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OPPO Reno 3 vs Reno 3 Pro: What’s the difference?

OPPO has recently announced the latest member of their Reno family. The OPPO Reno 3 and the OPPO Reno 3 Pro.

You might be asking, what’s new with the Reno 3 Series? Well, it’s only 5G Connectivity of course!

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The OPPO Reno 3 is the base unit of the new series but it certainly doesn’t look like it. The phone has premium features such as a quad-camera setup which has a slightly better main camera versus the Pro variant.

Meanwhile, the OPPO Reno 3 Pro is obviously the supposed better version of the base unit. Though the Reno 3 has a slightly better main camera, the Reno 3 Pro has a 13-megapixel telephoto camera with a 5x hybrid optical zoom feature.

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Both phones seem to be very similar to each other but are that really the case? How do they differ from one another? Is the difference in price between the two phones justified? These are the questions we would like to answer in our OPPO Reno 3 vs Reno 3 Pro specs comparison.

Update 3/23/20: Added specs for the international/Philippine model of the Reno 3.

 OPPO Reno 3OPPO Reno 3 Pro
Operating SystemAndroid 10.0
ColorOS 7
Android 10.0
ColorOS 7
SIMDual SimDual Sim
Display6.5-inch AMOLED
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
~411 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
6.5-inch AMOLED
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
~402 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 1000L octa-core processor (5G)
MediaTek Helio P90 octa-core processor (4G only)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core
RAM8GB/12GB8GB/12GB
GPUMali-G77 MC9Adreno 620
Storage128GB128GB/256GB
Front camera32-megapixel dewdrop front camera (5G)
44-megapixel (4G only)
32-megapixel
f/2.4
Rear Camera5G model : 64-megapixel (f/1.8, OIS), 8-megapixel (f/2.2, ultra-wide), 2-megapixel (mono), 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, PDAF, OIS, LED flash
4G model: 48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 13-megapixel (telephoto, 2x optical zoom) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (mono) rear cameras, PDAF, LED flash
48-megapixel (Sony IMX586, f/1.7, OIS)
13-megapixel (5x hybrid zoom)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2.)
2-megapixel (mono)
Dual LED Flash
PDAF
OIS
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
In-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE, 5G
WiFi 802.11
a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band
Bluetooth
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
USB-Type C
4G LTE, 5G
WiFi 802.11
a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.1
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
USB-Type C
Dimensions160.3 x 74.3 x 8mm159.4 x 72.4 x 7.7mm
Weight181g171g
ColorsWhite
Black
Starry Night Blue
Sunrise
Blue Starry Night
Moonlight Black
Misty White
Pantone 2020 Classic Blue
Battery4,025mAh
30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0
4,025mAh
30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0
Price8GB/128GB - CNY3,399 (~Php24,774.00)
12GB/128GB - CNY3,699 (~Php26,961.00)
8GB/128GB - CNY3,999 (~Php29,147.00)
12GB/256GB – CNY4,499 (~Php32,792.00)
2020 Pantone Classic Blue Colour 8GB/128GB - CNY3,399 (~Php30,605.00)

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As you can see, though both phones share some similarities, but they do differ in some key areas.

One key area they differ in is the processor. The Reno 3 has an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1000L chip compared to the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G the Reno 3 Pro is running on. Recent benchmarks show that the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L chip outperforms the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, so take that for what it’s worth.

Another difference between the two phones is their rear cameras. The Reno 3 has a 64-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel wide camera, 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel monochrome camera.

Unlike the OPPO Reno 3 Pro which only has a 48-megapixel main camera, but makes up for it with its 13-megapixel telephoto camera that has a 5x hybrid optical zoom, 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and its 2-megapixel monochrome camera.

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As said before, though they have differences, they’re still somewhat similar to each other. To name a few, these similarities include their displays, front cameras, memory and storage capacities, and battery size.

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Display-wise, they both have a 6.5-inch screen and an AMOLED panel. While on the subject of front shooters – both the OPPO Reno 3 and Reno 3 Pro have a single 32-megapixel selfie cameras.

Storage and memory wise, the two phones have an 8GB and 12GB RAM variants to choose from along with a storage capacity of 128GB, and an additional 256GB storage variant exclusive for the Pro.

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Battery wise, they are both packed with a 4,025mAh battery with VOOC 4.0 Flash charging features. They will also ship with 5G connectivity, thanks to their well-equipped processors.

Other minor features they both have include a USB Type-C port, face unlock feature and an under-display fingerprint scanner.

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Finally, here’s how the OPPO Reno 3 series is priced. The OPPO Reno 3 8GB/128GB for CNY3,399 (~Php24,774.00) and 12GB/128GB for CNY3,699 (~Php26,961.00).

Meanwhile, the OPPO Reno 3 Pro 8GB/128GB is at CNY3,999 (~Php29,147.00), 12GB/256GB CNY4,499 (~Php32,792.00). There’s also the special OPPO Reno 3 Pro 2020 Pantone Classic Blue Colour (8GB/128GB) for CNY3,399 (~Php30,605.00).

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I would have to say in this spec comparison, the Reno 3 takes the win over the Reno 3 Pro. Its main camera, better processor (based on recent benchmarks) and cheaper price provides too good of a value compared to the Reno 3 Pro.

Although, if you prefer having a feature-packed rear camera, having a bigger storage option and you’re willing to spend a few extra bucks? Then the Reno 3 Pro might be the one for you.

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