Oppo Reno 4F

Oppo Reno 4F Review, Pros and Cons – The Oppo Reno 4 series is full of surprises and, without a doubt, this line brought the best smartphone in the medium segment, mainly in terms of design and camera. Recently, the Oppo Reno 4F smartphone was launched in Indonesia. Except for being released about two months earlier, the phone has the potential to stand out with its futuristic software and hardware set. However, you will not be able to use the latest 5G technology.

On the other hand, the Oppo Reno 4F seems to have almost all the features you want from a brilliant camera set to the right battery holder. But before going into the analysis, let’s take a look at the main features of the Oppo Reno 4F smartphone.

Oppo Reno 4F Review

Highlights

  1. A selfie port is inserted into the phone and, unlike other smartphones, the size is very small.
  2. On the other hand, the square camera plate is present at the rear, which includes a standard 48MP quad-camera configuration.
  3. Like most Oppo phones, the Reno 4F comes with a super AMOLED screen and a fingerprint reader under the screen for biometric scans.
  4. The Mediatek Helio P95 processing unit can be a disadvantage for the phone.
  5. The device appears to have a mediocre 4000 mAh battery and support for 18W fast charging.

Design and Display

The glossy layout may make you think that it is a premium glass frame covering the Oppo Reno 4F, but it may not be true, as the glossy coating gives a glass feel. To be more precise, it is a far-fetched consideration, but in reality, the company used plastic material to make this phone. However, it only applies to Metallic White, while Matte Black has an elegant matte finish.

Now, coming to the front side, the Reno 4F comprises a 6.43 inches Super AMOLED display panel, which is deep for its vivid colors and decent exposure to daylight. In addition, it also includes brightness of 430 nits that can go even further to 800 nits to its maximum limit. Unquestionably, the resolution limit is set at FHD+, which can increase the content streaming experience.

Memory and Internal

The phone uses Android 10 OS as the base operating system, which provides the excellent features of ColorOS 7.2 UI. The customized interface offers an extraordinary navigation system for users. In addition, you can customize the interface by deploying new things like themes, wallpapers, and launchers.

But the performance section lags behind due to the average processing speed, while the architecture was also unable to put cores in its work. Now, speaking of the chipset, the company offers an integrated Mediatek Helio P95 SoC to provide subnational support, still built in slows down the clock speed in the end. However, the two performance-oriented cores accurately manage speed to provide a smooth feel.

However, 8 GB RAM paired with 128 GB internal storage has stabilized performance behind the scenes. Besides that, the treat of a dedicated SD card is very good for those who wish to expand storage. Typically, 128 GB of space would be sufficient even if you download a lot of HD quality content and high-end games – it doesn’t run out easily.

Camera

The design of the camera resembles the recent iPhone 12 series phones, but achieved standard camera performance and came back to reality. Still, it’s worth mentioning that you didn’t have to worry about low light photos, as the camera has decent software to manipulate the background and provide a fantastic view even at night. On the other hand, instead of doing everything out, Oppo offers a 48MP quad-camera setup. As usual, the 48 MP primary sniper paired with an 8 MP ultra-wide secondary camera and the combination of two 2 MP depth perception and 2M macro lens.

The front camera took the 16 MP selfie port with a 2 MP depth sensor, which gives it a battery shape cut on the screen. Instead of implanting a depth lens, the company should have used an ultra-wide lens to improve the group’s selfie. Either way, the depth hardware is much better than the software.

In addition, you will receive several key features, such as HDR, portrait, panorama, night mode, pro mode, Beauty mode, etc. In terms of videos, 4K video recording adds additional charm to the phone while there is slow motion, timelapse, and many more with a brilliant twist of EIS. In addition, there are many hidden features within the camera application.

Battery and Others

The Li-Po 4000 mAh battery pack arrives at the Oppo Reno 4F and offers a long-lasting battery for a full day. With a single charge through the 18 W charging block, the phone runs continuously for more than 9 hours at its limits. But in terms of games, you can’t squeeze the 4000 mAh battery and will last 5 hours roughly during tough gaming.

The price is absurd since you need to buy this phone for $300 (approx. Rs 22,000) in Indonesia. Perhaps the name doesn’t sound right, but the design says it all because the Oppo Reno 4F is a renamed version of the Oppo A93 launched in Malaysia. Although the specifications are identical, the two models are designed for two different markets.

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Oppo Reno 4F Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of the Oppo Reno 4F smartphone.

SpecificationsOppo Reno 4F
Network2G, 3G, 4G
AnnouncedOctober 2020
SIMDual SIM
Dimensions6.30 x 2.91 x 0.30 inches
Weight164 g
Size6.43 inches
DisplaySuper AMOLED touchscreen
430 nits brightness
20:9 ratio
~409 ppi density
60Hz
ProtectionNo
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
OSAndroid 10, ColorOS 7.2
Chipset12 nm – Mediatek MT6779V Helio P95
CPUOcta-core
2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A75
6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55
GPUPowerVR GM9446
Card slotYes (dedicated slot)
RAM8GB
Internal128GB
Camera48MP (wide)
8MP (ultrawide)
2MP (depth)
2MP (micro)
LED flash, HDR, panorama
[email protected], [email protected]/120fps, gyro-EIS
Selfie16MP (wide)
2MP (depth)
HDR
[email protected]
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
BDS, QZSS
NFCNo
Infrared portNo
RadioYes
USBUSB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
SensorsUnder display fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro
proximity, compass
BatteryLi-Po 4000 mAh battery, Fast Charging 18W
ColorsMatte Black, Metallic White
Expected PriceUSD 300 (approx. Rs 22,000)

Oppo Reno 4F Pros and Cons

Down below you can see the list of pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of the Oppo Reno 4F smartphone.

Pros

  1. Offers good camera performance.
  2. Huge screen to body proportion
  3. Consists of an elegant design.
  4. 4K video recording with Gyro-EIS.
  5. Conventional ColorOS 7.2 UI support
  6. Super AMOLED screen with an under-screen fingerprint.
  7. UFS 2.1 memory type support
  8. USB On-The-Go is present
  9. Long battery life with 18W fast charging.
  10. Dual selfie camera.

Cons

  1. Same old design.
  2. Bloatware present in the interface.
  3. Without 5g support.
  4. Without wireless charging.
  5. Average performance
  6. Without NFC
  7. The dual selfie camera cut on the screen is a bit annoying.

Conclusion

The Oppo Reno 4F smartphone has useful features to capture interested buyers, as it covers the camera, screen, design, battery, and body structure very well. On the contrary, the drop in performance is quite visible, and even the benchmarks for overall performance are average. However, the Reno 4F considers more or less a camera phone with a little variation on the latest Reno 4 SE smartphone.

It is a decent choice for selfie enthusiasts as it has a double set of selfies. As a general value, the price of USD 300 (approx. Rs 22,000) has reached the sweet spot on main mid-range smartphones. Anyway, the Oppo Reno 4F is a future-proof smartphone, except for 5g support.

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