OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G Review: A pioneer and videography expert, this smartphone scores high on style too.
Published On Jan 18, 2021
OPPO has always made its mark in the industry by offering some of the most impressive flagship phones, especially with its Reno Series. With each new iteration of the Reno series, OPPO has impressed us with their innovative features and power-packed performance. From introducing the world’s first Shark Fin pop-up camera and 10X hybrid-zoom, OPPO has stepped up the camera and videography game by several notches with the new OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G. Its videography innovations are going to change the landscape of video content creation! But how will this new entrant fare in fiercely competitive market space? Let’s find out! Bright and Brilliant Captures As a trend one of the most noteworthy aspects of OPPO phones are its video and photo capabilities – the Reno5 Pro 5G is no different! It is loaded with a quad-rear camera unit (64 MP primary lens) and supported by path-breaking software innovations that produce video quality that is simply unparalleled. With this device, OPPO has introduced the industry-first AI Highlight Video feature to the users. The feature is powered by another industry-first innovation from OPPO – the Full Dimension Fusion (FDF) Portrait Video System technology,which brings together powerful hardware and innovative software to create an unbeatable combination! It enables you to take clear, high-quality videos in any light condition. The AI Highlight Video feature helps the phone find that perfect balance between vibrancy, contrast, and exposure in every video. The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G achieved this by applying smart AI that automatically detect the surrounding light conditions and enable the correct algorithm based on the lighting. With this feature, you can film nightscapes, social gatherings, and even bars that have dim lighting, thanks to the Ultra Night Video algorithm and be assured of perfectly lit video every time. In the daytime, the feature automatically detects and balances over-exposed backgrounds using Live HDR algorithm, to manage over-exposure or washed-out backgrounds. Apart from this, the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G also comes equipped with Dual-view Video, that lets you capture from the front and rear cameras simultaneously! Having this feature it ensures to make your social meets, IG Lives and podcasts way more fun and engaging! Monochrome Video, AI Portrait mode and Ultra Steady Video 3.0 are also some interesting and super useful features you will get to enjoy when you have an OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G in your hand! Let’s have a look at photography features now. We simply need to start with the Ultra-Clear 108MP Image feature that lets you click pictures that can extend up to 108MP resolution, creating an ultra-clear super high-definition image. The Image-Clear Engine in the phone lets you capture all kinds of footage without any blurring. The AI Scene Enhancement algorithm detects different scenes and optimizing aspects of the image such as the colour and saturation etc. best suited for the given scenario. Dazzling Design The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G will impress you at the first look itself. The Astral Blue version of the device is OPPO’s first device in the country to feature the industry first Reno Glow process. This unique AG glass process designed by OPPO allows for the creation of a larger reflective surface and gives the device a shimmering effect against the light. The Reno Glow process makes the device scratch and fingerprint resistant as well! The phone also comes in an elegant Starry Black colour. The device weighs 173 grams and the thickness lies at 7.6 mm, making it easy to handle and use for long hours. At the back, the camera unit protrudes, ever so slightly, with no hindrance to the fluidity of the surface. Impeccable Display The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G hosts a 6.5-inch 3D Borderless Sense Screen display. Standing at 1080 x 2400 pixels, the device refreshes at 90 Hz, ensuring ultra-smooth scrolling for you while the 180Hz touch sampling rate supports a faster response time. With Netflix HD Certification and Amazon Prime Video HD & HDR Certifications, the device offers exemplary colour and contrast ratios, which translates into a significantly richer multi-media experience. Moreover, the display is certified as SGS Eye Care Display which provides enhanced visual perception while being gentle on your eyes and keeping them protected. Immersive Audio The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G is backed by Dolby Atmos which provides the experience of cinematic level audio on your mobile device. The Dolby Atmos technology presents an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in a rich soundscape when you listen to music on your Reno5 Pro 5G. It creates an environment where you are surrounded by sound and the only focus is your music. Whether you are at home, or on-the-go, the device decrypts the audio signal and re-creates the exact placement of every sound for you to get a balanced audio output. Powered to Perform The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G will be the first device in India, to be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ which comes with a 5G-integrated chipset. The chipset offers more than just performance. Apart from connectivity, multimedia, videography, and imaging innovations, the chipset allows low noise and high-dynamic range, which is perfect for low-light photography and videos. Furthermore, the device comes with an 8GB RAM +128 GB Storage space and runs on Android 11 with ColorOS 11.1. With OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G, multi-tasking will be a breeze and the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ will ensure extremely low power consumption so that you can go on with your tasks without worrying about the battery draining out. Super-fast charging with 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 OPPO’s tried and tested 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging technology powers the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G as well. Now you can count on your phone to never run out of juice, as a quick top-up just needs only a few minutes, while the device goes from 0 to 100% charge in just 30 minutes! The 4350 mAh battery gives you hours of usage whether you are a mobile gamer or a videography enthusiast. With only 5 minutes of charging, the device will give you 4 hours of video playback. CONCLUSION: OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G is a stellar phone in terms of design. Being India’s first smartphone to be equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset, the phone sets the performance bar high. Furthermore, with its industry-first videography innovations like the AI Highlight Video along with features like Dual-view Video and AI Colour Portrait, all you as the user require is a little creativity, and the phone will do the rest! Overall, OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G is a power-packed phone that is ready to offer the best experience to users, be it through its videography expertise or power-packed performance. Along with the much-awaited OPPO Enco X TWS Earphones, the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G urges the user to truly ‘Live The Infinite’. The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G will be available for sale from 22nd January onwards in 8+128GB model and come in Astral Blue and Starry Black colour variants at a price at Rs 35,990. You can purchase it on Flipkart or offline stores. Can’t wait to place your order? You will be able to get both the devices starting January 22nd, 2021 across all mainline retailers as well on Flipkart. Enthusiasts and early-bird purchasers will be able to avail a 10% cashback with their HDFC credit and debit cards. There will be Zero Down Payment EMI offers from major banking partners like ICICI, Kotak Mahindra Bank and more! Paying through your PayTm wallet? You can avail 11% Instant cashback in your PayTm wallet, and more details about the offers can be found at your nearest outlet or online.