Earlier this week Oppo presented the Reno8 series, which arrived with three new chipsets. All three phones have a high refresh rate AMOLED display, a 50MP primary camera and a 4,500mAh battery that charges at 80W. Could one of these be your next phone?
We’ll start with the Oppo Reno8 Pro+ as the best model of the trio. It features the Dimensity 8100-Max chipset, together with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. This will be a fast phone. The Dimensity is helped by the custom MariSilicon X chip that performs AI-based processing of photos and videos from the 50MP IMX766 sensor (1/1.56 “).
The Oppo Reno8 Pro has chosen the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 – can Qualcomm’s new mid-range service stand up to MediaTek’s Dimensity 8000 line? We want to know. This phone has a small 6.62 “AMOLED display, still running at 120Hz. The phone’s body has basically the same overall length, however.
Oppo Reno8 is not a more compact, the difference is about a millimeter. It has the smallest screen here, 6.43 “, and it runs at 90Hz. This is powered by the Dimensity 1300, a new version of the 1200 chipset. The camera setup is the same, although not as good as the other two do not have the 8MP ultra wide camera or the additional power of MariSilicon.
The Reno8 Pro + and vanilla Reno8 will go on sale in China on June 1 (Wednesday), Pro will have to wait until June 11. Now let’s take a quick look at the price:
|8 / 128 GB memory||8/256 GB||12/256 GB|
|Oppo Reno 8 Pro+||–||CNY 3,700 ($549 / €513 / ₹42,600)||CNY 4,000 ($594 / €554 / ₹46,100)|
|Oppo Reno8 Pro||CNY 3,000 ($445 / €416 / ₹34,500)||CNY 3,200 ($475 / €444 / ₹36,800)||CNY 3,500 ($519 / €485 / ₹40,300)|
|Oppo Reno 8||CNY 2,500 ($371 / €347 / ₹28,800)||CNY 3,000 ($445 / €416 / ₹34,500)||–|
We don’t have an international price yet or the exact window open for the Reno8 series. Note that there is a model called “Reno8 Lite”, but that is Reno7 Lite rebranded, so we don’t think it is a true member of the new series.
Regarding the Reno7 series, that one does not have a Pro+ model (yet). Also, the Reno7 Pro display runs at 90Hz. Other than that the old and new Pros are comparable. Of course, the old model is a bit cheaper (it’s ₹37,750 on Amazon.in), but is that enough to give up the screen and the new chipset?
Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G
The OnePlus 10R, Ace and Ace Racing Edition all feature the Dimensity 8100-Max chipset. The 10R model costs ₹39,000 if you get the 5,000mAh/80W version. It has a comparable screen and camera to the Reno8 Pro +. The Competition replaces AMOLED for 6.59 “IPS LCD and lowers its price to CNY 2,000. For comparison, the regular Ace (which the 10R is based on) starts at CNY 2,500.
OnePlus Ace • OnePlus 10R • OnePlus Ace Competition
There are also the OnePlus Nord 2T and the vivo T2x, both powered by Dimensity 1300. The Nord competes with the Reno8 with a 6.43″ 90Hz AMOLED display and has retained an 8MP ultra wide camera. The vivo is not, but but it has a 6.58 “120HZ IPS LCD and a larger battery of 6,000mAh (44W charging), which may be more to your liking. Sales of the Nord 2T started earlier this week at €400 for the 8/128GB model. The vivo T2x will launch on June 6.
OnePlus Nord 2T • vivo T2x
What do you think of the Reno8 series – has Oppo knocked it out of the park or are you drawn to someone else in the middle?
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