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Oppo Reno6 5G Battery test

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We put the Oppo Reno6 5G through our rigorous DXOMARK Battery test suite to measure its performance in autonomy, charging and efficiency. In these test results, we will break down how it fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases.

Overview

Key specifications:

  • Battery capacity: 4300 mAh
  • 65W charger (included)
  • 6.43-inch, 1080 x 2400, 90 Hz, OLED display
  • MediaTek Dimensity 900 (6 nm)
  • Tested ROM / RAM combination: 128 GB + 8 GB

Scoring

Sub-scores and attributes included in the calculations of the global score.


Oppo Reno6 5G
146
battery
134
autonomy
145

189

120

195

123

198

162
charging
150

180

176

182

149

205

157

192

Key performances

Charging Time
2 days 9h
Battery life
Charging Time
0h22
80% Charging time
Charging Time
0h35
Full charging time
Quick Boost
9h autonomy
after 5-minute charge

Pros

  • Very good charging time and outstanding charging efficiency
  • Good autonomy performance (top score in its segment)
  • Gains 10+ hours of autonomy with a 5-minute charge when under 50% capacity

Cons

  • Below-average autonomy when using GPS navigation and camera on the go
  • Below-average autonomy for calls in calibrated mode
  • High residual consumption of the charger when the device is fully charged and still plugged in

The Oppo Reno6 5G turned in a stellar battery performance, taking top marks in certain categories and coming in first globally among all devices in our database as of this writing. The device is well-balanced overall and provides a good comprehensive experience.

The performance during the Typical Usage Scenario was decent, as well as the autonomy during our on-the-go tests (except when using GPS navigation and camera, where the autonomy is slightly below average). When testing in calibrated mode, the autonomy was average, but the device struggled during the 3G calling use case.

The charging experience was excellent thanks to the 65W charger. It filled up the battery in only 34 minutes and 53 seconds and provided 10 hours of autonomy on average after a 5-minute charge. The charge efficiency was good, but the residual consumption of the charge when the device was fully charged and still plugged in was high.

The discharge currents were low on average, which means that the device was well-optimized (except when calling).

Compared with devices from the high-end segment ($400 to $599), the Oppo stands in first place, with very well-balanced performances in autonomy, charging, and efficiency.

Test Summary

About DXOMARK Battery tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone battery reviews, DXOMARK engineers perform a variety of objective tests over a week-long period both indoors and outdoors. (See our introductory and how we test articles for more details about our smartphone Battery protocol.)

The following section gathers key elements of our exhaustive tests and analyses performed in DXOMARK laboratories. Detailed performance evaluations under the form of reports are available upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Battery Charger Wireless Display Processor
Oppo Reno6 5G 4300mAh 65W
(included)
- OLED
1080 x 2400
MediaTek Dimensity 900
Realme GT 5G 4500mAh 65W
(included)
- OLED
2400 x 1080
MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G 4500mAh 25W
(included)
- OLED
1080 x 2400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G

Autonomy

134

Oppo Reno6 5G

182

Wiko Power U30
How Autonomy score is composed

Autonomy score is composed of three performance sub-scores: Stationary, On the go, and Calibrated use cases. Each sub-score comprises the results of a comprehensive range of tests for measuring autonomy in all kinds of real-life scenarios.

Light Usage
83h
Light Usage
Active: 2h30/day
Moderate Usage
57h
Moderate Usage
Active: 4h/day
Intense Usage
35h
Intense Usage
Active: 7h/day

Home/Office

145

Oppo Reno6 5G

189

Vivo Y72 5G

A robot housed in a Faraday cage performs a set of touch-based user actions during what we call our “typical usage scenario” (TUS) — making calls, video streaming, etc. — 4 hours of active use over the course of a 16-hour period, plus 8 hours of “sleep.” The robot repeats this set of actions every day until the device runs out of power.

Typical Usage Scenario discharge curves

On the go

120

Oppo Reno6 5G

195

Samsung Galaxy M51

Using a smartphone on the go takes a toll on autonomy because of extra “hidden” demands, such as the continuous signaling associated with cellphone network selection, for example. DXOMARK Battery experts take the phone outdoors and perform a precisely defined set of activities while following the same three-hour travel itinerary (walking, taking the bus, the subway…) for each device

Autonomy for on the go use cases (full charge)

Calibrated

123

Oppo Reno6 5G

198

Samsung Galaxy M51

For this series of tests, the smartphone returns to the Faraday cage and our robots repeatedly perform actions linked to one specific use case (such as gaming, video streaming, etc.) at a time. Starting from an 80% charge, all devices are tested until they have expended at least 5% of their battery power.

Autonomy for calibrated use cases (full charge)

Charging

162

Oppo Reno6 5G

181

Realme GT Neo 3
How Charging score is composed

Charging is fully part of the overall battery experience. In some situations where autonomy is at a minimum, knowing how fast you can charge becomes a concern. The DXOMARK Battery charging score is composed of two sub-scores, (1) Full charge and (2) Quick boost.

Wired
Wired
96%
in 30 min
0h22
0 - 80%
0h35
Full charge

Full charge

150

Oppo Reno6 5G

180

Realme GT Neo 3

Full charge tests assess the reliability of the battery power gauge; measure how long and how much power the battery takes to charge from zero to 80% capacity, from 80 to 100% as shown by the UI, and until an actual full charge.

Power consumption and battery level during full charge
The charging curves, in wired and wireless (if available) showing the evolution of the battery level indicator as well as the power consumption in watts during the stages of charging toward full capacity.
Time to full charge
The time to full charge chart breaks down the necessary time to reach 80%, 100% and full charge.

Quick boost

176

Oppo Reno6 5G

182

Realme GT Neo 3

With the phone at different charge levels (20%, 40%, 60%, 80%), Quick boost tests measure the amount of charge the battery receives after being plugged in for 5 minutes. The chart here compares the average autonomy gain from a quick 5-minute charge.

Average autonomy gain for a 5 minute charge (wired)

Efficiency

154

Oppo Reno6 5G

Best

How Efficiency score is composed

The DXOMARK power efficiency score consists of two sub-scores, Charge up and Discharge rate, both of which combine data obtained during robot-based typical usage scenario, calibrated tests and charging evaluation, taking into consideration the device’s battery capacity. DXOMARK calculate the annual power consumption of the product, shown on below graph, which is representative of the overall efficiency during a charge and when in use.

Annual Consumption Oppo Reno6 5G
4.1 kWh
Efficient
Good
Bad
Inefficient

Charge up

149

Oppo Reno6 5G

205

Nubia RedMagic 7 Pro

The charge up sub-score is a combination of four factors: the overall efficiency of a full charge, related to how much energy you need to fill up the battery compared to the energy that the battery can provide; the efficiency of the travel adapter when it comes to transferring power from an outlet to your phone; the residual consumption when your phone is fully charged and still plugged into the charger; and the residual consumption of the charger itself, when the smartphone is disconnected from it. The chart here below shows the overall efficiency of a full charge in %.

Overall charge efficiency

Discharge

157

Oppo Reno6 5G

192

Apple iPhone 12 mini

The discharge subscore rates the speed of a battery’s discharge during a test, which is independent of the battery’s capacity. It is the ratio of a battery’s capacity divided by its autonomy. A small-capacity battery could have the same autonomy as a large-capacity battery, indicating that the device is well-optimized, with a low discharge rate.

Average discharge current

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