OPPO Reno8 5G smashes its way to #3 in the DxOMark battery rankings
OPPO's Reno8 has been confirmed as the world's new #3 smartphone - in terms of battery performance, according to DxOMark, that is. The new accolade has been conferred on the international version of this 2022 Android smartphone, which runs the Dimensity 1300 SoC in place of the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 of the China-only variant.
At 4,500mAh, the Reno8 does not have the hugest battery capacity in the world. Nevertheless, DxOMark claims to have established that its version of ColorOS 12 lets the device stay on from between 35 hours under conditions of "intense" use to 85 hours of "light" use.
However, the Reno8 may really shine in terms of what DxOMark calls "night management", wherein it can retain up to 99.33% of its remaining battery overnight. It also scored well in the group's "charging efficiency" tests, scoring 82% whereas others such as the Google Pixel 6 fell behind at 76%.
On that note, the Reno8 was almost inevitably praised for its new SuperVOOC 80W charging technology; DxOMark found it charged by 98% in just 30 minutes, and could yield an average of 7 hours 43 minutes of use in exchange for just 5 minutes of connection to its power brick.
On the other hand, DxOMark also claimed that its charger had the disadvantage of "high residual consumption" when left charging the Reno8 after it got to 100%; in addition, the smartphone was found to discharge by a disproportional amount when used to make voice calls.
Nevertheless, it managed to score a total of 146 in DxOMark's battery tests, enough to blast past others, even the iPhone 13 Pro series and OnePlus 10 Pro, albeit not enough to knock its own forebear the Reno6 5G off its top spot, which it has occupied since 2021.