OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G Review (Long-Term)

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9Expert Score
Awesome

Yes, it’s awesome. Reno11 series is coming though, so better wait for that first.

Design
10
Performance
9
Camera
9
Software
8
Battery
10
Price
8
Positive
  • Good all-around performance
  • Great battery life
  • Eye-candy design
  • Good camera performance
Negatives
  • UI still has a lot of unncessary apps/shortcuts

Design

OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G’s design is perhaps one of the best I’ve seen in a smartphone. Yes, I don’t say that often, but I really had to for this one.

OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G unit (11)

I especially love how they designed the camera module, with one lens on top, and the other cameras lined up horizontally at the bottom, providing that element of contrast, but at the same time, it just matches the overall shape of the phone.

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Combine that with this glossy purple color, and you get one beautiful looking phone.

The downside to this glossy surface of course, is that it can be prone to smudges or fingerprints, which this one is. I’m also not a fan of the thin buttons that this phone has, but that can be easily solved with a case.

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While I’ll still take a flat display over a curved display any day, the latter does fit the overall aesthetic of this phone better. This 6.7-inch 3D AMOLED screen has Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, allowing for smooth animations and transitions in the UI and compatible apps.

Being an AMOLED screen, you also get deep blacks and rich colors, which are great for media consumption and gaming. Under sunlight, the display can reach up to 800 nits and up to 950 nits when viewing HDR10+ content or HDR images.

Performance

OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, which was announced back in 2021. It’s still a very powerful chip, but with newer ones already available, I can’t help but think that there could have been a better choice.

There’s 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM, which should be more than ample for those who run a lot of apps at the same time, and 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage, with no microSD card slot.

As with other devices with the same chip, daily performance was excellent. This handles the workload of social media updates, email, Spotify, YouTube, and a few photos here and there without issues.

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Diablo Immortal

Honkai: Star Rail

Despite its age, the Snapdragon 778G is still an excellent chip for mid-range gaming, being able to handle the four games that we threw at it with ease, delivering smooth and mostly consistent fps, which translates to an enjoyable gaming experience. Thermal performance is also consistently good. The device warmed up alright, but not to an uncomfortable level.

Camera

OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G has a 50MP main camera with OIS, a 32MP telephoto lens for 2x optical zoom, and an 8MP ultra-wide unit.

In general, our samples turned out well, showing excellent levels of detail and sharpness, fairly accurate colors, and decent handling of multiple light sources.

Software

OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G runs ColorOS 13.1 on top of Android 13. Like other devices with this take on Android, you get a number of pre-loaded apps, plus a Hot Apps and Hot Games folder, which are basically shortcuts to install other apps. Fortunately, you can safely remove them from the home screen, and most of the other pre-loaded apps can be uninstalled manually.

Feature-wise, you still get the usual – Split View and Split Windows for multitasking, and the Smart Sidebar, which is handy for quickly accessing apps, taking screenshots, and capturing what’s on screen.

Overall, the UI runs very smooth, with no lags or stutters, apps open quickly, and switching between apps is seamless.

Battery

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Using PCMark’s Work 3.0 benchmark which simulates tasks like video and photo editing, web browsing, and data manipulation, the OPPO Reno 10 Pro 5G scored a very good 11 hours and 49 minutes.

OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G: Verdict

The OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G is an excellent all-around mid-range contender, even in 2024. It performs well on both day-to-day tasks and gaming, it captures good looking photos thanks to improvements in algorithms, and it showcases excellent battery life combined with decently fast-charging. Not to mention the colorways are eye-candy.

To be honest, the only drawback I see with this unit is that the UI still needs work in terms with the amount of pre-loaded apps/shortcuts, and perhaps the choice of processor, though it can also be a case of going for what’s proven and tested.

Should you still get it for its original price of PHP 29,999, to be honest, yes, I still think that this price is just right, given its excellent capabilities. The Reno11 series is just around the corner though, so better wait for that.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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