Oppo Reno 8 and Reno 8 Pro had been launched in India as the most recent flagship smartphones from the Chinese firm. The telephones have loads of similarities with the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G and the OnePlus 10R 5G, respectively. It is to be famous that OnePlus and Oppo are each owned by China-based BBK Electronics making them sister manufacturers. However, there are numerous variations that make Oppo telephones stand out from the lot — particularly the Pro variant that appears and feels premium in comparison with the competitors on this value phase.
On this week’s episode of Gadgets 360 podcast Orbital, host Akhil Arora talks to Reviews Editor Roydon Cerejo and Senior Reviewer Sheldon Pinto who’s reviewing the Oppo Reno 8 and Oppo Reno 8 Pro. He talks about options, the telephones’ similarities with the OnePlus counterparts, competitors.
With regard to the Oppo Reno 8 Pro, Sheldon stated there have been only a few variations between the Reno 8 and the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G. “The only thing that I spotted when I glanced through the specifications is that there’s a macro camera on the Reno 8 and the OnePlus smartphone has a depth camera.
However, he spotted “a few variations by way of construct high quality, amongst others” when he compared the Oppo Reno 8 Pro and the OnePlus 10R 5G — which warrants a higher price tag (of Rs. 45,999). The Pro version gets a metal body and the glass fusion process that offers the phone a unique look.
The Oppo Reno 8 Pro also comes with the MariSilicon X NPU essentially to help with low light video and HDR video. Roydon says that although the AI backlight auto HDR and daylight and Night Mode video in low light has been there for the past few generations, the processor is assumed to basically offload the extra processing from the main chip.
On the software front, Oppo is offering two years of milestone software updates and four years for security updates. When it comes to price, the Oppo Reno 8 competes with the likes of the iQoo Neo 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G and the Realme GT 2 Pro.
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