Oppo Reno: is it worth your purchase?
While looking forward to being able to prove this over time, Oppo Reno is a good mid-range smartphone with a high degree of benefits, but retains an affordable price for most.
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Review : First Impressions of Oppo Reno
On an April 24 program in Zurich, Oppo introduced its new smartphone in the European market and PCWorld Spain had an opportunity to test them individually.
Most of the new Oppo Reno is the sliding mechanism among the top, for which the company has opted to present the great performance of 19.5: 9 without any holes and only with Bevel.
Do not miss our first impressions on OPPO’s latest smartphone, which has reached out to the shops ready to compete with high-end models at the end of May, but at a much cheaper cost.
Price and availability
Oppo Reno is already on sale in Spain since May 10, although we have to wait a few weeks to buy the premium version Reno 10x zoom. 5G models will not be available in our country right now.
For the price, Oppo has launched a smartphone at a price of € 499, € 300, compared to the premium model. It can be purchased in advance through stores such as Fnac, El Corte Inglés, MediaMarkt or Amazon
Design and manufacturing quality
At first glance, Oppo has not innovated too much in terms of design. Its appearance does not particularly attract attention, although the degradation of colors of the back cover of Gorilla Glass itself is a very attractive detail.
The new Reno series by Oppo is available in two colors: Ocean Green (green) and Jet Black (black). They are pretty reminiscent of Huawei’s P30 series tones. In fact, both companies claim to have been inspired by nature.
We value very positively that there are not too many differences in the design between the standard and the premium model . If what worries you the most is that it seems that you have an expensive mobile, the Oppo Reno will give the hit.
Taking a look at the buttons and ports, we have the power button on the right side, while in the other we find both the volume and the SIM slot. The USB C port, the jack port and the speaker are on the bottom.
Oppo wants to put itself at the top of the best screen-body ratio, and we have to recognize that it has achieved it with the new OPPO series. The monitoring of new smartphones is 93.1% of the surface.
It gets, on one side, with a reduction to minimize the bevel surrounding the panel, but thanks to the absence of a notch and the sliding mechanism of the front camera, which we will discuss further.
We will need a little more time to analyze its quality, but after the first contact, we are satisfied that this offer of 6.4 inch OLED screen and 2340 x 1080 resolution is what.
Although the main protagonist of the new Reno series is the 10x Zoom model due to the capabilities of its triple rear camera, the configuration of the most basic model should not be underestimated, especially considering its price.
In this case, we found a dual camera in the back with a main lens of 48 MP and another of 5 MP. This configuration does not allow the hybrid zoom of up to 10 magnifications and the dual OIS of the most expensive model.
On the other hand, we do have very attractive functions on paper such as Ultra Night Mode 2.0, artistic portrait mode, 4K video recording and its ability to present colors as the human eye appreciates them.
Other similarities are found in the front. In fact, the Oppo Reno has the same 16 MP front camera that hides in the same sliding mechanism in the shape of the upper part of the terminal.
Surely many will seem a somewhat extravagant system, but can not deny that it is effective to get the screen occupies the maximum possible surface in the front of the mobile
On paper, the internal components and specifications of Oppo Reno show us a powerful smartphone and even something faster than what is usual in mid-range phones.
Oppo has equipped the standard model with a Snapdragon Qualcomm 710 processor. You can choose between 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of internal memory. The higher configuration will be sufficient for somewhat more demanding tasks.
Battery, connectivity and audio autonomy
We still can not determine what the real battery life of Oppo Reno is, but for now we know that it has a capacity of 3765 mAh, enough for an entire day of use.
It is also compatible with Super VOOC 3.0 fast charging. It is not compatible with wireless charging, so you will have to settle for using a USB cable. In this case, the charging port is USB Type-C.
The Oppo Reno comes with the Android Pie 9.0 installed in the system, although in this case it takes the form of its Color OS 6 skin . As little as we have been able to see, it seems to work without problems.
When we try Oppo Reno more well, we can reach a more convincing conclusion, but now we can say that it is a good flagship with good performance and good price.
Of course, this is a very good option which provides to all and considers it at a very cheap price. It has good screen, ample storage, great camera and great design.
Great discomfort is that there is a short route to OPPO in the Spanish market. The brand landed in Spain in 2018 and still has not managed to stand out too much. When this happens, it will be able to compete face-to-face with more powerful brands.
List of specifications
- Operating system: Android Pie 9.0 with ColorOS 6
- Display: 6.4-inch FHD + OLED screen (2340 x 1080, 402 ppi, 19.5: 9)
- Processor: Snapdragon Qualcomm 710
- Graphics card: Adreno 616
- RAM: 6 GB | 8 GB
- Storage: 128 GB | 256 GB
- Rear camera: 48 MP (f / 1.7) + 5 MP (f / 2.4)
- Front camera: 16 MP (f / 2.0)
- Battery: 3765 mAh
- Connectivity: Dual nano SIM, USB C port, jack port , 802.11a / b / g / n / ac WLAN, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, OTG
- Dimensions: 156.6 x 74.3 x 9 mm
- Weight: 185 g
- Colors: Ocean Green | Jet Black