Oppo Reno 10X Zoom review

The most powerful camera phone zoom around

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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Oppo Reno 10X Zoom undercuts the Huawei P30 Pro, making it the most affordable superzoom smartphone around. With a max zoom range of 130mm, it also gets you that bit closer to your subject and captures excellent images for the most part. We would still pick the P30 Pro’s camera given a choice - the Reno 10X Zoom has its quirks and isn’t as strong when it comes to video. If you can get past its shortcomings, however, you won’t find a more versatile, harder working stills camera on a smartphone for the price.

Pros

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    Versatile camera system

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    Excellent zoom for photos

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    Gorgeously immersive screen

Cons

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    Optical zoom inaccessible in video

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    Plenty of bloatware

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    Selfie camera collects dust

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The Oppo Reno 10X Zoom’s camera features a mighty optical zoom, with an equivalent focal length of 130mm. It’s in good company, with the likes of the Huawei P30 Pro, our current best camera phone able to achieve its 125mm telephoto range with a similar periscopic tech to that Oppo uses.

The phone is the first mainstream flagship from Oppo in the UK. That said, it’s been a big player in China for years, and is the company behind OnePlus and Realme.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist and content creator with a number of specialisms. He started his career at Canon Europe, before joining Phone Arena and Recombu as a tech writer and editor. From there, he headed up and runs Tech[edit], a technology YouTube channel, and has worked alongside this role at Future as a Senior Producer, sharpening his considerable video production skills. 


His technical expertise has been called on numerous times by mainstream media, with appearances and interviews on outlets like Sky News, and he provides Digital Camera World with insight and reviews on camera phones, video editing software and laptops, on-camera monitors, camera sliders, microphones and much more.