We mentioned the GT Neo2 because the Ace (the 10R especially) is basically a rebranded Realme GT Neo3. Speaking of the Neo3, that one went global on Friday, starting with a launch in India with a promotional price tag ₹30,000 (regular price is ₹36,000 for the 80W variant and ₹43,000 for the 150W variant). Anyway, back to the OnePlus Ace/10R. It’s not the most popular phone in the world, but about 1 in 3 voters are just waiting for local stores to stock up and are prepared to hit the ‘buy’ button.
Money, money, money — these days, it’s all about the price of a phone. The OnePlus Ace, which debuted in India as the OnePlus 10R a few days ago, shows promise, but the manufacturer must find the proper price point. Many people in the comments wished for a sub-€400 phone in Europe, but while we don’t know the actual price yet, the Realme GT Neo2’s €450 price tag makes that unlikely. The price in India is 39,000 rupees for the standard model (80W charging, 5,000 mAh battery) and 44,000 rupees for the Endurance Edition (150W charging, 4,500 mAh battery).
A smaller fraction prefers the Realme model. While the hardware is all but identical, several commenters wrote that they prefer the styling of the GT Neo3. That’s not great news, since the 10R model looks the same. There is no Sandstone option, no Alert slider either, come to think of it (those two have been long-time fan favorites). Speaking of hardware, people wish there was a smaller option than the 6.7” display. The Nord 2 is smaller, but is also a mid-ranger that misses out on things like the 10-bit 120 Hz display.
Going back to the OnePlus vs. Realme debate, while Realme UI has come a long way, the company still doesn’t offer the long term software support that OnePlus fans are used to, which is a good way to maintain brand loyalty for OnePlus. The 10R runs OxygenOS 12.1 out of the box (based on Android 12), OnePlus has committed to 3 major OS updates and 4 years of security updates.