The Oppo Reno series is known for giving out some crazy Camera performance while having average to above average processor performance, this was something many may have not liked, as most of the people who wanted to spend in the range of Oppo reno wanted a phone which is something of budget flagship, but reno didn’t have the flagship processor.
So for the people who wanted flagship processor performance with great but not the best camera, their time has come from Oppo.
The Oppo Reno Ace, the budget flagship from Oppo.
Reno Ace Design And Display
So as always let’s start with the look’s design and aesthetics, oppo reno ace has an aluminum frame with corning gorilla glass 5 on the back and gorilla glass 6 on the front, it has gradient finish and feels great in the hand, but is a bit heavy.
Reno Ace has a 6.5 inches 90Hz AMOLED display with 1080X2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9, the brightness can go up to 700 nits but at 700 nits color will go bad 500 nits is the max at which all the colors will still look good, the display is great produces vivid colors, the saturation can be changed in the setting but even the default setting is great.
Reno Ace Performance
So next will the performance, the Oppo reno ace has a Qualcomm snapdragon 855+ SOC which has 1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485 coupled with Adreno 640 GPU and up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.0 Storage, the performance is great but when compared to other phones with this chipset it falls behind in the competition this may be due to some software issue, hopefully, oppo fixes that, however in day to day tasks it feels great with no lags, in gaming also this phone is able to play all the heavy games at medium to high setting while giving great FPS, only at the highest/ultra setting you may feel the difference, as there it may lag a bit which is not the case with other snapdragon855+ phones, this, however, can be fixed through software issues and hopefully oppo does that.
Reno Ace Optics
Now to the Optics.
The Reno Ace has a quad camera setup with the primary one being a 48 MP wide lens with f/1.7 aperature, the second one is a 13 MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperature, the third one is an 8 MP ultrawide lens with f/2.2 aperature, the last one is a 2 MP B/W sensor with f/2.4 aperature, Camera produces some great shots, colors are natural, but sometimes lags behind in the dynamic range, but overall the shots are great, the protrair mode is easily one of the best in this price segment, Telephoto Lens also produces great shots, but sometimes you can see a bit of noice here and there, in night light condition the shots are good and it gets much better in the night mode, the deatils are accurate and colors are acurate, sadly there is no night mode for the telephoto, ultrawdie also has a night mode and performs very good, Video recording is available till 2160P @60 FPS, the video quality is great, for selfies it has 16 MP f/2.0 aperature lens, selfies are great, the protrait mode selfies are also good and edge detection is pretty acurate.
Overall the camera performance is great, but sometimes one can see noise here and there, which can be fixed by software upgrades, and hopefully, oppo does that, if these issues are fixed then this phone will have one of the best cameras in this price segment.
Reno Ace Battery And Extra’s
Now towards the Extra’s
First, let’s start with the battery life, Reno ace has a 4000 mAh battery and the battery life is great, will easily last for a day and a half in moderate usage, however, what’s even better is the charging time, this phone can go from 0 to1 100 in just 30 mins, it is the fastest charging phones till now, so if you carry the charger and any point you feel like charging the phone just plug it in for 10-15 mins and will get a massive boost in battery life.
For UI it has ColorOS6.1 which is based on android 10, and I kind of like this OS, but finally UI is user-based some may like it some may don’t.
For audio Reno Ace has Dual speakers, which sounds pretty good, the quality is great, and volumes are adequate.
For security Ace has an in-display FIngerprint sensor, which is great and very responsive, face-unlock is also an option and also pretty good.
And Yeah there is a headphone jack also in case you wanted to Know.
Overall, if oppo fixes the issue in performance and camera, which can be fixed with the software updates, if oppo does that then at the price point of around 32000 INR for the 8 GB/128GB variants, this phone will be a great value for money, flagship phone, hopefully, oppo fixes it.
- One of The best Performance(Software implementation needed)
- Great Camera(some issues but can be fixed with software updates)
- Great Build Quality
- Great Display
- 90 Hz Display
- Great Battery life(and Charging time, probably the fastest charging phone till now)
- UFS 3.0 Storage
- Good Audio
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- Aggressive Pricing
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