OPPO Reno 4 Review: Best Smartphone for the Creative Creators

OPPO Reno 4 Review Best Smartphone for the Creative Creators

 OPPO Reno 4 Review 

Nowadays, smartphone devices can be relied on to create multimedia content. Armed with a powerful camera, powerful processor, and the latest features, creators can create high-quality creative content from the palm of their hand.

One smartphone that is suitable for creative young creators is OPPO Reno4. For US 339, buyers will get a 48MP camera, Snapdragon 720G processor, and the latest photography and videography features.

There is only one configuration, the OPPO Reno4 has 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. For color, Oppo provides two choices, namely Space Black and Galactic Blue.

For people who want to have it, OPPO has already opened Reno4 pre-orders from 6 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. The initial sale has been going on since 15 August.

Buyers who order OPPO Reno during this pre-order period will get a bonus in the form of a smart bracelet, Bluetooth headset, and smartphone standing holder worth US 69.

Before we starting the OPPO Reno 4 Review, here it is the full specifications of OPPO Reno4:

  • Dimensions & Weight
    • Dimension: 160.3mm×73.9mm×7.7mm
    • Weight: 165g
  • Display
    • 6.4” AMOLED screen,
    • Dual Punch-hole Display
    • Screen ratio: 20:9; resolution FHD+: 2400 x 1080; PPI: 409
  • Protection
    • Front: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
    • Back: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • Platform
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, 2,3Ghz, 8nm Fabrication
  • RAM
    • 8GB LPDDR4x
  • Storage
    • 128GB (can be extended an extra 256GB with MicroSD card).
  • Network
    • 4G/5G, VoLTE supported
  • SIM Card
    • Dual Nano SIM Card
  • Flash Charging
    • 30W VOOC 4.0
    • 4015mAh (Full in 57 minutes)
  • Fingerprint Sensor
    • Hidden Fingerprint Unlock 3.0
  • Rear Camera
    • 48MP High-Definition Main Camera, 1/2″ Sensor, F1.7
    • 8MP Ultra Wide-Angle Camera, 1/4″ Sensor, F2.2
    • 2MP Macro Camera, 1/5″ Sensor, F2.4
    • 2MP Mono Camera, 1/5″ Sensor, F2.4
  • Front Camera
    • 32MP Single Camera, 1/2.74″ Sensor, F2.4
  • Front AON Smart Sensor Feature
    • Smart Spying Prevention
    • Smart Air Control
    • Smart Always on Display
  • Rear Camera Feature
    • Ultra Steady Video 3.0
    • AI Color Portrait Mode
    • Monochrome Video
    • Slow Motion: 960fps@720P, 480fps@1080P, 240fps@720P, and 120fps@1080P
  • Front Camera Feature
    • Ultra Steady Video
    • AI Color Portrait Mode
    • Slow Motion: 240fps@720P and 120fps@1080P
    • Front Ultra Steady Video: work with most filters at 30fps@720P and 30fps@1080P, and with bokeh and beautification at 30fps@720P
  • Operating System
    • Color OS 7.2, Based on Android 10
  • OS Feature
    • Super Power Saving Mode
    • Super Night-Time Standby
    • Icon Pull Down gesture
    • Quick Return Bubble
    • Gravity Wallpaper
    • OPPO LAB
  • Colors
    • Space Black/Galactic Blue

Please note, the Indonesian version of the OPPO Reno4 is different from the OPPO Reno4 version that is circulating in China or other countries.

Reno4 devices in China already support 5G networks while in Indonesia, the fifth-generation communication technology has yet to hit. So basically, the Reno4 which circulates in Indonesia doesn’t have 5G capabilities.

So, let’s check it out the OPPO Reno 4 Review.

OPPO Reno 4 Review

OPPO Reno 4 Salex Box

In the OPPO Reno4 sales package, buyers will get some accessories directly in the box. Starting from the cellphone itself, 30W charger, USB Type C data cable, earset, ejector pin, and clear jelly case.

That way, it’s easy to see that OPPO Reno4 already supports fast charging VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 with a power-speed of 30W, then the charging port via USB-C, and still provides a 3.5mm audio jack.

The smartphone features a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen, Dual Punch-hole Display, screen ratio: 20: 9 with FHD + resolution (2400 × 1080 pixels), and a density of 409ppi.

Both the front and back are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front) and Gorilla Glass 3 (back).

Slim Design

Similar to OPPO smartphones in general, Reno4 looks sleek and stylish. By optimizing the product design while minimizing the dimensions and weight of the device (weight 165g and thickness 7.7mm), the Reno4 is very ergonomic to hold.

The rear section of the Reno4 is reinforced by using a heat-resistant steel sheet and makes the body 0.15mm thinner. Reno4 also uses Hidden Fingerprint Unlock 3.0 in layers.

At the bottom gather all the ornaments such as stereo speakers, USB-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, and microphone. While the Power button is on the right-wing, opposite the volume rocker which is parallel to the SIM tray containing three (2 nano SIM + 1 MicroSD).

Flipping over the phone, the Reno4 has a Quad-Cam with a slightly raised camera frame at the back. On the back of the body on the upper left side of the section, a rectangular frame accommodates the four rear cameras which come in glossy color.

The back section of the device is reinforced with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Turning to the front, at first glance there are dual selfie cameras, but the Reno4 only has one front camera, while the other is the AON Smart Sensor sensor.


Duo Colors

OPPO Reno 4 Colors

Reno4 has two color choices. First, there is Space Black, which looks like a mysterious space with bright spots. Even though the back section has a dark color, it will still look shiny when exposed to the light.

At the bottom, there is the OPPO logo monogram, which looks elegant and stylish.

Galactic Blue is a unique color in Reno4 with the “Reno Glow” technique. The new “Reno Glow” technique introduced in the Reno4 Series provides a matte finish, with subtle sparkling details that provide a more premium feel.

This cross-section consists of many layers of mixed blue color. The dark blue color radiates from the center up, producing a silver color with a natural transition.

Galactic Blue also presents a rear section with a premium texture, a unique blend of matte and gloss textured materials combined with a dazzling light refraction effect.


VOOC Flash Charge

OPPO Reno 4 VOOC Flash Charge

VOOC 4.0 supports charging up to 5V / 6A 30W, which can charge a 4015mAh battery up to 50% in 20 minutes and 100% in 57 minutes.


AI Quad Camera

OPPO Reno4 AI Quad Camera

OPPO Reno4 rear camera consists of four cameras, where the main ones are 48MP High-Definition Main Camera, 1/2 ″ Sensor, F1.7, then there is 8MP Ultra Wide-Angle Camera, 1/4 ″ Sensor, F2. 2, plus 2MP Macro Camera, 1/5 ″ Sensor, F2.4, and finally 2MP Mono Camera, 1/5 ″ Sensor, F2.4. Single front camera resolution 32MP Single Camera, 1 / 2.74 ″ Sensor, F2.4.

The camera feature on the Reno4 gets a myriad of additions. Starting from Ultra Steady Video 3.0, Ultra Dark Mode, Ultra 108MP Clear Image, AI Color Portrait Mode, Monochrome Video, and Slow Motion.

The front camera also features Ultra Steady Video, Ultra Night Selfie, AI Color Portrait Mode, Slow Motion. Don’t forget, the front camera is also equipped with Ultra Steady Video with additional beautification.

If you are a new OPPO smartphone user, you may not be familiar with the camera features above. Here it is the describe each of those camera features:

• AI Color Portrait Mode

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Color Portrait Mode is a new feature that supports photo and video functions, making the background black and white while keeping human objects in true color.

This feature displays very clear and contrasting colors, making the photo look like a work of art that will become a trend among young people. Even more interesting, AI Color Portrait is also available for video recording.

• Monochrome Video

Monochrome Video or monochrome video is a combination of three types of video filters that add an effect that resembles a widescreen film by retaining only the red, green, or blue color of the object in the video, while other environments in the video only have black and white.

The feature above also supports real-time preview so that users know how the recording will look before deciding to take a picture.

• Night Flare Portrait

Night Flare Portrait is supported by the Low Light HDR algorithm and the bokeh algorithm, this feature will produce an artistic neon effect on the background (background) of people photo objects.

This effect will be seen in the results when the photo is taken in a location full of urban lights, which makes the object appear brighter.

OPPO Reno4 Night Flare Potrait

• 960fps Smart Slow Motion

With 960fps Smart Slow Motion, you’ll be able to capture 960 frames in one second and capture slow-motion shots in the middle of an action video, whether you’re capturing split-second microexpressions, or when you’re splashing water or colored powder.

The Reno4 can also shoot slow motion videos in 480fps @ 1080P, 240fps @ 720P and 120fps @ 1080P on the rear camera. The Reno4 also allows users to shoot slow motion videos in 240fps @ 720P and 120fps @ 1080P with the front camera.

• Ultra Steady Video 3.0

On the Reno4 device, Ultra Steady Mode will debut on the front camera for the first time. The Reno4 front camera is equipped with an Electronic Image Stabilization algorithm.

Front Ultra Steady Video can work with most filters at 30fps @ 720P and 30fps @ 1080P, and with bokeh and video beautification features at 30fps @ 720P.

Ultra Steady Video 3.0 uses enhanced image stabilization to make it easier for users to capture stable videos of high-intensity activity.

Also, the Reno4 rear camera is equipped with Ultra Steady Video and Ultra Steady Video Pro, which allows users to record more stable videos while walking, running, or cycling.

• Ultra Night Selfie Mode

Supported by a 32MP front camera, Reno4 offers Ultra Night Selfie Mode to optimize nighttime selfies by brightening low light environments and photo objects especially face.

OPPO Reno4 Ultra Night Selfie Mode

• Ultra Dark Mode

The Ultra Dark Mode feature can work automatically when taking photos in dim environments with the Reno4 rear camera. The camera automatically illuminates dark environments so that photos are brighter and clearer, even if there is only 1 lux of light or the equivalent of 1 candle burning in a dark room.

• Ultra Clear 180MP Image

The Reno4 can take incredibly clear photos of up to 108MP during the day with a high-resolution algorithm that brings out images with retina-level clarity to capture rich details and textures, such as when shooting close-up shots of delicious food.



OPPO Reno 4 SoLoop Feature

Available in ColorOS 7.2, the smart video editor made especially for OPPO smartphones, SoLoop offers more interesting features that have been updated to make it easier for users to create videos with just one tap.

SoLoop offers a music editor that can automatically cut recordings and synchronize them with changing music melodies. SoLoop uses an AI algorithm to intelligently select the most interesting part of a video clip.


On the inside, the Reno4 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC made with an 8nm fabrication process and Low Power DDR4X Semiconductor.

Compared to the MTK P95 on the Reno3 Pro, single-core CPU performance increased by about 46% and multi-core CPU performance increased by about 26% based on Geekbench test results.

Meanwhile, GPU performance improved by about 40% according to Manhattan test results.

For RAM, the device is equipped with 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB of storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via a MicroSD card.


ColorOS 7.2

OPPO Reno 4 Review ColorOS 7.2

The operating system composed by OPPO itself, ColorOS, has now reached version 7.2. This software update focuses more on artificial intelligence. Reno4 is the only OPPO smartphone to adopt ColorOS 7.2, at least for now.

Based on Android 10, various new features are presented in ColorOS 7.2, starting from Super Power Saving Mode, Super Night-Time Standby, Icon Pull Down gesture, Quick Return Bubble, Gravity Wallpaper, and OPPO LAB.

Not to forget, ColorOS also comes with support for the unique Dark Mode feature, especially for some third-party applications that don’t yet get support for this feature.

Other features embedded in ColorOS 7.2 in the AON Smart Sensor menu include Smart Spying Prevention, Smart Air Control, Smart Always-on Display. Here’s a summary of these features.

• AON Smart Sensor

OPPO decided to apply an AI-enhanced smart sensor to the Smart Spying Prevention feature, which is built using a low-power sensor and a combination of intelligent recognition algorithms.

Sensors can not only be used in privacy protection, but can also extend the functionality of the Smart AirControl, Smart Rotation, and Smart Always On features.

• Smart Spying Prevention

When Reno4 receives a message, a smart sensor that has been enhanced with an artificial intelligence function on a smartphone can identify only the owner of the phone who is allowed to open the screen.

Otherwise, notification content will be hidden to protect user privacy. To be more specific, this privacy prevention algorithm is built in harmony with the hardware in the form of a sophisticated sensor. This sensor will automatically analyze several faces in various circumstances and scales.

If only 1 (one) face is detected, the main camera will be turned on to identify the owner’s face; if yes, all messages are displayed.

If the sensor detects that more than one person (or no people) is facing the screen, the notification will still be displayed but the content will not be displayed.

• Smart Air Control

Reno4 is the first OPPO smartphone to present full-screen gestures to this series. Smart AirControl allows users to interact with the Reno4 device without touching the screen.

With this feature, users can scroll the screen page both up and down the page on several popular applications such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

This feature also allows users to answer phone calls without touching the screen, which is very useful in pandemic situations such as today to reduce the intensity of contact with the screen.

• Smart Always On Display

OPPO implements functions that will enhance the user experience, such as “Smart Always On Display”. This feature can identify the face of the user who is constantly observing the device screen, so the screen won’t turn off.

This feature makes Reno4 smarter and provides a better user experience. At the software level, a special illumination algorithm will make the sensor perform better in low light.

Even when the lighting level is lower than 1 lux, the Smart Sensor with artificial intelligence enhancements can function very well.

OPPO Reno4 Smart AON Sensor

Besides the AON Smart Sensor, ColorOS 7.2 also brings some new features that are also useful, including:

• AI APP Preloading

Through the AI ​​algorithm, ColorOS intelligently predicts what applications the user will use and then loads them, so they can open faster. With AI APP Preloading, the longer the user uses the device, the faster the artificial intelligence will learn the user’s habits.

With AI APP Preloading, apps open faster than ever which greatly increases efficiency. Also, AI APP Preloading has Zero battery consumption, users will get a faster phone without additional battery consumption.

Anti-Fragmentation Engine

Independently developed by OPPO, the Anti-Fragmentation Engine uses a combination of steps to optimize physical and virtual memory fragmentation. Ensures a smooth operating system experience without lag, even after using it for a long time.

Super Power Saving Mode

This feature takes advantage of a system-wide approach (such as CPU frequency adjustment and backlight adjustment) and adjusts power savings for individual applications. There are 6 (six) applications that can be displayed on the Home screen in Super Power Saving Mode.

Phone, Message, and Clock applications will be included by default, but you can replace them with other applications. When your phone battery drops to 10% and 5%, a pop-up message will appear asking the user to activate Super Power Saving mode.

With this feature, OPPO Reno4 users can send WhatsApp messages for 1.5 hours and call for more than 1 hour with only a 5% battery.

Super Night-Time Standby

Designed to learn about users’ sleeping habits, this feature optimizes battery life by only 2% throughout the night, for about 8 hours.

Pull Down Gesture Icon

The best solution in the industry to open hard-to-reach apps on the Home screen when using your phone with one hand. When you swipe upwards, on the left or right edge of the Home screen, the app icon will shrink to each corner.

Furthermore, with the thumb still on the screen, the user can move the application icon and release it to open the application.

Quick Return Bubble

Is a floating icon bubble that displays information from games running in the background. For example, when a user waits for a respawn in a game, they can switch to another screen while still seeing the respawn time in the bubble.

When the user wants to respawn, they can tap the bubble to return to the game. Currently supported games: Mobile Legends, Mobile PUBG, Mobile Lite PUBG in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, AOV in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand.

Gravity Wallpaper

The wallpaper on the Home screen can change dynamically depending on how the user holds the device. The wallpaper can move as if it was pulled by gravity.



OPPO Reno4 Review For Creative Creators

OPPO LAB is a platform where OPPO software engineers and users can work together to create innovative features together. Users can try these features before they are officially released.

Users can also provide feedback on certain features or share them with other users.

• Decision Spinner

Is an application that helps to make decisions with wheel rotation. The spinner is equipped with questions such as “What did we eat today?” and “Where are we going this weekend?” of course, users can always create their questions, accompanied by answer options.

• Ringtone Lab

Created by customizing the style, tone, and rhythm on an easy-to-use slide panel so that users can create their ringtones. The unique ringtones created can be used for calls, saved to the phone, or shared via social media platforms.


Oppo Reno 4 Price

OPPO Reno4 is present two color choices, Space Black and Galactic Blue. The ordering process for this device takes place from 6 to 14 August 2020.

Users who order this device during the Pre-Order period will receive direct prizes in the form of a smart bracelet, Bluetooth headset, and smartphone standing holder worth USD 69.

OPPO Reno4 already sold first on August 15, 2020, for USD 339.  That’s the Oppo reno 4 review from CloverLeo, do you intend to buy it?

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