There are a lot of things to love about OPPO’s latest smartphone; here are our favourites.
Just last week, OPPO has introduced the new Reno4 Series in the UAE that brings top-of-the-line imaging features and performance at a competitive price. OPPO has launched three variants: Reno4, Reno4 Pro, and Reno4 Pro 5G. All three OPPO Reno4 devices exhibit the unique, thin, and light aesthetic identity that the Reno Series is known for.
The OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G smartphone is of course our favourite out of the three since it exhibits all the best features that we would normally expect from a brand’s lineup. We’ve been playing with the OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G for the past few days, and here the top things that we love about the smartphone:
1.Trendy and Exquisite Design
The OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G comes in a thin and lightweight design. With a 7.6mm thin body, you can easily hold the smartphone with one hand despite the large screen, not to mention that 172g weight. The Reno4 Pro 5G’s main board is 15 percent smaller compared to the Reno3, letting OPPO pack in all those features without adding more to the weight.
A new processing technique called ‘Reno Glow’ was applied to make the back of the Reno4 Pro 5G look like a million crystal planes shining like diamonds when hit by light. Available on Reno4 Pro 5G in Galactic Blue, with more colors using this technique coming soon, the Reno Glow process also makes the smartphone more resistant to fingerprints and scratches. A Space Black color is also available, which appears translucent when reflected under light. Additionally, the lower back of the cover reveals a unique OPPO monogram that adds a hint of mystery.
2.Imaging on Another Level
OPPO brings its award-winning smartphone photography and videography technologies to the OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G through a Triple Laser Detection Auto Focus (LDAF) camera. The triple camera setup includes a 48-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel Ultra Night Wide-angle Video Lens, and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens that also support 5x hybrid optical zoom and up to 20x digital zoom.
The Reno4 Pro 5G comes with a Sony IMX708 ultra-wide-angle camera that supports a higher ISO sensitivity. This enables the smartphone to deliver stunning and clear videos at night or low-light conditions. With the help of LDAF, the Reno4 Pro 5G auto focuses 142 percent faster. What’s more, OPPO’s Ultra Night Video Algorithm can boost brightness on dark videos without losing color vibrancy and clarity. Other dynamic enhancements are also applied so you don’t have to worry about shooting in the dark.
OPPO also uses Live HDR so it can properly adjust the exposure on images shot against the light. This means that the subject will still be properly lit while maintaining the highlights and shadows of the image.
Ultra Steady Video 3.0 also comes to the Reno4 Pro 5G and provides super smooth video recording no matter if you’re walking or running. This feature is also available on the front-facing camera, easily letting you capture selfie videos with ease.
The Reno4 Pro 5G also supports Cinematic Mode, where you can try out your directorial creativity using tools readily accessible on the native camera app. This includes shooting in a 21:9 aspect ratio along with options to let you adjust exposure value, white balance, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, focus mode, and the zoom setting. You also have access to Soloop – a film editing app that lets you easily make short films you’ve shot in Cinematic Mode. Aside from different editing tools, Soloop uses AI to intelligently suggest the best parts of the video that you can highlight. Additionally, it can identify beats on a music track and mark on the video where it is appropriate.
4. Performance Redefined
The Reno4 Pro 5G also comes with SuperVOOC 2.0, dubbed as one of the world’s safest and fastest charging technologies commercially available. The 65W flash charging technology enables the Reno4 Pro 5G to fully charge the battery in just 36 minutes.
OPPO also uses five layers of protection on its SuperVOOC Flash Charging system where each node of the charging plug, cable, battery, and device includes its own chipset to monitor the voltage. In case something goes wrong, the chipset stops the current to protect each component.
The Reno4 Pro 5G also employs different power-saving techniques to make it last longer. There’s Super Power Saving Mode that applies strict power-saving measures and lets you select up to six apps that you need in addition to the basic functions. The device also learns from your sleeping behaviour and will only consume 2% battery power the whole night while you are sleeping.
With 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the Reno4 Pro 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G CPU that enables 5G connectivity. The smartphone uses 360° Surround Antenna 2.0, smart antenna switching, and intelligent network selection technology to ensure a stable 5G network connection no matter where you are or how you’re holding the device.
4. Entertainment in the Palm of your Hand
The OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G has a 6.5-inch 3D curved screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. This lets you enjoy smoother navigation and browsing. With the 180Hz touch sampling rate, your fingers immediately register on the screen, which is perfect for playing games. The screen is also HDR10+ certified that can achieve a maximum brightness of up to 800 nits, with peak brightness reaching 1,100 nits. The bright screen easily lets you use the Reno4 Pro 5G in direct sunlight and at night, you can use flicker-free mode to protect your eyes.
The stereo speakers on the Reno4 Pro 5G offer loud and distortion-free sound even at high volumes. The sound is enhanced using Dolby Atmos sound technology, letting you experience spatial audio just like inside the cinema.
5.User Experience Made Even Better
Based on Android 10, Color 7.2 runs on the OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G and combines the power of hardware and software for an ultra-smooth experience along with UI enhancements to make it easier to use.
Using its AI algorithm, ColorOS 7.2 can predict which app you would use next and preloads it, so it opens faster. There’s also an Anti-Fragmentation Engine that optimises the physical and virtual memory to ensure no-lag navigation.
ColorOS 7.2 also introduces Icon Pull-down Gesture that instantly moves all icons on the Reno4 Pro 5G to the bottom half of the screen so you can easily reach it when using the device with one hand.
Launched with ColorOS 7.2, OPPO Lab is an experimental new platform where you can test the latest features that are coming to the Reno4 Pro 5G. You have the option to vote for a feature that you like, or even suggest some to the team that can be implemented in future updates.
ColorOS 7.2 also comes with OPPO Relax, an app that lets you enjoy comforting sounds to keep you calm. Partnering with audio company Epic Sound, OPPO Relax includes white noise and other ambient sounds to tune out distractions or simply put yourself to sleep.
All these features can be enjoyed on the OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G, which is now available for 2,499 AED across key retailers and e-commerce in the UAE.