In the first stage of 2021 various 5G smartphones are unveiled by the smartphone makers. The Oppo released the Oppo Reno5 5G series last December. This flagship comes with Oppo Reno 5 and 5 Pro 5G. There is also an Oppo Reno 5 4G model in this series. Now the company quietly launched a 4G version of the Reno5. It is quite the same as its other siblings.
But there is some difference in the key specs. The main difference is the connectivity. So, it is sure that it is offering a different chipset. But there is no recent chipset which used in it. This phone used the Snapdragon 720G SoC chipset which was used in Oppo Reno 4 4G. But there are many improvement efficiencies to see in this chipset which is using on The Reno 5 4G.
Display to compared with Reno 4 series
The Oppo Reno5 4G upgrades the 6.4” AMOLED panel to a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The resolution remains at 1080p+. The screen offers full sRGB coverage in Light mode while Vivid mode goes over 100% on sRGB and covers 93% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. HD resolution is supported in Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, plus you get to enjoy Dolby Atmos audio.
The phone will run ColorOS 11 (based on Android 11) out of the box. It has 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128 GB storage. The card slot can house two SIMs plus a microSD to expand the storage.
Camera to compared with Reno 4 series
Another upgrade is the main camera, which now stars a 64MP sensor behind a bright f/1.7 aperture. The selfie camera also got a boost and now features a 44 MP sensor. The three remaining modules are the same – an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera (119°) and two 2MP modules. For tricky lighting situations, the Reno5 4G offers Super Night mode and Live HDR, available for both photos and videos. There’s also a number of fun video modes, from split-screen view to dual exposure.
Battery to compared with Reno 4 series: The 4,300 mAh battery is slightly larger than on the Reno4 (4,015 mAh) and charges faster too – from 30W it goes up to 50W. Interestingly, it comes with the same 65W charger as its 5G sibling and while it stops short of the 65W maximum, a full charge still takes only 48 minutes.
Adding an overpowered charger is quite generous at a time when other makers are removing the accessories from their flagship packages. This charger supports USB Power Delivery PPS, so you can use it for your other gadgets too.
Additional connectivity includes Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX HD and LDAC, but NFC is missing. Also, there’s a 3.5 mm headphone jack onboard – the Reno5 is bucking several trends.
The Oppo Reno5 4G is launching in Vietnam first. It is available for pre-order from the Oppo Shop and several local retailers. The price is set at VND 8,690,000, which works out to $375/€305. Shipments will start on January 9, but you can score a Bluetooth wireless speaker if you order now (worth VND 1,290,000).