Just a few months after the launch of OPPO Reno4 and Reno4 Pro 5G, the Reno5 series has arrived which includes OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G. While the Reno4 Pro is a mid-range phone in terms of hardware, with the Reno5 Pro the company has decided to go beyond the mid-range segment and offer higher performance. But the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G is no better phone than the Reno4 Pro 5G in every respect and many people may be confused when evaluating the specifications of these two phones. Which is the best and for which type of users? This comparison will highlight the differences between the specifications of the latest Pro variants of the Reno series.
OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G vs OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G
|OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G||OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||159.7 x 73.2 x 7.6mm,
|159.6 x 72.5 x 7.6mm,
|SCREEN||6.55 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD +), 402 ppi, 20: 9 ratio, OLED||6.55 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD +), 402 ppi, 20: 9 ratio, AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Mediatek Dimensity 1000+, 2.6 GHz octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, 2.4 GHz octa-core|
|MEMORY||8GB RAM, 128GB – 12GB RAM, 256GB||8GB RAM, 128GB – 12GB RAM, 256GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 11 and ColorOS||Android 10 and ColorOS|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS|
|CAMERA||Quad 64 + 8 MP + 2 + 2 MP f / 1.7 and f / 2.2 and f / 2.4 and f / 2.4
32MP f / 2.4 front camera
|Triple 48 + 13 + 12 MP f / 1.7 + f / .24 + f / 2.2
32MP f / 2.4 front camera
Fast charging 65W
|4000mAh, fast charging 65W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Double SIM slot, 5G, reverse charging||Double SIM slot, 5G|
OPPO has improved the design with Reno5 Pro 5G. At first glance, the two phones might look identical, but OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G offers much more thanks to its prismatic pattern and fluorescent parts that glow in the dark. The Reno Glow color variations are downright impressive. However, there are no huge differences if we exclude the colors and lighting effects provided by the phones. While the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G packs a larger battery, it is nearly the same size as its predecessor – it’s as thin as the Reno4 Pro 5G, and the weight is the same too. Both phones are built with a glass back and aluminum bezel, and both have a curved screen at the edges and a punch-hole design.
The presence of HDR10 + certification on the OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G is very interesting, but the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G provides a higher brightness. However, there are only marginal differences between the displays on these two laptops. Both feature an in-display fingerprint scanner and the same 6.55-inch display size as well as the same Full HD + resolution with 1080 x 2400 pixels. We advise not to give so much importance to the display and to go on evaluating the other specifications of these laptops.
Specifications and software
This is where you can find the most important difference: the chipset. The OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 765G mobile platform which is actually a mid-range SoC. The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G offers a flagship processor: the Dimensity 1000+, actually the best chipset released by MediaTek. The memory configurations are exactly the same: there is one with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory, and one with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of memory. But the software changes quickly: OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G is based on Android 10 customized by ColorOS 7.2, while OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G runs Android 11 with ColorOS 11.
OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G is actually a better camera phone than OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G. Reno5 Pro 5G has a mid-range camera department that includes a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP ultrawide lens, and a pair of 2MP sensors for macro and depth calculation. With OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G, you get a 48MP main sensor with OIS (Sony IMX586), a 13MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, and a 12MP ultrawide camera that doubles as a dedicated video camera. The front cameras are exactly the same: two 32 MP sensors with focal aperture f / 2.4. So despite being an older phone, OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G is a better camera phone. And it is also one of the best camera phones on the market, especially for those who want to record very beautiful videos.
The battery capacity is the weakest point of the OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G: it has just 4000 mAh. The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G has a larger 4350mAh battery which provides much longer battery life. Both phones support 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging technology which allows them to fully charge at blazing speeds. It only takes 36 minutes to charge OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G from 0 to 100 percent, and just a few more minutes for Reno5 Pro 5G. In addition, Reno5 Pro 5G is equipped with reverse charging.
The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G was launched in the Chinese market with a starting price of around 430 € / 525 $: it is not yet available in the global market. The list price of OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G for the global market is € 799 / $ 975 for the 12/256 GB configuration. If you need the best camera department, you should definitely go for OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G which offers OIS and better secondary sensors for the main camera department. But for the rest of the specs, the Reno5 Pro 5G is the winner – it has better hardware and even a bigger battery. The designs are similar and so are the displays, but the Reno5 Pro is slightly better in these respects too. Personally I would choose OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G.
OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G vs OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G: PROS and CONS
OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G
- Better chipset
- Bigger battery
- Reverse charge
- More impressive design
- ColorOS 11
OPPO Reno4 Pro 5G
- Better cameras
- Worldwide availability
- HDR10 + display
- Stereo speakers
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