When it comes to modern smartphones, users expect much more than just being able to shoot social media share-worthy photos and videos. The new-age content creators have modern demands and expect DSLR-like professional-grade photography and videography features on their smartphones.
This is exactly where the global brand OPPO comes in. The company has time and again shown us that smartphones are more than just portable communication devices. The company with the help of its advanced R&D team has played a leadership role when it comes to imaging innovation. Be it 10X Hybrid zoom, AI Highlight videos, or other such innovative imaging features, the brand has always proved its metal in delivering unparallel imaging benefits to its users.
Now, the company has launched its most advanced smartphone in the Indian market – the OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G at a brilliant price point of Rs 39990. The phone not only looks and feels premium but also has a host of unmatched and industry-leading features. Apart from the imaging prowess the phone introduces the industry first Reno Glow design and OPPO’s blazing fast 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging support. Powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1200 Chipset and 12 GB RAM expect a lag-free smooth and ultimate multitasking experience on the Reno6 Pro 5G. On top of that, you get the ColorOS 11.3 that offers the best of personalization and privacy making the device more consumer-oriented than ever.
The OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G is available to purchase across mainline retailers and Flipkart starting July 20th with great offers. The phone comes equipped with some of the most powerful specifications in its segment and its super impressive camera performance backed by imaging hardware and brilliant software optimizations shines all the way. Here are some of the key features we feel will help you understand the brilliance of the device.
Winning hearts with Cinematic videos
The camera on OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G is powered by an AI algorithm that lets you record stunning videos on the go with help of the industry-first Bokeh Flare Portrait Video. This is something we wanted to experience first-hand and the results were breath-taking.
The brilliance of this device has been made possible as the algorithm has been trained with millions of videos and photos which means that it can easily differentiate between the face and the background and as a result. This is what gave us the DSLR-like bokeh while shooting the above video with the phone. Next time you’re with your friends chilling out at a beach or going on a hike, remember that by simply switching on the bokeh mode you will be able to blur out the background while highlighting the face. This will turn your footage from a mundane one to a cinematic video.
Additionally, we were impressed by the camera hardware that ensures that videos shot during the night are also crystal clear. Another cool aspect that makes OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G a unique device for us is that it supports bokeh video shooting even during the night. This means while your friends will struggle to take videos at the party or the pub, you will be able to capture their smiles like a boss. Check out the video we shot with this feature at night here.
Another aspect where we feel a smartphone camera should help is in capturing precious moments like watching firecrackers burst while the sunsets with your special ones. Since moments like these are once in a lifetime, they call for precision videography due to the dimly lit environment. In such scenes also the OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G was able to perfectly capture the emotions with the help of the AI Highlight Video feature.
The function uses the Ultra-Night Video algorithm and HDR support to deliver over 40% brightness even during extremely low light situations. This mode on the OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G uses multiple long exposures and short exposure frames and results in a video that has balanced brightness, high clarity, and true-to-life colors. This powerful algorithm also reduces the noise of the sky and dark scenes, improves contrast ratio and clarity, and retains color details. A personal favourite for us the feature enabled clear portrait videos in different lighting conditions.
The OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G can also shoot fast-moving objects like an athlete in motion or your favourite player putting in a dive to stop the ball from going to the boundary. What's more, while this sounds extremely difficult and tricky, with OPPO Reno 6 Pro 5G, all you need to do is to double-tap the object that you want to track and the camera automatically trains its focus on the object with its Focus Tracking feature – be it a bird in flight or a racing car zooming past you and give you a sharp image or video that looks truly professional. We tested this feature out at it added great focus to our video shooting experience.
All in all, the device is highly versatile when it comes to its videography capabilities. Our initial testing has yielded some good results and we can’t wait to play around with its videography functions more.
Design that oozes class
The OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G is available in two stunning colors – Aurora and Stellar Black. The Aurora color offers a fantastic dazzling color gradient every time you look at the phone. This is because OPPO’s exclusive Industry First Reno Glow effect has been a central part of the overall design which makes the device brighter and sparkling with many colors. For this review, we received the Aurora color and we must accept it’s an exceptionally good-looking device.
This patented technology uses the Diamond Spectrum process, which is the combination of five core elements and results in a color dazzling effect that with green hues makes the phone worth showing off. The ever-changing color effect when viewed at different angles and in a different light is further enhanced by the crystal-clear shine of the Reno Glow effect.
With this device, OPPO has used innovative trends and technologies to make the phone look premium and at the same time, the device felt smooth in our hands and did not garner any fingerprints. The device offers a unique shimmer-on matte effect which we liked. The phone was comfortable for single-hand usage with just 7.6mm thinness and a weight of 177 gm offering an optimal weight-to-thickness balance. The AG glass used on Reno6 Pro 5G also improves the hardness and durability of the device. Overall, we feel that the design mesmerizes and at the same time offers great functionality.
The OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G is not just about design and camera performance. The phone, like a true professional, is an all-rounder 5G superphone that performs in every section. Be it gaming, browsing the internet, interacting with friends on social media, or attending a zoom meeting, we were able to handle everything without breaking a drop of sweat- all thanks to the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset.
This octa-core chipset is one of the most powerful mobile chipsets in the market and has been designed on the 6nm fabrication process making it extremely power efficient. Compared to its predecessors, this new chipset offers 22% better performance and is 25% more energy efficient. Talking about GPU performance that directly impacts gaming and graphics-intensive tasks, the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset offers a 13% improvement in performance.
With the new chipset at the helm, the device is more than capable of running large games helping you win chicken dinners and kill virtual zombies easily, apps on the phone also load quickly and multitasking is a much smoother experience compared to any other phone. The device ramps up 12GB RAM and 256 GB of internal storage which for us renders more power to the device. You can also use the available storage and convert it to RAM with OPPO’s RAM expansion technology. Now that is neat.
Further, since the chipset is 5G ready, the phone is future-proof. So, you’ll be ready to experience blazing-fast next-gen mobile internet as soon as it is rolled out in the country.
Blazing fast charging
The OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G comes equipped with innovative and class-leading 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 technology which means that charging your phone is a matter of minutes. The 4500 mAh battery can run for up to four hours of juice with a quick 5-minute charge. This eliminated the need to carry a power bank for us which is a common feature on many smartphones these days
In terms of our first impression, the star of the show is the device’s AI-powered camera that will not only help you shoot outstanding photos and videos but will redefine smartphone videography like never before. Taking videos with the device was such an easy and enjoyable experience. However, unlike camera-led devices, the Reno6 Pro 5G did not disappoint on other parameters. Be it performance, charging, or its superlative design the device is a superphone that is capable of delivering more than you imagine.
There is no prize for guessing that the OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G is going to rock the charts once launched. For an asking price of Rs. 39990, this phone is an obvious choice for most. And if you’re a content creator or a mobile photographer or someone who wants to shoot amazing videos without compromising on performance then head on Flipkart and get the phone right away.
OPPO has multiple offers lined up on the purchase of this brand-new device, which includes
- 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.
- 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.
- You can also bookmark this page to pick up the smartphone from Flipkart as soon as sales go live.
Along with the Reno6 Pro 5G, OPPO also announced exciting offers on its IoT products. Check these out here
- OPPO Enco X True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones will now be available in an exciting new blue color variant along with a price cut.
- Starting July 14th all three color variants (White, Black, and Blue) will be available for a price of Rs 8990 for 7 Days. With the OPPO Enco X True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones, you get hybrid active noise cancellation which can be adjusted as per user requirements to give a digitally precise audio experience.
- There will also be a price drop for the OPPO Watch that is now available with the latest software version that introduces 10 new watch faces, including one that reflects the design language of the Reno6 series. The synergy between OPPO Watch and the smartphone is also enhanced. Consumers will be able to buy the OPPO Watch for a special price of Rs 12990 for 41mm and Rs 17990 for 46 mm for the first 7 days starting July 14th, 2021.
- OPPO Enco W31 will be also we available at a special price of INR 1999 in bundle offer when you buy the Reno6 Pro 5G