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OPPO Reno 8 5G Review with Pros and Cons – Big Problems?

OPPO Reno 8 5G Review
OPPO Reno 8 5G Review

There is no doubt that OPPO launches phones at a premium price. That said, we have a new smartphone from OPPO under Reno Series and this too is pricey compared to its competition…

Fyi, the OPPO Reno 8 5G is a re-brand of the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G.

The OPPO Reno 8 5G is priced at Rs 29,999 for 8GB of Ram and 128GB storage while it’s available in Shimmer Black and Shimmer Gold color options and it will go for sale from 22nd July 2022 via Flipkart at noon.

So let’s find out in this review who should buy this device or who shouldn’t.

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OPPO Reno 8 5G Review

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No, the OPPO Reno 8 5G is not worth buying because we have phones like IQOO Neo 6 5G, Moto Edge 30 5G, and many other that offers real value at a good price, so it doesn’t make any sense to pay a premium for Reno 8 5G, just because it comes from OPPO.

Highlighting part of this smartphone is its cameras & design,

The phone does look great but again, OPPO has a used plastic frame, in short, it looks great but when you hold it in your hands, that premium feeling will go away…

Related: 5 Best Smartphones Under Rs 30,000

That triple-camera setup is good but again, the cameras are not extraordinary, they’re decent at a premium price.

Overall, considering the price and specs, the OPPO Reno 8 5G doesn’t offer value but it’s a decent smartphone for those users who wanted to buy only an OPPO smartphone.

Pro tip: Don’t buy OPPO phones online because you will get big discounts when you buy from local stores…

OPPO Reno 8 5G Pros and Cons

PROSCONS
Superfast 80W Charging SpeedOnly a 90Hz Refresh Rate
MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoCBig Botton Chin
Good CamerasUltra-wide Lens needs optimizations
12 5G BandsSingle Speaker
In-Display Fingerprint SensorNo 3.5mm Audio Jack
NFC SupportPlastic Frame
Solid Front CameraFilled with Bloatware
Bright PanelBit Pricey
Widevine L1 Supported

Display

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The Reno 8 5G comes with a 6.43-inches 90Hz AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and 430 typical brightness. The front and back are protected with corning gorilla glass 5 while the frame is made out of plastic.

It also has an optical in-display fingerprint sensor and even Widevine L1 support for FHD+ streaming. Also, it has a 90hz screen refresh rate which is another cost-cutting.

When it comes to design, the device looks amazing from the back when you flip the phone, you will see the big bottom chin. Now, OPPO could have made that chin smaller but they also want to sell the Reno 8 Pro 5G.

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In short, if you want a smaller bottom chin on the front then you have to pay Rs 45,999 for OPPO Reno 8 Pro 5G.

Now, if you want the best design and you don’t play heavy games then just go with Nothing Phone (1).

By the way, Reno 8 5G has decent brightness, so there won’t be any issues while using the device outdoors.

Overall, OPPO should have provided an aluminum frame and a smaller chin. In short, this can’t be called the best display or build, it average panel with a good rear design.

Performance

We have recently seen the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 in OnePlus Nord 2T (review) and this phone also runs on ColorOS (technically),

I know, it says OxygenOS but most of the features and the core is from ColorOS. Fun fact, as of now, OnePlus doesn’t add bloatware while OPPO adds tons of…

Coming back to the Reno 8 5G,

The MediaTek Dimensity 1300 is a powerful processor and there won’t be any kind of problem while playing games or using a smartphones day to day life.

The phone also has 12 5G bands which means whenever 5G launches in India, the phone will be able to take advantage.

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By the way, the device runs on ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12 and there are no words from OPPO for future updates but you can expect Android 13.

I have already told you that, the ColorOS comes with tons of pre-installed apps which you can uninstall but still, it is there even after paying Rs 29999.

Also, you will be able to disable the ads from the setting menu but some users have experienced the ads even after disabling the ads.

Overall, there won’t be any kind of problems while playing games but the OS is full of bloatware and you will see ads here and there…

Cameras

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I have to tell you this,

OnePlus Nord 2T 5G and OPPO Reno 8 5G have the same camera setup but Nord 2T 5G has OIS while Reno 8 5G doesn’t…

The OPPO Reno 8 5G features Sony IMX 766 50MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP macro sensor while on the front we have a 32MP selfie shooter. The rear camera can record video up to [email protected] while the front can shoot up to [email protected]

The device doesn’t have OIS support, it relies on EIS which doesn’t work the best. So don’t expect a smooth video recording.

Now, just like every other OPPO smartphone, the colors come out a bit saturated. So if you’re using an OPPO smartphone then you won’t see the difference but if you’re coming from Google or Samsung smartphones then you will see the difference.

As this is a 30k smartphone, OPPO should have provided the OIS but they didn’t because this is OPPO, so can’t expect everything.

By the way, the 50MP sensor takes some good images under good lighting. It also has a dedicated night mode which works fine, nothing new…

Talking about 8MP ultra-wide lens, here I feel, the ultra-wide lens is just another addon like a 2MP sensor. The images come out with good dynamic range but most of the time, images turned out to be soft.

If you throw a good amount of light then, the ultra-wide lens will give good images but when there is no light or a little bit of light then the images won’t give you that 30k smartphone vibe.

In case you don’t like the images then try out Gcam whenever it’s available because the Reno 8 5G does have support for camera2api.

So yes, that 1.9 aperture does help a lot under the low light condition but keep in mind, don’t use the ultra-wide lens at night, always use a 50MP primary sensor because this lens has a 1.9 aperture which lets more light into the lens.

For some reason, the 32MP front camera takes better images than the rear cameras,

In short, if you love to take selfies then this could be the ideal phone for you. Don’t count much on rear cameras.

Overall, for the price of Rs 29999, the Reno 8 5G doesn’t have the best camera, it’s a decent camera with a good selfie shooter.

Check out the camera samples of OPPO Reno 8 5G…

Audio

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You expected dual speakers right but guess what, it only has a single bottom speaker which works fine. Now, of course, OPPO should have gone with a dual speaker but they wanted more profit, so they went with a single speaker.

The device has 2 × 2MIMO Carrier aggregation and two microphones, so there won’t be any issue with calling…

For those who are wondering, no the OPPO Reno 8 5G doesn’t have the 3.5mm audio jack or even a micro-SD card slot.

Battery

The OPPO Reno 8 5G comes with a 4,500 mAh battery with 80W wired fast charging support which will charge the device from 1% to 100% in 28 Minutes.

The MediaTek Dimensity 1300 is a battery-efficient processor which means the battery will last for a day.

Also, that 80W fast charging helps a lot but keep in mind, always keep that charge and cable with you, other chargers won’t able to charge the Reno 8 5G at 80W.

OPPO Reno 8 5G FAQs

Q: Does OPPO Reno 8 5G has a 3.5mm Audio jack?

A: No.

Q: Does OPPO Reno 8 5G has NFC Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How many OS updates will the OPPO Reno 8 5G  will get?

A: OPPO didn’t say anything about future OS updates yet.

Q: What is the screen refresh rate of the OPPO Reno 8 5G?

A: It has a 90Hz refresh rate AMOLED.

Q: Does OPPO Reno 8 5G has stereo speakers?

A: No.

Q: Does OPPO Reno 8 5G Widevine L1 support it??

A: Yes.

Q: Does OPPO Reno 8 5G has a camera2api enabled?

A: Yes

Q: Does OPPO Reno 8 5G has 5G Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How Many 5G Bands does OPPO Reno 8 5G has?

A: It has 12 5G band which includes N1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, and n78

Q: Does OPPO Reno 8 5G have fast charging support?

A: Yes, it has an 80W wired fast charging support.

Q: Does OPPO Reno 8 5G has carrier aggregation?

A: Yes, it has Carrier Aggregation.

Q: Does OPPO Reno 8 5G 5G has a compass sensor?

A: Yes.

Q: Does OPPO Reno 8 5G has an In-Display Fingerprint sensor?

A: Yes, it has an optical in-display fingerprint sensor.

Q: Where to buy OPPO Reno 8 5G in India

A: The OPPO Reno 8 5G is available on the Flipkart India website.

Verdict

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If you really want to buy OPPO Reno 8 5G then just go with OnePlus Nord 2T 5G because it’s available at Rs 28,999 while Reno 8 5G is priced at Rs 29999 otherwise, IQOO Neo 6 5G is a better option.

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OPPO Reno 8 5G Full Specifications

Launch Date19th July 2022
First Sale22nd 2022 via Flipkart at noon
India Price8GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 29,999
ColorsShimmer Black and Shimmer Gold
In the BoxOPPO Reno 8 5G
USB Data cable
80W Charger
Protective Case
Safety information and warranty card
Screen protector (pre-applied)
SIM tray ejector
Display6.43-inches FHD+ AMOLED display
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Screen-to-Body Ratio: 90.8%
Aspect Ratio: 20:9
430 nits pick the brightness
Gorilla Glass 5 (front)
90Hz refresh rate
120Hz touch sampling rate
409 PPI density
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
DimensionsWidth: 73.4 mm
Height: 160 mm
Depth: 7.67 mm
Weight: 179 g
BuildGorilla Glass 5 Front
Plastic Frame
Gorilla Glass 5 Back
Rear Camera50MP Primary (Sony IMX766)
8MP Ultra-Wide (Sony IMX355)
2MP Macro (1/5 inch Sensor Size)

Video: 4K recording at 30 fps
1080p recording at 30 or 60 fps
Front Camera32Front (Sony IMX709)

Video: 1080p video recording at 30 fps
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 1300 (6 nm)
GPU: Mali-G77 MC9
CPU: Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 &
3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
OSColorOS 12.1 – Android 12
5G SupportYes, 12 5G Bands
N1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, and n78
SensorsGeomagnetic Sensor,
Light Sensor,
Screen Proximity Sensor,
Screen Optical Sensor,
Accelerometer, Gravity Sensor,
Gyroscope,
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor (optical)
NFCYes
AudioSingle Speaker
No 3.5mm audio jack
Battery4500mAh battery
80W wired fast Charging
USB Type-C 2.0

Charging Speed:  1-45% in 10min,
1-100% in 28 min 
Other FeaturesUFS 3.1 Storage
LPDDR4X RAM 
IP54 Water Protection
Wired Reverse charging
Widevine L1 Supported
Bluetooth 5.3
2 × 2MIMO Carrier aggregation
PerformanceAnTuTu: 718351 (v9)
GeekBench: 3395 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 44fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
SD Card SlotNo
Weight179 Gram
Modal NumberCPH2359
Available atFlipkart IN

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Bhavesh Pandya

    July 26, 2022 at 7:35 am

    With exchange Oppo F9 pro and bank offer effective price 18674 other brands no offers this type
    It is worth ?

    • Rahul Makwana

      July 26, 2022 at 4:56 pm

      If you really want an OPPO smartphone then just go for it otherwise, you can check under the FAQs section, I have mentioned some of the alternative options…

  2. Malay

    August 5, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Another drawback is lack of an external memory card slot. To me it’s a deal breaker.

  3. Prachi

    August 13, 2022 at 12:51 am

    If I’m getting oppo Reno 8 around 20000 should I buy it or not?

    • Rahul Makwana

      August 17, 2022 at 1:07 pm

      Just go for it…

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