OPPO recently unveiled the OPPO Reno6 5G to the Kenyan market and we have taken a ton of photos, selfies and videos using its main and front-facing cameras and in this review, we delve into how they all perform and what to expect. A full review is coming very soon.
Before we begin, you need to go watch our unboxing video here.
OPPO Reno6 5G comes with Dimensity 900 5G chip, 8GB of RAM(expandable), 128GB of onboard storage, a 6.43″ AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate, Reno Glow design, 65W fast charging, 4300mAh battery, Android 11 and ColorOS 11.3.
For optics, which is the main focus of this review, the OPPO Reno6 5G ships with a 64MP triple camera setup that features an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro lens.
We also have a 32MP punch-hole selfie camera.
Camera modes to check out include Bokeh Flare Portrait, improved AI Highlight Video, AI Color Portrait, Monochrome Video, Soloop Smart Video Editor, Night Flare Portrait, Ultra-clear 108MP Image, Dual-view Video among others which I loved playing around with.
And as usual, OPPO’s Reno Line doesn’t disappoint when it comes to photography.
Video bokeh lets you get a smooth cinematic and background blur effect powered and the effect is pretty dope for both regular videos and selfie videos when shooting vlogs. AI highlight video helps you shoot smooth videos even for lowlight scenes. Soloop video editor has templates for social media posting including TikTok and Instagram stories.
OPPO Reno6 5G takes some really nice shots in good lighting, and the ultrawide does really well, even in high contrast scenes. You can also take photos in their full resolution. You should give this mode a shot, as images are brilliantly detailed with crispy goodness.
Portraits turned out pretty well – vibrant colours, details and the blur effect.
Regular photos come out with good dynamic range, detail and vibrant colours and saturation.
The phone shines after dark too with its night mode – you’ll have to be still for amazing shots.
You can shoot 4K video at 30fps, 1080p at both 30fps and 60fps. Other video modes include Timelapse, Slowmo at 1080p, Dual Video and Film mode which switches to a landscape mode with either regular or ultrawide mode plus manual controls for focus, white balance, and ISO.
The videos are stable and sharp. You can also switch to the ultra steady mode for shooting moving objects.
You’ll definitely be winning competitions with the photos and videos taken by the OPPO Reno6 5G.
The lack of OIS is going to be and bummer for most users but overall the cameras deliver great results thanks to the synergy between the camera hardware and software even in the most challenging conditions.
Here are some samples:
Selfies and Portraits
Regular and Bokeh Shots
Lowlight and Night mode shots
I loved the versatility the OPPO Reno6 5G offers with its cameras and made it fun to use – letting your creative juices flow and like me, you’ll be taking more photos and videos than ever and sharing them with family, friends and acquaintances on social media.
Pricing and Availability
OPPO Reno6 5G goes for Ksh 59,999 is now available for pre-order till the 15th of this month at any OPPO store or online Jumia, Masoko, Kilimall and Sky Garden and the pre-order bundle includes the phone, Enco Air earbuds, OPPO band and backpack.