Updated on 9th April 2015
The Oppo N3 phone which was unveiled last year in October 2014 has now been launched in India. The handset is priced at Rs. 42,990 and is available through pre-booking in major stores across the country. The highlight of N3 is its motorized swivel camera featuring PI 2.0+ technology which is capable of tracking objects as they move and can rotate up to 206 degrees. The 16 mega pixel camera serves as both rear and front camera and can be controlled by finger-print sensor on the back panel or from a Bluetooth based O-Click camera accessory.
The camera on device features Schneider-Kreuznach certified lens which offers resolution up to 64 mega pixel resolution and 1.34 micron pixel size. The N3’s camera also features multi-frame synthesis super-sampling technique which combines several low resolution RAW photos into an ultra-high resolution image. The double exposure camera function allows the user to click two images while providing transparency into them and then automatically merges the images into one using PI 2.0+ technology.
As for specifications, the dual-SIM handset is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AA) processor paired with 2 GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system wrapped under ColorOS 2.0.1 and features a 5.5-inch full-HD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and pixel density of 403 ppi. The handset sports massive 32 GB of inbuilt memory which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. The phone packs a 3000 mAh battery with VOOC rapid charging technology which is claimed to charge up to 75% in 30 minutes. It offers 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n GPS, OTG and NFC as connectivity options. It measures 161.2 x 77 x 8.7 mm and weighs 192 grams. The Oppo N3 also comes with fingerprint sensor.
Updated on 29th October 2014
Oppo launched its brand new Andriod OS phone, N3, on Wednesday in Singapore. With a quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor and 16 MP motorized camera. The phone’s key attraction would be the panoramic capabilities of the camera. It moves upto 206 degrees and is fully automatic during its usage, which might come in handy while clicking selfies.
Although Oppo is yet to announce their launch in India, the phone is priced and USD 649 (Rs 41,000) as of now.
The handset’s dual SIM feature is still not part of the sold product but shall be arriving soon. Regardless, the body of the phone is quite exquisite with a touch sensitive area at the back and O-click remote control Bluetooth. The touch sensitive area is quite handy when it comes to safeguarding images with a fingerprint swipe, right after the image being taken. The Notification Light 2.0 is quite stylish and the functioning has also been developed. The screen is about 5.5. inches, LCD capacitive touchscreen and resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. The phone has a weight of 192 grams and dimensions of 161.2x77x9.9 mm.
With respect of storage capacity the phone doesn’t disappoint. Along with a 32 GB internal space the phone has a micro sd card slot for a further extension of 64 GB. The popular 2 GB RAM that allows better functioning of all the applications on the phone also becomes a plus in the Oppo N3.
Now coming to the primary and exceptional feature of the Oppo N3, the camera, we can easily conclude that the company has given its best shot. Flaunting a 16 MP, Schneider Kreuznach Certified, 3456×4608 pixels along with autofocus and a fancy dual LED flash, Oppo doesn’t stop there. The key features of panorama, geotagging, face detection, the more common touch focus and the less common motorized rotating lens makes the phone more desirable. It also allows for shooting in RAW as well as manual control.
The battery of the phone is Li-Po 3000 mAh and the handset comes with the company’s own VOOC charger that claims to be a Rapid Charger than can charge 0-75% in less than 30 minutes. This charger too has been modified and is now almost half its earlier size.
For connectivity the phone includes a 4GLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, USB on-th-go. Moreover, the phone’s Andriod OS v4.4.2 (Kitkat) with the Snapdragon 801, the 2.3 Ghz Krait 400 and the Adreno 330 makes the Chipset and CPU quite compatible and should be of smooth operation.
The phone also sports active noise cancellation and a fully dedicated microphone. N3 is well suited with most music data, has its own document viewer, memo, photo and video editor. Rounding up, Oppo N3 is a step up for the company; we’ll see how well it does in India as they plan to sell in 20 regions across the globe by the end of 2014.
About the author:
This article has been contributed by Sreepoorna Majumdar, she is an English Major with a penchant for writing. With the curiosity of a 10 year old she loves learning about new things that fascinate her.