Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G and Reno 7 5G debuted in India as the company’s latest models in the Reno series. The Chinese company designed the Reno 7 Pro 5G as a flagship model to offer specifications including the premium MediaTek Dimensity SoC, a high-quality primary camera, and a thin design. Likewise, the Reno 7 5G aims to appeal to those looking for a new phone under Rs. 30,000 price segment. Both new Oppo Reno phones come with a new fhavest to attract smartphone buyers.

On this week’s episode of Gadgets 360 podcast Orbital, host Akhil Arora speaks with Deputy Review Editor Roydon Cerejo and Senior Reviewer Aditya Shenoy to understand the USPs of the Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G and Oppo Reno 7 5G.

Oppo 7 Pro 5G price in India is set at Rs. 39,999, while the Reno 7 5G comes with a price tag of Rs. 28,999.

While the design of the new Oppo phones may seem fresh at first glance, Oppo has gone for a role reversal and has used the same design aesthetic for the Reno 7 Pro 5G as last year’s Reno 6. And vice versa. The Reno 7 5G design is similar to what we had on the Reno 6 Pro a few months ago.

Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G

Nevertheless, Oppo has claimed that it has used Laser Direct Imaging (LDI) technology to design the exteriors of both new phones. This creates angular micro-scratches all over the rear glass to reduce fingerprints and smudges.

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The hardware of the Reno 7 series is also different from last year’s models. The Reno 7 Pro 5G comes with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-Max SoC, a custom-designed version of the original Dimensity 1200 SoC. Oppo claims that the new chip will come with AI Deblur and AI-PQ algorithms to provide a clear media experience. The former is designed to reduce blur in images shot with the selfie camera, while the latter is said to help improve HDR video content when played back on the phone.

Aside from the chipset, the Reno 7 Pro 5G includes 12GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. This combination offers enough space for multitasking and storing content on the device.

However, the Reno 7 Pro 5G lacks features, including an Ingress Protection (IP) rating for dust or water, wireless charging, and an even higher 120Hz refresh rate. All this makes it a bad choice compared to the competition: Xiaomi 11T Pro, Realme GT, OnePlus 9RT, and the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G.

Like the Reno 7 Pro 5G, the Reno 7 5G has a MediaTek SoC – the MediaTek Dimensity 900, The phone also comes with a 90Hz display – just like the Reno 7 Pro 5G – but in a slightly smaller size than the flagship model. The Reno 7 5G also lacks the features that would make it an attractive competitor, including a higher refresh rate.

The Reno 7 5G seems to have an uphill battle with models like the Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge, Vivo V23, and the OnePlus Nord 2.

That said, Reno 7 Pro 5G and Reno 7 5G work well for taking photos and recording videos. The phones also deliver decent battery life.

We’re talking about whether the Reno 7 Pro 5G and Reno 7 5G are worth looking at in the price segments they’re available in. We also discuss that Oppo has stopped offering attractive offers in India recently ,. At the same time,its siblings, including OnePlus, Realme, and Vivo, seem quite active and strict about taking on the competition.

You can hear this and more in our nearly 40-minute conversation. Hit the play button on the Spotify player above to listen to our full discussion.

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