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Oppo Reno2 Z

Specifications

Oppo Reno2 Z
Oppo Reno2 Z (Reno Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P90 8 x 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.5 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 396 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash, 128 GB 
, 108 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm jack, Card Reader: microSD (256GB), (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Gyroscope, motion sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, OTG (only without SD card); GNSS: GPS, Glonass, Galileo and BeiDou
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19, FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28, TD-LTE: Bands 38/39/40/41, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.01 x 161.8 x 75.8 ( = 0.35 x 6.37 x 2.98 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix Quad: 48MP (f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.0", 0.8µm) + 8MP (f/2.2, 13mm, 1/4", 1.12µm) + 2MP (f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm) + 2MP (f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm), Camera2 API: Full
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix Pop-up (f/2.0, 26mm, 1/3.1", 1.0µm)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Virtual, USB Type-C cable, headset, charger, quick start guide, SIM tool, screen protector, protective case, ColorOS, 24 Months Warranty, Head SAR: 0.78 W/kg, body SAR: 1.18, Widevine L1,, fanless
Weight
195 g ( = 6.88 oz / 0.43 pounds), Power Supply: 82 g ( = 2.89 oz / 0.18 pounds)
Price
380 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.36% - good
Average of 22 scores (from 31 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 74%, features: 73%, display: 87% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Oppo Reno2 Z

78.9% Oppo Reno2 Z Smartphone Review: Pseudo quad-cam phone with ups and downs | Notebookcheck
The Oppo Reno2 Z is a slightly lower-end version of the Reno2. However, our measurements indicate grave differences between the two Oppo phones - more than one might think from a quick glance at the specifications. In this review of the mid-range smartphone, we determine whether the Reno2 Z still receives our recommendation.
82% Oppo Reno 2Z Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Reno2 Z is primarily aimed at those who desire a premium experience on a budget. The price is still on the higher side if you take into account phones like the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Realme X2, but for that extra premium, you get a design that’s both easy to use and nice to look at. More than that, the camera performance will please any casual photographer while amateur mobile gamers will find gaming on this smartphone quite delightful. Overall, the Reno2 Z may not be the best performer in this segment, but it still manages to offer a hassle-free, premium experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 82% performance: 81% workmanship: 80%
85% Oppo Reno2 Z review: A feature-filled, mid-tier masterpiece
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Reno2 Z is everything the previous model was and then some. It’s better where it counts, distinguishes itself from the competition in some key ways and it manages to provide more than enough value to stand out in a post-Pixel 3a world of mid-tier phones. In an alternative timeline where Google's budget phone didn't force the world to re-calibrate what smartphone photography at this price-point can look like, the Reno2 Z would be a slam dunk for the year's best mid-tier device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
OPPO Reno 2Z Review: Flagship features and stylish design for a mid-range price
Source: Talk Android English
At £329, the Reno 2Z is never going to match up to handsets costing two or even three times the amount, but it holds its own against phones of a similar price. There’s a big, colorful, high-quality AMOLED display present, along with a shiny metal-and-glass finish that catches the eye, and extremely fast charging, which is not something you see on phones of similar value. While it’s not aimed at mobile gaming, the Reno 2Z is a stylish, reliable phone that is perfect for viewing content on.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2019
80% Oppo Reno 2 Z review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Only five months after the Oppo Reno Z was launched in the UK, the Chinese company has launched the second generation: the Reno 2 Z. While it’s not a complete redesign of the budget-friendly smartphone, the quad-cameras, improved internals and large battery make this a great incremental update.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Oppo Reno2 Z
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Just after my review of the Oppo Reno was published I was invited to the launch of version 2, having checked that these items would be available for review without a long wait I journeyed to East London for the launch event held in Canning Town.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Oppo Reno2 Z review: Impressive design, cameras and display, but expensive
Source: Business Standard English
At Rs 29,990, the Oppo Reno2 Z seems to be an expensive smartphone that does not justify its midrange premium tag. Though the phone has a sturdy build, good ergonomics, plush design, feature-rich cameras and good on-battery time, its mediocre performance and cluttered user interface hamper the overall user experience. In the sub-Rs 30,000 price band, the Oppo Reno2 Z does not match other premium midrange phones like the OnePlus 7, Asus 6z and Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro, which deliver better user experience and have good combination of specifications and features, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2019
OPPO Reno 2Z Review: Powerful MediaTek P90, Flagship Cameras
Source: Igeekphone English
Summarizing the photo performance of Reno 2Z, you can see that its level is not bad. The advantage of glare photography is that the white balance is excellent and the color expression is more accurate. The advantage of night scene shooting is that the screen brightness is good, and the highlight control is at the upstream level. However, its photographs are not perfect. The main problem may be that the screen under HDR function is not good, and there will be a slight color cast during night shooting, especially in the case of extremely low light.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2019
80% Oppo Reno2 Z camera phone
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The Reno2 Z is available in Luminous Black and Sky White with and has been launched with its RRP starting at £329. In addition to all the features that we have come to expect in today’s smartphones, at this price it can be expected to attract many users who want to take advantage of the wide range of photographic features that it offers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Oppo Reno 2Z review: Same good looks as the Reno 2 at a lower price
Source: India Today English
The Reno 2Z feels like a complete smartphone. Oppo has not only paid attention to design, but has also made sure the phone doesn't feel underwhelming. While it may not offer a Snapdragon 855-level performance that you would find with the Redmi K20 Pro and OnePlus 7, the Reno 2Z can still manages to hold its own. If you can deal with ColorOS and its bloatware, I don't see why you shouldn't consider the Reno 2Z under Rs 30,000.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Oppo Reno 2 Z review: Plenty to shout about
Source: Pocket Lint English
This isn't a flagship phone, but like the Reno 2, the Z model will get you most of the way there. And for an astonishingly good price. That's the real take-away of the Z: you're getting a heck of a lot for your money, so it's easily recommendable on account of that.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2019
80% Oppo Reno 2Z review: Full package bundled in a stylish frame
Source: The Indian Express English
All things considered, the Oppo Reno 2Z is a nice smartphone. The phone has a beautiful design and treads well on the camera-performance, speed, and gameplay. The Reno 2Z is exceptionally good at video recording, battery backup, charging speed, and sound quality. The only drawback of the phone is its display. Oppo Reno 2Z competes with the likes of OnePlus 7, Asus 6Z, and Vivo V17 Pro in the under Rs 30,000 price segment. The competition is obviously tough but with its wholesome package, the Reno 2Z is not a bad choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Oppo Reno 2Z Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
But for pure base-level substance, it doesn’t quite match the Pixel 3A range. Those phones have better GPUs, for smoother performance in high-end games, and a more consistent camera. However, for many, these benefits may be outweighed by the Oppo Reno 2 Z’s big, colourful screen. This phone is an absolute treat for movie streaming, so let’s hope it gets certified for HD Netflix streaming soon.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Oppo Reno 2 Z review: Hands-on
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Reno 2 Z also offers excellent value for money at little over £300 in the UK. We’ll provide a more thorough verdict and star rating once we’ve got a sample back to Tech Advisor Towers, so check back soon for more in-depth analysis of the Oppo Reno 2 Z.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2019
OPPO Reno2 Z Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
The OPPO A5 2020 is a smartphone made for the casual users out there. It doesn’t have any major flaws but it doesn’t offer what you pay for. There are smartphones like Realme 5 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, and Vivo Z1 Pro which offer much better specs at the same price range. If you are looking for a smartphone for playing PUBG or some other heavy games ignore this one. On the other hand, if you are looking for a smartphone that comes with good speakers so you can enjoy watching videos and multitask easily then you can go for the OPPO A5 2020.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/23/2019
80% Oppo Reno 2Z Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Reno 2Z is among the three smartphones Oppo has just launched in the new Reno 2 series. This device is well designed and packs a quad-camera setup. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P90 SoC and we like the fact that it has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Color OS also offers a good experience and has features that we found to be useful, even though it can be improved with some bloatware control.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

81% Oppo Reno2 Z
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 65% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
85% Oppo Reno2 Z
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
Oppo Reno 2 und Oppo Reno 2Z
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2019
70% OPPO Reno2 Z, análisis: la versatilidad y mucha apariencia marcan al pequeño de los Reno2
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
86% Oppo Reno 2 Z, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
78% Oppo Reno2 Z Recensione: La Fotocamera Pop-Up È Un Valore Aggiunto
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 78%
83% Recensione OPPO RENO2 Z
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 82%
80% Recensione OPPO Reno 2Z: c’è un Reno anche per chi vuole risparmiare (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
80% Test - Oppo Reno 2Z : bon, mais en retrait côté photo
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test de l’Oppo Reno 2 Z : un équilibre presque parfait
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
86% [Recenzja] Oppo Reno 2Z – dla wszystkich, którym przeszkadza przednia kamera
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
85% Dikkat çeken yetenekler; OPPO Reno2 Z incelemesi
Source: HWP.com.tr TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% OPPO Reno2 Z incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Обзор OPPO Reno 2Z 8/128GB. Среднебюджетный смартфон во флагманском исполнении
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Frameless design; excellent cameras; long battery life; fast charging; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2019
Trên tay OPPO Reno2 Z phiên bản màu trắng đầy tinh tế với giá chỉ hơn 8 triệu
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful design; big screen; impressive cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2019
Trên tay OPPO Reno2 Z: Camera pop-up, chip Helio P90, 4 camera sau, giá hơn 8 triệu
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Nice quad cameras; powerful processor; quick charging; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2019

Comment

Model:

The original Oppo Reno Z was known as the leading mid-range phone according to some of the best reviews out there. Even though it was not a perfect bet, but it offered a lot of hardware for an affordable price compared to other mid-rangers. In comparison with its predecessor, the Oppo Reno 2Z has come onto the market to add just a little bit more spice with its extra two rear cameras along with a motorized front camera. This was intended to enhance the great screen to look way better than it would otherwise.

It is definitely undeniable that there is indeed some lingering dissatisfaction among Oppo users regarding Oppo’s ColorOS interface, as it struggles to make its mark. But that would not be enough to disregard the fact that the Oppo Reno 2Z is quite a compelling phone to look out for. As far as the design of the phone is concerned, the thicker design allows the rear cameras to lie completely flush within the back glass. In addition to the camera positioning, such thickness also permits the relatively large 4,035mAh battery to be fitted perfectly into the phone. It is worthwhile to note that such a battery was literally fitted in, even without the type of internal engineering that went into the making of high-end phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

 

In terms of cameras, there is a tiny metal bump above the cameras which prevents any damage to the camera glass, as it will be able to protect it against any accidental scraping or rubbing of the whole back of the phone against any rough surface. This phone provides a top-end premium look at a very affordable price. While the most expensive phones out there are ditching their headphone jacks, the Oppo Reno 2Z has still managed to keep that feature intact. Apart from that, the Reno 2Z also has an incorporated screen protector and a faux leather case for further protection.

The Oppo Reno 2Z has a fast in-screen fingerprint scanner. It has a 6.52-inch OLED ‘panoramic’ display that is simply brilliant for gaming and watching videos. The display is arguably even better than the curved display of the top-notch Galaxy S10, because the Reno 2Z does not face issues with color shift and brightness drop-off as the Galaxy S10 does. However, the Oppo Reno 2Z’s screen color seems to be very saturated, and the option to tone it down, which was present in the Reno 2, has been removed in the 2Z. The quite slippery finishing is also considered one of the drawbacks of Oppo Reno 2Z. Therefore, the Reno 2Z definitely carries some good and some not-so-good features within it that need to be considered by users before purchase. The phone is available in two colors, namely Luminous Black and Sky White.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Imagination PowerVR GM9446: Middle class graphics card for smartphones which is integrated in ARM SoCs. Supports OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.1, OpenCL 1.2 and Android NN HAL. The performance should be slightly better than a Adreno 430.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Helio P90: ARM based octa-core SoC with 2x big ARM Cortex-A75 cores (2.2 GHz max.) and 6x small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores (2 GHz max.). Integrates a Cat-12 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) LTE Modem (4G), IMG PowerVR GM 9446 GPU and a dedicated AI processing unit.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.5":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.195 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


81.36%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-10-11)