The OPPO Reno2: Pushing the boundaries of mobile photography
It’s tricky to innovate smartphones in the year 2019. There are only so many ways you can differently present an impossibly thin sheet of glass and microchips. This year all the big names have turned their attention to the camera, and OPPO's Reno2 is no exception, boasting an impressive quad-camera system.
That’s right, the Reno2 sports four cameras, 48MP, 8MP, 13MP and 2MP each. Best of all, they’re not housed in a sort of Ikea square hob design like other phones. Instead the four cameras sit behind a glass sheet (for protection) in a uniform strip that does not add any bulk to your sleek blower.
Each different camera specialises in providing the clearest images at any given distance. They come together to provide a 5x Hybrid Zoom, magnification thanks to images being taken using all four cameras. There’s also 20x Digital Zoom. Take a sneak peek at how each magnification level looks below:
The four cameras also provide “Ultra Steady video” – reducing the ‘shaky cam’ issue of recording video. Better yet, it takes these videos at an impressive 60 frames per second.
The smartphone comes with features such as Ultra Dark Mode, Ultra Steady Mode, SOLOOP video editor. Ultra Dark Mode will automatically set in when the brightness is less than 5lux (and all those camera smarts are driven by the on-board NPU and improved ColorOS 6.1).
Beyond the cameras, which we could go on and on about (the shark-fin selfie cam is also great), there’s a host of other features to get into.
The Reno2 has a 6.5 inch AMOLED screen, meaning that refresh rates are snappier and colours appear more vivid. 93.1% of the phone is made of screen, this is thanks to the lack of any kind of bezels due to the selfie cam being housed in the device itself and the lack of a home button.
The phone is powered by a speedy 730G Snapdragon processor, has up to 8GB of RAM and can handle up to 13 hours of YouTube watching.
All in all, it’s no surprise this phone was chosen to light up to façade of the Burj Khalifa recently.
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