Our Opinion

The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom (8GB RAM, 256GB) is a slightly better phone than the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom (8GB RAM, 256GB)!

Huawei Mate 20 Pro  Oppo Reno 10x Zoom (8GB RAM, 256GB) 
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
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Excellence Score
79.9
84.5
Value for Money Score
67.6
84.5
Price ₹ 43,525 onwards ₹ 39,600 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2018 May, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10 Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.39 inches 6.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x3120 pixels (~ 538 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 390 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Display Features AMOLED, DCI-P3, HDR10, FullView Display, 3D Curved Glass DCI-P3 Support
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.6 GHz 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name HiSilicon Kirin 980Ranked #9 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Ranked #5 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G76 MP10 Adreno 640
RAM 6 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 40MP + 20MP + 8MP 48MP + 13MP + 8MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 40MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 27mm Focal Length (wide); 1/1.7" Sensor Size, 20MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 16mm Focal Length (ultrawide); 1/2.7" Sensor Size, 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 80mm Focal Length (telephoto); 1/4" Sensor Size; 5x Optical Zoom; OIS, PDAF/Laser Autofocus, Leica Optics, Panorama, HDR, Slo-mo Video (720p@960fps) 48MP: F/1.7 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length (wide); 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; Laser Autofocus/PDAF; OIS, 13MP (Periscope): F/3.0 Aperture; 130mm Focal Length (Telephoto); 5x Optical Zoom; Laser Autofocus/PDAF; OIS, 8MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 16mm Focal Length (Ultrawide), HDR, Panorama, Gyro-EIS, Video: 2160p@30/60fps; 1080p@30/60/240fps, Pro Mode, Time-lapse, Night Mode, Portrait Mode
Secondary Camera 24MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length (wide), HDR Motorized Pop-up Camera, F/2.0 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length (Wide), HDR, AI Beatification
Internal Memory 128 GB 256 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM + GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.6 mm 9.3 mm
Weight 189 gm 215 gm
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 2m for 30 mins)
Battery Capacity 4200 mAh 4065 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 40W SuperCharge (70% in 30 min) Yes, VOOC Flash Charge
Included Fast Charger Yes, 40W Fast Charger Yes, 20W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Qi Wireless Fast Charging; Reverse Wireless Charging; In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor; DLNA; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; LDAC and HWA Audio In-display Fingerprint Sensor; NFC; Noise Filtration; Dolby Audio
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Absolutely classy, sleek, eye-catching design - you are going to fall in love with the curving glass and metal approach reminiscent of the Galaxy S9
  • Some very attractive looking colour options
  • Water resistant (IP68)
  • Reasonably manageable size and weight, given what the phone packs - its 6.39-inch display is big, sure, but its odd 18.7:9 aspect ratio makes it long and narrow, and therefore easy to wrap your hand around
  • Good hand feel
  • Uses a solid in-screen fingerprint scanner - a little fingerprint icon lights up when the screen's locked to tell you where to place your finger
  • Also has an excellent face unlock system, which works like a breeze
  • An absolutely gorgeous AMOLED display - it's pin-sharp, thanks to its 3120x1440-pixel resolution, vibrant, has superb brightness, and great sunlight contrast - very simply it's as good as any flagship display gets
  • Huawei's EMUI is a decent Android skin (though it's starting to look a little dated now) but this time, importantly, it has a number of behind-the-scenes optimisations to make it run butter-smooth
  • Breathtaking performance with the most powerful processor on an Android phone yet - the potent Kirin 980 - navigation is immediate, apps open without hesitation, editing photos in Adobe Lightroom is a breeze, and heavy games such as Asphalt 9: Legends are a piece of cake
  • Incredibly versatile set of 3 cameras at the rear - arguably the best all-round setup on a smartphone especially for still images (even beating the likes of the iPhone XS, and Pixel 3 in various conditions)
  • The phone will take some brilliant shots in all sorts of conditions
  • The telephoto mode gives you a 3x zoom, with no loss of detail. Or you can digitally zoom in further to 5x if you want to get even closer on the action
  • Even more useful arguably is the super-wide angle lens, though - it's wide enough to give you some dramatic, creative angle shots
  • The AI scene recognition works well too and adds the software smarts to automatically make your pictures even better
  • Also like the P20, the Mate 20 Pro excels in low light - there's a "Night" mode, which takes multiple images over a period of several seconds, piecing them together into a much brighter, more detailed image than you are likely to find anywhere else
  • The Mate 20 Pro also features nice stereo speakers, but with a surprising, clever implementation: the secondary speaker is actually embedded in the USB-C port, so audio comes at you from the earpiece and the USB-C port (this does mean though that when your phone is plugged in for a charge, audio will sound a bit muffled)
  • Very good battery life - the burly 4200-mAh ticker will easily last a full day of demanding use - and with lighter use, you can even get 2 days - which puts it squarely among the top flagship performers, beating out the Google Pixel 3 and just below the Galaxy Note 9
  • It's also got some truly super fast charging tech - using a new 40-watt charger, you can get up to 70 percent charge in only 30 minutes! - these are pretty much unprecedented charging speeds, and leaves even OnePlus' excellent Dash charging in the water
  • There's also 2-way wireless charging - so you can not only wirelessly charge your phone - but also charge another wireless charging phone, using your phone! - again, this is some truly cutting edge tech
  • All said and done, the Mate 20 Pro is, especially in terms of hardware, the very best Android phone (and possibly even any phone) you can get your hands on, if money is no concern. Full stop.
  • This is the new Android power beast, taking over the baton from a position that's been held by the Samsung Galaxy Note series for a long time
  • If you want to walk around knowing that your pocket is home to some of the most cutting-edge tech it's possible to put in a phone, look no further
  • If you travel a lot and take a ton of photos, look no further
  • Ultimately, the Mate 20 Pro, sets the new standards of what an ultimate flagship should be like, and the rest of the industry will need to follow suit, or get left behind
  • Absolutely captivating, premium, glass-and-metal design - arguably the best design of 2019 so far - the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom is a sight to behold, both front and back
  • The absence of any notch and the thin bezels on all sides gives the phone a distinct visual identity
  • Excellent build quality
  • The matte texture on the back glass gives it a bit of a grip and saves it from smudges (and for more careful users, OPPO also has a protective case in the box)
  • Fast in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Excellent, captivating AMOLED screen - large and notch-free - watching content on the screen is a treat
  • Color OS 6 is now leaner, snappier, and more streamlined
  • There are of course many add-on features as well - including Game space (to optimize game performance), Kids space (parental controls), Smart driving (for safety on the road), and special gestures for activating Google Assistant or switching to split-screen mode
  • As you would expect from the flagship hardware underneath, the Reno 10x performs like a beast, matching other 2019 flagships beat for beat
  • The main highlights of the Reno 10x however are the impressive set of cameras, both front and back
  • The rear setup boasts of three cameras - 48MP primary camera + 8MP ultra-wide + 13MP telephoto, that's capable of an impressive 5x optical zoom, and up to 10x Hybrid zoom (similar to the current camera champ, Huawei P30 Pro)
  • The overall quality of images is excellent, and comparable to the best flagships - though not quite as good as the amazing P30 Pro - but that's in any case a very high benchmark
  • The other star of OPPO’s show is the front facing camera, with an intriguing shark fin pop-up design, that's sure to turn heads - the quality of the selfies is pretty good too
  • Video recording quality is very good too, and again comparable to other flagships
  • Excellent, class-leading battery life with a 4065mAH battery combined with some good software optimization - you will comfortably stretch it 2 days with light to moderate use
  • Excellent VOOC fast-charging, one of the best fast-charging technologies in the industry at present - you will get a full charge in about an hour
  • Overall, with the cracking set of cameras, a beautiful design, an excellent battery life, and a more streamlined software experience from ColorOS, Reno 10X feels like an extremely well executed flagship, and is more than worthy of consideration alongside other top Android flagships like the OnePlus 7 Pro (More fluid 90Hz screen, and has stereo speakers, but the cameras are not as versatile), Samsung Galaxy S10 (stereo speakers, headphone jack, IP-rated water protection, but the cameras are not as versatile, and the screen has a punch-hole), and the Huawei P30 Pro (better camera package, but not quite as good looking)
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Video recording quality is the only (minor) weakness in the camera here - it's still very good, mind you - but not up to the flawless, high standards of say the iPhone XS or the Pixel 3
  • On the heavy side, at 215g
  • Though it packs lesser bloatware than before, it's still not as neat and simple as stock Android or light skins such as OxygenOS
Expert Reviews
  1. The most jam-packed with features smartphone this season...deserves to be on your wishlist
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Right there with the very best Android phones
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. If you want to walk around knowing that your pocket is home to some of the most cutting-edge tech it's possible to put in a phone, then the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is for you
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The best smartphone on the market right now
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A top-tier phone for a top-tier price
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. No other phone that’s launched this year has attracted me the way Mate 20 Pro does
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Unless you absolutely need the stylus of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, we suggest that you throw in a few thousand rupees more and get the Huawei Mate 20 Pro instead
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The most impressive Android phone to come out in 2018
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. Every once in a while there comes a phone that you can’t help but fall in love with
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. The most feature-packed phone you can currently buy...Android's dark horse champion
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. You’ll wish you could get one
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
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  16. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  17. t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. theverge.com hands-on Read Review »
  19. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  20. digitaltrends.com hands-on Read Review »
  21. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  22. tomsguide.com hands-on Read Review »
  23. androidcentral.com hands-on Read Review »
  24. stuff.tv hands-on Read Review »
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  1. Oppo isn't afraid to innovate and do things its own way - a risky strategy that has often backfired, but it has paid off handsomely with the Reno 10x zoom
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Like a OnePlus 7 Pro, with a better camera
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Hard to find a fault with this phone
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A lot of people who have the OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7 Pro in mind will find the Reno 10x Zoom a compelling alternative
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Reno 10x Zoom is about both design and imaging
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Goes head-to-head with the big boys
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. If you’re looking for an affordable premium smartphone, Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is a great choice....Yes, OnePlus 7 Pro is there as well but Oppo Reno 10x Zoom delivers almost everything and at a cheaper price
    hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Excellent all-round smartphone
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  9. A convincing competitor to Android flagships...one of the best phones this year
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Easily one of the best phones on 2019...a viable alternative not just to the OnePlus 7 Pro, but even the Galaxy S10+ and the P30 Pro
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Excellent value for money...alternative to leading flagship phones
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. Hands down, OPPO’s best product so far
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. A complete package from Oppo...a worthy alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S10 or Huawei P30 Pro
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. Overall we're happy to recommend the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. Quite simply a beautifully crafted piece of machinery...by far one of the best flagship phones this year
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  16. A very good smartphone...bold and refreshing
    neowin.net in-depth Read Review »
  17. Make no mistake, the Reno 10x Zoom is a real flagship phone success - and one that will make people stand up and pay attention to Oppo as a brand
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. Has a lot going for it and could emerge as the perfect device for those looking for an alternative to the OnePlus devices in the segment
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
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  24. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
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