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Technology Oppo Reno Ace is a $420 phone with a beautiful 90Hz display

20:15  15 november  2019
20:15  15 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Oppo’s new Reno Ace can be fully charged in half an hour

  Oppo’s new Reno Ace can be fully charged in half an hour 4,000mAh of juice from 65W

Oppo's Reno 10x Zoom and Reno 5Gphones showed a company angling to escape from the midrange category and establish itself as a maker of ultrafast, fully featured luxury devices. Last month Oppo launched the Reno2 and Reno2 Z but, with both aimed at conscious buyers, neither was a true successor to the flagship Reno 5G. But Oppo changes that with the Reno Ace.

a hand holding a cellphone: The Reno Ace truly succeeds the Reno 5G. Ian Knighton/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. The Reno Ace truly succeeds the Reno 5G. Ian Knighton/CNET a hand holding a cell phone© Ian Knighton/CNET

Here's the good news: It's got a beautiful 90Hz display, four cameras and a top-of-the-line processor. Here's the bad news: Right now, it's only available in China.

Oppo made a Gundam edition of its fast-charging Reno Ace phone

  Oppo made a Gundam edition of its fast-charging Reno Ace phone As teased last month, Oppo's latest flagship phone, the Reno Ace, is unveiled today. We already knew about the device's 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 feature which charges its 4,000mAh battery in just 30 minutes, thus setting an impressive record in the industry. What's surprising is perhaps the Gundam 40th anniversary edition Reno Ace: only 30,000 of these special units will be available, and both the phone and packaging come in matching designs that pay homage to the RX-78-2. I mean, just look at that cute protection case.© Provided by Oath Inc.

For 2,999 yuan, which is about $420 (£330, AU$629), the Oppo Reno Ace has impressive specs. The 6.5-inch phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, an upgraded version of the processor you'll find in phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 that are twice the Reno Ace's price.

  Oppo Reno Ace is a $420 phone with a beautiful 90Hz display © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.
The Reno 5G is Oppo's best phone yet

There's also a quad-camera setup that combines a 48-megapixel primary camera with a 13-megapixel telephoto lens, an 8-megapixel ultrawide-angle shooter and a 2-megapixel black-and-white camera. There's a night mode, but the phone struggles to deal well with light sources like lamps. That said, the ultrawide-angle lens works well and the Reno Ace shoots fantastic photos during daytime hours.

Oppo’s new Reno Ace can be fully charged in half an hour

  Oppo’s new Reno Ace can be fully charged in half an hour 4,000mAh of juice from 65W

a tall building in a city: The Reno Ace has a quad-camera setup. Daniel Van Boom/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. The Reno Ace has a quad-camera setup. Daniel Van Boom/CNET a palm tree: Photos taken during the day look great, including this ultrawide-angle one, but nighttime photography is subpar. Daniel Van Boom/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Photos taken during the day look great, including this ultrawide-angle one, but nighttime photography is subpar. Daniel Van Boom/CNET

The star feature may be that 90Hz display.

Most phones have a 60Hz refresh rate, meaning the image on the screen is refreshed 60 times per second. A higher refresh rate means a smoother scrolling experience, and it's something you'll notice immediately on the Reno Ace. The Google Pixel 4 also has a 90Hz refresh rate, but the phone only turns it on sporadically -- when it senses you doing heavy scrolling -- for the purpose of saving battery life.

Importing the phone from China means getting a device with no Google services. Oppo usually releases its key phones in Australia and the UK, however, so stay tuned for news on those announcements.

a black phone on a table: Impressive. Ian Knighton/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Impressive. Ian Knighton/CNET

Key specs

  • 6.5-inch, 2,400x1,080-pixel AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor
  • 90Hz display
  • Quad camera setup: 48-megapixel, 13-megapixel telephoto, 8-megapixel ultrawide, 2-megapixel black and white
  • 16-megapixel selfie camera
  • Up to 12GB RAM, 256GB storage
  • ColorOS 6.1, based on Android 9.0
  • Headphone jack
  • 4,000-mAh battery

Google just started fixing the Pixel 4 .
The Pixel 4 hit stores only a few days ago, and just like every Pixel phone that preceded it, the phone launched with several issues that Google needs to fix — it’s a sort of Pixel tradition. Smooth Display issues and 3D Face Unlock security are two things Google confirmed it’ll fix via software updates, and the first one has just arrived, with improvements for the Pixel 4’s 90Hz display. © Provided by Penske Media Corporation bgr-pixel-4-4 Smooth Display is a feature not many competing smartphones have, not even the iPhone 11 or the Galaxy Note 10.

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