Oppo Reno 4 Pro: Quick Review

Oppo Reno 4 Pro: Quick Review

 

Oppo Reno 4 Pro: Quick Review

Oppo Reno 4 Pro: Quick Review

Oppo moves really fast in the Reno range. In this series, the fourth-generation member made a half years ago began to be sold starting all over the world. We see Reno 4 Pro as the top model in the series. For those who want to experience a slightly higher-class smartphone without straining the budget, this mid-top segment phone from Oppo has interesting features. However, different countries Oppo market for Reno 4 of the series as a result of diversification in Reno 4 Pro resulting sale in the global , in terms of some of the spots we saw a few months ago in Reno 3 Pro from looks further back. In this article, we will give you a quick review regarding the Reno 4.

  

Oppo Reno 4 Pro: Quick Review

Design & Display.

In the Reno 4 Pro, the choice is made in favor of the 4G-supported version, so the choice of material used, such as the processor, is a little more towards the middle segment. The front of this phone is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 glass. Oppo has placed the screen protective film on the glass from the very beginning. We did not take it off the entire time we were using the phone and it did not cause any visual problems. However, in a short time, the opening started from the side. So after a short time, you may want to change this protective film. Apart from that, the edges are surrounded by plastic with a metal appearance. Plastic is also used on the back. This surface is given the appearance of frosted glass and its surface is slightly rough.

The screen of the Reno 4 Pro curves slightly towards the edges. The back is symmetrically curved with the front face. As a result, the phone with a total body thickness of 7.7 millimeters seems to be a little thinner. It has the same body thickness as the Reno 3 Pro 5G model but has a slightly larger surface area than it. As a result, the phone feels pleasant when you pick it up, although it is generally made of plastic, it does not look ordinary at all, does not create such a feeling. By the way, it is a slightly lighter phone with a weight of 161 grams, below the average of the smartphone. You can feel this from the very beginning when you pick up the phone.

You can use the transparent silicone cover that comes in the box. However, we kept this case aside during our experience of the phone and we did not encounter any scratches or similar situations on the body of the phone. The fact that the back is plastic shows that it will be protected against falls. By the way, the phone does not have any water or dust resistance certification. Therefore, you need to be careful in the rain, by the pool or the sea.

A thin bezel surrounds the 6.5-inch screen. It has a screen-to-body ratio of 88.3 percent. The screen isn't curved much towards the edges and you notice the black border edges on the long sides. On the bottom edge are the USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, speaker, and microphone. Next to the second microphone on the upper edge, there is a nano-SIM and microSD card slot. We see the volume keys on the left edge and the power button on the right. These keys are normally placed in points that you can reach without the need to move the phone in the palm of your hand. The keypress intervals are not very high, but they are soft and comfortable to use. There is also a green line above the power button. This helps to find the key more manually.

When we look at the design of the back, we see that Oppo has designed such a layout, thinking that the phone will be kept more horizontally in the photoshoot. Although the design of the camera module is similar to that of the Reno 3 Pro, it looks more stylish. In fact, the back design is generally more eye-catching than that of its predecessor. The four cameras are housed in a module in the upper left corner, which protrudes slightly and whose corners are well rounded. LED flash is also included in this group. Let's not go without mentioning that the matte surface is fingerprint-resistant.

 As far as display is concerned, Oppo offers AMOLED screen technology in a wide range of products. From the very beginning of the Reno series, we see that almost all models have AMOLED or Super AMOLED displays. This does not change with the Oppo Reno 4 Pro. The display on sale last spring the Reno 3 Pro is almost the same as modeling. It has a 6.5-inch screen, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20: 9 aspect ratio. HDR10 support is also available.

The screen curves slightly towards the edges. It has a high brightness and provides sufficient visibility also under sunlight. The black depth of the screen is high and the colors look vivid. The screen comes with a vibrant color setting by default. P3 color gamut is supported in this mode. If you like, you can switch to the sRGB-supported Gentle mode, with paler colors in the foreground. Vivid mode is better for those who want to watch videos, while those who are reading and surfing the web often prefer the Gentle mode, which emphasizes battery savings. The color temperature of the screen is stable, but you can adjust this in the settings.

One of the features that the Reno 4 Pro's screen protects compared to its predecessor is that it has a refresh rate of 90Hz. As soon as you start using the phone, you will notice how smooth the menus and user interface transitions are. You can also see the advantage of this in the games that support it. When we look at the screen settings, we see that the refresh rate is adjusted automatically. For battery optimization, this seems to be the best. However, if you wish, you can choose only 90 Hz or 60 Hz settings.

One of the features of the AMOLED screen is the Always On Display. When the screen is turned off, elements such as time, date, notifications are constantly displayed. The time it will be displayed and the clock style can be set in the display settings. Another advantage of the AMOLED screen is the in-screen fingerprint reader, which we will talk about in a moment.

When we look at the sound side, there is a single speaker on the lower edge. This speaker offers enough volume for a smartphone. The middle frequencies stand out more. The bass is not strong, we see that the highs do not go overboard at the loudest volume. Maybe he doesn't have a very high profile speaker experience. However, if you want to watch or listen fast, this speaker will be enough for you. The presence of the 3.5mm headphone jack is an advantage for users. The quality of the headphones out of the box is good, but you can easily use other headphones around with this Oppo Reno 4 Pro.

 

Oppo Reno 4 Pro: Quick Review

 Operating System and Process.

 The phone offers extremely fast and powerful processors.  Oppo Reno 4 Pro offers a good processor for daily use. The Oppo Reno 4 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 720G processor. Although there is a reduction on the processor side compared to the Reno 3 Pro model, the Snapdragon 720G processor of the Reno 4 Pro performs enough for daily work. Transitions in the user interface are smooth, applications and games open quickly. Apart from the hang-ups or freezes we witnessed once or twice, there is generally no problem in this area. The phone does not overheat in terms of heating and continues to operate in a reasonable temperature range.

 Regarding the GPU, Reno 4 Pro has the Adreno 620.

  In Geekbench 5, the CPU scored 656 for single-core and 1744 for multicores.

According to the operating system, the Oppo Reno 4 Pro comes with Android 10 installed. On top of that is the ColorOS 7.2 user interface. With Android 11 and the ColorOS 11 version that will come with it, there will be various changes in Opoo's user interface. We anticipate that this update will reach Reno 4 Pro owners very soon. However, until then, various elements that will make the lives of phone owners easier are present in this user interface.

In fact, we looked at how the ColorOS 7 version offers an experience on Android phones such as Reno 3 Pro, Reno 3, Reno 4 Lite. To sum up, you will have more control over the user interface. You can adjust the shape, size of the application icons, and the size of the text under it. There are also different wallpaper options. There are not many tools options in the Smart Assistant section on the far left of the main screen. Still, it comes in handy for things like staying in touch with frequent contacts, checking the weather, or seeing the number of steps taken. Quick settings also stand out with its clear design and the controls you want to have at hand at all times. We see that the amount of data used daily is also shown in this area.

You can access the Smart Sidebar by pulling the drawer on the right side of the screen while in any application or on the main screen. There are quick tools such as taking screenshots and screen recording. In addition, common applications such as Messages, File Manager, and Calculator have been added from the beginning. You can also add your favorite applications here. Moreover, this bar can also function as a starting point for opening multiple applications at the same time. You can drag the application you keep in this bar to the screen, open it next to the current application. On the multitasking screen, you can lock the recently opened applications, keep them in this area continuously and reach them faster whenever you want. By the way, you can use the navigation bar under the screen, as well.

Google apps take the lead role in the experience. Google has many applications such as YouTube, Gmail, Maps. You can also download more from the Google Play Store. Oppo's apps and tools such as Oppo Relax, Sloop, and Playground are also preinstalled.

 

Oppo Reno 4 Pro: Quick Review

Storage, Price, and available colors.

 Oppo Reno 4 Pro price depends on the selected variant. The basic and variant  of the Reno 4 Pro with 8GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost you 679.00USD Bang good. The variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB variant, unfortunately, we have no idea how much it might cost. It supports either 2 SIM cards or 1 SD card up to 256GB. It is available in Galactic Blue, Space Black, White, Pink, and Green colors.

 

Oppo Reno 4 Pro: Quick Review

Security and Ports.

  On the security side, we see the in-screen fingerprint reader as the main biometric authentication method. Adding a fingerprint is done quickly and easily. The fingerprint reader also works fast, and the fastening rate seems high the first time. Throughout our experience with the Reno 4 Pro, our choice has been the fingerprint reader, and it did not disappoint us. By the way, you can also choose face recognition as a more practical method. The phone also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

  As of 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 Pro: Quick Review

 Battery and charging.

 One of the important features of the Oppo Reno 4 Pro, which has a 4000 mAh battery, is that it supports 65W fast charging. In this case, it is suggested that 100 percent of the battery can be charged in just 36 minutes. In practice, we see that this claim is not empty. With the 65W charging adapter included in the box, the battery of the phone reached 100 percent in just 37 minutes in the charging test we performed while the phone was turned off. It took only 13 minutes to reach 50 percent. This shows that the charging process with the Reno 4 Pro can be performed very effortlessly and without much time. Charging the phone for just a few minutes will give you more than half a day's run time. In normal intensity use, the 4000 mAh battery takes a whole day out. Even using the power saving mode when necessary.

Oppo Reno 4 Pro: Quick Review


 Camera.

Oppo Reno 4 Pro has a- triple-camera on the rear as clarified: 48MP ( wide with f\1.8), 12Mp ( ultrawide with f\1.9), and 13MP(telephoto with f\2.4). Oppo Reno 4 Pro has a single front-facing camera, 32MP ( wide with f\2.5 ). The cameras come with LED flash, AI support, and HDR. HDR technology will help you when there's sunlight behind you. HDR will edit the photo and balance the brightness.  

The camera application comes with a useful design. On one side of the screen is the capture button, shooting modes, and the camera switch button. Also zooming and switching to wide-angle is on this side. While the photo mode is default, modes such as Video, Night, Portrait are lined up in an easily accessible way. In the More section, there are modes such as Pro, Slow Motion, Text Scanner. There is also a shortcut for Google Lens, Google's image-based search tool. On the other side of the screen, there is quick access to frequently used camera tools such as flash, HDR, Bright Color, Filters. On the other hand, by clicking on the hamburger menu icon, you can go to settings, switch to 48-megapixel full resolution mode, enable the counter, or change the frame rate.

When we look at the photos taken with the Reno 4 Pro, we see that it takes pictures in satisfactory and vibrant colors when the light conditions are sufficient. When the light intensity starts to decrease, the noise, that is, noise is not visible. The blur is likewise not very noticeable. However, the brightness decreases noticeably, colors appear pale. In low light shots, it may be better to take advantage of the pro mode and manually control the exposure and other settings. Although the 48-megapixel shooting mode provides more zooming possibilities, it does not contribute much to the details. Similarly, in the default photo mode, we see a loss of detail in photos taken at 12 megapixel resolution.

In the shots we take with the ultra-wide-angle camera, we see that the colors are slightly warmer than the main camera, but the brightness is slightly lower. In macro shots, the Reno 4 Pro looks successful. Moreover, in low light, by zooming in, you can take low-noise and low-blur shots. If you want, you can work closely with the 2-megapixel macro lens. Portrait shooting performance looks good too. The boundaries between the background and the foreground subject are well separated, except for minor flaws.

The selfie camera on the front shows a sufficient performance in low light. When we zoom in and view it in full size, we see that some details are lost. Still, selfie photos taken with the Oppo Reno 4 will generally please.

On the video side, 4K video recording up to 30 frames per second can be made. If you want to record 60fps, you have to reduce the resolution to 1080p. Although the main camera does not have an optical image stabilization system, electronic image stabilization does its job well. The sound recording is clear in video footage, but the pitch seems to be a little low.

Oppo Reno 4 Pro: Quick Review


  Conclusion

Oppo Reno 3 Pro Snapdragon processor 765G 5G version, which has brought to many different regions Oppo, perhaps thinking that the price of Reno 4 Pro 4G support, 720g chose to bring Snapdragon processor version. Therefore Reno member of the top level of the four series; It is at a lower level than its predecessor in terms of material, processor, and camera. Despite this, we still have a good Android phone.

The glass and plastic combination structure of the Reno 4 Pro definitely does not give you the feeling of using an ordinary phone. Moreover, as the use of plastic makes the phone lighter, a more comfortable use is achieved. Its rounded lines make it easy to use the phone. Its screen offers a high visual experience. Having a single speaker is not an obstacle for those who want to watch or listen fast, but headphones will be fine for better multimedia enjoyment. Fortunately, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Snapdragon 720G processor may be on paper and practically lower than the Snapdragon 765G. However, this phone is enough for it and it can handle daily tasks. It also meets the needs of the game. Battery performance is also good, but better than that it has 65W fast charging support.

On the software side, the Reno 4 Pro does not offer a different experience than the Reno 3 Pro. Of course, when it comes to getting future Android updates, especially with the arrival of Android 11 and ColorOS 11, the priority may be on this later phone. On the camera side, we see that the Reno 4 Pro offers a performance that meets the needs in general. In general, it manages to beat the class, but it may be better to manually adjust the settings such as exposure and color temperature when shooting in low light.

If you want a newer phone, you can opt for the Oppo Reno 4 Pro. However, the Reno 3 Pro model, which came out a few months ago, can also be preferred with its lower price and many highlights. However, in this case, you will give up the advantages such as 65W fast charging support and priority in getting Android updates. What do you think? Have you used the smartphone? Do you recommend it? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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