Oppo Reno6 5G: Favourite features

The Oppo Reno6 5G is a fantastic all-round smartphone whose only question marks have nothing to do with it but the pricing Oppo has decided to go with in Kenya.

It packs many features that make usability a breeze, building on what previous Reno device models have introduced. Out of the many, these four are our favourite picks:

1. Dual 5G SIM slots

If you watched our unboxing of the Oppo Reno6 5G then you may have noticed the peculiar SIM slot that Oppo put on the Reno6 5G. While we can debate what they could and couldn’t have done with it, there is no argument about the functionality of it: you can use either slot for your 5G SIM.

Now, in Kenya, at least currently, this isn’t a big deal. The only mobile network operator with a 5G network, Safaricom, is not mandating a SIM change in order to get 5G. Existing SIM cards are good to go so it isn’t as big a deal as it was when we were transitioning to 4G, over half a decade ago. However, to know that you are not restricted in how you get to use your device is a breath of fresh air.

2. Design

Do we need to say more?

Oppo took the soft curves and edges of the Reno5 and straightened them out – save for the corners – to create a strikingly impressive device in the Reno6. It is not only easier on the eyes, it also makes for easier handling.

3. Camera

The cameras on the Oppo Reno6 5G are fantastic. I especially like the zoom on the back cameras. While travelling, I found myself needing to take photos but not being close enough to the subject or the action, thereby necessitating the zooming. I could comfortably zoom in on animals (at 2x) without any visible softness or loss of details.

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At night, too the cameras rose to the occasion and just delivered.

There is a lot more that I could go on and on about the cameras but you can check out the image samples I shared in our review of the device.

4. Fast-charging

This, according to me, is hands down the most important feature of the Oppo Reno6 5G.

Oppo’s proprietary VOOC fast-charging technology is not new to us. However, it is the improvements that the company has worked on since the release of the Reno5 that have us blown away.

We get the same 65W fast-charging on the Reno6 that we had on the Reno5 and the battery capacity is almost similar so we’d expect that the charging times will be the same, right?

Wrong.

The Oppo Reno6 5G goes from nothing to full in about half an hour. It took us just over 50 minutes to achieve the same feat on the Reno5. What changed? We have no idea but whatever Oppo did is fantastic!

Have something that you believe I need to have a look at? Hit me up: echenze [at] androidkenya.com