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Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G Smartphone Review – Affordable Phone with 5G

5G for the middle class. Oppo wants to stir up the middle class and offer a smartphone with a high-resolution quad-cam with the Reno3 Pro 5G, which should also convince with a good display and a decent battery life. We'll clarify whether this works in the review.
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Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G

Oppo is already a well-known manufacturer in China, in Europe the subsidiary OnePlus is more familiar. But now the Chinese want to gain a foothold in Europe, and the Reno3 series should help them do so. The mid-range smartphones offer good performance and high-resolution cameras at a reasonable price. The Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G is the top model with Qualcomm-SoC and 5G capability, models with 4G and MediaTek-SoC are also on sale.

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Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G (Reno Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 475 Gold / Silver
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.5 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 405 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 107 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: Audioausgabe via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B6/​B8/​B19), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B32/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B66), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.7 x 159.4 x 72.4 ( = 0.3 x 6.28 x 2.85 in)
Battery
4025 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/1.7, phase comparison AF, OIS, dual LED flash, video @2160p/30fps (camera 1); 13.0MP, f/2.4, telephoto lens (camera 2); 8.0MP, f/2.2, wide angle lens (camera 3); 2.0MP, f/2.4, monochrome, depth of field (camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/​2.4, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: Hybrid Stereo Speakers, Keyboard: Virtual, Charger, USB cable, headset, silicone case, SIM tool, SAR value: 0.825W/kg (head), 1.292W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
171 g ( = 6.03 oz / 0.38 pounds), Power Supply: 89 g ( = 3.14 oz / 0.2 pounds)
Price
499 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84 %
05/2020
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
SD 765G, Adreno 620
171 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.5"2400x1080
84 %
01/2020
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
SD 730G, Adreno 618
208 g256 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.47"2340x1080
82 %
02/2020
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18
199 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.7"2400x1080
86 %
10/2019
OnePlus 7T
SD 855+, Adreno 640
190 g128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.55"2400x1080

Case, Equipment and Operation - Matt Back and Quick Unlocking

At the back of the case there is a matt surface, which is already known from the OnePlus 8 Pro. It looks chic and makes fingerprints look less conspicuous. Generally, the workmanship is of high quality, only a few edges are a bit rough. The Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G is a fairly light smartphone with 177 grams.

NFC is on board, but the USB port on the bottom only supports USB 2.0 speed. WiFi 5 is the maximum usable standard for WLAN, so the Reno3 Pro 5G achieves decent speeds in our test with the reference router Linksys Nighthawk AX12.

The smartphone can handle two nano-SIM, an eSIM doesn't exist. You can't use a microSD card for memory expansion either.

The fingerprint sensor is hidden behind the screen, it recognizes the finger quite quickly and is placed so that you can reach it intuitively. The unlocking via face recognition also works reliably.

Oppos ColorOS 7 is installed on the smartphone, which is based on Android 10 and brings all Google services and apps in the west. The security patches are up to date at the time of testing.

Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G

Size Comparison

163.7 mm / 6.44 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 8.7 mm / 0.3425 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs160.94 mm / 6.34 inch 74.44 mm / 2.93 inch 8.13 mm / 0.3201 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs157.8 mm / 6.21 inch 74.2 mm / 2.92 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 208 g0.4586 lbs159.4 mm / 6.28 inch 72.4 mm / 2.85 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 171 g0.377 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
623 (min: 611, max: 633) MBit/s ∼100%
OnePlus 7T
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
430 (min: 374, max: 485) MBit/s ∼69% -31%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Mali-G72 MP18, Exynos 9810, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
370 (min: 342, max: 372) MBit/s ∼59% -41%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 256 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
329 (min: 284, max: 350) MBit/s ∼53% -47%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=553)
264 MBit/s ∼42% -58%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
642 (min: 549, max: 664) MBit/s ∼100%
OnePlus 7T
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
422 (min: 238, max: 447) MBit/s ∼66% -34%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Mali-G72 MP18, Exynos 9810, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
415 (min: 295, max: 452) MBit/s ∼65% -35%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 256 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
313 (min: 306, max: 319) MBit/s ∼49% -51%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=553)
250 MBit/s ∼39% -61%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø623 (611-633)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø642 (549-664)

Cameras - 4x Cam with Optical Zoom

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

Four cameras are located on the back of the Oppo smartphone, the main lens has a resolution of 48 megapixels. There is also a telephoto lens and a wide-angle lens. You can zoom in small steps between the lenses. The fourth lens is a black and white sensor that is used to calculate depth-of-field effects and can't take its own pictures. There is no optical image stabilizer. 

Pictures are taken by the main lens with 12 megapixels as standard, so four pixels are combined into one, which increases the light output. Under normal light conditions, we actually like the pictures quite well, the detail sharpness is high, but the exposure is partly a little too high in bright areas, so that details can get lost. This is also noticeable in the surrounding picture, where the sky seems much brighter than in the comparison picture from the iPhone. 

The camera also does a decent job under low light, choosing a good exposure balance to compensate for the high contrasts between the candle flame and the dark surroundings. At the same time, many details remain visible. 

Videos can be recorded in 4K at 30 fps, but then you can only use digital zoom, in 1080p all three lenses are available for filming and even optical zoom is possible. 

The front camera offers a fairly high resolution of 32 megapixels, but the images quickly look very grainy, which also affects the sharpness of details.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
ColorChecker
24.8 ∆E
37.9 ∆E
29.8 ∆E
28.6 ∆E
34.6 ∆E
46.8 ∆E
37.6 ∆E
25 ∆E
26.1 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
48.5 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
32.4 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
40.3 ∆E
29.8 ∆E
34.1 ∆E
41.7 ∆E
40.8 ∆E
38.6 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G: 32.3 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 48.47 ∆E
ColorChecker
17.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G: 10.27 ∆E min: 2.42 - max: 20.78 ∆E

Display - 90 Hz at A Low Price

Sub-pixel Array
Sub-pixel Array

The Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G is an affordable smartphone with AMOLED display and 90 Hz refresh rate. The display offers an extended FullHD resolution, which is common in this price range, and when the brightness sensor is switched on and fully exposed, the display is very bright - none of the comparable devices can keep up. The color accuracy is decent, but not outstanding. We noticed a PWM flicker, but this is common in AMOLED displays, a possibility for DC dimming, like in OnePlus smartphones, doesn't exist here.

The response times are short, so the display is also well suited for gamers. The 90 Hz refresh rate makes movements appear much smoother and also contributes to a more reactive operation.

771
cd/m²
762
cd/m²
782
cd/m²
774
cd/m²
774
cd/m²
798
cd/m²
780
cd/m²
772
cd/m²
793
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 798 cd/m² Average: 778.4 cd/m² Minimum: 2.99 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 774 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.28 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9
ΔE Greyscale 6.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.292
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.5
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.47
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.7
OnePlus 7T
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Screen
-0%
-24%
15%
Brightness middle
774
579
-25%
510
-34%
693
-10%
Brightness
778
576
-26%
536
-31%
703
-10%
Brightness Distribution
95
89
-6%
91
-4%
96
1%
Black Level *
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.28
4.61
13%
6.6
-25%
3.42
35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.55
7.72
10%
17.56
-105%
6.12
28%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.2
4.2
32%
2.9
53%
3.3
47%
Gamma
2.292 96%
2.244 98%
2.242 98%
2.265 97%
CCT
7319 89%
7201 90%
6989 93%
6799 96%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 337.8 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 337.8 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 337.8 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18032 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.


CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color space
CalMAN Color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 5 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 5 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 6 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.2 ms).

Performance, Emissions and Battery Life - Fast High-End

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G is a good choice in this price range, it is not quite as fast as Qualcomm's top processors and so the Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G has to admit defeat to the OnePlus 7T. At the same time, our test device can again clearly beat the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro. The performance should generally be on a high level and be sufficient for most applications. The UFS 2.1 memory is also quite fast for this price range.

The temperature development stays very within limits, even under full load. The Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G uses a dedicated loudspeaker on the bottom edge and the earphones for support. Stereo effects are possible with this. In terms of sound, low midranges are definitely audible and also noticeable on the device. At the same time, the sound is still a bit high pitched, especially at high volume. We heard devices with a fuller sound image here, but the quality is still on a good level. External sound devices can be connected via USB-C or Bluetooth, and they sound clean.

The Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G's battery life is on a good level: 14:36 hours in 90 Hz mode on the screen is very decent, but there are still smartphones in this price range with larger batteries that also offer considerably more runtime, like the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro. Thanks to the 30-watt fast-charging technology, the smartphone is fully charged again in a maximum of 1:30 hours.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Vulkan Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1004 Points ∼61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1004 - 1192, n=5)
1082 Points ∼66% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 4043, n=65)
1644 Points ∼100% +64%
OpenCL Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1178 Points ∼67%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1178 - 1266, n=5)
1223 Points ∼69% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=60)
1770 Points ∼100% +50%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1676 Points ∼86%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1520 - 1854, n=6)
1744 Points ∼89% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (445 - 3531, n=84)
1959 Points ∼100% +17%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
595 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (554 - 620, n=6)
586 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=84)
558 Points ∼94% -6%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
7896 Points ∼91%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
7551 Points ∼87% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
5851 Points ∼67% -26%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
8702 Points ∼100% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (7754 - 9989, n=6)
8413 Points ∼97% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 13202, n=483)
5784 Points ∼66% -27%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
9454 Points ∼92%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
9240 Points ∼90% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
6571 Points ∼64% -30%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
10286 Points ∼100% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (9154 - 10689, n=6)
9776 Points ∼95% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19711, n=643)
6333 Points ∼62% -33%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2711 Points ∼78%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
2752 Points ∼79% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3120 Points ∼89% +15%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
3489 Points ∼100% +29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2145 - 2757, n=6)
2616 Points ∼75% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4057, n=145)
2629 Points ∼75% -3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3059 Points ∼46%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
2145 Points ∼32% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
4201 Points ∼63% +37%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
6640 Points ∼100% +117%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (3059 - 3193, n=6)
3146 Points ∼47% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 8783, n=145)
2880 Points ∼43% -6%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2974 Points ∼54%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
2256 Points ∼41% -24%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3613 Points ∼65% +21%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
5530 Points ∼100% +86%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2877 - 3072, n=6)
3001 Points ∼54% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6644, n=145)
2597 Points ∼47% -13%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3304 Points ∼71%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3202 Points ∼69% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3120 Points ∼67% -6%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4635 Points ∼100% +40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1898 - 3381, n=6)
3029 Points ∼65% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5766, n=491)
2155 Points ∼46% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3448 Points ∼43%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
2492 Points ∼31% -28%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
4806 Points ∼60% +39%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
7977 Points ∼100% +131%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (3448 - 3569, n=6)
3536 Points ∼44% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 9567, n=491)
2038 Points ∼26% -41%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3415 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
2567 Points ∼37% -25%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
4291 Points ∼62% +26%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
6875 Points ∼100% +101%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (2934 - 3524, n=6)
3381 Points ∼49% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8204, n=492)
1893 Points ∼28% -45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3337 Points ∼74%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3155 Points ∼70% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3148 Points ∼70% -6%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4517 Points ∼100% +35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1790 - 3440, n=6)
2996 Points ∼66% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5721, n=521)
2066 Points ∼46% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5070 Points ∼44%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3648 Points ∼32% -28%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3958 Points ∼35% -22%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
11433 Points ∼100% +126%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (5070 - 5437, n=6)
5302 Points ∼46% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=521)
2712 Points ∼24% -47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4545 Points ∼53%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3522 Points ∼41% -23%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3744 Points ∼44% -18%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
8531 Points ∼100% +88%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (3678 - 4684, n=6)
4472 Points ∼52% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=521)
2282 Points ∼27% -50%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3233 Points ∼72%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3202 Points ∼71% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3056 Points ∼68% -5%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4492 Points ∼100% +39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (3233 - 3395, n=6)
3296 Points ∼73% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=571)
2044 Points ∼46% -37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3174 Points ∼44%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
2245 Points ∼31% -29%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
4422 Points ∼62% +39%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
7150 Points ∼100% +125%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (3174 - 3302, n=6)
3260 Points ∼46% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 8469, n=571)
1705 Points ∼24% -46%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3187 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
2405 Points ∼38% -25%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
4022 Points ∼64% +26%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
6319 Points ∼100% +98%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (3187 - 3301, n=6)
3261 Points ∼52% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7305, n=572)
1630 Points ∼26% -49%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3224 Points ∼74%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3228 Points ∼74% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3087 Points ∼71% -4%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4377 Points ∼100% +36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (1689 - 3432, n=6)
3006 Points ∼69% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5054, n=613)
1908 Points ∼44% -41%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4834 Points ∼45%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3485 Points ∼32% -28%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
5586 Points ∼52% +16%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
10781 Points ∼100% +123%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (4834 - 5148, n=6)
5036 Points ∼47% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12494, n=612)
2234 Points ∼21% -54%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4351 Points ∼53%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
3424 Points ∼42% -21%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
4734 Points ∼58% +9%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
8136 Points ∼100% +87%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (3576 - 4654, n=6)
4352 Points ∼53% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9492, n=615)
1928 Points ∼24% -56%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
19888 Points ∼59%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
33697 Points ∼100% +69%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (18769 - 23203, n=6)
20182 Points ∼60% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 57583, n=761)
15165 Points ∼45% -24%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
66655 Points ∼57%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
117304 Points ∼100% +76%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (66415 - 69645, n=6)
68095 Points ∼58% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=759)
25420 Points ∼22% -62%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
43778 Points ∼58%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
75613 Points ∼100% +73%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (43325 - 47824, n=6)
44550 Points ∼59% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 110468, n=759)
20080 Points ∼27% -54%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
13 fps ∼48%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
10 fps ∼37% -23%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
17 fps ∼63% +31%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
27 fps ∼100% +108%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (8.9 - 13, n=6)
12.2 fps ∼45% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=283)
11 fps ∼41% -15%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
8.6 fps ∼48%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
6.7 fps ∼37% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
11 fps ∼61% +28%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
18 fps ∼100% +109%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (8.3 - 13, n=6)
9.25 fps ∼51% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=281)
7.97 fps ∼44% -7%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
20 fps ∼49%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
16 fps ∼39% -20%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
28 fps ∼68% +40%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
41 fps ∼100% +105%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (20 - 21, n=6)
20.7 fps ∼50% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=287)
16.4 fps ∼40% -18%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
24 fps ∼51%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 8192
18 fps ∼38% -25%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
31 fps ∼66% +29%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
47 fps ∼100% +96%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  (23 - 24, n=6)
23.5 fps ∼50% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=286)
19 fps ∼40% -21%
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5GXiaomi Mi Note 10 ProSamsung Galaxy Note10 LiteOnePlus 7TAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-39%
-25%
-20%
-28%
-71%
Random Write 4KB
145
108.5
-25%
142
-2%
29.9
-79%
106 (18.2 - 250, n=58)
-27%
32.4 (0.14 - 319, n=851)
-78%
Random Read 4KB
159.1
119.2
-25%
132
-17%
170.1
7%
141 (96.8 - 179, n=58)
-11%
56.4 (1.59 - 324, n=851)
-65%
Sequential Write 256KB
476.3
205.1
-57%
190.8
-60%
218.4
-54%
229 (182 - 503, n=58)
-52%
119 (2.99 - 911, n=851)
-75%
Sequential Read 256KB
960.5
499.2
-48%
776.7
-19%
1406
46%
752 (427 - 961, n=58)
-22%
324 (12.1 - 1802, n=851)
-66%
Max. Load
 37.4 °C
99 F
37.1 °C
99 F
36.3 °C
97 F
 
 37.8 °C
100 F
37.1 °C
99 F
36.2 °C
97 F
 
 37.7 °C
100 F
37 °C
99 F
36.2 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 37.8 °C = 100 F
Average: 37 °C = 99 F
32.9 °C
91 F
34.1 °C
93 F
35 °C
95 F
33.1 °C
92 F
35 °C
95 F
35.5 °C
96 F
32.7 °C
91 F
34.2 °C
94 F
34.6 °C
94 F
Maximum: 35.5 °C = 96 F
Average: 34.1 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.6 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 21.9 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.8 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35.5 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.9 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.430.92535313127.127.2402627.15030.429.96325.225.98022.722.610025.523.512520.128.416019.236.320017.84225017.849.231516.153.140016.658.450015.965.663014.367.180014.769.7100014.873.4125014.374.9160014.175.7200016.374.3250014.470.7315013.871.9400013.971.1500014.265.8630014.564.9800014.663.7100001563.81250015.358.11600015.751.7SPL71.226.983.5N25.60.953.6median 15median 64.9Delta1.610.745.841.541.436.931.231.43635.635.635.331332627.723.723.321.726.619.137.118.243.317.149.415.655.515.359.116.161.8146313.666.41471.613.674.614.872.714.472.214.666.613.763.813.865.414.16814.369.814.670.21564.715.37015.757.365.526.681.718.50.849.8median 14.8median 64.71.79.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseOppo Reno3 Pro 5GXiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.6% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 29% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 55% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 14% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 41% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 52% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
14h 36min
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
4025 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
5260 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
4500 mAh
OnePlus 7T
3800 mAh
Battery Runtime
27%
3%
2%
Reader / Idle
2205
2003
WiFi v1.3
876
1112
27%
904
3%
896
2%
Load
274
283
H.264
1071
967

Pros

+ very bright screen with 90 Hz
+ valuable case
+ good zoom camera
+ fast WLAN
+ 5G capable

Cons

- no eSIM
- no optical image stabilizer
- Frontcam with little sharpness of detail
- no microSD slot

Verdict – Cheap and Fit for Tomorrow

In review: Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G. Test device provided by:
In review: Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G. Test device provided by:
tradingshenzhen.com

Oppo makes you a good offer with the Reno3 Pro 5G: 90 Hz display, good performance values, decent camera equipment with good image quality and even 5G for around 500 euros. At the same time, the case is pleasing and the WLAN is quite fast. The AMOLED display is bright on request, but could show colors a bit more accurately. The current software and the smartphone's good usability round off the good overall impression.

In comparison to high-end smartphones, the difference is evident in the slightly lower performance, no optical image stabilizer, no 4K videos at 60 Hz and the missing eSIM. Wireless charging and HDR for the screen as well as an IP certification are also missing. Also, the front camera is of only average quality and there are certainly smartphones with longer battery life in this price range.

The Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G offers future-proof technology at a comparatively low price.

But if you can live with these limitations, you can get a great smartphone with future-proof 5G for comparatively little money.

Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G - 05/06/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
86%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity
46 / 70 → 66%
Weight
91%
Battery
90%
Display
84%
Games Performance
38 / 64 → 59%
Application Performance
77 / 86 → 90%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
76 / 90 → 84%
Camera
70%
Average
78%
84%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G Smartphone Review – Affordable Phone with 5G
Florian Schmitt, 2020-05- 6 (Update: 2020-05- 7)
Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.