The Oppo Reno is the latest innovative smartphone from the Chinese company. Oppo likes experimenting and trying out new things, which could be why they are still a major brand in the smartphone world. The new Oppo Reno features sliding “shark fin” mechanism on top, which houses both the LED flash and the selfie camera. Oppo has three devices under this Reno series; the Oppo Reno, Oppo Reno 10x zoom and Oppo Reno 5G. This Oppo Reno is the mid-range variant and will rivals the likes of Nokia 8.1, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, Vivo V15 Pro and Oppo F11 Pro in that market.
Oppo Reno Design
With the front-facing camera of the Oppo Reno sliding out from on top, the front of the smartphone is basically all screen with thin side bezels and bottom chin. There is no punch-hole on the screen like the Samsung Galaxy S10 family. The device features front and back glass with a metallic frame. The back glass is as premium as you would expect but at the same time considered too slippery.
The Reno smartphone is weighty and chunky, weighing 185 grams and measuring 9 mm in thickness. Oppo is releasing this Reno device in four color variants; Ocean Green, Jet Black, Nebula Purple, and Pink Mist. The fingerprint sensor of the Reno phone is under its display.
Dimensions: 156.6 x 74.3 x 9 mm
Weight: 185 grams
Build: Front/Back glass with metallic frame
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Ocean Green, Jet Black, Nebula Purple, Pink Mist
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
Oppo Reno Display
The display of the Oppo Reno is considered to be premium in today’s market. It features a 6.4 inches AMOLED display, which features an 86.8% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, 402 PPI density, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and DCI-P3. Of course, protecting the display is the Corning Gorilla Glass version 6, which is the latest version from the company.
Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.4 inches (86.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (402 PPI density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
The camera of the Oppo Reno might not be as stacked as the Oppo Reno 10x zoom, it is still decent for a smartphone of this price range. It features dual rear camera system featuring a 48MP main sensor like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Oppo F11 Pro, Vivo V15 Pro and even the great Xiaomi Mi 9. The secondary camera is a 5 MP depth sensor that’s in charge of background bokeh and portrait shots. The 4K recording is at 30 frames per second on the Oppo Reno.
All of the Reno series smartphones feature the same sliding mechanism 16 MP selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture, portrait mode and diffused LED flash. Overall, this is not a bad camera setup at this price range.
Dual: 48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF + 5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
Single: Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
This Reno smartphone makes use of the Snapdragon 710 SoC which is paired either with a 6 GB or 8 GB RAM. For graphics, you get Adreno 616 GPU, which is one of the best mid-range graphics processing unit right now. There is no microSD slot available and storage options are either 128 GB or 256 GB. In real life tasks, this device should handle more than 90% of day-to-day operations.
Chipset: Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 616
Memory: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB
Running on the Reno phone is the ColorOS 6 custom skin. This UI is overlaid on top of Android 9.0 Pie. The device comes with Oppo’s HyperBoost 2.0 system-level software, which was designed to reduced the load time of app and also improve the system speed when gaming.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: ColorOS 6
Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
This Reno device is integrated with a non-removable 3765 mAh battery capacity, which can get you past 24 hours on normal usage. It supports Oppo’s VOOC flash charging of 20W.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 3765 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 20W (VOOC Flash Charge)
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, aptX HD
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
USB: Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Oppo Reno Price