OPPO Reno3 Pro: the best Reno series smartphone yet

On: March 6, 2020

The OPPO Reno3 Pro is out in the market now, and the smartphone is grabbing all the limelight thanks to its impressive features that can be yours at an attractive price. The phone looks all set to deliver strong performance, long battery life and a gorgeous design. Keeping up the tradition of previous Reno series devices, the cameras on the Reno3 Pro are complemented by a host of amazing features that look to further enrich the phone’s photography experience. Let us give you a lowdown on all the exciting features that form part of the Reno3 Pro’s repertoire.

True bezel-less display and a pivot-hinge design

The design of OPPO Reno3 Pro is slightly different from its predecessors. The design draws its inspiration from OPPO’s user-centric design aesthetics. The device showcases the revolutionary 44MP dual punch-hole display. The dual punch-hole cameras make the fascia look simple, clean and smooth. The screen is a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED panel with a screen-to-body ratio of 20:9  The display brings a maximum brightness of 800 nits and a peak brightness of 1,200 nits, which makes the viewing experience effortless even in harsh sunlight. The display is also TUV Rheinland-certified, ensuring your eyesight is also taken care of.  The Reno3 Pro also features Fingerprint 3.0, an in-display sensor, that unlocks the phone in record time.

The Reno3 Pro is one of the thinnest and lightest of all Reno series devices. Weighing just 175g, the phone can easily slide into your pocket and gives a perfect fit in hand. With dimensions of 158.8mm × 73.4mm × 8.1mm, the phone is exceedingly slim, and coupled with the curved edges and immersive display, makes it a device you’d want to flaunt in public. The colours of the OPPO Reno3 Pro are inspired by the natural sky and the changing lighting conditions. This has resulted in three gorgeous colours the device is available in – Auroral Blue, Midnight Black and Sky White.


Pricebaba’s rating: ★★★★

Dual punch-hole camera for selfies 

As we mentioned earlier, the display of this OPPO smartphone ships with a punch-hole that houses not one but two selfie cameras. While one is the 44MP main unit, the other is a 2MP depth sensor meant to offer stunning portrait effects. The cameras are also equipped with OPPO’s Ultra Night Mode. Notably, OPPO hasn’t cut any corners in the front camera department, despite going all out with its rear cameras. The 44MP + 2MP snappers guarantee clear, detailed and high-resolution selfies that can be enhanced with bokeh effects to make them look professional.

As mentioned above, the Reno3 Pro’s front camera setup ships with the company’s Ultra Night selfie Mode. This mode is perfect for capturing selfies in lowlight environments like concerts, nightclubs, sunsets and more. It takes several simultaneous shots at different exposures and settings. Then, it combines multiple shots into one for brighter and clearer photos that are devoid of noise. And all this happens seamlessly in less than a second, so you can get well-lit high-resolution selfies in no time. Moreover, human face protection and AI-based noise reduction features also form part of its offerings.

Pricebaba’s rating: ★★★★★

Stunning 108MP photographs 

The rear camera setup of the OPPO Reno3 Pro includes a 64MP ultra-clear main camera, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, a 13MP telephoto camera and a 2MP mono sensor. Despite this, the phone is capable of capturing 108MP images. It achieves this feat with some software magic. The way this works is that the 64MP main camera generates sub-pixel information with super-high image resolution. With Optical-Flow Sub-pixel Registration, the camera can match and calibrate the sub-pixels on different frames and superimpose them in order to create one large 108MP photograph. Such images will not only be lush with details, but will also allow you to zoom into them or crop them without compromising on the resolution much.

Pricebaba’s rating: ★★★★★ 

Shake-free videos

With most smartphones, capturing videos while walking, running or sitting in a car leads to bumpy footage that spoils what’s being captured. The Reno3 Pro’s Ultra Steady Mode 2.0 is meant to counter just that. It is further divided into Ultra Steady Video and Ultra Steady Video Pro. The Ultra Steady Video mode makes use of EIS or electronic image stabilization that accurately senses and removes the direction and amplitude of vibration while enhancing the stability of the video. Ultra Steady Video Pro further enhances the stability with a broader angle of 119.9-degrees, allowing users to capture great shots even in extreme conditions. Both the main camera and telephoto camera work in tandem to stabilize the footage in such situations. Thanks to this, you can achieve gimbal-like stability in your clips, no matter what environment you’re recording the video in.

Pricebaba’s rating: ★★★★

A superb all-round smartphone

The Reno3 Pro has a lot more going for it than just its cameras. It’s powered by the all-new MediaTek P95 chipset that’s paired with 8GB of RAM. This combination guarantees excellent overall performance not just in daily tasks but also in gaming. Along with strong internals, this OPPO handset also boasts of exquisitely designed externals. The front surface is covered almost entirely by the display, which makes for an immersive experience while watching videos or playing games. The phone has moreover, also been blessed with a gradient rear surface, along with many other interesting design choices.

The battery department is headlined by the VOOC 4.0 30W Flash Charge technology, which delivers faster and safer charging. Coming to its software, it’s of course OPPO’s ColorOS 7, which offers a more minimalistic UI, a better dark mode implementation and a host of useful features like Riding Mode, Doc Vault and more. The new ColorOS 7 is driven on Infinite design concept that makes it sleeker and more youth-centric. ColorOS 7 also offers stunning visual effects, enhancing the experience of the consumer while using the OPPO Reno3 Pro.

The new OPPO Reno3 Pro is a total beast of a smartphone that promises an excellent photography experience to its users. It will be available across all OPPO stores and retail outlets from March 6th, 2020 and will cost Rs 29,990 for the 8GB + 128GB variant and Rs 32,990 for 8GB +256GB variant.

For the first three days of the sale, customers can purchase the Reno3 Pro at a zero down-payment from Bajaj Finserv, HDB financial services, IDFC first bank and HDFC bank. It will also be available offline with a 10 percent cashback applicable on HDFC Bank Debit/Credit Card EMIs and consumer loans. Moreover, Jio users can also get 100 percent additional data on purchase of the phone.