OPPO has lately been launching good smartphones, which means nice specs at competitive price, and lately, it has released a new phone – the OPPO N3 with a special feature- the motorized camera. The eye catching feature is the camera which can be rotated, which means we can turn it back to use it as a rear camera, or turn it front to use it a front camera. The other specs of the phone are, however, same as other several flagships or high-end phones out in the smartphone market.


Let’s take a glimpse at the key specs of the OPPO N3:

Display Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 5.5-inch AMOLED, 403 ppi
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset MSM8974AA, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU
Camera Rear/front: 16MP (Schneider Kreuznach certified), f 2.2, OV16825 sensor, 4K video @ 30 fps, 720p @ 120fps, autofocus, LED Flash, O-click remote control
Front: 5MP, 80 degree wide angle
Battery 3,000 mAh, VOOC fast charging
Storage 32GB, expandable
FDD-LTE B1/3/4/7/8/17/20/28-a/28-b
Connectivity GPS, microUSB 2.0, WiFi a/b/g/n, 5GHz, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
Software Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, Color OS 2
Dimensions and weight 161.2×77×9.9mm, 192 grams
Color options


The Oppo N3’s highlight is its motorised swivel camera that can track objects as they move, and can rotate up to 206 degrees, which is a real example of innovation. You will have the option to rotate the camera by flick gesture in the screen, or via the fingerprint sensor which is locaed in the back. This phone also comes with new O-Click Bluetooth remote that not only acts as a remote trigger, but it also lets you adjust the camera’s angle using the extra buttons. The camera can shoot panoramas in up to 64-megapixels, also flaunts a Schneider Kreuznach-certified lens build, apart from an LED flash. There will also be the option to protect your images via fingerprint authentication with a single swipe as soon as you shoot an image.

The phone will support a micro-sim and a nano-sim, and you will have the option to use the nano-sim card slot as a microSD card slot too. That means, either you get the dual-sim card function or the expandable storage, but not both at once. The OPPO  N3 comes with a price tag of CNY 3,999 in China (as listed in the company’s China store), and the official price for the US market has also been revealed, which turns out to be $649. All we can say that is with this innovation, the price is competitive, and this phone is sure to be loved by the  camera phone lovers. No any smartphones are out in the market that we could say to compete with this feature of this smartphone, but the recently released HTC Desire Eye (to some extent, at least) could be one though. What is your opinion about this OPPO N3 smartphone? Are you thinking to buy it? Leave your opinions in the comment section below.


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