OPPO Reno8 T price and specs and sample travel pictures via Revu Philippines

Our Davao trip through the lens of the OPPO Reno8 T

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They say the best camera is the one that’s with you, in your hand or pocket, ready to be whipped out for any shutter-worthy moment. Smartphone photography has come a long way in such a short time. You can now leave your DSLR camera at home and use your phone to document your travel with pictures and videos.

Our recent trip to Davao with the OPPO Reno8 T reminded us of that. OPPO flew us and other members of the media to the coastal commercial center to take images using the brand’s midrange smartphone.

All the photos and footage you see here were captured on the 4G variant of the OPPO Reno8 T and its camera system, which includes a 100-megapixel main image sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary option coupled with a 34mm microscope lens. The selfies, on the other hand, were shot on a 32-megapixel camera that sits in a punch hole in the upper-left corner of the display.

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OPPO markets the Reno8 T series as a high-performance camera phone lineup that will help you create captivating social media content. Of course, Portrait mode is a major selling point here, hence OPPO’s #ThePortraitExpert tagline. The edge detection is on point in most cases, and manages to separate the subject from the background. We found the Reno8 T to be quite worthy of the hype, capable of producing excellent results with the right lighting and angle.

But can the OPPO Reno8 T do more than capture high-quality portrait shots?

The short answer is yes. Our trip to Davao has shown the device can be more than just #ThePortraitExpert. The default Photo mode, in particular, is more than capable of taking stunning pictures in both daylight and low-light scenarios. You also get access to several camera filters to help give your photos a unique or more dramatic vibe.

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Our Davao trip in a few seconds

And thanks to the primary sensor’s high megapixel count, you can zoom up to 2x without seeing any obvious degradation in picture quality. You won’t find a dedicated telephoto camera here, but we didn’t miss having one for most of our shots. We actually took a lot of pictures and videos with the 2x setting during the trip, and it seems you can get away with it without taking an image-quality hit.

Sample 2x images

Other sample shots

OPPO Reno8 T 4G sample 100MP photo and a crop from the image via Revu Philippines

Picture in 100MP (left) and the cropped version (right). The latter is still sharp and clear!

More on the 100MP mode

Another highlight of the camera experience is the microscope lens that lets you shoot 20x or even 40x and capture detailed closeup shots that go beyond macro photography. This is a feature we first saw on the flagship OPPO Find X3 Pro, although it has been optimized for the OPPO Reno8 T’s camera hardware.

Micro lens for the win!

Personally, we found that shooting with the latter’s microscope camera introduces a new and wholly unique dimension to mobile photography, providing us with a perspective we could otherwise miss or take for granted. Even now after months of being introduced to the feature, we are still sometimes left dumbfounded at how much different things look through the OPPO Reno8 T’s micro lens compared to a traditional smartphone lens.

In the Philippines, the OPPO Reno8 T starts at P18,999 (around $348 converted) for the 4G model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of physical storage. The 5G variant, on the other hand, is priced at P23,999 ($439). The latter upgrades to a more powerful 5G chipset, a larger and slightly curved AMOLED screen with a higher refresh rate, and faster wired charging. The phones can shoot up to 108 megapixels and boast OPPO’s microscope-like camera mode.

OPPO Reno8 T price and specs and sample travel pictures via Revu Philippines

More than a portrait expert

OPPO Reno8 T specs

  • 6.43-inch AMOLED display, FHD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate
  • 6nm octa-core MediaTek Helio G99 processor
  • Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB storage
  • Triple 100-megapixel main with 40x microlens, 2-megapixel depth, 2-megapixel macro rear cameras
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • Under-display fingerprint reader
  • 5,000mAh battery with 33-watt USB-C charging
  • ColorOS 13 based on Android 13
  • Color options: Sunset Orange, Midnight Black

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.