The high-end mid-range segment is a relatively new introduction to the smartphone market. Brands realized that they can market yesteryear’s flagship components into this year’s high-end mid-range segment with a slightly reduced price and near flagship-level performance. The renowned smartphone brand Oppo has launched their Reno series. Recently, the latest addition of this series, Oppo Reno10 Pro+ 5G was released globally on May 24, 2023. Here’s an in-depth performance analysis and review of the phone.
Key Specifications of the Oppo Reno10 Pro+ 5G
Design and Build Quality
Being a high-end mid-range device, the design of the device is no less than flagship grade. This is the same Reno series which is known for innovative designs like camera housing or shark fin pop-out front camera.
However, the Reno10 Pro+ takes a more toned-down traditional approach. There is a glass front and back with an oval camera cutout and a center punch-hole front camera. The front has a curved display with near bezel-less dimensions.
The device comes in at 162.9 x 74 x 8.3 mm with a balanced weight of 194 gm. In all sense, the Reno10 Pro+ is like just another Oppo without any innovative element to it.
On the build quality side of things, the frame is now a polycarbonate one. The chrome-like polished finish does a good job of hiding the plastic look but it becomes apparent once the device is held at hand. The top of the device houses a large secondary noise cancellation mic for next-level call clarity. It has also been made flat to bring a unique design change. The usual ports and buttons are all there except for the headphone jack and micro SDXC support.
Overall, there’s nothing new in the design department except for the oval camera housing. The tried and tested design elements work pretty well to give the Reno10 Pro+ a classy established look.
The display of the Reno10 Pro+ is easily one of its best sides. Oppo has absolutely stacked the panel with features that make it a treat for the eyes.
The display is a 6.74-inch AMOLED panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate, 1B color, HDR10+ support, and both HBM and peak brightness mode. Usually, the device would max at 500 nits. But the HBM can push it to 1100 nits with the peak reaching an astounding 1400 nits. Needless to say, even the brightest day couldn’t glare up the device.
The long 20:9 aspect ratio accounts for a 2K (1240 by 2772 pixels ) resolution panel with 451 ppi density. The sharp and crisp display has a minimal uniform top and bottom chin which takes the overall screen-to-body ratio to 90.6%. The display also has Asahi Glass AGC DT-Star2 protection onboard.
There isn’t really any room for complaints about the display. The colors look accurate with excellent viewing angles. There aren’t any accidental touch issues with the curved edges as well. With all its features, the Reno10 Pro+ is an excellent media consumption device with a perfect display at its price.
Oppo has always claimed to be “the camera phone” maker. Well, the tagline holds true for the Reno10 Pro+ as well. The device has a triple camera setup with a 50 MP main sensor, 64 MP periscope telephoto, and an 8 MP ultrawide camera.
It's great to see Oppo including no-nonsense sensors just for marketing stunts. Each of these sensors comes with its own set of parameters to perform at its highest level.
The results also reverberate the same. Pictures in daylight look sharp and crisp with excellent color reproduction and dynamic range. The inclusion of the periscope lens aids on the bokeh shots which now looks more natural than ever.
The larger aperture on the main sensor also aids in the nighttime shots. The images look well exposed with little to no noise depending on the indoor lighting condition.
The videography on the Reno10 Pro+ supports up to 4K at either 30 or 60 fps. The slo-mo feature can be pushed up to 480 fps in 1080P thanks to the gyro-EIS, OIS and HDR.
The front camera has a 32 MP shooter which is good enough for casual selfies and Instagram reels.
Processor and Performance
The processor on the Reno10 Pro+ is the flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 based on 4 Nm architecture from last year. The sheer power that Snapdragon brought with their latest “Gen” lineup a couple of years back has really changed the performance level of the chipsets. Even though the 8+ Gen 1 is from last year, it performs nearly on par with this year’s release.
The chipset has a balanced core design of one 3.0 GHz Cortex-X2 & three 2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & four 2.0 GHz Cortex-A510 with an Adreno 730 as GPU.
In the test, everything runs fast and smoothly. Interacting with the device is a bliss thanks to the high refresh rate panel. The only downside for an Android purist would be the ColorOS 13.1 based on Android 13. It has its share of bloatware and customized animations which might feel a bit gimmicky for many users. Other than that everything feels fast and snappy on the device.
Coming to gaming performance, the device turned out to be a solid performer as expected. It was able to run all the major titles like PUBG, Genshin Impact, COD, and Asphalt 9 at the highest settings without any lag or frame drop. There was also no thermal throttling on the device and it maintained a steady discharge while gaming.
Overall, the performance of the Reno10 Pro+ is in no way inferior to a flagship. The only place it might fall short is in the benchmarks but they rarely tell the whole story.
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Battery and Charge Time
The battery on the Reno10 Pro+ is 4700 mAh. This might sound less compared to the display dimensions of the device. But the power-efficient processor coupled with 100W fast charging more than suffices.
Pros and Cons of Oppo Reno10 Pro+
- A mix of premium and subtle design
- High performance
- Great telephoto lens
- Great low-light performance
- Fast charging
- Sharp and crisp display.
- No water and dust resistance rating
- Can be a bit slippery without a cover
Price of Oppo Reno10 Pro+
The official price of the Oppo Reno10 Pro+ in India is 50,999 INR for the base 12/256 Gb variant. The price roughly translates to 66,901 BDT (1 INR = 1.31 BDT). But expect the price to differ once it becomes officially available in Bangladesh.
The Oppo Reno10 Pro+ brings a unique mix of all-around flagship-level performance with value-for-money propositions. It’s no surprise that the device is getting quite the traction for the features it packs against the price. The display, design, and processor are probably the biggest selling point. However, the UI is still something that has a long way to go.