At first glance, the Reno 2F looks similar to the Reno 2. It comes in two colors, namely Lake Green and Sky White. The unit we have here takes on the latter colorway, and it changes hues, depending on how the light hits it. Upon closer inspection, there’s a ridge pattern all over the rear. You don’t get to feel its texture, though, as the Reno 2F’s back is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
Similar to the standard Reno 2, the Reno 2F’s cameras are stacked vertically on the center rear. The ceramic O-Dot is also present, but instead of sitting below the cameras, it’s now located above them.
Upfront, the Reno 2F also has a full-screen, notch-less display. The chin on this device is slightly thicker than that of the Reno 2, however. Despite that, it’s not much of a distraction. Similar to the rear, the display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
The Reno 2F also has a pop-up camera module, but it doesn’t adapt to the shark-fin design of the original Reno and the Reno 2. It’s your standard pop-up camera, and it lights upon rising and falling back into place. The light effects can be changed into several colors, or it can also be randomized if you can’t choose a particular hue.
On the left, one can find the volume rocker, while the right side houses the dual SIM tray and the power button. The power button is highlighted with a green strip. Like the Reno 2, the buttons are clicky and easy to reach.
Housed at the bottom of the device are the 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, USB-C port, and single downward-firing speaker.
The Reno 2F looks somewhat identical to the Reno 2, especially at first glance. Just like its sibling, the 2F is also sleek, and premium and its curved glass back makes it comfortable to hold.
Oppo Reno 2F Specs :
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|4G bands||1, 3, 5, 8, 38, 40, 41|
|LAUNCH||Announced||2019, August 28|
|Status||Available. Released 2019, October|
|BODY||Dimensions||162.4 x 75.8 x 8.7 mm (6.39 x 2.98 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||195 g (6.88 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Size||6.5 inches, 104.8 cm2 (~85.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~394 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 11, ColorOS 11|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6771V Helio P70 (12nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Quad||48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.3″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP B/W, f/2.4, 1/5.0″, 1.75µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Features||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS; video rec. only with main camera|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm|
|Features||LED flash, HDR|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|Positioning||GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|BATTERY||Type||Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable|
|MISC||Colors||Sky White, Lake Green|
For hardware, MediaTek Helio P70 runs as the 2F’s chipset, paired up with Mali-G72 GPU and 8GB of RAM. We tested it through our standard benchmarks, and here are the results:
• AnTuTu: 148,130
• Geekbench: 293 (Single-Core), 1,442 (Multi-Core), 5,772 (RenderScript)
• PC Mark: 7,796 (Work 2.0)
• 3D Mark SSE: 1,273 (OpenGL ES 3.1), 1,255 (Vulkan)
• AndroBench: 474.1 MB/s (Read), 190.56 MB/s (Write)
The Reno 2F executed basic tasks well, whether it be taking photos, browsing social media, navigation, messaging, and the like. When it comes to gaming, however, frame drops happened from time to time. Even so, it’s not bad enough to ruin the gaming experience.
An in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock recognition are the 2F’s biometrics options. They’re both quick, but there’s a slight delay with the face unlock. You would need to wait for the camera module to pop-up first before it can scan your face and unlock the device.
Just like any smartphone out there, the Reno 2F has its highs and lows. The 2F has an eye-catching colorway, a notch-less display, pleasant audio, has video stabilization, and pretty good battery life. But as expected, it has its imperfections. The pop-up mechanism looks average, frame drops happen here and there during gaming, selfies come out average-looking, and the photos produced turn out to be modest.
What we liked:
- Pleaseant audio quality
- Video stabilization
- Good battery life
What we didn’t:
- Average pop-up mechanism
- Frame drops during gameplay
- Average-looking selfies