Oppo Reno 5G Comes With High-end Camera But Disappointing Battery Life

Published on November 12, 2019

Few of the many 5G devices currently ready for purchase but many of those are merely versions of 4G smartphones with 5G feature. Oppo Reno 5G is an example of this because it is only the Reno 10x Zoom with the next generation of technology.

Is 5 G connectivity enough to justify spending more on it, then, to improve the Oppo Reno 10x zoom experience? Okay, this depends on your service company, of course, as some have very broad 5G networks while others still have relatively limited. The Reno 5G was taken to the UK to see how different 5 G phones work on EE carrier.

Price and Availability

It is offered on O2 and EE in the UK, and both packages are different. You can get it in advance for £30 (advance) and £70.42 a month on O2, and in advance for £10 and for £69 each month on EE carrier. Different advantages are possible, so check the options carefully.

It comes from Optus and Telstra in Australia. For a 2-year contract and 100 GB of data, Telstra and Optus cost AU$80 a month and each plan once again has its own advantages and advantages.

You will be charged up to £969 per AUD1.499 if you would like to buy the Oppo Reno 5G outright, but if you have no 5G network planner there is no use in shopping for a 5G phone.

Display & Design

At the top, there is an iconic “shark-fin”, which has a flash front camera, a sleek rear without a lenses hump, a control key to the right, a volume rocker on the left and a USB-C port on the lower part. The Oppo Reno 5G looks the same as the 10x Zoom’s overall.

The mobile is quite wide and not good enough to use with one hand. But currently there are no small 5G devices available in smaller sizes. It’s also heavy with 215 g and you will find very few smartphones that weigh more than that.

Nonetheless, we are fans of the Oppo Reno 5G because it is both elegant and modern.

In terms of size, it has a high quality 6.6-inch AMOLED screen. Smartphones with 6.6 inches in the general are quite large for a screen. But it may become a norm in this classification to have large screen after many back to back 5G mobile releases.

Thanks to the bold colors and high level brightness of the display that provides a great viewing experience, and if you use 5G to watch a movie or play games, it will make the display look smooth and stunning.

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Battery Life

The Oppo Reno 5 G’s battery life could be its weakest element, probably because of the 5 G aspect.

The Oppo Reno 5G, like the Reno 10x Zoom, comes with a 4,065mAh power pack, and although that phone has a very good battery life, we have noticed the Reno 5G doesn’t last long for regular use.

As the Reno 10x Zoom could last a day and go fairly well, we were not able to use the Reno 5G overnight because the Reno 5G didn’t really get very far into the second day. For most people who charge their mobile every day it won’t be an issue, but it could be something to remember if you are a big internet user or cannot charge your device up regularly.

Nevertheless, the device returned almost exactly the same results as its non-5G counterpart when we run the Oppo Reno 5G battery test (a 90-minute video with maximum brightness).

The smartphone can easily be charged thanks to the fast-charging VOOC technology from Oppo, which enables Reno 5G to charge on 20W.


We have been fans of the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom and the Reno 5G provides the same experience. This consists of a 48MP primary snapper and an ultra-wide 8MP lens with a 13MP optical zoom detector. There’s a 16MP lens on the front.

The zoom functions are excellent. There is a 5x optical and 10x hybrid zoom. It has a 60x optical zoom that allows you to approach your object without moving even single step.

The lens was also good for portrait mode photographs, whether of an object or human. Because the background of these pictures was always accurately blurred. The same goes to the photos taken with the front camera, while we considered them sometimes a little pale.

How do you change this 5 G, then? Nicely, the most important thing is to take photos through Google Photos or any other cloud service you have, so as soon as you take them, you can make sure your snapshots are safe and secure.

So how are they switch to 5G? Ok, it’s most important to upload pictures conveniently to Google Photos or any store system you use to insure that your pictures are protected as soon as they are taken.

Of course, 5G also means that these images are directly accessible to social media, but the biggest impact for people putting videos online is that 5G can be faster than Wi-Fi; so that you can easily and quickly post your clips to the internet instead of going home to download your video to your computer.

Specs & Features

The Oppo Reno 5G is available with the Snapdragon 855 Chipset, which is the most up-to-date processor and gives your phone great performance, whether you play games or click photographs. The 8GB Ram can be handled easily with this advanced processor.

The connectivity is excellent with 5G. The Internet speed will be as fast as gaming pace and the visual rendering. You can play a game online without any problem of slow internet.

Final Verdict

Oppo Reno 5G is a big smartphone and is one of the cheapest 5G phones you can use. So it can be one of the first devices you check out for the ultra-fast internet.

The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is its closest rival, which in many ways is quite similar, but in the price case, OnePlus costs more. When you’re looking for a better phone, several 5G phones have more imposing features, such as the Galaxy Note 10 5G with its top-end Processor or the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G with its high quality display.

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