Two mid-range phones from the Reno series were released by OPPO this year on the global market. We’re referring to the standard OPPO Reno 7 4G and the OPPO Reno 8 Lite 5G. Even though these two smartphones are both mid-range and in a comparable price range, the 5G connectivity is not the only distinction between them. This comparison of the OPPO Reno7 and Reno8 Lite 5G’s specifications will show you which device is different from the other when deciding to buy one.
The OPPO Reno7 and OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G are two of the most fantastic mid-range smartphones in terms of looks, and they both have gorgeous designs. Which one do you prefer? The majority of it is up to personal preference. The OPPO Reno7 not only comes with a fantastic leather back but also ensures fantastic durability. Because of the IPX4, it is waterproof. Additionally, there is an RGB ring light around one of the rear cameras that can be used as a notification LED and customized using ColorOS.
The OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G switches out the leather back for glass and adds another RGB ring light on the backside, giving you two programmable lights that can be used as notification LEDs or to display the status of the battery charge. The OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G has IPX4 certification, making it water resistant like its sibling. Both phones have flat borders, a polycarbonate frame, and are incredibly light and thin. The camera module is another significant point of distinction: the Reno7 comes with a camera isle, whereas the Reno8 Lite 5G’s sensors are directly attached to the back cover.
The two phones’ AMOLED displays, which offer deep blacks and beautiful colors as well as a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a respectable brightness level, are among their greatest features. They both have effective in-display fingerprint readers. The OPPO Reno7 wins the display comparison because it has a higher 90 Hz refresh rate, whilst the OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G has a more conventional 60 Hz refresh rate. There is only one difference between the two devices: the refresh rate. Both phones have same screen size, mono speakers, and 3.5mm jacks.
The 64 MP sensor and f/1.7 focal aperture are found in the main camera of both two smartphones. The OPPO Reno7 replaces the useless macro camera of the Reno8 Lite 5G with a more usable 2 MP microscope camera that supports better magnification. Both devices share the same depth sensor. Last but not least, the Reno7 boasts a better front camera than the OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G, with a 32 MP resolution.
The OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G has the best hardware configuration. It starts off with a superior chipset: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G SoC, which was constructed in a 6 nm process and operates at a maximum frequency of 2.2 GHz. This chip enables 5G connectivity, and it is made up of an Adreno 619 CPU, six Kryo 660 Silver CPUs operating at 1.7 GHz, and two Kryo 660 Gold CPUs. The SoC comes with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of internal UFS 2.2 storage, both of which may be expanded further using a micro SD slot.
The OPPO Reno7 lacks a 5G connection and has a subpar Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chip with a 6 nm fabrication process that operates at a maximum frequency of 2.4 GHz. It also has a subpar Adreno 610 GPU. The OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G, on the other hand, still comes with Android 11, albeit being customized by ColorOS 12, while the OPPO Reno7, on the other hand, has a more recent software version: It has Android 12 out of the box, customized by ColorOS 12.1.
These phones have the exact same battery, fast charging technology with a 33W power output, and cable-based reverse charging capabilities. The battery life is really comparable.
Prices for the OPPO Reno7 and OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G
The OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G costs roughly $405, and the OPPO Reno7 costs about $335. If we disregard the chipset and 5G connection, the Reno7 is a better phone overall. The Reno8 Lite 5G is a better option nevertheless if you prefer 5G and better performance.
|Spec||Oppo Reno 7 4G||Oppo Reno 8 Lite|
|Camera||64 MP f/1.7 (Wide Angle)|
2 MP f/3.3 (Ultra Wide)
2 MP f/2.4 (Depth Sensor) with autofocus
|64 MP f/1.7 (Wide Angle)|
2 MP f/2.4 (Macro)
2 MP f/2.4 (Depth Sensor) with autofocus
|Video rec||1080p @ 30fps FHD||1080p @ 30fps FHD|
|Selfie||Punch Hole 32 MP f/2.4 (Wide Angle)||Punch Hole 16 MP 27mm, 1.0µm f/2.4 (Wide Angle)|
|Selfi video rec||1080p @ 30fps FHD||1080p @ 30fps FHD|
|Display||6.43 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, Color AMOLED display (16.0M)||6.43 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, Color AMOLED display (16.0M)|
|Screen-to-body ration||~ 85.3%||~ 85.3%|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||–|
|Dimension||159.9 x 73.2 x 7.5 mm||159.9 x 73.2 x 7.5 mm|
|Fingerprint||Yes, In-Display||Yes, side mounted|
|Storage||256 GB UFS 2.2||128 GB UFS 2.2|
|Card||Yes, upto 1 TB||Yes|
|OS||Android v11||Android v12|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 680||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695|
|CPU||2.4 GHz, Octa Core Processor||2.2 GHz, Octa Core Processor|
|Core Details||GHz Kryo 660 Silver|
4×2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver
|2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver|
|GPU||Adreno 610||Adreno 619|
|Battery||4500 mAh, Li-Po Battery||4500 mAh, Li-Po Battery|
|Fast Charge||33W Fast Charging||33W Fast Charging|
|USB||Yes, USB-C v2.0||Yes, USB-C v2.0|