The Oppo Reno 2 is an unusual prospect- it's a phone that has a fantastic and premium build quality with a good camera but with middling processor. This makes it look as though you're paying more for the appearance of the phone than its features.
There are other phones in this price range that offer better performance and features and equally impressive cameras- such as the OnePlus 7T and the Honor 20 Pro. That makes it difficult for us to recommend the Reno 2 at it's price tag of AED 1,999.
Who's it for?
The Oppo Reno 2 is for fans of mid-range smartphone photography who don’t mind paying a bit extra for a device that’s stylish in design and competitive in terms of software.
Should I buy it?
If smartphone photography is your thing, but you don’t want to break the bank, the Oppo Reno 2 is a decent device with a respectable camera array for capturing a wide range of subjects. If you see yourself needing a lot of processing power, though, you might be better off looking elsewhere.
First reviewed: October 2019
Don't think the Oppo Reno 2 is for you? Here are some alternatives that you may like.
Oppo and OnePlus share ownership, and their devices have a lot in common. The OnePlus 7T has a better screen and a better chipset with a decent camera. It's priced slightly lower than Oppo Reno 2 which makes it the more tempting device for many.
Read our in-depth OnePlus 7T review
Honor 20 Pro
If you want four cameras on your smartphone, but you don’t want to break the bank, the Honor 20 might be the phone for you. It doesn’t have a pop-up front camera, using a corner ‘punch-hole’ design instead, and the screen isn’t quite as good, but it does have an improved processor and a more one-handed-friendly design, and offers slightly faster charging.
Read our in-depth Honor 20 Pro review