OPPO Reno 8 vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus Nord 2T: Price in India, Specifications and Features Compared

Does the Oppo reno 8 manage to establish its identity at a time when brands are aggressively launching their smartphones in the under Rs 30,000 segment?

OPPO has launched its premium Reno 8 Series in India with two devices on the list, the Reno 8 and the Reno 8 Pro. The Oppo Reno 8 is the more affordable option among the duo and offers features like a 90Hz AMOLED display, Mediatek Dimensity 1300 SoC, 50MP triple rear camera setup, 80W fast charging, and more in the sub-Rs 30,000 segments. This device is the latest addition to one of the most competitive segments in the Indian market and faces competition with most of the recently released smartphones, such as the Nothing Phone (1) and the OnePlus Nord 2T. So, does it make sense to go for OPPO Reno 8 5G smartphone at a time when the competition is so tough? Here’s what you need to know. 

OPPO Reno 8 vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus Nord 2T: Price in India

The Oppo Reno 8 is available only in a single storage configuration in India with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which is priced at Rs Rs 29,990. 

The Nothing Phone (1) retails in three storage options. The base 8GB + 128GB variant is priced at Rs 32,999, whereas the 8GB + 256GB storage option is priced at Rs 35,999. The Phone (1) 12GB RAM option is priced at Rs 38,999. 

The OnePlus Nord 2T is the most affordable of the three smartphones in this comparison. It is available in two storage configurations, 8GB + 128GB priced at Rs 28,999 and 12GB + 256GB variant priced at Rs 33,999 storage options. 

OPPO Reno 8 vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus Nord 2T: Design

Talking about the design, the Nothing Phone (1) is different from the league and looks good. It has a transparent glass back with over 900 LED indicators below it which the company calls the Glyph interface. This interface is customisable and glows when the phone is on charge or when there is an incoming call notification. The phone is available in White and Black colour options.

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The Oppo Reno 8, on the other hand, has a plain back made of plastic without any textures. A massive camera cutout houses three camera lenses and an LED flash. It has flat edges. It weighs 179 grams and is 7.67mm thick. The phone is available in two colours; Shimmer Gold and Shimmer Black.

The OnePlus Nord 2T has a glass sandwich design with a glass back but comes with a plastic frame. The phone has two giant circular cutouts on the back for the triple-camera setup. It weighs about 190 grams and is 8.2mm thick. It is available in two colours; Jade Fog and Fray Shadow.

OPPO Reno 8 vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus Nord 2T: Display

The Oppo Reno 8 features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. It has support for a 90Hz refresh rate and can reach up to 600 nits of peak brightness.

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The Nothing Phone (1) has a 6.55-inch flexible Full HD+ OLED display with narrow bezels around it. The display comes with HDR10+ certification and supports 1 billion colours. It is an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate display and supports 1200 nits of peak brightness.

The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G sports a 6.43-inch AMOLED display. It is a Full HD+ resolution display and supports up to a 90Hz refresh rate. The display has a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. 

OPPO Reno 8 vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus Nord 2T: Performance & UI

The Oppo Reno 8 and OnePlus Nord 2T 5G are powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC. However, the Oppo Reno 8 is limited to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, whereas the Nord 2T has up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Both devices run on the Android 12-based software skins. The Oppo Reno 8 has ColorOS 12.1, while the Nord 2T boots Oxygen OS 12.1 out of the box.

The Nothing Phone (1) has a Snapdragon 778G+ SoC under the hood that is based on a 6nm process and is paired with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The handset runs Android 12-based Nothing OS out of the box. The company states that its first-ever phone will get three years of software updates and four years’ worth of security support.

OPPO Reno 8 vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus Nord 2T: Cameras

The Oppo Reno 8 features a triple camera setup on its back. The camera module houses a 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP macro sensor. It has a 32MP Sony IMX709 sensor on the front for selfies and video calls.

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The Nothing Phone (1) eliminates the 2MP macro sensor that is very common in this price range. It has a dual-camera setup on the back with a 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera sensor and a 50MP Samsung JN1 ultra-wide sensor. For selfies, Phone (1) sports a 16MP front camera. Moreover, the main camera supports OIS and EIS.

The OnePlus Nord 2T has an identical camera setup as the Reno 8. It has a 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies and video calls, it has a 32MP front shooter.

OPPO Reno 8 vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus Nord 2T: Battery

All three phones — Oppo Reno 8, Nothing Phone (1), and OnePlus Nord 2T — pack a 4,500mAh battery unit. However, the difference lies in the charging capabilities. The Oppo Reno 8 and OnePlus Nord 2T support 80W charging, while the Nothing Phone (1) is limited to just 33W charging speed. Moreover, you do not get a charger inside the Nothing Phone (1) box. The Nothing Phone (1) takes the lead with 15W wireless charging support.

OPPO Reno 8 vs Nothing Phone (1) vs OnePlus Nord 2T: Verdict

The Oppo Reno 8 seems to be a decent addition in the sub-Rs 30k segment, but the competition seems to be no less. Those who prefer better camera specs and good processing can opt for the Reno 8. The design looks plain, so we leave that up to you. Moreover, the 80W charging speed is enough to meet the user’s needs. The phone is identical to the OnePlus Nord 2T, so either of them should offer a similar experience.

The Nothing Phone (1) takes the lead with a unique design and premium glass build. The Glyph interface and the transparent back make it look gorgeous. The Snapdragon 778G+ SoC is well-optimised and should be enough to handle daily tasks. It is the only smartphone on this list to feature wireless charging support. Which one is your pick? Let us know in the comments section.

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