Packing a triple camera setup, the Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G is one for picture-taking enthusiasts. While previous Oppo phones have kept to a very similar design, the Reno7 instead sports a different yet familiar design. It now has a rectangular build with flat edges, like the Apple iPhone. There's no notch though — it has an under-screen front camera instead.
- Octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1200-Max
- 12GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage
- 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging
- Cameras: 50MP, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, 32MP selfie camera
I'm not sure why the change — previous Oppo phones had a nice feel to them, with the curved edges offering a comfortable grip. That's not to say the Reno7 doesn't offer a grip. But if this design works for Apple, I guess it wouldn't hurt Oppo. One thing I like though, is the matte glass rear. It's really pretty to look at and stands out. Other design features include dual speakers, fast charging, an under-screen fingerprint scanner and face unlock. But there's no wireless charging or water and dust resistance. When charging, the area around the camera glows. It will also glow to alert you of incoming calls or notifications.
The main reason to get this Oppo phone are its triple cameras. Powered by a Sony IMX766 sensor, the shots taken with this phone pack lots of detail and clarity. I found the colours a tad too saturated though and slightly too vibrant compared to the actual scene. Low light is also pretty good — I found that you'll get good enough details even without using the night mode. On the software side of things, the portrait mode offers nice fake bokeh, though you may occasionally see slight errors around the edges of the face or hair. Video also does well, with the AI Highlight Video mode being quite good at handling backlit shots.
The 6.5-inch AMOLED display is bright and vibrant. It supports HDR10+ video, but only for supported apps. While Oppo says the phone is certified for HDR for Amazon Prime Video, I was unable to verify if it was during testing. The screen colours and brightness looked normal. Also, it doesn't support Netflix's HDR as well. Which means you can watch Wheel of Time in its full glory. Battery life is also great, with 11 hr 13 min of battery life in our video test. Oppo's 65W fast charging will top the battery up to 80% in just 30 minutes. The octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1200-Max processor is smooth, and I had no issues gaming on the phone.
Retailing at S$999, the Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G is priced at the high-end for a midrange phone. But it does offer some flagship features and looks good. Pictures shot on the phone are also pretty darn great. Get it from Lazada or Shopee.
Note: Review unit provided by Oppo.
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