2020 is finally over but OPPO decided to release one last flagship before the end of the year: we are talking about the OPPO Reno5 Pro+. It is the first flagship phone from the Reno lineup since the Reno 10x Zoom and one of the most powerful devices in the market, despite its price is not excessive. In this comparison, we decided to highlight the main differences between the latest OPPO high-end model and other flagships from the main brands released in 2020. We chose the iPhone 12 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra for this specs comparison because the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the S21 lineup are definitely too expensive and recent for the Reno5 Pro+. Let’s see who is better.
OPPO Reno5 Pro+ 5G vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
|OPPO Reno5 Pro+||Apple iPhone 12 Pro||Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||159.9 x 72.5 x 8 mm, 184 g||146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm, 189 g||164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm, 208 g|
|DISPLAY||6.55 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), AMOLED||6.1 inches, 1170 x 2532p (Full HD+), Super Retina XDR OLED||6.9 inches, 1440 x 3088p (Quad HD+), Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Apple A14 Bionic, hexa-core||Samsung Exynos 990, octa-core 2.73 GHz or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, octa-core 3.1 GHz
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 256 GB – 6 GB RAM, 512 GB||12 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB – micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 11, ColorOS||iOS 14||Android 10, One UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Quad 50 + 13 + 16 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.4 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
Single 32 MP f/2.4 front camera
|Triple 12 + 12 + 12 MP, f/1.6 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
Dual 12 MP + SL 3D f/2.2 front camera
|Triple 108 + 12 + 12 MP, f/1.8 + f/3.0 + f/2.2
10 MP f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||4500 mAh, fast charging 65W||2815 mAh, fast charging 20W, fast wireless charging 15W||4500 mAh, fast charging 25W, Fast wireless charging|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||5G, Dual SIM slot, reverse charging||5G, Dual SIM slot, IP68 waterproof, eSIM||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging 9W, waterproof IP68, 5G, eSIM|
If we talk about the build quality, then the iPhone 12 Pro has no rivals here. It is built with a stainless steel flame and a glass back with the Ceramic Shield protection, and it is waterproof with the IP68 certification up to 6 meters deep. If we only consider the look, the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ 5G is very attractive due to its thin and lightweight design, as well as its high screen-to-body ratio. But there is to say that the iPhone 12 Pro is actually more compact and thinner than the OPPO Reno5 Pro+. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the biggest one but still comes with a very attractive design and a waterproof body thanks to the IP68 certification.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G has the most advanced display. It is a wide 6.9-inch panel with a Quad HD+ resolution, a 120 Hz refresh rate, and the HDR10+ certification, rated A+ and one of the best displays ever by DisplayMate. Further, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G supports the S Pen for handwriting and drawing on the display. The OPPO Reno5 Pro+ has a 90 Hz refresh rate and a very good panel, but despite its standard refresh rate, the iPhone 12 Pro actually comes with a better display delivering a higher-end image reproduction. In each case, we are talking about OLED panles, but the iPhone 12 Pro lacks an in-display fingerprint scanner, unlike its two rivals. On the other hand, it relies on Face ID (3D facial recognition) for authentication.
Hardware and Software
If you want the highest performance, then you should go for the iPhone 12 Pro. It is equipped with an amazing Apple A14 Bionic chipset built at 5 nm and paired with 6 GB of RAM. But you have to deal with iOS, and if you are an advanced user or you do not own an Apple ecosystem, you might not like it. If we consider the U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, it is more powerful than the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ thanks to the Snapdragon 865+ mobile platform. But the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ has a better chipset than the EU version of the Note 20 Ultra coming with a weaker Exynos 990. OPPO Reno5 Pro+ runs Android 11 out of the box, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G has Android 10, and iPhone 12 Pro comes with iOS 14.
Each of these devices is a camera phone and it is very hard to pick the best one. Their performance mostly depend on the situation in which you click the photos. The iPhone 12 Pro is more interesting when it comes to video recording, while Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G has better zoom capabilities thanks to its 12 MP periscope camera with 5x optical zoom. The OPPO Reno5 Pro+ features an amazing 50 MP main sensor: the new Sony IMX766. Overall, iPhone 12 Pro looks more convincing, but we had no chance to test the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ as it just debuted in China.
Despite its 4500 mAh capacity, the battery of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is disappointing. With just 2815 mAh, the iPhone 12 Pro is able to achieve similar results. Instead, we believe the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ will actually be better. It also comes with a faster charging technology, but you should keep in mind that it lacks wireless charging.
OPPO Reno5 Pro+ starts from €500/$605 in China, while you need more than €1000/$1200 to get iPhone 12 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G in the global market. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra looks like a more complete phone for a lot of users, and so is the iPhone 12 Pro for the remaining ones. But the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ can let you save a lot of money while still getting a great flagship.
OPPO Reno5 Pro+ 5G vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G: PRO and CONS
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- S Pen
- Widest display
- Micro SD slot
- Ultrasonic fingerprint reader
OPPO Reno5 Pro+
- Great cameras
- Fastest wired charging
- Good price
Apple iPhone 12 Pro
- Very compact
- Better water resistance
- MagSafe connectors
- Awesome build quality
- Nice cameras
- Great performance
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