Oppo launched the Reno Series and Reno 10X Zoom Model on Tuesday afternoon at a seminar in New Delhi. After replacing the Oppo F series due to some technical brawl with Oppo Reno, the latter had been already launched in April. After seeing a positive review, this mobile producing company launched a second installment and an extension to its former- The Reno 10X Zoom.
Oppo has always set milestones for itself to achieve and has always stood firm on its acclaimed gadgets and technologies. This China-based electronics company is famous for entire-market-shaking smartphones like N1 and Find5.
They aspire to have an Apple-like market for their smartphones. Not only Oppo’s phones are good looking, but when concocted with the best available hardware in the market, it sets up a name for its own kind and becomes a trademark for the same. Oppo Reno was their newest launch before introducing Reno 10X zoom in the market.
The latter comes in two variants- Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition and Oppo Reno 10x Zoom 256GB Edition. Oppo usually has phones suitable to you and your pockets, fitting every budget and needs. However, the newly launched variants are priced remarkably high.
The most standing-out feature of Oppo smartphones is its camera quality. Although this device has not yet matched the precision of a DSLR, still reviewing its compatibility and mobility with the ease of carrying it in your pockets, Oppo Reno 10x Zoom sure beats the former with its zooming power.
|Battery:||4,065 mAh, VOOC 3.0 fast charging|
|CPU:||2.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|OS:||Color OS 6 (Android 9 Pie)|
|Display:||6.6″ with a resolution of 1080 X 2340 pixels|
|Camera:||48MP + 13MP + 8MP supporting a resolution of 8000 X 6000 pixels|
The Reno Series which was just launched last month has yet come up with a whole new line of smartphones. The most recent installment is the OPPO Reno 10x zoom flagship. The name has been taken due to the fact that it has a powerful camera with a superior 10x zooming quality. What’s more commendable is that the hot cake of the smartphone market is the question-” whose camera can zoom the most?”
While companies like One Plus, Samsung, Huawei were battling to find an answer to this question, OPPO already came up and introduced the technology to the market. The zooming technology, which had been the primary reason for its market surge has finally worked off. The beginner’s charm has successfully brought up this new variant with two editions. With its shark fin selfie camera and AMOLED display and 6GB ( 8GB in the second version), it has more steps to conquer to get the marketing they deserve. However, this camera was aimed for the youth-centric line of customers and has successfully launched these attractive phones at very reasonable prices.
Design and Display
The usual glass-metal-glass sandwich is present here. The back and the front is a sight to behold. With this beauty-cum-beast in hand, it usually makes for a hand-to-hand transfer if bought. Hence to prevent that, the front is protected by Gorilla Glass 6 and the back by an old 5th generation protection technology.
The next distinctive feature is its pop-up camera or the sharkfin display camera as the company calls it. This selfie-camera disintegrates the model of an exterior rim and gives the full display. The previous models of the smartphone had an external rim, which is removed here and hence gives the look and feel of a sleek phone. There is no exterior camera bulge behind although a protective, yet thin circumfering metal is placed to protect the camera lens from blotches.
A protective cover is given with the phone and hence the bulge which was appearing for the exterior camera design goes away too. Owing to its powerful pixel resolution, it gives you the best crystal-clear display. There is a curved panel in the exterior body of the phone which will give a better grip and prevents the phone from slipping due to its smooth and silky texture. It offers you a no-notches, no-curvings display which has a 93.1% screen to body ratio. The AMOLED display offers you a beautiful HD resolution.
The namesake and the reason for the launch of this phone is its 10x zooming quality. Below a picture shows an initial photo with 1x zoom and a 10x zoom of the same picture in the circle.
Such a powerful camera is truly noteworthy. Another distinctive feature is the sharkfin feature. Usually, this feature of a popup camera is very risky, owing to the fact that a little carelessness and a slip of the hand might lead to permanently disabling your phone’s selfie feature. This tiny yet a grave mistake and error in design was carefully detected by OPPO. They invented a simple algorithm and implemented it- they simply deactivated this feature when the phone sensor caught the free-falling. Having deactivated, the sharkfin feature went back inside. This little change will go a long run in the marketing of this brand.
The Operating System has a number of modes namely Child Access for parental control and driving mode. It also has a special mode called gaming mode wherein all the other non-gaming apps get disabled for the time being. You can also customize your own apps to be disabled while you play games that require more RAM. This separates gamers from regular phone users and hence provides higher bandwidth for the game.
A survey conducted showed that after a full charge in the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Phone, and after 19 hours of heavy usage along with 5 hours of Netflix, the battery dropped to only 58%. This means the same can be used for the next day with the same usage and additionally have some charge left in it.
Another feature is one of its kind OEM charging and dash charging. You can charge your phone from dead to 100% charge in just 47 minutes. That means you can charge it to 50% within less than an hour. This leaves you with less time to get tethered to the charging point for heavy users.
The entire performance is too good according to its price quoted. Along with the AMOLED display, sharkfin camera, 10x zooming power, and the beautifully crafted exterior provide a tough competition to all the other phone brands. However, if the company wants to extend its market like Apple they have to expand their sales to the US. Many anxious users were waiting for the release of this brand but couldn’t due to the company’s verdict on not expanding it to the US.
Oppo has also not started its sale in the US. this will only reduce their sales and chances of expanding their markets as many users over there were anxiously waiting for the launch of this phone. A major problem for safe users who bid by the rules and do not play with risks is the lack of IP certification. however, OnePlus too had the same scam earlier, and they assured that their phones will not have any accidental demises.
Users took their word for it and lo-and-behold, the phone is working fine without any news of blasts or accidents. OPPO has, for the time being, using the same tactic and are waiting to get their IP certification. But that hasn’t stopped OPPO Reno 10x Zoom to be a successful phone- a one of a kind smartphone. Owing to more pros than cons, let’s take a look over the entire summary:
- AMOLED display
- Notchless and rimless display
- Dash charging
- Powerful Camera
- 10x Zooming
- 8 GB / 6GB RAM
- Outstanding Battery life
- Less Bloating of Apps
- No IP Certification
- No marketing/ sale in the US