OPPO recently introduced the fourth iteration of its intriguing Reno Series in India – the Reno4 Pro – and we were naturally quite excited to dig in. Reno-series has a legacy of premium phones that stay ahead of design trends and empower users with interesting and innovative features.
This one has a sleek body, powerful innards, and is backed by intelligent software. Let’s cut to the chase and elaborate our experience with the Reno4 Pro, just to help you decide if this is a phone that’d serve you right.
The moment we set eyes on the Reno4 Pro, we were taken in by its striking 3D Borderless Sense Screen. The 6.5 inch E3 super AMOLED panel comes with impressively thin bezels and has side edges curved to 55.9- degrees – an angle that proved just right to facilitate comfortable handling without any annoying false touches. Those slick curves also shoot up the screen-to-body ratio to 92.01%, thus making for an amazingly immersive experience.
Further, the display supports 90Hz refresh rate and up to 180Hz touch sampling rate. This makes the screen extremely responsive to touches and all animations and transitions appear fluid. And Reno4 Pro is the first premium phone which is equipped with 3D Curved display and 90Hz refresh rate at its segment in India
The display can get up to 1100 Nits bright, colors are vivid and punchy, and the contrast is pleasantly high. This is an excellent device for consuming multimedia content! Along with the charming display, the OPPO Reno4 Pro also benefits from Dolby Atmos audio and can stream HD content on Netflix and other popular streaming services.
OPPO has also ensured that the screen is light on eyes. The Reno4 Pro brandishes TÜV Rheinland Full Care Display Certification and has an Eye-Care mode that eliminates low-brightness flicker to make the display softer on eyes during night-time viewing.
A great display is imperative to premium smartphone experience, and this is one important segment where the Reno4 Pro shines through.
Complimenting the spectacular display is its premium design. It’s rather remarkable that OPPO has managed to restrict the thickness and weight to just 7.7mm and 161 grams, respectively! The sleek profile makes the phone extremely comfortable to wield, even while using a single hand. Moreover, Reno4 Pro is the most lightweight premium smartphone with 6.5-inch display available in India.
OPPO Reno4 Pro comes in two eye-catching gradients – Starry Night and Silky White – each with an anti-glare matte finish. The back is smooth to touch and can effectively hold finger smudges at bay.
All buttons and ports are easily accessible. The selfie camera resides within one very small punch-hole cutout around the top left corner, which is to say that you need not worry about it getting in the way. Equally unintrusive and convenient is the fingerprint sensor, that lies under the screen. It’s snappy and super reliable.
To sum it up, the thoughtful design and attention to detail make the Reno4 Pro distinct and irresistible. In line with what we have come to expect of OPPO’s Reno series, it simply looks and feels awesome.
Super convenient 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charging
The 4000mAh battery on the Reno4 Pro is backed by the world’s fastest charging solution commercially available now – 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charge – that can fully charge the battery in just 36 minutes!
In fact, just 5 minutes of charging pumps enough juice to last for about 4 hours of video playback. VOOC Flash Charge system enjoys 5 layers of protection and has been certified safe by German independent safety authority, TÜV Rheinland.
The Reno4 Pro also has some handy power-saving modes that shall come to rescue in case you forgot to charge your phone. The Super Power Saving Mode, for instance, lets you chat on WhatsApp for 1.5 hours and make calls for 77 minutes on just five percent battery. The Super Nighttime Standby mode customizes night time power usage and enables the phone to go through 8 hours with just 2% battery consumption.
Let’s now talk about the cameras. The Reno4 Pro employs 48MP IMX586 Quad Camera in the lead. OPPO has been consistently improving its image processing software, and bonus AI smarts are what make the Reno4 Pro camera fun and engaging. Let’s detail some of these.
The AI Color portrait mode adds a perky twist to portraits. With a single tap, you can turn the backdrop black and white, thus highlighting the subject that retains colors even more. The mode also supports real-time preview just so users can gauge the shot before pressing the shutter. AI Color Portraits work for both front and rear cameras, and also works for videos!
The portrait mode is also supported by Low Light HDR. With Night Flare Portrait Mode, the camera can blend several shots of background bedecked with light sources and churn out appealing artistic bokeh with blurred light spots.
The Ultra Dark Mode triggers automatically in extremely dark scenes to brighten up the frame, resulting in clearer photos than imagination. The camera app also has a fantastic Ultra Night Selfie Mode that works with the 32MP front selfie camera.
As for proper daylight, images turn out crisp with natural, well-balanced colors and wide dynamic range. To get even more clarity, users may click Ultra Clear 108MP images in proper daylight. The 108MP shots retain finer details that your eyes do catch but cameras often miss.
Using intelligent motion detection algorithms, the Reno4 Pro can shoot 960fps AI slow-motion videos in 720p resolution. As for video stabilization, the Ultra Steady Video 3.0 works remarkably well for the primary rear camera and the Ultra wide-angle camera.
The 32MP selfie camera, which also supports Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), can record 720p videos at 240fps.
OPPO Reno4 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC based on a power-efficient 8nm process. The chipset is further assisted by 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB storage. Compared to the chipset used on the last generation Reno3 Pro, the Snapdragon 720G shows 46% improvement in single-core performance and 22% improvement in multi-core performance (Geekbench benchmark). The GPU performance sees a significant 40% boost (Manhattan Benchmark)
To make the most of this capable chipset, OPPO puts in a 3D Multi-cooling system that combines a Graphite Tube, Graphite Sheet, and Copper Foil for efficient heat dissipation. The cooling system ensures that consumers can engage in extended gaming and other demanding tasks without incurring any performance penalty due to throttling.
The Color OS 7.2 software running on the phone is based on Android 10. This is a very intuitive interface with clean animations and icons. And the beauty isn’t just skin deep. Color OS 7.2 smartly customizes background operations, resulting in a smoother experience.
With AI App preloading, the Color OS can intelligently predict what app users will use next. Consequently, apps open faster and overall system efficiency improves.
OPPO’s anti-fragmentation engine takes several measures to optimize the fragmentation of physical and virtual memory, thus preventing the phone from slowing down with age. This also reduces the probability of processes running out of virtual memory on GPU by 93%.
OPPO Reno4 Pro: A complete experience
OPPO Reno4 Pro is an amazing phone that looks charming and reliably does what we need it to. This sheer dependability is priceless. It also benefits from a very engaging software that shall make users repeatedly draw it out, just to explore the infinite possibilities at their disposal.
The highlights include a mesmerizing display, classy design, convenient 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 flash charging, a powerful chipset, and a fun camera system – And all of that’s a bargain deal for the asking price of Rs. 34,990.
OPPO Reno4 Pro will be available in India on Amazon, Flipkart, and all major retail stores starting from August 05, 2020. OPPO has also made it possible for its consumers to experience the unboxing of the phone virtually from the comfort of their home. The experience can be logged in via both Facebook as well as Instagram platforms.
OPPO further has several interesting discounts and offers for consumers who purchase in the first few days.
There are also attractive cashback offers and No Cost EMI options up to 9 months available for purchases made from HDFC Bank, Bank of Baroda and Federal Bank Debit/Credit cards.
Customers purchasing OPPO Reno4 Pro between 5th August & 7th August will get up to Rs 2000 discount on OPPO Smartwatch and OPPO CARE+ subscription. Under the service plan, OPPO will provide 180 days of complete damage protection, free pick-up and drop for repair across major cities and free screen guard and back cover.
The device is also available with attractive EMI options from Bajaj Finserv, Home Credit, IDFC First Bank, HDB Financial Services, IDFC First Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Customers will also get up to 65% buyback and exciting exchange offers with Reno4 Pro.
|Phone||OPPO Reno4 Pro|
|Display||6.5-inch (20:9) E3 Super AMOLED, 2400 x 1080, 90 Hz refresh rate + 180 Hz touch sampling rate|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G,3D Multi-cooling System|
|RAM and Storage||8GB + 128GB|
|Software||Android 10-based ColorOS 7.2|
|Rear Camera||48MP Main Camera IMX586, 1/2″ Sensor, F1.7 8MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera, 1/4″, F/2.2 2MP Macro Camera, 1/5″, F/2.4 2MP Mono Camera, 1/5″, F/2.4|
|Front camera||32MP Selfie Camera IMX616, 1/2.74″, F2.4|
|Battery||4000mAh, 65W SuperVOOC 2.0|
|Colors||Starry Night, Silky White,|