Oppo Reno 6 5G Review

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Oppo Reno 6 5G Review
Oppo Reno 6 5G Review

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The Oppo Reno 6 5G Review

Can the Oppo Reno 6 5G with the new MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC make its mark in the crowded affordable flagship segment, let’s find out. OPPO recently launched its latest series of Reno smartphones targeting the affordable flagship segment, the Reno 6 Pro 5G and the Reno 6 5G. Oppo’s Reno series is camera oriented smartphone of the brand, with the Reno 5 last year we saw many innovations from Oppo such as the portrait mode video, FDF system, etc.

This time again with the new Reno 6 5G, Oppo promises something innovative camera features, along with the all-new 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC. We will do an in-depth camera review for the Reno 6 5G later, today we will look at how the new smartphone from Oppo fared in our daily use.

Curved screens are quite in demand these days, every smartphone manufacturer has adopted them. The Reno 6 Pro does, but the Reno 6 5G gets a different square, angular, iPhone 12-esque design, and it looks good. The flat screen, block-shaped design and well-distributed weight make the Reno 6 very premium in the hand and even on the table. We have received the Aurora colored variant for review, the glass back has a beautiful mother-of-pearl effect, which the company calls Reno Glow design.

And surprisingly, the back is also fingerprint and smudge-proof. Full marks to Oppo for the design of the Reno 6 5G, even though it looks like an iPhone 12, the execution and choice of materials are very good considering the segment of the device.

The Reno 6 5G gets a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2400 pixels) AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a touch frequency of 180 Hz. While this is nothing groundbreaking, the configuration will become more and more common in 2021. The display itself is very good, with good sunlight visibility thanks to 750 nits of peak brightness and bright punchy colors overall. The Reno 6 5G also supports HDR10 and Widevine L1 making consuming OTT content a pleasurable exercise. The screen is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and also comes with a factory fitted screen protector. In-display optical fingerprint scanner is also present, which turned out to be quite fast when unlocking the phone.

The Reno 6 5G comes with 8GB LPDDR4x and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage, which is a common combination in the segment. However, the chipset here is special, it is the MediaTek Dimensity 900. The Reno 6 5G is one of the first smartphones in India to use this 6nm processor. Using the latest TSMC 6nm manufacturing process, this octa core processor is exceptionally light on power, which we noticed while gaming and running benchmarks on the device, even after repeated testing, the Reno 6 5G didn’t heat up up to noticeable levels.

This new chipset also supports an integrated 5G modem with enhanced 5G capabilities and energy-saving technologies. The Reno 6 with the Dimensity 900 supports many 5G bands and will serve you well when 5G services are launched in the country. Wi-Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO is also supported, while in testing with our Wi-Fi 6 Mesh router with MIMO support, we never experienced a drop in signal or speed, even when switching nodes across floors. Streaming high-bandwidth 4K video was a breeze.

With the Reno 6 5G, Oppo has omitted the 3.5mm headphone jack, but the company won’t leave you high and dry, a USB Type-C headset is included in the box. The sound quality with the supplied headset is good while listening to music. The network and call quality on the Vodafone 4G network was decent, on the JIO 4G network it was excellent, VOIP calls on WhatsApp, Instagram and Zoom were also excellent. Bluetooth 5.2 along with aptX codec is supported and the audio quality using Bluetooth headsets and headphones was very good, with zero latency, even watching movies was fun.

Now it’s not all good, the Reno 6 5G comes with a single downward-firing mono speaker, yes, we were shocked too. However, the speaker is loud enough and also has good definition, but due to the design of the phone it is very easy to block and while consuming content the lack of a stereo speaker is quite obvious.

Oppo’s Reno Series Has Always Been camera-focused, and this time is no different. The Reno 6 with Dimensity 900’s power brings a lot of new things to the table. Although we have a separate in-depth camera very soon review, we want to give a general picture here. The Reno 6 5G, includes a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.7 aperture with phase-detection Autofocus; an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a mandatory 2 megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. It has a 32-megapixel camera on the front for selfies with an aperture of f/2.4 and a pixel size of 0.8 microns.

There’s no optical image stabilization here, but it still manages quite well with handheld shooting in low light. The camera also supports dual view front and rear video recording camera simultaneously, “pro mode” for manual photography and “Film Mode” for manual videography is also available for people who like the camera settings further along with slo-mo, timelapse and AI filters. Keeping in mind the importance of selfie cameras for vlogging and video calls, the 32MP front camera is very good and offers AI-based bokeh mode, screen-based flash, digital stabilization, etc.

For video, the Reno 6 offers a maximum resolution of 4K at 30fps, which is a limitation of the Mali-G68 MC4 GPU, although 4K 60FPS users are still very low and the Reno 6 offers good quality 4K 30FPS video with good dynamic range and sharpness, the selfie shoot can only record in 1080p 30fps which is a shame if you were looking at shooting creamy 60fps selfie shots.

Well, I’ve always been a fan of ColorOS, the new ColorOS 11.3 on the Reno 6 doesn’t disappoint. Plenty of customization options are available along with a theme store, screen recording, call recording, it’s all there. Although the Reno 6 does not have a curved screen, customization of the edge lighting is available. A negative on the software side is the array of preloaded applications the device comes with – Moj, Snapchat, FinShell Pay, LinkedIn, Booking.com, Josh to name a few. However, most of these can be removed or disabled through the settings. The overall experience with ColorOS 11.3 is fantastic and comes pretty close to Android with added customizations.

The Reno 6 comes with a 4300mAh battery and the option of fast charging using the included 65W super Vooc 2.0 charger. In our testing, the Reno 6’s battery life was pretty good. On days of normal use, usually phone calls, social media, a little camera usage, lots of WhatsApp usage and Bluetooth music streaming, we ended our day with 20-30% battery easily. On days of heavy testing, benchmarking, gaming and camera testing, we can drain the battery by evening. In medium use scenarios, the Reno 6 can easily be used for a whole day, in addition, the Supervooc charger can fully charge the battery phone in 30 minutes, which really put the battery fear to rest.

The OPPO Reno 6s is a well-rounded pack of capable cameras, a stylish iPhone 12-esque design, premium build quality, and great software with ColorOS 11.3. The new processor also brings horsepower into the equation. If you are looking for an all-out gaming phone then you know there are other options available but if you are looking for a phone in the 27-30k range that does everything then Reno 6 5G is for you.

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