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OPPO Reno vs Reno 10x Zoom Edition: What’s different?




OPPO unleashes its newest line of smartphones in the country that mainly features aesthetically pleasing design and the new camera zoom technology — the OPPO Reno and OPPO reno 10x Zoom Edition. Let’s check out the smartphones and see what their difference from each other is.

Here are their detailed specs:

OPPO RenoOPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition
6.4-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED display, 402ppi6.6-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED display, 387ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 6Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 2.2GHz octa-core CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 855 2.8GHz octa-core
Adreno 616 GPUAdreno 640 GPU
6GB / 8GB RAM6GB / 8GB RAM
128GB / 256GB UFS 2.1128GB / 256GB UFS 2.1
n/amicroSD card support (Hybrid)
48MP Sony IMX586 F1.7 main +
5MP F2.4 DoF dual rear cameras
48MP Sony IMX586 F1.7 main +
13MP F3.0 Periscope telephoto +
8MP F2.2 super wide-angle triple cameras
16MP F2.0 front camera (elevating)16MP F2.0 front camera (elevating)
n/aFront-facing flash
Dual-SIMDual-SIM
4G LTE4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GalileoGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo, QZSS
NFCNFC
USB 2.0 Type-CUSB 2.0 Type-C
3.5mm audio portn/a
n/aDolby Audio
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
Face UnlockFace Unlock
ColorOS 6 (Android 9 Pie)ColorOS 6 (Android 9 Pie)
3,765mAh battery w/ VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge4,065mAh battery w/ VOOC Flash Charge 3.0
156.6 x 74.3 x 9.0 mm162 x 77.2 x 9.3 mm
185 g210 g

Here are the differences between each smartphone:

OPPO Reno

  • 3.5mm audio port
  • More color options

OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition

  • Larger display
  • Better performing CPU
  • Better performing GPU
  • microSD card slot
  • Periscope Telephoto lens (10x lossless zoom)
  • Front-facing flash
  • Dolby Audio
  • Larger battery capacity

There’s not much to mention when it comes to the differences in their design; however, it’s worth noting that the OPPO Reno has more color variants than the 10x Zoom Edition. The former has six (Ocean Green, Jet Black, Nebula Purple, Pink Mist, Coral Orange, Inspiration Edition) while the latter only has two (Ocean Green, Jet Black).

In terms of display, the 10x Zoom Edition has a larger screen with its 6.6-inch size as compared to the Reno’s 6.4-inch. They both have AMOLED displays, though, which means that the screen has darker blacks and consumes less power than IPS panels. The Gorilla Glass 6 protection on both devices also gives people relief, especially if they have butter fingers.

For performance, the Reno only has a premium mid-range chipset while the 10x Zoom Edition comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip which should automatically place it as the better performer between the two phones.

The showcase of the 10x Zoom Edition is, you guessed it, its zoom technology. While the Reno’s camera setup is promising already, this flagship device steps up the camera performance game even further. We previously reported in May 2019 how OPPO’s Vice President demonstrated the 60x digital zoom technology which rivals the Huawei P30 Pro’s 50x zoom. We’ll know more once we test out the camera performance ourselves in the coming days so stay tuned for that.

For features, the 10x Zoom Edition comes with stereo speakers and Dolby audio support which is favorable for music lovers. OPPO carefully designed both the phones in terms of audio capability since the more powerful Reno phone doesn’t have the 3.5mm audio port while the regular one has it.

You should also note that the mid-range phone doesn’t have a microSD card slot while the 10x Zoom Edition has one which is quite weird given that it’s typically the other way around.

As for battery performance, both devices come with the VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology while their only minor difference is that the 10x Zoom Edition comes with slightly larger battery capacity.

Here are the prices of each variant:

  • OPPO Reno 6GB + 128GB – CNY 2,999 (~PHP 23,182.83)
  • OPPO Reno 6GB + 256GB – CNY 3,299 (~PHP 25,501.88)
  • OPPO Reno 8GB + 256GB – CNY 3,599 (~PHP 27,820.94)
  • OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition 6GB + 128GB – CNY 3,999 (~PHP 30,913.01)
  • OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition 6GB + 256GB – CNY 4,499 (~PHP 34,778.10)
  • OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition 8GB + 256GB – CNY 4,799 (~PHP 37,097.16)

We don’t know the local price yet of all the variants, however; reports stated that a variant of the OPPO Reno will be priced at PHP 26,990 for the 6GB + 256GB. What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.



Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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