Oppo dropped in their new budget flagship- Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G on January 18. Launched alongside were the Oppo Enco X Truly Wireless (TWS) earbuds.
- Oppo has 128G – 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM.
- It has LED flash, HDR, panorama.
- It has Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.
The Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G is offered in a single variant of 8GB + 128GB only, and comes at Rs 34,990. A thing to note here is Oppo limiting the options, which is unlike the brand.
From January 22 onwards, the phone will be sold through Oppo India e-store, Flipkart, Reliance Digital, Croma, and other retailers. The Reno 5 Pro looks promising on paper, so let’s take a look:
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Oppo phones are usually stunning when it comes to design. The Reno 5 Pro is no different. It looks premium and has a glass back with a matte finish.
Only two color options are available in the Reno 5 Pro- Starry Black and Astral Blue. Both look fantastic, Astral Blue being my personal favorite.
The phone weighs 173 grams and measures 159.7×73.2×7.6mm. The low weight and the textured glass back make it easier to grip the device.
The camera bump is also tiny, all in all, the Reno 5 Pro is a compact phone.
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The Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G has a 6.5-inch Full HD+(1,080×2,400 pixels) punch-hole AMOLED display which curves over the edges. The colours look rich and punchy, and the display itself is relatively bright. The device also comes with a refresh rate of 90Hz, an in-display fingerprint scanner and Widevine L1 certification.
The Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G is the first smartphone in India to come with the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset. The chipset is based on a 7nm platform and supports dual 5G.
It also supports up to 144Hz refresh rate panels and improves the smartphone’s gaming performance by using a new technology called HyperEngine 2.0. Though all this does not come in it , we’re likely to see more smartphones with such features.
The MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ beats the Snapdragon 765G on Geekbench scores but falls short to the flagship Snapdragon 865. However, it is good enough for gaming and multi-tasking.
When it comes to the RAM and storage, 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM is paired with 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. It’s disappointing to see the Reno 5 Pro coming with UFS 2.1 storage, considering the current benchmark is at least UFS 3.0.
The Reno 5 Pro runs the ColorOS 11.1, based on Android 11.
The Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G comes with a quad-camera setup. Firstly, there’s a 64MP primary camera with an f/1.7 lens. The ultra-wide shots are handled by an 8MP shooter, with an f/2.2 lens.
The remaining two lenses are both 2MP, and are used for macro and monochrome photos.
The front camera provided is a 32MP sensor, with an f/2.4 lens.
The Reno 5 Pro comprises Night Flare Portrait, AI Highlight Video and AI Scene Enhancement on the feature front. It also comes with a Dual View Video that captures videos from both front and back cameras simultaneously.
Battery & Connectivity
The Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G is powered by a 4,035mAh battery, which is surprising considering its compact form factor. The phone supports SuperVOOC 2.0 and comes with a bundled 65W fast charger. The device is capable of charging from 0-100 per cent in almost 30 minutes!
Even charging for 10 minutes gives you a 4-hour video playback.
Connectivity choices provided are 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetoothv5.1, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, GPS/A-GPS and a Type C port. The Reno 5 Pro lacks a headphone jack.
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The Reno series has been somewhat popular in India, but personally, I’ve always hesitated to recommend it. The reason? Mid-range processors, in a budget flagship phone.