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Smartphone Reviews, Oppo Reno 5 5G 2022

In addition to continuing to present smartphones with trendy designs, advanced camera technology and instant charging, OPPO Indonesia seems to also focus on presenting 5G network technology in 2021. If in the previous year only in the flagship line, now middle-class consumers can enjoy it through OPPO Reno5 5G.

Not only presenting the device, OPPO also compensates by providing education to the public, through OPPO 5G Academy, for example. That way, consumers can understand the benefits of buying a device like oppo Reno5 5G at this time, although it can not be maximized due to the unavailability of the infrastructure.

It comes with a considerable price difference from the regular Reno5 series, even though it looks exactly the same. The specifications of the camera are the same, but in fact the photos can look different. Is it much better? Here's the full review.


Smartphone Reviews, Oppo Reno 5 5G 2022

As seen in the photo above, oppo Reno5 5G has almost exactly the same design as the sister, Reno5. Both have a thin and light design, with curved corners on both sides of the rear body and protrusions on the camera module.

There are two color options to choose from, and both look slightly different when compared to reno5. The color of the unit we reviewed is Starry Black, the lightest variant aka only 172 grams, and has a thickness of 7.9mm. Another variant is the Galactic Silver which weighs 180 grams. In general, holding the OPPO Reno5 5G is very comfortable in the hand.

The material used is polycarbonate, possibly aiming to reduce the overall weight. But it doesn't look and feel cheap at all. The color gradation is quite subtle, as if it is made brighter from the left end to the right. Unfortunately, it is easy to get dirty or fingerprint.


Smartphone Reviews, Oppo Reno 5 5G 2022

If reno4 Pro has a 3D curved screen, OPPO Reno5 5G is made exactly the same as the cheaper series. The surface is flat, which actually minimal risks of being touched at the end of the screen. It has dimensions of 6.43 inches, is FHD+ resolution and supports a 90Hz refresh rate.

The AMOLED panel used is certainly very indulgent to the eye, especially when displaying always-on displays from ColorOS 11. There is a vivid and natural color mode option for 100% sRGB accuracy, as well as a maximum brightness that reaches 750 nits. It's still okay enough for outside-light use.

The four sides of the bezel are also relatively thin, plus a punch-hole camera that also has a mini diameter above the left. The fingerprint sensor embedded behind the screen certainly has the typical quality of OPPO smartphones, aka fast and accurate.


Smartphone Reviews, Oppo Reno 5 5G 2022

In this section, I didn't think that the results were positive enough. Because the specifications on paper, just like the screen, oppo Reno5 5G camera also uses the exact same setup of four rear cameras. Including its main sensor with a resolution of 64MP f / 1.7.

Indeed there are some camera features that do not exist alias not forwarded from the regular Reno5 series. Like AI Mixed Portrait that can combine two video files, as well as special portrait effects such as AI Color Portrait. Others such as Dual View Video and Neon Portrait are still available.

Although the rear camera sensor is the same, I see an increase in photo results, especially in low-light conditions. Thanks to the image signal processor (ISP) that is superior to snapdragon 765G, the photo quality can be better. Night photos look a little sharper, while the night mode for ultra-wide sensors is helpful in bringing up extra details.

Which I rather regret, the night mode always takes about 6-7 seconds during the photo shoot process. Consistent in very dark lighting conditions, as well as much brighter ones. Unlike other smartphones that better adjust lighting conditions.

Oppo Reno5 5G front camera does have a lower resolution at 32MP f / 2.4 (compared to Reno5's 40MP), but megapixel size is not the main thing. Sharp in light conditions is enough with good HDR effects, and remains of low-light quality. Only occasionally less fitting in giving exposure to the photo.

The video feature seems to be more favored in oppo Reno5 5G. Naturally, considering that with 5G, sending video will be easier and faster. AI Highlight Video comes with an automatic algorithm to apply Live HDR or Ultra Night Video, according to the lighting conditions captured by the camera.

And not only in taking photos, this smartphone is also equipped with Portrait Beautification Video, providing a natural facial effect during recording. There is also Dual View Video for recording from the front and back, as well as Movies that apply like a manual mode for videos.


Running the latest ColorOS 11.1 based on Android 11, OPPO Reno5 5G comes with other features typical of the series. In addition to the level of personalization that is deeper and easier, there is also a special mode for gaming and special features to facilitate the multitasking process.

Flex Drop, for example, is capable of shrinking the appearance of an app into a floating window, it can be moved to any side of the screen while accessing other apps. Need to do the translation process? Just swipe the portion of text you want to translate with three fingers, and Google Translate automatically opens. It can be from any app.

OPPO is also classified as a gercep to present monthly security updates, where OPPO Reno5 5G has received a patch in February 2021, a few days before this article was written. What I love, the speaker setup is still mono when competitors are already racing to give two speakers. Plus the absence of the Air Gesture ftur.

There is Dolby Atmos support, indeed, but it feels less scary considering the quality of the screen is already very good. And keep in mind, OPPO Reno5 5G only supports two SIM card slots, aka does not have a microSD card slot.


While using Reno5 with Snapdragon 720G, I feel the performance is quite fast. Perhaps thanks to a good collaboration between OPPO and Qualcomm to optimize the middle-class chipset. So the use of Snapdragon 765G in OPPO Reno5 5G makes the user experience even better.

The capacity of 8GB of RAM is certainly enough to accommodate the access needs of several applications at once. What may be somewhat less is 128GB of internal storage without a microSD slot, so it should be more diligent backup to cloud storage when taking photos or videos often.

During use for occasional games and intensive photo taking, the back body does not feel hot at all. In fact, the dimensions are very thin.

Oh yes, although the chipset already supports 5G networks, the maximum network option is only limited to 4G only. This is done to meet government regulations, and will be opened when the 5G network is ready for use in Indonesia.


With relatively the same capacity of its twin series, the 4,300 mAh battery on the OPPO Reno5 5G is classified as economical. Because for the same use, it can last a full day with an on-time screen for about 4 hours. I say irit, because with AOD on and usage that tends to be intensive.

Although the chipset is more powerful, the 7nm fabrication on the Snapdragon 765G seems to help the power efficiency of the device. While 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 support is in line with the claim, it can be fully charged in about 35 minutes only. Use another standard adapter (GaN 65W) not for 100 minutes.


Smartphone Reviews, Oppo Reno 5 5G 2022

With the price difference reaching Rp2 million, I don't think it hurts to choose oppo Reno5 5G. Although when viewed in terms of specifications many similarities, in fact the use of a more powerful chipset can provide a better impression overall, including the results of photos and videos.

Buying a smartphone can also be considered an investment. Especially for Gizmo friends who are not a hobby to change devices in less than a year. When the 5G network is available, the device you are using is compatible, aka ready to be maximized.

With a price of Rp6.99 million, OPPO Reno5 5G can be the best candidate for Gizmo friends who want a complete package in a smartphone. It has a stylish design, maintained performance, quality camera and 5G compatibility.

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