Last month, Oppo announced its latest flagship phone, the Reno Ace, with a key feature of & # 39; the world's fastest fast-loading solution to date. The 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charger from Oppo could charge the Reno Ace & # 39; s 4000 mAh battery in half an hour, enabling it to surpass any other competitive technology on the market.
I now have the Reno Ace in my hand and I can confirm that this is indeed the fastest charging phone available – if not whole as quickly as Oppo claims.
Two minutes and 39 seconds after connecting the Reno Ace, the screen was switched on to indicate a charge of one percent. This is how it went in the following half hour:
- 5 minutes: 10 percent
- 10 minutes: 37 percent
- 15 minutes: 57 percent
- 20 minutes: 76 percent
- 25 minutes: 92 percent
- 28 minutes: 98 percent
- 29 minutes: 99 percent
- 30 minutes: 99 percent
So no, it didn't quite get the full load in half an hour – but it was still pretty fast. The phone finally reached the 100 percent limit at 31 minutes and 31 seconds, so it is certainly still in the margin, and possibly within the error rate for battery percentage readings. For comparison: the considerably smaller battery of the iPhone 11 only gets about half full in the same amount of time when using the 18 W USB-C charger from Apple.
Fast-loading technology is a specific obsession of Oppo. The phone that is being knocked down by the Reno Ace is Find X Lamborghini from the same company, which I thought had filled its 3400 mAh battery in 35 minutes. Super VOOC uses a dual-cell design so that the battery achieves optimum charging speeds at high currents without overheating. The Reno Ace got warm while I was charging it, but not uncommon. The 65 W charger is also impressively small thanks to the use of gallium nitride.
Otherwise the Reno Ace is a fairly standard flagship telephone that has a lot in common with the very good OnePlus 7T. Both phones have a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, a 20: 9 6.5-inch 1080p screen with a small notch and a fast 90Hz refresh rate and a 48-megapixel main camera with the IMX586 sensor from Sony. However, the Reno Ace is cheaper, starting at 2,999 yuan (~ $ 420) in China for a model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Oppo's most direct competition, ironically, now comes from Realme – a company under the same BBK umbrella and that started as a sub-brand of Oppo. The new Realme X2 Pro has almost identical industrial design, software and specifications, except that it has a 64-megapixel camera, an additional macro lens and slightly slower 50W Super VOOC charging. It undermines the Reno Ace with 300 yuan ($ 43) for the entry-level model with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, with the equivalent 8 GB / 128 GB version still 100 yuan ($ 14) cheaper for a phone that you might have prefer.
Anyway, both phones would be a bargain in the much less competitive US market, and the Reno Ace shows that Oppo is continuing its fast-charging technology. In any case, it could appear in a OnePlus phone.