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Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G

Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G

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.

Highlights

  • 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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Design

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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Display

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.

Internals

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.

Camera

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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Overall Impression

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. 

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