reno 10x zoom


6.6 “, AMOLED panoramic, FHD + (2340×1080), tempered glass Gorilla Glass 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU (2.84 GHz)
GPU Adreno 640
8 GB
256 GB
the main one is triple, 48 megapixels + 8 megapixels + 13 megapixels; front – 16 megapixels with f / 2.0 aperture
4065 mAh
10x zoom, retractable front camera, integrated fingerprint scanner, NFC

Test results

3049 single-core
10 981 multi-core
up to 20 hours of video playback
OPPO Reno 10x zoom


OPPO Reno 10x zoom is a really interesting smartphone. Thanks to the camera with a 10x zoom, it will surely attract the attention of users who would like to shoot a variety of scenes, and not just those that are usually affordable for ordinary smartphones. In addition to the extraordinary photo and video capabilities, the flagship OPPO is able to conquer the classic, rigorous design. He will also please those who appreciate the latest trends, because his screen does not have any inclusions and inserts thanks to the built-in fingerprint sensor and a sliding selfie camera. If we consider OPPO Reno 10x zoom from the point of view of ordinary everyday use, then a powerful chipset, 8 GB of RAM and a 6.6-inch AMOLED display provide comfort in both work tasks and entertainment.


The periscope lens of this smartphone provides an unprecedented tenfold optical zoom. A retractable front camera, in addition to the original design, made it possible to make a screen without holes. For a combination of engineering solutions, Oppo Reno 10x zoom receives the “Great Idea” award.


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