The Oppo Reno5 range debuted at the start of this year, but it’s only now making its way to Europe. The Reno5 has arrived, and it appears to be well-equipped. A high-refresh-rate OLED panel, quick charging, a powerful SoC, a lightweight design, and lots of base storage and memory.
Oppo will also be offering this phone in Europe under two different names. The Reno5 will be released in Eastern Europe, while the Find X3 Lite will be released in Western Europe.
In this article, we will be taking a closer look at the Reno5, but our findings should be applicable to both devices in equal measure.
While the Oppo brand is well-known in Asia and has yet to establish itself in Europe, it is positioned as a luxury brand in other parts of the world. It’s no surprise, then, that the company avoids undercutting the competition on price while focusing on well-executed phones with a premium look and feel.
Oppo Reno5 Specs
Body: The Oppo Reno5 comes in a 159.1×73.4×7.9mm, 172g; Gorilla Glass 5 front, plastic back, and frame.
Display: The Reno5 is packed with 6.43″ AMOLED, 90Hz, 430 nits (typ), 750 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 410ppi which we believe is one of the selling points of this phone.
AMOLED screens are common on phones in this price category, and the Oppo Reno5 5G has a 90Hz refresh rate for smoother scrolling and overall better response. This screen is bigger than both the Samsung S21 and the iPhone 12 in FHD+ at 6.4 inches. Overall, the screen was sharp (441ppi) and colorful, but well balanced, bright enough, and online with industry leaders like Samsung. Because of the AMOLED display, there is an area for a fingerprint sensor beneath the screen.
Chipset: The Oppo Reno5 has a Qualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G 5G (7 nm): Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver); Adreno 620.
Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM; UFS 2.1.
OS/Software: Android 11, ColorOS 11.1.
Rear camera: Wide (main): 64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.4, 24mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm.
Battery: 4300mAh; Fast charging 65W, 100% in 35 min (advertised), Reverse charging, SuperVOOC 2.0.
Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); 3.5mm jack
The phone also has 128GB of storage as standard, and the Snapdragon 765G 5G processor is nothing to sneeze at.
We believe that the present price of the phone is quite pricey. Given the fierce competition in the midrange and the fact that this phone has a plastic back and frame, the launch price of €450 seems fairly ambitious.
But let us not jump to any conclusions just yet; this phone may have more to offer than meets the eye at first appearance.
What is in the Oppo Reno5 Box?
The phone is packaged in a high-end box with a fresh mint color. It includes the standard user manuals as well as a 65W wall charger with a USB-A to USB-C adapter. Oppo has also included a complimentary case as well as a set of 3.5mm headphones.
With its interesting specs, such as 8GB RAM, powerful front and back cameras, Android v11 OS, and a good display, the OPPO Reno 5 Pro might be a buyer’s joy. Corning Gorilla Glass protection is available on both the front and back of the device, making it a solid investment. OPPO has equipped the handset with the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus chipset for gamers.
Although it falls short of the best models in this price range. Aside from that, the phone looks and feels like a true flagship, with adequate processing power and RAM, a stunning, high-refresh AMOLED screen, and, of course, 5G. Don’t forget about the crazy rainbow-color effects on the back panel, which wowed us and gave the phone a distinct personality.