Sep 12, 2020 Reviews
Oppo has been releasing solid devices in the past few years, as the Reno series has been pretty popular amongst the masses, with the first phone in the range getting immense fame and attention due to its unique design aspect in the camera department. We wouldn’t be lying if we said that things kind of went a little downhill for the Reno series after the first couple of releases, but the phones still aren’t that bad as we’re here to review the Reno 4 Pro which comes in just under 500 bucks.
The first thing to notice about the phone when you set your eyes on it is the display - one which Oppo absolutely nails in the Reno 4 Pro. The phone has a 6.5” Super AMOLED display that supports 90Hz - and it’s absolutely stunning.
Viewing angles are great on the phone, colors look punchy and vibrant and the brightness can go upto 700 nits in sunlight conditions. All in all, you won’t have any issues with the screen whatsoever.
The battery situation on the phone is top notch as well. Now you may wonder, the Reno 4 Pro only has a 4,000mAh battery, so how is it any good? Well, the answer to that lies in Oppo’s famed VOOC charging, which helps the Reno 4 Pro achieve 65W fast charging support.
So even if your phone isn’t able to last a whole day, just plug it in for 5 minutes and it will.
Oppo Reno 4 Pro’s main negative point is the lackluster processor that’s inside the device. Now, the Snapdragon 720G is not a bad SoC - as it can run a lot of games at smooth framerates on high settings. But, the processor at this price point - being about 500 bucks, is just disappointing. There are phones priced half of the Reno 4 Pro with the same or even better processors inside.
Another thing that disappointed us in the phone was the underwhelming camera performance. The phone has a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra wide, and 2MP each for the depth sensor and macro lens. The pictures just weren’t detailed enough and they mostly looked soft. The contrast was off point too, as the colors looked muted and dull. Things got worse when it got to night photography, as there was more noise and pixelation in pictures - and they just didn’t look pleasing to the eye.
All in all, the Reno 4 Pro is a decent phone with a fantastic display and one of the fastest charging in the market. However, if you care way too much about the processor and the camera - which the majority of users do, then this phone isn’t worth the price tag it comes with. OnePlus Nord and Pixel 4a are much better options to this phone. Skip this one!