Oppo Reno8 review

Scarlette Lennon20 July 2022Last Update : 3 weeks ago
Oppo Reno8 review

Introduction and specifications

The Reno8 series has been out in China for almost two months now, but this is the first time Reno8 and Reno8 Pro are stepping outside their home country. The global versions of the handsets are slightly different from their Chinese counterparts, although the changes are quite insignificant.

The focus of this review would be the vanilla Reno8, and it replaces the depth sensor on the Chinese version with a full-fledged camera – an 8MP ultra-wide, to be exact. The rest of the specifications are pretty much identical.

The handset has a bright 6.43-inch 90Hz OLED panel, which will most likely attract users looking for something more compact, because let’s face it, 6.43 “in 2022 is in the lower size range. To be small does not mean being small on features Reno8 runs on a very potent Dimenstiy 1300 SoC and has two eye-catching cameras.

Oppo Reno8 specifications in an instant:

  • Body: 160.6×73.4×7.7 mm, 179 g; Gorilla Glass 5 front, plastic back and side frame.
  • Screen: 6.40 “AMOLED, 90Hz, 430 nits (type), 600 nits (HBM), 800 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20: 9 aspect ratio, 411ppi.
  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 1300 (6 nm): Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G77 MC9.
  • Memory: 128 GB 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 8 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˚, 1 / 4.0 “, 1.12 µm; Macro: 2 MP, f / 2.4.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f / 2.4, 23 mm (wide), 1 / 2.74 “, 0.8 .m.
  • Video recording: Rear camera: 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30/60 / 120fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p @ 30fps, gyro-EIS.
  • Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 80W, 1-50% in 11 min, 1-100% in 28 min (advertised), Reverse charging.
  • Various: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC.

Oppo is particularly proud to use the Sony 50MP IMX766 sensor as the main shooter, which is quite large – 1 / 1.56 “and offers 1.0µm pixels. On the front, Reno8 has an Oppo-exclusive 32MP IMX709 sensor with an RGBW filter , which allows for improved selfie performance.It’s one of the phone’s selling points after all, however, it’s important to note that Reno8 Pro has the same exact camera setup, so if camera performance is your top priority, Reno8 would probably do well while is significantly cheaper than Pro.

Oppo Reno8 review

The vanilla option also does not skip the lightning-fast charge. The same 4,500 mAh battery supports 80W SuperVOOC charging protocol from Oppo, although countries with 110V mains can only get 66W out of the same block.

It is probably worth noting that the Oppo Reno8 is almost identical to the OnePlus Nord 2T. The biggest difference between the two is the design and the operating system. OnePlus’ OxygenOS is still somewhat cleaner than Oppos ColorOS, so it depends heavily on one’s personal preferences over Android skin.

So in a way, this review can be used as a reference when looking for OnePlus Nord 2T-relevant information. Most, if not all, of the results from our tests would be useful to some degree.

Unpacking Oppo Reno8

The Oppo Reno8 comes in a standard box containing all the usual user manuals along with the corresponding 80W SuperVOOC charger and a USB-A to USB-C cable.

Oppo Reno8 review

Oppo has included an extra case for the phone, which is transparent so it does not hide the overall design. And it is a good option until you find a case that suits you best.

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