Oppo Reno Four Professional hands-on: Flagship options on a midrange cellphone

Oppo Reno Four Professional hands-on: Flagship options on a midrange cellphone


Oppo’s slim Reno Four Professional crams a 4,000-mAh battery beneath its hood.

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Midrange telephones have developed a repute for being boring over the previous few years. They usually include overused options and unmemorable names. However Chinese language phone-maker Oppo’s new Reno Four Professional is chipping away at that narrative. The Reno Four Professional, which launched in India final month, is technically a midrange cellphone, nevertheless it’s full of options sometimes discovered in additional fancy flagships. It has a curved 90Hz show, ultrafast charging and a set of stereo audio system. However as a result of it is a midrange cellphone in spite of everything, it does make some sacrifices. The largest factor lacking is 5G functionality which, if you happen to’re planning on preserving the Reno Four Professional for a number of years, you may need your subsequent cellphone to have. Oppo says that is as a result of it desires the cellphone to “higher match” the nations it’s going to be launched in. 

The Chinese language model of the Reno Four Professional, which does have 5G capabilities, begins for 3,799 yuan or roughly $540 ( £410 or AU$750). In India, it begins at 34,990 rupees, which converts to roughly $470. Pricing for markets exterior Asia have not been launched but, however anticipate prices to pattern larger in Western nations. After India, the Reno Four Professional is slated for launch in different elements of Asia in addition to choose European nations, however won’t hit cabinets within the US. For the complete listing of specs, scroll all the way down to see our chart on the backside.


The Reno Four Professional is available in two colours: starry evening and silky white (pictured).


A 4,000-mAh battery with ultrafast charging

Oppo has a fixation with ultrafast battery charging, a fixation that is pushed it to develop a few of the quickest charging know-how within the enterprise. (Its 125-watt charger can apparently juice up telephones inside 20 minutes.) And it is more and more taking this tech, which was sometimes reserved for higher-end or flagship handsets, to its midrange telephones. 

The system comes with 65-watt quick charging, generally known as “SuperVOOC 2.0,” which guarantees to revitalize its useless 4,000-mAh battery in 36 minutes. For comparability, an ordinary Apple iPhone charger is 5 watts. I examined it twice and each occasions it stuffed as much as 99% inside that timeframe. That is not 100%, nevertheless it’s shut sufficient and it is a welcome characteristic on any cellphone, particularly a midtier one. You can too discover this charging tech on the Oppo’s tremendous premium flagship, the Discover X2 Professional, however that’ll set you again greater than $1,300. 

Along with the speedy charging, Oppo says its power-saving modes are extra environment friendly. Once you activate “Tremendous Energy Saving Mode,” you’ll chat on WhatsApp for 90 minutes or make requires 77 minutes with simply 5% of battery, in response to Oppo. In the meantime, the corporate says that its Tremendous Night time Time Standby makes use of up solely 2% over eight hours in a single day. I will have to check this out myself to find out whether or not these claims try.


Oppo’s Reno Four Professional comes with a speedy 90Hz show.


The Reno Four Professional has a 90Hz curved show 

The 6.5-inch Reno Four Professional has a gently curved AMOLED show outfitted into an impressively compact and slim cellphone. It is one of many lightest and slimmest telephones I’ve used shortly, weighing simply 161 grams and measuring solely 7.7mm thick regardless of the presence of a giant battery beneath its hood. For comparability, Samsung’s pocketable Galaxy S20 is 164 grams and seven.9mm.

Talking of the show, it options speedy refresh charges of as much as 90Hz. Most telephones have a 60Hz show, which implies the display refreshes 60 occasions a second. A quicker display just like the one on the Reno Four Professional makes animations look smoother, textual content and pictures extra crisp and provides a typically clean and immersive expertise.


The Reno Four Professional’s quad digicam system is headlined by a 48-megapixel major shooter.

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The Reno Four Professional has a complete of 5 cameras

The Reno Four Professional made it simple to take crisp and vibrant images. Low mild imaging was spectacular too. However I am wanting ahead to attempting the Reno Four Professional digicam system in additional depth, together with its “Good Gradual Movement characteristic which might seize 1080p video at an excellent gradual 480fps.  

The Reno Four Professional has 4 cameras on its rear. The principle digicam has a 48-megapixel lens, which makes use of Sony’s IMX 586 sensor. It is accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultrawide digicam, a two-megapixel macro digicam and mono digicam. On the cellphone’s entrance, you may discover a selfie digicam that may take 32-megapixel images, which is a step down on paper from the Reno Three Professional that set itself aside with its 40-megapixel selfie images. 


Taken utilizing Reno Professional’s ultra-wide mode a lot in low-light situations. 

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Taken utilizing Reno Four Professional’s digicam on default settings after sundown.

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Zooming in 5x.

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Reno Four Professional specs

Oppo Reno Four Professional
Show dimension/Decision 6.5-inch OLED; 2,400×1,080 pixels (FHD)
Pixel density 402ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 6.3×2.88×0.30 inches
Dimensions (Millimeters) 160.2×73.2×7.7mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 161 g
Cellular software program Android 10
Digital camera 48-megapixel (major), 8-megapixel (extremely extensive), 2-megapixel (macro), 2-megapixel (mono)
Entrance-facing digicam 32-megapixel
Video seize 1080p
Processor Snapdragon 720G
Storage 128GB/256GB
Expandable storage No
Battery 4,000 mAh
Fingerprint sensor In-screen
Connector USB-C
Headphone jack Sure
Particular options 65W quick charging by way of SuperVOOC 2.0, 90Hz refresh fee, headphone jack
Worth off-contract (USD) TBD
Worth (GBP) TBD
Worth (AUD) TBD

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