Leading global handset brand OPPO is slated to release a new variant of its best-selling OPPO Reno8 5G smartphone here in the Philippines.
Donning an official suggested retail price of PHP 29,999, the all-new OPPO Reno8 5G Sunkissed Beige with 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM doesn’t only come with striking good looks but also has stellar features – including great imaging capabilities, beautiful display, powerhouse internal hardware, and ultra-fast charging – that many Filipino consumers will definitely find highly attractive.
Before I show you the handsome handset itself, let’s do a quick unboxing.
Unboxing and Package Contents
OPPO Reno8 5G Sunkissed Beige ships in this light blue box with the number 8 – signifying Reno8 Series – and the model name printed on the cover.
The official retail package includes the unitself, the Safety Guide, the Quick Guide or User Manual, a metal pin for ejecting the SIM card tray, the USB Type C charging cable, the SuperVOOC Flash Charger, a free soft silicone case so the owner won’t have to buy one separately.
When you open the box, you will be greeted by the OPPO Reno8 5G Sunkissed Beige wrapped in this plastic cover which has details about the key features of the handset printed on it.
As an overview, OPPO Reno8 5G sports Dual Sony Flagship Sensors, Ultra Night Video mode, 80W SuperVOOC Flash Charging, and a powerful MediaTek Dimensity 1300 processor.
Design and Aesthetics
Upon unwrapping the handset, the first thing that impressed me about OPPO Reno8 Sunkissed Beige is its gorgeous shell. It just sparkles!
As you can see in the photo above, this color variant appears more like Champagne Gold with its gilded streaks instead of plain beige. I am not complaining. I actually love it.
The OPPO Reno8 5G Sunkissed Beige’s attractive body is complemented perfectly by the large and brilliant screen, which I will talk more about later.
On the right, you will see the phone’s power button that, interestingly, has this green line as an identifying mark.
On the left panel, we have the volume up and down buttons.
Nothing on top apart from one of the two stereo microphone pinholes.
Finally, at the rear, the unit has the SIM card tray that can be ejected using the provided pin, the other stereo microphone pinhole, the USB Type C charging port, and the five holes for the loud speaker.
One of the real higlights of the OPPO Reno8 5G has always been its large 6.4-inch FullHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels AMOLED that users have praised for its clarity, vibrance, and brilliance. These qualities allow this handset to deliver an enjoyable viewing experience when watching videos on Youtube or Netflix, browsing blogs or websites, reading modules or emails, and even when playing mobile games.
On top of that, this screen also supports up to 90Hz Refresh Rate, which ensures very smooth screen transitions when navigating the interface.
Finally, the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that’s both scratch and shock resistant, giving the user peace of mind when keeping the phone in the pocket with coins and keys.
Touted as the Portrait Expert, OPPO Reno8 5G – across all color variants – has stellar imaging capabilities that are relevant to the needs of current consumers
At the back of the handset, housed in a slightly protruding module, is the Triple Rear Camera module made up of the following shooters:
1. 50 MegaPixels, f/1.8 Aperture, 23mm, Sony IMX766, 1/1.56″ Sensor Size, 1.0µm Pixel Size, Omni-Directional PDAF
This is the most powerful camera of the bunch with its high megapixel count, wide aperture, and highly reliable phase detection autofocus. On top of that, two things that make this camera a real standout are its notably large sensor size that allow to take great images even at night as well as OPPO’s imaging software that also enables stellar Portrait Mode even in challenging lighting conditions.
2. 8 MegaPixels, f/2.2, 16mm, 112˚ Ultra-Wide Lens, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
The secondary shooter with its ultra-wide lens is ideal for snapping landscape and architectural subjects that review a wider field of view. It is also practical for taking photos of large groups of people.
3. 2 MegaPixels, f/2.4, Macro
Finally, the third camera is good for taking close-up images of small subjects such as insects and plants as well as minute details on larger objects.
If you love taking selfies and groufies, you will definitely appreciate stellar OPPO beautification software and Portrait Mode on the 32 MegaPixel f/2.4 front-facing camera that’s housed in the Punch Hole in the upper left corner of the AMOLED display.
This selfie shooter can also be relied on to take very clear and crisp self-portraits even at night or in very low lighting conditions, thanks to OPPO’s imaging algorithm and screen flash.
Video Recording Features
OPPO Reno8 5G’s main camera at the back can shoot 4K videos at 30fps, FullHD Videos up to 60fps, and slow motion clips at a whopping 960fps for HD and 120fps for FullHD or 1080.
The ultra-wide angle camera at the back can shoot FullHD videos at 30 frames per second.
Finally, the front-facing camera can shoot HD and FullHD clips at 30fps.
All of these video cameras can be relied on for taking good looking videos for Youtube, Facebook, or TikTok.
I will post sample photos and videos taken using the OPPO Reno8 5G Sunkissed Beige in a follow-up post. So please stay tuned!
Just like previous variants of OPPO Reno8 5G, the new Sunkissed Beige version is powered by MediaTek’s premium 6nm 3GHz Octa-Core Dimensity 1300 processor with integrated Mali-G77 MC9 GPU that ensure very smooth daily mobile experience and stellar gaming performance. When it comes to power, this model can surely go head to head with its competitors in this price bracket.
Are you a heavy mobile gamer? Well, I’m sure you’d appreciate the fact that MediaTek Dimensity 1300 is made for gaming with its HyperEngine 5.0 innovation that provides a comprehensive suite of optimizations such as exclusive AI-VRS and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Hybrid 2.0 along with wireless earbuds latency improvements. This chipset also supports ultra-fast display refresh rate that give users impressive, no-lag visuals when running their favorite titles!
What makes the Sunkissed Beige version special, however, is that it has more RAM compared to the earlier releases at 12GB, which is even expandable up to 7GB thanks to OPPO’s Virtual RAM Expansion innovation, which borrows space from the internal storage to boost the multitasking performance of their new handsets.
The 12GB of RAM is matched with a whopping 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage, which isn’t expandable as the phone doesn’t have a microSD card slot.
Battery Size and Charging Speed
OPPO Reno8 5G is powered by a large 4,500 mAh Li-Po battery, which is sizable enough to ensure a whole day of uptime even for power users, thanks in part to the high energy efficiency of the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 processor and the AMOLED display.
With 80W SuperVOOC Flash Charging technology, this high capacity pack can be charged from 0% to 32% in 15 minutes and up to 100% in just 63 minutes, which is a real treat for consumers who are always active and on-the-go!
Privacy and Security Features
On top of the usual pattern and passcode unlock methods, OPPO Reno8 5G offers Facial Recognition as well as an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner as shown in the image above.
A premium feature in today’s smartphones, this sensor gives another veritable layer of protection for the user against those who want to check the handset’s content without permission.
As its very name suggests, OPPO Reno8 5G Sunkissed Beige is 5G-enabled, which pretty much future-proofs it as 5G will the standard in mobile broadband connectivity moving forward.
In the Philippines, 5G internet speeds reach around 150Mbps for both downloads and uploads. This figure is expected to see a great boost starting in 2023.
Price and Release Date
Again, OPPO Reno8 5G Sunkissed Beige with 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM has an official suggested retail price of PHP 29,999.
The model will be available for purchase at OPPO Brand Stores and authorized partner dealers as well as at OPPO’s Lazada, Shopee, and Tiktok official stores starting on January 6, 2023. OPPO’s network partners in the Philippines will also offer this model as a bundled device with their postpaid plans but there’s no date yet on when that will start. Stay tuned for updates.
Kindly note that OPPO has a First-Sale Promo for in-store buyers. With every purchave, buyers can enjoy a PHP 1,000 IoT Bundle Discount voucher for any OPPO IoT product above PHP 3000 from January 6 to 31, 2023.
If your budget for a new smartphone to jumpstart 2023 is around PHP 30,000 and you want to be both great-looking and powerful, you should definitely include OPPO Reno8 5G Sunkissed Beige in your list of fresh releases to consider getting.
This is smartphone model that you won’t be shy to flaunt on dates and corporate meetings as well as when just hanging out in a cafe to relax. At the same time, you can rely on it as a great point-and-shoot camera even at night, as a trusty mobile gaming companion, or as a productivity tool for school or work.
OPPO Reno8 5G 12GB RAM + 256GB ROM Specs
160.6 x 73.4 x 7.7 mm
6.4 inches, FullHD+, 1080 x 2400 pixels, AMOLED
90Hz Refresh Rate
83.9% Screen-to-Body Ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Triple Rear Camera Module:
50 MegaPixels, f/1.8 Aperture, 23mm, Sony IMX766, 1/1.56″ Sensor Size, 1.0µm, Omni-Directional PDAF
8 MegaPixels, f/2.2, 16mm, 112˚ Ultra-Wide Lens, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MegaPixels, f/2.4, Macro
32 MegaPixels, f/2.4, 23mm, 1/2.74″, 0.8µm
Back – 4K 30fps, FullHD 1080p 30/60/120fps, 720p 960fps gyro-EIS
Front – 1080p 30fps, gyro-EIS
6nm 3GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Dimensity 1300 Processor
12GB LPDDR4X RAM (with RAM Expansion up to 8GB)
256GB UFS 3.1 Internal Storage
No microSD Card Slot
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
No 3.5mm Audio Jack
No FM Radio
USB Type Charging Port
80W SuperVOOC Flash Charging
Non-Removable 4,500 mAh Li-Po Battery Pack
Scratch-Resistant Glass Front, High-Gloss Polycarbonate Shell with Metallic Gleam
OPPO Reno8 Price in the Philippines
Sunkissed Beige 12GB RAM + 256GB ROM = PHP 29,999