As more and more people become economical when it comes to their purchasing decisions, a lot of mid-range smartphones nowadays are also getting powerful in terms of specs and features. The OPPO Reno 2 and Reno 2F are not an exemption.

OPPO has officially launched its two mid-range phones from the Reno Series here in the Philippines – the Reno 2 and the Reno 2F. At first glance, you might think that the difference between the two phones is minimal and unnoticeable – but is really though?


The first of the Reno phones launched is the OPPO Reno 2 – which is the higher “specced” phone and ultimately, the higher-priced one when compared to the Reno 2F.

Probably the best thing about the Reno 2 is the 5x Hybrid Zoom and 20x Digital Zoom capabilities. This camera feature allows you to zoom in and have a telescopic view of your subject.


Meanwhile, the second phone, the OPPO Reno 2F also has a quad-camera setup but is toned down a bit compared to the Reno 2. The best feature of the Reno 2F would probably be its Ultra Night Mode 2.0. The phone is packed with multi-frame noise reduction and high dynamic range (HDR) imaging – guaranteeing stunning night shots.

Both phones are great in their own way, but which one provides the best value for your hard-earned money? Are you better off buying the cheaper option, or should you invest a little bit more on the more expensive model? These are the questions we want to answer in our OPPO Reno 2 vs OPPO Reno 2F specs comparison.

 OPPO Reno 2OPPO Reno 2F
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0
ColorOS 6.1
Android 9.0
ColorOS 6.1
SIMDual SimDual SIm
Display6.5-inch AMOLED
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
6.5-inch AMOLED
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 730G octa-coreMediatek Helio P70 octa-core
GPUAdreno 618Mali-G72 MP3
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
Front camera16-megapixel motorized pop-up
16-megapixel motorized pop-up
Rear Camera48-megapixel (f/1.7)
13-megapixel (5x hybrid, 20x digital zoom)
8-megapixel (f/2.2)
2-megapixel (Depth sensor)
Dual-LED flash
48-megapixel (f/1.7)
8-megapixel (f/2.2)
2-megapixel (Mono)
2-megapixel (Depth sensor)
Dual-LED flash
AudioHeadphone jackHeadphone jack
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scannerIn-display fingerprint scanner
Connectivity4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
FM Radio
USB Type-C
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
FM Radio
USB Type-C
Dimensions160 x 74.3 x 9.5mm162.4 x 75.8 x 8.7mm
ColorsLuminous Black
Ocean Blue
Sunset Pink
Sky White
Lake Green
20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0
20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0
PricePHP 28,990PHP 19,990


As you can see, both phones are fairly similar to one another, but they do differ in some key areas. A key difference between the two phones is their processors. The Reno 2 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G octa-core while the Reno 2F comes with a Mediatek Helio P70 octa-core processor.

Along with that, another key difference is the GPU. The Reno 2 uses the Qualcomm Adreno 618 while the 2F uses the Qualcomm Adreno 612. Obviously, the former will provide better performance in things like gaming.


From a processor and GPU standpoint alone, we can already see that the OPPO Reno 2 is better due to its better or latest CPU cores, which evidently gives better performance compared to the other.



Aside from that, the Reno 2 also has a better camera setup compared to the OPPO Reno F2. The 5x Hybrid Zoom and 20x Digital Zoom capabilities are some of the main innovations that we currently saw this year.

There are also the other minor things that makes that justifies the Reno 2’s superiority over the Reno 2F. For one, it has 256GB of storage (vs 128GB). Plus, the use of a sturdier Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (vs Gorilla Glass 5).


Bottom line, It’s no surprise the Reno 2 takes the edge over the Reno 2F thanks to its better processor, camera, and storage capacity.

Do note that the Reno 2F is more of a midrange phone while the Reno 2 is leaning towards the midrange-premium side, which is the reason why the former obviously one in terms of specs and features.


If you’re in the market for an uncompromised smartphone, especially this upcoming Christmas Season, between the two,the OPPO Reno 2 might be a good option for you.

Although, if you want something relatively cheaper than the Reno 2 but still a good phone all around (and hasa cool pop-up camera), then you might be better off saving your money with the OPPO Reno 2F.


Both the OPPO Reno 2 and Reno 2F will be made available for purchase on October 25, 2019, in OPPO stores. You can also get them online via Lazada, Shopee Abenson, and other authorized dealers.

The OPPO Reno 2 will cost you Php28,990 while the OPPO Reno 2F retails for Php19,900.

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