Oppo phones sit in all facets of the smartphone market, from its top-end Find devices to the mid-range Reno and budget A devices, so whatever you’re looking for, it’s possible a handset from Oppo is the right device for you.
You can usually notice an Oppo phone as they tend to stand out from the crowds, whether that’s for their vibrant colors or distinctive pop-up modules, and their intriguing design language is usually matched by top battery life, performance and camera capabilities.
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These Oppo devices manage to achieve these feats at every price point, too – the seven phones on this list span a wide range of prices to suit your specific budget and needs. There really is an Oppo phone for everyone.
Don’t be too taken in by Oppo’s odd naming system – many of the phones here are Reno branded but are quite different, so take a look at our full reviews of each phone for a more in depth explanation of their features.
The most recent addition to this list is the Oppo Find X2 Pro, which dominates the top spot, but we’re soon to add the ‘standard’ Find X2 which, with its lower price, might topple that giant. Later in the year we’d expect more Reno and A devices too.
Oppo has made large strides into the European phone market over the last two years, cementing itself as a major force. The company has been huge in its native China for years, and finally the rest of the world is getting to see what all the rightly-earned fuss is about.
Best Oppo phones of 2020 at a glance
- Oppo Find X2 Pro
- Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
- Oppo Reno 2
- Oppo Reno 2Z
- Oppo Reno Z
- Oppo Reno
- Oppo A9 2020
Best Oppo phones
1. Oppo Find X2 Pro
Oppo’s most premium and accomplished smartphone
Release date: June 2020 | Weight: 200/217g | Dimensions: 165.2 x 74.4 x 8.8/9.5mm | OS: Android 10 | Screen size: 6.7-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 3168 | CPU: Snapdragon 865 | RAM: 12GB | Storage: 256/512GB | Battery: 4,260mAh | Rear camera: 48MP, 13MP, 48MP | Front camera: 32MP
Feels great to hold
Middling battery life
The Oppo Find X2 Pro is the best phone you can buy from Oppo right now, with a top-end display, processor, camera array and software. It seems the company really went all-out to create the best smartphone it could.
The reason you wouldn’t consider picking up this phone is the price – the Oppo Find X2 Pro costs more than the base version of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which is to say it’s a supremely expensive device with a cost that matches its specs.
If you can look past the high price, however, the Oppo Find X2 Pro is definitely worth your attention, and we’d recommend it as the best Oppo phone you can buy right now.
Read our in-depth Oppo Find X2 Pro review
2. Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
Oppo’s best mid-ranger
Release date: June 2019 | Weight: 210g | Dimensions: 162 x 77.2 x 9.3mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen size: 6.6-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 | CPU: Snapdragon 855 | RAM: 6/8/12GB | Storage: 128/256GB | Battery: 4,065mAh | Rear camera: 48MP, 13MP, 8MP | Front camera: 16MP
A little heavy
UI a touch slow
The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, named after its 10x hybrid zoom, is one of the best smartphones you can buy right now. It has got a sleek design, with rear cameras that are flush with the back of the phone, and a distinct ‘shark-fin’ pop-up camera section that houses the selfie camera, as well as the rear flash.
The Reno 10x Zoom also has a fantastic camera array, including its 48MP main snapper and the 13MP telephoto lens, which is responsible for the 10x zoom (although there’s only actually 5x optical zoom, so the name is a touch misleading).
Sure, the device is a little bulky, and not exactly great for one-handed use – but that tends to be the case with tanks of phones like this, and there are alternative devices if it’s too much.
Read our in-depth Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review
3. Oppo Reno 2
The Oppo Reno’s successor
Release date: September 2019 | Weight: 189g | Dimensions: 160 x 74.3 x 9.5mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen size: 6.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2400 | CPU: Snapdragon 730G | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128/256GB | Battery: 4,000mAh | Rear camera: 48MP, 13MP, 8MP, 2MP | Front camera: 16MP
Decent camera capabilities
Battery life lacking
Mediocre processing power
The Oppo Reno 2 is an improved version of the Oppo Reno, with better camera capabilities and a bigger battery, among other changes. It also came out for exactly the same price tag, making its predecessor rather redundant, at least unless you see it in a sale.
Sure, the Reno 2 doesn’t top the 10x Zoom, which Oppo left alone as the top-end Reno device, but if you don’t want to splash out for that decidedly mid-range phone, this is a great alternative. You get the stylish design and access to Oppo’s ColorOS branch of Android, just like the other Oppo phones.
Read our in-depth Oppo Reno 2 review
4. Oppo Reno 2Z
A slightly modified Reno 2
Release date: September 2019 | Weight: 195g | Dimensions: 162.4 x 75.8 x 8.7mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen size: 6.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 | CPU: Mediatek Helio P90 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128/256GB | Battery: 4,000mAh | Rear camera: 48MP, 8MP, 2MP, 2MP | Front camera: 16MP
Decent battery life
Camera’s just okay
The Oppo Reno 2Z is a very similar device to the Reno 2, so much so that we actually reviewed them together. The main differences here are a weaker chipset, and slightly lower camera specs.
For the most part your experience with the Reno 2Z will be the same as with the Reno 2, but if you’re a huge photographer or gamer, you may want to stay away from the Z. Its price is a little lower though, making it a tempting alternative.
We’ve tested the Oppo Reno 2Z for our Oppo Reno 2 review
5. Oppo Reno Z
The most budget Reno device
Release date: June 2019 | Weight: 186g | Dimensions: 157.3 x 74.9 x 9.1mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen size: 6.4-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 | CPU: Mediatek Helio P90 | RAM: 4/6/8GB | Storage: 128/256GB | Battery: 4,035mAh | Rear camera: 48MP, 5MP | Front camera: 32MP
Design looks premium
Chipset only okay
Limited camera functions
The Oppo Reno Z is the most affordable device in the first wave of Reno phones (which include the base model and the 10x Zoom), and it drops the ‘shark-fin’ of the other devices, but keeps much of the rest.
The phone has the premium rear design of the Oppo Reno and its rear cameras too, so there are only really a few ways it betrays its budget roots. One of those is front design, as it looks quite a bit like your standard Android phone front-on.
If you want to get in on the Oppo Reno trend but don’t want to pay much, or don’t want mechanically moving parts, this is the phone to go for.
Read our in-depth Oppo Reno Z review
6. Oppo Reno
The phone that started it all
Release date: April 2019 | Weight: 185g | Dimensions: 156.6 x 74.3 x 9mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen size: 6.4-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 | CPU: Snapdragon 710 | RAM: 6/8GB | Storage: 128/256GB | Battery: 3,765mAh | Rear camera: 48MP, 5MP | Front camera: 16MP
Compact and sleek design
Novel pivot-hinge camera
ColorOS is divisive
The Oppo Reno could be considered the ‘original’ Reno device (although it did launch alongside the 10x Zoom), as it’s the ‘standard’ device of the first wave of the phones.
On the inside it’s not the most groundbreaking device, but the Oppo Reno is good-looking, with the ‘shark-fin’ pop-up and flush rear design. It’s also a little smaller than most recent Oppo devices, so if you want the pop-up without straining your fingers all the time, it’s the phone to go for.
It’s a little hard to get hold of the Oppo Reno in most places since it’s been replaced by the Reno 2, but you can still find it from third-party and second-hand retailers.
Read our in-depth Oppo Reno review
7. Oppo A9 2020
Oppo’s latest true budget device
Release date: September 2019 | Weight: 195g | Dimensions: 163.6 x 75.6 x 9.1mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen size: 6.5-inch | Resolution: 720 x 1600 | CPU: Snapdragon 665 | RAM: 4/8GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: 5,000mAh | Rear camera: 48MP, 8MP, 2MP, 2MP | Front camera: 16MP
Superb battery life
Good stereo speakers
Two rear cameras redundant
If you’re on a budget, the Oppo A9 2020 could be the best phone for you. It’s Oppo’s most recent device on this list, landing at the end of 2019, and it’s quite the antithesis to the rest of Oppo’s 2019 phone selection, which is mostly the (comparatively) high-end Reno handsets.
The Oppo A9 2020 has a plastic back, 720p screen and standard notch, so it’s not exactly the most premium device, but that’s to be expected at this price. But with four rear cameras, a huge battery and a decent processor, there’s a lot to like here too.
Read our in-depth Oppo A9 2020 review