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OPPO Reno12 Pro 5G Unboxing, First Impressions and Camera Samples

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We take a closer look at the OPPO Reno12 Pro with the Dimensity 7300-Energy, 120Hz FHD+ Flexible AMOLED, and 80W SUPERVOOC charging.
OPPO Reno12 Pro Unboxing, First Impressions and Camera Samples
OPPO Reno12 Pro's unique curve design with gradients

The Reno12 Pro is the latest smartphone from OPPO. It features a Gorilla Glass Victus 2-protected curved AMOLED screen with In-Display fingerprint reader. Inside is the MediaTek Dimensity 7300-Energy SoC, Mali-G615 GPU, 12GB LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 80W SUPERVOOC flash charging.

It has a 50MP f/2.0 selfie camera; at the back are the 50MP f/1.8 main camera, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, and a 50MP f/2.0 telephoto camera with an LED flash.

Other features include ColorOS 14.1, dual speakers, IR blaster, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.4, NFC, and several new and innovative connectivity features. It is IP65 water and dust resistance rated too. 


Let's take a look at it.

Unboxing/Accessories

OPPO Reno 12 Pro's box
OPPO Reno 12 Pro's box

It comes in grey packaging with branding, key features, and regulatory information. 
OPPO Reno12 Pro's box inclusions
OPPO Reno12 Pro's box inclusions

Inside the box are the phone, the dark-rigged-pattern silicone case, the 80W wall adapter, the USB-C cable, SIM ejector, and documentation. 

There are no included earphones in the box.

Build Quality/Design

OPPO Reno12 Pro's rear design
OPPO Reno12 Pro's rear design

At first glance, the phone looks stunning, especially when the light shines across the curves of the frosted rear panel. The phone is made of curved glass front and rear panels, and a polycarbonate-like frame.

All-Round Armour body, designed to last

OPPO is claiming that the Reno12 Pro is made to last with its new All-Round Armour that can withstand the pressures of being run over by a 3.2-tone car while being able to withstand extreme temperature changes and humidity. 

The internals are also made of a high-strength framework from developed alloys that supposedly deliver aerospace-grade strength. Around the internal components are the built-in shock absorption and cushioning called Sponge Bionic Cushioning that should protect the internals from drops and impacts.

OPPO also said that this build is also "Anti-Aging" and has been tested in extreme temperatures and humidity with no ill effects.

Its display is also Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protected, one of the toughest glass protections today. Corning claims that Gorilla Glass Victus 2 survives drops at up to 1 meter on surfaces similar to concrete from their internal testing and laboratory.

Upon holding the phone, you immediately notice how the curved front glass panel, curved frame, and curved rear panel make the phone easy to hold. The curvature of the rear panel is steeper than the front panel. In short, the front panel is nearly flat.

We would proudly carry the phone without a case because of these reasons.

It measures 161.5 x 74.8 x 7.45 mm and weighs 181 grams. It is IP65 water and dust resistance rated making it resistant against dust and can water pressure jets from any direction.
OPPO Reno12 Pro's curved display
OPPO Reno12 Pro's curved display

In front is the aforementioned 6.7-inch Flexible AMOLED screen with a 2,412 x 1,080 resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 1,200 nits peak brightness.

Around the panel are super slim bezels that are nearly symmetrical. Only the chin bezel is slightly thicker than the rest. On the upper part of the panel is the punch hole that houses the selfie camera. Above it is the razor-thin earpiece.
Top and bottom
Top and bottom

On top are speaker grills, microphone port, and IR blaster while at the bottom are the speaker grills, USB-C port, and SIM tray.
SIM tray with Black rubber gasket
SIM tray with Black rubber gasket

The SIM tray accommodates up to two nanoSIM cards and has a black rubber gasket. This reinforces the phone's IP65 water and dust resistance rating.
Left and right sides
Left and right sides

On the left is a smooth surface while on the right are the polycarbonate volume rocker and the polycarbonate power button. Both buttons have a nice resistance to them while feeling satisfying when pressed.
Rear cameras
Rear cameras

The back is the rear cameras made up of a 50MP f/1.8 main camera with a Sony LYT-600 sensor and OIS, an 8MP f/2.2 112-degree ultra-wide angle camera with a Sony IMX355 sensor, and a 50MP f/2.0 2x telephoto camera with a Samsung JN5 sensor with an LED flash.

The included modes of the stock camera app include Photo, Video, Night,  Pro, Portrait, High-Res, Pano, Slo-Mo, Timelapse, Dual-View Video, Sticker, and Doc Scanner. The app also allows switching between the 0.6x, 1x, 2x, and 5x zoom. Users can push it further to 20x digital zoom.

The Pro controls include EV (+-3), ISO (50-3200), Shutter speed (1/8000-30 secs), Focus, and White Balance.

Added features include Aspect Ratio, Timer, Histogram, Interval Shooting, and Focus Peaking.

The Portrait Mode is equally robust with bokeh strength control (f/1.4-16), and Beautifcations and it allows switching between 1x and 2x cameras.

First Camera Samples

OPPO Reno12 daylight 1x
OPPO Reno12 Pro daylight 1x
OPPO Reno12 daylight 2x
OPPO Reno12 Pro daylight 2x
OPPO Reno12 daylight 5x
OPPO Reno12 Pro daylight 5x
OPPO Reno12 daylight ultra-wide
OPPO Reno12 Pro daylight ultra-wide
OPPO Reno12 Pro indoors 1x
OPPO Reno12 Pro daylight 2x
OPPO Reno12 Pro daylight 2x
OPPO Reno12 Pro daylight 5x
OPPO Reno12 Pro daylight 5x
OPPO Reno12 Pro daylight ultra-wide
OPPO Reno12 Pro daylight ultra-wide
OPPO Reno12 Pro Rear camera portrait
OPPO Reno12 Pro Rear camera portrait
OPPO Reno12 Pro Selfie daylight
OPPO Reno12 Pro Selfie daylight
OPPO Reno12 Pro Selfie portrait
OPPO Reno12 Pro Selfie portrait
OPPO Reno12 Pro Selfie Indoors
OPPO Reno12 Pro Selfie Indoors

Stay tuned for more of our camera samples article featuring the phone's photos taken in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The phone now comes with ColorOS 14.1 which brings new AI features like AI LinkBoost. It supposedly improves seamless connectivity anytime, anywhere. It uses a 360-degree Surround Antenna that is said to provide robust connectivity.

This also has the BeaconLink technology that enhances Bluetooth uplink capabilities allowing device-to-device Bluetooth to Bluetooth voice calls at a distance of up to 200 meters in a completely disconnected environment.

OPPO Reno12 Pro 5G Specs

Display: 6.7-inch Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protected Flexible AMOLED screen w/ 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, FHD+ 2412 x 1080 resolution at 394 ppi
CPU: 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 7300-Energy octa-core processor
GPU: Mali-G615
RAM: 12GB LPDDR4X
ROM: 256GB/512GB UFS 3.1
Back Camera: 50MP f/1.8 w/ OIS + 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle + 50MP f/2.0 2x telephoto
Selfie Camera: 50MP f/2.0
Battery: 5,000mAh w/ 80W SUPERVOOC
OS: Android 14.1 w/ ColorOS 14
Connectivity: WiFi 6 2x2 MIMO, 5G SA/NSA, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.4, OTG, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, dual SIM (nano)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: In-Display fingerprint sensor, IP54 water and dust resistance, stereo speakers, USB-C, Colors: Space Brown, Sunset Gold, Nebula Silver
Dimensions: 161.5 x 74.0 x 7.45 mm
Weight: 180 g
Price: TBC

As of the moment

Web surfing on the OPPO Reno12 Pro
Web surfing on the OPPO Reno12 Pro

Coming from the solid OPPO Reno 11 Pro 5G with the Dimensity 8200 chip, the Reno12 Pro 5G uses the lower-end MediaTek Dimensity 7300-Energy chip.

As the name suggests, it is a very power-efficient chip suggesting that the company is prioritizing battery performance over RAW power. Moreover, the said chip features the MediaTek NPU 655 which appears to be higher than the NPU 580 of the Reno11 Pro.

Remember, the Reno12 Pro Series 5G is being marketed as "GenAI phones" with more powerful AI capabilities.

Otherwise, the device has
iterative upgrades from the use of a more durable build on paper, the design is subjectively "sexier", the body is lighter, and it now has an IP65 rating for water and dust resistance. OPPO also improved the durability of its display with Gorilla Glass Victus 2.

Moreover, it now uses a faster 80W SUPERVOOC tech, and innovative connectivity technologies, and the camera specs have improved especially in the telephoto and selfie camera department.

The camera samples taken in Chiang Mai are mostly good. The light metering just needs tweaking to prevent overexposure.

So far, this is a pretty capable all-rounder with a durable build, long battery life, pretty good cameras, and plenty of AI smart functionalities.

We are working on our full review which will be finished by next week, so stay tuned.

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