Oppo Reno 

price₹ 32,990 onwards

launchMay, 2019

77.3

excellence score

83.0

value for money score

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Design

  • Absolutely captivating glass-and-metal design - arguably one of the best designs of 2019 so far - the OPPO Reno is a sight to behold both front and back, and very similar to it's senior cousin, the Reno 10x Zoom
  • Curvy and smooth finish makes it a joy to carry around
  • Fairly comfortable to use one-handed, which is an impressive feat for a 6.4inch screen phone
  • The absence of any notch and the thin bezels on all sides gives the phone a distinct visual identity
  • The matte texture on the back glass gives it a bit of a grip and saves it from smudges (and for more careful users, OPPO also has a protective case in the box)
  • The in-screen fingerprint scanner is in a comfortable position

Display

  • Excellent, captivating AMOLED screen - large and notch-free - watching content on the screen is a treat

Software

  • Color OS 6 is now much leaner, snappier, and more streamlined
  • It also packs relatively lesser bloatware than before
  • There are of course many add-on features as well - including Game space (to optimize game performance), Kids space (parental controls), Smart driving (for safety on the road), and special gestures for activating Google Assistant or switching to split-screen mode

Performance

  • Solid performance with a Snapdragon 710, along with a generous 8GB of RAM - both day-to-day use and gaming are smooth, and lag-free
  • There are some competing phones (like the OnePlus 7) that will give you the flagship Snapdragon 855 at the same price, so the Reno isn't quite top bracket in terms of performance, even for this price range
  • Under stress, the phone has a tendency to warm up towards the top

Camera

  • Very good set of dual rear cameras - they take some impressive pictures with very good HDR
  • Most of the photos have a nice balance of warm and cooler tones, good sharpness, and good dynamic range
  • Portrait shots are good too - the camera setup does particularly well with subject detection and the blurring stays realistic alongside maintaining natural skin tones
  • The Reno’s performance at night is also noteworthy - with a dedicated Night mode, a lot of detail in low light is preserved and the phone is able to balance spots of lighting well
  • The other star of OPPO’s show is the front facing camera, with an intriguing shark fin pop-up design, that's sure to turn heads - the quality of the selfies is pretty good too
  • The rear camera setup misses out on ultra-wide angle lens, OIS or optical zoom capabilities - and because of the lack of versatility, while the camera is very good for the price, it can't quite compete with the cameras on the top flagship phones
  • Video quality, especially, is not the best, due to lack of OIS

Audio

  • It would have been nice to have stereo speakers too (like the OnePlus 7) - the speaker unit at the bottom edge of the device offers loud sound, but it lacks in richness, and is easily covered by your natural grip when using the phone in landscape mode

Battery

  • Very good battery life with a 3765mAH battery combined with some good software optimization - you will comfortably stretch it 1.5 days with light to moderate use
  • Excellent VOOC fast-charging, one of the best fast-charging technologies in the industry at present - you will get a full charge in about an hour

Verdict

  • Overall, with the good camera setup, a beautiful design, a very good battery life, Reno is worthy of consideration alongside other budget flagships like the OnePlus 7, especially for users who are not seeking top-end performance (and stock-like Android) and instead value the comfortable fitting curves of the Oppo Reno and its ‘shark-fin’ selfie camera design

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Oppo Reno Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to Android Q
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.4 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • DCI-P3 Support
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710Ranked #21 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 616
RAM8 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3765 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, VOOC Flash Charge
Dimensions
Weight185 gm
Thickness9 mm
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: F/1.7 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length (Wide); 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 5MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Gyro-EIS
  • Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30/60/120fps
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Motorized Pop-up Camera
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 26mm Focal Length (Wide)
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
NFCYes
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Dual SIMGSM + GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor

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