Oppo’s Reno series has been able to grab attention in India due to distinctive plays in design and specifications. The latest addition to the lineup is the Reno8 T 5G that launched last week in the country. With a price tag of Rs 29,999, the Reno8 T 5G brings you a decent set of specifications but are they enough to stand against the competition? Let’s try to figure out.
Display: Reno8 T 5G vs Competition
The Oppo Reno8 T 5G sports a 6.7-inch Full HD+ curved OLED display with 10-bit colour depth, 93 percent screen-to-body ratio, 360Hz touch sampling rate and 120Hz refresh rate. This display seems like an impressive panel for the price but the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G gets you the exact same panel with exact same specifications for Rs 24,999.
While only the above mentioned devices have a curved panel in this range, if you are not a fan of these, you get some of the flat ones too which are equally good. For instance, the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G, at Rs 24,999, gets you a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and a peak brightness of 900 nits.
So to sum up, you do get identical or similar if not better display panels for a cheaper price tag than that of Reno8 T 5G.
Software & Power: Reno8 T 5G vs Competition
The Reno8 T 5G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset paired with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM & 128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage which is expandable up to 1TB. The Realme 10 Pro+ 5G and Redmi Note 12 Pro are powered by the Dimensity 1080 SoC and get up to 256GB storage.
Again, the competitors fair better as they are offering more storage for a cheaper price tag. Not only that, but if we compare the chipsets, the Dimensity 1080 is a slightly better one in terms of benchmarks. However, the performance of all three should depend on optimisation by the brands but in regular usage, none of them should dissapoint.
Moreover, if we compare software, there would be close to no difference between that of Realme 10 Pro+ and Reno8 T 5G. Apart from that, software remains a subjective topic where if you like MIUI more, then the Redmi Note 12 Pro is the better offering for you.
Cameras: Reno8 T 5G vs Competition
The Oppo Reno8 T 5G has a 108MP f/1.7 primary sensor on the back, accompanied by a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor and a 2MP f/3.3 microscope camera sensor. On the front, however, there will be a 32MP f/2.4 selfie snapper.
As for the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G, there’s a 50-megapixel IMX766 f/1.88 primary camera with OIS, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The smartphone features a 16-megapixel selfie camera.
The Realme 10 Pro+ 5G gets you a 108MP main camera alongside an 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front, it sports a 16MP shooter for selfies and video calls.
Out of all the three, we feel the Reno8 T 5G has the most inferior setup where it doesn’t even include a Wide-angle sensor. It gets the unnecessary depth and microscopic cameras but misses out on a vital sensor which its competitors have.
Battery life: Oppo Reno8 T 5G vs Competition
A 4,800mAh battery powers the Reno8 T 5G, that has support for 67W fast charging via a USB Type-C port. The Realme 10 Pro+ 5G and the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G get a slightly bigger 5000mAh battery with support for 67W fast wired charging. While this small difference may not result in a drastically better battery backup, we cannot rule out the fact that the competition once again gets ahead if we consider on-paper specifications.
With this, we come to a conclusion where we can say that you can choose to ignore the Reno8 T 5G and go for the competition because they are much more value for money propositions than Oppo’s mid-ranger. They have identical displays, similar if not better processors, more storage for lesser price, slightly bigger battery and most importantly, a wide-angle sensor.