Oppo’s phone, if you’ve noticed are mostly all centered around their camera and appearance. They’ve basically chosen camera capabilities and looks over performance in most of their smartphones. The Reno 2 Series, launched a little while back somehow contradicted with that argument though. Surprisingly, they were well balanced all in the basic attributes.
Now, Oppo has launched a new successor to that Reno series; dubbed under the name Oppo Reno 3 Pro. The Oppo Reno 3 Pro was just recently revealed in India and unsurprisingly, the Reno 3 has just landed in Nepal as well. The Reno 3 was announced just yesterday alongside Oppo’s yet another mid-range beauty queen, the Oppo F15. The Reno 3 has a marked price of Rs 46,990 on its head.
So, with the price announced, is the Reno 3 Pro worth salvaging?
Oppo Reno 3 Pro Overview: The Multi-Camera Madness!
The Reno 3 Pro is nothing fancy when it comes to external framework. The phone is founded upon a polycarbonate construct that gives off a cheap impression from the start. The gradient imprinted on the rear is surely creative but it just can’t fulfill the void left by the lack of a glass finish. The silver lining to this carbonated finish is that the phone is just a tad bit lighter.
The phone houses a Super AMOLED Display with a resolution topping out at 1080p spread across a 6.4” canvas. The phone manages to retain a fair 87.4% screen-to-body ratio; despite having a pill shaped notch up the left corner. The regular Reno 3 Pro comes in with a 60Hz refresh rate but there’s a 5G variant that scales it up to 90Hz; but that’s pretty much useless.
Underneath the polycarbonate structure, is a brand new Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P95 processor; that bumps up the connectivity, GPU and AI in the Helio lineup. The processor is then paired alongside 8GB RAM and 128/256GB internals; which frankly, still doesn’t hold firmly in the performance scenario. Meaning that basically the processor is wildly incompetent for its standards.
Oppo Reno 3 Pro Key Specifications
- Display: 6.4-inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels); 20:9 aspect ratio (~405 ppi density)
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P95; 12nm Mobile Platform
- CPU: Octa-core (2x Cortex-A75 cores @ up to 2.2GHz, 6x Cortex-A55 cores)
- GPU: PowerVR GM 9446
- Internals: 8GB with 128 / 256GB
- Software: Android 10.0; ColorOS 7
- Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
– 64MP, f/1.7 primary shooter, PDAF
– 13MP, f/2.4 telephoto lens
– 8MP, f/2.2 ultrawide lens
– 2MP, f/1.4 B&W monochrome sensor
- Front Camera: Dual-camera;
– 44MP, f/2.4 primary sensor
– 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor
- Battery: 4025 mAh with 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0
OPPO Reno 3 Pro Price in Nepal: Rs 46,990
As the title suggests, the Oppo Reno 3 is basically a multi-camera madness. It houses a total of 6 camera in its body that are widely represented by higher megapixels. On the rear, the vertical camera array is primarily focused on the 64MP f/1.7 sensor. For support, there’s a 13MP telephoto lens capable of a 2x optical zoom, an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide and a 2MP depth module.
Rotating over to the front is a bizarre dual camera setup with one of them being a 44MP f/2.4 module. Paired with, is a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. On the surficial side of things, there’s Color OS 7 on top of Android 10.
And finally, providing power to the entire device is an average 4025mAh battery. The battery capacity may not be that intimidating but the 30W fast charger is truly worth fearing. 50% in 20 mins is pretty frightening.
Oppo Reno 3 Pro Price in Nepal, Availability and Impressions
Oppo Reno 3 Pro is a fancy device that has some interesting outlooks in the appearance division. The phone has already seen the daylight in India and is market at INR 29,990. Roughly translating, that should amount to around Rs 48,000. However, the price has seen daylight in Nepal at Rs 46,990; which is definitely a great news but I still find it difficult to recommend this device.
Look, the Reno 3 Pro looks promising in paper, but with specs like these it’ll just be grinded into mincemeat right away. The segment is just way too sensitive in terms of prices and there’s cut-throat competition. And unless it brings something truly special to the table, chances of its survival are looking pretty slim to me. This lineup has started offering way more that what you get in this device. Some have a 90Hz panel, some have top end processors and some have monstrous batteries that are just way more enticing. The Reno 3 on the other hand is just plain vanilla against the competitors.
You tell me, if you were to spend Rs 48,000, shouldn’t it be balanced well in every basic category? Well, I felt that the Reno 3 Pro is a little disappointing in the design and performance backgrounds. However, those are just my concerns on the device. The same thing may not apply to you at all. So, do mention all of your thoughts on the device in the comments down below.