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Oppo Reno 2 review

Oppo's second wave of Reno devices are here

Oppo Reno 2 review
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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.

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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.

OnePlus 7T

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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

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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