Oppo Reno8 Pro review

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Scarlette Lennon18 July 2022Last Update : 3 weeks ago
Oppo Reno8 Pro review

Introduction

It seems that confusion is now an inevitable part of an Oppo phone launch. What we have in the office for review today is the international Oppo Reno8 Pro. Simple enough on the surface, not true – Oppo recently released a trio of Reno8 phones in China, and now they’re heading to other markets. Well, in a way, since the international Reno8 Pro is not the Chinese Reno8 Pro – the one that is in a way groundbreaking for the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset. Instead, Oppo took the Chinese Reno8 Pro + and renamed it Reno8 Pro to other markets, just as rumors predicted.

So the device we are currently reviewing is the Oppo CPH2357, known as the Reno8 Pro, but not to be confused with any of the Reno8, Reno8 Pro or Reno8 Pro + Chinese models.

Oppo Reno8 Pro specifications in an instant:

  • Body: 161.2×74.2×7.3mm, 183g; Glass front, aluminum frame, glass back.
  • Screen: 6.70 “AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10 +, 500 nits (type), 800 nits (HBM), 950 nits (peak), 1080x2412px resolution, 20.1: 9 aspect ratio, 394ppi.
  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max (5 nm): Octa-core (4×2.85 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G610 MC6.
  • Memory: 256 GB 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 12 GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
  • OS / Software: Android 12, ColorOS 12.1.
  • Rear camera: Wide (head): 50 MP, f / 1.8, 23 mm, 1 / 1.56 “, 1.0 µm, multi-directional PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f / 2.2, 16 mm, 112 degrees, 1 / 4.0 “, 1.12 µm; Macro: 2 MP, f / 2.4.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f / 2.4, 22mm (wide), 1 / 2.74 “, 0.8µm, AF.
  • Video recording: Rear camera: 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30/60 / 120fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p @ 30fps, gyro-EIS.
  • Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 80W, 1-45% in 10 min, 1-100% in 31 min (advertised), Reverse charging.
  • Various: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC; stereo speakers.

Reno8 Pro (CPH2357) may not be the market introduction of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 that we originally hoped to get, but it does make it no less of an all-encompassing excellent and interesting device.

The MediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX chipset used here is also quite exotic. We’ve only seen it once before in the OnePlus 10R. We are also eager to see how well it is matched with the 4,500 mAh battery, as Oppo clearly prioritized the thin profile for the phone’s design. Whether you personally find the rather polarizing camera island design appealing or not, the Reno8 Pro is undoubtedly a “design-heavy” device with its thin profile, premium materials, construction and finish.

It’s also a pretty heavy hitter in the hardware department. Its 6.7-inch AMOLED display especially stands out with features like 10-bit color, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10 + certification and impressive announced maximum brightness values. We have already mentioned the Dimensity 8100-MAX chipset. It is paired with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of fast UFS 3.1 storage. The Reno8 Pro also features an impressive 32MP Quad-Bayer selfie camera equipped with autofocus. The rest of the cameras also work well on paper with a 50 MP main snapper, 8 MP ultrawide and a 2 MP macro.

Unboxing

Before we get into any of that, let’s look at the retail package for the Reno8 Pro. It is sent in a thick and solid cardboard box in two parts. Its blue color is quite conspicuous and it does a good job of protecting the phone during shipping.

Oppo Reno8 Pro review

There is an 80W SUPERVOOC charger in the box. It is rated for 5V @ 2A or [email protected] output. Unfortunately, Oppo still sticks to Type-A ports on its chargers. You get a nice and thick USB Type-A to Type-C cable in the box, which you may want to stick to, as it is rated to handle the high 7.3A required for fast charging to work.

Last but certainly not least, there is a thick transparent TPU case inside the box so you can slam it on the phone and start using it right away. A nice little extra bonus.

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