OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G Review: Most Affordable 5G Smartphone

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The OPPO Reno 5 series that is coming now essentially maintains the style of the previous Reno4 series. It not only uses the standard version and the Pro version to match the heights but also continues to be light and thin (the Pro version is only 7.6mm thick and weighs only 173g). In order to achieve the level of 5G experience, the overall echoes the previous work, and the style is the same. In addition to good looks, the OPPO Reno 5 series this time further strengthened video shooting, continuing to adhere to the characteristics of 65W super flash charging and 90Hz high refresh rate screen. We have now got the OPPO Reno 5 Pro of this series. The 8GB+128GB is priced at 3399 yuan, and the 12GB+256GB is priced at 3799 yuan. The following is our detailed evaluation experience.

Design & Appearance

OPPO Reno5 Pro currently has multiple color versions such as Starry Night, Aurora Blue, Moonlight Black, Star Wish Red (New Year Edition), etc. The Aurora Blue color of this one in my hand.

In terms of overall design style, this machine is in the same line as Reno4 Pro, and there is not much difference. The official size data is 7.6mm thickness and 173 grams weight, which is almost the same as Reno3 Pro. It is very light to hold.

It mainly changes the internal structure of the inch of gold: compared with the previous generation of screen FPC, it is shorter by 1.9mm, the area of ​​the motherboard is reduced by 3% compared with the previous generation, and the thickness of the fingerprint holder is reduced to the limit of 0.25mm. The fingerprint module The size has been reduced from 7.25*4.8mm² to 5.84*4.63mm², leaving room for a 350mAh larger battery than the previous generation.

The side perforated OLED curved screen, FHD resolution and 90Hz refresh rate have not changed, which is consistent with the previous work. The color of the middle frame is consistent with the body, and the visual integration is stronger.

The OPPO Reno5 Pro’s star diamond technology on the back of the fuselage is unique. The back of the camera has large tactile damping, and the coating has a clear and perceptible grain feeling, and hardly leave any fingerprints. It stays clean for a long time, so that we are shooting the appearance of the real machine. You don’t even need to wipe its back. This is very different from the AG of similar products.

Compared with Reno4 Pro, the star diamond craftsmanship of this work has been slightly upgraded, mainly because the brightness has increased by 35% compared to the previous generation.

Among the four colors of Galaxy Dream, Aurora Blue, Moonlight Black, and Wish Red (New Year Edition), the author personally strongly recommends the Galaxy Dream Edition, which incorporates luminous materials on the lens part and the top of the fuselage and is exposed to sufficient sunlight. After that, it can emit yellow in the dark. The green luminous light is highly recognizable, so you must try it yourself if you have the opportunity.

Cameras

The rear of OPPO Reno5 Pro is equipped with a 64MP main camera + 8MP ultra wide-angle + 2MP retro portrait + 2MP macro. From the paper parameters, this specification is not as good as Reno4 Pro, and it is more like an upgrade based on Reno4.

When we wrote this article, the official 64MP main camera did not announce the specific model, but judging from the extremely distinctive features of f/1.7 aperture and four-in-one equivalent 1.4μm we have captured by ourselves, it is likely to be popular for a long time. OV64B.

OV64B is an image sensor with a resolution of 64MP using 0.7 micron small pixels, a four-in-one color filter array, and an on-chip hardware pixel recombination algorithm. The 16 Megapixel four-in-one model is equivalent to 1.4 microns in a single pixel. Its bottom is only 1/2″, and its effectiveness depends on the manufacturer’s adjustment level. On the front side, Reno5 Pro is equipped with a classic 32MP front camera, f/2.4 aperture, 0.8um single pixel size, 1/2.8 sensor.

Last month, OPPO launched a brand new OPPO FDF full-dimensional portrait video technology system at OPPO INNO DAY 2020, which is called a release of OPPO’s years of accumulation of beauty technology. The first new product equipped with OPPO portrait video technology system is the OPPO Reno5 series in our hands, which acted as a pioneer and became early adopters.

Specifically, the OPPO FDF full-dimensional portrait video technology system carried by the Reno5 series is composed of two engines: portrait perception and image quality enhancement, which are respectively optimized for the subject and the overall picture during portrait shooting to achieve human beauty. , Jingmei’s shooting effect, adapt to single person, multiplayer, day, night, backlight and other scenes of creative freedom.

Let me first talk about the perceptual portrait engine. It has functions such as AI face detection, AI ultra-clear portrait, OFL skin quality optimization algorithm, and face distortion correction. According to official data, AI face detection optimizes the network model to achieve 99.78% detection accuracy and 25ms single frame detection time.

In the actual experience, whether shooting videos or taking photos, OPPO Reno5 Pro can quickly detect the face area and delineate a precise range for subsequent face optimization. At the same time, the AI ​​algorithm marked 296 key points in the face area to distinguish facial features and contour details.

Furthermore, race, gender, age, and other information identified according to the above steps. The phone will follow the actual makeup steps: face judgment, base makeup, concealer, shaping, makeup, and match the most suitable makeup plan.

Therefore, when taking a group photo with OPPO Reno 5 Pro, you can find that there are different dimensions of beauty optimization for male and female subjects.

In this process, the AI ​​super-clear portrait has designed 3 sub-modules in the deep neural network model to perform super-resolution calculation, noise reduction optimization and sharpness optimization on the face. Even in the dark environment, the algorithm can accurately detect the face and neighboring areas and perform enhancement processing to enhance the clarity of the face while making the details more refined.

OFL skin quality optimization algorithm can perform AI processing on skin color and skin quality separately, helping users remove facial blemishes and optimize skin performance during shooting. According to official data, this algorithm can segment 96.5% of the skin area, and the accuracy of facial skin reaches 97.4%. “Skin color detection” includes not only facial skin, but also neck and hand skin, covering almost all skin areas that will be exposed when shooting portrait videos.

It is worth mentioning that the OFL skin quality optimization algorithm can also achieve the AI ​​blemish removal effect, intelligently recognize the characteristics of the natural and acquired blemishes, and achieve a more natural blemish removal effect. Acne spots, acne, bags under the eyes, and other acquired blemishes will be removed, and natural facial features such as moles will be preserved.

Here the author installed a certain mainstream beauty selfie app on the market with the Reno5 Pro system camera to compare selfies with the OPPO Reno5 Pro, both of which are straight out by default.

I found that the former has applied the beauty plan of female users for the author, and even put on lipstick, the style of painting is quite strange. The Reno5 Pro system camera retains the features of a male user for the author, especially the operations such as dermabrasion and whitening are quite natural. In contrast, there is no obvious trace of “heavy makeup”.

When zoomed in, OPPO Reno 5 Pro still retains many natural features of the author’s face, such as moles, while the mainstream beauty solution adopted by a certain APP as a comparison almost erases them.

About “Image Quality Enhancement”

The image quality enhancement engine includes a new generation of the super anti-shake algorithm, mobile time-lapse photography, and super night scene video, which can guarantee a satisfactory picture in scenes such as large picture shake, insufficient light/over bright and other scenes.

The most obvious change we found from OPPO Reno 5 Pro is that the video super night scene and LiveHDR function have since been combined into one, and click the “AI” button to turn it on.

Through actual experience, we found that OPPO Reno 5 Pro’s night scene video shooting capabilities have been enhanced, and shooting in low-light environments can also get brighter, purer, more accurate, and clearer pictures. LiveHDR can provide brighter, more natural, and clearer video effects even under strong light conditions.

Super night scene video is integrated with the HDR algorithm based on the previous generation algorithm, and the brightness adjustment curve is differentiated and debugged. The algorithm first intelligently judges whether to enable the night scene or the HDR brightness adjustment curve according to the current brightness environment to achieve a more transparent and better look Video effects. The left is AI scene enhancement turned off, the right is AI scene enhancement turned on

Whether it is OPPO Reno 5 Pro or its first OPPO FDF full-dimensional portrait video technology system, it emphasizes the improvement of video capabilities, but from the experience of these days, its static image capabilities are also quite good. Next, let’s look at the proofs directly. .

Hardware & Performance

OPPO was the first mobile phone manufacturer to embrace the MediaTek Dimensity series. Its Reno3 used Dimensity 1000L for the first time, and this machine is the only Dimensity 1000L model so far.

At that time, MediaTek had just stepped out of the long-standing quagmire of product failures, marketing failures, and errors in anticipation, and restarted the high-end in the 5G era. Therefore, to be the first manufacturer to eat crabs, OPPO does have considerable courage, and at the same time, it has given the former considerable trust.

Later, the actual performance of the MediaTek Dimensity series did not disappoint. Whether it is the flagship, high-end, or popular mid-range, all of them are equipped with 7nm process technology, unique 5G dual card dual standby, they can attack everywhere, high-dimensional, and low-dimensional. The basis of advantage lies.

The OPPO Reno5 Pro is equipped with the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, which has achieved a full leap in performance compared to the Snapdragon 765G used in the previous generation.

Dimensity 1000+ integrates four Cortex-A77 large cores and four Cortex-A55 small cores with frequencies of 2.6GHz and 2.0GHz respectively. The performance of A77 is 20% higher than that of A76.

According to the measurement standard of Geekbench 5, the performance of Dimensity 1000+ single-core is between Snapdragon 765G and Snapdragon 865, 23% more than Snapdragon 765G and only 14% lower than Snapdragon 865. In terms of multi-core, there is a clear distinction between mid-range cores and flagship cores. Snapdragon 765G falls behind Dimensity 1000+ by 33%, while Dimensity 1000+ and Snapdragon 865 are only 12% behind.

According to the evaluation system of Geekbench 5, whether it is a single core that reflects absolute performance or a multi-core test that tests scheduling coordination, Dimensity 1000+ belongs to the flagship camp, just like the Snapdragon 865.

In terms of GPU, Dimensity 1000+ integrates 9 Mali-G77 cores, and its performance is up to 40% higher than that of G76. It supports 90-frame chicken games and 120-frame racing games. Mali-G77 GPU adopts the new architecture Valhall, which is in the first echelon of current mobile GPU.

In terms of the overall test results of GFXBench’s GPU graphics computing capabilities, Dimensity 1000+ is extremely close to Snapdragon 865 (a slight gap of 5% to 12%). This may be the fastest dual-channel UFS 2.1 flash memory I have seen so far.

ColorOS 11 experience

OPPO is no longer aware of system upgrades as it did in the past. For example, the current ColorOS 11 can already be pushed in seconds with the major version of Android 11.

OPPO Reno5 Pro is equipped with the new ColorOS 11. Compared with the previous version, its UI interface gives people a reborn feeling. The most obvious is that the system desktop and the notification bar that appear in the drop-down all adopt a new layout, especially the background of the notification bar has added ground glass special effects.

The transition animation of ColorOS 11 has also become very delicate and smooth, such as opening or closing applications daily, freely retractable and follow-up, combined with the 90Hz high refresh rate screen of OPPO Reno 5 Pro, it is quite silky.

The animation upgrade of ColorOS 11 is mainly in three aspects:

1. Interruptible control animation: When the desktop application is opened and closed, the list is collapsed, the control switch/panel is collapsed and expanded, if the operation is interrupted, there will be a corresponding animation reminder;

2. Fast multi-task positioning: In the multi-task interface, you can quickly open the application by clicking the application icon at the bottom. 3. Global animation optimization: when there are no operations and multiple pop-up windows appear, they will be integrated into one window, the content will fade in and out, and the height change will transition naturally.

3. Detailed animation: The volume bar will become thicker when the volume is adjusted, and bottom/top animation prompts will appear when the volume is at the minimum and maximum; more 3D animations will be added.

The smart sidebar is a feature that ColorOS has always been well received. It supports the customization of multiple applications. After turning on the smart sidebar function, you can call out the interface by sliding on the right side of the vertical screen or the left side of the horizontal screen.

ColorOS 11’s smart sidebar provides more ways to play. In addition to basic application switching, it also includes the Breeno screen recognition shortcut entry. This function is more practical with the smart sidebar. It does not cut out the interface or long-press the text. Or picture to complete the screen recognition.

If you want to create an immersive and silky smooth experience on your mobile phone, in addition to the visual part we mentioned earlier, that is, the UI related to transition animation, the touch is indispensable, and it appears as vibrating on a smartphone, which is good The vibration design allows users to get a better sense of feedback in use.

For example, ColorOS 11’s upgraded vibration feel customization is amazing: it adds a multi-level input method vibration feel, and now it can provide different pseudo-object vibration feedback according to the input keyboard position change. ColorOS 11 also optimizes the vibration adjustment, and provides freely adjustable vibration options for three types of ringtones/notifications/touch feedback.

Battery

Reno5 Pro insisted on the same thin and light body as the previous one, while plugging in a large 4350mAh battery, and then through our test to understand its battery life. Oppo Reno 5 Pro has built-in dual cells, and what is monitored is the current information of one of the cells.

Clear the background, turn off Bluetooth, turn off GPS, and turn on Wi-Fi. I use the Bilibili client to play online barrage video with 20% volume and 70% brightness. Based on the monitored current data, it can be estimated that the machine may maintain a video battery life of about 12 hours under test conditions.

Charging

Reno5Pro is equipped with Super VOOC 2.0 with a power of up to 65W, so what is the actual charging effect? We did a test with this machine at hand. It took 25 minutes to reach 97% from 16% power. As much as 45% of the battery was charged in the first 10 minutes, Super VOOC 2.0 is well-deserved.

Under such circumstances, as a user, I no longer care about the battery life of OPPO Reno5 Pro itself. After all, at a critical moment, I only need to find a socket. After charging for 10 minutes, I can get back nearly half of the battery. This ends the worry about charging in the past. Bao may leave a fixed charging time for the phone.

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Verdict

After a comprehensive experience, you can find that OPPO Reno5 Pro is still sprinting forward on the video track. As the pioneer verifier of the new OPPO FDF full-dimensional portrait video technology system, Oppo Reno 5 Pro is also an initial release of OPPO’s years of accumulation of beauty technology. Among them, the two engines of perceptual portrait and image quality enhancement are respectively optimized for the subject of the person and the overall picture during portrait shooting, to achieve the beauty of people and scenery, suitable for single person, multiple people, day, night, backlight, etc. The creative freedom of this scene.

Of course, this is just the beginning. We will wait and see what kind of image experience the upcoming OPPO Reno5 Pro+ and OPPO Find series new machines that may already be on the road can perform on a more powerful hardware platform.

As the first manufacturer to join the MediaTek Dimensity family, OPPO is quite proficient in polishing the Dimensity 1000 series. From the actual experience, the change from the Qualcomm Snapdragon track to the MediaTek Dimensity track did not affect the performance of Reno5 Pro and the particularly important static image performance. This machine may be the best OV64B host that I have encountered. Camera model.

The addition of 65W super flash charging is expected. Oppo Reno 5 Pro is one of the phones with the highest charging power and fastest charging speed among the mass-produced works of Green Factory. Reno5 Pro is the same as Reno3 and 4Pro. Its killer feature is its unique appearance, weight and feel. After the battery is 350 mAh, it still has a thickness of 7.6mm and an ultra-lightweight body of 173 grams. This is a harsh industrial design. Extreme.

Compared with the previous Reno series, Reno 5 Pro is more like a typical OPPO mobile phone of pure blood. With the inherent advantages of offline channels, services, brand, and sales, I believe it will still be loved by offline consumers. , Serve the inherent target population.

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