OPPO Reno 2 Price, Specs and Review

Opo reno 2

Oppo has added yet another member to its Reno series of smartphones launched in June 2019 comprising the Oppo Reno, Oppo Reno 10x Zoom and later the Oppo Reno Z.  The newly launched device Oppo Reno 2 is a mid-range smartphone pitched as a camera-centric phone like other Reno series member. This Oppo reno 2 upper mid-range smartphones is designed to deliver a ‘premium’ device at not-so-premium price.

The Reno 2 stand in gap between the original Oppo Reno and the Reno 10x zoom. It comes with major upgrade over the regular Reno but not up to the Reno 10x zoom, however, good enough to stand upright with it. Therefore, Oppo Reno 2 is not the successor of Oppo Reno 10X Zoom.

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Oppo Reno 2 specs

  • Display: 6.5-inch Amoled, 2,400 x 1,080 pixels, 401 ppi pixel density
  • Operating system: Color OS 6.1 (Android 9)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (Dual-core 2.2GHz, hexa-core 1.8GHz)
  • Memory: 256GB, 8GB RAM
  • Rear cameras: 48MP (f/1.7), 8MP ultra-wide (f/2.2), 13MP telephoto (f/2.4), 2MP monochrome (f/2.4)
  • Front camera: 16MP (f/2.0)
  • Battery: 4,000mAh

Oppo Reno 2 review

Design

One of the consistence feature of the Reno series is the certainty of modest and beautiful design. The Oppo Reno 2 sports a similar design to Oppo Reno 10X Zoom., though, there are very few changes. It comes with a glossy matte finish at the back and curved from both sides, thus replicating a premium device.

The major eye catching design is the vertical back stripe stretching from the bottom to the centre with Oppo branding in mirror finish looking like an LED light shining through. The vertical strip design has a subtle glow on the outline. Above the vertical strip is the four camera setup lined vertically. The cameras bump are nestled in the Gorilla Glass back, resulting in the total smooth back result.

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For the middle frame Oppo uses the aluminum material to hold the front and back Gorrila glass together. At the front, instead of a bezel enabling front camera we have the pop-up motorized fin design for the selfie camera, thus the almost bezel-free design with flat surface.

Oppo also hid the optical under-display fingerprint reader under the AMOLED panel. The reader is both snappy and very reliable. Optical under-display tech has really come a long way since its inception on other premium phones.

The power and volume buttons are easy to reach right at the sides. The Reno2 is pretty slippery, however, the little sides should enable a comfy in-hand feel.
 
Display
The Oppo Reno 2 features a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen display  without any notch. It has a 20:9 aspect ratio. The display sports a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 resulting to f 405 PPI per density.
Reno 2 Oled screen enhance  the use of the always-on display (AOD) feature that shows the time, date and battery indicator. The device also comes with  the 93.1% screen to body ratio. This  helps provide amazing Full view display, thus,  adding style to smartphone. 
TheOled screen is decently bright with a maximum brightness of around 500 nits. 
 
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Camera
 
The camera of the device is one of the core features which undergo a captivating upgrade. The camera is the main selling point of the reno 2. It has a quad-camera setup at the back consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor with 20x digital zoom; a 13-megapixel telephoto camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera. The fourth sensor on the Reno 2 is a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

The 13MP telephoto lens supports 2x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom (a combo of optical and digital), and 20x digital zoom.The resulting photos are fairly decent, though not as amazing as the ones taken by Oppo’s higher-end Reno 10x Zoom smartphone, which has a periscope-enabled optical zoom camera lens.

This functions similar to 3D cameras or depth sensors, in that it helps you to take better portrait shots by distinguishing between a subject and their background

Finally, the fourth camera is a monochrome one that is used to capture depth information for portrait shots, as well as to enable some interesting colour filters. The Reno2’s four vertically arranged back camera is hidden under a solid piece of durable glass creating an uninterrupted, flat surface. Rear components are symmetrically aligned along the vertical axis for an elegant design.

The pop-up selfie camera packs a 16MP snapper which is coupled with a soft screen flash. The front camera takes good-looking pictures that will outshine snaps taken on many other mid-rangers. It comes with features which includes All-new AI Beauty Mode, Large-aperture Bokeh, HDR Portrait, Portrait Settings.
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Performance
The Reno 2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC. This mid-range chipset is  a Kryo 470 octa-core chip with two cores running at a frequency of 2.2GHz and six that run at a slower 1.8GHz to save power during less demanding tasks. It also sports a Adreno 618 GPU chipset for the best gaming experience. For the first time, OPPO applies NPU to speed up the AI algorithm of night mode shooting. NPU Accelerator refers to the optimization of the operation of Neural Network Processing.
To assist  the processor is a 8GB RAM with 256GB internal memory that can be enough for the users to store their files and data. There is an external memory slot as well that can support up to 256GB with the help of a microSD card
Reno 2 also  runs on the Android 9.0 pie operating system whoch run on a ColorOS user interface.
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Battery
In terms of battery life, Oppo Reno 2 sports a 4,000mAh power pack battery. According to the company, the Li-ion battery  can power the device for the whole day and can be easily charged with the help of VOOC fast charging technology v3.0.
For connectivity, the smartphone has Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, Glonass, USB Type-C, etc.

Oppo Reno 2 Price in Nigeria

Oppo Reno 2 price in Nigeria starts at ₦410,000. This is for the base variant that comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The price of Oppo reno 2 however, vary depending on the deal, model and store. Buy Oppo reno 2 on Kara Nigeria at the best affordable price.

Oppo Reno 2 detailed specifications

Dimensions/Weight

  • Height: 16.0cm / 160.0mm
  • Width: 7.43cm / 74.3mm
  • Thickness: 0.95cm / 9.5mm
  • Weight: About 189g

Basic Parameters

  • Color: Luminous Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Pink
  • Operating System: ColorOS 6.1, based on Android 9
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM730G
  • GPU: Adreno™ 618
  • Battery Capacity: 3915/4000mAh (Min/Typ)
  • VOOC Flash Charge: 3.0
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB

Display

  • Size: 16.6cm (6.5”)
  • Touchscreen: Multi-touch, Capacitive Screen
  • Resolution: 2400 by 1080 pixels at 401 ppi
  • Colors: 16 million colors
  • Screen Ratio: 93.1%
  • Contrast: 1400000:1
  • Type: AMOLED on-cell
  • Brightness: Typical value 500nits

Camera

  • Rear Sensor: 48MP & 8MP & 13MP & 2MP
  • Aperture: Main camera + secondary camera F2.4 + wide-angle secondary camera F2.2; + Bokeh secondary camera F2.4.
  • Front Sensor: 16MP, F1.7 Aperture
  • Flash: Dual LED Flash

Connectivity

  • Frequencies:
  • [Frequency 1]:
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
  • LTE FDD: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28/32 LTE TDD: Bands 38/39/40/41
  • [Frequency 2]:
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • WCDMA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz
  • LTE FDD: 700/800/850/900/1500/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600MHz
  • LTE TDD: 1900/2300/2496-2690/2570-2620MHz
  • [Frequency 3]:
  • GSM: 900/1800MHz
  • WCDMA: 900/2100MHz
  • LTE FDD: Bands 1/3/5/8
  • LTE TDD: Band 40
  • SIM Card Type: Nano-SIM / Nano-USIMGPS: Built-in GPS/A-GPS/Beidou/Glonass/GALILEO
  • GPS: Built-in GPS/A-GPS/Beidou/Glonass/GALILEO
  • Bluetooth: 5.0WLAN Function: 2.4/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/acOTG: SupportedNFC: Supported

Sensors

  • Gyro-meter
  • Light Sensor
  • E-Compass
  • Proximity Sensor
  • G-Sensor/Acceleration Sensor

In the Box

  • OPPO Reno2 *1
  • Power Adapter *1
  • Micro USB Cable *1
  • Headset *1
  • Important Info. Booklet with Warranty Card *1
  • Quick Start Guide *1
  • SIM Card Tool *1
  • Protective Film, pre-applied *1 
  • Case *1