Oppo Reno5 Pro Plus Review: An Excellent Performing Phone Housed In A Thin And Light Body

    Oppo Reno5 Pro Plus Review: Oppo’s Reno5 series went up for sale some time ago, with the first batch of Reno5 and Reno5 Pros receiving excellent sale results. This success can be attributed to the upgraded crystal diamond technology, and the phones’ thin and light feel.

    The advent of cutting-edge technologies in 2020 persuaded mobile phone makers to make breakthroughs. Oppo, a Chinese phone maker with rich technical reserve, wasn’t left behind in this endeavor. During its recently concluded press conference, Oppo took the wraps off the Reno5 Pro Plus, which is currently available on Giztop for $719.

    Powered by a flagship chip, the Reno5 Pro Plus strikes a perfect balance between lightness and superior performance. In this review, we will be checking out various aspects of the recently unveiled smartphone, and evaluating its performance.

    Thin and light

    The company’s product managers explained their definition of lightness to the media during the last Reno5 conference. Oppo believes lightness and thinness can be split into three dimensions including, width, thickness, and weight.


    Weighing in at just 180 grams, the width of the company’s ideal phone is not more than 74mm and the phone’s thickness is not over 8mm. Oppo suggests when the aforesaid elements are met at the same time, it can be regarded as a good feel. Keeping in line with such a demanding standard, the Reno5 Pro Plus has a thickness of 7.99mm, with a 74mm grip width and 184-gram weight.

    The Reno5 Pro Plus makes slight adjustments in the ID design. As compared to Reno5 Pro, the Reno5 Pro Plus looks more lined and the R angles on the four sides of the fuselage have become smaller. Since the top and bottom are flattened, you can even stand the phone up.

    The Reno5 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 865 processor and comes with a flash memory specification of UFS 3.0. It is available in two storage combinations including 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM and 12GB RAM / 256GB ROM. The phone scored 68W+ in the Antutu running score, which is even higher than gaming phones.

    Image capabilities

    The Reno series has emerged as an ideal phone for Vlog portrait video shooting, and the Reno5 Pro Plus offers more outstanding performance in this area. Oppo has teamed up with Sony to develop a flagship sensor-IMX766, which has a 1/1.56 outsole, 50 million high pixels, four-in-one 2um large pixels.

    Officially touted as “Hunting 766,” the IMX766 is designed to meet all-weather photo and video shooting. It also boasts more exclusive features such as full-pixel omnidirectional focusing. Coupled with Oppo’s earlier FDF full-dimensional portrait video technology system, video lock tracking, flash capture, and a slew of other functions, it is safe to say that Oppo has made noteworthy efforts in portrait video shooting.

    Moreover, the Reno5 Pro Plus is also integrated with Reno5 Pro Plus. DOL -HDR minimizes the HDR imaging time by quasi-simultaneous short and long exposures, further enhancing the dynamic range of the captured image while solving the problem of motion residual image while shooting.

    The Reno5 Pro Plus houses a 32MP front shooter with f/2.4 aperture, and anti-shake support, as well as AI smart beauty, and 1080P video shooting. At the back, the phone features four cameras, covering wide-angle, telephoto, macro, and daily scenes. The IMX766 serves as the main camera, and the other three include a 16MP ultra wide-angle, 13MP telephoto (5x hybrid optical zoom), and a 2MP macro.

    As can be seen in the above images, the Reno5 Pro Plus offers a high-quality output in terms of photography, even in night shooting scenes. It suppresses the highlights and accurately adjusts the overall exposure of the photo. Moreover, the Snapdragon 865 processor delivers stronger image processing capabilities.

    Charging and other features

    The Reno5 Pro Plus draws its juices from a 4500mAh large-capacity battery, With a robust battery, fast charging is obviously a standard. The phone is equipped with 65W SuperVOOC 2.0, and the charging efficiency is higher than previous phones in the series. It takes just 28 minutes to charge the phone from 0 to 100 percent. The first 20 minutes of the charging process is extremely fast, probably due to the use of dual-cell MMT technology and the pole-in-place technology on the battery.

    As far as fast charging is concerned, Oppo is one of the first companies to adopt the technology. Moreover, it is also a manufacturer with leading technology as it recently announced a 125W super flash charge and 65W AirVOOC wireless flash charge. Considering the product definition of the Reno series, which gives priority to thinness and lightness, it is hardly surprising that the phone does not impose higher power charging specifications.

    The Reno5 Pro Plus has a linear motor and features dual speakers that deliver a decent external sound quality. It also offers an improved experience when playing games. On top of that, ColorOS 11 offers a unique design style.

    The 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM version of the Reno5 Pro Plus will set you back 3999 yuan, while the 12GB RAM + 256GB ROM version retails for 4499 yuan, and the electrochromic version carries a 4499 yuan price tag as well. You can purchase the Reno5 Pro Plus for $719 from Giztop simply by following this link.

    The Reno5 Pro Plus is a great choice for those looking for a feature-rich handset that offers a light and thin feel. Despite its compact form factor, the phone delivers an impressive performance.


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