Reno 8 Pro test: an attractive smartphone on a (too) disputed market

Oppo has opted here for a photo block consisting of a main module with a 50 Mpx Sony IMX766 sensor and a lens opening at 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.

The Pixel 6 Pro being a little more expensive, we decided to compare it to the very solid Galaxy S22 from Samsung (rated 5 stars in the photo). The opportunity to see that the two devices do not play quite in the same court. 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. 23mm

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

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

pixel binning obliges, the two smartphones capture shots of 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 on the test charts. Once in full screen, we still see that the Korean smartphone offers a little more detail, without forcing as much on the contrast as with Oppo. Anyway, it will be possible to take beautiful photos during the day and in 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, 23mm eq.)

At night, the Oppo Reno 8 Pro sensor opts for pronounced digital smoothing. Inevitably, we lose a good deal of information, even if 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 cover of the book. 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 capture shots in 50 megapixels. But the latter then weigh more heavily on the storage, which is not expandable. This mode has the merit of allowing a large zoom in the shots, especially in good light conditions. But the difference in quality is not convincing on this Reno 8 Pro. Useful if you want to isolate a small portion of the image, or crop it later.

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

None of the smartphones in our comparison have an ultra wide-angle at 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, eq. 13 mm)

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

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

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

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

When the light is lacking, the ultra wide-angle of the Oppo reacts similarly to the wide-angle. The digital smoothing is even more marked. The shot is certainly better exposed than that of the Galaxy S22, but the whole thing seems blurry and washed out. The Samsung smartphone does not shine in the exercise, in particular because of a pronounced digital noise, but the whole seems much more natural.

Front and video module

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

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

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