With cutting-edge camera technology for your highly digital-driven lifestyle
It’s been a full year since life turned upside down. The unwanted quarantine has taken us hostage and made us homebodies. Amid all the undeniable setbacks, I would like to think self-isolation has definitely made me more creative. Strangely enough, the limited resources and space that I have on the daily encourages me to rethink what it means to create. I am just one of the many individuals who use the power of art to reshape this COVID-19 era and bring communities together, albeit from a distance.
Now, having the right equipment to document my everyday “exploits”—filming a swatch video, unboxing my weekly Shopee haul and capturing my workout fit for the day—however monotonous it can get, makes life in lockdown more interesting. And sharing it to the world? Even better.
With the saturation of new smartphone releases in the market this 2021 catering to the Gen Z and millennial working from home, it takes a stellar product to capture my fancy. With the non-stop (to a fault) digital lifestyle we all are struggling to keep up with, a trustworthy handset is a must-have, especially if you’re all set for an upgrade.
Design & Battery Life
The brand new OPPO Reno5 5G is this market’s competitive release with cutting-edge camera technologies for our highly digital-driven lifestyle. As a smartphone that adapts to our ever-changing way of life, it stays true to the Reno series’ pursuit in providing superior video and photo experience to users. (ICYMI, check the full OPPO Reno 2 review here!)
Highlighting the Dual-view Video, you can capture both sides of action simultaneously (see: unboxing a makeup product and actually swatching it on your face) with no need for an app to do it for you. Stay in the frame and easily stay connected, too!
Can’t find the time to plug in your phone and need a little fuel to that battery juice? Five minutes of charging gets you three hours of instant video playback still. Is this some kind of magic? Yes, I think it is.
With a 90Hz Refresh Rate, visuals feel smoother and reactions feel faster. You can also enjoy a 44MP Selfie Camera, 64MP Main Camera, 8MP Ultra Wide-angle Camera, 2MP Macro Camera and 2MP Mono Camera. There are so many possible lenses and angles, to the point that you’ll actually get sick of taking photos of your face and your dog—facts only.
Video-wise, the OPPO FDF Portrait Video System empowers the consumer to create without any limits, producing professional quality video content in almost any possible situation. With AI Highlight Video, one can easily take clear and crisp media even during the nighttime, because we all know, we’ve all transformed into night owls this lockdown. This is also the first time OPPO has united Ultra Night Video and Live HDR under one feature, which is available on both the front and rear cameras of both devices.
I even got a test run on the OPPO Reno5 5G for a few weeks and can easily spot the differences as with my current Android smartphone!
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It takes a lot for me to be impressed, truth be told, and this smartphone release checks off many boxes. As a creative in quarantine, there’s nothing else I need more than reliable, fast-charging equipment (and the creative juice!) to make these peculiar days productive.
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver