Next, Xiaomi and Vivo started the year off with their new phones, but now it’s Oppo’s turn. They will start the new year off with the Oppo Reno 7 Pro series, including the regular Oppo Reno 7 5G and the Oppo Reno 7 Pro. As a smartphone in its price range, the latter is the one I’m looking at.
It has a couple of firsts for a smartphone in its price range that isn’t just cosmetic but also seems to be useful in real life. Much attention is paid to the cameras and the design, as with the Reno series. This time, the chipset has been changed from a high-end MediaTek chip, which Oppo says improves gaming performance. There’s a lot to like about the Oppo Reno 7 Pro.
Table of Contents
- Oppo Reno 7 Pro: First Impressions
- Oppo Reno 7 Pro: Design
- Oppo Reno 7 Pro: Display
- Oppo Reno 7 Pro : Camera
- Oppo Reno 7 Pro : Battery
- Oppo Reno 7 Pro : Space
- Last Thought
Oppo Reno 7 Pro: First Impressions
- Snapdragon 888 chip
The Reno7 Pro is a big hit in the high-end market because it has many new camera features and looks like an iPhone. It also has a custom SoC. The Xiaomi 11T Pro, iQOO 7 Myth, and other phones with a Snapdragon 888 chip are all high-end phones that cost around Rs 39,999.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro, for example, costs about the same. The Dimensity 1200 isn’t as powerful as Qualcomm’s most powerful processor. Still, the camera might be enough to draw in content creators and influencers who want to buy a new smartphone that’s both stylish and powerful. Stay tuned!
Oppo Reno 7 Pro: Design
OPPO’s Reno 7 Pro has an advantage in this respect. In fact, it has a flat design and the only curves present can be found in the four corners, I would say nothing better.
The smartphone has a side frame made of aluminum while the back cover is made of glass with a particular finish, which allows you to have color games of a unique beauty and, at the same time, does not retain fingerprints even if you want to and seems to be very resistant.
Most of OPPO’s smartphones score high in terms of design and the Reno 7 Pro is no different. The Reno 6 Pro had a curved display that merged into a back that was also curved in a similar fashion.
Oppo Reno 7 Pro: Display
The Reno7 Pro has a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The selfie camera is hidden away in the corner of the screen. It has a 92.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, which is good for a phone with many screens. Oppo has made the bottom bezel so small that it looks like it’s not there at all. The display itself isn’t special, but it’s not bad either.
AMOLED Display at 90Hz with MediaTek
On the other hand, its main competitors usually have a 120Hz refresh rate, making the phone feel smoother when using it. Reno7 doesn’t feel as smooth as them at 90Hz. Still, it’s a good way to see what’s going on. It can play HDR videos on YouTube and Amazon Prime, but not Netflix yet. It can also make the touch response speed up to 1000Hz while playing games, but not yet for Netflix.
Oppo Reno 7 Pro : Camera
There are a lot of new cameras that have Sony’s 50MP IMX766 sensor in the back of them. The Reno7 Pro is one of them. It’s on the OnePlus Nord 2, the OnePlus 9RT, the Vivo X70 Pro, the Realme GT 2, and other phones like that. Across 1/1.56-inches, the sensor has a lot of space for many pixels.
They combine in quad-binning to make 2um pixels, which are big enough to capture a lot of light during the day and at night. It’s safe to say that this phone can take gorgeous photos both during the day and at night, after looking at other phones’ cameras. How the manufacturer uses this sensor will, of course, make a difference in how well it works.
Sony IMX766 Makes Another Successful Strike
You can see tiny squares on the viewfinder when you try to focus on a subject, just like you see on a DSLR. This is because the IMX766 has All Pixel Omni-Directional PDAF, which is similar to what you see on DSLRs. Then, many features make the best use of the high-quality sensor with the phone. You can change everything from how big and how far away the bokeh is to how big and how far apart it is. There’s also a Bokeh Flare Portrait feature, portrait mode for videos.
With videos, the Reno7 Pro can take portrait and low-light videos with HDR, which could come in handy when you’re partying at a night market, under a dark shade in a park, and more. You can also take a picture in color pop mode, making everything but the subject black and white. You can shoot simultaneously from both your front and back cameras. There’s also focus tracking for moving objects and the ability to shoot from both simultaneously.
That isn’t it. The Reno7 Pro also focuses on the selfie camera using the Sony IMX709, which is a first for a phone. RGBW pixels are used instead of the standard RGGB pixels. The W here supports White, and the white pixels, as claimed by Oppo, help the camera capture 60% more light for clearer pictures, so it takes better pictures. Reno7 Pro has a lot going on in its camera, and I’ll be using it a lot this week to see how well it works.
Oppo Reno 7 Pro : Battery
- 4500mAh battery
- 65W fast charge
That’s not just the stimulating matter about the Reno7 Pro. It has a modified MediaTek Dimensity 1200 MAX SoC that Oppo says is made just for it. MediaTek hasn’t said what changes were made, but Oppo says they have worked with MediaTek to make the display better, take better pictures, and make videos clearer. That shows up in less blur in selfies and more contrast and color in HDR videos. In the end, the Reno7 Pro has a 4500mAh battery and a 65W fast charge.
Oppo Reno 7 Pro : Space
FHD+ (1080 x 2400)
90Hz refresh rate
180Hz touch sampling rate
99.94% DCI-P3 coverage
920nit peak brightness
Octa-core (up to 3.0GHz)
ARM G77 MC9 GPU
|RAM & Storage|
256GB UFS 3.1 storage
|Battery & Charging|
65W fast charging
In-display fingerprint scanner
Primary: 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera
Secondary: 8MP f/2.2, ultra-wide
Tertiary: 2MP macro
USB Type C
Android 11 with ColorOS 12
The Reno7 Pro won’t gain points for being unique. It has the same simple design as the new iPhones, with a flat-edge design and curved edges. But the company added a few of its tricks to make the phone stand out from many other iPhone-like phones.
As an example, the back of the Reno7 Pro has tiny microscopic textures that make it feel different when you hold the phone. This makes the phone feel different when you use it. It also lights up when you get a call or when the phone is charging. All of the phones come in Starlight Black, and they also come in Starlight Blue.
The design is a little too flashy for my taste. I like designs that blend in with what they are next to. The Reno7 Pro likes to be the center of attention. You can use it outside in a cafe, and the camera module will light up and draw attention right away. Many people who don’t keep up with new technology might be confused by this.