OPPO Reno 3 Series Review: A Popular Guinness Record-breaking Smartphone That Is Worth Buying
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OPPO Reno 3 Series Review: A Popular Guinness Record-breaking Smartphone That Is Worth Buying


On 26th December 2019, the Chinese handset maker has finally released its much teased OPPO Reno 3 series- OPPO Reno 3 and OPPO Reno 3 Pro, in its home country. Both of the phones not only support 5G but also dons quad cameras at the back.

 Its image quality, high-end specs, looks, and the budget-friendly price tag has made most customers recommend it as the best model. It is said to have received more than 1.46 million pre-orders in China, which confirms its spot in the Guinness Book Of World Records.




OPPO RENO 3 & OPPO RENO 3 PRO: KEY SPECS

KEY SPECS

OPPO RENO 3

OPPO RENO 3 PRO

NETWORK

Technology

Supports 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G Networks

Supports 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G Networks

BODY

Dimensions

 

Weight

 

Build

SIM

 

160.3 X 74.3 X 8 mm

(6.31 x 2.93 x 0.31 in)

181g (6.38oz)

Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), Glass Back (Gorilla Glass 5), Aluminium frame

Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

 

159.4 X 72.4 x 7.7 mm

(6.28 x 2.85 x 0.30 in)

171g (6.03oz)

Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), Glass Back (Gorilla Glass 5), Aluminium frame

Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Type

 

 

Size

Resolution

 

AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

6.4 inches, 100.4cm2

(~84.3% screen-to-body ration)

1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio

(~408 ppi density)

 

AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

6.5 inches, 103.5cm2

(~89.7% scrren-to-body ratio)

1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio

(~402 ppi density)

PLATFORM

OS

 

Chipset

CPU

 

GPU

 

Android 10.0: ColorOS 7

Mediatek MT6885Z

Dimensity 1000L (7nm)

Octa-core (2x2.2GHz Cortex-A77 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex A55)

 

Mli-G77 MP9

 

Android 10.0: ColorOS 7

Qualcomm SDN765 Snapdragon 765G (7nm)

Octa-core (1x2.4GHz Kryo 475 Prime &

1x2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold &

6x1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)

Adreno 620

MEMORY

Card Slot

 

Internal

No

128GB 8GB RAM,

128GB 12GB RAM,

UFS 2.1

No

128GB 8GB RAM,

256GB 12GB RAM,

UFS 2.1

MAIN CAMERA

Modules

 

Features

Video

64MP, 8MP, 2MP, 2MP

LED flash, HDR, Panorama

2160p@30fps,

1080p@30/60/120fps,

gyro-EIS, OIS

48MP, 13MP, 8MP, 2MP

LED flash, HDR, Panorama

2160p@30fps,

1080p@30/60/120/240fps,

gyro-EIS, OIS

SELFIE CAMERA

Modules

Features

Video

 

32MP

HDR

1080@30fps

 

32MP

HDR

1080@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker

 

3.5 mm jack

Yes

Yes

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Yes, with stereo speakers

No

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Dolby Atmos sound

COMMS

WLAN

 

 

Bluetooth

 

GPS

Infrared Port

USB

 

Wi-Fi 802.11

Dual-band, Wi-Fi direct,

Hotspot

5.0, A2dp, LE, aptX HD

Yes, with dual-band A-GPS,

GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS

No

3.1, Type-C 1.0

Reversible connector. USB On-the-go

 

Wi-Fi 802.11

Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct,

Hotspot

5.1, A2dp, LE, aptX HD

Yes, with A-GPS,

GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS

No

3.1, Type-C 1.0

Reversible connector. USB On-the-go

FEATURES

Sensors

 

 

 

Fingerprint (under display, optical),

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

 

Fingerprint (under display, optical),

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

BATTERY

 

Charging

Non-removable Li-Po 4025 mAh battery

Fast battery charging 30W: 50% in 20min (VOOC Flash charge 4.0)

Non-removable Li-Po 4025 mAh battery

Fast battery charging 30W: 50% in 20min (VOOC Flash charge 4.0)


DESIGN

OPPO RENO 3: The OPPO Reno 3 comes with a 6.4-inch bezel-less design. It has a sleek design with dimensions of 160.3 x 74.3 x 8 mm and is light weighing 181 grams. It dons a glass body of Gorilla Glass 5 on both rear and front side with an aluminum frame. The AMOLED full HD+ display comes with a waterdrop notch sitting on top of the screen. 

16M colors and a resolution of a massive 1080x2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (about 408ppi) makes the screen look just awesome and gives a much brighter and clearer visual experience. It's Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the screen from scratches to a quite considerable level. It is available in four colors- Misty White, Moon Night Black, Sunrise Impression, and Blue Starry Night.




OPPO Reno 3 Pro: The OPPO Reno 3 pro comes with a 6.5 inch (103.5cm2) bezel-less design with approximately 89.7% screen-to-body ratio. It is even sleeker and lighter in design than the OPPO Reno 3 with dimensions of 159.4 x 72.4 x 7.7 mm and a weight of 171g (6.03oz). Similar to its sibling, the OPPO Reno 3 Pro also has Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and backside with an aluminum frame, has an AMOLED full HD+ display, comes with a waterdrop notch. 

It also has a 1080 x 2400 pixels of screen resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and approximately 402ppi density with 16M colors, giving it an equally vibrant display like the OPPO Reno 3. It is protected by the same Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the screen. Besides being available in the same four colors as the OPPO Reno 3, the OPPO Reno 3 is also available in a Pantone Edition, which is available in Classic Blue shade. However, being a special edition, it will cost a bit more than the usual ones.



ColorOS 7 

OPPO Reno 3 and OPPO Reno 3 Pro: Based on the Android 10 operating system, the ColorOS 7 comes with a user interface loaded comprising of a range of interesting features. The OPPO Reno 3 series will be the first smartphone to get the new ColorOS 7 update. The seventh installation of the ColorOS brings a lighter user interface, enhanced animations, and iconography, system sounds are much more streamlined. 

With ColorOS 7, the dark mode is now available system-wide (even for third party applications) and can be scheduled automatically. It also provides overall better RAM management and touch response. The Sloop video editor and a new image processing algorithm are a couple of tweaks the camera department gets for the ColorOS 7. 

The enhancement is UI colors, and four different icon designs are expected to reduce visual fatigue. The OPPO Sans font, the Art+ wallpaper to the software are a few more new entries in the system. The company said that the UI is smarter and is capable of automatically switching to drive mode when connected to car Bluetooth.


CAMERA

OPPO Reno 3: The OPPO Reno 3 has a quad-camera setup as the main camera accompanied by a selfie camera on the waterdrop notch. The main quad-camera setup is aligned in the form of a single vertical line, and the first camera is 64-megapixel with a wide lens. 

Sat right below it is the 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a 116-degree field of view, a telephoto lens of 2-megapixel with EIS and 5X hybrid zoom support and last but not the least, the 2-megapixel monochrome camera with an aperture of f/24. The whole setup is matched with an LED flash and is capable of shooting at 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120 fps. On the front, we have a 32-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture.




OPPO Reno 3 Pro: Similar to its sibling, the OPPO Reno 3 Pro also gets a quad-camera setup as the main camera. The 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 is the primary sensor with the 13-megapixel telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.4 for 5X Hybrid Optical Zoom sat right next to it. 

There is also an 8-megapixel camera that has a 116-degree ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel mono lens with f/2.4 aperture. The front camera is the same as the OPPO Reno 3 with a 32-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture.


PROCESSOR AND PERFORMANCE

OPPO Reno 3: The OPPO Reno 3 is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1000L 5G SoC(System on Chip) Octa-core processor designed for premium-to-flagship smartphones, just like the OPPO Reno series. This 7nm chipset is the new era of mobility and removes almost any kind of lag from the device. The device runs on the Android version 10 operating system.

 It is backed with an Octa-core processor of (2x2.2GHz Cortex-A77 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex A55) MediaTek's chipset that has 8GB RAM and a massive 128GB of internal storage capacity. This allows the user a perfectly seamless experience. The device also hosts the highest performing GPU, Mali-G77 MP9, which further gives a cutting edge to the device's energy efficiency and performance density uplift.



OPPO Reno 3 Pro: The OPPO Reno 3 Pro is backed up with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 735 chipset, which supports an Octa-core Kryo processor that consists of 2.96 GHz single-core, a 2.4GHz single-core and a 1.8 GHz Hexa core. There is a huge 8GB RAM storage that helps to run the device smoothly without any lag. 

This model comes with 8 to 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB to 256 GB of storage. This device is powered up by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. The storage capacity is expandable up to 256 GB with a memory card. 


BATTERY LIFE AND CHARGING

OPPO Reno 3 & OPPO Reno 3 Pro: The OPPO Reno 3 series is fueled by a massive 4025mAh Li-Po non-removable battery with VOOC 4.0 fast charging support that has a peak output of 30W. On medium usage, the phone is capable of running the whole day with a single charge. The VOOC 4.0 flash charge allows the phones to be from 0-50% in just 20min.


VERDICT

Undoubtedly, OPPO Reno 3 series comes with all the premium features along with a wide array of other features like Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC, quick authentification face unlock, fingerprint sensor, compass, proximity sensor, accelerometer and many more at an unexpectedly affordable price. 

The series offers us a supreme quality camera setup that comes with a massive storage capacity that can store unlimited data. The smartphone has a strong battery backup that supports rapid charging and high-quality display, and besides all its premium quality performance. All of these make it the best option to cherry-pick this series. 












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