Oppo Reno 3 Pro Review
OPPO RENO 3 PRO, the new OPPO phone, which is a plucked version of the Reno 3 pro that was released in China last year, but now this OPPO RENO 3 PRO comes with a dual hole-punch selfie camera andfeatures a quad rear camera setup. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) to turn on ultra-dark mode automatically in extreme low lights, Moreover, Oppo also provides in-display fingerprint sensor for RENO 3 PRO. The phone price has been set at $522.
In this Oppo Reno 3 pro review, gadget slam ranks it 3.9 stars out of 5.
Oppo offers a stylish and compact body design featuring a Super AMOLED
Powered by an octa-core processor, Reno 3 pro offers smooth
operation of day to day activities and some hardcore gaming. However, lag
can be experienced when multitasking or while working on multiple tabs.
The striking Quad camera setup coupled with AI technology might make
up for some of the phone's lacking.
Reno 3 pro comes with 8 GB Ram and128 GB of storage capacity which I believe is one of the major phone fallbacks.
In light of the pricing, the 128 GB of internal storage just fades away.
I would like to sum up by saying that the phone presents exquisite
Quad camera setup and a decent processor which might be worth your buck.
LOOK AND DISPLAY:
The phone is designed with a large 6.4-inch screen and super AMOLED display. On the top it has a secondary noise cancellation microphone, the outer casing plays metallic and the back is glass, the quality is good. The bottom is meant for the speaker, USB type c-port and main 3.5mm headphone jack. At
the top-left edge is the monster of sim-tray, supporting dual sim and micro SD card.
The phone is not very huge and slightly more compact than other 6.4 inch phones, so allows easy one-hand usage. The phone is completely flat and available in Auroral blue, midnight black and sky white shades. The phone designed to have reduced blue light emissions and deliver an upgraded low-brightness strobe flash- free experience.
The Oppo Reno 3 Pro has a lined quad rear camera setup that includes a 64 MP primary sensor with an f1.8 lens, 13 MP telephoto shooter, 8 MP ultra-wide-angle shooter and also a 2 MP mono sensor. The rear camera supports 5x hybrid zoom and up to 20x digital zoom.
The phone consists of a dual selfie camera setup with 44 MP primary sensor with an f2.4 lens and 2 MP depth sensor. The pictures are vibrant during the day but at night you have to turn in Night mode to get anything above average.
If you shoot in automatic, photos are going to be a little bit overexposed because it is a mid-tier device and not a flagship. The wide-angle shots are really good during the day but at night this wide-angle camera really really struggles so not recommended using this wide-angle at night.
Now the telephoto zoom lens allows you to get 2x lossless zoom and you can go all the way up to 20 times digital zoom. The depth sensor does a pretty good job of detecting the difference between the subject and the background to produce an accurate sharp effect together with the help of an AI feature.
It also has an ultra-dark mode that uses all manner of software magic to create bright photos even standing in just one lux of light in an almost pitch-black background. In terms of video stabilization, it’s just okay as it can maximum record 1080p at 30fps. You see quite a lot jitteriness as you walk, and the zoom between lenses in the video is a little bit janky. I think the chipset is not as good in stabilization as the snapdragon 865 that’s in Realme x50.
BATTERY and SOUND :
Oppo Reno3 pro is launched with a battery of 4025 mAh which is believed to be more than enough to power two devices all day.
The phone can last an entire day in normal browsing with 25 to 30 percent remaining. The set is provided with a 30-watt charger which is fast provided that after plugging in for 20 min, battery is charged upto 40%.
Speakers are no doubt very powerful and Dolby Atmos sound here as well, it is rich and loud but coming only from a single speaker limits the spatial effect.
SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE:
Oppo Reno 3 pro runs Android 10 with ColorOS 7. Under the casing, the phone has Octa-core MediaTek Helio p95, paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of STORAGE.
The MediaTek chipset is very powerful, it is the first one for the world to have helio p95 and the performance is great as it offers about 10% boost over the last year’s helio p90.
Now obviously it cannot be compared with snapdragon 865 or even 855 for that matter but at most parts, the performance was no issue. Since it is a helio chipset it also has a lot of AI features that help in camera.
Gaming is quite good for example Call of Duty or Asphalt9 were fine on high settings but a couple of even heavier games like Hero hunter or PUBG were not well optimized and you cannot get ultra graphics without chopped frame rates.
Other than these extreme tasks everything else is fine as if you are just using Whatsapp, Gmail, Instagram, Facebook or Youtube, you are going to have no issues. There will be a little bit of stutter when you switch between multiple apps frequently.
You know all the features that you expect from a flash of androids,here you have not Always-On display instead you have to double-tap to lock and wake the screen.
Animations overall are pretty much smooth; whereas, this phone Reno 3 Pro has a 60-hertz display, so not as smooth as REALME X50 pro which is 120 hertz. There is also support for features such as HDR/PG, low display latency and AR Avatar. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/AGPS and a USB type C-port.