It’s that time of the year when OPPO refreshes its Reno line. And a couple of the OPPO Reno8 models have landed in the Philippines.
We found the pair of Reno7 series phones to be a capable duo before. And we’ve heard great things about the premium Reno8 Pro. Unfortunately, that model isn’t going to be available locally. The devices that are arriving are still going to be pretty capable handsets.
Let’s see what you can expect from these OPPO Reno8 phones.
The Reno8 is the standard model of the series. Its specs are similar to the OnePlus Nord 2T, which is unsurprising given the two brands are sister companies.
The design reminds us of the Reno8 Pro with the camera module sloping towards the back of the phone. It’s a refinement of the look we’ve seen on the premium OPPO Find X5 Pro.
This handset runs on a MediaTek Dimensity 1300 processor paired with 8GB and 256GB of non-expandable storage, and Android 12-based ColorOS 12.1.
Its display is a 6.4-inch 90Hz AMOLED panel protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The OPPO Reno8 has a 50-megapixel triple-camera array that includes an 8-megapixel ultrawide and 2-megapixel macro lens. In front, there’s a 32-megapixel selfie camera.
Ultra-fast charging is one of its best features. The OPPO Reno8 retains the Reno7’s 4,500mAh battery but gets an even faster 80W charging speed. OPPO claims you can get from 1-100% in just 28 minutes.
The OPPO Reno8 comes in two vibrant options: Shimmer Gold and Shimmer Black.
OPPO Reno8 Z
If you’ve loved the OPPO Reno7 Z‘s design, it’ll probably be wiser for you to stick with that model. There isn’t that big of a difference between the two models.
The OPPO Reno8 Z still runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and Android 12-based ColorOS 12.1.
It retains that fun RGB ring lights around the cameras. The screen size is still 6.4 inches with Schott Xensation Up screen protection and a 20:9 aspect ratio. It looks like it retains that 60Hz refresh rate, too.
The camera setup on the OPPO Reno 8 still seems to be the same as well with a 64-megapixel main paired with two 2-megapixel macro and depth sensors, plus a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The battery is also still the same at 4,500mAh with 33W charging support. The OPPO Reno8 Z now comes in Starlight Black or Dawnlight Gold.
Price & availability
Official price and any promos haven’t been announced yet. OPPO Philippines plans to share more details on September 1. We’ll make sure to update this post with more information.
You can buy the newest Portrait Experts in all OPPO Brand Stores, partner dealers, and OPPO Official Stores on Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop. The OPPO Reno8 5G retails at PHP 27,999 (around USD 491), and the OPPO Reno8 Z 5G is at PHP 19,999 (~USD 491).
If you plan to shop via OPPO Brand Stores, there are Home Credit and credit card promos for you. For Home Credit users, the OPPO Reno8 Series 5G is payable for up to 18 months, wherein you can have the OPPO Reno8 5G for a minimum of PHP 1,088 (~USD 19) a month and the OPPO Reno8 Z 5G for as low as PHP 777 (~USD 14) per month. Both devices are available in six- and 12-month installments with zero percent interest if you use a credit card as the payment method.
If you purchase through Smart, you can get the OPPO Reno8 5G with Smart Signature Device Plan 1499 with a one-time cash-out of PHP 2,100 (~USD 37) and an additional PHP100 (~USD 2) per month. With this plan, you can enjoy 10GB of data, Unli AllNet calls and texts, and 100 minutes of PLDT calls.
Meanwhile, you can grab the OPPO Reno8 Z 5G with Smart Signature Device Plan 999 with a one-time cash-out of PHP 2,500 (~USD 44) and an additional PHP 200 (~USD 4) monthly. You can enjoy this with 5GB of data, Unli AllNet calls and texts, and 50 minutes of PLDT calls.
If you are availing through Globe, you can get the OPPO Reno8 5G through GPlan 1999. While it has zero cash-out, it comes free with 15GB all-access data, unli all-net texts, unli calls to landlines, accompanied by a free 3GB GoWiFi, and an individual subscription to KonsultaMD. Subscribers will also receive a free robot vacuum.
On the other hand, the OPPO Reno8 Z 5G is available in GPlan 1799 with no additional cash out. This comes with 13GB of all-access data, unli all-net texts, and unli calls to landlines. An exclusive robot vacuum will also be available to those who subscribe with Globe.
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