Oppo Reno 8 5G Product Review
The device has a 6.4 inches AMOLED 120Hz display that supports a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The Reno 8 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 (6 nm) processor with Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. The phone has 8GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, it runs on Android 12 on top of ColorOS 12.1 and all this is powered by a 4500 mAh battery with 80W fast charging. It also has a triple rear camera setup with a 50MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro, and a 32 MP front-facing camera. The Reno 8 5G comes in colors Shimmer Gold, and Shimmer Black. Buy it in Kenya today
Reno 8 5G specs and price in Kenya
Oppo Reno 8 5G
Android 12, ColorOS 12.1
MediaTek Dimensity 1300 (6 nm)
Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Graphics Processor
50 MP 8 MP 2 MP
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
179 g (6.31 oz)
160.6 x 73.4 x 7.7 mm (6.32 x 2.89 x 0.30 in)
1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
AMOLED, 90Hz, 430 nits (typ), 600 nits (HBM), 800 nits (peak)
6.43 inches, 99.8 cm2 (~84.7% screen-to-body ratio)
5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Charging 80W, 1-45% in 10 min, 1-100% in 28 Minutes
|Shimmer Gold, Shimmer Black|
Price in Kenya
Design, Build and Display
Design & Build
Oppo Reno 8 5G 20 is a nicely designed, high-end smartphone. It boasts a premium finish and beautiful aesthetics. It weighs 179g and measures 160.6 x 73.4 x 7.7 mm. A large side inclined button-hole water-drop notched display dominates its front, while a nicely curved, slightly protruding camera deck is loaded up the rear. Reno 8 is made of a plastic frame, front Corning Gorilla Glass, and plastic back. The device comes in two primary colors: Shimmer Gold and Shimmer Black.
The 6.4-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels (~411ppi density) dominates the front of the Reno 8 5G. It boasts of 90Hz refresh rate, which is ideal for keeping the multi-touch screen at peak performance. In terms of brightness, the Reno 8 has 430 nits (typ), 600 nits (HBM), and 800 nits (peak) brightness when the screen is turned on. Protecting the multi-touch screen is Gorilla Glass Enjoy multi-media consumption on the high-resolution display and a great user experience.
Reno 8 5G has a modest set of cameras, both at the front and the back.
Enjoy selfies and video chats on the front-facing 2 MP, f/2.4, 23mm (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm camera. It features Panorama, and HDR and is capable of 1080p@30fps, video capture. The camera comes equipped with Gyro-EIS, hence high-quality photos and videos.
At the rear, the Reno 8 packs a triple camera set-up consisting of:
- 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF
- 8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 112˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro).
With such a powerful camera, you will capture modest pictures and videos of moments at work or away from work with family and friends. The primary camera captures 1080p@30fps videos, features LED flash, HDR, and panorama, and comes equipped with gyro-EIS.
Enjoy the latest Android applications on Android 12 on the Reno 8 5G. The device also comes with ColorOS 12.1 UI making it easy and memorable to use your phone. Installed on the handset is a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 1300 (6 nm) chipset that ensures smooth operations in the background behind the screen. Powering the processing unit is a fast and reliable Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU and Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. The two units combine to provide a robust platform for multitasking, browsing, and consuming multi-media without lags and stuttering (when playing low, mid and high-level setting games).
Internal Memory Space
Oppo Reno 8 5G boasts 128GB / 256GB and 8GB RAM internal space. The space is sufficient to enable the storage of media and applications without slowing down the handset. Oppo does not provide for additional storage, with no MicroSD slot available. With 256GB sizeable internal storage, record and store pictures, videos, music, and files at will.
Oppo Reno 8 5G is powered by a Li-Po 4,500 mAh, non-removable battery. The battery’s capacity will give you (the average user) 24 hours of continuous usage before the need to recharge. To complement and ensure the battery keeps on delivering power as you use the device, Oppo developed a Fast-Charging 80W adapter that comes with the device. Reno 8 5G also supports reverse charging.
Oppo Reno 8 is a 5G-enabled handset. It uses GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G Network Technology. The device supports 5G bands, and runs on HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G speed. Hence, you are assured of fast uploading and downloading speeds depending on the signal strength of the service provider.
It supports Bluetooth connectivity, NFC, GPS, WIFI and OTG. No radio features on the device, and also no 3.5mm jack. A fingerprint (under the display) sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass are installed on the smartphone.
Pros and Cons of the Reno 8 5G
- Slim design
- Lightweight handset
- Impressive chipset performance
- Supports reverse charging
- Supports fast charging
- Decent refresh rate of 90Hz
- Decent battery capacity at 4,500mAh
- Powerful front facing camera
- Water resistant handset (IPX4 Rating)
- MicroSD supported
- Massive RAM and ROM
- Camera has gyro-EIS
- Corning Gorilla Glass Protection
- Under display fingerprint sensor