Towards the end of 2019, OPPO launched the Reno3 series. The normal Reno3 has since found its way to Kenya. It has been on sale for KES 40000, and for the price, it punches above what competitors can offer, and we found it competent enough after running it alongside the Samsung Galaxy A71 that retails for the same price just fine.
It should be noted that OPPO has a tricky release cycle. For instance, the Reno3 series for the Chinese market is sold with superior Dimensity 1000L chipsets from MTK, as well as some units that sell with S765G. The Pro version of the Reno3 did not make its way here (with S765G) because the chip is equipped with 5G radios, and Kenya does not have the infrastructure, yet.
Now, OPPO is back with brand new Reno4 and Reno4 Pro – and if that seems too fast, then you are right, but there is a reason for this quick succession.
Here is are some quick specs for the two devices:
The Reno4 Pro at 172g compared to the heavier Reno4 that tips the scales at 183g.
Both have AMOLED screens as the Reno3. The Reno4’s measures 6.4 inches. The Reno4 Pro’s is slightly bigger at 6.5”, is curved and refreshes at 90 Hz.
Both have punched in selfie snappers – and the Reno4 has two of those front cameras (32 MP and 2 MP, the Pro has a single 32 MP).
The Reno4’s has a standard 8 GB of RAM. The Pro stretches it to 12 GB for the full specc’d version. Memory for both starts at 128 GB to 256 GB.
Batteries are the same at 4020 mAh and 4000 mAh (Reno4 and Pro, respectively).
Both have 5G support, run on ColorOS 7.2 and Android 10, and support 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging (the Reno3 support 30W).
The rest of the specs are summarized below.
|Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G|
|Memory||8+128 GB |
|4000 mAh battery
|Main camera||48 MP main |
8 MP ultra-wide
2 MP B/W
|48 MP main with OIS
12 MP ultra-wide
13 MP telephoto
|Selfie||32 MP + 2 MP||32 MP|
|OS||Android 10, ColorOS 7.2||Android 10, ColorOS 7.2|