OPPO still provides a very classy design to pamper its users. A little review on the back of the cellphone, it is made of glass which has the addition of a gold layer in the cross section. So that it will appear colorful from the reflection of light and free from fingerprints. 

In addition to design, Reno 8 5G also has other advantages that you must know. For example, the camera, equipped with the flagship sensor Sony IMX766 for wide lenses and Sony IMX709 for selfie needs, excellent features such as Ultra Night Video are already available.

If you are currently still waiting for hours to fully charge it. Now you can try the fast charging technology on this phone, because it only takes about 30 minutes to fully charge it.

Let’s move on to the main discussion of this article. Here, the advantages and disadvantages of the Oppo Reno 8 5G!

Advantages of Oppo Reno 8 5G

1. AMOLED screen

On the display, it still carries an AMOLED panel as has been used by other Reno series phones, the screen itself is 6.4 inches with Full HD + (1080 x 2400 pixels) resolution. The sharpness and brightness of the AMOLED screen can’t be doubted, moreover, the more efficient power consumption makes you more comfortable using it.

Unfortunately, the bottom bezel or chin still looks thick. However, on the left, right, and top sides it is quite thin. OPPO itself carries a Punch Hole screen design, making it more modern than the waterdrop notch screen.

For scrolling needs, it will feel smoother and smoother, because this smartphone is equipped with a 90Hz refresh rate. The refresh rate is the number of times per second the screen can load a new image. Even so, the side effect of a high refresh rate makes the battery more wasteful when used. 

Reno 8 5G has a brightness level of up to 800 nits, with high brightness you can certainly rely on when outdoors. Even under the hot sun, the screen is still visible to enjoy the content you love.

Don’t worry, this phone is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection to prevent unwanted things. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is a tempered glass smartphone screen protector that was launched in 2016. With this shield, when dropped from a height of 1.6 m can survive. It can also prevent cracking by up to 80% when falling from a height of 1 meter onto a hard surface.

2. Speeding Performance

Although OPPO greatly favors its camera, the performance carried by this device cannot be underestimated. Reno 8 5G relies on the Mediatek Dimensity 1300 processor, to support various needs such as playing games. This SoC is the successor to the Dimensity 1200 which was announced last year.

The processor, which is made with a 6 nm fabrication process, has a clock speed of up to 3GHz. CPU Performance increased up to 40%, AI Performance increased up to 80%, Graphic Rendering improved up to 106% and Power Efficiency 20%.

This smartphone has been equipped with a cooling system technology called VC Liquid Cooling System. The combination of state-of-the-art super-conductive graphite and a large center frame and vapor chamber keeps the phone cool under pressure.

3. Large Storage

Large storage space is needed by most smartphone users. With a wide capacity can be used to store various types of files, photos, or videos. The Reno 8 5G provides a very large 256GB UFS 3.1 ROM variant, but there is no MicroSD slot to expand it.

As for multitasking activities, this device is equipped with 8GB RAM capacity. It is capable enough to run the latest applications.

4. Flagship Sensors

This Chinese company has long been providing advantages in the photography sector, especially sophisticated features to maximize shots. This phone comes with a triple camera setup system equipped with Dual-Sony Flagship that can help capture images even in dark conditions.

Each consists of a 64-megapixel wide lens with a Sony IMX766 sensor that has an aperture of f/1.8. With this sensor OPPO has improved the results of photos at night, so the results will look clear and colorful. The Sony IMX766 is 28% larger and 64.36% lighter.

On the front it is also quite capable, this time carrying a 32 megapixel resolution with a Sony IMX709 sensor. The sensor, which is called the latest generation RGBW sensor from OPPO, is claimed to have 60% more light and 35% noise reduction, which of course results in very high-quality selfie photos.

In addition, the Oppo Reno 8 5G still has 2 cameras, namely an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens to take objects with a wide viewing angle. There is also a macro lens that can shoot objects at close range, this lens is 2 megapixels.

Then how about the videography, will it be dark at night? OPPO presents the Ultra Night Video feature with Dual-Sony Flagship that can help see shadow details, so that they can produce clear and real videos. Ultra-HDR feature, you can make videos with bright colors, both in indoor or outdoor conditions.

Not only that, there is still a Night Portrait feature. This feature can be used during sunset conditions, with the Turbo RAW algorithm from OPPO which can reduce AI noise so that faces look bright and detailed in sharp.

An equally interesting feature is AI Portrait Retouching to identify and optimize each photo. Finally, it features 960fps Slow Motion Video, Portrait Mode, and Hyperlapse.

5. NFC Features

NFC is a very important feature for some people, especially those who live in urban areas. Near Field Communication has various functions to connect two devices. Reno 8 5G has been equipped with this one feature, so it can check electronic balances. By using this feature, you can also top up your e-Money or e-Toll card balance.

6. Fast Charging

The Oppo Reno 8 5G packs a 4500 mAh battery which is enough for daily needs. Especially with the support of 80W fast charging technology, you don’t have to wait too long in the charging process.

With SuperVOOC technology, it takes 11 minutes to charge the device up to 50%. You can use 5 minutes of charging time to play games for 2 hours.

Then whether with lightning fast charging can its security be guaranteed? OPPO has prepared 5 Layer Charging Protection, covering the entire charge cycle from adapter to cable to battery, comprehensive protection for charging. So it remains safe and comfortable when used.

7. Premium Design

Oppo Reno 8 5G comes with a more elegant and classy design, according to the characteristics of the Reno series. With a Streamlined Unibody Design, it gives a fresh look and a premium feel when you hold it. The back is made of glass that has been coated with gold.

So, when there is a reflection of light, this design makes the device look colorful and shiny. The addition of a gold layer is also free from fingerprints.

When holding your palm, you will feel comfortable, gang, because this device has a very slim body. It has a thickness of 7.67 mm and weighs up to 179 grams.

8. Air Gestures

Oppo Reno 8 5G still maintains this advanced feature, namely Air Gestures, which has existed since the Oppo Reno 4 series. This feature allows users to move the screen without touching. So it is very useful if your hands are dirty.

You can do this by moving up, down, right, and left. Scrolling applications such as TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and others is certainly easy to do with Air Gestures.

Disadvantages of Oppo Reno 8 5G

1.Without Stereo Speaker

First, the Oppo Reno 8 5G is not equipped with stereo speakers. Even though some smartphones in its class already have stereo audio, so the sound produced is louder and clearer.

2. No MicroSD Slot

Although it is now common, because vendors do not provide internal storage expansion with a MicroSD slot. Maybe because the storage provided is considered large enough, the company does not provide it with a MicroSD slot. For some people, maybe 256GB capacity is still very lacking.

3. Without Audio Jack 3.5mm

Technology is increasingly sophisticated, listening to music today does not require wires to be channeled to the ear. For example, the headset must have a 3.5 mm audio jack hole in order to be plugged in. Now, you don’t need a cable, you only need a bluetooth connection, you can listen to music in your ear.

You can buy Bluetooth Earphones, True Wireless Stereo (TWS), or the like. However, there are also those who don’t like wireless Earphones for several reasons.

Pricing and Availability

The price of the Oppo Reno 8 5G in Indonesia will be priced at US $536 by getting 8GB RAM variants and 256GB Internal Storage. 

Specifications Oppo Reno 8 5G
Screen : AMOLED 6.4 inches FHD +, 800 nits, 90Hz, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Software : Android 12, ColorOS 12.1
Chipset : Mediatek Dimensity 1300 (6 nm)
GPU : Mali-G77 MC9
Memory : RAM 8 GB
Storage : 256GB internal storage, no MicroSD
Rear Camera: 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Selfie Camera : 32 MP
Security system : In-Display Fingerprint, Face Unlock
Battery : 4500 mAh, Fast Charging 80W
Price : US $536


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