Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G hands-on review

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Introduction and specs

The Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G launched alongside the vanilla Reno6 5G and the Reno6 Pro+ 5G back in May in China and a few months later, we can see the handsets on shelves outside the country, too. However, the Pro+ didn’t make it to Indian shores and Oppo didn’t share any plans for its launch elsewhere.

Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G hands-on review

After all, the Reno6 Pro is supposed to offer similar user experience as its more expensive sibling, the Plus model. The difference is in the chipset and cameras. The standard Pro offers a Dimensity 1200 SoC instead of Snapdragon 870 and a typical mid-range camera setup as opposed to the flagship-grade sensors the Pro+ has to offer.

Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G specs at a glance:

  • Body: 160.0×73.1×7.6mm, 177g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back, metal frame.
  • Display: 6.55″ AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ), 800 nits (HBM), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 402ppi.
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 5G (6 nm): Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G77 MC9.
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM; UFS 2.1 – International, UFS 3.1 – China.
  • OS/Software: Android 11, ColorOS 11.3.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.0″, 0.7µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps; gyro-EIS, HDR; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery: 4500mAh; Fast charging 65W, SuperVOOC 2.0.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC.

The Reno6 Pro 5G, however, is a well-put device with premium looks and feel and a competent and competitive hardware too. A bright 90Hz AMOLED display, a sufficient 4,500 mAh battery with blazing-fast 65W charging and MediaTek’s top-tier Dimensity 1200 chipset.

Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G hands-on review

If those specs and design look familiar, it’s because they are largely unchanged from the previous version of the phone, the Reno5 Pro 5G, that launched back in December 2020. The new Reno re-uses the display, the cameras, the overall design, bumps up the battery capacity ever so slightly and adopts the same charging tech. The most notable change would be the chipset, which is more powerful and more efficient than the Dimensity 1000+ from last year.

We took the Reno6 Pro 5G for a spin to see how it feels as a daily driver and see if anything else changed coming from the Reno5 Pro 5G that the specs sheet can’t reflect.

Unboxing the Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G

The handset comes in a standard packaging with the usual user manuals, a USB-A to USB-C cable for charging and data transfer as well as the appropriate 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charger.

Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G hands-on review

There’s also the usual transparent silicone case inside the box so the funky paint job doesn’t stay hidden. Since the device doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio jack and no USB-C to 3.5mm dongle, Oppo has provided a pair of USB-C earphones.

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