The Chinese tech giant Oppo has earned itself a good recognition in the Indian smartphone market and has set up a huge fanbase. The company gives special attention to the physical looks of the phone and not just only for their flagship models but also for the mid-range and budget smartphones. The Oppo Reno series is a reflection of that. As a part of the Oppo Reno 2 series, Oppo recently launched three smartphones in India which are Oppo Reno 2Z, Oppo Reno 2 and the Oppo Reno 2F. These smartphones came to the Indian market within just a few months after the debut of the Oppo Reno series.
Priced at Rs.29, 990, the Oppo Reno 2Z may not be in the widely affordable range but Oppo has tried really hard to justify the pricing as the phone has stunning glass design, notch-less AMOLED display, and a 48MP quad-camera setup and several other offerings. But is it worth the price? Let’s find it out.
At first glance, all three variants of Reno 2 may seem to have a similar design. The Oppo Reno 2Z comes with an all-display front with thin borders on the top and sides and the bottom bezel is thick. The phone has an amazing 6.5 inch AMOLED display with good viewing angles. The screen houses the optical in-display fingerprint scanner too. There is Gorilla Glass 5 in both front and the back and it has been made curved around the sides to offer a comfortable grip. The quad-camera setup has been placed under the glass which takes out the camera bump. There is the smooth and seamless glass panel bundled with a tiny green-colored O-dot bump which prevents the protective cover of the camera from scratching on a flat surface.
The smartly packed selfie camera comes in a pop-up module which is illuminated by lights on either side and you will also have the options to change the color of the light. The power buttons can be found on the right and the volume rockers on the left which are all position towards the center of the frame to make reaching them convenient. At the bottom lies the USB Type-C port, primary microphone, loudspeaker, and 3.5mm audio jack.
Power-packed Performance and Battery Life
Compared to most of its other competitors who are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, Oppo Reno 2Z boasts the power of MediaTek Helio P90 SoC along with 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The phone works perfectly and gives a lag and stutter-free experience. Doing multitasking on the phone was super easy. Apps load very fast and the browsing through the UI is smooth as butter. There was no scope of complain even after a weeklong usage of heavy web and social media browsing, gaming and streaming. The in-display fingerprint scanner works really fast and so is the face recognition system.
But there is more. The smartphone can offer a really good gaming experience as well. The processor can run heavy games like PUBG at high graphics smoothly. With a 30minute gaming session, there was no significant battery level drop and not any alarming signs of the heating issue were faced. The notch-less display gives a stunning gaming experience.
What’s great about this phone is that with the 4,000mAh battery users can easily manage to go beyond a day and a half with moderate usage. We completed our battery test with extensive hours of PUBG, taking ample amounts of images and periodic web browsing. The phone is offered with a 20W VOOC Fast Charger which can power up the phone to 48 percent in just 30 minutes and 88 percent in an hour. The full charge can take up to 1hr 15mins.
- Remarkable Design
- Bright and vivid notch-less display
- Stunning camera performance
- ColorOS has bloatware
- There is still room for performance its price
Final Verdict – Oppo Reno 2Z offers great pros but it still isn’t entire value for money. Despite looking like a phone which belongs under the Rs.30, 000 price range the phone is still one of the best-looking devices in the market. The makers have made sure that despite focusing on the design the phone doesn’t feel underwhelming. If you feel comfortable with the ColorOS then you can try your hands on this smartphone.