Oppo N3 Review

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What the Oppo N3 lacks in style and beauty, it makes up for with sheer geeky credibility. The star of the show is the phone camera. Not solely does it have an excellent 16 MP sensor, its lens swivels round on a motorised pivot. Yep, which means it will take selfies, however that is just the start of its motor camera potential.

For nerdier phone fans out there who wish to try something actually different, the Oppo N3 packs an terrible lot of tech into its physique. However is that price the additional girth? One thing’s for sure, this beast of a smartphone is not for everybody.

Oppo N3: Design

Oppo N3

The swivelling camera and Chinese roots meant the Oppo N3 was by no means going to be completely down to earth, and the overall design is a little bit of a mixed bag. I was impressed by the solid build quality and the premium really feel that the circumferencing aluminium band lends it.

The rest of the smartphone however, is plastic. The front and back trim that surrounds the display is made out of a matte polycarbonate, which feels good within the hand, however is not overly exciting.

The faux leather stitching that borders the camera module is a visual styling ripped straight from the memories of Galaxy Note 3. It is definitely not my idea of stylish, and I honestly assume the Oppo N3 would have seemed better sticking with the identical matte plastic on the camera module as used on the rest of the physique.

Oppo N3: Display

Oppo N3

The 5.5″ 1080p IPS LCD of the Oppo N3 is quite punchy. Colours come out and viewing angles are splendid. At little over 400ppi, the display screen is very sharp and even the tiniest of text is comfortably readable.

Below a microscope, the Oppo N3’s display showcases the typical RBG matrix with an equal variety of equally-sized red, green and blue pixels.

Outside visibility is sort of good on the Oppo N3. It is not the perfect around however it’s much better than a few of its peers just like the Oppo Find 7 or the OnePlus One.

Oppo N3: Camera

Oppo N3

The Oppo N1 had a fairly good camera, and (leather aside) the Oppo N3 is not any disappointment. The 16 MP shooter comes boasting reputable Schneider Kreuznach optics, and the camera performs admirably.

Oppo N3: Software

Oppo N3

The Oppo N3 comes with Oppo’s own Colour OS 2.0, running over Android 4.4 KitKat. The operating operating system has been improved, and whereas it is slightly flatter than earlier than, Oppo has not taken the plunge to completely commit to the flat interface found on many current Android units. That stated, you possibly can download skins from the Theme Store and alter its look.

Oppo N3: Battery

Oppo N3

As one of the greatest, fattest smartphones in its class, you would hope the Oppo N3 would have an enormous battery. It offers a fairly chunky unit, however a smaller one than some of its rivals.

The Oppo N3 comes with an ample 3,000 mAh battery. The capability sounds promising however the battery sadly underdelivers.

Oppo N3: Specification

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 161.2 x 77 x 9.9 mm
  • Weight: 192 g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels , 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 32 GB internal, 128 expandable, 2 GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 801
  • Camera: 16 MP, 16 MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh

Oppo N3: Verdict

Oppo N3

The Oppo N3 has an excellent, versatile camera. Nevertheless, a super-chunky frame means solely camera nuts need apply.
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