OPPO's familiar mint color box arrived on our doorsteps a while long ago and this time, it's the new Reno7 Z 5G, a new sibling of the Reno7 that we reviewed last month. Before we test the new phone, let's do a quick unboxing!
As usual, the mint box comes with a huge number printed on the top, representing the series of the phone inside so, ours has a huge number 7 and the OPPO Reno7 Z 5G name printed at the bottom.
Removing the mint sleeve, you'll see the familiar black box with the brand's logo on it. Inside, you'll get the following items:
The OPPO Reno7 Z 5G
Transparent phone case
Quick guide and safety guide
SIM tray ejector
33W SuperVOOC charger
USB-A to USB-C cable
Onto the main character itself. Should I say, I'm glad that OPPO sent us the Rainbow Spectrum variant instead of the Cosmic Black model. While black is premium and you can never get wrong or bored of the color, I'm more interested in the iridescent finish on this one. If you love some holographic effect, the back cover of this variant might just be the one for you because it changes colors depending on angle and lighting.
OPPO claims that the Rainbow Spectrum model uses a two-layer coating technique with a base layer containing a reflective indium coating followed by a top color gradient coating comprising red, yellow, and green colors. The combination of the two layers then creates an iridescent and prismatic effect of 6 colors that reflect red to mint green, yellow to purple, and green to pink transitioning across the back cover.
Gone is the camera bump on the back with each unit of the triple rear camera system having its own ring around the lens. The setup consists of a 64MP F1.7 main camera, a 2MP F2.4 depth camera, and a 2MP F2.4 macro camera. Even though the bump is absent, you'll still notice a transparent "box" that groups the cameras in a place.
On the front, we have a 16MP selfie camera in a punch-hole design on the top left.
The 6.4" display features an AMOLED panel with a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio, FHD+ resolution, and a 60Hz refresh rate. A fingerprint scanner is integrated at the very bottom of the display. I mean very bottom.
On the left, we have the SIM card slot and volume rocker while on the left, there's the power button. A 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C charging port, and a single speaker setup can be found at the bottom. I haven't seen an audio jack in most of the recently reviewed devices so this one makes me thankful for some reason.
The Reno7 Z is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G processor, along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Its 4500mAh battery supports the 33W SuperVOOC charging unit.
Overall, the Reno7 Z is very lightweight with only an approximate 173g. Despite this model being slightly thicker than the black one, it's still super comfortable to hold even in one hand. And since there's no bump on the back, it lays nearly flat on the table. With that, we'll be testing its performance so, stay tuned for our review!