Three phones by three companies all with very similar specs, so it comes as no surprise that each company is owned by the same parent company, BBK Electronics. While the Oppo Reno Ace has not been announced in the UK yet, it is expected to soon.

The OnePlus 7T was first out the door with an Indian launch back in September, but the UK launch on the 11th of October. The OPPO Reno Ace was technically next launching in China on the 10th of October, but it is yet to be announced in the UK. The Realme X2 Pro then followed this on the 15th of October as part of their official EU launch.

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Dimensions & Design

OPPO Reno Ace to launch in UK

OPPO Reno Ace to launch in UK

The overall dimensions are very similar, with the Reno Ace and Realme being almost identical.

 Oppo Reno AceRealme X2 ProOnePlus 7T
Dimensions161 x 75.7 x 8.7 mm (6.34 x 2.98 x 0.34 in)161 x 75.7 x 8.7 mm (6.34 x 2.98 x 0.34 in)160.9 x 74.4 x 8.1 mm (6.33 x 2.93 x 0.32 in)
Weight200 g (7.05 oz)199 g (7.02 oz)190 g (6.70 oz)

They all adopt the typical premium phone construction of glass front and back with aluminium frame. From what I can tell the Reno Ace and OP7T use Gorilla Glass 6 on the front while the Realme uses Gorilla Glass 5.

The layout on the rear of the Realme X2 Pro and Oppo Reno Ace is also identical with the camera column central to the phone. The various branding bits are located differently, and the OPPO placement is much more symmetrical than the awkward placement of Realme. OnePlus put its cameras central, but places them in a circular design.

All the phones have their own unique colours; OPPO has Psychedelic Purple and Starry Blue. Realme uses Lunar White and Neptune Blue then OnePlus has Frosted Silver and Glacier Blue.

None of the phones is IP rated. Both the OPPO and Realme has a 3.5mm headphone jack, but the OnePlus doesn't.

OnePlus 7T

OnePlus 7T

Display

It is likely that each phone uses an identical panel from Samsung which is 6.5 inches running at 1080 x 2400 pixels with a 9Hz refresh rate. Each phone has essentially the same small dewdrop notch.

The OnePlus is technically a 6.55-inch display, so it is possible this is slightly different.

Chipset, RAM & Storage

Each phone uses the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset offering the best performance there is.

Memory and Ram options are marginally different. The Realme has the lowest base model with 6GB/64GB, but it goes all the way up to 12GB and 256GB, and you can not expand this via microSD. The base model uses UFS2.1 storage while the 128GB models use UFS3.0, between this and the lack of MicroSD I would personally recommend avoiding the base model.

In the UK the OnePlus 7T comes in one model only, and that is 8 GB RAM + 128 GB Storage which uses UFS3.0.

We don't know what varients will be released for the Oppo Reno Ace but its base model is 8GB/128GB, and this goes up to 12GB/256GB and also uses UFS3.0. Unlike the other phones, this has the option for microSD.

Cameras

Each phone is a little different, but not by much. The Realme X2 Pro the 64MP primary lens vs 48MP of the other two phones. The Reno Ace and X2 Pro share every other spec. The OnePlus has a 12MP telephoto lens and doubles the megapixel counts for the ultrawide to 16MP.

It is worth noting that the software processing of the image is often what makes the difference between a good photo and a bad one. The Pixel is generally poorly specced in comparison to other phones but is regarded as one of the best cameras in the industry.

Oppo Reno AceRealme X2 ProOnePlus 7T
48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.7", 0.8µm, PDAF48 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
13MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom13MP, f/2.5, (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom12 MP, f/2.2, 51mm (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.2", 1.4µm8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.2", 1.4µm, PDAF16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide), AF
2 MP B/W, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm, depth sensor

Battery

The OnePlus 7T lags behind in the battery department with 3800mAh vs 4000mAh of both the other phones, this is only a 5% difference so shouldn't cause too many issues.

It is the charging capabilities where things differentiate quite a bit. The Reno Ace has the fastest charging in the industry at 65w which means you can get a full charge in 30mins or less. Then the Realme with 50w which is a full charge in 35 mins, and finally the OnePlus 7T which a 30W charge.

OS

Both OPPO and Realme use ColorOS so the user experience should be identical. It has been reported that the Realme will tweak ColorOS 7 when it is launched to be more like stock Android, so some people may regard this as an improvement.

OnePlus uses OxygenOS, and this is often regarded as one of, if not, the base solutions on the market, it is only the Pixel with its pure Android that is regarded as better by some. OnePlus have a solid reputation for upgrading all their older devices on a regular basis.

Realme is too new to tell about updates, but their current update schedule looks promising.

Price and Availability

The Realme X2 Pro is easily the cheapest phone of the three, the 8GB/128GB model is 449-Euros so £390 this puts it £160 cheaper than the OnePlus 7T.

The OPPO has not been announced yet, it technically has a better spec than the OP7T so I would expect them to come in at a bit more than the OnePlus 7T

Oppo Reno Ace vs Realme X2 Pro vs OnePlus 7T Comparison Table

 Oppo Reno AceRealme X2 ProOnePlus 7T
Dimensions161 x 75.7 x 8.7 mm (6.34 x 2.98 x 0.34 in)161 x 75.7 x 8.7 mm (6.34 x 2.98 x 0.34 in)160.9 x 74.4 x 8.1 mm (6.33 x 2.93 x 0.32 in)
Weight200 g (7.05 oz)199 g (7.02 oz)190 g (6.70 oz)
BuildFront glass (Gorilla Glass 6), back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frameFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frameFront glass (Gorilla Glass), back glass (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
SIMHybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
TypeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsFluid AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~83.7% screen-to-body ratio)6.5 inches, 103.5 cm2 (~84.9% screen-to-body ratio)6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~86.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6Corning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass
500 nits max brightness1000 nits max brightnessDCI-P3 100%
HDR90HzHDR10+
90HzHDR10+90Hz
DCI-P3 100%DCI-P3 100%
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10.0; ColorOS 6.1Android 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10.0; ColorOS 6.1Android 10.0; OxygenOS 10.0.3
ChipsetQualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)
CPUOcta-core (1x2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485)Octa-core (1x2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485)Octa-core (1x2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
GPUAdreno 640 (700 MHz)Adreno 640 (700 MHz)Adreno 640 (700 MHz)
Card slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)NoNo
Internal128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
UFS3.064GB UFS2.1, 128/256GB UFS3.0UFS3.0
Rear Camera48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.7", 0.8µm, PDAF48 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
13MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom13MP, f/2.5, (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom12 MP, f/2.2, 51mm (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.2", 1.4µm8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.2", 1.4µm, PDAF16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide), AF
2 MP B/W, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm, depth sensor
FeaturesDual-LED flash, HDR, panoramaDual-LED flash, HDR, panoramaDual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps (gyro-EIS); video rec. only with main camera2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS
Selfie16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm16 MP, f/2.0, 1µm16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm
FeaturesHDRHDRAuto-HDR
Video1080p@30fps1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
LoudspeakerYes, with dual speakersYes, with Dolby Atmos stereo speakers (2 dedicated amplifiers)Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYesYesNo
Active noise cancellation with dedicated micActive noise cancellation with dedicated micActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
24-bit/192kHz audio (incl. speakers)Dolby Atmos sound
Dolby Atmos
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE5.0, A2DP, LE5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPSYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEOYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEOYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS
NFCYesYesYes
Infrared portNoNoNo
RadioFM radioFM radioNo
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh battery
ChargingFast battery charging 65W: 100% in 30 min (SuperVOOC Flash Charge)Fast battery charging 50W: 100% in 35 min (SuperVOOC Flash Charge)Fast battery charging 30W (Warp Charge 30T)
ColorsPsychedelic Purple, Starry BlueLunar White, Neptune Blue, Red Master Edition, Gray Master EditionFrosted Silver, Glacier Blue
PriceNot announced yet£350/£390 /£430 £ 549.00

 

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