Review of OPPO Reno Smartphone

Review of OPPO Reno Smartphone

May 23, 2019 Off By admin
OPPO_Reno_Full Screen Display

OPPO_Reno_Full Screen Display

 

Only days after the official global unveil, OPPO—a leading global smartphone brand—has officially launched its newest smartphone series, Reno, in the Middle East. The company selected Dubai as the location for the premium series’ first international launch, emphasizing the strategic importance of the region to OPPO’s global brand strategy.

Under the Reno series, there are two variants of smartphones: –  OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition and the Reno Edition.

I got the OPPO Reno Edition smartphone for review and below are details and review of the device.

 

 Body & Specification

The OPPO Reno edition has a dimension of 156.6 x 74.3 x 9 mm and weighing 185gms and body is made of an Aluminum frame with front glass (Gorilla Glass 6) and with the shiny finish on the back panel. It has 6.4 inches Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels display and 19.5:9 ratio body. The OPPO Reno display includes the Hidden Fingerprint Unlock 2.0 that reads the finger contours of your physical thumbprint.

 

OPPO_Reno_Back_panel

OPPO_Reno_Back_panel with Dual cameras

The back panel has the dual cameras which are housed in a vertical design with safety bump to protect the cameras.

The rear (main) cameras – 48 MP (IMX586, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 5 MP, f/2.4 with depth sensor. The top side has the Pivot Rising Camera that hides the front camera, earpiece, and front and rear flashlights – Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide).

OPPO_Reno_Dual_camera-with-Pivot-rising-rear-flash

OPPO_Reno_Dual_camera-with-Pivot-rising-rear-flash

 

The right-hand side has the power button and on the left-hand side, it has the volume rockers and the dual SIM tray.

The bottom side we have the 3.5mm jack, the USB type C charging pin and the speaker grill.

The configuration of the OPPO Reno review unit has 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB ROM (Storage space) and has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset with built-in Adreno 616 GPU.

It has the latest Android Pie (9.0) for OS and OPPO’s own ColorOS V6.0 for User Interface.

 

The Review

 

OPPO_Reno_Front_display_with-Pivot_rising_camera

OPPO_Reno_Front_display_with-Pivot_rising_camera

The package of OPPO Reno smartphone is big and long compared to the size of the smartphone. The striking feature is the rounded edges front Full display with a shiny back panel.

The device which I have received for review is the Jet Black colour but OPPO Reno is also available in 3 other colours – Ocean Green, Nebula Purple, Pink Mist.

The package also contains transparent casing to protect the phone from damages and add more grip while using the device.

The OPPO Reno as design wise is a classy, sleek looking smartphone which can be used by any kind of consumer from corporate to a teenager. It has a full-screen display with pivot rising camera makes this smartphone unique design compared to the other smartphones available in the market.

 

OPPO’s Cameras

 

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OPPO_Reno_Pivot_rising-Selfie_camera

With the dual camera set up on the back panel, you can click a wide angle photograph with 26mm lens, so now you can click a group of people from a distance or capture the panoramic view of the landscape. With Al feature in the camera, the camera app also includes a Scene Optimizer.

 

The camera app has 2 presets, 1x and 2x and at these 2 levels photographs were good but as you increase to further than 2x and max to 10x zoom the quality of the image deteriorates.

 

In the daylight, the cameras performed very well but I was a little disappointed in the low light photography as there was a lot of noise in the images.

 

In video mode, the camera performed very well at the 2 preset levels in daylight but in a low light similar issue as mentioned above for photography.

 

OPPO_Reno_Selfie-Image

OPPO_Reno_Selfie-Image

As for the front (selfie) camera, the single lens performed very well and the Bokeh effect (F2.0 aperture) was good. The focus was quite fast and also has AI Beauty camera support and automatically suggest the exposure. The front camera is equipped with a soft light. When you take selfies in low-light conditions, it automatically adds light.

 

Also, the motorized pivot rising camera has it’s own protection if the smartphone is dropped, the pivot drops back into the device automatically protecting the camera but due to this function, the smartphone is not waterproof.

 

The OPPO Reno has Dolby Atmos and you can experience it with using the Earbud headphones which has the 3.5mm pin and comes along the package.

The built-in speaker of the phone is quite loud and good while playing the game.

 

Power and Performance

It has the latest Android Pie (9.0) for OS and OPPO’s own ColorOS V6.0 for User Interface. the new AI software on the OPPO Reno automatically optimizes battery, CPU, RAM, and even device temperature based on how you use your phone and continues to learn and get better over time. Leveraging AI-capabilities, OPPO Reno also learns how you use your device to launch your most frequently used apps faster.

With the 6GB RAM, latest Snapdragon 710 chipset with built-in Adreno 616 GPU, Android Pie, the performance was average and while testing on different benchmarks, it scored quite high.

 

OPPO_Reno_Benchmark-result

OPPO_Reno_Benchmark-result

I have tested the smartphone 3 different benchmarks a) AnTuTu – 154928 b) PCMark – 6516 c) 3Dmark – Sling Shot Extreme – Open GL ES 3.1 – 1798 & Sling Shot Extreme- Vulkan – 1732.

During the benchmark test, the smartphone temps average was 34 C degrees and under stress test, it shot up to 36.6 C degrees which is actually much better than other devices I have reviewed.

But there was a little lag like jitter in the graphics rendering during the benchmark performance of the device.

It comes with 3765mAh battery which lasted almost 30 hours on average usage.

 

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OPPO_Reno_Front_display_with-Hidden_fingerprint_sensor-1

As for protection and access to the smartphone, OPPO Reno has a hidden fingerprint sensor on full-screen display along with face detection, pattern and pin security access.

 

Gaming

 

The device was loaded with Asphalt Extreme game app and it performed very well and the temperature of the device maintain same, there was no lag in the graphics performance of the device.

 

Conclusion

OPPO’s Reno is a great device with 6 GB RAM and 256 GB ROM/ Storage with Android 9 (Pie). With all the AR and AI effects and function, it is a very young, stylish and perfect companion for the teens, gamers, businessman and fashion conscious people. The design and style are unique for all the genders to use. The full-screen display is unique compared to other smartphones and the Motorized pivot rising front selfie camera with front and rear flashlights make the smartphone unique. With the Android Pie and latest development in AI, the OPPO Reno has all best features like Bokeh, scene optimizer and latest beauty AI.

The smartphone is not waterproof but has 20W fast charging and with 3765mAh battery it lasted almost 30 hours of average usage.

The OPPO Reno has Dolby Atmos and you can experience it with using the Earbud headphones which has the 3.5mm pin and comes along the package.

The built-in speaker of the phone is quite loud and good while playing the game.

 

Who should be buying OPPO Reno smartphone?

Corporate and gamers can surely think about this device for its style, power and performance. Bloggers and people who create a lot of videos and require a lot of space can also consider this device. OPPO Reno is a future-ready smartphone.

 

OPPO Reno package

 

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OPPO_Reno_Package

The package contains the OPPO device, supercharging VOOC wall plug, USB Type -C (VOOC Flash Charge) charging cable, Earbud Headphones with 3.5mm pin, SIM Card removal tool, TUV black translucent case which actually very good quality compared to other brands, warranty card and other documents.

 

OPPO Reno Colors and Price

The OPPO Reno is available in Ocean Green, Jet Black, Nebula Purple, Pink Mist colours at AED 1,899

 

Where can you buy?

OPPO Reno can be bought from power retailers – Axiomtelecom, SharafDG, Emax & Jumbo Electronics and other E-commerce websites.

OPPO Reno Smartphone

AED 1,899
7.9

Design

8.5/10

Build Quality

8.0/10

Features

8.0/10

Performance

8.0/10

Value for Money

7.0/10