Reno 8 Pro test: an attractive smartphone in a (too) contested market

Oppo has here chosen a photo block consisting of a main module with a 50 Mpx Sony IMX766 sensor and a lens opening of f/1.8. It is supported by an 8 Mpx ultra wide angle (f / 2.2) and a 2 Mpx (f / 2.4) macro sensor.

Since the Pixel 6 Pro is a little more expensive, we decided to compare it to the very solid Galaxy S22 from Samsung (rated 5 stars in the picture). The ability to see that the two units are not playing quite on the same field. The latter already has the advantage of having a telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom in addition.

Main module: 50 Mpx, f/1.8, eq. 23 mm

Samsung Galaxy S22+ (12.5 Mpx, f/1.8, ISO 64, 1/180 s, 23 mm equiv.)

Oppo Reno 8 Pro (12.5 Mpx, f/1.8, ISO 100, 1/122 s, 23 mm equiv.)

pixel binning obliges, the two smartphones take pictures at 12.5 megapixels. Supported by its MariSilicon X chip, the Reno 8 Pro delivers a convincing result. The set is clean and the general colorimetry quite flattering. Samsung also tends to offer a somewhat saturated rendering, as can be seen in the test charts. Once we are in full screen, we still see that the Korean smartphone offers a little more detail, without forcing the contrast as much as with the Oppo. In any case, it will be possible to take beautiful pictures during the day and under good lighting conditions.

Samsung Galaxy S22+ (f/1.8, ISO 200, 1/4 sec., 23mm eq.)

Oppo Reno 8 Pro (f/1.8, ISO 3936, 1/17 sec., 23 mm eq.)

At night, the Oppo Reno 8 Pro sensor opts for pronounced digital smoothing. Inevitably, we lose a lot of information, even though the image remains clear and easily readable and the noise is contained. Without reaching the heights of a Pixel 6 Pro, the Galaxy S22 manages to transcribe much more detail, which can be seen on the faces, the map or even on the roughness of the book cover. He is thus more gifted in the dark.

50 megapixel mode

Oppo Reno 8 Pro (50 MP, night)

Oppo Reno 8 Pro (50 MP, day)

The main sensor can also take pictures in 50 megapixels. But the latter weighs more heavily on the warehouse, which cannot be expanded. This mode has the advantage of allowing a large zoom in the images, especially in good lighting conditions. But the difference in quality is not convincing on this Reno 8 Pro. Useful if you want to isolate a small part of the image or crop it later.

Ultra-wide-angle module: 8 megapixels, f/2.2, eq. 16 mm

None of the smartphones in our comparison has an ultra wide angle of 8 Mpx. The Galaxy S22 is equipped with a module of this type in 12 Mpx. And it is clear that the result is more convincing.

Samsung Galaxy S22+ (12 Mpx, f/2.2, ISO 80, 1/100 s, 13 mm equivalent)

Oppo Reno 8 Pro (8 Mpx, f/2.2, ISO 110, 1/100 s, 16 mm equivalent)

During the day, the two sensors do not play in the same category. The image of the Reno 8 Pro lacks sharpness and the contrast is far too strong. Without being free of defects, the Galaxy S22 benefits from a much better controlled colorimetry and a much higher level of detail. All elements are clearly visible, although it sometimes lacks a bit of sharpness (see the faces).

Samsung Galaxy S22+ (12 Mpx, f/2.2, ISO 2500, 1/100 s, 13 mm equivalent)

Oppo Reno 8 Pro (8 Mpx, f/2.2, ISO 4135, 1/13 s, 13 mm equivalent)

When the light is lacking, the ultra-wide angle on the Oppo reacts in the same way as the wide angle. The digital smoothing is even more significant. The image is definitely better exposed than the Galaxy S22, but it all seems blurry and washed out. The Samsung smartphone does not shine in the exercise, especially due to a pronounced digital noise, but the whole seems much more natural.

Front and video module

Reno 8 Pro is equipped with a 32 Mpx front photo sensor with wide angle (f / 2.4). This very good quality module allows you to take detailed selfies and benefits from a good portrait mode. It is easy to detect the hairs on a beard or the small imperfections in the skin, although it is always possible to pass them on to the beauty filters. The reproduction is natural, and the colors less vivid than on the front wide angle. Autofocus is well controlled.

The smartphone is capable of filming up to 4K at 30 fps and Full HD at 60 frames per second. The reproduction is very detailed and benefits from a good dynamic range, although the colors could have been a little more vibrant for our taste. The electronic stabilization works well and allows for great pictures. Without reaching the level of its cousin, the Find X5 Pro, this Reno 8 Pro does not disappoint.

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