Hey what’s up guys, this is my unboxing and review of the Oppo Reno 2F,
can find with the link in the description, however,
The Reno 2 goes for 179k while the 2F goes for about 129K so there’s a 50k difference between them.
It’s a pop-up camera like the Reno 2 only that it’s not of the shark fin kind, just one that resembles the F11 Pro or K20 Pro from Redmi.
Anyway in this video, I’ll share the good things I liked and the thing I didn’t like, you know the pros and cons and I’ll have timestamps in the
description and pinned comment so that you can skip ahead to different sections of this article to find out what you want quickly.
Just like the box of the Reno 2F, the Reno 2 maintains the same gradient finish to elements around it, with its twist and of course name brand.
It’s a long box, quite tall and we’ll look inside to see what’s up.
When we take the cover off the box, we have another mini box where the quick guide is in as well as the safety guide which I recommend you peruse.
Then underneath that is the device itself with a plastic wrap, we’ll take that out and keep it to the side for now.
Removing the thick paper panel, we reveal the accessories that the Reno 2F comes with, a soft case.
It’s certainly one of the thicker cases that I’ve seen and used and like the Reno 2’s leather case, although this is silicone, it’s raised on all 4
edges and you should have no worries placing your phone face down on a table.
Right below it is where we get the rest of the accessories besides the case and the reason why the box is so tall.
We get the 20W VOOC 3.0 Flash Fast Charger, the thick charging cable which matters with regards to the charging speed and I’ll be talking about this much later.
We then get the SIM ejector tool and the nicely packed headphones.
That’s it for items in the box and to the Reno 2 F itself.
WE see the 48MP quad-cam, ultra night mode, 6.5-inch form factor, VOOC 3.0 Charging, and 128GB Storage 8GB RAM.
These are the same configurations on the bigger brother the Reno 2 which I’ve reviewed earlier.
Except that the Reno 2 has a higher 256GB storage option.
When we take the wrap off the Reno 2F, we’re greeted with that 6.5-inch nice slab of Gorilla Glass 5, not Gorilla Glass 6 like the Reno 2.
Taking that sticker off the back of the Reno 2F, we’re greeted with the very sleek back I like the crystalized gradient look of the device and it
has that similar ball that raises the phone like the Reno 2 because as I mentioned in the Reno 2 review the back is flush, well, the Reno 2F is
also flush and the cameras are under the Gorilla Glass 5 protection this ball will at least help it not get scratched on a flat surface.
Many companies aren’t doing this and I think it’s a good design choice by Oppo.
Up top, we have the part where we get the pop-up camera and the microphone to the right of it when the device is facing towards you.
Let me quickly touch on the pop-up camera.
It’s a 16MP f2.0 camera, the same thing you get on the Reno 2 pretty much.
- The pop-up camera has a default purple color out the box which is cool.. BUT, you also get options to choose the colors you want.
In the additional settings, you can change colors and you get up to 12 preset colors as you can see, you can select which ones you want and you
can randomize by making it a different color each time they pop up camera is triggered.
Or you could just turn it off but we both know there’s no fun there.
It becomes transparent and of course, colors can easily just pass through and it could be a look you may be going for.
The pop-up camera also makes sounds just like the Reno 2, you can choose to turn it off, and when it’s turned on, you get to choose between
3 interesting sounds, Technology, Mechanical, and Musical On the right side, we’ve got the power button with a dip of green color on it and the sim and micro sd
It’s a dual nano sim slot with a separate slot for your SD card which is expandable to 256GB just like the Reno 2, unlike the Reno 2 however,
this has a better advantage for those who want to use dual sims and have a slot for an SD card whereas the Reno 2 has a hybrid sim slot
It’s just the volume rockers on the left in that aluminum frame and the bottom of the device is pretty flat, a familiar Oppo design and we have a
headphone jack, yay, microphone port beside it, USB c transfer and charging port the speaker grille.
On the back, again we meet the nice shimmering look of the Reno 2F.
This color is what Oppo calls Sky white and we have a second color option called lake Green and from the renders, they looked very good.
As far as the camera set up, from top to bottom we get the
8MP ultrawide first, then the 48MP sensor right below it and below that is the 2MP black and white sensor and another 2MP depth sensor to aid in portrait mode.
Besides that array is the flash, then the Oppo branding a designed by Oppo tagline and I like how it also encompasses the camera.
I like the design of this device a lot as well as the Reno 2.
Of course, as we’ve seen on the body, there’s no fingerprint reader, and that’s because it is an in-display fingerprint reader.
It took 1 minute and 24 seconds to set up the Reno 2 with the fingerprint and we’re then ushered into Color OS 6.
It’s a very interesting outlook, we’re greeted with that all-round AMOLED 6.5-inch panel.
Yes, the Oppo Reno 2F is a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 by 2340, a 19.5 by 9 aspect ratio display, 85.1% screen to
body ratio and a PPI of 394 all enclosed in that Gorilla Glass 5 panel.
As I mentioned in the Reno 2 review the bottom bezel of the Reno 2F is noticeably bigger than the Reno 2 The Reno 2F comes with a lot of
the features that the Reno 2 comes with internally from Color OS 6 and If you want to know all about that, I highly recommend you watch the Reno 2
That being said, unlike Reno 2, you can’t stream HDR videos on the Reno 2F, however you get up to 1080p at 60fps for streams.
A major part of this Is the processor.
Now also unlike the Reno 2 that has 3 cameras, the Reno 2F has 2 and it also has a dedicated noise cancellation mic, you also block the single
speaker at the bottom when streaming content and almost eliminate the sound, I wish it had a stereo speaker and even the Reno 2F doesn’t have one That being
said, I did my usual tests for the sound quality of the microphone and speaker quality.
Again, the sound came out a bit thin with not much low end or bass similar to the Reno 2 and the microphone quality was also on par.
It’s also got the Dolby Atmos feature which I go into more detail as well in my Reno 2 review.
Pretty much a bump in surround sound quality.
Processor-wise, the Reno 2F was a bit down, in my opinion, Oppo opts for the Mediatek Helio P70 which is a 12nm Octacore chipset clocked at an average of
2.05GHz compared to the 8nm of the Snapdragon 730G on the Reno 2.
It’s why we can’t have HDR or some of the interesting processing we would normally get.
My overall day to day use was fine in terms of normal smartphone features.
The Reno 2F I have here is a 128GB model with 8GB of RAM and that’s pretty much the only option.
This device goes for 129,000 Naira or $358 which is an interesting category.
When it comes to gaming graphics on the Reno 2F, PUBG as a benchmark that it is was set to a Default Medium compared to a default high on
Reno 2, again with that High Dynamic Range display.
Gaming didn’t take up too much of the battery, of course, it’s very similar to the Reno 2 again although, I did notice that battery didn’t deplete as fast
when Game Space was in use I still got the 30 minutes of gameplay to bring the battery down by 7% on here.
The Reno 2 and Reno2F are both 4,000 mAh batteries and lasting for the whole day was kind of a similar story on both ends.
As I mentioned earlier, we’ve got a 20W charger in the box and the Reno 2F charges fast, a fun fact or should I say spoiler alert.. it charges 6
minutes faster than the Reno 2 which is supposed to be its “elder sibling“ The Reno 2F takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to get from 0% to 100% and
here’s how the breakdown goes: In 30 minutes, it goes from 0% to 51%, in another 30 minutes, it goes from 51% to 89% than the last 30 minutes take
So yeah from 0 to 100% in 1 hour and 30 minutes and just slightly faster than the Reno 2 One thing I noted was that when I enrolled
for Face unlock it enrolled super fast and also unlocking the device just takes a tiny fraction of a second more to finish which is bearable for the most part.
The On-screen fingerprint reader also works through the screen protector, it is somewhat fast as well.
We get Bluetooth 4.2 as opposed to Bluetooth 5.0 so we may not be able to use the wireless audio sharing feature.
*Oppo still maintains their simplicity with newer color os 6 devices and it shows in the camera app.
You get just 3 options in Video, Photo and Portrait Mode.
This is the same for the front and back cameras and extra features can be found in the hamburger menu to the side.
Compared to 20x zoom on the Reno 2, the maximum zoom level here is 10x but they are all at 5x optical zoom levels.
Maximum camera resolution for the Reno 2F is 1080p or 720p at 30fps, no 60fps like the Reno 2 However, the Reno 2 is the only one with a
I liked it and dare I say outdoor selfies may even be better than the Reno 2’s especially with the beauty filter turned off.
When you compare it to the 48MP shots that’s the back cameras, it’s significantly larger and sharper.
For context again, just like I explained in my Reno 2 review, images are 2 times larger when it comes to a resolution which is 3000 x 4000 compared to
6000 x 8000 and file size is larger by a factor of 3 that is 2-3MB compared to 9-10MB for a 48MP shot.
What you’ll mostly get with this sharpness is large image sizes you zoom and it may just add a small bit of quality when posting on social media.
It’s double but with social media compressions, you may not be able to tell.
Comparing 48MP shots again to the normal shots when it comes to scenes.
It almost looks like a version of HDR shots.
It’s super crisp either way, although you may be able to see some over sharpness going on with the normal shots, the 48MP shots are still larger and pack
Also, it shows in the greens and how the sharpness keeps that detail, and when you zoom in you can easily see this in each of the leaves.
If you look at it from the viewfinder the Reno 2F does a good job of detecting screens and adjusting the colors and sharpness, a contrast to fit it well.
This leads me to the macro options with the Reno 2F and Reno 2 as well, I like the natural portraits that it has all around it.
Reds and Greens pop out and with the help of software, it separates the foreground quite well from the background.
Maybe because the plants have a straight edge I’m not bothered but it kind of looks a bit weird with humans.
When it comes to the zoom levels I almost couldn’t tell the difference between the Reno 2F and the Reno 2, I like the consistency of the coolness in
From the 1x, there’s no chromatic aberration or a high noise profile, and the same goes for the 2x lens.
However, the 5x zoom level introduces some level of noise to all levels but isn’t unbearable.
Looking at it again, with the ultrawide lens, we see this happen here with there being some slight warmness in the color and it is cooler or bluer, is
One thing I noticed in general with regards to the rest of the zoom levels, especially with the Reno 2F, is the mosaic effect that latches onto it the
This is because the camera is trying to over-sharpen things.
As you saw in the 5x zoom of the portrait and the building here and also because it doesn’t have a native telephoto lens like the Reno 2 When
it comes to night mode, the images are pretty much the opposite for the Reno 2 and 2F.
On the 2F, images are much softer compared to the normal mode version.
You can’t shoot in 4k and when shooting either against the sun or towards it, It had a bit of desaturation as far as colors go, but it has
That’s it for my review of the Oppo Reno 2F, I’d highly recommend you check out my review of the Reno 2 to compare the both of them so
That being said, the Reno 2 and 2F are pretty great phones, I liked the Reno2 more personally, however, the 2F has some potential, the Reno 2F is 50
thousand Naira cheaper than the Reno 2 at 179k compared to 129K or $358.
I think it’s a worthy addition but the zoom shots were a bit of a downside for me and maybe that lower processor you know 12nm vs 8nm.
However, have you seen my Reno 2 review?
Which one would you pick between that and this?
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