While all eyes are now fixed on the newly launched Oppo Reno 10X Zoom, its namesake, the Oppo Reno is also a powerful phone that has impressed many people. This smartphone not only boosts of amazing features but is also the most affordable of the R series. This phone was launch in April 2019 and has performed relatively well on the market.
Oppo Reno Video Review
Oppo Reno Design and display
The Oppo Reno features 6.4 inches, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 by 2340 pixels resolution. Its 19.5.9 ratio is perfect for watching videos. Its OLED panel is also very impressive. The phone features a notch-less screen that extends to the peripheries of the body with extremely narrow bezels all around. The fact that this phone is notch-less means that it does not have a punch-hole camera within the display as it is usually the case with the widely hyped Samsung Galaxy s10. Instead, the Oppo Reno selfie camera module that also hosts the front and rear LED flash is housed in the right side of the phone and uses a motorized pop-up mechanism. When taking a selfie, the front-facing camera gently rises then retreats when you are done. The technique used in reno is almost similar to that used in Oppo Find X, the only difference being that in reno, the whole top edge does not rise up uniformly as a single piece. The reno front camera also comes with a free-fall detection that allows the camera to retract back to its house if it is not being used or if you accidentally mess up.
The Oppo Reno also features an almost nil camera bump that creates a smooth, sleek feel and a textured glass back that attracts light. To avoid scratching on the rear camera, Oppo added a feature known as the O-dot, a small ceramic bead placed just beneath the rear camera and helps to raise the phone off a flat surface. This helps to prevent scrapes and scratches. This is an excellent feature that many rival phones like the LG G8 lack. Its 6.4-inch display is protected by corning Gorilla Glass 6 which is sturdy and durable.
Software hardware and performance
The Oppo Reno is armed with a powerful QUALCOMM SDM710 Snapdragon chipset paired with either 6GB or 8 GB RAM. This chipset has Adreno 616 GPU and Octa-core Kryo 360 CPU that can handle almost anything that you throw at it. This phone runs on the latest Oppo ColorOS 6 on Android 9.0 pie. The latest Oppo ColorOS has many amazing features including a Hyper boost 2.0, a software that helps to boost the phones speed, especially when gaming. If you are searching for a phone with great performance, then Oppo Reno will not disappoint. It is currently one of the most powerful middle ranged phones on the market. It is an ideal phone for heavy phone users and game lovers.
Oppo Reno Cameras
Although this phone lacks the zooming capability like that found in Reno 10X Zoom, its 48MP primary lens supported by 5MP secondary is very impressive. The 48MP sensor with an f/1.7 and 5Mp with f/2.4 depth sensor delivers clear, detailed pictures both in well-lit and not so well areas. The 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture is also very impressive, especially when photos are taken during the day. The diffused LED flashlight always comes in handy when you need more light. If you are a camera person, then this phone will not disappoint you.
Battery and charging
This phone is armed with a non-removable 3765 mAh battery. This battery is quite powerful and can last for up to a day if you are a light phone user. On the other hand, if you like playing games or you are a heavy phone user, then the battery can last up to 6 hours. Reno also comes with a 20W VOOC flash charge that can fill 50% of the battery in 30 minutes.
Pros of Oppo Reno
- 48 MP primary camera
- 6.4-inch Full HD plus AMOLED display
- powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 710SOC
- VOOC 3.0 fast charging
- Pivot rising motorized selfie camera
- Powerful 3765 mAh battery
From the above review, it is clear that Oppo reno is a powerful phone that can handle almost anything that you throw at it. Its performance and looks surpass other rival phones within its price range. It is an ideal phone for those looking for a powerful middle-range phone.
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Oppo Reno Specifications
|DIMENSIONS||156.6 x 74.3 x 9mm|
|DISPLAY||6.4 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (402ppi density)
Corning Gorila Glass 6
|CHIPSET||Snapdragon 710 (10nm)|
|OS||Android v9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6|
|CPU||Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)|
|STORAGE||128GB, MicroSD card not supported|
|CAMERAS||Back: Dual: 48MP, f/1.7, 26mm-wide, PDAF + 5MP, f/2.4, depth sensor, Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS videos
Front: Single: Motorized pop-up 16MP, f/2.0, HDR, 1080p@30fps
|BATTERY||3765mAh battery, non-removable|
|SENSORS||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|COLORS||Ocean Green, Jet Black, Nebula Purple, Pink Mist, Coral Orange|
|NETWORKS||2G, 3G, 4G|