Oppo is one of the most popular brands in India at the moment. Now, the company has done a great job of capturing the offline market. But now the company is making much efforts to grab the online markets as well. Also, we can see a lot of great offerings being launched by the company this year.
Now, the company has just launched another mid-range smartphone which is called the Oppo Reno 2. This is the successor of the Oppo Reno which turned out to be one of the most successful smartphones from the company. If you are someone who is looking to buy a new device, then you should definitely take a look at this device.
Well, today, in this post, we would be reviewing the Oppo Reno 2 and would be sharing our thoughts on this mid-range device with you guys. This review would be divided into various sections where we would discuss various aspects of this Android Device. Now if that sounds interesting, let us start our review for the Oppo Reno 2.
Oppo Reno 2 Price and Specs
|Model||Oppo Reno 2|
|Display||6.55-inch, Full HD, Dynamic AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 6|
|Processor||Octa-core Snapdragon 730G|
|Storage||256 GB, MicroSD card support|
|Software||Android 9.0 Pie-based on ColorOS 6.1|
|Rear camera||48MP Wide +13 MP Telephoto + 8MP Ultra-Wide + 2MP Mono Lens|
|Selfie||Motorized pop-up 16MP|
|Battery||4000 mAh, Vooc Flash Charge 3.0 support|
Design and Build
The form factor of the Oppo Reno 2 is pretty similar to the Oppo Reno. Now, this time around, the back has a glossy finish which is pretty gorgeous. This is coupled up with a cool glow effect which is actually quite eye-catching.
Now, there are no camera bumps at all, and to be honest, we really liked how the company placed the camera sensors to the back so neatly. Anyways, there is an “O dot” to the side of the device which protects the cameras of the device when you keep your device on a plain surface. There is a 3.5mm jack on the device, along with a USB Type-C port. Yes, a type-C and not a micro USB.
Now, coming to the SIM tray, this is a hybrid SIM Card slot. This means that you can either insert two SIM Cards or a SIM and a MicroSD Card. The device does look and feel premium. Reno 2 has almost no visible bezels at all, this makes this device have 93% Screen is to body ratio. If you are someone who likes minimal things, then you will definitely like this gorgeous device.
Display and Unlock
The Oppo Reno 2 comes with a 6.55-inch Dynamic AMOLED Full HD Display which is beautiful. The colours look natural, the blacks are quite good as well. Also, this is an E3 Sunlight screen which contributes to the amazing sunlight eligibility that this device has. As we already mentioned, this is almost no-bezel display, thanks to the 93.1% Screen to body ratio that this Android Device has. The viewing angles also seem to be just fine on this Dynamic AMOLED Panel. You are definitely gonna enjoy watching movies and playing games on this display.
The Oppo Reno 2 comes with an in-display Fingerprint Sensor. This is a 3rd Gen Optical Fingerprint Scanner which unlocks the device almost as fast as any other smartphone in the market. There is also the Face unlock feature, which by the way works super fine with that motorized pop-up selfie camera and is not slow by any means. With that being said, let us now take a look at the Performance and Software section.
Performance and Software
Oppo’s Reno 2 comes with a brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor under the hood. Now, as you might have already guessed, the letter “G” in the name basically specifies that this is a Gaming centric processor.
This processor has been coupled up with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB UFS 2.1 Storage. Now, the processor along with this memory configuration turns out to be good but not for the price at which its is being offered.
We compared the performance with Redmi K20 and there is no major visible improvement as compared to Snapdragon 730 chipset available at a lower price tag. Not to forget Redmi K20 Pro offers Snapdragon 855 at below 30K price.
Moving on, we did not face any issues with the day to day performance of this device. The performance was fast and snappy. Now, the gaming on this device was a decent experience thanks to the Snapdragon Elite Gaming technology that this processor has. But if you are looking for a performance-oriented smartphone then you do have better options in the market like Oneplus 7 or Redmi K20 Pro.
Coming to the Software, the Oppo Reno 2, the device comes with the latest Android 9.0 Pie based on the Oppo’s own custom skin of Android, the Color OS 6.1. Now, since everyone has a different taste when it comes to UI, we cannot really comment much on the Color OS. According to us, though it is not the best custom skin, though it still shows some potential with continuous updates and improvements.
Camera and Battery
This is where the Oppo Reno 2 really gives a tough competition to its competitors. The Reno 2 comes with a Quad Camera Setup at the rear. Yes, you read that right, 4 cameras at the rear. This comprises of a 48MP Primary lens (OIS+ EIS) +13 MP Telephoto + 8MP Ultra-Wide + 2MP Mono Lens.
Now, the images taken with this device turns out to be great. You can zoom in as much as 20x which is not optical and not digital, but still, the picture turns out to be decently sharp. The ultra-wide shots and the Portrait shots were good as well. Stock camera application does come with handy modes like Night Mode.
Now, since the primary lens has OIS and EIS, the Videos also turns out to be quite stable. Coming to the front, we can find a Motorized pop-up 16MP which also produces some great selfies. Reno 2 comes with a Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery. This device also supports VOOC Flash Charge 3.0, which is just Fast.
All in all, the Oppo Reno 2 is a decent pick for those looking for a Smartphone under 40,000 INR. The design is great, the AMOLED display is gorgeous. Performance on this device could have been better. The cameras also produce some great looking images and videos. And lastly, the battery is also good and does support Fast Charging.
Now, if you are not a fan of Color OS or are looking for a Gaming oriented smartphone, then you do have better options like Redmi K20 pro or Oneplus 7. But if you are not looking for a performance-oriented device then this can be a decent option since it offers good design, display, camera and battery.
- Great Design
- Good Display
- Nice Camera
- Big Battery