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OPPO Reno4 Z 5G Unboxing and First Impressions

OPPO has finally brought the Reno4 Z 5G to the Philippines exclusively through telcos Globe Telecom and Smart Communications.
OPPO Reno4 Z 5G Unboxing and First Impressions
OPPO Reno4 Z 5G

Announced in late October 2020, the new OPPO Reno4 Z 5G has finally arrived in the Philippines as a Telco exclusive. It is OPPO's first premium mid-range with 5G and features the 7nm MediTek Dimensity 800 5G SoC, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB UFS 2.1, 4000mAh battery, and 18W fast charging. It is running Android 10-based ColorOS 7.1 and will start at PHP 20,990.

Let's see how it performs out of the box!


Inside the box
Inside the box

It comes in the usual aquamarine box and inside is the smartphone, USB Type-A to USB-C cable, earphones, SIM ejector tool, 18W charger, transparent case, and documentation.

Build Quality/Design

OPPO Reno4 Z 5G's back panel
OPPO Reno4 Z 5G's back panel

OPPO continues to improve its build quality across its mid-range category. Even though the phone carries the Reno4 name, the camera module and back panel design is different from the original Reno4 from earlier this year.

Unique-looking square camera hump

It uses a glasstic material The back panel is just slippery and is a fingerprint magnet.

There is no mention of water resistance and glass protection.
Netflix on Reno 4 Z 5G
Netflix on Reno 4 Z 5G

In front is a 6.57-inch LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. Out of the box, the images are bright and vibrant while the text is crisp.

120Hz screen!

There is a pre-installed screen protector on the display with a cutout for the pill-shaped punch-hole.
Top and bottom side
Top and bottom side

On top of the Reno4 Z, 5G is a single microphone port while at the bottom are the speaker grill, USB Type-C port, microphone port, and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Left and right side
Left and right side

On the left side of the Reno4 Z 5G is the SIM tray, volume up, and volume down button while on the right is the power button that doubles as the fingerprint sensor.

The SIM tray can carry up to two nanoSIM cards.

The phone measures at only 163.8 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm and weighs only 184 grams which makes it slim and lightweight. The curved back panel also makes the phone easy to hold but slippery as well. We recommend wearing the silicone transparent case from the box right away.
Camera UI
Camera UI

At the back of the Reno4 Z 5G are the 16MP f/2.0 main camera, 8MP f/2.25 ultra-wide-angle camera, 2MP f/2.4 Macro camera, 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor, and an LED flash while on the pill-shaped punch-hole is the 16MP f/2.0 main selfie camera and 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.

Out of the box, the Reno4 5G can take up to 4K at 30fps with the rear-facing camera and up to 1080p on the front-facing camera.

OPPO Reno4 Z 5G Specs

Display: 6.57-inch 2.5D curved LCD screen w/ 120Hz refresh rate, FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 401 ppi
CPU: 2.0GHz 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 800 5G octa-core processor
GPU: Mali-G57 MC4
ROM: 128GB UFS 2.1
Back Camera: 48MP f/1.7 Sony IMX586 + 8MP f/2.25 ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 16MP f/2.0 Sony IMX471 + 2MP f/2.4 depth
Battery: 4,000mAh w/ 18W fast charging
OS: Android 10.0 w/ ColorOS 7.1
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Fingerprint sensor, dual mic, USB-C, Colors: Ink Black, Dew White
Dimensions: 163.8 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm
Weight: 184 g
Price: PHP 20,990

As of the moment

Immersive display with pill-shaped punch-hole
Immersive display with pill-shaped punch-hole

As of this writing, the Reno4 5G offers a stunning 120Hz FHD+ display with the 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 800 5G SoC, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB UFS 2.1, 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

With its price of PHP 20,990, it offers decent specs for its price and it is one of the few with 5G under PHP 25K, but the competition in this price segment is fierce. It will need to have unique features or it will need to excel in several categories to be the best possible option.

Out of the box, we like the build quality and the 120Hz display and we are excited to try its 5G performance, but we will have to reserve judgment until our full review that will be coming soon! 

Stay tuned!

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