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Like last year Huawei took the stage in Paris to wrap off the cover from the much-awaited flagship P30 series. Once again the P-lineup brings the best-in-class cameras setup to challenge the flagships of this year. The standard P30 is packed with triple rear cameras whereas the P30 Pro is the Huawei's first premium flagship with quad rear cameras. Huawei sets a high standard for upcoming camera-centric phones.
Recently the Chinese giant Oppo unveiled a new flagship phone under new Reno branding. The Reno 10x zoom phone is quite special due to a number of aspects but above all, it is also a camera-centric premium phone with stylish design and great hardware. As the name suggests the Reno 10x zoom comes with 10x hybrid zoom capabilities to challenge other camera-centric flagships in the market. Those who are looking for a camera flagship phone will certainly consider both the latest Reno 10x zoom and Huawei P30 Pro.
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On paper both the phones are quite impressive with stylish design, superb cameras, top of the line hardware, long lasting battery and latest Android OS straight out of the box. However, the question in everyone's mind is which smartphone brings better value for money and which smartphone is better in what aspects. Today we will put the Reno 10x Zoom in a head-to-head comparison against the Huawei P30 Pro to known in detail which smartphone is worthy to be your next flagship companion. Without any further ado, let's kick off with the design.
In the last couple of years or so we have seen smartphone manufacturers brought drastic changes in the design department. A few years ago Xiaomi introduced Mi Mix with the almost full front-facing display, the design was appreciated that we have seen at least one smartphone from all OEMs with a full front-facing display in 2017. Apple introduced notch with the 10th anniversary iPhone X. The notch remains in trend during H1 2018. During the second half of 2018, we had seen OEMs adopted dewdrop notch to further reduce the top bezel.
This year Samsung made a huge jump by ditching the traditional notch instead opted the punch-hole for the selfie camera. Oppo is one of the OEMs who like to introduce new innovations in the design and fortunately the Reno 10x zoom is no exception. It features a full front-facing display with almost none bezels and pop-up selfie snapper. The pop-up selfie snapper isn't something new but this year Oppo opted a pop-up fin or wedge for the selfie camera. It seems like more sturdier than the regular square pop-up camera.
The chassis is made up of aluminum with gently curved glass covering the rear side. It comes with an under-glass fingerprint scanner. On the rear side, you will get triple cameras aligned vertically in the center.
On the other hand, the Huawei P30 Pro comes with more traditional design. It also features aluminum chassis with curved glass covering the front and rear side. On the front-facing side, you will get dewdrop notch with slim bezel at the bottom. On the rear side, you will get quad cameras aligned vertically on the top left corner. It also has an in-glass fingerprint scanner.
In terms of color options, the Reno can be grabbed in Extreme Night Black and Fog Sea Green. The Reno 10x zoom dimensions are 162 x 77.2 x 9.3 mm and weighs 210g. The P30 Pro is available in Breathing Crystal, Black, Aurora, Pearl White and Amber Sunrise colors. Its dimensions are 158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm and weigh 192g. The P30 Pro is an IP68 certified phone whereas the Reno 10x zoom lacks resistance capabilities against water and dust.
From last year or so Huawei is opting superb OLED displays for the flagship phones. The P30 Pro comes with a 6.47-inches dual curved OLED display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The display aspect ratio is 19.5:9 and the pixels density is 398 pixels-per-inch. The P30 Pro display supports HDR10 and DCI-P3. The display color reproduction is pretty good and worth appreciating.
The Reno 10x zoom comes with a fairly large display of 6.6-inches. Its an AMOLED panel with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The display aspect ratio is 19.5:9 and the pixels density is 387 pixels-per-inch. No matter which smartphone you opt both provides a full front-facing display with great colors accuracy, saturation, and deep black. The Reno 10x zoom has an added advantage of hinderance free display.
Despite the fact the Huawei P30 Pro is the latest flagship it isn't packed with the latest best chipset instead Huawei rely on their own almost six months old Kirin 980 chipset. The Kirin 980 was announced in Q4 2019 as the first 7nm AI chipset for the Android phones with dual Neural processing units. The Octa-core chipset is accompanied with either 6GB or 8GB RAM. It can be grabbed in three memory configurations including 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. It supports memory expansion via NanoSD card.
On the other hand, the Reno 10x zoom comes with the Qualcomm's latest best Snapdragon 855 chipset. The base model comes with 6GB RAM and either 128GB or 256GB storage whereas the top-tier model is available with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage only. It supports memory expansion via MicroSD.
As per the AnTuTu benchmark, the P30 Pro base model achieves 309,056 scores whereas the Reno 10x zooms base model achieves impressive 369,254 points. Overall both are fast enough to handle HIFI games and heavy multi-tasking.
|Specs||Oppo Reno||Huawei P30 Pro|
|Screen resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 855||Kirin 980|
|RAM||6GB, 8GB||6GB, 8GB|
|Storage||128GB, 512GB Expandable via MicroSD||128GB, 256GB, 512GB Expandable via NMcard|
|OS||Android Pie||Android Pie|
As OS both the phones is pre-installed with the latest Android Pie straight out of the box with different UI skins. The P30 Pro is running on the EMUI 9.1 whereas the Reno 10x zoom is on the ColorOS 6. As far as optimization is a concern both the custom UI skins have tons of extra features, the ColorOS is more customized whereas the latest version of EMUI is cleaner than the earlier versions. One thing is confirmed both the device's owners will have to wait months before getting the latest version of Android OS.
The P30 Pro is featuring quad cameras setup on the rear side. The primary rear snapper is RYYB 40MP module with f/1.6 aperture. The secondary snapper is ultra wide angle 20MP module with f/2.2 aperture. The third rear snapper is Periscope 8MP module with f/2.4 aperture. The fourth sensor on the rear is Time of Flight module to assist in capturing portrait shots. The P30 Pro's camera provides optical zoom up to 5x, it also allows hybrid zoom up to 10x and digital zoom up to 50x.
On the other hand, the Reno 10x zoom comes with a 48MP module with f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilization. The secondary rear snapper is a 13MP module with f/3.0 aperture and hybrid optical zoom up to 10x. The third sensor on the rear is an ultra wide-angle 8MP module with f/2.2 aperture and Dual OIS. The ultra wide-angle sensor field of view is 120 degrees.
Up front, the selfie snapper on the Reno 10x zoom is 16MP with LED flashlight whereas the P30 Pro has the 32MP selfie snapper. As per the DxoMark, the P30 Pro is currently the latest best camera phone in the market with 112 points. The P30 Pro crossed the latest Galaxy S10 Plus and also its predecessors. At the moment the Reno 10x zoom yet to make an appearance at the DxoMark. However both the OEMs are pushing the boundaries further to improve the camera capabilities of the phone.
The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom lights are kept on by a 4,065mAh battery whereas the P30 Pro is powered up by a 4,200mAh battery. The Oppo Reno 10x zoom comes with VOOC 3.0 super fast charging. The P30 Pro comes with 40W SuperCharge charge straight out of the box. According to Huawei, the device requires only 30 minutes to recharge from 0 to 70%. Thanks to glass rear the P30 Pro supports wireless charging whereas the Reno 10x zoom lacks wireless charging support. The P30 Pro also supports reverse wireless charging which allows the user to recharge other Qi-enabled phones wirelessly.
As far as the pricing is a concern the Reno 10z zoom base model costs €550 in Europe which is $621 for the international buyers whereas the P30 Pro costs €880/$995. The top of the line model of Oppo Reno 10x zoom costs around $700. As far as the availability is a concern the P30 Pro is widely available whereas the Reno 10x zoom will go global at the April 24th launch event.
Both the phones are amongst the premium phones in the market. The P30 Pro takes lead in the cameras department, larger battery, IP68 certification, reverse wireless charging, the latest version of Android OS. However, it is amongst the most expensive flagships in the market. The Oppo Reno 10x zoom impressed with its strikingly beautiful design, innovative cameras setup with 10x hybrid zoom, the latest best hardware, and affordable price tag.
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