OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G: Our Top Recommended Videography Smartphone of 2021

By Gizbot Bureau

The OPPO Reno series has a legacy of delivering exceptional user experience to smartphone enthusiasts, with some of the world's most innovative and power-packed devices. Keeping in line with the legacy, OPPO has introduced the much-anticipated Reno5 Pro 5G in the Indian market at an alluring price of INR 35990. Being a successor to the critically-acclaimed OPPO Reno4 Pro, the super-premium, the latest Reno series device opens the door to infinite possibilities for users by bringing a wide array of exciting new features to the table, along with top-of-the-line specifications, video centric features and aesthetically-pleasing design. The device goes on sale from January 22 and will be available across mainline retailers and Flipkart.


Let's have a look at the features that make the Reno5 Pro 5G the best-in-class and videography expert smartphone.

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G: Our Top Recommended Videography Smartphone of 2021

Industry-First AI Highlight Video Mode

We tested the newly-developed 'AI Highlight Video' feature on the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G and were totally blown away by the results. Once enabled, the phone's camera automatically applies tailored algorithms based on the AI detected light conditions in low-light and backlit conditions. The algorithm improves brightness, color vibrancy and clarity in poorly-lit scenes. The industry first AI Highlight Video feature activate Live HDR algorithm when the sensor detects harsh lighting environments and Ultra Night Mode when the system detects lighting less than 90 lux. For instance, while shooting outdoor videos against a bright sun, the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G manages to capture perfectly exposed subjects and backgrounds, thus solving the problem of the image being "too bright" or "too dark" in high-contrast scenes. Similarly, in low light scenarios the AI Highlight Video feature ensures that the videos turn out bright and lively.

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G: Our Top Recommended Videography Smartphone of 2021

This brilliant feature is backed by an industry-first Full Dimension Fusion (FDF) Portrait Video System. FDF Portrait Video System essentially enables the AI Highlight Mode to ensure adaptive brightness, dynamic range and noise reduction adjustments to a recorded video, improving videography results significantly and bringing them as close to real life scenarios as possible.

With such sophisticated computational photography algorithms at play, the end result is high quality video footage. Whether you want to capture sunrise or sunset videos along the beach, or dimly-lit party scenarios at your home with your family and friends, the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G ensures utmost clarity in your videos, with perfectly exposed subjects and vivid colors. Even the facial details that will be captured in these shots will be crystal clear.

The intelligent camera system extends the feature to both front and rear cameras to let you easily shoot creative videos with superior quality.

Innovative Modes for a Seamless Videography Experience

The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G's exceptional camera system also features several other creative videography modes including Dual-view Video, AI Color Portrait, Monochrome Video, Ultra Steady Video 3.0, and 960fps Smart Slow-motion.

The Dual-view Video Mode is a game changer as it allows you to generate creative content without the need for heavy editing. The mode enables you to shoot from both front and rear cameras simultaneously and shows the content in the video together. With this feature, sports commentary videos, review & unboxing videos can easily be generated by just simply clicking a button. If you run an entertainment channel on YouTube or any other short form video creation platform, you can create some exciting content to engage your audience.

Shoot Artistic Videos with AI Color Portrait and Monochrome Mode

Available on both front and rear cameras, the AI Color Portrait helps you expand your creativity by letting you highlight the subject with real-time effects. The feature applies black and white filters to the background while keeping the portrait's color natural. The strong contrasting color with the subject in highlight makes for an excellent video effect for social media platforms. Further, the Monochrome mode highlights only the reds, greens or blues in a video to give an artistic feel to video footage.

It was also a great experience to use the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G as our sole camera device to shoot videos since the handset captures super stable video footage, thanks to the Ultra Steady Video 3.0. This feature is backed by OPPO's exclusive stabilization technology. It offers multiple stabilization modes and works on both front and rear cameras.

Interestingly, the front Ultra Steady Video mode and AI Highlight Video can be used simultaneously to record clear and stable portrait videos. Last but not the least, the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G's rear camera system is also capable of recording 960fps slow-motion videos that give cinematic results.

Ultra-clear 108MP Image And AI Scene Enhancement

As far as still photography is concerned, the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G leaves no stones unturned. The device introduces a 64MP rear quad-camera system that aces photography by applying new means of computational photography. We managed to capture some brilliant shots with the handset as the 64MP high-resolution primary sensor pulls up a lot of details in both daylight and low-light and delivers well-lit pictures with crisp details, high dynamic range and natural colors. The camera can even capture Ultra-clear 108MP Images with retina-level clarity, and extremely rich details and fine textures.

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G: Our Top Recommended Videography Smartphone of 2021

We also found the 'AI Scene Enhancement' mode immensely useful in framing shots. It makes adjustments to the sensor's hardware settings to better understand the available lighting and to optimize colors, saturation and brightness for specific scenes.

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G: Our Top Recommended Videography Smartphone of 2021

Infinite And Seamless Design

The smartphone continues with OPPO's legacy of creating stunningly beautiful phones with seamless design philosophy. The new device is a true blend of style and ergonomics making it the perfect choice for today's youngsters who are also avid tech and videography enthusiasts. The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G is mere 7.6mm in thickness and weighs just 173g. You can handle the handset with one hand and can even use it for long periods of time without feeling tired. The sleek form-factor is further complemented by gentle curves and two striking colors-Astral Blue and Starry Black.

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G: Our Top Recommended Videography Smartphone of 2021

In fact, the Astral Blue variant of OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G mesmerized us with its unique shade, premium finish and ease of use. The backside of the handset is dazzlingly clear and gives an appearance of a timeless collection of millions of tiny sapphires. OPPO has used the most sophisticated engineering Reno Glow process, to give the Reno5 Pro 5G a beautiful shimmering effect.- It is yet another industry-first feature, which is OPPO's patented and one-of-its-kind Anti-Glare glass process which not just enhances the look and feel of the device but also makes it fingerprint and scratch-resistant.

The smartphone flaunts a 6.5-inch Full HD+ (2400x1080) 3D Borderless Sense Screen with HDR10+ certification making it perfect for binge-watching your favorite movies and series. In fact, with Netflix HD certifications and Amazon Prime Video HD & HDR certifications, you'll be able to enjoy your favorite shows in high quality. Multimedia content looks extremely immersive on the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G as the display boasting an impressive 92.1% Screen-to-Body Ratio seamlessly blends with the metal frame and creates a 3D curvature of 55.9 degrees at edges.

Importantly, we did not experience any eye strain even with prolonged screen use as the phone's screen is SGS Eye Care Display certified, which prevents eye fatigue by blocking harmful ultraviolet light rays without affecting the visual perception.

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G: Our Top Recommended Videography Smartphone of 2021

The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G's immersive Full HD+ display is also extremely fluid and responsive, thanks to the 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate which creates buttery smooth user-experience. Besides, the display touches 1100 nits partial peak brightness mark making it extremely bright and vivid for consuming content under challenging lighting situations. We never struggled to read text or consume other forms of multimedia content on the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G even while using the handset under direct sunlight.

Fluid And Lag-Free Performance

We've been using the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G as our daily driver for a while and haven't experienced any performance issues despite pushing the handset to extreme limits. This is an India-first smartphone to bring the MediaTek flagship-level chipset, the Dimensity 1000+. The 5G integrated SoC is supported by a power-packed combination of 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM.

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G: Our Top Recommended Videography Smartphone of 2021

With almost 200% better graphics performance, gaming becomes extreme fun on the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G. The flagship CPU+GPU combination smoothly runs the most graphically intensive games on the immersive 3D Borderless Sense Screen. The vivid gameplay is further enhanced by Dolby Atmos effects that transform your audio into an immersive sound experience, and makes the Reno5 Pro 5G deliver console-level gaming experience.

Moreover, OPPO has equipped the Reno5 Pro with 5G + Wi-Fi Dual Channel Acceleration technology that allows you to activate both Wi-Fi and 5G network channels at the same time to boost the maximum download rate. The phone features a 360° surround antenna design which automatically matches the antenna group with the best signal to ensure a more consistent and stable 5G user-experience.

Intelligent And Seamless Software Experience With ColorOS 11.1

OPPO's in-house ColorOS is the technology behind the fluid and lag-free performance of the Reno5 Pro 5G. The minimally designed UI maintains the beloved stock Android 11 features while also providing all required UI customizations that define an Android-powered smartphone. Besides, the ColorOS 11.1 ensures greater efficiency, unparalleled smoothness, strengthened privacy and unmatched security to offer seamless software experience.

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G: Our Top Recommended Videography Smartphone of 2021

Industry-Leading 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charging Technology

When it comes to fast charging technology, there's no smartphone that matches OPPO's Reno-series standards. The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G with industry-leading 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 flash charging technology that refuels the 4350mAh battery from flat to 100% in just 30 minutes. A 5-minute charge gives you 4-hour video playback. Isn't it awesome! This crazy fast charging speed means we don't have to wait for hours to charge our device. We also found the phone's built-in 'Super Power Saving Mode' extremely useful. It includes power management options for specific apps - to maximize that last bit of battery when you need it most.

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G: Our Top Recommended Videography Smartphone of 2021

A Truly Futuristic Smartphone Experience

Based on our testing of Reno5 Pro 5G under various situations, we can assure you that OPPO has once again outdone every other videography smartphone in the market. It's hard to find a smartphone that matches the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G's design standards, display user-experience and innovative camera videography features. Backed by the 5G-ready India first MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset, the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G is a force to be reckoned with. OPPO's future-ready Reno5 Pro 5G delivers unmatched performance in every aspect of smartphone usage making it the most promising 5G smartphone in India.

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G Price and Availability

The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G is priced at INR 35,990 and will go on sale from January 22, 2021. Additionally, to help users with better digital experience in the 5G era, OPPO India is also providing 120GB of free cloud service. This along with paid storage can be used upto a year from the date of purchase.

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G: Our Top Recommended Videography Smartphone of 2021

Along with the launch of Reno5 Pro 5G, OPPO has also added an amazing audio innovation - the OPPO Enco X True Wireless Noise Cancelling earphones. The OPPO Enco X True Wireless Noise Cancelling earphones is priced at INR 9,990 for the Indian consumers that provides the best acoustic audio experience. It is also supported by a self-innovated DBEE 3.0 Sound System and LHDCTM wireless transmission that brings the most authentic, first-class audio quality. Plus, the Enco X True Wireless Noise Cancelling earphones has a solid combination of OPPO's mastery of acoustics and Danish audio giant Dynaudio's expertise to provide you with a mind-blowing experience. The OPPO Enco X True Wireless Noise Cancelling earphones are available in two colours - black and white, which comes in perfect size too. Know more details on these premium earphones by clicking here.

OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G: Our Top Recommended Videography Smartphone of 2021

The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G will be available on Flipkart and users can avail various offers while purchasing it online. This includes 10% cashback on HDFC Bank Credit Cards/ Debit Cards EMI Transactions and ICICI Bank Credit Cards/ Debit Cards EMI transactions for the first three days of sale. The device is also available with attractive EMI options from Bajaj Finserv, Home Credit, IDFC First Bank, HDB Financial Services, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, TVS Credit and Zest money & also with IDFC First Bank along with ONE EMI Cashback offer. The brand is also offering flat INR 2500 Cashback on Bank of Baroda Credit Cards EMI Transaction, Federal Bank Debit Card EMI Transaction & Zest Money. The brand is also offering OPPO Care+ inclusive of Complete Damage Protection 180 days, Platinum Care & Free Pickup and drop for repairs in major cities on online and offline purchases. With the Reno5 Pro 5G purchased online there is a bundling offer of Rs 1000 for Enco X True Wireless Noise cancelling earphones as well. Why wait, time to grab the new OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G and Enco X True Wireless Noise cancelling earphones for yourself.

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