Serious music lovers know that taking photos and videos during concerts and festivals is undeniably a must. If you didn't post your experience on social media, then how would people know that you were actually there?
With big acts coming to Manila in the next few months—Backstreet Boys, U2, and Korean boy group WINNER, just to name a few—it's important to secure those front-row tickets to capture the best moments on cam. But what if you've missed that discounted ticket presale or the VIP prices are way over your budget? The next best thing to properly document that night is to have a smartphone that can capture each highlight with crispness and quality no matter where you're seated (or standing).
Our hot reco: The OPPO Reno2. With its sleek modern design, equally powerful processor, and high-definition camera, this phone packs a punch when it comes to shooting photos and videos. Event photographer and Reno Collective artist Magic Liwanag covered Miguel’s concert at The Palace using the phone’s camera and the results were outstanding.
Think about it: a 48MP rear Quad Camera that comprises of a 48MP ultra-clear main camera, a 13MP telephoto lens, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 2MP mono lens—you can bet that all your snaps will be taken with sharpness and vibrancy in all sorts of settings.
While OPPO Reno2 continues to impress us with its smartphone camera settings, it also boasts functions for photo and video recording, like its 5x Hybrid Zoom that allows you to record and magnify your subject in a less grainy resolution and the Ultra Wide Angle Mode that lets you shoot as wide as 116 degrees.
Another great video recording feature of the OPPO Reno2 is its Ultra Steady Mode feature. If you've got shaky hands or are too busy dancing to the music, you can rely on this phone to capture videos at a high rate of 60fps, which will not only fix and lessen the jitter in your vids, but will also let you feel less anxious about leaving your action cam at home.
Make your concert clips even more breathtaking when you use the Bokeh Effect video feature. Your subject will definitely stand out from the crowd with its impressive quality.
The Reno2 also utilizes Sound Focus technology that amplifies the sound coming from your subject and lessens the unwanted noise surrounding it. Your videos will come out in hyper HD and with clear sound to boot—sounds unreal, we know.
When the lights go out during a gig, the Ultra Dark Mode serves as your night vision goggles so you can still capture the night in stunning quality both for photos and videos.
Let's guess what you're thinking: A smartphone with specs like these should probably cost five times a VIP concert ticket. A splurge-worthy steal at P28,990, it's a smart spend that boasts the same (if not better) specs and features as higher-end gadgets.
If you want to make the most out of that concert experience, the OPPO Reno2 definitely gives top marks when it comes to showstopping content—with stunning photos and videos, that are not only IG-worthy, but will also have your other friends wishing they were right there with you, too.