Oppo Reno2: four cameras and high performance with an adjusted price

The company wants to demonstrate that the best technologies to capture photos and videos can come in products that do not reach 500 euros.

Oppo wanted a day after Google will present its Pixel 4 to demonstrate that the most advanced camera systems may be present on phones that do not reach 600 euros in price. In the presentation that has been made of the product in London, other quite interesting aspects of this phone have also been announced. Like its extraordinary OLED screen.

The Oppo Reno2 is a terminal that could be classified as high-end if it were not for its processor. The Snapdragon 730G is a solvent processor and one cannot expect performance problems unless we take it to the limit using very demanding applications. It is the only true limitation that distances this terminal from others in the highest range, but it is also true that its price is 500 euros. These are reduced to the 369 euros that Oppo Reno Z costs, a somewhat lower model in benefits.

The processor has some importance. Well, it is known that Android updates and their applications take their toll over time. So in a terminal of these characteristics, the Snapdragon 855+ processor is missing, the most advanced of which Qualcomm has right now in the market.

Otherwise, the hardware of this Oppo is impeccable. It equips eight gigabytes of ram, which balance to some extent for performance purposes the absence of a processor of the most powerful range. To this, we must add 256 gigabytes of fast storage memory, a powerful 4,000 mAh battery or a fast-charging system that is capable of charging half the battery in half an hour. It uses the company’s VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 system. The version of Android that incorporates is the 9, something that clashes for being available for a while in the tenth version. The customization layer is the traditional Oppo: Color OS 6.1

The screen is one of the most outstanding features of the device for its large size and quality. With 20: 9 ratios, the screen has a size of 6 and a half inches. The technology is OLED and is quite bright, 500 nits. Its resolution is FullHD + and reaches a definition of 405 dpi.

It does not achieve the 800 nits of the iPhone 11 Pro, but it is not a phone that will give problems when using it in broad daylight. The panel is built with the resistant Gorilla Glass 6 glass. Another noteworthy aspect is that the front camera is not on the screen, it protrudes from the top when we need it with the well-known Oppo shark fin design. Its weight is 186 grams so we can talk about a relatively light terminal despite its large size.

It is made with a matte finish whose color fluctuates with ambient light. Something that gives it a pretty spectacular look. Something that those who are looking for a discreet design may not like, but those who are looking for a modern-looking device will love it. In the rear part, there is also a ceramic surface that extends to the camera system of the device. The fingerprint recognition system is on the screen itself.

But the strong point of this phone is its camera system. That in principle seems quite solvent and has nothing to envy to those of other models with a much higher price. The angular main camera has a 48-megapixel sensor with optical stabilization and a lens with a brightness off / 1.7.

The strong point of this phone is its camera system, which allows capturing from a huge space in a landscape to a distant detail

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This camera uses the technology of adding four pixels to improve the photos in low light, to that is added a camera with telephoto lens (f / 2.4) that apparently is three magnifications but that Oppo raises up to five magnifications through software, it is also incorporated a large eight-megapixel camera (f / 2.2). Finally, a camera with a two-megapixel monochrome sensor is also included. The raison d’être of this last component must be sought in improving the images through algorithms in things like portrait mode since this camera would provide depth information.

There are interesting features in this camera system. The main one is that Oppo has achieved that an image sensor of considerable dimensions for a phone, that of the main camera is half an inch, has optical stabilization. That together with electronic stabilization through algorithms should lead to well-defined images. In addition, the ultra-angular camera sensor has a generous pixel size, 1.4um, which should result in good quality images even at night.


The Oppo Reno2 incorporates a system to take night photos, something that is already becoming a norm

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Speaking of the night, this Oppo has the same as the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom that we tested at the time, with a night mode. It will be necessary to prove it in practice, but the results provided by the previous model without being the best in the market were quite worthy. The video section highlights a hybrid stabilization mode in the objective and through software that Oppo promises to be quite effective. Although the mode of greater stability only occurs when recording video in Full HD. 4K video recording is 30 fps but increases to 60 fps in Full HD.

On the front, the Oppo Reno2 equips a 16-megapixel camera that allows you to record video by blurring the background (as in portrait mode). Something that we could already see in the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G but with its main camera (and by the way with enough solvency). In short, it is not the most revolutionary camera system we have seen, nor the most effective. But it promises and always remains to see what Oppo is capable of incorporating some magic with processing algorithms. That they are increasingly important.

The fact of not using the Snapdragon 855 microprocessor is the limit of this Oppo with the high range, but its price is competitive



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