OPPO’s Reno3 Is Now Available In Kenyan Stores. Here Is What You Need To Know About This Phone


Getting a new phone is an exciting thing. You are excited about trying out the camera and taking selfies or food pictures or group selfies. It might not seem like this might be the time to get a new phone because you might not be able to explore with your camera like you’d like but this might be the perfect time because you will get to understand your phone better and experiment with taking good pictures. It seems like everybody now is on TikTok and a phone with a great camera will take your videos to the next level.

A few weeks ago OPPO released their Reno3 “Fashionable Image Master” phone in Kenya. The new phone is under OPPO’s flagship model category, Reno series. The phone is a powerhouse of innovations with cameras with a 48MP, 20x Digital Zoom Camera; a first-of its kind 44MP Front Camera with Ultra Night Selfie Mode and Ultra Steady Video 2.0.

The OPPO Reno3 allows uses to capture clear images under any life scenario with its revolutionary camera. The phone has OPPO’s latest ColorOS 7 based on Android 10. The phone has many cutting edge image technologies and design techniques.

You can be able to buy the phone at all OPPO stores across the country as well as on Jumia.

Features of the phone

It is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P90 which delivers a unique photography experience with an array of AI-camera features including enhanced portrait photography, fast, secure facial recognition and full-body movement tracking. For gamers, the  MediaTek Helio P90 also includes MediaTek HyperEngine gaming technology which allows for fast, fluid graphics and responsive, uninterrupted gameplay.


The OPPO Camera features:

The 48MP ultra-clear main camera,
13MP Telephoto lens,
8MP ultra-wide-angle lens,
2MP mono lens

The 44MP ultra-clear front camera delivers high-definition selfies with authentic detail and captures finer details, making the photos more clear and vivid. The phone allows users to take better pictures in the dark and a new great feature is the Ultra Night Mode algorithm that guarantees clarity and brightness in dim light. The Ultra Dark Mode on the Reno3’s rear camera makes taking photos in the dark so much easier.

Video Recording

 Ultra Steady Video has evolved into Ultra Steady Video 2.0, with two modes for extreme and usual life scenarios respectively. The video comes with an anti-shake effect, smoothness, and high image quality with a high frame rate of 1080P 60fps on Ultra Steady Video mode and 1080P 30fps on brand new Ultra Steady Video Pro mode.

Storage and charge

The Reno3 has a super performance setup with 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM and three independent card slots.

Reno3 has a 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0, enabling the 4025mAh battery to charge up to 50 per cent within 30 minutes. The Reno3 Dark Mode creates a superior reading experience in all-day conditions, helping users concentrate more and reducing battery consumption.

The Reno3 debuts OPPO’s proprietary technology-OPPO Screen Image Engine (OSIE). This technology effectively increases image quality, which is also the industry’s first visual effect optimization software for short video images. Powered by Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio, Reno3 empowers users to enjoy the audio banquet anytime, anywhere, and light up their life.


The Reno3 comes in two stunning back colours, Auroral Blue and Midnight Black which are inspired by natural skylights.

Here is a review of the phone by Techweez.

BODY Dimensions 160.2 x 73.3 x 7.9 mm (6.31 x 2.89 x 0.31 in)
Weight 170 g (6.00 oz)
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.4 inches, 98.9 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~411 ppi density)
PLATFORM OS Android 10, ColorOS 7
Chipset Mediatek MT6779 Helio P90 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU PowerVR GM9446
MEMORY Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 128GB 8GB RAM
UFS 2.1
MAIN CAMERA Quad 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
13 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, 2x optical zoom, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP B/W, f/2.4, 1/5.0″, 1.75µm
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps; gyro-EIS
SELFIE CAMERA Single 44 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
Features HDR
Video [email protected]
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
24-bit/192kHz audio
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 4025 mAh battery
Charging Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min, 100% in 73 min (advertised)
VOOC 3.0
MISC Colours Midnight Black, Aurora Blue
Models CPH2043
Price Ksh. 39,999


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