OPPO Reno6 Z 5G: Before You Pre-Order

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The OPPO Reno6 Z 5G is just around the corner, and we are here to give you your first look at the device and what it is capable of. Our full review is on the way, and we’re scheduled to post it after August 6. Meanwhile, take time to read our thoughts below before pre-ordering one.

What’s Inside the box?

If you’re interested to know, the phone, a few documents, a silicon case, earphones, a Type-A to Type-C cable, and an ultra-fast 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4 charger are all included in the OPPO Reno6 Z 5G package. Except for the bundled charger, the contents of the packaging are identical to those of the OPPO Reno6 5G, which you can read on this link.

Design and Display

If you put the Reno6 Z 5G and Reno6 5G side by side, you’ll quickly notice that the former’s design is nothing like the latter. It’s taller and has rounded bezels, which a lot of are very familiar with. The back panel of this smartphone tries to stick with the texture of the Reno6 5G.

Unlike the Reno6 5G, this version of Reno6 has a 3.5mm headphone jack. There are two microphones, one at the top and one at the bottom of the screen. The SIM tray and Type-C port are placed between the two. A single speaker grill is situated next to the Type-C connector on the phone. The device is easy to hold and grasp with just one hand. The camera bump is noticeable, although not as much as on other smartphones from other manufacturers.

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It has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display has 20:9 aspect ratio. It features a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a pixel density of 409. Colors are accurate, and contrast levels are almost perfect, in my opinion. The display does not have a 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

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What powers the smartphone?

The Reno6 Z 5G is powered by a relatively dated chipset than the one on the Reno6 5G. It packs a 7 nanometer MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 800U 5G and Mali G57 GPU. Performance should be at par with other smartphones the has the chipset, but we’ll give you more and in-depth benchmark results on our full review very soon.

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The device that was sent to us by OPPO for us to review has 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. We haven’t finished benchmarking product so we won’t be able to share anything at this point. Besides, the embargo lift happens after August 6 so expect us to post our full review by then.

How about its camera?

OPPO Reno6 Z 5G
Main Camera64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.7µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Selfie32 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm

Based on its camera configuration, it seems that this device has identical setup like the one on the Reno6 5G. The only difference that I noticed is that the camera software on the Reno6 Z 5G seems to have lesser features than the one on the Reno6 5G like not having bokeh-control mode when taking videos on Reno6 Z 5G.

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Here are some sample photos I took using this device.

OPPO Reno6 Z 5G: Our First Impressions

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As of this writing, we still do not know the SRP of the Reno 6 series. Based on international price, however, Reno6 Z 5G is cheaper than the Reno6 5G so I believe that it will be the case here in the Philippines. If it is going to be the case on August 6, this is an easy recommendation for those who want a smartphone that may not be as pricey as the Reno 6 5G but still want to have a phone that takes good photos and videos.

Price

The price of the OPPO Reno6 series will be announced on August 6 at 7PM at OPPO Philippines official Facebook page. Stay tuned as well for our full review only here at Gadget Pilipinas.

Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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