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OPPO Reno6 Pro Review — OPPO’s Finest Reno Yet?
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OPPO Reno6 Pro Review — OPPO’s Finest Reno Yet?

by August 24, 2021
Overview
Highlights

Being the top-tier device in the series, the OPPO Reno6 Pro comes with an elegant design and features a Snapdragon 870 chipset plus 50MP quad camera setup. Will it impress?

Warranty

1-year

Price

RM2,999

Positives

+ Beautiful and premium design
+ Fast 65W charger
+ Feels good on the hands
+ Smooth UI experience thanks to 90Hz refresh rate

Negatives

- Some would consider the price is expensive
- Lacks 3.5mm headphone jack
- Inconsistent Bokeh Flare Portrait mode

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Pokde Rating
Appearance
8.3
Efficiency
7.8
Features
7.7
Materials
8.5
Performance
7.8
Portability
8.4
User Experience
7.9
Value
6.8
Bottom Line

A device that offers a premium experience but definitely needs refinement to back up its rather high price tag.

7.9
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Previously, we took a look at the OPPO Reno6 Z. Now, we turn our attention to the more powerful sibling in this OPPO Reno6 Pro review. What exactly does it offer? Let’s jump straight into it, shall we?

OPPO Reno6 Pro Unboxing

OPPO Reno6 Pro Review

The packaging is similar to the Reno6 Z but this time around, you won’t be getting the 3.5mm earphone. You can expect the following:

  • OPPO Reno6 Pro
  • 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charger
  • TPU case
  • SIM ejector
  • USB-C cable
  • Documentation

Appearance

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On the front, you have a 6.5-inch AMOLED 3D Curved display which also comes with 90Hz refresh rate and up to 180Hz touch sampling rate. As you can see, the 32MP selfie camera sits on the top-left corner. The secondary speaker is also located on the middle edge at the top too, in case you missed it.

On the right side, you’ll find the power button which has a nice green accent line on it. For the opposite left, there’s the usual volume rockers.

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Moving over to the bottom, you’ll find the SIM tray, USB-C port, and speaker grille.

OPPO Reno6 Pro Review — OPPO's Finest Reno Yet? 23Over at the top, there’s only a microphone hole to be found. Aside from that, you can clearly see the curvature of the device here.

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Similar to the Reno6 Z, the device comes in OPPO’s Reno Glow finish, and on our hands here is the Lunar Grey variant. On the top left is the quad camera setup and down below is where you’ll find the company’s branding.

OPPO Reno6 Pro Specifications

CPU Snapdragon 870 5G Octa-core (1 x 3.2GHz Kryo 585 & 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 585 & 4 x 1.80GHz Kryo 585) 7nm,
GPU Mali-G57 MC3
Memory 12GB
Storage 256GB
Display 6.5-inch AMOLED (1080×2400), 90Hz refresh rate, up to 180Hz touch sampling, HDR+
Rear Camera 50MP Sony IMX766, PDAF
16MP ultra-wide
13MP telephoto
2MP macro
Color Temperature Sensor, Night Mode, AI, HDR, portrait mode, Beautify, Pro Mode, Bokeh Flare
Selfie camera 32MP
Portrait mode, HDR, AI, Bokeh Flare
Connectivity 5G Band n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n40/n41/n66/n77/n78
LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/32/66
Dual SIM
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
Battery 4500mAh
65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging
Dimensions 160.8 x 72.5 x 7.99mm
Weight 188g
Ingress protection N/A

Performance

OPPO Reno6 Pro Review — OPPO's Finest Reno Yet? 25Starting off with the Antutu V9 test, the OPPO Reno6 Pro is no slouch as it packs a Snapdragon 870 chipset under the hood. While it is not the most powerful SoC in the market right now, it is still formidable as you can see from the scores here.

OPPO Reno6 Pro Review — OPPO's Finest Reno Yet? 26Geekbench tests out the CPU performance and here, we can see that the OPPO Reno6 Pro falls a bit short here in both single and multi-core tests compared to the vivo X60 Pro despite using the same chipset.

OPPO Reno6 Pro Review — OPPO's Finest Reno Yet? 27Over at 3DMark, the OPPO Reno6 Pro impresses in the graphics department, being above the X60 Pro this time around.

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Unfortunately, PCMark 3.0 wasn’t out when we tested the X60 Pro but in this case, the Reno6 Pro performed adequately for a device of its caliber.

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For the battery test on PCMark 3.0, the phone didn’t quite last as long as we hoped. You might think that the endurance of the battery isn’t impressive, but you have to take into account that it’s packing a smaller 4500mAh capacity compared to the rest on the list. So I’d say it’s decent enough in terms efficiency.

In terms of real-life use, I find that the smartphone could last me roughly 1 and a half day before I would find myself needing to recharge it. Of course, this would depend on your usage as well as your settings. You could turn off the higher 90Hz refresh rate off to enjoy a longer battery life but what’s the point of having good features if you’re not going to use it, am I right?

User Experience

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The first thing that I’ve noticed about the phone is the feel when you hold the device. It has a solid build quality and definitely feels good on the hands. It has a similar matte finish like the one I’ve tested on the Reno6 Z but this one feels more premium thanks to its curved edges and the extra weight (which I find still okay), giving it a sturdier grip. OPPO Reno6 Pro Review — OPPO's Finest Reno Yet? 31The screen is vibrant thanks to its AMOLED panel and HDR10+ certification, ensuring better quality when you’re watching content. Speaking of content, the speakers are surprisingly good and adequately loud for watching videos. Unfortunately, this smartphone doesn’t come with a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you’re gonna need a dongle, USB-C headset, or wireless ones for private listening.

When it comes to gaming, the experience is decent enough as I faced no sluggish performance or lag. After playing COD Mobile for around half an hour, you can definitely feel it warm up but it’s nothing alarming.

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This smartphone runs on ColorOS 11.3 and while the interface is mostly the same, I like the subtle live animation that’s running on the back. It’s similar to the one that I used on the OPPO Find X2 Pro which makes it looks more premium than the typical OPPO skin. I have no complaints about the smoothness and usability of the UI, it’s decent enough. In case you are not satisfied and would like more performance, you could turn your storage and convert them to virtual memory.

OPPO Reno6 Pro Review — OPPO's Finest Reno Yet? 33Nothing much is different with the camera UI as well. It’s pretty much straightforward and easy to use. Aside from that, I had no issues of shutter delays after taking a shot, which sometimes occur for smartphones in general.

In good lighting conditions, the Reno6 Pro does a decent job in photos. There’s up to 20x digital zoom and, as is the case with most smartphones today, you’d need steady hands to get a decent capture.

While the smartphone comes with the same Bokeh Flare Portrait mode that we saw on the Reno6 Z, I find that the result for this time around to be inconsistent. Some times, shots would look fine as I tested on its sibling but occasionally, when I take shots using the mode in low light mode, the flare would be too glaring or some weird patch would end up in some parts of my face.

You can check out the full-sized images by heading to the link right here.

OPPO Reno6 Pro Verdict

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The OPPO Reno6 Pro is the brand’s top tier device in the Reno6 Series and it definitely feels premium. It’s not exactly the most powerful device around but it’s not far off either. I did enjoy using the device but for the price of RM2,999, it’s kind of hard to justify. If only it came with a lower price tag alongside the bundle deals that they’ve prepared. I was mainly not that happy with the camera but it could be due to software issues which might be fixed later.

If you wish to go for an affordable option, you could instead opt for the OPPO Reno6 Z if you don’t care too much about the chipset, higher refresh rate, and charger to name a few. For that, I give the OPPO Reno6 Pro our Bronze Pokdeward.

Pokde-BronzeOur thanks to OPPO Malaysia for providing the OPPO Reno6 Pro that was used in this review. 

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Raja Idris
The name's King, Kingky King. Likes to keep it simple and straightforward. A person who games regardless of what platform. Need value for money performance? Get AMD.