With the Reno line-up, Oppo completely revolutionized its high-end smartphones line-up and it seems to have taken the right decisions as the new phones are doing really well in both the Chinese and the global market. The flagship device of the new series is the Oppo Reno 10x zoom (there is also a Reno 5G but if we exclude the 5G connectivity it has exactly the same specifications but a higher price) and it combines a revolutionary design with a very advanced camera experience and amazing performances. But can this device compete with the most powerful non 5G flagship released by the company which actually dominates the smartphones market? After reading this comparison between Oppo Reno 10x zoom and Samsung Galaxy S10+ you should have a satisfying answer to this question.
Oppo Reno 10x zoom vs Samsung Galaxy S10+
|Oppo Reno 10x zoom||Samsung Galaxy S10+|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||162 x 77.2 x 9.3 mm,
|157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm,
|DISPLAY||6.6 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 387 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, AMOLED||6.4 inches, 1440 x 3040p (Quad HD+), 522 ppi, 19:9 ratio, Dynamic AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Samsung Exynos 9820, octa-core 2.73 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 128 GB â€“ 6 GB RAM, 256 GB â€“ 8 GB RAM, 256 GB â€“ micro SD card slot||8 GB RAM, 128 GB â€“ 8 GB RAM, 512 GB â€“ 12 GB RAM, 1 TB â€“ micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, Color OS||Android 9 Pie, Samsung Experience|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 48 + 13 MP + 8 MP f/1.7, f/3.0 and f/2.2
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Triple 12 + 12 + 16 MP f/1.5-2.4, f/2.4 and f/2.2
Dual 10 + 8 MP f/1.9 and f/2.2 front camera
Fast charging 20W
|4100 mAh, Fast Charging 15W, Fast Wireless Charging 15W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Hybrid Dual SIM slot||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, IP68 certification, reverse wireless charging|
There is no doubt about the fact that Oppo Reno 10x zoom comes with one of the most innovative form factors ever seen on a mobile phone in the last years. It is equipped with the first â€œshark finâ€ pop-up camera and it has a screen-to-body ratio very close to 100 percent without the need of a notch. Further, it has a very original glass back, especially when it comes to that vertical stripe in the middle. While Oppo Reno 10x zoom has the best look in my opinion, Samsung Galaxy S10+ offers a better build quality as it is fully waterproof (up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes).
Samsung is the best display manufacturer when it comes to mobile phones and it was pretty obvious that Galaxy S10+ had to come with one of the most outstanding panels out there. The handset sports an amazing color reproduction, a high QHD+ resolution and it is even HDR10+ compliant. If we only consider flagship phones, Oppo Reno 10x zoom has just an average AMOLED panel without HDR certification and with a just Full HD+ resolution (1080p vs 1440p on the Galaxy S10+). However, it has a wider panel, one of the widest ones on flagship phones with a diagonal of 6.6 inches. But I would definitely go for display quality instead of display size.
Specs & Software
If we consider the most expensive variants, so the ones with the best memory configurations, Samsung Galaxy S10+ largely wins the hardware comparison. Indeed, it is equipped with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of UFS 3.0 internal storage, while Oppo Reno 10x zoom stops at just 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. Both benchmarks and speed tests highlight a better software and hardware optimization on the Samsung Galaxy S10+, despite it has to manage a display with a higher resolution and a highly-customized user interface. However, in each case you got a flagship hardware department, so you should not notice any difference in daily use.
Oppo Reno 10x zoom has an amazing 10x hybrid zoom technology which allows a better zoom with a minor loss of detail compared to the Galaxy S10+, but when it comes to overall photo and video quality, Samsungâ€™s flagship is a lot better than its rivals. It shoots brighter photos in low-light conditions thanks to its variable aperture which goes up to f/1.5, and it even shows more accurate colors when there is light. Even when it comes to selfies, Samsung Galaxy S10+ is the king with its dual front camera able to record 4K videos. So, overall, Oppo Reno 10x zoom is better only when it comes to zoom.
Even though Samsung Galaxy S10+ has a slightly bigger battery, Oppo Reno 10x zoom is able to last more on a single charge in most of the scenarios because it has better power management and a more efficient display. Both support Qi wireless charging, but only Samsung Galaxy S10 has the reverse wireless charging feature.
Do not take the price info seriously as the price of these handsets varies a lot depending on the market and the actual street prices. But in the highest amount of countries, Samsung Galaxy S10+ starts from an â‚¬830/$930 listing price, while Oppo Reno 10x zoom costs â‚¬800/$897 in its base variant. At the end of the day, Samsung Galaxy S10+ looks like a more complete device due to its better overall camera performance, a better display, water resistance, and higher-end memory configurations.
Oppo Reno 10x zoom vs Samsung Galaxy S10+: PRO and CONS
Oppo Reno 10x zoom
- Periscopic sensor
- Big battery
- Bigger display
- Stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy S10+
- Better display quality
- Reverse wireless charging
- Better hardware
- Better selfie cameras