OPPO K10 5G In-depth Review

Just after the launch of the OPPO K10 in India in March this year, the Chinese conglomerate BBK’s child company, OPPO has now released a 5G variant of the same. The newly launched OPPO K10 5G is a very different device from the one that was launched in China earlier last month and comes with a MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM + 128 GB UFS 2.2 storage and a 6.56-inch display. HD+Display.

That said, here’s an in-depth review of the newly launched OPPO K10 5G that answers every question you might have regarding the device and whether it’s worth buying or not.

Oppo K10 5G Specifications

  • Display: 6.56-inch HD+ (1612 x 720 pixels) IPS LCD display with 90 Hz refresh rate
  • Software: ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12
  • PROCESSOR: 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 810 (2x Cortex A76 cores clocked at 2.4GHz + 6x Cortex A55 cores clocked at 2GHz)
  • GPU: Mali G57 MC2 GPU clocked at 650MHz
  • Memory: 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM clocked at 2133 Mhz + up to 5 GB virtual RAM
  • Storage: 128 GB internal storage UFS 2.2 + 1 TB expandable storage via MicroSD card slot
  • Reversing camera: Dual camera setup (f/1.7 primary + 2MP f/2.4 depth), LED flash
  • selfie camera: 8MP f/2.0
  • Other possibilities: IP4X water and dust resistance, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, face unlock, reverse wired charging, dual stereo speakers
  • mobile: Support for seven 5G bands and dual SIM standby
  • Battery: 5000mAh lithium-ion battery
  • To upload: 33W SuperVOOC fast charging via USB-C port (adapter included in the box)
  • Weight & Thickness: 190g and 7.99mm . respectively
  • Price: ₹17,499 (8GB+128GB)
  • Availability: Flipkart, OPPO Store

Unboxing experience, design, display and build quality

Starting with the unboxing, the OPPO K10 delivers a pretty normal unboxing experience and comes with a 33W SuperVOOC charging adapter, a USB-A to USB-C cable, a transparent silicone case, a SIM removal tool and some paperwork. in the box.

In terms of design and build quality, the OPPO K10 feels like a rebranded version of OPPO’s sister company, Realme’s Narzo 50 5G, mainly due to its flat sides and a rear dual camera bump that looks identical to the one on the Narzo. Similarities aside, the OPPO K10 5G with a weight and thickness or should I say that the thickness of 190g and 7.99mm respectively is quite comfortable to hold and comes in two colors: Midnight Black and Ocen Blue. Both color variants come with OPPO’s Glow Design which looks great in person while offering fingerprint and scratch resistance. In addition, it is also worth noting that the device offers IP4X water and dust resistance, which is a huge addition to a smartphone priced at ₹17,499.

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Meanwhile, the frame of the device, which is also made of plastic, offers a USB-C port, a speaker, a microphone and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom. While there is another microphone along the top edge of the device.

On the sides, the right side of the OPPO K10 5G features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner / power button that doubles as a Google Assistant button. While on the left side of the device is a volume rocker along with a hybrid SIM/SD card slot that allows you to choose between Sim 1+Sim 2 or Sim 1+SD card configuration.

The back panel and build quality next to the front of the OPPO K10 5G features a 6.56-inch LCD IPS panel that supports resolution and refresh rate up to HD+ (1612 x 720 pixels) and 90Hz respectively. Meanwhile, the display panel also offers 600 nits of peak brightness along with 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color profile.

Thanks to the bright backlighting during our testing, the OPPO K10 5G’s display remained visible even in direct sunlight, but the HD+ (1612 x 720 pixels) display, while vibrant, can make it a bit disappointing if you’re looking to binge-watch your favorite content. in Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels).

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Hardware and overall performance

As for the hardware and overall performance of the smartphone, the OPPO K10 5G has a fairly capable Dimensity 810 SoC paired with up to 13 GB of RAM (8 GB LPDDR4X RAM + up to 5 GB of virtual RAM) and 128 GB of UFS 2.2 storage that can be used. expanded to 1TB with a MicroSD card.

Targeting the SoC, the Dimensity 810 is a mid-tier 5G chipset from MediaTek built using TSMC’s 6nm node and offers 2x ARM Cortex A76 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and 6x ARM Cortex A55. cores clocked at 2 GHz. The new chipset, aside from supporting 5G connectivity, offers much better CPU and GPU performance compared to the Snapdragon 680 found on the non-5G variant of the OPPO K10 launched in March.

During our testing, it was found that the OPPO K10 performs about as you would expect from a device in this price range and offers great performance in everyday use. In terms of gaming performance, we were able to average 30 fps in game titles including PUBG/BGMI, Diablo Immortal and Asphalt 9, while few games like Apex Legends and COD Mobile averaged around 40 fps and 60 fps.

Charging and battery life

The 5000 mAh battery that powers the OPPO K10 offered almost 7 hours of screen-on time over a two-day period in our tests, including several hours of YouTube playback, gaming in PUBG/BGMI, Diablo Immortal, Asphalt 9 and more. This leads us to say that you can easily get through a day of heavy use with it, or even more if you use it moderately,

Aside from the battery capacity, the battery also supports 33W fast charging with the SuperVOOC power brick that comes with the device. The power brick charges the device from 0 to 100 in about 1 hour 24 minutes (84 minutes), which is about 15 minutes more than OPPO’s claim of 69 minutes, but it’s okay because it doesn’t make that much of a difference. big difference and charging speeds tend to fluctuate depending on the ambient temperature around the device.

Furthermore, the OPPO K10 5G also supports other battery-related features such as wired reverse charging, optimized night charging and a super power saving mode.

Camera setting and its performance

In terms of camera hardware, the OPPO K10 5G comes with a total of three cameras, a dual camera setup on the back that consists of a 48MP f/1.7 primary and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor along with an 8MP f/ 2.0 selfie camera on the front of the device housed in a teardrop notch.

Apart from camera sensors, OPPO K10 gives you the option to record 1080p videos at 30fps and take photos in multiple photo modes including night, portrait, panorama, HDR and Pro modes.

In our testing, the rear camera setup on the OPPO K10 was able to deliver punchy and vibrant photos with fairly good edge detection and natural-looking skin tones. The automatic HDR was a hit, however, unless you enable it manually, which isn’t a big deal as it can be toggled on and off directly in the camera’s user interface.

Meanwhile, the 8MP f/2.0 front-facing selfie camera that supports potrait mode was also quite good, delivering sharp photos with natural-looking skin tones.

Software & User Interface

Having already talked about the hardware specifications of the device, let’s take a look at the software that powers the OPPO K10 5G.

The OPPO K10 5G comes with the ColorOS 12.1 operating system based on Android 12, which offers a lot of useful software functions while providing a responsive and good-looking user experience, the only exception being the 10 to 13 unwanted apps that can be uninstalled fortunately. .

Meanwhile, OPPO has not confirmed anything regarding the update schedule of the device, but it will most likely receive one or more major Android updates and up to four security patches, as we have seen with other devices in this price range.

Final verdict

Now that we have thoroughly tested and reviewed the features and specifications of the recently launched OPPO K10 5G, we would rate it a 7 out of 10 and recommend it to most people, especially as the device offers quite consistent performance and a long lasting battery. with the only drawback being the display which looks fair and feels smooth but only supports resolutions as high as HD+ which is quite unacceptable in 2022.

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