A deep-dive into the OPPO Reno2 Z, the ultimate smartphone for your next purchase

OPPO has launched the latest addition to its popular Reno series with the Reno2 range. The trio of devices include the Reno2, Reno2 Z and Reno2 F. The Reno2 Z sits in the middle of the line-up, and is a stylish, powerful and camera-centric phone that’s targeted at a millennial audience. At a cost-effective price of just Rs 29,990, the Reno2 Z is already available for pre-order, and will be made available for purchase beginning September 6th on Amazon, Flipkart and offline stores. If you’re still wondering whether you should pick up this smartphone, let us convince you with a detailed overview of its key features.

Redefining Performance

The OPPO Reno2 Z is a power-packed device, thanks to its MediaTek Helio P90 chipset, which has been built on the 12nm process. The Reno2 Z is also the first device to debut the P90 processor in India. This processor includes eight cores clocked at 2.2GHz, along with a neural processing unit (NPU) that’s aimed at assisting in AI-based tasks, including the camera’s Ultra Dark Mode. The processor is assisted by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of expandable storage, so you’re assured of smooth performance and plenty of storage.

As far as battery goes, OPPO has not skimped in this department as well. A massive 4,000mAh cell is fitted inside this phone, allowing it to run for a complete day without any worries about running out of juice. And when you do charge it, the 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 technology can top up 51 percent of the battery in as little as 30 minutes.

Gaming is a breeze on this handset, no matter if it’s high-end or casual games you are interested in. The Reno2 Z uses a PowerVR GM9446 GPU for rendering its graphics, and comes with plenty of software-based features that enhance your gaming experience. These include a dedicated Game Assistant for notification management, screen recording and other specialised shortcuts, and a Game Space for personalising game parameters. Additionally, you get Hyper Boost 2.0, Frame Boost and Touch Boostthat optimize the gaming experience to prevent freezes and eliminate touch performance issues. What’s more, the Reno2 Z boasts five-star gaming performance certification by TUV Rheinland, which tests the overall gaming performance of the phone. And thanks to Dolby Atmos support, users can enjoy an immersive audio experience when gaming or watching content using headphones.

Polishing the entire experience is the latest ColorOS 6.1, which brings a brand new borderless design with light, gradient colours.

With its powerful processor, gaming-focussed features and refreshing UI, the OPPO Reno2 Z is the ideal smartphone for both work and play. So why wait, go pre-order your device today. Sales starts from September 6th across Amazon, Flipkart and offline stores.

Redefining Design

OPPO devices have always focussed on style, with an emphasis on both colour and design. Following this trend, the latest Reno2 series phones ignite creativity not only through their features, but their design as well. The OPPO Reno2 Z boasts the kind of design that completely captures your attention the moment you lay your eyes on the phone. The phone’s one-piece curved body integrates the quad camera module seamlessly into the rear panel, without any bumps or protrusions. The 5th Generation Corning® Gorilla® Glass ensures protection from scratches and scuffs, both at the front and back of the phone. The Reno2 Z also features the innovative O-Dot, that gently lifts the camera lens when the handset is placed on a flat surface to protect the camera setup.

The colour of the device takes influence from the mesmerizing beauty of “Twilight Mist”. The Reno2 Z uses sophisticated manufacturing techniques, and deep hues that combine with dream-like neon detail for a graceful colour that moves with light. The Reno2 Z comes dressed in two gradient shades: Luminous Black and Sky White. The former is a special variant owing to the irregular nano textures that have been applied to it with an aim of achieving selective reflectivity at specific angles. The quad camera setup sits nestled inside a neat bar that’s placed symmetrically at the centre alongside the OPPO branding.

The screen on board the Reno2 Z is a 6.53-inch AMOLED panel with full HD+ resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels. The screen is constructed from E1 material, which ensures quick response as well as low power consumption. And thanks to the rising camera mechanism, this panel is spread across almost the entirety of the front surface, without any notches or punch holes to interrupt the immersive experience. We’re talking a 93.1 percent screen-to-body ratio here, which is astounding. Additionally, the screen conceals a third-generation optical in-display fingerprint scanner called Hidden Fingerprint Unlock 3.0 that has been granted a few upgrades this time around. There’s a 16 percent increase in the brightness of the unlock area and an 11.3 percent increase in the overall unlocking speed. There’s also facial recognition courtesy of the rising camera, which lights up on either side while unlocking the screen. What’s more, you can even customise the colour of the light in settings.

With its flawless design, gorgeous gradient colours and immersive full-screen display, the OPPO Reno2 Z is a device you’d love to flaunt.

Redefining quad-camera setup

The Reno2 Z has been outfitted with an impressive quad rear camera array. The primary camera is a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with a wide f/1.7 aperture. The 8MP camera sitting below it has been reserved for snapping 119-degree ultra-wide-angle shots. This is followed by a 2MP mono lens for capturing black and white images, and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. The front camera on the Reno2 Z is a 16MP sensor, housed in a centrally aligned pop-up unit. It can slide out in just 0.74 seconds, and can be used over 200,000 times without any wear and tear of the moving parts.

When it comes to the various modes on offer, the Reno2 Z offers a few remarkable options. The HDR Portrait mode for the rear cameras reduces brightness in over-illuminated areas and increases brightness in darker areas, leading to well-balanced images. There’s also a conventional Portrait Bokeh mode that can be used both with the front and rear cameras, creating realistic background blur. What’s more, you can even adjust the level of blur for creating the perfect image with your subject remaining in sharp focus. An AI Beauty Mode is also available, to adjust your skin tone according to the ambient light. What’s more, it even offers skin analysis and smoothing for up to four faces in a photo, making it perfect for group selfies too.

And then there’s the Ultra Dark Mode, which OPPO describes as your very own ‘night goggle.’ This mode makes use of AI, multi-frame noise reduction as well as stabilization in order to produce striking shots in low-light scenarios. The camera can even pick up details invisible to the human eye, all without any noise to spoil the images.

When it comes to videos, the Ultra Steady Video Mode uses EIS (electronic image stabilisation) to ensure super steady videos when you’re on the go. And yes, you can indeed capture videos with the ultra-wide-angle camera too. With the Reno2 Z, you can even capture Bokeh Effect Videos from both the front and rear cameras, and adjust the blurring effect too.

In addition to all this, the Reno2 Z ships with the SOLOOP smart video editing app, which creates high-quality video clips from the videos stored on your phone. This smart video editor automatically adds music that matches the timings and transitions of your footage. You can now create masterpieces with accessible video editing on the go.

With its powerful cameras and advanced photography features, the OPPO Reno2 Z is the ideal companion for millennials who are looking to upgrade to the latest, best in class smartphone.