Technology is changing fast changing as so are the devices that to keep up with the new trend.
This has seen smartphones that would have been categorized as midrange pack premium features.
The latest release is the new Oppo Reno8 T that has broken away from the flat-design form factor of its predecessors.
The device is sporting a curved design, that is refreshing to look at.
The curved design while looking premium give the phone a proper grip for you to hold the device.
The variant with me is in the Sunrise Gold color, so definitely it’s the device that I will be featuring in this review.
Having a look at the edges of the phone they are in a curved premium metallic finish, which looks good.
Oppo has also done a visual treatment on the back beneath the camera bump. It’s an extended patch of a different set of patterns with a text that reads – 108MP portrait camera.
Moving on, the right side houses the power button, which is easily accessible.
On the left, we have volume rockers. The quality of these buttons is satisfactory, with a robust finish.
At the bottom, we have a USB Type-C charging port housed next to the SIM card tray.
The Reno 8T is a 5G-enabled device that I had the opportunity of reviewing can hold two nano SIMs.
The display here also houses the fingerprint scanner. An optical sensor, takes a split-second pause before unlocking the device.
The Oppo Reno 8T has not held back in terms of sound either.
With a stereo speaker set-up, the audio output is loud. The sound also registers a fair amount of detail on lower volume levels.
Oppo Reno8 T runs on Android 13 out of the box and features Color OS 13 skin.
Customization features are plenty where you can tweak every element on the screen. From widgets to icon designs and color schemes, you can play around with everything here.
Mobile gaming on the Reno 8T: the experience was surprisingly good. For a phone not being pitched for gaming, it holds up well.
I could play the game at maxed-out settings with both FPS and graphics taken up to the notch.
The battery life on the Reno 8T has surprised me the most. The 4800 mAh battery averaged a screen on time of up to 7 hours of non-stop viewing.
This was consistent for both heavy and light days. With 67W of SuperVOOC charging, it took about 40 minutes to charge from 0-100%. This was with mobile data turned on.
Oppo Reno 8T features a triple camera setup on the back. The primary camera is a 108MP shooter paired with a 2MP depth camera and a 2MP microsensor.
In bright outdoors, the images are crisp with vivid colors and spot-on dynamic range. Oppo claims that without selecting the dedicated 108MP mode, the images will have a trace of that spec. This is true. Images taken spontaneously are also well put, and you can zoom into them without losing details.
The curved display out of the box Android 13, decent camera specs, and an efficient battery are its highlights.
With a price tag of Sh50,000 this is an absolute ‘steal’.