The Chinese smartphone manufacture the Opera know may, on paper, look a bit similar to the Xiaomi me 90. We reviewed last year there’s a pop up, selfie camera. This one has a shark fin design, it’s a glass sandwich with an aluminium frame but that’s pretty much where the similarities end. The screen on the Opera know is a 6.5 in trouble. That’S an AMOLED screen, it’s a lovely lovely screen. Having no not really does immerse. You in content, whether you’re watching video or playing games now one of the key things I was using the ocarina of 2 for was traveling in Asia. The things I was really needing: we’re good battery life, decent cameras and a nice screen to consume content. The bonus here is that the Opera know has a courage, board, that’s, a 3.5 millimeter audio jack, so there’s no messing around with Bluetooth and having to charge an extra device if needed. The Opera. No twos back is stunning it’s a glass back with no camera bump. This is a true feat of industrial design and engineering. Speaking of cameras, the opera no 2 has a pretty impressive camera setup. There’S, a primary 48 megapixel sensor that in default settings will output 12 megapixel pictures there’s a 13 megapixel telephoto lens that’s, the equivalent of 2 times optical zoom there’s. Also an 8 megapixel ultra wide lens, which you can also use for macro shots and there’s. An extra 2 megapixel black and white lens and sensor, which are mainly for depth, perception and shadow detection.
The camera has dual LED flash, does a pretty good job with HDR photography and, more importantly, has operas renowned night work. We found this night mode, particularly impressive, both in Shenzhen and Singapore, Quinne, shooting amazing architecture, those two cities, video on the opera no.2 – can record 4k as well as 1080p. Obviously, 4k was limited to 30 frames per second, but 1080p video can go up to 60 frames per second and is stabilized yes, that main sensor, the 48 megapixel one has optical image stabilization as well as electronic image. Stabilization that selfie camera we mentioned earlier is a motorized pop up one it’s, a 16 megapixel sensor, which is quite wide in terms of the amount of selfie space that it captures. This is great not only for video calling, but also for those all important selfies. In terms of connectivity, the Opera know to has everything you’d expect of a modern, high end smartphone, as well as Wi Fi and all the usual connectivity. It has Bluetooth 5. So if you have a snazzy pair of new earphones like the urban Easter Paris, you’ll be able to connect to them reliably and using less battery power positioning was good. I was using it both for navigating the streets of Singapore and Shenzhen and playing a bit of Pokemon go extra bonus on the operon or two is that it does have an FM radio if you plug earphones into the courage point overall, my experience both using the Ocarina twos amazing cameras and the smart phone in general is excellent.
The ocarina 2 is a true flagship in all, but a few specifications and pricing speaking of pricing, you can still buy the ocarina 2 from The Carphone Warehouse in the UK. It will set you back around about 400 pounds. Those 400 pounds will give you a powerful smartphone with 8 gigabytes of RAM a four thousand milliamp hour battery, which performs extremely well in our experience, as well as a Snapdragon, 730 G chipset. Yes, that’s a Qualcomm chipset, which is very very similar to the one we saw in the Xiaomi me 90, but is clocked slightly faster and has a slightly improved graphics, chipset to most users. That won’t make much of a difference, but it is overall with opera’s operating system. Color is a very smooth and reliable experience. I really really enjoyed using the ocarina and can thoroughly recommend it. The battery life is excellent. The cameras were great and I really enjoyed the overall experience, though some people may find this frustratingly apple like in some ways, but if you’re on the market and have a budget of around about 400 pounds, we can’t recommend the opera nor enough. If you don’t already, please do subscribe to the tech.