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OPPO Reno10 Pro+ Review

Alongside the Reno10 5G 15 and Reno10 Pro 5G 16, OPPO Philippines also released the carrier model of the new line-up — the OPPO Reno10 Pro+, along with it are some flagship-level configurations and an impressive camera system.

While all three devices may look very similar on the exterior, the differences are mostly found in the hardware. Check out our review of the OPPO Reno10 Pro Plus and why we think it deserves a second look.

Design and Construction

The design of the Reno10 Pro+ is very familiar. In fact, the entire Reno10 series has almost the same look that it will be hard to tell them apart unless you inspect closer.

As mentioned earlier, the Reno10 Pro+ has that uncanny design feature that seems to be pretty common with many flagship devices nowadays — a solid metal frame, curved glass at the front, and tapered glass back panel that gives it a very sleek curved body. When naked, it is cold and slippery on the hands with a bit of heft and premium feel. The curved display and tapered edges make it comfortable to hold and give that slim profile.

The power button and volume rocker are on the right side; the SIM card slot, primary microphone, speaker grill, and Type-C charging port are at the bottom, while the secondary noise-canceling mic, 2nd speaker grill, and an IR blaster are up top.

At the back, it has a smooth frosted glass panel with the OPPO logo at the bottom right corner.

The camera system is situated on the top left corner and encased in a cylindrical module that slightly protrudes from the surface with an etching that says “powered by Mari Silicon”. This series could very well be the last camera system to sport the Mari Silicon imaging chip as OPPO has finally shuttered that engineering division months ago.

OPPO tapped Asahi Glass Co to provide protection using Dragontrail Star 2 for the front panel. On the other hand, there is no indicated ingress protection or specific IP rating here.

Display, Biometrics, Multimedia

Sporting a 6.74-inch 3D AMOLED display, the Reno10 Pro+ does seem larger than your average flagship smartphone yet maintains a manageable profile. The curved sides of the display gives an impression that the screen is almost bezel-less and flows towards the back panel.

Screen resolution tops at 1240×2772 pixels which gives it 450ppi pixel density. The screen is bright and still visible in the outdoors, colors are vivid and punchy, with great viewing angles. That’s good enough in our books and we have nothing to complain about.

The punch-hole front-facing camera is situated in the middle of the top corner which can obstruct a bit of screen real estate. Otherwise, you have very minimal bezels at the top and bottom corners.

As mentioned earlier, the screen is protected by Asahi Dragontrail Star 2 glass which is good for scratches, bumps and the occasional drops. This glass protection is very much comparable to the latest Gorilla Glass from Corning. On top of that, there’s also a pre-installed polycarbonate screen protection for an added layer of security against scratches.

The in-display fingerprint scanner is flushed close to the bottom corner. Works like a charm most of the time — fast and accurate. You can also use Facial recognition as a more convenient security option if that fancies you.

The IR blaster is also our favorite feature here since you don’t get to have that with many other flagship phones.

The stereo speakers are properly positioned for great sound quality; audio is loud and punchy although there’s not a lot of base in here. It’s more than sufficient for casual music playback or video streaming on YouTube.

Camera

The Reno10 Pro+ comes with a triple camera system that’s composed of a 50MP Sony IMX890 f/1.8 with Phase-Detection AutoFocus (PDAF) and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

This is the same sensor used in the OPPO Find X6 Pro 29 that topped the DXOMARK rankings in April 2023 24.

Check out some of our sample shots taken from Mactan resorts in Cebu below:

Check out this zoom shot taken with the telephoto camera — the first one is normal 1x and the second shot is the 6x hybrid zoom (optical zoom is only up to 3x).

For video recording, the main camera can shoot 4K @ 60fps. Check out some sample shots below.

Over-all, we’re pretty impressed with the camera system of the Reno10 Pro+ especially the main sensor and the telephoto lens.

Performance and Benchmarks

Powering the Reno10 Pro+ is a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset with an Adreno 730 GPU. Needless to say, this is a powerful and a flagship-level chipset that’s great for most application extensive needs as well as gaming.

Benchmark scores showed good numbers in most of the tests.

GeekBench 6 CPU: 1,406 (Single core), 3,821 (Multi-core)
GeekBench 6 GPU: 5,935 (OpenCL), 7,704 (Vulkan)
PCMark Work 3.0: 11,371
Antutu Benchmark v10: 1,244,864
Antutu Storage:
Read: 1,806 MB/s
Write: 1,576 MB/s
Random Read: 481 MB/s
Random Write: 539 MB/s

The device does not heat up significantly in heavy usage and for the most part, has been working flawlessly and very snappy.

OS, Apps and UI

The Reno10 Pro+ runs on OPPO’s very own ColorOS 13.1, which is based on the latest Android 13 operating system. ColorOS 13 is perhaps one of the most comprehensive and highly customizable user interface on any Android 13 system and it shares very similar features to OxygenOS. Aside from the Play Store, OPPO has it own native App Market that promotes 3rd-party apps and games.

Special features include Split Screen (using 3-finger swipe), Floating Windows (resizable mini app window with file sharing options), Smart Sidebars (for quick access to frequently used apps), Quick Return and Quick Launch (launch apps right from unlock).

There are also plenty of gesture and motion controls you can play with — raise to wake, flip to mute, lift to ear to auto-answer calls, double tap to wake or sleep the screen.

Screen-off gestures allow you to draw a sign on the black screen and immediately launch an app right away. These gesture and motion controls are an age-old feature and can also be found in other devices but they continue to be a very useful feature.

Aside from a few pre-installed native apps and Google Apps suite, there are more unnecessary 3rd-party apps installed along with a two folders full of app recommendations (Hot Apps and Hot Games). Perhaps our review unit came from China so it is likely the PH variant (or Global) will not have those. In any case, you can simply uninstall the ones you don’t need to free up storage space.

Connectivity and Battery Life

As for connectivity options, the device carries everything we’d expect — dual 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and even an IR blaster (just stressing this again). Unfortunately, there’s no microSD expansion slot here, just the two nano SIM trays.

The built-in 4,700mAh battery might not sound a lot but based on our normal usage it is enough for whole day’s use. With normal use, the device can last a little over a day with casual social media use, streaming and some light games.

Using PCMark Work 3.0 Battery test, we got a score of 14 hours and 8 minutes at 50% brightness and in airplane mode (almost the same results as the Reno10 Pro). In our video loop test, the device managed to last 43 hours and 20 minutes on a single full charge while playing a full HD movie at 50% brightness, zero volume and in airplane mode. That’s pretty impressive.

Where the Reno10 Pro+ really made a difference is in the 100W SUPERVOOC charging. It can charge halfway (50%) in under 10 minutes and fully charge it under 30 minutes.

Conclusion

The Reno series has always been relegated to the premium mid-range segment and the Reno10 Pro+ embodies that promise. In many aspects, it looks, feels and performs like a proper flagship device.

Premium design and build, excellent performance, generous memory and storage options, fast charging and flagship level camera system.

There might be a few missing items in our checklist — water resistance (ingress protection) or wireless charging. Everything else seemed spot on for its category.

However, with a matching price tag of Php39,990, it might be a bit of an ask considering that the 6-month old OnePlus 11 5G 21 (now at Php43k for the 8GB+128GB) is well within the vicinity in terms of specs and price.

For Globe postpaid subscribers, you can get the Reno 10 Pro+ 5G on GPlan 2499 with a Php7,000 cash out. It’s also available at 0% installment plans on Home Credit and all credit cards.

OPPO Reno10 Pro+ 5G specs:
6.74-inch 3D AMOLED flexible display @ 1240×2772 pixels, 450ppi
120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+, 1400 nits (peak)
AGC* DragonTrail Star 2 Glass
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Adreno 730 GPU
12GB LPDDR5 RAM (+12GB Extended RAM)
256GB/512GB UFS 3.1 internal storage
50MP Sony IMX890 f/1.8 (wide), PDAF, OIS
64MP Sony IMX709 f/2.0 (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom, 120x digital zoom
8MP f/2.2 (ultrawide), fixed focus rear camera
4K @ 60fps/30fps, 1080p @ 60fps/30fps (rear camera)
32MP f/2.4 (wide) AF front camera
1080p @ 30fps video recording (front camera)
Dual nano SIM 5G
WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.3
GPS with aGPS support
NFC
Infrared sensor
Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum sensors
USB Type-C 2.0 port, OTG
Color OS 13.1 (based on Android 13)
4,700 mAh Li-Po battery, non-removable, 100W SUPERVOOC charging
Silver Gray, Glossy Purple
Dimensions: 162.9mm x 74mm x 8.28mm (dimensions)
Weight: 194 grams (weight)

What we liked:

  • Great performance
  • Nice design and build quality
  • Fast SUPERVOOC charging
  • Impressive camera system

What we did not like:

  • No ingress protection indicated
  • No microSD card slot
  • Average display screen
  • A little bit on the pricey side

Footnotes:

* Asahi Glass Co.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

3 Responses

  1. Avatar for bmhater12 bmhater12 says:

    Wow, thank God that Oppo Philippines finally released a whole Reno series, no more vanilla Reno or the Reno Z variants, just all of them including the Pro and Pro+

  2. Avatar for rexs rexs says:

    sana may side by side comaparison sa camera nito an ng Oppo X6 Pro

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