Oppo Reno 2Z: Best Premium Design Mid Range Smartphone

In this smartphone era, as per the expectations of the people, there is a phone for everyone in every price range. Along with the Xiaomi and Realme, Oppo has tough competition in launching quality Oppo smartphones with high-end specs and features in order to satisfy and surprise the customers. It has introduced devices in its Reno 2 series such as Reno 2, Reno 2Z and Reno 2F with various improvements and the one taken here for review is the Oppo Reno 2Z.

Oppo Reno 2Z was launched in India on September 6, 2019, and is priced at Rs.27,489. It is widely known for its great design and display. It is so attractive and hence it is difficult to distinguish Reno 2Z from a premium flagship in terms of design. The versatile quad cameras and the performance won’t disappoint us for its price range. Let’s see below if this device fulfills your smartphone expectations with its top specifications and features.

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Oppo Reno 2Z Specifications

Design
Dimensions161.8mmx75.8mmx8.7mm
Weight195g
ColorsSky White, Luminous Black
Display
Display Size6.5 inches (16.5cm)
Resolution2340×1080 pixels at 394 ppi
Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Screen-to-body Ratio91.1%
Display TypeAmoled Panoramic Screen
Brightness430 nits
Contrast60000:1
Cover GlassCorning Gorilla Glass 5
TouchscreenMulti-touch, Capacitive Screen
Performance
ProcessorMediatek Helio MT6779 (P90)
Operating SystemColorOS 6.1, based on Android 9
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)IMG 9XM-HP8 970MHz
SecurityFingerprint unlock 3.0, Face unlock
Storage Variants
RAM8GB
Internal Storage256GB
Expandable MemorymicroSD up to 256GB
Battery
Capacity4000mAh 
Fast Charging3.0 VOOC Flash Charge
Charger TypeUSB Type-C
Wireless ChargingNo
Camera
MegapixelsRear Camera: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera: 16MP
ApertureRear Camera: f/1.7 (48MP), f/2.2 (8MP), f/2.4 (2MP), f/2.4 (2MP)
Front Camera: f/2.0 (16MP)
Lens QuantityRear Camera: 6P
Front Camera: 5P
EISYes
OISNo
FlashLED Flash
VideoRear Camera: supports up to 4K@30fps, 1080P @30fps, 720P@30fps
Front Camera: 1080P/720P@30fps
FeaturesRear Camera: Ultra dark mode, Ultra wide angle, Portrait bokeh, HDR, AI Beauty mode, 10x digital zoom, Professional mode, Panorama, Portrait, Night scene, Time-lapse photography, Slow motion,
Front Camera: AI face recognition, AI beauty mode, Panorama, Portrait, Photo management, Bokeh video
Network and Connectivity
SIMDual Nano SIM with 2G/3G/4G support
Wi-FiWLAN Function: 2.4/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
PositioningGPS/A-GPS/Beidou/Glonass
BandsGSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
WCDMA: Bands 1/5/8
FDD-LTE: Bands 1/3/5/8
TD-LTE: Bands 38/40/41
USB OTGYes
NFCYes
Multimedia
SpeakersDolby Atmos
Headphone Jack3.5mm headphone jack
MicrophonesYes
FM RadioYes
Supported MultimediaMP3/AMR/APE/OGG/FLAC/WAV/MIDI/WMA
Other Specifications
SensorsGyro-meter
E-Compass
Hall Sensor
Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
G-sensor/Acceleration sensor
Ports3.5mm headphone jack
USB Type-C port
In the box accessoriesOPPO Reno 2Z
Adapter
Headset
Micro USB Cable
Important Info, Booklet with Warranty Card 
Quick Start Guide
SIM Card Tool
Protective Film

Design & Dimensions

Oppo Reno 2Z is a notchless, expensive looking device. In terms of design, it looks similar to its sibling Oppo Reno 2. It comes in two exciting colors like Sky White and Luminous Black. It sports attractive metal and glass design which feels nice and solid to hold in our hands. There is a small ceramic dot to prevent the camera from scratches when placed on a surface. Below the cameras there is a Oppo strip with blue halo effect that glows like an LED when light falls on it. The phone looks premium and is very smooth. It is slim and the front-facing camera is housed in a pop-up.

Reno2 Z dimension

The best thing about the back of the Reno 2Z is that it is one seamless piece of glass without any camera bump – the vertical quad-camera system sits underneath the glass, offering a clean and visually attractive look.It measures about 161.8mmx75.8mmx8.7mm and weighs 195g. It has the volume buttons on the left, SIM tray and power button on the right, pop-up selfie camera on the top and type-C usb port, microphones, speakers and headphone port at the bottom.

Display

Oppo Reno 2Z has an almost bezel less display which measures 6.5 inches. It has a resolution of about 2340×1080 pixels at 394 ppi, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 91.1% screen to body ratio. The 6.5-inch AMOLED multi-touch capacitive large screen is completely unblemished, making for a great experience when watching content. The AMOLED display is bright and colorful, and much better than the LCD panels usually seen at this price. The screen is definitely one of this phone’s standout features and is simply brilliant for gaming. The display looks rich and vibrant with a contrast ratio of 60000:1 and supports a maximum brightness of up to 430 nits. It works good under sunlight showing fine details. The phone sports a fifth gen Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to provide protection against accidental falls and scratches.

Hardware and Performance

Oppo Reno 2Z comes with the Mediatek Helio P90 CPU which the original Oppo Reno Z has. This processor competes against the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset which is equipped in good budget smartphones like Realme X, and Realme 3 Pro. The smartphones offers a really smooth performance. It allows multi tasking without any hindrances and manages switching between apps frequently. It handles the flooding of notifications very effectively. The phone has lower graphics settings in order to avoid stuttering.

Reno 2Z has IMG 9XM-HP8 GPU with a frequency of 970MHz allowing massive games to run smoothly. The Game Space improves gaming performance by offloading apps to clear RAM, blocks notifications and tries to deliver a distraction-free experience. ColorOS 6.1 based on Android Pie can be found out of the box, which brings colourful, attractive wallpapers, gradient themes, lock screen magazine, advanced battery optimization features, Digital Well being and so on. The phone comes with a lonesome storage variant of 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It further has an expandable memory of 256GB via microSD card. With the in display fingerprint unlock and face unlock, the phone allows instant unlocking experience. Overall, the Reno 2Z sports an excellent performance with low power consumption at its price point.

Battery

Oppo Reno 2z battery

Similar to Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, Realme 6 Pro, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy M30s, the Oppo Reno 2Z is also equipped with a 4,000mAh massive battery. Oppo includes VOOC 3.0 fast charging here, claiming 50% charge delivered in half an hour, so long as you use the supplied power brick and cable. It allows up to 8 hours continuous gaming and up to 13 hours continuous video playback. The battery will last a full-day maybe more depending on the intensity of your usage. The battery charging is provided via an USB Type-C cable. Unfortunately this smartphone does not support wireless charging feature.

Camera

Rear Camera

Oppo Reno 2Z comes with a 48MP Ultra-clear Main Camera, 8MP Wide Angle Lens, 2MP Mono Lens, and 2MP Portrait Lens having apertures f/1.7, f/2.2, f/2.4 and f/2.4 respectively. The 48MP main camera with SONY IMX586 sensor contains 6P lens producing quality output images. The Reno 2Z images have very good color reproduction and contrasts. The ultra-wide lens is useful and results in bigger viewpoints with good levels of detail. The 8MP ultra wide angle lens offers 119° wide angle field of view. The 2MP mono lens allows all new 06 portrait mode and the 2MP portrait lens offers all new 07 portrait mode. The ultra dark mode captures the magic of the night at a stunning new level of clarity. The LED flash provides good amount of brightness for pictures under low light conditions.

The rear camera offers fine tuned performance, multi frame noise reduction and NPU acceleration. It features portrait bokeh to effectively bring the object into focus. The HDR mode effectively reduces the brightness in over-illuminated areas thereby producing high definition crystal images. With the AI beauty mode you can adjust your skin tone based on the light conditions and can ensure how your skin wants to be exactly. Reno 2Z’s Ultra Steady Video brings you exceptionally clear and smooth video with Electronic Image Stabilization. The rear camera supports up to 4K video @30fps, 1080P @30fps and 720P@30fps. It also supports slow motion videos. The camera does not fail to impress us as the Reno 2Z’s images are bright, colorful and sharp.

Front Camera

Oppo Reno 2Z sports a 16MP pop-up selfie camera that produces great results with a decent level of bokeh effect. There are customizable LED’s on either side of the pop-up camera that light up when activated. It’s a bit of fun that you can also disable if that’s your preference.The front camera has an aperture of f/2.0 with 5P lens. The beauty mode is optional in the front camera and can be turned off. The front camera does a good job at keeping the skin tone close to natural and the sharpness levels are also good. You can zoom in on a selfie and see the strands of your hair. However, the selfies end up with a washed-out background most of the time. With the AI face recognition feature, the selfie camera offers instant unlock. the pop-up camera supports video upto 1080P/720P@30fps.

Network & Connectivity

Oppo Reno 2Z supports dual nano SIM cards with 2G/3G/4G networks. The connectivity features include Wi-fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac upto 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 2.0 and Wi-fi hotspot, USB OTG and NFC. It supports GSM bands at 850/900/1800/1900MHz frequency, WCDMA bands 1/5/8, FDD-LTE bands 1/3/5/8 and TD-LTE bands 38/40/41, GPS, A-GPS, Beidou and Glonass. The phone offers good download and data transfer speeds based on the network coverage of your carrier. It Improves networks when signal is weak. Real-time monitoring of rapid network switches between 4G and Wi-Fi. When the signal is weak, the SLA reduces the average network latency, 4G and Wi-Fi could be online at the same time.

Multimedia

Oppo Reno 2Z supports multimedia in MP3, AMR, APE, OGG, FLAC, WAV, MIDI and WMA formats. It has Dolby Atmos which provides seamless audio experience while playing games, watching videos and hearing music. The sound quality is excellent in Reno 2Z. The stereo speakers are grilled at the bottom of the phone. The bass levels are pretty good and there is no need for an external speaker. The phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack and microphone. The FM radio is an additional option for entertainment here. The phone also adds the VoWiFi i.e. the Wifi calling feature.

Other Specifications

The Oppo Reno 2Z consists of the following sensors such as Gyro-meter, E-Compass, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor and G-sensor/Acceleration sensor. It has ports for an USB Type-C charger and 3.5mm headphones at the bottom. The smartphone box package includes Oppo Reno 2Z, Adapter, Headset, Micro USB Cable, Important Info about the device, Booklet with Warranty Card, Quick Start Guide, SIM Card Tool and Protective Film that is pre-applied to the screen.

Oppo Reno 2Z Verdict

Oppo Reno 2Z is a terrific value for money smartphone. It has got an excellent design with expensive looks which makes us to think if it is a costly smartphone. But surprisingly it is among the best mid range smartphones under 25000. The phone has compelling features which competes with those of Vivo V17, Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro, Asus 6Z and OnePlus 7. The Reno 2Z is exceptionally good at its performance, video recording, battery backup, charging speed, and sound quality. The large display offers seamless viewing experience. Smartphone competitions are tough nowadays and this smartphone has made a place among its competitors. If you’re looking for an affordable yet fully featured phone, then the Oppo Reno 2Z would be a very good option.

Oppo Reno 2Z FAQs:

What is Oppo Reno 2Z price in India?

Oppo Reno 2Z price in India is Rs.27,489 for its 8GB/256GB single variant.

When was Oppo Reno 2Z launched in India?

Oppo Reno 2Z was officially launched in India on September 6, 2019.

Does Oppo Reno 2Z supports Always on Display?

No, Oppo Reno 2Z does not support Always on Display.

Does Oppo Reno 2Z support Face Unlock feature?

Yes, Oppo Reno 2Z supports Face Unlock feature.

Does Oppo Reno 2Z support Dolby Atmos?

Yes, Oppo Reno 2Z supports Dolby Atmos.