If videos are the most engaging form of storytelling, then smartphones are the most accessible means of creating them. Especially with high-end phones like the OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G, you can shoot DSLR-grade videos without much hassle and hefty gear. You get to use professional tools like Industry First Bokeh Flare Portrait Video and AI Highlight Video to record special moments and people in your life. The OPPO Reno 6Pro 5G is armed with 64MP Quad Rear Cameras, a 32MP selfie snapper, both of which are aided by AI enhancements, a 108MP Extra HD mode, lots of editing options, and exciting filters.
Now, that’s just the cameras. Remember, this is a full-blown smartphone and not a one-trick pony. The Reno6 Pro 5G comes with MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity 1200 5G SoC, up to a massive 256GB of storage, 12GB of RAM (with Virtual RAM expansion up to 7GB), a 6.5-inch 90Hz OLED 3D Curved Display, a big 4500mAh battery, 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging, and the latest ColorOS 11.3 software, all of which is packed within a slim, trim, and tantalizing body. In fact, the device is the most beautiful phone we have seen this summer.
As enticing as it is, let me tell you we have only touched the surface. The Reno6 Pro 5G is more than meets the eye, particularly in the camera department. So, without further ado, let’s see why we feel this OPPO newcomer is not just a 5G Superphone, but also a benchmark when it comes to smartphone videography —
A Class-Leading Video Solution
There’s a popular saying among videographers that the best camera is the one you have and you know how to use. This holds true for the OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G. Simply tap open the camera app and you have plenty of ways to shoot videos from both sides, in long or short formats, in the day or night settings, and share it easily with your friends and followers.
The phone sports a 64MP primary camera coupled with an 8MP ultrawide shooter, a 2MP Macro module, and a 2MP Monochrome unit with a Color Temperature sensor. In case you’re wondering, yes, there is a full 64MP mode. And you know what, there is even a 108MP Super High-Definition mode here, which lets you capture ultra-clear shots using smart software synthetization. Flip to the front, and there you’ve got a 32MP snapper. The Reno6 Pro 5G lets you take up to 4K videos with Auto Focus and Ultra Steadiness too.
This brings us to the standout aspect of this camera system — its videography capabilities. The Reno6 Pro 5G boasts Industry’s First Bokeh Flare Portrait Video feature which artistically blurs the background keeping the subject in focus. Now the backdrop could be streetlights, club lights, or just colorful foliage, the phone will do its wonders. But you don’t always have to scout locations, the bokeh will defocus the clutter. And as a result, what you get is dreamy movies that you can’t get elsewhere so easily.
Similarly, there is AI Highlight Video which enhances the brightness and dynamic range of the image while tamping down the noise making it possible to take portrait videos in any lighting condition. There is also the AI Color Portrait Video, which keeps the subject front and center by decoloring the background to black-and-white,
So, if you are an aspiring filmmaker or a hobbyist, the Reno6 Pro 5G will enable you to shoot amazing videos. And to fulfill the modern ephemeral social media needs, the brand has also added SoLoop video editor in the mix. This not only allows you to create funky cinematic videos but also lets you edit clips in interesting ways, that are sure to woo your online audience.
On the other hand, if still-photography is your thing, then OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G has got goodies for that too. Besides the awesome clicks out of its versatile camera setup, you also have AI Palette to copy portrait effects from one photo to the other, aforementioned 108MP Extra HD upscaled shots as well as quick and clear Flash Snapshots. Basically, what you see is what you get.
All that without any third-party app. Everything built right in. Just ready, set, go! Simple, as that. You do get Expert Mode, but mostly it’s just a tap from your end and the AI takes care of the rest. OPPO has incorporated computational algorithms to intelligently optimizes even the edgiest of the cases. You could see the magic in Nighttime videos and photos without firing the flash. Night videography might not be the ideal situation for most smartphone cameras, but that isn’t the case here.
So, all in all, OPPO has done an impressive job with the camera department, especially in the videography field. Let’s see what it has to offer in the rest of the areas.
A Handy and Handsome Design
While you are holding the Reno6 Pro 5G, you’d feel its Design. This is AG (Anti-Glare) glass with a nice textured feel on touch. And depending on the angle of light it reflects; you could see the chassis subtly switching between different shades. OPPO calls this unique & Industry-first Reno Glow Design and it stands true to its name. Well, it is nothing short of what one would expect out of OPPO’s R&D team which by the way holds more than 20 filed patents globally for this exclusive finish.
You can own this piece of beauty in shimmering Aurora or stealthy Stellar Black variant. Both are aesthetically pleasing and make it the most beautiful phone this summer.
Looks aside, the Reno6 Pro 5G designing is practical too. It has got 3D curved edges with a strong metallic frame. Typical of any Reno series phone, the Reno6 Pro 5G is also extremely slim (7.6mm) and light (177g) to handle. You can easily plop it into the pocket and carry it around.
The OPPO engineering, for sure, never fails to impress. You’d be surprised by the Reno6 Pro 5G’s in-hand feel and inspiring design. It is a style statement that’s not only difficult to resist and leaves a lasting impression.
A Fast and Future-Proof Performer
Coming to performance, the OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G is loaded with the latest MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G SoC that’s capable of running everything with ease. Even the camera capabilities leverage the AI prowess of this silicon. It is a 5G supported chipset as well, so you get the assurance of True dual-mode 5G speeds whenever the next-gen connectivity becomes prevalent in India.
Further, there is 12GB RAM for speedy multitasking with the choice of Virtual RAM expansion out of surplus storage. For the unversed, Reno6 Pro 5G is an early adopter of this VRAM feature, which is usually found in PCs. Briefly put, if and when the number of apps and the resources required by them increase, the actual RAM won’t be enough to retain all processes. So, with a simple slide, you will be able to utilize a portion of the storage as a makeshift memory space wherein the less resource-intensive apps without dynamic background activities will be transferred. This way they won’t be killed by the system and resource-intensive tasks will stay in the actual RAM itself. You can change and revert the VRAM allocation with just a reboot. And it’s nice to have a feature that would future-proof your performance requirements.
And with a whopping 256GB of storage, you need not worry about VRAM allocation either. It will allow you to do this as well as store a huge number of videos, photos, apps, and games. Talking about games, there is a built-in Game Mode to ensure immersive gameplay.
So again, a dependable performer to meet all your smartphone needs, whether you are a casual or power user.
An Efficient and Ever-ready Battery
Performance must be matched by the battery life for a long-lasting experience. Gladly, the Reno6 Pro 5G doesn’t disappoint here either.
It is bearing a sufficiently large 4500mAh battery that should easily get you a day’s worth of use. This is bolstered by a rapid 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 superfast charger, which would refill the tank in under 35 minutes.
Now, another thing that isn’t given its due credit is the quality of OPPO’s supplied cable and adapter. It is not just way stronger from the outside but gains multiple layers of safety. These measures are applicable from the adaptor to the port and interior of the phone so that a high-speed charge is delivered without any issue.
So, Reno6 Pro 5G delivers in the battery segment too. Now, this is partly thanks to the optimizations enabled on the software side, which brings us to —
Clean and Customizable ColorOS 11.3
Reno6 Pro 5G ships with Android 11 based ColorOS 11.3 software which is a breeze to use. It feels way faster because of the backend improvements done by the OPPO software team. As usual, there is a boatload of features to try here. Some of the must-try ones are the 3-finger gesture to take screenshots (along with Freeform capture, and Google Lens integration), the O Relax app for music-based relaxation, Google Discover integration on the homescreen, Screen Recording, Smart Sidebar, Enhanced Dark Mode, and a bunch of personalization options for everything from wallpapers, Always-On Display, Color Accents, Fonts, Edge Lighting, and Icons.
As fresh the UI feels in appearance and usage, it is highly secure too. OPPO has incorporated several privacy measures to ensure your smartphone data stays out of bad actors. This comprises multiple biometric authentication systems, Permission Manager, options to Hide or Lock Apps, Payment Protection, and the recent Google Play Security updates.
So, Reno6 Pro 5G packs a punch when it comes to software features. The interface is nimble thanks to stuff like Quick Startup times and system-level Hyperboost 4.1. It endows a clean and customizable experience with adequate privacy and security measures too. These optimizations make the phone hard to resist.
A Snappy and Sumptuous Screen
Speaking of hard to resist, the Reno6 Pro 5G’s expansive 6.5-inch OLED 3D Curved display is too gorgeous to take your eyes off. It is Full HD in resolution with HDR10+ colors and contrasts. The phone is capable of hitting 800nits of peak brightness backed by 360-degree Light-sensing for a precise auto-brightness. Also, the handset is DRM Widevine L1 compliant to play HD content on Netflix and Amazon Prime. So, this would be a treat for movie-buffs.
OPPO also grants a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate for a buttery smooth screen experience. You could enjoy lag-free responsive sessions on your favorite games. And even in general usage, you’d notice the big 91.2% screen real estate, SGS eye shield, and its aforementioned perks. To ensure this experience stays unscathed, there is Gorilla Glass 5 protection too. Now as engrossing the display is as atmospheric is the audio from its speakers. OPPO also bundles an earphone in the box, which is hardly ever seen nowadays.
So, the Reno6 Pro 5G nails in the audiovisual department too.
OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G: A 5G Superphone attached to a Camera
OPPO understands the pulse of its audience. While all aspects of a phone matter, it is the cameras that differentiate a flagship from ordinary phones. Thus, here in the case of its new Reno6 Pro 5G smartphone, the brand has loaded the device with DSLR-like camera capabilities. Everything from Industry First Bokeh Flare Portrait Video, AI Highlight Video, Reels-size SoLoop videos to a versatile camera setup, this is the ultimate gear for videographers. One that stays in their pocket, is easy to use and comes with creative filmmaking possibilities.
Among other things, you also get a sumptuous display, powerful performance, efficient endurance, pleasing cum private interface, 5G readiness, and a dashing design. Overall, if you are interested in smartphone videography or photography, Reno6 Pro 5G is the one to go for. And if you care about other things, then also this is jam-packed to be a 5G Superphone. So now if you are chomping at the bit to get hold of a unit, then the details for the same are below:
Here are all the mouth-watering offers you get with the Reno6 Pro 5G:
- Cashback up to ₹4000 on HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and Kotak Bank Credit Cards/ Debit Cards EMI Transactions valid till July 30th 2021. The customers can also avail 15% instant cashback when you make payment through Paytm.
- Attractive cashback for the first time with Bajaj Finserv up to INR 4000 & ONE EMI Cashback is also available from IDFC First Bank. Not just this Zero Down payment scheme & Long Tenure EMI scheme are also available from all the leading financers.
- Exchange bonus with the purchase of Reno6 series up to INR 3000 valid till July 30th 2021 along with Complete Damage Protection for 180 days only applicable for the Loyal OPPO user only, OPPO Premium services including 80% assured payback other attractive offers for loyal OPPO customers.
- OPPO Enco W31 will be also available at a special price of INR 1999 in a bundle offer when you buy the Reno6 Pro 5G.
- In addition, there is a premium Flipkart special Live Commerce offer on the Reno6 5G, for 3 days, 1 hour each day. Customers will get Flipkart Supercoins worth INR 1000, which can be redeemed.
Alongside the Reno6 series, OPPO is also announcing a Blue color variant of its EncoX TWS earphones. This blue looks soothing as the color of dawn, which in turn represents how euphonic the majestic combination of OPPO’s seasoned mastery of acoustics and the Nordic audio giant Dynaudio’s expertise is. Furthermore, the company has equipped the EncoX with convenient touch controls, a battery with 25-hours of music playback on a single charge, and other functions expected out of a good pair of earbuds. So, the blue-colored OPPO EncoX true wireless buds would indeed be a delight for audiophiles!
OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G Specs and Rating
|Product||OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G|
|Display||6.5” FHD+ OLED 3D curved screen, 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+, 800nits peak brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection|
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G SoC|
|Memory and Storage||12GB+256GB|
|Rear Cameras||64MP Main Camera + 8MP Wide Angle Camera + 2MP Macro Camera + 2MP Mono Camera with a Color Temperature Sensor|
|Fingerprint unlock||Yes, In-display|
|Thickness and weight||7.6 mm thick; 177 grams|
|Battery||4500mAh Battery, 65W SuperVOOC 2.0|
|Software||ColorOS 11.3 (Android 11)|