By Arré Bench Aug. 27, 2019
For the longest time, I had an average camera phone and looking through its lens felt like watching a CAM rip of a movie that has just released this week; the quality was awful. When I captured videos, it felt like they had been taken on those digicams from the ’90s. It is time for an upgrade.
“Best camera kiska hai?” friends ask, before clicking a group selfie at a school reunion party in tricky light conditions. After all, you don’t want to ruin the special moment by clicking a pixelated or blurred image that’ll go up on Facebook with your Class of 2001 taking jabs at you like “No one has a better picture kya?” It’s a beautiful memory and you want to capture it in the most vivid way you can.
For the longest time, I had an average camera phone (for which I had to pay with a kidney) and looking through its lens felt like watching a CAM rip of a movie that has just released this week; the quality was awful. It had a pinch to zoom feature but when I zoomed in, the images were so pixelated that the only thing I was pinching was my ego. Nothing was visible in dark environment; it felt like I was watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. When I captured videos, it felt like they had been taken on those digicams from the ’90s where things were recorded on a cassette. The kind of clips you see on America’s Funniest Videos. No one would bank on me for capturing important memories. With no Instagram photo credits to my name, it is now time to up my social media game. It is time for an upgrade.
With the OPPO Reno2, the choice will now be easy. The device gives the same kind of feeling you have when you change your spectacles and your vision seems a lot crisper and clearer. I have the power to point my camera at anything and turn it social-media worthy, whether it is an apple on the dining table, my cousins at a wedding, or the Kalsubai peak from Igatpuri village. I can even beautify the pineapple on pizza.
The OPPO Reno2 has a stunning 20X zoom, which means you can cut through the clutter and get the perfect shot of a monument, or that exclusive picture of the Ganpati ki murti through a large crowd.
The OPPO Reno2 has a stunning 20X zoom, which means you can cut through the clutter and get the perfect shot of a monument, or that exclusive picture of the Ganpati ki murti through a large crowd. You no longer have to deal with your soul being destroyed as you keep zooming in and watch the quality drop. It captures incredible stills in dark environments, which means you no longer have to wonder which one is Ronald McDonald and which one is your friend. The phone has you covered for late-night stills and videos from office parties, school reunions and family functions, where that one cousin always throws up after drinking more than he can handle. The video stabilizer on the OPPO Reno2 ensures that you capture movement well, whether it is watching your friend crash into a swimming pool or your dog perform a stunt for a visitor. Bottle cap challenge anyone?
Like the previous device in the Reno series which featured the signature shark-fin rising camera the front camera on the OPPO Reno2 is as powerful as the rear, having you covered for all the endless video calls with friends studying in the US, as you bitch about that Game of Thrones finale. Or sending selfies to bae on Instagram using #mood.
In the age of social media, having a powerful camera phone is a social currency. You no longer have to beg friends to send you images after a trip when your phone is the one housing them. You become the go-to-person to click all selfies and whip out the camera at important occasions. You can contribute more on Instagram stories and watch your follower count rise faster than AB de Villiers’ strike rate. And most important of all, you can capture and cherish memories of a lifetime. Now that OPPO has finally launched the much-awaited Reno2 today, this is going to be the only camera phone you need in your life. That, and a good cheesecake.