Manila by night: The metro's evening charm through photos shot with a smartphone

Published July 23, 2021, 2:01 PM

by John Legaspi

While it is often soiled, a source of great pollution, and congested, there is still beauty in urban areas like Manila, especially during nighttime. That’s when the metro comes to life and brings something that cannot be found in rural places. There’s warmth in its bright lights. It’s beats lure you to a fun adventure until dawn. Its cosmopolitan charm provides something for everyone to enjoy.

After more than a year of spending time indoors, many have certainly missed Manila’s nightlife and all its grime and allure, things that we took for granted before but definitely meant to be remembered and captured.

Giving a glimpse of the nightlife that waits for us is OPPO Reno5 Series with its images capturing Manila by night. From the neon-lit towers to the silent streets, the brand’s latest smartphone can preserve magnificent night time views in full definition. Check out some of the snapshots photographed using it.

Photo from OPPO

Its smart AI camera features, particularly the AI Video Highlight and Ultra Dark Mode, perfectly preserve color and detail to bring out the magic of nighttime, even those almost invisible to the naked eye, in your photos and videos.

Photo from OPPO

Photo from OPPO

Through the lens of the OPPO Reno5 5G, even brightly lit areas in BGC and Makati CBD look like they’ve been captured by professional cameras with long shutter speeds.

Photo from OPPO

Neon lights blaze in the city, especially around Poblacion. The smartphone’s 64MP Rear QuadCamera delivers extremely rich details and textures despite low light.

Photo from OPPO

Photo from OPPO

Even without street lamps, the city is aglow thanks to its Ultra Dark Mode combined with its Ultra Wide Angle lens that beautifully capture details even in the sky and background to give a rich, layered nightscape photo.

The superior image quality and detail-capturing capabilities, no matter the level of light available, make it the perfect smartphone for city slickers looking to capture the beauty of nighttime in their neighborhoods.

OPPO Reno5 5G retails at P23,999 and available on its stores nationwide and via Shopee and Lazada. To know more about it, visit or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.