Oppo Reno7 5G, 4500 mAh battery, 256 GB storage, 8 GB RAM

OPPO Reno7 5G
OPPO Reno7 5G

Oppo's Reno lineup straddles the mid-range and flagship categories, bringing impressive specs and a premium design at a price that doesn't necessarily undercut its competitors. We put OPPO Reno7 5G  It's a more affordable offering - to the test to see if its price tag of $387 is truly worth the extra, The phone has a 4500 mAh battery, 256 GB storage, 8 GB RAM. There are a few things that make the phone unique .cost as its Global launch begins on February 4th.

Design and body

The Reno7 Pro comes with a metal frame, while the standard model opts for a plastic frame. I received a review unit painted "Startrails Blue", which produces an impressive light show when it is moved under the sun. There's a lot of glitter action going on here, paired with a pattern that's based on star trails. OPPO says that a dual-texture, dual-coating layer has been introduced to the rear AG glass panel to achieve a gradient effect.
What good is looks if they are not complemented by a great in-hand feel? The Reno7's textured rear provides a good grip, making it quite comfortable to hold. In my opinion, the 6.4" display size is perfect for viewing and single-handed use, while providing a great viewing experience. It is even possible to argue that the device's size and weight are two of its biggest selling points. The Reno7's 173g weight and 7.81mm thickness is a breath of fresh air in a market that's currently dominated by 200g+ 6.7"+ behemoths.
When the OPPO Reno6 is taken into account, OPPO's design choices become more interesting. This model had a plastic back with a metal frame and flat edges, and it appeared more premium than the older model. OPPO has kept its boxy design exclusive to its Pro models this year, but many people would argue that rounded designs are more comfortable to hold.
There are also bezels to consider. As compared to last year's Reno6, the Reno7's bezels appear to have grown all around, and I cannot forgive this. Having a large chin is the arch-nemesis of premium designs, and it's certainly not something you'd expect from a mid-range phone.

Display

OPPO Reno7 5G sports a 6.4-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, as already mentioned. Although the display's colors are crisp, sunlight legibility is acceptable, and tint issues are non-existent, there are a few snags - HDR10 support is not present, and the 90Hz refresh rate is inferior to the 120Hz displays available from rivals at the same price. In spite of this, the difference between 90Hz and 120Hz is not a huge one, and overall the experience is silky smooth.

Fingerprint

Under the display is also a fingerprint scanner. The sensor is fast enough for an optical sensor, has a high level of accuracy, and is seldom misread.

platform

I think the OPPO Reno7 5G's software is by far its most impressive feature. Based on Android 11, ColorOS 12 runs on the phone. OPPO's latest software skin is both fairly feature-rich and minimal at the same time, as well as rock-solid. I didn't experience any lags or bugs during my week-long usage, which has become a luxury these days.

The great thing about ColorOS 12 is that it gives you a lot of customization options without having to use the clunky built-in Theme Store. The 'Personalizations' section of Settings allows you to customize the OS according to your preferences, including icons, always-on display, wallpapers, fonts, fingerprint animation, and quick settings. A bit of fun with Personalizations can help you achieve a more stock Android look if you're not into the default look.

Battery

The Reno7 5G has a 4500 mAh battery, which is slightly bigger than its predecessor's 4300 battery. If you're not gaming, you should get a full day's use out of them, and people who use them as bar phones should get much better results.
I do have one concern. Overnight, I found that the phone lost 1% battery life for every hour it was left alone. 
The device is running its first software build, so this can be forgiven, but OPPO, if you're reading this, please fix it.
Despite the slight battery drain, the charging speed is completely out of this world. The fact that the battery percentage is climbing every few seconds is almost mesmerizing (65W is no joke).
OPPO claims that it takes 30 minutes to go from 0-100.

Cameras

  • There are three cameras at the back of the phone: an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 64MP primary camera, and a 2MP macro camera. Almost all aspects of mobile photography are covered by the app. Due to an elaborate AI mode that makes intelligent adjustments according to the scene, daylight shooting through the primary lens yields pleasing, Instagram-ready images. The colors in the game are mostly natural, though the sky may appear bluer than it actually is.
  • Still, it wouldn't be fair to say that the main character is flawless. Detail is the main problem I have with the shooter - many pictures, particularly of wide landscapes, lose their clarity when zoomed in. Despite its limitations, the 64MP model does help overcome the shortcoming to a certain extent.
  • Color, dynamic range, and contrast are similarly good on the 8MP ultrawide camera's images as on the primary shooter. Having a lower pixel count means that image details are even more scarce when zoomed in, but you should be able to share them on social media just fine.
  • Here's the 2MP macro lens, which isn't very useful compared to the other two. It cannot focus on close-up subjects, even though that's exactly what it was built for, and the results are highly blurry. The 64MP unit would be better suited for zooming in on subjects, which makes me wonder why OPPO included a bog-standard macro at all.
  • The problems associated with night photography are heavy processing and oversharpening, but switching to the dedicated Night mode eliminates most of those problems. There are a few subjects that are bothersome here, like street lights scattering across the image and some lens flare, and those do not appear to be things that can be rectified through software.
  • The OPPO Reno7 5G records video up to 4K at 30 frames per second, but dropping it down to 1080p gives you access to the "Ultra Steady" EIS mode, which is the most impressive feature. A new feature called "Bokeh Flare Portrait Video" blurs the background when a human subject appears in a video in real-time. It's great.

Conclusion in conclusion

It also misses out on the pretty light-up camera module from the OPPO Reno7 5G's Pro sibling (our review here). Yet, for less than $133.89, it's a better buy. Despite showing a 50% lower benchmark score than flagship models, the Density 900 chip performs just as well in day-to-day tasks.
It becomes even more interesting when the competition is included. At over $40, less, the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE and the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G offer more performance, at least on paper. The Reno7, however, offers 65W fast charging, and some may prefer its flashy design.
Another example is the near-identical specs on the Reno6 5G even though it is a year old. Just like the Reno7, this device boots into Android 11 out of the box, which means both devices will be updated to Android 13. Although it's a bit more expensive than its predecessor, it's still a great alternative.

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