Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G review: Stylish phone with with full specification
Blue is the preferred color for many smartphone manufacturers in 2022. This Oppo Reno 7 Pro is the third smartphone that I’m currently reviewing that has a blue color that changes in hue based on the lighting. However, the Oppo Reno7 Pro comes with more than a changing color back.It has the latest Mediatek Dimensity1200Max processor. It has a larger 32MP front camera and features an elegant appearance. But how does it perform? We’ve reviewed the most recent Oppo Reno 7 Pro.
Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G specs: 6.5-inch full HD AMOLED display with a 90-Hz refresh rate Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max processor, 12GB RAM, 256GB chipset Front camera 32MP ColorOS 12.2 with Google Android 11 4500 mAh battery, and 65W rapid charging
Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G review: What’s good?
It’s clear this: there’s no doubt that the Oppo Reno 7 Pro is an attractive phone. It’s 7.45mm thick. It has flat edges. It features 2.5D transparent glass on both sides. It is straightforward to operate using just one hand. The Blue color on the back appears vibrant without a doubt, but I can’t declare this unique. This phone’s Oppo branding is minimal in the rear. It also has texture on the back; however, it’s impervious to smudges.
But the camera module breaks this minimalistic design and may be uncomfortable for sure. Oppo has also chosen to use an in-display fingerprint scanner, which is accurate. However, I prefer the ease of embedding the sensor inside the button for power.
Oppo has also put the camera’s front-facing camera in the upper left corner. This is in contrast to the competition Vivo and Xiaomi, which prefer an angled placement for the camera on the front. In addition, the phone also features what the company describes as an “Orbit Breathing Light’ around the camera module. It emits a light that pulsates every time the phone receives a message or is placed in charge.Turning off this feature by selecting Personalisations in the Settings is possible. However, you then must turn off the Breathing Light option. It took me a while to locate the setting, which was a bit frustrating.
This Oppo Reno 7 Pro gets a 6.5-inch AMOLED display, and it comes with 90Hz of a refresh. Of course, a few might be disappointed as most phones in this price segment have a greater 120 refresh rate, but I would not consider this a huge deal.The phone is compatible with HDR10 plus content formats, too. The display works in all conditions, although it’s somewhat reflective in bright sunlight. I spent a lot of time working on some of the movies I’ve made with the device and loved the experience. But the one speaker on the bottom can seem to be an occasional compromise.
The phone has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage space. It features an operating system called the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 Max, an upgraded processor previously the Density 1200. As a result, the phone’s performance is fluid, whether for everyday tasks such as surfing, using social networks, or even for more intense tasks such as games like Genshin Impact. The only problem was that the phone got warm. The primary camera can also function in normal lighting conditions and produces sharp images with a broad color spectrum. The camera can also alert users on the proper distance when taking a photo to ensure the best outcomes.
Oppo is also showing the video camera capabilities on the phone, which are impressive during the daytime. Unfortunately, specific colors like reds and greens were over-saturated. Despite the sporadic lighting and constantly moving subject, the indoor videos were excellent. I think Oppo did better with skin tones when shooting videos instead of some of the portraits.
The best feature on this smartphone is the camera, with Oppo claiming improvements in video portraits in low-light conditions. Setting aside the jargon brands often use when talking about the camera, the quality offers a lot of positives.I was awestruck by the night-time performance of both ultra-wide and main cameras. The images below were shot in a hotel late in the dark with no lighting. I was satisfied with the results. The range of colors is quite precise, and the camera retains the detail in the image.
The Oppo Reno 7 Professional 5G has a battery of 4500 mAh, and you’ll be able to enjoy a whole day of use with this. This model has 65W of quick charging, and Oppo claims that you will get fully charged in just 31 minutes. I usually set my phone in charge around 20 percent and then receive a full 100 percent charge in 30 minutes or more or less.
Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G review: What’s not good?
The phone’s portrait mode is meant to be the main focus, and it can deliver excellent results if you keep your subject and camera at the proper distance. However, it has issues with skin tones and edges. The portrait mode of the selfie camera could not do an excellent job at capturing the edges.
The interface of the software is still challenging to navigate. For instance, the option to disable the “Breathing Light” at the back of the screen was hidden in the tab of Personalisation. So I would look for it within the Settings instead of first turning on Personalisations then locating it.Additionally, users must sign up for Oppo’s cloud-based services to make use of Emoji (which can be described as Oppo’s answer to Apple’s Memoji). It’s not clear how many users are keen to sign up. Although Emoji isn’t good in terms of the customizable options it has, sharing them isn’t as simple and easy as iOS’s Animoji and Memoji.
Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G review: Verdict
Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G is a high-end device that delivers on the camera and performance. The stylish design makes this device stand out from the closest competitors. The battery life and speed of charging are also sufficient.
Some aspects of the camera could be improved, for example, the skin tone and the edge detection feature in portrait mode. In addition, the software is a source of worry.
If you’re in the market for a phone that falls under the price of Rs 40,000, the Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G makes an impressive assertion. The biggest challenge is proving it’s superior to other phones like the OnePlus 9RT or Xiaomi 11T Pro, which are priced similarly and come with an identical Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip.