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Why OPPO Reno3 Is Worth The Wait

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Reasons Why You Should Wait for OPPO Reno3 Before Purchasing a New Phone

If you’re planning to get a new phone in 2020, then you should know first about the OPPO Reno3 and Reno3 Pro. Both are premium mid-range phones that are more than their spec sheets. The Reno series is only less than a year old but it’s already at its third iteration. The first generation introduced the unique shark-fin pop-up selfie camera while the second generation improved upon the already top-end design. For the third generation, the improvement across the board is substantial. That said, here are the reasons why you should wait for it to be released.

5G

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Whether it’s the standard or pro model, OPPO’s new mid-range phones come with 5G. Yes, we know that 5G coverage isn’t widely available yet in the country, but there’s no harm in having to be one of the first users to test out the latest mobile standard. This might make you decide whether or not 5G-enabled phones are worth investing in. And if it so happens that you live in a 5G-covered place, then you get to take advantage of the fastest mobile connectivity available.

Worried about battery life? Don’t be. The built-in Smart 5G feature intelligently controls power consumption of different applications. This means you get a 5G connection with 4G power consumption.

READ: Realme To Speed Up 5G Development in the Philippines

Design That Feels More Than Its Price Tag

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In general, mid-range phones have good design. This is thanks to the polycarbonate material that looks like glass. But essentially, plastic is plastic, and it doesn’t feel as great as glass. Although there are phones with glass finishes, like Realme XT and Redmi Note 8 Pro, they don’t have the same feel as Reno phones. Having a Reno phone in your hands means a design that feels more than its price tag. The aluminum frame that’s sandwiched by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 feels durable, substantial, and, well, premium. Is it an essential feature for every user? No. But it’s something that makes you value your investment more.

READ: Realme 5i Gets New Design with Realme 5 Specs for P8K Price

Bright and Beautiful Display

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One feature that you may find essential is the quality of the display. Both Reno3 and Reno3 Pro come with AMOLEDs that deliver punchy colors and deep black production. The standard version features 430 nits brightness, while the pro model delivers up to 500 nits typical brightness and a maximum 800 nits of brightness. This means it’s capable of HDR playback combined with DCI-P3 color coverage for accurate color reproduction. On top of all that, you get a 90Hz refresh rate that will make the phone feel faster.

Reliable Performance

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The switch to octa-core CPUs in SoCs made smartphones a heck of a device. Whether it’s productivity or gaming, most chipsets can handle them all. In this case, the Snapdragon 765G with Adreno 620 GPU combines for a flagship-like performance. The same goes for the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L with Mali-G77 MP9 GPU. And when you get to pair that with 8GB RAM, multitasking and app switching are a breeze. Tired of long loading times? UFS 2.1 storage fixes that. In 2020, it’s hard to find a phone that can’t handle everything.

And yes, there’s a vapor chamber. The multi-layer 3D liquid-cooled heat dissipation system features a layer of copper foil and two layers of graphite sheets that keep the temperature in check.

READ: OPPO A91 Launched as OPPO F15 in India for P14K Price

Versatile Cameras

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If you think you’re missing out on great cameras, well, you’re not. Reno3 comes with a massive 64MP main sensor that’s assisted by three more sensors (ultrawide, depth, monochrome). You can record up to 4K @ 30fps with optical image stabilization and gyro-electronic image stabilization for smooth video results. There’s also a 32MP selfie camera that features AI and beautification options. The Reno3 Pro, on the other hand, also comes with four main cameras but with a 13MP telephoto lens that allows for 2x optical zoom. You can get close to a subject without moving an inch and still get lossless image quality. While the selfie camera is using the same 32MP sensor, it’s now in a pinhole shape that makes the cutout less obtrusive.

OPPO is even introducing SoLoop built-in video editor that’s user-friendly. There are customized templates for you to choose from, allowing you to share awesome-looking videos. Of course, don’t forget about night scene mode that combines AI for clearer night shots.

Those are only a few reasons why you should wait for the Reno3 series. There’s still ColorOS 7 that’s based on Android 10 and features a major revamped in performance efficiency and user interface experience. The same goes for the always-reliable VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 that gets you 50% battery in 20 mins charging only. And did we mention there’s a headphone jack?

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Reno3 specs, price, availability in the Philippines

  • Display: 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED, 90Hz, 430 nits
  • Design: metal and glass body with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • CPU: Octa-Core Dimensity 1000L
  • GPU: Mali-G77 MC9
  • RAM: 8GB/12GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • Memory: 128GB/256GB UFS 2.1
  • Camera: 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
    8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.2″, 1.4µm
    2 MP B/W, f/2.4, 1/5.0″, 1.75µm
    2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5.0″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
  • Selfie: 32MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Connectivity: 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi ac, GPS, audio jack with Dolby Atmos
  • Security: face unlock, under-screen fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 4025mAh with 30W VOOC 4.0 fast charging
  • OS: Android 10 with ColorOS 7 skin
  • Colors: Black, White, Aura Blue, and Blue
  • Price: CNY 3399 (~P24,700) and CNY 3699 (~P27,000)
  • Release date: December 31 in China, TBD in the Philippines

Reno3 Pro 5G specs, price, availability in the Philippines

  • Display: 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED, 90Hz
  • Design: metal and glass body with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, DCI-P3, up to 800 nits
  • CPU: Snapdragon 765G
  • GPU: Adreno 620
  • RAM: 8GB/12GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • Memory: 128GB/256GB UFS 2.1
  • Camera: 48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
    13 MP, f/2.4, 53mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
    8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.2″, 1.4µm
    2 MP B/W, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm
  • Selfie: 32MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Connectivity: 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi ac, GPS, audio jack with Dolby Atmos
  • Security: face unlock, under-screen fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 4025mAh with 30W VOOC 4.0 fast charging
  • OS: Android 10 with ColorOS 7 skin
  • Colors: Black, White, Aura Blue, and Blue
  • Price: CNY 3999 (~P29,000) and CNY 4499 (~P32,700)
  • Release date: December 31 in China, TBD in the Philippines

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