Oppo reno 4 pro : Specifications,price and Hidden Truth

The Indian Market is flooded with a plethora of options in mid-range smartphones. This segment witnessed a barrage of new models and variants backed by longer batteries, faster chipsets, bigger and better displays, and decent enough performance making this sections as one of the most profitable segment of the smartphone market.

With launch of Oppo Reno 4 Pro, BBK- owned smartphone maker Oppo is all set to maintain its position in the mid- market segment. Oppo has made several decent smart handsets in the past, but the allure of Oppo Reno series have always been a mid-ranger series targeting customers who want the best value for their cravings.

The new smartphone, which arrived as the successor to the Reno 3 Pro that debuted a couple of months ago aims at  bringing flagship features to the mid-range smartphones.  Reno 4 pro comes loaded with a curve display, super-fast 65Watt charging, a matte finish , decent quad-camera setup and more. Read our review to find out more about Oppo Reno 4 pro and also let’s find out whether  the phone  check all the boxes when it comes to the price-to-specs ratio or not.

General Overview :

Launch Date August 5, 2020 
Brand Oppo 
Model Reno 4 pro
Model aliasCPH2109
Operating SystemAndroid v10 (Q)
Custom UIColorOS
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM(Nano sim cards) 
Network supprted4G, 3G, 2G
Practical 3-Card Slot2 SIM + 1 MicroSD

Design :

Oppo reno 4 pro

Colour variants : Starry Night and Silky White

Oppo has intriguingly used a plastic frame and a plastic panel as well. The setup sounds uncertain of a robust and hardy build. At 161 grams, the Reno 4 Pro is a lightweight whose sizing is (Height× Weight× Thickness) 160.2×73.2×7.7mm

Withal, the quality of the substances wielded could have been slightly better. Also the use of a glass back would have given  a much more premium feel and look to this phone. However, it’s design and weight along with the matte finish manages to impress the users. 

As for the placements, Reno 4 Pro houses a USB Type-C port on the bottom edge ehichyid surrounded by the speaker grille, the primary microphone, and a headphone jack, which is much appreciated. The right edge sports the power button and volume buttons are on the left edge. The top edge has encompassed a sim card tray and a secondary microphone. 

See Also : Oppo Reno 3 pro: is it the best over priced midrange?

Memory and Storage

RAM Type: LPDDR4x@1866MHz 2×16bit

ROM Type: UFS2.1 @2Lanes HS-Gear3

USB OTG: supported

In terms of storage, the Oppo Reno 4 Pro has 128GB of onboard storage paired with 8 GB RAM. THE Storage capacity is expandable via microSD card through a dedicated class – 10 slot. 

Display

Oppo reno 4 pro

Size: 16.6cm/6.5” (diagonal)

Aspect Ratio: 20:9

Touch Sampling Rate: up to180Hz(90Hz fresh rate)

Colour Depth: 16.7 million colours

Colour Gamut: Vivid mode 97% NTSC/100% DCI-P3

 Soft mode 65% NTSC/92% sRGB

Contrast Ratio: 5000000:1(typical)

Brightness: Normal: 500nit HBM: 800nit HDR local: 1100nit

The Oppo Reno 4 Pro is equipped with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ SUPER AMOLED  screen with 1100 nits brightness at 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, with a 90Hz refresh rate, and fifth generation Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The AMOLED panel has a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels with a pixel density of 402 ppi. The device with bezel – less, curved display with  a punch-hole possess a screen-to-body ratio of 92.01%. 

Although based on the specific scenario, the screen refresh rate gets changed automatically but you can choose Auto Select, 90Hz, or 60Hz mode in Settings.180Hz Touch Sampling Rate supports AOV (not supported in India), PUBG Mobile, & Mobile Legends and while other games are supported at 120Hz touch sampling rate.

In regions like India, Indonesia, Thailand & Vietnam, Reno4 Pro‘s Quick Return Bubble now supports PUBG Lite, PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends and AOV (not supported in India). 

Camera (Image Capturing) 

Oppo reno 4 pro

Rear: Quad camera setup with Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor 

Camera Sensor Mega Pixel Sensor Size (inch) Pixel SizeRatioAperture
Primary IMX58648 MP 1/2″ 0.8µm4:3f/1.7
Wide-angle (ultra wide) Hi8468 MP 1/4″1.12 µmf/2.2
MacroOV02B102 MP 1/5″1.75µm4:3f/2.4
Micro (depth) GC02M1B2 MP 1/5″1.75µm4:3f/2.4

Front: 32MP single Selfie Camera with Exmor RS sensor. 

f/2.4 aperture, 26 mm focal length, 2.74″ sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size

 Camera Features : Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus, AI beautification, intelligent fill light mode, support night mode algorithms

Shooting Mode: photo, video, professional mode, panorama mode, portrait, night mode, ultra night selfie mode, time-lapse photography, slow, Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) 

Settings: Exposure compensation, ISO control

Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) support has, also been offered for the front camera sensor by the company. 

Image Resolution :

  •  HD mode: 8000 x 6000 pixels 
  • Default mode: max 4000 x 3000 pixels 
  • Super wide-angle mode: max 3264 x 2448. 

Video Recording :

Rear camera:

Standard video: 3840× 2160P @30fps, 1920× 1080P @60fps/30fps, 1280× 720P@60fps/30fps;

Slow motion video: 1920× 1080P @120fps、1280× 720P@240fps;

Ultra Steady Video supports EIS, 1920× 1080P @60fps

Front camera :

Standard video : 1920× 1080P@30fps, 1280× 720P@30fps(Default AI Beauty Mode)

Ultra Steady Video: 1920× 1080P@30fps

Slow motion video:1920× 1080P@120fps, 1280× 720P@240fps

Note: Reno4 Pro’s slow-motion videos are captured at 120/240 fps. To generate a 960 fps frame rate, use a frame insertion algorithm .

Chips Performance 

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM720G (8 cores)

CPU Speed: Octa core, max CPU clock rate: 2.3GHz  (Big dual core – Kryo 465 + 1.8 GHz & small hexa cores- Kryo 465)

Architecture – 64 bit

GPU: Adreno™ 618@750MHz

Bootup Time :  27.0 s (tested by 91mobiles)

Battery

Oppo reno 4 pro

 Capacity : 4000mAh (typical value)

                   3910mAh (rated value)

  • Uses irreplaceable Li-Polymer battery
  • Quick Charging with super VOOC fast charging technology v2.0, 65W: 100 % in 36 minutes

USB Type-C port on the bottom edge

DC 7.74V 1955mAh/15.13Wh(Min)

DC 7.74V 2000mAh/15.48Wh(Typ)

(Equaling to DC 3.87V 3910mAh/15.13Wh(Min) DC 3.87V 4000mAh/15.48Wh(Typ) )

On the basis of tests conducted, Reno4 Pro charges to 100% in 36 minutes, as measured in tests conducted by OPPO. Standby for 8 hours at night can be supported with 2% power consume. The device gets charged from dead to 55% in 15 minutes. But it may vary depending upon the differences in individual usages, environmental temperature or performance degradation after use. 

The phone is backed with a Multi-cooling System using a combination of graphite tube, graphite sheet, and copper foil to better dissipate heat. To make the phone run lag-free, there is also a preloaded Super Power Saving Mode that is touted to allow users to make calls for 77 minutes or to chat on WhatsApp for 1.5 hours  with just five percent of battery power.  To keep the heat down and current up, Reno4 Pro uses 2 series-connected cells powering the  phone with a total capacity of 4000mAh. Each battery is powered with a typical capacity of 2000mAh which alternatively provides the current. 

 As far as the software/ Operating System is concerned,under the hood, the Oppo Reno 4 Pro runs ColorOS 7.2 based on Android 10 OS to  provide smooth experience. Furthermore, it comes built-in with always-on display, a themes store and edge shortcut for your apps,  and many other features

Sensors and biometrics :

* Support optical  Hidden(on screen) Fingerprint Unlock and Face Unlock. 

* Support Gyroscope, Geomagnetic sensor,Acceleration sensor, Proximity sensor, G- sensor Light sensor, compass. 

* Supports step counting. 

Celluar Network : 

GPRS and EDGE technology are available. 

SIM Card Type: A non-CDMA card and a TD-SCDMA card can be used together.

SAR Value- Head: 1.19 W/kg, Body: 0.74 W/kg

Network’s Frequency Band :

Simplified version for Asia PacificVersion supporting China Mobile, China Unicom, or China Telecom
GSM (2G) 850/900/1800/1900MHz850/900/1800/1900MHz
WCDMA (3G) Bands 1/5/8(2100/900/850 MHz)Bands 1/4/5/8(2100/1900/900/850 MHz)
LTE FDDBands 1/3/5/8(2100/1800/900/850)Bands 1/3/4/5/7/8/20/28
LTE TDDBands 38/40/41(2600/2300)Bands 38/40/41(2600/2300) 
Remarks 1) B41: 2535-2655MHz1) B41: 2496-2690MHz

Connectivity

WiFi *  Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO * features Mobile Hotspot. 
WLAN WLAN 2.4G, WLAN 5.1G, WLAN 5.4G, WLAN 5.8G, WLAN Display, 1×1 802.11ac with MU-MIMO
Bluetooth v5.1Audio Codec: SBC, AAC, APTX, LDAC, APTX-HD, APTX-TWS+
USB Interface Type-C(mass storage device) 

Location Technology

  • Succour GNSS : Built-in GPS; aided with A-GPS, Galileo, Beidou, Glonass, QZSS
  • Frequency Antenna is Not supported. 
  • Reinforces wireless local area network/cellular network positioning. 
  • Holds up electronic compass. 
  • Supports all map software. 

Multimedia

Radio Built-in FM Radio receiver 
AudioLoudspeaker | Earpiece
Earphone Jack 3.5 mm type – C audio phone connector
Audio Features Dolby Atmos
NFC (Near Field Communication) support eSE, HCE, NFC-SIM
Music player MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
Video playerMP4/DivX/Xvid/WMV/H.264 player
Browser HTML 5

Packing List of the Model :

Reno 4proEarphones 
Type-C Cable Adapter 
SIM Eject toolQuick Guide
Phone CaseWarranty Card 

Reno 4 Pro Pricing :

Oppo reno 4 pro

Oppo Reno 4 Pro debuted in India at a price of Rs 34,990. 

Launch offers on the Oppo Reno 4 Pro include 10 percent cashback on select banks, exchange discounts via Cashify, and no-cost EMI options for up to nine months. Oppo has also announced the availability of 1,000 “unique gift boxes” of the Reno 4 Pro that would be available through Amazon and Flipkart for customers pre-ordering the phone.

Best alternatives for Reno4 Pro:

  • Realme X3 SuperZoom
  • OnePlus Nord
  • Redmi K20 Pro 
  • Poco X2
  • IQOO 3
  • Vivo X50 Pro

Verdict :

Design : 8/10

Display : 9/10

Software : 8.9/10

Performance: 8/10

Battery : 9/10

Camera : 9/10

Value for Money:   9/10

The plastic back is its downside, elsewhere The phone looks quite premium from every angle.  A device with a great display, mind blowing charging capacity, seamless look with curved display, famed punch-hole design is appealing to a large audience from mid-range market segment. The device competes against smartphones like OnePlus Nord and Vivo X50 Pro. 

This device seems perfect for those who are looking for a light weight device, are a average gamer and a photophille too. 

The punch-hole design became very popular.  The curved display contributes to the seamless look.Oppo Reno 4 Pro is a device with a great display, fast 65W charging and has a very appealing design. What it really misses is a good chipset. The camera could have been a bit better as well. The device in India is launched at Rs 34,990. The device competes against OnePlus Nord and Vivo x50 pro. Reno 4 Pro is a device for someone who is looking for a good light device, is not a gamer and would like a 4-camera set up.

Why to buy it? 

Oppo reno 4 pro
  • Powered with additional secured access. 
  • Hooded with powerful battery. 
  • Its immersive display panel gives cinematic viewing experience.
  • Dynamic and auto focus featured quad-camera lets you capture marvelous clicks and recordings even in low light. 
  • Ample space for data storage. 
  • Suitable for heavy gaming. 
  • Excellent multitasking experience. 

Why not to buy it? 

Oppo reno 4 pro
  • No infrared connectivity. 
  • Not equipped with Temperature sensor or a barometer sensor. 
  • Isn’t waterproof and dust resistant as well. 
  • No wireless charging. 
  • Lacks a good chipset

Chinese Variant of Oppo Reno 4 Pro :

Reno 4 Pro made for the Chinese audience has a few changes made to the specifications. For instance, Indian customers will get a Reno4 Pro equipped with Snapdragon 720G processor as opposed to their Chinese counterparts who use a Snapdragon 765G-powered Reno 4 Pro. The Oppo Reno 4 Pro brings the 90Hz display to the Reno series in India while it continues with the 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging, which was first unveiled on the Reno Ace in China.

It was launched in China on 6th June which is equipped with loads of features that are harder to find in other mobiles of the same segment. It is a gorgeous dual SIM smartphone sports a triple rear camera setup with 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 camera sensor with OIS support. Furthermore the second one is a 12-megapixel Sony IMX708 sensor with 1.4μm pixel size and 120° viewing angle supported with a 13-megapixel telephoto camera with auto focus and f/2.4 aperture. 

 It’s brilliant feature list includes a large 6.5 – inches multi-touch capacitive Touchscreen with a good resolution of 1080× 2400 pixels. It is also equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.It is also available in other variant of 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. Here it lacks the card slot for expandable storage. It supports super-fast dual 5G and its camera supports Super Anti – shake 3.0. It is hooded with Octa-core (comprised of single 2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime, single 2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & hexa core 1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver) processor accompanied with Graphics processor Adreno 620. The display is protected with Gorilla Glass generation 6. It has a seamless look with a glass back and aluminium frame setup. 

Reno 4 pro is available in 5 colour variants: Green Glitter, Space Black, Galactic Blue, Sparkling Red and Space White. The Green Glitter variant is a special edition of the Oppo Reno 4 Pro that costs the same as of CNY 4299 But has some premium features available in limited edition. 

The China variant of the Oppo Reno 4 Pro was launched at CNY / RMB 3,799 (roughly Rs. 40,600) for the 8GB + 128GB configuration, while it’s 12GB+ 256GB storage configuration carried a price tag of CNY/RMB 4,299 (roughly Rs. 46,000).

So here are the full specifications of Oppo Reno 4 Pro. . In my opinion, it is a crown jewel in looks and performance as well. But still, there is some room for improvement.  I hope now you are not left with any query. And if not so, then feel free to acknowledge us about them. 

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