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Oppo on 18/01/2021 launched the Reno5 Pro 5G which is a flagship android smartphone in India priced at Rs.35,990 & these are my honest thoughts about it.
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1. Performance [8.6/10]
Device comes with Mediatek MT6889Z Dimensity 1000+ 7nm SOC & runs Android 11 OS with Oppo's ColorOS 11.1 interface on top. The overall performance should be excellent as it features,
- 4 ARM-Cortex A77 CPU clocked at 2.6 Ghz & 4 ARM-Cortex A55 CPU clocked at 2.0 Ghz with Mali-G77 MC9 [836 Mhz] GPU.
- 8GB LPDDR4X RAM & 128GB UFS 2.1 Storage.
2. Battery [8.5/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 4350 mAh battery which supports 65W fast charging & reverse charging. The battery life should be great as it features,
- Bigger battery size.
- 7nm fabrication of the SOC.
- 65W fast charging.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 7:30 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.
3. Display [8.4/10]
Device comes with 6.55 inch display which should offer great quality as it features,
- AMOLED panel with FHD+ [2400 X 1080 pixels] resolution.
- 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate & HDR10+ support.
- Great 401 ppi sharpness, 500-1100 nits brightness & 20:9 aspect ratio.
4. Features [8.3/10]
The device comes with great features which includes,
- Important sensors: Fingerprint & Gyroscope.
- Connectivity options: Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.1 (LE, aptX, aptX HD, SBC, AAC & LDAC), USB Type-C 3.1 port, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS & Beidou) & Dual SIM (dual nano SIM, 5G, dual 4G, dual VoLTE, VoWiFi). It misses NFC & Micro SD card slot.
- Audio features: Single speaker. It misses 3.5mm Headphone Jack.
5. Camera [8.3/10]
Device comes with  rear cameras with LED flash &  front camera. The overall camera quality [image & video] should be excellent [8.6/10] in day & pretty good [7/10] in night as it features [camera features 0.5],
- Main: 64MP with f/1.7 aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens with 81 degree FOV, 0.8 micron pixel, 1/1.73" sensor size, PDAF & HDR.
- Ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.2 Aperture, ultrawide-angle lens with 115 degree FOV, 1.12 micron pixel & 1/4.0" sensor size.
- Macro: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
- Depth: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
- Video recording options include 4K [2160p@30fps] & FHD [1080p@30/60fps] with gyro-EIS image stabilization. It features macro mode, Dual video recording, Night flare portrait, Monochrome video, HDR video & more
- Front: 32MP with f/2.4 aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 0.8 micron pixel, 1/1.2.8" sensor size & HDR.
- Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps] & HD [720p@30fps] with gyro-EIS image stabilization.
6. Form Factor [8.3/10]
- Dimensions: 159.7 x 73.2 x 7.6 mm & Weight: 173 gms.
- Build: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front & back with aluminum frame.
7. Box Contents: Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G [Device itself], Adapter, Earphones, Type-C cable, Case, Guides / Paper work & SIM tool.
8. Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
1 Price: Rs.35,990.
1 Variants: 8+128GB.
2 Colors: Starry Black & Astral Blue.
Availability: Available from 22/01/2021 via,
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9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
|+ Excellent performance||- Camera quality could be slightly better|
|+ Great battery life||- No NFC / SD card slot / 3.5mm jack|
|+ Great display||- No OIS & 4K@60fps video|
|+ Great features||- Display refresh rate could be 120Hz|
|+ Great camera||- Slight premium price|
|+ Great build|
1. Product Rating: 8.4/10.
2. VFM Rating: 7/10.
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 7.7/10.
10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G is a great smartphone at a pretty good price, Also do let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking for a great smartphone that offers excellent performance in the 35K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.