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The Oppo Reno 2 is a much better phone than the OnePlus 6T (6GB RAM, 128GB), and is also much better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Oppo Reno 2!

OnePlus 6T (6GB RAM, 128GB)  Oppo Reno 2 
OnePlus 6T Oppo Reno 2
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Excellence Score
38.1
63.8
Value for Money Score
47.8
72.9
Price ₹ 37,999 onwards ₹ 24,994 onwards
Launch Date (India) Nov, 2018 Sep, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.41 inches 6.55 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features Optic AMOLED, DCI-P3, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, Adaptive Mode, Reading Mode, Night Mode, Lift Up Display Dynamic AMOLED
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.8 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Ranked #15 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 730GRanked #19 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 630 Adreno 618
RAM 6 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 20MP + 16MP 48MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture; Sony IMX519 Sensor; 1/2.6" Sensor Size; 1.22µm Pixel Size; Dual Pixel PDAF; OIS, 20MP: F/1.7 Aperture; Sony IMX376K Sensor; 1/2.8 Sensor Size"; 1.0µm Pixel Size, Slo-mo Video ([email protected]/60/240fps; [email protected]), Auto HDR, EIS, AI Scene Detection, Portrait Mode, Pro Mode, Night Mode, Panorama, Time-Lapse, HDR, HQ, Studio Lighting, RAW Image 48MP: 1/2.0" Sensor Size; Sony IMX586 Sensor; 0.8um Pixel Size; F/1.7 Aperture; PDAF; CAF; OIS, 8MP: 116° Wide Sensor; F/2.2 Aperture, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1/5" Sensor Size; 1.75um Pixel Size, 13MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1/3.4" Sensor Size; PDAF; 5x Optical Zoom
Secondary Camera 16MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1/3.0" Sensor Size, 1.0µm Pixel Size, HDR, EIS, Sony IMX371 Sensor, Portrait Mode, HDR, Screen Flash, Studio Lighting, Smile Capture, Face Retouching Motorized pop-up Camera, F/2.0 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length, LED flash, HDR
Internal Memory 128 GB 256 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.2 mmMedium 9.5 mmThick
Weight 185 gmMedium 189 gmMedium
Width 74.8 mmOk for one-handed use 74.3 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash resistant
Battery Capacity 3700 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 20W Dash Charge Yes, 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0
Included Fast Charger Yes, 20.0W Fast Charger Yes, 20.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Gestures & on-screen navigation; NFC; Noise Filtration; Dirac HD Sound; Dirac Power Sound UFS 2.1 Storage; In-display Fingerprint Sensor; NFC; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Absolutely immaculate fit and finish - OnePlus’ design refinement has grown alongside the entire mobile industry to the point where it’s hard to now find flagship phones that don’t look like pieces of precision-engineered electronic jewellery
  • Pretty good ergonomics for a large phone (it is a large phone though, mind you, in line with the dimensions of the Google Pixel 3 XL and iPhone XS Max)
  • The in-display fingerprint reader is good - and works well most of the time - though like other in-display readers, it's not quite as quick as separate fingerprint readers can be, and can sometimes be finicky - that's the trade-off you make when you buy into cutting edge of technology
  • Big, beautiful, stunning 'dewdrop' notch display
  • OnePlus’ Reading mode is still there and is as useful as ever - it turns the screen to a reading-optimized monochrome, and it can be assigned to activate when you’re in certain apps
  • Overall it's a bigger, brighter display than the OnePlus 6, and with a smaller notch
  • The implementation of Oxygen OS UI on the OnePlus 6T is a faultlessly smooth and pleasurable experience - OxygenOS adds genuinely good and desirable things without taking anything away from the core Android experience - and it is today arguably the best custom Android approach by any brand - and a lot of people might argue, even better than stock Android
  • OnePlus' gesture-based navigation system is intuitive, borrows from the iPhone, and is arguably better than the default gesture navigation system on Android Pie - of course, OnePlus also gives you the option to revert to the old trio of Android navigation buttons, if you so wish
  • In fact, thanks to things like OnePlus’ gesture navigation, a focus on smoothness, better app management and an built-in dark theme, Oxygen OS genuinely feels like an improved take on stock Android
  • Buttery smooth performance throughout with top-line hardware, as you would expect from a OnePlus - but the company has stepped up even further the level of polish to an impressive degree - it gives a sensation of both speed and comfort - the fluidity of the user experience here isn’t merely on par with the world’s most expensive smartphones, it surpasses many of them, thanks to good design decisions from OnePlus - there’s no unnecessary Bixby button here, none of the daft spam notifications you’d get from Oppo or Huawei, and no irksome theme stores that demand you create an account just to be able to modify your phone’s interface to your liking - using a OnePlus phone, for anyone who’s had to suffer the friction of dealing with other Android manufacturers’ software, is frankly liberating - speed at every turn, easy and flexible customization of both the interface and app icons, and precious little in the way of annoyances
  • The camera performance is improved a bit, with some software tweaks and optimizations, over the OnePlus 6 - and overall, it's still an excellent camera for far less than its competitors
  • Very strong battery life - the biggest OnePlus has yet put in any of its phones - the 6T lasts that extra bit more than the 6, nudging it from good to almost great battery life - the OnePlus 6T will make it through a day of intensive use without a problem
  • OnePlus's Dash Charging continues to be one of the fastest charging speed technologies on any phone - it goes from 10 to 100 percent in just 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Simply put, the OnePlus 6T is the most affordable, top-notch Android you can get - offering some amazing bang for your buck
  • It improves on its predecessor and pushes mobile innovation further with choices like a smaller notch and an in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Overall, it's 90% of the ultimate flagship phone for 60% of the price - and for most people that will be an excellent deal
  • Simply stunning, premium glass design, especially with the Luminous Black option - easily one of the best-looking phones out there, at present (along with its predecessor the Reno 10x Zoom) - it offers a masterclass in how to craft a premium smartphone at a not-so-premium price point - in fact, half of the experience of the Reno 2 is in its looks and that's the part that satisfies you the most
  • The curved Gorilla Glass 5 rear panel is smooth and feels solid to the touch - the best thing about the back of the Reno 2 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
  • The curved edges on the back also offer a nice grip
  • Much lighter and more manageable than the original Reno 10x Zoom
  • The iconic shark-fin rising selfie camera previously seen on the Reno 10x Zoom also returns on the Reno 2 (the pivot rising structure moves fast initially so that the camera is out in about 0.8 seconds, allowing you to unlock the phone using face scan quickly)
  • The on-screen fingerprint sensor is extremely snappy and slightly faster than the face unlock method, but both are equally reliable
  • Beautiful, bright 6.55-inch Dynamic AMOLED display - the screen-to-body ratio is 93.1, which means what you get is practically all screen and no bezels except for a very slim chin that is almost non-existent
  • The display itself looks spectacular with vivid colours, deep blacks and excellent viewing angles - brightness levels on the Reno 2 are fantastic as it can max out at 800 nits when outdoors, which is quite impressive
  • The display is also great for watching videos and playing games - the edge-to-edge display offers a distraction-free experience - the phone also supports the Widevine L1 standard so you can stream content on platforms like Netflix and Prime Video in HD
  • ColorOS continues to get more streamlined, and lighter, but still continues to offer some neat features such as a lockscreen magazine, Night Shield, Game Space and smart battery saving options
  • Very good performance backed by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 730G processor (a slightly faster GPU compared to the Snapdragon 730) - the Reno 2 breezes through pretty much any task you throw at it, and is also an excellent smartphone to game on - even heavy games run consistently smooth
  • Excellent set of quad cameras - in addition to a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor that supports OIS and EIS, the Reno 2 also offers a 13-megapixel telephoto lens, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel monochrome lens
  • The Reno 2's telephoto lens can offer 5x hybrid zoom, which offers some really crisp and detailed zoomed shots with the help of EIS (it also offers up to 20x digital zoom, but that predictably leads to more soft, noisy images)
  • The 48MP main camera can take stunning shots in daylight via its default 12MP pixel binning mode - Photos look sharp and colourful, and when HDR kicks in the dynamic range can get pretty wide, offering good contrast in tricky lighting conditions - AI scene detection does well too
  • The Night Mode ('Ultra Dark mode') works reasonably well - this long-exposure mode requires you to keep your hands still for a few seconds, allowing you to capture brighter shots with low noise - though you shouldn't expect Pixel 3 level performance here
  • The wide-angle lens also comes in handy if you want a different perspective - it not only lets you capture a wide area, but you can also use it for close-up macro shots as well
  • The phone also holds up well in the video department with the ultra steady mode kicking in to offer good stabilisation
  • The Reno 2 can also capture live bokeh videos, which works pretty well - arguably better than even the Galaxy Note 10+
  • The 16-megapixel front camera will get you some nice-looking selfies in daylight (but not the sharpest or most-detailed) - and in addition to portrait stills, the selfie camera can also record real-time bokeh videos
  • Overall, the Reno 2 cameras are easily above par for this price bracket - and only a shade below the best cameraphones out there like the Pixel 3, and the Galaxy Note 10+
  • Good battery life with a 4000mAh battery and a 1080p screen - you can expect up to 1.5 days of use
  • Also comes with VOOC 3.0 fast charging support and a 20W charging brick in the box - charge the device for an hour, and you'll be good to go for the day
  • If you are not too picky about having the best raw performance for your buck, the Oppo 2 is an excellent, all-round flagship smartphone that especially impresses with its stunning looks and great cameras - if you do care about having the best performance however, you can look at the OnePlus 7, the Asus 6Z, or the Redmi K20 Pro
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Still not fully waterproof (there is some water resistance but it's not IP certified)
  • That said though, there is still some way to go before OnePlus can have a camera that matches to the level of a Pixel 3 or a Galaxy Note 9 - and it is the camera, more than anything else, where you’ll experience the price delta between the OnePlus 6T and the pricier flagships above it
  • Like most flagships now, OnePlus too has made the transition to audio over the USB-C port - which means that if you want to use your existing 3.5mm jack headphones, you will need to use the (included) dongle, or buy separate USB-C or wireless headphones
  • The loudspeaker is a bit on the quiet side
  • No wireless charging support
  • The glass however, is glossy this time around rather than matt finish, so expect to see some fingerprints and smudges as you go about your day, especially on the Luminous Black option
  • Having said that, it's not the fastest phone in the price bracket though, with Snapdragon 855 phones available at even lower price brackets (OnePlus 7, and Zenfone 6Z, for instance)
Expert Reviews
  1. An equally attractive option as its predecessor
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Feels much more reliable and future-proof than many higher-priced phones
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A hero phone without the sky-high price
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The OnePlus 6T is yet another very good phone from OnePlus...but not the unequivocal winner it might have been
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Best value for money flagship
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The OnePlus 6T still feels like an excellent deal...it just isn't as exciting as we're used to
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The OnePlus 6T is a sensible choice...but OnePlus is no longer the only one playing the flagship killer game
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Sticks true to the OnePlus philosophy that has made the brand so successful the world over
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. Don't buy a $1,000 phone - the OnePlus 6T has everything you want at half the price
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Offers incredible value: a flagship-like experience for a fraction of the cost
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. The no bullshit best deal in smartphones
    gizmodo.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
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  23. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  24. tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  25. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  26. slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  27. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  28. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  29. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  30. androidpolice.com in-depth Read Review »
  31. mirror.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  32. in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  33. arstechnica.com in-depth Read Review »
  34. t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  35. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  36. hindustantimes.com hands-on Read Review »
  37. pocket-lint.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. As things stand right now, the Reno2 is an easy device to love, but not necessarily an easy recommendation to buy and pay for
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Decent mid-range device
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Reno 2 faces stiff competition in this price range in terms of performance...but it can fend them off to some extent because of its versatile cameras
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Feels like a flagship in almost every sense...you are getting some really good value
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Looks a bit costly (given the Snapdragon 730G), even though it ticks all the boxes
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. On the path of building a premium legacy...but difficult to recommend over the OnePlus 7 because of the higher price
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. Oppo Reno 2 is a good smartphone, but the competition is fierce.
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Packed with features but rough around the edges – there are better mid-range phones available
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  9. Despite the stellar camera performance and the fancy design, it doesn’t manage to justify that price tag...the Reno 10X Zoom with the Snapdragon 855 might be a better deal
    thequint.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Style, power, and crammed with features – the Reno 2 delivers
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  11. A pretty good buy
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. Oppo gets a lot right with the Reno 2, but it doesn't do enough to be really compelling for buyers.
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. A premium looking device with a very capable camera system, long battery life and a great display, the Reno 2 is a success
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. A great phone with great cameras, but there are better options
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. A fantastic phone that delivers a premium experience on all ends...however for a little less you can find Snapdragon 855-powered phones like the OnePlus 7 in this segment
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  16. Worth your while...visually striking in its simplicity and offers a commendable camera package for the price
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. A strong product, offering a balanced mix of design, performance, imaging, and everything else that you expect from a midrange smartphone
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. A very well rounded phone...However, the 730G SoC leaves it looking like not such a great deal
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. A good option if you want an Android phone with good cameras, excellent performance and long battery
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  20. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  21. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
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