In today’s review I’m taking a look at OPPO’s flagship 5G phone, The OPPO Reno 5G.

Big thanks to OPPO ANZ for sending this over for review!

What’s in the Box?

In the box of the OPPO Reno 5G you will find the Reno 5G itself, an AC Power adapter, a USB-A to USB-C charging cable, a set of earbuds, sim card ejector, a case and some documentation.

It’s really nice to see phone manufacturers include accessories with the phone like cases, And in OPPO’s case, no pun intended, it is a really nice and high quality case.

Design and Features

The review sample I received is OPPO’s ‘Ocean Green’ green colour which is a really nice teal colour, Which also happens to be my favourite colour.

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There’s also an option for a jet black model*

Design wise the OPPO Reno 5G looks stunning with its bezel less design and sleek look to it.

The OPPO Reno 5G uses the exact same frame as the OPPO 10x zoom with the popup wedge which houses the front camera, facial recognition and flash. On the sides are the power button and volume button with a USB-C port on the base for charging. The rear of the phone is completely flat because the lenses are flush with the body of the phone.

It is quite large in the hand sizing in with a 6.6” AMOLED display, so unless you have monster hands, you’re not going to be one handing this phone.

Overall, the design of the OPPO Reno 5G is amazing, I am super impressed with it.


10x Hybrid Zoom

Creativity is no longer limited by distance. A 48MP ultra-clear main camera, 13MP telephoto lens and 8MP wide-angle lens make up the Reno 5G tri-lens setup. By combining three lenses over different focal ranges, this achieves a full bandwidth of 16-160mm, an effective focal length 10 times that of an ultra-wide-angle lens. The tri-camera setup is complemented by dual OIS for ensuring stability even when fully zoomed during hand-held operation.

Ultra Night Mode 2.0

The Reno 5G is equipped with a Sony IMX 586 48MP ultra-clear camera. Its 1/2.0″ ultra-large sensors and f/1.7 ultra-large aperture combined with MFNR and HDR software algorithms, protecting users from over-exposure to ensure stunning detail in low-light conditions. The new addition of AI portrait optimisation for night photography can differentiate between subject and background, ensuring skin tones remain consistent and that professional-grade photos are delivered.

48MP Super High Definition

The Reno 5G is equipped with a 48MP super HD lens that delivers super high resolution and greater colour accuracy for more vivid detail in your photos.

Image Credit: OPPO

Periscope Telephoto Lens Structure

To innovate, you have to take a different direction – literally. The Reno 5G uses a dispersive prism, dispersing light sideways rather than outwards as on traditional telephoto lenses. Combined with a d-cut lens array, space is saved making the entire module just 6.76mm thick.

Dual OIS

Reno 5G is equipped with ball-bearing dual OIS. The prism image stabiliser uses movement of the prism in the telephoto lens to compensate for camera shake through prism movement, achieving an image stabilisation accuracy of 0.001445°. Users can now enjoy the same focused photos even when the 10x Zoom is fully extended and operating by hand. When shooting videos, with advanced EIS combined with OIS image stabilisation technology, which we call ‘HIS’, Hybrid Image Stabilisation technology, smooth and clear videos are easy to create day or night.

120° Wide-angle Lens

The Reno 5G comes with a 120° wide-angle lens, perfect for large group photos and landscapes alike. The lens adopts a closed loop motor for faster precision focus while eliminating blur.

4K Video

The Reno 5G can film super HD 4K at 60 fps. It is also equipped with three microphones to achieve 3D stereo sound recordings. Audio Focus balances gain levels based on the distance of the object you are focusing on. This makes a true-to-life recording which is perfectly in sync with the high-definition video footage.

Completely Flat

The camera bump has been flattened completely. Instead, a smooth surface and O-Dot structure adds protection and serves as an alluring focal point. Marrying original design with precision technology – Reno is a unique take on modern beauty.

Panoramic Screen

The Reno 5G offers you a completely uninterrupted screen experience. There are no holes or other distractions and a bezel of only 3.5mm which makes a huge screen-to-body ratio of 93.1%.

Pivoting Front Camera

The front camera, Front-facing Soft Light, receiver and rear flash are all cleverly housed within the compact rising structure. The pivot structure movement is incredibly intricate, first moving fast then slow. Less mechanical, more graceful. All of this is accomplished in 0.8s and in absolute silence

Hidden Fingerprint Unlock

An upgraded recognition structure combined with a more efficient algorithm enables even faster unlocking. The speed for fingerprint unlocking has been increased by 28.5%.

High Performance Experience

The Reno 5G is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor to effortlessly satisfy your need for speed. With up to 8GM RAM you can stream, game and chat with smooth and efficient results. It not only integrates a 4th generation AI engine but also demonstrates a giant leap in CPU smartphone performance, increased in power by 45%.

VOOC 3.0: Faster and Just As Safe

The Reno 5G is equipped with a newer and better VOOC 3.0 that uses the latest VFC algorithm, increasing trickle-charge efficiency. The charging speed is increased by 100% at the trickle charging stage. With VOOC 3.0, you can game and charge at the same time. Coupled with the 4065mAh battery found in Reno 5G, you can now charge faster and last longer.

The Display

The OPPO Reno 5G uses a 6.6”, 2340 x 1080 AMOLED display, The quality of the display is just breathtaking, Pairing this with its use of Dolby Atmos it is a fantastic portable movie experience for on the go.

The Camera

The OPPO Reno 5G is equipped with a 48MP Ultra HD camera allowing it to take some incredible photos and with OPPO’s ‘Ultra Night Mode’ even night photos are incredible. And it’s fitted with OPPO’s ‘Hybrid 10X zoom’ Which lets you zoom really while losing little to no image quality.

Don’t believe me? Take a look at some of the sample images from OPPO.

Image Credit: OPPO
Image Credit: OPPO

Battery Life

The battery life of the OPPO Reno 5G is great, I watched a full one and a half hour movie at full brightness and it only dropped by 10%! So rest assured the OPPO Reno 5G will last the whole day for battery life.

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5G Capability

Unfortunately, 5G is not yet available in my area, So I wasn’t able to try out the 5G capability of the Reno 5G, If you want to learn more about the 5G capability of the Reno 5G – Take a look at the review by Craving Tech.




Well, I am impressed. The Reno 5G is such a powerful and capable phone and really is the phone from the future.

You can purchase the OPPO Reno 5G for $1200 from JBHIFI

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Well, I am impressed. The Reno 5G is such a powerful and capable phone and really is the phone from the future.