Oppo Reno 10x Zoom vs OnePlus 7 Pro: Two Snapdragon 855 phones face off in India

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first_imgWe are reaching the halfway mark in 2019, which means we now have a number of brand new flagship and top-tier phones in India. While we have top-tier flagships like the Huawei P30 Pro and the Galaxy S10+, there are also some incredible and potentially disruptive flagships that spot below Rs 50,000 as well like the newly launched Oppo Reno 10x Zoom and the OnePlus 7 Pro. What’s more interesting is that these relatively affordable flagships are also the only phones in India to rock the Snapdragon 855 processor.The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom comes in two variants that are priced with a major margin in between. The base model that comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage is priced at Rs 39,990, while the 8GB + 256GB model costs Rs 49,990.The OnePlus 7 Pro, on the other hand, starts much higher at Rs 48,999 for the base model, going all the way up to Rs 57,999 for the version that comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of inbuilt storage.Going by the pricing alone, it would seem that the Oppo Reno is much more economical as it starts under Rs 40,000. It won’t be the most affordable Snapdragon 855 phone, however, as that title currently belongs to the regular OnePlus 7, which is priced at Rs 32,999. Let’s take a look at how the Reno 10x Zoom and OnePlus 7 Pro compare on paper.Oppo Reno 10x Zoom vs OnePlus 7 Pro specs comparedBoth the Reno 10x Zoom and OnePlus 7 Pro are much more alike than you would think. For starters, they both come with notchless AMOLED displays to offer a high screen ratios. They both get pop-up selfie cameras and Gorilla Glass 6 protection on the front, although the OnePlus 7 Pro gets a curved display on the front. They also come with an in-display fingerprint sensors and curved glass backs.advertisementBoth the phones also sport vertical triple cameras on the back. In fact, the biggest difference between the two devices is mostly the colours they come in and the pop-up camera style. The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom comes in a Jet Black and Ocean Green matt finish colours while the OnePlus 7 Pro is offered in Mirror Grey and Nebula Blue gradient colours.The OnePlus 7 Pro gets a very typical 90-degree pop-out camera, but the Reno phone offers a unique shark-fin style rising mechanism that elevates from the side at an 11-degree angle.While both the phones come with AMOLED panels, the OnePlus 7 gets an edge by offering a 2K (3120×1440) resolution and a fluid 90Hz refresh rate, whereas the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom gets a FHD+ (2340×1080) resolution and a standard 60Hz refresh rate. In real world usage, the OnePlus phone will offer an extremely smooth interaction with apps and the general UI in a way that kind of rolls off the finger and will likely spoil you. Both the phones offer ultra slim bezels and immersive displays. The Reno 10x Zoom sports a 6.6-inch screen, while the OnePlus 7 Pro gets a marginally bigger 6.67-inch display. The OnePlus flagship measures 162.6×75.9×8.8mm and weighs 206 grams, while the Reno flagship measures 162.0mmx77.2mmx9.3mm and weighs 215 grams, which means they are both fairly large and bulky phones.As mentioned earlier, the Reno 10x Zoom and OnePlus 7 Pro (and OnePlus 7) are presently the only phones in India to come with the latest Snapdragon 855 processor. This is a 2.8Ghz octa-core chipset that is based on a 7nm process making it power efficient with an embedded Adreno 640 GPU. In terms of performance, you’re likely to get the same experience, but it also depends on how well the software is optimised.When it comes to software, there is big difference between what the two phones offer. The Reno 10x Zoom ships with ColorOS 6 based on Android Pie, whereas the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with OxygenOS based on Android Pie. The custom Oppo software, as you may know, is fairly cluttered with a bunch of preinstalled apps and heavy customisations. OnePlus, on the other hand, delivers a cleaner and lighter custom software and the company is known for delivering timely updates as well. Another point to note is that both the Reno 10x Zoom and OnePlus 7 Pro will be among the first phones to get updated to Android Q.Moving on to the cameras, both the flagships abide to the current trend of offering 48MP cameras. They both come with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary camera. The OnePlus 7 Pro gets a slightly wider f/1.6 aperture as compared to the Reno 10x Zoom’s f/1.7 aperture. The triple camera setup on the phones are again quite similar in nature as they both offer telephoto and ultra wide-angle cameras as well, but with different sensors.advertisement The Reno 10x Zoom uses an 8MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle sensor and a 13MP f/3.0 telephoto lens. Additionally, the Reno flagship is the only one among the two to offer a Periscope lens that allows for 10x lossless zoom and up to 60x digital zoom. The OnePlus 7 Pro, on the other hand, gets an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens and a 16MP ultra wide-angle camera. Both phones offer dual OIS as well as EIS. For the selfie camera, both the phones come with 16MP Sony sensors housed in pop-up mechanisms.Yet another similarity between the two devices is the battery, well almost. The OnePlus7 Pro houses a 4,000mAh battery, while the Reno 10x Zoom comes with a marginally bigger 4,065mAh battery. They both support fast charging, albeit OnePlus gets an edge here. The Reno phone supports 18W fast charging with VOOC 3.0, while the OnePlus 7 Pro supports 30W Warp charging.Based on paper specs alone, you can tell that the Reno 10x Zoom is quite similar in a lot of ways to the OnePlus 7 Pro. They are among the only options for consumers in India who want a Snapdragon 855 phone. They both sport large, notchless AMOLED displays, 48MP triple cameras and are powered by Android Pie. The biggest difference between the two would be on a software level and how well the cameras work. As far as pricing is concerned, the Reno 10x base model definitely looks more appealing priced at Rs 39,990.ALSO READ | Oppo Reno 10x Zoom quick review: Premium, powerful and specialALSO READ | OnePlus 7 Pro review: The OnePlus phone that is near perfectlast_img

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