Oppo Reno 8T__Samsung started the curved display trend with the Galaxy Note Edge, a quirky device with an asymmetrically curved screen that attempted to show real-world applications.
As a result, other businesses began applying similar designs. However, they neglected to emphasise the feature’s function and instead emphasised its aesthetic value. Indeed, it is aesthetically pleasing; seeing the display spill over the sides has a certain WOW effect. Oppo appears to have made the decision to make the feature the Oppo Reno 8T 5G’s main selling point since they are aware of the impact it has on consumers.
The extremely competent Dimensity 1300 chip from the phone’s predecessor is replaced by the less flashy Snapdragon 695. That’s a considerable decrease, but I assume it’s necessary to make a curved display affordable. So, is the sacrifice for a curved display worthwhile? With this evaluation, I’ll be mostly concentrating on that.
How it Designed
For this review,there is the Sunrise Gold colorway available. Additionally, it has a sparkly surface that is often highly eye-catching and curiously gratifying to look at. When you flip the phone slightly in the sun and are exposed to the whole range of colours, things only become better. The virtual expansion of the camera module stands in the way of perfection, though. It successfully dulls the otherwise upscale-looking back panel. It primarily just looks like a crappy sticker, it strong impulse to scrape it out. No matter how startling it may be, I won’t take chances with a review unit.
Particularly with the primary camera mounted within a big circular device, The other two cameras are underneath it, and they each have an own circular unit. I immediately thought of “Huawei” as I laid eyes on the back panel. The Huawei P50 camera module clearly served as a model for the camera module, and it don’t mean that negatively.
Although the edges of the phone are made of plastic like the rest of it, they have a shiny metallic appearance. Thanks to a sufficiently thin profile 7.7mm enhanced by the curved edges on the back and front, the phone’s plastic finish doesn’t compromise on how nice it feels in the hand, though. In spite of the phone’s size, its weight of 171g is remarkably low.
How Oppo Reno 8T Display looks like
The Oppo Reno8 T 5G’s stunning curved display is revealed when you turn it to the front, though, and that’s when the real fun begins. The 6.7″ FHD+ 120Hz display is mostly what you see up front (as it should be), thanks to exceptionally small bezels all around; luckily, the Oppo Reno 8T’s enormous chin hasn’t been carried over. Whether you’re playing a game, watching a movie, or just looking about, the colours pop beautifully. However, the “Natural” screen colour setting will assist in reducing the saturation if they appear too vibrant. I’ll take a risk and claim that the display and, quite frankly, the entire front of the device looks flagship-level.
How the Oppo Reno 8T performance is
This year’s mid-range OEM favourite is the Snapdragon 695. It’s a tried-and-true performer that, while not being a beast, breezes through routine chores owing to Oppo’s praiseworthy ColorOS optimization. For Android users, choppy scrolling on Twitter and Reddit applications is a particular source of annoyance, but the Oppo Reno 8T 5G manages that remarkably well. The user interface did not exhibit any delays or stutters, either.
However, the Oppo Reno 8T’s performance throughout the stress test did cause me some concern. No matter how many times the test is, the Oppo Reno 8T kept falling down into the red and orange zones every few minutes or so, unlike almost every other review unit I’ve had recently that stayed in the green for approximately 30 minutes. Even though the phone did not even begin to heat up, exiting the app to a choppy UI made it obvious that something was wrong. My best estimate is that the Oppo Reno 8T is not performing to its full capability in this test due to a software optimization problem.
Though as it quickly discovered, the Reno8 T’s shortcomings weren’t limited to the stress test. Despite being playable, Call of Duty: Mobile on the highest settings didn’t provide a very fluid experience because to micro-stutters. Again, it could be an optimization problem because New State Mobile worked just well with Lite graphics and Max fps. If you want to play the game at 60 frames per second, Lite is the maximum the graphics can go.
Because the Snapdragon 695 is a lower-midrange chipset, gamers should be aware of these trade-offs. The phone does warm up a little after prolonged gaming sessions, but not enough to cause your hands to burn.
About Reno Software
One of this phone’s major selling qualities is unquestionably its software. I happen to be one of those staunch stock Android supporters that dislikes any alternative skins available because of their garish looks. I also hadn’t used ColorOS in a while, so I was astounded by how well-designed it is today when I booted for the first time into its Android 13 version. The skin somehow manages to be both extremely customizable and minimalist. Every aspect of the programme may be customised, including the system colours, quick settings, icons, launcher, fingerprint animation, and AOD. I immediately became overcome with OxygenOS nostalgia after switching to circular icons and the One Sans typeface.
Therefore, ColorOS is undoubtedly the way to go if you want to try something fresh for a change and are a fan of stock Android.
How is the camera quality of oppo Reno 8T?
Oppo chose to totally exclude an ultrawide sensor from the Oppo Reno 8T’s camera, which is a curious decision. Instead, you get a 108MP camera, which is the only device at the rear intended for taking ordinary pictures. The other two are a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP microscope, with the first one appearing to be there only to increase the number of lenses.
The first time I opened the camera app, the stream in the viewfinder was of such poor quality that I was lead to assume the Oppo Reno 8T has totally rubbish cameras. But as soon as I took a picture, my impression was quickly altered; for some reason, the finished product is consistently noticeably different from what you originally perceive.
In very well circumstances, the 108MP sensor does an excellent job of maintaining a lot of detail and allowing you to crop into photographs later on if you’d like. Even though Oppo’s image processing algorithms take their sweet time, the emphasis seems to be on sharpening details rather than making unnecessary colour adjustments. As a consequence, the outcome is extremely natural and suitable for Instagram.
However, taking good inside shots is even more difficult since it requires you to hold your camera with an almost impossible level of steadiness. Any movement will result in erratic output. See the indoor sample below, which I gave up on after three failed attempts at a steady shot. Images are rather sharp, as is seen from the fine details in the tree photo below, on the off occasion that you do manage to acquire a steady shot.
It’s a pleasure to use the 2MP microscope lens. Getting the thing into focus requires some scuffling, but once you do, you’ll be startled by how smooth-looking ordinary objects suddenly seem much bumpier up close.
The Oppo Reno 8T is designed for a less-than-“powerful” smartphone user. Its exceptional lightweight design and the flagship-level curved display are its primary selling factors. Add to it a simple software interface that makes regular use a true pleasure. Although the camera module lacks the now-essential ultrawide lens, it is still decent for the price. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 695 will fall short if you play a lot of mobile games. The Oppo Reno 8T is unusual in that regard; you won’t find many phones in this pricing range with this specific processor.