. We typically want our phones to be both premium and lightweight, which is an area that oppo’s worked on extensively. The reno 5 pro 5g is only 7.99 millimeters thin and 184 grams, which is one of its most remarkable design trades compared to the likes of the samsung galaxy s21 ultra. It feels refreshing and manageable. Even the back of the smartphone has what oppo likes to call a reno glow finish, so you get this sort of shimmer and texture to the smartphone. While we think the texture obviously helps with grip and stopping fingerprints, a big big positive for the smartphone, the shine might be a bit more subjective for people who, like minimal phones, especially on the other color variant of the reno5 pro 5g. Otherwise, there’s corning gorilla, glass, 5 protection on both the front and back an aluminium frame and some solid feeling, power and volume buttons them being on opposite sides might be an issue but it’s a minor learning curve that pretty much anyone can get over. But the design is not perfect, for example, in trying to make the smartphone as thin as possible. It suffers from wobble thanks to that camera island on the back or the fact that this phone, neither has micro sd card expansion, nor any form of official ip water or dust protection, the latter being a bigger disappointment compared to flagships in this price bracket. But if you’re careful about not dunking your smartphone in a pool, it should be able to withstand minor splashes without any problem.
Speaking of use and interaction, the reno 5 pro 5g display is really good. The 20 by 9 design complements the smartphone’s overall build with a 6.5 inch full hd plus amoled display up front. It retains a hole, punch style, design and curved edges with a slightly immersive feel, and we like it. But if you faced accidental touch issues with curved panels before you might face them with the reno 5 pro 5g as well, this doesn’t necessarily take away from the amoled. Goodness, though, for one, the contrast, brightness and viewing angles on the display are excellent for multimedia consumption, especially with some pretty good stereo speakers we’ve, also faced no green tint issues whatsoever, so that’s, a big big plus and, to be honest, the lack of quad hd plus Resolution support and 120 hertz refresh rate does not make a huge impact with real world usage with this being a 90 hertz panel. It is smooth enough and the difference between 90 and 120 hertz is far more difficult to spot than between 60 hertz and 90 hertz. Likewise, the minor bump in fine text or media is what you’d find with a quad, hd plus resolution display, although it’s not a very big deal so in real world situations, oppo’s choices are fine, although considering the smartphone’s 2799, their price tag, we should have seen oppo Sacrifice on one of these display features rather than both and sacrifice quite naturally leads us to the internals of the smartphone.
The reno 5 pro 5g comes with essentially last year’s qualcomm snapdragon, 865 octa core processor, with 12 gigabytes of ram and gigabytes of storage, general performance, isn’t bad. You can very well scroll through your feeds and switch between applications without any sort of issue and good fluidity. But heavy multitasking is a problem on the phone, for example. This is just one case where having google maps open and the camera open simultaneously leads to some extremely choppy behavior, and you definitely don’t need the latest processor to have a smoother experience on this front. Gaming performance is also not bad just as expected. Yes, the lower 90hz refresh rate might be a slight inconvenience, but overall you can still get through your pubg sessions. Just fine oppo’s color, os 11.1 on top of android 11 has come a long way over the past couple of years and we like how it looks and behaves on the reno 5 pro 5g, with it just having minor bugs that it needs to fix. For example, it’s system wide dark mode goes a step too far. Making external pages appear the way they shouldn’t or the fact that you still get pre installed, bloatware and advertisements on the smartphone. These are just some highlights and we hope that they get fixed over time with software we’ve received one software update since launch to the march 2021 security patch without addressing any of the issues mentioned, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed for more updates to come.
Just knowing that the experience has these issues and that there are a high spec smartphones, like the samsung galaxy s20 fe available for cheaper than the reno 5. Pro 5g puts a lot of emphasis on camera performance, the oppo flagship sports, a quad camera setup with a 50 megapixel sony, imx 766 sensor, a 16 megapixel ultra wide camera, a 13 megapixel telephoto and a 2 megapixel macro lens. The star of the show is a smartphone’s 50 megapixel primary camera. It sports good, dynamic range, although highlight retention and color balance, especially between it and the ultra wide angle. Lens is definitely lacking. One thing we found useful was that quick, shutter speed, which also carried over when using night mode night mode in particular, remained fairly impressive and pictures didn’t really take away from the mood of the scene, which is great to see the front 32 megapixel camera, though, seemed Slightly underwhelming to us, especially because the software tends to brighten and beautify your photos a bit too much moving to video capabilities, especially for challenging situations. The reno 5 pro 5g has an important mode called the ai highlight video mode. This seemed to work, especially while using the ultra night video ai algorithm, to bring out more detail in darker situations. However, it only works when the subject is not overly vibrant. For example, taking a video of the dubai water canal, the pink colors came out extremely saturated, which we didn’t like also these enhancements are capped at 1080p and given the smartphone’s primary camera supports 4k 60fps resolution we’d, like these improvements at the higher resolution as well.
In the future to come so then the last bit to address is the battery. Despite the smaller than average 4 500 milliamp hour battery on the smartphone you’ll be seeing around 8 to 9 hours of screen on time. With extensive 5g usage, this drops to around the 6 hour mark but we’re, confident that lighter usage could even get you 1.5 days of overall usage. There is a 65 watt, supervook 2.0 charger, bundled with the device allowing for a zero to 100 top up in just 33 minutes. This sort of battery life and charging capacity is really good, but for the price tag we would have liked to see wireless charging support on the reno 5 pro 5g as well to wrap up, though the oppo reno 5. Pro 5g is a good phone. It does well in a lot of aspects but missing out on wireless charging, and ip certification is a big ask, and that too, combined with what is pretty much an older processor for 2021 and at 2799 therms, the smartphone is overpriced. If you can find yourself, some sort of deal for the smartphone you’ll enjoy it, but this one’s not an all out recommendation, especially with the samsung galaxy s20 fe, 5g, still around for a cheaper price tag and arguably better specifications. Thanks for watching our review and don’t forget to like and subscribe for more videos to come, this was vap and i’ll.