Welcome to the Oppo Reno 2F Review post, here in this post you will find everything about the Oppo Reno2 F smartphone that you need to know.
Oppo Reno2 F is one of the latest smartphone from the makers of Chinese phones which came along with its big brother Oppo Reno2. Both of them many similar features, the primary being the look which is quite graceful. However, the same is not true with the camera setup, the expensive version Reno2 take over the shark-fin popup lens from the original version, the smaller one still carries the standard popup mechanism we saw in Oppo F11 series and many other mid-range setups of rival brands.
Oppo Reno 2F Review: Specifications
- Display: 6.5 inches, AMOLED, 1080 x 2340 resolution
- OS: Android 9.0, ColorOS 6.1
- CPU: Mediatek Helio P70, Octa-core
- RAM/ROM: 8GB/128GB
- Battery: 4000 mAh
- Camera (rear): Quad cam (48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP)
- Camera (front): 16MP (popup)
Oppo Reno 2F Review: Design and Display
There is two color for Oppo Reno2 F Sky and they are Sky White and Lake Green. From the looks, it does seems to be premium phone carrying mid-range specs. The back cover of Oppo Reno2 F is provided with curved edges which meets with a chromed metal frame and despite an entire glass protected rear, gorilla 5 in this case, it provides a very decent grip to hands. Although it looks like a flat glossy surface, when you look closer you will see textured pattern of vertical lines running through the entire body that causes its shade to change every time the light falls on it.
A stack of four lenses resides prominently, right in the middle and shines under the glass but a ceramic-O Dot can be seen over the cameras which stick out like the rest of Oppo Reno models. Left and right sides has a usual buttons but they are more delicately placed this time. The volume rocker is locked on the left side, while as the SIM tray is on the right side, above the power key that carries a green stripe – a little design element that increases the aesthetic value. Bottom of this phone shows the 3.5 mm audio jack, primary microphone, USB Type-C slot – a more regular feature nowadays in the mid-range phones – and a speaker grille.
On the top end, there lies a more conventional popup selfie camera exactly in the middle. AMOLED screens are watery smooth and joyfully cool to swipe your finger on, Oppo Reno2 F is no different in this area. Thanks to the mechanized front camera, there is no need for the notch. The entire area is occupied by 6.5 inches of the screen giving a 1080 x 2340 pix resolution and protected by corning gorilla glass 5. Despite an all-screen front, it is still an 85.1% screen to body ratio. Of course, a slightly prominent chin can take some of the blame but it is no way intrusive.
Oppo Reno 2F Review: Performance and Battery
Oppo Reno2 F has MediaTek Helio P70 Octa-core chipset under the hood that works with Mali G72 GPU for the graphic handling. This phone comes with a huge memory setup, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM and the memory can be further enhanced through a microSD card up to 256 GB. Oppo Reno2 F comes with a 4000 mAh battery which is not usual practice today. Anything less than that isn’t considered a good backup.
For light to normal usage, this phone is not going to create any problem. Whatever we threw at it, it handled quite smoothly without getting heated. We are talking about at least 15 tabs of browsers opened all the time, social media apps like TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, running in the background and switching to them seldom, making phone calls in between and sometimes small sessions of the game like Subway Surfers.
But continuously using all the above and adding games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty revealed that Oppo Reno2 F started showing lags in many instances. Loading games and switching between them was not the best experience in the mid-range category. Playing PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty on Oppo Reno2 F each for 30 minutes causes 9% and 14% of battery lose respectively.
During our back to back video loop test, Oppo Reno2 F survived just over 10 hours at 50% of brightness and volume level at full. And similarly, our 4.5 hours of battery drain test discharged 61% of its battery. We really liked the 20W VOOC charger that refilled the battery from zero to 100% in just 76 minutes (1 hr and 16 mins) which is impressive and very handy in situations when you need a quick charge in a short time.
Oppo Reno 2F Review: ColorOS
Oppo Reno2 F, like its elder brother, comes with Android 9.0 and Color OS 6.1. In addition to Google’s own pool of apps, the phone comes with some pre-installed apps which don’t look annoying considering their usability. Theme Store, Phone Manager, and Game Space are useful but keeping the ‘daraz’ app is a sheer personal choice. Much has been improved over its life cycle, though we are waiting for version 7, 6.1 is still a clean looking interface. There is some tools like Smart Assistant, Smart Sidebar and Assistive ball which helps to can save a lot of time.
Oppo Reno2 F offers every unlocking available on the market. There is in-display fingerprint scanner which is very quick and so is the face unlock, despite the popup mechanism which, theoretically, should require more time to unlock the screen. But, Oppo seems to have improved the motorized feature this time and there is a marginal difference between the two in this model. Oppo has put extra security this time that won’t allow someone to take advantage of your facial unlock while you are sleeping. If activated, it stops to unlock the screen if the eyes are closed.
Oppo Reno 2F Review: Camera
Oppo Reno2 F comes with a quad-camera setup on the rear side that is all about a 48MP primary (wide-angle) lens, 8MP (ultra-wide-angle) lens, two lenses of 2MP each, one of them is depth sensor. Oppo Reno2 F can record 1080p video at 30 frames per second and also support EIS when shooting with the primary lens.
On the front side, Oppo Reno2 F has usual popup selfie camera boasts a 16MP lens which can also record 1080p videos at 30 fps with an EIS support. Popup selfie camera this time comes with some really nice lighting effects that can be seen on the border of lens bar while going up and down. It does not seem that battery is in stress because it is a very smooth light. The default camera app is almost similar to what we saw lately in Oppo A9 (2020) but the camera results are a little better in comparison but much behind the Realme 5 Pro’s camera strength.
The photos of closely located subjects clicked by Oppo Reno2 F is decent and excellent, with its auto mode under good lighting conditions. For making things more dramatic, the phone comes equipped with a number of filters and a Dazzle Color mode – a usual ColorOS feature – but, the latter one also boosts up the exposure level some times that does not please the eyes. Selfies and portraits with a strong light source in the background do not get much help from HDR feature this time that, instead of balancing out darks and whites, underexpose images most of the time while putting a lesser focus on the faces.
A little zooming-in for a closer look can reveal considerable noise in the portraits, albeit daylight. Luckily, there is a beauty mode to help reduce the noise but it does it at the cost of higher exposure level. The same is not true for selfies. 16MP of the front camera can perform much better than the rear setup. Oppo Reno2 F also boasts an ultra-wide-angle that can capture more area but it also compromises on the details and flattens things out in the pictures. Low light and night pictures also grab considerable noise unless you switch to the Night mode for much better shots that are colorful and filled with details.
Oppo Reno 2F Review: Verdict
Oppo Reno2 F impresses with its looks and design but the phone certainly looks like an overpriced device and falls short of specifications.
Despite having a popup camera, its facial recognition works quite swiftly and so is the charging with its 20W VOOC charger. However, if you are looking for a phone that bests in camera and performance in addition to the looks, you might want to look at Realme 5 Pro or Vivo S1 that are much cheaper but better in overall performance.
The Price of Oppo Reno2 F in Nepal (Updated Oppo Reno2 F Price in Nepal) ?
The authorized seller of Oppo phone for Nepal has set the price of Oppo Reno2 F is Nrs 46,990 in Nepal– and its price may slightly vary.
Where to buy Oppo Reno2 F in Nepal? (Online/Offline Oppo Reno2 F Purchasing Guide)
There are plenty of offline stores to buy Oppo Reno2 F in Nepal. You can find this phone all over Nepal. If you prefer to buy this Oppo Reno2 F online in Nepal, there are so many online shopping in Nepal. You can choose either daraz or sastodeals, choicemandu or many others.