Over the years, several top phone companies have been releasing at least one new smartphone yearly into the market. Oppo, in specific, has been not disappointing at all, especially in Ghana. For instance, its latest addition, the Oppo Reno Ace 2, has given users a whole new experience of smartphone use. The device does have not only advanced features but also is affordable to many people.
Unlike its predecessors, Oppo Reno Ace 2 has a powerful Quad camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor for heavy users, super-fast charging battery, and is powered by Android 10. At the moment, it is available in the Ghanaian market at a reasonable price. The phone can be compared with OnePlus 7T and Realme X2 Pro in terms of features and performance.
When was Oppo Reno Ace 2 release date? Well, the smartphone was officially launched on 13th April 2020. However, it became available in the market seven days later.
Below are the cons and pros of the Oppo Reno Ace 2:
- It has an excellent charging capability and battery life
- Contains a versatile quartet camera on the back
- Boasts of a loud and high-quality sound
- It has an attractive and smooth 90Hz display
- It is equipped with an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
- It is not water/dust resistant
- Limited regional availability
- No memory card slot
Oppo Reno Ace 2 specs
Here is a detailed look into its features:
- Dimensions: 160 x 75.4 x 8.6 mm (6.30 x 2.97 x 0.34 in)
- Weight: 185 g
- Thickness: 8.7 mm
- SIM card: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Screen: 6.5 inches, (102.0 cm)2
- Screen resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
- Screen protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- Operating System: Android 10
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
- RAM: 8GB
- ROM: 128GB
- Connectivity: Dual SIM; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes; dual-band GPS; Bluetooth 5.0 + LE; NFC; FM radio; USB-C; 3.5mm jack
- Main camera: Quad cameras - 48MP + 8MP + 2MP
- Selfie camera: 16MP
- Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient light
- Battery: 4,000mAh; SuperVOOC 2.0 65W proprietary fast charging
- Colors: Aurora Silver, Moon Rock Grey, and Fantasy Purple
Below are some of the detailed hardware features you might need to know before making a purchase:
Oppo Reno Ace 2 design
The front and back of the smartphone are made out of Gorilla Glass. Like its competitors, the company designed the phone’s frame in aluminium for protection purposes. Interestingly, it also comes with a notch to protect the selfie camera. The back is slippery, but it comes with a case for easy handling. The power button is on the right side while the volume buttons are placed on the left.
It is available in three colours only; aurora silver, moon rock grey, and fantasy purple. The phone is also very light; this is an aspect potential buyers check before making a purchase. Lastly, the phone can be unlocked using the fingerprint feature. The sensor is very effective and highly responsive. Unfortunately, it is not water and dust resistant.
The panel has two punch cutouts for both the front and back cameras; one on the left top corner and the other on the top center back.
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Oppo Reno Ace 2 has an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. On the other hand, its touch rate is 180Hz. It contains a high definition screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio. Also, it has vibrant colours and produces enough brightness, which can be adjusted according to user preference. Thus, it is an excellent choice for gaming, watching, and editing of documents.
The phone is made out of a modern screen protected by a Gorilla Glass. Thus, it is not easy to break the screen. However, in case of breakages, one can easily replace it. Its accessories are available at certified Oppo dealers including Jumia.
Processor, storage, and performance
To cope up with the latest technology, Reno Ace 2 is equipped with the Snapdragon 865 chipset. Similarly, it has a RAM of 8GB and 128GB ROM. Sadly, Oppo Reno Ace 2 memory is not expandable. Besides, it does not have a slot for an external memory card.
For smooth user experience, it is equipped with Octa-core CPU (x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585) and Adreno 650 GPU. All these features make the phone very fast. In other words, one can game and switch between apps without the phone hanging.
Ace 2 has an inbuilt battery with a capacity of 4000mAh. The battery has an excellent life when handled properly. The battery has a SuperVOOC 2.0 65W proprietary fast charging feature which enables the phone to charge in 30 minutes fully.
Similarly, the phone has fast wireless charging capabilities. Wireless charging, at 40 W, fills the phone in less than 56 minutes.
How long can the battery endure when gaming? A battery endurance test established that it can last for 7 hours and 47 minutes. On the other hand, watching alone can dry the battery in 12 hours and 19 minutes.
Speaker and call quality
Similar to Reno Ace, the device has stereo speakers supported by Dolby Atmos. Generally, the audio of the device is average. It is much better compared to its predecessors. The sound quality is also on point even when one is using headphones.
The bottom-firing speaker produces an average sound for personal listening. Lastly, call sound quality is also high.
Below are the software features of the device:
Operating system and features
The device runs on Android 10 (pie) with Oppo’s ColorOS 6.1. Devices operating on the same Android versions are the OnePlus 7T and Realme X2 Pro. This version has proven effective in the overall performance and user experience. For instance, the smooth streaming of media, dark themes, and gesture navigation are among the benefits users can enjoy. At the moment, the company has not announced any future updates to its system.
Oppo Reno Ace 2 camera details
The smartphone is equipped with a Quad-circular camera on the back. The main camera has a resolution of 48MP (wide), 8MP (ultrawide), and two 2MP (depth). The selfie camera is located on the top left side. It has a resolution of 16 megapixels. The picture quality is not something to worry about for people who love to take pictures. Usually, the images are bright, clear, and vivid, even in low light conditions.
The device’s primary camera can record both 4K and 1080p videos at 30 fps UHD. Zooming of the videos is possible, but the quality may go down a little bit.
Oppo Reno Ace 2 review
Most users seem to be contented with the camera and its super-fast charging battery capabilities. Well, below are some reviews from different websites about the device:
When you realise a phone has more hertz than your monitor...
Finally, a company that thinks about the hardware not the camera
This will be the standard charging speed in a few years.
This phone charges faster than my internet
Wow wow wow, amazing! How I wish others brand could have this technology super-fast charging…
Oppo Reno Ace 2 price
The phone is sold at 3999 CNY on the company’s website. However, the price may differ based on a dealer. For instance, one dealer sells it at GHS 3125 in Ghana.
Is Oppo Reno Ace 2 a good phone? Yes. The device has the best features anyone can ask for in a decent smartphone. No doubt, the fast-charging feature and its price make it a fascinating device. The price is also another aspect to take advantage of considering the fact that other mobile brands charge more for the same features. However, it could have been much better if the company improved its processor and security features.
Oppo Reno Ace 2 is among the best and latest Reno series phones. It has advanced and compelling features worth its current price tag. The device was introduced into the market earlier last year, and it has since recorded high sales, especially in Africa.
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