OPPO is among the top five smartphone brands in Asian markets, where it caters to the price-conscious consumers. But in select markets including its homeland China, India, and Europe, OPPO has also launched more premium devices like the Find X, Reno 10X Zoom (review), Reno Ace, and more recently, the Reno3 and the Find X2 series. The OPPO Reno Ace was launched last year in October with features like a 90Hz AMOLED display, quad-rear cameras, Snapdragon 855 Plus, and an insane 65W fast charging support. OPPO is now revamping the Ace lineup but dropping the Reno branding with the latest OPPO Ace2 5G which comes with Snapdragon 865, 90Hz display, 40W fast charging, and more.
The first thing to note about the OPPO Ace2 5G is the much cleaner design with a satiny finish just like the OnePlus 7T (or the upcoming OnePlus 8 series). The Ace2 comes in three colors – black, purple, and silver a gradient. The circular quad-camera arrangement on the back also looks like the OnePlus 7T (review) as well as the relatively newer Redmi K30 Pro.
On the front, the OPPO Ace2 5G features a 6.55-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a single hole punch opening for the selfie camera in the top left corner. The display sports a refresh rate of 90Hz and has a touch response rate of 180Hz for better touch accuracy making it a reliable and competent device for gamers. The display also features an in-display optical fingerprint scanner.
OPPO has equipped the Ace2 5G with a Snapdragon 865 chipset and up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM. The phone features what OPPO calls a “4D fever cooling system.” Besides the regular vapor chamber, the extra heat is transmitted to another metal plate which lies parallel to the vapor conduit. The phone also features a gaming enhancement mode called HyperBoost 3.0 that improves the performance by 12% while keeping the phone 1.4ºC cooler than without it. Additionally, it supports 4D vibration ensures haptic feedback for actions like shooting inside a first-person or third-person shooter game.
Thanks to the X55 modem on the Snapdragon 865, the phone supports both SA and NSA 5G networks. In addition, it also supports Wi-Fi 6 and you can combine the network streams for faster downlink and uplink connections.
OPPO Ace2 5G also comes with 65W fast wired charging. In addition, the phone also supports 40W fast wireless charging. For this, OPPO has also launched a special AirVOOC fast wireless charger for CNY 249 (~$35) with an inbuilt fan which helps it remain cool. The Ace2 5G also complies with Qi standards for wireless charging at 10W as well as supports reverse wireless charging at 10W for other wirelessly charging devices.
OPPO Ace2 5G features quite a similar camera setup to its predecessor. The 48MP Sony IMX586 primary camera remains the same and so does the 8MP ultrawide camera. Instead of the 13MP telephoto on the Reno Ace, the Ace2 5G features two portrait sensors, for improved portrait shots irrespective of the lighting condition. On the front, the smartphone features a 16MP camera for selfies.
In terms of software, the OPPO Ace2 5G comes with Color 7.1 based on Android 10. Very recently, Mishaal Rahman, our Editor-in-Chief recently reviewed ColorOS 7.1 extensively so make sure you check out the review for more details about the features it offers.
OPPO Ace2 Specifications
|Dimensions and Weight||
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865:
Adreno 650 GPU
|RAM and Storage||
|Battery & Charging||
|Front Camera||16MP, f/2.4, 1.0µm|
|Android Version||ColorOS 7.1 based on Android 10|
OPPO Ace2 5G Price & Availability
The OPPO Ace2 5G will go on pre-booking in China starting today and will be available for purchase starting April 20th. It comes in three models which are priced as follows:
- 8GB + 128GB – CNY 3,999 (~$565)
- 8GB + 256GB – CNY 4,399 (~$625)
- 12GB + 256GB – CNY 4,599 (~$650)
OPPO Enco W31
OPPO also launched the Enco W31 TWS earbuds along with the Ace2 5G. These earbuds are available in black, white, and rose gold colors. The earbuds come with IP54 protection and are priced at CNY 299 (~$43).
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