Zoom

Really easy to tap 1x, 2x, 6x, and 10X instead of having to pinch and spread. Plus, smooth zoom (press and hold). Note that if you want optical zoom you need to keep it at or below 5X where it produces superb details.

Video

[email protected] with OIS and at [email protected] you get OIS and EIS. Records both 3D stereo and focused audio (when aiming at someone).

Videos are excellent with great colour, detail and contrast. Our recommendation is [email protected]

Camera Summary:

We compared to the class-leading Huawei P30 Pro, and the results were 50/50 marginally in OPPOs favour.

Huawei uses a 40MP RYYB sensor (10MP Pixel binning). OPPO uses a 48MP RGGB sensor (12MP pixel binning).

OPPO’s daylight colours are better and have fewer post-processing issues – the shots look more natural and less manufactured. OPPO Periscope Zoom has better detail, especially to 10X.

Huawei uses AI more effectively for Night Mode, but colours can be a little off. Overall there is little between them.

GadgetGuy’s take – OPPO Reno 5G is for us all

When Trump said, “It’s my way of the Huawei” he opened a huge gap in the flagship field. Most expect Samsung’s excellent Galaxy S10/+/5G to fill the gap, but I suspect OPPO Reno 5G will get a large share too due to price and a like-specified camera.

My first impression of the drop-dead gorgeous phone has not changed. What has changed is the respect for OPPO to make a great flagship class phone (5G or 4G varieties) that leaves many in its wake. This is a great phone at an even better price.

I am a dyed in the wool Qi wireless charger aficionado – so it is not for me. But it is tempting. Sure VOOC 3 fast charge makes up for that – 50% in 30 minutes, but my work and home life is organised around Qi charging pads.

Lack of an IP rating is a pain. I have never had water damage to a phone, but I want to know that if it is raining or if one day I drop it into the toilet that it is not a write-off.

As a 5G phone, it’s a worthy contender, despite the abysmal lack of Telstra 5G coverage. I would buy the 4G and buy a 5G when it is a mature technology.

Note on rating. It’s worthy of a 5-out-5, but lack of Qi means we have to knock off something.

Price: OPPO Reno 5G and 4G 10X

4G $1199 unlocked all carriers
5G $1499 via Telstra

OPPO Reno 5G – and 4G variant
Name: OPPO Reno 5G Price (RRP): $1499 (4G for $1199) Manufacturer: OPPO
Best looking phone on the planet – love the Ocean Green and SharkfinAmazing full sized, bezel-less, notch-free screenFastest Qualcomm processor in 201924+ Hour battery life commensurate - VOOC 3 fast chargeCamera – Zoom, Zoom, Zoom and night sight for idiot-proof photosLower cost than the LG V50 Thin Q and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G with few comprises 4G version with all the same features for $400 less
No IP ratingNo Qi wireless charging
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