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OPPO Reno3 Pro First Impressions

OPPO finally brings the Reno3 series to the Philippines and this is our first impressions of the Reno3 Pro.
OPPO Reno3 Pro First Impressions
OPPO Reno3 Pro

Coming from the Reno2, the Reno3 Pro comes with a pill-shaped dual punch-hole display, speedier chip, faster-charging speed, improved cameras, and the new ColorOS 7 skin.

Let's dive into OPPO's new offering.

Build Quality/Design

OPPO Reno3 Pro
OPPO Reno3 Pro 

OPPO Reno3 Pro is made of a combination of glass, polycarbonate, and glasstic. At the back is the smooth glasstic panel that shimmers differently depending on how the light hits.

In between the glass and glasstic is a solid and lightweight polycarbonate shell with a shiny polished finish.

In front of the device is the Gorilla Glass 5 that protects the display from scratches and light drops.

The back panel is a bit of a downgrade compared to the Gorilla Glass 5 back of Reno2.

Mid-ranger with dual punch-hole!

Design-wise, the device sports a beautiful 3D curved glass-like back in Auroral Blue, Midnight Black, Sky White gradient colors. You will also see the rear quad-camera module with an LED flash and the OPPO logo behind.
Dynamic AMOLED panel with pill-shaped punch-hole
Dynamic AMOLED panel with pill-shaped punch-hole

The Reno3 Pro features a tall 20:9 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 at 402 ppi. On the top-left corner is a pill-shaped punch hole that houses the dual front-facing cameras.

It resulted in small bezels and a high screen-to-body ratio of 91.5 percent. It also has an In-Display fingerprint sensor at the lower third of the display.
Bottom side
Bottom side

On top of the Reno3 Pro is a single microphone port while at the bottom is a 3.5mm audio jack, microphone port, USB Type-C port, and speaker grill.
Left side
Left side
Right side
Right side

On the left side of the Reno3 Pro are the SIM card tray and Volume buttons while on the right side is the Power button with the recessed green trim.

Because of the extremely solid but lightweight Polycarbonate frame, the device feels hefty while being lightweight in the hands. Our only gripe is the glasstic material is incredibly fingerprint prone.

Powering the device is a large 4,025mAh with 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0.

Initial findings

Dynamic AMOLED screen
Dynamic AMOLED screen

1. OPPO Reno3 Pro's 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display produces very bright and very vivid colored images that are noticeably a cut above displays in its expected price point.

New features that improve the display's experience include the UI wide Dark mode, Eye-care mode, Low-brightness Flicker-Free Eye-care mode, and the Screen color temperature slider.

At the lower third of the display is an optical in-display fingerprint scanner.

2. Inside the Reno3 Pro is the aforementioned 2.2 GHz 12nm MediaTek Helio P95 octa-core processor, PowerVR GM 9446 GPU, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

Powering the device is a large 4025mAh battery that supports 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0.
ColorOS 7
ColorOS 7

3. Under the hood is the Android 10.0 based ColorOS 7 with significant visual and feature changes like the aforementioned UI-wide Dark Mode, Zen Mode, Flashback button, half-screen (instead of split-screen), and the cross-brand file transfer protocol.

You can read more about ColorOS 7 at this link.
Rear cameras
Rear cameras

4. OPPO has decided to move away from the symmetrical center-aligned quad camera design in favor of a corner rectangular module. This means the innovative metal bump that prevents the cameras from hitting or scratching a surface is gone.

At the back of the device is a quad-camera setup of a 64MP f/1.8 main camera, 8MP f/2.2 119-degree ultra-wide-angle camera, 13MP f/2.4 2x optical telephoto camera, and a 2MP f/2.4 monochrome camera.

It can do up to 5x hybrid zoom and 20x digital zoom. OPPO also said that it has improved its Night mode and video shooting capabilities.

On the top-left corner of the display is the pill-shaped punch hole with the 44MP f/2.4 main front-facing camera and 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.

5. The OPPO Reno3 Pro supports WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM, and Dolby Atmos.

See also: OPPO Reno3 First Impressions

OPPO Reno3 Pro Specs

Display: 6.4-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protected Dynamic AMOLED screen w/ FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 402 ppi
CPU: 2.2GHz 12nm MediaTek Helio P95 octa-core processor
GPU: PowerVR GM 9446
ROM: 256GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)
Back Camera: 64MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.2 119-degree ultra-wide-angle w/ EIS + 13MP f/2.4 w/ 2x optical zoom + 2MP f/2.4 mono + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 44MP f/2.4 + 2MP f/2.4
Battery: 4,025mAh w/ 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0
OS: Android 10.0 w/ ColorOS 7
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: In-Display fingerprint sensor, Hi-Res audio, Dolby Atmos, USB-C, dual mic, Colors: Aurora Blue, Midnight Black, Sky White
Dimensions: 158.8 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
Weight: 175 g
Price: PHP 28,990

As of the moment

OPPO is ramping up the releases of its smartphones and the Reno3 Pro builds upon its predecessors with a completely new look while upgrading the specifications for 2020.

In our first impressions, the most impactful is the major changes to ColorOS 7.

Let's not forget about the 64MP quad-rear cameras and 44MP dual front-facing cameras that improve upon the camera capabilities that made the Reno famous.

Overall, the Reno3 Pro is looking to be a good incremental upgrade over the previous generation.

For our full review: OPPO Reno3 Pro Long Term Review - A good selfie phone, but not that impressive overall

What do you guys think?
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