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.

Pros

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    Affordable 5G

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    Respectable screen

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    Nippy performance

Cons

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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 and content creator with a number of specialisms. He started his career at Canon Europe, before joining Phone Arena and Recombu as a tech writer and editor. From there, he headed up and runs Tech[edit], a technology YouTube channel, and has worked alongside this role at Future as a Senior Producer, sharpening his considerable video production skills. 


His technical expertise has been called on numerous times by mainstream media, with appearances and interviews on outlets like Sky News, and he provides Digital Camera World with insight and reviews on camera phones, video editing software and laptops, on-camera monitors, camera sliders, microphones and much more.