The Reno 8 Z 5G and the Reno 8 5G have been released by OPPO in the Philippines, expanding the Reno series. OPPO is marketing these two smartphones as “The Portrait Expert” because they feature a unique design that enables them to capture portrait shots like no other. The Reno 8 Series 5G, which we’ve already seen, pleased us with its design and build quality. Join us as we unfold the Reno 8 Z 5G.
The package arrived with a distinctive design in Mint Green and Black. The printing was changed with a massive number 8 in the upper left corner, and the new branding and the 5G logo can be seen underneath. Despite how small the packaging is, we do appreciate the trendy design that OPPO has done here.
The OPPO Reno 8 Z 5G smartphone, a 33W SuperVOOC charger, a USB Type-C data/charging cable, a TPU transparent cover for protection, printed documentation, and the SIM ejection tool are all included in the box. As expected, the OPPO Reno 8 Z 5G doesn’t come with earphones; you must purchase them separately.
The OPPO Reno 8 5G has a chic look, and we were given the Dawnlight Gold version for this review. OPPO flattened the sides of the Reno 8 5G to conform to modern design trends. This makes it pleasant to carry and use comfortably, even with one-hand operation. While using the phone, the rounded corners give a more ergonomic feel. However, the plastic frame does cut the overall premium feel.
The Reno 8 5G weighs only 181g, making it lightweight and unfatiguing for prolonged use. You get a sizable 6.43-inch screen with a cutout for the selfie camera in the top-left corner. Except for the chin at the bottom, it has relatively narrow bezels that contribute to an immersive experience. It’s interesting to note that OPPO chose Schott Xensation Up over Corning Gorilla Glass 5 as the display’s protective layer.
An AMOLED display with a full-HD+ resolution, 600 nits of brightness and 180Hz touch-sampling rate is included on the OPPO Reno 8 Z 5G.
Only the secondary mic is present on the top of the frame. The primary microphone, speaker, and USB Type-C connector are all located at the bottom, along with the SIM tray. The power button is located on the right side, and the volume rockers and SIM card slot are located on the left.
Under the Hood
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, which has an octa-core CPU and an Adreno 619 GPU, powers the OPPO Reno8 Z 5G. It is paired with 8GB of RAM and has an Extended RAM option for an additional 5GB. It has 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. And the battery has a 4,500mAh capacity and can be charged quickly with a 33W SuperVOOC charger.
A triple camera setup is used on the OPPO Reno 8 Z 5G. Its main camera is 64 megapixels and has a 6P lens. The other two cameras are a 2-megapixel depth camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The OPPO Reno 8 Z 5G has a 16-megapixel selfie camera for selfies. I had no trouble using the camera app, which is very intuitive and easy to use.
Here are our early samples of the OPPO Reno 8 Z 5G camera.
It is clear that the Reno8 Z 5G is a decent camera shooter in well-lit conditions. Both indoors and outdoors, the colors are reasonably vivid and the details are distinct. The dedicated Night Mode worked wonderfully as well.
OPPO Reno8 Z 5G Specs
Display: 6.43-inch AMOLED screen w/ 60Hz refresh rate, FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 409 ppi
Dimensions: 159.9 x 73.2 x 7.66 mm, 181 g
Protection: In-Display fingerprint sensor, SCHOTT Xensation Up
Chipset: 2.2GHz 6nm Snapdragon 695 octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 619L
RAM: 8GB LPDDR4X
ROM: 128GB UFS 3.1 expandable via microSD card slot up to 1TB
Rear Camera: 64MP f/1.7 + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash
Front Camera: 16MP f/2.4
Battery: 4,500mAh w/ 33W SUPERVOOC
OS: Android 12 w/ ColorOS 12.1
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac, 5G, 4G, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C, OTG, GPS, NFC, dual SIM (nano)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Colors: Dawnlight Gold, Starlight Black
Price: PHP 19,999
We’ll have to reserve our full thoughts and tests in our full review! So watch out for it really soon!
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