The OPPO Reno8 5G has finally been launched in the country and we got to get our hands on it for this first look review. We’ve been using it for 2 weeks now and we have some thoughts on it. It comes with two SONY sensors – a 50MP main camera and a 32MP selfie camera. It is powered by a Dimensity 1300 chipset and has a 6.4″ AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. We’ve always known OPPO for their battery prowess and they are not disappointing this time either. It comes with a 4500 mAh battery and an 80W SuperVOOC charger. As for storage, it rocks 13GB RAM and 256GB.
Whilst all these have been impressive so far, our top two candidates are the cameras and a new smart Anti-theft feature. Let’s talk about them.
OPPO Reno8 First Impressions Review
The cameras were what caught my eye first and I had to test them. Have a look for yourself. The dynamic range of colours in the photos is quite exemplary. The Sony sensors really bring out the quality and clarity in the photos. Be it selfies or 50MP main camera photos, this should definitely be your next camera phone. I attended night events and even then the photos are outstanding.
- 50 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear Camera
- 4K @ 30 fps UHD Video Recording
- 32 MP Front Camera
- Ultra night video
- Dual Sony Flagship Sensors and AI-enhanced imaging features
- New Generation RGBW Sensor- With 60% more light and a 35% reduction in noise, the new Sony IMX709 sensor changes everything.
Special Feature: Anti Theft
Apart from the obviously high-capacity battery, fast chipset, quick charging and beautiful design and colour choices, it would not matter if you lost your phone. The OPPO Reno8 might have a great solution for this.
It comes with a ‘Require password to power off device’ setting that allows you to set your device to require the Lock Screen password whenever you power off your device using the power button. This can prevent your device from being powered off by someone else so you can find it remotely if you lose it.
- 80W SUPERVOOCTM Flash Charge
- Battery HealthEngine/5-Layer Charging Protection
- 4500 mAh Battery
- Reverse Charging
- Streamlined Unibody Design/Ultra Slim Body
Smart Life / Gaming
- MediaTek Dimensity 1300
- Games, apps, and streaming are all powered by an incredibly efficient chip. Mobile entertainment is smooth every time, day or night. And with 5G you’ll do it all at the speed of now.
- 40%↑CPU Performance12
- 80%↑AI Performance12
- 6nm Process
It runs on the Android 12 + ColorOS 12.1 operating system and supports Dual SIM, IPX4 water resistance and has an RGB ring light around the camera.
The smartphone measures 159.9 by 73.2 by 7.5 mm and weighs 175 grams. Optical under-display fingerprint, proximity, accelerometer, gyro, and compass sensors are among the available options. Additionally, it has USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, and QZSS.
The OPPO Reno8 5G costs KES 59,999 and for comparison the OPPO Reno8 4G costs 42,999. Either of these devices would be a great purchase if you’re looking to upgrade your current device.
We’ll be doing more tests on our other social media platforms ie TikTok and Instagram @gadgetsafrica so be sure to look out for those.