Oppo Reno 7 Review: Still Good Value? – Gadgets 360

February 13, 2022 by No Comments

The Oppo Reno 7 is the smaller sibling of the Reno 7 Pro (Review) and it has also been launched at a lower price than its predecessor, the Oppo Reno 6 (Review). Unlike the Reno 7 Pro though, the updates made to the Reno 7 are mostly focused around the design. It does get a couple of useful additions such as expandable storage and a slightly larger battery, but the features and specifications haven’t really changed compared to the Reno 6. I’ve outlined the big changes in my first impressions of the phone, and it’s now time to take a closer look at how it performs. Does the Oppo Reno 7 continue to offer as good value as its predecessor? Read on to find out.

Oppo Reno 7 price in India

Oppo has launched the Reno 7 in India in just one configuration, with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage priced at Rs. 28,999. The increase in storage compared to the Reno 6 is welcome, and what’s even better, is that you can expand this thanks to the dedicated microSD card slot. The Reno 7 is available in two colours, Startrails Blue and Stary Black.

Oppo Reno 7 design

The new design of the Oppo Reno 7 looks nice. The rounded frame and curved edges of the back give this phone a sleek aesthetic. The Reno 7 also gets the same laser-etched pattern on the back that the Reno 7 Pro has. It looks good and does’t attract fingerprints. This phone is also slim and light, weighing just 173g.

All of this makes the phone very comfortable to hold and use, but on the flip side, Oppo has had to make certain compromises. The glossy frame and the back panel of the Reno 7 are built using plastic, not metal and glass like with the Reno 7 Pro. Even the Reno 6 had an aluminium frame, which makes this a bit of a downgrade.

The Oppo Reno 7 does have a headphone jack. The 6.4-inch AMOLED display is similar to the one on the previous model. It has a full-HD+ resolution, 90Hz maximum refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. The bezels around the display are relatively slim, except for the chin. You also get an in-display fingerprint sensor and face recognition using the selfie camera in the hole-punch cutout.

The Oppo Reno 7 looks similar to the Reno 6 from the front
Photo Credit: Roydon Cerejo

 

The Oppo Reno 7 comes bundled with a case, a 65W charger, a USB cable, and a SIM eject tool.

Oppo Reno 7 specifications and software

Oppo hasn’t bothered refreshing the SoC in the Reno 7 – it’s the same MediaTek Dimensity 900 from the Reno 6. This is still a relatively recent and powerful 5G SoC, and is built using a power-efficient 6nm fabrication process, but having something newer such as the Dimensity 920 would have made this phone more competitive, especially against models based on Qualcomm’s offerings such as the Snapdragon 778G. The Reno 7 gets Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, and support for the usual satellite navigation systems. The phone misses out on stereo speakers, which is a shame considering how commonplace this feature has become.

The software experience on the Oppo Reno 7 is identical to using the Reno 7 Pro. It runs ColorOS 12 based on Android 11 and will most likely receive a stable Android 12 update soon. You get a plethora of shortcuts and gestures, a theme store to personalise the look of your phone, …….

Source: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/reviews/oppo-reno-7-review-price-in-india-vs-reno-6-5g-2756110

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