System Performance

Following our Snapdragon 855 device overview, we should be relatively familiar with how the Xiaomi Mi9 performs. The chipset is by now a very well known component and various devices with the silicon will only ever differ by the software stack implementation by the vendor.

In Xiaomi’s case in the Mi9, I didn’t see anything particularly standing out for the phone, performing quite well but also not particularly distinguishing itself as being among the best nor worst performers amongst its Snapdragon 855 siblings.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Web Browsing 2.0 PCMark Work 2.0 - Video Editing PCMark Work 2.0 - Writing 2.0PCMark Work 2.0 - Photo Editing 2.0PCMark Work 2.0 - Data ManipulationPCMark Work 2.0 - Performance

Unfortunately, in the default mode in PCMark, the Reno 10x didn’t quite keep up with some other Snapdragon 855 devices, ending with actually some of the worst scores amongst its competition, something particularly visible in the web browsing and writing sub-tests. Here it looks like Oppo chose to tune the software quite conservatively compared to other vendors.

Speedometer 2.0 - OS WebViewWebXPRT 3 - OS WebView

In the JS browser performance tests, we also find that the Reno 10x lands amongst the lower performance devices, although the absolute differences here are more minor.

In my subjective experience with the phone, it’s again much like on other Snapdragon 855 phones: Whilst the Oppo does feel ever so slightly slower than other flagship devices, the difference isn’t all that big and it’s still a plenty fast phone. I suppose it’s a balance Oppo chose to make in order to improve the battery efficiency of the phone, which we’ll get back to in a later section.

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  • Death666Angel - Thursday, September 19, 2019 - link

    So, PCMark score better than anything else tested here? Maybe they apply some sort of cheating fix that identifies certain apks and allows more relaxed boosting behavior, which Andrei disables.
  • ElFenix - Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - link

    an honest to goodness telephoto camera in a phone, not just a marketing BS one!
  • melgross - Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - link

    No, mostly a marketing BS one.
  • Arbie - Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - link

    No headphone jack, no sale.

    FYI, on the low light page you're missing some words in "it looks like the phone 20-30% of the highlights" .
  • SanX - Thursday, September 19, 2019 - link

    How about comparing the phone with broader range cheaper phones like UMIDIGI etc with other processors. They cost 5-10x less than Apple, Google or Samsung but definitely are not 5-10x worse, not even mentioning this OPPO phone.
  • The_Assimilator - Thursday, September 19, 2019 - link

    But does it have gangnam style?
  • Psyside - Thursday, September 19, 2019 - link

    Samsung has improved the night mode DRAMATICALLY, and also not only the Exynos get on pair with the Snapdragon, but now the exynos even manage to be better in low light, holy shit.

    And also bye bye Pixel, Samsung is so better in low light now its only bested by P30 pro and (maybe?) the new iPhones.
  • JewellMWilliam - Sunday, September 22, 2019 - link

  • Jacob36 - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    Mobile eLogbook - an iPhone and Android App for users of the FHI Pan-Surgical Electronic Logbook. ... Once you have entered your login credentials, the app will ... This option can be activated in the settings page.
  • SanX - Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - link

    How about comparing this OPPO Reno 10x to OPPO Reno II with new Helio P90?

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