Probably the most-awaited and anticipated series from Oppo finally drops in at a starting price of ₹29,990 for the Reno 6 and ₹39,990 for the Reno 6 Pro. We have the Pro variant with all the bells and whistles and that spanking new MediaTek Dimensity chipset.
Dare to glare
The new Reno 6 series features Oppo’s patented Reno Glow design that is an industry-first. We got the Aurora variant and it looks absolutely stunning. The back has gone through a special Diamond Spectrum process that enables it to reflect multiple colours in different kinds of light settings. Apart from being absolutely mesmerising to look at, it is also fingerprint resistant and feels great to hold in the hand. It’s quite slick and light, weighing in at 177g and the curved edges make it really comfy too.
All scream screen
With a screen to body ratio of a cool 92.1% the device is practically borderless. The curved glass effect adds to the seamless experience and the 6.5in 2400x1080p AMOLED display is HDR10+ certified and is a stonker! It gets plenty bright and serves up a rich colour palette that’s quite vibrant. It also has a 80Hz refresh rate which makes things smooth while gaming, although 120Hz wouldn’t hurt here.
Powered by the new MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, the Reno 6 Pro feels super-fluid. Be it home screen animations or loading time for a game like COD, everything just snaps. We played COD on all settings set to max and were hooked! It doesn’t even heat up much when you play for long hours. But that’s not all! If you feel the phone is getting sluggish (which it never really did) you can use Oppo’s RAM expansion option (up to 7GB) which works like a charm.
Quad Cam Jam
The quad-camera setup (64MP+8MP+2MP+2MP) includes a 64MP main sensor, 8MP wide sensor, 2MP Mono sensor and a 2MP Macro sensor. The front houses an ample 32MP sensor. The primary sensor is quite a snapper. It takes tasteful shots in typical Oppo fashion and the software trickery and AI might get a bit too much for those who like to shoot in RAW.
The talk of the town - the Bokeh Video feature only records in Full HD at 30fps and the effects it produces are quite stunning given proper lighting conditions. It isn’t the best when it comes to extremely low light situations but still quite impressive when we used it under regular streetlights. It works well on the front camera as well however you can only focus on one person as of now but we can see it improving with updates down the road.
Apart from 5G on board you also get WiFi 6 capabilities, Bluetooth 5.2 and the regular WiFi calling and Dual 4G VOLTE. There is no headphone jack, but a pair of USB Type-C earphones are given in the box! Well done Oppo!
It isn’t a budget phone and it was never meant to be. But at that price it offers a lot of power for your money in one of the most beautiful designs we’ve seen to date on a device at this price level. Add to that the camera wizardry which will inspire the Insta influencer in you and the sweet 4500mAh battery that charges to 100% in about 30 minutes thanks to VOOC, and you have quite a partner for yourself.