Here is My Take on OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G

I have been using the OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G for a while, thanks to OPPO for the loan. I have also uploaded the video review HERE. Here is my personal view on the phone.

For those who are interested, here is my video review.

Introduction

I have been searching for a good camera phone for the longest time. With the promise that the OPPO Reno8 Pro can take good video, especially in low light conditions, I jumped at the opportunity to review it.

And coupled with the fact that it uses MariSilicon X NPU for image processing and Sony Sensors for the main and the front camera, I have high hope that it can do a wonderful job for video taking.

First Look

My first impression of the phone is that it is a looker. I love the camera module design and the color (Glazed Green: provided for the review).

Here is the slight protrusion of the camera module shown in this side view.

The screen is flat. It does not curve towards the edge. Some may like it and some may not. The width of the phone is not too wide. So, holding it is pretty comfortable. It comes with a silicon cover which I think is a good touch.

Camera usage

You can check out my video for more feedback on the camera module. Here is a summary of it. On the camera, it has some hits and misses.

Hits

  • Good camera quality when using the main camera
  • Able to take 4K video with low noise when using the main camera
  • The front camera is not bad, especially with the wide-angle mode
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Misses

  • Other cameras are not that good in low light
  • When taking video, if you are using the ultra-wide angle, you cannot zoom in. And if you zoom in using the Main Camera, it is a digital zoom.
  • The front camera does not have stabilization feature.

Usage

I love the 80W SuperVOOC charge. It is super fast and a life-saver if you need to leave the house and the battery is almost empty. Just 15 minutes of charging (using the original charger brick and cable) will get you more than 50% of battery. Unfortunately, it does not have wireless charging which is a bit of a disappointment.

The screen is very good, especially with its 120Hz refresh rate. Everything seems buttery smooth. And with the 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, everything runs smoothly.

Gaming is the one thing I did not try. So, I am unable to provide feedback on it.

Summary

As I did not use it as my primary or secondary phone, it is difficult to provide a fair summary of the short time I had with it. Overall, I feel that the price is good for the specs you are getting.

In terms of video-taking quality, it is good (in low light too) if you don’t mess around with zoom and stick to the main camera. There is still a slight “jerking” effect in low light. Some might not notice but I do.

Do note that it does not have water or dust resistance. My final comment is that if you need a premium version OPPO phone, you can check out the OPPO Find X5 Pro.

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Do visit my video on my YouTube Channel for more detailed information.

https://www.youtube.com/@TechieLobang