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Oppo Reno 10 Pro Plus – Snap review

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Oppo beefs up its photo-centric powerhouse to deliver a stellar Android experience.

Oppo is a company whose mobile offerings are becoming increasingly noteworthy in a market that is somewhat stagnant. The Chinese manufacturer has won over many with the Reno range of devices. The big brother of the bunch, the Reno 10 Pro+, is putting its hand up as a flagship contender that brings a lot of bang for its buck.

The Oppo Reno10 Pro+ is a 5G-enabled smartphone that features a 6.74-inch AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chipset, 16 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage, a 64 MP telephoto camera, and a 4 700 mAh battery with 100W Supervooc charging; impressive specs from the outset.

A glance at the device’s features makes it clear that it’s an Android device worth considering. Plus, once you see the price, compared to other flagships on the market in South Africa, you’ll be hard-pressed not to opt for the Reno10 Pro+ when upgrading to a new phone. The Oppo Reno10 Pro Plus is available in South Africa at a recommended price-point of R22 999, giving it a distinctive edge against competitor flagships selling for well over R35 000.

Hands-on with the Oppo Reno 10 Pro+ camera

But, it’s the camera on the Oppo Reno 10 Pro Plus that is the selling-point. The 64 MP telephoto portrait camera on Reno 10 Pro+ 5G provides a 71 mm equivalent focal length for professional-looking portrait images. Together with its large f/2.5 aperture, 25cm minimum focus distance, and large 1/2-inch camera sensor, the telephoto portrait camera creates a professional portrait shooting experience on the Reno10 Pro+ 5G, enabling high-level portraits to be captured with just a simple click.

Time-saving software

The images and footage shot on the Reno 10 Pro+ have been nothing short of exceptional. Thanks to the image processing software built into the Oppo Reno10 Pro+, you’re left to do no editing to images (unless you really want to tinker), even those shot in low-light conditions. As someone taking photographs and shooting footage every day for work, this has saved me an immense amount of time normally spent fiddling around with stand-alone editing software.

A breakdown of the Oppo Reno 10 Pro+ camera set-up

The camera module has three lenses. Starting with the 50 MP primary camera equipped with a Sony IMX890 sensor, it excels in capturing light and delivering excellent picture quality. Thanks to the Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), even shaky hands or moving objects won’t blur the images. In good lighting conditions, the shots are sharp and filled with an impressive amount of detail and accurate colours. The natural representations of greens, reds, and blues boosts the overall image quality of every shot and demonstrates the ability of the Oppo Reno 10 Pro Plus to capture breathtaking landscapes while preserving the intricate elements.

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Indoor shots, with lower natural light, are just as impressive when using the Reno10 Pro Plus. Shots taken inside, with low but aesthetic lighting, are also filled with detail. The image processing software goes a long way to enhance these photos with true-to-life colours. Even with lower lighting, objects in the frame of shots have a striking appearance and details are visible.

Telephoto portraits

Special mention must go to the 64 MP telephoto portrait lens featured in the Oppo Reno 10 Pro Plus. While most smartphones typically offer a 2 MP depth or macro lens for portrait mode, Oppo has chosen to stack its telephoto lens for the ultimate in portrait photography. The telephoto portrait lens is equipped with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and offers up to 3x optical zoom, ensuring excellent results in both good and low light conditions. Photographs taken in daylight using the telephoto lens in portrait mode are filled with intricate details and boast remarkable sharpness with vibrant colours.

There is no doubt that the Reno 10 Pro Plus excels at capturing portraits with precise subject definition, clean edges, and no unwanted, artificial-looking blur. The camera smoothly and gradually creates a bokeh effect comparable to what you would expect from a DSLR.

Impressive selfies

At the front of the device, you’ll find another game changer: the 32 MP selfie camera. With this front camera, you get the freedom to shoot ultra-clear selfies during the day as well as at nighttime. Group selfies are top-notch, with the subjects kept in focus while the background is slightly blurred. Skin tones look natural and the colour reproduction is gorgeous.

The camera setup on the Oppo Reno 10 Pro+ is undoubtedly one of the biggest flexes of this device and justifies the purchase of the Oppo Reno 10 Pro+ all on its own. Of course, it also helps that the device is a flagship in the truest sense with impressive features that will satisfy even the most discerning super user.

In addition to the impressive camera, the Oppo Reno10 Pro+ also features an in-display fingerprint sensor, reverse charging capabilities, and runs on Android 13 on launch.

Rating and price

The Oppo Reno10 Pro+ scores 5 out of 5. It is available in purple or grey.

5.0 out of 5.0 stars
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