OPPO Reno6 5G Unboxing and First Impressions

OPPO launched the Reno6 series 5G smartphones in India last week. The Reno6 5G is the cheaper model in the series that features a slightly smaller flat display compared to a curved screen in the Pro version. This is powered by Dimensity 900 SoC instead of Dimensity 1200 in the Pro version. Let use check out the unboxing and first impressions of the phone.

Box Contents

  • OPPO Reno6 in Aurora colour
  • 2-pin 65W (10V at 6.5A) Super VOOC 2.0 fast charger
  • USB Type-C cable
  • USB Type-C earphones
  • Clear protective case
  • SIM ejector tool
  • User manual

The phone has a 6.43-inch Full HD+ OLED display with up to 800 nits brightness and 90Hz refresh rate. It has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

On the top left edge of the device, there is a single punch hole that houses the 32MP front camera. On the top edge of the display is the speakerphone for calls, but it does not function as a loudspeaker. There is an in-display fingerprint scanner on the bottom part of the screen.

The Reno6 5G is the first smartphone to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC, which is a 6nm octa-core CPU that can clock up to 2.4GHz and has ARM Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. The SoC is 5G capable, and it is complimented by 8GB of RAM with additional 3GB/5GB of expanded memory. It runs ColourOS 11.3 that is based on Android 11.

Regarding the button placements, the power button is present on the right side, volume rockers are on the left side, secondary microphone is present on the top, dual SIM slot, primary microphone, USB Type-C port and the loudspeaker grill are on the bottom. This doesn’t have an expansion slot and 3.5mm audio jack. As you can see, this has a 7.59mm sleek body with a metal frame, and you can see the antenna cutouts. Since it has a flat design, it is solid to hold, offering a good grip.

The phone features a 64MP main camera with OmniVISION OV64B sensor, f/1.7 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide camera with Sony IMX355 sensor, a 2MP macro camera with OV02B10 sensor. It has Portrait and cinematic bokeh flare video effects. Check out the camera samples.

The OPPO Reno Glow finish in the Aurora version creates a subtle shimmering effect to the anti-glare glass, while making it fingerprint-resistant. The company says that it has over 20 patent filed globally for the design. It weighs 182 grams, even though it has a slightly smaller battery compared to the Reno6 Pro. It packs a 4300mAh battery with support for 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging that can charge the phones up to 100% in half an hour.

The OPPO Reno6 5G also comes in Stellar Black colour and will be available to pre-order from Flipkart for Rs. 29,990 starting from July 23rd and will ship starting from July 29th.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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