Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G is the second best smartphone from the lineup after Reno5 Pro + 5G. Being second best does not mean that there is anything to spot, and anyone looking for an affordable flagship experience should definitely check out Reno5 Pro and Reno5 Pro +.
The topic of our practical review is Reno5 Pro 5G, and it uses MediaTek’s top tier SoC in 2020 – Dimensity 1000+. And apart from the camera setup, the Reno5 Pro 5G controls all the right fields. It has an HRR OLED panel, a large battery, lightning fast charging, premium build.
Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G specifications at a glance:
- Body: 159.7×73.2×7.6mm, 173g; Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame.
- Screen: 6.55 “Super AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10 +, 800 nits (type), 1100 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20: 9 aspect ratio, 402ppi.
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6889Z Dimensity 1000+ (7 nm): Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G77 MC9.
- Memory: 128 GB 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 12 GB RAM; UFS 2.1.
- OS / software: Android 11, ColorOS 11.1.
- Rear camera: Wide (head): 64 MP, f / 1.7, 26 mm, 1 / 1.73 “, 0.8 µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f / 2.2, 115 °, 1 / 4.0 “, 1.12 µm; Macro: 2 MP, f / 2.4; Depth: 2 MP, f / 2.4.
- Front camera: 32 MP, f / 2.4, 26 mm (wide), 1 / 2.8 “, 0.8 .m.
- Video recording: Rear camera: 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30/60 / 120fps; gyro-EIS, HDR; Front camera: 1080p @ 30 fps, gyro-EIS.
- Battery: 4350mAh; Fast charging 65W, reverse charging, SuperVOOC 2.0.
- Various: Fingerprint reader (on display, optical), NFC (market dependent), no 3.5mm audio jack.
The good news is that Oppo this time around seems to have priced this device reasonably.
But before we make any preliminary conclusions, let’s take the Reno5 Pro 5G for a spin and see why we think the Reno5 Pro 5G has its place in the market and what makes it stand out from the crowd.
Unboxing of Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
The handset comes in a standard box with a suitable charger and cable. There is also a transparent silicone bag as a bonus and a pair of USB-C headphones, but no USB-C for 3.5mm dongle.