The smartphone of today is no longer just about being able to call or send messages.
Now, it is about facial recognition, bendy screen flip phones, or several different camera lenses plugged into one phone.
But with these upmarket functions, it also means that smartphones are now more expensive, averaging upwards of S$1,000.
Decent, affordable phone
If you’re looking for a decent phone with some of the latest capabilities at a fraction of a price, you may want to consider getting an OPPO Reno3 Pro.
Here, we have gathered some of the cool features of the phone, which, like other OPPO phones run on the Google Android operating system.
Super AMOLED Display
This phone boasts a Super AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) Display, which for technology noobs like me basically means:
- Wider viewing angles.
- Larger range of colour for display.
Fits well in hand
Just like the OPPO Reno3 Pro, handphones with Super AMOLED Display can also afford to be slimmer as the technologies for display and touch are on the same layer.
Despite having a large 6.4-inch display, the phone fits pretty well in one hand with its weight at just 175g, and easy to hold thanks to the phone's curved edges.
If you take photos and videos often on a phone, you’d be glad to know that this phone has a total of six cameras: Two at the front and four at the back.
These are the functions of the two front cameras, which forms the Dual Punch-hole Camera:
- 44MP Ultra-clear Main Camera: Takes ultra-clear selfies.
- 2MP Depth of Field Lens: Provides a more natural selfie effect.
Epic selfies with Bokeh
With the Dual Punch-hole Camera, one can capture ultra clear selfies.
The front camera also features a Dual Lens Bokeh, which makes for a good portrait selfie with the shallow depth of field.
Ultra Night Selfie Mode
You also don’t have to worry about taking selfies at night as photos will appear optimally bright with the Ultra Night Selfie Mode.
These are the functions of the four rear cameras, forming the quad camera:
- 64MP Ultra-clear Main camera: Perceive light more keenly and capture more details for a more vivid picture.
- 13MP Telephoto Lens: Allows you to photograph a subject that is far away or magnify the subject in your frame.
- 8MP Ultra Wide-angle Lens: Ultra Wide-angle lens can capture 109-degree wide photos after accounting for distortion.
- 2MP Mono Lens: Allows to take great shots for the same light but won't give a different hue.
The quad camera also works together to provide detailed 108MP images and can accomplish 2x optical zoom, 5x hybrid optical zoom and up to 20x digital zoom.
Here’s an image at 0.6x zoom, for example:
Here’s the same object at 5x zoom:
And again, at 20x zoom:
Ultra Dark Mode
Just like the front camera, the rear camera performs just as well in low lighting with the Ultra Dark Mode.
Without Ultra Dark Mode:
With Ultra Dark Mode:
Decent battery life
The phone also has a relatively good battery life that can last for a full day of work and entertainment.
With flash charging, one can also get a 50 per cent charge in just 20 minutes.
The Oppo Reno3 Pro comes in two colours: Aurora Blue and Midnight Black.
It has a big storage size at 256GB and is priced at S$749.
But if you’re looking for something even more affordable than that, there is also the more basic Oppo Reno3, which comes in either the colour Midnight Black or Sky White. It is priced at S$499.
Here are the full specifications:
OPPO Reno3 Pro
This sponsored article by OPPO has made the writer realise how much she has been spending on her phones.