amazon OPPO RENO3 reviews
Reno3 this year has many changes, especially the selfie camera with up to 44MP resolution, and the rear camera cluster is also upgraded. However, the redesign is a step backward compared to previous Reno generations.
Oppo this year has made a change in pricing policy, creating a more flexible space for innovative retail systems. Previously, this company often applied the 1-price policy for all retail systems, nowhere to sell at lower prices than the announced price, and not to offer separate promotions.
Besides the price policy change, many people will certainly be interested in whether the Reno3’s 44MP selfie camera is really impressive and the overall experience is worth the price? Hopefully, the following Reno3 reviews of BiaReview will help readers find the answer for themselves.
Design: goodbye the recessed camera cluster
This year’s Reno3 design is not as new and impressive as the previous two Reno generations. Oppo has given up on the indented camera to switch to a water drop design, making the screen not full. The back is also replaced with polycarbonate plastic and the rear camera cluster is now protruding, not flat like previous Reno generations. With these changes, Reno3’s appearance is no longer as eye-catching and luxurious as generations of seniors. However, the design of this phone has a positive point of bringing a much more comfortable grip than the old generation.
The device is significantly thinner and lighter (7.9mm thick, 170g thick), the width is also cleaner. In particular, the screen and the body of the Reno3 are more connected to each other, no longer thrilling like the Reno 2F and many previous mid-range machines of Oppo. All of this results in a very comfortable, comfortable grip that is also easier to use with one hand. This is a plus point when this year’s Reno3 is focusing on improving the selfie camera to target female users.
Oppo continues to put its faith in optical fingerprint sensors. This sensor works quite quickly and recognizes with good accuracy. Most of the time is unlocked successfully. Of course, the peculiarities of the optical fingerprint sensor need a short delay for the sensor to capture the fingerprint image. So, the unlocking process has a certain delay but very fast, close to the traditional fingerprint sensor. Since last year, Oppo has achieved a similar experience on the Reno2 F so it is not difficult to understand when this feature continues to be included in the Reno3.
This year’s Reno3 has 3 color options: blue, black, and white. All color versions have a slight gradient effect on the back. Notably, this year Oppo gave Reno3 users a case by experts Prof. Jimmy Choo, designer OBE. This case is quite thin and fits snugly against the phone, making it comfortable to hold, not making the phone pick up much. Besides the back cover Prof. Jimmy Choo, OBE, Oppo also included a clear plastic case.
On the edges, Reno3 is full of basic and familiar details of Oppo: 2 SIMs and independent memory card slot, USB Type C port with 20W VOOC 3.0 fast-charging capacity, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a single speaker. Inside the box, the manufacturer also includes a 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charger, a charger, a headset, and a screen protector attached.
AMOLED screen supports HDR, the speaker volume is quite large
Reno3 continues to use the same AMOLED panel as the previous Reno with 6.4-inch size, Full-HD + resolution, and 20: 9 long aspect ratio. The most noticeable difference is that this year’s Reno3 screen has a notch, not an overflow design with an indented camera solution like the previous generation. So this phone’s screen / front ratio is slightly lower than that of the Reno2 F as well as the Reno3 Pro version with a punch-hole display.
In addition to the above differences, the Reno3 screen still retains the full characteristics of the Reno and Reno2 F screens. Colors reproduced slightly more vibrant than reality but still seen natural, not overly. The screen viewing angle is wide and the brightness is quite high, enough to see clearly when used outdoors. When shooting outdoors in the sun, the brightness of the panel can see the image displayed on the shooting screen. At this point, the Reno3 outperforms mid-range machines using LCD panels. Besides, this screen also supports HDR to display compatible content on YouTube more vivid and brighter.
Oppo continues to adhere to the orientation of not offering as many color mode options as Samsung devices. Reno3’s display only allows users to adjust color temperature between cool, default, and warm levels, but there are no different color modes.
In terms of sound, the machine has only one external speaker on the bottom edge but gives a fairly large volume, solid sound, and clear and easy to hear vocals. The phone also integrates Dolby Atmos technology to improve sound effects and can play high-res music files.
Camera: good-looking selfie, multi-purpose rear camera
The highlight in Reno3 is the 44MP selfie camera, the largest on smartphones today. The rear camera cluster is also upgraded compared to Reno2 F last year, of which the most notable is that the 48MP main camera now uses Sony’s IMX586 sensor, which has better image quality than the 48MP camera using Samsung’s ISOCELL sensor. Besides, Oppo has removed the macro camera on the Reno3 to replace it with the 13MP telephoto camera with 2X optical zoom, 5X combined zoom and 20X maximum digital zoom. The two 8MP wide-angle cameras and the 2MP secondary cameras continue to be retained.
First, we will talk about the selfie camera. Although it is a 44MP camera, the default photo from the selfie camera will have a resolution of 40MP, if you want to capture enough 44MP, you must enable this option. Not surprisingly, the difference between 40MP and 44MP photos is very small. This is something we are all familiar with since cameras such as 48MP, 64MP and 108MP became popular.
The photos taken from both resolutions of the selfie camera are very sharp. In particular, the skin color is processed naturally, bright but still flattering, not too real. Photos taken in low-light scenes are also clear, effectively suppressing noise, and beautiful color and detail. Oppo also put in the selfie camera night mode for shooting in low light conditions. The Night-mode photo brings more detail in dark areas. However, the night mode only really comes into play when it’s extremely low light, while in most contexts the regular mode offers more natural colors.
Next, is the 48MP main camera using Sony’s IMX586 sensor, which is considered an upgrade over the old Reno2 F using Samsung’s 48MP sensor. By default, the main rear camera will photo at 12MP resolution. You can also choose to shoot at 48MP resolution or up to 108MP if you want more details. However, the default 12MP resolution is the most optimal mode, the image is still more detailed while the capacity is much lighter and the shutter speed is also faster.
Phones with IMX586 sensors tend to reproduce natural color, lots of detail, and quite a wide light band. This is true for the main camera of the Reno3. Sometimes in the landscape of flowers and flowers, the 48MP camera photo has slightly pushed up the color to look a little fresher, but overall, it is still close to the actual color. In bright enough conditions, the camera also captures fast, so it is easy to capture moving moments.
In situations where there are still light sources and not too underexposed, the main camera of Reno3 does not try to “turn night into day” like some other phones, especially Samsung. So the image is only slightly brighter and noise is controlled. Colors in these scenes continue to be reproduced very close to reality. However, in extremely low light conditions, the camera will automatically push the light up strongly when shooting Night mode, accepting the loss of details so that the subject is brighter.
For photos that remove fonts, Reno3 uses a 48MP main camera combined with 2MP black and white camera to capture the depth of the scene, rather than using a telephoto camera like some other products. When taking off fonts, the camera automatically activates the beauty mode that makes the skin more eye-catching. The image is also smooth, the subject border is not blurred. However, unfortunately, Oppo does not provide users with the ability to customize the level of font removal before and after shooting.
Reno3’s 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera also has a color reproduction orientation that is nearly identical to the main camera despite the narrower color range. Image quality is not that different from the super wide-angle cameras on many recent mid-range smartphones, depending on lighting conditions. The image quality is quite beautiful in a well-lit environment, while the lack of light is much worse than the main camera. The super wide-angle camera also has a Night mode, but photo quality doesn’t usually improve much. In particular, this super wide-angle camera can be used to capture very close-up details to replace the macro camera. Shooting macro details is also quite easy and sharp because the camera supports autofocus.
The third important camera of the rear camera cluster is a 13MP telephoto camera, which can take 2X optical zoom, 5X digital optical zoom, and maximum 20X digital zoom. Like an ultra-wide-angle camera, the telephoto camera can deliver more detailed shots when shot well enough, even when the digital zoom up to 10X is still quite sharp. However, due to the narrow aperture, the telephoto camera is limited when shooting in low light.
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Performance and software: I thought the Helio P90 would be weak
Reno3 uses an eight-core Helio P90 processor, which is the successor of the Helio P70 on the predecessor Reno2 F with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. At the price range of Reno3, we can expect more powerful chips like Snapdragon 730, Snapdragon 765, or Helio G90T.
However, this chip also has the advantage of power-saving operation and since it has been around for a long time in the market, the applications are optimized and stable. We can see this when we play the game. Many heavy games do not play smoothly on the more powerful Snapdragon 720G machines but play very well and smoothly on the Reno3.
Specifically, with the game Arena of valor Mobile, Reno3 can play at the highest graphics setting with an average fps of up to 61, high stability up to 95%, while the Snapdragon 720G chip does not turn on the highest option with the scene. “Configuration not enough to respond”. Similarly, PUBG Mobile game can also reach 40 fps with maximum frame stability if played at smooth settings with frame priority. Meanwhile, the new game Call of Duty does not make Reno3 difficult, the machine plays smoothly up to 60 fps, but the frame stability is slightly lower than the senior Reno3 Pro (75% and 85%).
With what is shown above, it is clear that Oppo has a reason to equip the already old Helio P90 chip on the Reno3, a peak product of the company in the mid-range segment. Not only playing games, but the machine also has the performance as expected in a mid-range smartphone in daily use.
In terms of software, the device currently pre-installed a customized version of ColorOS 7 based on the latest version of Android 10. The interface of ColorOS 7 o’clock looks bright with simple tones, not as flashy as before. ColorOS 7 is full of popular features on today’s Android phones such as dark screen mode across the system, Always-On, full-screen gesture navigation, using two apps in parallel (like Facebook) on your phone, game space for the optimized gaming experience, and a smart sidebar for quick access to frequently used apps.
Battery time: quite strong, fully charged takes 85 minutes
The battery measurements with the familiar BiaReview watching movies, surfing the web and playing games show that Reno3 has quite good battery life, better than the previous Reno2 F. In particular, the battery life for web surfing is very impressive, up to more than 11.5 hours. The Helio P90 chip on the 12nm process is very power efficient.
In practical use, the Reno3 usually only uses up about 80% of the battery after a day at quite high intensity, Wi-Fi and 4G networks turn on continuously with screen-on-screen time of over 6 hours. With the included 20W VOOC 3.0 charger, the device fully charges after about 85 minutes, of which 30 minutes charges 50% of the battery.
Reno3 fully converges the elements needed in a mid-range smartphone today, not just strong in selfie camera. The device has a bright and bright AMOLED screen, battery life is quite strong and fast charging speed. In particular, the rear camera experience is also quite impressive, not just the 44MP selfie camera. The actual price that the user has to pay is also more reasonable, not “too virtual” as the announced price.
Maybe the Helio P90 processor is quite old is a problem users are concerned about in this product. However, the practical experience shows that this chip is still enough for everyday use, even the game is very good because the developers have had plenty of time to optimize. Besides, the Helio P90 is also capable of quite effective power consumption.
The biggest minus point in Reno3 is probably the outdated water drop screen design, while most competing products in the segment have moved on to the punching trend or still keep the indented camera cluster to have the screen overflow more complete. Maybe this is something that the product must trade off to have strong upgrades in the camera.