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Oppo Reno 5G - 256GB (Black or Green - Optus Variant) - $599 @ Harvey Norman

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Currently @1499 at JBHifi

Online reviews are positive. At this price, i think it is a good deal.

Key Specs

Key Features

6.6” AMOLED panoramic screen

2340 x 1080 resolution

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor

8GB RAM

256GB storage and MicroSD card slot (support up to 256GB)

16MP front facing camera

48MP + 8MP + 13MP triple rear camera setup

10x Hybrid Zoom

4065mAh battery + VOOC 3.0

Bluetooth v5.0

ColorOS 6 (based on Android 9)

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    very good phone at this price, and its dual sim

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      Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

      So only dual SIM if you're not using an MicroSD card as well (from what I can gather)

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        Only Asus and Motorola has Dual SIM + MicroSD slot….

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          My Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite has dual SIM + MicroSD, as does my much older Nubia Z7 Max (1 slot is 2G only however).

          My wife's Samsung M30s also has dual SIM + MicroSD. From memory, there are a number of other brands with this feature.

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            @jackspratt: lol I have a 3 year old cheapo Geotel Note that has dual sim + microsd

    • +7 votes

      Unfortunately, this is not, as this is the Optus Variant. It supports single sim, and the other slot can host the micro sd card.

      • +2 votes

        Damn, glad I read the comments before hitting the button, this would have been perfect for me otherwise.

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          Exactly, almost bought thinking its dual-sim. But in the spec page on HN website does say Single Nano SIM.

      • +1 vote

        Hate how carrier versions cripple the hybrid slot to just msd :/

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          prob to normalise that esim bs that forces people to use one of the limited main carriers that support it

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        yes thats right.. I almost purchased this phone thinking it was dual sim.. It is not.. The 4g (10x model) is though..

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        I have one and it's single SIM, as it's 5g. I have the Telstra unlocked. Have had it for 3 weeks and would say it's been good.

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    "Optus Variant"… anyone know if it's actually locked to Optus?

    • +2 votes

      I do not think so. Phones are not locked anymore unless its prepaid ones. I think they just are optus firmware, which essentially removes dual sim capability. Sad, they do that!!

      • +3 votes

        Also will most likely come with all the Optus Bloatware (Optus startup screen, apps, etc).

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          could you not flash it with the non optus FW?

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            @DisabledUser328839: Is it worth it to void the warranty though?

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              @Blue Cat: Well, up to the individual who owns the phone I guess.
              Personally I've flashed many android phones (mostly with custom version of the firmware) and the only time I had an issue it was easily fixed.

              But if you're doing it purely to remove a dual sim patch/lock prob better just waiting for a non optus one to go on sale

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                @DisabledUser328839: Is it software or hardware limited? Or are you just making that point?

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                  @chriaj2689: Wasn't sure. Just was saying if it was software limited it should be an easy fix.
                  But based off the specs on HN site it seems to be single sim slot.

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                @DisabledUser328839: The lack of dual sim is not due to optus lock.. Its a h/w limitation on the Reno 5g

    • +3 votes

      It's on the HN product page:

      "Note: This unlocked phone includes full manufacturer’s warranty and features Optus network branding. This means that the phone is not locked to a specific carrier but may come pre-installed with Optus applications. Additionally, when you power on the device, the Optus logo may display."

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      Doubtful its locked.. Be more concerned about potentially waiting for Optus to release code updates sometime after Oppo does..

  • +23 votes

    Probably price match at jb or price beat at officeworks.

    Don't give money to hardly normal

    • +2 votes

      Can't see it on the OW website, did they stock it or have they done a sneaky and quickly taken it offline?!

      Would they or JB price beat anyway seeing HN list it as the 'Optus Variant' and you know how anal stores get when they need to price beat and try and find something different between their model and another.

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        Unlocked and unbranded stock went on clearance ages ago at Officeworks.

    • +1 vote

      I Don't think JB would price match neither would Officeworks because the Phone is Optus Variant?

      • +1 vote

        Seems JB is a Telstra version as it specifically says "Compatible with Telstra 5G network". Does it mean it won't work with Optus 5G…!

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    Optus Variant……. Should be Single SIM. Can anyone confirm please. Thanks.

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    Unlocked but one sim slot only

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    Will it work with Telstra 5G or have to use with Optus only…? 😊

    • +2 votes

      Will work with any 5G in Australia. Supports all bands.

      • +2 votes

        Though apparently this uses the X50 instead of the X55 chipset… so not particularly the best "current" 5G even in the Snapdragon 855 based phones…

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    Can you flash this to international version of the color OS?

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      whats the difference?

  • +1 vote

    Pretty much everything I want in a phone these days except not 90Hz display and no stupid camera bump.

  • +4 votes

    ouch Oppo's don't hold value very well..

  • +3 votes

    no headphone jack

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      would you actually use it?

      I've got a headphone jack on my current phone. But if I have to be honest, ever since I've bought some bluetooth earphones, I can't remember when I've last even used it.

  • +1 vote

    is it possible update the firmware so that both sim slots can be used? missed out on the v50 at jbhi for $599 does this model have better specs and os updates?

  • +9 votes

    Man these phone deals are kind of crazy good. Between the LG G8 or V50 or this why would you ever spend over $1000 on a phone let alone $2000

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      Yeah, around 600 or 700 is probably the max i would spend on a phone. I know that the Iphone 11 pro or pro max is probably the best phone for video recording but I rather save the money and invest the price difference on an actual camera or video recorder.

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      Yeah these deals have beaten the mid range to upper market. Oneplus, Huawei, Samsung all getting too expensive. As for Apple always priced high.

      I would rather save that money and get a new TV. Shouldn't spend Smartphone more than $800 to 1k in my eyes.

      I like the phones being in the more budget market right now

  • -1 vote

    surprising that a 1 year old Android phone is still > $1k

    • +2 votes

      Not really surprising at all… But the thing to keep in mind the RRP is never what any phones (except iPhones) sell for more than 6 months after release.

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    What is the other option for this phone and how much? Specs looks high End. It looks a must buy? Currently I got a pocophone.i mean, can I buy something better with 599?

    • +1 vote

      Not entirely sure what you're asking… But the options with $599 are this, the LG V50 (not currently 599 but has been and will be again soon based on the G8) and the LG G8 at 499. All 3 will be upgrades over your pocophone if you want to upgrade.

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        The other was Xiaomi M9T @ $399 which was also very good

    • +3 votes

      Redmi k30 pro when on sale.

    • +3 votes

      Every few weeks there seems to be one of these 2019 flagships priced at around $599. Like other people have said, the LG v50 was the same price at JB a few weeks ago. The specs, in general, are very similar. ie snapdragon 855 or equivalent, FHD or QHD Oled screens, triple camera setup usually wide angle, telephoto and ultra wide angle. JB hifi last week had the Huawei p30 for $0 on a 12 month telstra contract with a early termination fee of $390. if you buy the phone and then cancel the telstra phone contract on the very same day you only end up paying $390 all up. Ignore people who say that you have to pay whatever price differences was subsidized by Telstra in the deal. These people are just speaking BS without ever actually obtaining these JB Hifi/Telstra deals in person. That was a pretty good deal, even if its only 4g. This is also a good deal considering it has 5g support. This will get you through for, at least, a good 2 years.

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    Great. Just bought one for click and collect and it's "being reviewed". WTF Harvey? No doubt all the stock will get sold through before they allocate mine. Pricks.

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      I placed an order for C&C, and received a confirmation in 10 minutes for ready to pick up.

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        Lucky you. Apparently I'm a fraudster and must be verified, even though I'll have to give them my ID and credit card at the store in order to pick it up.

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          Maybe easier to just go price match elsewhere, or even beat at OW?

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      Bought one too, got confirming email straight away, it was shipped today.

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      Wife picked up hers within a hour

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    I just bought the Mrs the A71 from Samsung EPP store.

    Should i return it and get this instead?

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      can someone please answer the question

      • +2 votes

        No Oppo have horrific ColorOS and on top of that crap updates.

        • +1 vote

          Just install Nova Launcher problem solved?

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            @neonlight: I would have assumed so, but the above comment is making me reconsider:

            even if you tried to change the launcher or keyboard, the phone would change back to the Color OS defaults

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              @BenR31415: I bought this phone recently. I don't find ColorOS that bad.

              It's skinned very similar to iOS which may or may not be what you want. But functionality wise, it's pretty similar to other Android phones.

              Have not installed a different launcher but the keyboard you get is just the google keyboard.

              I don't expect updates to be great though. That goes with the Android territory but also with Optus as another gatekeeper too. However, the phone runs perfectly so got no complaints. Very glad I bought it.

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              @BenR31415: I've been running Nova Launcher and Swiftkey keyboard for 5 months now on my Reno2 Z and it hasn't tried to switch them back during that time. Also now running ColorOS 7 thanks to a VPN and India.

    • +1 vote

      Oppo Reno 5g supports 5g and a beasty Snapdragon 855 vs 730 in A71. 8gb ram vs 6 GB ram. Camera-wise I will say they are not too bad for the money. IMHO, you should get the Oppo Reno 5g instead because the specs are more future proof. Only cons I can think of would be worse battery performance because of the 855 chipset and 5g.

      • +2 votes

        Battery life is great, been using it for 8 months

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          JB?

        • +13 votes

          That's phenomenal battery life, you'd think it would have featured more heavily in their advertising.

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          What percentage is left?

      • +1 vote

        No one wants Exynos worst SoC ever. As long Samsung as still gives us this in Aus I will ignore them.

        Snapdragon all the way. Don't care if its not 865, 855 will do

  • +1 vote

    Nice deal. If I was in the market for a new phone I'd jump on this. Future proofed at least for while being 5G. Would be better if it was the dual sim version though.

    • -3 votes

      Yeah, you'll be safe when they turn the 4G network off next year…

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        Try about 10 years..

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          The point-missing on this site is unreal…

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    Anyone think its a bit suss that OPTUS no longer Sell the OPPO RENO 5G ? Problems with their 5g network or handset problems?

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      Nothing wrong with their 5G I guess as they still sell Samsung 5G devices.