The "1-Minute" Review
- Too expensive
- No wireless charging
- No water/dust resistance rating
The Oppo family of mid-range phones is making a big splash. The Oppo Reno4 Pro, Reno4 5G and the Reno4 Z all have similar features with a different twist for each design. So is the Reno7 Pro best for you? Here’s how it stacks up.
The most significant part of this phone’s design is the glass and metal chassis, which lends a decidedly premium feel. Reviews noted that it’s also incredibly thin and light.
However, reviewers said that using the included case was essential for making sure the phone stayed put when set down as it’s quite slippery. The back has a vertical camera bezel closer to the side than the middle but isn’t overly large or problematic.
If you like to customize your phone, the Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G is available in two colors: Galactic Blue and Space Black.
Measuring 6.5-inches, the phone’s 90Hz AMOLED screen features Gorilla Glass 6 treatment for excellent scratch and crack resistance. Reviewers noted it’s not the sharpest screen. The “vivid” color profile it ships with is also quite oversaturated. However, switching to the gentle screen mode received better reviews.
As long as color accuracy isn’t essential, the screen gets good reviews. It has excellent contrast and more than enough brightness for most environments.
The phone impressed reviewers with its pairing of solid processing power with a high refresh rate display. While it doesn’t have the most up-to-date processor available, it is still quite snappy and responsive, thanks to the 12GB of RAM. It should handle gaming, multi-tasking, and more with no problems.
Software & Storage
The Oppo Reno4 Pro runs ColorOS over top of Android 10 for extra utilities and easy to get to shortcuts. However, Oppo chose not to include an option for storage expansion, such as a MicroSD slot, which is an odd choice given the phone’s price.
The three-camera bump on the phone’s back houses 48MP primary, 12MP ultra-wide, and 13MP telephoto lenses. When tested, the camera did well enough as long as you had steady hands. Any shaking would distort images -- especially in night mode with its extended exposure timer.
Reviewers said that without the right lighting, the photos could become washed out and lack contrast. Also, the ultra-wide lens fits more in a shot, but at the cost of overall quality. Still, with a good eye and a steady hand, this is nothing a little bit of photo editing couldn’t fix.
While the battery size may come in lower than many high-end smartphones on the market, the super-fast charger makes up for it. The 65W charging is speedy and, when tested, brought the battery from dead to full in just 30 minutes.
If you’re a light-to-moderate user, there shouldn’t be any issue getting through the day with the Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G. But if you like to play a lot of games or crank up your screen brightness, you might want to keep your charger handy to be safe.
The Oppo Reno4 Pro comes with two speakers on the top and bottom. While reviewers note they get loud enough and perform okay, you may still want a Bluetooth speaker or headphones for better quality. Since the phone doesn’t include a headphone jack, you might want a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter as well.
Specs at a Glance
- Aluminum and glass chassis
- 6.5-inch AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor
- 12GB of RAM
- Android 10 with ColorOS overlay
- 256GB of storage
- 48MP,12MP wide-lens, 13MP telephoto lens camera
- 4,000mAh battery
The Oppo Reno4 Pro feels comfortable in hand and performs well. With small highlights like clever shortcuts and button placement, there were a lot of wins. But reviewers were less thrilled about the price, with some saying the extra tweaks didn’t offer enough to justify its pricing. A fair camera, nice screen, and slim design are things that other mid-rangers have already conquered for a cheaper price tag. If the price isn’t a concern, however, the phone offers a great user experience.
Tech Radar says, “With its sleek looks and well-rounded feature set, the Reno 4 Pro 5G seems an appealing mid-range option until you look at the price tag. Aside from best-in-class 65W fast charging, nothing about the Reno 4 Pro 5G stands out in a fiercely competitive market space.”
Slash Gear stated, “While the performance of mid-tier devices has been catching up to high-end premium phones, especially in the 5G department, their photography performance still leaves a lot to be desired.”
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We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G user manual here.
Oppo backs up the Reno4 Pro 5G with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.
If your Reno4 Pro 5G has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Oppo support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Oppo's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.
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