Reno is arguably one of the most shining OPPO series. Both in terms of presentation and product function. Reno appeared as a role model for the entire Oppo series in the middle class. And now, OPPO Reno3 Pro, seeks to make this series more shining. OPPO Reno3 Pro is a series that is more powerful than Reno3. To make it clearer where it stands both in terms of specifications and price, Reno3 is the successor of the OPPO Reno2F series. While the successor of Reno2 is OPPO Reno3 Pro.
Carrying the tagline “Clear In Every Shot,” it’s clear OPPO Reno3 Pro relies heavily on camera capabilities. As in the previous OPPO Reno series that really stands out in this sector. In addition, the OPPO Reno3 Pro is powered by the MediaTek Helio P95 chipset to support its performance. The latest chipset from MediaTek is special because it’s the first time it’s been used in Indonesia by OPPO. On the other hand, it also raises new questions why not use Snapdragon as offered in the previous Reno2 series? This is what we are trying to explore in the following OPPO Reno3 Pro review.
We made a review of the Oppo Reno3 design in a previous article. There we were less enthusiastic about the design of the Rp. 5 million cellphone. Especially on the use of water drop models for the front camera. Coupled with the color visualization of the cover is also rather bland. So naturally we are less enthusiastic about the design of the Oppo Reno 3 Pro. But thank God we were wrong. Oppo Reno 3 Pro comes out with a better look. The front camera that we highlighted was a weakness in the previous design, totally changed on this smartphone. Oppo crammed the lens model together with the screen, the term punch hole lens. Not only one camera lens, but there are two lenses there. Dual punch hole lens for selfie. Still!
The punch hole camera design still keeps the screen from being maximized. But at least the edges of the bazel look firm without being indented. Placement in the left corner is strategic. Because this side is rarely the focal point or the main button in the game.
It’s just that, the second weakness of Oppo Reno 3 in terms of color is still left in this Pro series. The Indonesian version of Oppo Reno 3 Pro doesn’t seem to have the courage to appear progressive through better color gradations. If you have ever seen a combination of red and blue gradations from the Chinese version of Reno 3 Pro, then that is what we expect here. But we will still find four colors offered, namely Auroral Blue, Midnight Black, Skywhite. Same as Reno 3.
It is not too significant and rather subjective. We see the color sector is very influential on the perception of whether or not a smartphone is expensive. Yes, one of them is through an attractive color presentation. Moreover, Reno 3 Pro already comes with aluminum material for the frame cover. It would be unfortunate if the color is less elegant.
The interesting thing about the Oppo Reno 3 Pro is that its dimensions are a little smaller than Reno 3. Overall it has a size of 158.8 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm. Combined with a screen-to-body ratio of 87%, the design effect becomes even more bezelless. The dimensions of the Reno 3 Pro make it more ergonomic and comfortable to hold. Its weight is only 175 grams, quite light. The design of the cover and rear camera there are some changes Flash lights are now made to stack inside the lens area. Make it look less symmetrical. We still prefer to keep the flash outside the area, like Reno 3.
There is one rather tricky part to the design of the Reno 3 Pro. Namely the hole at the bottom of this smartphone. There are two holes, one of which is the microphone hole, while the other is for the SIM card slot. Don’t get the wrong “jabbing” pin there. Worrying will actually damage the microphone.
Overall the design of the Oppo Reno 3 Pro meets our expectations of this smartphone. Once again, the design presentation is very important especially for middle-class smartphones with prices above 5 million.
Actually there is no progressive display technology applied to Oppo smartphones like the Reno 3 Pro. Still using a similar technology like Reno 3. The AMOLED capacitive touchscreen type screen is considered still able to accommodate the visual needs of a smartphone. Including the 4K resolution level which recently began to bloom found.
The difference with Reno 3 will be very noticeable on the Reno 3 Pro screen being enlarged to 6.5 inches, with a screen-to-body ratio of 89.7%. Make the display feel more bezelless and make the screen visualization wider. The positive thing about this kind of design is that the hands are not too tired of accessing menus or points in difficult areas on the screen.
At the level of Full HD + resolution (1080 × 2400 pixels) and a ratio of 20: 9, we can still enjoy the video image display well. So that you who love watching online streaming shows on mobile phones, the choice of Full HD and 4K offerings can be optimized. What is clear is do not forget, the internet quota will also swell.
The existence of a camera punch hole is not too disturbing really. We are more permissive on the design of the camera inside the screen, rather than having to move the edges. Moreover, the design model is more contemporary than the water drop dish and friends who go down caste.
Fingerprint access is under the smartphone screen. You will easily find it through visual cues after touching the screen. Visuals at the beginning of charging will also be seen on the screen, becoming an interesting kind of gimmick from the presence of visual displays in Reno 3 Pro.
Talk to Oppo, yes talk about the camera. This is the mindset of smartphone users in the country. Image Oppo is attached to selfie cameras, and it becomes a successful marketing strategy they build. It’s good that Oppo continues to innovate in this regard. The Oppo Reno 3 Pro is no exception.
Attention is of course focused on the existence of a punch hole selfie camera on the front. Two camera lenses were placed there. Means there are two potential that will be obtained by utilizing the camera. Two front cameras, each equipped with a lens strength of 44 MP and 2 MP. Yes, the main front camera is 44 MP f / 2.4, wide angle (2.6 ″ sensor, 0.7µm pixel size), and 2 MP f / 2.4 bokeh camera (1.75µm pixel size).
Reno 3 Pro’s ultra night selfie ability shouldn’t be underestimated. Equipped with an advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) system, the editing work makes it faster to construct colors in low light conditions to 1 lux (equivalent to one candle light). The combination of the two front cameras has its own algorithm in which the photos combine object sharpness and blur effects on the background very well.
Some accompanying features are abundant. Like continuous shooting, high dynamic range (HDR), phase & contrast detection autofocus, ISO, optical stabilization, ultra night selfie, up to a maximum resolution of 9000 x 7000 pixels. Add more video recording capabilities reaching 1920 × 720 at 30 fps. Selfie fans like being treated to professional photographers who are ready to take photos automatically.
Switch to the rear camera that is no less luxurious. You will be treated to four cameras with a higher resolution than Reno 3. The Oppo Reno 3 Pro carries the main camera 64 MP wide angle f / 1.8, 1 / 1.72 sensor, 0.8um, telephoto 13 MP f / 2.4, sensor 1 / 3.4, 1.0um , 8 MP f / 2.2 ultra wide, sensor ¼.0, and mono 2 MP, 1.75 um. Each camera has a different function depending on the needs of the photo. Such variations are not always sought after, because not everyone needs them. But when vendors give choices to their products, then don’t miss it. Especially in the 109 degree wide concept, interesting tele and mono are applied.
As for the results of the photo reaching 108 MP is not obtained through optical capabilities alone. Once again the AI function on the camera will play a role here. Where a collection of photos taken at one time quickly, will be “sewn up” by AI. The result is a dramatically improved pixel quality because each part that is less focused will be improved making it sharper. In the process it takes longer than taking photos normally. But it’s worth it. The back camera has an ultra dark mode feature. The ability to capture still images in low light situations. This feature will activate automatically when only light is found at the level of 1 lux. In outdoor photography situations, this kind of feature will have a dramatic effect on the photos.
After the photography camera that has been so charming and rich in features. Bring effects on video cameras that are no less slick. Imagine the concept of videography that you can get through a 64 MP or 44 MP lens. On the front camera, we found video production capabilities at full HD 1080p and 720p resolution at 30 fps (frames per second). 30 frames per second is the minimum size that is comfortable for the human eye to catch. And that is very sufficient when combined high resolution Full HD.
The rear camera is more special with a wider variety of records. The highest capability is found in the 4K range at 30fps, followed by 1080p at 60fps / 30fps, and finally 720p at 60fps / 30fps. Okay, for some people the 4K resolution feels too high to be enjoyed. Then the choice can switch to Full HD with an increase in fps at 60fps. Oppo also includes the Video Steady 2.0 feature with a much more stable recording quality even though it doesn’t use a tripod. No less SOLOOP application, which has also been present in Reno 3. The video editor application makes the process of video production and sharing easier. No need to download and obviously free.
Ultra Steady Video Pro is another feature when trying to record outdoor activities. Especially in sports activities with wide recording capability reaching 119.9 degrees. In addition, there are still features such as video bokeh, video zoom, and AI beauty mode. We are increasingly interested in this smartphone when we learn that Oppo has crammed Dolby Atmos-based audio features. We know that Dolby’s audio feature technology is found in cinema halls with real sound effects. And that’s what you get from Reno 3 Pro. The sound is clear and feels to spread beautifully. What’s less?
For you smartphone fans with Snapdragon chipsets. Can try learning to open your heart and mind to Oppo Reno 3 Pro. Because you will find that this smartphone is actually equipped with a Helio P95 chipset from Mediatek. A chipset with a performance that was once considered to be under a Qualcomm product.
We consider that Mediatek is now standing in line with Qualcomm in producing smartphone chipsets. Especially when looking at benchmark performance and ability to handle gaming graphics. And the Helio P95 series even has better gaming capabilities compared to Snapdragon 845 (used BlackShark 1 and OnePlus).
Mediatek Helio P95 has a big.LITTLE architecture, MediaTek Helio P95 has an octa-core CPU consisting of 2-core Arm Cortex-A75 and 6-core Cortex-A55. The first pair of processors is capable of operating up to 2.2GHz, specifically to improve the performance of applications and games so that the phone becomes responsive. While the remaining six operate up to 2.0GHz, more power efficient. Everything can work simultaneously, connected to a large cache, L3 which increasingly boost performance.
This Mediatek processor has also improved graphics capabilities. The GPU or graphics processor used, the IMG PowerVR GM 9446, has been increased by 10% from the previous generation, increasing game performance and 3D performance for the better. The gaming boost capability of the Helio P95 also guides maximum performance while gaming. Oppo Reno 3 Pro uses Color OS 7 based on Android 10. The interface is still comfortable to use. Switching between menus is also easy to apply. Oppo includes making it easy for users of its products. In terms of appearance and layout made not too sophisticated. Simple and simple, but appropriate.
Unfortunately Oppo Reno 3 Pro doesn’t have an external memory slot. You will be faced with a choice of 128GB or 256GB memory. While for RAM working memory only gives one choice in 8GB RAM. Actually the combination is more than enough to see when referring to the needs of the application and current updates. The battery used is the type of Li-Po 4025 mAh. Equipped with 30W VOOC 4.0 fast charging capability. The filling process from an empty condition to 50% takes approximately 20 minutes. And even though the battery capacity figure seems small, the AI capability of the smartphone system makes it able to work optimally and efficiently. So that the battery back becomes more efficient.
The design and camera are still the mainstay of the OPPO Reno3 Pro. Coupled with a performance sector configuration that was just as good. This combination makes this smartphone can target a wider market share. Not only for selfies fans but also mobile gamers out there. The word “Pro” that accompanies the product name can be found in the accompanying specifications and features of the smartphone. Professional skills in photography, videography, and editing are included. Leave a part to the user to be able to maximize it. That is all. Moreover, a smartphone with a utility level like the Oppo Reno 3 Pro has a lot of positive potential. Including making it a productivity media. Make Youtube videos, take pictures of selling products, raise the level (if you want to be a pro gamer), to the needs of office work when doing work from home activities.
Then is it worth Reno 3 Pro to be an option to spend THR money later? Very decent. The advantages of this smartphone are like covering up the lack of nothing. We close with an answer, that Reno 3 Pro is still worth shining.