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Oppo Reno 4 5G review: The battery miracle of the middle class

Oppo Reno 4 cover picture
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With the Oppo Reno 4 5G, Oppo is attacking the middle class. Find out what the new smartphone from Oppo can do in this review.

Design and workmanship

The design of the Oppo Reno 4 can be compared well with the OnePlus Nord on the front, as they are very similar. This is not surprising either, since OnePlus belongs to the same parent company as Oppo, namely BBK Electronics. On the back, however, Oppo took it a little differently. The three cameras were not built in one cast, but you can see the three individual lenses.

The workmanship is very good. The device lies very comfortably in the hand and I couldn't find any defects in my test phase. But what I have to mention: Our test device came in the color "Space Black", but the device is still available in "Galactic Blue". Why do I mention that? Well, the better "Corning Gorilla Glass 5" is used on the back of the blue device, the black one only has "Gorilla Glass 3". With the Reno, you should think twice about which color you choose.

In summary: Nice device, but blue is more robust.

Oppo Reno 4 display

On the front sits a 6,4 “FullHD + AMOLED display with 60 Hz. The display is really good, but I miss at least 90 Hz. The colors are strong, especially the black due to the AMOLED display. The brightness is also okay.

For the 90 Hz you have to go to the €200 more expensive Oppo Reno 4 Pro or the cheaper Oppo Find X2 Neo.

Oppo Reno 4 display

The display is almost perfect for the middle class, only 90 Hz is missing. (Image: TechnikNews)

Hardware of the Oppo Reno 4

The Reno 4 is a Qualcomm compared to the cheaper "Reno 4 Z". Proprocessor installed, more precisely the Snapdragon 765G. Probably the most popular Prozessor in 2020, especially when it comes to 5G. The 765G can do all everyday tasks without Procope with problems. Also more complex games or photo editing is proeasily possible. To the Prozessor has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage available, which are standard values ​​in this price range and therefore not really special. The RAM runs fast and the storage is large enough for the average customer. If you want more, you also have to go Pro to grab.

Camera / s

Three sensors were installed on the back of the cameras and two on the front. On the back, Oppo integrated a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP mono camera.

The cameras take good pictures in good lighting conditions. I'm still missing a bit more dynamism, but the cameras are thick enough for social media or pictures for the family album. If you are looking for an Oppo smartphone with a very good camera, you should get this from us already tested Oppo find x2 Pro look at.

Oppo Reno 4 battery

The battery, which is 4020 mAh, was always enough for me for a day or more. Most of the time, even after 4-5h SOT in one day, I still had around 30% battery left. So I never really got the battery empty in one day. That’s really impressive.

Whoever still gets the battery empty will be very satisfied with the super-fast "Super-VOOC 2.0". The quick adapter lies directly in the box with a very long cable and charges the device in just 37 minutes.

Oppo Reno 4 software

The device runs Color OS 7.2 based on Android 10. I personally like Color OS, but if you want to buy an Oppo device, you should check it out in the storeprobeer (if possible). I particularly like the dark mode, which looks very good with the colorful icons in the software.

An upgrade to Android 11 is slated to follow in November and an upgrade to Android 12 is likely (based on previous upgrade policy).

Conclusion on the Oppo Reno 4 5G

The Oppo Reno 4 5G is a really good mid-range smartphone. I especially like the good display (apart from the missing 90Hz), the good equipment and the fast charging is the absolute highlight for me anyway. I miss Gorilla Glass 5 in both colors and more dynamics in the photos. All in all, the Oppo Reno 4 5G is a very solid mid-range device, but the Find X2 Neo, which is currently cheaper, can do a lot of the Reno 4 too.

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Nils Ahrensmeier

Nils is very interested in mobile devices such as smartphones, wearables and headphones. He has been writing since 2019 TechnikNews - especially news and reviews. In his spare time he plays drums and piano or pursues his hobby, athletics.

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