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    OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G Review | Geek Lifestyle

    They're at it again, ladies and gentlemen.

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    The OPPO Reno series of flagship phones is steamrolling into everyone’s go-to retail outlet, and into the hearts of those who take a gander of its capabilities.

    The OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G ain’t your average phone, and it has promising specs for its price. Luckily, I had a couple of weeks to give it a spin, and while this review does come much later than its release, you’ll see that this is absolutely the right time to get your hands on it–should you so desire. Let’s go.

    Geek-sthetic

    First off, check out the design. With a glass and aluminum body, it’s quite solid. But in spite of its durablt exterior, it keeps a classy, premium look to go with its smooth feel. Unboxing was a breeze, and it comes with all the necessary accessories to get you started. Charging brick, USB type C to type A cord, sim ejector pin, and a sweet jelly case. Of course, some documentation, too.

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    We got the glazed green colorway, and it is gorgeous. At 6.35 inches and 183 grams, it’s not quite the heavyweight, which is what you’d want. It’s 6.7-inch AMOLED display is rich and vibrant, and works well with the 120Hz refresh rate that it offers. More on that later.

    In terms of looks and feel, you won’t doubt its flagship presence.

    Everyday Reliability

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    Now, looks are one thing, and performance another–and the Reno8 Pro 5G can back up the beauty.

    Underneath the veneer of class, glass, and pizzazz, is a no-nonsense powerhouse. Imagine a beautiful lady in an opulent Valentino dress, but instead of an Hermes Birkin bag, she has a Remington Model 870 strapped to her shoulder.

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    The specs say it all, and they reflect with its performance. The Mediatek Dimensity 8100-Max chipset makes your day-to-day a breeze. Quick loading time for apps. is something we all need, and now we have received.

    This is an octa-core phone after all, so once it fires on all cylinders–and I mean all 12 gigabytes of RAM, no task is too heavy. You’ll be pleased to know how well this phone makes use of its RAM, making sure it doesn’t conk out when you need it most. In terms of storage, you get 256GB regardless of the variant. You’re spoiled for choice in that department.

    You’d think the 4500 mAh battery might be on the small side, but this phone is very power efficient. I got about an entire work shift’s worth of power on intense gaming, and I just couldn’t wait for the battery to drain while on standby. Then again, if you’re going to put the battery through the ringer, some nice 80-watt charging will get you back to action in no time. Oh, and speaking of action…

    Gaming Prowess

    Of course, no mobile phone test would be complete without the good ol’ gaming test–a test which we’ll probably rename the “Genshin Impact Stress Test” because we’re all in a hurry, after all. We only need the GIST. So, the gist of the GIST, is that it passes with flying colors.

    Instead of a photo, here’s an in-game screenshot.

    It looks even better than a screenshot from my laptop.

    Long story short, it can basically run any mobile game under the sun–and run it superbly on its highest settings. In my case, I substituted the usual Mobile Legends and COD Mobile with something a bit more…cultured.

    Goddess of Victory: NIKKE runs smooth as butter on the Reno8 Pro 5G. High FPS with no drops, split-second loading times, and zero jitters, regardless of how much is happening on-screen. If you happen to be a gamer who demands a quality gaming experience, you need not look further.

    Geek Photoshoot Capabilities

    Let’s talk cameras–lovely, wonderful cameras. The Reno8 Pro 5G has four: three on the front and one selfie cam.

    In terms of video, you get up to 4K@30fps and 1080p with up to 240fps in the back, while the selfie cam shoots 1080p@30fps. Image stabilization is a “chef’s kiss” and guarantees content creator-worthy clips.

    The 50 megapixel main shooter makes great use of its 23mm lens that produces wide, yet detailed photos. In terms of low light, well, you still get pretty decent shots.

     

    The 8 megapixel ultrawide and 2 megapixel macro give vibrant, detailed shots–even in the hands of an absolute scrub like myself. Imagine what it could do when wielded by a pro.

    Now, I shall address an issue that only came to me while typing this down. I forgot to take selfies. That being said, it’s only a slight downgrade from the main shooter. 32 megapixels with a 22mm wide lens is nothing to scoff at. Not in a longshot. Or a wide shot. Did I mention that both front and back cams have panorama HDR? Well, they do.

    Final Geek Lifestyle Verdict

    In all honesty, the OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G is A LOT to unpack. Talking about its main features, while vital, just about scratch the surface of this S-tier phone. If you’ve been a mainstay in the high roller department and graduate from flagship to flagship bi-annually, this will provide a few more bells and whistles that’ll make you consider looking Reno’s way.

    However, if you’re making the jump from mid-range, I swear it’s night and day. The features, accessibility options, and creature comforts in store for you will definitely overwhelm you at the start. But once you settle in, it’s cruise control. If you’re coming from budget tier, you’ll straight-up cry. Highly recommended, would buy if I could.

    The OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G is currently priced at PHP 27,999 on Lazada, with similar pricing at your local retail outlets. It’s the perfect phone to consider while kicking off the brand new year.

    OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G Specs:

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G Processor
    • Adreno 619 GPU
    • 8GB RAM
    • 6.67-inch AMOLED FHD+ display, 120Hz refresh rate
    • 256GB storage
    • 64MP f/1.8 main + 5MP f/2.2 ultrawide + 2MP f/2.4 macro triple rear camera setup
    • 16MP f/2.5 wide front camera
    • 3G, LTE, 5G Dual SIM
    • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, fingerprint scanner (side), USB Type-C
    • 5100mAh battery with 40W fast charge support
    • Android 12 with Magic UI 6.1
    • Titanium Silver, Emerald Green, Midnight Black
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    Carlos Franco
    Carlos Francohttps://linktr.ee/itscarlosreally
    UnGeek's middle-aged pinch hitter plagued by chronic backpain and powered by 2000s pop culture. He survives through coffee, anime, and hoping that BLACKPINK will part ways with Teddy Park someday.

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