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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Comments

  • +5 votes

    Good phone and Color OS 7 +android 10 is coming soon.

    • +6 votes

      It's already here, typing from one with Color OS7 & Android 10

      Very satisfied, one of best thing is that the Dark mode even works with 3rd party apps unlike others

    • +12 votes

      I have the 10x Zoom (4g) variant and it has been good. It is big and heavy as is usual for phones this size.

      • Charges pretty quickly.
      • Screen is good.
      • Cameras are solid. (10x Zoom on my model works nicely but quality isn't comparable to the main camera) and tbh I wouldn't miss it if it went away.
      • Dropped it a few times, no damage.
      • The case that comes with it is like a gel case but a harder plastic, it does sit up a bit on the front edges making getting the screen's outer edges a bit trickier.
      • Comes with an excellent screen protector already installed, took me a while to even notice it was there.
      • Security patches have come in a timely manner.
      • ColorOS 6 is not perfect but neither is it bad. ColorOS 7 is better again.
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        how is the screen in bright sunlight? I've heard it can get a bit dim.

        How is the battery life?

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          I've had no problems with maximum brightness in sunlight unless the sun is at 90 degrees to the screen. I have not compared it to any other phones outdoors to phones with brighter screens but some of them do get much brighter so I would assume are better in the sun. I usually wipe it if it is a bit dull to getting rid of the fingerprint oils and grease, that helps quite a bit. If using it in the sun is a really big thing for you I'd go for a brighter model, if it is only incidental then the phone is fine, just tilt it away.

          My biggest issue is I find the minimum brightness a bit too low, and have to constantly reset it to my preferred level, I haven't found a way to lock in a permanent minimum brightness, that is a software issue not hardware though (or I might have spent 9 months missing an obvious setting).

          Battery life has been fine. I would not say it great but a screen that big is going to eat battery on anything.

    • +5 votes

      Colour os is hands down the worst Android skin I've ever used. I used an Oppo for 18 months and would never use one again.

      • +1 vote

        hey Salicousbcrumb, can you elaborate on colour OS bugs? I'm considering Oppo, and more interested in this, rather than how many megapixels etc or a spec sheet.
        Learned the hard way, i've put up with Xioami and MIUI for years now, the smart unlock and auto brightness debacle they still refuse to acknowledge or fix.

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          If it helps, I used an Oppo F1s for a few years, and the software felt awful and constricting the whole time. However, I believe that the software has got significantly better as of late; when I used my friend's Reno a couple of months back, it seemed pretty reasonable. Installing Nova Launcher was the best thing I ever did to my F1s though.

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            @Jec: It's been 12 months since I switched phones so I've forgotten a lot of my pet peeves, but from memory:

            • even if you tried to change the launcher or keyboard, the phone would change back to the Color OS defaults (this was the main issue for me because I regularly use a non-English keyboard);
            • issues with audio being output from the phone instead of bluethooth devices to which it was connected;
            • English grammar and spelling mistakes in the menus and notifications.

            It just felt generally too restrictive and lacked the polish of other phones. Maybe Oppo has improved since I bought mine, but I would never buy another.

      • +1 vote

        Agreed. I didn't enjoy it either. Felt 'limited' and like iOS.

        I do not know what improvements have been made for the newest release though. I can't imagine the would be much be change in interface.

      • +3 votes

        I'm typing this on an oppo and will never own another one. ColorOS is not a fun user experience.

      • +3 votes

        Completely agree. I have an R17Pro which I a really great device on paper. Amazing camera, super fast charging loads of storage and a great processor. However it was cursed with ColorOS5. I stuck with it but the fundamental choices that went into the design were so flawed that it was barely usable. ColorOS 6 eventually came along and it was infinitely better, and on the surface it became usable but it still has its silly quirks (no voice activated assistant for example). If ColorOS7 finally makes it to the phone, perhaps it may reach baseline levels compared to other makes but the damage is done. I'll never buy another Oppo device.

        I genuinely don't understand the logic of companies creating these subpar os overlays on top of standard Android. It is so customisable so why not just create apps (locked to the make/model) that provide that oh so important unique look and feel. Anyone who drinks the kool-aid can keep as is but those with the inclination to change don't have to jump through hoops to get what they want. Everybody wins.

        • +1 vote

          I would agree with that theory. A generic vanilla option would be great and easier to maintain which could help extend phone life.

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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.

    • +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

      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.

    • +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…? 😊

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

  • +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

  • +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.

    • +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 just bought the Mrs the A71 from Samsung EPP store.

    Should i return it and get this instead?

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