Our Opinion

The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom (6GB RAM, 128GB) is a slightly better phone than the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (6GB RAM, 128GB), and is also slightly 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)  Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (6GB RAM, 128GB) 
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Xiaomi Black Shark 2
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Excellence Score
73.6
69.4
Value for Money Score
63.6
60.3
Price ₹ 39,990 onwards ₹ 39,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2019 Jun, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.6 inches 6.39 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 390 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Yes
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Display Features DCI-P3 Support DCI-P3 Support, Always-on display, Eye Protection mode, Intelligent Motion Compensation, Image Enhancement
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.84 GHz 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Ranked #7 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Ranked #7 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 640 Adreno 640
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 13MP + 8MP 48MP + 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 48MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 1/2" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 12MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size; PDAF; 2x Optical Zoom, HDR, Panorama, Pro mode, Slow motion, AI Camera, Portrait Mode
Secondary Camera 16MP 20MP
Secondary Camera Features Motorized Pop-up Camera, F/2.0 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length (Wide), HDR, AI Beatification F/2.0 Aperture, 0.9um Pixel Size, HDR
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, 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
Thickness 9.3 mmThick 8.77 mmMedium
Weight 215 gmHeavy 205 gmHeavy
Width 77.2 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 75.0 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4065 mAh 4000 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, 20W VOOC Flash Charge Yes, 27W Quick Charge 4.0
Included Fast Charger Yes, 20.0W Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; NFC; Noise Filtration; Dolby Audio In-display Fingerprint Sensor; WiFi Display; MIMO; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
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)
  • Powerful, unique, industrial 'gaming device' design
  • Slick 'gaming lights'
  • The Black Shark logo on the rear of the phone can be customized to glow and pulse in just about any color
  • The included case has two small ledges onto which you can latch your fingertips - the grippy material of the case and these ledges really help you take firm hold of the phone when gaming
  • The buttons (a short volume toggle, a small power and screen button, and dedicated Shark Key) have excellent profiles and perfect action
  • Fast, effective face unlock
  • Large, crisp, punchy OLED display - you are going to enjoy playing games and watching videos on this device
  • Contrast, and viewing angles are great
  • The display also supports a 'MagicTouch' feature, that relies on the phone’s pressure-sensitive display to let you reassign controls to a more convenient location on the screen - which can make playing games in landscape mode (like PUBG) much more fun
  • The UI is mostly stock Android, which keeps things nice and simple
  • The primary modification to the software is in terms of a number of options that help you optimize the gaming experience on the phone
  • The “Game Dock” and “Light Settings” found at the bottom of the settings menu let you adjust certain aspects of the gaming experience, such as notifications, frame rates, brightness, and the floating window that acts as a dashboard for all your key performance metrics (battery temp, CPU temp, CPU frequency, and so on)
  • The Shark Key on the right side grants entry to the phone’s gaming zone, called Shark Space that squashes notifications and will essentially help you focus 100 percent on gaming - it also dumps out the RAM to help boost speeds
  • Shark Space is also a central location for all your games - any titles you download from the Play Store are automatically loaded into the Shark Space launcher
  • You’ll also find controls for the optional gaming pads - if you purchase the pads you can customize the actions for each button here, as well as perform some baseline calibrations.
  • If you don’t have the controllers, you can map on-screen buttons to perform specific tasks
  • The display is also capable of 240Hz touch sensitivity with latency as low as 43.5ms - together, these translate to faster finger recognition and quicker response to your input
  • The performance as you would expect from a gaming device, is drool-worthy - the flagship Snapdragon 855, with oodles of RAM, and other modifications like liquid cooling, and a multi-layered heat dissipation system, means that this is simply one of the most powerful Androids you can get your hands on
  • From day-to-day use to complex games, the Black Shark 2 will chomp through everything, without batting an eyelid
  • Pretty good cameras for this price bracket
  • The dual-camera setup on the rear lets you shoot normal and telephoto images, as well as use the two lenses together for portrait/bokeh
  • The majority of photos show sharp focus, and even low light shots are better than average
  • The selfie camera does a decent job too
  • You can shoot video up to 4K - they generally come out clean, well exposed, and mostly free of noise
  • Overall, especially for a gaming-centered phone, the Black Shark 2 packs some pretty capable cameras
  • Good bunch of front-facing stereo speakers - can deliver 1W of audio output, which means the Black Shark 2 can get really loud
  • There is also a dedicated gaming mic on one side of the phone to ensure it isn’t covered by your hand while you play
  • Very good battery life with a 4000mAH battery, and some good optimization - with regular use, it can breeze through 48 hours and power to spare - and even with a lot of gaming time, you will comfortable get through a day
  • Fast charging support (Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0) with some very good charging speeds - 30 min plugged into the included charger will provide a 60 percent boost in battery life
  • If you are into hardcore gaming, and spend a lot of your day engrossed in PUBG or Fortnite, this is the best value-for-money dedicated gaming phone you can get, period - it's big on both personality and performance - and the bang for buck it delivers is off the charts
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
  • While the front of the phone is all glass, the rest of the chassis is some seriously heavy metal - this is a big and heavy device, no 2 ways about it
  • No IP-rated waterproofing
  • The in-display fingerprint sensor only has average accuracy (you will be better off using the face unlock mostly)
  • The Black Shark 2, like all gaming device tend to be, is a sharp, aggressive-looking piece of hardware, and it may be too much for regular, non-hardcore-gaming folk
  • Unlike some other gaming phones (such as the Asus ROG phone), the screen refresh rate is limited to a standard 60Hz
  • Brightness levels peak at 430-nits - it could have been a bit higher for better outdoor visibility
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack - audio output is via USB-C, and there are no USB-C earphones included either - so you will need to get your own USB-C or wireless headphones
  • The Black Shark 2 is primarily for gamers thanks to its lights, aggressive design and gaming optimizations - having said all that though, it’s a good smartphone generally speaking, and anyone looking for a standout handset, who doesn’t mind a bit of ‘grrr’, can also check it out
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. A great phone, that we thoroughly liked..but one that we find surprisingly hard to recommend
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Black Shark 2’s pressure-sensitive screen makes mobile gaming better
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A big, powerful bite at an affordable price
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Delivers on its key promise — excellent gaming performance..but feels slightly overpriced compared to a rival such as the Nubia Red Magic 3
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Ideal gaming smartphone
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Solid value for the money
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The new king of mobile gaming
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. If you are a person that loves to game on the go, this is the smartphone for you
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Quintessentially one of the best gaming smartphones out there
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. One of the best gaming phones you can buy
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. A dependable option for gamers
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. This gaming phone is a real killer
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  13. Well worth the money
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. A mighty phone with supreme gaming capabilities
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  15. Consider this one if you need an all-round smartphone that also doubles up as a gaming device
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. thenewsminute.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. digitaltrends.com hands-on Read Review »
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