By Edward Lim
If you’ve watched the China version of Running Man called Keep Running, Oppo is a name you’d be highly familiar with. As one of the show’s sponsors, its ads are placed throughout each episode. For that, Oppo has certainly achieved top of mind awareness with the reality game show’s audience.
Maybe that’s why I considered getting an Oppo smartphone when my Google Pixel 3’s battery began waning. And I probably would have had I not be gifted another smartphone a few months ago.
While I may not own an Oppo phone, I had the opportunity to evaluate the Oppo Reno6 Pro for a couple of weeks — thanks to the China phonemaker’s public relations agency in Singapore.
Once unboxed, the flagship smartphone looks the same as most others on the front but it’s back cover is what stands out. The review unit has a Stellar Black backing which shimmers and has a nice feel — almost makes me not want to put on the clear back cover.
I’ll dispense with the specs which you can find in details here. Suffice to say, Oppo Reno6 Pro does what a smartphone should be, including all the latest camera capabilities.
Where this smartphone scores big time are its video features. Newbies and even those seasoned with taking and posting short videos would love the easy to use video tools.
Oppo has made it so convenient to edit and add elements to a video. Just click on the clip and the “Edit” button opens up to a range of editing functions. Besides cropping and rotating, it’s so easy (am I sounding repetitive?) to add a theme, filter, soundtrack, special effects, text, and watermark. And a short video can be produced and shared in seconds (of course, it depends on the network’s upload speed).
As one who is not quite video savvy but does a bit of event reporting and frequent travelling, I really appreciate these features.
Another plus point is the 4,500mAh battery which can last for about a day and the in-the-box charger which juices the phone really quickly. In an age where most smartphones come without a charging head, Oppo has nudged ahead of its competitors with this move.
Overall, Oppo Reno6 Pro is a smartphone that I don’t mind buying, if I were on the lookout for a new phone.
If there’s an area that Oppo could have done better, it’s pricing. At S$949, Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G is good but feels costly compared to its peers. Perhaps, potential buyers can wait till 12.12 to see if they can snag a better deal.