Nothing Phone 1 vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Nothing Phone1 is arguably the most hyped smartphone of 2022. It was trending months even before its official announcement. But, is it better than the OPPO Reno 8 Pro that features a 2022 mid-range chipset? How do the specs of the Nothing Phone1 compare to those of the Reno 8 Pro? Well, let’s find out.
In this post, I’ll be doing a Nothing Phone 1 vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro specs comparison to determine not just which is better but also to know which offers better features and good value for money. The table below shows the comparison of the key specs of these two phones and below the table are the details of the comparison.
Nothing Phone 1 vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro Specs
|Specs||Nothing Phone1||Reno 8 Pro|
|Display||6.5-inch, 120Hz||6.7-inch, 120Hz|
|Back Camera||50 + 50MP||50 + 8 + 2MP|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 778G+||Dimensity 8100-Max|
|Software||Android 12||Android 12|
|Battery||4,500 mAh (33W)||4,500(80W)|
Nothing Phone 1 vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Display, Design, and Durability
The OPPO Reno 8 Pro has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display while the Nothing Phone 1 has a smaller 6.5-inch AMOLED display (the display of the Reno 8 Pro is 0.2-inch bigger). The display of both smartphones has support for a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+. But, the Nothing Phone 1 has a brighter display compared to the Reno 8 Pro. The front screen of both phones is flat and both phones also feature a flat back panel.
Both phones have this box type of shape with the Reno 8 Pro having slimmer bezels. The screen-to-body ratio of the Reno 8 Pro is 90.3% while that of the Nothing Phone1 is 85.8%. Nothing Phone 1 and OPPO Reno 8 Pro has FHD+ resolution. The Reno 8 Pro and Nothing Phone1 are made of a Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame, and glass back. But the back of the Nothing Phone 1 is Gorilla Glass 5 and is stronger than the frosted glass back of the OPPO Reno 8 Pro.
There is no doubt that the design and feel of the Nothing Phone1 look unique and simple because its back design gives this transparent vibe and is filled with LED lights that can be customized for different notifications. Truth is, if you want to try a new design then the Nothing Phone1 will be the device for you here.
Nothing Phone 1 vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Camera
On the rear, the camera setup of the OPPO Reno 8 Pro is 50MP + 8MP + 2MP and 32MP front camera. In contrast, the camera setup of the Nothing Phone 1 is 50MP + 50MP and 16MP front camera.
|Camera||Nothing Phone1||OPPO Reno 8 Pro|
The Nothing Phone 1 has dual rear cameras while the OPPO Reno8 Pro has triple rear cameras. Both phones have a 50MP primary camera but the Nothing Phone1 uses an older camera sensor. However, the photo and video quality from the primary cameras of these two phones are really good (for a mid-range phone).
The primary camera of the Reno 8 Pro has the multi-directional PDAF feature while that of the Nothing Phone1 has PDAF and OIS features. This is why the Nothing Phone1 camera has better stabilization. Nothing Phone1 also features a 50MP ultra-wide camera that is way better than the 8MP ultra-wide camera of the Reno 8 Pro. The ultra-wide camera also serves as a macro lens for the Nothing Phone1 but the Reno 8 Pro features a dedicated 2MP macro lens.
The 16MP front camera of the Nothing Phone1 is as good as the 32MP front camera of the Reno 8 Pro. You can record videos in 4K resolution using the primary cameras of both phones. In video mode, you can record using the gyro-EIS feature to enhance video stability on both phones. But only the Nothing Phone 1 has support for live HDR when in video mode.
The OPPO Reno 8 Pro can click good photos and record well high-quality videos. However, the photography experience on the Nothing Phone 1 is better. You get more camera features and a more balance color correction on the Nothing Phone 1.
Performance | Storage | RAM | 5G
The performance of the Nothing Phone1 and OPPO Reno 8 Pro is very different. This is because both smartphones are powered by different chipsets from two different companies. The Nothing Phone 1 is powered by the Snapdragon 778G+ 5G chipset from Qualcomm while the OPPO Reno 8 Pro is powered by the Dimensity 8100-Max 5G chipset from MediaTek. These two chipsets are 5G enabled.
The Dimensity 8100-Max (Reno 8 Pro) is built on a 5nm process technology while the Snapdragon 778G+ (Nothing Phone1) is built on a 6nm process technology. The Dimensity 8100-Max chip also has a faster 2.85GHz performance core compared to the 2.5GHz of the Snapdragon 778G+. The chipset powering the Reno 8 Pro is more power efficient and faster than the chipset powering the Nothing Phone1.
Although the Nothing Phone1 is a powerful phone, the OPPO Reno 8 Pro is more powerful and has better performance. The OPPO Reno 8 Pro has faster CPU cores and a more powerful GPU.
The RAM and storage options on both smartphones are the same. The base model of both phones has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Other storage models are 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GB storage. None of these phones have space for storage expansion via a microSD card slot.
Nothing Phone 1 vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Software
The Nothing Phone 1 boot Nothing OS 1.1.0 based on Android 12 out of the box. Nothing has promised this phone three years of major software updates and security patches. In contrast, the OPPO Reno 8 Pro boots ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12 out of the box. OPPO has also promised this phone three years of major software updates.
Nothing Phone 1 vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Battery and Charging
A 4,500mAh battery powers the Nothing Phone and the OPPO Reno 8 Pro. The OPPO Reno 8 Pro features an 80W wired fast charge while the Nothing Phone 1 features a 33W wired fast charge. It’ll take you less time to charge the Reno 8 Pro from 0 to 100%. But, the Nothing Phone 1 offers more charging features.
Nothing Phone 1 has support for a 15W wireless charge, 5W reverse wireless charge, and Quick Charge 4.0. These are charging features that are not available in the OPPO Reno 8 Pro. This means you’ll get a more convenient charging with the Nothing Phone 1.
Nothing Phone 1 vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Price
The price of the Nothing Phone 1 starts at £399 ($449) for the model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. A similar storage option of the OPPO Reno 8 Pro is sold for $559 (but you can buy it for $499 using the link in the table below). From the price, the OPPO Reno 8 Pro is more expensive than the Nothing Phone 1.
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Nothing Phone 1 vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro: Conclusion
From this Nothing Phone 1 vs OPPO Reno 8 Pro comparison, you can see that the Nothing Phone 1 is better than the OPPO Reno 8 Pro in some key areas. Yes, both phones are similar in some ways but also very different in more ways than one.
The OPPO Reno 8 Pro and Nothing Phone 1 have the same AMOLED panel, the same 120Hz refresh rate, the same 4,500mAh battery, the same front glass, and the same 50MP primary camera. But, the Nothing Phone 1 has support for a wireless charger, is cheaper, has a better back glass, has a unique design with LED lights, and cleaner software. One key area where the OPPO Reno 8 Pro is better than the Nothing Phone is performance. OPPO Reno 8 Pro features a faster and more powerful chipset.
So between the OPPO Reno 8 Pro and Nothing Phone 1 which should you buy? You should buy the OPPO Reno 8 Pro if you prioritize performance above every other feature. But, I’d recommend you buy the Nothing Phone 1 because then you’ll save some money, get more charging options, and enjoy every other feature on the Reno 8 Pro.