Oppo Reno 6 Pro Review: A True Flagship Killer

Oppo smartphones are traditionally known for two things, stunning designs, and good cameras. Well, the company has just launched two new models in this series, A Reno 6 and the Oppo Reno 6 Pro, both of which offer 5G as well as some fun new camera tricks. Well, today we will be checking out the Oppo Reno 6 Pro and also see how much improvement it got over its predecessor, which is the Oppo Reno 5 Pro. 
  • Brand: Oppo
  • Model name: Oppo Reno 6 Pro
  • Weight: 177g
  • Dimensions: 160 x 73.1 x 7.6mm
  • Operating system: Android 11, ColorOS 11.3
  • Display size: 6.55 inches
  • Resolution: 1080x2400
  • RAM: 8/12Gb
  • Storage (ROM): 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64Mp
  • CPU Chipset: MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 5G
  • Battery: 4500mAh

Appearance And Design

The Oppo Reno 6 Pro Is actually very similar to the Oppo 5 Pro. The overall dimensions are roughly the same, just that the weight has increased a bit. However, it's still one of the lightest and slimmest phones you'll come across in this segment. It has a beautiful chrome-lined frame and a curve front and back. 

With gorilla glass over the display, the glass at the back also gets special treatment, giving it a matte finish with a shimmering, Crystal-like appearance. The placement of the buttons is also economic, and at the bottom, you get a SIM tray, USB Type C Port, and the speaker.

Now there's no headphone Jack, all you do get is a USB Type C headset in the box. The front of the Oppo Reno 6 Pro is dominated by this bright and vivid 65 inch full HD Amulet panel. It retains all the smart touches from the previous model. And just to make it more competitive, you do get an in-display fingerprint sensor and the option to use and always on display.


One of the big upgrades to the Oppo 5G Smartphone, is the new MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. So now compared to the Dimensity 1000 plus SoC in the previous model, the new one is built using a smaller and more efficient 6-nanometer processor with some Tweaks on the CPU cluster and the GPU. It's a pretty powerful Oppo Reno 5G SoC. 

The Reno 6 Pro runs on Oppo's latest Color OS 11.3 which allows you to turn off notifications for many of its system apps as well. You will have to manually control the brightness by yourself as auto-brightness adjustment doesn’t really work well with the Reno 6 Pro. It gives you access to privacy settings conveniently as in any other Android phone, so there isn’t a lot to penalize.

Now you get the usual customization options for changing the system Always on Display, as well as some pre-installed apps from oppo such as Oppo Relax, which plays soothing sounds in order to help you relax.

Battery And Performance

The Oppo 6 Pro is backed by a slightly larger 4500 milliamp battery compared to the Reno 5 Pro. And with a 65 Watt fast charging capability, the battery life, in general, is pretty solid. It could easily go about a day and a half of regular use, which involves lots of video watching and social apps.
The battery also charged very quickly with the supplied adapter, and It was able to get up to 96% charge in an hour, which is very quick. 


The most important thing that Oppo really wants to highlight on this phone is the camera on the back. So it's got a quad system set up a 64 megapixel AI main sensor, an 8 megapixel ultrawide. So that's for some of the funkier effects. It provides a 2-megapixel macro and a 2 megapixel monochrome for selfies. 

You get a 32-megapixel sensor. The main camera still does not get any kind of optical stabilization. Now, do we have any telephoto cameras as an upgrade now, the main focus for the cameras this time is the book in Flare Portrait filter when shooting videos. Apart from isolating the subject from the background, this filter also helps heavily defocus even the smallest light source in the background, thereby creating an effect where you get shimmering OBS of light.

And this works at night and even during the day. Even if you have scattered sunlight coming in through the trees behind you, you can use this filter with the front and the rear cameras, and in gentle it works pretty well. However, apart from this new filter, the camera features and performance for Still photos, at least, is very similar to what you have probably experienced with the Reno 5 Pro, which is to say it's good during the day. Photos packed in plenty of detail in board landscapes and close-up shots.

Final Verdict

The newly released Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G smartphone looks truly great, it has a premium construct quality, great to handle easily with one hand, provides great efficiency and a satisfying display screen, appropriate battery life, and lastly, has good and quality camera features. This is so far probably the best released Oppo 5G Smartphone in this series.
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