OPPO Reno4 Pro Review.

Take a look at the precise specifications and features of the Oppo Reno4 Pro.

OPPO Reno4 Pro Review.
OPPO Reno4 Pro

Over the last few years, OPPO's Reno series has produced some of the most beautiful smartphones available. From the shark-fin pop-up camera to the under-glass back camera configuration and excellent glass finish, OPPO Reno phones take pleasure in being the best-looking phones not just in their price ranges, but also in the high-end categories. The OPPO Reno4 Pro, which was recently announced in India, is the most recent addition to the list.

The OPPO Reno4 Pro, as the name implies, is the successor of the OPPO Reno3 Pro, which was released earlier this year in India. As you might expect, the new Reno phone features a premium design language supported by a punch-hole curved AMOLED display and lightweight construction. The Snapdragon 720G chipset, 48MP quad cameras, and 65W fast charging capabilities are among the features of the mid-range phone. At Rs 29,990, does the Reno4 Pro impress us with these features? To find out, we examine it.

With an appealing AMOLED display and extraordinarily lightweight and sleek construction, the OPPO Reno4 Pro is yet another great addition to the series. Although the phone does not have the best chipset in its class, it does have a game-changing 65W fast charging technology that charges the phone in a flash.

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OPPO RENO4 PRO FULL SPECIFICATIONS

General

Sim Type

Dual Sim, GSM+GSM

Dual Sim

Yes

Sim Size

Nano+Nano SIM

Device Type

Smartphone

Release Date

July 31, 2020

Design

Dimensions

160.2 x 73.2 x 7.7 mm

Weight

161 g

Display

Type

Color AMOLED screen (16.7M) OPPO Reno4 Pro review

Touch

Yes, with Multitouch

Size

6.5 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 90 Hz OPPO Reno4 Pro review

Aspect Ratio

20:9

PPI

~402 PPI

Screen to Body Ratio

~ 88.3%

Features

HDR10

Notch

Yes, Punch Hole

Memory

RAM

8 GB

Storage

128 GB

Card Slot

Yes, upto 256 GB

Connectivity

GPRS

Yes

EDGE

Yes

3G

Yes

4G

Yes

VoLTE

Yes, Dual Stand-By

Wifi

Yes, with wifi-hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v5.1

USB

Yes, USB-C v2.0

USB Features

USB on-the-go, USB Charging OPPO Reno4 Pro review

Extra

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, GNSS OPPO Reno4 Pro review

Fingerprint Sensor

Yes, In Display

Face Unlock

Yes

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass OPPO Reno4 Pro review

3.5mm Headphone Jack

Yes

Camera

Rear Camera

48 MP f/1.7 (Wide Angle)
8 MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)
2 MP f/2.4 (Macro)
2 MP f/2.4 (Depth Sensor) with autofocus OPPO Reno4 Pro review

Features

HDR, Panorama

Video Recording

4K @ 30fps UHD, 1080p @ 30fps FHD OPPO Reno4 Pro review

Flash

Yes, LED

Front Camera

32 MP f/2.4 (Wide Angle)

Front Video Recording

1080p @ 30fps FHD

Technical

OS

Android v10

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G OPPO Reno4 Pro review

CPU

2.3 GHz, Octa Core Processor OPPO Reno4 Pro review

Core Details

2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver OPPO Reno4 Pro review

GPU

Adreno 618

Java

No

Browser

Yes

Multimedia

Email

Yes

Video

MP4

FM Radio

Yes

Battery

Type

Non-Removable Battery

Size

4000 mAh, Li-Po Battery

Fast Charging

65W Fast Charging

 

OPPO Reno4 Pro Review: Design and display

As we previously stated, the Reno series has already provided some incredibly attractive phones, and the Reno4 Pro is another feather in OPPO's cap. The phone is a joy to carry because it is so light and thin, weighing only 161 grams and measuring only 7.7mm in thickness. Of course, the lightweight design comes at a cost in terms of build quality.

The rear panel, which has a rough matte texture, is constructed of a polymer resin, which is essentially made of plastic substances, rather than glass. When you tap the back panel, the material feels plasticky, but that's what makes the phone so light.

The phone's textured rear finish makes it less slippery than phones with a matte finish. Fingerprints and smudges are not detected, which is always a plus. The back panel is available in two colours: a gradient Starry Night and an elegant Silky White, both of which are highly appealing.

 The four camera lenses on the rear of the phone are arranged vertically and are all the same size and shape, giving the phone a pleasing symmetry. The side buttons have a wonderful tactile feel to them, and there's also an in-display fingerprint sensor. A USB Type-C connector, headset jack, and speaker grille are located on the bottom of the frame, while the triple card tray is located on the top.

A 6.5-inch FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080) AMOLED curved display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 92.01 percent screen-to-body ratio can be found on the front. The selfie camera is housed in a single punch-hole cutout on the top left corner. The phone has a refresh rate of 90Hz and a maximum brightness of 1100 nits. All of this results in a magnificent display with deep blacks, rich colours, and high brightness levels.

While watching movies or shows in high definition on Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, and other streaming sites, the OPPO Reno 4 Pro provides excellent clarity and contrast. We had no issue reading the screen in strong sunshine because the viewing angles are excellent. The screen refresh rate can be set to 90Hz, 60Hz, or Auto, which automatically alternates between the two.

OPPO Reno4 Pro Review: Cameras

A 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor, an 8MP extreme wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP mono camera make up the Reno4 Pro's quad-camera configuration. The phone has a 32MP Sony IMX616 sensor on the front. If you've ever used an OPPO or Realme phone, you'll be familiar with the camera app. The carousel at the bottom allows you to switch between photo, video, night, portrait, and more. Up top, you'll find HDR, flash, Chroma Boost, and filters.

The main camera's daylight photos are pretty appealing. There's a lot of detail here, the lighting and shadows are nice, and the contrast is mainly spot on. You can get some good-looking images in difficult backlighting settings if you use HDR. When the sun was out, we noticed some flare in the frame, which can often ruin a wonderful photo. The wide-angle lens shifts the colour tone to a cooler hue and tends to oversaturate greens and blues, which might appear beautiful in certain situations.

In close-up images, the main camera can provide a great background blur, and the AI can determine when you're taking a macro shot. You can also get incredibly close to a subject using the dedicated macro camera, although details won't be as fine.

The OPPO Reno 4 Pro has more to offer than simply a standard night mode, but let's start there. In low-light scenarios, Night Mode works effectively at times to increase exposure and colours. However, there were times when the algorithm darkened the image rather than brightened it.

Notably, the camera also supports Ultra Dark Mode, which automatically activates in extremely dark situations (as seen above) and does a good job of lightening and adding colour, albeit you'll need to keep your hands quite still to get a passable shot. Then there's the Night Flare Portrait mode, which can give you a nice bokeh image at night if there are lights in the landscape behind you.

In daylight, the 32MP selfie camera can shoot realistic and color-accurate selfies. The selfie portrait mode did not excite us because the edge detection was sloppy. Night mode and super night mode are also available on the selfie camera, however, they don't much improve selfies in low light.

The Reno4 Pro also has several unique video features, such as monochromatic video, which allows you to select from three different colour filters to accent only red, blue, or green in a movie. You can also choose from Ultra Steady and Ultra Steady Pro, which provide stronger video stabilization.

OPPO Reno4 Pro Review: Performance and software

The latest Snapdragon 720G chipset is combined with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage in the OPPO Reno4 Pro. We were surprised to see this chipset, especially because the international Reno4 Pro was announced with the more powerful Snapdragon 765G SoC, which supports 5G. However, the Snapdragon 720G is a capable mid-range chipset that performed admirably during our testing.

The Snapdragon 720G is a good chipset for everyday tasks like texting, browsing social media, and viewing web pages. Because of the 90Hz refresh rate, apps open and closed quickly, and we like the fluid animation and traditions. We had no problems multitasking or switching between apps thanks to the 8GB of RAM on board.

The phone can also run games like PUBG in HD + High graphics and even Ultra frame rate on reduced graphics, which is impressive. During a 30-minute gaming session, the phone performed admirably, with little lags or stutters. But it was the phone's ability to remain cool throughout the entire workout that really amazed us. Thanks to an inbuilt multi-cooling system that uses a combination of graphite tube, graphite sheet, and copper foil, the phone's temperature did not rise at all.

The OPPO Reno4 Pro runs Android 10 on top of ColorOS 7.2. During the review period, the phone had gotten the July security patch. ColorOS 7.2 has a user-friendly software interface, with features such as an app drawer and a system-wide dark mode. It does come with some bloatware, like Helo, which will be eliminated via a software update, according to OPPO. With 90Hz enabled, the user interface feels quick and fluid. Google Discover is accessed by swiping right on the home screen, and ColorOS also has a lock screen magazine.

Notably, OPPO has chosen Google's call and message apps over its own, similar to what OnePlus did with the Nord and Realme did with the X3 series. There's a pattern here, and it appears that these companies are attempting to give a stock Android experience. The Reno4 Pro, on the other hand, still comes with OPPO's proprietary browser, music, weather, and other programs.

Given the price, we would have preferred twin speakers on the Reno4 Pro, but the single bottom-firing speaker isn't horrible. Although the sound quality is good, it lacks bass. Both the in-display fingerprint sensor and the face unlock worked nicely and were quick enough.

OPPO Reno4 Pro Review: Battery life

The OPPO Reno4 Pro has a 4,000mAh battery, which is very standard compared to other phones on the market today, which typically have 4,500 or 5,000mAh batteries. With the device set to 90Hz all the time, it will survive till nightfall before you need to charge it. On the Reno4 Pro, we were able to get roughly 4-5 hours of screen on time. The phone lasted 9 hours and 26 minutes in our PCMark test, which is to be expected from a phone with a 4,000mAh battery.

However, with a phone that supports 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging, you may be able to overlook the average battery size. This is now the fastest charging technology available on a phone, capable of charging the OPPO Reno4 Pro from zero to 100% in just 35 minutes. It only takes 13 minutes for the phone to reach 50% charge, which is excellent. Yes, a 65W charger is included in the package.

OPPO Reno4 Pro Review: Verdict

In India, the Oppo Reno 4 Pro costs at 29,990 rupees. As of Sep 21, 2021, it is available for the lowest price on Amazon in India.

 The OPPO Reno4 Pro is a stunning addition to the Reno4 series. With its curved AMOLED display, ultra-lightweight and thin design, and smooth matt back finish, the phone is a visual joy. Despite the fact that it is made of plastic, the phone looks and feels quality, and it is possible to achieve this. The Reno4 Pro also stands out thanks to its gorgeous AMOLED display and lightning-quick 65W fast charging speed. The smartphone also comes with a good set of cameras with a lot of options for customization.

The adoption of the Snapdragon 720G chipset, which isn't the most powerful processor available at this pricing point, is the only significant concern. Indeed, phones like the Realme X3 SuperZoom with the Snapdragon 855+ SoC and the OnePlus Nord with the 5G-enabled Snapdragon 765G processor are far less expensive. When it comes to gaming and day-to-day tasks, the Reno4 Pro excels, but the chipset may not hold up in the long run. Everything else about the OPPO Reno4 Pro is on par with, if not better than, its competitors.