Introduction and Specifications The Reno8 series has been released in China for almost two months now, but this is the first time for the Reno8 and Reno8 Pro to come out of their home country. The global versions of the handsets are slightly different from their Chinese counterparts, although the changes are rather negligible. This review’s focus would be the vanilla Reno8, and it replaces the Chinese version’s depth sensor with a full-fledged camera – an 8MP ultrawide, to be exact. The rest of the specs are pretty much the same. The handset features a bright 6.43-inch 90Hz OLED panel, which would most likely appeal to users looking for something more compact because, let’s face it, 6.43-inch in 2022 sits in the lower size range. Being small doesn’t mean being small on features, though. The Reno8 runs on a very powerful SoC Dimenstiy 1300 and has two remarkable cameras. Oppo Reno8 specs at a glance: Body: 160.6 x 73.4 x 7.7mm, 179g; Gorilla Glass 5 plastic front, back and side frame. Display: 6.40″ AMOLED, 90Hz, 430 nits (typ), 600 nits (HBM), 800 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 411ppi. Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 1300 (6nm ): Octa-core (1×3.0GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G77 MC9 Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, UFS 3.1 OS/Software: Android 12, ColorOS 12.1 Rear Camera: Wide (Main): 50MP, f/1.8, 23mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 112˚, 1/4.0″ , 1.12 µm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4. Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.4, 23 mm ( wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8 µm. Video capture: rear camera: [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, gyro-EIS; front camera: [email protected] 30fps, gyro-EIS. Battery: 4500mAh; 80W fast charge, 1-50% in 11 mins, 1-100% in 28 mins (advertised), reverse charging. Miscellaneous: fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC. Oppo is particularly proud to use Sony’s IMX766 50MP sensor as its main shooter, which is quite large – 1/1.56″ and offers 1.0µm pixels. On the front, the Reno8 packs a 32MP IMX709 sensor exclusive to Oppo with an RGBW filter to improve selfie performance. This is one of the phone’s selling points, after all. It’s important to note, however, that the Reno8 Pro has the exact same configuration of camera, so if camera performance is your main priority, the Reno8 would probably do just that while being significantly cheaper than the Pro. The vanilla option also doesn’t skip super-fast charging. The same 4,500 battery mAh supports Oppo’s 80W SuperVOOC charging protocol, although countries with 110V power grids can only get 66W from the same brick It’s probably worth noting that the Oppo Reno8 is almost same as OnePlus Nord 2T.The main difference between the d them is the design and the operating system. OnePlus’ OxygenOS is still a bit cleaner than Oppo’s ColorOS, so it heavily depends on your personal preferences towards Android skins. So, in a sense, this review can be used as a reference when looking for relevant information for OnePlus Nord 2T. Most, if not all, of our test results would be applicable to some degree. Unboxing the Oppo Reno8 The Oppo Reno8 comes in a standard box containing all the usual user manuals along with the matching 80W SuperVOOC charger and a USB-A to USB-C cable. Oppo has included an additional case for the phone, which is transparent so it doesn’t hide the overall design. And it’s a great option until you find a case that works best for you.