[Review] Simple And Clean - OPPO Reno8 Pro
Air Gestures are difficult to use
Ultra-clear 4K video
Good performance when gaming
OPPO Reno8 Pro
When it comes to phones, OPPO has always been at the forefront for slickly designed phones. The OPPO Reno8 Pro is no exception.
The OPPO Reno8 Pro features a streamlined unibody design with an integrated glass back cover. The slim glass allows the phone’s camera to blend with the back cover without obstruction. It also prevents dust from entering the camera lens. The phone is also extremely lightweight, weighing 183g and a width of 7.34mm.
Display and Audio
The phone features a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. With a screen-to-body ratio of 93.4%, the smartphone offers a high-quality display that ensures an exceptional visual experience.
It also comes with OPPO’s O1 Ultra Engine, which can enhance overall image quality and upscale video resolution in real-time.
For the audio, the phone has dual stereo speakers that provide clear and vivid audio while listening to music or watching videos.
The phone also implements gesture recognition through Air Gestures. The phone uses an AI sensing algorithm on the front camera to control certain features like pausing videos, scrolling through apps and answering calls by moving your hand.
However, in my opinion, I found the feature to be a bit difficult to use. I had trouble getting it to work effectively, especially when trying to pause and play Youtube videos. Your experience with the Air Gesture feature may vary.
The OPPO Reno8 Pro features dual Sony flagship sensors, an IMX766 sensor with a 50MP main camera, and an IMX709 RGBW sensor with a 32MP front camera.
The camera offers outstanding quality even when zoomed in, allowing for photos that can capture even the tiniest of details.
Using the power of OPPO’s dedicated imaging NPU, MariSilicon X, the phone is capable of 4K Ultra-clear video through its rear camera. This creates image clarity that is 4 times higher than 1080p videos. This can also be done at night thanks to the 4K Ultra Night Video, which can shoot night portrait videos with the same quality.
The phone is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX processor, which offers multiple improvements compared to the Reno7 Pro. Improvements include a 12% increase in CPU performance, a 29% increase in GPU performance and a 175% increase in AI performance. The processor also allows up to a 50% increase in power efficiency.
It also comes with 256 GB of storage and 12GB of RAM, which can be expanded by an additional 7GB through the RAM expansion function if enough storage space is available.
Testing the performance of the phone with Genshin Impact, I was able to run the game well on medium settings at 60FPS.
The Reno8 Pro has a 4500 mAh battery that offers extended usage without needing to charge. It also has an 80W SUPERVOCC charging speed, charging the phone from 0% to 50% in 11 minutes and allowing up to 2 hours of gaming with a 5-minute charge.
Overall, the OPPO Reno8 Pro offers a lot of features that cater to the average smartphone user or hardcore gamers. For a retail price of RM 3,499, you are getting a phone that can last you for a very long time.