One of the best mid-range phones from the Oppo Reno series which is genuinely more competitive than it is to be is Oppo Reno Z. It is not a renovated phone, instead, it carries the Reno tag. Over the past few years, Oppo included its naming schemes for its budget and mid-range smartphones. But for 2019, it appears like the Oppo to be a Reno. We have already seen Oppo Reno 5G, joining this series, Oppo unveiled the new Oppo Reno Z. Its gorgeous finish with excellent battery life at a budget price makes it attractive. Though it features a low-end processor, there is plenty of RAM to run the tasks smoother. Let us look further into in-depth details of the phone design, specs, and price.
Talking of the design, the rear end of Oppo Reno z is perfect with two rear cameras that are vertically stacked and an LED flash with a circle around it. Apart from this, the rear end is bisected in the middle with the Oppo logo, O-Dot, and an LED flash. On the right end, there is a power button with a nice green highlight. The volume rockers are along with the SIM card tray on the left end. These include a USB Type-C port, a down-firing speaker and a headphone jack on the bottom end. As for the display, Oppo Reno Z boasts a 6.4-inches AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 X 1080 pixels and 19:5:9 aspect ratio. It has a very minimal water-drop notch with a selfie camera and an earpiece above the notch. Well! If you have noticed, Oppo preferred to include an in-display fingerprint scanner for the phone. This is a welcome addition for mid-range series Oppo smartphones.
Ditching the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, Oppo preferred to include MediaTek Helio P90 processor which performs quite well. Accomplishing day-to-day tasks was never a concern with this processor. But, playing high-quality games was a bit difficult. The processor is coupled with a 4GB/8GB RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. It runs on custom software Color OS layered on the Android Pie. Oppo Reno Z uses Color OS 6 version which packs in some cool animations which can make the device feel faster. Furthermore, it adds in a few extra features such as custom swipe gestures, access to Oppo cloud services. Even the in-display fingerprint scanner works well. Since it is the Oppo’s first-generation model with the in-display scanner, it isn’t much fast and reliable as the latest technology scanner.
As specified, the phone comes in with a dual rear camera setup of a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor paired with a 5MP secondary camera for depth sense effects. Now, it is pretty sure that Reno Z can capture some decent pictures, but at times it seems to lack a little with color. In good daylight, Reno Z is capable to capture impressive shots. Of course! We can tweak them a little to give a little more life. Upfront, there is a 38MP selfie camera which is fairly good especially in low light conditions. Now, complaining more about this price would be too harsh! Though the camera is not as strong as a true flagship is, still the overall camera performance is acceptable for its price range. The Oppo smartphone is loaded with a 4035mAh battery and a custom VOOC Flash charge 3.0 tech. Despite the regular usage, the battery could easily last for two days.
Since certain elements don’t match up to the premium flagship smartphones, Oppo Reno Z’s price is kept relatively low. It is an impressive handset with certain flaws and weaknesses.