Oppo Reno 8 5G Review: Familiar Wine in a New Bottle?

Oppo has expanded the Reno sequence with the introduction of the Reno 8 5G and the Reno 8 Pro 5G (Review). These two smartphones are being marketed as “The Portrait Skilled” by Oppo. We have already reviewed the Reno 8 Professional 5G which inspired us with its design and construct high quality, however it did not provide as a lot worth because the competitors when it got here to efficiency. Will the Oppo Reno 8 5G ship an identical expertise or does it have an edge over the competitors? Let’s discover out.

Oppo Reno 8 5G worth in India

The Oppo Reno 8 5G is priced at Rs. 29,999 for the lone variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Oppo does provide the telephone in two finishes, Shimmer Gold and Shimmer Black. The pricing places it up towards the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G and the Mi 11X 5G.

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The Oppo Reno 8 5G has all of the ports on the backside

Oppo Reno 8 5G design

The Oppo Reno 8 5G has a classy design and the Shimmer Gold variant I’ve grabbed consideration fairly simply. Consistent with the present design developments, Oppo has flattened the edges of the Reno 8 5G. This makes it simple to carry and cozy to make use of single-handedly. The corners are curved and so they do not dig into your palms whereas utilizing the telephone. The body is made out of plastic and would not really feel very premium to the contact.

You get a giant 6.4-inch show within the entrance of the Oppo Reno 8 5G, with a cutout within the top-left nook for the selfie digital camera. It has pretty skinny bezels which assist provide an immersive expertise, apart from the chin on the backside. Oppo has used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 over the show for defense.

At 179g, the Reno 8 5G is not heavy and doesn’t trigger fatigue when used for prolonged durations. The facility and the amount buttons are positioned in direction of the center of the body on both aspect, making them simple to achieve. These buttons have a reassuring click on which helps keep away from second-guessing an enter. The highest of the body solely has the secondary mic. The SIM tray is on the backside together with the USB Sort-C port, speaker and the first microphone.

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The Shimmer Gold variant can conceal fingerprints fairly nicely

The Oppo Reno 8 5G has a triple digital camera setup on the again and the module is moulded into the again panel. The digital camera lens cutouts are big which simply draw consideration to the digital camera module. The design does remind me of the OnePlus Nord 2T (Review).

Oppo Reno 8 5G specs

The Oppo Reno 8 5G sports activities an AMOLED show with a full-HD+ decision, 90Hz refresh fee, and 180Hz touch-sampling fee. Whereas the OnePlus Nord 2T additionally has a 90Hz refresh fee, different competing gadgets such because the Motorola Edge 30 (Review) provide a better 144Hz refresh fee.

The Oppo Reno 8 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC, an octa-core SoC clocked at 3GHz. There’s a RAM enlargement function that means that you can lengthen the RAM as much as 5GB. The mounted cupboard space could possibly be a reason for concern for a couple of folks since it’s non-expandable. smartphone. Oppo might have provided a variant with increased storage.

You get two nano-SIM slots and the tray has a rubber ring round it to supply some ingress safety from mud and water. Nonetheless, the Reno 8 5G is not formally IP licensed. It has help for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, dual-5G standby, and dual-4G VoLTE. It additionally has six satellite tv for pc navigation techniques. The Reno 8 5G has a 4,500mAh battery with help for 80W quick charging. Oppo additionally bundles a appropriate charger within the field which is a giant plus.

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The plastic body on the Oppo Reno 8 5G would not really feel premium to the contact

The Oppo Reno 8 5G runs ColorOS 12.1 on prime of Android 12. It was working the July 2022 Android safety patch on the time of scripting this evaluate. The telephone has a good quantity of bloatware preinstalled equivalent to Byju’s, Dailyhunt, FinShell Pay, HeyFun, Josh, Moj, Netflix, Paytm, Snapchat, and some extra. Most of those apps could be uninstalled. Oppo provides a number of customisation choices by way of the Theme Retailer app. You additionally get the choice to alter accent colors to match the color of your wallpaper.

Oppo has added Air Gestures which permit the person to work together with the smartphone utilizing hand gestures with out touching the display. I discovered this function to be gimmicky and it did not work as anticipated. You continue to get conventional gestures such because the three-finger swipe for a screenshot, double-tap to wake the display up, and flip to mute incoming calls amongst others.

Oppo Reno 8 5G efficiency

The Oppo Reno 8 5G provided a easy expertise and confirmed no indicators of lag or stutter throughout my use. The 8GB RAM onboard coupled with the 5GB of storage allotted as RAM allowed for seamless multitasking. I didn’t have to attend for lengthy for apps to load both. The in-display fingerprint in addition to face recognition had been constantly fast at authentication.

The AMOLED show was crisp and had good viewing angles. The Reno 8 5G solely has a single bottom-firing speaker, however twin audio system would have improved the video watching expertise. Fortunately, the only speaker is loud sufficient. Scrolling by way of the menus felt easy on the 90Hz show. The panel is about to 90Hz by default however you do have the choice to modify to 60Hz. There isn’t any possibility for dynamic refresh fee. I used the telephone at 90Hz all through the period of this evaluate.

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The first digital camera on the Reno 8 5G makes use of a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor

In Geekbench 5, the Reno 8 5G managed to attain 603 in single-core and a couple of,522 in multi-core exams. In AnTuTu, the Reno 8 5G managed to attain 592,361 factors. In graphics benchmark GFX Bench, the telephone managed to attain 60fps within the T-Rex and 41fps in Automotive Chase take a look at suites. These scores are similar to the OnePlus 2T 5G. The Motorola Edge 30 was additionally shut by way of efficiency with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ SoC.

Gaming efficiency was good and the Reno 8 5G might run Name of Responsibility: Cellular at ‘Excessive’ graphics and ‘Excessive’ body fee settings. The sport ran at these settings with none trace of lag or stutter throughout gameplay. I performed the sport for 20 minutes and seen a 4 % drop in battery degree. The telephone was barely heat to the contact after gaming.

Battery life was superb and I might simply go as much as two days with my utilization, which often consisted of browsing Instagram, shopping Reddit, replying to WhatsApp messages and watching YouTube movies. In our HD video loop take a look at, the telephone managed to run for 22 hours and 48 minutes which was spectacular. The bundled 80W charger helped maintain charging occasions low. It managed to cost the telephone to 84 % in half-hour and was fully charged in below 40 minutes.

Oppo Reno 8 5G cameras

The Oppo Reno 8 5G sports activities a triple digital camera setup. It has a 50-megapixel main digital camera with a Sony IMX766 sensor. This digital camera sensor is extensively utilized in smartphones such because the Nothing Phone 1 (Review), Realme GT Neo 3, OnePlus 10T and even the Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G (Review). This main digital camera doesn’t have OIS and depends on EIS as a substitute. The opposite cameras are an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digital camera with a 120-degree subject of view, and a 2-megapixel macro digital camera. For selfies, the Oppo Reno 8 5G sports activities a 32-megapixel selfie digital camera. I discovered the digital camera app to be simple to make use of.

Images from the first digital camera had been fairly detailed and had correct colors. Even in brilliant situations, the Reno 8 5G managed to seize colors precisely. The ultra-wide-angle digital camera had a slight drop in high quality in comparison with the first shooter. Nonetheless, it didn’t have any barrel distortion and I could not discover a large distinction in color tones. The digital camera app has an AI scene optimisation toggle which bumps up color saturation to make photographs extra vibrant.

(Prime to backside): Major and ultra-wide angle digital camera samples (Faucet to see full-size picture)

Closeup photographs had been good and the telephone did not take a lot time to lock focus. Portraits too had good edge detection and a pure blur for the background. Macro photographs had been good, however I always needed to transfer the telephone round to make sure the shot had correct focus.

(Prime to backside): Shut-up and macro digital camera samples (faucet to see full-size picture)

Low-light digital camera efficiency was respectable and the telephone did handle to seize good photographs in well-lit environments. Darker areas of the body had a water-colour like impact. With Evening mode enabled, the telephone took long-exposure photographs which did lead to blurry photographs if the topic moved a bit.

Low-light and Evening mode digital camera samples (faucet to see full-size picture)

Selfies from the 32-megapixel digital camera had been wonderful in daylight in addition to low mild. Even selfie portraits had been fairly detailed. In low mild, the telephone routinely enabled the display flash which helped seize a brighter picture.

(Prime to backside): Daylight group selfie and low-light portrait selfie (faucet to see resized picture)

Video recording topped out at 4K 30fps for the first digital camera and 1080p for the selfie shooter. The telephone depends on EIS to stabilise footage and does an honest job whereas taking pictures at 1080p decision. Nonetheless, jitter was seen within the output whereas taking pictures at 4K in daylight and was extra outstanding in low mild.


The Oppo Reno 8 5G is a nicely designed smartphone with succesful {hardware} priced below Rs. 30,000. It provides good efficiency that is on par with others within the section and has respectable cameras for the value. ColorOS has good options however the quantity of preinstalled bloatware might get annoying to somebody who prefers a clear Android expertise. The dearth of OIS additionally does adversely have an effect on digital camera efficiency, particularly when taking pictures photographs in low mild.

Given the quantity of smartphones which have launched on this worth vary prior to now 12 months, the Reno 8 5G has its work lower out. The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G (Review) is the closest various and it’s practically equivalent to the Reno 8 5G by way of {hardware}. The Motorola Edge 30 (Review) is priced equally and focuses on a slim design whereas providing a 144Hz refresh fee show and clear near-stock Android. The Mi 11X 5G (Review) can also be value contemplating for anybody purely in search of good efficiency at this worth.

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