Today’s OPPO’s first 5G mobile phone, Reno 3 Pro, subverts our previous understanding of 5G mobile phones. It is only 7.7mm thick and weighs 171g. It is the lightest and thinnest of all 5G mobile phones at present. However, at the same time, there is no shortage of battery life. OPPO Reno 3 Pro comes with a 4025mAh battery and supports 30W fast charging. It is the only choice for users who have both grip feel and 5G demand.
In addition, OPPO Reno3 Pro is also equipped with Qualcomm’s dual-mode 5G Snapdragon 765G mobile platform, which is also the first Snapdragon 765G flagship we have obtained. After a long wait, we finally got a chance to see the performance strength of Snapdragon 765G.
Design & Appearance
OPPO Reno 3 Pro is equipped with a 6.5-inch hyperbolic flexible perforated screen with a screen refresh rate of 90Hz, a resolution of 2400 * 1080, and a standard 20: 9 screen ratio, which belongs to the narrow and long genre.
This screen uses E3 light-emitting materials, which is not mysterious. In popular terms, it is the third-generation light-emitting material used for AMOLED screens. It was first launched on the Samsung Galaxy S10, which mainly reduced power consumption (in theory, it can reduce 7% compared to E2 AMOLED. ), Reduce blue light, (theoretically 42% lower than E2 AMOLED), in addition, the life of E3 super AMOLED will be longer, and the burning problem of OLED can also be optimized.
Considering the requirements of anti-false touch, the screen radian of Reno 3 Pro is not too large, it is 55.9 degrees, and there is a curved screen bending effect visually. When the grip is actually used, the palm will not directly touch the screen display area, that is, Reduce the possibility of false touches often found on the waterfall and curved screen phones.
OPPO Reno3 Pro uses an OLED flexible screen, which is 0.3mm thinner than the previous OLED hard screen. The fingerprint recognition uses an ultra-thin light-sensitive screen fingerprint. Under the premise of ensuring the unlocking speed and success rate, the thickness of the fingerprint module is changed. Reduced from 2.95mm to 0.266mm, a 90% reduction.
This is also Reno3 Pro’s thickness of 7.7mm while retaining a large battery of more than 4000mAh. The reason why it weighs only 171 grams, the 5G first year of this big 5G mobile phone looks extra small and thin.
The previous waterdrop screen was used by major manufacturers for a year. During this long time, I believe that everyone has gradually found that the water drop display area and the top border are not beautiful enough, and the digging screen will make the screen occupy Relatively higher than it looks, the screen will look more complete. Until the hidden camera technology under the screen is completely mature, whether you like it or not, the digging screen will replace the waterdrop screen and become the mainstream full-screen design.
As the volume of the front camera module continues to shrink, the drilling radius will also continue to shrink. The screen opening diameter of OPPO Reno3 Pro is only 3.92mm, which is the smallest opening I have seen so far.
OPPO Reno3 Pro currently offers 4 color combinations of sunrise impression, blue starry night, moon night black, and fog moon-white. Among them, fog moon white is an upgraded version of the previous generation of mist powder, and pink and white gradients are more abundant. What I got was the moonlit night. Moonlight Black is my personal favorite.
The reason is related to color psychology. For example, everyone knows that wearing dark clothes looks thin. The reason is a visual phenomenon. Black is a clearer line in the visual sense, giving a sense of distance and contraction. Management also makes OPPO Reno3 Pro’s already slim body look more “slim”.
The power button with green decoration. At the same time, you can see that the camera part of OPPO Reno3 Pro will be raised compared to the plane of the fuselage. After all, the temptation of OIS 586 F1.7 is greater than everything.
Hardware & Performance
OPPO Reno3 Pro’s Snapdragon 765G is Qualcomm’s strongest 7-series mobile platform so far, and it is also the largest upgrade since the release of the Snapdragon 7 series. GPU performance has increased by 40% and AI computing power has increased by 100%.
In terms of performance, the Snapdragon 765 series integrates eight-core Kryo 475 CPU, Adobe 620 GPU, Spectra 355 ISP, Hexagon 696 DSP, sensor hub and other modules.
With a fifth-generation AI engine, the Hexagon tensor accelerator is twice as fast as the previous generation, the display supports a 120Hz refresh rate, the memory supports dual-channel LPDDR4X-2133, up to 8GB, the fast charge supports QC4 + / QC AI, and the satellite positioning and navigation supports Beidou.
From the frequency point of view, the Snapdragon 765 CPU frequency is up to 2.3GHz, and the Snapdragon 765G is increased to 2.4GHz. Its AI performance is up to 5.5 trillion operations per second (5.5 TOPS), and graphics rendering speed is increased by 10% with the support of enhanced Adreno GPU.
Taken together, the Snapdragon 765G has huge improvements in CPU, GPU, AI capabilities, and network connectivity. It is almost the largest upgrade of the Qualcomm 7 Series since its launch. With the NSA / SA dual-mode 5G, comprehensive capabilities Much higher than the previous Qualcomm 7 series chips.
1. Master Lu
Master Lu can score and compare the five core hardwares of CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, and display. Even ordinary white users can use him to understand mobile phone related information.
According to Master Lu’s evaluation system, the running score of OPPO Reno3 Pro equipped with Snapdragon 765G is roughly equivalent to the current Snapdragon 845 models.
Geekbench is a cross-platform CPU evaluation software that can accurately evaluate the CPU’s single-core performance, multi-core performance, and daily usage load. You can also evaluate the computing power of the GPU.
There are currently two different versions of Geekbench. The latest version has greater changes in running weights and rules than the previous version, so we ran Geekbench 4.4.0 and Geekbench 5.0.3 at the same time for reference.
In terms of Snapdragon 765G CPU, Kryo475 has the same architecture as Snapdragon 855. It adopts a new eight-core Kryo475 processor and a 1 + 1 + 6 three-cluster architecture. It is equipped with a 2.4GHz super large core, a 2.2GHz performance core, and six 1.8GHz efficiency cores.
In Geekbench’s evaluation system, the performance of the Snapdragon 765G is higher than that of the Snapdragon 730. The Geekbench 4.4.0 of the Snapdragon 730G we tested before has a single-core running score of 2551 and a multi-core 7095, which are 13% and 9% respectively.
GFXBench profile: Cross-platform, cross-API 3D benchmarking software that accurately reflects the graphics performance of the device’s GPU. Multiple test scenarios, which can fully investigate the OpenGL ES graphics performance of the device, and can perform battery life tests.
GFXBench provides two test comparison methods: OnScreen and OffScreen. When the screen is running, the test is run at the native resolution of the device screen, and it is unified to 1080p resolution when off the screen, which is convenient for cross-device comparison.
There are four main test items: T-Rex, Manhattan 3.0, Manhattan 3.1, and Car Chase, corresponding to the performance under the OpenGL ES 2.0 / 3.0 / 3.1 / 3.1 standard. Testing the pressure is getting higher and the results are measured in the average frame rate (FPS).
The Snapdragon 765G graphics processor uses the new Adreno 620. Thanks to the same architecture as the new flagship Snapdragon 865, the Snapdragon 765G improves graphics performance by nearly 40% compared to the Snapdragon 730. In Manhattan 3.0 off-screen test, the Snapdragon 765G is 38% higher than the Snapdragon 730. In Manhattan’s 3.1 off-screen test, it increased by 35%. In the Car Chase off-screen test with a larger load, the Snapdragon 765G increased by 34%.
Androbench introduction: AndroBench is a benchmark application that can measure 4K random storage and storage performance of Android devices, including internal or external storage.
Models using the Snapdragon 7 series platform have always been used to match single-channel UFS 2.1, and the continuous reading speed is basically stable at 500MB / s.
The OPPO Reno3 Pro obviously uses dual-channel UFS2.1 here, and the speed test results of almost every item are twice that of the former. And it is certain that OPPO Reno3 Pro also uses the F2FS file system.
The F2FS file system is not a mystery. It is the earliest open-source file system released by Samsung. Its main feature is that it can be used to design NAND flash storage media used for mobile phone storage to make the transfer of small files faster. However, due to the larger file footprint, the file system has only appeared on the performance flagship for a long time.
Now with the performance enhancement of the Snapdragon 7 Series platform and the 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB luxury storage configurations provided by OPPO Reno3 Pro, we finally can see the dual-channel under the support of F2FS file system on Snapdragon 7 series models UFS2.1.
Based on this, OPPO Reno3 Pro is indeed the last regret that has existed for a long time in the Snapdragon 7 series platform models.
The Snapdragon 765 series is also Qualcomm ’s first 5G integrated SOC, which integrates Qualcomm ’s second-generation 5G baseband Snapdragon X52 and supporting RF systems. The peak download and upload rates under 5G can reach up to 3.7Gbps and 1.6 Gbps respectively.
The Snapdragon 765 series integrates 5G baseband inside the SoC. Compared with the earlier discrete 5G solution, it has higher integration, smaller size, and power consumption. At the same time, the Snapdragon 765 series has realized support for NSA and SA dual-mode 5G. At present, 7nm EUV + integrated 5G baseband + 5G dual-mode SoC chips are only available in the Snapdragon 765 series and Huawei’s Kirin 990 5G.
From the 5G licensing of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on June 6 to November 1, the three major operators officially commercialized 5G. In 148 days, the world once again witnessed the miracle of China. During this period, the world’s largest 5G network was rapidly built in China. 5G was launched in each city, and 5G mobile phones were quickly rolled out.
While lamenting the rapid speed of 5G deployment, we also need to pay attention to a reality that most of the second and third-tier cities are still in the early construction stage of 5G networks, and the coverage of 5G networks is relatively limited, so 5G mobile phones are actually used. You may often encounter situations where 4G networks and 5G networks switch back and forth.
This puts certain requirements on the mobile phone’s ability to search the network. Otherwise, imagine that you enter the 5G coverage area and find that the mobile phone is parked on the 4G network for a long time. You cannot enjoy the pleasure brought by the 5G network for the first time. Sometimes, the area you pass by is not without 5G, but your phone has not found 5G.
OPPO Reno3 Pro, in addition to manually switching 5G, also has an intelligent 5G switch, which switches the corresponding network by itself in different network environments of 4G and 5G, and completes the network search.
In terms of network speed, we use mainstream Speedtest software for testing. It needs to be mentioned that what we got when evaluating OPPO Reno3 Pro was an engineering machine. At that time, OPPO was still jointly debugging with the operator. In addition, the software version was also It is different from the officially listed models, so the final measured 5G network speed may be different from the actual measurement results you buy.
It can be seen that in our test environment, the 5G network download speed of OPPO Reno3 Pro is 13.5 times that of the 4G network, and the upload speed is 3.2 times that of the latter.
In such a 5G network environment, downloading the application can achieve the effect of reading the progress bar immediately after clicking, and there is almost no loading time when the webpage is opened. Click to open the page. Pull the progress bar of 1080P online video at will, you can hardly see any buffer under the 5G network environment, and the buffering is basically completed in an instant.
The author has always been concerned about network delays. Next, we test the delays in daily use scenarios. The specific test solution is the pingbaidu homepage that can be reproduced by everyone. I will use OPPO Reno3 Pro to ping under the 5G network to compare the test results under a 4G network.
The above is the delay performance of OPPO Reno3 Pro ping Baidu under 5G and 4G networks. It can be seen that the average delay under the 4G network is 88ms, and the average delay under the 5G network is 32ms.
OPPO Reno3 Pro’s 5G average network delay is about 56ms lower than in the 4G network environment. It can be said that the improvement is obvious. It is still far from the theoretical 1ms delay under ideal conditions.
Mainly because the current 5G phase is dominated by the NSA networking mode, the user plane transmits through 5G, and the control plane signaling still transmits through 4G. In other words, the total delay in the non-independent networking mode is the 4G control plane signaling delay plus the 5G user plane delay, and then the Internet delay.
Therefore, at the current stage, it is not only the game delay that is subject to the operator. The network delay of all 5G mobile phones under daily use cannot be significantly improved. Only in the future when the SA networking model is perfected and the obstacle of 4G control plane signaling delay is kicked off, lower and more ideal delays can be achieved.
It is worth mentioning that OPPO Reno3 Pro fully supports the SA / NSA 5G dual-module network. That is to say, it can be used smoothly and smoothly regardless of the stage, period and network environment.
Power consumption test under 5G network
Prior to the launch of Snapdragon 765G, most 5G mobile phones needed external 5G basebands to achieve 5G network connection. Therefore, most of the initial 5G devices consumed more power than other mobile phones.
I turned off the automatic screen brightness of the test device in my hand, manually adjusted the brightness to about 50%, cleared the background of the phone, and used GPU GFOPS to record the entire power consumption of the phone in the background. Then use it to download large files such as the “Peace Elite” installation package in a single thread under the 5G network using the system’s own browser. For comparison, we also found a 5G flagship of a Snapdragon 855 Plus external Snapdragon X50 baseband.
Compared with the Snapdragon 855 + 5G flagship, the average power consumption of downloaded files under the 5G network is about 4.5W, and the peak value is close to 6W. This number is almost close to the power consumption of playing large mobile games. The Snapdragon 765G platform shows a relatively obvious advantage of low power consumption. Under the same conditions, the average power consumption is about 3W, and the peak is only 4.2W.
ColorOS has its own unique design language, and I think it has started since ColorOS 6. With this generation of ColorOS 7, after a long experience, I have made a significant change.
The first is that the overall color of ColorOS 7 is deeper and more elegant. In addition to the default icons, there are two sets of built-in materials and pebbles. In addition to these three sets of icons, ColorOS also supports custom icons, which have higher degrees of freedom and can be adjusted Icon shape, rounded size.
ColorOS interface elements are more simplified than before. The most obvious thing is to delete the previous title bar and the dividing line of the application content to make the white space larger.
It is worth mentioning that the small bar in Android Q was added to the bottom of ColorOS 7 but OPPO made some adjustments. It did not leave room for that small bar. The system did not leave room for the small bar. Instead, Directly placed at the bottom, there is no feedback when clicking and touching, and the function of fast multi-task switching is retained.
OPOS Reno3 Pro’s ColorOS 7 supports the smart sidebar function. The sidebar is usually resident on the right side of the screen, and you can call it by swiping from right to left. You can customize it in the sidebar, such as screen recording. You can also add some apps to the sidebar for quick operation.
In the OPPO Reno3 series, Reno3 uses the IMX686 module of F1.8; Reno3 Pro uses the IMX586 F1.7 main camera + 13 Megapixel telephoto lens inherited from Reno2 with built-in optical image stabilization (supports 2X optical zoom), Maximum 5X hybrid zoom) + 8 Megapixels ultra wide-angle + 2 Megapixels black and white lens. On this basis, Reno3 Pro Plus holds video Super Anti Shake and Super Anti Shake Pro modes.
As for why the newer IMX686 is used in Reno 3, and the classic IMX586 is used in Reno3 Pro, I think it is based on the Snapdragon 765G that is more suitable for the latter in terms of the performance requirements of extremely high pixel photography and video codec. And IMX586 is more handy for OPPO in polishing optimization.
Next, take a look at the proofs I took.
Reno3 Pro stuck a large 4000mAh battery while insisting on a thin and light body. Next, let us know how its battery life is through our evaluation.
Clear the background, turn off Bluetooth, turn off GPS, turn on Wi-Fi, I use Bilibili client to play online barrage video, 20% volume, 70% brightness. Starting from 100% power, after 1 hour, the remaining power is 91%. Power consumption is 9%.
Reno3 Pro is equipped with VOOC Flash Charge 4.0, which has a peak charging power of up to 30W. So how effective is the actual charging? We did a test using the machine at hand.
It takes 40 minutes from 4% to 92%. As much as 30% of the power was charged in the first 10 minutes, the speed of VOOC 4.0 is really well-deserved.
Take a look at the past 2019. In this 5G first year, domestic and foreign mobile phone manufacturers other than Apple are scrambling to compete for the first launch and first user groups of 5G mobile phones. However, OPPO is not slow. The Reno10X 5G version was launched as a low-profile advance verification model and has not been rolled out in large areas. It makes people wonder why OPPO is so calm.
After experiencing the OPPO Reno 3 Pro in hand, I can probably clarify the idea of OPPO. It is dormant for a long time to wait for the emergence of a truly mature 5G mobile platform, that is, the emergence of dual-mode 5G chips such as the Snapdragon 765G; waiting for a long time, it is the concept of “beauty above all else” that has reduced its waiting time from 2.95mm to 0.266mm Ultra-thin light screen fingerprint. This allows it to surpass almost all current 5G flagships in terms of weight, size, and design.
In other words, OPPO will not forcibly sacrifice the user experience represented by feel and design for 5G. Compared to existing Snapdragon 765G models, OPPO Reno3 Pro is also called the first flagship of Snapdragon 765G.
In the 5G specification, thanks to the addition of Snapdragon 765G, Reno3Pro supports both NSA and SA networking, which also means that the machine will perfectly support the networks of various operators for a long time in the future, regardless of 5G Any change in the construction, no matter who SA, NSA dominates the 5G group grid office, can use the 5G network.
In addition to dual-mode 5G, configurations such as a 90Hz screen that cannot be used after being used are also blessed in Reno3 Pro, and the improvement of the user experience is very obvious.
Although OPPO is not the first manufacturer to release the Snapdragon 765G platform mobile phone, it is the first one to come up with a product and let us experience the performance strength of the Snapdragon 765G. After evaluation, we believe that the Snapdragon 765G is leading the industry in many aspects such as technology and baseband integration, and the new generation “5G God U” is worthy of the name.
From the frequency point of view, the Snapdragon 765 CPU frequency is up to 2.3GHz, and the Snapdragon 765G is increased to 2.4GHz. Its AI performance is up to 5.5 trillion operations per second (5.5 TOPS), and graphics rendering speed is increased by 10% with the support of enhanced Adreno GPU. Taken together, the Snapdragon 765G has huge improvements in CPU, GPU, AI capabilities, and network connectivity. It is almost the largest upgrade of the Qualcomm 7 Series since its launch. With the NSA / SA dual-mode 5G, comprehensive capabilities Much higher than the previous Qualcomm 7 series chips.
In addition, OPPO Reno3 Pro also has a large 4025mAh battery and an excellent camera experience, which can allow it to gain a foothold in the domestic 5G mobile phone market.
For OPPO, the landmark product of OPPO Reno3 Pro represents the first dual-mode 5G phone of OPPO to join the 5G battle in 2020. As a product with a starting price of 3999 yuan, OPPO Reno 3 Pro is generally worth the money. It is the best choice for year-end purchases and the strongest flagship of the Snapdragon 765G platform currently available.