Recently, Oppo has landed with its three new high-tier devices in the market. The brand has launched its Reno 2 series which has three devices in the package. Coming at the price tag of around thirty-five grands, Oppo Reno 2 sports a 6.5-inch AMOLED display, no notch, and thin bezels, quad-camera sensors, 4,000mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie. This high-tier device of Oppo is competing with One Plus 7, K20 Pro, and Google Pixel 3a. But, is it worth the hype? Is it worth buying? Let’s check it out in the Oppo Reno 2 review below:
Design and Display
Although, Reno 2 series have got similar designs but Oppo Reno 2 being the flagship one amongst all is stellar. The device comes with a shark fin pop-up camera module. The bezels are pretty thin all around and carry 6.5-inch AMOLED display. The shark fin camera pops out and acts as the selfie camera. Although that module also sports a secondary microphone and the earpiece. Oppo Reno 2 comes in two color variants: Ocean Blue and Luminous Black. On the right edge, you get to see a power button while the volume rockers are on the left. All of those buttons feel tactile and are very easy to reach. Also, a SIM tray is housed on the right side above the power button. You can get great discount on electronic items online using Lenovo offers.
The device looks premium and feels premium too- thanks to its glass back and metal frame. At the bottom, this device houses a 3.5mm headphone jack, speaker grille, primary microphone, and USB Type-C port. At the back panel, there is a quad-camera module. The glass back is a fingerprint magnet and catches smudges.
Coming to the display, the Oppo Reno 2 packs a 6.5-inch full-HD (1080×2400 pixels) AMOLED display with very thin bezels all around. With a 93.1 percent screen-to-body ratio, the phone feels all-screen on the front. There is an in-display fingerprint scanner to unlock the device but face unlock is also very responsive. The screen is sharp, bright and colors come out vibrant. Even on a sunny day, you can see the content on the screen with utter ease.
Under the hood, the Oppo Reno 2 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, which is one of the rarest species of chipset present under the smartphone hood. It was seen in Realme XT before. This chipset is based on 8nm process and has two Kryo 470 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six Kryo 470 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The chipset is game-centric with some Elite gaming features which are handles hand-in-hand with an Adreno 618 GPU. This chipset is coupled with 8 gigs of RAM and 256 gigs of inbuilt storage. Running apps and using it for regular day-to-day tasks, this device works perfectly smooth. Multitasking is a breeze and the phone runs smoothly even on heavy tasking or tasks running in the background. The device scored 214,935 points in AnTuTu which is very close to the score we saw in Redmi K20 (powered by Snapdragon 630).
Oppo Reno 2 runs Android 9 Pie out of the box coupled with Oppo’s custom skin ColorOS 6.
Talking about the cameras, the Oppo Reno 2 has a quad-camera setup including a 48-megapixel primary sensor with 20x digital zoom, a 13-megapixel telephoto camera, and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. There is also a fourth 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, there is a 16-megapixel camera for the selfies. The quad-camera setup is one of the biggest USPs of this device. Reno 2 captures some well-detailed pictures in daylight and lool good. The wide-angle lens shoots some good images but relatively lower detailing. In low light, this device keeps the noise in control- very low and the details are seriously very good still. With Night Mode in a scene, the color tone changes a bit and pics came out good. Selfies, as usual, come beautiful and with the beauty mode on, the images come out better than ever.
The Oppo Reno 2 packs a high-capacity 4,000mAh battery. In terms of battery life, this device can last over a day and a half. Using it for casual apps, camera usage, web browsing, and gaming, this device can easily run for a long, long time. In the HD Video loop test, the Oppo Reno 2 ran for 15 and a half hours. Although it is a bit lower than Reno 2Z. The device is supplied with a 20W fast charger and can take about one hour and 25 minutes to take it from 0-100. You can get latest free job alert updates from fresh hiring.
Final Verdict Oppo’s new flagship device, Reno 2 is very much like it’s cheaper variant, Oppo Reno 2Z. Still, it offers a little better in every department. The device has Snapdragon 730G chipset which is powerful and never slows down your device. Also, the camera works very fine and packs some interesting features. Coming at the price tag of Rs. 36,990, the Oppo Reno 2 competes with OnePlus 7, Asus 6Z, and the Redmi K20 Pro. Surely, these devices have an edge on this Reno 2 device but this device can beat them in terms of camera power. And, if you are looking for the only camera, Oppo Reno 10x Edition can entice you even more.