Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G

Introduction

The Oppo Reno7 series has made its way around the world, with India being the first stop. Today, we have the top performer in the new series in-house, so check out our first look hands-on review of the Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G.

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The Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G has the same features as its Chinese-only counterpart. A 6.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED with a 90Hz refresh rate and up to 900 nits of peak brightness is one of the features. Oppo has prioritized the cameras on the Reno7 Pro, which include a 50MP wide camera with a Sony IMX766 sensor and a 32MP selfie camera with an unique IMX709 sensor on the back. Here’s a quick review of the remaining specifications.

Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G specs at a glance:

  • Body: 158.2×73.2×7.5mm, 180g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Panda Glass).
  • Display: 6.5″ AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ), 800 nits (HBM), 920 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 402ppi.
  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 1200 Max 5G: Octa-core 3.0 GHz; ARM G77 MC9.
  • Memory: 256GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
  • OS/Software: Android 11, ColorOS 12.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.4, 22mm (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps (market dependent), gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS.
  • Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 65W.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC.

The Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G is a well-rounded phone, but its design is what sets it apart. Oppo describes it as “eye-catching and bright,” and it certainly is. The back of the Reno7 Pro 5G shimmers thanks to LDI technology, emulating a starry sky on our Startrails Blue edition while being comfortable to hold and fingerprint-resistant.

A Starlight Black variation with a more subdued dazzling appearance is also available. The camera frame is equipped with a soft breathing light that can react when you receive a notification or during charging, regardless of which of the two models you choose.

The Oppo Reno7 Pro will be available for purchase on February 8 for INR 39,999.

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Unboxing

A USB cable, a 65W charger, a case, and the phone itself are included in the retail packaging.

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Ergonomics and design

The Reno7 Pro 5G carries the Oppo Reno DNA. Oppo’s most stunning series has always been this one, and this year it has exceeded itself. Before we get into the Reno7 Pro 5G’s truly high-tech side, a cursory glance at its flat frame, clever front, and dazzling rear makes it clear that this is a phone made to be flaunted.

The Reno7 Pro 5G is a tiny and light phone, with a thickness of just 7.45mm, making it the thinnest Reno ever. And you’d be excused for thinking the phone is lighter than its 180g weight suggests.

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The phone is well-made. It has a strong, high-quality feel to it. The buttons are well-placed and provide excellent mechanical response.

Many purchasers will appreciate the flat edges. The front and back panels are constructed of mildly curved 2.5d glass, while the frame is built of metal. Gorilla Glass 5 protects the display, while Panda Glass protects the back.

Oppo used LDI on the back panel, which stands for Laser Direct Imaging (it’s used in the aviation sector to build PCBs). On the back panel of the smartphone, there are 1.2 million micro-etchings with a width of 20 microns.

Oppo calls this “Aircraft-Grade Shooting Star Design,” which provides the phone’s back cover a visual and textural illusion of shooting stars. The micron-scale etchings on top of the Oppo Glow layer help generate a matte, brushed look.

To prevent the phone from being chemically etched during the later stages of the LDI process, a layer of UV protective ink is applied to the glass side that faces the phone. Because of its light-absorbing qualities, this protective coating also aids laser engraving precision.

After that, a photoresist coating is applied to the opposite surface of the glass to generate the required star trails pattern on the Reno7 series, which gives the phone a “dynamic optical effect” when viewed from various angles.

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A Twin Moon Camera Design is used for the camera frame. To give a contrasting but superior experience, the upper half is adorned with metal and the lower half is coated with ceramic.” A breathing light surrounds the frame, which is framed by a 1mm diameter fiber twisted to frame the camera region. When the smartphone is charging or receiving a call or message, this fiber generates soothing, pulsating lights.

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The frame is a wonderful aesthetic detail, however the Reno7 Pro 5G wobbles on a table due to how it protrudes and its off-center position.

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The panel has a nice faint shine and glitter to it. It reflects light in a variety of ways and has a matte, fingerprint-resistant finish. The texture on the surface aids with grip.

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The camera’s upper frame is made of metal, while the lower frame is ceramic-coated. Because of this contrast, the top half is matte and fingerprint-resistant, while the lower, ceramic-coated half is glossy and easily smeared. There were even a few micro scuffs on our item.

sor, as well as an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro camera on the sides and a 32MP Sony IMX709 RGBW sensor on the front.

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Oppo’s Quadra Binning method is used by the 50MP and 32MP cameras, which combines four pixels into one for 12MP and 8MP photos, respectively.

Both cameras support DOL-HDR (Digital Overlap HDR), which allows them to capture multiple images and combine them into a multi-frame final exposure with lower noise, higher resolution, and a wider dynamic range.

There are a few different modes to select from. By default, the Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G is set to AutoHDR. You can turn on AI Scene Enhancement, which detects a scene and adjusts the image accordingly. The 50MP main camera photos will be scaled up to 108MP in Extra HD mode. Portrait mode is available on both the main and selfie cameras, with 25 levels of blur that can be adjusted.

The Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G’s photo and video examples are shown below. The photographs taken with the default camera setting offer excellent per-pixel quality, albeit there is considerable noise when zoomed in completely. The dynamic range is good, with both well-preserved and well-exposed highlights, albeit there is a faint halo around the borders of the buildings and trees where the light falls off.

We’d leave AI Scene Enhancement option on because it produces a better, more vivid image and doesn’t reduce dynamic range.

The wide and ultrawide cameras have a significant color and white balance difference. It’s easy to observe.

Selfie camera – cropped and wide mode
Wide and ultrawide – HDR
Wide – Extra HD 108MP
First impressions are important.

The Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G is one of our favorites. Because of its unusual design and quality, it’s a pleasant phone to look at and touch. It’s also compact and light, occupying a wonderful middle ground between small and large.

It also comes with a high-resolution 90Hz AMOLED display, powerful primary and selfie cameras, and the promise of long battery life and lightning-quick charging.

The Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G is also fairly priced, making it a viable option in the market.

The Reno7 Pro 5G, on the other hand, isn’t without competition. At lower pricing, a few competitors from Samsung and Xiaomi, as well as Oppo’s stablemate vivo, could pose a threat. Realme’s upcoming 9 Pro series appears to be a viable option as well.

Is the Oppo Reno7 Pro 5G’s design good enough to beat out the competition? We are unsure. Only time will tell if this is true.

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