Oppo A57 5G: the revamped version of the A56 5G is available in China

Oppo is launching a new affordable smartphone in China, the A57 5G, which replaces the A56 5G. In particular, it has a large battery and a more powerful chip, the Dimensity 810.

Dimensity 810 is a power-efficient chip. It comes with MediaTek’s HyperEngine 2.0, which intelligently and dynamically manages the CPU and GPU. It comes with a powerful network engine, which will allows you Intelligent prediction of Wi-Fi & 5G concurrency.

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Oppo often offers new smartphone models, especially for its entry-level product category. This is the case with the new A57 5G, a low-cost phone with 5G support. The device will be released first in China, where it’s currently up for pre-order, with a sales launch tomorrow. It presents itself as a more powerful version of the A56 5G.

OPPO A57 5G: ITS TECHNICAL SHEET
The Oppo A57 5G, therefore, has a new SoC, the Dimensity 810 from MediaTek. It is offered with 8 GB of RAM (and up to 5 GB of additional virtual RAM) and 128 GB of storage, with the possibility of adding a microSD card . On the software side, ColorOS 12 ( Android 12 ) is installed.

The resolution of the 6.56-inch LCD panel still tops out at 720 x 1612 pixels, but at least benefits from a refresh at 90 Hz. The color range has been improved.

On the camera, no big noticeable change compared to the previous A56 5G. It is a double sensor which is proposed at the back: one of 13 Mpx and another for the depth, of 2 Mpx. The video is capable of going up to 30 frames per second, no more.

Good surprise however on the battery: it has a capacity of 5000 mAh. For charging, it will apparently be content with 10 W wired. A headphone jack is available, as well as a side fingerprint reader, unlike NFC which is conspicuous by its absence. Oppo has also implanted a second antenna to ensure a good connection when the user holds his phone in landscape mode.

It is not known if this model will ever be offered in Europe. For the moment, it is available for pre-order only in China, at a price of 1,500 yuan, or around 215 euros, for its 8+128 GB version. Three colors are available for the Oppo A57 5G: black, blue and lilac.

The Oppo F21 Pro smartphone will be introduced on April 12

Oppo is introducing 4G and 5G models of F21 on April 12.

But details about the new phone have come out ahead of time.

The 5GB model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage will be priced at PKR 63,000 while the 4G model will be available at PKR 53,000.

According to Lex, the Oppo F21 Pro 4G will be powered by a Snapdragon 680 processor.

The phone will have a 6.43-inch Full HD Bridge AMOLED display, while the Android 11 operating system will be integrated with Color OS 12.1.

The fingerprint sensor will be installed inside the display while 33 watt fast charging support with 4500 mAh battery will be provided.

The phone will have a 32-megapixel selfie camera hidden in a punch hole design.

The back of the phone will have a setup of 3 cameras with a 64-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel microscope and a 2-megapixel depth unit camera.

The phone is being introduced in India for the first time but it is likely that the same could be introduced in Pakistan in April.

OnePlus’ new flagship iPhone 10 Pro goes on sale globally

OPPO F19 Pro – Fun with Every Shoot

Oppo’s tagline “Fun with Every Shoot” clearly indicates the Oppo F19 Pro has been specially designed for people who love taking pictures. The features for photography clearly confirm my statement.

Oppo has rightly chosen the chipset which will enable the company to incorporate stunning AI-camera actions and perform depth processing enhancements for portrait pictures and scene segmentation.

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Here is a list of some stunning features for photographers.

1. Now you can make AI Color Portrait Videos in vivid colors. The good thing is that AI-powered software enables you to change the background to black and white. I will give your videos a new touch. 

2. Opp19 Pro can now capture videos with the front and back cameras together in split-screen mode.

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3. Now you can make BokehCharming Portrait Videos. It means you can blur the background during the video shoot.

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4. Oppo has given three amazing modes to capture your videos in night-time: Cosmopolitan, Astral, and Dazzle.

Mode : Dazzle

Ultra Sleek Design

Oppo F19 is very slim and thin. It has been designed in such a way that you can hold all day in your hand without discomfort.

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Screen

Oppo F19 Pro has large Super AMOLED screen featuring a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio and In-Display Fingerprint 3.0.

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The above-mentioned details clear indicate that the screen is impressive. Oppo F19 Pro owners can enjoy their videos, movies, and games.

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Gaming, photography and video recording require power CPU and GPU.

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The G95 octa-core CPU features two powerful Arm Cortex-A76 processors cores clocked up to 2.05GHz, plus six Cortex-A55 efficiency-focused processors. Its immense graphics performance is provided by an Arm Mali-G76 MC4 with speeds that boost to 900MHz  Up to 10GB of LPDDR4X at 2133MHz provides generous bandwidth

Battery Power

30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0

Oppo launches its Find X5 Pro, the best photophone of the year

It was during an online conference this Thursday, February 24, 2022, that Oppo launched its new top-of-the-range model, the Find X5 Pro. It also unveiled the Find X5 and the Find X5 Lite.

The company says this model is capable of capturing night videos in 4K .

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A futuristic design inspired by the lunar conquest
This new top-of-the-range model is the worthy successor to the Oppo Find X3 Pro that we released last year. Its design is inspired by “space and space-age design from the time of the moon landing “.

Its dimensions are also very similar since the new top of the range from Oppo measures 163.7 mm in height and 73.9 mm in width for 8.5 mm in thickness. The whole thing still weighs 218 grams.

At the front, there is a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus glass. There is embedded a punch in the upper left corner, which houses the front sensor.

It must be said that the feeling of lack of frame offered by Oppo is particularly pleasant. The chassis offers the classic volume (left side) and power (right side) buttons, as well as a USB-C port and the SIM card drawer at its base.

Its back is, again, a curved one-piece. The difference this time around is that it’s made of ” nanoscale microcrystalline ceramic .” It is a surface twice as hard as glass It is able to resist scratches better.

Its centerpiece is its photo island, whose sensor layout has been revised. But we will come back to it. Let’s finish by specifying that the Oppo Find X5 Pro meets the IP68 standard: it is splash-proof, water-proof, and dust-proof.

A solid technical sheet
Under the hood of the Oppo Find X5 Pro, we find the benchmark for high-end Android models, namely Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC , coupled with 12 GB of RAM. 5G compatible and capable of supporting Wi-Fi 6E , Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC, it above all offers 30% higher performance and 25% greater energy efficiency than the previous generation.

Its screen with WQHD+ resolution (3,216 x 1,440 pixels), HDR10+ compatible , benefits from a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz, but is adaptive to optimize the performance of the smartphone according to the content displayed: reading It thus makes it possible to limit battery consumption when a high refresh rate is not necessary.

It is also boosted by the O1 Ultra Vision engine to scale 720px and 1080px footage to create a 2160px super-resolution image. Enough to make the most of the high-resolution screen of the Oppo Find X5 Pro, with deeper blacks and a richer range of tones.

The smartphone has a large 5,000 mAh battery, compatible with SuperVOOC 80W fast charging to bring an almost empty battery to 50% in about 12 minutes. The Oppo Find X5 Pro also supports the AirVOOC 50W wireless function for a full charge in 47 minutes.

Finally, to avoid burning your fingers, the top of the range has a multi-level cooling system, capable of dissipating heat more efficiently, especially the surface temperature, when pushing the smartphone with demanding games using refresh rates from 90 to 120 Hz.

4K Night Video Capture
At the front, the punch houses a 32 Mpx Sony IMX 709 sensor (1 / 2.74”, 0.8 µm photosites; 21 mm f / 2.4 lens) with better light capture. If its angle is, by default, 80°, it automatically changes to 90° when friends join you so that everyone enters the frame.

The photo module on the back of the Oppo Find X5 Pro has two 50MP Sony IMX 766 sensors. One for the wide angle (1/1.56”, photosites 1 µm; 25 mm f/1.7 80° lens), the other for the ultra wide angle (1/1.56”, photosites 1µm; 15mm f/2.2 110° lens), to ensure better consistency and color accuracy on the two popular cameras.

A third 13 Mpx sensor completes the trio to detect the color spectrum of a scene with its 13 channels (instead of the 5-channel RGBCW sensor of the previous model). Thus, with the improved AWB algorithm, it offers higher quality rendering, which reproduces real colors and restores natural tones. The whole thing is completed by a five-axis optical stabilization system.

Oppo has renewed its partnership with Hasselblad engineers to offer a range of creative filters for more original and professional-looking photos.

But on the photography side, the element that catches our attention the most is the MariSilicon X chip which offers best-in-class power efficiency while delivering high-level imaging performance, up to 18 TOPS ( Tera Operations Per Second ).

It allows you to capture HDR videos with 20-bit color depth, with a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 between the brightest and darkest areas, and a dynamic range of up to 120 dB. Thus, the Oppo Find X5 Pro could capture night videos in 4K with an image as clear as a photo.

Oppo Find X5 and Find X5 Lite
The Oppo Find X5 Pro is launched alongside two other models in the range. The Find X5 is its closest relative, with which it shares many elements. The latter is slightly smaller (160.3 x 72.6 mm) and lighter (196 grams) but thicker (8.7 mm). On the back, it’s covered in a curved one-piece hot-formed glass, like the Find X3 Pro.

Its 6.5-inch OLED screen is “limited” to an FHD+ resolution (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) with a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz. If it has the same photo module on the back, its selfie sensor differs slightly since this time it is a Sony IMX 615, 32 Mpx (1/2.74”, photosites 0.8 µm; 25 mm f/2.4 lens) limited to an angle of 81°.

It is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC paired with 8 GB of RAM, and a slightly smaller battery (4,800 mAh) compatible with 80 W SuperVOOC fast charging. It also supports wireless charging. AirVOOC wire, but at 30W.

As for the Oppo Find X5 Lite, its design is more conventional than that of its big brothers.

It offers a 6.4” AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. It is equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC, 5G compatible, coupled with 8 GB of RAM. The latter is virtually expandable from 2 to 5 GB depending on the storage space available.

It has a 4,500 mAh battery, compatible with SuperVOOC 65 W fast charging, for a full charge in 31 minutes. The point on which the Chinese manufacturer presses the most is, of course, the photo and in particular the portrait.

t the front, its punch houses a 32 Mpx sensor while the island at the back includes three sensors. A 64 Mpx wide angle, an 8 Mpx ultra wide angle and a 2 Mpx macro sensor. All boosted with AI to obtain the most beautiful bokeh effects!

Price and availability
The three new flagships of the Chinese manufacturer are officially launched this Thursday, February 24, 2022. They will be marketed on March 24, but Oppo is already offering great pre-order offers, from March 9 to 23.

The Oppo Find X5 Pro is available in two colors, Ceramic White and Ice Black, but only one configuration: 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage space. All for 1,299 euros. For any pre-order, you will receive a pack consisting of white OPPO Enco X headphones , a black OPPO Watch Free, a protective Kevlar case and an AirVOOC 50W induction charger, all for a retail value of 380 €.

Also available in Black and White colors, the Oppo Find X5 is content with an 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of memory configuration, to be priced at 999 euros. For any pre-order, you receive a pack consisting of black OPPO Enco X headphones, a black OPPO Watch Free and a Kevlar shell with a retail value of €300.

Finally, the Oppo Find X5 Lite, available in Sky Blue or Starry Black with the Oppo Glow finish, offers 8 GB of RAM (virtually expandable) and 256 GB of storage memory. And its price is 499 euros.

Oppo first foldable smartphone – Oppo Find N

The Oppo company has just also launched its first foldable smartphone – Oppo Find N. Engineers have been working on the device for four years and made six prototypes.

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A handset was created that is to flow on the new wave of flexible screen phones. Earlier, their solutions in this exceptionally young category of equipment were already presented, among others Samsung and Huawei.

As indicated by Oppo, their smartphone is the first to use the so-called Landscape Ratio in the internal display, and thus provides users with a smoother switching between the 7.1-inch internal display and the 5.49-inch external display. With an aspect ratio of 8.4: 9, the internal display unfolds directly to landscape mode, allowing users to watch movies, play or read without having to turn the device.   

Oppo Find N can transform into a mini laptop, allowing you to take notes. The smartphone can also be used as your own tripod.
       

Find N has a triple camera set consisting of a main 50MP Sony IMX 766 sensor, a 16MP ultra wide-angle lens, and a 13MP telephoto lens, as well as selfies on the internal and external display. The heart of the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip supported by 12 GB RAM and 512 GB of mass memory. The battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh provides all-day working time and allows you to charge up to 100 percent. in 70 minutes. The folded Oppo smartphone will initially go on sale in China (on December 23) – the cheapest version will cost 7,699 yuan

Oppo Reno 7 Series Introduced Globally

Reno 7 Series – Photo courtesy of Oppo

Oppo launched the Renault 7 series phones in China in November 2021. Now  they are introducing the series globally.

The global introduction of Renault 7 series started from India where Renault 7 and Renault 7 Pro were introduced.

Both the phones comes with 5G support but Renault 7 Pro is the best device which has MediaTek’s Dimensity 1200 Max processor.

The Renault 7 Pro has a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with 90 Hz refresh rate and 180 Hz touch sampling rate.

The fingerprint sensor is mounted inside the screen and a 32-megapixel selfie camera with Sony IMX709 sensor is hidden in the punch hole design.

On the back of the phone there is a setup of 3 cameras in which the main camera is 50 megapixels while 2-megapixel macro and an ultra-wide camera has been given.

The Oppo Reno 7 Pro comes with a 4500 mAh battery with 65 watt charging support. It comes with the Android 12 operating system seemlessly integrated with Color OS 12.

The phone will be equipped with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage while virtual RAM feature is also a part of it and the company claims that the RAM capacity can be increased by 7 GB more.

The Renault 7, on the other hand, is pretty much the same as the Pro model with MediaTek’s Dimensity 900 processor.

The phone has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with 90 Hz refresh rate, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

The back of the phone has a setup of 64-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel Ultra Wide and 2-megapixel macro cameras, while the front has a 32-megapixel camera.

The 4500 mAh battery is available with 65 watt fast charging support.

The Oppo Reno 7 is priced at 39 390 (over PKR 68,000) while the Oppo Renault 7 Pro is priced at 53 535 (over PKR 93,000).

After India, the phone series is expected to be launched in Pakistan soon.

Oppo plans to launch Reno 7 series in the international market on February 4

Reno 7 Series – Photo courtesy of Oppo

Oppo had introduced the Reno 7 series phones in China in November 2021. Now the company is launching the series  globally.

The global launch of the Reno 7 series will begin on February 4 in India.

Reno 7, Reno 7 Pro and Reno 7E will be introduced by this company.

All three phones have 5G support, but the Renault 7 Pro is the best device with a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 Max processor.

The Reno 7 Pro has a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with 90 Hz refresh rate and 180 Hz touch sampling rate.

The fingerprint sensor is mounted inside the screen and a 32-megapixel selfie camera with Sony IMX709 sensor is hidden in the punch hole design.

On the back of the phone there is a setup of 3 cameras in which the main camera is 50 megapixels Sony IMX766 while 2 megapixel macro and an ultra wide camera has been given.

The Oppo Reno 7 Pro comes with a 4500 mAh battery with 65 watt charging support, while the Android 12 operating system is integrated with Color OS 12.

The phone will be equipped with 8 to 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

The Oppo Reno 7 is pretty much the same as the Pro model with a 4500 mAh battery but with 60 watts of fast charging support instead of 65.

The Reno 7 comes with 8 to 12 GB of RAM and 128 to 256 GB of storage while the Snapdragon 778 G processor is present.

The back of the phone has a setup of 64-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel Ultra Wide and 2-megapixel macro cameras, while the front has a 32-megapixel camera.

The phone has a 6.43 inch AMOLED display with 90 Hz refresh rate.

The Reno 7E is the cheapest phone in the series with a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with 90 Hz refresh rate.

Inside the phone is a 4500 mAh battery with 33 watts fast charging support.


The Reno 7SE has MediaTek’s Dimensity 900 processor with 8GB of RAM and 128 to 256GB of storage.

The back of the phone has a setup of 3 cameras with a 48-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel macro and a 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera.

Oppo launched low-end smartphone A36

Oppo has introduced another low-end A-series smartphone.

Oppo A36 has been introduced in China with Snapdragon 680 processor.

This phone has a 6.56 inch LCD display with 90 Hz refresh rate but the resolution is only 720p.

On the front is an 8-megapixel selfie camera with a punch-hole design.

 Similarly, there is a dual camera setup on the back, the camera of which is similar to the Island Renault 7, ie the cameras are hidden in 2 large circles.

The phone has a 13-megapixel main camera with a 2-megapixel portrait helper camera.

The A36 comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage which can be further expanded with a microSD card.

Running on Android 11 operating system, this phone has a 5000 mAh battery with 10 watts fast charging support.

The phone is priced at 1599 Chinese Yuan (over PKR 44,000) and will be available in Blue and Black

Oppo A96 5G

Recently, a large number of smartphones have been launched with  “dual cameras”. Oppo has launched its A95 5G with LED rings around cameras. I believe this design will fail to impress customers. This device has been recently launched in China. 

Oppo A96 is an average smartphone , but its camera is quite minimalist. It consists of two cameras – 48 and 2 Mpx, the auxiliary one is used to blur the background. As a consolation – “breathing” illumination is mounted around the lenses. In the front, in the screen hole, we find a 16 Mpx camera, and the screen itself is fortunately OLED, although it has a rather wide “chin”. The screen diagonal is 6.43 inches, and the resolution – Full HD + with standard refresh. The touch panel has a refresh rate of 180 Hz.

The heart of Oppo A96 was the Snapdragon 695 processor, supported by 8 GB of LPDDR4x memory, which can be enlarged in a virtual way by 5 GB. The set still includes 256 GB of UFS 2.1 internal memory, but not expandable. The smartphone powers a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh, charging with a power of 33 W. The whole thing is slim – 7.49 mm – and quite light – 171 g. The price is 1999 yuan, or USD $315.

OPPO Reno 6 5G is the entry-level model in the series.

OPPO Reno 6 5G is the entry-level model in the series. The smartphone slightly looks like iPhone. It comes with a unique Reno Glow housing, a display with high refresh rate. The most attractive feature is its fast charger. This charger allows you to fully charge the battery in 30 minutes. However, it has components which are not very impressive. Considering all this I think the price is little bit high?

The Price of Oppo Reno 6 is Rs. 63000/- in Pakistan. 

Packaging and accessories

Inside the box, your will find a 65 W fast charger, a USB cable (USB-A to USB-C), a transparent, silicone case, a pin for opening the SIM card tray and wired headphones with a USB-C connector. It is worth adding that a protective film is attached to the screen at the factory.

Construction and Screen

The design of the Reno 6 is unique. The color of the panel is Artic blue which give the panel a look of the frozen sheet of ice. Oppo has named this pattern ‘Reno Glow’. The panel surface has been designed in a such a way that you will not see finger prints on the casing, and the smartphone is more resistant to scratches.

The smartphone itself weighs 182 grams and in terms of size it is a handy, though angular device. 

The 6.43-inch flat screen has Full HD + resolution, which gives 410 pixels per inch. This is an AMOLED panel, so we get deep blacks, saturated colors and excellent contrast. The colors are pretty cool – the white is a bit blue – but this can be changed in the settings (white balance and vivid or soft color mode). The brightness level allows for comfortable use of the device both at night and on a sunny day. Let’s not forget about the higher refresh rate – we have 90 Hz here, which may not be the highest value available, but it is a good compromise between getting a noticeably smoother interface without exposing the battery to excessive consumption. It is a pity that there is no adaptive mode that would automatically select the frequency due to what is actually displayed on the screen. It is worth adding that the smartphone supports HDR10 and Widevine L1, it also supports the OSIE (OPPO Screen Image Engine) technology, which has an intelligent adjust the colors to the displayed content.

The screen is protected by a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and the display is surrounded by narrow frames – the bottom of which is noticeably the thickest. In total, the screen takes up approx. 90% of the front panel. Its symmetry is disturbed by the hole in the upper left corner where the selfie camera is placed. On the border of the upper frame and the metal edge, we can see the speaker slot for conversations. In the lower part of the screen there is a fingerprint scanner – at the right height and fast and effective in operation. It is worth adding that the smartphone can be easily used while wearing glasses with polarization.

You will not notice any dirt or fingerprints on the back panel – this is due to the specifically finished housing (including colored foil, reflective nanolaminate and indium coating). However, this does not change the fact that it is quite slippery. The manufacturer placed his logo here, and also printed mandatory certifications and markings – fortunately, they are not too conspicuous.

The photo module landed in the upper left corner – it protrudes about 1.5 mm above the housing and has a color corresponding to the color of the panel – although with a different finish There are three cameras, and they are accompanied by a color temperature sensor and a LED flash. You can see that the manufacturer did not try to expose this module, but rather camouflages it neatly

The Oppo Reno 6 5G frame is metal, which you can immediately feel when you pick up the phone. The edges of the phone are flat, slightly cut at the edges and interrupted in places by antenna strips. Thanks to this angularity, the whole thing takes on an elegant character. On the right side there is a screen on / off button with a green color accent, on the bottom there is an external speaker, a USB-C port, a microphone opening and a tray for two SIM cards. On the left side there is a separated volume control, and on the upper edge – a microphone hole for noise reduction. The buttons are metal and quite shallow, but in practice I had no problem with feeling and using them. There are no old school elements such as a 3.5 mm mini-jack connector and a memory card slot.

System and Applications

The smartphone works with ColorOS 11, based on Android 11, with the security update of August 5, 2021. There is some bloatware here (including Amazon Shopping, Booking.com, Facebook, LinkedIn, Prime Video, TikTok) but unnecessary applications can be uninstalled without any problems.

The software is extensive and refined in practically every aspect. In addition, it gives a lot of possibilities in terms of personalizing the device – you can choose the appearance of the AoD screen, change the icons, theme color and animation when touching the fingerprint scanner. There is also edge lighting, a game space, a sidebar for quick access to applications and specific functions.

Sound

The loudspeaker is single and is placed on the bottom edge. It emits a sound to the side, not towards the user, and it is easy to cover it with your finger while holding the device in a horizontal orientation. In terms of sound, the smartphone is moderately loud, gives the correct sound, albeit with a predominance of medium and high tones, and works well when using YouTube or watching series. Even so, Reno 6 5G would benefit if it offered a stereo system that has competition in the same price range. It is a pity there is also no universal headphone jack here. But at least, as a sake, the manufacturer included headphones with a USB-C connector in the set.

In terms of sound, the smartphone will not impress with its equipment, but there is support for Dolby Atmos technology. The producer for playing music has also pre-installed the company’s application and YouTube Music here.

Photos and videos

The triple camera houses three sensors, which are to meet the photographic aspirations of amateurs of mobile photography. The main camera with the OmniVision 64B sensor has 64 MP and a lens with f/1.7 brightness. It is supported by an 8 MP camera with an f/2.2 ultra wide-angle lens (120 degrees) and a 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture. It’s a good set, although – taking into account the price range – I expected something more. The smartphone can also record video in 4K quality at 30 fps and Full HD at 60 fps. What’s more, for Full HD resolution, electronic image stabilization works, there is also a special mode that improves stabilization (however, it involves cropping the image).

Sample photos taken with the phone look very good, with the appropriate level of detail and sharpness, and natural colours. At high magnification, while viewing the photos on the monitor screen, we notice that the photos tend to be soft, a bit blurry – but this is a feature of the camera, not its disadvantage. By default, they are 16 megapixels, but you can force a resolution of 64 megapixels – you gain a bit of detail but lose brightness. Daytime photos look great, have the right dynamics and efficient HDR. Focusing is instant, or you can use the 2x zoom, which is a digital zoom (there is also a 5x and 10x zoom, but it’s not worth using them). But nowadays rarely any smartphone can not cope with photos in good lighting – worse conditions and photos after dark are a real challenge.

On the other hand, night shots look average, especially in terms of photo detail and white balance. Compared to the camera, the main photos also lack contrast. The night mode (for the main and ultra-wide-angle cameras) slightly improves the quality of photos – it de-noises them and strengthens the contrast, although you need to maintain a stable position for a few seconds. But don’t expect above-average results anyway.

Photos from a camera with an ultra-wide angle lens in good conditions are rather average, but have a noticeably weaker quality, different colors and are darker than the photos from the main camera. There is also a 2 MP macro camera – something that frequently appears as a clog in cheaper smartphones. However, in a model for over 2,000 I would prefer something more useful, such as a telephoto lens.

Oppo Reno 6 5G offers generally correct photos – but doesn’t really stand out in terms of photography in its price shelf.

The camera application is powerful and intuitive to use. The most important switches and modes are at hand, there is artificial intelligence that helps in selecting the optimal settings for the photo, there are color filters – that is, what an application to operate the camera should have. The video recording modes currently available only to Oppo, i.e. the movie portrait mode, deserve special attention.

We have a 32 MP camera with f/2.2 brightness for selfies. It gives good looking photos with good detail and fairly correct background blur for portrait photos. By default, it is better to be careful with the beautification mode, which likes to smooth the face excessively, giving an effect that is far from natural.

Communication. Voice calls

The set of connectivity options is complete – as befits a mid-range device. It includes Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (with hotspot and Wi-Fi Direct), Bluetooth 5.1 module (with aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, AAC codec support), there is NFC for contactless payments, while in terms of geolocation, we have GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou and QZSS systems. None of the mentioned modules caused problems in everyday work, and navigation both in the city and outside it was reliable. There is a USB-C port (USB 3.1, OTG) from the physical connectors.

The smartphone supports 5G networks and supports two SIM cards. You can easily configure the default card for connections and data transfer. The quality of calls itself is a plus – everything is heard loud and clear.

Memory and performance

The smartphone offers 128 GB of memory – in practice about 106 GB for the user. If this is not enough space for files and applications, cloud solutions remain – in Reno 6 5G you cannot mount a memory card. It should also be noted that this is UFS 2.1 storage, not the newer and faster version of UFS 3.0.

The new, mid-shelf Mediatek Dimensity 900 processor, which has two ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2 GHz, is responsible for the speed and smoothness of work. This processor can be found in smartphones cheaper than Reno 6, such as Honor X20 or Honor 50 SE. In this price range I would expect at least Dimensity 1200. However, the processor is supported by Mali-G78 graphics and 8 GB of RAM (expandable by 2.3 or 5 GB).

Everyday – as well as in more resource-hungry applications – Reno 6 5G is at the level we expect from a solid mid-range. Multitasking is not a problem, switching between applications takes place without delay, and the device can also handle more demanding games (although you have to bear in mind that it will not satisfy the most demanding players). Rather, it sticks to lower graphics settings – you can change them to a higher one, but then the smoothness of the work will suffer. As shown by benchmarks and everyday use, there is no problem with throttling, and when playing (e.g. Asphalt 9 or Genshin Impact) the smartphone gets warmer, but not to such a level that using it becomes uncomfortable.

Battery

The energy for operation is provided by a battery with a capacity of 4300 mAh (basically two batteries with a capacity of 2150 mAh). For a smartphone with Chinese roots, it is a relatively unimpressive value – other manufacturers from the Middle Kingdom provide cells from 4500-5000 mAh as standard. But it does translate into good working times. It will easily survive a full day of intensive work or 2 days when we use a smartphone more sparingly.

•    lifetime with the screen on (YouTube, 1 SIM card, active Wi-Fi module, 50% screen brightness, minimum sound level) – 19 hours and 5 minutes;

•    result in PC Mark battery test – failed to complete the benchmark 3 times (unknown application error);

•    Geekbench result (full discharge, dim screen) – 9060 points, discharge after 15 hours and 6 minutes;

•    an hour of video streaming (Chrome, 1 SIM card, active Wi-Fi module, 50% screen brightness) – 7% battery less;

•    an hour of playing videos from the phone’s memory (airplane mode, system player, 50% screen brightness) – 6% battery less;

•    half an hour of using online navigation – 7-8%, battery less;

•    half an hour of playing Real Racing 3 – 8% battery less;

•    8 hours in standby mode – 1-2% less battery.

Chinese producers put a lot of emphasis on fast charging – the charging power increases, and the time in which we get a 100% filled cell is getting shorter. In the case of Oppo Reno 6 5G we are dealing with a 65W charge – and in practice a fully charged battery in just 30 minutes. After 15 minutes we will see 65%, the next quarter of an hour and the state of charge reaches 99%. The last percent is the slowest – but it’s a matter of about 5 minutes to get 100%. Unfortunately, there is no wireless charging here, which would look very good in the specification of a smartphone from this price range.

Summary

Oppo Reno 6 5G is a great smartphone with a design that makes it stand out from the crowd of other mid-range devices. It offers high performance and ensures smooth operation in all applications, the interface offers a lot of options to customize the phone to your liking, and the battery not only provides good working times, but can be recharged in as little as half an hour.

You can complain about some shortcomings – there is no headphone jack or support for microSD cards, cameras could be better, there is no stereo speakers or wireless charging. The last thing is the price – 499 euros is a lot considering what the competition offers. The middle shelf is very crowded and very competitive. Manufacturers use a similar specification, so ultimately the fight for buyers’ wallets is based on the right price. Chinese producers can really aggressively price their flagship products, but clearly Oppo is not one of them. And although the smartphone itself is recommendable, it is better to wait until it is cheaper. Because with what it offers, cheaper alternatives can be found.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

•    back panel texture (Reno Glow), anti-fingerprint and scratch resistant

•    elegant (slightly iPhone-like) look of the phone (flat screen and cut edges)

•    lots of options in the field of ColorOS personalization

•    AMOLED display with high screen refresh rate

•    well-working biometric security features: subscreen fingerprint scanner and facial recognition

•    unusual video modes

•    satisfactory performance and no throttling

•    expandable RAM

•    good working times

•    65W instant charge

•    strong charger, case and headphones included

•    RAM memory expansion up to 5 GB

Cons:

•    the price should be lower

•    no telephoto lens – instead there is a popular clog, i.e. a 2MP macro camera

•    not very impressive internal memory capacity

•    night shots could be better

•    no OIS on camera

•    single speaker

•    not dust- or waterproof

•    no wireless charging

•    without 3.5mm mini-jack and microSD card support