Oppo Reno 8 T 5G; a stylish phone with some awesome cameras

The Oppo Reno 8 T series was launched earlier this week and it consists of Reno 8 T 5G and Reno 8 T 4G. The Oppo Reno 8 T is the latest iteration in the Oppo Reno 8 series which was launched towards the end of last year.

We took the phone out for a spin, and these are our thoughts.


The Oppo Reno 8 T 5G measures 6.33 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches and weighs about 180 grams, which I found to be generally comfortable in the hand. It comes with a polycarbonate back which has a matte finish giving the phone a premium look which ensures that there are no fingerprint smudges and also makes it easier to hold.

The Reno 8 T features a 6.7-inch curved screen with a slim bezel at the top giving the phone a screen-to-body ratio of approximately 84.1 per cent. It has a high definition 1080 X 2400 resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio which translates to 409 pixels per inch density. This coupled with a 120 Hertz refresh rate ensures a crisp display that you will definitely enjoy. There are two options when it comes to the refresh rate, that is a 60 Hz which allows you to save battery charge and the 120 Hz which in as much as it might consume battery life is totally worth it when it comes to responsiveness.

It has a tempered DT-Star2 glass display cover which gives it some extra durability which means that the screen is not likely to break at the slightest fall. It has a screen protector out of the box, which will at least protect the device from scratches.

The selfie camera is located at the top of the screen just below the top bezel which houses the speaker and a microphone for noise cancellation. The left edge features the volume up and down rocker while the right edge has a power button. The bottom of the phone holds a sim tray that can house two nano-SIM cards, a microSD card expansion slot, a mono speaker, Type C charging port and a microphone. The phone does not come with an earphone jack.


When the Oppo Reno 8  was launched last year, it was touted as a Portrait Expert, the Oppo Reno 8 T has gone a step further with its 108 MP main camera and this is evident in the pictures taken with the phone. A combination of three cameras at the back, 108MP wide+ 2MP microscope+2MP depth, and the 32MP selfie camera with HDR to create some visually appealing photographs.

Oppo has indicated that their 108MP sensor utilizes utilizes NonaPixel Plus binning technology and AI Portrait Super Resolution, capturing ultra-clear, high-resolution images in any scenario. One feature that I found to be interesting was the Microlens which provides 40x magnification for exceptional detail when shooting small objects.

Shooting modes such as Film, Video, AI Cam, Portrait, Night, Pro (lets you adjust camera settings), Microscope, Panorama smartphone photography enthusiasts are definitely spoilt for choice. What’s more, both sets of cameras can shoot videos in 1080 pixels up to 30 frames per second.

Check out some of the pictures that I took with the phone;



The Oppo Reno 8 T runs on the Android 13 operating system straight out of the box and a ColorOS 13.0 interface. It also comes with some preinstalled apps like Phoenix, Snapchat, Soloop Cut among others. However, these can be disabled or uninstalled with ease.

Under the hood, the Oppo Reno 8 T rocks a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset that provides a good performance. The chipset is built on a 6 nm process node technology and for gaming, it uses the Adreno 619 GPU which is an improvement from the Mali-G610 MC6 in the Oppo Reno 8 5G.

It has 256GB of internal storage and 8 GB of RAM and Android’s latest memory fusion (virtual memory extension) that enables the phone to increase RAM by an extra 8GB by taking space from the storage.  Given these specs, I did not experience any lag while using the phone be it while streaming, switching between apps or even gaming.


The Oppo Reno 8 T series features a 4800 mAh non-removable battery supported by an 67 Watt flash charging power brick. This means that it can fully charge the device in just under 50 minutes which can be convenient on a busy day.

A user gets a day and a half on fairly heavy use from a fully charged battery, so everything from listening to music, to reading and browsing as well as gaming is possible.


This phone is a definite improvement to the Oppo Reno 8 5G and it is a definite buy if you are looking for a device with excellent cameras and good battery life. The Oppo Reno 8 T 5G is retailing at Ksh. 49,999 while the 4G version is retailing at Ksh. 42,999.