Our Opinion

The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom (6GB RAM, 128GB) is a significantly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus 64GB, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom (6GB RAM, 128GB)!

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom (6GB RAM, 128GB)  Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus 64GB 
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
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Excellence Score
77.7
58.9
Value for Money Score
71.2
63.2
Price ₹ 36,990 onwards ₹ 29,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2019 Mar, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 8.0 Oreo, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.6 inches 6.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 390 pixels per inch) 1440x2960 pixels (~ 531 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Display Features DCI-P3 Support Super AMOLED, 3D Touch (home button only), Always-on display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.84 GHz 2.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Ranked #7 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 9810Ranked #12 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 640 Mali-G72 MP18
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 13MP + 8MP 12MP + 12MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 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 12MP: F/1.5-2.4 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/2.55" Sensor Size; 1.4µm Pixel Size; Dual Pixel PDAF, 12MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 52mm Focal Length; 1/3.6" Sensor Size; 1µm Pixel Size; Autofocus; 2x Optical Zoom, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Geo-tagging, Simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, Touch focus, Face/Smile Detection, Auto HDR, Panorama, HDR, Dual-Video rec., Slow-motion Video
Secondary Camera 16MP 8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Motorized Pop-up Camera, F/2.0 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length (Wide), HDR, AI Beatification F/1.6 Aperture, Autofocus, Full HD+ Video Recording, Dual Video call, Auto HDR
Internal Memory 128 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 400 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 9.3 mmThick 8.5 mmMedium
Weight 215 gmHeavy 189 gmMedium
Width 77.2 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 73.8 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Battery Capacity 4065 mAh 3500 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, VOOC Flash Charge Yes
Included Fast Charger Yes, 20W Fast Charger Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; NFC; Noise Filtration; Dolby Audio Scratch Resistant Back (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Samsung DeX (desktop experience support); Qi Wireless charging; Bixby; NFC; ANT+ support; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Samsung Pay
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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)
  • Absolutely luscious design, continuing the design language that was introduced with the Galaxy S8 series (which is not a bad thing at all) - and it has some really sizzling color options in purple and blue, which really helps those supple curves stand out - the body colors look deep, rich and ever-changing thanks to the way the glossy glass catches the light - you will be hard pressed to find anything remotely as elegant, and beautiful in the Android market
  • The biggest design change is on the back, where the fingerprint reader moves below the camera module - this corrects the worst design mistake of both Galaxy S8 phones and the Note 8
  • Water resistant body
  • The tall, 18:9, minimal bezel, 6.2-inch AMOLED screen is absolutely gorgeous and even brighter than last year's (15 percent brighter, in fact) - and the sexy dual-curved design adds to the charm
  • Samsung software on top of Android adds some useful extras, extending the core functionality of Android - it is one of the better, more refined UIs in the Android world
  • Whiplash-fast performance backed by the super powerful Samsung's Exynos 9810 (similar to the Snapdragon 845 in terms of performance) - performance is top-notch as expected under all use cases
  • Terrific camera - the first to bring a mechanical dual-aperture lens from DSLRs to the much tinier mobile phone, a feature that's designed to let in more light, reduce image noise and generally make your photos a lot better
  • The image quality in well lit situations is top-notch
  • Low light performance often borders on astounding - with the amount of brightness & lack of noise you will find in the shots (thanks to the dual aperture lens) - although its not very consistent (some low light photos are oddly washed out)
  • The Galaxy S9 Plus also one-ups the excellent Galaxy S9 with a second rear camera for taking portrait photos - they come out well with a good bokeh effect
  • The super-slow motion video mode is pretty cool too, and when you frame the shot well, can give some incredible result
  • The selfie camera is good too, and has a new Selfie Focus mode, which uses software (and not a second lens) to create a depth effect with the front-facing camera, similar to the Pixel 2, or the iPhone X
  • On the whole the cameras on the Galaxy S9+/S9 compare well with the those on the other top camera phones - the Google Pixel 2, and the iPhone X - it's a toss up between these 3 - the Galaxy S9+ can produce some truly exceptional shots especially in the dark, but perhaps the iPhone X and the Pixel 2 are just a bit more consistent all round, everything considered
  • Dual-speaker system is excellent, and makes for loud, rich audio - and results in one of the best speaker experience of any smartphone, ever
  • Call quality is fantastic too, with the AKG tuning really paying off
  • Also has the good old-fashioned headphone jack! (that's missing in a lot of other flagships now)
  • Good (though not exceptional) battery life - will definitely last the work day on a single charge
  • Supports fast charging (although it's not the fastest around)
  • Supports wireless charging
  • DeX Pad support is another cool feature that enhances the Desktop Experience Samsung introduced on last year’s flagship Galaxy phones
  • On the whole, while outside of the display, the S9+ isn’t a class leader in any category, but it’s good enough in all of them that the whole package makes for a great flagship phone - it will compete with the Pixel 2/XL and the iPhone X for the title of the best smartphone - which one of these 3 you might choose will depend on what specific things you value
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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
  • Fragile glass front and back means you should buy a case day 1
  • The new face-unlock tool is not particularly secure (it might have been better for Samsung to build out a more refined version before rushing in to compete with the similar feature on the iPhone X)
  • The 3D avatar software is again not that well executed - the AR Emojis track your expressions poorly and need far more customization options
  • There’s also still no compelling use case for Bixby, Samsung's AI agent (though of course you have no compulsion to use it, and can instead keep using the Google Assistant)
  • While the camera is great generally, it can sometime make low-light photos look blurry and lack detail - even though brightness levels is excellent and noise is minimal - so its sometimes a double edged sword
  • Battery life is good, but not exceptional - some of the competition is ahead here
  • Among the two S9 variants themselves (standard, and plus), a lot of people might prefer the Galaxy S9, as it's a little easier to handle - the incremental improvements in the S9+ on the other hand (even bigger screen, more RAM, and a secondary rear camera) are arguably not that significant
  • Everything considered, S8 owners can skip the upgrade - the S9+ is excellent all-round, and incrementally better - but it's not a monumental change from the S8
  • Apart from the iPhone X and the Pixel 2/XL, the S9+ will also face tough competition now from lower priced flagships like the OnePlus 5T, which are almost as good on most of the important counts
  • The S9+ will also face direct competition from Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, which is pretty similar in many of the meaningful ways, but might come at a lower price
Expert Reviews
  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 »
  19. phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. me.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. digitaltrends.com hands-on Read Review »
  23. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  24. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  1. It's an awesome phone, the Samsung Galaxy S9+
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. You can hardly find anything remotely as elegant, as advanced, and as polished, all in a single product, on the Android market
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Samsung phone you really want this year
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Thanks to blazing performance, solid cameras and long battery life, the Galaxy S9/S9+ continue to uphold the S series’ reputation for excellence
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Samsung’s best phone with a big screen and superb camera
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The best Samsung flagship ever
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Both Galaxy S9 and S9+ are solid, dependable workhorses with excellent displays, premium craftsmanship, and improved cameras
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The best Android smartphone available right now
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. Impressive, to say the least
    bgr.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Samsung gets it exactly right
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. The S9 and S9+ are probably the best Android phones for most users, and I’d have no problem recommending them to almost anyone
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. techcrunch.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. independent.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
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  16. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
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  18. digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. alphr.com in-depth Read Review »
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  24. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  25. tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  26. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  27. pocketnow.com in-depth Read Review »
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  29. zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
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