Oppo recently launched the Oppo Reno 7 series in India. The latest series consists of Oppo Reno 7 and Oppo Reno 7 Pro smartphones. The lineup succeeds Oppo Reno 6 series launched in India last year. Priced at Rs 28,999, Oppo Reno 7 offers upgrades in terms of features, performance and camera. In terms of similarities, Oppo Reno 7 is powered by the same MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset as seen in the Oppo Reno 6. We got a chance to use the Oppo Reno 7 for sometime and here’s the review in 10-key points.
Oppo Reno 7 looks similar to its predecessor Oppo Reno 6
The Oppo Reno 7 takes design inspiration from its predecessor Oppo Reno 6. The smartphone is available in two colour options — Starry Black and Startrails Blue. The back panel of the smartphone features an ever-changing colour effect just like its sibling Oppo Reno 7 Pro. With the feature, you get tones of blue, yellow, orange and even green when viewed at certain angles.
Camera module of Oppo Reno 7 looks new and different
The design of the camera module is quite different. The camera casing is smooth and houses two big size sensors, one comparatively small sensor and an LED sensor. The camera module comes with the 64MP AI Camera moniker.
The smartphone is lightweight and easy to hold
The smartphone is quite lightweight with just 173 grams of weight. The slim frame with round edges makes it easier to carry around all day in the pockets. At the bottom edge. The Oppo Reno 7 gets a USB Type-C charging port and a mono speaker grille. Unlike its sibling, the smartphone also features a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Overall, the Oppo Reno 7 Pro feels premium to look at and hold.
Oppo Reno 7’s AMOLED display is bright
The Oppo Reno 7 features a 6.4-inch full HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The display comes with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The display is quite bright and we had no complaints about the colour reproductions. We tried watching videos on YouTube, Netflix and other streaming platforms and we were quite impressed with the overall quality. The screen also provided optimum results while playing games.
The smartphone’s display is easy on eyes, with good sunlight legibility
The display of Oppo Reno 7 works quite good under the sunlight, thanks to the 600 nits of peak brightness. The adaptive brightness makes the smartphone’s display easy to the eye. We had no complaints about the viewing angles as well. With a 90Hz refresh rate, the transitions on the screen are smooth and clear. Overall the display quality of the smartphone is imposing as compared to other phones in this price segment.
Oppo Reno 7 comes with same camera specs as the Oppo Reno 6
The Oppo Reno 7 features the same camera specs as seen on the Oppo Reno 6. The camera module houses a 64MP primary sensor with f/1.7 lens along with a 8MP ultra wide-angle shooter with f/2.2 lens and 2MP macro shooter. As per Oppo, the camera is one the USP of the Oppo Reno 7 series. In our review, we found that the tagline ‘Portrait Expert’ sure does fit with the Oppo Reno 7.
Portrait mode of Oppo Reno 7 delivers decent output
Talking about the portrait mode in the Oppo Reno 7, it is one of the most value for money features in the smartphone. The auto-focus is quite quick and delivers precise results when it comes to finding the right edges. The background defocus does not look artificial and the output can easily match the image quality of any flagship smartphone. Although the Portrait mode may struggle a bit under low-light conditions, you will not have any complaints under normal lighting.
Front camera of Oppo Reno 7 gives crisp output
In terms of front camera, the device houses a 32MP punch hole selfie camera sensor with an f/2.4 lens. The selfies are crisp with good colour saturation. The camera automatically shifts to wide angle mode when the artificial intelligence recognises a group in the selfie frame. The user interface of the camera is simple and quick. Overall, the Oppo Reno 7 can easily satisfy the camera needs of most users with quick auto-focus, colour rich images and impressive portrait mode.
Oppo Reno 7 functions smoothly and showed no lag
Oppo Reno 7 is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. For context, the Oppo Reno 6 is also powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC paired with 8GB of RAM. As mentioned before, the smartphone runs on ColorOS12 based on Android 11 out of the box. For day-to-day usage, the Oppo Reno 7 functions smoothly without much hassle. You will hardly notice any lag while multitasking on the smartphone. The device was also able to load heavy games and apps quickly.
Battery of Oppo Reno 7 can easily last an entire day
The Oppo Reno 7 is backed by a 4,500mAH battery just like the Oppo Reno 7 Pro. The battery comes with support for 65W SuperVOOC fast charging. We were able to fully charge the smartphone from dead zero in around 30 minutes. The device can easily go throughout the day with average usage that includes video streaming, calls and light gaming, The Oppo Reno 7 also features a Super Power Saving Mode that can extend the battery life of the smartphone by up to 3 days.