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They say a show is great if it has at least three seasons. Well, it looks like our third season of the Oppo Reno10 Pro+ review just got greenlit because here it is! We hope you enjoy this one as much as the last, or probably think this season is way better than the previous!
Here, we will discuss the snappy Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset this phone comes with. Its siblings come with a midrange chipset and the Reno 10 Pro+ is the only one among the three that is actually a flagship, or at least feels like one.
For this phone, we tested out games like Real Racing 3, Farlight 84, PUBG New State, Genshin Impact, Honkai Star Rail, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Mobile Legends, Asphalt 8, Yuzu Emulator, Modern Warships, and World of Warships: Legends
Before we continue, check out the benchmarks below.
The phone actually scored over a million points on AnTuTu (1,216,933) which is pretty good for a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 device. This is the normal range for the chipset. The Geekbench scores are also pretty decent. 3507 points for multi-core and 1159 points for single-core is more than what we expected from this device. So far so good. The phone did heat up during the process but that’s pretty normal.
We’re just going to put this here: the phone does not have any IP rating but it could probably survive small splashes. Keep that in mind.
The phone comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM@3200MHz and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. Though these aren’t the latest versions, as UFS 3.2 and UFS 4.0 exist, they are designed to have fast read and write speeds. The RAM isn’t the fastest either and Oppo did not overclock the chipset, unlike some gaming phones so this one is clocked 3GHz.
You know already how we feel about the OS. It’s clunky and full of bloatware which negates experience. To top it all off, since the phone is new, and ColorOS isn’t optimized yet but that shouldn’t be an excuse because we got the Nord 3 ten days before its actual launch day and we didn’t have that many problems, apart from slight throttling which is easier to manage and fix.
Scrolling isn’t very snappy even at stock 60Hz thanks to the bloatware and unoptimized UI. There are times, heck frequently, that the phone would be choppy. This also happens when you launch a game. Despite having a flagship chip, there are games that still stutter upon opening and playing when they really shouldn’t, such as PUBG New State. Our Nord 3 did not have this strange occurrence despite how OxygenOS isn’t also optimized when we got it. ColorOS is definitely not as fluid.
So with that said, the phone uses the same game manager as the OnePlus Nord 3. Since we can’t always open the manager, we downloaded a third-party FPS reader. To make things consistent, we’re using Balanced Mode for every game we play. We are also going to exclude Yuzu because
we’re yet to figure out how it works. Update: we were able to run Yuzu Emulator with Breath of the Wild installed. However, the results are atrocious.
Genshin Impact ran at Medium@60fps but it was originally set to 30. Even with a higher FPS, there is surprisingly little to no stuttering, and we got a steady 55fps. The phone also warmed but it felt normal to me as it only got war around our fourth hour of play. Battery drain is also pretty good because after we played for 6 hours, there is still 30% left from full. Keep in mind that some notifications and background apps were active during our play. Also, the screen was in medium brightness and it is set to cinematic mode with a high refresh rate enabled.
When running on ALL HIGH settings at 60fps, Genshin Impact at around 45fps but this is not always consistent. Stuttering is now more noticeable and the phone warmed up quicker. Now the CPU temperature is at 53°C and maxes out at 58°C according to AnTuTu. That is definitely hot. Hyperboost, the phone’s gaming manager, only reads internal temperature which reads 36°C. Meanwhile, battery temp is normal at 32.1°C according to AnTuTu. This means the battery isn’t pressured so much that it depreciates, though it did drain much faster this time due to CPU stress. The phone definitely felt hotter than it is with Medium settings.
As for Real Racing 3, the phone ran it smoothly with no problems. Everything from the menus to the races ran at a sweet 60fps. Asphalt 8 also ran fine on the phone but it is more demanding than Asphalt 9.
On the other hand, PUBG New State stuttered on Ultra settings. We haven’t downloaded HD Graphics by the time we created a recording. It’s not unplayable but it certainly is uncomfortable to play. This is less of a chipset issue and more of an optimization issue. A software update can fix that. By default, PUBG New State runs on Max Frame Rate (90fps) and HDR Graphics Quality. The game ran much more comfortably this way and we suggest keeping it on its default settings. The frame rate is also much more consistent
The phone failed to run Breath of the Wild properly on Yuzu and it lagged super quickly. It felt like playing in just 5fps and the phone quickly got hot. Upon booting the game, the phone is already suffering from rendering the game’s intense graphics, even with proper drivers installed. It got to the point where it froze and we had to press the power button multiple times so that it forces the app to close. After that, the phone’s temperature normalized as it got hot instantly. To be fair though, Switch games are very demanding and are intended to only be run on Nintendo Switch, plus the Reno 10 Pro+ isn’t exactly a gaming phone with proper ventilation and Yuzu is still in beta.
The overall performance is 7/10. The phone still needs to be optimized so that the chipset could be used to its fullest advantage.
The phone has a 4700mAh battery with a whoppingly fast 100W fast charging. Though, this isn’t much of a difference versus the Nord 3’s 80W SuperVOOC fast charging. And you’ll find out here.
Upon using PCMark 3.0 to test the battery endurance, the phone clocked at 10 hours and 9 minutes from 100% to 20%. According to the battery settings, you can use the phone for up to 4 hours more. 14 hours is really impressive for a phone that uses so much power. And if ever you’re in a rush, the 100W fast charging is a lifesaver. Although the phone lacks any form of wireless charging which can be a dealbreaker to some, like the lack of an IP rating.
When we used it regularly while gaming, we only have to charge it once or twice a day so that means the battery is pretty durable and healthy. We were worried at first because Oppo gave us a phone with a dead battery which could be a sign of an ageing battery. Thankfully, this isn’t the case.
As we mentioned, there’s not much of a stark difference between 80W and 100W. In our testing, the phone charged from empty to full in 40 minutes, similar to the Nord 3. Nonetheless, this is still a stunningly fast charging speed, especially for casual users. This is still close to the advertised 30-minute charge. Charging time and speed will depend on several factors including humidity, your outlet’s maximum capacity, and room temperature.
Be wary though, like the Nord 3, Wise Charging is enabled by default. This is an optimization measure so that your phone doesn’t overcharge at night (which rarely happens anyway). This charges your phone up to 80% then significantly slow down and will fully charge only at 6 AM. This is to prevent damage to the battery due to how much wattage it consumes in a short period of time.
This one took some time to write because we were actually torture-testing the phone while writing so we could give accurate results. Stay tuned for Part 4 as we wrap everything up and discuss the phone’s sound quality. Trust us, you will love the phone’s cinematic-like stereo speakers!