Oppo K10 Review: Oppo is a company that has introduced several K-series budget-friendly smartphones in China.
Throughout the years and is now introducing the series in India and will begin by launching Oppo K10. Oppo K10. It will accompany Oppo’s recent A-series releases like A96 and A76. The most prominent highlights include the IP54 rating for water and dust resistance and a scratch-resistant style and a few camera improvements. This Oppo K10 in India boasts low specifications, opposite to the rumors just a few months ago.
The sub-Rs. the 20,000-rs. The smartphone market is saturated with an abundance of excellent options.
With 5G, high-resolution camera, super-fast charging capabilities, speakers with stereo, and even IP-rated phones to withstand the weather. Will be the Oppo K10 keep up with the assault of its Chinese competitors? Let’s see.
Oppo K10 price in India
It is available with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Oppo K10 is available with either 8GB or 6GB of RAM. The first option costs Rs. 14,990 in India The latter costs Rs. 16,990. Both models have 128GB of memory. It is offered in Black Carbon and Blue Flame colors.
Oppo K10 design
Despite having an affordable price, I believe Oppo has done an excellent job creating the K10 appearance and feel premium. I like the vibrant and lively design of the blue model of the phone. The chassis frame is matte, as does most of the rear panel. The smooth surface of the back panel resists fingerprints well. I even tried scratching it using my finger to test the claims of Oppo, and it didn’t leave scratches. The Oppo K10 is well in everyday use, even if you decide not to invest in the case.
The rectangular camera module is strikingly similar to that of the Oppo A76. Still, it features an additional area of textured around the camera bump that extends the entire width of the device. There are inscriptions on the phone: “Super Performance K-10′ and ‘Super Performance.’ The latter one baffled me because I thought it was a reference to the phone’s name. However, Oppo claims it’s an element of its design.
It’s the Oppo K10 has a headphone port located at the bottom. There’s a speaker on the bottom. However, the earpiece also functions as a second earpiece to give stereo audio. A fingerprint sensor has been built inside the button for the home.
The display is a 6.59-inch LCD screen with Full-HD+ (2412×1080) resolution and a 60Hz rate of refresh.
It’s a reasonably standard-looking display with adequate colors and brightness. It has a cutout to accommodate the selfie camera, a great modern addition. The display isn’t complete without the bezels of black that cover the entire display.
Oppo K10 ships with a decent set of accessories, including a clear case and the SuperVOOC charger, 33Watt. The case is well-made and offers ample protection for the display’s edges and the rear cameras and ports. It also provides more excellent grip because the smooth surface of the K10 is prone to slippage.
Oppo K10 specification and Software
IP54 Certification is an excellent addition to the K10’s portfolio because most competition is equipped with IP53 Certification at the minimum. However, this Oppo K10 is on the same level as other models in terms of dust resistance. It is expected to be more resistant to splashes of water.
Oppo uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC for the K10. It’s not 5G-ready; however, it is adequate in power and can be included in phones like the Realme 9i ( Review) and the Redmi Note 11. In addition, you will get standard wireless connectivity like Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5 GPS, and FM radio. The K10 features a 5,000mAh battery that is quite large and is quickly charged using the fast charger of 33W. The phone comes with a microSD slot inside the SIM tray. It also can support up to 1TB of storage expansion.
Oppo K10 Oppo K10 joins the long list of Oppo phones waiting to receive Android 12. The K10 comes with ColorOS 11.1, which is an update of Android 11. There are many preinstalled applications, but the majority are uninstallable. Specific applications from Oppo like Theme Store and Game Space are arrogant by sending out notifications. Oppo hasn’t announced the long-term OS update for the K10, and it’s difficult to determine if the device will get updated beyond Android 12.
Oppo K10 performance and battery life
The 6GB version that came with the Oppo K10 that I tested performed very well throughout the review. The general use was fast with the fingerprint sensor that didn’t fail. Face recognition is also available that works flawlessly, even in dim lighting.
The K10 comes with an expansion of RAM feature that can be default set at 2GB. However, I have never considered the need to expand the amount (up to 5GB of space can be allocated to RAM).
Videos looked and sounded great on the Oppo K10’s screen and speakers. The right and left audio channels don’t sound equally balanced since the main speaker is more potent than the earpiece. However, it’s still better than having no stereo sound whatsoever. The display doesn’t fade in the sun, making the content clear.
The gaming performance was also good; however, most heavy games like Asphalt 9: Legends and Call of Duty: Mobile did not look the best. They had visible aliasing and flickering on the edge of things. The visuals of Call of Duty improved a little after the game increased the fidelity of graphics by a factor of ‘Very.’ Still, most of the more advanced graphics settings were not available.
The Oppo K10 did well regarding battery longevity. I was in the position of getting two days of usage with a single charge. The phone did well during the HD testing of video loops as well. It lasted nearly 15 hours. This is not the best, but it’s good enough. The charging process was fast, which allowed me fully recharge the K10 within an hour.
Oppo K10 cameras
Its Oppo K10 boasts of a 50-megapixel primary camera and two other cameras designed to capture macro and depth images. Unfortunately, you can’t find an ultra-wide camera. This is a significant omission. I would have loved to trade two 2-megapixel cameras for an excellent ultra-wide. This isn’t only the K10. We’ve seen other modern models like Realme 9 5G (Review) Realme 9 with 5G ( Review) eliminate ultra-wide cameras. There’s a 16-megapixel camera on the front to take selfies.
Its camera application is regular and identical to our previous Oppo phones’ ones. The K10 isn’t without features I’ve never encountered before, like the AI Palette. It’s located in the Edit menu in the photo gallery. It lets you apply a different tone to your image by using presets or using the color palette of another image within your gallery. This is an excellent feature for those who like editing their photographs. An AI Retouch slider built into the camera app allows you to alter the amount of beauty enhancement applied to people’s faces in video and stills.
However, it only works using the camera on the rear. The Oppo Bokeh Flare filter for portraits is available in the Oppo Reno series.
In good lighting conditions, The primary camera can produce beautiful photographs. Oppo K10 struggled a bit in terms of exposure when the subject was exposed to direct light or was backlit. However, the landscape photos looked great. Close-ups taken outdoors fared much better. Cameras for macros were somewhat mixed and did not stand out in terms of image quality.
Landscapes with low light levels maintained excellent color; however, the detail was weak, and objects were not clear enough. Light sources displayed an effect of blooming that was corrected after changing to night mode, but this did not help with the quality of the images. Close-ups appeared better in low lighting.
Selfies turned out nicely when taken outdoors in bright lighting, and they were saved with the maximum resolution of 16 megapixels. Photos taken using Portrait mode don’t offer the most effective edge detection. Selfies shot in low-light were average since they did not have good detail.
Oppo K10 Oppo K10 can shoot videos with a resolution of 1080p or more, with no stabilization. There’s no specific stability mode, even if you reduce the resolution to 720p. Quality-wise video, it was acceptable in daylight but not as good in the dark.
Its Oppo K10 is identical to the recently released Oppo A96 in terms of style and specs; however, it offers better quality because of its stereo speakers with an IP54 rating. The K10 has a very long battery life, relatively quick charging, an excellent display, and snappy all-around performance. The price is pretty reasonable but bears in mind that there are 5G-ready alternatives for this price. For instance, the Poco M4 Pro 5G is an example. It appears to be an excellent alternative, and it has an IP53 rating. Its red note 10S ( Review) is slightly older but is still an excellent phone for the same price as the K10.
The most significant flaws of the Oppo K10 are the poor performance of video recording and the absence of an ultra-wide camera. If you’re not a vast videographer or photographer, this could be a suitable choice as the phone’s base model is the most value out of the two.