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Tips to power through your day with the new Reno5 series’ latest OS

/ 01:07 PM May 19, 2021

Written by: Raquel Gomez for

Almost their entire life, millennials and the newly minted Gen Z generation have relied on their smartphones to get things done in this digital-enabled world. A smartphone on a millennial’s hand is central to him  accomplishing tasks at work, bonding and sharing content with friends, or with family. To a Gen Z, a smartphone is key to collaborating with classmates for a project or to  draw out more creativity in them for their next TikTok content. To both generations, a smartphone is a magic wand that lets you multitask and get things done your style.

Because of its smart features, the smartphone is also equivalent to a 24/7 assistant on standby, responding to every digital native’s beck and call. The usefulness of a smartphone in one’s daily grind is what OPPO’s latest ColorOS 11.1 has been emphasizing about since it was announced late last year. The new android-based OS, found in the new OPPO Reno5 5G, has more to offer beyond its wonderful intuitive and smart features. It has exceptionally good camera features which are perfect for everyone’s need for their daily content exploration and creation.

The OPPO Reno5 5G is a recently introduced mid-premium priced 5G smartphone. Unlike other smartphones that have ditched essentials such as a charger or earphones in their packaging, OPPO Reno5 5G comes in a well-stocked box, complete with 65W SUPERVOOC 2.0 flash charger, and 3.5 mm earbuds. Also, under its hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core processor. It comes with 8GB RAM plus 128GB storage.


OPPO Reno5 5G

For its cameras, the OPPO Reno5 5G features a 64MP rear quadcamera and a 32MP front camera shooter. Because of this impressive camera hardware, the OPPO Reno5 5G offers outstanding AI camera features such as AI Color Portrait, Portrait Beautification Video, Ultra Night Selfie Mode, and others perfect for content creation and capturing memories.

OPPO Reno5 5G

OPPO Reno5’s ultra wide angle feature lets you capture more elements in the camera’s frame

As to OPPO Reno5 5G’s user-friendliness, it is amazingly intuitive. The smartphone also offers a lot of customization, which is particularly appealing to people who want to show individuality or uniqueness. The smartphone comes with Android 11-based operating system ColorOS 11.1. With this combination, the OPPO Reno5 5G gives you control on how you want the environment of your smartphone to feel and look.

Here are some of them:

Greater security features

It’s a pure nightmare when someone gets a hold of your smartphone without you knowing it. The OPPO Reno5 5G offers security beyond fingerprint scan or face recognition. It has a private safe or folder feature where you can put content such as photos that you want to be secured tightly. You can hide your personal apps and use a code to access them. Additionally, you can secure your payments when using the smartphone to pay online.

Smarter feature for gamers

As we spend the summer hiding in the comforts of our homes, interest in mobile gaming has increased. The Reno5 5G comes in handy with its newest gaming feature, Gamer Mode, which allows you to enjoy uninterrupted gameplay. Gamer Mode is the latest smart feature of the ColorOS 11.1 that assists with power and battery-hungry gaming sessions. In OPPO Reno5 5G, this feature will block calls, limit social media notifications, and turn off certain on-screen gestures. 

Enjoy uninterrupted gameplay with the Gamer Mode feature.

Faster content translation

Language translation couldn’t get any easier thanks to Google Lens and Google Translate in the OPPO Reno5 series. This feature automatically translates texts that appear in your partial screenshot. Using three fingers, swipe downwards and you get a screenshot of a webpage you are reading. There’s an option if you want a full scroll down page screenshot or just a portion. 

Flex Drop or Floating Window Feature

As an Android device, the OPPO Reno5 5G offers a split screen option, where you can access and enjoy two apps in a single screen. Its Flex Drop feature, however, extends this functionality further by offering users a floating screen of an app that you want to move or drag into whatever corner of your phone’s display. This is particularly helpful when you’re on multitasking mode reading a web article while watching a YouTube video. Additionally, when you are playing your favorite MOBA game LoL Wild Rift, you can still activate your Messenger app to keep your family and friends updated even when you are currently farming in the game. To activate this on your smartphone, simply access the multitasking bar on the left downside of the display and touch the option feature (two tiny circles) and choose the floating window.

New variations of the Dark Mode feature

The new Dark Mode feature in OPPO Reno5 5G gives you the choice between Enhanced, Medium, and Gentle. Enhanced is a pure black mode in high-contrast, while Gentle is an eye-friendly gray background. Medium mode, on the hand, is the in- between gradation between the two extreme modes. Dark Mode also allows you to schedule its appearance—turn dark mode on or off at a certain time you want.

More customization at your fingertips

Add zest to your OPPO Reno5 5G’s Always-On Display (AOD) by creating an animated design just by dragging your fingers on the display. The design you create will then play on the screen when AOD is active. This customizable artwork feature will certainly appeal to artists or budding artists out there.

You can also customize ringtones and wallpapers. The Reno5 5G has this make-your- own ringtone feature which can be done through finger swipes. By sliding your finger on the panel, you can alter the pitch, timbre, and speed of the tune to create something that fits your particular taste. This can help you create unique ringtones. You can combine folders through dragging a folder into another folder. You can populate the screen with the apps that you want and hide the ones you don’t actually use a lot.

There are still a number of amazing features found in OPPO Reno5 5G. The best way to appreciate all of these is to experience it yourself.

The OPPO Reno5 4G and Reno5 5G are now available in the Philippines via OPPO concept stores, partner dealers, exclusive e-commerce partners Shopee and Lazada, and via Home Credit with 0% interest across several installment plans. The Reno5 4G and Reno5 5G retail at PHP18,999 and PHP23,999 respectively.

For more information, visit or the OPPO Philippines’ Facebook page.


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TOPICS: android smartphones, OPPO Philippines, OPPO Reno5 5G, Reno5 5G series
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