Oppo Reno 2
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About the Phone
Oppo Reno 2 has an attractive cover. It has a few pros and cons:
- The phone comes with a fantastic design, including the shark-fin pop-up camera.
- Oppo Reno 2 has a vibrant AMOLED screen which is quite good.
- The phone comes with Snapdragon 730G, which keeps its performance quite high.
- The Oppo Reno 2 has a reliable battery pack which can keep chugging for an entire day.
- Reno 2 has a quad-battery setup, but the photos are not very impressive as they carry a little bit of grain in them.
Oppo Reno 2 is an excellent handset for daily use. It has an AMOLED screen for an immersive experience and a capable processor too. However, Oppo Reno 2 has a poor set of cameras. It cannot be put under the ‘all-rounder’ tag.
Oppo Reno 2 is a newer version of the fabulous Oppo Reno. Priced at ₹39,990, the Oppo Reno 2 looks great and retains the best design feature of Reno – the shark-fin pop-up camera.
Oppo Reno 2 packs a lot of power and has a battery pack which makes it a reliable model. However, the phone fails to perform well with its cameras. If photography is not what you are looking for in a phone, then Oppo Reno 2 can be a great model to go for.
Oppo Reno 2 Price in India
Initially launched at a whopping price of around Rs.39,990, the Oppo Reno 2 was not favoured much considering the price to features ratio. Now that it has got a priced cut, Oppo Reno 2 8GB/256GB variant is available to purchase for Rs.24,999 from Croma, Tata Cliq and other offline retail stores. Now the price of Oppo Reno 2 seems to be justified and is a totally recommended smartphone. Please note that the Oppo Reno 2 price on Amazon is still Rs.38,990.
Oppo Reno 2 has a look that can mesmerize you. In this new phase of pop-up cameras, the Oppo Reno 2 arrives with the special shark-fin pop-up camera which looks like a killer modification of the regular boxy pop-up camera. It is a glass and aluminum build – a standard design for this price range. The phone has a premium look with a shiny, luxurious appearance. The bottom has a USB Type-C charging port along with a headphone jack. The buttons are on the side and have a pleasant tactile feel to them. The glass makes it a fingerprint magnet which is the only minus point of this phone. The design is compact and fits well in hand. However, the phone can get a bit slippery, so you have to handle it with care.
Oppo Reno 2 has a 6.55-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen which is a great display. The colours are vibrant, and as per Oppo, the peak brightness can go up to 800nits, which is just marvelous. The bezels are thin due to the presence of the shark fin pop-up camera holding the selfie camera. So, you get an overall immersive experience with this phone.
Oppo Reno 2 comes with a Snapdragon 730G with a processing power that is similar to the Redmi K20. However, it comes with 8GB RAM. You can run multiple apps on this processor without facing any issue regarding slow-down of performance. You can even run high-end games on this processor. The Snapdragon 730G is a bridging processor coming in between the low-end Snapdragon 600 series and the high-end Snapdragon 800 series. It can handle more-or-less intensive applications and gaming without a problem.
The USP of this phone is the camera. The phone arrives with a quad-core setup – a 48MP primary camera, supported by a 13MP telephoto lens, an 8MP wide-angle camera, and a 2MP macro lens. The camera does tend to boost exposure and hence deliver washed-out images. Colour tuning does not keep it very natural. Indoor shooting can have a noticeable grain. Oppo boasts of a 20x zoom. However, the photos with this zoom are blurry. The macro mode can be effective for decent close-ups. The Night Mode can help you click better images. Reno 2 arrives with a 16MP selfie camera which can click decent shots.
Oppo Reno 2 arrives with the standard 4000 mAh battery. It is a decent battery which can keep the phone chugging for a whole day. However, it does not have any unique feature attached to it, making it a regular handset with a capable, but unsurprising, battery pack.
Reno 2 brings some significant improvements over the first generation Reno. It has a slight boost in the processing power, good RAM, and an excellent camera. However, the camera specification is good only on paper. It does not deliver properly since the camera tends to produce poor images with washed-out colours or an unnatural colour tuning. While it does seem to be a step forward, Reno 2 does not revolutionize the smartphone market like the shark-fin pop-up selfie camera of the first generation Reno did. It is still a good phone for its processor, and if you are not into photography, it can be a great handset to go for.