Oppo Reno 3 Pro is here with lots of bells and whistles, and it is undoubtedly the device showing a lot of obsession for the cameras that are all over.
It’s the third iteration of this series, and yet the naming of the series is still a complicated thing for all of us. Oppo started with standard Reno, and Reno 10x zoom in the first year that was followed by Reno 2 and Reno 2 F – the cheaper version. And now we are witnessing another variation in the title, Reno 3 Pro. We really hope the confusion ends here.
Putting aside the naming, Oppo seems convinced to excel in the upper mid-range category for now, where it meets the likes of Xiaomi, Realme, and even Samsung’s A-series.
So if you really want to grab this latest model, here are the best features you should consider.
Dual Front Camera, No popup
Absence of the shark fin designed popup selfie camera is the major design variation this time. The single-lens motorized camera has been replaced this time with a punch hole dual-camera setup that looks more like a capsule design housing two lenses, a 44MP ultra-clear primary lens, and a 2MP depth of field lens, mainly for cleaner bokeh that is also available for the front videos.
Reno 2 also blurred backgrounds in the videos, but it used a software-based technique only. A dedicated lens should be more effective. Oppo claims that a neon light in the background cannot ruin the selfie with this setup.
Quad Cameras on the back
Reno 3 Pro inherits the quad cameras setup from the predecessor Reno 2, but it was limited to a 48MP lens. The latest version comes with a 64MP sensor along with a 13MP telephoto, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and 2MP mono lens.
The main sensor uses Tetracell and Smart WDR for handling darker and brighter areas in a better way. A Super Phase Detection (PD) is also integrated for faster focus. The telephoto lens can give a 5x hybrid zoom and 20x digital zoom.
But the most exciting part is the 108MP photo mode, which Reno 3 Pro has made possible through the super-resolution technique. Oppo claims the details are enough for a 4.3 m x 3.2 m size poster.
The camera has much better stabilization in contrast to Reno 2, and of course, there are some extra video editing options builtin.
Extremely fast charging with VOOC Flash Charge 4.0
Reno 3 Pro features a 4025 mAh battery that can fully charge under 60 minutes thanks to the 30W fast charging VOOC technology that is Oppo’s proprietary. Although, it’s not the best battery size on the market since 5000 mAh is getting more common, however, the charging speed can make up for the loss of strength.
Reno 3 Pro also comes with a Hyper Boost technique that stabilizes the frame rate drop by 38% and enhances the touch performance by 16%. It is very useful for graphics-intensive games and apps.
ColorOS 7 has some interesting features
If you are worried about the smaller battery size, the latest iteration of ColorOS offers a Dark Mode, which Oppo believes can bring down the power consumption by 38%. A multi-user mode comes out of the box for creating several independent private spaces, each having its own pattern/PIN.