March 17, 2020
Oppo Reno3 Pro specs and price
The Oppo Reno series has always stood for it’s expertise on new designs and cameras, the Oppo Reno3 pro is no exception.
The smartphone comes with flagships and mid-range spec in the mix with awesome cameras, a punch-hole display, fast charging and more.
However, with the crazy competitive nature of the mid-range flagships market, some of these features are even trickling down to the budget category.
The Design and Display
At first glance, the Oppo Reno3 pro looks like the Reno3 with design rubbing off from Huawei’s P30 range.
The attractive glossy 3D rear panel with gradient accentuating the overall look just like the less premium model touts a photo module housing quad-camera array and an LED flash. The oppo branding slants at the bottom right, indicating it’s an Oppo smartphone.
Flipping upfront, oppo retains the same 6.4 inch screen seen on it sibling with a pill-shaped dual camera punch hole cut-out similar to what you’d find on the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.
The 90Hz refresh curved-display with slim bezels flaunts a Super AMOLED panel with Full HD+ and 1080 x 2400 resolution.
The display also rocks an in-display fingerprint sensor with screen density of 405 ppi, while 175g lightweight measures 158.8 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm with curve edges offer a comfortable hold.
The smartphone is available three colourways which include, Auroral Blue, Midnight Black and Sky White.
The camera spec is one major highlight of this smartphone, however awesome cameras don’t justify for some of its shortcomings.
A total of six cameras wrapped round the front and the back panel with 64MP f/1.8 primary shooter slapped on the rear.
The other three cameras includes 8MP ultra-wide lens with 119.9 degree field of view, 13MP 2x telephoto camera with 5x hybrid and 20x digital zoom and lastly a 2MP monochrome sensor
Under expert mode, you can shoot ultra clear 108MP images through software trickery via interpolation and super resolution. It can also shoot up to 4k stabilized video, thanks to gyro-EIS and OIS with myriad of modes such as ultra-steady video, Night mode, video bokeh, HDR and Panorama.
On the front, is a dual hole-punch camera with 44MP primary selfie shooter along with a 2MP depth sensor. With this setup it becomes the world’s first smartphone with that combo, it’s nothing exceptional.
Hardware and Software
The most questionable element is the inclusion of a processor, which hasn’t been a top performer.
The smartphone is powered with octa-core Mediatek Helio P95 processor and the PowerVR GM 9446 GPU handles graphics duties.
The processor can handle moderate tasks without issues and an underwhelming performance with Multi-tasking, productivity apps and gaming. If you are an ardent gamer, this smartphone certainly isn’t for you
Oppo Reno3 Pro loads on Oppo’s ColorOS 7 user interface on top of the Android 10 skin
For faster performance it got up to 256GB UFS 2.1 storage while the 8GB RAM remains the same with it’s younger sibling. External storage is available dedicated microSD card.
The Oppo Reno3 Pro is a dual SIM with 4G LTE network support features a USB Type C (USB 3.1) port, dual-band Wi-Fi, and interestingly, it got an NFC and a 3.5mm jack.
A non-removable 4025mAh Li-Po Battery fuels this smartphone. The Battery life isn’t remarkable especially with power intensive app or games, but thanks to it’s VOOC 30W fast-charge 4.0 mechanism which offer 65% charge in 30 minutes.
Oppo Reno3 Pro Price and Availability
The Oppo Reno3 Pro is available and it price cost around $660 which is around 209,000 Nigerian Naira for the 256GB + 8GB model.