OPPO Reno8 Pro, opinions after first contact. Video and photos.

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It’s here. OPPO presented its entire Reno8 family at the end of last May in China, and a little more than three months later, European users can finally sink our teeth into it. We have had the opportunity to try with a certain calm the Reno8 Pro model during an event held by OPPO in Madrid, and we anticipate that it is a smartphone that does not leave you indifferent.

And it is a mobile phone with a lot of personality. Its design, which is very careful, is one of its hallmarks, but, in addition, it is committed to a MediaTek processor that, on paper, looks very good, and offers us a well-thought-out set of cameras. However, this is not all. There goes another appetizer: OPPO promises us that the life of its battery it will be twice as long than that of other mobiles. There it is.

OPPO Reno8 Pro: technical specifications

features

SCREEN

AMOLED FHD + 6.7 inches, 10 bits, 950 nits and 120 Hz

PROCESSOR

MediaTek Dimensity 8100 MAX with 5nm lithography

MEMORY

8 GB LPDDR5 expandable to 13 GB by software

STORAGE

256GB (UFS 3.1)

FRONTAL CAMERA

32-megapixel Sony IMX709 sensor and optics with f/2.4 aperture value

REAR CAMERAS

  • Main: 50 megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor, optics with aperture value f / 1.8 and optical stabilization
  • Wide angle: 8 megapixel Sony IMX355 sensor and optics with aperture value f / 2.2
  • Macro: 2 megapixel sensor and optics with f/2.4 aperture value

IMAGE PROCESSOR

MariSilicon X

OPERATING SYSTEM

Color OS 12.1 + Android 12

CONNECTIVITY

USB-C

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY

WiFi 6

Bluetooth 5.3

NFC

UNLOCK

fingerprint on screen

face recognition

DRUMS

4500mAh

1600 charging cycles

BURDEN

80 Watt SUPERVOOC (100% in 35 minutes)

SOUND

Stereo

Dirac processing

ENDURANCE

IP54

DIMENSIONS

161.2 x 74.2 x 7.34mm

WEIGHT

183g

PRICE

€799

A careful design in which a very well integrated camera module stands out

This smartphone is stylish. If we stick to its design, it rightly plays in the same league as the other high-end mobile phones that we can currently find in stores. Its side frames measure 1.48 mm, the lower one is also very moderate 2.37 mm, and it has a thickness of 7.34 mm. In fact, it is the finest device released by OPPO until now.

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In any case, what allows it to stand out with authority from a good part of the terminals with which it is going to compete is its finish. Its metal frame is impeccably machined, and the rear surface of the smartphone is made of glass. It seems that at the moment we have not noticed anything new, but yes, this mobile has something unusual: the back surface is made from a single pane of glass that even brings together the camera module.

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This brand has always pampered the construction of its most sophisticated proposals, but it is curious to note the implications involved in fine-tuning a finish such as that of this Reno8 Pro. The most obvious is that the peculiar sculpting of the glass housed in the part back of the terminal has caused that it is not a Gorilla Glass produced by the American company Corning. In fact, it has been designed and manufactured by OPPO itself.

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Of course, according to the Chinese brand, its rear glass offers us the same hardness, rigidity and impact resistance than the most advanced solutions Corning has today. Of course, we will check it when we have the opportunity to review this Reno8 Pro thoroughly and in our own facilities.

The sculpting of the 75-degree micro-arc that smoothes the insertion of the camera module on the back of this mobile is extraordinarily laborious

One more point that is worth not overlooking: the sculpting of the 75-degree micro-arc that softens the insertion of the camera module on the back of this mobile is, according to OPPO, extraordinarily laborious and it greatly complicates the manufacture of this smartphone.

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This screen lives up to what can be expected from a high-end

During this first contact, the screen of this mobile phone has not disappointed us. Go to a dashboard 6.7-inch AMOLED with Full HD + resolution, it has a color depth of 10 bits and works at a refresh rate of 120 Hz. They are not impressive specifications because we have come across them before in many other mobiles, but they are in line with the characteristics that we can demand to a mobile with the price of this Reno8 Pro.

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According to OPPO, the maximum brightness delivery capacity of the organic matrix of this terminal is 950 nits.

However, we have one more piece of information that is worth stopping at: according to OPPO, the maximum brightness delivery capacity of the organic matrix of this terminal is 950 nits. This figure is not a record, but it is very good and should allow us to use it comfortably in spaces where there is a lot of ambient light. We will check it out as soon as a test unit falls into our hands.

Unfortunately, during this first contact, I did not have the opportunity to analyze the quality of the AMOLED panel of this mobile using my usual test tools, but, yes, I was able to confirm that reproduces color richly and a very convincing level of saturation, and also that quick scrolls through the interface are carried out smoothly and without blurring the images.

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The photographic vocation of this smartphone is beyond doubt

Let’s go now with your cameras. The front unit uses a sensor 32 megapixel IMX709 manufactured by Sony that works in tandem with an optic with an aperture value of f/2.4. These specifications fit very well with the characteristics that a good level selfie camera should have, so I have no objections.

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However, in my opinion the most interesting thing is in the back, in the camera module. The main unit incorporates a sensor 50 megapixel IMX766 manufactured by Sony that works hand in hand with an optic with an aperture value of f/1.8. In this first contact we have not had the opportunity to test it thoroughly, but, as we will see in a few minutes, we have been able to test it in a space with practically no ambient light.

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The second camera housed in this module is a wide-angle unit equipped with a sensor 8 megapixel IMX355 manufactured, again, by Sony, which works in tandem with an optic with an aperture value of f/2.2. And finally, the third camera is a 2-megapixel macro unit that is supported by an lens with an aperture value of f / 2.4. As we have just seen, this mobile phone does not offer us a dedicated telephoto lens.

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During this preliminary test I did not have the opportunity to go outside to test this smartphone in several different capture scenarios, but I was able, as I have told you a few paragraphs above, to test its shooting ability. in night mode inside a room that was in almost total darkness. You can see the result in the two photographs that flank these lines.

The noise level that it emits with very little ambient light is moderate, and its processing manages to restore color with unusual precision.

What has surprised me the most is the level of detail that this mobile phone manages to recover despite the almost total absence of light. In addition, the level of noise that it emits in these circumstances is moderate, and, what is even more impressive, its processing manages to restore the color with unusual precision. In fact, there was so little light in the room that those of us who were there were unable to perceive the color of objects with our own eyes. We had to resort to these photographs to be able to identify him.

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This mobile reaches the high end determined to elbow its way

Before concluding this contact with the Reno8 Pro, it is worth briefly investigating another feature that many users will surely appreciate: OPPO assures us that the battery of this terminal is designed to give us 1600 charging cycles. The surprising thing is that most of the batteries for smartphones do not exceed 800 charge cycles, so, on paper, this mobile battery multiplies the standard useful life by two. It’s not but nothing bad.

The 80-watt SuperVOOC charging technology that OPPO offers us promises to charge 100% of the 4500 mAh battery that this device incorporates in just 35 minutes

In addition, the charging technology 80 Watt SuperVOOC that OPPO offers us promises to charge 100% of the 4500 mAh battery that this device incorporates in just 35 minutes. Sounds good. We hope to soon have the opportunity to analyze this smartphone in depth and in our own facilities to prepare a more in-depth article, but, as we have just seen, this Reno8 Pro promises to put up a fight in its price segment. Of that there is no doubt.

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It’s here. OPPO presented its entire Reno8 family at the end of last May in China, and a little more…

It’s here. OPPO presented its entire Reno8 family at the end of last May in China, and a little more…

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