The Kenya’s midrange smartphone market is rapidly evolving with newer and better devices entering the market.
The market segment has recorded a tough competition of devices with the entry of high performance Gadgets such as the OPPO Reno10 5G and the 5G Pro that were officially unveiled in the Kenyan Market a month ago.
Smartphones with curved displays usually remain exclusive to the high-end market segment.
However, Oppo is breaking the mold with the Reno 10 5G, that I will be reviewing in this article offering a visually appealing device at a more affordable price.
My review device for the Reno 10 5G came in silver grey, a colour that fits right into my life like many other men who are not for so flashy colours.
This device similar to the previous devices from Oppo is one that captivates with its aesthetics, that might have benefited from a dedicated design team striving to make them visually striking.
the sleek, nearly bezel-less sides boast distinctive shiny silver colors and cool textures on their backs.
But have you ever thought what if a premium-looking smartphone didn’t come with an exorbitant cost? What if it also included a premium camera design, a feature typically reserved for devices well above the thousand-dollar mark?
Well enter Oppo’s latest offering, the Reno 10 5G, which has so far proven to deliver high-end aesthetics and an enhanced camera setup at a more budget-friendly price point.
Ever since I began reviewing their products starting with the OPPO Reno6, I’ve developed a fondness for each subsequent release, each for its own unique reasons.
Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with every OPPO phone that hit the market.
This time, I have the privilege of exploring the Reno10 5G, a standout device that seamlessly combines class, aesthetics, and power.
The phone’s visual appeal is striking, thanks to its curved edges, a high-quality shimmery back cover, and a distinctive dual-toned camera module.
Its slim profile and lightweight construction only enhance its allure, making it comfortable to hold and effortless to carry.
Beyond its visual charm, the OPPO Reno10 5G offers an exceptional user experience. The display is vibrant and razor-sharp, delivering an immersive viewing experience.
With a current operating system, ample internal storage, and generous RAM, the device’s performance is nothing short of outstanding, effortlessly handling a variety of tasks.
The Comparison OPPO Reno10 vs Vivo V27
However, my focus today will be exploring this device in comparison to the recently launched Vivo V27 both of which fall within the same price range.
We will explore the specs of both devices from Camera, battery, storage, processor, memory network and allow you to make your own purchase decision.
Just like the OPPO Reno 10 5G that I have been using, the V27 is a good device overall with both featuring curved displays that were previously a preserve of the flagships.
Both of the designs are beautiful in my eyes, the OPPO Reno10 is though lighter than Vivo Y27 which is not physically heavy either.
powerful enough for the average consumer, and what’s more, both cameras provide beautiful results and also lots of options for playing with filters and effects.
OPPO has always marketed the Reno series as a ‘’Portrait Master’’ so the company really put in a lot of work to give you the best smartphone photography experience.
This is actually one important area where the Reno10 stands out compared to the V27, with the later packing a high resolution for selfie camera.
|OPPO Reno10 5G
|VIVO V27 5G
|For enhanced portrait experience, the device comes with a feature a large 64MP 1/2-inch sensor on its Main Camera, a 32MP IMX709 Telephoto Portrait Camera and an 8MP IMX355 112° ultra-wide camera. For captivating selfies, the devices have a 32MP ultra-clear camera.
|The Aura Light Portrait System in this device provides natural night portraits thanks to its 50MP OIS Ultra-Sensing rear camera, .It also offers a better selfie experience in its class, thanks to its 50MP AF Selfie Camera.
|Powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 processor with 8 cores and 8GB of RAM, this oppo Reno 10 5G offers exceptional performance for multitasking, gaming, and productivity. Plus, the oppo Reno 10 5G comes with advanced features like facial recognition and an acceleration sensor for added convenience and security.
|The device features a 4 nm advanced processor, Dimensity 7200, with low power consumption, higher processing speed, and a substantial performance boost over the previous generation of MediaTek chip.
|Reno10 5G comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of ROM. Moreover, the device supports OPPO’s innovative RAM Expansion technology, which virtually converts unused ROM space into up to an additional 12GB and 8GB of RAM for enhanced performance. All this is definitely enough – for games, watching movies, surfing, photography, and more.
|256 GB of storage, and 8GB of memory, with the option to double them at the expense of the storage volume. Furthermore, the device comes with an Extended RAM of up to 8 GB, which is equivalent to RAM of 16 GB, essentially doubling the space.
|The Reno10 is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7050 SoC that promising fast and reliable performance to its users. The Reno10 5G comes with a 120hz refresh rate 6.70-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 1080×2412 pixels (FHD+) at a pixel density of 394 pixels per inch (ppi).
|The V27 comes with MediaTek’s Dimensity 7200 processor, The device is equipped with an exclusive Aura Light Portrait System, stylish color designs, a high-performance 4nm chip, a 120Hz 3D curved screen, and flagship-level cameras
|On battery performance, the Reno10 packs a 5000mAh battery, with 67W SUPERVOOCTM charging to 100 percent in just 47 minutes.
|The battery of the V27 has a capacity of 4,600 mAh, and there is also fast charging. Similar to the other Chinese manufacturers, Vivo’s kit also has a charger for fast charging, with a power of 66 watts.
|NETWORK AND CONNECTIVITY
|2G bands 3G bands 4G bands 5G bands
|2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G FDD-LTE, 4G TDD-LTE and 5G
|Just as the Reno10 Pro 5G, the Reno10 5G features an ultra-slim body in two stunning colors; Ice Blue and Silvery Grey with a 93% screen-to-body ration.
|This phone has a dynamic, look. Its Magic Blue edition features Fluorite AG Glass with a color-changing effect under UV light, Noble Black with an embossed glitter texture.
Further the Oppo Reno10 operates on Android 13, overlaid with ColorOS 13.1, and boasts a splendid 6.7-inch AMOLED display, complete with an impressive 120Hz refresh rate, among other noteworthy features.
The recommended retail price between the two devices is just about Sh4000, with two devices going for Sh56,999 for the Reno10 and Sh52,999 for the V27.
In the end, the decision between these two devices will be influenced by individual user needs and budget constraints. I would recommend considering a slightly higher budget of Ksh.4,000/- to opt for the Reno 10. This choice will provide you with additional features, making the higher price worth it.