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Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review

Inventive design and smooth performance

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review
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Verdict

The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is a stylish phone – between its sleek, flat look, asymmetrical pop-up section and delicate back colors, it looks great – and, surprisingly for a Chinese smartphone with a unique UI, its software is good to look at too.

The device also has a great camera, impressive processing power, and a battery that’ll give you no problems – it’s hard to find a fault with this phone.

You might have trouble with its hefty weight, or its large size, but if you’re looking for a large device this is one of the best you can buy.

And, while we’re not subtracting points for the confusing name, if you’re a purist for smartphone naming conventions, that 10x Zoom bit may irk you.

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Who's it for?

Oppo is aiming at a teen audience with the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, but there’s no way this phone isn’t great for all audiences – if you can ignore the slew of pre-installed apps, which seem intended for the younger audience.

Should I buy it?

For its size and specs, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is quite an affordable device, and you could do a lot worse than spending your money on this stylish phone.

Competition

Oppo Reno

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Don't think you need 10x zoom? The base Oppo Reno is a specc'd down version of the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom with only two cameras, a smaller screen, and a lower battery capacity, but in many ways it's the same phone, and it retains the sleek look of the 10x Zoom.

Read our in-depth Oppo Reno review

Honor 20 Pro

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Another phone for the 'youth' audience, the Honor 20 Pro has a quad-camera rear array, similar specs to the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, and snappy side fingerprint sensor. It's not got a fun pop-up slider, and instead uses a 'punch-hole' in the screen for front pictures.

Read our in-depth Honor 20 Pro review

OnePlus 7 Pro

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Perhaps one of the most similar smartphones to the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is the OnePlus 7 Pro. Both phones have 3-camera rear setups, 'pop-up' selfie cameras, and cutting-edge specs. 

In fact, in most ways the devices have a lot in common, including the price points both sit at, so in many ways the OnePlus 7 Pro could be the Reno's closest competitor.

Read our in-depth OnePlus 7 Pro review

First reviewed: July 2019