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OPPO Reno9 Pro vs Reno8 Pro—Specs Comparison

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OPPO has introduced its higher mid-range Reno 9 series in China. The phone, like previous incarnations, receives design and specification updates, making it an appealing alternative for people searching for a quality phone under $500 in China. The OPPO Reno9 series has three models: the Oppo Reno 9, the Oppo Reno 9 Pro, and the Oppo Reno 9 Pro Plus. One of the new Oppo Reno 9 series’ attractions is its 7.19mm super thin and 170-gram glass sandwich structure with a plastic frame. While the Reno 9 has a Snapdragon 778G SoC, the Pro variant has a MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max processor. The Pro variant additionally has a MariSilicon X NPU for image processing.

It’s hardly surprising that the Reno9 Pro is quite similar to its predecessor, the Reno8 Pro (Global), which has the same Dimensity 8100-Max processor and a 6.7-inch display. Because they seem so similar, we’ll be comparing the Reno8 Pro Global model to the new Reno9 Pro model from China. There are many additional changes, but we’ll go over them in greater detail in the Reno9 Pro versus Reno8 Pro comparison down below.

Related: Phone Specifications for Oppo Reno8 Pro

Design

In terms of design, the Reno9 series receives an improvement. The new design prioritizes making the phone small and lightweight. The Reno 9 Pro has dimensions of 162.3 x 74.2 x 7.2 mm, which is identical to the 161.2 x 74.2 x 7.3 mm of the Reno8 Pro from a few months earlier. The big game changer, though, is that the new model is 10 grams lighter than the 184 gram Reno8 Pro. This comes at no cost in terms of battery or computing power, making it a considerable boost. The curved screen on the front of the Reno9 Pro is another significant modification. But more on it in the part about the display that follows.

The Reno9 Pro also has a more cleaner and streamlined back than the Reno8 Pro. The new model has multiple textures for several color versions, giving purchasers a considerable selection. The Reno9 Pro comes in three colors: black, gold, and pink gradient. The Reno8 Pro is available in Green, Black, and a limited edition House of Dragon variant.

Display

The display of the OPPO Reno9 Pro differs differently from that on the Reno8 Pro. Instead of a flat screen, OPPO chose to put a gorgeous curved screen panel on the new model. Apart from the Reno9 Pro’s side curves, the two phones share comparable display specifications. The two variants include a 6.7-inch diagonal display with a Full HD Plus resolution of 1080 x 2412 pixels, a refresh rate of 120 Hz, HDR10+ certification, and a peak brightness of 950 nits. Another distinction in the display section is the sort of display protection employed. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 was included with the Reno8 Pro. The new Reno9 Pro, on the other hand, has Asahi Glass AGC DT-Star2 glass protection on top.

Camera

There are some modifications in the camera section. The Reno9 Pro has two cameras: a 50MP f/1.8 main camera with multi-directional PDAF and an 8MP f/2.2 ultra wide angle shooter. This is also the same as the first two sensors found on the earlier Reno8 Pro. The earlier model did include a third 2MP macro sensor, but removing it to save weight makes sense considering that it’s a relatively worthless sensor. Both the Reno9 Pro and the Reno8 Pro include a 32MP front-facing camera with gyro-EIS.

Specs & Performance

The OPPO Reno9 Pro and 8 Pro both have the same CPU. They are both powered by the MediaTek Snapdragon 8100-Max, which is manufactured on a 5nm technology. The SoC is made up of four Cortex A78 CPUs operating at a maximum frequency of 2.8 GHz, four Cortex A55 CPUs running at 2.0 GHz, and a Mali-G610-MC6 GPU. The new Reno9 Pro variant comes with up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. The older Reno8 Pro, on the other hand, has a maximum of 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The Reno9 Pro runs ColorOS 13 based on Android 13, and the 8 Pro runs ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12.

Battery

The battery capacity of 4500mAh stays same across both devices. However, OPPO chose a slower 67W charger for the Reno9 Pro rather than the speedier 80W charger featured on the Reno8 Pro model.

Price & Availability

The Reno9 Pro starts about $500 (Php27,929) in China, while the OPPO Reno8 Pro starts around Rs. 46,000 or $575 (Php32,119) in places like as India.


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Mabuhay Manila, Edmar Consular here! I studied Adobe Photoshop Short Courses in addition to my academic career in Automotive Technology. Here at Manila Shaker, I'm the Junior Editor in charge of writing article reviews, tech news, and video scripts.

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