Hello, we will be talking about the OnePlus 7T and the Oppo Reno 2 smartphones. We’ll compare their technical characteristics and capabilities in-depth.
Despite being approximately the same size and weight, these smartphones have many differences.
The OnePlus 7T received a glass case with Gorilla Glass protection. On the front, there is a large and bright screen with narrow frames on the sides. There’s a drop-shaped cutout for the front camera and a built-in fingerprint scanner that works very quickly and recognizes the user on the first attempt. The arrangement of elements on the case are as follows: on the left side there, is a volume control button, and on the right side there is a power button and a sound mode switching key. Below is one of the smartphone’s speakers, a USB Type-C connector, as well as a slot for two nano-format SIM cards.
The Oppo Reno 2 also boasts a glass case. The display is reliably protected against scratches by 6th generation Gorilla Glass. The screen, like the OnePlus 7T, is large with a built-in fingerprint scanner. But there is no drop-shaped cutout under the front camera. Instead, Oppo opted to use a retractable camera mechanism placed on the top of the smartphone. The power button is on the right side, and the volume buttons are located on the left. On one of the sides, there is a hybrid slot for two nano-format SIM cards with the ability to install a memory card. There is a speaker, microphone, 3.5 mm jacks and a USB Type-C connector on the bottom of the phone.
On the back of the OnePlus 7T is a large, round main camera module with a flash that sticks out pretty strongly over the body. As for colors, the smartphone comes in matte gray and blue versions.
The back surface of Oppo Reno 2 is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The cameras and flash are all placed here, as well as a strip with the company logo. The Oppo Reno 2 was given beautiful colors of the hull, with no less beautiful names – dark blue under the name “Shining Night” and light blue, which is called the “Deep Ocean”.
The OnePlus 7T has a screen diagonal of 6.55 inches. It uses a Fluid AMOLED matrix with an aspect ratio of 20 to 9 and a resolution of 2400 by 1080 pixels. The main feature of this display is the refresh rate of 90 Hertz, because of which the animations on-screen become smoother. If desired, you can change this characteristic to the usual 60 hertz in the settings, thereby extending the battery life of the smartphone. There is also a color calibration and color temperature adjustment function.
The Oppo Reno 2 has a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 by 2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20 to 9. The screen has wide viewing angles. The brightness and clarity of the picture is of a high caliber.
The OnePlus 7T runs on Android 10 with the proprietary OxygenOS 10 shell. In the latest update, this shell received many new features. The lock screen has become more informative. Gesture management has changed. The application menu is now available in two versions. In standard mode, all applications are displayed on the screen. The second option offers search and tags, where categories are displayed on the screen, clicking on which you can find the desired game or program. The Settings app is now better organized, and related functions are grouped together. A new lighting effect called Horizon has been added, which highlights the lock display on the sides with blue, red, gold, or purple to choose from. In addition, you can customize the appearance of notification icons, change application icons, and their color and font directly on the new design settings page.
The Oppo Reno 2 was released with the Android 9 Pie operating system with an updated proprietary ColorOS 6.1 shell, which has a minimalistic white background with smooth gradients for a “clean and practical visual experience.” The new interface now has fewer lines, updated icons, new gestures with improved animation, and various additional functions that will appeal to those who like to customize the interface to their own taste. Various modes and applications to improve system performance are now combined into one Hyper Boost mode. There is also a Game Assistant, which allows you to block incoming notifications so as not to distract the user during a game session. It also has a video recording function. Also in Color OS 6, new navigation gestures were added, the notification panel is improved, and the Smart Assistant is redesigned, which can be accessed using a swipe left from the main screen.
The OnePlus 7T received a 48-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with a two-fold zoom, and an ultra-wide 16-megapixel lens with a viewing angle of 117 degrees. Photos have good color reproduction and dynamic range in the daytime. With insufficient lighting, the camera can correctly expose the picture and, due to competent noise reduction algorithms, saves a lot of details. Because of this, night photos look quite sharp and saturated with colors. In addition, the OnePlus 7T camera application has a new Super Macro mode that allows you to use the ultra-wide-angle module to focus at a distance of 2.5 centimeters. As for recording video on the main camera, the smartphone allows you to shoot in 4K resolution at a frequency of 60 frames per second. There is stabilization, and there is also a 960fps slow motion mode. The 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 front camera allows you to take high-quality selfies with a blurred background.
The main camera of the Oppo Reno 2 consists of four modules: the main one with 48 megapixels, a 13-megapixel telephoto lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and an additional 2 megapixel sensor. The camera supports 2x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, and 20x digital zoom, so you can take photos and videos even from a long distance. In portrait mode, there is HDR and bokeh effect, as well as intelligent beauty AI functions. In addition, the Oppo Reno 2 also has an Ultra Dark Mode, which analyzes the level of ambient light and improves night photos with the help of artificial intelligence. Video recording can be carried out in 4K resolution at a frequency of 30 frames per second. The front camera is equipped with a 16 megapixel sensor and is located on a retractable module in the shape of a shark fin. The camera allows you to take high-quality pictures in any light and supports a new intelligent portrait mode.
The OnePlus 7T has a powerful octa-core Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with a clock frequency of 2.96 GHz and an Adreno 640 graphics accelerator. In the AnTuTu Benchmark Performance Test, the smartphone scores 475 thousand points. The OnePlus 7T has 8 gigabytes of RAM and 128 or 256 gigabytes of internal storage capacity. There is no possibility to install an additional memory card.
The Oppo Reno 2 received an octa-core Snapdragon 730G processor and an Adreno 618 video accelerator. The smartphone has 8 gigabytes of RAM. As for the internal memory, there are versions with 128 and 256 gigabytes of storage capacity. In addition, it is possible to install a microSD card up to 256 Gigabytes.
The communication capabilities of the OnePlus 7T and the Oppo Reno 2 are the same. Both smartphones support dual-band Wi-Fi, including the ACC standard. The devices use fifth-generation Bluetooth and have an NFC module.
The OnePlus 7T received a 3800 mAh battery, which allows the device to work for about 30 hours in talk mode. The smartphone supports Warp Charge fast charging technology from a 30-watt power adapter, but does not support wireless charging.
The battery capacity of the Oppo Reno 2 is 4000 mAh, which allows it to last for 31 hours in talk mode. The smartphone supports VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. Wireless charging, like in the OnePlus 7T, is not supported.
On the Internet, there are already a lot of reviews about OnePlus 7T and Oppo Reno 2. I analyzed them and now I will tell you what are satisfied and what does not suit the owners of these smartphones.
- There is no microSD card slot
- No wireless charging
- There is no 3.5 mm jack
Oppo Reno 2
- No protection against water
- Does not support wireless charging
- Slippery body
- Fast fingerprint scanner
- AMOLED screen with 90 hertz refresh rate
- High performance
- Great quality photos and videos
Oppo Reno 2
- Large and bright screen
- Convenient ColorOS shell interface
- Camera with 20x zoom
- Fast fingerprint scanner
In summary, the OnePlus 7T received a more powerful processor. Nevertheless, the Oppo Reno 2, thanks to the optimized Color OS shell, also works quite quickly. In addition, it has a slot for a memory card and the battery capacity is greater than that of the OnePlus 7T. Both smartphones received cameras with sophisticated artificial intelligence, which allows you to take high-quality pictures in both day and night.