The Oppo Reno 10 smartphone lineup, consisting of the Oppo Reno 10 5G, Oppo Reno 10 Pro, and Oppo Reno 10 Pro Plus, has been officially introduced in multiple global markets. However, among these devices, only the Oppo Reno 10 5G is currently accessible in the UK.
Oppo Reno 10 5G, a mid-range photo powerhouse, succeeds Reno 9, which followed Reno 8. Unlike the previous Reno 8, the Reno 10 5G targets Western markets, forming the basis of comparison in this guide.
Detailed specifications for Oppo Reno 10 5G’s camera, display, design, performance, battery, price, and availability are provided below.
The Oppo Reno 10 5G offers a stunning visual experience with its ColorOS 13.1, based on Android 13. This powerful combination not only ensures a smooth and responsive user interface but also brings impressive features like Night Mode for enhanced low-light photography.
The phone also excels in terms of battery management, thanks to its fast charging capabilities, keeping you powered throughout the day.
Availability and price
Came out on August 24, 2023, the Oppo Reno 10 5G is available on EE or Oppo’s website.
The phone, priced at £399, provides 8GB RAM / 256GB storage, expandable. It’s more affordable than Reno 8.
Oppo Reno 10 5G may arrive in Europe and Australia; release dates and pricing are undisclosed. Unfortunately, US availability seems unlikely, consistent with Oppo’s 2023 trend.
Chances are, the Oppo Reno 10 5G will also launch in Europe and Australia. However, release dates and pricing for these regions remain undisclosed. Similar to other Oppo products this year, it appears that US consumers will not have access to the Oppo Reno 10 5G.
|1080 x 2412 pixels
|Mediatek Dimensity 7050
|64MP wide, 32MP telephoto, 8MP ultra-wide
|162.4 x 74.2 x 8 mm
|ColorOS 13.1 atop Android 13
Display and design
In terms of design and display, the Oppo Reno 10 5G has dimensions of 162.4 x 74.2 x 8 mm and a weight of 185g. This makes it slightly larger and heavier compared to the Oppo Reno 8.
The larger frame enables Oppo Reno 10 5G to sport a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen, a 93% screen-to-body ratio.
With a 120Hz refresh rate, the display supports HDR10+ and reaches 950 nits peak brightness. The screen also features a slight curve, termed “3D dual curved design” by Oppo.
The phone offers an under-display fingerprint scanner and is available in the UK in Silvery Grey, with fingerprint-resistant coating.
The device’s sleek design, including the mesmerizing Ice Blue color option, adds a touch of elegance to your mobile experience, making it a standout choice among smartphone enthusiasts.
Software and specifications
The Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G boasts Snapdragon 778G SoC, Adreno 642L GPU, 4,600mAh battery, and 80W SuperVOOC charging. It includes Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-SIM, and IR emitter. In India, it supports 14 5G bands.
The Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G runs ColorOS 13.1, built on Android 13, known for customization. It offers extensive personalization features, like wallpaper, front shape, icon size adjustments, and more.
Android 13’s Material You theme syncs system and UI colors with the wallpaper, supported by Oppo. Users can select from a variety of color options for UI and system icons in the Settings app. Additional information on ColorOS 13.1 is available in our Oppo Reno 10 Pro+ 5G review.
ColorOS 13.1 boasts many features but suffers from intrusive app recommendations and ads throughout the interface. These occur during setup, on the cluttered app drawer and home screen, and within the default browser app.
The device also comes with several unpopular games and third-party apps pre-installed. Oppo’s native App Store, the App Market, inundates users with frequent notifications, pushing certain app installations.
Oppo acknowledges user feedback and plans to enhance the initial setup experience by removing unwanted app installation requests in the next software version.
Nevertheless, Oppo will retain Hot Games and Hot Apps, its native app recommendation folders. Users can hide these folders by accessing App Market > General > Tapping Settings in the top right corner and turning off the Hot Apps and Hot Games toggle.
Additionally, recommendations can be disabled by long-pressing a notification, selecting ‘More Settings,’ and disabling the ‘Allow Notifications’ toggle.
Despite disabling Auto-rotate, the screen orientation changed automatically, requiring optimization. Occasional minor jitters on the home screen were noticeable, and these issues should be resolved by Oppo shortly. The Oppo Reno 10 Pro is set to receive two major Android updates and three years of security support.
Oppo brands the Reno 10 5G as “The Portrait Expert,” highlighting its primary strength.
The Reno 10 5G features a rear camera system with three lenses: a 64MP wide-angle lens (with an aperture of f/1.7), a 32MP telephoto lens (with an aperture of f/2.0), and an 8MP ultra-wide lens (with an aperture of f/2.2). The phone’s “Portrait Expert” designation is attributed to this camera arrangement. Notably, the telephoto lens has a focal length of 47mm, the first within the Oppo Reno series.
The Reno 10 5G also includes a Pro-Portrait mode, designed to maintain the natural skin tones of subjects while providing access to “Pro aesthetics.” On the front, for selfie enthusiasts, the Reno 10 5G is equipped with a 32MP camera.
Oppo has informed us that the Reno 10 5G boasts the most robust camera system within its market segment. With this assertion in mind, we are anticipating the opportunity to evaluate this camera setup.
With its IMX709 camera sensor, your photos will capture vivid colors and stunning details, making the Oppo Reno 10 5G an excellent choice for mobile photography enthusiasts.
The selfie camera on the Oppo Reno 10 5G ensures you capture stunning self-portraits with clarity and detail, while the primary camera’s capabilities allow you to capture the world around you in all its glory.
The Oppo Reno 10 5G utilizes the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chipset, ensuring snappy performance and efficient multitasking.
Its primary camera captures stunning shots with excellent clarity and detail. Moreover, the device’s zoom capabilities allow you to get up close to your subjects without compromising on image quality.
One area that could see improvement is the presence of bloatware, which can clutter the user experience. Despite this minor setback, the Oppo Reno 10 5G remains a strong contender for those seeking a feature-packed smartphone with impressive camera capabilities.
Performance and battery
The Oppo Reno 10 5G runs on MediaTek Dimensity 7050, an upgrade over Reno 8’s Dimensity 1300. Expect enhanced performance and smoother scrolling and gaming.
Beneath the surface, the Oppo Reno 10 5G houses a substantial 5,000 mAh battery, ensuring day-long endurance.
The package includes Oppo’s 67W fast charger, a rarity nowadays (cough, Apple, Samsung). Oppo asserts a full Reno 10 5G recharge in only 47 minutes with this charger.
Regrettably, wireless charging isn’t supported, which aligns with the anticipated features for this price bracket.
Regarding updates, Oppo promises two years of Android updates and four years of security updates for the Reno 10 5G.
The Oppo Reno 10 5G, part of the Reno 10 series, delivers an outstanding smartphone experience. With its impressive battery life, you can stay connected and productive all day without worrying about recharging frequently.