OPPO Reno 4 was recently launched in Kenya and we’ve been using for a good amount of time taking it through its paces.
You can read our first impressions review here or watch the video where we also got a hands-on wrist-on experience with the OPPO Watch.
Anyway lets get to how the OPPO Reno 4 handles smartphone photography.
OPPO Reno packs five cameras – a 32MP selfie camera in the hole-punch cutout that also accommodates a sensor and a quad-camera setup that includes a 48MP primary camera accompanied by a 2MP mono-colour sensor, 8MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro camera.
This hardware makes for a versatile camera array that offers incredible performance across a wide range of scenarios and lighting conditions.
oppo reno 4 takes Great photos with quality dynamic range, colour vibrancy and lots of detail – perfect INSTAGRAM/tiktok SMARTPHONE AND MORE
Whatever shot you take be it with the primary or the ultrawide, the colours will be accurate and consistent. The HDR mode handles challenging situation pretty well.
I loved how skin tones are handled too.
The night mode also provides a better dynamic range and more detail.
Lowlight performance is also impressive for night time and darker indoor shots thanks to the ultra dark mode. This also works for selfies too.
Daylight photos turn out so well. I loved the phone handled scenes with different lighting settings – that HDR really comes through. Taking 48MP shots come with so much detail.
Colours come out with decent saturation and accurate colours, especially for our African skin tone.
Food shots are great enough to spice up your Instagram feed
The 8MP ultrawide also does a good job retaining colour as the primary camera.
Portrait mode does an equally good job with isolating subjects from the background.
The selfie camera held its own for well lit situations
OPPO included other features such as AI colour portrait which pushes the background in a photo to black and white while retaining colour of the person in focus
The OPPO Reno 4 not only offers unrivalled camera performance but also video performance. There’s a steady video on for selfie videos. The dual selfie cameras offer EIS and the front ultra-steady video can work with most filters at both [email protected] and [email protected], and with bokeh and beautification at [email protected]
The main camera can also shoot AI colour portrait videos and monochrome video with this feature.
Both Ultra Steady video to capture action shots without a gimbal and ULTRA steady video pro which is supported by the ultra-wide angel camera to capture a wider angle video shot.
There’s also support for 960fps smart slow-motion playback that uses intelligent motion detection algorithm. The OPPO Reno 4 can also take slow-motion videos in [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected] on the rear cameras.
All these video features are great if you’re a TikTok, Instagram or YouTube content creator.
OPPO included SoLoop which is a smart video editor offers even more exciting updated features to easily create an entire trendsetting video with a single tap.
Here are some samples:
AI colour portrait
Lowlight and night mode shots
More Night mode shots
Overall, you’re getting your money’s worth in terms of the competent perfromance – you’ll never go wrong with the capable and versatile camera setup.
The unrivalled performance coupled with the impressive hardware the OPPO Reno 4 ships with make for a compelling package.
Pricing and Availability
OPPO Reno 4 starts selling from Ksh 39,999 at official OPPO branded stores or on their OPPO shop on Jumia.
Pre-orders are live and are open for now with a 28th September deadline.
When you pre-order, you get the OPPO Enco W11(retails at Ksh 5000), a water flask, an OPPO backpack for free.
If you decide to pre-order both the OPPO Watch and the OPPO Reno 4, you get a discount worth Ksh 4000.