OPPO launched the OPPO Reno8 5G in the Philippines last August 2022. This time around, the company is releasing a new variant in Sunkissed Beige color and 12GB RAM.

Apart from the bigger RAM, it’s pretty much the same Reno8 5G but with a more stylish hue. So, is this a good phone? More importantly, is it for you? Let’s find out.

OPPO Reno8 5G Sunkissed Beige specs

Display6.4-inch FHD OLED display, 2400 x 1080, 90Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 1300, 6nm
RAM/Storage12GB+256GB
Rear Camera50MP main (Sony IMX766)
8MP ultra-wide (Sony IMX355)
2MP macro
Front Camera32MP (Sony IMX709)
Network5G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC
OthersIn-display Fingerprint Sensor, Face Recognition, USB-C
OSColorOS 12.1, Android 12
Battery4500mAh Battery, 80W Wired Fast Charging

Inside the Box

The OPPO Reno8 5G comes in a simple blue-green box with the usual set of accessories, including a silicone case, a pre-installed screen protector, and an 80W SuperVOOC fast charger.

OPPO Reno8 5G Sunkissed Beige Review

In the box

  • OPPO Reno8 5G 12GB+256GB in Sunkissed Beige
  • Pre-installed screen protector
  • SIM Pin
  • Silicone case
  • 80W SuperVOOC Fast Charger
  • USB-C cable
  • Documentation

Design and Features

OPPO’s latest midrange smartphone features a streamlined unibody design. It has a flat display and a sleek body. The Reno8 5G has flat sides, which not only makes for a good hand feel but is also easy to grip. The color, Sunkissed Beige, has a unique brushed metal look with a sparkly gold finish and a shiny surface.

OPPO Reno8 5G Sunkissed Beige 12GB+256GB

At the front, we have the 90Hz 6.4-inch FHD OLED display with a 2400×1080 resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. On the left side sits the volume rocker and on the right is the power button. There’s a secondary microphone at the top. And at the bottom, we have the SIM tray with dual slots, the primary microphone, the USB-C port, and the single speaker.

OPPO Reno8 5G Sunkissed Beige Review

Speaking of the speaker, it’s unfortunate that there’s just one. Still, it sounded good, as smartphone speakers go.

The camera island on the Reno8 5G is significant, but not as big as the one on the Reno8 Pro 5G. There’s a bump with each camera lens further extending from that bump. Thankfully, the case has a lip around the camera that raises it from touching any flat surface it’s placed on.

Internal Specs

The OPPO Reno8 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1300, an octa-core midrange chip built using the 6nm production process with an ultra-core that’s clocked up to 3GHz. It’s paired with Arm Mali GPU, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.

The phone comes with a RAM expansion feature that boosts performance and multitasking by converting storage space into virtual RAM in increments of 3GB, 5GB, and 7GB. It’s set at the lowest option, but you can change it by going to Settings> About device> RAM.

Also Read OPPO A57 4G review: Good stereo sound, decent performance on a budget

The Reno8 5G runs on Android 12-based ColorOS 12.1. The handset is expected to get the ColorOS 13 (based on Android 13) update soon.

OPPO Reno8 5G Sunkissed Beige Review

Going back to the chipset, the Dimensity 1300 offers performance close to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870, which means it’s capable of handling any type of app and graphics-heavy games.

If you’re into benchmarks, check out the scores below.

  • AnTuTu v9: 595,039
    CPU: 150,577
    GPU: 218,525
    MEM: 112,624
    UX: 113,313
  • Geekbench 5: 410 (Single-core); 2540 (Multi-core)
  • 3DMark Wild Life: 4611

As for the battery, the Reno8 5G has a 4500mAh capacity, the same one included in the OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G. It can last a good work day in casual use. But should you run out of power, the 80W charger can fully charge the handset in around 40 minutes.

Cameras

A 50MP primary camera with a Sony IMX766 sensor leads the Reno8 5G’s triple camera setup, alongside an 8MP ultra-wide and a 2MP macro. Meanwhile, the selfie camera has a 32MP Sony IMX709 sensor.

It’s worth mentioning that the primary camera and the selfie camera have the same sensors as the ones on the OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G. The main difference being the Pro model has the MariSilicon X NPU chip.

OPPO Reno8 5G Sunkissed Beige Review

That being said, the Reno8 5G is capable of producing good-looking snaps. Colors are well saturated with good detail and exposure, and high dynamic range. Even the selfie camera is capable. However, when compared with the Pro model, there is a difference in image quality despite the two devices having the same sensors.

Check out the sample shots below.

Verdict

The Sunkissed Beige OPPO Reno8 5G is a small upgrade from the regular Shimmer Black/Shimmer Gold Reno8 5G. For the 2K price difference, you’re getting a new color and 4GB more RAM (for a total of 12GB of RAM) with the same cameras and specs.

The smartphone’s performance is already good, to begin with, thanks to the MediaTek Dimensity 1300. The added RAM will add to the handset’s multitasking abilities. It also helps with keeping more apps running in the background, which means better-perceived performance as apps don’t need to reload when you go back to them.

Also Read OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G review: Pro features at a friendly price tag

Overall, I think the extra RAM and the unique new color are good upgrades for the extra 2K. But those are things you can do without if you don’t feel like spending a bit more from the regular Reno8 5G variant.

Price and Availability

The Sunkissed Beige OPPO Reno8 5G 12GB+256GB is priced at Php 29,999. An 8GB+256GB variant is also available for Php 27,999.

Starting January 6, you can find the Sunkissed Beige variant in OPPO Brand Stores and authorized dealers nationwide, and online on Lazada, Shopee, and the TikTok official store.

OPPO is having a first-sale promo for in-store buyers as well. The handset will come with a Php 1,000 IOT Bundle Discount voucher for any OPPO IOT product above Php 3,000 from January 6 to 31, 2023.

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Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

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