Cameras have become a mandatory feature of every smartphone, and while there are many brands that produce high quality photos and videos, it's always been a question of price—after all, you have other things to save up for.
Enter the OPPO Reno2, the newest device under the Reno line which launched earlier in October 2019. This devices promises all the bells and whistles of more expensive brands for much less.
OPPO Reno2 specs
- Display: 16.6cm (6.5'') AMOLED multi-touch capacitive screen, with a resolution of 2400 by 1080 pixels at 401 ppi; protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Operating System: OPPO ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie
- Processor: Qualcomm SDM730G
- Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 618
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 256GB
- SIM: Nano-SIM
- Battery: 4000mAh
- Rear (Quad):
- 48MP main camera (Sony IMX586 | 1/2.0” Sensor F/1.7 Aperture | OIS)
- 8MP Wide Angle Lens (116° | 1/3.2” Sensor)
- 13MP telephoto Lens (1/3.4” Sensor | F/2.4 Aperture | Auto focus)
- 2MP bokeh lens (1/5” Sensor | 1.75um large pixels | O6 portrait mode)
- Comes with dual LED flash
- Front: 16MP
- Rear (Quad):
OPPO Reno2 Cameras
One of the first things you test when handling the new phone are the cameras, and as trends go, the Reno2 has four of them at the rear, each functioning differently in order to create a crystal clear composite:
- A 48MP Sony IMX586 main camera
- An 8MP wide angle lens
- A 13MP telephoto lens (perfect for capturing depth of field)
- A 2MP bokeh lens
One notable feature of the Reno2's quad cam is its zoom capability. It can stretch at five times hybrid zoom and as far as 20 times digital zoom while still giving you clear shots. It also offers noise reduction should you wish to shoot in dark environments, and if you wish to do video, it can support up to 4K at 30fps.
The front camera snaps at 16MP, and it comes with a smart AI that provides large-aperture bokeh (in case you want to go crystal clear on the subject and soft on the background) and HDR portrait (in order to capture every detail of you in your selfie). This camera also has also offers monochrome effects you can play around with if you're feeling a cute (and are thinking of deleting that post later).
OPPO Reno2 Under the Hood
Cameras aren't the only thing you should be looking at when getting a phone. You also need to take into account how far it can go when you're running a number of apps at the same time. A powerful processor, combined with ample RAM, a reliable GPU, and a big enough memory are a must if you don't want your phone to hang.
OPPO Reno2's Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G is more than a decent processor, as it can even handle heavy mobile games. Partnered with the Adreno 618 GPU and 8GB of RAM, you won't have to bother with your phone crashing even if you run demanding apps.
A great perk of the OPPO Reno2 is that it has a whopping 256GB of storage. That's enough to keep all your videos and photos in your phone for days without transfering them to your laptop. The battery is a pretty decent 4,000mAH, although with all the power this phone has under the hood, we wish they could have bumped it up a few notches.
OPPO Reno2 Price
The OPPO Reno2 is priced at P28,990, and comes in two colors: Luminious Black and Sunset Pink. If you need financing for this, OPPO has actually collaborated with PNB, Metrobank, and CITI, all off which offer the 0% installment up to 24 months for the Reno2.
If you still think it's a tad bit too expensive for you, you can go with the OPPO Reno2 F: It also comes with a quad cam, but with slightly toned down lenses (48MP main, 8MP wide angle lens, 2MP mono lens, 2MP portrait lens), a different but still powerful chipset (the MediaTek Helio P70's multitasking prowess is nothing to be shrugged at), and still the same 4,000mAH battery. The Reno2F is priced at P19,990, and comes initially in Lake Blue and Sky White. Recently, it was also released in Nebula Green.