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

2320

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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    • -1 vote

      a year old, newer better models coming they are just cleaning out stock in anticipation.

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      They got to drop the stock ready for the next phones..
      Hopefully Oppo find X2 takes its place but unsure as the findx wasn't on any carrier

  • +3 votes

    I have the non 5G version for almost 1 year. Hardware is top notch, great battery life, great performance, love having a screen without camera holes. Photos are fantastic and very consistent. The front sharkfin camera is a great gimmick
    ColorOS is not the best, but if you can get past that, this is a great price for this phone.

  • +1 vote

    Awesome phone at this price, even better deal than the LG V50 imo when you consider the phone spec's of both phones.

    • +1 vote

      This has more ram (8 vs 6), bigger screen (6.6 vs 6.4), but the v50 had better DPI and Quad DAC.
      Anything other difference?

      • +1 vote

        Larger screen 6.6" (Without Notch) vs 6.4"(with notch)
        All screen display with no notch
        Double the storage 256gb vs 128gb
        More ram 8gb Ram vs 6GB
        Ever so slightly bigger battery 4065mAh vs 4000mAh
        Faster charging 20w vs 18w
        Better camera

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          LG V50 has IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
          So you can put it in the washing machine

          • +1 vote

            @Phoebus: That's quite an odd thing to do with a phone. but hey if that's something you do then the v50 fits your needs best lol.

        • +2 votes

          LGV50 pros:
          Dual screen attachment, best manual camera controls, great for video and audio recording.
          I would rather a notch than pop up for cases and durability (at least IP rating so that is a con)
          Both have pros and cons at the price either are no brainers.

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            @Simster275: Dual screen isn't much of a pro tbh, it drains the battery so fast its impractical to use it like that everyday.

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              @Axelstrife: Dual screen is a big pro for many who like productivity. You get do 3 things simultaneously. Yes battery is impacted and it becomes heavy so the dual screen is ideal for using on couch or desk.

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          The Oppo does seem to have a better camera sensor, but a lot also has to do with the software processing as well these days. it's hard to say without doing a picture by picture comparisons. Like others have said, the LG is great for manual camera controls. They're are both good deals at this price. Only downside to these carrier variants is that upgrades can be very slow.

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            @griffith 101: If V50 gets Android 10 it would beat this Oppo. But currently not.

            So they are about the same.

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              @neonlight: Can't you install Android 10 on the V50.. It just won't have Telstra branding.. boo hoo.

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                @Phoebus: No you cannot, you cannot flash it as the bootloader is locked. Have a look at the other thread. it does not work with Swiss or any other ROMs

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    HN trying to get rid of stock before the Find X2 Pro lands. Excellent phone for the price, spewing as I ordered a Realme X2 Pro a couple weeks ago for the misses, would have got her this otherwise.

    Looks like Android 10 update will be officially landing in June.

    https://www.xda-developers.com/oppo-details-coloros-7-androi...

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      Seeing its the Optus variant, wouldn't that imply you would be waiting on Optus to release the Color OS7 update? Perhaps one year later after its already released.. lol

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        Yeah most carrier branded phone either don't provide any updates or extremely slow. This is one of those catches when buying a carrier branded phone.

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      How's your X2 pro. I read from Whirlpool, Toby deals going ok?

  • +1 vote

    How much does the Colour OS matter if you use a custom launcher?

    • +2 votes

      Not much at all IMO. I'm on ColorOS 7 and still run Nova Launcher as I'm used to it. Some differences maybe in the settings menu, but hardly worth mentioning.

    • +1 vote

      It plays quite well with Nova launcher.

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    This or Realme xt?

    I already bought the realme xt from catch and yet to get it delivered… this tempts me… can anyone pls suggest?

    • +1 vote

      this much better Snapdragon 855

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        Thanks… now I need to think what to do with the realme.. lol

  • +1 vote

    This vs LG deal?

    Or wait and pray for v50 deal?

    • +1 vote

      This is much better than the LG in terms of aesthetics and battery life I think.

      • +3 votes

        If nothing else, I trust oppo more than lg when it comes to software.

        Comparing freshly dumped diarrhea to a half dried turd, I know.

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          Oppo updates? I believe as slow as LG

    • +1 vote

      I personally think I may be a slight LG fanboy so would say V50… But this is a super cool phone too and arguably nicer in a few ways. Depends on your preferences really at the price neither will disappoint

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        Hmmm I never had an oppo before so might give it a whirl. Maybe green version

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      I don't care how good this may seem on paper, you're comparing a Chinese phone with a Korean phone.
      Also see the following: https://www.finder.com.au/samsung-galaxy-s10-5g-vs-lg-v50-th...

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      LG has a higher screen resolution.

    • +7 votes

      Oppo is Chinese, and their phones are produced in China.
      Korean companies, such as LG or Samsung, cannot produce phones in Korea as it is too expensive there. They get their phones manufactured in China. So does Apple.

      • +2 votes

        The LG V50 from recent JB deal was Made in Korea. Even the second screen was Made in Korea. Only the charger that came with the phone was made in China.

        • +1 vote

          If possible I prefer Korean made phones

          • +1 vote

            @neonlight: I think currently G8S is on sale @ JB. There is another thread so you may want to check from those who have purchased whether that is also Made in Korea or not.

      • -2 votes

        Clueless much?

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      Samsung and LG both manufacture in Korea. In my opinion the only Chinese made phones that are on par to Korean for quality are Huawei and Apple. As of recently Chinese company BBK electronics the parent company of Realme, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and iQOO have nearly caught up. My personal pick is Sony's Xperia line of phones which are still made in Japan, amazes me as much as it does anyone.

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        Don't know what source you have read mate, but a quick Google search shows that less than 10% of total Samsung production is in S. Korea.
        Majority used to come from China, but they have started relocating to Vietnam etc.
        Think about it economically. It is unfeasible to have majority of its production in Korea. The workers wages, relative to the other mentioned nations, is far too high. Korea has a minimum wage of around $11 AUD, which might sound small compared to Australia (which has one of the highest minimum wages in the world) it still is one of the highest minimum wages. This means that it effectivley costs more to hire employees to do factory work, for example, in Korea compared to China or Vietnam.
        Also, LG has since moved existing production lines in Korea to other places last year.
        Source: https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=RMW
        Source 2: https://www.cnet.com/news/lg-halts-phone-manufacturing-in-so...

        • +1 vote

          Samsung S series always made in Korea, LG V and G series in Korea, yes that only accounts for 10-20% of their phones. But the top models are always made in Korea (LG moving to Vietnam as of recently), and Japan for Sony.

  • +3 votes

    Best phone I've had in my life, only downside is that you need a case as I feel the glass back lets the phone slide around in my pockets too much.

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      I second this, been using it for a while and very impressed

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      That's basically all glass backs, isn't it?

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        Haha my first phone with a glass back actually, usually went for metal backed phones before this one like HTC phones before they started to go downhill.

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    If JB pricematch…strategy would be to buy giftcards using this deal first. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/534359

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      Can you use multiple gift card at the same time?! You know…sometimes they dont

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    Better than the LG V50 deal

    • +1 vote

      similar, diff tradeoff, this has a better camera

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        what makes the LG better?

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          The screen resolution.

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      Depends what you want. I prefer High end audio with DAC and dual screen. Already got Oneplus as main driver…

  • +7 votes

    Thanks OP, bought one. I'm living in NZ currently and there's not a great range of phones available here. Gonna get it posted over to me yay.

    For anyone considering, I've been reseaching for weeks now because I smashed the screen on my Galaxy 8.

    Pros for this deal from what I can see

    • Great SoC. Better than newer SD720/730/765G.
    • Solid cameras
    • No notch/cutout. I don't care about selfies or face unlock.
    • Underscreen fingerprint works well

    Cons

    • Video doesn't seem great. Fine if you care more about stills.
    • 60 hz display. Current models are going for 90+
    • No headphone jack (common in modern phones ughhhh)
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    Great price

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    I have been using this phone for past 6 months or so, it's a great phone. Any questions, hit me up.

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      How would you compare the camera to samsung s10 or s20 or iphone 11?

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        Does this have Widevine L1? Can you play Netflix and Amazon Prime in HD?

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          Yes you can

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      since it doesnt have a phone jack is there an adaptor for usb c to connect your headphones? can you still play music?

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        There is, but you should do some research on it. Android has an unfortunate case where certain dongles don't work properly.

        Usually, audio out works, but sometimes, your mic on your earphones might not.

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      nvm, just saw its single sim

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      Have you used Gcam Pixel mod for photos? If so, it pretty reliable?

  • +10 votes

    Just retrieved it from Harvey Norman.

    I can confirm the following:

    No Optus Logo when startup.
    There are some Optus Apps pre-installed.

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      Can the optus apps be uninstalled?

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        Yes. It is just a standard “my Optus” Android app

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      Im guessing it would mean u would need to wait for an update from Optus for Color OS7

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      Thank you very much, I just bought one for my girlfriend that still uses her galaxy s9 that has a smashed screen and less than a day worth of battery, she refuses to get a new phone.

  • -1 vote

    That means the Oppo Find X2 is going on sale soon!

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    I assume being Optus this will not work with VOLTE on Telstra?

    • +2 votes

      Its not Carrier Locked, Just comes with Optus Software, and Single SIM.

      As far as i'm aware VOLTE should work fine if you're using Telstra.

    • +1 vote

      I bought one yesterday and put a Boost sim in it. I have the volte icon connection at the top of the screen.

  • +1 vote

    How is the camera on this phone compare to S10 or S20 camera?

  • +3 votes

    Bought one … a bit heavy compared to my previous phone Galaxy S8 but the camera looks super good… screen is decent as well.. for $599 no complaints..

    JB wont price match this as this is the Optus variant and JB sells an unbranded one

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

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    Are these native Android?

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      No, but lightly skinned over the top with ColorOS

      • +3 votes

        Hardly "lightly". Color OS is garbage.

  • +1 vote

    thanks op mothers day gift all sorted out now.

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      If you live in Victoria you can give it to her next mother's Day 2021 ;-)

  • +5 votes

    Pleasently surprised not seeing a single 5G antivaxxer comment on this deal.

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    Weird question…could a 5G phone like this function as a mobile broadband modem in tethering mode?

    Just a thought and obviously it would depend on the 5G coverage in that particular area but what speeds could this achieve?

    • +1 vote

      Yes but why would you cook your processor after hours of tethering when your can just buy a modem

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        Because it would be mobile

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          You can get 4g modems which take sim cards. I've got one

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            @Zalur: Yeah I was looking at the HTC Telstra but that's a bit pricey and I was just wondering if a 5G mobile could do the job?

            Which model do you have? I haven't seen any other than the HTC, do you know of any others?

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              @JTTheMan: I've done both - had a 4g mobile phone used as a hotspot (for 2-3hrs a day everyday) and have had the modem. Save your phone and use a modem, tethering cooks the phone and reduces its life, phone weren't designed for it long term. I use a Huawei Optus E5186 Wireless Broadband Modem Router. Picked a used one off gumtree for $20. Works a treat with catch connect sim cards. Unfortunately I can't offer much experience on 5g modems. 4g works great for basic usage, netflix and google home.

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                @Zalur: I already have the Optus Huawei 4G modem, I'm exploring all the 5G options and the only one I have found is the Telstra HTC.

                No, I don't really want to tether to a phone but I'm exploring all the options since there are no options.

                Your response to my questions is exactly the same as Optus and I've spent hours on hold with them!

                It's so frustrating how little information is out there!

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                  @JTTheMan: Well it sounds like 5g is still in its early stages. Sorry I can't help any further

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                    @Zalur: Yeah, it's too early and I was just looking at a possible shortcut via a cheap 5G phone.