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Oppo Reno: this $559 mid-range smartphone is a great shooter with its 48MP-5MP primary camera and 16MP pop-up selfie camera

Oppo Reno: this $559 mid-range smartphone is a great shooter with its 48MP-5MP primary camera and 16MP pop-up selfie camera

Oppo is well-known for its camera and selfie capabilities, and the Reno is set to continue its domination.

But before we begin, let’s take a closer look to another dual 48MP-5MP shooter and 16MP pop-up selfie camera brought to us earlier by the F11 Pro:

  • 6.53-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio or ~395 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G72 MP3 graphics and 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Dual primary camera with 48MP with f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.3", 0.8µm and PDAF + 5MP with f/2.4 aperture, 1/5", 1.12µm, depth sensor, LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • Selfie camera motorised pop-up 16MP with f/2.0 aperture, 1/3.1", 1.0µm and HDR
  • 64GB/128 internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging (From 0% to 100% in just 80 minutes)
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • March 2019 release date
  • 24,990 Indian Rupee or ~ USD 359 price tag

Oppo F11 Pro is first and foremost a stylish camera smartphone, unlike no other. Being in the realm of a mid-ranger, there’s plenty of fun to be had with its large 6.53-inch screen size, large storage and large battery to boot. The 16MP pop-up selfie camera adds to its novelty.

Now then, let’s take a closer look at the Reno:

  • 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio or ~402 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Fingerprint sensor under-display
  • Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm) chipset, Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver) processor, Adreno 616 graphics and 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Dual primary camera: 48MP with f/1.7 aperture, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm and PDAF + 5MP with f/2.4, depth sensor, Dual-LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • Selfie camera motorised pop-up 16MP with f/2.0 aperture, 26mm (wide) and HDR
  • 256GB internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3765 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • April 2019 release date
  • 499 Euro or ~ USD 559 price tag for the 6GB RAM variant

A large 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen greets you, which is a nice touch.

Then there’s the Gorilla Glass 6 to protect this expensive smartphone. To make it fancier, you need to place your thumb on display, as the sensor can be found under the screen.

Under the hood of the Reno is something of a mid-ranger. The Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with a fast Kryo octa-core processor, excellent graphics and an option to go for either 6GB or 8GB of memory which is nice. Good enough for your daily apps and games, and much more.

The Reno is built for having fun with its camera, and the 48MP+5MP dual camera is the good news that it brings. Plenty of great-looking photos awaits you. Want even more fun? How about a 16MP selfie camera that is hidden, only to be revealed when you are looking to take selfies? Nothing is cooler than this.

In terms of storage, a whopping 256GB of internal storage is what you can find on the Reno. Even without an expansion slot, it will take a long time to fill in the vast space. When the time comes to start adding more, there’s always cloud storage that you can tap into.

With a 3765 mAh battery on it, the Reno won’t have any problems to last for a full day in between charging.

                       

Conclusion:

Oppo Reno when compared to the F11 Pro, you can see that the Reno has upgraded in a few departments, but it comes at a cost – a huge one that is. A solid USD 200 more expensive. If you can see the value in it, then it could just be your next big purchase. The camera is its strongest point, and you will have loads of fun taking photos with it.

Oppo Reno had just been released for 499 Euro or ~ USD 559 price tag for the 6GB RAM variant. You get to choose Ocean Green, Jet Black, Nebula Purple or Pink Mist colour.

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