OPPO, the leading smart device manufacturer, is back with a bang and staged to revolutionize the smartphone landscape in India with the new Reno4 Pro. The latest handset from the brand’s acclaimed Reno series ticks all the right boxes and offers premium specifications and a chic design, making the difficult task of selecting a premium smartphone much easier.
After having used this smartphone for a while now, we’re very impressed by the superior user experience this device has to deliver. In this article, we tell you why the OPPO Reno4 Pro is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a premium smartphone that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.
With its legacy of launching some of the most impressive and attractive smartphones, the OPPO Reno4 Pro is the newest exhibit of the brand’s design prowess.
The gorgeous 3D curved display and ergonomically designed 3D curved back make the Reno4 Pro a definite head-turner. During our time with the phone, we noticed how well the anti-glare matte finish of the Reno4 Pro’s back cover works. Not only does this give it a premium finish – but it also makes the phone repel fingerprints with ease.
The smartphone is available in two stunning colour options – Starry Night and Silky White. The silver-black Starry Night colour provides a glare-free surface texture, with a mystic appearance and a sense of tranquility. On the other hand, the Silky White colour is inspired by delicate white silk that changes colours slightly under sunlight.
At just 7.7mm thickness and weighing just 161g, the OPPO Reno4 Pro is as svelte as it is beautiful, making it the most lightweight premium phone with 6.5-inch display in India. The bezel-less 3D Curved Borderless Sense Screen offering a curvature of 55.9 degrees further accentuates the attractive looks of the phone. The device also offers a spectacular 92.01 percent screen to body ratio and 20:9 aspect ratio, providing a stellar viewing experience.
Super-smooth 90Hz display
Thanks to OPPO’s vast experience with high-quality displays, the OPPO Reno4 Pro’s massive 6.5-inch E3 Super AMOLED panel is among the best in the business. The E3 panel leads to better battery life and ensures that the phone displays accurate colours. With a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels and a peak brightness of 1100 nits, it enables you to view and read contents even under direct sunlight so that you can experience content as it is really meant to be.
Taking things to the next level is the 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, which adds a layer of smoothness to interactions with the screen. The OPPO Reno4 Pro combines a 3D Borderless Sense Screen with these state of the art features, which is rare in this segment. This also makes the device feel incredibly fast, providing an immersive and smooth user experience while streaming videos or scrolling through photos and apps.
The 3D Borderless Sense Screen of the OPPO Reno4 Pro gets Full Care Display Certification from TÜV Rheinland, making it safe from the effects of harmful rays. As a matter of fact, a dedicated eye care mode kicks in when you are using the phone at night.
We had a lot of fun watching Netflix on the OPPO Reno4 Pro, since the handset is a Netflix-certified device that also comes with the Dolby Atmos surround sound system. Another feature that we loved was the OPPO Screen Image Engine (OSIE) ultra-clear visual effect, that enhances the quality of videos on platforms like Instagram and Facebook. As you can see, the Reno4 Pro’s display offers a host of exemplary features, giving you infinite ways to enjoy visual content.
Ultra-fast 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging
The massive 4,000mAh battery on the OPPO Reno4 Pro promises long, class-leading battery life. We were able to get a full day’s worth of usage, and you should be able to stretch it further if you’re not a power user.
In the unlikely event of the Reno4 Pro running out of battery, the 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charger is capable of fully charging the phone in just 36 minutes, and users can consume almost 4 hours of video content with just a 5-minute charge. This makes 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 flash charging technology the world’s fastest smartphone charging technology commercially available. As a testament to OPPO’s dominance in the arena of flash charging, more than 157 million users worldwide use VOOC Flash Charge technology.
OPPO has also made sure that its SuperVOOC 2.0 charging technology is as safe to use as it is useful. The SuperVOOC 2.0 technology has already passed all rigorous safety tests conducted by the German independent safety authority, TÜV Rheinland.
The device comes with five layers of protection, with each node of the charging adapter, cable, mobile phone, and battery having its own protection chipset that will monitor whether the voltage and current are within a safe and reasonable range. If something out of the ordinary is recognized at any particular node, the current will be stopped immediately.
The OPPO Reno4 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC processor and gets 8GB and 128GB of storage. Based on an 8nm manufacturing process, the Snapdragon 720G comes with massive upgrades over its predecessor. Not only has the CPU performance increased by over 46 percent, but the GPU performance registers a 22 percent jump, making this new smartphone even more powerful and efficient at handling most daily tasks you throw at it with absolute ease.
Loaded with a Multi-cooling System, the device offers three-dimensional cooling with the help of a Graphite Tube, Graphite Sheet and Copper Foil. Thanks to these additions, we were able to play almost all of the popular gaming titles, and the Reno4 Pro handled them all with aplomb. The phone did not show signs of heating or stress even after longer gaming sessions.
The OPPO Reno4 Pro runs ColorOS 7.2 – the latest version of OPPO’s smart and convenient operating system. In its newest avatar, ColorOS brings in a host of features including icon pull-down gesture, quick return bubble, OPPO Relax and OPPO Share. For avid gamers, Quick Return Bubble feature allows users to seamlessly return to the game by clicking a floating bubble button.
With the OPPO Relax app, users can enjoy soothing waves, singing birds, or a gentle breeze to lull themselves to sleep, or tune out distracting noise in order to relax. ColorOS also comes with a new and unique gravity wallpaper that changes its orientation according to the direction of gravitational forces.
The software also features many tweaks on the inside thanks to features like AI App pre-loading and an anti-fragmentation engine. Both these features prevent the phone from slowing down with extensive usage.
With its formidable quad rear camera setup, the OPPO Reno4 Pro makes it amply clear that you are looking at a serious photography tool. The 48MP primary camera uses an IMX586 sensor and features a wide aperture of f/1.7. For selfie enthusiasts, the OPPO Reno4 Pro has packed a 32MP front camera with an IMX616 sensor. The lens used at the front has an f/2.4 aperture and has a plethora of features to ensure perfect selfies.
We were able capture some excellent low light shots with the phone. The OPPO Reno4 Pro’s Ultra Dark Mode is invoked automatically when you decide to click a photo in a dimly lit environment using the phone’s rear facing cameras. The phone promises great looking shots even when you have just 1 lux of light to work with. For the front facing camera, the OPPO Reno4 Pro gets the Ultra Night Selfie Mode that ensures photos taken using the front camera in low light environments look detailed, with the subject in the photograph and the background illuminated properly.
We enjoyed the 108MP image mode that lets you capture super clear, detailed images in daylight with both the front and rear cameras. Then there’s the AI Color Portrait mode that lends a professional look to your photos by keeping your subject in colour while turning the rest of the background black and white. The Reno4 Pro also brings in a Night Flare Portrait mode, which combines the Ultra Dark Mode with the portrait mode, blurring the background to give a bokeh effect while also reducing the noise in the final image.
We also appreciated the video quality offered by the OPPO Reno4 Pro. With Ultra Steady Video 3.0, you can be assured of capturing stable footage no matter the scenario. And when you’re done capturing, you can use the inbuilt Soloop video editing tool and share your creations with the world. Then there is the Monochrome video option comprising three different video filters that allows users to highlight red, blue and green objects in the video.
Another feature that we found ourselves using often is the 960fps AI slow motion mode, which gives the phone the amazing capability of capturing dramatic 720p videos using an intelligent motion detection algorithm.
The OPPO Reno4 Pro will be commercially available from August 5th, 2020 onwards and will be sold across retail stores in India and through all leading e-commerce platforms with host of exciting offers. Customers can avail up to 10 percent or Rs 2,500 cashback on Bank of Baroda credit card EMIs. Federal Bank debit card EMI customers purchasing the OPPO Reno4 Pro between August 5th to August 7th, 2020 can get a chance to avail a 10 percent cashback on HDFC Bank debit/credit card EMI transactions. From August 8th onwards, customers can avail a 5 percent cashback on credit card EMIs.
Apart from these, users can also avail no-cost EMIs up to 9 months on all bank cards, along with several EMI options from Bajaj Finserv, Home Credit, HDB Financial Services, IDFC First Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and ICICI Bank starting August 5th. This is apart from benefits worth Rs 10,000 for that will be available for all Reliance Jio users.
And that’s not all, you can also avail up to Rs 2,000 discount on an OPPO smartwatch if you purchase it along with the OPPO Reno4 Pro, and get a good price for your old smartphone with exchange offers.
You also have the option to avail the OPPOCARE+ plan that includes benefits like complete damage protection (180 days), free pick-up and drop for repairs in all major cities within warranty period, free screen guard and back cover, and 24/7 hotline support. This offer is only valid for devices that are purchased between August 5th to 7th, 2020.
Having used the OPPO Reno4 Pro extensively, there is little doubt in our minds about the device being the absolute best in its class. And the good news is that you don’t need to wait anymore to get your hands on the phone. At Rs 34,990, the Reno4 Pro is the only device to offer a 3D Borderless Sense Screen with a 90Hz refresh rate at this price point.
OPPO has also added another first to its list by introducing an intriguing AR Flagship Store. Customers can witness the phone’s unboxing with the experience of the OPPO flagship store from the comfort of their homes with the help of augmented reality, thus elevating the consumer experience.
The OPPO Reno4 Pro is an amalgamation of stunning looks and noteworthy features, and with all the exciting launch offers available, we think it’s worthy of a 5-star rating.