OPPO Reno5 First Impressions Assessment: Putting the Excellent Stability

Earlier this week, the OPPO Reno5 sequence launched in Kenya. The tech big has introduced OPPO Reno5 and Reno5 F – their newest mid-range smartphones to the nation to succeed OPPO Reno 4 launched late final yr.

OPPO O-stars honored the Launch of stay streaming on YouTube on YouTube and included Avril Nyambura, MC Jessy, Kamene Ngoro, Jalang’o, Martin Githinji, Maureen Waititu and Pascal Tokodi.

We examined the OPPO Reno5 and right here is our evaluation of the unboxing and first impressions.

OPPO Reno5 has packed just a few new and improved upgrades over its sibling, however first here is what you get within the field:

  • 50W energy provide
  • Kind C charging cable
  • cellphone itself
  • pair of headphones
  • silicone case
  • display protector already preinstalled
  • handbook
  • assure
  • sim-ejector software


OPPO has caught with a compact design that makes the cellphone skinny and light-weight even for one-handed use. The cellphone options the corporate’s Reno Glow design on the again – a coloration gradient look with a matte end to stop fingerprint smudges.

OPPO Reno5 is obtainable in Astral Blue and Incredible Silver colours and is an actual eye-catcher each time you are taking them out, particularly the latter.

Its buttons have been properly positioned for comfy use. now we have the ability button on the appropriate and the amount buttons on the left subsequent to the twin SIM and microSD slot.

OPPO Reno5 buttons

On the backside now we have the headphone jack, the speaker grille, the microphone and the Kind C charging port.

OPPO Reno5 ports

On the entrance now we have a 6.4-inch AMOLED show with 1080p decision and 90Hz refresh charge. The display is vibrant sufficient to even be used open air in direct daylight.

OPPO Reno5 display

The cellphone comes with Netflix HD streaming certification and helps 1080P streaming which suggests you’ll get pleasure from your favourite Netflix exhibits in HD.

You may get pleasure from consuming media content material on this system like I did – video games, searching the net, scrolling social media because of that top refresh charge and excessive decision display.

We’ve got each a quick and correct optical fingerprint sensor and a face unlock for biometrics.

OPPO Reno5 indisplay fingerprint sensor

Up to now, I really like the design decisions and upgrades that OPPO Reno5 affords.

Software program

OPPO Reno5 comes with Android 11 and ColorOS 11. These are the newest software program variations from Google and OPPO respectively.

Android 11 brings key options like shut sharing, notification historical past, media controls, chat and bubbles, energy button menu, new emoticons, non permanent permissions, pin skill apps within the sharing menu and scheduled darkish mode.

ColorOS 11 brings new wealthy consumer interface customization choices, the flexibility to pick accent colours, generate wallpapers and create ringtones.

We have improved Darkish Mode settings, together with Enhanced, Medium, and Tender. You even have the choice to regulate icons and wallpapers in darkish mode. Third-party apps that do not natively assist Darkish Mode will comply with the chosen system-wide Darkish Mode.

You get much more wallpapers from world well-known artists together with time-lapse pictures, macro and microscopic wallpapers.

One other function is a revamped OPPO Calm down 2.0 which now contains Sound Combine.

Three-finger screenshot now enables you to translate the textual content of a screenshot because of OPPO’s partnership with Google Lens.

FlexDrop can also be there with ColorOS 11 for multitasking. It appears to be like like EMUI’s sensible multi-window function.

Personal System means that you can create a replica of your present system that’s password or fingerprint protected.

Different ColorOS 11 options embrace efficiency enhancements in AI app preloading, Hyper Increase 3.0, assist for third-party digital camera apps to entry HDR video.

Different cool options provided by OPPO Reno 4 embrace at all times on show sensible show, sensible spy prevention, sensible rotation, sensible air management which lets you management the cellphone utilizing gestures like as scrolling up and down on Instagram, Fb or a swiping movement together with your hand.

Navigating the cellphone with the brand new consumer interface was hassle-free. And for the primary time ever, I gave up utilizing a customized launcher and customized icon pack!

The entire expertise has been so good!

It’s spectacular to see the revolutionary and forward-looking steps taken by OPPO by way of software program that makes OPPO Reno5 extra enticing and price upgrading.


Beneath your complete stunning and compact design of the OPPO Reno5 is 8GB of RAM, 128GB of onboard storage. We’ve got the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chip and the Adreno 618 GPU.

Up to now, the cellphone has dealt with my multitasking and gaming wants like a champ.

All of this with the 90Hz refresh charge as a candy icing on the cake.

Browsing the net and searching my social media timelines was a snap. Video games performed at their highest out there settings with no lag.

And albeit, the distraction is properly value it.

Intense graphics video games like PUBG, Mortal Kombat X, Name of Obligation Cellular, GrimValor, and Alto’s Odyssey run easily.

ColorOS 11 comes with enhanced gaming house which not solely improves gaming efficiency for supported video games. but in addition blocks notifications for distraction-free video games.

You’ll be able to monitor GPU, CPU utilization, and FPS charges to optimize your recreation. You can too change between totally different recreation modes together with competitors mode, balanced mode, and low energy mode. There’s additionally a brand new immersive mode that allows you to block navigation gestures, fast settings for immersive video games, and might be chosen within the fast entry bubble.

For PUBG fanatics, Sport Area has a fast suggestions bubble, particularly if you happen to’re utilizing different apps that allow you to see vital data like cabin time and respawn countdown. By tapping on it, you may return to PUBG if a brand new match is about to begin.


By way of optics, OPPO Reno5 additionally advantages from additional upgrades.

OPPO Reno5 cameras

We get a 44MP punch-hole selfie digital camera whereas the primary digital camera is 64MP extensive digital camera, 8MP tremendous extensive digital camera, 2MP monochrome digital camera, and 2MP macro digital camera.

OPPO Reno5 selfie camera

New options have additionally been included to play with AI Spotlight Video which merges the ability of Extremely Evening Video and LiveHDR. AI Spotlight Video makes use of AI algorithm to acknowledge gentle ranges, then apply corresponding answer to make every video clear and vibrant.

We’ve got additionally

Twin view video the place the entrance and rear cameras document what is going on on and the way you are reacting on the identical time. With the 2 digital camera angles, your movies can seize all the thrill of your interactions.

We’ve got AI Colour Portrait and on this distinctive video mode, the colour retains all eyes in your topic because it strikes by way of a black and white panorama.

Different options embrace monochrome video, Soloop sensible video editor, evening portrait, 108 MP ultra-clear picture, AI scene enhancement, AI blended portrait, and gradual movement.

We’ll be testing these options within the subsequent few days for our full evaluation.

Battery life

The battery capability has additionally been improved with the Reno5. We now have a 4310mAh battery with tremendous quick charging included.

For just a few days now, I’ve been going from intensive to gentle use and the OPPO Reno5 provides me a mean of 8 hours of intensive use with 90 Hz activated and 11 hours of sunshine and blended use.

Reno 5 has 50W wired quick charging which might cost the cellphone battery from 0% to 80% in 31 minutes and cost the system as much as 100% in simply 48 minutes.

You additionally get nifty battery saving options, together with energy saving mode and tremendous energy saving mode.

Early verdict

OPPO continues to enhance its mid-range Reno line and with the Reno5 they’ve discovered the right stability of options and to this point I am impressed. Efficiency, pictures, software program expertise, quick charging, and dependable all-day battery life.

Keep tuned for our full evaluation.

Value and availability

Pre-orders are ongoing till March 1. Gross sales will launch on March 2.

Pre-orders might be out there in any respect OPPO retail shops nationwide and on-line retail shops together with Jumia, Kilimall and Masoko.

The pre-order package deal contains OPPO’s W11 wi-fi headphones, a branded bluetooth speaker, a branded backpack, and a six-month display protector cowl.

OPPO Reno 5 will begin promoting from 41,999 Ksh.

Keep tuned for the total evaluations and associated protection of the OPPO Reno 5 popping out very quickly.

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