Oppo has just unleashed its current flagship smartphone, Oppo N3 at an event in Singapore. The smartphone comes with a swivel camera as in its predecessor that will make it easier to capture selfies and this is the highlight of the device. Here is a quick review on the Oppo N3 purely based on its specifications.
Camera and Internal Storage
Oppo has given the N3 a 16 MP swivel camera that can rotate 206 degrees to capture selfies. The rotating snapper is motorized to enable it to rotate precisely to 0.012 degrees in order to capture the self portrait shots effortlessly. Furthermore, the sensor comes with Zeiss optics dual LED flash and an aperture of f/2.2 that will render impressive shots even under low light conditions. This snapper can also shoot panorama shots up to 64 MP of resolution and it includes features such as slow shutter, after focus, ultra macro mode, manual control and shooting in RAW that comes as a part of the Ultra image 2.0
The internal storage capacity of the N3 is quite ample with 32 GB of space that should be sufficient in storing all the necessary content. 64 GB MicroSD card support is also present for further expansion.
Processor and Battery
The processor used is 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 chipset housing a quad-core Krait 400 processor assisted by Adreno 320 graphics engine and 2 GB of RAM. This combination of hardware aspects will definitely make the device a better one in terms of performance with decent graphic rendering and multi-tasking capabilities.
Battery capacity is 3,000 mAh that sounds acceptable and it supports Oppo’s VOOC rapid charging tech that can be recharged from 0 to 75 percent in only 30 minutes. In simpler words, the device can get a talk time of 2 hours on charging it only for 5 minutes.
Display and Features
The display in the Oppo N3 measures 5.5 inches in size and it boasts of a FHD 1920×1080 pixels. While it should be capable of rendering good levels of viewing angles and color reproduction, it is layered with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection that can make it scratch resistant.
Running on Color OS 2.0 based on Android 4.4 KitKat, the Oppo N3 comes with dual SIM functionality, 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and GPS. Also, there is a O-Touch panel at the back as in the Oppo N1 and this is a fingerprint sensor that can unlock the smartphone securely. Furthermore, it comes with O-Click 2.0 remote and Skyline Notification similar to the Oppo Find 7.
|Display||5.5 inch, FHD|
|Processor||2.3 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 801|
|Internal Storage||32 GB, Non-Expandable|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||16 MP Swivel Camera|
What We Like
- Swivel Camera
- Powerful processor
What We Dislike
- No expandable storage support
The Oppo N3 appears to be an impressive offering that can compete with the top tier models with its high end specifications. The vendor has made use of striking hardware such as quickly charging battery and a good camera set to the device to make it stay ahead in the competition. The smartphone could be suitable for those who are looking forward for selfie focused aspects in smartphones despite compromising on the other aspects.