Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G Makes High-Function Design Accessible

by Sophie

Funky, youthful and bold, Oppo has ramped up their smartphone offerings with 5G capability and stupendous camera quality – perfect for the avid content creator. In line with their mission to make premium technology more accessible, the latest collection of mobile devices delivers high-end displays and insane photography and videography performance to up your social media game – all while being friendlier to your wallet.

Last month, Oppo unveiled their Reno4 5G series at an Auckland launch event that was set up to highlight its impressive low-light photography and videography features. Dark and moody with colourful lighting and musical performances, it’s evident that the Reno4 series is dedicated to the cool kids who know a thing or two about capturing slick content.

Sporting a slim and sexy design, Oppo has successfully created three devices at different price points to suit every budget – Reno4 Z 5G, $799; Reno4 5G, $999; and the Reno4 Pro 5G, $1299. This is exceptionally appealing for obvious reasons – 2020 – and because it allows your budget to have both a phone and the new PS5, if you wish. 

The Reno4 Pro 5G is the device I’ve been testing for the past month – and I’m confident to say that I would choose to opt for this phone if I had to purchase it myself. As an excessive phone user with square eyes, there are some key aspects to the Reno4 Pro 5G that make it a darn good choice for a mobile phone. 


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The hero OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G features a Triple Camera System; 48MP wide angle lens, 32MP front selfie cam, and the new Sony IMX708 12MP Ultra Night Wide Angle Video Lens with a 120° super wide field of view for the now popularised wide angle shots; the Reno4 Pro 5G is an offering that meets the new needs of users following the year that we have had. 

OPPO New Zealand Managing Director Morgan Halim says: “With state-of-the-art technology and impeccable design, the latest Reno Series continues to redefine what’s possible, offering Kiwis premium experiences for less… if 2020 has shown us anything, it’s that we’re relying on our smartphones more than ever, so we’re pleased to continue providing an exceptional smartphone experience.”


Ultra Steady Video 3.0 shoots smooth and quality video content and due to its 1/2.43” sensor with a single pixel size of up to 1.4μm, it operates at a higher exposure with low-light sensitivity. This means that your nocturnal shenanigans can be captured for shared memories. It also crops videos taken by the wide angle camera to offset violent vibrations. For an aspiring filmmaker, cinematic mode puts professional videography capabilities into your mobile device. Offering better control such as exposure, white balance and ISO. 


Sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G and 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charge, the new Reno4 series charges in the blink of an eye – well, 15 minutes to be precise. Housing a powerful engine that allows a quick charge from 0 to 60% in a quarter of an hour, you can plug the device in while you make yourself up and jam to Ariana Grande’s new album off your bluetooth speaker simultaneously. How else does one apply makeup? 


Just because you’re on a budget, it doesn’t mean you need to compromise on function, nor aesthetics. TheReno4 Pro 5G shows off a FHD+LCD screen in a 7.6mm body. Due to its ultra slim design, fitting the device into your tiny vintage 90s handbag won’t be a problem. It also showcases Oppo’s Reno Glow design in which 1 million+ solid diamond-shaped crystal faces are distributed on the back of the design to give a glowy shine and ensure the phone is fingerprint and scratch resistant! 

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