The OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G is one of the most anticipated smartphones by gamers as OPPO has packed in the Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ chipset here at Rs. 35,990/- This device saw the debut of the Dimensity 1000+ in India which is comparable to the flagship processors from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon counterparts. So how good is the OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G for gaming? Has Mediatek finally managed to give a competition to Qualcomm? Let’s have a closer look at our detailed gaming review of the OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G.
OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G – Mediatek Dimensity 1000+
The OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G is powered by the octa-core Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ chipset, clocked at 2.6GHz. This setup consists of four ARM Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2.6GHz and four power-efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. This chipset has the ARM Mali-G77 MP9 GPU along with the Mediatek AI-processing unit. It is coupled with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. Here are some benchmarks of the Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ chipset on the OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G.
- OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G AnTuTu Benchmark Score: 399533 (CPU: 125105, GPU: 150650, MEM: 64180, UX: 59598)
- OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G Geekbench 5 Benchmark Score: Single-core Score: 718, Multi-core Score: 3028
What are the Graphics settings in PUBG Mobile on OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G?
The OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G supports Smooth+Extreme settings by default, which enables true 60fps gameplay on the device. The maximum settings supported here are HDR+Ultra, which gives you 40fps gameplay. We tested PUBG Mobile Korean on all these settings and here are the details of the performance that we got in Erangel and Sanhok-Bootcamp.
- Smooth + Extreme 60fps
- Balanced + Ultra 40fps
- HD + Ultra 40fps
- HDR + Ultra 40fps
- Ultra HD – Coming soon
Smooth + Extreme Gameplay
In this setting, the OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G managed constant 55-60fps gameplay during the entire gameplay. We landed at hot drops like Pochinki, Sosnovka Military Base, and even Georgopol with 3-4 teams around, and the frame rate was constant around 55fps. During close-range fights, the fps remained very stable with no issues being faced by us.
For the Sanhok-Bootcamp test, the frame rate takes a slight hit around 35-40fps during landing, which is very normal with 4-5 squads landing with us at Bootcamp. As the game progressed, the frame rate became stable again around 60fps and close-range fights were also handled well. Overall, at Smooth+Extreme setting, PUBG Mobile was very stable at around 55-60fps constant during all stages of the game.
HDR + Ultra Gameplay
We tested the OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G on its maximum possible settings, which is HDR + Ultra that gives you a 40fps gameplay. The frame rate at this setting hovers between 35-40fps and takes slight hits towards 30fps during close-range fights. The device also generates extra heat when you play the game in this setting for a long time. HDR does make the colors, highlights, and shadows look a lot better, but the lower frame rate results in slightly mediocre performance in Classic Matches, and heats the device more.
We always recommend giving preference to frame rate over graphics and hence advise you to play the game at Smooth + Extreme Setting for Classic Matches, with HDR good enough for TDM matches in Arena Training and Library maps.
Does the device heat during PUBG Mobile gameplay?
The OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G has a glass back, which heats up quite early in an hour of gaming. The device becomes slightly warm to hold at the processor region after one hour of gaming. We tested the temperatures with a thermal gun, and the back had reached temperatures of 45-degrees Celsius after one hour of gaming. The glass back is also very fast to dissipate heat, once you stop the game. The temperature didn’t cross the 45-degree mark even during intense fights.
The good thing here is that the increased thermals do not affect the frame rate as much, and the game remains stable and playable. The back panel getting warm can be a little uneasy for certain users to hold the device in hand, but the performance remains stable.
How is the gyroscope performance on the OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G?
The OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G has a dedicated gyroscope sensor. We tested the gyroscope at the ‘Always-ON’ setting at full 400 sensitivity. The gyro performance was very good, and the response was in real-time. There was no delay in gyroscope movement and 6x scope sprays can be controlled very well. The end recoil control always depends on the player, but the gyroscope performance on the OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G is really good.
Can we stream PUBG Mobile using OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G?
The answer is both yes and no. The OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G does NOT have a 3.5mm headphone jack. The device also lacks HDMI-out support, so Elgato is also NOT supported here. You can still stream on speaker sound, using screen-mirroring by connecting your device to a PC/laptop, but the experience will be hampered by a margin. The live test on our YouTube channel was done by the same screen-mirroring concept with audio output from the speakers of the phone.
How much battery is drained while gaming on the OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G?
With Smooth + Extreme, the OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G can get about 3-4 hours of gaming on headphones. The screen brightness was set to 50% during our testing. Because of the heating, the battery drain looks a little high. At the HDR setting, the battery drains much faster. On a full 100% charge, you can get over 7 hours of uninterrupted gaming on the OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G.