March 18, 2020
The Oppo Reno3 is a photography-eccentric mid-range smartphone and it’s different from the 5G series announced earlier this year.
The 4G entry to the Oppo Reno3 series still hold awesome cameras, sleek design, good battery and lots more. In this article, we explore the Oppo Reno3 specs, price and review.
The Design and Display
The Reno series has always been about new concept to designs and cameras. The design isn’t the best we’ve seen from Oppo’s Reno but it showcases an eye-catching glossy design that seems to be a rip off of the Huawei P30.
The gradient shining 3D curved back panel adopts same tubular camera bump with quad-cameras in it, an LED flash just beside it and bottom left is the brand name, indicating it’s an Oppo smartphone.
On the front, it packs a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED panel with a Full HD+ 1080 x 2400 resolution and a tear-drop notch for the selfie cameras.
It display touts an in-display fingerprint scanner embedded on it with a screen density of 411 PPI while the body measures 160.2 x 73.3 x 7.9 with a weight of 170 g.
The gradient colours are available in Midnight Black and Aurora Blue.
The cameras are befitting for a mid-range category smartphone and it’s capable of taking awesome photos under good conditions.
Just like the intro, it key expertise is its cameras going neck to neck with it top competitor like Xiaomi Phones in the mid-range category.
The quad-camera system on the rear is slapped with 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, followed by 8MP ultrawide lens with an aperture of f/2.2, a 2MP monochrome camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 13MP 2x telephoto Camera with 5x hybrid and 20x digital zoom.
The camera setup can shoot in a myriad of modes such as ultra-steady video, Night mode, video bokeh, ultra-clear 108MP images via oversampling, HDR and Panorama, moreso, it can shoot up to 4k video at 30 frames per second.
The front-facing camera on the Oppo Reno3 is a 44MP selfie shooter laced with HDR mode and 1080p video recording at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The mid-range Oppo Reno3 sports same Mediatek processor like its 5G model, though a different processor.
It device drives on Mediatek MT6779 Helio P90, which is different from what’s on the 5G model that featured Mediatek’s first processor with 5G support, Mediatek MT6885Z Dimensity 1000L.
The processor is essentially similar as the Helio P90 seen in the Oppo Reno 2Z.
The Oppo Reno3 runs its ColorOS 7 UI skin mounting on top the Android 10 operating system
The Oppo Reno3 features same128GB storage as it’s 5G model but dip to 8GB RAM, as opposed to the 12GB RAM on the 5G model. However it does support an external storage for up to 256GB via microSD card.
This model offers 4G LTE support with dual SIM slot, USB Type-C (USB 3.1) port and dual-band Wi-FI.
The 4025mAh non-removable battery is packed with a VOOC flash charge 4.0, which is 30W fast charging which the company claims will juice in 50% charge in 20mins.
Oppo Reno 3 Price and Availability
The Oppo Reno 3 price is available in leading retail stores and the price starts at $545 which cost about 155,000 Naira in Nigeria.