Friday, March 26, 2021

Bucket Tech: Oppo Reno5 5G

Wednesday saw the launch of Oppo's latest flagship device in the country, the Reno5 5G. While the brand has been around in the country for some time now we've only had the options of the lower end A Series models, the Reno5 however ushers in the big dogs of the brand. While Oppo remains to be one of the bigger brands in Europe and the Sub-Continent, it has yet to make waves locally and with the introduction of the Reno5, that could change things for the brand very quickly. 

A quick look at the Reno5, it has an AI Quad camera which is made up of a 64MP wide lens, an 8MP ultra wide lens, 2MP macro and 2MP depth senor camera. The front facing camera is a 32MP wide lens and features HDR with video recording capabilities of up to 1080p. Highlights of the camera is the smart AI system which auto detects light settings as well as subject, the camera is able to differentiate race, skin tone and background light to adjust to give you the best picture all the time. The beauty AI also has various settings depending on the subjects face and memorizes this for future selfies, now that is really intelligent AI. It also adjusts for stunning night shots as well as videos with natural brightness in low light conditions. The camera also has stabilizers for both the rear and the front facing camera, now you must be asking why the front too? Well that is because the Reno5 has dual view mode which allows to take videos with using both cameras at the same time. 

The design is sleek, full metal unibody which is ultra slim and very light. It's width is just 7.9mm and weights 180g. Screen on the Reno5 is 6.4 inch HD with 90Hz refresh rate that equates to a super immersive experience. The Reno5 has a 4300mAh battery with SuperVooc 2.0 charging technology which has 65W fast charging that charges the device from 0-100% in about 35 minutes. It has super intelligent battery saving technology allows the phone to go into power save mode at 5% but still allow you to use WhatsApp for 1.4 hours.  The device is Neflix and Amazon Prime certified and has Dolby Atmos sound. Reno5 5G has the latest Snapdragon 756G chipset with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage which allows you smooth, fast and innovative usage.

The Reno5 5G is available now in SA from Vodacom and MTN with a recommended retail price of R14,999

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