OPPO Reno6 5G vs POCO X3 GT vs OnePlus Nord 2 5G

OPPO Reno6 5G vs POCO X3 GT vs OnePlus Nord 2 5G




OPPO has officially launched its Reno6 series in the Philippines, and leading the current offerings is the Reno6 5G. But how does it fare compared to its competitors powered by MediaTek Dimensity chipsets like the POCO X3 GT and OnePlus Nord 2 5G? Find out in this specs comparison.

OPPO Reno6 5GPOCO X3 GTOnePlus Nord 2 5G
6.43-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display, 410PPI6.6-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) IPS DotDisplay, 399PPI6.43-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Fluid AMOLED display, 410PPI
90Hz refresh rate120Hz refresh rate w/ DynamicSwitch (30Hz/48Hz/50Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz)90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+
180Hz touch sampling rate240Hz touch sampling rate
360-degree ambient light sensors
Corning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass VictusCorning Gorilla Glass 5
MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G SoCMediaTek Dimensity 1100 (6nm) SoCMediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI SoC
ARM Mali-G68 MC4 GPUARM Mali-G77 MC9 GPUARM Mali-G77 MC9 GPU
8GB LPDDR4x RAM w/ RAM Expansion8GB LPDDR4X RAM8GB, 12GB LPDDR4X RAM
128GB UFS 2.1 storage128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
Triple rear cameras:Triple-rear cameras:Triple rear cameras:
• 64MP F1.7 (main)• 64MP F1.79 (main)• 50MP F1.8 (main)
• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)• 8MP F2.25 (ultra-wide)
• 2MP F2.4 (macro)• 2MP (macro)• 2MP F2.4 (mono)
32MP F2.4 front camera16MP F2.45 front camera32MP F2.45 front camera
Dual-SIM (nano)Dual-SIM (nano)Dual-SIM (nano)
5G, 4G LTE5G, 4G LTE5G, 4G LTE
WiFi 6WiFi 6WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.2
NFCNFCNFC
GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BeidouGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, NavIC
IR Blaster
USB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)Fingerprint scanner (side)Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
Face UnlockFace UnlockFace Unlock
Dual stereo speakersDual stereo speakers
Hi-Res Audio certification, Hi-Res Wireless Audio, Dolby Atmos
ColorOS 11.3 (Android 11)MIUI 12.5 (Android 11)OxygenOS 11.3 (Android 11)
4,300mAh battery w/ 65W SuperVOOC 2.05,000mAh battery w/ 67W Turbo Charging (67W charger included)4,500mAh battery w/ 65W Warp Charge
IP53 dust and splash protection
156.8 x 72.1 x 7.59mm163.3 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm158.9 x 73.2 x 8.3 mm
182g193 g189g
Stellar Black, AuroraStargaze Black, Wave Blue, Cloud WhiteBlue Haze, Grey Sierra, Green Woods

Display

All three smartphones sport large screens of above 6-inches and Full HD+ resolutions. The largest screen goes to the POCO X3 GT at 6.6-inches at 399PPI. The OPPO Reno6 5G and the OnePlus Nord 2 5G have 6.43-inches at 410PPI. However, their screen size and pixel density differences are almost insignificant and won’t be noticeable in daily use. What you will notice, though, is the difference in the panel used.

OPPO Reno6 5G

The Reno6 5G and Nord 2 5G feature AMOLED panels, which results to a screen with punchy colors and deep blacks. The X3 GT, however, uses IPS which produces natural colors and good viewing angles.

POCO X3 GT 5G

Another factor you will notice is the refresh rate and touch sampling rate. The X3 GT leads with its 120Hz refresh rate with DynamicSwitch, while the other two max at 90Hz. The X3 GT also has a 240Hz touch sampling rate, making the screen more responsive to touches, especially in gaming. The Reno6 5G offers 180Hz, while the Nord 2 5G’s touch sampling rate wasn’t specified.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G

The POCO X3 GT also leads in terms of glass protection with the newer Gorilla Glass Victus, while its competition uses Gorilla Glass 5. It also boasts 360-degree ambient light sensors to allow the screen to make optimum adjustments to its screen for better viewing.

Chipset

The three devices are powered by MediaTek Dimensity chipsets but of different models. The Reno6 5G has the Dimensity 900 5G with Mali-G68 MC4 GPU, the POCO X3 GT 5G has the Dimensity 1100 5G with Mali-G77 MC9 GPU, while the Nord 2 5G has the Dimensity 1200-AI 5G with Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. Check out their scores in AnTuTu v8 below:

AnTuTu V8 Benchmark scores:
• OPPO Reno6 5G – 397,768
• POCO X3 GT 5G – 531,227
• OnePlus Nord 2 5G – 548,758

As you can see, the Reno6 5G got the lowest score, while the POCO X3 GT 5G and Nord 2 5G have exceeded the 500K mark with a minimal difference, with the latter having the highest score. So while casual users won’t notice any difference in daily use but will be felt in demanding applications like games.

RAM and Storage

 

 

The three devices also offer different configurations when it comes to memory. Both the OPPO Reno6 5G and POCO X3 GT 5G are offered with 8GB RAM. The former, however, features a RAM Expansion to improve multitasking capabilities when handling plenty of background processes. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is also offered with 8GB RAM but with the addition of a 12GB option.

Storage-wise, the Reno6 5G only has 128GB of UFS 2.1, while the POCO X3 GT 5G and Nord 2 5G have 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.1 options. All three don’t have support for microSD cards.

Cameras

OPPO Reno6 5G

All three phones sport triple rear cameras. The OPPO Reno6 5G and POCO X3 GT 5G have the same configuration with a 64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP macro. However, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G has a 50MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP mono. All three are versatile configurations with high-resolution sensors.


 

For selfies, the Reno6 5G and the Nord 2 5G have 32MP shooters, while the POCO X3 GT 5G only has 16MP.

We’ll know about their quality in their full reviews.

Connectivity and Features

The three devices are pretty much identical when it comes to connectivity. They all have 5G, dual-SIM, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and GPS. For biometrics, they all have fingerprint scanners. The Reno6 5G and Nord 2 5G have in-display scanners, while the POCO X3 GT 5G has it on the side. All have face unlock as well.

Regarding other features, we noticed that the POCO X3 GT 5G seems to offer more with its IR Blaster, Hi-Rest audio support, and IP53 dust and splash resistance.

The POCO X3 GT 5G and the Nord 2 5G have dual speakers, while the Reno6 5G only has one.

Software-wise, three devices use their own UI, but all are based on Android 11.

Battery

The biggest battery goes to the POCO X3 GT 5G with its 5,000mAh capacity and 67W Turbo Charging, followed by the OnePlus Nord 2 5G with 4,500mAh capacity and 65W Warp Charge. Finally, the smallest battery goes to the Reno6 5G with a 4,300mAh capacity and 65W SuperVOOC 2.0.

As for the battery life, we’ll know once we have reviewed all three devices.

Price

OPPO Reno6 5GPOCO X3 GTOnePlus Nord 2 5G
PHP 26,999 (8GB + 128GB)• 8GB + 128GB - PHP 15,990
• 8GB + 256GB - PHP 17,990
• 8GB + 128GB - PHP 21,990
• 12GB + 256GB - PHP 25,990

Let’s talk about the price. The most expensive among the three is the Reno6 5G at PHP 26,999 with an 8GB + 128GB configuration. At this point, the Reno6 5G becomes a hard sell considering that the OnePlus Nord 2 5G already offers 12GB + 256GB for PHP 25,990. Its 8GB + 128GB model only costs PHP 21,990.

The most affordable option is the POCO X3 GT 5G, as the 8GB + 128GB model is just PHP 15,990, while the 8GB + 256GB is at PHP 17,990.

Which one to get?

POCO X3 GT 5G

If you have a limited budget, are fine with the Dimensity 1100 chip, don’t need 12GB of RAM, and want features like 120Hz refresh rate, IR blaster, largest battery, and IP53 protection, get the POCO X3 GT 5G.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G

If you want 12GB of RAM and need the performance of the Dimensity 1200 chip, don’t mind the lower resolution of the main camera, go with the OnePlus Nord 2 5G.

OPPO Reno6 5G

As for the OPPO Reno6 5G, it’s a tough sell considering the competition mentioned. But if you’re fond of the brand, its design, and the selfie prowess it’s known for, and have the budget, by all means, you’re welcome to buy this instead.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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