The Oppo N series has offered very unique features, great specs and solid build quality, but can the Oppo N3 do well in such a competitive market. It certainly has the guts and innovation to take on the big guys. We tested it at Oppo’s event in Singapore, but today we are taking a closer look at the unique handset.
We have an Oppo N3 at our disposal and have a quick unboxing, as well as some healthy hands-on time and first impressions for you. Let’s start by giving you some of the base details on the device.
Oppo N3 specs
- Android 4.4 (Color OS)
- 5.5-inch (1920x1080p) IPS LCD display (403 PPI)
- 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
- 2 GB of RAM
- 32 GB of internal storage
- 16 MP Schneider camera w/motorized swivel hinge
- MicroSIM support
- 3,000 mAh battery
- 192 grams
- 161mm x 77mm x 9.9mm
OK, so the first thing you will notice is definitely that 16 MP swivel camera. It’s unique, as it can flip around to be used as a front-facing camera. This also means the Oppo N3 is one of the best selfie-taking devices out there. In fact, the Oppo N1 took the crown as selfie king back when companies weren’t even competing for the title.
The Oppo N3 bears a more interesting rotating camera, though. It happens to be motorized, and it can be controlled from the phone or remote control. It’s really quite a neat feature, as are the camera software included in the device. You get all kinds of filters and fun tricks, which you can see more in the video below. No other selfie-focused device can quite beat this.
We focus on the camera and most popular features in the video, but it’s worth mentioning the device is quite a beast. While the specs are pretty common nowadays, Oppo’s execution really places all factors in the right place. The phone is snappy, powerful, and can handle pretty much any process. There’s also an added fingerprint reader on the back, which is quite a novel idea.
The screen also happens to be gorgeous, even though it sports a 1080p panel. But really, who needs QHD, anyways? Manufacturers like Oppo and Sony have proven to us that a 1080p definition can often offer the best experience.
It’s also worth mentioning that 3,000 mAh battery can keep the phone alive for a good amount of time. Of course, we have yet to test this, so wait for the review for more details on this department. What we can tell you is that Oppo’s N3 quick charging technology does miracles. It can get your phone from 0% to 75% in just 30 minutes!
We will be putting this phone through the paces, so you can expect a full review in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, enjoy this sneak peek!