When it comes to buying a new smartphone, future-proofing is just as important as any feature. Can you imagine how terrible buyers would end up feeling when there is a new feature or service that they won’t be able to use because their hardware just isn’t capable of it? It's a pain many PC builders know all too well. Thankfully, OPPO’s newest smartphone, the Reno5 Pro 5G makes things quite simple. It’s a phone that is not only loaded with industry-first features, but also packs a variety of tech that should ensure future-proofing.
We took the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G and its industry-first features out for a spin. You can check out video and camera samples from the brand new smartphone below!
5G connectivity is all set to be the next big thing in smartphone technology. The tech promises incredibly fast download speeds, which is a must for pretty much anyone. Besides download speeds, it also promises low latency, which will not only make a difference in online gaming but will also have use cases when it comes to autonomous vehicles, IoT devices and more. As its name would already suggest, the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G supports this new technology.
Given that 5G is the future, consumers are eager to explore the different aspects of this technology. Which is why they are out looking for devices that are going to ensure that they are future-proof. And the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G will ensure that you’ll be able to experience it as soon as possible without the need to buy a brand-new smartphone. Not only that, but the smartphone offers a feature called 5G+Wi-Fi Dual Channel Acceleration that combines with connectivity options for faster downloads.
We all agree that, social media will have a say in dictating what we want from our smartphones. And now, with the increasing popularity of short-form videos, and vlogging, videography is one trend that is here to stay. OPPO has taken the hint, which is why the highlight of the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G is its videography prowess.
AI Color Portrait
The phone takes all of OPPO’s engineering prowess and know-how and puts it all together to make the video shooting and recording experience in the smartphone as seamless as possible. The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G comes with the industry’s first AI Highlight Video feature that is powered by OPPO’s Full Dimension Fusion (FDF) Portrait Video System. This intelligently uses AI algorithms to click better photos, even in tricky lighting conditions. For example, when there isn’t enough ambient light, the phone makes use of OPPO’s Ultra Night Video algorithm to brighten up the video. In high-contrast situations such as a bright light just behind the user, OPPO’s Live HDR algorithm kicks in to ensure an evenly lit image.
As if all that wasn’t enough, there’s also the AI Color Portrait Mode, that turns the background into monochrome, while the subject stays in colour. Dual-view Video livens things up further since by taking videos simultaneously using the front and rear cameras. The Night Flare Portrait feature is designed to be used in low-light conditions with bright lights in the background, such as neon lights. This creates a bokeh effect with a blurred background, with a dash of light flare. For added drama, there is the 960fps slo-mo video feature that shows the action down to a crawl and lets viewers take in all the details. There is also SOLOOP, a video editor that lets anyone jazz up their video on the go.
No matter how futuristic things get, there is something special about a simple photo. The art form has endured for over a century and in all possibility, will remain ever-popular among the masses. For its part, OPPO has done its fair share in ensuring that its phones take high-quality pictures. In order to do so, the company uses a combination of hardware and software, which is pretty evident in the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G. At the back is a 64MP primary camera, 8MP Ultra Wide camera, 2MP Macro camera and 2MP Mono camera. At the front, we have a 32MP unit for selfies.
AI Color Portrait Mode
AI Color Portrait Selfie
With four cameras at their disposal, users get the flexibility to take shots the way they want. As if that wasn’t enough, the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G also comes with a bunch of photo-centric features that are designed to wow! This includes the Ultra-clear 108MP Image mode that’s designed to capture astonishing levels of details in a picture. The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G uses AI to automatically detect what is being shot, and then tweak the settings to take the best possible picture. The phone can also help users take better images in the dark thanks to the Ultra Dark Mode, Ultra Night Selfie Mode and Night Flare Portrait Mode.
A powerful processor is usually the key to future-proofing your device. Such a chipset not only ensures that the device is powerful enough to run any and all current-gen apps and games, but also has enough grunt to run future apps that require more processing power. Of course, having a powerful chipset also helps ensure that the UI experience is buttery smooth.
At the heart of the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G is the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset, making it India’s first smartphone powered by the new chipset. This is a flagship-grade chipset that is manufactured using the 7nm process, making it an efficient chip in terms of performance and battery life. An added benefit of the process is that it also improves battery efficiency. Speaking of the battery, the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G comes with the company’s 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 flash charging tech that promises to charge the phone from 0 to 100% in just 30 minutes.
The display is probably the most important aspect of a smartphone. After all, the display is what people will be looking at most of the time. Modern and presumably future smartphones designs are predominantly dictated by the display. The new, taller and narrower aspect ratio used by modern smartphones allows manufacturers to add larger displays while maintaining ergonomics.
The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G comes with a 6.5-inch FHD+ 3D Borderless Sense Screen that curves around the edges. This large screen ensures an enjoyable video and gaming experience on the phone. Meanwhile, a 92.1% screen-to-body means that users won’t have to deal with thick bezels at all. The phone is quite slim at 7.6mm, making it easier to fit inside a pocket. It also weighs 173g, which should ensure a balance between lightness and a decent bit of heft.
The Reno5 Pro 5G comes in two colours, namely Astral Blue and Starry Black. The bonus part is that the Astral Blue version comes with OPPO’s unique Reno Glow process, which delivers a glittery visual effect with matte finish on its glass back cover. This glittering look is designed to emulate the effect of millions of diamonds under the glass. As an added bonus, the design also ensures that the phone is free from fingerprints and grease.
The phone also offers support for HDR10+ videos, so users will be able to enjoy watching high-quality HDR videos and movies on this smartphone. To top it off, the phone’s display also packs a 90Hz refresh rate and up to 180Hz touch sampling rate. This should make gamers quite happy as it will allow them to be more competitive with smoother animations and faster response rates.
With so many future-proof features under its belt, the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G makes a good choice for anyone looking for a smartphone that will be their daily driver for the next few years. This is possible thanks to a combination of innovative videography features, design and performance, making it a device that anyone would want to own.
The phone is also quite reasonably priced at Rs 35,990, making it quite the value-for-money proposition.
Making the deal even sweeter is the host of launch offers OPPO is providing with the smartphone. This includes an additional 120GB cloud service free for all users for a year. There are also EMI options available from Bajaj Finserv, Home Credit, IDFC First Bank, HDB Financial Services, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, TVS Credit and Zest money & also with IDFC First Bank along with ONE EMI Cashback offer. In addition, there is a flat Rs 2,500 Cashback on Bank of Baroda CC EMI Transaction, Federal Bank DC EMI Transaction & Zest Money. On top of all this, buyers will also get OPPO Care+, an inclusive plan that offers complete damage protection for 180 days, Platinum Care and free pickup/drop services for repairs in major cities on online and offline purchases. As an added bonus for audiophiles, There is a bundle offer of Rs 1,000 on the OPPO Enco X True Wireless Noise Cancelling earphones when purchased alongside the OPPO Reno Pro 5G.
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