Oppo has refreshed its premium smartphone line-up under the Reno series. This includes the Oppo Reno 6 Pro in India and the Oppo Reno 6 Pro in India. We were impressed by the phone’s performance as well as its striking design when we first reviewed it. Oppo Reno 6, the younger sibling, is equally focused on innovation as well as performance. The mid-ranger priced at Rs 29,990 comes with a variety of appealing specifications and features. On paper, it looks amazing. It’s now time to give our verdict on the Oppo Reno6 5G’s performance, camera and battery life.
OPPO RENO6 5G: BUILD & DISPLAY
Oppo Reno 6 is a premium design which showcases its design talents. Oppo’s Reno 6 features the exclusive Reno Glow design. This is the result of their unique engraving technology. The rear panel is matte with an iridescent glow that changes color depending on how much light it receives. The Aurora and Stellar Black colors were sent to us for review. They look amazing. This panel is also fingerprint-resistant, increasing the overall appeal of this phone.
You will also find the camera stack on the back. The camera stack protrudes slightly from the substrate and bears the words “64MP AI Camera”. Oppo Reno6 has a flat edge, while the Pro version has rounded edges. It is reminiscent of the iPhone 12 Series’ design. Some may find this design choice controversial. The phone felt more ergonomic than phones with a round-back design, even though it was less comfortable to hold. But not everyone will feel the same. Oppo Reno 6 is very slim and attractive, weighing only 182g. It measures 7.59mm thick. The back panel can be slippery so we recommend using the silicone case.
Let’s talk about buttons and ports. Oppo Reno 6 has a USB-C charging port, and one speaker. A SIM tray is located at the bottom. On the right is the power button. The volume rockers can be found on the left. These buttons are easy to use and tactile. The phone also includes an under-display optical fingerprint reader. The phone’s fingerprint scanner is fast and accurate, but face unlocking works faster. The phone doesn’t have dual stereo speakers. This is disappointing considering phones such as the Poco M3 or other budget phones have them.
Oppo Reno 6 has a 6.43 inch AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution. It supports a 90Hz refresh speed. The fast refresh rate allows for smooth scrolling and quick switching between apps. The refresh rate can be set to 60Hz. The phone doesn’t support adaptive refresh rate support. This is quite disappointing, considering phones at lower prices often have adaptive refresh rate support.
The panel’s top right has a punch hole cutout for the self portrait camera. The display can be used outdoors and indoors. The maximum brightness reached 620 nits even in direct sunlight. It is luxurious and has good color accuracy. It has bright colors and excellent viewing angles. There is very little bezel action, except for the slightly larger chin.
OPPO RENO6 5G: PERFORMANCE
Oppo flagships are notorious for being slower than their most powerful competitors in terms performance. The Oppo Reno 6 is now a serious contender for mid-range performance. The phone is equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity900 SoC. It comes with 8GB RAM, 128GB of storage and MediaTek Density900. The chipset supports HSR mode (high speed railroad). To minimize ping, it will connect to the lowest latency tower cell tower.
We played Call of Duty: Mobile, Asphalt 9 Legends and Asphalt 9: Mobile to test the phone’s gaming abilities. The phone performs well when playing games that have smooth graphics and high frame rates. Although there were occasional frame drops and hiccups when gaming for long periods of time, these aren’t major issues. The Oppo Reno 6 offers a premium gaming experience despite its low price of less than 30K.
Android 11 is used with ColorOS 11.3. ColorOS has many customization options and offers a great look. The phone comes with third-party applications. Some Oppo apps are also not possible to uninstall, which makes it less user-friendly.
OPPO RENO6 5G – CAMERA
Oppo Reno 6 is a good example. It has a 64MP primary lens, and an 8MP ultrawide cam. A 2MP macro sensor is available. Pro versions of the phone have a mono 2MP lens that it skips. This is not a major problem.
The primary lens of 64MP produces vivid, detailed photos in daylight. It has excellent dynamic range and vibrant colors. Although this lens is capable of producing decent images in low-light situations, it can sometimes produce poor colors and noise. Night Mode on the phone makes up for this flaw. It creates excellent low-light images that have lots of light and little noise. The phone takes a while for low-light subjects to be focused on.
The phone can capture decent photos in daylight with good color and a wide-angle lens. The dynamic range is somewhat limited. This 8MP lens is very sharp and has minimal distortion. Even though the ultrawide lens is compatible with Night Mode, photos will be less detailed than Night Mode photos made using the primary lens. The 2MP macro lens is capable of taking decent photos with decent colors but the details are often lost. Sometimes the subject is not in focus.
Oppo’s Bokeh Flare, which adds cinematic effects and cinematic effects to portrait videos is included on the phone. AI Color Portrait mode allows subjects to appear in portrait videos. These options can be used to enhance your videography experience. You can record regular video at 30 frames per seconds and 4K videos with the phone. Stabilization is not available on the phone to prevent videos from shaking. Electronic stabilization kicks in at 1080p recording.
The phone’s 32MP camera is great in terms of detail and colors, and can even work well in low-light conditions. To achieve a natural look when taking selfies, disable the beauty filters. Beauty filters are used for enhancing facial features and can be automatically turned on.
OPPO RENO6 5G: BATTERY LIFE
The moderately powerful 4,300mAh lithium ion battery in the Oppo Reno 6 can be charged at 65W. The phone’s battery can last for several days, even though it isn’t as powerful as those of power heroes with larger batteries (5,000 to 6,000mAh), The charger is essential for power users who watch a lot of YouTube and OTT videos and play a lot in mobile gaming.
While playing Call of Duty Mobile, the phone experienced a 5 percent battery drain and a 7 percent drop while streaming Netflix for half an hour. Oppo’s 65W fast charger charges your phone quickly, despite the fact that it has a limited battery life. The 65W charger was ready to go when the phone arrived in its box. It charged the battery in 36 minutes. This is a wonderful feature that makes it easy for those who don’t want to leave their phone plugged in for too long.