OPPO RENO6 5G: Oppo Reno 6 is a phone that will stand out from the rest, especially if you are looking for a phone under 30K. It looks great, has good cameras, impressive performance, and decent battery life.
OPPO RENO6 5G DETAILED REVIEW
Oppo has updated its premium smartphone lineup under the Reno series to include the Oppo Reno 6 in India and the Oppo Reno 6 Pro.
The phone’s performance and striking design impressed us already when we reviewed it.
Oppo Reno 6’s younger sibling, is also heavily focused on design and performance. This mid-ranger, priced at Rs 29,990 has a range of attractive specifications and features.
It looks very impressive on paper. Now it’s time for us to test the Oppo Reno65G and provide our verdict on its performance, camera, and battery life.
OPPO RENO 5G: SPECIFICATIONS
Oppo Reno 65G is the first Indian phone to feature the MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset, a 5G SoC designed for mid-rangers.
The chip’s core features two ARM Cortex A78 cores running at 2.4GHz and six ARM Cortex A55 cores running at 2GHz. The chipset also includes a Mali–G68 GPU for graphics.
The chipset comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. Oppo Reno6 features Oppo’s RAM extension technology that allows for virtual RAM (vRAM) up to 5GB.
The device does not have an SD card slot, so it is impossible to expand your storage.
Despite its small size, the phone packs a 4,300mAh battery. Oppo’s 65W SuperVOOC2.0 fast charging is also supported.
The Oppo Reno 6 displays a 6.43-inch flat AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution. The display has a 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate.
Gorilla Glass 5 protects the display. An under-display optical fingerprint scanner is also available.
The Oppo Reno 6 has a triple rear camera stack for photos and videos. It includes a 64-megapixel primary lens and an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera.
There is also a 2-megapixel macro camera. A 32-megapixel selfie camera is included in the phone. It can be accessed via a punch-hole cutout at the top left corner.
This section also includes AI Highlight Video and Bokeh Flare Portrait Video. The Oppo Reno 6 runs Android 11 on ColorOS 11.3.
OPPO RENO6 5G: BUILD & DISPLAY
Oppo Reno 6 is a premium design that shows off its design skills. Oppo’s exclusive Reno Glow design is featured on the Reno 6. It’s the result of their unique etching technology.
The rear panel is matte and has an iridescent glow which changes color as light hits it. We received the Stellar Black and Aurora colors to review, which look absolutely stunning.
This panel is also fingerprint-resistant, increasing the overall appeal of this phone.
Let’s discuss buttons and ports. Oppo Reno 6 features a USB-C charging port and a single speaker. There is also a SIM tray on the bottom.
The power button is located on the right. On the left, the volume rockers are located. These buttons are tactile and easy to use. An under-display optical fingerprint scanner is also included in the phone.
Although the sensor is fairly accurate and fast, face unlocking works much faster on this phone. This phone does not have dual stereo speakers. It is a disappointment considering that phones like the Poco M3 and other budget phones include them.
The Oppo Reno 6 features a 6.43 inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution. It also supports a 90Hz refresh rate. Smooth scrolling and switching between apps are made possible by the fast refresh rate.
You can set the refresh rate to 60Hz. Unfortunately, adaptive refresh rate support is not available on this phone. However, phones that are less expensive have this handy feature.
On the panel’s top left is a punch-hole cutout for the self-portrait camera. The display is bright enough to be used indoors and outdoors.
Even in direct sunlight, the maximum brightness was 620 nits. It feels premium, and it has decent color accuracy.
It also has vibrant colors and good viewing angles. Except for the slightly larger chin, there is very little bezel action.
OPPO RENO6 5G: PERFORMANCE
Oppo flagships are known for being slower than some of their most formidable competitors in terms of performance.
However, the Oppo Reno 6 has made some gains and is now a serious contender in the mid-range performance race. As we have already mentioned, the phone houses the MediaTek Dimensity900 SoC.
It is paired with 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and it also features MediaTek Density 900. The chipset has HSR (high-speed rail) mode that allows gaming to be done by searching for the lowest latency mobile towers to minimize ping.
To gauge the device’s performance, we ran our standard benchmarks and the results were not convincing.
GeekBench 5 scored the Oppo Reno 6 712 in single-core and 2113 multi-core tests. However, it beat the OnePlus Nord CE and the iQOO Z3 5G in these tests. However, the Realme X7 Pro managed to defeat it slightly.
The phone received a score of 8474 in PCMark Work. The phone’s GPU performance was not as good as the Realme Z7 Pro, but it scored a respectable 2018 score in 3D Mark Wild Life. Gamebench was not able to test the phone’s gaming performance.
The Oppo Reno 6 is a great device, despite the synthetic benchmarks. It will be easy to complete everyday tasks like texting, calling, browsing the internet, and social media.
The 8GB RAM and expandable vRAM make the phone great at multitasking. It can run multiple apps without any issues. Scrolling and switching between screens are made easy by the 90Hz refresh rate.
To test the phone’s gaming skills, we played Call of Duty: Mobile as well as Asphalt 9 Legends. When playing games with smooth graphics or high frame rates, the phone works well.
While there were some frame drops and hiccups during long gaming sessions, these are not major issues. The Oppo Reno 6 delivers a premium gaming experience, despite being under 30K.
The software is Android 11 with ColorOS 11.3. ColorOS offers a lot of customization options and a good look.
However, the phone is loaded with third-party apps. It is also impossible to uninstall some Oppo apps, making it not the best experience.
OPPO RENO6 5G: CAMERA PERFORMANCE
Oppo Reno 6 is an example of this. It houses a 64MP primary lens and an 8MP ultrawide camera.
There is also a 2MP macro sensor. The Pro version of the phone has a 2MP mono lens, which it skips. However, this isn’t a major problem.
The 64MP primary lens produces vibrant, detailed shots in daylight. It also has a good dynamic range and colors.
This lens can produce decent images in low light situations, but they sometimes suffer from noise and poor colors.
The phone’s Night Mode makes up for that flaw by producing excellent low-light images with lots of light, little noise, and great detail. It takes the phone a while to focus on low-light subjects.
The phone can take decent photos in daylight, with good color and a wide lens. However, dynamic range is a little lacking.
The 8MP lens has very little distortion, which is a good thing. The ultrawide lens can also be used for Night Mode, although photos are less detailed than Night Mode shots made with the primary lens.
Although the 2MP macro lens can take decent shots with decent colors, the details are often missing and the subject isn’t always in focus.
Oppo’s Bokeh Flare mode, which adds cinematic effects to portrait videos, is also included on the phone.
AI Color Portrait mode is also available that allows subjects to pop in portrait videos. If you want to have an enhanced videography experience, these options will be appreciated.
The phone can shoot normal video at 30fps and 4K videos. The phone doesn’t have stabilization so videos can shake. At 1080p recording, electronic stabilization kicks in.
The 32MP camera on the phone is excellent in terms of detail and colors, and can even perform well in low light conditions.
If you want a natural look, make sure to disable the beauty filters before taking selfies. Beauty filters are used to alter facial features and are automatically turned on.
OPPO RENO6 5G: BATTERY LIFETIME
The Oppo Reno 6 has a moderately powerful 4,300mAh lithium-ion battery that can be charged at 65W.
Although the phone’s battery is not as powerful as power champions with large batteries of 5,000 to 6,000mAh, it can power most users for a day.
If you are a power user who watches a lot on YouTube or OTT and plays a lot in mobile games, the charger will be needed in the evening and night.
The phone suffered a 5 percent loss in battery life while playing Call of Duty Mobile, and a 7 percent drop when streaming Netflix content for half an hour.
Oppo’s 65W fast charger charges the phone quickly, despite its somewhat limited battery life.
The phone’s 65W charger came out of the box and charged the battery in just 36 minutes. This is a great feature and convenient for people who don’t like to leave their phones charged for too long.
OPPO RENO6 5G: VERDICT
Oppo Reno 6 is a standout among its competitors due to its outstanding, striking design and excellent overall performance.
There are many appealing options for mid-range smartphones, but the Oppo Reno 6 is a great combination of performance and looks.
The Oppo Reno 6 is a great choice if you want a phone that stands out from the rest of the pack under 30K. It looks great, has excellent performance, decent cameras, and good battery life.
OPPO RENO6 5G : PROS
- Stunning design
- Impressive real-world performance
- Good cameras
- Speedy 65W fast charging
OPPO RENO6 5G : CONS
- Stereo speakers are not available
- There are many bloatware options
- Slippery to Hold
OPPO RENO 6 5G: KEY SPECS
- Screen Size : 6.5″ (1080 X 2400)
- Camera: 64 + 8 + 2 | 32 MP
- Memory: 128 GB/8 GB
- Battery: 4300 MAh
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