OPPO recently refreshed its Reno series with the launch of the Reno6 Pro 5G and Reno6 5G. I reviewed the Pro variant earlier this month and was quite impressed with the overall package but not so much with the pricing. What I liked the most was the striking design of the Reno6 Pro, powerful cameras and performance. After using the standard Reno6 5G for over a week now, I am experiencing a sense of deja vu.
prices and variants
Oppo Reno 6 Price in Pakistan 59,999 and only comes in one configuration with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. This latter configuration isn’t expandable because there is no microSD slot. However, two Nano-SIMs can be used. The same Aurora trim is available as the Reno 6 Pro review unit. It also comes in Stellar Black.
Earlier, Oppo took feedback from the consumers and onboard Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ Chipset in Oppo Reno 5 Pro. Oppo made sure that Reno 6 Pro has the power you need with the implementation of Mediatek Dimensity 1200 5G Chipset. This chipset goes neck-to-neck to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and 865+ with a higher GPU and 6% higher clock speed. The OPPO Reno6 5G is the first smartphone in India to feature the new MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset. OPPO highlights that the processor features HSR (High-Speed Rail) mode, which helps it to connect to the lowest latency tower to minimise ping for gaming. The chipset is mated to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Thanks to the 8GB RAM and further expandable virtual RAM up to 3GB, the smartphone handles day to day usages and multitasking like a champ. The 90Hz refresh rate further helps by offering smooth scrolling and quick app switching.
The design of the Reno6 is very similar to the Reno6 Pro, with one major difference – it has flat edges for the front and back instead of being curved. In the hand, the Reno6 feels very much like the iPhone 12, which also has flat edges. The rear glass panel of the display has the same fingerprint-resistant finish as the Reno6 Pro, with the same texture, and it changes colour the same way under changing light.
OPPO calls the design of Reno6 5G an ultra-slim retro design, which is exactly what it is. My first impressions after unboxing the Reno6 was that it feels a lot like the latest iPhone 12 in terms of design. It has the same boxy build with metal chassis and a glass back panel with the brand’s proprietary Reno Glow finish. I received the Aurora colourway, which gives off an iridescent glow with changing colours when light hits it.
Although the Oppo Reno 6 is not as sleek and powerful as the Reno 6 Pro’s MediaTek SoC, it costs almost Rs. It costs almost Rs. 10,000 less and offers a better value.
This is why I would choose it over the other two. The new design feels premium and should work with most apps and games. It has a great battery life, charges quickly, is bright, and can take stills very well.
The only issues I have with this phone are the lack of stereo speakers, ColorOS’s inability to handle spammy situations, and recorded videos that could be worse. Expandable storage would be nice, but it isn’t a deal breaker.
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