Oppo Reno 5 Review (5G, 2021); New phone of Oppo

Oppo Reno 5

Review

OPPO globally launched the Oppo Reno 5(5G) on 7 January 2021. OPPO Reno 5 is the new phone of 2021. This phone comes with a snapdragon 720 G processor, 8GB/128GB, Adreno 618 GPU, max 90Hz refresh rate, 5G, and more extra features.

Oppo is not still a widely well-known name globally, but they made a brilliant and extensive range of phones that own their reputation in the market. Oppo mobiles are famous for their bright front and back cameras and their excellent battery life. This phone gives tight competition to other devices in the market because it comes with a max 12GB Ram and 256GB storage, a brilliant 64MP primary camera, and a 32MP front camera.

There is also a comparison with Realme 7 Pro because Realme 7 Pro (2020) also has almost the same specifications and is even cheaper than Reno 5. These are mid-range phones.

The standard phone of Oppo, Oppo Reno 5 Pro is also launched in China on December-18, but globally launched on 5 January 2021. OPPO Reno 5 Pro Plus also launched on January 5, 2021. These standard phones are also available on the market.     

I like the Cameras of Oppo mobile phones because the main strength of Oppo phones is the cameras. In Pakistan, peoples love Oppo cameras because the pics clicked by cameras are so bright and colorful. There is also bad news for Pakistanis is the only 4G variant of this phone comes in Pakistan, not 5G. All the countries go to 5G day by day, but Pakistan still now uses the 4G network.

According to Rumors, the Oppo reno 5 4G variant with 8GB/128GB launched in Pakistan this week. The expected price of this phone in Pakistan is 60000 to 62000.  

5G in Pakistan

The Pakistan Software Houses Association former secretary-general Shehriyar Hydri said the 5G is available in limited areas in 2022 expected but, this new 5G technology takes four to five years to spread all over Pakistan. 

OPPO Reno 5 Price Table

Oppo Reno 5 Starting Price in USD$410
Oppo Reno 5 Starting Price in PakistanExpected 60 to 62000(4G)
Oppo Reno 5 Starting Price in IndiaExpected 34000(5G)
Starting Price in Saudi Arabia1538 Riyal(5G)
Oppo Reno 5 Starting Price in AUS$550 AUS(5G)
Human error possible

Oppo Reno 5 Performance

The performance of this phone is Ok. It comes with a mid-range processor called snapdragon 720G and even comes with 8GB/12GB RAM. RAM allows you how many apps you run at a time. This phone gives an average performance in gaming and other heavy apps. This phone got a max of 128GB or 256GB storage, so space is also not the issue. I think for $410, the processor is acceptable but not surprised.

Realme 7 Pro even got snapdragon 720G (processor), 8GB RAM, and Adreno 618 GPU.

Operating System (Android 11)

Oppo Reno 5 runs the latest Android 11, with Oppo’s ColorOS 11.1. It is the latest 18th version of Android that was released on September 8, 2020. It gives more security and privacy fixes to your phone and also, you can pin conversations that always appear on top of other apps and screens.

5G

So everybody knows that the future is of 5G and 5G expanding day by day. This phone is also 5G enabled. 5G (fifth Gen wireless) is the latest iteration of cellular technology, engineered to increase wireless networks’ speed and responsiveness significantly. 

Display& Design

It has 6.4 inch AMOLED flat-edge (OLED) display with 60Hz/90Hz refresh rate and FHD+ (1080p X 2400p) resolution. It’s largely the same as the Reno 4. It got a max of 600 nits brightness in sunlight (typical) and 750 nits (peak). It also got gorilla glass 5 protection.

There is an upgrade in design because OPPO Reno 4 has a plastic back and sides but it has a glass front, glass back, and aluminum frame that feels premium in hand. If I compare it with Realme 7 pro then Realme 7 Pro has a plastic back, glass front, and plastic frame. This phone also has a 3.5mm jack but the reno 5 Pro doesn’t have it.  

Camera

It has a 64MP main Camera, 8MP Ultra-Wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor. It also got a 44MP selfie Camera. The Oppo Reno 5 Pro and Realme 7 Pro also got the same back camera setup but OPPO Reno 5 Pro Plus is the king of Oppo’s new Reno lineup. OPPO Reno 5 Pro+ got 50MP Wide, 16MP Ultra-wide, 13 MP telephoto, and 2MP macro.

Video record with Rear camera

You can record 4K videos at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps/30fps, 720p at 60fps/30fps with rear camera. 

Video Slo-mo: 1080p at 480fps/120fps, 720p at 60fps/30fps.
Video Zoom: 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps/30fps, 720p at 60fps/30fps.

Video Record with Front Camera:

You can record 1080p and 720p videos at 30fps with front camera and also record slo-mo videos 1080p at 120fps and 720p at 240fps.

Selfie Camera: video stabilization 1080p (30fps) and 720p (30fps)

Battery Life

OPPO Reno 5 has a 4310 mAh/16.67Wh Lithium-ion polymer battery. The battery life of this phone is brilliant, this phone offers one-day battery life normally. If you play PUBG continuously on this phone then it gives 4hours of battery life.

It comes with a 65Watt SuperVOOC flash charging adapter. It gives 50W super-fast charging that’s a 100% in 48 minutes Oppo claims. We all know that Oppo offers very fast charging support. So this phone also got super-fast charging support.

Specifications

Storage:  128GB
RAM:8GB LPDDR4x@ 1866MHz
Height: 159.1 mm 
Width: 73.3mm
Weight: 171 grams
Depth: 7.8 mm (Fantasy Silver) 7.7mm (Starry Black)
Display:  

Brightness:
6.4 inch(16.33cm) AMOLED Display
Refresh rate max 90Hz, Options 90Hz/60Hz
430nits (typical) Max of 600 nits in sunlight (typical)
Screen Ratio:91.7%
Touch Sampling Rate:Maximum 180Hz(2 fingers), Default 120Hz(5 Fingers)
Pixel Density:410ppi
Resolution:FHD+(1080p X 2400p)
Video playing support:HD 4K at 30fps
Water Resistance:No
Battery: 4220mAh(min) 4310 mAh(Typ) Lithium-ion polymer battery
Sim Tray:2 Nano-sim slot No SD card slot
Finger Print Sensor: Face Unlock:In-screen Yes
Charging Support:65W fast charging support
Support SuperVOOC 4.0, SuperVOOC, PD 2.0, QC 2.0
Sensors: Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Optical sensor, Pedometer
Headphone Jack:3.5mm
Connectivity:  
USB Interface:
USB version:
USB OTG:
Location Technology: NFC:
Wi-Fi 5.8GHz,  Bluetooth 5.0    
USB Type-C
USB 2.0
Supported
GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo and QZSS
No
 Processor:  
Processor Speed:
Qualcomm snapdragon 720G(7nm)
2.73GHz, 2.5GHz, 2GHz
8 cores with a maximum frequency of 2.3GHz
GPU:Adreno 618@750MHz
Rear Camera:  



   
Shooting Mode:
64MP Wide, f/1.7; FOV 79.5◦; closed-loop focus motor
8MP Ultra-Wide f/2.2; FOV 119◦; fixed focus
2MP Macro f/2.4; FOV 89◦; fixed focus
2MP Mono f/2.4; FOV 89◦; fixed focus  



Video, photo, night mode, portrait, dual-view video, extra HD, slo-mo, time-lapse, expert, AI
mixed portrait, pano, text scanner, macro, sticker, sloop templates, Google lens
Front Camera:
Shooting Mode:
44MP, f/2.4; FOV 85◦
Video, photo, night mode, portrait, dual-view video, AI mixed portrait, pano, slo-mo, time-lapse, sticker
Operating System: Android 11, ColorOS 11.1
Released Date:7 January 2021
 Colors:  Starry Black, Fantasy Silver

Specifications are taken from OPPO’s official website:

In My Opinion

OPPO Reno 5 ProsOPPO Reno 5 Cons
Latest OSExpensive
90 Hz refresh rateNormal Processor
5G enabledFHD+ display, not UHD
Brilliant Cameras 

F.A.Q

  • OPPO Reno 5 Supports 5G?

Yes

  • Does OPPO Reno 5 5G variant come in Pakistan?

No; Only 4G variants launched in Pakistan this week.

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