Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review

Inventive design and smooth performance

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review
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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.


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

Tom Bedford

Tom Bedford was deputy phones editor on TechRadar until late 2022, having worked his way up from staff writer. Though he specialized in phones and tablets, he also took on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK and now works for the entertainment site What To Watch.

He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working on TechRadar, he freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist.