February 1, 2021
Oppo Reno 5 4G Specs
Oppo has launched a new member of the Reno 5 series, Oppo Reno 5 4G in Vietnam. Meanwhile the other members of the series which are OPPO Reno 5G, Reno Pro 5G and Reno 5G Pro+ 5G were launched in China.
The 4G model is fitted in the same design aesthetics with the 5G sibling but the difference lies in the processor, front camera setup, and the fast charging speed.
Design and Display
The Oppo Reno 5 4G design, is a cloned image of the 5G sibling with subtle changes in the material. Compared to the Oppo Reno 4, the back feels more textured and rougher, which makes for a different hand feel.
A quad-lens stack together with an LED flash are held in a rectangular-shaped camera module and there’s an Oppo OEM on the bottom of the smooth rear panel.
The front wears a 6.43-inch AMOLED Dot-in display similar to the 5G sibling, offering 90Hz refresh rate with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and 120Hz screen sampling rate.
The display which is slathered in Gorilla Glass 3 also feature a 409 PPI density, 430nits brightness and an in-display fingerprint scanner.
With an evenly distributed weight of 171 grams, the body feels light with 159.1 x 73.3 x 7.7mm dimensions which wraps on the palm easily.
The smartphone is available two color shades; the Starry Black and Fantasy White colorways.
As earlier mentioned, the rear optics bears similar setup to that of he 5G sibling. However, the front is bumped up slightly.
Dominating the phone’s quad-camera system, is a 64MP sensor loaded with f/1.7 aperture and a 79.5° Field of View. Joining it is an 8MP ultrawide sensor with a Field of View of 119-degree. Less exciting is a 2MP macro snapper, accompanied by another 2MP mono sensor, both with f/2.4 aperture.
On the front, the resolution was bumped up from 32MP on the 5G sibling to a 44MP with f/2.4 aperture for selfies and video calling. The
A bevy of camera modes greet the setup including super night, HD mode, macro mode, expert mode portrait, dual display video, slo-mo, time-lapse, dual exposure video, text scan, sticker, Soloop, Google lens and 4k video recording.
Hardware and Software
The Reno 5 4G draws power from Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, which is a toned-down SoC when compared to the Snapdragon 765G chipset seen in the 5G variant.
The graphics is handled by graphics, Adreno 618 GPU with a CPU frequency of 2.3GHz.
This SoC is seen in Oppo Reno 4, Vivo iQUOO U1, Realme 6 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 7 Pro.
The device boots on Android 11 OS out-of-the-box with Oppo’s ColorOS 11.1 user interface on top.
The RAM variants retained just the 8GB option while the 12GB variant on its 5G sibling was discarded. This is paired to a 128GB memory storage with an external storage option.
Keeping the phone alive is a 4310mAh battery which is 10mAh more than the 5G variant.
Backing this battery is a 50W VOOC 4.0 fast charging which is slower than the 65W SuperVOOC charging on its more premium sibling.
The Oppo Reno 5 4G supports dual SIM with 4G network connectivity, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, GNSS, GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, WiFi.
Oppo Reno 5 4G Price and Availability
The Oppo Reno 5 4G is priced at VND 8,690,000 in Vietnam, which is around $375 in the US.
In other climes, this converts to about 145,500 in Naira in Nigeria, 2184 GHC in Ghana and 41,400 KHS in Kenya.
The Oppo Reno 5 4G was announced on December 31st, 2020, and was available for purchase on the 9th of January 2021.