Just a few weeks ago we checked out the Reno 6 Pro 5G at MW and were impressed with the design language. OPPO’s flagship Reno series has been one of the flagship lines that has seen a welcome return to slinky smartphones. Devices that pack a large display, a powerful battery and keep the heft under control. This Diwali edition retains the same design aesthetic but adds some bling to the OPPO premium line.
The Diwali edition of the OPPO Reno 6 Pro 5 is a showstopper. OPPO introduced a proprietary, new Reno Glow effect with the Reno 6 Pro. This unique anti-glare process lends this device a distinctive sheen that’s further accentuated by a Diamond Spectrum Process. This effect gets a whole new spin with this Diwali special edition. It’s finished in what OPPO calls Majestic Gold and it’s bound to grab attention at your favourite nightspot. It’s high on bling and yet it’s not way over the top. OPPO has customised its Color OS and added a matching wallpaper, UI as well as a charging interface.
Aside from the golden glow, it’s the slim form that’s likely to catch your attention. The device is under 8 mm and weighs just 177 gm despite a solid 4500 mAh battery under the hood. You won’t reach out for the charger in a hurry; I sailed through an entire day with extensive gaming, camera usage and about 3 hours of videos. OPPO bundles its trademark 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charger that takes the battery level from 0 to 100% in 31 minutes flat.
The other highlight is the 6.55-inch display (1080 x 2400 pixels) replete with a 90Hz refresh rate. With a 92.1% screen: body ratio, OPPO keeps this almost bezel-less and immersive. Colours are vibrant, gaming is ultra-smooth too.
The Reno 6 Pro has quite a few camera tricks up its sleeve. Our favourite feature is the Bokeh Flare Portrait video option. It delivers real-time video processing while capturing portrait videos. We tried it a few times even in lowlight and the subjects appear bright. There are also cool tools like AI Color Portrait videos. The quad rear cam is headlined by a 64MP lens and brings together an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP Macro cam and a 2MP mono lens. A 32MP selfie cam completes the camera set up.
OPPO has opted to stick with the MediaTek Dimensity processor (just like its predecessor). The Reno 6 Pro is propelled by a 5G ready MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset that gets a boost from a generous 12GB of RAM and 256GB of Internal memory. It’s not the fastest processor at this price point but delivers an impressive performance validated by our Geekbench score (2565 / multi-core). OPPO’s Color OS has certainly upped its game over the last year. We just wish it came with less bloatware and pre-installed apps.
The OPPO Reno 6 Pro 5G Diwali edition is for those who don’t mind the extra attention. This is an elegantly designed device with a slim form factor. It has a versatile camera and the hardware to back up the good looks.
The OPPO Reno 6 Pro 5G Diwali edition costs Rs 41,990 OPPO is also offering cashback offers of up to Rs 4,000 with select banks for a limited period.