Oppo is launching the Reno 6 Pro 5G in India today. The new phone comes six months just after the Reno 5 Pro 5G (which itself had come six months just after the Reno 4 Pro). Contrary to the Reno 6 5G, which is also launching in India today, the Reno 6 Pro 5G is more than just an additional life style solution. It is a “pro” just after all. It has a curved screen, superior hardware, and a jacked-up price tag.
Next to the Reno 5 Pro on the other hand, the upgrades right here are marginal. Iterative, if you will. You can count them on your fingers. Oppo has tweaked the design and style a bit, added a more quickly method-on-chip (and more quickly storage) and spruced up the battery ever so slightly. Let’s take a rapid look at each and every of these upgrades one by one.
The Reno 6 Pro has a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. The Reno 5 Pro came with a Dimensity 1000 Plus. Dimensity 1200 is MediaTek’s very first 6nm chip. It is also the very first MediaTek chip to use the Cortex-A78 core. It has a tri-cluster CPU with a “prime” A78 core operating at 3.0GHz, 3 other A78 cores at 2.6GHz, and 4 A55 “efficiency” cores at 2.0GHz. Next to the Dimensity 1000 Plus, we’re searching at 22 % more quickly overall performance. It can also do this although consuming up to 25 % much less energy. Both chips pack the very same Mali-G77 GPU even though.
Oppo is working with rapidly UFS 3.1 storage in the Reno 6 Pro, an improvement more than UFS 2.1 inside the Reno 5 Pro. There is nevertheless no expandable storage.
The predicament is somewhat reminiscent of the Realme X7 Max (Dimensity 1200) and Realme X7 Pro (Dimensity 1000 Plus). But although Realme is working with a stainless-steel vapour cooling method inside the X7 Max to tame the beast, and it has also been capable to do that effectively (you can study more about this in our complete assessment right here), Oppo says it is working with a “multi-cooling” method in the Reno 6 Pro without having sharing any technical specifics.
Heating and throttling have been two of the greatest discomfort points of next gen chipsets like the Dimensity 1200. Even the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is not immune to this. OnePlus actually had to reduce the overall performance of some quite common Android apps like Chrome on the OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 in order to decrease energy consumption even though it chose to do that post launch – and just after most of the reviews have been out – via a computer software update and customers can not toggle that setting off so far. Geekbench has de-listed each the phones from its benchmark charts for OnePlus’ alleged “manipulation” techniques.
Fact of the matter is, not all Dimensity 1200/ Snapdragon 888-powered phones are developed equal. It would be fascinating to see how Oppo is handling this concern in the Reno 6 Pro. Strictly on the basis of core hardware even though, the Reno 6 Pro is undeniably a step above the Reno 5 Pro. Whether or not it is a step in the correct path is a thing that only time will inform.
Moving on, the Reno 6 Pro has a 4,500mAh battery. The Reno 5 Pro came with a smaller sized 4,350mAh battery.
As for design and style, here’s how the two phones stack up:
Everything else about the Reno 6 Pro is more or much less becoming carried forward from the Reno 5 Pro. It’s made of glass and has a 6.5-inch 1080p 90Hz curved AMOLED show with an optical in-show fingerprint scanner. It has a quad camera setup on the rear with a 64MP key, 8MP ultra-wide-angle (with a wider 120-degree field-of-view lens), and two 2MP cameras, one for macros and an additional for portrait photography. Like a lot of its other phones, such as the Reno 5 Pro, Oppo is once again highlighting its video prowess right here with an “industry first Bokeh Flare Portrait Video” and “cinematic bokeh flare effects in portraits” AI chops. Video recording on this phone caps out at [email protected] even though. The Realme X7 Max with comparable hardware can shoot at up to [email protected] On the front, the Reno 6 Pro has a 32MP camera. This can shoot at up to [email protected] only. Like the Reno 5 Pro, the Reno 6 Pro does not have a headphone jack/micro-SD card slot for storage expansion. There is only a mono speaker on this phone. Rounding off the package is 65W rapidly charging.
The Reno 6 Pro India price tag is Rs 39,999. This is for the version with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. An 8GB/128GB version of the Reno 5 Pro expense Rs 35,990 at launch. It’s an upgrade, yes, but as a Reno series phone, it does not do a lot to reinvent the wheel for Oppo. If something, it tends to make phones like the Realme X7 Max/Realme X7 Pro and other individuals stand out even more, as more worth for cash. Also, the vanilla Reno 6 5G is basically the very same phone with a watered-down Dimensity 900 chipset, 64MP triple rear camera method, and a smaller sized 4,300mAh battery at Rs 10,000 much less (for a version with 8GB/128GB).
Just like a dozen Reno phones prior to it, the new “pro” Reno appears like a cease-gap prior to the next one comes along – at least on paper. That’s not negative or something, but then once again, I’d like to revisit this piece I did about the time that Oppo launched the Reno 5 Pro in India (you can study it right here). As it turns out, six months later, the song nevertheless remains the very same.