The company OPPO conducted an international announcement of the new line of Reno smartphones, starting with the model of the same name. The device has already visited the editorial w3bsit3-dns.com. At first glance, it is not much different from competitors, but it is worth holding it in your hands and trying some functions, as the opinion changes.
AMOLED-display with a diagonal of 6.4 inches immediately attracts attention. It occupies 93.1% of the case area – for the sake of such proportions, a retractable camera is installed in the gadget, and the fingerprint scanner is placed directly on the screen. Protection is provided by glass Gorilla Glass 6. The thickness of the framework is the same on three sides. Only the lower one is wider than the others – the device falls short of absolute symmetry of the iPhone X.
The quality of the display is excellent: the picture is juicy, clear and with a good range of brightness. Pleased and setting the color temperature. Also, the manufacturer claims the protection of vision by reducing the intensity of blue light by 56% – take a word.
The screen is notable for the built-in fingerprint scanner – OPPO Reno uses an optical sensor. Representatives of the company said that by increasing the backlight area, its response rate is higher than that of previous smartphones of this brand. In practice, unlocking is really instant and error-free, but blindly, it’s not always possible to get a finger to the right place.
Design and ergonomics
Reno design feature – retractable front camera. The idea is not new, but specifically in this device it is implemented unusually – the camera leaves, like a folding knife blade. It looks original, but a question arises about the reliability of such a decision. At OPPO, they say that the mechanism is designed for a minimum of 200,000 operations (100 times a day for 5 years) and has protection against impacts – the camera automatically hides when the smartphone is in free fall. Matter of course, there is no complete protection against water in the device.
OPPO Reno is convenient to hold – thanks to the monolithic design and smooth lines. In addition, the camera does not protrude from the body, which is a great rarity today. There is only a small spherical protrusion of green color on the back side – this is a ceramic insert that protects the lenses from scratches. Also, the back cover is decorated with a gray stripe with the OPPO logo – the design resembles old Sony Ericsson and Nokia devices.
Briefly on the connectors and controls: USB Type-C, headphone jack and one speaker at the bottom (no stereo), the power button on the left side, and on the right are the volume rocker and the SIM card tray.
We were in the editorial version got a graphite color. Its reverse side is glossy, so it quickly becomes covered with fingerprints, but due to the matte substrate, the traces are less noticeable than on other glass smartphones. To keep the device looking longer, a silicone case is included in the package.
OPPO Reno is equipped with a dual main camera. This is a Sony IMX586 48 megapixel sensor with a f / 1.7 aperture lens and an additional 5 megapixel module for depth of field analysis. Settings in the pre-installed camera application at least – everything is allotted to automation. There is a portrait mode with blurring the background and branded beautification of faces. Also, the smartphone supports night shooting, for which the neighboring pixels are combined into one large one – such pictures are obtained in 12 megapixel resolution. Sample photos you can rate below:
The flash is located on the sliding unit – it leaves whenever you need to take a photo with backlight. But there is also a separate flash for the 16-megapixel front camera, so you can take selfies even in the dark.
Filling and Performance
The smartphone is built on the basis of the eight-core Snapdragon 710 processor with 6 GB of RAM type LPDDR4x and 256 GB drive standard UFS 2.1. Although the characteristics are not top, the device works quickly and without slowdowns.
On the OPPO Reno out of the box, Android 9.0 Pie, the minimum set of factory applications and the proprietary Color OS shell are installed. The onscreen navigation keys can be removed and completely replaced with comfortable gestures of four types. For lovers of customization provides a change of topics. And gamers will be pleased with a mode that optimizes performance, power consumption, limits notifications and in every possible way promotes a comfortable game.
The battery life test with a capacity of 3765 mAh was left for a full review. But I managed to check the fast charging VOOC 3.0. 15 minutes – and the device was charged from 40% to 65%. The good news for many is the availability of the NFC module – a smartphone can be used when paying via Google Pay.
We are already preparing a detailed review of the OPPO Reno: we are testing the cameras, device autonomy, gaming performance and, of course, the reliability of the sliding mechanism for prolonged use.