Oppo Reno 8 full review

(Last Updated On: May 31, 2022)

Description:

Oppo Reno 8, Does Oppo really make an upgraded version from the last-gen Oppo Reno 7? So, I’m going to give you a complete review of its Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage, Software, Battery, Camera, Main camera, Lenses, Selfie camera, Connectivity, Network, Sound, and pretty much everything that comes in this device, I will tell you my final thoughts about this phone, also I’m going to tell you it’s price.

Oppo Reno 8


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Oppo Reno 8:

Display:


Type
AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+
Size 6.43 inches, 99.8 cm2 (~84.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)

Oppo Reno 8 has an amazing 6.43 inches AMOLED, 90Hz display, HDR10+ support, and a peak brightness of 600 nits.  It is also Full HD+ with a PPI density of 409. This display is faster and more efficient with 90Hz support. The gaming experience is also going to be very good because of its 90Hz refresh rate and also the content watching will be good with deep blacks and high contrast ratio. Thanks to DCIP3 technology. Oppo Reno 8 is using the AMOLED panel. Which is good and can deliver faster performance with no touch lag issuers. The display is also protected by the Gorilla Glass 5. Screen to body ratio is 84%, this will give you thinner bezels. The display ratio is 20:9 which means content watching will be great.


DESIGN & BUILD:

Dimensions 160.6 x 73.4 x 7.7 mm (6.32 x 2.89 x 0.30 in)
Weight 179 g (6.31 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

OPPO is known for its amazing new premium designs. Oppo Reno 8 has a new design with new textures on the back. The rear is made of glass and the frame is made of plastic, which makes it a little lighter than other Flagship smartphones. There’s no IP68 water and dust resistance in this Oppo Reno 8. The phone is protected by a plastic frame that’s why it makes it lighter by 179 grams. Talking about the design, the Camera bump takes up a little space for the camera itself. I mean we are talking about a nice camera bump of this phone. The camera bump looks familiar with the OnePlus 10R. The fingerprint scanner it’s located in the in-display and has some amazing speeds because of the new optical sensor in display.


Performance:

Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 1300
Architecture Arm Cortex-A78  up to 3GHz

Arm Cortex-A55  up to 2GHz

Cores 8
Frequency 3000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A
Process 6 nanometers
GPU name Arm Mali-G77 MC9

Oppo Reno 8 is launching with the new chipset from MediaTek, which is MediaTek Dimensity 1300. Which scores great in AnTuTu 9 benchmarks. These new higher performance cores make the phone experience much smoother with the 90Hz super AMOLED display. The gaming experience is awesome with the new cooling system in this smartphone. The Arm Mali-G77 MC9 is one of the most powerful GPUs in this midrange segment right now, which makes the Oppo Reno 8 more-faster than other Flagship smartphones. This new chipset is more optimized than the last-gen MediaTek Dimensity 1200, which is also considered to be a premium chipset.


MEMORY AND STORAGE:

RAM size  8, 12GB
Memory type LPDDR4x
Channels 2
Storage size 128, 256 GB
Storage type UFS 2.2
Memory card Yes

Oppo Reno 8 is launching with 2 variants of ram and 2 variants of storage which are 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM of ram. And with the new MediaTek Dimensity 1300, the performance will be much smoother. The ram is LPDDRx with a memory frequency of 4266MHz. Oppo Reno 8 has the fastest UFS 3.1 storage. Which will load the apps much faster. There is no SD card support which is no issue because you can get a 256GB model. There is also an SD card support on this Oppo Reno 8.          

Software:

Operating system Android 12
ROM ColorOS 12.1

The Oppo Reno 8 is going to be launching with Android 12 straight out of the box. Which is more customizable than the Android 11 and has tons of new features. This new custom ROM is optimized well with new cool animations and wallpapers. This new ColorOS 12.1 fix old bugs like touch lags, camera app improvements, new layouts, improved dark mode, and a new gaming turbo engine. OPPO is known for its good software optimization with its new custom ROM.



Battery:

Capacity 4500 mAh
Charge power 80 W
Wireless charging No
Reverse wireless charging No
Battery type Li-Po
Full charging time 0.40 hr

Oppo Reno 8 comes with a massive 80 watts charger. Which can fully charge the Oppo Reno 8 in just 40 minutes which is amazingly fast. There is wireless charging support. The charging speeds are so good that on 15 minutes of charge this Oppo Reno 8 can last up to 6 hours thanks to that massive 4500MAh battery. Oppo Reno 8 is a full-day phone I mean this phone can last all day long.


MAIN CAMERA:

Matrix 50 megapixels
Image resolution 8700 x 5800
Zoom Digital
Flash Dual LED
Stabilization Digital
8K video recording No
4K video recording 30 FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS
Lenses (50 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP)

Oppo Reno 8 has 3 cameras at the back and the main camera is awesome. The Oppo Reno 8 main Camera is 50 megapixel Sony IMX 766 F/1.9. What makes this camera setup even more awesome is that this camera lens is combined with the wide aperture of F/1.9, the wider the aperture the more light will it collect and the more sharp the image and video quality will be. This Oppo Reno 8 can record video at 4K at 60 FPS. This is amazing the video will contain more details thanks to its good optimization software and the high-end processor. You can also record 4K at 30FPS which will contain even more details and will be sharper. There is Optical image stabilization on the main lens only. This is quite impressive, this will make the camera experience more stable and more accurate. You will say goodbye to that blurry shots and unstable videos. The Oppo Reno 8 has 2 more camera lenses. Let’s talk about that in detail.


Lenses:

Triple 50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama

As I mentioned above that this 50 MP sensor is good. But this Oppo Reno 8 has 2 more camera lenses. There is another camera sensor of 8MP which is an ultra-wide camera. The field of view is 16mm which is wider. This camera sensor also has some amazing autofocus. This sensor can take amazing shots with high accuracy. Its aperture is F/2.2, which makes it sharp and contains good tons on subjects. This Oppo Reno 8 has an amazing camera setup, with fast autofocus lenses, high sensors, and good software optimization. There is another 2MP macro camera which is useless in most situations because it’s only 2MP.

SELFIE CAMERA:

Single 32 MP, f/2.4, 22mm (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm
Features Panorama, HDR
Video [email protected], gyro-EIS

When it comes to selfie cameras the Oppo Reno 8 has a single punch whole camera of 32MP which has the largest pixels. This single-punch whole camera contains some awesome details when it comes to daytime shots. At night time this camera sensor struggles a lot.  And what makes me more concerned is about its aperture because its aperture, which is only F/2.4 which means the photos will look not accurate as other smartphones, also this camera will suffer a lot at night because the sensor is not that wide to capture more light thus leaving us in disappointed. The camera video capabilities are also kept at 1080P at 30FPS only.


Connectivity:

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth version 5.2
USB type USB Type-C
NFC* Yes

This Oppo Reno 8 is launching with the Wi-Fi 6 which is faster, more efficient, and gives you less latency when compared to the Wi-Fi 5. Which will make the user experience smoother and faster. There is also the support of Bluetooth 5.2. Which is also faster and more efficient than version 5.1. Oppo Reno 8 has the USB type C gen 2.0 support which makes sense because of the 120 watts of fast wire charging so it must need more bandwidth for charging speeds. It also helps with the data transfer because it helps with the faster read and write speeds. Oppo Reno 8 also has NFC support which is also useful. You can pay, and transfer files at high speeds thanks to the NFC support.



SOUND:

Speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
Headphone audio jack No

The Oppo Reno 8 comes with stereo speakers. This Oppo Reno 8 has nice sound quality with a nice amount of bass in it. This will help in gaming because there are two speakers one at the bottom and one at the top which will help gamers. Video watching and hearing to music also going to be good. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack which is neither good nor bad.

Colors:

Colors Black, Silver, Mint

The Oppo Reno 8 is going to lunch in three different colors. Black, Silver, and Mint. OPPO is known for its premium colors with good contexts. I like the Black color because it looks better than these two colors.

Price:

The price of this smartphone is not revealed yet, but we estimated about $400 is going to be a better price point for this smartphone


Final Thoughts:

If you are looking for a good Flagship phone, good gaming phone, good design, good display, and amazing performance then this Oppo Reno 8 is worth buying. Because it has all the needs that a good consumer needs.

So, this was my full review of this Reno 8.
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My name is Shahzada Fahad and I am an Electrical Engineer. I have been doing Job in UAE as a site engineer in an Electrical Construction Company. Currently, I am running my own YouTube channel "Electronic Clinic", and managing this Website. My Hobbies are * Watching Movies * Music * Martial Arts * Photography * Travelling * Make Sketches and so on...

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