Our Opinion

The Oppo Reno4 Pro is a significantly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy A71, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Oppo Reno4 Pro!

Oppo Reno4 Pro  Samsung Galaxy A71 
Oppo Reno4 Pro Samsung Galaxy A71
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Excellence Score
66.1
55.2
Value for Money Score
68.3
64.2
Price ₹ 29,999 onwards ₹ 26,619 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2020 Feb, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.5 inches 6.7 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2400 pixels (~ 405 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 393 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 90 HzHigh 60 HzStandard
Display Features HDR10 Super AMOLED
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 720GRanked #21 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 730Ranked #24 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 618 Adreno 618
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: f/1.7 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 119-degree Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Macro Lens, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60/120fps, EIS 64MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/1.7" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 12MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length (Ultra-wide), 5MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Dedicated Macro camera, 5MP: f/2.2 Aperture; Depth sensor, Panorama, HDR, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/240fps
Secondary Camera 32MP 32MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.4 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length, 1/2.8" Sensor Size, 0.8um Pixel Size, HDR, EIS f/2.2 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length, 1/2.8" Sensor Size, 0.8um Pixel Size, HDR
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.7 mmMedium 7.7 mmMedium
Weight 161 gmMedium 179 gmMedium
Width 73.2 mmOk for one-handed use 76.0 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4500 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 (100% in 36min) Yes, 25W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 65.0W Fast Charger Yes, 25.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration In-display fingerprint sensor; UFS 2.1 Storage; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Exquisite design - curved display along with a matching curved back panel gives the phone a premium look
  • Oppo Reno4 Pro is an extremely slim and lightweight device, making it very easy to use - it is the lightest in the Reno Series
  • The face recognition feature works extremely well, even under dim lighting
  • Large, 6.5-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display - it get a Gorilla Glass 5 for scratch protection - the screen has a sharp colour saturation and the brightness levels are more than enough
  • Reno 4 Pro has a 90 Hz panel and is extremely responsive and quick with respect to any changes in the content been viewed - the refresh rate and the touch sampling rate are indeed good, and aligned with the standards of the OnePlus Nord
  • The company has revamped the user interface to offer a more simplified experience with the ColorOS 7 - it now provides new themes, wallpapers, icon styles - all these improvements make a considerable difference and make ColorOS 7 stand apart from any version in the past
  • Good performance from the Snapdragon 720G - navigating the interface feels snappy, apps load quickly, and multitasking is generally a breeze - heavy games like call of Duty: Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends run just fine too, with reasonably good graphics
  • Decent quad camera setup - a 48MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor
  • Daylight photos out of main cam are really nice - you get sharpness and detail, dynamic range is plenty wide, and colour reproduction is well balanced too and you get lively output without excessive saturation
  • The ultra-wide lens is helpful to get a wider perspective and fit more in the shot (though captures weaker details)
  • The portrait shots are also pretty decent wherein you can adjust the level of blueness and even add a few fun effects
  • In low-light, the Reno4 Pro puts out decent images for its class - you do have Night mode to brighten up the shadows for you, and that it does well, highlights do get better developed too
  • The 32MP selfie camera puts out a solid selfie performance - selfie portraits come with good subject separation and pleasing, natural-looking blur
  • Good battery life with the 4000 mAh battery - easily lasts for about a day and half on average, with medium to light usage
  • Ridiculously quick 65W fast charging - it can go from 0 to 100 percent in just 30 minutes, which is insane
  • If you value a slim and light smartphone, the Reno 4 Pro can appeal to you - you also get incredibly quick charging, good battery life, and a premium-looking display
  • Crushingly beautiful 'Prism' design, as soon as the light hits the back, there is a captivating blast of colours - it's a stunning view for sure!
  • It is a pleasure to hold, handle, and use as a daily driver - the frame provides just enough grip to make it secure in hand, while the slim profile helps in keeping it pocket and one-hand friendly
  • It manages to stay quite slim and lightweight (by today's standards) - the Galaxy A71 is just 7mm thin and weighs 179g
  • Absolutely gorgeous, 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, with a tiny punch-hole camera and a near bezel-less design - you get vibrant colours and perfect inky blacks, as well as good sunlight legibility
  • Video viewing and gaming experience on the giant display is an absolute delight - as far as media consumption goes, this is simply one of the best phones out there, period
  • Running the Galaxy A71 is Samsung's OneUI 2 on Android 10 - which, as far as Android UIs go, is one of the most refined, well thought-out experiences
  • There are many useful add-ons on board - like gesture navigation, and a great 'dark' mode
  • Samsung Pay makes the cut too, making this the cheapest phone to sport the full version of the payments app, which will be especially useful if your transactions largely rely on card payments
  • Good performance backed by the powerful Snapdragon 730 SoC, 8 GB of RAM, and super fast UFS storage - everything from daily use to complex games like PUBG is fairly smooth (add that to the ridiculously wide display, and all gamers are in for a treat)
  • Good quad-camera setup on the back with a primary 64MP sensor, a secondary ultra-wide 12MP shooter, a 5MP Macro and a 5MP depth sensor
  • The default 16MP photos from primary camera are good - detail is enough, dynamic range is very good, the colours are lively and saturated and the noise reduction works well
  • The new 12MP ultra-wide camera is a notable upgrade over the old 8MP shooter in the Galaxy A70s in both resolution and picture quality - there is more detail, better sharpness, the colours are punchy, and, of course, you can fit a lot more in the frame
  • The Galaxy A71 shoots good portraits, subject detection and separation are very good, and the blur looks just right
  • Low light photos are decent from both primary and ultra-wide cameras and the night mode helps further in getting more light and reducing noise
  • Good video recording performance with good detail levels, including some impressive slow-mo video recording with great stabilisation
  • Good front camera - the 32-megapixel sensor does a good job with nice colours and wide dynamic range, the details are quite good as far as selfie cameras go
  • The bundled in-ear earphones, when paired with Dolby Atmos, makes for a pretty good audio experience
  • The loudspeaker is decent (though not exceptional)
  • Very good battery life with a large 4500 mAh battery - it will comfortably last you a day or more, even with that large display
  • There is also fast charging on-board, with the included 25W charger it takes 81 minutes for a full charge
  • The Galaxy A71 is a good all-rounder and a tangible upgrade over the A70s - the large, beautiful Super AMOLED display + the big battery + Dolby Atmos support - make for an excellent media consumption device
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The in-display fingerprint sensor is average and not very accurate
  • Oppo has compromised by using a plastic frame instead of metal, and a polymer resin instead of glass
  • The Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G might be a speedy and efficient chip for a low-cost phone, but using it here means, the Reno 4 Pro is definitely outclassed by its peers
  • The macro shots are plain and unimpressive
  • However, the Reno4 Pro feels a bit overpriced due to its choice of SOC and cameras that aren't the best in class - there are better phones available like the OnePlus 7T at this price
  • In-display fingerprint sensor is neither the fastest nor the more accurate
  • Having said that, there are certainly even better performing competitors around, like the realme X2 Pro with it's top of the line Snapdragon 855 Plus CPU
  • The 5MP macro camera is average, it has fixed focus so getting the focus right is difficult and the final output isn't that great
  • Overall, for the price bracket, the camera package on the Galaxy A71 is good, but not the best - you will find better camera phones in the competition
  • Having said that, both realme and Xiaomi are bringing meaningful innovation to their phone, be it higher watt charging, smooth display or top of the line performance, things which are not seen in the Galaxy A71 - in their comparison, the Galaxy A71 get a little overshadowed
Expert Reviews
  1. A capable midranger
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A lightweight, attractive device with a nice display and snappy performance... the cameras could have been better
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. If you value a slim and light smartphone over high performance, then it can appeal to you... though, it is a bit overpriced
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Fun Video Camera Makes Up For Mostly Standard Mid-Tier Package
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Buy the Reno4 Pro if all you want from a smartphone is a lightweight, ergonomic design and hyper-fast charging... for everything else, there are better alternatives
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. It’s display and battery performance are definitely big positives, the software, and cameras are its soft spots
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. A feather in OPPO's design cap
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Great display and super fast charging
    tech.hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Strong on design, display, and fast charging... though the Reno 4 Pro is overpriced for the specifications it offers
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
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  13. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
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  21. cnet.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. The Galaxy A71 is a tangible upgrade over the A70s... but it's neither cheap nor competitively priced
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Galaxy A71 offers everything you're looking for in a mid-range phone in 2020
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Gorgeous display, nifty design at a premium
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Samsung Galaxy A71 does everything as well as its predecessor but hardly brings any true innovations to the table
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  5. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  6. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
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