After a week of use, this is our analysis of the Oppo Reno 6 Pro, a mobile that does not want to compete in the battle of quality/price, but that is going to make it very difficult for mobiles that are 100 or 200 euros more expensive.
A few days ago, Oppo presented its new generation of Reno. They are mobiles that, at first, were designed for a young user and, above all, a content creator, but in this sixth generation they have been planted in the high-end with all the rights.
When we tell you our impressions of both the Reno 6 and the Reno 6 Pro, we already warned you that they were going to make things difficult for companies that were somewhat higher in price, but that these phones did not compete for a great quality/price ratio.
Their arguments? For that there are already other brands of the group itself (such as OnePlus and Realme, especially), and because in these Reno 6 they are combining premium materials, TOP design, and very good components.
Oppo Reno 6 Pro analysis sections :
- Design: Oppo Glow shines with its own light and keeps fingerprints away
- Display: fantastic AMOLED panel for those looking for curves
- Performance: the Snapdragon 870 makes good friends with ColorOS 11, although you have to get used to it
- Autonomy: one day if you put a rod in it, but it charges in just over half an hour
- Camera: the IMX766 shines again in a set in which we only have the macro to spare
- Conclusion: one of the roundest and most recommendable phones of 2021, although it is not quality/price
Oppo Glow shines with its own light and keeps fingerprints away
There are several points in which this Reno 6 Pro stands out and one of them is the design. It is obvious that the company continues to use that finish called ‘Oppo Glow’ that we have already seen in other mobile phones of the brand and they do so precisely because of the good visual result it offers.
It is a mobile that, in any of the two colors that have arrived in our country, draws attention both for the color itself, which is very beautiful, and for the brightness that occurs depending on how the light falls.
In the box comes a protective cover that I think is of quality, especially in the corners, but it takes away all the charm to the touch of the back.
The camera module sticks out a bit and, as it is so large, on a table it makes the mobile dance a lot, but hey, in the end it is the price to pay when making a mobile 8 millimeters thick, which you already know that the module it’s going to stand out.
As I say, the touch is very premium and the weight does not seem exaggerated to me , but I do notice that that camera module and the components at the top make the mobile beat in that area, something that shocks at first, but you get used to it. .
The sides are made of polished aluminum and blend beautifully with the curved edges of both the back and the screen, reinforcing that premium feel.
On the right side we have the lock button and on the left the volume button. The pulsation is good and they are well placed so that we do not have to make a stranger with our fingers.
At the bottom we have the USB-C, one of the two speakers, a microphone and the DualSIM slot with protection against water. The mobile, by the way, is IP57 certified .
Fantastic AMOLED panel for those looking for curves
Those good design feelings carry over to the screen. If you like flat screens, this mobile is not for you and you will have to look at the non-Pro model, since that does have a flat panel.
In the Reno 6 Pro, although it is very light, we have a curvature on the sides that, well, is what is associated with the most premium range ( except for the iPhone , which continues to bet on flat panels).
And we have a panel that is very, very similar to the one we had on the X3 Neo. 6.55 “diagonal with FullHD + resolution, 20: 9 aspect ratio and 90 Hz refresh rate .
They are identical characteristics to those we had in the Find and the truth is that, to see content, it is a spectacular panel.
The contrast of the AMOLED panel is high and the colors are somewhat saturated, but Oppo an alternative mode ‘Soft’ in case you want a somewhat more natural palette. With the ones that comes standard, honestly, I’m more than happy.
The viewing angles are excellent and the response is very, very good. We can choose between a fixed 60 Hz or the ‘High’ option that varies between 60 Hz and 90 Hz depending on whether or not the app in question is compatible with the high refresh rate.
And by software we have some options such as visual comfort that limits blue light or the possibility of choosing a colder or warmer color palette, as well as a mode that passes SDR content to simulated HDR.
And, speaking of HDR, let’s go with the brightness. We have a very high average of 883.13 lux with a deviation of only 6 lux . Not only is it a brilliant display, but it is very uniform.
In addition to ensuring a good reproduction of HDR content, this is valid so that we have a good experience in full light outdoors, and the truth is that these days we have not had any complaints in this regard.
I think the brightness is more than sufficient on sunny days and the automatic brightness sensor responds quickly and accurately.
It is, in short, a very good screen to consume content, but the truth is that I do not understand very well why we do not have 120 Hz .
I think that due to the price and ambition of this terminal, we should have that refresh rate instead of 90 Hz as a maximum. It is something that we already pointed out with the Find X3 Neo and that is repeated in this model.
And yes, 90 Hz is very smooth, but we are talking about an 800 euro model at the end of 2021.