Oppo Reno 4 Lite: Quick Review

Oppo Reno 4 Lite: Quick Review

Oppo Reno 4 Lite: Quick Review


Oppo Reno 4 Lite: Quick Review

Oppo is one of the most active players in the smartphone market recently. The company, which regularly expands its portfolio with new devices, offers mid-segment devices approaching the upper segment and the upper segment, especially in the Reno series. After the Reno 3 series, the company did not make much of the gap, revealing the members of the Reno 4 series. Being the most modest member of this series, Reno 4 Lite draws a device profile that cannot be described as "modest" when evaluated within the framework of the general dynamics of the smartphone market. In this article, we will give you a quick review regarding the Reno 4 Lite.

 

Oppo Reno 4 Lite: Quick Review

Design & Display.

  7.48 mm. Thick Reno 4 Lite manages to impress those who see it by drawing a very stylish device profile at first glance. The phone weighing 164 grams creates a very comfortable feeling in the hand. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 combines an aluminum frame with a glass-covered front panel and a plastic back panel. We can easily say that the Metallic White back panel of the phone with rounded corners looks stylish.

The Oppo Reno 4 Lite has a 6.43-inch screen, the technical details of which will be discussed later. In the upper left corner of this screen, there is a capsule-shaped camera hole where the dual front camera is placed. The screen takes up 90.67 percent of the front panel. The handset speaker in the upper frame of the screen is quite well hidden. It is noteworthy that the lower frame is thicker compared to other frames.

On the left side of the Reno 4 Lite is the slot where the nano-SIM and microSD card tray is placed and the volume control buttons. On the right side, there is also the power button that can be programmed to wake up the Google Assistant.

There is a second microphone at the top of the phone. On the lower edge, 3.5 mm from left to right respectively. headphone jack, microphone, USB-C jack and speaker grille greet users. At this point, it is worth noting that the sound coming out of the speaker grille is not too strong and high quality.

When you switch to the back panel of the Oppo Reno 4 Lite, of course, the four cameras located in the upper left corner strike the eye. On the right of these four cameras in the square-shaped module, there is a LED flash. It is also worth noting that the size of the flash is compatible with the camera system. On the back panel, the only element other than the camera and flash is the Oppo logo placed on the lower right.

It can be easily said that the Oppo Reno 4 Lite is a very impressive device in terms of its design. Its slim and light case visually positions the Reno 4 Lite close to the upper segment phones.

  As far as display is concerned, as we mentioned above, the Reno 4 Lite has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display. Covering 90.67 percent of the front panel, this 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution screen has a pixel density of 409 PPI.

Covering 96 percent of the NTSC color gamut, this screen's normal brightness level is 430 nits. The maximum refresh rate of the screen is 60Hz. This screen, which has a capsule-shaped hole in the upper left corner where the cameras are placed, also hosts the phone's fingerprint scanner. We will talk about the performance of the fingerprint scanner in the following sections.

Although the display's 60Hz refresh rate is not unusual, the Super AMOLED display can be said to be one of the Reno 4 Lite's strongest aspects. The colors on the screen, which has a very high overall quality, look extremely vivid in connection with the content quality. Two people can easily watch something on the screen, whose viewing angles are also more than sufficient.

The standard brightness level of the screen of the Reno 4 Lite, which is 430 nits, is fine. There is no problem with seeing the screen of the phone outside in sunlight. Like many phones, the brightness level of the screen on the Reno 4 Lite can be adjusted automatically according to the light conditions of the environment.

Settings and changes related to the screen of the Oppo Reno 4 Lite can be made through the "Display and brightness" section in the Settings menu. From here, it is possible to activate the different display features of the Reno 4 Lite.

We are familiar with two of these features from many Android phones. The blue light filter, offered under the name Dark Mode and Eye Comfort is activated from here. The operation of both features can be linked to a calendar.

Oppo Reno 4 Lite also has an Always On Display feature. When this feature is activated, it is possible to see the clock on the screen and the icons of the applications to which notifications are sent, if any, even when the screen is in a sleep state. It is worth noting that this is an optional feature. Users can also change the format of the clock they see here if they wish.

Another screen feature in Reno 4 Lite is called "Low brightness flicker-free eye comfort". Visual fatigue caused by screen flickering when operating this mode is reduced at a low screen brightness level. Doing this slightly increases the noise in the picture.

There is also a feature called the OSIE Vision Effect on the screen of Reno 4 Lite. This feature offered by Oppo on its smartphones strengthens the visual experience in supported applications by taking advantage of artificial intelligence. It is worth noting that even though this feature increases the density of battery consumption a little when activated, it does not affect the usage time very negatively.

It can be easily said that the screen of the Reno 4 Lite is more than enough for both watching videos and playing games.

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Oppo Reno 4 Lite: Quick Review

Operating System and Process.

 The phone offers extremely fast and powerful processors.  Oppo Reno 4 Lite offers a good processor for daily use. The Reno 4 Lite powered by MediaTek's Helio P95 processor. The Helio P95 results in a highly responsive phone. In Reno 4 Lite, the transition between interfaces is provided extremely quickly, and applications are launched very quickly.

Thanks to this process the smartphone does not have any problems during multitasking. In Reno 4 Lite, more than one application can be operated at the same time without any problems. Hanging out on Instagram or Twitter or surfing the internet is no problem with Spotify running in the background on the smartphone.

At the heart of the Reno 4, Lite is the Helio P95 processor. Announced in February 2020, the Helio P95 is an artificial intelligence-focused processor, just like its predecessor Helio P90. In this way, the gaming experience is not among the priorities in the Helio P95, which paves the way for further improvements in the camera field. Despite this, the latest games can be played on the Oppo Reno 4 Lite with medium or maximum graphics settings.

During our tests, we played PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9 with Reno 4 Lite. We had a largely smooth experience in both games. It is worth mentioning that the heating on the phone during the game is not at an uncomfortable level.

  Regarding the GPU, Oppo Reno 4 Lite has the PowerVR GM9446.

  In Geekbench 5, the CPU scored 403 for single-core and 1481 for multicores.

 According to the operating system, the Reno 4 Lite comes with Android 10 installed. Complementing this operating system is Oppo's ColorOS 7.2 user interface. It can be safely said that a familiar software experience awaits those who have used Oppo's phones before on the Reno 4 Lite.

The ColorOS user interface "heavily" customizes the standard experience of Android 10. The effect of Oppo's touches can be felt in the application icons, the design of the standard applications, and the vehicles offered.

Smart Sidebar, one of the important parts of ColorOS 7.2, is also available on Reno 4 Lite. This bar, which is hidden to the right of the screen when the phone is in a vertical position, appears when you drag it to the left. Quick tools can be accessed or selected applications can be launched from this bar.

These tools and applications can be viewed in a free window or on a full screen. Users can select the tools and applications here, according to their own preferences, by touching the edit text on this bar.

It is possible to use hand gestures or other gestures to interact with the Oppo Reno 4 Lite. For example, when the screen is off, the camera can be started by drawing the letter O on the screen. Or, it is possible to take a screenshot quickly when three fingers slide down the screen.

As with other phones with ColorOS, the Reno 4 Lite can be set to launch Google Assistant when the power button is pressed for 0.5 seconds.

Google applications, which are an indispensable part of almost all Android phones, are also available on Reno 4 Lite. It is possible to find applications such as Gmail, YouTube, YouTube Music, Duo, and Photos in the Google folder on the home screen.

Some Google applications also function as the default application on the phone. For example, Google Calendar is the phone's default calendar app. Chrome also functions as the default internet browser. It is worth noting that the Keep Notes application is also placed in the phone's Tools folder.

In this folder, as its name suggests, it is possible to find other useful tools for users. With one of these, the Phone Manager application, Reno 4 Lite can be optimized to run at the highest performance. Control of privacy permissions and phone components are also carried out with this tool.

Reno 4 Lite is a phone rich in number of pre-installed applications. The WPS Office application, one of the pre-installed applications on the device, helps users create text files, presentations, spreadsheets and PDF files. With the Solopop application, users can combine photos and videos on their phones and collect their memories in a video. Facebook and Netflix are also pre-loaded on the Reno 4 Lite.

Oppo Relax application promises to help Reno 4 Lite owners "find their inner peace". The application, which contains peaceful sounds, accompanies breathing exercises and supports those who want to relieve the tiredness of a busy day with calming music and natural sounds.

When dragging upwards on the main screen in Reno 4 Lite, users face an application drawer. Applications are listed alphabetically in this drawer. However, the most recently used or installed applications at the top are collected under the heading "Application Estimation". The search bar at the top of the drawer also makes it easy for users to find the app they're looking for.

Playground, one of the well-known elements of Oppo's user interface, is also available on Reno 4 Lite. Users can see all the games they have installed on their phones through the playground. The selection of the performance mode to be active during the games can also be easily made through the Game Area. Settings regarding rejection or blocking of incoming calls and notifications while playing games can also be made through this menu.

Oppo Reno 4 Lite: Quick Review


Storage, Price, and available colors.

  Oppo Reno 4 Lite price depends on the selected variant. The basic and the only variant of the phone with 8GB RAM and 128GB variant. Unfortunately, we have no idea how much this phone might cost.  It supports either 2 SIM cards or 1 SD card up to 256GB. It is available in Magic Blue, and, Matte Black colors.

 

Oppo Reno 4 Lite: Quick Review

Security and Ports.

  On the security side, the Oppo Reno 4 Lite has both a face recognition feature and a fingerprint scanner as a biometric verification solution. Reno 4 Lite's face recognition feature works very quickly. Even when the environment is dark, it detects the user's face and immediately unlocks the screen. However, it is worth mentioning that face recognition does not work in pitch dark environments.

The fingerprint scanner integrated into the screen is also a very practical component. When users touch the marked area at the bottom of the screen, the screen is unlocked within 0.3 seconds. Especially nowadays, when we go outside with a mask, the presence of a fingerprint scanner integrated into the screen becomes more meaningful. The phone also supports classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

  As for ports, the device supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. It also has support for a 3.5mm headphone jack like the Realme 6 Pro.

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Oppo Reno 4 Lite: Quick Review

 Battery and charging.

 Oppo Reno 4 Lite provides a powerful Li-Po 4000mAh battery. It has almost the same battery capacity as the iPhone 11 Pro Max 3969, and slightly less than the P40 Pro Plus 4200 mAh. And the phone offers fast charging.

It can be said that this battery capacity remains fairly standard today. However, Oppo is making some optimizations to extend the battery life on the Reno 4 Lite, just like the other phones it has released before. Thus, the battery of the phone can easily take out a day.

Reno 4 Lite; Even in a scenario where activities like surfing social media apps, making a few phone calls, texting on WhatsApp, browsing the Internet with Chrome, watching videos on YouTube and Netflix, listening to music, and playing games on Spotify, it doesn't need to be charged during the day.

When the usage intensity decreases, the battery life of the phone increases in parallel. The battery of the Reno 4 Lite does not need to be charged for more than a day with slightly below-average use.

The battery of Oppo Reno 4 Lite has 18W fast charging support. This battery is charged via the USB-C port. The battery of the phone that we plugged in to charge when it was 5 percent charged at 11:06 in the morning was fully charged by 01:00. The occupancy rate increased to 49 percent as of 09:30 and to 72 percent as of 10:55.

Oppo Reno 4 Lite: Quick Review


Camera

  Oppo Reno 4 Lite has Quad rear cameras, 8MP( utrawide with f\2.2), 48MP ( wide with f\1.8), 2MP ( depth with f\2.4) and 2MP ( depth with f\2.4). On the front, you see a 16MP camera with f\2.2.

The rear camera system of the Oppo Reno 4 Lite does not have a problem meeting what is expected of it under good light conditions. In natural light conditions, it is possible to take very clear and high detail pictures with the Reno 4 Lite. It can be easily said that the colors appear alive in the photographs and there is no artificial air in this vitality.

As with many phones today, the camera of the Reno 4 Lite also uses the power of artificial intelligence. The camera of the smartphone can recognize the scene taken thanks to artificial intelligence and can make the necessary optimizations accordingly. For example, when taking a picture of the sky, the sky text appears on the screen and some appropriate touches are performed while the picture is taken. This feature also comes into play when photographing food or flowers.

The Reno 4 Lite does not let its users down for shooting in low light environments. Although the night performance of the Reno 4 Lite is not at the same level as flagship devices, the photos taken in environments with artificial lighting conditions are quite clear. It should be noted that artificial intelligence also makes a serious contribution.

The Ultra Dark mode, which Oppo has previously included in the Reno series, is also available on Reno 4 Lite. In the photos taken with this mode active, the effect of the light enhanced by artificial intelligence can be seen more clearly. Therefore, the feeling of artificiality is noticed a little more intensely. Still, this artificiality does not scratch the eyes. The level of detail is also very high in the photos taken in Night and Ultra Dark modes.

In front of the Oppo Reno 4 Lite, the 16-megapixel main camera is complemented by a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Thanks to the presence of this sensor, impressive selfies can be taken with the front camera of the Reno 4 Lite. The front camera setup takes clear and high-detail photos as expected in daylight and when the ambient light level is high. The night mode added to the front camera makes selfies taken in low-light conditions look bright. Still, it's worth noting that the screen flash used in this mode naturally takes some eyes off.

 

Oppo Reno 4 Lite: Quick Review

Conclusion.

 Oppo Reno 4 Lite is a phone located in the middle segment in general terms. However, the device is very close to the upper segment phones at some points.

Carrying 8 GB of RAM is one of the features that add plus points to the Reno 4 Lite. Thanks to the presence of 8 GB of RAM, the smartphone does not have a problem with multitasking. Although there are a lot of apps running in the background, the Reno 4 continues to do its job without a problem.

The Helio P95 processor plays an important role in the Reno 4 Lite's ability to perform daily standard tasks without difficulty. In addition, the processor's power in the field of artificial intelligence gives the Reno 4 Lite a considerable advantage, especially on the camera side.

The camera system of Reno 4 Lite does a very good job under suitable light conditions with the support of optimizations. Night performance is ahead of competitors in the same segment with the contribution of artificial intelligence.

Oppo Reno 4 Lite, which managed to make a positive impression with its large and vibrant screen; The Android experience, supported by ColorOS 7.2, 8 GB of RAM, and successful camera performance is among the devices worth evaluating lately. What do you think? Have you used a smartphone? Do you recommend it? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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