Test Oppo Reno 10x Zoom: attacking OnePlus and Huawei
After having tried to address the ultra high-end segment with the Find X, Oppo has changed its strategy and is now trying to offer mobiles at more affordable prices. Among them are the Reno, the "standard" model and this 10x Zoom model, which claims, as its name suggests, to offer a camera with "10x zoom", but not only.
An screen almost without bords
Vendu 799 €, this Reno 10x Zoom is halfway between its cousin the OnePlus 7 Pro and theHuawei P30 Pro which also offers a zoom photo module. Is Oppo's bet won? That's what we're going to see...
Ergonomics and design
Puisque the Reno 10x Zoom comes from the same family as the Reno "tout court", it inherits exactly the same design. And it is not to displease us so much the design of the first Reno of the name was already a success. A slightly curved but elegant glass back - which catches too many fingerprints -, a simple and effective design, the Reno 10x Zoom is a success from a design point of view. Oppo even went so far as to add a small ball to the back of the mobile to avoid scratching the camera glass when it is laid flat. The finishes are also impeccable.
An glass back élégant
Seul flat, the camera is massive and quite heavy. With a 6.6 inch screen and 210 grams on the scale, it's a beautiful beast. Those who swear by the one-handed use will carefully avoid the Reno 10x Zoom, even if one must admit that Oppo has made great efforts with a screen that occupies 87% of the front panel.
Pas notch or punch ici
Question technical, we can unfortunately make the same reproach as in Reno: the phone does not have a waterproof certification. On the other hand, this model does have a microSD slot in case the 256GB of internal memory is not enough for you. Finally, the under-screen fingerprint sensor works efficiently and quickly, although its performance is still a notch below that of "traditional" models.
Décidément the Oled does not succeed in Oppo. Like its little brother, the Reno 10x Zoom doesn't quite manage to offer as good a screen quality as that of theOnePlus 7 Pro or theHuawei P30 Pro. It's far from catastrophic, but today the competition is doing better.
Côté colorimetry, the 10x Zoom is a bit in the cabbage. With an average Delta E at 4.1, it is possible for the most trained eyes to see a slight colorimetric drift, especially on red and green tones that are too saturated. Same reproach for the color temperature: even set to the warmest possible profile in the display settings, the Reno 10x Zoom's slab is close to 7000 Kelvin. It is possible to see a slight bluish drift in the whites so.
Pas too much to worry about in terms of readability. The contrast is "infinite" - thanks to the Oled that turns off the black areas of the screen - and the brightness can climb up to 428 cd/m². That's a far cry from what OnePlus 7 Pro or P30 Pro can do (at 525 and 670 cd/m² respectively), but it should be enough to keep the screen readable under most circumstances. Good news for nighttime users, the screen is capable of going down to 2 cd/m². That's enough to preserve your retinas.
Rien to declare in practical use: the touch delay is low enough (90 ms) to ensure a fluid experience and the persistence is almost nil - thanks again Oled. All in all, the Reno 10x Zoom offers a quality screen, afflicted with a few annoying micro-defects that will irritate purists, but not much more.
Sur the performance side, the Oppo has nothing to reproach itself for. Equipped with a Snapdragon 855 and 8GB of RAM, it is able to run all your applications without flinching. The experience is fluid and never a single case was found in our tests.
Chauffe after 10 minutes of capture vidéo
Autre good news, the phone is not very hot. We have not recorded any temperatures above 36°C either during long game phases or during intense photo sessions.
Enfin, on the gaming side, no worries either, the Reno 10x Zoom will have no problem running all the titles in the Play Store with great fluidity and great graphics.
Comme too many high-end phones today, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom not only ignores the traditional headset jack, but it also forgets to offer a USB-C to mini-jack adapter. As a result, you'll either have to use USB-C headphones (the ones included in the box, for example), opt for a wireless headset or go hunting for adapters on the web. A dangerous sport since the compatibility of an adapter with a phone is never guaranteed.
Compte given this situation, we can only put it 2/5 in this category. The other mobiles making this choice (iPhone in mind) are in the same category.
Comme most of these competitors, the Reno 10x Zoom is equipped with 4 photo modules in all: 3 on the back (very wide-angle, standard and zoom) as well as a front sensor housed in the small retractable part (to which we will return). What Oppo sells is mainly the "zoom" part of his phone, which goes further than what the OnePlus 7 Pro does. We've already gone over the performance of this 135 mm sensor in detail, so let's start with the main module.
Labo - L'Oppo Reno 10x Zoom and 135 optical sound mm
Arrivé recently in our labs, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom has naturally passed in front of our intractable photo scene to see a little bit this...
Module main : 48 Mpx, f/1.7, 26 mm
Comme As can be seen above, the 48MP main sensor of the Reno 10x Zoom captures a good amount of detail and enjoys a well-controlled exposure, especially when compared to the P30 Pro, which tends to be a bit dark. Huawei's phone, on the other hand, has better sharpness and contrast. As a result, the scene is more aesthetically pleasing, enjoys better relief, and even has a slightly softer side thanks to a less pronounced accentuation. The differences are minimal, but in this case, the P30 Pro does better thanks to less aggressive photo processing.
By also hurts, the P30 Pro is doing better. The exposure is better and the phone manages to erase the grain thanks to a not too aggressive smoothing. The Reno climbs very high in ISO without being able to give birth to a properly lit scene. Nevertheless, the amount of detail remains good on Oppo's phone.
Module ultra-wide-angle: 8MP, f/2.0, 16 mm
Même is a refrain about the very wide-angle sensor. In front of the P30 Pro which captures a scene with a nicely pronounced contrast and a good level of detail, the Oppo slightly gets its feet in the mat. A slight blur covers the shot and the contrast takes a hit. The colors are also better reproduced on the P30.
By night, difficult to pick a winner. Both phones show a good amount of grain, but the Reno still manages to save the furniture by restoring more details. The P30 Pro, on the other hand, has better color reproduction.
Bref, in both cases, the mobiles offer a rather useful and nice wide-angle sensor, even if the quality is not impeccable.
Module zoom: 13MP, f/3.0, 130 mm
Commenous explained it in our dedicated article, the "10x zoom of Reno" is neither a real zoom nor a real 10x. It is a dedicated focal length of 135 mm, which corresponds to 5x the focal length of the standard module. The 10x mode is in fact a "hybrid" zoom.
Et the results of this module are once again good, but not as good as those of the P30 Pro, which offers a 135 mm. The blacks are too dense and the accentuation too pronounced. At Huawei the result is better exposed and more natural.
C 'is once again at night that Oppo is doing better. As the phone really uses the 135mm module while Huawei switches to digital zoom, the result is better on the Reno 10x Zoom.
Module front face, portrait mode and vidéo
Comme the "standard" Reno, the 10x Zoom houses its selfies sensor in a small motorized fin that exits from the top of the phone. The result is similar to the Reno in every way. The level of detail is good, the smoothing a little too pronounced, but the subject is well highlighted thanks to a good control of the contrast.
famous "shark fin"
Même topo for portrait or video mode since the 10x Zoom doesn't change anything compared to its little brother. Taking pictures with a nice background blur is not very easy because the camera is a bit capricious. The video capture on the other hand is nothing to reproach.
Avec a 4,065 mAh battery, the Reno 10x Zoom was armed to be and is a monster of autonomy. On our home range test, the mobile held 19 h 51 min. Enough time to put a few hours in the view of the OnePlus 7 Pro or the Huawei P30 Pro. Only the Xiaomi Mi 9T and Mate 20 do better in this category. So you can have two good days without any problems with the Reno 10x Zoom.
Autre good news, Vooc charging (the fast charge according to Oppo) is also on the way and it only takes 1 hr 20 min to fill the battery 100% with the charger provided.