hey, guys what’s up it’s akash today we’re checking out the oppo reno 6 pro which you see off to the side. I know that I’ve reviewed Oppo phones in the past and they’ve been making their upgrades.
but oppo is really becoming more of a mainstream smartphone company. obviously, they’re just upping their marketing budget spending a ton of money on sports events just getting their name out. there and some of my friends actually here in India have actually asked about them so clearly it seems to be working. also, this one in general actually has a ton of video features that we’ll checkout, which makes it compete against a dedicated camera. whether that’s a mirrorless or a DSLR but let’s quickly get into the specs and kind of see what we’ve got inside first.
Table of contents
- Highlights of oppo reno 6 pro
let’s dive into the specification of oppo reno 6 pro
so we’ve got the two different models the two different colorways of course pretty standard oppo unboxing and the first colorway that we’ve got is the stellar black.
we’ve also got a 65-watt supercharger and you can get a full juice up from zero in around 31 minutes that’s kind of dope as well as a standard pair of wired headphones always kind of cool to see companies still including that in the box.
additionally, you can kind of see the main features list so the bokeh flare video which we’ll get to in a second 12 GB of ram 256 GB of storage it is rocking the new MediaTek 1200 processor.
and of course, that supercharger which I mentioned and the second colorway which you can grab it in is in the aurora glow. on the back of Oppo phones they’re actually finished in a unique finish it’s called the oppo reno glow and it’s kind of done in a long multi-step finishing process to give it a very unique finish.
also, I haven’t really seen any other smartphone manufacturer come close to this and to kind of sum it up it’s almost a matte finish it feels matte to the touch so it hides fingerprints actually pretty easy. but it still has this really nice sheen to it and oppo claims that you can see the interesting pyramid structure if you actually look at this under a microscope. and I actually thought this was a great idea to take their x3 pro which has a built-in microscopic lens to look underneath and you can see that crystalline structure.
so it is oleophobic so it helps kind of wick away water and you don’t get any of those oily greasy fingerprint stains that I know most phones tend to get so you could theoretically rock this without a case.
I always try to rock my phone naked if I can and depending on which colorway you get it kind of reflects light differently so the stellar black is almost like a midnight blue almost black finish and the aurora glow is the one that reflects light a bit differently. so you can see on camera here as I kind of tilt this around it changes color so this one maybe is a bit more unique.
Highlight of oppo reno 6 pro
make sure you leave that comment down below what you would use one of these devices for and oppo will hook you guys up with one of these. and for all my Indian followers you guys are actually getting a different device this is just the standard reno 6.
so you can kind of see a quick little design comparison the reno 6 just has flatter edges. I’m actually a bit more of a fan of that and on the actual display, you guys also get a flat display as opposed to the slightly curved one on the 6 pro.
though 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-camera system setup a 64MP AI the main sensor an 8MP ultrawide a 2MP macro as well as a 2MP retro portrait camera. so that’s for some of the funkier effects but it’s the video bokeh flare mode that is its main selling feature.
typically bokeh is something that you get in a higher-end mirrorless or DSLR camera it’s that creamy and cinematic effect that you get usually with a larger camera sensor usually with a faster lens.
so I’ll grab one of the lenses that I use for the best bokeh smartphone obviously I can’t fit this into my pocket. although getting that bokeh into a smartphone is pretty hard because you’re limited by how large the sensor can be so a lot of this is computational photography AI-based.
therefore we are getting so much better the effects are honestly pretty good for a smartphone you can see in some of the sample footage. how cinematic that looks obviously it’s not as good as a six thousand seven thousand dollar camera setup but for one 6 or 1/ 7th of the price.
and for something that fits into your pocket and obviously the bokeh flare effects will look best when you have cool things in the background like fairy lights. I had to hunt pretty hard for some cool effects it was sometimes hit or miss but when it did hit well it really looked cool and it’s kind of cool to see this all being done inside of the camera of a smartphone.
also, the front-facing 32 MP camera can also do the bokeh flare effect you can see that it doesn’t pick up on dogs and there is a bit of artifact in it it isn’t necessarily perfect. I would say the rear-facing camera is definitely better for this but maybe for this bokeh flare just taking selfies is fine.
uh but you can see around this way some of those uh artifacts what’s that link what’s that it’s also got ai built into the video mode. which is conveniently called AI highlight video so depending on which scene you’re shooting in whether that’s a low light situation at night or in an area that has a really bright and overexposed backlight that AI algorithm will really help smooth out and make those photos slash video way more usable.
one thing that a dedicated camera can’t do I know that we’re all getting sucked more into social media tick-tock Instagram whatever your poison is to kind of create content on the fly.
you typically have to take a photo or video then transfer it to your computer or phone the oppo reno 6 pro has something cool called solo loops so all of the content that you shoot on this device add it to a specific template add music add stickers and these are all pretty cool because you can integrate these right into saying Instagram into TikTok into Snapchat.
furthermore, oppo is trying to market this as you can become more like an influencer I kind of hate that name maybe you can become more like a content creator. I’m not really sure what I call myself but adding all these effects it’s easy it’s one place that you can do it in you don’t have to switch between different sorts of apps and actually, some of these templates are pretty dope to use.
I would typically pay extra money to use something like this on say final cut pro all of this is kind of built-in and it’s free on this phone so that’s kind of cool so yeah those are pretty much the main video features coming to the reno 6 pro. also I wouldn’t say it can replace a dedicated camera obviously the quality isn’t as good but in an all-in-one package for a fraction of the price and it can all fit into one pocket.
and of course, you can still have all the benefits of this being a smartphone still rocking the latest silicone on the inside so I mentioned the MediaTek 1200. it’s also got 12GB of ram so it’s quick and snappy pretty much everything that you will throw at this device it’s been able to handle multi-tasking is easy to color os isn’t that bad either. it’s got a 90-hertz display which I think is the bare minimum now.
so you can still use it for gaming so overall I think the reno 6 pro is a solid phone it’s got some really cool video features that are tailored towards that influencer content creator whatever you want to call yourself. so yeah I think it’s a dope device it’s got a dope design that reno glow is definitely still unique.
OPPO RENO 6 PRO 5G FULL SPECIFICATIONS
|Sim Type||Dual Sim, GSM+GSM|
|Sim Size||Nano+Nano SIM|
|Release Date||July 14, 2021|
|Dimensions||160 x 73.1 x 7.6 mm|
|Type||Color AMOLED screen (16.7M)|
|Touch||Yes, with Multitouch|
|Size||6.55 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 90 Hz|
|Screen to Body Ratio||~ 92.1%|
|Glass Type||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Features||Oleophobic Coating, Night Mode, Eye Comfort, HDR Display|
|Notch||Yes, Punch Hole|
|Storage Type||UFS 3.1|
|Card Slot||Yes, upto 2 TB|
|VoLTE||Yes, Dual Stand-By|
|Wifi||Yes, with wifi-hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|USB||Yes, USB-C v3.1|
|USB Features||USB Tethering, USB on-the-go, USB Charging|
|GPS||Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, In Display|
|Sensors||Geomagnetic Sensor, Color Temperature Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Optical Sensor, Accelerometer, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||No|
|Rear Camera||64 MP f/1.7 (Wide Angle)|
8 MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide)
2 MP f/2.4 (Macro)
2 MP f/2.4 (Depth Sensor) with autofocus
|Features||Panorama, Portrait, Time-lapse, Slow-motion, Text Scanner, Sticker, Photo Editing Options|
|Video Recording||4K @ 30fps UHD, 1080p @ 30fps FHD|
|Front Camera||Punch Hole 32 MP f/2.4 (Wide Angle) with Screen Flash|
|Front Video Recording||1080p @ 30fps FHD|
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 1200|
|CPU||3 GHz, Octa Core Processor|
|Core Details||1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55|
|Size||4500 mAh, Li-Po Battery|
|Fast Charging||65W Fast Charging|