OPPO Reno 4 Pro Hands-on: OPPO’s New Mid-range Flagship Phone 2020

Chinese phone brand OPPO has rushed into the mid-range smartphone market with its new launched OPPO Reno 4 Pro in August. The phone debuted in India has impressed people with the ultra-fast 65W charging, a stunning design and quite decent performance at the price of 34,990 Rupees. Is the mid-range price OPPO Reno 4 Pro worth to buy? Let’s find out in Pandaily’s OPPO Reono 4 Pro review.

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OPPO Reno 4 Pro Review: Design and Display

  • 6.5-inch AMOLED display
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • 20:9 screen ratio
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Weight 161g (5.68 oz)

The Reno 4 Pro has a 6.5-inch E3 Super AMOLED curved screen, which attains vivid images with brighter and clearer pixel even under direct sunlight. The refresh rate is 90 Hz, which is satisfying enough to achieve smooth animation and transition.

An outstanding feature about Reno 4 is that it’s only 161g , which is much lighter than most of the products in the industry. With a combination of a 20:9 screen ratio, it’s really comfortable to use and type with a single hand.

OPPO Reno 4 Pro Camera: 48MP Quad-camera, 4K shooting

  • 48MP, f/1.7, primary sensor
  • 8MP, f/2.2, 119-degree ultra-wide sensor
  • 2MP, f/2.4, macro sensor
  • 2MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • 32MP selfie camera
  • 4K 30fps video recording

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The front of the phone features a 32MP Selfie Camera, while the rear comes with a 48MP HD quad camera on the upper left, which is different from a triple camera set-up in the Chinese variant, and the logo is on the bottom right. And the anti-glare matte finish really gives it a sense of premium and also ensures it’s fingerprint resistant.

With the 48MP HD Quad camera, Reno 4 can take photos at up to 108MP with rich textures. Details and color are well retained even with a 20 times zoom-in.

Concerning night shooting, Reno 4 Pro comes out with an ultra night mode for both selfie and rear cameras, which will automatically brighten the dimly-lit part in the frame, enabling the details in the shadow to be well reserved.

If you are a selfie gang, this phone definitely has the potential to strike your chord with a stunning night selfie.

Now comes with my most favorite part, the ultra steady video 3.0, offering three stabilization modes in both the front and rear camera shooting.

If you’re a vlog fanatic, this mode can definitely level up your footage quality without using a gimble or a Go-pro when shooting dynamic scenes such as running to the bus stop, chasing your puppy, scanning along the merchandise etc.

Another videography gimmick about Reno 4 is its 960fps smart slo-mo, which enables some decisive moment to be recorded in an epic style. The phone also supports 4k shooting with 30fps, and 1080p shooting with up tp 60fps. That is appreciable for manipulating your footages with a speed ramp in the post-production.

Different from its Chinese variant, the CPU is a surprising downgrade with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC rather than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC.

OPPO Reno 4 Pro battery: 4000mAh supporting 65W super fast charging

However, the Reno 4 made a huge step by debuting the 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging technology, supporting up to 10V/6.5A, 65W flash charging. The official said it’s the fastest among the available products in the markets, which can fully charge the phone in only 36 minutes.

But…just make sure you have the corresponding charging gears. Or else it could still be a painful process if you randomly pick-up a Type-C cable and a small charger.

So in a nutshell, the Reno 4 Pro really inherits and pushes forward the advantages of the Reno Series as a mid-range product. I would recommend you this product if you have high hopes of shooting great photos and videos with your smartphone, as well as a fashionable appearance.