No useless cameras here, only the fun ones, like the 64MP periscope telephoto for instance.
Where ya going? To the Moon? No fake? Well, the Oppo Reno 10 Pro+ is the real deal because that 64MP telephoto camera looks really promising. Have we mentioned that this phone has no 2MP cameras? We really like that because those 2MP auxiliaries serve little to no purpose at all, especially now that a phone’s post-processing abilities have advanced over the years.
The Reno series are known for their cameras, even when the first ones were announced. This is a tradition that will continue on and the series serves as a middle ground between the A-series and the Find series. In the Philippines, they replaced the popular F-series which also had a heavy focus on bringing great cameras for both the selfie and the rear cameras.
Here, there is your “triple kill” combo: a 50MP Sony IMX890 primary with OIS, an 8MP Ultrawide, and a 64MP Periscope telephoto with OIS. There is also a high-res 32MP selfie camera (that’s twice more than our OnePlus Nord 3). So you know Oppo is very serious when it comes to creating those magical moments.
- 6.74″ FullHD+ (2772x1240px) curved AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, 1400nits peak brightness, 1100nits under sunlight
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (2nd-gen 4nm)
- 50MP (Primary), f/1.8, Sony IMX890, OIS
- 8MP (Ultrawide). f/2.2, 1.11µm, 112° FOV
- 64MP (Telephoto/Periscope), f/2.5, OIS, 3x optical zoom
- FRONT: 32MP, f/2,4
- ColorOS 13.1 based on Android 13
- 4700mAh, 100W fast charging
- USB-C, Stereo Speakers, IR Blaster, In-display fingerprint scanner, Hi-Res Audio, Virtual RAM
- 5G services, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3 LE, Dual Nano-SIM Slot
- Silvery Grey, Glossy Purple
- 12/256: PHP 39,999
We’ll keep it short here since this part is already mentioned in our At a Glance series.
The Oppo Reno 10 Pro+ box is pretty simple. It’s a colour spectrum box that changes colour whenever you set it to an angle. Inside it is a smaller box with paperwork, a grey Oppo-branded silicone case, and a SIM Ejector tool. Underneath is the phone wrapped in paper with basic specs, and finally, the 100W brick and supplied cable which is thankfully pretty thick so it is sturdy, even after so much abuse. Pretty simple.
The Oppo Reno 10 Pro+ is made of aluminium both for its back panel and frames. The camera island is also made of aluminium, with Powered by MariSilicon engraved on it. This is an indicator that the phone is a big competitor against other camera phones. Despite the factory closing, the Reno 10 series somehow still have it. The closure must have happened after the Reno 10 series was planned, designed, manufactured, and built.
The phone, like the Nord 3, also has a matte finish which means the back panel isn’t a fingerprint magnet (the camera island is, however). It is also slightly heavier than the Nord 3 but also thinner. Though that means it will wobble greatly when lying on a table.
The Oppo logo is also engraved and shines whenever light hits through it. All three Reno phones have that luxurious feel but only the Reno 10 Pro+ is designed to be a proper flagship. Thanks to the MariSilicon NPU, it feels like a more affordable and accessible version of the Find X6 Pro.
As mentioned, the Reno 10 Pro+ frames are made of aluminium and they reflect when hit with light. The top features an IR Blaster, something we don’t often see on a BBK phone (coincidentally, the OnePlus Nord 3 also has it) and a speaker. The bottom is where the USB-C port, SIM Card Tray and bottom-firing speakers are located. The right frame features the volume rockers (made of aluminium as well) and the power button. The left frame is clean and empty.
The AMOLED display is curved so when scrolling, icons and text wrap around the phone, similar to the early days of the Galaxy S6 Edge. This feels futuristic and gives the illusion that the visuals go around the phone which we still find cool. It was cool then, it’s still cool now. Though, this edge-to-edge waterfall display means it could be difficult finding the proper tempered glass for the phone and so, the display is at risk of cracking. While it has mistouch prevention enabled, it can still happen. More so than flat displays.
Thanks to this hi-res display, text is sharp and whites are fully white. Unlike IPS LCD screens where text appears to be greyish when used in a dark area. This is a nature of AMOLED screens and, like the Nord 3, colours here pop out and are vivid. You could finetune the display in the settings. This also means black is legitimately black and not dark grey.
When outside, it can be illuminated by up to 1100nits and it’s super bright. Bright enough to cause distortion so use caution when using the phone in a very dark area. Even during noontime hours, colours do not fade away and viewing angles are excellent. That is also one of the major advantages of an edge-to-edge display.
By default, the screen is set to Vivid. However, just like with the Nord 3, you can change it to cinematic or brilliant which gives access to a wider colour gamut. After using the “Brilliant” setting for a while, the Vivid option feels muted, so it does amplify the hues and saturation. The phone is L1 Widevine certified and watching movies with this phone feels like a mobile theater. That curved edge also improves that immersion.
We almost never mention this but the phone also has pretty good tactility. When you press on the keyboard, it gives satisfying haptics akin to a mechanical keyboard. The screen is also large enough to lessen typos, though my fingers are pretty big and I still need to use a larger-sized keyboard. The default keyboard is GBoard by the way.
ColorOS 13.1 INTERFACE:
The phone boots up with ColorOS 13.1 based on Android 13. We’re not the biggest fan of ColorOS because it just seems too vibrant and “iOS-ish” for our tastes. And it’s not the way OxygenOS looks like either. This one feels more Chinese in a way but we like how the OS now feels less cluttered and easier to get by.
The slideshow above is one of the major reasons we don’t like ColorOS. As you can see, there’s just way too many apps pre-installed. Not just that, it has buttloads of ads too. Some of them are useful in our tests such as Genshin Impact and Spotify but others are really not needed. Thankfully you can remove almost all of them because they just clog your storage. That’s right. Almost. You cannot remove the ads baked onto it as well as some Oppo apps. Some of them actually got lost on their way here, like the ones written in Chinese.
Long-tapping on an app gives you several options, including seeing the app info, uninstall (if applicable), and sharing the app. Long-tapping the home screen allows you to select multiple apps and open various settings. By default, the app drawer is absent, unlike the Nord 3. Selecting multiple apps allows you to move them to another screen and/or add them into a folder.
Customization-wise, it’s pretty similar to the Nord 3. The default wallpaper is actually a live wallpaper, one of the 18 presets available. Unlike the Nord 3 however, this one has a theme store so there are much more customization options available here and there’s also a wider range of fonts and icon packs you could download. However, we prefer to keep it simple. “Less is More” as some people say.
The lock screen, by default, has a rolling wallpaper so they change every time you switch on the phone. We’re not sure where Oppo is getting the images as they are random. It mimics the rolling wallpapers seen on Windows 10 and 11.
Well… that is all for part one. Stay tuned for part 2 because that one involves the cameras and that article is pretty long! Be prepared.