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Oppo Reno7 Lite review

Oppo is launching the Reno7 5G under two names in Europe and India. The Reno 7 5G is launching in India (and probably some parts of Eastern Europe), whereas the rest of Europe is getting it as the Find X5 Lite. The two models are identical in specs as you can see.

We won’t pretend we can make any sense out of the Oppo’s Reno7 midrange series, but we can surely review them just like they were made official – in no particular order. So, today we have probably one of the most interesting specimens of the Reno7 bunch – the Oppo Reno7 5G.
The Reno7 5G is not just a 5G-enabled version of the global Reno7 smartphone as it has a different camera setup, different chipset, different charging speed, and even different storage.
The Oppo Reno7 5G/Find X5 Lite is quite an interesting offer. It’s a lightweight plastic phone built around a 6.43-inch AMOLED with 1080p resolution, 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10 support. The Dimensity 900 5G chipset is underneath, which should do great for casual gaming and smooth overall performance.

The camera setup is quite familiar as it has become somewhat of a golden standard for the midrange – there is a high-res 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide shooter and a 2MP imager for closeups. On the other side, within a small perforation on the display, is a 32MP selfie camera.
The Reno7 5G/Find X5 Lite is powered by a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W VOOC charging. The power adapter is bundled with the phone, and it should do a full charge in half an hour. You bet we’d put that to the test.

Oppo advertises the Reno7 5G/Find X5 Lite for its camera skills and portrait capabilities, fast charging, and gaming-friendly chipset with adequate cooling. And it is indeed a rather palm- and pocket-friendly device that’s 160mm tall and 173g of weight.

If you are familiar with the Oppo Reno6 5G, you may notice that this Reno7 5G is pretty much the same phone with updated storage, increased battery capacity, HDR10 screen certification and an audio jack. Lack of sensible upgrades is somewhat a theme in 2022, quite common actually. So, the Reno6 5G users are skipping this one for sure.

Let’s scroll through its specs sheet now.

Oppo Reno7 5G/Find X5 Lite specs at a glance:
Body: 160.6×73.2×7.8mm, 173g; Gorilla Glass 5 front, plastic frame, plastic back.
Display: 6.43″ AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+, 430 nits (typ), 600 nits (HBM), 800 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 409ppi.
Chipset: MediaTek MT6877 Dimensity 900 (6 nm): Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G68 MC4.
Memory: 256GB 8GB RAM; UFS 2.2; microSDXC.
OS/Software: Android 11, ColorOS 12.
Rear camera: Wide (main): 64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.0″, 0.7µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4.
Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.4, 24mm (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm.
Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS.
Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 65W, 100% in 31 min (advertised), Reverse charging.
Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC; 3.5mm jack.
The Reno7 5G has one thing that’s been downgraded since the Reno6 5G – the frame. It’s now made of plastic, a step down from the metal one on the Reno6.

Still, the Reno7 5G seems like an adequate all-around midranger – it even covers niche fan-favorite options like an audio jack, a tri-card slot with microSD expansion, NFC. In fact, the only obvious omission is the lack of any ingress protection whatsoever. But if priced right, that should not be an issue.

So, without further ado, here is the Oppo Reno7 5G unboxed.

Unboxing the Oppo Reno7 5G
The Reno7 5G/Find X5 Lite comes packed within one of these cool greenish Oppo boxes. It contains a 65W VOOC charger and a USB-A-to-C cable that’s needed for the VOOC charging to work.

Source: gsmarena

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