Once again, Huawei launched the most surprising camera phone we could expect: we are talking about the Huawei P30 Pro with the most amazing performances in low light conditions and even a periscopic sensor. But Oppo did not just sit and watch the show: the Oppo Reno 10x zoom debuted a few days ago as the first phone to feature a 10x hybrid zoom. But which is the most impressive one and which one comes with the highest value for money? We will discover it together through this specs comparison. Whether you agree with us or not, you can let us know your impressions with a comment.
Oppo Reno 10x zoom vs Huawei P30 Pro
|Oppo Reno 10x zoom||Huawei P30 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||162 x 77.2 x 9.3 mm,
|158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm,
|DISPLAY||6.6 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 387 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, AMOLED||6.47 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 398 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, OLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa-core 2.8 GHz||Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 980, octa-core 2.6 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 256 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – micro SD slot||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 8 GB RAM, 512 GB – nano memory card slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, Color OS||Android 9 Pie, EMUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 48 + 13 MP + 8 MP f/1.7, f/3.0 and f/2.2
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Triple 40 + 20 + 8 MP f/1.6, f/2.2 and f/3.4
32 MP f/2.0 front camera
Fast charging 20W
|4200 mAh, Fast Charging, Wireless Charging|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Hybrid Dual SIM slot||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, IP68 certification, reverse wireless charging|
The design award for the Oppo Reno 10x zoom is mandatory. Its astonishing screen-to-body ratio and its shark fin-like pop-up selfie camera are something amazing. It is one of the devices with the most narrow bezels, and it also comes with a strong Gorilla Glass 6 front panel. Huawei P30 Pro has a standard waterdrop display that we have already seen dozens of times, but its bezels are incredibly narrow and its display is curved at the sides, so it has a lot more to offer in terms of aesthetics. Further, unlike the Oppo Reno 10x zoom, it is waterproof with the IP68 certification and it can go up to 2 meters deep. Both the devices come with an in-display fingerprint reader making their back cover clean and elegant.
Huawei always managed to equip its flagship smartphones with amazing displays in the last year. And the situation does not change with the Huawei P30 Pro. It may not have the most impressive display out there, but it is an amazing OLED panel supporting the HDR10 technology and DCI-P3 coverage, which provide a very nice color reproduction. On the other hand, Oppo Reno 10x zoom has a larger 6.6-inch display (one of the bigger ones among actual flagship devices) and it does not have a notch, but it should provide a less satisfying quality overall.
Specs & Software
The hardware is not the strongest point of the Huawei P30 Pro if we compare it with the most expensive flagships out there. Even Oppo Reno 10x zoom is a lot more convincing, thanks to its Snapdragon 855 chipset which can be faster in most of the environments. So Oppo Reno 10x zoom wins the hardware comparison, but note that the Huawei P30 Pro is the only to come with up to 512 GB of internal storage. In each case, you can expand the internal storage, but while Oppo Reno 10x zoom has a micro SD slot, Huawei P30 Pro is equipped with a nano memory card slot that is a new SIM-like expansion card released by Huawei, so it is harder to find. Both have Android 9 Pie out of the box, customized by the Color OS and the EMUI user interface, respectively.
Each of these two phones is among the best camera phones ever, and each one offers its own advantages. The Oppo Reno 10x zoom is better when it comes to color reproduction thanks to its OIS-backed 48 MP main sensor. It also comes with the most impressive zooming capabilities: its 13 MP periscope lens has the new 10x hybrid zoom proprietary technology demoed at MWC 2019. On the other hand, Huawei P30 is better when it comes to photos in low light conditions, thanks to its new RYYB sensor which replaces green with yellow in the RGB paradigma. It also has a TOF 3D camera that is not present on the Oppo Reno 10x zoom.
We still did not test Oppo Reno 10x zoom’s battery life, but given that the capacity is similar (4065 vs 4200 mAh) and the specs sheets belong to the same segment, we do not expect noticeable differences. But it is worth noting that Huawei P30 Pro comes with a wireless charging technology and reverse wireless charging, while Oppo Reno 10x zoom does not.
Oppo Reno 10x zoom is available to purchase starting from just €550/$621, while Huawei P30 Pro starts from €880/$995. If I had to choose, at the end of the day I would personally go for the Huawei P30 Pro as it is waterproof, it offers wireless and reverse wireless charging, as well as a better display.
Oppo Reno 10x zoom vs Huawei P30 Pro: PRO and CONS
Huawei P30 Pro
- Amazing camera
- Bigger battery
- Reverse wireless charging
Oppo Reno 10x zoom
- Bigger display
- Better design
- Higher performance
- More affordable
- No wireless charging