Oppo is a brand that loves experimentation. The company has been breaking new ground with many bold ideas and concepts. Some of them have been worthwhile, while others were destined to obscurity from the get-go. The company’s newest smartphone, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, has a little bit of both.
The first thing you notice when you hold the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom in your hand is just how heavy it is. The phone weighs 215 grams (or 7.58 oz), which may not sound like much, but to put it into perspective, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XS Max weigh 201 and 208 grams, respectively.
The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is also a bit thicker – a trait that can probably be attributed to the size of the battery and the pop-out mechanism for the front-facing camera that requires some extra space inside the phone.
DisplayThe Oppo Reno 10x Zoom has a 6.6-inch OLED display with a 1080 x 2340 resolution, capable of producing sufficiently sharp visuals. The panel is neither as bright, nor as colour-accurate, as what you can expect from the likes of the iPhone XS, Galaxy S10, or OnePlus 7 Pro.
Peak brightness is 415 nits, which is alright for outdoor use, though direct sunlight is sure to impair visibility. On the other hand, minimum brightness is 2.3 nits, which, again, isn’t as low as Samsung’s AMOLED panels go, but it’s still low enough for some night-time reading.
As far as color accuracy goes, the screen of the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is slightly on the cooler spectrum. When held next to the iPhone XS, or the Galaxy S10, for example, it gives off a noticeable blue tint.