Over the past few years, OPPO has earned a reputation for offering some of the best camera phones in the market. Whether it is budget, mid-range, or premium segment, OPPO phones manage to deliver a camera performance that is simply ahead of the curve. The new offering from the brand – OPPO K10 – not only lives up to the reputation with its flagship-grade cameras but also sets a new benchmark in terms of optics capabilities for this price segment. With AI Enhanced cameras the OPPO K10 is available of INR 14990 for 6GB/128GB and INR 16990 for 8GB/128GB variant. Available on Flipkart from March 29 2022 we won’t be surprised if you end up double-checking its price tag after looking at some of the pictures and videos shot from this phone.
OPPO says, “The K10 is like having a DSLR in your pocket for a fraction of the price.” While this statement clearly shows the intent behind making this smartphone from the ground up, we will go through the camera features offered by the OPPO K10 to figure out what makes it stand out from the crowd in the optics department.
The 50MP AI Triple Camera setup is a class apart
The all-new OPPO K10 comes with a triple camera setup at the back, headlined by a whopping 50MP primary camera that supports AI. The 50MP sensor is highly photosensitive. This ensures that you can take amazing shots, especially in low light conditions. Thanks to sharp focus and adjustable brightness, OPPO K10 produces excellent nighttime portrait shots that will brighten up your social media handles.
Nightscape Mode Off Vs Nightscape Mode On
The primary sensor is assisted by a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP bokeh camera (With 3P lens) both of which are capable of taking some cool pictures and adding to the value of the rear camera module.
16MP AI selfie camera – Take self-portraits like never before!
There is no denying the fact that selfies have become an integral part of our social media life in the past decade. With the AI assistance, the 16MP selfie camera on the OPPO K10 delivers exceptional photos in all kinds of lighting conditions. Assisted by AI the front camera is perfect for selfies and video calling. The selfie camera on the OPPO K10 comes with a Sony IMX 471 sensor that allows the phone to click images that are crystal-clear and detailed. Moreover, just like the primary camera setup, the selfie camera particularly stands out in low-light conditions with features like 360-degree Fill Light that automatically lights up the screen at night. The front camera is also supported by an HDR Portrait mode that makes portrait selfies sharper and brighter in backlit environments and gives subjects more depth for natural-looking shots.
AI Photo Suite – No more noise in lowlight pictures
Low-light conditions often prove to be a litmus test for any smartphone camera as these situations are tricky to tackle for most handsets, irrespective of their price tag. OPPO K10 comes with a powerful AI Photo Suite, which delivers brighter images in low-light conditions by removing noise and allowing you to retouch your photos and create image correction templates with ease. The AI Photo Suite features three remarkable modes: AI Night Flare Portrait, AI Natural Retouching and AI Palette
AI Night flare portraits – Necessary glow-up in low-light
Portrait selfies have become quite popular in the last few years, but you may have noticed that most phones don’t do a good job while clicking portrait selfies in low-light/night conditions. More often than not, smartphones don’t manage to focus properly on the subject in these scenarios. OPPO K10, on the other hand, shines in these situations as it uses the AI Night Flare portrait that allows you to add fun lens flare and bokeh effects to your nighttime portrait shots.
AI Natural Retouching – Retains natural, removes blemishes
Don’t you just hate it when skin blemishes ruin an otherwise perfect picture? The AI Natural Retouching feature on the OPPO K10 makes sure this doesn’t happen. With the help of AI, this feature lets you remove blemishes and control beautification levels through a slider without removing the natural beauty marks to ensure you look like your perfect self. While the beautification sliders on some other phones end up making you look like another person altogether, the advanced AI on the OPPO K10 works towards retaining your natural features and removing acne, blemishes, and more to liven up your images. Best part the feature is available on both the front and the rear cameras.
AI Palette – No need to remember the ideal camera settings
Sometimes we click a picture that perfectly matches our style, but we often forget the camera settings or filters that helped us click that masterpiece. With the AI Palette feature on the OPPO K10, you won’t have to manually remember the camera settings from your favorite picture – instead, you can create templates using the camera settings from your desired picture and reapply these settings to any picture you click in the future!
This feature is not only great for those of you who don’t want to adjust camera settings time and time again just to click a picture in a certain style but especially for those who want their social handles to have style consistency. If you are a budding influencer or just want to flaunt your social media profile with the professional consistency of a celebrity profile, this feature is made for you.
5x optical zoom – No need to push the camera in the face anymore!
Optical zoom is an extremely useful feature that helps a phone take zoomed-in photos of the subject without sacrificing on quality. While you might find several phones that click images with 2x optical zoom, the OPPO K10 raises the bar even in this regard as the phone and offers up to 5x optical zoom to help you click some amazing shots of distant objects. As it is not always easy or even possible to get near the subject to click the image, this feature is extremely useful and works flawlessly well in our testing.
Normal Shot vs. 5X Optical Zoom
SoLoop – Video editing on the go
With the help of the built-in SoLoop video editing feature, you won’t have to rely on third-party tools to edit your video clips anymore. Whether it is changing the pace of the video, adding background music, or cropping the part of a video, the SoLoop editing app provides you full control over your videos and acts as a canvas to tell your story the way you want. You can even use a combination of images and videos for the final output as this editing tool provides you with the creative freedom to explore different storytelling styles.
Beyond the cameras
OPPO K10, despite standing out, particularly in the camera department, is a complete all-rounder that is powered by the capable Snapdragon 680 SoC. This Qualcomm chipset brings along some incredibly useful AI features that improve the user experience significantly.
As far as memory and storage are concerned, the phone has been launched in two configurations – 6GB RAM+128GB storage and 8GB RAM+128GB storage. However, for even more RAM for a smoother smartphone experience, the OPPO K10 offers RAM expansion up to a whopping 5GB. This means the phone is able to handle any task you throw at it with ease. Additionally, the OPPO K10 offers expandable memory with dedicated slot for microSD card up to 1TB– seamlessly transfer their data with just a tap.
The phone packs a 16.73cm (6.59-inch) FHD+ Color-rich display with 90Hz adaptive refresh rate so you get the ultra-smooth user experience while also saving some battery life. The display offers an all-day AI Eye Comfort mode, which ensures your eyes are not tired at the end of the day. The phone runs on ColorOS 11.1 and while the upgraded operating system offers a fluid and intuitive user experience, one feature that stands out is a system booster that makes sure that intensive apps run more smoothly than ever. The device also comes with a dual speaker dual microphone that gives an enhanced calling experience.
The OPPO K10 comes with fingerprint and scratch-resistant OPPO Glow design and is being offered in two color options – Black Carbon and Blue Flame. Just like the camera performance, the premium design offered by the handset will surprise you as the phones in this price segment simply don’t look this good. The Glow Design on the phone utilizes both matte and gloss finish to offer a unique look that makes the phone easy to hold yet offers a premium aesthetic. It carries IP54 rating and is dust and water resistant.
The OPPO K10 houses a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W SUPERVOOC fast charging technology. With the help of Super Nighttime Standby and Super Power saving mode, the battery backup offered by the handset is incredible, to say the least. With optimized charging, Type C Charging, and charging port protection, you can be assured that your phone will last longer and charge quickly!
OPPO Enco Air2 – The perfect companion for OPPO K10
If you are planning to buy the OPPO K10, you might want to consider going for the Enco Air2, the entry-level true wireless earbuds from the brand, as well. The new Enco earbuds come with improved audio quality, thanks to a 13.4mm Composite Titanized Diaphragm driver that offers AI in-call noise cancellation. These earbuds deliver low-latency connectivity, call voice clarity, excellent audio quality, and noise cancellation for an all-around improved audio experience.
These earbuds come in a translucent jelly case lid design and weigh just 3.5 grams each. This means you would never feel uneasy even after wearing them for long hours. The Enco Air2 can last 4 hours on a single charge without a charging case, and up to 24 hours with the charging case. Priced at INR 2499 the device is available for purchase on all leading E-commerce platforms and OPPO Online stores from March 29, 2022. Enco Air2 is the perfect pocket-friendly addition to the OPPO K10.
Time to buy your next all-rounder phone, the OPPO K10!
Overall, it is hard to argue against the fact that the OPPO K10 is one of the best phones you can buy in this price segment. Although it excels at almost every front, its camera performance and photography-related software feature truly transcend its price range like no other phone in the market. With exceptional low-light performance and AI features to match the powerful optics hardware, OPPO K10 is a perfect phone for those who don’t want to burn a hole in their pocket but still want the best camera experience from their smartphone.
As you might want to travel more than ever to click amazing shots and videos with this phone, the brilliant battery life & performance raises its value even more. In short, OPPO K10 offers tremendous value for money and if you are in the market to get a phone that has great cameras outside of the premium price range, this is the device you are looking for.
The OPPO K10 comes with various exciting offers including No Cost EMI up to 3 months, a flat discount of INR 2000 on SBI Debit/Credit Cards and EMI transaction, and INR 1000 on transactions through Standard Chartered and Bank of Baroda Credit Cards and Credit Card EMI. Customers also get a 1-year subscription to Disney+Hotstar on purchasing the smartphone and can have it delivered in just 90 minutes to select pin codes through Flipkart Quick. The device will be available for purchase on Flipkart, OPPO Online store and select retail outlets.