Oppo Reno4 Z 5G review

Affordable 5G is here and the Oppo Reno4 Z proves it

Oppo Reno4 Z review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

A fun 5G phone with a stylish finish and a stomachable price tag; the Reno 4 Pro isn’t the best at anything, but it’s at least good at most things. As far as the camera goes, despite the fact only two of the four around the back take pictures, Oppo's tasteful processing ensures results look competitive. The lack of OIS is felt, but at its price, there’s still plenty going for the Reno 4 Z.


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    Affordable 5G

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    Respectable screen

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    Nippy performance


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    No OIS

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    Mono speaker

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    Total fingerprint magnet

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The Oppo Reno4 Z is part of a wave of new affordable 5G phones to launch in the run-up to the holiday season. It faces stiff competition from the OnePlus Nord, Realme X50 5G and Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G. That said, it’s the first to launch with MediaTek’s Dimensity 800 5G chipset. That means it’s also the first to feature that chip’s image processor (ISP).

So while the Reno4 Z 5G sports a very familiar main camera sensor — the same one found in the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro and Honor View 20, it could well throw up some new photo and video nuances owing to those brand new internals. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.