Oppo Reno 10 5G

Oppo Reno 10 5G Review; A stylish phone with awesome cameras and battery life

Oppo Kenya launched the Reno 10 series in the Kenyan market, and it consists of Oppo Reno 10 5G and Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G. The phone is the successor to the Reno 8 series which was launched late last year and consists of Reno 8 5G and Reno 8T.

We managed to get our hands on the Oppo Reno 10 5G which we took out for a spin, and these are our thoughts.


The Oppo Reno 10 5G measures 6.39 x 2.92 x 0.31 inches and weighs about 184 grams which I found it to be comfortable in the hand. It comes with a glass back that has a textured matte finish giving the phone a premium look.


The Oppo Reno 10 5G comes with a 6.7 -inch AMOLED curved screen with very slim bezels giving the phone a screen-to-body ratio of approximately 89.6 per cent. It has a high definition 1080 x 2412 resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio which translates to 394 pixels per inch density. This coupled with a 120 Hertz variable refresh rate gives you a pretty sharp display.

The phone comes with 500 nits of typical brightness, 800 nits of maximum brightness and 950 nits of peak brightness. This means that one should be able to use the phone with ease even in bright light conditions. The screen is also HDR10+ certified which means that it can decode HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG, but not Dolby Vision.

The screen has Asahi Glass AGC DT-Star2 cover for protection so that means it won’t be breaking easily with minor falls. It has a screen protector out of the box, which will at least protect the device from scratches.

The selfie camera is located at the top of the screen with the top edge featuring an infrared blaster, stereo speaker, microphone. The left edge does not have anything while the right edge features the volume up and down rocker and a power button. The bottom of the phone holds a sim tray that can house two nano-SIM cards, a microSD card expansion slot, a stereo speaker, Type C charging port and a microphone.



The phone is powered by a Mediatek MT6877V Dimensity 7050, the chipset is built on a 6 nm process node technology and has a maximum CPU frequency of 2.6 GHz. For gaming, it uses the Mali-G68 MC4 GPU which is adequate for casual gaming.

It has 256GB of internal storage and 8 GB of RAM which is expandable virtually by 4GB by taking space from the storage.  I did not experience any lag while using the phone be it while streaming, switching between apps or even playing games like PUGB and Asphalt 9.

The Oppo Reno 10 5G runs on the Android 13 operating system straight out of the box and a ColorOS 13.1 interface. It also comes with some preinstalled apps like Booking.com, Facebook, Spotify among others. However, these can be disabled or uninstalled with ease.

The phone comes with an Infrared Remote app which I managed to connect and use with my TVs and Android Box. I found it quite useful for those moments when you need to change the channel but simply can’t find the remote.



Oppo Reno 10 5G comes with a triple camera setup at the back, 64MP wide+ 32MP telephoto+ 8MP ultrawide and the 32MP selfie camera with HDR to create some visually appealing photographs which are sharp and detailed.

The phone comes with Night mode for those instances when you have low light conditions. There is a tripod mode within the Night mode that uses longer exposure for better results. Pro mode enables you to play around with settings like ISO, exposure, white balance, manual focus, and shutter speed for the perfect photo.

It also rocks other features such as Portrait, Panorama, Slow Motion, Time Lapse and Text Scanner ensuring that smartphone photography enthusiasts are spoilt for choice. The Dual View video feature allows you to make a video while using both the selfie and front camera simultaneously. What’s more, the main camera can shoot videos in 4K up to 30 frames per second while the selfie camera is limited to 1080 pixels up to 30 frames per second.

Check out the photos.


The Oppo Reno 10 5G features a 5000 mAh non-removable battery supported by an 67Watt flash charging power brick. This means that it can fully charge the device in just under 50 minutes which can be convenient on a busy day.

A user gets a full day’s heavy use from a fully charged battery, so everything from listening to music, to reading and browsing as well as gaming is possible.


The Oppo Reno 10 5G is a definite buy if you are looking for a phone with good performance, battery life and awesome cameras. The Oppo Reno 10 5G is retailing at Ksh. 56,999 and is available at any authorized Oppo retailer.