Oppo has always been one of the underrated smartphone makers that has been under the shadows of the Samsung’s, One Plus’ and Huawei’s of the world. Although they have their own share of the market, they are still considered the underdogs.
The Reno series has been a flagship series for Oppo, making them some of the reasonably priced flagships in the market.
The Reno 3 and the Reno 3 Pro are pretty powerful phones and if you are looking for a good flagship alternate, these two will hold you in good stead.
Oppo Reno 3 vs Oppo Reno 3 Pro
|Features||Oppo Reno 3||Oppo Reno 3 Pro|
|Weight||170 grams||174 grams|
|SIM||Hybrid dual sim||Dual sim|
|Display||6.4-inch AMOLED Capacitive touch||6.4-inch AMOLED Capacitive touch with Gorilla Glass 5|
|OS||Android 10.0 with Color OS 7||Android 10.0 with Color OS 7|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio P90||Mediatek Helio P95|
|Internal Storage and RAM||128GB with 8GB RAM||128GB/8GB or 256GB/12GB RAM|
|Primary Camera||48MP+ 8MP+13MP+2MP||13MP+ 64MP+2MP+8MP|
|Secondary Camera||32MP||44MP + 2MP|
|Fingerprint sensor||Under the display||Under the display|
|Battery||4025 mAh with VOOC 3.0 Fast charging – 50% in 30 minutes||4025 mAh with VOOC 4.0 Fast charging – 50% in 20 minutes|
Oppo Reno 3 / Reno 3 Pro Design and Display
At the outset, both the Reno 3 and the Reno 3 Pro are really good looking phones. The Reno 3 Pro has a punch-hole dual camera set-up in the front that gives you the most breathtaking selfies. Whereas the Reno 3 comes with a single 32MP shooter.
The displays are AMOLED with a Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the Reno 3 Pro. Both of them are 6.4-inches big, which is pretty standard in modern day Androids. They have also guaranteed a 1080p quality on Netflix.
The Reno 3 Pro is a gorgeous phone and it comes in two distinct colours, Midnight Black and Aurora Blue.
The phones have a screen to body ratio of 91% which is on the higher side, but they do have small and thin bezels.
Oppo Reno 3 / Reno 3 Pro OS and Functionalities
Both the Reno 3 and the Reno 3 Pro run on the latest Android 10.0 with Color OS 7 as a layer on top. So what makes Color OS 7 interesting?
- There is a multi-user mode which means multiple users can access the same phone, but their own versions of it, which is pretty cool in case a phone is shared among few people. It also lets you give your phone to your family or friends, without giving them access to your personal information.
- Oppo has stepped up in terms of OSIE, which is their visual optimization engine that improves the picture quality on 3rd party apps.
- Some of these flagships have pretty poor wallpapers, but the new Color OS 7 has some stunning wallpapers.
- It has the dark mode that lets you view the entire device with a dark background which is pretty awesome.
Oppo Reno 3 / Reno 3 Pro Chipset, Storage and RAM
The first thing to notice about the Reno 3 in terms of the chipset is, they’ve gone with the Mediatek Helio P95 which is a pretty strong chipset and it holds well. The Reno 3 comes with a 8GB RAM with 128GB of storage and the Reno 3 Pro has a 8GB RAM with 256GB of storage.
In my opinion, the 256GB shipped out on the Reno 3 Pro and the 12GB on the Reno 3 is not sufficient at all considering the HD quality pictures and videos that will take up a lot of space.
Oppo Reno 3 / Reno 3 Pro Camera
The big thing about the Reno 3 series is the cameras. The Reno 3 Pro has a single 32MP shooter as a selfie camera, whereas the Reno 3 Pro has a 44MP + 2MP dual shooter in the front. This makes it one of the most powerful selfie cameras in the market.
The main cameras for the Reno 3 Pro is a 64-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera and a 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel mono sensor lens to seal it off.
The main cameras for the Reno 3 are
So what are our thoughts on the camera?
Breathtaking to say the least. These are solid smartphone cameras that can replace your DSLR’ and other dedicated cameras with ease. When you buy a Reno 3/ Reno 3 Pro, you are not only paying for a good quality phone, but also a great quality camera.
- The Reno 3 Pro has a dual lens bokeh, which is a first.
- It has AI noise reduction, Face protection and Highlighting Algorithm
- It uses the SuperPD technology for faster focus
- It has enhanced detailing capabilities for light and dark areas
You can also take massive 108MP images that are ready for a larger print.
A 20x digital zoom is a guarantee on the Reno 3 Pro.
The videos that can be shot with the Reno 3 and Reno 3 Pro are off the charts. It has the Ultra Steady Video feature where the software steadies your shot while you are taking it! This is a perfect fit for those hand cam free shots.
There’s video bokeh, AI beauty mode for video and extraordinary zoom.
These phones can be bought for their sheer camera quality.
Oppo Reno 3 / Reno 3 Pro Battery
The Reno 3 and the Reno 3 Pro have the same batteries at 4025 mAh capacity. But the only difference is the Reno 3 has a VOOC 3.0 fast charging capability which can charge the device up to 50% in 30 minutes and the Reno 3 Pro runs on VOOC 4.0 fast charging capability that can charge the device upto 50% in 20 minutes.
Overall, both the Reno 3 and the Reno 3 Pro are amazing mid-range flagships that are worth the top dollar you pay for it!