The OPPO Reno series is the company’s smartphone series that offers both the beauty and also the best in camera. In our review of the OPPO Reno and the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom, we really appreciate the beauty of both smartphones thanks to its beautiful and unique design of the smartphones but how about the second-generation of OPPO smartphones? Check it out in our review of the smartphones below.
OPPO Reno 2 Review: Design and construction
One of the unique and best-selling points of the OPPO Reno2 is the design of the smartphone. We still have a very familiar design DNA from the first generation of OPPO smartphones but this one has a better ergonomics and of course, a better look compared to its predecessors.
The OPPO Reno 2 still packs the perfect curves that we are all craving on the smartphone and it fits perfectly in my hand thanks to the 20:9 display aspect ratio on the smartphone which means that this one is taller. It’s easy on the hand and it now features a slippery but glossy glass at the back of the smartphone. The one that we got comes in luminous black and the colors are just beautiful and it really moves depending on the light that passes through it.
We still have the O-dot at the back of the smartphone which is a bump that elevates the smartphone which protects the glass of the camera so you won’t have any scratches on the smartphone’s camera but don’t worry because even without that, you’ll probably use the included case on the smartphone which is by the way, really cool and premium.
The OPPO Reno 2 sports a USB-C port below and then there’s the speaker grill along with the headphone jack. Yep, OPPO Reno 2 still sports a headphone jack which is a plus for most people as most flagship smartphones are now ditching this feature.
OPPO Reno 2 Review: Display
The OPPO Reno 2 doesn’t have a notch just like the previous generation thanks to the pop-up sharkfin camera of the smartphone. It’s a massive 6.5-inch AMOLED display and the colors are really nice and vibrant. The smartphone also packs a 20:9 display aspect ratio which makes the smartphone easier to hold since we got here a narrower but taller display.
Overall, the display of the smartphone is crisp, nice, and pretty bright even at outdoor usage.
OPPO Reno 2 Review: Battery
The OPPO Reno 2 comes with a juicy and high-capacity battery as we got here a 4000mAh battery and it’s already enough for a full day or even more than a day of usage. In PC Mark, we got a score of 11 hours and 24 minutes which is pretty good and of course, this one is paired with the 20W VOOC 3.0 Fast Charger which will charge your smartphone in an hour and a few minutes.
OPPO Reno 2 Review: Software
The OPPO Reno 2 still runs on Color OS and just like the other OPPO smartphones and as expected, this is heavily skinned which is very different from stock Android but don’t worry because this one is easy to use and understand. The transitions and the animations on this one are smooth and everything is accessible.
If you’re expecting a near-stock Android experience, well, we’re far from that as we’re getting a lot of pre-installed applications on this smartphone but don’t worry because most of them are pretty useful.
OPPO Reno 2 Review: Performance
One of the best things about the smartphone is that the OPPO Reno 2 is running on the Snapdragon 730G processor which is a more powerful version of the Snapdragon 730 and this one is made for gaming. The smartphone will be able to run most apps without a problem and if you’re curious about performance, the OPPO Reno 2 will be able to run most apps without a problem and gaming would be fine on this one. Check out the benchmarks below:
As expected, the Snapdragon 730G performed better than I expected. It excelled in games and it might not be as good as the Snapdragon 855 processor, but this one rock and will definitely run the things that you need on the smartphone. Here are the benchmark scores on gaming for the OPPO Reno2:
Actually, the scores that we got aren’t disappointing and Qualcomm didn’t fail to impress us with the Snapdragon 730G processor, however, I still think that some games can be optimized more on the Snapdragon 730G like PUBG Mobile.
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OPPO Reno 2 Review: Camera
The camera of the OPPO Reno 2 is one of the essential features of the smartphone. Actually, OPPO is boasting about its quad-camera setup on the smartphone. Well, the OPPO Reno 2 isn’t the cheapest one nor the best one with this feature but OPPO promises an impressive video quality on the OPPO Reno 2.
The smartphone comes with a 48MP main camera along with, 8MP ultrawide lens, 13MP telephoto lens, and a 2MP mono lens that is used for depth sensing. Well, the camera of the OPPO Reno 2 isn’t as good as the one on the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom but Reno 2 will do just fine. Check out the photos that I took using the OPPO Reno 2:
Another cool feature on the OPPO Reno 2 is the ultra steady video in where we can get amazing stabilization on videos. This a feature in where you can get really stabilized videos but the videos will be cropped and they’re recommended only at well-lit conditions. Check out the video below vs. the iPhone 11:
OPPO Reno 2 Review: Verdict
The OPPO Reno 2 is a decent smartphone from the Chinese company. It isn’t the best one when it comes to the hardware inside and also the camera but the smartphone is a balanced one when it comes to specifications and its price. We got a sexier and better look on the Reno 2 and we still have that headphone jack thankfully. The display is beautiful and the camera will do just fine especially when it comes to video stabilization.
The Snapdragon 730G might not be the best one in the market right now but it definitely does its job as a decent processor for the overall usage of the smartphone. The OPPO Reno 2 might be a little bit expensive for some as this one is priced at Php29,990.
OPPO Reno2 Specs
- 6.55-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED Display, 19.5:9 display aspect ratio
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB Internal storage
- 48MP Main Camera Sony IMX586 with OIS + 13MP telephoto camera up to 20x zoom +
- 2MP mono lens + 8 MP Ultra wide-angle lens
- 16MP front camera
- WiFi, Bluetooth, Dual SIM, LTE
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS,NFC
- In-display fingerprint scanner
- ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie
- 20W VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge
- 4000mAh battery