OPPO Reno2 on video
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OPPO Reno2, good balance
If you see him reading my review of OPPO Reno or Reno 10X Zoom phone, you will surely remember that my conclusions on both are general: I like (very much) that they rise, but I think their prices might not help them in the task of making themselves. They are known to the public and the competition in the middle class is very aggressive (especially by Xiaomi and now with Realme), so to face an almost unknown brand and pretend that they are investing in you, even 800 euros is complicated. Very complicated
So I'm glad to hear that the new Reno2 comes at a price. 499 euros. Yes, that and that has pretty good overall performance, which I'll talk about now. Yes, I started the house on the roof, but if you are really interested in the equipment, I have no doubt that you will continue reading. Let's do it
Reno2 stands out for several things and one of them is its design. This phone works very well, it is solid and strong in hand, although some may seem so something heavy by hand – keep that in mind. The design is also very interesting: this smartphone uses a rear glass where even the camera lens is attached, giving us a very clean look, with a final touch, which only highlights what has become a sign of home identity: one hemisphere The mirror is complete, strategically placed to function as a stop and so that the camera does not scratch contact with the surface.
The final color is violet blue Although it depends on how you turn it on, it looks more purple or blue, combined with greenish edges. This combination is the real past, a lot authenticand the photographs, I warned you, hardly do it justice.
If you are concerned about fingerprints or slippage (in this case, it must be before the second one), you know that the phone is equipped with protective cover In this box, as I said in the video, it is not the typical transparent quality of doubt that we usually find in other terminals. Instead, it's an accessory that looks like leather (without being) quite stylish, in dark green (almost blue) and with details that even the stitches I feel are quite comfortable when worn.
At the performance level, I will be brief because there is not much to tell (both by default and by exaggeration). This cell phone has all the screens 6.5 inch AMOLED type and 1080p resolution with adequate performance (maybe I lost more brightness in full sun, but nothing serious). When running the processor Snapdragon 730G it moves wonderfully along with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB Storage. From simple tasks to more demanding (even when playing more demanding titles), the phone moves freely, without delays or surprises, although it is expected in such equipment.
I like that it came with 3.5mm port – Today you never know if you will find it or not, and it is their fingerprint reader This works fine (accuracy is pretty good). If you prefer facial recognition, you can always use the front camera, even if it is hidden inside the body of the phone and is used by a retractable mechanism. Colloquially called «shark fin«, Wedge-shaped, where the 16 MP sensor inserted.
Is it open fast? Yes, is this effective? further Is it more comfortable than having a normal notch? Maybe not, even though their respective preferences have already been entered. There is nothing faster than having a camera that is always "available", although perhaps that millisecond compensates it more in exchange for enjoying the front screen of all the screens. Think about it.
As for the battery of this cell phone, it has 4,000 mAh module gives perfectly to two full days. This is a brand that is receiving more and more mobile phones, so it is no longer as surprising as before, but still appreciates that you can use your smartphone with a medium-high intensity (take photos, record videos, visit social networks , watch some videos) and not have to. charge it at night yes or yes. In this case, the team will not disappoint you.
And we entered photographic ability by Reno2. This phone has four sensors, all of which are quite predictable: First of all, we have a 48-megapixel main camera (Sony IMX586 sensor) that provides quite interesting images during the day (especially in terms of color and detail). I like his capture (by default, he shoots 8 MP) and you can always increase the color with the mode Dazzling color -Even the same helps to saturate the photo, be careful.
Dazzling day color
Indoor day photo (artificial light)
Photo of the day with aggressive light changes.
Indoor day photo (artificial light)
At night, this "dazzling" mode becomes more prominent, wisely increasing color. In low light scenarios, the performance is correct, with the rich night mode and especially the tripod mode that takes old photos (even 1 minute) and even on a stage without light it can surprise you.
Low light difference using dazzling colors or not
Photo taken without light
Night photos in night mode
For portrait mode photos, this phone also relies on other room sensors, depth sensors that work well but can be better. In some shots, the performance is good, with fairly precise details and very realistic bokeh effects, however, in others, the cuts are aggressive or do not adequately define the silhouette.
Front camera – Selfie
Photo of the day in portrait mode
You can imagine two other cameras you can imagine: one is wide-angle 8 MP and offers the most "fair" result set, a common crime on most cell phones today, while fourth we have telephoto lenses where I think OPPO has missed the opportunity to introduce something more differentiating like the famous 10X zoom. Still, I really like the results and they'll make you feel satisfied every time you get to know the possibilities (and limits) of the 5x hybrid zoom and 20x digital zoom.
Wide angle day photo
Photo zoom 1 magnification, 2 magnification and 5 magnification
Is Oppo Reno2 worth it?
No doubt about that. In my opinion, this highly balanced cell phone, despite missing an opportunity to surprise in some areas (a more extraordinary display or a better battery), offers a satisfactory level in all the important aspects of a smartphone.
The capacity of photography is also at the top of the average user who wants something more at the camera level but who neither seeks (nor wants to pay) the superiority of the high-end. And all this at fantastic prices: 499 euros that feels fair and justified after knowing what this Reno2 can do.
This is the way, Oppo. It is