OPPO Reno 9 Pro+ Review: Everything That You Want in Flagship

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Although OPPO’s Reno series is positioned in the mid-range range, the models in this series are very popular with girls because of their exquisite appearance and portrait performance.

The brand-new “super big cup” OPPO Reno 9 Pro+ newly released in this generation is a comprehensive “upgrade cup”, and the upgrade rate can be said to be the largest in history.

The first-generation flagship SoC Snapdragon 8+, standard 16GB large memory, up to 2160Hz low-brightness PWM dimming… It’s hard to believe that these specifications will appear in the mid-range Reno series.

Design

OPPO Reno9 Pro+ uses a 6.7-inch AMOLED micro-curved screen with a resolution of 2712×1080, a pixel density of 394 PPI, a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, support for 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, HDR10+, and a maximum brightness of 950nits. And this screen also supports 2160Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, which can bring users a more eye-protecting experience even when the screen is low in brightness.

The overall size is 161.5×73.6×7.99mm, and it is about 192g lighter. Compared with the previous generation, the overall size has not changed much. The Reno9 and Reno9 Pro are as light as 174g and as thin as 7.19mm.

In addition to being thin and light, the Reno9 series also has a very good visual effect, especially the chin. The width of the entire Reno9 series is only 2.32mm, bringing a screen-to-body ratio of up to 93%, giving users a very immersive viewing experience.

The screen uses a hole-digging screen solution. The hole is equipped with a front-facing 32MP ultra-sensitive cat-eye lens IMX709, f/2.4 aperture supports AF, and uses an open-loop focus motor.

The slit on the front camera of the mobile phone is actually the earpiece, because of the micro-slit design, the position of the earpiece cannot be seen under normal circumstances.

The most eye-catching thing on the back is the new color scheme of “Tomorrow Gold”, which uses gold silk glass technology. The designer tries to integrate elements such as tulle and metal sequins in the dress material into the back.

Gently turn the phone to show the flow of light and shadow. It looks frosted to the naked eye, but it is actually a shiny surface, which looks very textured.

The main camera of OPPO Reno 9 Pro+ uses the IMX890 sensor jointly developed by OPPO and Sony, with a size of 1/1.56 inches, an aperture of f/1.8, and supports OIS optical image stabilization. Four-in-one is equivalent to 2μm. The sub-camera is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera + with a 2-megapixel macro lens, and “POWER BY MariSilicon” is also printed on the lens module.

The overall design of the Reno9 series lens module is very harmonious, and it does not look awkward when held in the hand. This generation returns to the 3D hyperboloid design, with a 56° handshake curve, and the curved edges on both sides can naturally fit the palm, especially the grip is much more comfortable than the previous generation, and it is very friendly to one-handed users. The middle frame is made of aviation aluminum metal, and the thickness is only 7.99mm.

At a glance from the top, the Reno9 series also supports infrared remote control, which can quickly identify devices by taking photos with the mobile phone, making the mobile phone the hardware center of the smart home. It is very practical to conveniently switch furniture with only the mobile phone in daily life.

The bottom and top are designed with symmetrical straight edges, and the bottom is a conventional speaker, microphone, USB-C socket, and SIM card slot.

Screen

OPPO Reno9 Pro+ uses a 6.7-inch AMOLED micro-curved screen with a resolution of 2712×1080, a pixel density of 394 PPI, a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, support for 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, HDR10+, and a maximum brightness of 950nits. And this screen also supports 2160Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, which can bring users a more eye-protecting experience even when the screen is low in brightness.

The overall size is 161.5×73.6×7.99mm, and it is about 192g lighter. Compared with the previous generation, the overall size has not changed much. The Reno9 and Reno9 Pro are as light as 174g and as thin as 7.19mm.

In addition to being thin and light, the Reno9 series also has a very good visual effect, especially the chin. The width of the entire Reno9 series is only 2.32mm, bringing a screen-to-body ratio of up to 93%, giving users a very immersive viewing experience.

The screen uses a hole-digging screen solution. The hole is equipped with a front-facing 32MP ultra-sensitive cat-eye lens IMX709, f/2.4 aperture supports AF, and uses an open-loop focus motor.

The slit on the front camera of the mobile phone is actually the earpiece, because of the micro-slit design, the position of the earpiece cannot be seen under normal circumstances.

The most eye-catching thing on the back is the new color scheme of “Tomorrow Gold”, which uses gold silk glass technology. The designer tries to integrate elements such as tulle and metal sequins in the dress material into the back.

Gently turn the phone to show the flow of light and shadow. It looks frosted to the naked eye, but it is actually a shiny surface, which looks very textured.

Cameras

The main camera of OPPO Reno 9 Pro+ uses the IMX890 sensor jointly developed by OPPO and Sony, with a size of 1/1.56 inches, an aperture of f/1.8, and supports OIS optical image stabilization. Four-in-one is equivalent to 2μm.

The sub-camera is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera + with a 2-megapixel macro lens, and “POWER BY MariSilicon” is also printed on the lens module.   The overall design of the Reno9 series lens module is very harmonious, and it does not look awkward when held in the hand. This generation returns to the 3D hyperboloid design, with a 56° handshake curve, and the curved edges on both sides can naturally fit the palm, especially the grip is much more comfortable than the previous generation, and it is very friendly to one-handed users.

The middle frame is made of aviation aluminum metal, and the thickness is only 7.99mm. At a glance from the top, the Reno9 series also supports infrared remote control, which can quickly identify devices by taking photos with the mobile phone, making the mobile phone the hardware center of the smart home. It is very practical to conveniently switch furniture with only the mobile phone in daily life.

The bottom and top are designed with symmetrical straight edges, and the bottom is a conventional speaker, microphone, USB-C socket, and SIM card slot. The 80W camera included in the package uses the SUPERVOOC protocol.

The main feature of the Reno series is portraits. This generation of Reno9 Pro+ shouted the slogan “Dual-core portraits, shoot against the light”.

The OPPO Reno9+ series is equipped with a flagship sensor IMX709 ultra-sensitive cat-eye lens that is deeply customized with Sony and integrates OPPO’s self-developed RGBW image fusion unit. At the same time, the entire series supports the AF autofocus system.

Let IMX709 further enhance the ability of color reproduction and low-light shooting on the basis of its own strong light-sensing ability, even in the case of backlight, it can clearly take beautiful photos.

Let’s first take a look at the performance of portraits under the blessing of this dual-core.

The rear main camera of OPPO Reno9 Pro+ uses the IMX890 sensor jointly developed by OPPO and Sony, with a size of 1/1.56 inches, an aperture of f/1.8, supports OIS optical image stabilization, and an equivalent focal length of 23.6mm.

As the signature of Reno, this generation has brought significant evolution in light and shadow, color and clarity. It is very consistent, so that sister paper can take pictures with texture at will.

When taking selfies with girls, the style of OPPO Reno9 Pro+ is not a simple and rude “net red face”. It looks more “transparent and rosy”.

This is mainly due to the blessing of the MariSilicon X chip, which puts complex calculations in the RAW domain, outputs more accurate original image information for the overall video link, and cooperates with OPPO’s custom sensor and portrait algorithm matrix to make the phone even in the dark and backlight. Such extreme scenes can also provide excellent shooting results.

When recording, the most fearful thing is that there is not enough light to record more details. The MariSilicon X chip equipped with Reno9 Pro+ applies AI noise reduction technology to 4K night scene video recording that is 4 times higher than 1080P, bringing ultra-clear night scene video recording.

It can be seen from the picture above (the top is AI OFF, the bottom is AI ON) after AI is turned on, the MariSilicon X chip participates, not only making the night scene video more detailed, nearby buildings, distant highways, This kind of environment with a large difference in dynamic range is no problem, bringing clearer details and suppressing glare to a certain extent.

The rear camera module of OPPO Reno9 Pro+ is a three-camera solution consisting of a 50-megapixel IMX890 main camera + an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera + a 2-megapixel macro lens.

Main camera

The photosensitivity is very good, the color reproduction and night shooting ability are also satisfactory, and the light control is also very good. None of the above samples has too many overexposure problems.

Especially for night scenes, thanks to the algorithm blessing of the MariSilicon X chip, it can output a more pure and less noisy picture when the light is insufficient. Restore the realism of nighttime.

Ultra Wide Angle

Although the ultra-wide-angle is only 8 million pixels, the performance of the sample photos taken is still good. The color, details, and light and shadow styles are very close to the main camera. The 112° super-large field of view is very suitable for shooting buildings, wide outdoor scenery, or more. Group of people taking pictures.

Macro

Even with a 2-megapixel macro lens, the flowers and plants captured can retain more details, and the color performance is also very good, bringing more playability to users.

Hardware & Performance

OPPO Reno9 Pro+ is equipped with the first-generation Snapdragon 8+ flagship mobile platform. In order to maximize the performance of this SoC, our following test results are all run in “high-performance mode”.

Antutu

AnTuTu scored 1,088,102 points, surpassing 98% of users. Among them, the CPU score is 252735 points, the GPU score is 468235 points, the memory score is 188720 points, and the UX score is 178412 points.

Compared with the Dimensity 8100 equipped with the previous generation Reno8 Pro+, the total score has increased by 34.8%.

GeekBench 5

In GeekBench 5, the Snapdragon 8+ has a single-core score of 1257 and a multi-core score of 3911.

Compared with the previous generation, OPPO Reno 9 Pro+ has increased by 43.8% in single-core and 9.7% in multi-core.

GFXBench

Snapdragon 8+ is 124 FPS, 138 FPS, 103 FPS, 181 FPS 272 FPS, and 436 FPS. Compared with the previous generation, the advantage in graphics is even more obvious, at least 71.7%, as many as 11.9%.

AndroBench

The sequential read and write of the flash memory is above 1.8GB/s, which is the result that the full blood version UFS 3.1 should have.

To sum up, it can be seen that this generation of OPPO Reno9 Pro+, which uses the flagship core, has reached the level of mainstream flagship mobile phones after turning on the “high-performance mode”.

Gaming Experience

This time, OPPO Reno9 Pro+ also uses Hyperboost full-link game frame stabilization technology at the system level. Through high-performance computing technologies such as GPA frame stabilization technology and graphics heterogeneous technology, the game scene rendering method is reconstructed to bring users a more stable experience. Gaming experience, and can also take into account power saving.

QQ Speed

In “QQ Speed”, we turn on the ultra-high-definition picture quality, and we select the ultra-high-definition resolution and extremely high frame rate.

During the last battle, the operation is very smooth, the average frame rate of the game is 117.1 FPS, and the frame rate curve is very smooth.

Glory of the King

In “Glory of the King”, we changed the frame rate and resolution to ultra-high, and the total picture quality is high-definition.

During the game of “Honor of Kings”, the overall picture is maintained at about 120 frames, and the fluctuation of the game curve is also not very large. The measured average frame rate of the game is 120.3 FPS, which is very stable.

Yuanshin

In “Original God”, we changed the image quality to extremely high and the frame rate to 60 frames. During the period, we ran randomly on the new map Xumi City for 12 minutes. According to the monitoring data, there will be certain fluctuations when there are many map materials, but there is no frame lock during the period. The benchmark is around 60 frames. The average frame rate during the game can reach 56.8 frames, which is also at the level that Snapdragon 8+ should have.

After running “Yuanshin” for 10 minutes, we used an infrared thermometer to check the heat dissipation on the back of the phone. In the high-intensity game state, the highest temperature is the chip heating, reaching 40.6 degrees Celsius, and the mastering area is only 39.1 degrees Celsius, which is only slightly higher than the body temperature.

In fact, judging from the heat map, the heat dissipation of OPPO Reno 9 Pro is still very balanced. This is because OPPO Reno9 Pro+ uses an aerospace-grade diamond heat dissipation system. Graphite material can also improve heat dissipation by 30%, bringing a more balanced heat dissipation performance, so that users will not overheat even if they hold and play games for a long time.

Battery

OPPO Reno 9 Pro uses a long-life version of 80W super flash charge, a unique battery health engine, using intelligent battery health algorithms and bionic repair electrolyte technology, which can effectively maintain the activity of lithium ions in the battery.

80W super flash charging can charge the 4700 mAh battery of OPPO Reno 9 Pro to 42% in 10 minutes, and 97% in 30 minutes. After that, the charging will slow down a little, and it will take 32 minutes to fully charge the battery.

OPPO said that even after 1600 charge-discharge cycles, it can guarantee that the battery capacity of OPPO Reno9 Pro+ is greater than 80%, and it can be charged on a daily basis, without worrying that fast charging will cause battery life to decay.

Endurance test

For the battery life, we use a professional battery life test tool – the battery dog ​​produced by Kuai Technology.

In terms of test items, we chose the limit battery life test and checked all the test items including CPU high voltage, CPU multi-threading, AI recognition, picture browsing, video playback, and web browsing to simulate user usage scenarios and restore the real load to the greatest extent. Infinitely close to the real power consumption.

We set manual 50% brightness, refresh rate 60Hz, and start testing from 100% power. When the remaining power is 20%, the hardware dog gives a battery life result of 7 hours and 38 minutes. That is to say, OPPO Reno9 Pro+ can provide about 9 hours of battery life, which can fully meet the intermittent use time of users throughout the day.

Verdict

From the overall experience of OPPO Reno 9 Pro+ this time, OPPO’s polishing off the MariSilicon X chip is becoming more and more mature, especially the dual-core portrait photography starting from Reno8 can show significant progress.

OPPO Reno 9 Pro+’s front-facing 32-megapixel super-sensitive cat-eye lens IMX709 is as good as ever. Even in backlight and dark light environments, it can bring a photo effect comparable to that of the main camera, allowing girls to take beautiful selfies anytime, anywhere.

There is also the IMX890 sensor brought by the cooperation between OPPO and Sony. It can also be seen from the proofs that OPPO has optimized it. It also provides OIS optical image stabilization support that was missing in the previous generation. Realize shooting at will.

And these excellent effects are also inseparable from the MariSilicon X chip, coupled with the flagship ISP of Snapdragon 8+ and AI computing power, whether you want to take pictures or video, the dual-core support can ensure that the sensor is in dark light and backlight, It can also bring excellent effects comparable to high-end flagship phones.

Especially with Snapdragon 8+ and 16GB memory, it is hard to believe that this is the configuration that will appear in mid-range models, plus aviation aluminum metal middle frame, fingerprint unlocking under the screen, 80W super-fast charging, 120Hz OLED ultra-clear curved screen, 2160Hz High-frequency PWM dimming, NFC, infrared…all appear on the OPPO Reno9 Pro+, which is lightweight 192g and as thin as 7.99mm. The experience can be said to be the same as the flagship, which is really amazing.

In particular, the Snapdragon 8+ brings strong performance. AnTuTu’s running score is as high as 1.09 million, which is comparable to mainstream gaming phones. With the aerospace-grade diamond cooling system, the highest game temperature is only 40.6 degrees Celsius, compared with the previous generation. Compared with the “Super Big Cup” Reno8 Pro+, the performance improvement is very obvious.

Coupled with the 80W long-life version of the 80W super flash charge, the 4700 mAh battery can be fully charged in just half an hour. Even after 1600 charge and discharge cycles, the usable battery capacity is still greater than 80%. In other words, users need to use it for 4 years before they can clearly perceive the reduction in battery life. Before that, users can use it with confidence and do not need to worry about fast charging will reduce life.

Judging from the above summary, the progress of OPPO Reno9 Pro+ is undoubtedly very obvious. This new appearance, slim design, good camera, and very good performance Reno9 Pro+ can be said to complement the previous Reno models. Pity.

Whether you want to give it to your sister or want to use it for yourself, this “super big cup” with a rising cup and OPPO Reno9 Pro+ without short boards is very worthy of your consideration.

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