Best 5G phones right now:Oppo Reno

Oppo Reno 5G
Oppo Reno 5G

Oppo Reno 5G

As we said in the introduction, the Reno 5G is the same handset as the 10x Zoom model.But adapted for that Qualcomm X50 5G modem that provides that faster connection on the move. It is, essentially, the same modem used by many first-gen 5G handset and appropriately we have had the chance to test that on the first network to launch 5G in the UK.

Best 5G phones right now:Oppo Reno

This flagship comes with plenty to differentiate it from the competition: there’s the bezel and notch-free display, the triple camera on the back with a periscope-like zoom camera (hence the ’10x Zoom’ name), and the ‘shark-fin’ pop-up camera on the top edge.

Unique cameras dictate design

  • Glass front and back
  • Pop-up shark-fin camera
  • 162 x 77.2 x 9.3mm; 210g

Over the past couple of years, Oppo has revamped its design efforts in an attempt to be seen as a true flagship smartphone maker. Following modern trends, the Reno flagship is a glass and metal sandwich, with curved glass towards the edges on the back, and a screen that dominates the front.


  • 6.6-inch fullHD+ display
  • AMOLED 1080 x 2340 resolution

The display on the Reno 10x Zoom is often super. Rather than Quad HD, you get an extended Full HD panel (that still offers nearly 400 pixels per inch in density) which means there’s plenty of detail at arm’s length.


  • ColorOS 6
  • Based on Android Pie
  • There’s an app drawer now, yey!

In previous years, we’ve criticized Oppo’s software for being far too much like Apple’s iOS – which just feels odd for an Android-based phone.

Performance and battery

  • Snapdragon 855 processor
  • 6GB or 8GB RAM
  • 4,065mAh battery
  • 20W VOOC flash charging

Unlike some older Oppo phones, the 10x Zoom is a true flagship in terms of spec. Inside, there’s the latest Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 855, which is paired with either 6GB or 8GB RAM depending on the model you go for. What that means in real daily use is that you have a phone that struggles with nothing. It’s fast, fluid and can cope with even the most graphically intense games.

Best 5G phones right now:Oppo Reno


  • Triple camera: regular, ultra-wide and periscopic zoom
  • 48MP, 8MP and 13MP, respectively
  • 16MP front camera

The Reno 10x Zoom has a triple camera system, very much like the system you find on the Huawei P30 Pro. There’s a primary lens with a pixel-packed sensor, an ultra-wide lens, and a telescopic zoom lens using a periscope style makeup to offer impressive zoom, without adding thickness to the body.