Oppo Reno 8 Pro Review: Oppo Reno 8 Pro is the successor to last time’s Reno 7 Pro. I’ve been using the phone for a little over a week now. And in this review, I’ll talk about all the effects that Oppo has done right with this Reno 8 Pro and effects that could have been done more, so let’s progeny started!
Before we begin
Actually, I have n’t reviewed a lot of Oppo bias recently, and it’s not because the company has n’t launched new phones. Far from it, actually.
They’ve a wide lineup of phones in the budgetA-series, there’s the F- series in themid-range member, and also we’ve the decoration- midrange Reno lineup and of course, the flagship Find X phones.
But I suppose utmost of the Oppo A and F- series bias are enough much a rip- off! I mean, just look at the lately launched OPPO A77 and indeed the OPPO F21 Pro. Those are ridiculous prices for what the phones offer.
still, the Reno series is quite the contrary. I feel with this series, OPPO is going in the right direction. I really liked the Reno 7 Pro and the Reno 8 Pro builds up on that. This phone in my opinion is a veritably balanced immolation that OPPO has put out.
Before we begin this review, let’s take a quick look at what Oppo Reno 8 Pro offers in terms of specifications.
Oppo Reno 8 Pro Review
Design & Build
- 74.2 x 161.2 x 7.34mm, 183 gm
- Glass back, Aluminum frame
The first thing that OPPO has nailed then’s the design. I mean, it’s one hell of a gorgeous- looking device!
I’m really digging this “ iPhone- suchlike ” cubical form factor too. And what I appreciate then’s that OPPO has struck a balance between good heft and a fairly featherlight body which in turn makes the phone sense decoration and comfortable to hold at the same time.
Also, there are these nifty little effects, like this green- accented power button, which adds to the pleasing aesthetics indeed more.
But the one design thing that I’m not particularly astounded with is this huge camera module. I suppose they’re just out there and don’t completely congratulate the design.
And I wish the buttons then were a bit more tactile. Their feedback isn’t bad per se, but I did n’t exactly enjoy using them that much.
- 6.7-inches FHD+ Flexible AMOLED display
- 120Hz refresh rate, 125/360/720Hz touch sampling
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Other than that, I’m relatively impressed with how significantly indeed and thin the bezels on this screen are. I feel like it makes quite a lot of difference when watching vids as the contents look further immersive then.
The overall quality of this display is excellent too. As anticipated from an AMOLED panel, it has good discrepancy situations and the colors appear veritably pleasing, thanks to the 10- bit depth and 100 DCI- P3 content.
I also set up HDR playback to work faultlessly on all the streaming platforms. Visibility-wise, this isn’t the brightest screen, but it’s fair enough for inner as well as casual out-of-door operation, so I would n’t complain so important about it.
- Octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX 5G SoC (5nm)
- 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB UFS 3.1 storage (fixed)
- Android 12 with OPPO’s ColorOS 12.1 on top
Performance-wise, you won’t find any complaints on the Reno 8 pro actually. It’s powered by the Dimensity 8100- Max chipset which is enough much the same as the regular 8100, but with bettered AI capabilities, gaming stability, and low- light videotape performance.
Just a many weeks back, I reviewed the Realme GT Neo 3 that comes with the Dimensity 8100 chip, and I set up it to be one of the finest MediaTek chipsets out there in the decoration member. And with the Reno 8 Pro too, I got veritably analogous results.
It’s as presto as a flagship phone would perform. But more importantly, it doesn’t toast up as much, which is commodity to appreciate because high- end processors like the Snapdragon 888 or the 8 Gen 1, all suffer from heating/ throttling issues.
The Dimensity 8100, still, doesn’t have similar profound issues when it comes to heating. As a result, the sustained performance situations that the Reno 8 Pro provides are relatively estimable.
And thanks to 12 GB RAM, indeed when doing heavy tasks or keeping apps in memory for a long time, the phone doesn’t show signs of torture, while running plates- ferocious games is no trouble for this phone moreover.
I played Genshin Impact then and it was suitable to give stable 30 fps at the loftiest plates settings with little to no stutters. I’ll admit that playing it in the loftiest possible settings with 60 fps mode turned on was n’t a smooth lift and the phone got relatively hot near the camera module. But considering Genshin Impact is a veritably demanding game, I can cut some slack to the Reno 8 Pro.
Comparatively less exacting titles like PUBG Mobile run easily with a 40 fps yield in HDR plates and Ultra Frame rates. OPPO has indeed optimized this game to run at 90 fps where I was suitable to get stable 89 fps throughout my gaming sessions.
But you have to know that OPPO is yet to optimize numerous games to run at 120 fps. I played Mortal Kombat and Rayman Adventures, both of which were stuck at 60 fps. still, with unborn updates, we can anticipate further games to be optimized for advanced fps gameplay on this phone.
Android 12 out of the box
Anyway, OPPO has worked a lot on its software too. The phone comes with Android 12 out of the box with ColorOS12.1 on top and the experience is actually veritably smooth then. I feel like when it comes to software, people are kind of harsh towards ColorOS because formerly upon a time it was really heavy and rugged.
But now, it has evolved quite a lot when it comes to stoner experience. You can virtually change the entire look and sense of the UI since you have so numerous customization options then. And the UI just feels so fast and fluid, so OPPO has done some good optimization as far as UI/ UX is concerned.
By this, I do n’t mean that OPPO’s software has come the gold standard or anything however. There still are effects that it needs to ameliorate on, similar as the commitment to software updates. For the Reno series, OPPO promises just 2 times of major zilches and 4 times of security updates, which is lower than what other brands pledge
I also set up this bug on the Reno 8 Pro where the phone isn’t suitable to handle switching between refresh rates that well in numerous apps. For case, when turning the 120Hz refresh rate option on, the UI runs easily at 120Hz, but when you open apps like Facebook and Twitter, they run at 90Hz for some reason while Instagram constantly switches between 60 and 120Hz. Google Play Store, on the other hand, runs at 90Hz but feels veritably stuttery ever.
So it looks like OPPO has some work set out to optimize the refresh rate in different apps. I guess the sense behind this refresh rate switching is to save battery, but OPPO has enforced that in a veritably arbitrary way, which I feel is a little fallacious.
- 55W batter with 80W SUPERVOOC
Now, talking about battery life, I would rate it a solid “ B ”. On medium kind of operation, I was suitable to squeeze out about 6 hours of screen on time during this review which in real life translates to a day’s worth of abidance for me. And I’m guessing OPPO’s aggressive battery optimization and the arbitrary refresh rate switching have a lot to do with it. So yeah, the battery life is enough decent then.
And with the 80 Watt bowl you get inside the box, the phone goes from 0- 100 in half an hour, which is well on par with what other brands offer these days, so there’s nothing important to talk about there.
- Triple rear camera (50MP main, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro)
- 32MP selfie camera (punch-hole cutout)
- MariSilicon X Imaging NPU
Eventually, on my list of good effects about the Reno 8 Pro is also its camera performance. Granted it uses the same detectors as Reno 7 Pro, the optimization has clearly bettered this time. With this, the Reno 8 Pro is suitable to click some really emotional shots.
The colors are a little punchy then, but the filmland look veritably pleasing with good detail situations and decent dynamic range. And I set up it to be dependable during all kinds of lighting conditions as well.
Indeed without OIS, the phone can click some sharp darkness shots. Again, the colors are a little out there with a hint of warm tinges, but the discrepancy and details are on point.
So, you can really calculate on this camera to give you good filmland whether you want to capture decor , a picture with your musketeers, or if you feel like getting creative.
I like the pictures from this phone too, but they tend to bedeck the subjects a lot, which might not be everyone’s mug of tea. I suppose the pictures come out “ good enough ” for the general followership to like and partake on social media however!
Selfies also look relatively nice. But again, the subtle smoothening is there indeed when you turn the beauty mode out. So the filmland come off a bit soft.
I also compared its cameras against the Pixel 6a and my findings comparing these cameras was that the 6a is better in terms of computational photography, like in this image where the natural bokeh behind the subject looks better and the overall color estimation looks further real to life.
Another illustration is this image of a regulator where the Pixel 6a manages better exposure and dynamic range.
But what I can tell you for sure is that indeed though the overall camera performance on the Reno 8 Pro might not be better than the Pixel 6a, it’s clearly better than the likes of other phones in this price member like the Moto Edge 30 Pro, the Realme GT Neo 3, or indeed the iQOO 9 for that matter!
Okay, I’ve praised so numerous effects about the Oppo Reno 8 Pro in this review so far, but there are certain aspects where it kind of under- delivers, like in terms of videography. The maximum you can shoot from the reverse cameras is over to 4K/ 30 fps. The vids in this resolution aren’t bad — they ’re good enough but I suppose at this price point, 4K/ 60 fps, as well as optic image stabilization, should be available.
Indeed for selfie vids, there’s only the 1080/ 30 fps option, which I suppose is quite a bummer since videotape calling and TikTok are so immensely popular these days.
And although the primary camera on the Reno 8 Pro is relatively emotional, theultra-wide images are just below average in terms of color reduplication, details, and overall quality. And it’s especially bad during low light conditions.
Audio & Haptics
- Dual stereo speaker setup
- No 3.5mm headphone jack
Likewise, I also did n’t find the speakers on this thing to be the most emotional moreover. They ’re loud, yes, but the highs are veritably sharp then and the stereo separation isn’t veritably balanced moreover. So if you hear to a lot of music, its sound quality isn’t the most ideal.
I would have also appreciated it more if the haptics were a bit refined. I feel like it’s veritably mellow, so codifying on it isn’t the most affable experience.
Oppo Reno 8 Pro Specifications:
- Body: 74.2 x 161.2 x 7.34mm, 183 gm, Glass back, Aluminum frame
- Display: 6.7-inches AMOLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 125/360/720Hz touch sampling rate, Up to 950 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass 5
- Resolution: FHD+ (2412 x 1080 pixels), 394 PPI, 20:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX 5G (5nm mobile platform)
- CPU: Octa-core:
– 4x Cortex-A78 (2.85 GHz)
– 4x Cortex-A55 (2.0 GHz)
- GPU: Arm Mali-G610 MC6
- Memory: 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB UFS 3.1 storage (fixed)
- Software & UI: Android 12 with OPPO’s ColorOS 12.1 on top
- Rear Camera: Triple (with LED flash);
– 50MP Sony IMX766 f/1.8 primary sensor
– 8MP, f/2.2 ultrawide lens, 118.9º FOV
– 2MP, f/2.4 macro lens
– MariSilicon X Imaging NPU
- Front Camera: 32MP Sony IMX709 f/2.4 sensor (hole-punch cutout)
- Audio: Dual stereo speaker, No 3.5mm headphone jack
- Security: In-display fingerprint sensor (optical)
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Gravity, Gyroscope, Light, Optical, Pedometer, Proximity
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / QZSS / Beidou, USB Type-C, 4G LTE (VoLTE), 5G
- Battery: 4500mAh with 80W wired Super VOOC (power adapter provided)
- Color Options: Glazed Black, Glazed Green
- Price in Nepal: N/A (INR 45,999 for 12/256GB)
Oppo Reno 8 Pro Review: Conclusion
Alright, we’ve now come to the end of this review and with everything I’ve bandied so far, the Reno 8 Pro clearly comes off as a balanced decoration midrange phone. From its performance to design, display, camera, and battery, there’s veritably little to complain about this phone. Yes, there are clearly a many effects that OPPO could have done better, but those aren’t commodity that will largely ruin your smartphone experience.
Still and each, I suppose it would have been better if OPPO had launched a lower 8 128 GB variant of this phone too. It’s presently only available in the 12-256 GB option, which is, further than numerous people might need. Had the company done that, the price of the Reno 8 Pro might have dropped to something cheaper have been a sweet deal.
At,46,000 Indian Rupees, the Reno 8 Pro feels like a slightly precious immolation however. So I would suggest you stay and look for bank abatements or offline offers before buying this phone.
Oppo Reno 8 Pro Review: Pros & Cons
- Pleasing Aesthetics
- Excelled AMOLED display
- Flagship Performance
- Reliable 64MP shooter
- Decent battery life
- Lack of a cheaper 8/128GB variant
- UI is not optimized for 120Hz refresh rate
- No Optical Image Stabilization
- Below average ultrawide camera
- Setereo effect is not balanced
- Haptics could have been better
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