Oppo Reno7/F21 Pro review

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Scarlette Lennon13 July 2022Last Update : 1 month ago
Oppo Reno7/F21 Pro review

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Introduction

A non-exhaustive list of the devices in the Oppo Reno7 family in our database includes 7 models and it requires a conscious effort to differentiate them. This one we have for you today, with most vanilla names, is the real Reno7.

Oppo Reno7 / F21 Pro review

There are no other monikers, and the absence of 5G in the title implies no next-generation connection – which is actually the case. Reno7 Lite is 5G-compatible despite its little name, but other than that, it shares most of its DNA with this 4G-only handset. And while we are on the subject of family connections, essentially the same handset is sold as Reno7 in India under the F21 Pro moniker, so our results here should apply to that as well. Just make sure you do not confuse it with the F21 Pro 5G – the second alias for Reno7 Lite. If we manage to clean things up – great, if not – we can easily shift the blame to Oppo.

Oppo Reno7
Oppo F21 Pro
Oppo Reno7 Lite
Oppo Reno7 5G

Oppo Reno7 • Oppo F21 Pro • Oppo Reno7 Lite • Oppo Reno7 5G

Reno7’s specifications do not sound too exciting, but it is still decently well equipped. You get a 90Hz OLED screen, 8GB of RAM and at least 128GB of storage, while the Snapdragon 680 should be powerful enough even though it lacks 4K recording.

Still, it is perhaps more remarkable that the camera experience is the omission of an ultra-wide device, although a dedicated ‘microscope’ camera, complete with a ring light, can make up for it. The main camera is 64MP, which is par for the course, and the 32MP selfie shooter is also a popular choice.

We like that Reno7 runs Android 12 – most other non-flagship Oppos / Realmes we have had this year were still on Android 11, even though the ColorOS overlay was at 12. The 4,500 mAh battery sounds like a suitable companion for 6.43-inch screen and 6nm chipset, and the 33W charge should provide decently fast charges, although it is not possible to beat speed records.

Oppo Reno7 specifications in an instant:

  • Body: 159.9×73.2×7.5 mm, 175 g; Gorilla Glass 5 front, plastic frame, plastic / vegan leather back; IPX4 water-repellent.
  • Screen: 6.43 “AMOLED, 90Hz, 430 nits (type), 600 nits (HBM), 800 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20: 9 aspect ratio, 409ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm): Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver); Adreno 610.
  • Memory: 128 GB 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 8 GB RAM; UFS 2.2; microSDXC.
  • OS / Software: Android 12, ColorOS 12.1.
  • Rear camera: Wide (head): 64 MP, f / 1.7, 26 mm, 1 / 2.0 “, 0.7 µm, PDAF; Macro: 2 MP, f / 3.3, (microscope); Depth: 2 MP, f / 2.4.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f / 2.4, 24 mm (wide), 1 / 2.74 “, 0.8 .m.
  • Video recording: Rear camera: 1080p @ 30fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p @ 30fps, gyro-EIS.
  • Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 33W, reverse charging.
  • Various: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); 3.5 mm jack; RGB ring light around the camera (messages, charging sequence).

Oppo Reno7 unboxing

Our Reno7 review unit arrived in a phone-only mode – sometimes we get a suitcase full of accessories, sometimes it’s like that. But retail Reno7s comes with a 33W adapter that matches the phone’s specifications, as well as a cable for it. A protective case is also included.

Oppo Reno7 / F21 Pro review
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