OPPO Reno7 5G overview: the all-rounder phone that everyone needs

If you’re looking for something a little more affordable that doesn’t cut corners, the OPPO Reno7 5G is for you. Launched alongside the OPPO Reno7 Pro, the regular Reno7 brings the flagship experience at an affordable price. It’s got a wide range of features in common with the Pro model, and it shines on its own in other departments as well. At Rs 28,999, it looks like the perfect phone in its price category. Let’s give you a deep look at this new phone.

Blazing fast performance with MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset

Inside this OPPO phone is the MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset, which comes with its own integrated 5G modem. This high-end SoC is home to an ultra-fast 6nm octa-core CPU comprising of two 2.4GHz Cortex-A78 cores and six 2.0GHz Cortex-A55 cores. The phone also packs 8GB of RAM, with an additional 5G of RAM available via OPPO’s RAM proprietary expansion technology. This setup offers exceptional performance with snappier app responses and an overall swift user experience. 

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Its Mali-G68 GPU combined with OPPO’s HyperBoost technology brings excellent gaming performance. Not only are the graphics rendered beautifully, but you also get a host of additional features aimed at enhancing your gaming experience. And just in case the phone heats up during long gaming sessions, its Multi-Cooling System, which incorporates aerospace-grade insulation and uses five sensors for heat monitoring, takes care of things quickly. 

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Awesome 64MP triple-camera setup

The rear camera cluster on the Reno7 5G is headlined by a 64MP primary sensor which has an f/1.7 aperture. This wide aperture ensures that your pictures come out great not just in good lighting conditions but also in low light. Additionally, several exciting features complement the camera experience of this phone as well. Among them is Flash Snapshot, which lets you freeze perfect frames even when there’s intense action happening in them. This is achieved by the camera with the help of an integrated Image Clear Engine, which can deliver outdoor exposures of up to 1/20ms.

Thanks to the Ultra-Clear 108MP Image mode, you can achieve unbelievable high-resolution shots that won’t lose quality when you zoom and crop them. Such shots are only possible thanks to OPPO’s proprietary super-resolution algorithm. The Reno7 5G also comes with Ultra Steady Video and Focus Tracking features that make it a perfect device for those who capture lots of videos with their phones.

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Another feature that users will love is AI Highlight Video. The beloved trait that was also present on previous OPPO phones, uses adaptive algorithms to enhance the brightness and dynamic range in your videos without reducing noise. Different algorithms are applied for night-time and day-time shots to enhance their exposure.

The versatility of the Reno7 5G’s camera setup doesn’t stop there. You also get an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 118-degree field of view and a Macro camera that lets you get as close as 4cm to your subject. Then there’s the 32MP front camera which can capture attractive selfies. Surely, there’s plenty of fun to be had with the cameras of this new device.

Stellar portrait shots with Portrait Mode

While we have talked about the cameras, the portrait feature of these cameras deserves a section of its own. OPPO has given special attention to the Portrait Mode on both the front and rear cameras of the Reno7 5G. You can get DSLR-quality portraits with subtle blurring effects to highlight the subject. You can choose from 25 levels of adjustable aperture settings that can even be applied even after the photo has been captured. A Bokeh Flare Portrait Video mode exists on this phone as well, which delicately enhances the flare in the blurred backgrounds for some added richness. And then there’s AI Color Portrait Video, which lets you create artistic videos where the subject is in colour while the background is black and white.

Gorgeous 6.43-inch AMOLED display

The 6.43-inch AMOLED display onboard the Reno7 5G excels at delivering sharp and punchy visuals with excellent contrast levels. This panel has a 90Hz refresh rate, so if you’re upgrading from a 60Hz display, expect to enter a whole new dimension. The smooth scrolling and the fluid animations make a vast difference to the visual experience. Furthermore, this display is HDR10+ certified, so if you like binging on your favourite TV shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, expect to get that content in its finest quality.

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Ultra-fast charging battery thanks to 65W SUPERVOOC technology

Thanks to the 65W SUPERVOOC technology, the 4,500mAh battery onboard the OPPO Reno7 5G charges at incredible speeds. How fast are those speeds? You can charge the phone for just 5 minutes and extract 2 hours of gaming from it. If you want to charge it completely from 0 to 100 percent, you can do that in just 31 minutes. Those are ridiculous fast charging speeds, and they are only possible due to the highly advanced SUPERVOOC technology from OPPO.

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Attractive Aircraft-grade LDI technology

The Reno7 5G is a slim and light device. It’s just 7.81mm thick and weighs only 173gm. This makes it easy to hold, and your hands will seldom feel fatigue even while holding it over long periods of time. Its attractive looks come courtesy of the industry-first LDI-processed design used on its rear surface. The micro-level patterns on this surface are really pleasing to the eyes. And both the Starry Black and Startrails Blue colours of the phone bring out this pattern beautifully.

OPPO Reno7 5G - design

It’s wonderful that OPPO has managed to pack so many flagship-grade features into this phone. It’s an ideal device for someone looking for a smartphone priced under Rs 30,000, and you should definitely check it out. You’ll be able to purchase it from February 17 onwards in its 8GB RAM + 256GB form from OPPO’s official website and several online and offline retailers. While its price has been set at Rs 28,999, you can get it for lower than that, as 10 percent cashback is being offered to customers using ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Standard Chartered, IDFC First Bank, Bank of Baroda, and Federal Bank cards.