OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G review and price and specs via Revu Philippines

OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G review: For the love of portraits

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The OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G has finally launched in the Philippines, alongside other entries in the lineup, namely the OPPO Reno10 5G and OPPO Reno10 Pro+ 5G.

OPPO didn’t bring the Reno9 series to the Philippine market, effectively making the Reno8 Pro 5G the direct predecessor of the OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G at local retail. So expect to see several big changes in the hardware department, from the camera module at the back to the curved display and color options of the latest model.

The OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G is available in two colorways at launch — Silvery Gray and Glossy Purple. The rear panel is slightly curved to meet the display in the middle while providing a more comfortable and secure grip. Our gray unit flaunts a glittery matte surface on its glass back, while the frame is quite slim and made of plastic.

The smartphone can be used one-handed if you don’t have small hands, thanks to its dual-curved body. However, the tall screen might make it difficult to reach elements near the top of the panel with your thumb.

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The OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G can be used one-handed if you don’t have small hands, thanks to its dual-curved body

At the back is OPPO’s new Ultra-Clear Portrait Camera System, housed in a pill-shaped camera island that’s accentuated by one huge camera lens and two small ones behind a black glass material in the lower half of the housing. The contrasting design and choice of materials give the illusion of layers and add another premium touch to the device.

The curved OLED display measures 6.7 inches across and comes with FHD+ resolution. It supports 10-bit colors, has a refresh rate of 120Hz, and offers a peak HDR brightness of 950 nits, same as the previous generation. It also uses AGC Dragontrail Star 2 cover glass for added protection against bumps and drops. The brand says this kind of Asahi glass can provide up to 20% better drop resistance compared with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, but we have no way of knowing for sure.

OPPO Reno10 Pro review and price and specs and availability via Revu Philippines

The curved OLED display delivers bright and punchy colors suited for gaming and streaming shows and movies on the go

The screen delivers bright and punchy colors suited for gaming and streaming shows and movies on the go. It supports Widevine L1, so you’ll be able to stream Netflix and Amazon Prime Video content as well as videos on other platforms in high definition without any issues. The thin bezels all around, paired with the tapered edges, give the phone an edge-to-edge look. The display has an embedded optical fingerprint sensor as well, to make unlocking the OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G convenient.

OPPO will let you manually switch the refresh rate between 60Hz and the smooth 120Hz setting, though some apps will still run at 60Hz if you choose 120Hz because of compatibility issues. Note that, as usual with OPPO devices, the refresh rate is capped at 60Hz when gaming. Out of the box, the phone is set to “Auto select,” the default option, which intelligently varies the refresh rate to save power and provide a fluid experience while scrolling and navigating through the user interface.

Taking inspiration from the flagship Find X series, the OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G debuts the Ultra-Clear Portrait Camera System on a Reno smartphone, offering a high-performance triple-camera setup with Sony’s 50-megapixel IMX890 flagship sensor as its main attraction.

Sample shots

The 1/1.56-inch sensor combines 4-in-1 binning with large 2.0μm-sized pixels for exceptional brightness and image clarity even in low-light environments. The primary camera also supports optical image stabilization and omni-direction phase-detection autofocus to improve focusing speeds and reduce shake and improve stability when recording handheld footage.

OPPO introduces a high-resolution telephoto portrait camera at the back, too, this time with a 32-megapixel Sony IMX709 RGBW sensor behind the lens offering up to 2x optical zoom, or the equivalent of a 47mm focal length portrait lens. The company says the sensor’s RGBW pixel array improves the overall light intake by up to 60%, while image noise is reduced by 35% compared with typical smartphone sensors that use the RGGB format. In real-world use, this translates to brighter and more detailed portraits even at night.

The OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G packs the same IMX709 sensor on the front for selfies and supports autofocus and up to 2x zoom with a minimum focusing distance of 15cm. The selfies we captured on our unit look detailed, as expected, with accurate colors and good exposure.

OPPO Reno10 Pro review and price and specs and availability via Revu Philippines

On the software front, the true star of the show is OPPO’s Portrait mode

On the software front, the true star of the show is OPPO’s Portrait mode, which includes a number of portrait-style effects and gives you the freedom to adjust the aperture to any value between f/1.4 and f/16 after clicking the shutter key.

Not all changes were for the better. The OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G has lost the stereo-speaker setup of its predecessor (on the local market), with OPPO opting for a single downfiring speaker this time around. But volume-wise, it can get pretty loud, and we’re even more impressed by how clearly it carried certain tunes at higher volume levels.

For better or worse, the OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G also lacks the Ultra Volume feature of other OPPO smartphones, which can increase the sound level to 200% by holding down the Volume Up key in Loudspeaker mode.

OPPO Reno10 Pro review and price and specs and availability via Revu Philippines

OPPO opts for a single downfiring speaker this time around

There’s no headphone jack here, so you may want to invest in a good pair of wireless earphones if you haven’t already and want to listen privately to music or play your favorite mobile game without disturbing others. This smartphone does have an IR blaster, allowing you to replace your TV remote or any other compatible infrared-enabled gear.

The brand has kitted the OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G coupled with up to 12GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and a large VC cooling system to keep the thermals under control during strenuous tasks. Qualcomm’s modern Snapdragon 700 series chip is no stranger to us; we’ve reviewed a number of other phones based on the same SoC, including last year’s vivo T1 5G and Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G and 2021’s realme GT Master Edition. The vanilla OPPO Reno10 5G packs a Snapdragon 778G chip as well.

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Some benchmarks

Obviously, the chip is not new, but the good news is that the OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G performs decently for a sub-flagship and offers plenty of physical RAM for some hardcore multitasking. OPPO’s RAM Expansion feature adds up to another 12GB of virtual RAM on the OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G, bringing the total RAM to a whopping 24GB. That’s a lot of memory for running apps in the foreground and background and whatnot.

OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G RAM Expansion feature screenshot by Revu Philippines

The RAM Expansion feature adds up to another 12GB of virtual RAM on the OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G, bringing the total RAM to a whopping 24GB

Despite its average screen size, this model supports multi-window and split-screen multitasking, so you can open multiple apps in floating windows, split-screen view, or both. And with OPPO’s Android 13-based ColorOS 13 UI, launching supported apps in split-screen mode is easier than ever with the addition of the three-finger gesture that lets you swipe up with three fingers to quickly open two apps side-by-side.

Swiping from below to the top of the screen in an app window minimizes an app into a floating window. When an app has been launched in a floating window, you can move it anywhere on the display by dragging it, or hide it by moving the app to the left or right screen edge. You can still use OPPO’s Smart Sidebar feature to launch apps in a floating window by swiping in from the edge of the screen, useful if you need to fire up an email while streaming a movie on Netflix or waiting for your character to respawn in a mobile game.

OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G multi-window and split-screen multitasking by Revu Philippines

Despite its average screen size, the OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G supports multi-window and split-screen multitasking

There’s one thing worth mentioning: The OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G is backed by an A rating in the TÜV SÜD 48-Month Fluency Certification, which certifies that the smartphone will continue to perform at its best even after four years of use.

The OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G has a 4,600mAh dual-cell battery inside and supports OPPO’s 80-watt SUPERVOOC Flash Charge with the SUPERVOOC S Power Management Chip for superior discharge efficiency compared with other handsets in the same category. Based on our testing, the unit can be charged from zero to full in about 27 minutes, or 50% after 10 minutes plugged in using the included power brick and cable. That’s quite a feat, and even beats OPPO’s claim of getting a 48% charge in just 10 minutes.

In terms of battery life, you might think that the OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G pales in comparison to competing smartphones with a higher battery capacity, but that’s hardly the case. With moderate use, ours can easily last a full day on a single charge with some juice left over for our morning routine the next day.

Final thoughts

It certainly took a while, but OPPO’s newest Reno phone could be worth the wait for fans who are looking to upgrade to a camera-centric model with a photogenic design to match. The OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G offers strong camera capabilities, particularly when it comes to shooting portraits with the front and rear cameras. It packs a fast and vibrant curved OLED screen as well, to go along with plenty of oomph under the hood to support multi-window and split-screen multitasking.

In the Philippines, the OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G has a suggested retail price of P29,999 — or roughly $542 converted.

The OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G and the two other phones in the lineup are now available in all OPPO authorized stores nationwide and online — on Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop. OPPO Reno10 Series 5G users may redeem MyOPPO app benefits, such as 65 gift sets from Sacred Being, 200 movie passes worth P500 ($9) from Ayala Malls Cinemas, and 500 voucher codes worth 100 points each that can be used on the PickUp Coffee app.

OPPO Reno10 Pro 5G specs

  • 6.7-inch curved OLED display, FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit colors, 950 nits peak brightness, 2,160Hz PWM dimming
  • 6nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G with 5G
  • Adreno 642L GPU
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • Triple 50-megapixel main, 32-megapixel telephoto portrait, with 8-megapixel ultrawide rear cameras
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • Under-display fingerprint reader
  • 5,000mAh battery with 80-watt fast charging
  • ColorOS 13.1 based on Android 13
  • Colors: Glossy Purple, Silvery Gray

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OPPO Reno10 Pro Series 5G TVC, which stars brand endorsers Bea Alonzo and Nadine Lustre. For more updates, follow the company’s Facebook page

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.