What You Should Know Before Buying OPPO Reno5 F

OPPO Reno5 F makes its global debut in Kenya

Muthoni Wachira, OPPO Kenya Projects, and Communications Manager and Alex Liu Brand Manager OPPO Kenya at the Launch of the Reno 5 device

OPPO Reno5 F is already selling on the Kenyan markets. This the most affordable variant of the Reno5 series.

OPPO Reno5 F is almost entirely like Reno5 in terms of features and specifications, including the screen type and size, battery capacity, RAM, and internal storage. However, they are differentiated by the screen refresh rate, screen protection, processor, cameras, and charging speed, among others.

Some quick specs include:

  • DISPLAY: AMOLED, 6.43 inches, 1080 by 2400 pixels
  • PLATFORM: Android 11, ColorOs 11.1, Mediatek MT6779V
  • MEMORY: 128GB/8GB RAM
  • MAIN CAMERA: Quad 48MP wide, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth
  • SELFIE CAMERA: Single 32MP f/2,4, 24mm (wide)
  • USB: Type-C 2.0, USB ON-The-Go
  • BATTERY: 4310 mAh, 30W Fast Charging

Unpacking the design

OPPO Reno5 F comes in a sleek and remarkably elegant design. The feel is premium and is available in Fantastic Purple and Fluid Black colors that exude dynamic beauty and vibrant texture. Featuring OPPO’s Flowing Light Design, the device gently diffuses light and shadow through a soft but vibrant color gradient for a unique and original look.

The phones also incorporate a 7.88mm slim body, and it weighs only 172g. The back panels come in a 3D curved design and at the front, you get a 6.43 inches Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 px resolution that boasts of a 90.8% screen to body ratio.

What is its performance?

Oppo Reno5 F runs on Android 11 based on ColorOS v11.1. It is powered by MediaTek Helio P95, a high-powered core processor ideal for multitasking. Coupled with the 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage, the large screen, and the high refresh rate, you can’t expect anything less than smooth performance. Add that to OPPO’s innovative System Performance Optimizer, and you have a phone that promises a smoother, more responsive experience that won’t slow down even after extended use.

With the Helio P95 processor, you can play different types of games while seamlessly switching between apps. From Cover Fire, Angry Birds 2 to the Rise of Empires, the performance is top-notch. Better yet, with OPPO’s Game Mode feature, you can avoid distractions for a more immersive experience. Any high-frequency gamer will also love the Gaming Shortcut Mode which reserves memory space to prevent games from taking long periods to load.

How powerful is the camera?

OPPO Reno5 F comes with a 48MP quad lens AI-assisted camera ideal for capturing all of life’s moments. From macro to ultra-wide-angle and zoom shots, Reno5 F displays life’s journey in vibrant, crystal-clear detail. Being a quad-camera, it includes an 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro lens, and 2 MP mono lens. The front features a punch-hole on the screen housing a 32 MP selfie camera.

To make your photography even more interesting, OPPO included several modes to help you picture and capture more detail in your photos and videos. With the AI Scene Enhancement, you can bring out the beauty in anything. This mode automatically recognizes 20 kinds of scenes and enhances colour and saturation for each one. From signature dishes to beautiful landscapes, you can make each image more exciting and wonderful.

Other modes like the Dynamic Bokeh and the Night Flare Portrait also enable you to set dazzling backgrounds and capture pictures that make your subjects conspicuous creating a romantic ambience with brilliant colours and beautiful effects.

Moreover, the Reno5 F comes with an AI Color Portrait Video that intelligently highlights your subject’s natural colours while turning the background black and white, creating amazing shots that allow anyone to be the centre of attention.

How about the Battery, Audio, and Connectivity?

OPPO Reno5 F sports a 4,310mAh battery capacity powered through a USB-C (Type-C) port. The power brick supports 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0. With a charge of 5 minutes, you get up to up to 3.2 hours of talk time, 1 hour of Instagram, or 2.9 hours of YouTube. The device charges from 0 to 100% in just under 1 hour.

Better yet, OPPO Reno5 F’s battery comes with All-Day Smart Power Saving Modes. With Super Power Saving Mode turned on and only 5% battery power, you can still make calls for more than 1 hour. And while you sleep, the Super Nighttime Standby mode keeps the battery use at a minimum. It is also worth noting that the phone’s software also regulates how the battery charges to prevent its damage thereby promoting its lifespan. In terms of connectivity, OPPO Reno5 F is available in 4G.

The phone boasts a cavity-design single loudspeaker and Real HD sound based on Dirac. The speaker is loud and decent enough for most of your needs. There is also support for FM Radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

How much does it cost and where can one find it?

There is only so much you can do with OPPO Reno5 F, and you can enjoy all its features without breaking your bank. At Ksh31,999, the phone is available in all OPPO brand shops, authorized dealers, and e-commerce platforms – Jumia, Kilimall, and Masoko.