Reno 2 vs Reno 2F: A Comparison of Oppo’s New Flagship Devices

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Guests examining the OPPO Reno2 device at the launch
Guests examining the OPPO Reno2 device at the launch

In November last year, Oppo launched the latest devices in its flagship Reno series line up. The two new entries were Reno 2 and Reno 2F, with Reno 2 considered the premium version of the pair. Nevertheless, both devices pack all of the latest technology Oppo can offer, including great body designs, retractable front cameras among other cool features.

So we decided to look at both devices and compare them based on the features they both pack. We hope it helps you make a great choice.

The Reno 2 and 2F Unboxed

Design

Of course, the first thing you most likely notice in a phone is the design. Reno 2 and Reno 2F pretty much look alike, both good looking devices and very pleasing to the eyes.

The pop-up selfie cameras are key designs in the new Renos. For the Reno 2, the ‘shark-fin’ segment rises from the phone when it’s time to take a selfie, while the 2F has the normal square-shaped pop up with blinking lights.

L-R: Reno 2 Sharp Fin Camera, and Reno 37 Square Camera.

The phones are therefore almost bezelless with 93.1% and 91.1% screen to body ratio for the Reno 2 and 2F respectively. Both phones also have drop detection so the cameras retract when they sense it’s falling – even when in use.

The Reno 2F device

On the rear, both devices pack the same design with the cameras possessing the Glass back. Both also have their volume rockers on the left with the power button on the right. There’s also a speaker, USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom – a plus if you like wired headphones for your media activities.

L-R: The bottom of the Reno 2 and the Reno 2F

Phone Display

Both devices come with a 6.5-inch screen but while Reno 2 comes with a Dynamic AMOLED display, Reno 2F has just the AMOLED display. Reno 2 packs a Corning Glass V6 which is sturdier than the Corning Glass V5 used for the Reno 2F.

The Reno 2 and Reno 2F Devices

Reno 2 is a bit taller with an aspect ratio of 20:9 compared to Reno 2F’s 19:9 aspect ratio. The Reno 2 has a resolution of 1080 x 2400, over the 1080 x 2340 resolution of the Reno 2F. This makes the Reno 2 better in terms of screen quality.

Battery, Storage and Processors

The Oppo Reno 2 and 2F devices come with a non-removable 4,000mAh battery capacity. This is considered a healthy capacity in the standard smartphone specs and promises a good battery life.

For storage, Reno 2 shows its superiority once again with 256GB of storage compared to 128GB of the Reno 2F. However, both have an expandable storage option of up to 256GB.

Both devices come with 8GB RAM, but Reno 2 trumps 2F as it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G octa-core. Which is better compared to the Mediatek Helio P70 octa-core processor of the 2F.

For gamers, the Reno 2 offers a better experience as it uses a Qualcomm Adreno 618 graphics processing unit (GPU), while 2F uses the Qualcomm Adreno 612.

Camera

Both the Oppo Reno 2 and 2F pack four rear cameras – making both a qualified member of the quad-camera club. However, the Reno 2 has a better setup.

The Reno 2 and 2F Quad Cameras

For the Reno 2, its main camera is 48MP f/1.7. It also has a 13MP f/2.4 telephoto lens, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle lens (which doubles a the macro lens) and a 2MP mono portrait camera as well as a dual LED flash.

Reno 2F comes with a 48-megapixel f/1.7 main lens, 8-megapixel f/2.2 telephoto lens, 2-megapixel mono portrait camera and 2-megapixel depth sensor lens.

The Reno 2 also has 5x Hybrid Zoom and 20x Digital Zoom capabilities.

Pricing

The Reno 2 goes for N179,000 while the Reno 2F is sold for N129,000 , a whopping difference of N50,000.

In Conclusion

The few differences between both devices sees the Reno 2F come off as a mid range device compared to the Reno 2 which leans towards the premium side. Hence, Reno 2 is the better device. However depending on your budget, you could go for the 2F also which is not so far off from the Reno 2.


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