Are you attracted to phones with an unconventional design? Then you might also be interested in the new Oppo Reno7 Lite with a rainbow back and glowing circles. How did the news work in our newsroom?
Oppo has introduced several phones on the Czech market in the past, but the really interesting ones, such as the flexible Oppo Find N or the flagship Find X5 Pro, remain forbidden to us for the time being. Will he be able to impress the tested Reno7 Lite from the middle class?
|Construction||159,9 × 73,2 × 7,5 mm, 173 gconstruction: classic, durability: yes|
|Display||AMOLED, 6,43″ (2 400 × 1 080 px)|
|Camera||64 MpxLED dioda, video: 1 080 × 1 920 px, 30 FPS|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695CPU: 2×2,2 GHz + 6×1,7 GHzGPU: Adreno 619|
|Memory||RAM: 8 GBinternal memory: 128 GBmemory cards: microSD|
|Data functions||5G: yesLTE: yesWi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth: 5.2, NFC: yes|
|Operating system||Android 11|
|Battery||4 500 mAhwireless charging: necharging time: 1:03 hours|
Package contents: including case and adapter
In addition to the phone itself, the package also includes a transparent silicone case, adapter, USB-A / USB-C cable and, of course, all manuals or a tool for removing the SIM slot.
Design: really nice spectacle
One of the main advantages of the tested piece is the design, which is aimed primarily at younger users. The rainbow-colored back impresses at first glance with its ability to emit a variety of color reflections, but also with a stylish photomodule in the form of a pair of vertically set circles complemented by two horizontal circles next to them.
It is also worth mentioning the flat frames or the increased durability of IPX4. Although the phone is made entirely of plastic, it looks sturdy and doesn’t bend in any way, just as it doesn’t. After a long period of use, I would also appreciate it if the power button on the right side was about an inch lower, but reaching it is no big deal anyway. Adjusting the volume on the left side is a matter of habit, but I didn’t have a problem with it during use. I must also praise the matte finish of the back, which is well resistant to prints, which brings me quite possibly to the most interesting element, which is the LED illumination of the pair of mentioned circles. These can glow blue according to the set schedule, or alert you to a notification or signal that the battery is charging. This is a nice effect that looks more elegant than an ordinary diode, but it doesn’t bring anything new in terms of functionality.
- hilarious back design
- glowing circles
- at least basic increased durability
- increased resilience certification could be higher
Display: 60Hz AMOLED won’t impress
If you are already used to a higher refresh rate, then the 60Hz Oppo Reno7 Lite display, which protects unspecified protective glass, will not dazzle you too much. It is at least an AMOLED with nicely saturated colors and reading angles, complemented by a nimble fingerprint reader, which, however, spoils the impression of an illogically low location near a thick “chin”. A protective film is then prepared on the display directly from the factory.
Full HD + resolution is commendable and the maximum brightness is also not the worst, but the display panel still gives the impression that we can see the same (or similar) today on half of the cheaper smartphones. In a given price class, the screen is a slight disappointment.
- responsive reader
- Full HD+ AMOLED panel
- only 60 Hz
- relatively thick chin
- fingerprint reader position
Sound: does not make an impression
Unfortunately, not a single loud speaker of non-glare quality will improve the impression of the display. The sound coming from it sounds quite tinny and perhaps only attracts with its relatively high volume. It will be better to choose listening through headphones – easily via a 3.5 mm jack.
- only one non-glare speaker
Hardware performance: Snapdragon 695
The recently popular Snapdragon 695 provides performance, which launches common applications and games without any problems, but does not get too hot. However, its weakness is the ISP, which supports shooting videos in full HD at most, which is a shame. In any case, the company makes 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, which can be expanded with a memory card (the manufacturer does not state the maximum supported microSD capacity).
- sufficiently powerful processor
Battery life: 1.5 days without problems
Due to the use of an energy-saving chipset or a 60Hz AMOLED panel, it can provide 4,500 mAh batteries without major problems, 1.5 and possibly 2 days of use on a charge. The 33W adapter supplied in the package then charges the phone from 0 to 100% in about 80 minutes. Wireless charging due to price is missing, but it is not surprising.
Connectivity: everything important
Connectivity is provided by Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC or GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS navigation services. 5G networks and Dual SIM (hybrid) functions are also supported.
- nothing important is missing
Camera: practically only one on the back
Although there are three sensors on the back, I think the user will only be interested in the main camera with a resolution of 64 Mpx, which gives only average results in terms of amount of detail, sharpness or exposure. However, the average user will be satisfied with it and night mode is also available. It is also equipped with a pair of 2Mpx sensors (macro and monochrome), the presence of which is there perhaps only to be able to claim that the novelty has a triple sensor. The 16Mpx front camera is then suitable for occasional selfies, but also don’t expect anything but average in terms of quality. As already mentioned, the video can be shot in a maximum of Full HD at 30 FPS, which will not dazzle anyone today. As with the display, the question arises as to whether it is not possible to get much more in the same price segment …
- unnecessary 2Mpx sensors
Software: Android 11 a Color OS 12
Although the mobile phone came to our market at a time when Android 12 is becoming a relatively common feature of new phones, it is still equipped with older Android 11. The ColorOS 12 extension then offers a lot of customization options, but in some places even pre-installed applications may not seem too exciting. such as Booking.com, Facebook, Tik Tok and some others. At the time of testing, April security patches were on the phone.
- wide range of editing options
Oppo Reno7 Lite has a nice back design with glowing circles, but that’s not enough for success. If we add to this equipment a very ambitious official price (roughly 9.5 thousand crowns), only a 60Hz display or limited photo equipment, unfortunately, the novelty in the flood of competition does not have many chances of success.
Oppo Reno7 Lite 5G 128+8 GB
I consider the Samsung Galaxy A52s to be a much better choice, which is perhaps better in absolutely everything. In addition to the 120Hz display, it will offer stereo speakers, a more powerful processor and significantly better photo equipment.
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G 128+6 GB
|Dimensions||159,9 × 73,6 × 8,4 mm, 187 g|
|Display||Super AMOLED, 6,5″ (2 400 × 1 080 px)|
|Camera||64 Mpxvideo: 3 840 × 2 160 px, 30 FPS|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G,|
|Memory||RAM: 6 GBstorage: 128 GBmicroSDXC|
|Battery||4 500 mAh|
For a small fee, it can be your new Motorola Edge 30, which is also the thinnest 5G phone today. The novelty is equipped with a 144Hz OLED display, stereo speakers and a more powerful processor, in addition it has a 50Mpx ultra-wide lens with autofocus.
Motorola Edge 30
|Dimensions||159,4 × 74,2 × 6,8 mm, 155 g|
|Display||POLED, 6,5″ (2 400 × 1 080 px)|
|Camera||50 Mpxvideo: 3 840 × 2 160 px, 30 FPS|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+, 1×2,5 GHz + 3×2,4 GHz + 4×1,8 GHz|
|Memory||RAM: 8 GBstorage: 256 GB, ne|
|Battery||4 020 mAh|
Photo: Petr Vojtěch, mobilenet.cz