The OPPO Reno 3 series has been released in Malaysia for quite some time. Showcasing a 64MP quad rear camera and 44MP + 2MP dual front camera, this is clearly a camera-centric device for customers, but it begs the question, is it any good?
Over the past two months or so, working from home we’ve managed to have fun with the OPPO Reno 3 Pro camera a bit. In this article, we will look at three main aspects: Ultra Clear 108MP picture mode, Ultra Dark mode, and Selfie mode (in the dark). So if you have always wondered how the photo quality could get, you have come to the right place and without further ado, here is our camera test of the OPPO Reno 3 Pro.
Ultra Clear 108MP Picture Mode – Better Than Expected
A 108MP picture mode photo of a bottle of Coca-Cola
Even though the main camera is driving a 64MP sensor, the OPPO Reno 3 Pro can still produce a 108MP image mode shot, which is not uncommon for smartphones these days. Dubbed the Ultra Clear 108MP picture mode, one might be skeptical that this feature is “ultra clear”, but as we have already tested it, we are happy to report that this feature is not a gadget and the results are surprisingly good.
But to really test the 108MP image quality, we’ll zoom in on the image as usual as that will allow us to see the pixel quality. Granted, we won’t expect DSLR-level pixel quality here, but for smartphone standards it’s pretty good. Check them out below!
Yes, this is the quality of 108MP picture mode. No modification
You can even see some details of the skin on the hand
Another 108MP picture mode shot
Ultra Dark Mode – Who Needs a Flashlight?
Then, Ultra Dark mode is a camera mode used for taking photos in very low light conditions. Yes, today we know of many smartphones with this feature and fortunately this is not the case. another gadget by OPPO.
As the name suggests, this camera mode can indeed do wonders in complete darkness even without the use of a flashlight. On paper, we think it’s possible to take astrophotography photos at night, but we just haven’t had a chance to do so yet. Anyway, see the photos below for yourself.
Before and after using ultra dark mode
No flashlight needed here, you have to take our word for it
Selfie mode (in the dark)
Having a good selfie is very important for most smartphone consumers. To be fair, having a 44MP front camera is a bit of a stretch, but if OPPO can fit it in, there’s no reason they can’t hold back. It is also the first time that they have equipped the front camera with a new Ultra Night Selfie mode, which makes taking a selfie convenient.
By combining the AI algorithms of the camera software, HDR and multi-frame noise reduction functions, the front camera is able to capture precise details of the subject’s face without overexposing the brightness too much. Even if you are in complete darkness, the front camera can still take a well-lit selfie without flash!
A selfie in the dark (left) and one with Ultra Night Selfie mode (right)
A tutorial on how to activate Ultra Night Selfie mode
Very good 20x zoom quality
(LR) 1x, 5x hybrid zoom and 20x digital zoom in
In addition to the arsenal of cameras, the 13MP telephoto lens is also capable of zooming up to 20x digitally. The camera software separates five different zoom modes – 1x, 2x, 5x (hybrid), 10x and 20x (digital) and with this you can flexibly switch the zoom anywhere, from the inside outside. Personally, I think 10x is good enough already, and 20x is more than enough.
Other Features – Go Ultra Steady Video Pro, 90Hz Curved Screen, Super Flash Charging
Stepping away from the photography section, the Reno 3 Pro also has an anti-shake video recording feature. This Ultra Steady Video Pro offers a fusion of OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) for your video recording adventures. As the name suggests, this function can accurately detect the direction of the camera and eliminate the vibration that comes with it.
Keep in mind that this has nothing to do with SOLOOP which is a default video editor preinstalled on the phone, so you don’t need to download another one. So whether it’s an occasional video recording or shooting a short film, SOLOOP is ready for you.
SOLOOP video editor
TÜV Rheinland certified
It’s also worth mentioning that the Reno 3 Pro’s screen is also quite impressive. Measuring 6.4 inches, the Super AMOLED display supports a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, as well as 800 nits (1,100 nits of maximum brightness) brightness, a range P3 Wide colors and HDR 10+ certification. In other words, all the photos and videos you take will look absolutely stunning on the phone.
To add, the Reno 3 series has passed TÜV Rheinland certification, which means you won’t damage your eyesight so much in the long run. With low blue light screen filter technology, you can also have fun watching your favorite TV shows anytime with Dolby Atmos stereo speakers for entertainment.
Battery is also another factor to consider when taking all Reno 3 series photos and videos. After all, what good is a phone if the battery drains quickly? Equipped with 4025mAh battery, there is also VOOC 30W 4.0 flash charging technology to help you fully charge up to 100% in less than an hour. Also, don’t worry about damaging the battery, as the battery has also passed TÜV Rheinland for safe use.
30W VOOC fast charging technology can also charge up to 50% in 20 minutes
The OPPO Reno 3 Pro may have gone unnoticed by many people because it sports a MediaTek Helio P90 chipset, but that doesn’t stop the phone from producing some good sample photos. As you can see from the photos above, the 108MP picture mode is the most impressive and I dare say it could perform even better than the 108MP main camera in some flagship products. The Ultra Dark mode also left a good impression, and selfie enthusiasts probably won’t have any issues with the front camera. Overall I can’t really complain about these 3 camera modes!
But what do you think of the sample photos and features of the OPPO Reno 3 series? If that’s what you’re looking for, you can get the Reno 3 or the Reno 3 Pro for RM1699 and RM2399 respectively. You can visit the nearest authorized store or OPPO Concept Store, or purchase it online from their store at Lazada and Shopee here. Also let us know what you think of the phone in the comments below, and stay tuned for more tech articles on TechNave.com.