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OPPO Reno8 series: Easy on the eyes

Certified stunner

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The OPPO Reno line has been consistent one in one thing: looking drop-dead gorgeous. The new OPPO Reno8 Series is another proof. 

Feast your eyes on this

OPPO Reno8 Series
The phone on the left is the OPPO Reno8 Z 5G in Dawnlight Gold. The one on the right is the OPPO Reno8 5G in Shimmer Gold. 

You might be wondering, why is the Reno8 Z called Dawnlight Gold when it’s purple-ish in this photo? You see, it’s one of those party trick phones that changes color depending on where you look at it and how lights hit it. The company calls this particular effect the OPPO Glow.

Take the photo above for example. Here, the two are closer in color. Neat, right? 

It also retains the flat-edge design that was first most evident in the OPPO Reno6 line. The Reno line has always been flashy and the Reno8 continues that tradition with this pair if eye-catching stunners. 

Cameras and ports

OPPO Reno8 Series

Other distinct differences are the camera modules and the lenses they house. The camera module of the Reno8 protrudes a little more. It houses the Sony IMX766 sensor. Specifically, that’s a 50MP wide-angle lens. It’s accompanied by a wide angle lens and a macro lens. 

OPPO Reno8 Series

Meanwhile, the Reno8 Z’s cameras are a little more flat. The separation line is more of a design rather than an actual protrusion. It’s housing a 64MP main camera with depth and macro lenses. 

The bottom also sees a clear difference – the Reno8 has a 3.5mm jack while the Reno8 Z doesn’t. 

OPPO Reno8 Series

On the side, the distinguishing factor is the little line on the power button. The Reno8 has it, the Reno8 Z doesn’t. 

Upfront, they’re identical. Both sport a punch hole camera placed at the upper left corner. The Reno8 has a 32MP selfie shooter, while the Reno8 Z has one that’s 16MP. 

Reno8 series specs

There are plenty more differences but they’re mostly on the inside. Here’s a quick look at the specs. 

OPPO Reno8 5G OPPO Reno8 Z 5G
Display 6.4” AMOLED Display, 90Hz refresh rate 6.4” AMOLED Display, 60Hz refresh rate
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 1300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
RAM 8GB, Expandable 8GB, Expandable
Internal Storage 256GB 128GB
Operating System Colors OS 12.1 Colors OS 12.1
Battery 4500mAh, 80W SuperVOOC 4500mAh, 33W SuperVOOC

Price and availability

The OPPO Reno8 5G retails for PhP 27,999 while the Reno8 Z is priced at 19,999. Pre-order period is from September 1-8. 

Order your OPPO Reno8 5G now at OPPO Brand Stores, partner dealers and e-commerce sites.

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This feature is a collaboration between GadgetMatch and OPPO Philippines.

Unboxing

Hermès Apple Watch Series 8: Unboxing and Full Set-Up

What makes it different from the regular Apple Watch though?

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If you’ve been fond of GadgetMatch for quite a while now, you would know that Michael Josh is a big Apple Watch user.

From having to experience several Watch Series up until the Watch Ultra, to having various bands, he now has the most expensive Apple Watch in the Series 8 lineup in his hands.

In this video, he unboxes the most expensive Apple Watch ever — the Hermès Apple Watch Series 8.

To give you the full experience, he’ll also dive into the nitty-gritty of what makes it different and more special than the regular Watch Series 8.

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vivo V25 vs V23 5G: Camera Shootout

Are there even significant improvements?

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vivo V25

It hasn’t even been a year but vivo has already revealed the successor to the V23 5G that was launched earlier this 2022. But is it actually worth upgrading to the new vivo V25? Or should you save yourself some money and buy the older V23 5G instead?

vivo V25

Don’t let that new camera bump with bigger circular cutouts on the vivo V25 fool you. On paper, the cameras are close to one another but the V25 has the advantage of having a slightly wider aperture and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) that the V23 5G doesn’t have.

vivo V25 vivo V23 5G
Wide 64MP f/1.79
PDAF, OIS + EIS
64MP f/1.89
PDAF, EIS
Ultra-WIde 8MP 120º f/2.2
Macro 2MP f/2.4
Selfie 50MP f/2.0 wide

 

50MP f/2.0 wide
8MP f/2.28 ultra-wide
+ Dual-tone Spotlight

The sad news though is that, vivo has decided to remove the extra ultra-wide selfie camera and dual flash system on the new V25.

vivo V23 with the Dual-tone Spotlight Flash feature

But how do these phones perform side-by-side knowing the new V25 also has a slightly less-powerful MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset over V23 5G’s Dimensity 920? Are there enough convincing differences or is the older model actually better? Feed yourself some photo sample comparisons below.

Daylight

In any given circumstance, a valuable Android midranger should take at least a decent photo with natural light around — thus me taking lesser photos to compare.
Still, your judgment matters.

#1A (Ultra-wide)

vivo V25

#1B (Wide)

vivo V25

#2

#3A (Wide)

#3B (Zoom)

Food

Taking food shots (mostly with indoor lighting) is a better way to test which phone camera is capable of producing the better image output with the right amount of highlights, shadows, contrast, sharpness, temperature, as well as Dynamic Range.

#4

#5

#6

#7

#8

#9

#10

#11

*Left photo was taken multiple times with the focus tapped on the baked roll. Lens coating was also cleaned several times but still resulted to the same output.

#12

Night Mode

Low-light photos can either make or break the capabilities of a smartphone’s camera.
While it’s a mixed bag of outputs, it still depends on the user if Night Mode photos are important in a midranger or not.

#13A (Wide)

#13B (Ultra-wide)

#14

#15

#16

#17

#18

vivo V25

#19

vivo V25

#20

vivo V25

BONUS: Low-Light Selfie

For users who love taking selfies even in the dark, both phones can take fill-in flash (using the display) to brighten up your faces.

Without Flash

vivo V25

However, the ultra-wide selfie and Dual-tone Spotlight feature were removed completely from the vivo V25. You just have to guess and pick which is which.

With Flash (Aura Fill, Dual-Tone Dual Spotlight Flash)

vivo V25

Results

No more confusions, the results are consistent all throughout the board:

Photo A — vivo V23 5G

Photo B — vivo V25

Conclusion

vivo V25

While it’s barely a big camera quality improvement, the vivo V25 has rendered some of the scenes quite well such as in Photos 1A, 11, and 12 which the V23 5G failed to display at least an acceptable output. Other times, the vivo V23 5G delivered better results like in Photos 1B, 2, 3A, 4, and 13A. Those images delivered overall better photos with a sufficient amount of HDR (High Dynamic Range) and AWB (Auto White Balance).

Overall, the V25 produced better images with decent amount of highlights, shadows, contrast, sharpness. The newer model also has some slight edge on focusing and making shots brighter and more stable at night.

vivo V25

While only two selfies were provided, the V23 5G obviously has the edge — especially with its extra selfie lens and dual-flash feature.

vivo V25

If you’re coming from the V23 5G, you don’t need to upgrade to the vivo V25. Period. But, if you’re looking for a phone to replace your old vivo smartphone (or pretty much any old budget phone or midranger for that matter), buying the V25 won’t hurt.

vivo V25

Unless you’re looking for a used unit, a brand new vivo V23 5G is being sold at PhP 27,999. Whereas, a brand new V25 retails at a cheaper PhP 23,999 price tag.

vivo V25

Imho, choosing the V23 5G over the V25 is advantageous for some reasons: a more premium-looking design with metallic sides, slightly faster chipset, and the extra selfie camera.

vivo V25

But realizing how more capable the cameras of the V25 are, you can also choose it for its bigger battery and brighter display. Also, the OIS feature is very handy if you love taking photos in action or at night or just record stable-free videos without worrying about warping and jitters. At the end of the day, you should know what you value the most in buying a new smartphone.

SEE ALSO:

vivo V25 is a Night Portrait Master

Taking photos to the next level with the vivo V23 5G

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iPhone 14 Pro Max vs 13 Pro Max vs S22 Ultra: Camera Shootout

A Very Different Camera Test

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The iPhone 14 Pro Max finally has an upgraded camera system — highlighted by its 48MP main camera sensor.

But does it really take better photos vs the iPhone 13 Pro Max and Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra?

Find out in our photo-walk style camera shootout with the pro-photographer and Apple’s #ShotoniPhone Macro Challenge Global Winner Tom Reeves.

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