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Oppo Reno 2 – good looks and a decent spec

The Oppo Reno series of smartphones was launched earlier this year. Now, it has been added to with the Oppo Reno 2 being the pick of the new bunch.

This is a well-specified phone at a reasonable mid-range price. So, what exactly does it offer to make it worth considering? Starting with the front, it has a 6.5” AMOLED screen that is completely free of interruptions like selfie camera and speaker. This makes it a good looker with an unusual 20:9 aspect ratio.

Unusual pop-up selfie camera

The 16 MP selfie camera is housed in a novel pop-up module that looks a shark fin. This (unlike some other pop-up efforts) is a pretty robust solution that incorporates drop detection, automatically retracting the camera when it senses a fall.

On the back it has a quad camera array aligned vertically. This comprises of a 48 MP, f/1.7 main lens, 13 MP. f/2.4 telephoto lens, 8 MP f/2.2 ultrawide lens and a 2 MP, f/2.4 black and white depth sensor. These combine to produce impressive results. There is also an ultra dark mode for making pictures taken in poor light clearer.

Big battery

The Oppo Reno 2 comes with a 4000 mAh battery and a 20W fast charger that Oppo claim will power the phone up to 50% in half an hour. Security is via a reliable on-screen fingerprint sensor.

Running the Snapdragon 730G chipset means that performance is middling, but this is only really noticeable if you are heavily into playing games on your phone.

So, in conclusion, the Oppo Reno 2 is a good-looking phone at a competitive price and with decent features. If you don’t mind paying a little extra for a mid-range phone that stands out from the crowd with its uninterrupted screen and shark fin, pop-up selfie, then the Oppo Reno 2 could be for you.



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