OPPO wowed everyone when it took the wraps off its Reno line of smartphones last month, and we have been impatiently waiting for their arrival in this country. Well, the wait is almost over as the OPPO Reno 10X Zoom is scheduled to debut in India on May 28. The phone’s class-leading photography capabilities and top-of-the-line performance are perhaps the most exciting features it has the offer. Let’s take a deeper dive and explore how exactly OPPO managed to set such a high benchmark in the already competitive flagship smartphone segment.
With the Reno 10x Zoom, OPPO has pushed the envelope with how much performance it has crammed into this phone. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is the most powerful chipset on the market right now, and the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom takes full advantage of it by pairing it with up to 8GB of RAM, 256GB of super-fast UFS 2.1 storage, and a 4th generation AI engine. To consistently maintain high-performance levels, OPPO has developed a three-pronged approach: cooling gel, triple graphite layering, and copper pipes. This helps reduce the device’s overall temperature by up to 13%, thereby eliminating the chances of thermal throttling issues.
For optimal gaming, the Reno 10x Zoom puts to use every ounce of resource available with the help of Game Boost 2.0 that further uses Frame Boost and Touch Boost technologies. The former helps improve frame rates in the case of a potential freeze scenario by detecting the system’s available graphics cache state and reallocating resources accordingly. Meanwhile, the latter allows for accelerated response times for touch events.
Everlasting Battery Life, Boosted With VOOC 3.0 Fast Charging
All of this is backed by a massive 4065mAh battery that not only provides fantastic battery life on its own but also uses 20W VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge technology to improve charge times. Trickle-charge speed is increased by 100% so that a full charge can be achieved faster. Furthermore, VOOC 3.0 makes it safe for you to charge your phone during a gaming session while also maintaining reasonable charging speeds.
An Imaging Setup in a Class Of Its Own
Carry the power of a DSLR in your pocket, courtesy of the Reno 10x Zoom’s triple-rear camera setup comprised of a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and of course, the 13MP 10x Hybrid zoom capable telephoto sensor. The 48MP primary camera sensor that measures 1/2-inches and gets an F/1.7 aperture. This setup vastly improves low-light photography as it allows for more light to be captured by the sensor. 4-in-1 pixel binning comes into play as well when you want to grab crystal clear images at night time. The inclusion of OIS support allows for stable still shots and videos. Then, broaden your view by up to 120-degrees and capture more of your surroundings with the 8MP wide-angle camera. Of course, wide-angle distortion becomes a real problem with such sensors, but OPPO has already taken this into consideration and has added the ability to rectify the warping effect.
Finally, we have OPPO’s crown jewel, the 13MP telephoto camera that makes use of a 5x periscope lens setup to achieve 10x Hybrid zoom. This sensor utilizes D-cut lenses that helps squeeze the entire module down to just 6.76mm. This setup has also been equipped with dual-OIS that plays a key role in stabilizing the light coming from a prism structure. OPPO has managed to achieve an unprecedented image stability accuracy of 0.001445 degrees with this unit. Furthermore, this OIS setup is combined with EIS processing – which OPPO calls HIS or Hybrid Image Stabilization – so that videos also capture sharp details whether it is day or night.
All three of these cameras combine to offer a focal length range of 16mm to 160mm, and the results are exceptional. Ultra Night mode 2.0 comes in handy for low-light photography on the primary camera as it uses an AI compensation algorithm to minimize shutter speed and capture more light and details. LDAF (Laser Detection Auto Focus), CDAF (Contrast Detection Auto Focus), and PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) also help to speed up focusing time in these cases. Then there is the support for 4K 60fps video recording that guarantees superior videography chops from this smartphone. And let’s not forget the highly innovative shark fin rising mechanism that OPPO has implemented for the 16MP selfie camera.
All in all, the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition offers a degree of craftsmanship that makes it a truly unique option at this end of the market. As the phone’s slogan suggests, the Reno 10x Zoom indeed furthers your vision with its exceptional imaging setup. Moreover, the phone’s overall performance is so expeditious that its competitors end up feeling like previous-gen devices. Imaging and performance are perhaps two of the most important aspects that stand out when choosing a flagship smartphone, and OPPO’s continued efforts in these categories establish the Reno 10x Zoom as an irresistible offering.
Then comes OPPO’s Game Assistant, which has been designed to enhance your gaming experience further. With this feature, message notification boxes can be made translucent, their display time can be reduced, or all notifications can be blocked outright. Capturing and sharing screenshots/recordings of your gameplay also becomes easier. Especially for online multiplayer titles where voice chat is imperative, a multi-microphone noise-reduction technique helps eliminate whistling sounds and noise made by finger taps. Finally, there is the Game Shock feature that relies on a horizontal linear motor to generate realistic haptic feedback based on in-game sounds.