Oppo Reno8 Pro 5G First Impressions: Tick all the correct boxes


Oppo has today launched its Oppo Reno8 series in India, which includes Oppo Reno8 and Oppo Reno8 Pro. The high-end Reno 8 Pro comes with a number of upgrades and in a short span of time I have managed to impress me using the handset. Read on to know how.

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Oppo Reno series is the design. The company is very particular about the design of the Reno 8 Pro model and it shows. It comes with a glass back which is amazing and the best part, is it not a fingerprint magnet unlike many in the market these days. The metal flat edges of the smartphone also give it a classy premium look. It has a Type-C port for charging and dual stereo speakers.

Although the handset is quite large (6.7-inches), the non-slippery glass back and sleek design (7.3 mm) make it easy to move around while maintaining the style.

When it comes to the display, it has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with 2412 x 1080 pixels resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The display is actually quite smooth and even a small punch hole camera mounted on the top of the display doesn’t affect the user experience much. The colors are punchy and the sound is also quite loud. A binge watcher looking for the perfect mix.

Oppo Reno8 Pro, Oppo Reno8 Pro

Oppo Reno 8 Pro is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Max chipset and offers 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. This time around, the tech giant has added an imaging chipset called MariSilicon X NPU (Neural Processing Unit) that focuses on optimizing video recording. The handset runs on ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12. Oppo has promised two years of Android updates and four years of security updates which certainly wins it some brownie points.

For photography, the Oppo Reno8 Pro 5G comes with a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary camera with Sony IMX766 sensor, 8MP ultra-wide angle camera with Sony IMX355 sensor, and a 2MP macro camera. The smartphone has managed to take decent pictures with natural colors in my initial testing. What’s even more impressive is how it handles exposure in low-light settings. For selfies, it has a 32MP front-facing camera that churns out good shots.

Oppo Reno 8 Pro

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In terms of battery, the handset is equipped with a 4,500 mAh battery which is not very unique but would be enough for the average user. The good thing here is that the handset comes with support for 80W SuperVOOC fast charging technology. The company claims that it can charge 50% of the battery in just 11 minutes. I have yet to test this claim.

The Oppo Reno8 Pro 5G will be available in Glazed Green and Glazed Black color variants with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage space for Rs 45,999. It will be available in India from 19th July i.e. tomorrow.

Oppo Reno8 Pro

The handset has received some thoughtful upgrades from its predecessor which was launched at a starting price of Rs 39,999 including an improved chipset. The Oppo Reno 8 Pro seems like a device that its competitors should be worried about. The recently launched Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G will compete with Realme GT Neo 3, OnePlus 10R 5G and Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro.

Note that these are our initial impressions of the device. To reach any conclusion, we have to put it through more testing. So stay tuned for our detailed review.


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