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OPPO Reno5 4G and OPPO Reno5 5G Unboxing and First Impressions

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It is confirmed. OPPO will formally bring the new Reno5 phones to the Philippines on February 10.
OPPO Reno5 4G and OPPO Reno5 5G Unboxing and First Impressions
OPPO Reno5 4G

Ahead of its launch, we were lucky to check these new devices. It includes the Reno5 5G and Reno5 5G.

In this article, we will share with you what we initially thought of these phones. Let's see how better they are than the capable Reno4.

Read on.

Unboxing/Accessories

Reno5 4G and 5G boxes
Reno5 4G and 5G boxes

For the first time in years, OPPO changed the box of their phones for the Reno5 series. It is minimalist yet attractive at the same time. This style reminds us of the modern boxes from their sister company OnePlus. The difference? The color is mint green, not bright red.
Reno5 4G inclusions
Reno5 4G inclusions

Inside, identical. Both phones arrived with a small box containing the paper documents, SIM ejector tool, and a clear flexible TPU case. Then, you will see the phones with a pre-installed screen protector.
Reno 5 5G inclusions
Reno 5 5G inclusions

Underneath, you'll see the power brick along with the USB-A to USB-C data charging cable and the earphones with microphones.

The power bricks they are using are powerful yet small at the same time. Reno5 4G uses a 50W SuperVOOC Flash Charge wall charger while the Reno 5 Pro 5G arrived with the 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charger.

This is a pleasant sight as some "premium" brands are slowly removing the in-box chargers in an "effort to save the environment".

Build Quality/Design

Reno5 5G and Reno5 4G back design
Reno5 5G and Reno5 4G back design

The OPPO Reno5 4G arrived with a textured back cover in either Fantasy Silver or Starry Black colors. The Fantasy Silver version has a similar glittery detail with fingerprint smudge resistant texture. Its back design is similar to the Reno4 except for the slightly larger camera island with the bigger camera rings. Reno5's Fantasy Silver version also changes colors depending on the angle or lighting hitting it.

Slightly upgraded design and look coming from the Reno4!

The two are using identical cameras on paper. The 64MP f/1.7 w/ PDAF + EIS + 8MP f/2.2 119-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 mono + LED flash quad-cam setup.

Meanwhile, the Reno5 5G is available in Galactic Silver, Starry Black, Astral Blue colorways. The unit we have is the Starry Black version. There's a 3D curved glossy glass finish at the back.
Displays of the two phones
Displays of the two phones

In the front, the two phones are super similar. Both are using a 6.4-inch 2.5D curved AMOLED screen with an extra smooth 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, FHD+ resolution, and a single top left-aligned punch-hole for the selfie camera. Reno5 4G uses a 44MP f/2.4 shooter while the Reno5 5G is equipped with a 32MP f/2.4 selfie cam.

The upgrade here coming from the Reno4 is the two are now sporting a slimmer chin bezel. The result? Both have a 91.7 percent screen-to-body ratio that is higher than the 90.7 percent screen-to-body ratio of Reno4 2 punch-holes.

In the display specs, the difference in their displays is the peak brightness. Reno5 4G has 600 nits while the 5G version has 750 nits. Reno5 4G has Gorilla Glass 3 protection. There's no mention if Reno5 5G's screen is protected as well. We will check and confirm with OPPO as soon as possible.
Top and bottom of Reno5 4G
Top and bottom of Reno5 4G

The frame is similar at first look. But, Reno5 5G's body feels a bit more solid than the body of Reno5 5G. This is understandable as there's a significant price difference between the two phones. The two don't offer any sort of water resistance. That is confirmed as both didn't come with a rubber gasket in the triple tray slot.
Top and bottom of Reno5 5G
Top and bottom of Reno5 5G

Button and port placements are identical. Both have a mic on top along with the speaker grille, USB-C port, second mic, and 3.5 mm headphone slot below.
Left and right of Reno5 4G
Left and right of Reno5 4G
Left and right of Reno5 5G
Left and right of Reno5 5G

On left, you'll find the pinhole to open the triple tray slot (dual SIM + 2x nano SIMs) as well as the volume up and down keys. On right, you'll see the power key.

They don't have stereo speakers though.

The two phones are slim and lightweight for better comfort. Reno5 4G measures 159.1 x 73.3 x 7.7 mm and weighs 171 grams. Reno 5 5G measures 159.1 x 73.4 x 7.8 mm and weighs at least 172 grams.

OPPO Reno5 4G Specs

Display: 6.4-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 AMOLED screen w/ 90Hz refresh rate, FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 411 ppi
CPU: 2.3GHz 8nm Snapdragon 720G octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 618
RAM: 8GB LPDDR4X
ROM: 128GB UFS 2.1 expandable via microSD card up to 256GB
Back Camera: 64MP f/1.7 w/ PDAF and EIS + 8MP f/2.2 119-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 w/ 4cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 mono + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 44MP f/2.4
Battery: 4,310mAh w/ 50W SuperVOOC Flash Charge
OS: Android 11 w/ ColorOS 11.1
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1 (SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC), OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS, Galileo, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: In-Display fingerprint sensor, dual mic, Dolby Atmos, USB-C, Colors: Fantasy Silver, Starry Black
Dimensions: 159.1 x 73.3 x 7.7 mm
Weight: 171 g
Price: TBC

OPPO Reno5 5G Specs

Display: 6.4-inch 2.5D curved AMOLED screen w/ 90Hz refresh rate, FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 411 ppi
CPU: 2.4GHz 7nm EUV Snapdragon 765G octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 620
RAM: 8GB LPDDR4X
ROM: 128GB UFS 2.1
Back Camera: 64MP f/1.7 w/ PDAF + EIS + 8MP f/2.2 119-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 mono + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 32MP f/2.4
Battery: 4,300mAh w/ 65W SuperVOOC 2.0
OS: Android 11 w/ ColorOS 11.1
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1 (SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC), OTG, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS, Galileo, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: In-Display fingerprint sensor, USB-C, Colors: Galactic Silver, Starry Black, Astral Blue
Dimensions: 159.1 x 73.4 x 7.8 mm
Weight: 172 g (Starry Black, Astral Blue), 180 g (Galactic Silver)
Price: TBC

As of the moment

Reno5 4G AnTuTu benchmark score
Reno5 4G AnTuTu benchmark score

So far, the two look good. Both have stylish designs. Both have great screens. Both have promising cameras with plenty of features. Both have super-fast charging speeds. Both have the much-improved ColorOS 11.1 skin based on Android 11 OS.
Reno5 5G AnTuTu benchmark score
Reno5 5G AnTuTu benchmark score

Personally and obviously, I find the Reno5 as it is the more "now-and-future-ready" device due to its use of a faster 2.4GHz 7nm EUV Snapdragon 765G octa-core processor with 5G connectivity to be more attractive than Reno5 4G's 8nm Snapdragon 720G 4G chipset.

However, we find it weird that the more affordable Reno5 4G has a better up to 960fps Slo-mo. Reno5 5G has the Film mode where you can enjoy manual video controls with stabilization though.

We will be checking its cameras and real-life performance in the coming days. See you in our full review.

Also, before we fully judge the phones, we need to know their actual price tags first.
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