Oppo Reno8 T 5G Review: The Portrait Expert

Oppo showed off the Oppo Reno 8 5G and Reno 8 Pro 5G in India and other places last year. The company added to the Reno 8 family by releasing the Oppo Reno 8T 5G (also written as Reno8 T 5G) earlier this month in India.

It’s interesting that the Reno 8T 5G costs the same as the Reno 8 5G when it first came out: Rs 29,999 (about $363). Both the Reno 8 and Reno 8 Pro can be bought on Flipkart, but at the time this post was written, they could not be bought on OPPO India’s website.

The design of the Reno line has always been great, and the Reno 8T 5G is no different. The phone is very thin and has a nice-looking back cover and an AMOLED screen with curved edges on the front. It has a 108-megapixel camera and is the first Oppo phone that the company has made for countries outside of China.

There are four phones in India that compete with the Reno 8T 5G. These are the iQOO Neo 7 and Redmi Note 12 Pro+, which just came out, as well as the OnePlus Nord 2T and Nothing Phone (1), which will be available in July 2022. You can’t say for sure which of these phones is the best because they all have their own pros and cons.

After using the Reno 8T 5G for three to four weeks, I have something to say about it. I have already talked about my thoughts on the Reno 8 5G (review) and the Reno 8 Pro 5G (review).

Oppo Reno 8T 5G Full Specification

AnnouncedFebruary 02, 2023
First ReleaseFebruary 02, 2023
Dimensions160.8 x 73.8 x 7.8 mm
Weight180 g
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5)
Glass back or eco-leather back
Plastic frame
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
TypeAMOLED, 90Hz
Size6.43 inches (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating SystemAndroid 13, ColorOS 13
ChipsetMediatek MT8781 Helio G99 (6nm)
GPUMali-G57 MC2
Card SlotmicroSDXC
Internal128GB/ 8GB RAM
256GB/ 8GB RAM
Triple100 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), AF
2 MP, f/3.3, 34mm (microscope)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Single32 MP, f/2.4, 22mm (wide)
FeaturesHDR, panorama
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackNo
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
USBUSB Type-C 2.0, OTG
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro
TypeLi-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging33W wired, PD, 54% in 30 min (advertised)
ColorsBlack Starlight, Orange Sunset
Oppo Reno 8T 5G Full Specification

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Oppo Reno8 T 5G: What’s in the box?

The OPPO Reno8 T 5G retail package has the following contents:

  • Oppo Reno8 T handset
  • Transparent case
  • SIM ejector tool
  • 33W charger
  • USB-C cable
  • User manual
  • Safety Guide

Oppo Reno8 T 5G Design

The OPPO Reno 8T 5G is without a doubt one of the most attractive phones in its price range. I was given the Sunrise Gold version to review, and I like how it looks more than the black one. The gadget is very easy to hold because it is only 17.7 mm thick and weighs 171 grams.

The bottom of the Reno 8T 5G is made of polycarbonate and has a matte finish, so fingerprints and other marks don’t stick to it. A different color of light shines on the back shell depending on how it is hit. It’s even more beautiful because it has a glittery part running below the camera section. The back panel of the 8T looks even better outside.

The main camera is in the first ring of cameras. The other cameras and the LED flash are in the second ring of cameras. It’s easy to find the camera bump. The phone is beautiful, but I think buyers should use the TPU case that comes with it to keep its beauty. With a glossy shine on the plastic frame, it looks great.

The power button is on the right, and the volume buttons are on the left. On one end, there is a hybrid SIM slot, a microphone, a USB-C port, and a speaker grille. On the other end, there is a speaker hole and a microphone. The fingerprint reader is built into the device under the screen. I think it’s a little higher than where it should be, but it’s not in the way. In my opinion, it should be right above the fake home button. The earpiece can be found on the device’s top edge.

Oppo Reno8 T 5G Display

The Reno 8T 5G has an AMOLED screen with rounded corners and a punch-hole in the middle. The bottom bezel is very thin (only 2.32 mm) and the face is almost the same size on both sides. Because the screen is curved, the side borders don’t seem to be there at all. The business says it gives you 93.5 percent screen room.

Our Reno 8T 5G has a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution and up to 120Hz response rate. It looks good with colors, and it’s fun to watch HD material on OTT platforms on it. Users with the Widevine L1 certification can watch HD material on Netflix and Prime Video, but YouTube does not support HDR streams. The Reno 8 5G only had one speaker, but the Reno 8T 5G has two speakers that work together to make a stereo sound. The sound quality is pretty good, and there is an Ultra Volume Mode that turns up the speakers’ volume by 200%.

Reno 8T 5G users will have no trouble seeing what’s on the screen outside, thanks to its maximum brightness of 950 nits. There are different color schemes on the Reno 8T 5G, such as Vivid and Natural. It looks like the colors are more intense on Vivid. The 8T lets you choose between 60Hz and 120Hz for its frame rate. There is no auto-switch mode built in.

There is AGC DT-Star 2 glass security by Dragontrail on the Reno 8T, but the Reno 8 and 8 Pro came with Gorilla Glass 5. This doesn’t seem to be less good. Oppo gave the 8T a display that would normally be found on a top phone, even though it is in the upper middle range of prices.

Oppo Reno8 T 5G Performance

It comes with an 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage and a Snapdragon 695 CPU. We knew what to expect from the Reno8 T 5G in terms of speed since the chipset was a bit older and was only made for low-cost and mid-range devices. This chipset has been used in a lot of smartphones, like the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite, the iQoo Z6, the Realme 10 Pro 5G, and many more.

Even so, we tried the Reno 8 T 5G by doing a lot of normal things, like texting, playing games, taking calls, checking emails, and listening to music and watching TV shows and movies. The Reno 8 T 5G worked like a mid-range device in our tests. Because ColorOS is optimized, the whole user experience felt pretty quick and smooth, which was a surprise. Oppo says the phone will stay this quick and smooth for at least 48 months. They stated, “Our thorough lab tests mimicked how it would work after 48 months of continuous use.” How did it turn out? Your phone will still start up, work, and run apps like it’s brand new, even after years of use!”

And no matter what the claim is, four years is a long time, and Android phones don’t usually keep working at their best for that long. Also, since the Snapdragon 695 is a chipset that is almost 1.5 years old, we aren’t sure if it will be able to keep up that level of speed for that long. For what it’s worth, the Reno 8 T 5G kept working well even after heavy use.

The Snapdragon 695 is a processor that uses little power and keeps temperatures in check, which is also true for the Reno 8 T 5G.

Oppo Reno8 T 5G Operating System

When it comes to the operating system, ColorOS has come a long way. It is now even more polished, safe, and full of features than it was before. As a whole, the design is pretty mature, and there are more customization choices than with any other custom user interface.

Of course, the Oppo Reno 8 T 5G has two loud, clear speakers as well. But the depth and stereo sound could have been better.

Oppo Reno8 T 5G Camera

Back camera

  • 108MP Samsung S5KHM6 camera
  • 2MP GalaxyCore GC021 depth camera
  • GalaxyCore GC021 2MP 40x microlens
  • Dual-LED flash

Front Camera

  • 32MP OmniVision OV32B

Pixel-binning technology is used by default on the main camera to take 12-megapixel pictures. The phone can also take pictures with a quality of 108 megapixels. Taking pictures with the main camera works well during the day, and it also does a decent job when it’s dark. The Night Mode makes low-light photos better by lowering lens flare and sharpening the image.

The front and back cameras on the Reno 8T can both record movies at 30 frames per second in 720p or 1080p quality. Videos taken with the rear camera can be played back with EIS. With the Dual-View video recording mode, you can record movies from both the front and back cameras at the same time.

Adding the microlens to the Reno 8T is fun. It can magnify up to 40 times, so you can take pictures with very small details. For example, it’s easy to focus at 20x, but it takes some work to get the right shot at 40x. Some people might have thought the company should have included an ultra-wide camera instead of the depth or microlens on the iPhone.

There is a 32-megapixel OmniVision OV32B camera on the front of the phone, not the Sony IMX709 that has been there since the Reno 7 series. This camera takes good selfies when there is enough light. But it has trouble when there isn’t much light. Still, the front camera takes great portrait shots, but not as good as the IMX709.

Oppo Reno8 T 5G Battery

It’s a phone that can last for about two and a half days with its 5000mAh battery. With about 45 percent charge left, the phone was able to last a whole day of moderate use. The charger that comes with the phone can also charge it at 33W SuperVOOC.

Oppo Reno8 T 5G Price and availability

Between Rs 29,999 (about $363) and the Oppo website, you can buy the Reno 8T 5G. There are also shops in India, Bangladesh, China, and some other countries where you can buy it in person.


  • Impressive display
  • Decent camera
  • Good battery life


  • Older processor

Oppo Reno8 T 5G Verdict

The most important question that still needs to be answered is whether the Reno 8 T 5G is worth the Rs 29,999 price tag. Oppo is known for making high-end gadgets, but those high-end gadgets always come with a price. Without a doubt, there are other phones with better processors and speed that cost less than this one. Oppo Reno 8 T 5G, on the other hand, aims to give the best of everything: performance, battery life, camera quality, and a high-end feel. If you want a phone that can do a lot of different things and costs around Rs 30,000, the Oppo Reno 8 T 5G might be a good pick. Yet, if you’re really looking for a powerful beast, you should look somewhere else.