Oppo has launched the Oppo K10 5G Review, the 5G variant of the Oppo K10 4G that came out earlier this year. The Oppo K10 5G comes with an ultra-slim design and Oppo Glow color for a glossy back.
It has a fast processor, a large battery, and a dual-camera setup at the back. The device promises to give a top-class performance for an affordable price, but is it worth spending your bucks on? Let’s find out.
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Oppo K10 5G Price In India
The Oppo K10 5G comes in 2 colors- Ocean Blue and Midnight Black. It comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The first sale will happen on June 15 via Flipkart.com. OPPO K10 5G price in India starts from Rs. 17,499.
Oppo K10 5G Pros and Cons
- Stylish design
- Good battery life
- Decent selfie camera
- Fast processor
- UI has bloatware
- No IP rating
- Low refresh rate
- Slow charging speed
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Oppo K10 5G Specs
|Oppo K10 5G Specs
|Android 12 with ColorOS 12.1
|6.56-inch Color Rich LCD panel
90Hz refresh rate
|MediaTek Dimensity 810
|33W fast charge
|5G, 4G LTE, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth 5.2
Oppo K10 5G Review: Design
|Charcoal Ink, Blue Void, Silver Ray
Oppo K10 5G is a phone with an impressive aesthetic look. The smartphone will catch your attention from afar because of its back panel, which has a subtle glow. The Oppo K10 5G comes in Ocean Blue and Midnight Black color variants, and the one I got was Ocean Blue.
I loved the color as it is slightly different from the normal blue seen on many smartphones these days.
The smartphone weighs 190 grams and has a thickness of 7.99mm, making it both sleek and lightweight to hold in hand. The Oppo K10 5G has a strong build quality and is easy to operate with one hand.
The back of the Oppo K10 has a small rectangular camera module on top that contains dual lenses along with an LED flash. The bottom has Oppo branding, while the rest of the backside is left idle. K10 5G has curved edges, which makes the in-hand grip of the smartphone better.
The right edge houses a power button, while the left edge has volume rockers and a dual SIM tray. The bottom side has a USB Type-C port, speaker grille, microphone, and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Talking about the front side, there is a 6.56-inch display with a dewdrop notch for the selfie camera at the top and bezels all around. At the same time, the bezels at the top and bottom and thicker, and the ones on the side are leaner.
The best part about the design of the Oppo K10 is the ability of its rear panel to avoid streaks. Even after holding the phone in hand for an hour, it did not smudge much. Even if there were slight streaks, they were not visible due to the device’s finish.
The only drawback is that the Oppo K10 5G doesn’t come with any protection rating against water or dust.
Oppo K10 5G Review: Display
|6.43 inches (16.33 cm)
|2400 x 1080 Pixels
|Corning Gorilla Glass v5
|Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
|screen to body ratio claimed by the brand
The Oppo K10 5G sports a 6.56-inch LCD panel with HD+ resolution. The visuals on the Oppo K10 look bright, clear, and decent in size. It has a refresh rate of 90Hz, which is a little low because most budget phones come with a 120Hz refresh rate these days.
The difference is felt while scrolling and gaming as it is not as fluid as it is in a 120Hz panel. Especially in gaming, the low refresh rate sometimes kills your mood if it is not seamless in the middle of the game.
The side-mounted fingerprint sensor is quick and capable. It has a touch sampling rate of 240Hz, which can be why touch takes 2-3 seconds to respond sometimes, while the 600 nits peak brightness doesn’t allow you to view the screen clearly while under direct sunlight.
The display menu in the settings option has options between light and dark modes, auto-brightness, eye comfort, video color enhancer, font, display size, etc. The refresh rate is adaptive as you can choose between high and standard.
Oppo K10 5G Review: Battery
|Yes, Yes, Warp, 30W: 70 % in 30 minutes
|USB Type C
The Oppo K10 5G packs a huge 5000mAh battery that can last an entire day with moderate to high usage. My usage included calling, messaging, browsing the internet, social media, watching videos, using a camera, and listening to music.
With this kind of usage, the battery easily lasted for around 12 hours. On days I played games for 1-2 hours and normal usage, I had to charge the device in around 9-10 hours which was also pretty decent.
Moreover, the Oppo K10 5G comes with a 33W power adapter bundled inside the box, which means you don’t have to spend extra bucks buying a charger from the market. The 33W power adapter charged the phone from 0 to 100% in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The charging speed is slow as these days we see chargers that take 15-20 minutes to charge the devices. Oppo could have improved this aspect for sure. Reverse charging is also supported, which is a bonus.
The Battery Menu in Settings of the smartphone shows how much battery is left and how much time it can last. There are options to switch on/off power-saving and super power-saving modes. To optimize battery, options like turning off power-draining apps, turning off GPS, and changing refresh rate are also available. You can use them according to your convenience and need.
Oppo K10 5G Review: Camera
|64 MP f/1.79, Wide Angle Primary Camera, 8 MP f/2.25, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera, 2 MP f/2.4, Depth Camera
|Yes, LED Flash
|9000 x 7000 Pixels
|Exposure compensation, ISO control
|Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
|Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
|front camera resolution
|16 MP f/2.05 Primary Camera
The Oppo K10 5G comes with a dual-camera setup at the back. It includes a 48MP main camera and a 2MP depth sensor. There is also an 8MP selfie camera at the front. The Camera UI is user-friendly with options like night, portrait, video, HDR, AI, and more visible when you open the camera.
Clicking 3 dots on the top right corner shows settings, timer, and aspect ratio, whereas clicking on ‘More’ by swiping left from the Photo option above the shutter shows modes like Pro, Extra HD, Pano, Slo-mo, Timelapse, and more.
Coming to the quality, the 48MP main camera clicks bright and funky pictures in daylight. The greens, browns, and whites look vivid and sharp. The pictures capture the sun’s hues well, but the details could have been more. In the nighttime, the 50MP lens gives average clicks as they have noise and sometimes look grainy around the edges.
Talking about the depth sensor, it performs decently. The close-up shots lack detail, and though the focus is on the subject in the frame, sometimes, the background interferes with the subject.
Talking about the 8MP selfie lens, it clicks sharp selfies in daylight. The color tones are close to natural, and the human subject has been well focused on. There is no lack of details, and the images don’ appear blurry even at the edges. The selfie camera performed better than I expected.
Oppo K10 5G Review: Performance
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
|Octa-core (2.2 GHz, Dual-core, Kryo 570 + 1.8 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 570)
MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor powers the Oppo K10 5G. Combined with 8GB RAM, the processor is fast and efficient. Multitasking is smooth, apps open and load quickly, and the phone never lags or crashes even when multiple apps are running in the background.
128GB storage provides ample space to store whatever you like or need. The RAM can be expanded up to 5GB by RAM extension, so if at any point you feel the phone is lagging, increase its RAM.
Regarding gaming, games like Genshin Impact, Fortnite, and Modern Combat 5, which are heavy, ran well but in lower frame rates and medium resolution. Running them in higher resolution with a high frame rate leads to stuttering and heating up the device. Thermal performance is otherwise ok as the device did not heat up while charging or benchmark tests.
There are options of lock screen password, face unlocks, fingerprint lock, and privacy password to choose from for security and privacy. The call quality is good as even in low signal strength, the voice of the caller and the receiver are audible to each other, and the call never drops or hangs.
The Oppo K10 5G has dual stereo speakers, which are loud and give a sound with the correct amount of bass. There is depth in the audio. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack for those who still want to listen to the old-fashioned way.
Coming to the software part, Oppo K10 5G runs Android 12 with Color OS 12.1 skin on top. The UI is colorful and neat, and there are options for customization and personalization. You can change wallpapers, themes, style, and color of app icons on the screen, font and display size, colors, and more to make your experience more colorful and playful. Although there were not many ads, there was loads of bloatware on the device.
3rd party apps like Byjus, Clone Phone, Josh, Linked in, Moj, Netflix, Phonepe, and Snapchat were all pre-installed and had to be removed manually if you don’t need them. This is something that most brands give on their UIs these days. The companies should work towards providing a clean UI as Motorola does. 5G connectivity is available but can’t be tested as it hasn’t been rolled out in the country.
Oppo K10 5G Review Verdict: Should you buy it?
The Oppo K10 5G Review is a mid-range device with an attractive design, good battery life, a fast processor, and decent gaming performance. Although it has no IP rating, low refresh rate, bloatware in UI, and slow charging speed, its camera performance is ok.
If you want a smartphone that looks and feels good and performs decently, Oppo K10 5G can be your choice in this 20k segment. However, if you want faster-charging speed, a better scrolling experience, and top-class camera specs, this one might not be your best choice.