OPPO Reno6 5G Review: The Most Charming Retro Design

After inaugurating its cheapest variant with a 4G network a few weeks earlier, OPPO Indonesia finally brought two other, more premium variants. Namely the OPPO Reno6 5G and the Pro variant, both of which have different designs and chipsets.

Present as the middle variant, the OPPO Reno6 5G actually looks the most attractive. The features it carries are equally complete—a condition that is already very commonplace, considering the price tag is significantly more expensive than the 4G variant.

As long as I tried this smartphone as a daily driver, there were several points that made it better, and at the same time, inferior to its 4G variant. Here is the full review.

Table of Contents

Design

As I said before, I am actually more interested in the design of the OPPO Reno6 5G, rather than the more expensive variant. Of course, thanks to the Retro Ultra-Slim design it carries, it has a flat bezel or side body that looks firm but at the same time stylish and refreshing.

It is less than 7.6mm thick and weighs around 182 grams. The use of a metal frame and the rear body that uses the Reno Glow surface feels solid, even though the surface is a little slippery. In this section, the slightly sharp angle makes the grip increase, and is still comfortable in the palm of the hand.

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OPPO Reno6 5G comes in two color options; Aurora and Stellar Black. For the dark color variant, it still has an attractive color gradation, it will change slightly from black to blue when exposed to certain light reflections. The surface is matte, so it is free of fingerprints, aka it will always look clean.

The rear camera module does stick out a bit, and if you want more protection, you can take advantage of the soft case in the sales package. While the power button has an attractive green accent. Overall, one (or the best) in its class in terms of design.

Screen

Just like the side body, the screen of the OPPO Reno6 5G is also designed flat. I really like the bottom bezel which is quite thin, almost matching the other three sides, making it look very premium especially when the screen is on.

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The dimensions of the screen itself are 6.43 inches, with full HD + resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, plus a maximum brightness of 750 nits. In addition to being protected by Gorilla Glass 5, a screen protector is also installed from the manufacturer. While the color coverage reaches 93.28% DCI-P3.

The combination of thin bezels, small punch-hole camera dimensions and AMOLED panels make it very comfortable to look at. The difference that I found from the 4G variant, is the presence of the “Video color enhancer” feature, utilizing the O1 Ultra Vision Engine.

As I have also mentioned in the OPPO Find X3 Pro review , this is a feature that can spoil the eye, and must be tested directly. Automatically, the video display will look more contrast and colorful, both from YouTube, Netflix and other application sources.

While the fingerprint sensor is also like the OPPO flagship standard, it is fast and accurate. The always-on display support and the edge lightning feature to light up the screen around the left and right bezels are certainly a supporting feature to make it look more classy.

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Camera

Well, when compared to the 4G variant, the setup on the rear camera will look simpler. There are only three sensors placed in parallel, namely the main sensor 64MP f/1.7, wide-angle 8MP f/2.2 and macro 2MP f/2.4.

Yes, there is no special depth sensor, so portrait photos are produced purely from software. But don’t worry, the features are the same. Starting from Dual View Video, Bokeh Flare Portrait to Expert mode. The front camera itself has a resolution of 32MP and uses Sony’s sensor.

So what about the camera quality? In my opinion, quite okay. It’s fine, but the difference is barely noticeable when, again, compared to the cheaper version. The results of portrait photos remain the same even without a depth sensor, including when effects are applied in video.

Maybe because it uses MediaTek’s chipset, the resulting color tone is slightly different. The rear camera sometimes produces a slightly warm tone, while for selfies, the face looks significantly warmer, especially in high light.