Weirdest Pop Up Camera Yet?! – Oppo Reno Durability test!

Today we’re going to be durability testing
the Oppo Reno. This is the smartphone with the triangular
motorized pop up camera in the top. If you remember, Oppo’s the same company that
made the Oppo Find X…the one that kind of snapped and broke during my durability test. Let’s hope that Oppo has built a better motorized
camera phone this time around. Today’s video has been sponsored by Raid Shadow
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this video. Now it’s time to see if this Oppo Redo with
the motorized camera is built better than the last one. Let’s get started. [Intro] The Oppo Reno. Phones have been super interesting this year. Motorized cameras, while just slightly impractical,
are very intriguing. And we’ve never seen a camera pop up at an
angle like this one does. Inside the box we get our first look at the
Ocean Green version, which is very much blue in my opinion. It’s got a shimmery frosted glass look to
it, but yeah, definitely more blue than green. Also, in the box we have a case for the phone. I’m always a fan of manufacturers including
free protection. Nice work, Oppo. The case has a slot cut out at the top for
the camera. Speaking of which, the camera might look like
a massive SIM card tray when it’s closed, but the whole thing is a motorized triangular
pop up camera….like a slice of pizza that rotates out each time you want to take a picture. It’s got that pivot point on the left side
so only one end extends up out of the phone. Oppo says this thing is rated for over 200,000
protrusions, so even if you used it 60x a day, it would still last you about 9 years. The acute pizza also needs to be raised up
if you want to use the flash for the rear camera, since the flash is located on the
backside of the slice. There is a slight jiggle to the triangle,
which means there’s no water resistance for this Oppo Reno. But overall, it feels very solid. I’m impressed. We’ll come back to the camera in just a second. Let’s scratch test the screen. On my standardized durability test, I have
a set of Mohs picks that tell what hardness level the screen in. Level 3 is plastic. Level 6 is glass, and level 8 is sapphire. To my surprise, the Oppo Reno started scratching
at a level 3. They very effectively hid a high quality screen
protector on the front. No complaints here…I like protection. After removing that screen protector and continuing
the scratch test, we get the results we come to expect from Gorilla Glass 6 – scratches
at a level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7. Now one fear people might have with motorized
cameras is what happens if the phone slips from your hand while you’re taking a picture
and the camera is in the open position? Well Oppo is following in the footsteps of
One Plus and the Zenfone with an automatic retract feature. As soon as the Reno feels itself falling,
it retracts the pizza back into the phone at normal speed. Each extension and retraction of the camera
takes about 0.8 seconds. It’s kind of slow, but I still think it deserves
a thumbs up. The sides of this blue phone that identifies
as green are made from metal…along with the massive SIM card tray looking top…also
made from metal. The hole at the top is probably just a microphone
hole, but we’ll have to check it out from the inside during the teardown just to be
sure. The actual SIM card tray on the side of the
phone is made from metal, along with both volume buttons. Sim card tray holds 2 SIMs. This normal Reno does not have the expandable
memory card tray. Oppo does make a few versions of this phone,
and I’ll get to that in a second. The bottom of the phone has a USB-C port and
a headphone jack. The edge of the phone is different though
with a slightly concave curve along both the top and bottom ends. Interesting. So like I said, Oppo makes two versions of
the Reno which I found out a couple minutes ago. They sell the base version, which you see
here, for about $600. They sell another Oppo Reno which comes with
a third camera on the back and a 10x hybrid zoom periscope lens, like the one we saw inside
of the Huawei P30 Pro. That version of the Reno costs an additional
two hundred dollars and comes without a headphone jack, since you know, that’s what’s happening
with all the flagships these days. I thought I was buying the cooler 10x zoom
Reno, but alas, this one is not it. At least the camera’s still motorized though. The 48 megapixel rear camera lens is flush
with the back glass panel and is it’s own separate unit which is good for durability. Same thing with the secondary 5 megapixel
depth sensor. The Reno series also has this weird niblet
looking bump thing on the back. It’s called an O-Dot and is supposedly made
from ceramic. Ceramic should be a scratch resistant level
8 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This little bulge is supposed to keep the
camera lens from rubbing up against anything when the phone is set down on a flat surface
like a table or counter. Pretty unique and it does indeed look like
it’s made from ceramic. It’s nice to see a premium material making
a presence here on the Reno, even if it’s just a little dot. The Oppo Reno has an optical under screen
fingerprint scanner, and like every other under screen fingerprint scanner we’ve tested,
it does function when some super heavy deeper grooves, level 7 scratches, are applied. It’ll be an embarrassing day for any phone
we come across that can’t handle scratches over the under screen fingerprint scanner. Next comes the flame test, which is important
for many still yet undiscovered reasons. The 6.4 inch Oppo Reno display lasted 30 seconds
under my direct heat from the flame. The AMOLED pixels turned a slight tinge of
white and never quite recovered, but it’s pretty hard to notice this blemish when the
screen is turned on. One last analysis of the pop up camera before
we start the bend test, reveals that the back side with the flash is made from plastic. But the front side that houses the 16 megapixel
front camera is thankfully covered with glass, this means it won’t be scratching itself up
as it slides in and out of the phone 200,000 times. Each side of the raised camera, including
the hypotenuse, is made from metal. Pythagoras would be proud. Holding the camera open while hitting the
retract button does cause some weird noises. [Buzzing sounds] I can feel the motor trying
to pull the camera from my grip. There’s no warning messages, but it definitely
still has some guts behind it. Even after that abuse the camera is still
going up and down just fine. One last jiggly-wiggly for the road. It’s good to know that the camera is secure
and can’t be pulled out of the phone in the wrong direction. When fully retracted, it takes a struggle
with a razor blade to get it to come out of the phone. The Oppo Reno pivoting pizza camera is very
solid. Now for the bend test. The same test which obliterated the last Oppo
phone that came across my desk. The Oppo Find X died. This time around when bent from the front,
we get a dangerous amount of rear glass panel separation. This shows just how little water resistance
the phone has. The adhesive on the back glass panel is pretty
weak. In normal situations, of course, it’ll hold
the glass panel on just fine. But the adhesive definitely can’t be trusted
to keep liquid out. When bent from the front, the Reno does have
some flex, but no catastrophic damage or kinks in the frame. The more inexpensive of the 2 Oppo Renos survived
this durability test, which gives me full confidence that the more expensive version
with the 10x hybrid zoom camera would also survive since they both have the same structure. Not too shabby. Which type of motorized camera do you think
is coolest? The normal pop up, the pizza, the flip up,
or do you like when the entire phone shifts up? You’ve seen them all. Let me know down in the comments. Hit that subscribe button if you haven’t already. Come hang out with me on Twitter and Instagram. And thanks a ton for watching. I’ll see you around.

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100 thoughts on “Weirdest Pop Up Camera Yet?! – Oppo Reno Durability test!

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  2. Me: Where you get all this money to pay for these phones, Jerry?
    Jerry: Credit…
    Me: oof!!
    Jerry: At least I have it.
    Me: 😭

  3. Dude your just breaking it and i dont even have money to buy a phone like that just give it to me if your gonna break it

  4. In real life, after some months of use, my guess is that dust, grease, hairs, moisture, and you name it, will end clogging the camera mecanism

  5. Hey i am a very big fan of you can you do a durability test for a Huawei P smart 2018. Will be awesome to see

  6. You seems impressed that the motor doesnt break or malfunction…. But thats how motors work man, there are way safer than everyone think…

  7. im no fan of mechanical popup cams.. ill keep the notch of my p30 pro.. is not visible when top bar is black and its small so not in the way.
    thogh i would still love the old version no notch better like my mate 9 .. why all the bevel deletion.. at least when i had a gpod bevel i did not start so many shit automaticly on my phone when picking it up..

  8. Oppo: I'm baaack "goes ssjblue"
    Oppo: you can't hurt me
    JerryRigEverything: "Mastered Ultra Instinct"
    JerryRigEverything: Are you sure about that?

    Oppo: :'( Ill be back

    1 like = 1000 Powel lvls

  9. Hi there. Been watching a lot of your durability test videos on Facebook. I hope you can do a Vivo V15 Pro next! I'm planning to buy it on December. Thank you

  10. I couldn't sleep last night, so I played one of your videos and knocked right out. Your voice is soooooo soothing!

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