August 7, 2020
Oppo Reno4 Pro
The Oppo Reno4 Pro is the premium version of the non-5G version mid-range smartphone of the Oppo Reno4 4G. The smartphone got a upgrade of the non-5G model but as opposed to the Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G, it could be better.
The packs a rapid 65W charging to the mid-range, backed up with a decent performance, and interestingly, it got an headphone jack.
Compared to the Pro 5G, it offer less powerful chipset, lesser storage options, a slightly different camera setup, and lots more on the Oppo Reno4 Pro.
Here we explore its specs, price and review, which will help you make your purchase decision.
Design and Display
The Oppo Reno4 Pro takes after the more premium Oppo Reno 4 Pro 5G in terms of chassis design and setup, though differ in color options and build properties.
In an era where glass and metal sandwiches trends, oppo adopted all plastic build and a Cornin Gorrila Glass 5 front similar to standard 4G model, instead of a premium build like the Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G.
The Oppo Reno4 showcase a 6.5 inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, refreshes at 90Hz rate, while measuring 160.2 x 73.2 x 7.7 mm dimensions and a weight of 161 grams.
The display sports a punch hole at the top left corner, coupled with fingerprint sensor embedded on the display has a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 Pixels, and a screen density of 402 PPI.
The rear matte finish with fairly cool textural design packs a glossy plastic of the module housing four sensor arranged vertically and an LED flash. Below is the branding indicating it’s an oppo Reno smartphone.
It is available in Starry Night and Silky White colourways
It a shame it’s got no IP rating.
Despite putting an additional fourth camera to the rear camera setup as opposed to the triple camera system on the Reno4 pro 5G, the setup is underwhelming.
The camera lacks the telephoto lens which a let down considering it price.
Like the Reno4 series, they all featuee a 48MP primary camera with a Sony IMX586 sensor. You also get an 8MP 119-degree ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth camera.
The camera doesn’t fare well in low light scenes and it struggles to capture sharp images without much noise.
On the positives, it can record up to 4k @ 30fps alongside it’s LED flash, HDR, and Panorama mode.
The small hole-punch cut out is home to a 32MP front facing selfie shooter similar to the what is seen on other Reno4 series variants.
Hardware and Software
Oppo’s decision to use a paltry Snapdragon 720G chipset still beat imagination considering it’s price tag.
The chipset is backed by an Octa-core processor and an Adreno 618 GPU which works optimally but with such a price tag, the hardware spec is disappointing.
The software runs on Oppo’s ColorOS 7.2 on top the Android 10 operating system.
The robust Color OS 7.2, based on Android 10 operating system offers a whole host of features and fantastic software customization.
RAM and mass storage options have been streamlined to just 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage plus microSD card slot.
The Oppo Reno4 Pro battery is a mediocre when it comes to longevity, but the secret sauce is in the fast charging which is the real selling point of this smartphone
The 4000mAh battery capacity and a 65W fast charge facilitated by SuperVOOC 2.0 technology, can refill your tank from 0 to 100% chargein just 32 minutes.
The dual SIM Oppo Reno4 Pro despite not supporting the 5G network offers a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type C Port, and dual-band Wi-FI and Bluetooth 5.1.
Oppo Reno4 Pro Price and Availability
The Oppo Reno4 Pro is available and it’s priced around $467, to which is about 180,663 Naira in Nigeria, 2,703 GHC in Ghana, and 50,433 KSH in Kenya.